#WomensMonth: Georgie Davidson, the woman behind Fancourt Estate
#WomensMonth: Georgie Davidson, the woman behind Fancourt Estate

Meet Georgie Davidson, the CEO of and woman behind the world-renowned Fancourt Estate, a global landmark for business, leisure and golfing travel, and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. With an impressive 26 years experience in the hospitality and tourism industries, Davidson makes running two world-class hotels, self-catering accommodation in privately owned lodges, three golf courses, leisure facilities and a staff body of almost 200 individuals, on an estate that is the size of Monaco, like a piece of cake.

By Cari Van Wyk 10 hours ago

Project or retainer for your PR? What to choose when
Project or retainer for your PR? What to choose when

Unless you're a blue-chip who needs a professional PR on-call in case a crisis comes up, you may wonder whether you need a retainer or if a project will do. Both have their merits but should be chosen, like most things, with some know-how. Here are the pros and cons of both.

By Rebecca Cronje 13 hours ago

Gooding-Kobus with WE SA's GM, James Wilson
PR in the boardroom - pipedream or reality?

As they exited the lift, the alarm and pitch in their voices made me think there was a medical emergency, or that a woman had gone into labour in the foyer of our hotel. "Our lives are over if we don't get this right. We're dead, dude," barks ad man one. "That's right," intercepts ad man two, "We're about to miss the print deadline." And so began my Loeries Creative Week at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban.

By Sarah Gooding-Kobus 13 hours ago

#WomensMonth: Digital doyenne Natasha Fourie
#WomensMonth: Digital doyenne Natasha Fourie

Currently heading up strategy at The SpaceStation and working across the IAB measurement and IAB research portfolios, Natasha Fourie was one of the 'digital marketer of the year' finalists at the 2016 IAB Bookmark Awards. She lets us in on her female career inspiration as well as the importance of creating alternative digital solutions for international needs.

By Leigh Andrews 15 hours ago

The 18th annual Sunday Times Top Brands Awards
The 18th annual Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

The results of the 18th Sunday Times Top Brands survey were announced at an awards event last week, recognising those brands that had earned top consumer sentiment in South Africa over the past 12 months. The Sunday Times Top Brands survey, conducted by TNS, remains the leading barometer of consumer sentiment in the country. Trevor Ormerod, GM Group Sales and Marketing at Times Media believes the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards provide the vital consumer feedback that brands require in order to remain relevant to their customers. "Research is a timely and resource intensive expense for companies, which is why Times Media has spearheaded Top Brands for the past 18 years - the research is based on sound, solid methodology from TNS, whom we commission, and we know the results have directed the course of many brands in finding their 'sweet spot' in the market," he says.

Issued by TNS Global 16 hours ago

Inside TV & Film with Rose Anderson
Inside TV & Film with Rose Anderson

New York Festivals Film & TV Awards took place on 19 April 2016, with top companies taking home awards, and the Lifetime Achievement Award going to David Hill, veteran sports television executive and father of FOX Sports.

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#Loeries2016: Year of the chicken
#Loeries2016: Year of the chicken

I was privileged to judge the Communication Design category at Loeries 2016. I have to say that it was a most energising and inspiring two days.

By Bronwen Rautenbach 16 hours ago

TshWi-Fi - personalising Tshwane's free Wi-Fi service
TshWi-Fi - personalising Tshwane's free Wi-Fi service

TshWi-Fi is the new name for the free Wi-Fi service offered by City of Tshwane, which is the one of the largest free public Wi-Fi networks in Africa.

16 hours ago

New website promotes animal welfare issues
New website promotes animal welfare issues

A new website, Happy Tails, will go live on 1 September 2016.

16 hours ago

#WomensMonth: The ad industry from a female perspective
#WomensMonth: The ad industry from a female perspective

Over the course of August, Bizcommunity has dedicated much coverage to the experience of women in various industries. Here, we learnt the perspective of Carmen Schaefer, a senior design and art lecturer at Red & Yellow School of Logic and Magic, who plays a role in preparing young creatives for the advertising industry. She covers topics relating to discrimination, obtaining jobs and creating award-winning work. We also interviewed Gabi van Niekerk and Carina Bonse, some of Red & Yellow's most promising students selected for this year's Loerie Student Awards, who are on the cusp of entering the industry.

By Pasqua Heard 3 days ago

The #BreaktheMould packs
#WomensMonth: Flipping the script on 'gender-specific' toys

With lack of diversity and gender equality strongly in the media spotlight this month, the timing of Y&R Cape Town's #BreakTheMould campaign couldn't have been better.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

123RF
The lofty view keeps us grounded in mobile fundamentals

With mobile marketing so focused on the usual metrics so integral to campaigns, sometimes it's worthwhile to take a step back and focus on the bigger picture.

By Mike Laws 25 Aug 2016

Gorilla named Agency of the Year at the Mobile Marketing Association's Smarties Awards
Gorilla named Agency of the Year at the Mobile Marketing Association's Smarties Awards

The digital creative agency walked away with seven awards at the Smarties and wrapped up the weekend with two Loeries.

Issued by Gorilla 24 Aug 2016