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Is your brand socially awkward?

At the social media party, is your brand engaging in sparkling conversation or just muttering random facts to itself in the corner? Figure out where your brand fits in to the mix and how to climb the social ladder.

Issued by Gullan&Gullan 29 Jul 2014 13:37

Volcano wins Ad Age International Agency Award

Johannesburg-based full-service advertising agency, Volcano, has been awarded Silver in the Ad Age International Small Agency of the Year Awards, held this week in Austin, Texas - the first African agency to take home this prestigious award. The Volcano Group saw a substantial increase of 18.4% in its revenue and has acquired a considerable number of new accounts over the past year.

Issued by Volcano 28 Jul 2014 11:55

When to send a press release in Africa

For a PR professional, scheduling the distribution of press releases from an enterprise or a organisation that is active in several African countries can present certain challenges.

By Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard 28 Jul 2014 11:32

[Habari #Tuongee2014] The creative adult is the child who survived

Habari Media's Insights and Innovations Director, Byron John (@ByronJohnza), covered the topic of creativity at this year's Habari Media Tuongee which took place from 17-18 July. He gave delegates a how-to guide for creativity and innovation in the workplace, explaining why being creative can sometimes feel completely unattainable and also how to get out of that rut.

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jul 2014 08:15

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

Free app for private equity in Africa

Phatisa, an African private equity fund manager, has launched a free app for use by professionals in African private equity.

24 Jul 2014 09:29

Africa's first focused trade fair for furniture, décor and design has launched

On 10 July, the doors seamlessly opened to what promises to continue to be the most important decor, furniture and retail event on the African continent. This was the inaugural Inspire Trade Expo, which ran until 12 July 2014 and was the brainchild of expo genius Rina Fortmann, who was not only a director of SARCDA for many years, but who also chaired EXSA (Exhibition Association Of Southern Africa). This show was a properly controlled trade show where every single visitor had to pass a host of stringent criteria in order to be allowed access, due to the focus being on quality trade visitors instead of thousands of consumers.

Issued by Inspire Trade Exhibition 23 Jul 2014 12:33

Mobile technology expansion needed

About 40% of companies are investing in mobile technologies across their business and consider mobility as a key part of their business strategy, according to Accenture Mobility Report 2014.

23 Jul 2014 11:59

Tech incubator calls for African entrepreneurs

'think', the technology incubator in Kigali, Rwanda, has opened applications to startups and developers from all over Africa. The incubator will aim to identify and support leading tech startups seeking to create digital solutions for Africa.

23 Jul 2014 11:06

Gearhouse Group announces the launch of its West African operation

The Gearhouse Group of Companies already leads the South African market in equipment rental for live events. Now the Group has announced that it is advancing the service onto the African continent with the establishment of Gearhouse Ghana, a fully stocked operation located in Accra.

Issued by Gearhouse SA 23 Jul 2014 11:00

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show

This week on a jam-packed Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, we host Hando SiniSalu, Founder & CEO of Best Marketing International, Craig Shelley, CEO of Just Ask!, Trevyn McGowan of Business of Design and Kirsty Henderson, PR and Marketing for uAfrica.com. Join show host Warren Harding every Thursday from 9am-10am from the 2oceansVibe Radio studios. [twitterfall]

23 Jul 2014 10:16

Tuluntulu now has ten channels

Tuluntulu, one of South Africa's top 10 startup companies this year, has recently launched ten channels that are available 24/7 on mobile.

23 Jul 2014 08:37

[Habari #Tuongee2014] Back to the future of digital

The fourth annual Habari Media Tuongee, themed Back to the Future, brought together the finest of the digital marketing industry to talk about the past, present and future of digital, as well as international trends. Not your conventional conference, it once again encouraged active engagement and participation from delegates and provided great networking opportunities. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2014 08:18