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New CSI initiative empowers young women in marketing sector

A new initiative focusing on empowering young women entering the marketing sector with on the job skills has been launched in Gauteng. The initiative, Phakama Women's Academy, is a corporate social investment (CSI) programme from VWV, the brand experience agency.

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Jul 2014 07:11

What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?

South Africa has a really strange culture when it comes to business marketing: not only do you get hands on involvement (control?) from business owners and senior management, often to the point of death by democracy, but you also get marketing treated as a junior role.

By Chemory Gunko 24 Jul 2014 09:47

DigiChat with Andrea: Mobile Advertising & Marketing

Various research studies site South Africa as one of the leading countries in terms of mobile penetration (with access growing rapidly thanks to smart phones). It seems though, that there is a resistance by marketers to invest in mobile. I went in search of answers.

By Andrea Mitchell 23 Jul 2014 06:30

DigiChat with Andrea: Mobile Advertising & Marketing

Various research studies site South Africa as one of the leading countries in terms of mobile penetration (with access growing rapidly thanks to smart phones). It seems though, that there is a resistance by marketers to invest in mobile. I went in search of answers.

By Andrea Mitchell 23 Jul 2014 06:30

Avoid these five common digital media mistakes

Digital media is a crucial part of today's marketing mix. While it is important to ensure that you have a digital media plan to support your campaign, it's even more important to make sure that you achieve the best results.

By Matthew Arnold 22 Jul 2014 15:01

Time to lay these digital publishing myths to rest

Digital publishing and advertising is a sophisticated, high-tech industry where we have an array of statistics and metrics at our fingertips, thanks to the wealth of data we collect in ad-serving systems, web analytics tools and other digital systems.

By Pierre Cassuto 21 Jul 2014 14:12

Six things your website should do for you

If there's one thing that B2B marketing has taught me, it's that your marketing collateral is actually one of your most important business tools.

By Chemory Gunko 16 Jul 2014 12:21

The copywriting mistakes most clients make

If you trawl back into the annals of advertising history, what you're going to discover is that the industry was built on copywriting.

By Chemory Gunko 9 Jul 2014 10:14

Not even on social media can, or should, a brand be a friend

After almost a decade of fighting for this, we're finally at a point where CEOs & CFOs have finally cottoned onto the idea that digital is the way of the future, and your communications and marketing strategies need to take this into account.

By Natalie Jardine 7 Jul 2014 06:25

Four things you need to know about brand guidelines

According to Woodrow Phoenix in his book Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered the World, "A distinctive appearance and a simple set of characteristics lead to an extremely flexible brand."

By Chemory Gunko 3 Jul 2014 12:52

17 things that will make your brand loved, now!

I am constantly asked what makes a brand loved and in today's fast-moving world of inter-connectedness it is essential to have a framework of key points to work from, so below I have put together the top 17 that will assist any marketing person in this field.

By Dawn Rowlands 2 Jul 2014 13:03

Top 10 digital campaigns of 2014: Jan-Jun

CANNES, FRANCE: European research company Best Marketing International has monitored the Gold and Grand Prix winners of 35 local, regional, and global digital marketing awards from all corners of the World (including Cannes Lions) between January and June 2014. (video)

By Hando Sinisalu and Ann Kruuk 2 Jul 2014 06:18

[NewsMaker:] Mimi Kalinda

As a former MTV and Channel O presenter and filmmaker with renowned Hollywood director, Spike Lee, FleishmanHillard's latest key appointment, Mimi Kalinda, brings a wealth of media and communications experience to her new position of Director: African Lead for the global communications consultancy.

By Louise Marsland 1 Jul 2014 06:06