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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The summer of your smile

Malta International Airport (MIA) has published its traffic results for June 2018. Passenger movements were up by 14.6% over the previous June. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that summer here is a thing.

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 2 days ago

Hlumelo Ndoni, co-founder and growth lead of Lokal Link.
#StartupStory: Lokal Link, matching up the right influencer with the right brand

Hlumelo Ndoni who founded Lokal Link started his career as an intern at Hellocomputer and noticed a new form of brand communication gaining popularity globally...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Jul 2018

Stories sharing a boon for digital marketers
Stories sharing a boon for digital marketers

Updated Stories feature creates new opportunities for engagement across Facebook's family of apps...

By Gil Sperling 11 Jul 2018

Why your social media sucks: The 5 levels of social media marketing (Part 2)
Why your social media sucks: The 5 levels of social media marketing (Part 2)

What are the levels of social media and what is the definition of next-level social media?

By Dylan Kohlstädt 9 Jul 2018

Smaller is better, especially with influence
Smaller is better, especially with influence

The big names in influencer realms may pull in the big bucks and big audiences, but it is the micro influencer that is finally finding its place in the sun, writes Federico Dedeu...

By Federico Dedeu 6 Jul 2018

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KFC South Africa's hilarious World Cup ad hits 9GAG

Congrats, KFC South Africa, you're now 9GAG famous...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

Hands on: Facebook Local is the best travel app you won't want to download
Hands on: Facebook Local is the best travel app you won't want to download

Facebook Local is the social network's latest app feeding from its plethora of information that lets you search for things to do in your vicinity...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

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Why your social media sucks: The five levels of social media marketing (Part 1)

What are the levels of social media and what is the definition of next level social media?...

By Dylan Kohlstädt 2 Jul 2018

Is Foogle the enemy?
Is Foogle the enemy?

Facebook and Google are the biggest media owners in almost every market across the globe and they seem to be heading for world domination, says Richard Lord. But, is that so bad?...

By Richard Lord 22 Jun 2018

Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash.
Marketing fragmentation: A cross-device world

Ellen De Matos Silva, shares her thoughts on fragmentation in marketing and how online users are becoming increasingly comfortable with a cross-device messaging world...

By Ellen De Matos Silva 22 Jun 2018

Bongani Chinkanda
Marketing to the next generation at the speed of culture

Bongani Chinkanda, CEO of HDI Youth Marketeers, the agency that conducts the research for the Sunday Times Generation Next study, released last week, provided an overview at the conference, which took place on Thursday, 14 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad
Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad

Social media is an excellent marketing tool, but in the wrong hands, it can also be severely damaging...

By linda graham 20 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Yenani Madikwa is Cannes FCBSocialEye for 2018

Jessica Tennant interviews Yenani Madikwa, copywriter at FCB Africa, on winning this year's global Cannes FCBSocialEYE and how we can keep an eye on her this week...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jun 2018

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Robbie Williams (and his World Cup middle finger) spikes Google Search traffic

If you were expecting Will Smith to open the 2018 World Cup in Russia this evening, don't worry, we were, too...

By Andy Walker 15 Jun 2018

Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)
Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)

A new epidemic is fast spreading across the globe. It is known as Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD) - and it kills reputations in less than 280 characters...

By Howard Feldman 15 Jun 2018

The biggest social media event of all time is on this June
The biggest social media event of all time is on this June

The kick-off of the first match in the world's most anticipated football tournament this June will also signal the start of what will likely be the biggest mobile and social media event the world has ever seen. It's an unprecedented opportunity for marketers to engage with people about a subject they are truly passionate about...

By Elizma Nolte 15 Jun 2018

How to maximise your social media reach
How to maximise your social media reach

It is without a shadow of a doubt that whichever business you find yourself in, social media is a must in order to maximise reach with your target audience. Thoriso Kolobe list tools you can use to design a pretty simple social media plan that maximises reach...

By Thoriso Kolobe 12 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax
#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax

Cosmopolitan South Africa has launched a petition to end tampon tax, calling all women to campaign against period poverty in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

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Mind your Ts and Cs

Have you ever been asked to write an opinion piece? I recently had the misfortune of receiving such a request, and while baulking internally, I was powerless to prevent my ego from commandeering my vocal chords and saying yes...

By Edward Herridge 11 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: What's happening on Twitter w/ Barry Collins
#Newsmaker: What's happening on Twitter w/ Barry Collins

With the Soccer World Cup just around the corner, Barry Collins from Twitter's EMEA HQ in Dublin shares some interesting stats about the football conversation on Twitter...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Jun 2018

#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned
#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned

Uganda is in the news today across the globe for what is being called a "social media tax" on social media users in the East African country, which has in the past imposed draconian laws that curb press freedom and freedom of speech.

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2018

When internet trolls come knocking - open the door
When internet trolls come knocking - open the door

Social media is an amazing platform for engaging with your brand's audience. Do not let trolls, and disgruntled individuals steer you off course...

By Madelain Roscher 31 May 2018

Pictured L to R: Thomas Mofolo (MMMC’s chief brand communications consultant), Anna Hlalele (Co-founder, Canvas CAM) and Vinesh Duckworth (Co-founder, Canvas CAM).
#StartupStory: MMMC and Canvas CAM start joint venture

Juanita Pienaar chats with MMMC's chief brand communications consultant, Thomas Mofolo and asks him to elaborate on MMMC's new venture and partnership with Canvas CAM...

By Juanita Pienaar 31 May 2018

Including influencers in your campaign is essential
Including influencers in your campaign is essential

Gee Motsepe writes about why brands should be looking at including influencers in their marketing budgets...

By Gee Motsepe 29 May 2018

Why brands must legally protect their influencers
Why brands must legally protect their influencers

Shae Leigh writes that if brands don't protect their influencers, legally and ethically, influencers won't protect the brand...

By Shae Leigh 29 May 2018

Corporate crises expose leaders to new challenge
Corporate crises expose leaders to new challenge

A series of corporate communication missteps and ponderous responses has exposed a gap in the skills mix at executive and directorial levels across South Africa ...

By Auguste Coetzer 24 May 2018

How to grow your business with these influencer marketing strategies
How to grow your business with these influencer marketing strategies

The fall of traditional outbound marketing strategies has seen the meteoric rise of influencer marketing This is due to its potential to grow your business manifold. It can help you to engage with your audience and improve your brand's visibility.

By Brian Mechem 22 May 2018

WhatsApp, the new lens into consumer lives
WhatsApp, the new lens into consumer lives

How do we provide front row seats for clients into consumer lives? Well, WhatsApp is a great way to start...

By Mpho Mpofu 16 May 2018

Facebook developments positive for privacy, consumer protection
Facebook developments positive for privacy, consumer protection

The right to user privacy and respect for personal information on the internet continued to make news headlines last month as the Facebook data breach saga headed to Washington, where Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from US senators...

By Gil Sperling 15 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day
#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day

Lukanyo Mnyanda recently returned to South Africa from Bloomberg in Edinburgh to join Business Day (where he worked as economics editor after graduating) this time as editor, succeeding Tim Cohen...

By Jessica Tennant 10 May 2018

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