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Pouring out the power of partnerships with Cybercellar and Quicket

Gavin Forsyth, chief marketing officer of Cybercellar, says: "Wine is one of the few truly lifestyle FMCG products out there. This means that brand affinity isn't just created by the product itself, but also by the environment in which it is consumed. It therefore makes sense to incorporate events with wine, allowing us to provide customers with a complementary service to enhance their Cybercellar.com experience." Forsyth shares more on the power of collaborative partnerships.

By Leigh Andrews 29 Nov 2016

Standard Bank and Topco Media invite top women to the table
Standard Bank and Topco Media invite top women to the table

Businesswomen at the forefront of South African retail will join Standard bank and Topco Media for the exclusive Top Women in Retail Breakfast on 9 December, at the Maslow hotel in Johannesburg.

Issued by Topco Media 29 Nov 2016

Upscale marketing, downscale costs: go bold in bad times
Upscale marketing, downscale costs: go bold in bad times

When times are tough economically, marketers will look for ways to keep their brand alive and vibrant while reducing costs at the same time. One mistake made by many is to cut down on the outlay involved in display stands at trade fairs, expos or marketing events.

Issued by Gawk 28 Nov 2016

CTIJF reveals a line-up of musical brilliance for its upcoming 18th edition
CTIJF reveals a line-up of musical brilliance for its upcoming 18th edition

At a press conference held in Sandton, The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) heralded its 18th year with a brilliantly edgy, instantly appealing and musically broad line-up that will captivate jazz purists, world music fans, fusion-lovers and soul nostalgics. The first artist announcement line-up that will grace the festival's five stages on 31 March and 1 April 2017 drew appreciative support from the assembled guests and media.

Issued by espAfrika 24 Nov 2016

Medium Agency of the Year - AVATAR
Tough times make for big winners

The Financial Mail (FM) AdFocus Agency of the Year 2016 is PhD Media SA. The Agency, which also won the FM AdFocus Media Agency Award, boasted top scores across each category. "Winning is not an easy thing so it feels amazing to have won," says Wayne Bishop, managing director (JHB).

By Danette Breitenbach 24 Nov 2016

Presidents and pioneers honoured at the National Business Awards
Presidents and pioneers honoured at the National Business Awards

The 14th annual National Business Awards gave business and government leaders the red carpet treatment, when they gathered to honour South Africa's most innovative and fast-growing companies.

Issued by Topco Media 21 Nov 2016

Cannes Lions reduces jury numbers for 2017
Cannes Lions reduces jury numbers for 2017

To improve the quality of discussion inside the jury room, Cannes Lions has announced that in 2017 it will reduce the size of the jury panels by 92 members across the board, ensuring that the highest standard of meaningful debate can take place.

21 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers
#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report in January this year. The research provides a quantified look at just how much funding African tech startups raised in 2015. Although figures may not be exact - as funding details are not always announced - it provides a starting point from which to draw comparisons going forward, and gives investors an idea of what's happening in each sector and country.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

Speakers for the fourth Suits & Sneakers event.
#EntrepreneurMonth: The Suits & Sneakers mindset

Thoroughbred entrepreneur and founder of the Suits & Sneakers events, Mark Sham says the best approach to upskilling yourself and your staff is a combination of both formal (suits) and informal (sneakers) learning platforms. He lets us in on the importance of constantly growing and educating your workforce.

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2016

Applications open: IMPACT enterprise development programme 2017
Applications open: IMPACT enterprise development programme 2017

As part of our ongoing transformational plans, Worx Group is now accepting applications for our 2017 IMPACT enterprise development programme. Think you're the right team for the spot? Send through your application .

Issued by The Worx Group 11 Nov 2016

Multimodal West Africa draws industry to Lagos in January
Multimodal West Africa draws industry to Lagos in January

As the Nigerian government's plans to increase port and terminal activity creates great excitement within the sector, thousands of representatives from the transport and logistics industry will meet for the Multimodal West Africa exhibition and conference in Lagos from 24-26 January 2017.

7 Nov 2016

Education gap looms in event industry
Education gap looms in event industry

The events industry in South Africa is heading for a knowledge gap within five years. So, how does the sector help those studying the subject realise just what is required when they start out?

By Glenn van Eck 7 Nov 2016

#BBMGetIn is the gift of gigging
#BBMGetIn is the gift of gigging

BBM launches summer, in pure Jozi-style with an exclusive, secret venue gig that includes SA's hottest artists Black Coffee and Black Motion.

By Mike Sharman 7 Nov 2016