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Social customer service trend drives a greater need for advanced analytics capability
Social customer service trend drives a greater need for advanced analytics capability

Providing social customer service and support in today's multi-channel environment is by no means an easy task...

By Mpumi Nhlapo 7 hours ago

#YouthMonth: What's in a hashtag?
#YouthMonth: What's in a hashtag?

Like every year since South Africa's liberation, youth month has come and gone as quickly as it came. As a generation living in the shadow and following in the footsteps of those who left a great legacy...

By Rebone Masemola 9 hours ago

Dell, Microsoft launch online platform supporting global startups, hubs
Dell, Microsoft launch online platform supporting global startups, hubs

A partnership between Dell, Microsoft, Capital Factory and 1776 has announced the launch of international startup platform Union, aimed at supporting the next billion entrepreneurs...

By Tom Jackson 11 hours ago

#YouthMonth: Precocious creations with Dane Dodds
#YouthMonth: Precocious creations with Dane Dodds

We were first introduced to Dane Dodds in 2014 just after the release of his controversial music video for Dookoom.

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Bringing bricks and clicks together
Bringing bricks and clicks together

It's not known how online channels can influence the movement of products off retailers' shelves. What is known is the amount of product that moves off a retailer's shelf. What if the two could be married...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

Boris Dzhingarov
How do SEO companies minimise budget expenses?

The truth is, any type of marketing is more expensive than what you perceive it to be. We are faced with this belief that SEO should be cheap since the work is not all that difficult - In reality, it is complicated...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Atiyya Karodia
Think community first

I'd like for you to think back a number of years to a time when being a social media manager or community manager was one of the most sought-after gigs around...

By Atiyya Karodia, Issued by NATIVE VML 1 day ago

Mzwandile Duma
#YouthMonth: For the love of farming and making a difference

Stuart says "The best of our future farmers are ready to farm in their own right." I decided to get the details from the horse's mouth and spoke to one of the Future Farmers, Mzwandile Duma...

By Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago

#CannesLions2016: Celebrating creativity in business
#CannesLions2016: Celebrating creativity in business

Ann Nurock spoke with Standard Bank Group's senior manager of brand creative Greig Jerling about the importance and effectiveness of creativity in more than just marketing and branding but also in business as a whole...

By Ann Nurock 1 day ago

Connecting social media investment to business returns
Connecting social media investment to business returns

Millions of South Africans today depend on social media to keep in touch with the information and people that matter to them...

By Bianca Quinn-Diavastos 1 day ago

#YouthMonth: Chevron SA, Amy Biehl Foundation tackle youth unemployment
#YouthMonth: Chevron SA, Amy Biehl Foundation tackle youth unemployment

South Africa has the third highest unemployment rate in the world between the ages of 15 and 24...

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

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[Orchids & Onions] Ford burns the rubber as it sets the imagination on fire

The digital marketing clevers will tell you that the holy grail of brand building in the age of the internet is to get your videos to "go viral"...

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

The NSPCA's official response...
Only people generating bad publicity say there is no such thing

There is no such thing as bad publicity. That's what people defending bad publicity always say. But it's not true the only publicity that bad publicity is better than is no publicity, good publicity beats it hands down...

By Walter Pike 2 days ago

Chris Moerdyk
Yes, you can cut your advertising budget in tough times

When times are tough, marketers and ad agencies encourage their clients not to cut back on advertising or marketing spend. But actually, you can...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 2 days ago

Richard Barry
#MobileFocus: Mobile apps have changed communication

Polymorph CEO, Richard Barry, was interviewed by Louise Marsland for Bizcommunity.com on the latest trends in mobile apps...

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

#YouthMonth: 'The choice began with a needle and thread' - Zaid Philander
#YouthMonth: 'The choice began with a needle and thread' - Zaid Philander

As Youth Month draws to a close, we interview activist and entrepreneur Zaid Philander on his social enterprise I Scream & Red...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

#YouthMonth: Top young chef Katlego Mlambo
#YouthMonth: Top young chef Katlego Mlambo

Semi-finalist of the 2015 San Pellegrino Young Chef competition and former chef at Ruste en Vrede, Katlego Mlambo chats to us about TV cheffing, food trends and emojis for #YouthMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 2 days ago

#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption
#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption

The WRC hosted a Youth and Water Entrepreneurship dialogue which saw youth entrepreneurs pitching their water innovations to experts and leaders...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago

The real "big idea"
The real "big idea"

I have become fascinated by the idea of ideas...

By Walter Pike 2 days ago

#CannesLions2016: The importance of properly packaging award entries
#CannesLions2016: The importance of properly packaging award entries

Live from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Ann Nurock spoke with Marc Taback, CEO of Initiative Media, about his experience in judging work entered into the Media Lions category and the importance of properly packaging your media award entries so that they resonate with the judges, who often view hundreds of piece of work in a day...

By Ann Nurock 2 days ago

Data demands of the digital entrepreneur
Data demands of the digital entrepreneur

In the digital world, a new breed of entrepreneur has been created - one that is able to capitalise on an Always-On environment. This entrepreneur has grown up as part of the connected generation...

By Rick Vanover 2 days ago

#YouthMonth: Adriana Marais on moving to Mars
#YouthMonth: Adriana Marais on moving to Mars

24 women and men, as part of the Mars One project, will soon be selected from the current shortlist of 100 candidates to begin training full-time for a one-way mission to Mars...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

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Writing good advertising copy (Part 4)

Last week we covered using simple language, humour, how not to 'knock copy', as well as being honest and credible...

By Chris Brewer 3 days ago

#YouthMonth: The creation of a connected Geekulcha
#YouthMonth: The creation of a connected Geekulcha

It was the era of mig33, Nokia 3310s and the much-loved Snake mobile game that ignited Geekulcha founder Mixo Ngoveni's love affair with technology...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Carter Murray
#CannesLions2016: The importance of agency culture

Live from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Ann Nurock spoke with FCB Worldwide CEO Carter Murray, about the group's showing at this year's awards. He focused on culture particularly and pointed out that it's much more than a byproduct or a corporate word...

By Ann Nurock 3 days ago

Dalai Lama - Getty Images
#MannesInCannes: Half-time catch up

I come up for air/ the jury is pissed/ there's a favourite...

By Tseliso Rangaka 24 Jun 2016

Droga and Plank
#CannesLions2016: From underdogs to game changers

When David Droga, possibly the most creatively awarded person in the world takes to the stage, people listen. When accompanied by Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of his client Under Armour at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, people positively flocked to hear their story...

By Ann Nurock 24 Jun 2016

Navigating the complexity of the agency environment and performance
Navigating the complexity of the agency environment and performance

Those of us working today all have some type of stress in our jobs and those in PR, marketing and communications know all too well the toll it can take on productivity if left unmanaged...

By Janine Lloyd 24 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Apps taking the youth by storm [Infographic]
#YouthMonth: Apps taking the youth by storm [Infographic]

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the apps everyone knows, but there are some apps out there that are more appealing to the youth today...

By Beverley Klein 24 Jun 2016

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And the knee bone's connected to the ankle bone

What makes a successful campaign might be an age-old question in the advertising world, but it is as relevant today as it is was a decade ago...

By Danette Breitenbach 24 Jun 2016

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