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Trevor Noah at the podium during the Comedy Central roast of Steve Hofmeyr
Trevor Noah puts SA comedy on the international radar

Most of the nation is bursting with pride that local comedian Trevor Noah is soon to host one of the most popular daily satirical news shows in the world - here are the implications...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Apr 2015 14:00

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 128: Springleap and the newly launched Creative Insights Division
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 128: Springleap and the newly launched Creative Insights Division

On Thursday, 23 April 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) was joined in studio by Springleap (@Springleap) MD and Head of Commercialisation, Trevor Wolfe (@trevorwolfe).

28 Apr 2015 10:40

2015 IABC Africa Conference tackles leadership communication
2015 IABC Africa Conference tackles leadership communication

As the role of communication changes from distribution service to strategic advisor, the 2015 IABC Africa Conference will hear from thought leaders in the industry about how they have shifted the role of communication and delivered sound business return.

28 Apr 2015 09:23

Managing brand and reputation risk when your customer has a louder voice
Managing brand and reputation risk when your customer has a louder voice

Over the past 10 years, organisations have seen the control they used to have in their interactions with their customers slip slowly away. Where you used to build your brand with big TV ads and manage your reputation through your media relations department, consumer perceptions and attitudes about your company are now increasingly formed by the word on the social media grapevine.

By Andre Steenekamp 28 Apr 2015 06:15

Is your website UX ready?
Is your website UX ready?

On 21 April Google launched a new mobile-friendly algorithm that rewards websites that are fully optimised for mobile with higher rankings in search results.

24 Apr 2015 07:07

Eritrea most censored country in the world
Eritrea most censored country in the world

With journalists often facing a choice of life in exile or prison, and with even reporters for state-run outlets in fear of arrest, Eritrea secures its place as the most censored country in the world, with secretive North Korea coming in close second, according to a list of the 10 Most Censored countries released by the Committee to Protect Journalists today.

23 Apr 2015 15:21

© Andriy Popov – 123RF.com
Sub-Saharan Africa offers vast opportunities for entrepreneurs

Sub-Saharan Africa is still home to one of the fastest-growing middle class in the world. As a result, there are vast opportunities on the continent for progressive African entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises to take advantage of.

23 Apr 2015 13:20

No 'cookie cutter' solution
No 'cookie cutter' solution

Traditional PR + Digital PR = A bold leap of faith for the survival of our industry. I don't need to preach to the converted. The role of PR is fundamentally shifting, and if we all don't evolve with it we run the risk of our agencies being obsolete in the next two to five years.

By Tracy Jones 22 Apr 2015 11:50

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 128: Springleap and the newly launched Creative Insights division
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 128: Springleap and the newly launched Creative Insights division

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, Thursday, 23 April 2015, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding is joined in studio by Springleap (@Springleap) MD and Head of Commercialisation, Trevor Wolfe, about the recent launch of Springleap's Creative Insights Division - a first of its kind, utilising the crowdsourcing model and a unique way where clients can now plug into Springleap's co-creation community as an insights platform for research and qualified feedback.

22 Apr 2015 09:04

Nigerian mobile users not keen on online payment
Nigerian mobile users not keen on online payment

In a new infographic put together by Jovago, the online hotel booking platform, Nigeria ranks lowest on the list for usage of mobile devices for payments in Africa.

22 Apr 2015 06:50

Africa's development potential is about reputation
Africa's development potential is about reputation

As the bitter cold January winds swept through the alpine town of Davos this year, delegates at the 2015 World Economic Forum portrayed a warm picture of economic growth in Africa, despite agreement that various challenges still needed to be overcome.

By Joanna Oosthuizen 21 Apr 2015 14:23

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience
Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015 14:00

Panasonic... big plans for Africa and SA
Panasonic... big plans for Africa and SA

Panasonic, the Japanese electronics manufacturer, has announced its new range of products and its plans to move into Africa...

21 Apr 2015 10:12