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Could mobile marketing be the key to combating Ebola in Africa?
Could mobile marketing be the key to combating Ebola in Africa?

With approximately 8,000 people infected with Ebola, nearly 4,000 deaths in five West African countries due to the virus, and the whole world on high alert, the question arises: how do we effectively inform Africans about the facts? How do we help those with the virus get response to the rest of the country, place ways of preventing it from spreading, and how do we take action to eradicate this threat? Mobile marketing could be the key.

By Craig Rossouw 21 Oct 2014 12:21

What the African data gap means for business
What the African data gap means for business

With the buzz on President Obama's Power Africa initiative, the NASA composite map showing the world's haves and have-nots of electricity has become an iconic image. The US is brightly lit, as is Europe and parts of Asia. India, Indonesia, and Brazil, sparkle in the nighttime map. And then there is Africa, nearly dark but for a smattering of lights around South Africa, Lagos, and the Mediterranean shores. At last, the world has finally woken up to the pressing need for electricity in Africa.

By Carol Pineau 20 Oct 2014 11:26

Three factors that will make or break your email marketing campaign
Three factors that will make or break your email marketing campaign

Email marketing has evolved from the 'spam age' and has since found its place as one of the most cost and time-effective marketing tools that can be used at the forefront of almost any marketing campaign.

By David Sylvester 20 Oct 2014 07:06

How to make your mobile app go global
How to make your mobile app go global

Putting mobile apps within reach of a global audience is one of the easiest steps companies can take to tap into the market of more than one billion potential online smartphone customers.

By Ian Henderson 17 Oct 2014 15:00

The cultural differences and doing business in Africa
The cultural differences and doing business in Africa

Africa has been earmarked as a big growth market in which to operate, but you need to know what you're doing to achieve any kind of success in this dynamic environment.

By Louise Robinson 17 Oct 2014 11:56

Salary Review reveals 20% increase in IT salaries - CareerJunction
Salary Review reveals 20% increase in IT salaries

This is just one of many interesting findings revealed by one of SA's leading job boards, CareerJunction, in their most recent Salary Review. The report, compiled by online labour market indicator, the CareerJunction Index (CJI), shows a 20% increase in salary offerings among managerial IT staff since the end of 2013. According to the CJI, this is most likely as a result of a steady and considerable increase in labour demand within the IT industry during 2014.

Issued by CareerJunction 17 Oct 2014 09:35

Louise Marsland
Why these brands are growing

Global strategic marketing consultancy Added Value has found that brands that tap into cultural relevance and prove themselves to be authentic, honest, all natural, with a good story to tell, have brought back a traditional craft or skill and tapped into our 'maker economy', do resonate with consumers, especially Gen Y and the Millennials.

By Louise Marsland 17 Oct 2014 08:12

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

Global Human Resources certifier announces Unilever as Africa's number one Top Employer for 2015 - Top Employers Institute
Global Human Resources certifier announces Unilever as Africa's number one Top Employer for 2015

Africa's 10 Top Employers have been announced by the Top Employers Institute in recognition of the world-class growth and development conditions they create for employees.

Issued by Top Employers Institute 15 Oct 2014 11:58

Softworx launches Softworx APN
Softworx launches Softworx APN

EOH Company and Infor Master Partner, Softworx has launched the Africa Partner Network (Softworx APN) to channel Infor software sales and consulting services throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

15 Oct 2014 11:18

[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

African Investigative Journalism Conference at Wits in November
African Investigative Journalism Conference at Wits in November

'Power Reporting', the African Investigative Journalism Conference is taking place at Wits University from 3-5 November 2014.

15 Oct 2014 09:11

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