Dr Nikolaus Eberl
True benefits of hosting best world cup ever

True benefits of hosting best world cup ever[Dr Nikolaus Eberl] Ever since the announcement of South Africa being the host for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, critics have argued that the world cup will lead to “limited benefits that will probably not extend far beyond the final whistle”. However, what the 2010 critics omit to acknowledge are the significant benefits South Africa may reap by leveraging the nation branding dimensions of the FIFA World Cup.

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Duncan McLeod
A wasted decade in SA broadband

A wasted decade in SA broadband[Duncan McLeod] A full-blown price war has erupted in fixed-line broadband in South Africa. Internet service providers are racing to outdo each other to provide unmetered bandwidth cheaper. This is great for consumers and the economy, but it should have happened 10 years ago.

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Simone Puterman
Simone Puterman commented on Nando's agency flies the coop
But sometimes the site takes a few minutes to refresh. Do a forced reload/refresh in your browser window.

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Issa Sikiti da Silva
PayPal comes to SA, via FNB

PayPal comes to SA, via FNB[Issa Sikiti da Silva] History was made on Thursday, 24 March 2010, in South Africa when First National Bank (FNB) launched PayPal to bring global e-commerce in the country, a move that should ease unnecessary complications around online international payments.

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Duncan McLeod
FNB launches PayPal services in SA

FNB launches PayPal services in SA[Duncan McLeod] South Africans can finally use the full suite of services from US online payments company PayPal, but only if they have a bank account from First National Bank.

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Kevin Bloom
The successes and failures (but mainly the successes) of SpeakZA

The successes and failures (but mainly the successes) of SpeakZA[Kevin Bloom] On its own terms, the online campaign yesterday, Wednesday, 24 March 2010, protesting the ANC Youth League's disregard for media freedom has been an unqualified triumph. The day has also been an important one for South African social media. Wouldn't it be great, though, if there could also be a real-world victory?

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Herman Manson
Nando's agency flies the coop

Nando's agency flies the coop[Herman Manson] After 14 years on the job, Cross Colours this morning, Thursday, 25 March 2010, announced it has resigned the Nando's account. This comes after a dispute over remuneration and the unstructured use of multiple agencies.

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Daniel Munslow
Internal communication requires good management training

Internal communication requires good management training[Daniel Munslow] On the one hand, good internal communication is about rising above the ages old view that the newsletter and intranet are the only means of communicating with staff, and moving towards the delivery of true employee engagement. On the other hand, it's about inculcating a culture of communication that starts at the top and filters down to all staff in a meaningful way about strategic issues.

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Simone Puterman
Simone Puterman commented on Kulula is outwitting FIFA at every turn
It's King James

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Corne Buys
Corne Buys commented on The Wedding Expo endorses the SA School of Weddings
Having had the wonderful opportunity of working with both Khali Collins and Amanda Cunningham, I can truly say that the SA School of Weddings is clearly a success. Knowing that it is officially being endorsed by The Wedding Expo Team speaks true that the Wedding Industry is about to "step up it's game" in the near future.
Thank you for making the Industry what it is today.
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Simone Puterman
Simone Puterman commented on Economic downturn effects on SA consumer behaviour
With our pleasure, you may use the article. Just give full credit to Bizcommunity.

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Warren Bell
Warren Bell commented on Kulula is outwitting FIFA at every turn
I thought Kulula would get away with it 1 Time, but they're extremely clever, they must have a BA degree.
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Terry Levin
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[Terry Levin] No more beating around the bush: in 2010, we are going to beat the bush itself to a bark chip, maybe even a pulp. In this, the run up to the 2010 Loeries awards, it's just a hop, step and a very long jump to 1-3 October, so I guess we'd better all get in training.
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Issa Sikiti da Silva
AdExpo opens in Johannesburg

AdExpo opens in Johannesburg[Issa Sikiti da Silva] South African advertising and media exposition, the Mega Media AdExpo, kicked off today, Tuesday, 23 March 2010, at 10am at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, with 31 speakers set to lecture participants on marketing and advertising techniques and 50 exhibitors showcasing their products and services for the next three days.

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Chris Moerdyk
Kulula is outwitting FIFA at every turn

Kulula is outwitting FIFA at every turn[Chris Moerdyk] This extremely amusing bit of how's-your-father between FIFA and Kulula is demonstrating all sorts of wonderful marketing things. The first being that FIFA is playing right into Kulula's hands by so anally applying its draconian rules and, secondly, that there are definitely two sides to the ambush marketing issue.

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Herman Manson
Samsung caught green washing

Samsung caught green washing[Herman Manson] Electronics giant Samsung South Africa has been caught out misrepresenting its environmental credentials in some of its marketing material. It follows hard on the heels of a Greenpeace International campaign highlighting Samsung's failure to live up to its environmental obligations.

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Tiffany Markman
Tiffany Markman commented on Freelancers: here's how to get paid
We really did enjoy this process, and it's fantastic to hear how many freelancers intend to be stricter moving forward. If we all try to maintain high professional standards when it comes to terms, the industry as a whole can only benefit. Hopefully Jo and I will collaborate again soon on this topic (there were questions we didn't have space to address) or another. A *big* thank you to everyone who submitted questions. This is your piece.
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Chantal Collings
Chantal Collings commented on Freelancers: here's how to get paid
Thank you Tiffany and Jo for this very informative follow-up article! I enjoyed getting two different professional perspectives on the payment issue, both very realistic and balanced - and I completely agree with Jo in that, 'If you go for a massage or buy something in a shop, you pay for it immediately, so why should this be any different?'

The advice offered also confirmed for me that, especially as a freelancer, it is vital to put into place a fair value on our services - both financial and in terms of mutually fair work/payment structures - and then politely but firmly 'stick to one's guns'. It may sometimes mean losing a client or two (and them losing out on your fantastic service!), but the long-term gains are healthy cash-flow, work satisfaction and ultimately mutually respectful working relationships with that stable of 'new, lovely clients'. ;-)
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Solly MOENG
Solly MOENG commented on Get the most out of your freelance copywriter/editor
This is a great, practical article indeed. It's a pity that it seems to be directd at the industry, the poor FL who are at the receiving end of client ignorance and abuse and are already aware of the problem. The challenge is to get clients to understsnd that they cannot just expect copy work to be done for them free of charge. Many can simply not put value to the work done by freelancers! .
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Diane Charton
MWeb's bold ADSL move to spur online ad boom

MWeb's bold ADSL move to spur online ad boom[Diane Charton] The news that MWeb is to offer uncapped ADSL data access from as little as R219 a month will help to spur massive growth in online marketing and advertising in South Africa in the months ahead.

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