Techsys Digital appoints MD of new Johannesburg office
Techsys Digital appoints MD of new Johannesburg office

Techsys Digital has named Michael Krynauw as MD of their new Johannesburg office at The Zone in Rosebank.

Issued by Techsys Digital 2 days ago

A vital message
A vital message

In South Africa, 250,000 children do not go to school. At all. 2.3 million go to bed with no meal, and 1/4 of toddlers are nutritionally stunted - severely compromising brain development - and 1/4 of our schools do not offer maths or science.

Issued by Brand Alive 3 days ago

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Starting up the Girl Boss Hustle with Akro Capital

Janine Basel, CEO of Akro Capital, shares how the phenomenon of very few female entrepreneurs approaching them for funding led to the formation of their Girl Boss Hustle events.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference in terms of the challenges South Africa's disadvantaged communities face. An Expand a Sign initiative, excess material from the textile production and printing process are upcycled into bags of all shapes and sizes - diverting what was previously discarded as waste from landfill. The project aims to upskill community members and empower them with entrepreneurial opportunities.

By Sindy Peters 19 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...
#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...

What do 18th century tailors, cats and the 21st century legal industry have to do with local entrepreneurship? Graeme Wilson, CEO of Whipping the Cat, makes the connection for us as we chat about how his firm is disrupting the local legal industry.

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Oct 2017

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation
Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

Every business leader today faces immense pressures of power and responsibility. All it takes is a few wrong decisions, or a dollop too much complacency, for disaster to land. Today this pressure is more poignant than ever. Change is in the air, only now it is happening at breakneck speed. The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns.

By Gilbert Saggia 19 Oct 2017

Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire
Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire

  • Survey of Ivorian urban supermarket shoppers reveals their appetite for more organised retail and visible pricing
  • The independent convenience store remains the dominant channel in the country
  • In the quest for the best price, 46% of shoppers actively look for promotions when shopping

Issued by Nielsen 18 Oct 2017

Decimal Agency and Toughees make a pair
Decimal Agency and Toughees make a pair

Decimal Agency recently won the Toughees account, taking over their social media and through-the-line campaigns.

Issued by Decimal Agency 17 Oct 2017

Client service is dead
Client service is dead

What has been the biggest change in the advertising industry over the last two decades, besides the rise of digital channels? Surely one of the biggest changes has been client service. Back in the day, client service were paper-pushers. Glorified admin girls. Perhaps half-decent project managers, if you were lucky. That role is well and truly dead. Thank goodness. But it doesn't bode well for you or your agency if you think that this archaic role will satisfy your clients' needs in 2017.

By Susan Rowan, Issued by Grey 17 Oct 2017

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#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of the current physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from around the world, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 has seen a significant rise in the number of registered African content producers, as well as of interested buyers.

16 Oct 2017

News24 Edge app wins global media award
News24 Edge app wins global media award

At Tuesday's WAN-IFRA's World Digital Media Awards in Berlin, the News24 Edge app was named as the World Award Winner in the category, Best News Mobile Services. The World Digital Media Awards recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today. The awards took place at the World Publishing Expo, Messe Berlin.

Issued by 24.com 12 Oct 2017

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What does it take to be a digital marketing entrepreneur?

What does it take to be an entrepreneur in South Africa's digital marketing industry? I've taken the plunge at running my own digital marketing consultancy going forward. To quote a friend, “Stephen has spun out his own consultancy but with none of the silly agency overhead.”

By Stephen Sandmann 10 Oct 2017

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