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Suspended Eskom acting CEO threatens to sue over Tiso Blackstar's reporting

Suspended Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko has threatened to take action against the Tiso Blackstar Group for its continued reporting on his troubles at the power utility.

By Neo Goba 7 minutes ago

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#BigConnect: Influencers and travel brands connect to take travel and destination marketing to the next level

The first-ever Big Connect, hosted by South Africa-based travel marketing firm Big Ambitions, recently took place in Cape Town and saw South African travel companies and influencers come together to discuss how travel marketing can be enhanced through working with influencers. Big Connect aims to connect influencers and travel brands and initiate important conversations that will take travel and destination marketing in South Africa to the next level.

51 minutes ago

Zimbabwean artist designs iconic FM cover
Zimbabwean artist designs iconic FM cover

The Financial Mail went to print this week with a special issue marking the end of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's reign and collaborated with a Zimbabwean artist for the iconic cover.

1 hour ago

The art of anthropology and B2B communication
The art of anthropology and B2B communication

When I tell people I'm an anthropologist, many of them say: "Oh, isn't that the study of dinosaurs?" Well, no, that's a palaeontologist. Anthropology is actually the study of culture and people, and observing how they behave in their daily lives including the challenges they face. It's a discipline that's often misunderstood, and many people don't realise that it has many practical applications - especially in a business context. Because fundamentally, businesses are about relationships, and about solving people's problems.

By Claire Denham-Dyson 1 hour ago

Justin van Alphen, portfolio manager NBD at Ads24; with Siphokazi Mestile, account manager; and Ntando Msibi, copywriter on all three Pendoring-winning spots.
#Pendoring2017: Praat met... The Odd Number

The Pendoring Awards not only reward marketing communication in all of SA's indigenous languages apart from English, they've also created their own ranking. Here, top-ranked The Odd Number shares why it's important for creatives and brands alike to talk to their target audience in a language they understand and feel.

By Leigh Andrews 1 hour ago

Black Friday rapidly gathering steam in SA
Black Friday rapidly gathering steam in SA

South African retailers are hoping to capitalise on the growing local interest in the annual Black Friday sale, taking place on 24 November this year. The global shopping phenomenon, initially started in the US, is shadowed only by Singles Day in China, which started out as a celebration for China's lonely hearts but has since evolved into an annual 24-hour mega-shopping spree.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 hours ago

Jesse Clegg fest master.
Reap the benefits of sending your music videos to film festivals

When directors think of sending their work to film festivals, they generally only think of submitting short or feature films. Even micro 60-sec shorts have their own festivals these days.

By Quinton Lavery 19 hours ago

Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?
Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?

The South African retail market is a battleground at the moment: fierce competition by brands; a vast choice available to consumers; and a weak economic climate that has resulted in fickle, price-sensitive customers who lack loyalty.

By Romy Honneysett 19 hours ago

Game of content: Content marketing lessons from Game of Thrones
Game of content: Content marketing lessons from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is the biggest thing to hit mass media since Marconi proved the feasibility of radio communication. It has taken the world by storm and has gotten millions of people talking about it. Don't worry, there will not be any spoilers in this article, so please continue reading.

By Dirk Visser 20 hours ago

Ferreira says, "This is Sconetent."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Dale Ferreira

This extended #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with Dale Ferreira, MD of creative digital marketing agency, Sconetent (it rhymes with 'content', if you're not sure).

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

(From Left to Right) - Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group).
APO partners with Rugby Africa

APO Group and Africa's rugby governing body, Rugby Africa, sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa.

2 days ago

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.

17 Nov 2017

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

Another shared economy, technology-led disruption is on the cards for the travel industry and it's coming to South Africa. TRVL gives everyone access to a world that has been inhabited by travel agencies only - until now. According to a TechCrunch article, "If TRVL has its way, it's the travel agencies' turn to tremble."

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017