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#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations
#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations

Sharing some of his most favourite passions including surfing, balloons and unicorns, Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy took us through the destination marketing organisation and its relevance in a digital world during his talk at this year's World Travel Market Africa.

By Robin Fredericks 2 hours ago

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Two lessons from the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

Chicago. It's almost midnight and it's cold. But not too cold. It's the kind of cold that makes you alert. It gives the evening a crispness and makes the neon signs a little sharper.

By Damon Stapleton 2 hours ago

New technologies are invading fashion boutiques. Credit: Pinsetti/Pixabay
Digital by design: how technology is breathing new life into the fashion business

Marketplaces, online platforms, customised offerings, virtual fitting rooms and other innovations are all examples of the "phygital" transformation of fashion retail, in which new concepts, players and models are emerging in a determined effort to curb the crisis in the sector.

By Céline Abecassis-Moedas and Valérie Moatti 2 hours ago

Deezer and Hot91.9FM announce first ever music partnership
Deezer and Hot91.9FM announce first ever music partnership

Deezer to collaborate with award-winning radio station

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 2 hours ago

Go big, or go boutique? What to consider when appointing a PR agency
Go big, or go boutique? What to consider when appointing a PR agency

The 90s sales slogan reads: "Go big or go home!" Does this kind of thinking still apply today? When it comes to appointing a public relations (PR) agency, have you ever considered going "home" might not be the worst-case scenario? Especially in an era where home translates to a personal touch...comfort...and special attention.

By Maiyo Febi 2 hours ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Franco D'Onofrio
#BehindtheSelfie with... Franco D'Onofrio

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Franco D'Onofrio, founding partner of Twiga Communications.

By Leigh Andrews 2 hours ago

Building out a new communications world through the blockchain
Building out a new communications world through the blockchain

I recently watched quite an interesting documentary on Quartz online around an ancient currency used on the Pacific island of Yap. The currency was in the form of large carved-out circular stones, which were carried over generations as a form of family wealth.

By Carrie Daly 3 hours ago

DNA Brand Architects wins best medium-sized PR consultancy
DNA Brand Architects wins best medium-sized PR consultancy

The coveted annual PR and brand communications awards, Prism Awards, celebrated this past weekend agencies and consultancies that have risen to the spotlight through brand communication campaigns that have stolen the hearts and minds of many consumers and audiences.

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 3 hours ago

The slow burn impact of the Cambridge Analytica scandal
The slow burn impact of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

When the Cambridge Analytica story first broke it stunned the world. Since then, the revelations have come thick and fast, each one worse than the one before.

By Richard Bensted 3 hours ago

How public relations can help your small business grow
How public relations can help your small business grow

As a small business, you may not think you need to pay much attention to public relations (PR). However, when it comes to branding, marketing and promoting your company, PR is one of the most important tools to help get you the right type of attention for your business. Public relations can provide legitimacy for a business, and that's especially important for a small business that may not have a lot of brand awareness.

By mamahlatse marokane 2 days ago

The ladies of the first ever SheSays Cape Town panel. Image: ©
#FairnessFirst: SheSays launches in Cape Town

It's not often that my #FairnessFirst column is about an event I've covered, but there is always a first time - this is it! 'Excited. Uplifted. Motivated. Powerful. We've been ready!' These are some of the sentiments I captured on a chilly Thursday evening in April, when the global SheSays initiative launched its Cape Town chapter - the first in Africa and 42nd across the world - at the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business in Salt River...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today
This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me. That's probably why I've been watching pet company Whiskas's Kitten Kollege YouTube series for the past 20 minutes.

By Andy Walker 20 Apr 2018

SAFREA releases latest SA freelance trends report
SAFREA releases latest SA freelance trends report

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has released new insights into the South African freelance landscape through its 2017-2018 SA Media Freelance Industry and Rates Report.

Issued by SAFREA 20 Apr 2018