Pasqua Heard
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Women in entrepreneurship

Zimkhitha Peter
Zimkhitha Peter
[Pasqua Heard] Zimkhitha Peter, head of programmes at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and a firm believer in effecting social change through entrepreneurship, discusses the underrepresentation of women in the industry and how to cultivate young entrepreneurs in South Africa...

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Brendan Seery
SOUTH AFRICA
[Orchids & Onions] An ad packed with home truths and made to broaden horizons

[Orchids & Onions] An ad packed with home truths and made to broaden horizons[Brendan Seery] What is the most important gift you can give to your children? I know there is that old classic about the best thing a father can give to his children is to love their mother, but in this day and age marriage is not always the till-death-us-do-part or even man-and-woman institution it used to be...

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Joseph Neusu
SOUTH AFRICA
The secret sauce that will make your content marketing sizzible

The secret sauce that will make your content marketing sizzible
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[Joseph Neusu] Sizzibility is an interesting concept coined by a visibility expert I have been following since 2008. Her name is Nancy Marmolejo and she defines sizzibility as content that sizzles and is visible...!

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Damon Stapleton
SOUTH AFRICA
Trubridge, the 60-foot wave and the flat line

Trubridge, the 60-foot wave and the flat line[Damon Stapleton] A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to be at a talk given by Ross Clarke-Jones in Cannes. This is a man that gets into a boat that takes him a couple of kilometres off shore...

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Boris Dzhingarov
SOUTH AFRICA
How to differentiate your business from the competition in the eyes of the client - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] The competition we see in practically all industries is higher than it ever was. Because of this, it is really important that you do all that you can in order to stand out of the crowd...

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Chris Moerdyk
SOUTH AFRICA
A press release is really just a last resort - Chris Moerdyk

Chris Moerdyk[Chris Moerdyk] Far too many PR people these days still believe that press releases are mainly what media relations are all about. They are wrong. Very wrong...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
#BehindtheSelfie with... Leanne Pechey

Pechey (front middle) with her Matriarch team: Lindy-Leigh Swales, Thobeka Ndlela (front left), Donna Kincade, Brendan Blackburn, Bongani Shabalala and Hasmika Jugath (front right).
Pechey (front middle) with her Matriarch team: Lindy-Leigh Swales, Thobeka Ndlela (front left), Donna Kincade, Brendan Blackburn, Bongani Shabalala and Hasmika Jugath (front right).
[Leigh Andrews] This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Leanne Pechey, founder of MATRIARCH, formerly known as Hotstuff Marketing...

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Mike Saunders
SOUTH AFRICA
Marketing products on social media

Marketing products on social media[Mike Saunders] Historically, product-orientated businesses have struggled in social media circles. A focus on product promotion and sales have meant that these social presences have, historically, been very bland and boring.

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Co-creating the co-design future

Mazzeo and Baird
Mazzeo and Baird
[Leigh Andrews] If you've ever wondered how a culture of open design can lead to a better life for all, the annual Open Design Cape Town programme is for you. Two of this year's Talk 100 speakers share their views...

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Sarah Gooding-Kobus
SOUTH AFRICA
PR in the boardroom - pipedream or reality?

Gooding-Kobus with WE SA's GM, James Wilson
Gooding-Kobus with WE SA's GM, James Wilson
[Sarah Gooding-Kobus] As they exited the lift, the alarm and pitch in their voices made me think there was a medical emergency, or that a woman had gone into labour in the foyer of our hotel. "Our lives are over if we don't get this right. We're dead, dude," barks ad man one. "That's right," intercepts ad man two, "We're about to miss the print deadline." And so began my Loeries Creative Week at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban...

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Bronwen Rautenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
#Loeries2016: Year of the chicken

#Loeries2016: Year of the chicken[Bronwen Rautenbach] I was privileged to judge the Communication Design category at Loeries 2016. I have to say that it was a most energising and inspiring two days...

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Rebecca Cronje
SOUTH AFRICA
Project or retainer for your PR? What to choose when

Project or retainer for your PR? What to choose when
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[Rebecca Cronje] Unless you're a blue-chip who needs a professional PR on-call in case a crisis comes up, you may wonder whether you need a retainer or if a project will do. Both have their merits but should be chosen, like most things, with some know-how. Here are the pros and cons of both...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Digital doyenne Natasha Fourie

#WomensMonth: Digital doyenne Natasha Fourie[Leigh Andrews] Currently heading up strategy at The SpaceStation and working across the IAB measurement and IAB research portfolios, Natasha Fourie was one of the specialist panel judges at the 2016 IAB Bookmark Awards. She lets us in on her female career inspiration as well as the importance of creating alternative digital solutions for international needs...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Hey, Vicki! New deputy MD of Ogilvy CT

Hey flanked by Gallarelli and Rangaka
Hey flanked by Gallarelli and Rangaka
[Leigh Andrews] Find out more about Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town's "fun to work with" brand custodian-turned-deputy MD, who proved right her parents' early conviction that she can be anything she wants to be...

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Deseré Orrill
SOUTH AFRICA
Digital gives marketers a sporting chance

Digital gives marketers a sporting chance
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[Deseré Orrill] At any one time, there is a sporting event happening with vast audiences engaged in the action and conversation, we pretty much know when and where our audiences will be focusing their attention...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
#Loeries2016: What BBDO's Grands Prix wins mean for African creativity

#Loeries2016: What BBDO's Grands Prix wins mean for African creativity[Leigh Andrews] Net#work BBDO has cause to celebrate, as the only agency to take home two Grand Prix Loeries this past weekend. The agency group has taken home an unprecedented 19 Grand-Prix Loeries in 22 years. Former Loeries chair and BBDO SA CEO Boniswa Pezisa shares her Loeries 2016 experience below...

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Lesley Svenson
Lesley Svenson
[Biz Takeouts Radio Show & Podcasts] This week we take a closer at the current state of Public Relations in south Africa and we have a look at the recently launched marcusbrewster on-demand PR service. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, marcusbrewster is South Africa’s leading public relations agency and is now flipping the PR industry on its head with a new on-demand PR service.
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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
#BODCT: The power of the Big Idea

Abel and Grace
Abel and Grace
[Leigh Andrews] One of the most anticipated talks from the first day of Business of Design Cape Town 2016 came near the end of the day from Mike Abel, chief executive partner of M&C Saatchi Abel on the 'power of the idea'. Here's what you missed if you weren't there...

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Elsa Gouws
SOUTH AFRICA
Company values: Ditch the clichés, embrace the meaningful - Yellowwood Future Architects

Elsa Gouws[Elsa Gouws] In an age of high competitive intensity and a tough economic climate, companies are struggling to drive brand differentiation and attract top talent...

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Pasqua Heard
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: The ad industry from a female perspective

#WomensMonth: The ad industry from a female perspective
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[Pasqua Heard] Over the course of August, Bizcommunity has dedicated much coverage to the experience of women in various industries. Here, we learnt the perspective of Carmen Schaefer, a senior design and art lecturer at Red & Yellow School of Logic and Magic, who plays a role in preparing young creatives for the advertising industry...

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