Leigh Andrews
Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing

Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing[Leigh Andrews] Know what'll happen if we don't make great strides with SA's internet growth? We'll lag even further behind the rest of the world, that's what, says Strategy Worx CEO Steven Ambrose...

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Douglas Kruger
Want to be an industry expert? Make this one principle your entire business model

[Douglas Kruger] Some goals require what seems like contradictory behaviour. Becoming a venerated thought-leader in your industry is one of them...

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Chris Moerdyk
Let's encourage Zuma to bash whites

[Chris Moerdyk] I am all in favour of President Jacob Zuma continuing his sniping campaign against whites and blaming everything on apartheid...

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Sid Peimer
How do you know your strategy is any good?

[Sid Peimer] The 1958 French film Les Almants (The Lovers), about a woman involved in adultery, was a hit in France, but when it crossed the Atlantic to the US...

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Matthew Buckland
The great podcast resurgence and the rebirth of radio

The great podcast resurgence and the rebirth of radio[Matthew Buckland] Like one of those birds that are attracted to shiny jewellery, I love new gadgets and new technology. As someone with the expensive Early Adopter Disease, I embraced podcasting in its nascence...

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Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] Laurian Ovens

[NewsMaker] Laurian Ovens[Louise Marsland] Well-loved South African brand, Peppadew, has launched a range of product innovation in the past year. Peppadew brand manager, Laurian Ovens, talks about the brand's move from pickles-only into other food categories...

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Chemory Gunko
Blurred lines... how the vicious internet is creating a vicious world

[Chemory Gunko] In our competitive, cut-throat, winner-takes-all society, it seems like everybody is out for themselves...

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Garren Coetzee
Look at the legs on that strategy

[Garren Coetzee] The term "Strategy" in day-to-day advertising, is thrown around as loosely as "Booty" is in modern day hip-hop. And even though both are constantly being referred to, no one can truly pinpoint what a good one looks like...

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Hansie Smit
[Trends 2015] SA Trendwatch 2015

[Hansie Smit] Alarming trend news from the US is that Mom jeans are set to make a comeback in 2015. For the fashion unconscious, Mom jeans are high-wasted, ankle-length jean pants worn by Moms everywhere...

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Chris Midgley
Changing the mindset of cost-cutting to value adding - Blast Brand Catalysts

[Chris Midgley] As clients continue to brief agencies to "cut costs and work within smaller budgets" (often coupled with greater demands in terms of return on investment), it's not necessarily because clients want value for their money...

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Rose Setshoge
B2B marketers: don't just generate leads in 2015, produce convertible ones

[Rose Setshoge] Believe it not, lead generation still keeps most marketers awake at night! Although this is one of the vital marketing functions, it needs collaboration with the sales team in order to be effective...

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Albert van Jaarsveld
Innovation, a catalyst for development

[Albert van Jaarsveld] WEF is uniquely placed to offer South Africa a chance to position itself and communicate its value proposition to international decision makers...

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Matthew Bull
Q&A with IAB Digital Summit speaker Matthew Bull

Q&A with IAB Digital Summit speaker Matthew Bull[Matthew Bull] As part of an exclusive five-part series, Bizcommunity chats to Matthew Bull from The Bull White House in New York, international speaker at the upcoming IAB Digital Summit in Association with BBC.com...

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Brendan Seery
[Orchids & Onions] Landy ad does it in black and white, but as for PRWorx...

[Orchids & Onions] Landy ad does it in black and white, but as for PRWorx...[Brendan Seery] In this age of information overload and fast-forward flickering YouTube, a well thought-out still image still has the power to arrest and attract. And, in a marketing context, to get across a message without the proverbial thousand words...

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Lyndi Lawson-Smith
Intrapreneurship: innovating from within the corporate cubicle

Intrapreneurship: innovating from within the corporate cubicle[Lyndi Lawson-Smith] In today's era of digital innovation, tech-savvy start-ups can launch new services and products at lightning speed. Some examples of companies that have done just this include WhatsApp...

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Chris Moerdyk
Making marketing more efficient in tough times - Chris Moerdyk

Making marketing more efficient in tough times - Chris Moerdyk[Chris Moerdyk] The biggest challenge marketers and especially advertisers will face in 2015 is pressure to cut budgets. But, there is a way out...

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Leigh Andrews
The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device

The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device[Leigh Andrews] Do you have an antivirus product on your mobile phone? If not, best you invest in one in order to protect against mobile fraud, as mobile payments and card-not-present retail go on the rise...

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