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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A capital of knowledge

How does a nation get ahead in the global economy if its landmass and population size is small? Although I hadn't thought much about it previously, an article in the Times of Malta made me think of my newly adopted homeland rather differently. The answer is to position yourself as a player in the knowledge economy...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 2 Mar 2018

MALTA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The secret language of doors
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The secret language of doors

To understand something about living in Malta, you need a little architectural history. Actually you need a lot of architectural history, but I'll go gently...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 23 Feb 2018

MALTA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism

There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 16 Feb 2018

MALTA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An economy of fireworks
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An economy of fireworks

After a decade's diet of negative South African poltico-economic views, I'd forgotten that curious feeling of civic optimism, the effervescence of possibility and the Candidean sense of living in the best of all possible worlds that good news cultivates...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 9 Feb 2018

MALTA

Marsascala enjoys a reputation as one of the prettiest seaside villages in the south | Mark Leach
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Clean sweeps and dirty reputations

I want to share two secrets with you. Firstly, how a lifetime in PR has qualified me, unexpectedly, to thrive in Malta. And secondly, to address the fear that all South Africans secretly have about living abroad...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 2 Feb 2018

MALTA

The Triton Fountain outside the entrance to Valletta | Mark Leach
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Valletta effect

Because of my public relations background, I flagged a recent story in The Business Observer headed 'A great PR opportunity for the city and for Malta'. Of course, it was about the Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018 (V18) which just launched here this past weekend...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 26 Jan 2018

MALTA

The village of Zejtun lies in the south of the island of Malta | Mark Leach
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The culture of connection

Valletta, the baroque cityscape on the island fortress of Malta, is making global headlines this month - indeed this year - as it assumes the mantle of European Capital of Culture 2018. Last year, after having fallen in love with this little corner of the Mediterranean, I relocated to the archipelago for a sabbatical to take a front row seat for the programme of the next 12 months...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 19 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Digital transformation must be driven from the top to ensure success
Digital transformation must be driven from the top to ensure success

Businesses that succeed in the digital age will be those that drive digital transformation from the top as a strategic imperative...

By Richard Mullins 10 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Kasto © –
Do you learn anything at conferences?

I've always thought that conferences and seminars were a little ho-hum. However, I went to one recently and I have to admit that I really did learn a lot...

By Chris Brewer 19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Spaceship demonstration at the Adforum Summit
AdForum Worldwide Summit 2017 insights

The Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) represented SA for the ninth consecutive year at the global AdForum Worldwide Summit and it's CEO shared some insights...

By Johanna McDowell 5 May 2017

GLOBAL

87% of PR executives believe the term “public relations” does not describe their future
87% of PR executives believe the term “public relations” does not describe their future

Key findings from the USC Annenberg CPR's global communications report...

By Daniel Munslow 19 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Worradirek Muksab © –
Stand tall: The fear of failure vs bravery

I recently came across a photograph taken on the morning of the D-day landings. It shows an army Regimental Sergeant Major standing bravely on a beach while all those around him, from the Hampshire Regiment, are hunkered down trying to find cover from the bullets raining down on them...

By Andrew MacKenzie 22 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Stories: still the same thing
Stories: still the same thing

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, the first person to ever say that, was a French critic, journalist and novelist - a professional storyteller...

By Francois Rank 16 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

The creative cul de sac
The creative cul de sac

It happens to everyone at some time or another. You stare blankly at an empty screen and your brain appears to be dead. This is very seldom a permanent condition and usually passes quite quickly - like a pendulum that swings back and forth...

By Chris Brewer 29 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

[Design Indaba 2016] The empathic design narrative
[Design Indaba 2016] The empathic design narrative

The evolution of Design Indaba from how design can reengineer a better world, to focussing on the human narrative and design as responsive and empathic, was the key theme at this year's festival.

By Louise Marsland 23 Feb 2016

UNITED STATES

Harness the power of data for successful business intelligence
Harness the power of data for successful business intelligence

Industrial domains, across globe are struggling hard to get optimum value out of their data; healthcare/life science industry is no exception...

By Chirag Shivalker 19 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

The collapse of the next industrial revolution
The collapse of the next industrial revolution

Now that all the brilliance of the mighty popular World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos, themed as The Fourth Industrial Revolution, has been fully captured, streamed and indexed, it's time to find a revolt.

By Naseem Javed 5 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Bartering as a way to increase your business
Bartering as a way to increase your business

Smart business managers always think about bartering and it is a shame to notice that many still do not understand why this is something that has to be considered...

By Boris Dzhingarov 28 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Four tricks to stay creative
Four tricks to stay creative

Often, creativity is the kickstart a business needs to get off the ground, or to stay ahead...

By Sophie Baker 20 Feb 2015

AFRICA

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Sub-Saharan Africa: glimmer of hope amid crisis

Despite the shadow of conflict and poverty that still lingers and the global economic downturn, sub-Saharan Africa - home to 41% of destitute people living on less than US$1 a day, down from 47% in 1990 - is at a turning point.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 14 Jul 2009

ZAMBIA

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Invest in Zambia and get Real Africa's rewards

Zambians say their country is the Real Africa. The landlocked country might not be as superficially ‘flashy' as others, but the investment opportunities abound and can hit one in the face like a ton of bricks. Delegates attending the Intra-Africa Business Breakfast hosted by Upbeat Marketing at Joburg's Michelangelo Hotel yesterday, Thursday 28 May 2009, got a glimpse of Zambia's potential if they choose to head north.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 29 May 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

e.tv should stop playing childish research games
e.tv should stop playing childish research games

You have to hand it to e.tv. It's the best news channel in the country by a mile and its always enthusiastically looking for great news angles. But, I really wish it would stop coming up with knee-jerk, pseudo research projects because these are dangerously misleading.

By Chris Moerdyk 28 May 2009

AFRICA

SA investors' long walk to Southern Sudan
SA investors' long walk to Southern Sudan

South African investors interested in exploring the troubled but untapped and rich Eldorados of Africa would have to face a long and epic journey to Southern Sudan, where they will likely discover a virgin territory full of potential and opportunities, waiting to be nurtured and developed unconditionally.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 27 Feb 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Issa Sikiti da Silva
LG Electronics seeks brand leadership in Africa - despite recession

While some multinational companies review their African investments by measures such as shedding jobs and cutting their marketing budgets and even planning to vacate the ‘dark continent' as the global economic downturn takes a nasty turn, LG Electronics looks to South Africa and Africa to expand its horizons and build brand leadership.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 27 Feb 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Chris Moerdyk
Be careful what budgets you cut

One of the biggest challenges facing marketers today is how to convince their CEOs and financial directors not to cut their budgets.

By Chris Moerdyk 26 Jan 2009

NIGERIA

Nigerian Marketnomics 2009: Part two
Nigerian Marketnomics 2009: Part two

In the fight for survival in the depressed economies, and the battle to stand out and mean more to consumers in the emerging markets, ideas will become the golden salt and superior thinking will take centre stage.

By Franklin Ozekhome 22 Jan 2009

NIGERIA

Nigerian Marketnomics 2009: Part one
Nigerian Marketnomics 2009: Part one

The economic and financial crisis, which started in the United States in September 2008, has rattled markets and economies around the globe. A global shift is taking place resulting in a rebalancing of economic power.

By Franklin Ozekhome 20 Jan 2009

SOUTH AFRICA

Loeries 'slick and professional'
Loeries 'slick and professional'

The organisation of the 29th annual Loeries on the ground this year was the most "slick and professional" operation in many years as Margate rolled out the red carpet and the weather played along, providing an oasis of warmth and sunlight from the weather-battered centres of Cape Town and Johannesburg. From a circus carnival atmosphere on the beachfront Sunday night courtesy of the SABC after party, to the Vodacom VIP lounge, the media centre at the Margate Hotel, to the Media24 Heat afterglow party Saturday night and the various private parties around town and brand activations, the organisation of the whole weekend was a significant success.

By Louise Marsland, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 30 Jul 2007

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