[Grant Newton] Selling can be a wonderful and rewarding profession if it's conducted ethically, professionally and with integrity and many successful businesses today rely one hundred percent on having a proficient sales team.
[Judith Middleton] Marketing strategies with budgets signed off too often get lost in a filing cabinet or obscure desktop folder, and by the end of the campaign period no one can even remember what was planned.
[Douglas Kruger] Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert, by Douglas Kruger, is claimed to be the first book published on our continent on the topic of becoming an industry expert by design. It launched in SA this April, and will be available as an e-book by May. (video)
[Danette Breitenbach] The township is no longer a foreign land far away and its story is no longer one of the haves and have-nots. Townships are rocking and they have been for a while, but not everyone has cottoned on yet.
[Craig Rossouw] In South Africa 92.8% of the population owns a mobile phone, so the short message service (SMS) is fast becoming a powerful tool for businesses to interact with new and existing clients.
[Nicolle Harding] In the wake of household name magazine, FHM, closing down this week, it's gotten me thinking... how is it that such a strong print publication has seen its demise over a short six-year period?
[Tiffany Markman] So you're a medium-term tweep, huh? You don't need another one of those silly etiquette lessons. Or a guide to the strictures of RTing...
[Luise Allemann] Proof of the extent to which the MTN Radio Awards has grown in stature in just five short years was the more than 1,000 industry stalwarts and young guns in attendance at this year's award's ceremony held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
[Luise Allemann] South Africa's Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim was that rarest of things - a politician with a personality - last night (Saturday) as he opened the fifth Annual MTN Radio Awards.
[Danette Breitenbach] Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.
[Donna Rachelson] We are all branded whether we like it or not, and if you don't take responsibility for branding and marketing yourself, others will do it for you.
[Louise Marsland] Future media models are all about reading - grasping the attention of the bored consumer - and being innovative with digital. But, it is predicted that 80 to 90% of publishers will still fail to innovate.
[Françoise Henderson] Consider again the extraordinary achievements of Thamsanqa Dyantyi, the world's worst sign-language interpreter.
[Banele Rewo] Until recently, no other outdoor advertising media business model has benefitted the consumer and their community directly such as community-centric mural outdoor advertising.
[Stephen Sandmann] Social media marketing is important for SEO, because positive social signals associated with your website may mean that Google interprets the site as being popular.
[christine storey] No, it's not what you think. The word 'Oenophile' is from the Greek word 'oinos' meaning 'wine' + 'phile' from Greek word 'philos' meaning 'loving' - a lover of wine, usually as a connoisseur, and after recently attending the maiden "Pinot Noir Festival" in the Hemel en Aarde area in the Western Cape, I can honestly say, I am now an Oenophile.
[Desiree Gullan] As user engagement increasingly becomes the holy grail of social and digital marketing, gamification and understanding what motivates people is integral. The runaway success of addictive games like Flappy Bird and Candy Crush are prime examples of human-based design at work.
[Amanda Cromhout] So many articles were written last year, making reference to the fact that loyalty doesn't pay. So many radio interviews, one of which I was part of, on Bruce Whitfield's Money Show, were questioning whether loyalty pays.
[Ed Herbst] Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer has apologised for the lack of service in Khayelitsha. But did the SABC carry the report?
[Terry Sutherland] It's critical to report on event management in order to determine what's working and what's not. This will ensure that any future events don't suffer from past mistakes, and that they'll benefit from useful lessons learned.
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