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Put a much-needed spring into your research step...
Put a much-needed spring into your research step...

Looking to access a global network of creative professionals, for actionable feedback on how to enter new markets, launch new products and improve every aspect of your creative campaigns? Springleap's new Creative Insights Division and monthly syndicated trend report could be the answer, says MD and Head of Commercialisation Trevor Wolfe.

By Leigh Andrews 5 Mar 2015 14:00

Planning ahead to save money - Global Access
Planning ahead to save money

Today, communications is all about cost. Trim, cut, and drop are the new buzz words when budget is allocated. The challenge then is to find a solution that works for the finances.

Issued by Global Access 5 Mar 2015 11:12

Small business equals big show as My Business Expo returns
Small business equals big show as My Business Expo returns

The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), dedicated to the success of small business in South Africa, is gearing up to host its 7th My Business Expo in Joburg, now one the largest event of its kind in the world. This is a small business and entrepreneurial extravaganza, which sees thousands of delegates from all over Gauteng and beyond attending.

5 Mar 2015 11:09

Student High Tech Survey 2015: Students becoming more tech-savvy - Student Brands
Student High Tech Survey 2015: Students becoming more tech-savvy

A new survey of the high-tech habits of South Africa's students reveals that Facebook has become the default social network among students, with no less than 97% of respondents saying they use the social network. Twitter came in second at 67%, followed in third place by YouTube, with 44%. The most recent entrant into the social arena, WeChat, has already reached 22% of the student market.

Issued by Student Brands 5 Mar 2015 10:58

Boomtown hires production manager to bring ideas to life - Boomtown
Boomtown hires production manager to bring ideas to life

Tanya Phillipson has joined Boomtown as its production manager and is tasked with making challenging creative concepts a reality.

Issued by Boomtown 5 Mar 2015 10:56

Douglas Kruger
[Death to PowerPoint!] Part 1: Seven reasons you could do better without slides

Jim Nelson, a man who served as a translator between the American and Russian troops in Bosnia, tells a story about the Russians watching with bemused fascination as their unlikely allies designed their slides. One nonplussed Russian famously said, "If we ever had a war, while you are working on your PowerPoint, we would be killing you."

By Douglas Kruger 5 Mar 2015 08:05

New research company to offer clients competitive online insights - DigitLab
New research company to offer clients competitive online insights

Tapping into and conquering online marketing is something that interests every clear-headed marketer. But not every company - very few in fact - have the in-house expertise to tap into the metrics to help them accomplish this goal. Hence, Monocle...

Issued by DigitLab 3 Mar 2015 11:39

Chris Moerdyk
Why customer service is so bad

One of the main reasons why customer service in South Africa is pretty much atrocious is because staff attend customer service training courses...

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Mar 2015 05:02

Prism Awards entries top out again
Prism Awards entries top out again

This year's entries for the annual Prism Awards, being announced on 19 April 2015, again attracted record entries, particularly in the Launch of a New Product, Service or Category. The judges will have to evaluate 213 entries across 37 categories.

2 Mar 2015 15:36

German video-on-demand launches in South Africa
German video-on-demand launches in South Africa

ProSiebenSat.1 Welt has announced the launch of a video-on-demand mobile app and website that allows German expats based in South Africa and 15 other countries to view German produced shows around the clock.

2 Mar 2015 11:56

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Introducing the outside-in customer experience
Introducing the outside-in customer experience

If your idea of offering good customer experience is based on the 4-star rating you just received, you may be in for a surprise, says Qaalfa Dibeehi, Forrester Research's Customer Experience lead for the EMEA region...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2015 08:00

Sid Peimer
Five beliefs about strategy execution that are just plain wrong

At the conclusion of strategy sessions we identify objectives and allocate responsibilities with timelines. It's all very clear. But why then has it been found that strategy execution is the number one challenge facing global CEOs - even more important than innovation and geopolitical stability? A recent article in the Harvard Business Review alludes to the reasons why. In an (ongoing) study of 8,000 managers in 250 companies spanning a period of nine years, we find out that our most logical assumptions about why strategy execution fails are just plain wrong. [1]

By Sid Peimer 26 Feb 2015 06:17