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21 ICONS season 3 celebrates the future of a nation
21 ICONS season 3 celebrates the future of a nation

On 6 September 2015 on at 7:27pm on SABC 3, 21 ICONS will unveil the first of 21 youth icons for its third season: the next generation of South African leaders, influencers and role models exploring these creative and exceptional young people's lives who are shaping our future...

4 Sep 2015 14:22

[Relentlessly Relevant]: 1. Lessons on innovation from a Soweto street vendor
: 1. Lessons on innovation from a Soweto street vendor

Take the off-ramp near Soweto, stop at just the right place, and you will meet a man who runs an unusual food stall. It isn't part of any retail chain you've ever heard of and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world...

By Douglas Kruger 4 Sep 2015 12:00



Diving over the Digital Edge: Dr Michael Wu
Diving over the Digital Edge: Dr Michael Wu

This year's Digital Edge speaker line-up is impressive. With the much-anticipated event taking place next Wednesday, we picked the digital brain of one of this year's most eminent speakers.

By Leigh Andrews 4 Sep 2015 12:00

Why custom solutions work
Why custom solutions work

It's common practice in the digital marketing industry to approach clients with a one-size-fits-all template. But does this actually work? Many people simply assume that the guy selling this website template to them knows what he's talking about. But as with everything in life, one needs to make an informed decision to get the best out of a project.

By Adiv Maimon 4 Sep 2015 11:07

African Marketer's Conference to take place in November
African Marketer's Conference to take place in November

The Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ) and the Institute of Marketing Management South Africa (IMM) will jointly hold a marketing conference at the Indaba Hotel, Sandton from 4-6 November 2015...

4 Sep 2015 10:21

Linda Trim
Save your bottom (line) with well-being

Have you ever spent the day at work but never actually achieved anything? Have no fear, you are not alone. Due to poor workplace well-being, presenteeism is a phenomenon spreading far and wide across the globe and is a result of disengaged employees who present themselves at work, but do not actually complete or achieve anything.

By Linda Trim 4 Sep 2015 06:30

Why you didn't even get an interview
Why you didn't even get an interview

Just recently I was involved in helping a client recruit a media liaison person for their organisation, an NGO involved in mental health. We gave very clear specifications in the advertisement and received literally hundreds of replies. Where to start...

By Marion Scher 3 Sep 2015 12:07

Diving over the Digital Edge: Luvuyo Mandela, Nick Terry, Mel Attree, Jason Xenopoulos & Thulani Sibeko
Diving over the Digital Edge: Luvuyo Mandela, Nick Terry, Mel Attree, Jason Xenopoulos & Thulani Sibeko

This year's Digital Edge speaker line-up is impressive. We spoke to five of this year's speakers, each inspiring in their own way...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Sep 2015 12:00

The 'so what' marketing analysis on the growth of mobile in South Africa
The 'so what' marketing analysis on the growth of mobile in South Africa

It's an obvious truth that South African mobile penetration is at an all-time high...

By Ben Evans 2 Sep 2015 14:00

This JMPD officer is on her way to becoming a viral star
This JMPD officer is on her way to becoming a viral star

When Johannesburg motorist Clive Naidoo was pulled over by the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD), allegedly for jumping a red robot, and started filming, he would probably never have guessed that he'd turn one of the officers into a viral star.

By Stuart Thomas 2 Sep 2015 13:20

How to use video conferencing for marketing
How to use video conferencing for marketing

In today's business world, video conferencing is becoming an increasingly popular way of staying connected. As technology becomes cheaper and easier to use, many companies are finding video conferencing to be a very efficient method for communicating with their sales prospects, customers and employees.

By Charles Mburugu 1 Sep 2015 09:09

LinkedIn is the new business card
LinkedIn is the new business card

The problem with networking in real life is that you can't just click and connect, as business cards get bulky while you work your way through the room. That's why it's better to incorporate online networking into your offline meets...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Aug 2015 12:00

New monitoring company hits the ground running
New monitoring company hits the ground running

South Africa's newest specialist broadcast monitoring company, Digeratus, has enjoyed an exciting first month of trade. CEO Jane Duminy is very happy with the market response to the new venture, and believes it is based on Digeratus' client focus. "We are very much driven by what the client wants," she says. "We are happy to work ad hoc in a crisis situation, or to offer reliable ongoing across the board monitoring."

Issued by Digeratus 31 Aug 2015 11:12