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Sid Peimer
Ten things a good map can teach you about strategy

There are copious definitions of strategy from numerous pundits in the field - some definitions reminiscent of everything and the kitchen sink. Strategy, although having its roots in ancient warfare, is a relatively new (I nearly said science), where it has progressed over the years, following one of two paths: simplification or complication. Kenneth Andrews, was an American academic who, along with Igor Ansoff (of Ansoff Matrix fame) and Alfred D. Chandler, are credited with founding the concept of modern business strategy.

By Sid Peimer 18 Aug 2014 05:31

Danette Breitenbach
Going back to her roots

Gail Curtis, founder and partner of The Old Shanghai Firecracker Factory, and a long-standing director of the ACA, says she does not want to run an advertising agency.

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Aug 2014 06:35

Student Brands Money Matters magazine - Student Brands
Student Brands Money Matters magazine

If you feel you do not have enough money, well welcome to student life. You hardly ever have enough money for all the things you want and yet you still have a way of getting it because you are a student and you have to be taken care of.

Issued by Student Brands 13 Aug 2014 09:35

CliffCentral gives newbies an opening
CliffCentral gives newbies an opening

Among the rising young stars being given a voice at CliffCentral are Siya Sangweni-Fynn and Michael Flax, on the channel being called 'unradio'.

7 Aug 2014 09:17

James Hurford
Four secrets of the world's greatest speakers

John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Ronald Reagan... they all learnt that if you want to inspire and motivate people your spirit has to enter the soul of the listener.

By James Hurford 7 Aug 2014 07:03

Douglas Kruger
When everyone's selling the same thing, the difference is in the dean

"Here's the problem: The top three or four business schools in the country all work from the same sources. We use the same textbooks, the same materials, even the same ideas. And yet one always comes out on top. And I've always wondered why!"

By Douglas Kruger 6 Aug 2014 06:28

International Universal Design architects, designers converge on Mother City
International Universal Design architects, designers converge on Mother City

First Universal Design Conference in Africa comes to Cape Town City Hall.

5 Aug 2014 07:30

Danette Breitenbach
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

Lack of sales is the top reason small businesses fail
Lack of sales is the top reason small businesses fail

Small businesses can fail for any number of reasons - but, says Brad Sugars, founder of ACTIONCoach and author of Buying Customers, although it seems obvious, topping the list is a lack of sales.

25 Jul 2014 15:33

What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?
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

Accredited digital media marketing curriculum launched
Accredited digital media marketing curriculum launched

An accredited digital media marketing curriculum has been launched as a part-time course at the Johannesburg campus of the AAA School of Advertising from 21 July 2014 to 1 November 2014.

24 Jul 2014 08:56

Demystifying the integration of inbound marketing strategies
Demystifying the integration of inbound marketing strategies

Wits Business School is offering an intensive four-day digital marketing course, developed in conjunction with Ryan Sauer, CEO of Search Online Consulting.

Issued by Search Online Consulting 23 Jul 2014 11:47

AMI launches free online courses in Africa
AMI launches free online courses in Africa

The African Management Initiative (AMI) has launched the first in a series of free online courses developed with top business schools, aimed at reaching 1 million African managers and entrepreneurs in the next decade.

22 Jul 2014 08:45