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5 tips to pitch your small business
5 tips to pitch your small businessArticle

September is not only popular due to warmer weather in the Southern hemisphere, but it also means small businesses are stocking up on seasonal essentials...

Viresh Harduth 11 Sep 2020

KFC is looking for South Africa's next #HackApreneurs
KFC is looking for South Africa's next #HackApreneursArticle

KFC is all about creating meaningful experiences that are relevant and purpose-led which is evident in their latest campaign that sets out to assist young South African Hack-A-Preneurs...

31 Aug 2020

Volkswagen introduces 'The Lionesses Den'
Volkswagen introduces 'The Lionesses Den'Article

As part of its partnership with Lionesses of Africa, the all-female business network in Africa, Volkswagen has introduced 'The Lionesses Den' and is calling on female-owned businesses in South Africa to share a two-minute pitch...

1 Jul 2020

YID-Tech program connects youth to entrepreneurship and job opportunities
YID-Tech program connects youth to entrepreneurship and job opportunitiesArticle

A partnership between Citi Foundation and TechnoServe aims to grow entrepreneurship and upskill the youth in South Africa...

5 Jun 2020

MyBiznezz Pitch empowers entrepreneurs in rural areas
MyBiznezz Pitch empowers entrepreneurs in rural areasArticle

MyBiznezz Pitch is an initiative founded by Karabo Sekgale and Lerato Mathye and aims at encouraging entrepreneurship in the rural areas in Bolobedu, Limpopo...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Feb 2020

Justin Cohen, author of Pitch to Win.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Securing sales by pitching to win with Justin CohenArticle

Business strategist Justin Cohen has coached global entrepreneurs, small businesses and major corporates on how to win some of the toughest multimillion-dollar pitches. To kick off our #EntrepreneurMonth coverage, he shares that business pitching in SA is no different than it is anywhere else...

Leigh Andrews 31 Oct 2019

The two most important quotes in marketing - Becoming an authority and expert in customers' eyes
The two most important quotes in marketing - Becoming an authority and expert in customers' eyesArticle

Tiišetšo Maloma shares the two most important quotations in marketing he says will help you to become an expert in customers' eyes...

Tiisetso Maloma 7 Mar 2019

Oh no, what have I done to outbound call centres?
Oh no, what have I done to outbound call centres?Article

Sid Peimer asks, "Why are cold callers still doing the same thing?" It just doesn't work any more. The call should go straight for the jugular which makes the caller seem more credible...

Sid Peimer 7 Feb 2019

Samsung supports local startups
Samsung supports local startupsArticle

Samsung recently arranged a Global Startup Acceleration Programme in South Africa, in partnership with Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) and NGO Nangila...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Sep 2018

Chris Garbutt started his advertising career in SA and is now global chief creative director of TBWA group.
"The world needs creativity now, more than ever" - Chris GarbuttArticle

I caught up with Chris Garbutt of TBWA Global this Mandela Day for his views on the South African advertising industry, from the 'rainbow nation advertising' he experienced under Madiba's rule to the 'hackvertising' of today...

Leigh Andrews 16 Jul 2018

Be the next change-maker with the Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge
Be the next change-maker with the Nation Builder Social Innovation ChallengeArticle

The inaugural Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge aims to identify and support South Africa's social entrepreneurs, with an opportunity to win a share of R150,000 seed capital...

Issued by Nation Builder 29 Mar 2018

Gordon Ray and Jacques Burger of M&C Saatchi Abel.
M&C Saatchi Abel on the power of creativity to change the worldArticle

M&C Saatchi Abel's founding partner and ECD Gordon Ray shares the power of work "rich with local insight and executed with heart," while founding partner and chief executive Jacques Burger explains how M&C Saatchi Abel is motoring ahead in 2018...

Leigh Andrews 7 Mar 2018

Brett Morris, FCB Africa Group CEO and group CCO.
Toyota loves FCB Africa: The 57 year-strong brand relationshipArticle

Toyota formally announced earlier today that it is continuing its "exceptionally good, regularly measured" relationship with "the best of the best", FCB Africa. Brett Morris, FCB Africa Group CEO and group CCO shares their perspective of the love story that's endured over five decades and counting...

Leigh Andrews 15 Dec 2017

Susan Credle: “Process - not the death of creative brilliance”
Susan Credle: “Process - not the death of creative brilliance”Article

The One Club Executive Creative Summit Berlin kicks off on Wednesday, 11 October at Soho House, Berlin. While it's a closed-door meeting, we checked in with a few of the creative crème de la crème speakers - Susan Credle is first on the list...

Leigh Andrews 9 Oct 2017

Engen Pitch & Polish programme back in cities, towns across SA
Engen Pitch & Polish programme back in cities, towns across SAArticle

Engen Pitch & Polish is in pursuit of South African entrepreneurs, brave enough to pitch, fail, take feedback, and stand up again...

22 Aug 2017

The reformed art of client service in digital
The reformed art of client service in digitalArticle

The reality is that we used to live in a world where clients just wanted digital, they were not sure what it was, but everyone had it, so they wanted it too. Today, we sit in a very different space, where our clients know the landscape...

Ashley Watts, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 5 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in Africa
#YouthMonth: Entrepreneur has high hopes for castor oil producing company in AfricaArticle

Thabang Mabapa's Selokong Sa Dimelana project grows castor seed crops for the commercial production of castor seed oil as an alternative biofuel. We wanted to find out a bit more about this inspiring young entrepreneur...

Cari Coetzee 21 Jun 2017

Entrepreneur scoops Old Mutual funding to develop biofuel enterprise
Entrepreneur scoops Old Mutual funding to develop biofuel enterpriseArticle

Red Bull social entrepreneur scoops funding from Old Mutual Foundation for a project involving growing castor seed crops with the engagement of small-scale local farmers for the commercial production of alternative biofuel...

1 Jun 2017

Got a great idea for a Cape Town tech startup? Help is here
Got a great idea for a Cape Town tech startup? Help is hereArticle

Applications are open to the Telkom FutureMakers InnoTech programme, seeking Cape Town-based budding entrepreneurs in need of help to get their tech startup ideas off the ground...

Gabriella Mulligan 24 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Need a loan for your new business? Seven things to keep in mindArticle

There are many ways to gather additional capital. Many business owners eventually settle on seeking a small business loan, but there are multiple considerations you'll need to bear in mind before going that route...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Apr 2017

LaunchLab's Ideas Programme winners
LaunchLab's Ideas Programme winnersArticle

The Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab concluded another successful Ideas Programme earlier this month, where eleven aspiring entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges...

2 Jun 2016

Welman and family
#BrandManagerMonth [Behind the Selfie] with... Kevin WelmanArticle

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Kevin Welman - managing director of FleishmanHillard South Africa ...

Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2016

Launchlab's Ideas Programme supports entrepreneurial talent of caliber
Launchlab's Ideas Programme supports entrepreneurial talent of caliberArticle

Launchlab concluded another successful Ideas Programme with seventeen entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges and a live audience...

22 Oct 2015

[Behind the Selfie] with... Sarah Britten
[Behind the Selfie] with... Sarah BrittenArticle

This week, as part of our special focus on women in #WomensMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Dr Sarah Britten, strategy head for Y&R's shopper marketing unit, Labstore South Africa...

Leigh Andrews 5 Aug 2015

[Behind the Selfie] with... Alistair Mokoena
[Behind the Selfie] with... Alistair MokoenaArticle

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Alistair Mokoena, Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg...

Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2015

Get ready for Limelight to dominate the spotlight
Get ready for Limelight to dominate the spotlightArticle

Ross Sergeant, ex-OMD South Africa and Joanna Baikoff, ex-Mindshare have started what they call "South Africa's newest and hottest boutique media agency," Limelight...

Leigh Andrews 20 Jul 2015

The changing face of the pitch process
The changing face of the pitch processArticle

The new business pitch is the way agencies win most of their business, and it is the job of a selection company to help reduce long lead times, long pitch lists, layers of consensus needed to select a partner...

Johanna McDowell 19 May 2015

Danette Breitenbach
PR showing off... just a little bitArticle

With only 48 hours to go before the cream of the Public Relations (PR) industry are crowned at the annual PRISM Awards, I asked past winners of the Awards why the Awards are so meaningful...

Danette Breitenbach 16 Apr 2015

Support from loved ones linked to entrepreneurial success
Support from loved ones linked to entrepreneurial successArticle

Entrepreneurs are a rare breed of people who do not just discuss good ideas, but put them into action without the fear of confronting several risks that are associated with starting a business.

12 Sep 2014

The five faux pas of new business pitching
The five faux pas of new business pitchingArticle

When pitching for new business, we tend to act differently. It is quite acceptable to 'be on your best behaviour' when starting a new relationship, but...

Sid Peimer 13 Aug 2014

Competition to empower tech savvy ladies
Competition to empower tech savvy ladiesArticle

She Leads Africa, an initiative empowering women in the continent's entrepreneurial tech scene, is launching a business pitch competition seeking talented women in West Africa. The platform seeks to...

7 Jul 2014

Sid Peimer
Is this one way Oscar Pistorius will get off?Article

There are a number of high-profile trials, notably the OJ Simpson one, which captured the imagination of the world - only for the accused to evade punishment.

Sid Peimer 19 Mar 2014

Young South Africans need to change, say experts
Young South Africans need to change, say expertsArticle

Young South Africans need to change their mindset from looking for a job to creating jobs by starting their own businesses‚ audit and consulting firm Deloitte says.

Bekezela Phakathi 13 Dec 2013

Sid Peimer
You have the power. But don't use it.Article

Imagine you're at a workshop, and that you're matched with another delegate. Your task is to explain how to buy a Big Mac from a drive-through. The twist in the tale is that you must assume the person is from the 1700s.

Sid Peimer 15 Oct 2013

Boomtown boosts its senior team
Boomtown boosts its senior teamArticle

National branding agency, Boomtown, has appointed Buuya Simonde as a senior strategist in its Johannesburg office.

Issued by BOOMTOWN 7 Oct 2013

IAS launches business course
IAS launches business courseArticle

The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) will launch its first new business course in October, aimed at equipping communications agencies with new business skills over a six-week period.

8 Aug 2013

Today's youth: The rewired generation
Today's youth: The rewired generationArticle

This article takes a look at the rewired generation - and stepping into the gap that is the digital divide. The article deals with education, but marketers and advertisers will gain useful insights into what and how today's youth think.

Carol Affleck 11 Jun 2013

Athar Naser
Content: Creating rather than buyingArticle

People are attracted to content marketing for a number of reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that digital distribution channels such as social networks, blogs and even their own sites have made it possible for brands to become content creators themselves rather than needing to sponsor traditional media channels.

Athar Naser 5 Mar 2013

[2012 trends] Ad industry to continue defining, redefining itself
[2012 trends] Ad industry to continue defining, redefining itselfArticle

2012 promises to be just as eventful as ever, as the advertising profession continues define and redefine its operations and creativity. I expect to see the following 12 trends and industry issues emerging in 2012. [multimedia]

Odette van der Haar 12 Jan 2012

MediaCom appoints new MENA CEO
MediaCom appoints new MENA CEOArticle

Nick Barron has been appointed as the new CEO of MediaCom in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with immediate effect. He will be based in Dubai and lead the agency's operations in UAE, KSA, Lebanon and Morocco, which currently employ more than 100 people.

18 Oct 2011

ICOM agency survey: concrete signs of greater activity, confidence
ICOM agency survey: concrete signs of greater activity, confidenceArticle

ROLLINSVILLE, US: Rising client ad budgets, more new product launches and more client confidence about the general business environment are some of the key indicators that the advertising business is improving globally, according to a recent survey of principals of independent advertising and marketing communications agencies around the world by the ICOM global network.

24 May 2011

Zinto teach dancers the businessArticle

The Zinto Marketing Group have embarked on a "get everyone shaking" programme to upskill their performance staff in order to prepare them for the future and add benefit to the business model as a whole.

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 9 Nov 2010

4 wins out of 4 pitches for Draftfcb DurbanArticle

Draftfcb Durban won their last four consecutive pitches to the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Logick, Inecto and Kinky World of Hair respectively.

Issued by FCB Joburg 15 Sep 2010

Going the extra (air) mile make a lot of senseArticle

The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) says that last year, 23 million domestic travellers arrived and departed through South Africa's airports. So how do you make your trip as pleasant and as productive as possible?

Andrew Brand 23 Jun 2010

Pitching for new business: what juries can teach us
Pitching for new business: what juries can teach usArticle

In most legal systems, a lawyer is required to make an opening statement at the start of a trial. This process bears a close resemblance to a new business pitch, where you are required to state your case to a prospective client whom you are meeting for the first time.

Sid Peimer 28 Jan 2010

Elegant new look from Draftfcb Cape Town for Carrol Boyes
Elegant new look from Draftfcb Cape Town for Carrol BoyesArticle

Draftfcb Cape Town has launched a new in-store point-of-sale and print advertising campaign for iconic South African designer, Carrol Boyes, to showcase her six new pewter tableware ranges.

Issued by FCB Joburg 18 Jan 2010

Twenty tips to a polished pitch process
Twenty tips to a polished pitch processArticle

When pitching for new business, in essence most agencies offer similar services. However, a polished pitch that sell your services indicating how you will meet your client's needs, stands a far better chance of creating a lasting impression on the client. The following 20 tips on handling the new business pitch may help your agency to stand out from the rest of the contenders and ensure your pitch wins the business.

Johanna McDowell 4 Dec 2009

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