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[Biz Online Insights] Importance of design

This week, our 'Biz Online Insights' section explores the South African online population's views on the importance of design.

Landmark #RacismStopsWithMe campaign launched in South Africa - Independent Media
Landmark #RacismStopsWithMe campaign launched in South Africa

Independent Media today announced the roll-out of a landmark anti-racism campaign that is one of the company's biggest and most ambitious projects it has ever undertaken.

Issued by Independent Media

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

On Thursday, 11 February 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) focused on two events happening in Cape Town next week from 17 February 2016.

[BizTrends 2016] Producing content at the speed of culture
[BizTrends 2016] Producing content at the speed of culture

When one talks about trends it is important to look at who can deliver on them... how to implement these trends, says Pete Case, chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.

By Pete Case

Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme
Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme

US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin, Texas, and give them a cash investment to fast-track their growth.

Shrinking confidence amongst South Africans that the government is doing its job well - Ipsos
Shrinking confidence amongst South Africans that the government is doing its job well

Only about half of adult South Africans (48%) are of the opinion that the National Government is doing its job well. This is down 8 percentage points from May 2009, when President Zuma took office.

Issued by Ipsos

Ravi Naidoo
[Design Indaba 2016]: Then and now, by design

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the phrase 'Design Indaba' is Ravi Naidoo, a man so enthused about using design to make the world a more beautiful, functional place that he positively buzzes with creative energy.

By Leigh Andrews

Sabinet signs up to Publishing Technology's ingentaDrive platform solution - Sabinet
Sabinet signs up to Publishing Technology's ingentaDrive platform solution

Sabinet prides itself in building an inclusive environment where every user and publisher knows their experience and expectations are valued and respected. To this end, following thorough investigation and consultation with our patrons, we are proud to be at the forefront of online content solutions.

Issued by Sabinet

[BizTrends 2016] Age of analytics
[BizTrends 2016] Age of analytics

This is the age of analytics where data is a core brand value and if it moves, it needs to be measured, says Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.

By Abey Mokgwatsane

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Top copywriting rules

Last week I wrote about how long the copy in your advertisement should be, but over and above this you might want to remember the following top copywriting rules.

By Chris Brewer

RADAR's not-so-new kids on the block
#DesignMonth: Not-so 'Under the Radar'

There's a not-so-new agency in (Cape) Town. It sees the whole of 2015 as a highlight as it's the year it moved into new offices in both Rose Street, Bo Kaap and Maboneng, Johannesburg. It also won new clients in Visa, Bacardi and DGB, entered and won its first Loerie, welcomed many new faces through their doors and launched a new website. Here's why RADAR's set to be the pulse of the local brand design industry.

By Leigh Andrews

10 start-up decisions you'll never regret
10 start-up decisions you'll never regret

The 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey reported a startlingly low entrepreneurial activity in the face of high unemployment rate

By Thabiso Thantsha

Ashley Knight
Three ways to use Instagram hashtags

If Instagram's your jam, but you're pretty much lost in the dark and find yourself hazarding a huge guess on how to use those hashtags effectively to grow your company's following, you're in luck.

By Ashley Knight