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How to tell if your business needs social media

This is Part 1 of a two-part "How To" series on social media.

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 24 Apr 2014 09:25

DigiChat with Andrea: Digital marketing skills, talent and training

Just less than a year ago, I closed my own digital marketing agency and went freelance. A large contributing factor behind the closure was my inability to attract and retain the required calibre of staff to help maintain the standards required in a very fast-paced and constantly changing industry. Having recognised this lack of skills, my focus has shifted largely towards training and mentoring. What I have learned, is that the skills challenge at my company was not mine alone but the entire industry's, and not just locally.

By Andrea Mitchell 24 Apr 2014 07:08

President Zuma and 165,000 church members attend UCKG's Good Friday service

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God's annual Good Friday service was attended by thousands of members who travelled from regions throughout Gauteng and from other provinces to join one another at the Ellis Park precinct for an uplifting service of prayer and preaching. When the Ellis Park Stadium was full, members filled the adjacent Johannesburg Stadium with overflow crowds sitting on the cricket fields where they watched the proceedings on large screens. The event was attended by 165,000 people.

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 23 Apr 2014 10:43

The SABC, Ayisafani, the EFF and section 10(1)(d) of the Broadcasting Act

"If the SABC is to be regarded as the watchdog and disciplinarian, then who disciplines the SABC? Surely the intention of the legislature was to answer this question: the CCC (Complaints and Compliance Committee of ICASA) of course" - Judge Neels Claassen in the South Gauteng High Court on 24/1/2011.

By Ed Herbst 23 Apr 2014 08:10

Intelligence will hamper your progress

In the martial arts, the idea is to either feign a move or catch an opponent by surprise. The problem is that your body often 'telegraphs' what you are about to do - your eyes move to the side just a touch, you hunch your shoulders, your sphincter contracts etc. Although I often talk before I think, I did have a problem with this, and in exasperation my sensei exclaimed, "Stop thinking - your intelligence will just hamper your progress!"

By Sid Peimer 23 Apr 2014 06:45

Closing the divide between social and media

Social community management and paid media campaign management are often treated as two separate entities. Many clients use different agencies for each; a social agency to manage their communities and to develop social content plans, and then a media agency to plan and buy digital media.

By Matthew Arnold 22 Apr 2014 14:07

Coca-Cola creates rainbows to celebrate

20 years of our #RainbowNation

Issued by FCB South Africa 22 Apr 2014 13:15

Do you have a five-year career plan?

Planning five years into your future may seem overwhelming and time-consuming. Few people actually plan their careers, despite the fact that we spend most of our adult lives at work. A well thought-out career plan is a fundamental tool if you are wanting to strategically advance your career, especially in today's volatile economic and business environment.

Issued by GetSmarter 22 Apr 2014 11:01

Discover Johnnie Walker online whisky profiler

To assist whisky drinkers in identifying their taste profile and their perfect Johnnie Walker flavour match, the brand has launched an online whisky profiler guide, which will be demonstrated live in May 2014 at the King of Flavour Experience.

22 Apr 2014 09:31

[BizCareers] Avoiding job spec misrepresentation

This week we cover good questions to ask during an interview, how to avoid falling into the trap of job spec misrepresentation, and how to follow up after an interview.

By Juliette Attwell 22 Apr 2014 08:44

SABC shows ANC colours in run-up to elections

For the first democratic election 20 years ago, the African National Congress ensured it would not enter the election period without the SABC - for so long a voice of the ruling party - being put into neutral hands. It understood the power of the national broadcaster as the primary source of news and information for most of the country, and its capacity to distort the national debate and influence voting. Now it appears we are entering an election again with the SABC - or at least key elements of it - captive to a ruling party.

By Anton Harber 22 Apr 2014 08:10

Mxit is not dead

But where has it been? It turns out that Mxit has been here all along. Mxit launched seven years ago and everyone who had a cell phone, had Mxit.

By Cari Van Wyk 19 Apr 2014 10:41

Five social media tips to maximise your brand's online presence

Social media - everyone's doing it, but few brands get it right. As with most things in life, everyone has an opinion, and the majority of them aren't necessarily right. Your approach to social media channels is crucial, and should be constantly monitored and tweaked according to your market's response. If you're looking for some fail-safe social media tips, you've come to the right place.

By Gareth Slaven 19 Apr 2014 08:19