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Louise has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising industry in South Africa for 20 years. She was Editor of Bizcommunity.com; Editor-in-Chief of AdVantage magazine; edited The New Age newspaper weekly Media & Marketing Page; Editor of Marketing Mix magazine; Editor of Progressive Retailing magazine; and writes on the industry as a specialist columnist, trends commentator and speaker. She is currently a Contributing Editor to Fast Company SA; and is Publishing Editor TRENDAFRiCA.co.za.
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Publishing Editor
TRENDAFRiCA.co.za - www.trendafrica.co.za
Present - Cape Town
Founder, Publisher, Editor, Content Curator, Writer, Researcher, Columnist, Thought Leader, Influencer, Speaker, Strategy, Networking, Marketing.

Skills

Editor in Chief, Publisher, Journalism and writing, Content curation, Public speaking, Strategy and planning, B2B media, Sub Editing, Leadership skills

Qualification

Masters in Commerce
Year completed:2008
Education level:Masters
Final year subjects:Strategy & Organisational Dynamics
Institution:University of KwaZulu Natal
Location:Durban, South Africa
 
National Diploma
Year completed:1987
Education level:Diploma
Final year subjects:Journalism & Political Science
Institution:Pretoria Technikon
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
 
Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week. As judging for the Loerie Awards 2014 takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see...

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

Please let there be kittens...
Please let there be kittens...

My calendar highlights every year are firstly, Design Indaba and secondly, The Loerie Awards, which heralds summer, self-tan, highlights, fabulous shoes and great advertising of course...

By Louise Marsland 16 Sep 2014 13:05

Louise Marsland
The meme that took a bite out of Apple

Have you heard the one about 'scarf guy'? Or were you too busy posting some of the 1,400 tweets per hour at the start of the #OscarTrial judgment, Thursday? One of the biggest talking points this past week was the 'Apple scarf guy'...

By Louise Marsland 15 Sep 2014 08:40

[NewsMaker] James Burton
[NewsMaker] James Burton

James Burton is the CEO of Hero, an integrated marketing communications agency which is a group of companies that includes sub brands: Hero AV, Black Spade Racing, 1Address.com, Medialoop and The Broccoli Project...

By Louise Marsland 11 Sep 2014 14:20

Louise Marsland
Does marketing have a marketing problem?

Marketing has changed in this digital era, but outside of the colourful new open plan marketing divisions, does anyone else understand the paradigm shift of 'authenticity' and 'truth' that is now needed?

By Louise Marsland 8 Sep 2014 10:53

[NewsMaker] Candice Baker
[NewsMaker] Candice Baker

Creating a taste for whisky and marketing the allure of Scottish whiskies to a South African public is something Candice Baker is passionate about...

By Louise Marsland 3 Sep 2014 11:36

Louise Marsland
What is your brand's social identity?

Does a brand need a social identity online, like a person needs a personality? Specialist social agency Cerebra seems to think so, publishing a new report on 'The Social Identity' for brands this week.

By Louise Marsland 29 Aug 2014 12:45

[NewsMaker] Josephine Buys
[NewsMaker] Josephine Buys

An involved and committed digital industry is a strong industry, according to Josephine Buys, the first country manager of the IAB South Africa.

By Louise Marsland 27 Aug 2014 11:27

Louise Marsland
Millennials are moving the market

Is it fair to say that marketers and brands don't understand the youth market and need to work a lot harder to collaborate on the right content? Or...

By Louise Marsland 22 Aug 2014 06:08

[NewsMaker] Evans Manyonga
[NewsMaker] Evans Manyonga

There's a new editor in town to take note of as he'll be heading up one of the most important business magazines in the world here in South Africa the launch of Fast Company South Africa...

By Louise Marsland 20 Aug 2014 10:54

Amplifying social media for brands
Amplifying social media for brands

Social media amplifies the conversation and feelings around any subject, be it personal or a brand. Think of the collective sadness felt the world over when Robin Williams died...

By Louise Marsland 15 Aug 2014 06:00

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] Lauren Woolf

Ogilvy & Mather South Africa recently appointed a Chief Marketing and Talent Officer - Lauren Woolf - and she intends building lifelong fans of the agency with her talent search...

By Louise Marsland 12 Aug 2014 15:41

Louise Marsland
How brands hack life

A big trend that has emerged in the past few years in marketing is for brands to reach out to their 'real' consumers...

By Louise Marsland 11 Aug 2014 06:03

[NewsMaker] Ursula McAlpine
[NewsMaker] Ursula McAlpine

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg has appointed Ursula McAlpine as new Group Managing Director to drive the expansion strategy of the group, building the Havas presence...

By Louise Marsland 6 Aug 2014 10:47

Louise Marsland
Be weird. Get noticed

The next 100 years will be shaped by screens - as opposed to the automobile which is what dominated in the last century...

By Louise Marsland 1 Aug 2014 10:21

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] Kabelo Moshapalo

Kabelo Moshapalo has recently been appointed Executive Creative Director of Tequila\Johannesburg. As the new ECD, he hopes to establish a "meaningful ideas culture".

By Louise Marsland 29 Jul 2014 16:25

Louise Marsland
Encouraging consumers to increase basket size

How many times have you walked out of a shop with everything but the one item you actually went in to buy? Or been unable to resist 'temptation aisle' at the tills, buying the snacks you didn't intend to? It's all designed that way...

By Louise Marsland 25 Jul 2014 06:38

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] Joanna Oosthuizen

The future of communications is content and speed, says the new Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations National Managing Director, Joanna Oosthuizen.

By Louise Marsland 23 Jul 2014 05:44

Louise Marsland
Reap what ye sow

A few years ago, international trends forecaster, Li Edelkoort told a Design Indaba audience to "go farming".

By Louise Marsland 18 Jul 2014 10:18

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] Alun Davies

Alun Davies is the executive creative director and a partner in Saints Branding after folding his design agency, The Design Collective, into Saints Branding.

By Louise Marsland 15 Jul 2014 10:19

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