Nicole Biondi
Six lessons in storytelling

Storytelling as an art form is ancient, part of what makes us human. As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for marketing and building brands. For tourism professionals, storytelling can be incorporated all the time as a means of reaching visitors and potential visitors. Here are some pointers for creating productive narratives:

By Nicole Biondi 15 hours ago

Content strategy for the future

Melissa Attree, director of content strategy at Ogilvy & Mather SA, recently took time out of her busy schedule to host an informal training session with Bizcommunity's content team on content strategy for the future.

By Leigh Andrews 18 hours ago

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#MobileFocus: Mobile apps have changed communication

Mobile applications, or apps as they are known, have fundamentally changed the way people interact with the world, connect and communicate. Many SMEs want to develop products, like apps, to differentiate themselves in the market.

By Louise Marsland 20 hours ago

#MobileFocus: Transformational leadership needed for digital industry
#MobileFocus: Transformational leadership needed for digital industry

More people on the planet own mobile phones than toothbrushes. These levels of mobile technology adoption have created the ability for people that were previously "excluded" to be part and parcel of local and global business.

By Musa Kalenga 20 hours ago

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#MobileFocus: IoT to dominate connected devices by 2018

Ericsson released its latest Mobility Report this month, June 2016, and predicts that the Internet of Things (IoT) will outstrip mobile phones as the "largest category of connected devices" by 2018.

20 hours ago

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#MobileFocus: Mobile glossary

In its latest Mobility Report (June 2016), Ericsson published a handy glossary, listing some of the key acronyms and terms used in mobile-speak today. Print and keep!

20 hours ago

#MobileFocus: Mobile ads vulnerable to adblocking
#MobileFocus: Mobile ads vulnerable to adblocking

Ads on mobile apps and the mobile web can now be blocked, and research shows 20 million smartphone users worldwide are doing just that.

By Dr Johnny Ryan 20 hours ago

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Green shoe brand helps Ethiopia walk tall

Brightly coloured shoes, boots and sandals, handmade in Ethiopia, nestle in tyres and wooden pallets hung with ropes on the white walls of this former butcher's shop in GrĂ cia, a fashionably bohemian district of Barcelona, Spain.

By Megan Rowling 21 hours ago

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Ecobank launches new consumer campaign

The Ecobank Group has launched a new fully integrated consumer advertising campaign, 'Move On Up', centred on the bank's drive to ensure that consumers have world-class accessible and convenient digital banking solutions across Africa.

21 hours ago

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Zimbabwe is open for business

With 13 laws amended in the past month to improve the ease of doing business in Zimbabwe, businessman Adam Molai has expressed optimism that the country is overcoming hurdles that hampered FDI and local business growth.

22 hours ago

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Uganda must investigate human rights violations

The Uganda Police Force (UPF) should promptly, thoroughly, and transparently investigate a series of attacks on Ugandan non-governmental organisations, the media and human rights defenders, and hold suspects accountable, 31 Ugandan and international human rights groups said in a letter to the police inspector general.

1 day ago

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Over 350 African startups apply to move to Korea

Startups from 26 African countries applied to scale their startups to South Korea under the K-Startup Grand Challenge, which aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs to Korea and transform the country into an entrepreneurial hub.

By Gabriella Mulligan 1 day ago

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business

On Thursday, 23 June 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) looked at 21C business solutions, a training and education company who will be piloting an eight week short course at Vega School in Cape Town from 2 July to 20 August 2016.

23 Jun 2016