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An effective media strategy matters for SMEs
An effective media strategy matters for SMEs

It is the integrated strategy that defines what approach and tactics you are going to adopt in running your small business. In the absence of a well-defined and well-developed strategy, your small business is doomed...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Apr 2020

How to stay connected with your customers during a pandemic
How to stay connected with your customers during a pandemic

This is an uncertain time for South African business owners, but it may offer an opportunity to focus on the factors that are within your control...

By Selina Bieber 9 Apr 2020

Clickety-click with Clickatell's CEO, Pieter de Villiers
Clickety-click with Clickatell's CEO, Pieter de Villiers

Rewind back to the late '90s when all of mankind anxiously anticipated the "Y2K bug"...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Feb 2020

How to win on social media in 2020
How to win on social media in 2020

Most businesses understand the impact that social media can have on their business and are keen to increase engagement, generate leads and increase brand awareness. But, are they winning?...

By Jacqueline Raw 29 Jan 2020

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Growth is not a hack job

"10x the business. Enable compound customer growth. Drive exponential growth returns."...

By Nicola van Ast 24 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: The Yellow Room
#StartupStory: The Yellow Room

Hamiltons in Creative Company recently launched a digital content creation division, The Yellow Room, to include the conceptualisation, scripting, photography, filming and editing of digital content for brands...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jan 2020

Adebola Williams, the CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria. Image supplied.
The business of political PR: Advising heads of states in Africa

Maryanne Maina interviews Adebola Williams, CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria, a political communications company, on their mission to galvanise a generation to make informed choices...

By Maryanne Maina 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: How diminishing trust is changing the PR and comms game
#BizTrends2020: How diminishing trust is changing the PR and comms game

There are three main forces that will fundamentally shape the world of PR and business communications in 2020 and beyond...

By Kevin Welman 13 Jan 2020

#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

Tanja Lategan has launched Enlight Strategic. Image supplied.
#StartupStory: Tanja Lategan launches digital transformation consultancy

Tanja Lategan, the former CEO of Primedia Online and MD of full-service digital agency Creative Spark, has launched Enlight Strategic...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Oct 2019

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Brand recognition is vital to success: SMS can help small businesses build it

Smaller businesses face numerous obstacles when it comes to surviving. One of the biggest of those obstacles is brand recognition...

By Greg Chen 10 Oct 2019

Mo Flava up on stage at Heavy Chef and Discovery Business Insurance's Inspire Sessions event. ©
The Inspire Sessions: How to attain influence, wield it and use it to grow your business

This Discovery Business Insurance and Heavy Chef's 'Inspire' Sessions event centred around influence - how to attain it, how to wield it and how to grow your business through using influencer marketing...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Oct 2019

Shaun Vorster is the vice president of business programming at World Expo 2020. Image supplied.
#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G value

We speak to VP of business programming for World Expo 2020 (one of the biggest event on the planet), South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and across the rest of Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Aug 2019

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5 ways to make the most of your 24 hours

Although success looks different to each of us, certain qualities make it easier to navigate whichever path you choose. Time management is one of those skills...

By Sibu Mabena 6 Aug 2019

Lessons learnt opening own business a year ago
Lessons learnt opening own business a year ago

Jeremy Crowder, MD at In House Agency Services shares a few things he has learnt in his first year of business...

By Jeremy Crowder 11 Jul 2019

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash.
Is it time to dump mission statements?

Quick: can you recite the mission statement of the organisation you work for? I didn't think so. Don't feel bad; you're in good company...

By Robert Gentle 10 Jul 2019

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How can we establish a pro-youth and entrepreneurship strategy for South Africa?

Entrepreneurial and small businesses have been touted as the panacea to cure South Africa's high unemployment rate, especially among the youth...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2019

Thea Sokolowski, head of brand and marketing at MEST Africa.
#AfricaLeads: Africa poised for substantial growth

Thea Sokolowski, head of brand and marketing at MEST Africa, talks to Bizcommunity.Africa about how the African tech ecosystem continues to grow on the continent...

By Louise Burgers 10 Jul 2019

Must be a shape-shifting black unicorn
Must be a shape-shifting black unicorn

"For decades, black parents have told their children that in order to succeed despite racial discrimination, they need to be twice as good, twice as smart, twice as dependable, and twice as talented."

By Rebone Masemola 3 Jul 2019

Content is king but is it relevant to your audience?
Content is king but is it relevant to your audience?

Today, content creation is no longer limited to certain campaigns, it has become so broad to the extent that everything a business does is now part of a content strategy...

By Minnie-lee Tagwirei 1 Jul 2019

Brad Stern, founder of boutique agency, Superiate.
#StartupStory: New agency educating the youth while creating brand loyalty

Brad Stern from Superiate, a new boutique marketing agency, talks to us about the unique approach the agency takes when it comes to marketing to the youth, the state of the industry and what the future of youth marketing looks like...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Jun 2019

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To succeed, don't be an island...

Most claim to be self-made but, how possible is it for one person to have the chops to know all the sectors he's invested in so well and always win? Counsel is king...

By James Maposa 13 Jun 2019

#Newsmaker: TBWA\SA Group CEO Sean Donovan promoted to Asia president
#Newsmaker: TBWA\SA Group CEO Sean Donovan promoted to Asia president

Sean Donovan, TBWA\South Africa Group CEO, has been tasked with advancing the agency's position across the Asia region, where he'll take on the role of TBWA\Asia president, effective later this year...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: A new online platform for moms, brands and 'momfluencers'
#StartupStory: A new online platform for moms, brands and 'momfluencers'

MomSays, an online resource for moms who are looking for unbiased, trusted advice from other moms regarding the best product solutions for their families, recently launched its new website...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2019

Wayne Hull
Photographer: Rikki Hibbert
#IABSummit19: The digital transformation opportunity starts with you

Accenture Digital MD Wayne Hull presented a keynote on 'Leading in the new' at this year's IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, looking at digital transformation through three critical lenses...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Jun 2019

From left to right Michael Kennedy, James Hedley and James Tagg.
#AfricaMonth: Quicket striving to become first pan-African ticketing company

Quicket founders, James Tagg and James Hedley elaborate on the company's aggressive growth trajectory, especially throughout Africa, on what it is that sets them apart and on their future plans...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 Jun 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 2
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 2

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 2...

By Johan Walters 31 May 2019

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The African narrative: For Africans, by Africans

"Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter..."

By Yaw Dwomoh 30 May 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 1...

By Johan Walters 30 May 2019

Prime time: are you using yours effectively?
Prime time: are you using yours effectively?

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business...

By Jane Stevenson 23 May 2019

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