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[WDC2014] Cape Town shows off for WDC2014 convocation ceremony
[WDC2014] Cape Town shows off for WDC2014 convocation ceremony

Cape Town's reign as the official World Design Capital city of 2014 has come to an end. Here's what you can expect as Taipei takes on the creativity chalice as WDC2016...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Oct 2014 09:30

Grand Prix at the end of rainbow for The MediaShop
Grand Prix at the end of rainbow for The MediaShop

The MediaShop has been awarded the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) Roger Garlick Grand Prix Award for the Coke Rainbow campaign. It also won Gold for the campaign in the Best Experiential /Event category. The Awards took place last night at Summer Place, in Johannesburg.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Oct 2014 10:41

Value of city brands to be discussed at SA Competitiveness Forum
Value of city brands to be discussed at SA Competitiveness Forum

Brand South Africa will host the second annual South African Competitiveness Forum (SACF) on 4-5 November 2014 at EY (Ernest and Young) in Sandton. One of the topics to be discussed will be the role of cities in contributing to South Africa's competitiveness, as part of the theme, 'Active Citizenship and its role in changing the South African brand reality.'

17 Oct 2014 08:44

Tap into Africa's franchising potential
Tap into Africa's franchising potential

The FNB Franchise Leadership Summit took place yesterday at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. Attended by industry thought leaders and experts, it provided a platform to engage and discuss key franchise trends in the industry.

16 Oct 2014 14:36

[FutureTech]: Embracing technology trends to satisfy consumers' wants
[FutureTech]: Embracing technology trends to satisfy consumers' wants

'Altered Realities', a World Design Cape Town 2014 initiative, presented by Popular Mechanics in association with Autodesk and BMW, last week, gave a glimpse of the techie future...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2014 08:00

[Antifragility] Just another manic New Media Monday
[Antifragility] Just another manic New Media Monday

The second instalment of New Media Mondays on (ahem) Monday, 13 October at Priest Post Production in Woodstock, was centred on antifragility, a newish concept coined by Nassim Taleb.

By Jessica Taylor 15 Oct 2014 14:30

Digital Planet Summit 2014 - Tungsten
Digital Planet Summit 2014

Tungsten produced a stunning event and conference for the Digital Planet internal staff at Kievits Kroon Country Estate, for their summit, including their conference, and internal talent show, alongside a night of festivities. Tungsten created their own staging and show, furthering Tungsten's ability to design and execute stunning well-managed, fun and exciting events. Digital Planet is one of South Africa's largest e-commerce companies.

Issued by Tungsten 15 Oct 2014 12:48

Africa's only dedicated furniture, décor and design trade expo continues to innovate
Africa's only dedicated furniture, décor and design trade expo continues to innovate

Since the launch of the inaugural expo in July this year at Gallagher Convention Centre, the positive response both locally as well as internationally has been remarkable, with some large partnerships and new initiatives being revealed within the next few months. The Expo's biggest strength lies in the realisation that you cannot be everything to everyone. It has been proven internationally that you cannot be both a consumer show as well as a trade expo, due to an entirely different mix of exhibitors. After many months of research, both locally as well as internationally feedback showed dominantly, that Africa and particularly South Africa was in desperate need of a Trade only expo.

Issued by Inspire Trade Exhibition 15 Oct 2014 12:28

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 109: The BlackBerry Experience with Nader Henein
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 109: The BlackBerry Experience with Nader Henein

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, tomorrow, Thursday, 16 October, from 9am-10am as show host Warren Harding chats to Nader Henein, Regional Director: Product Security, BlackBerry. [twitterfall]

15 Oct 2014 10:26

Entries open for 2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards
Entries open for 2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards

The inaugural IAB Digital Summit will precede the 2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards. Both will be held on 19 February 2015 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown Precinct, Johannesburg.

15 Oct 2014 08:33

[FutureTech] Insight into technology's role in your life - now and in the future
[FutureTech] Insight into technology's role in your life - now and in the future

When a conference programme mentions 'zombie zoology' and 'the nature of dark energy', you know it's going to be a goodie. 'Altered Realities', presented by Popular Mechanics, didn't disappoint...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2014 08:00

Strategic planning insights for brand custodians: Cape Town, 29 October
Strategic planning insights for brand custodians: Cape Town, 29 October

'Strategy in a Day' is a one-day course that will leave you empowered to leverage strategic planning; to embrace it; to add value and gain that competitive advantage we are always looking for. This course takes a holistic view of strategy, giving you the solid foundations of what strategy actually entails. It demystifies a field that has been wrongfully become an enigma to many. 'Strategy in a Day' takes you on a liberating journey from the very origins of strategic planning, its recent migration into business to its everyday application. The course is exceptionally popular with hundreds of delegates having attended nationwide.

Issued by Stratplanning 14 Oct 2014 11:00

MyWorld of Tomorrow gets gold sponsorship from AccessData
MyWorld of Tomorrow gets gold sponsorship from AccessData

AccessData is the gold sponsor for the MyWorld of Tomorrow (MWOT), taking place 16-18 October 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The conference and exhibition is one of Africa's pioneer platforms for interaction and knowledge sharing in the technology and innovation space.

14 Oct 2014 08:47