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Speakers at the final Future Females founders breakfast of 2019, part of Cape Town Startup Week, included Catherine Luckhoff, Aisha Pandor and Katherine-Mary Pichulik. All images © Future Females team.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Insights into the SA female entrepreneur's journey in 2019

Attendees of the final Future Females founders' breakfast for the year were in for a treat, as the Cape Town Startup Week edition's speakers included serial entrepreneur Catherine Luckhoff, SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor, and Pichulik founder Katherine-Mary Pichulik. Here's what they shared about their entrepreneurial journeys thus far...

By Leigh Andrews 8 hours ago

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Shake it like a polaroid picture

Teens are turning their backs on digital in favour of something more authentic. A fact backed by the explosive growth in the sales of Polaroid in the 18-25 year market...

By Maria Berrios-Carter 3 hours ago

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To research or not to research; that is the question!

With the current economic climate, organisations are often left to wonder where they can save money and how they can cut costs. But can research really help organisations to save money?

By Chanell Kemp 4 hours ago

Diesel's most expensive t-shirts come with a condo in Miami
Diesel's most expensive t-shirts come with a condo in Miami

Clothing brand Diesel and real estate group Bel-Invest have unveiled the first residential Diesel Wynwood building, situated in Miami, Florida...

5 hours ago

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The next wave of programmatic will be driven by quality environments [report]

Programmatic advertising is at a crucial moment in its development. The emergence of connected TV, bringing a renewed focus on context, will create new opportunities in the programmatic world...

5 hours ago

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#DesignIndaba2020: Ibrahim Mahama calls to expand the sensibilities of both art and the world at large

Ibrahim Mahama, a Ghanaian author and artist, has been announced as one of the speakers at next year's Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 hours ago

South Africa received more spam calls and SMSes in 2019 than ever before
South Africa received more spam calls and SMSes in 2019 than ever before

Spam calls. You'd probably rather receive a lump of coal in your stock this Christmas, but it's an annoyance that affects all phone owners worldwide. In South Africa though, you may experience it more frequently than others...

By Andy Walker 3 days ago

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YouTube Rewind 2019 shows Trevor Noah, Lasizwe, Sjava, Sam Smith as SA's most-watched

Trevor Noah, Lasizwe, Sjava and Sam Smith are topping the most-watched videos list on YouTube by South Africans in 2019...

3 days ago

How SA's online stores can manage the 'deadweight loss of Christmas'
How SA's online stores can manage the 'deadweight loss of Christmas'

By the opening decades of the 21st century, businesses had adopted e-commerce stores, online advertising, and more recently, mobile applications.

By Dr Thabang Mofokeng 3 days ago

All the speakers from left to right: Stephane Rogovsky, the CEO and founder of R Squared; Amanda Sevasti Alves, head of CX and digital at Publicis Machine; rapper turned businessman, Siya Metane from SlikourOnLife; Nicole Capper, MD and owner of Mango-OMC; well-known blogger; Aqeelah Harron-Ally from Fashion Breed and Hayden Manuel, sportstyle ZA marketing manager at Puma South Africa.
#IABInsightSeries: Digital influencer marketing in the spotlight

Influencer marketing is a young segment in digital marketing, yet it is one that is growing rapidly and is taking up a key role in marketing campaigns. Episode 12 of the IAB's Insight event series focused on this topic. We interviewed the panellists to get their views on the topic...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

Jayne Struk from Depot Branding Agency, Bruno Singulani from Nestle, Helle Søegaard Rasmussen from Lego and Ippei Murata from Shiseido. © Pentawards.
Pentawards announces jury for 2020

Amazon, Facebook, Nestlé, Carrefour, Pearlfisher, Heineken, Bulletproof, PepsiCo, Shiseido, Mars Wrigley, Microsoft and Superunion, were just some of the major names unveiled on Instagram Live today as part of the 2020 Pentawards jury...

3 days ago

Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2020: Classic Blue
Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2020: Classic Blue

Pantone has announced its 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue...

3 days ago

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AfDB launches coding centres of excellence across Africa

African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code...

3 days ago

Dr John Kani, Siya Kolisi amongst the winners of the inaugural GQ SA Men of the Year Awards
Dr John Kani, Siya Kolisi amongst the winners of the inaugural GQ SA Men of the Year Awards

GQ South Africa recently held its inaugural Men of the Year Awards at the Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg...

5 Dec 2019

Customers can now contact Makro directly via WhatsApp
Customers can now contact Makro directly via WhatsApp

Makro has launched a WhatsApp service allowing customers to instantly engage with the retailer's customer care team...

5 Dec 2019

If you're an entrepreneur, storytelling matters
If you're an entrepreneur, storytelling matters

Every night, as part of the ritual of putting my two little sons to bed, I have to tell them a story...

By Dov Girnun 5 Dec 2019

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D&AD opens call for entries with key changes to better reflect industry developments

D&AD has opened the call for entries to the 2020 D&AD Awards today, with some key changes across categories to better reflect industry developments...

5 Dec 2019

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Consumers prefer more discount related emails from brands during the holidays

Research shows 84% of customers are looking to email marketers for their holiday discounts...

4 Dec 2019

Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019
Effective Use of Tech shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has released the Effective Use of Tech shortlist for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

4 Dec 2019

New African's list of 100 Most Influential
New African's list of 100 Most Influential

Business leaders dominate New African magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Africans...

4 Dec 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with Sibongile 'Sbosh' Mbuzwana, client partner at BrandTruth DTGL
#BehindtheSelfie with Sibongile 'Sbosh' Mbuzwana, client partner at BrandTruth DTGL

This week, we go behind the selfie with Sibongile 'Sbosh' Mbuzwana, client partner at BrandTruth DTGL...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Dec 2019

35% growth in Black Friday online sales points to prepared shoppers, industry resilience
35% growth in Black Friday online sales points to prepared shoppers, industry resilience

Black Friday online trading volumes spiked by 400% on 29 November, compared to an average trading day...

4 Dec 2019

The One Show 2020 jury announced, including four creative leaders from SA
The One Show 2020 jury announced, including four creative leaders from SA

The One Club has named four creative leaders from South Africa to serve on The One Show 2020 jury...

3 Dec 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Campaign that hits the spot

Powerful: People Opposing Woman Abuse activation deserving of an Orchid...

By Brendan Seery 3 Dec 2019

Mkaza-Siboto's Creative Mornings talk at AAA School.
#CreativeMornings: From homework support group to academic success in Khayelitsha

Cindy Mkaza-Siboto is co-founder of Emagqabini Education Academy, the community-based, educational non-profit organisation operating in Khayelitsha that assists township learners with after-school academic support, mentorship and career planning, based on Mkaza-Siboto's own sister Yonela's academic struggles. Here's how they've grown to support more than 100 learners...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Food For Mzansi, saluting the unsung heroes of SA agriculture
#EntrepreneurMonth: Food For Mzansi, saluting the unsung heroes of SA agriculture

Launched as a digital platform in November 2018, Food for Mzansi is on a mission to change the narrative of South Africa's agriculture industry...

By Robin Fredericks 3 Dec 2019

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Social media crisis management

With the silly season upon us, what plan do you and your community managers have in place for an inevitable crisis?...

By Gosi Legoale 3 Dec 2019

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Why small emerging research firms are cracking giant insights

Global research houses have been failing the industry somewhat when it comes to unearthing gold nuggets that embody the mass-market consumer's perceptions. Thato Tshabalala shares some points of interest he believes will shed more light on this argument...

By Thato Tshabalala 3 Dec 2019

Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty
Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty

Sanlam Reality, the Sanlam Group's loyalty programme, was awarded Best Use of Data Analytics/CRM Application at the inaugural Loyalty Awards South Africa recently held in Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Dec 2019

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