Erik du Plessis and Neil Higgs
SOUTH AFRICA
All South Africans are living better than before

All South Africans are living better than before[Erik du Plessis and Neil Higgs] South Africans have a better lifestyle than what they had 10 years ago! Media reports fuelling the general sympathy does not even mention this fact, which should be the basis of all business strategies...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Following through on your start-up dream...

Following through on your start-up dream...[Leigh Andrews] Tips for business success when you're starting out: Be careful of falling too in love with you product, don't confuse hustle with bullsh*tting, and prepare for the 'ready fire aim' approach...

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Marie Rocher
SOUTH AFRICA
Journalism or bust! How to get writing work in tricky times

Journalism or bust! How to get writing work in tricky times[Marie Rocher] Hundreds of young people may continue to enrol in journalism and communications courses at universities and colleges, but job prospects in that industry are dimming...

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Natalie Bruyns
SOUTH AFRICA
Digital marketing must be a boardroom conversation

Digital marketing must be a boardroom conversation[Natalie Bruyns] Even among South Africa's most progressive brands, digital media and marketing have not yet taken the leading role they should in boardroom conversations...

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Glenn Jeffery
SOUTH AFRICA
Dieting vs advertising - Grey

[Glenn Jeffery] Glenn Jeffery looks at why you should rather eat for enjoyment than diet, and trust your gut instead of the data...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Melt the social brand mention confusion away with Meltwater 'Outside Insights'

Melt the social brand mention confusion away with Meltwater 'Outside Insights'[Leigh Andrews] When an industry event's held after hours, and fully booked within a week of receiving the invitation, you know it's a topic people are really interested in. That's exactly what happened with the recent Meltwater 'Outside Insights' launch event...

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Sam Bainbridge
SOUTH AFRICA
The death of the annual report... As we know it

The death of the annual report... As we know it[Sam Bainbridge] We all want a greener, more sustainable world, yet the process of going green still seems to instil fear in some people. Good designers, on the other hand, embrace the move towards sustainability. Not only does green thinking lead to creativity and innovation, ultimately it's good for business, which to us means happy clients...

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Janine Hills
SOUTH AFRICA
Crisis communications in a digital era

Crisis communications in a digital era[Janine Hills] Communication is critical to ensure that a crisis is managed effectively and contained, and that the company's reputation is protected throughout. Especially in an era of social media, where the public has many options at their disposal to either rate or slate a brand...

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Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
Killing two birds with one stone

Killing two birds with one stone[Danette Breitenbach] In securing the Above the Line (ATL) business of a client in Africa, and a major local client, Switch has a launched itself squarely into the advertising space...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Opening up the tender process and other start-up help, just a click away

Opening up the tender process and other start-up help, just a click away[Leigh Andrews] OpenTenders is a South African business-to-business social network. It's also determined to assist South Africa achieve its 2030 National Development Plan goals and create millions of jobs - not as pie-in-the-sky as it seems...

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Ann Nurock
SOUTH AFRICA
Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories

Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories[Ann Nurock] Jonathan Deeb, Executive Creative Director of FCB Johannesburg, spoke to our Cannes Lions media correspondent, Ann Nurock, on his experience of being part of this year's Press Jury...

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Desiree Gullan
SOUTH AFRICA
Top five Instagram trends for 2015

Top five Instagram trends for 2015[Desiree Gullan] Since the trail-blazing millennials and too-cool-for-Facebook hipsters started the migration to Instagram five years ago, we've seen a visual content explosion...

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Louise Marsland
SOUTH AFRICA
[NewsMaker] Michelle Vahl

[NewsMaker] Michelle Vahl[Louise Marsland] Michelle Vahl has been appointed NAB Sales Manager (Johannesburg). She oversees a team of 13 sales people across both NAB and Habari Media...

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Stephen Sandmann
SOUTH AFRICA
Ok Google, how is my Big Mac made once I order it? - Quirk

Ok Google, how is my Big Mac made once I order it? - Quirk[Stephen Sandmann] McDonald's "Know our Food Programme" demonstrates their ongoing commitment to engage openly about their practices and products. Quirk Johannesburg, McDonald's SA's digital agency, decided to put a new spin on it...

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Mike dos Santos
SOUTH AFRICA
Marketing to the modern family: Getting real about their realities

Marketing to the modern family: Getting real about their realities[Mike dos Santos] In order to understand how best we can leverage and tap into the new realities of the "Modern Family", it is important to answer the following question: What are the key trends defining families (and parenting) today?...

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Ann Nurock
SOUTH AFRICA
Damon Stapleton on the changing state of advertising

Damon Stapleton on the changing state of advertising[Ann Nurock] Having attended Cannes for 11 years now, Damon Stapleton sat down with our media correspondent at Cannes, Ann Nurock, to chat about the evolution of advertising he's witnessed...

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Chris Brewer
SOUTH AFRICA
Communication perception and how it takes place

Communication perception and how it takes place[Chris Brewer] There are a number of steps that our minds go through between, say, an advertising message and the purchase of a product...

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