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Lucy Lightfoot, head of brand and integrated marketing, RMB
#BehindtheBrandManager: Lucy Lightfoot from RMBArticle

For any organisation, whatever the industry, the concept of a brand is not just important but a business imperative when it comes to establishing a foothold in the market...

Nicci Botha 22 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 15: The lazy vision statement
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 15: The lazy vision statementArticle

Let's be honest. At the beginning of our entrepreneurial journeys, the first few months, if not years, are just about making month-end...

Allon Raiz 19 Apr 2021

Is your small business heading in the right direction?
Is your small business heading in the right direction?Article

Why do some small businesses achieve success, and most small businesses fail? One of the biggest factors that leads to business failure is a lack of clear direction...

Issued by Small Business Coach 8 Apr 2021

How customer communication will evolve in 2021
How customer communication will evolve in 2021Article

By now, it's clear that 2020 was a year of managing the unexpected and looking for the silver lining. This is especially true when it comes to customer communication. After years of digital-led evolution, even the biggest laggards were forced to revolutionise their customer communications...

Brent Haumann 11 Feb 2021

How to kickstart a sustainability business strategy
How to kickstart a sustainability business strategyArticle

Having a well-planned and robust sustainability strategy has become increasingly important for businesses in recent years...

13 Mar 2020

5 steps to start a business in 2020
5 steps to start a business in 2020Article

A struggling economy and an unemployment rate approaching 30% is one of the more serious issues in South Africa. One of the methods to tackle these two issues is through entrepreneurship...

Issued by Small Business Coach 24 Jan 2020

#PR2020 Summit speakers Nadia Hearn of Faselis, Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios, Jaco Pienaar of PEAR, Sasha Knott of Job Crystal and Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters. Missing: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius.
#PR2020: Trends in the PR influencer, recruitment, reputation and measurement spaceArticle

Held at the new 44 on Long venue, above Tiger's Milk, the PR2020 Summit shared top insights into PR trends set to continue into 2020. Here are highlights from the five speakers of the day: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius; Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters; Sasha Knott of Job Crystal; Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios; and Jaco Pienaar of PEAR...

Leigh Andrews 9 Dec 2019

Josephine Buys and Peter Langschmidt of the PRC at Cape Town's Inner City Ideas Cartel on 19 November 2019. Image: Leigh Andrews
The PRC on why the future of data is fusionArticle

Get ready for a wealth of acronyms! The newly refreshed Publisher Research Council (PRC) showcased the power of the PAMS Brands and People, Products and Platforms (PPP) fused data, providing a teaser of insights on consumer media habits and preferences, media usage throughout the day on different devices and usage of different media at the same time. Here's what you missed...

Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2019

Discover the entrepreneur in you!
Discover the entrepreneur in you!Article

Whether you're looking to start or grow your existing business, this article is for you! There's an entrepreneur in you ready to be discovered, and now is the time for you to stop, think and move in the direction of your dreams...

Brend Badenhorst, Issued by Small Business Coach 1 Oct 2019

Five key learnings from SXSW 2019
Five key learnings from SXSW 2019Article

Founders of Brandtruth//DGTL Integrated Content Practice, Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam discusses five key learnings from the SXSW talks they attended, from A$AP Rocky and Trevor Noah to Brené Brown and Gwyneth Paltrow...

Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 17 Apr 2019

TFG announced Best SA Employer Brand
TFG announced Best SA Employer BrandArticle

Fashion lifestyle retailer, TFG, was presented with the "Best South African Employer Brand" award at the 14th Employer Branding Awards which took place in Sandton last week...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 15 Apr 2019

Significant African account gains for HKLM
Significant African account gains for HKLMArticle

Africa's leading strategic branding and communications agency, HKLM, has maintained its strong growth of 2017 with several solid account wins gathered from across the continent in the 2018 year to date.

Issued by HKLM 30 Jan 2019

Zubeida Goolam and Wayne Flemming of BrandTruth.
#BizTrends2019: Five major digital and social media marketing trends accelerating in SAArticle

The field of digital and social media marketing is constantly changing as technology advances and consumer needs develop. It is paramount for us to stay ahead of the curve with continual innovation and the application thereof...

Zubeida Goolam and Wayne Flemming 27 Dec 2018

Are you overlooking 80% of your company's value?
Are you overlooking 80% of your company's value?Article

Employees today are more loyal to their profession than to the organisation they work for and are prepared to take ownership of their careers and development...

Sonja Lombard 19 Oct 2018

Running social media remotely - can it work?
Running social media remotely - can it work?Article

Yes, your social media team can be spread out across the globe. What matters is that they share your work values and that they rock in their zone of genius when it comes to delivery...

Alice Jakins 12 Oct 2018

Continued growth with South African Breweries
Continued growth with South African BreweriesArticle

Joe Public United is celebrating two new business gains from SA's largest alcoholic beverage group, SAB - Flying Fish and Castle Free...

Issued by Joe Public United 26 Jun 2018

Jonathan Liebmann, founder and CEO of Propertuity. Image supplied.
Urban renewal: The physical manifestation of innovative thinkingArticle

A powerful lesson in how to turn vision into reality...

Gil Sperling 15 Jun 2018

Inspiring entrepreneurs to share their vision
Inspiring entrepreneurs to share their visionArticle

In recognising the value and importance of small to medium enterprises (SME) in the South African economy, Retail Capital is partnering with SMEs to help them achieve business growth...

Issued by Tag 8 / Social Media Now / Dais 18 Jan 2018

Seven ways to embed your EFM programme to drive sales
Seven ways to embed your EFM programme to drive salesArticle

Today's C-suite executives are familiar with customer feedback in ways that colleagues in previous eras could only dream of...

Issued by Ipsos 26 Oct 2017

Photo by Octavian Rosca on Unsplash
The promise of digital: We can change the worldArticle

“You are some of the world's greatest organisations and you are leading through a time of unprecedented change and opportunity. This is your show. It's about how you are changing the world..."

Doug Woolley 14 Sep 2017

#StartupStory: eCOIDA
#StartupStory: eCOIDAArticle

eCOIDA is not a 'startup' in the obvious sense of the word. A division of an 18-year-old company, we find out how the Barclays Accelerator is helping it to venture into the short-term insurance industry...

Ilse van den Berg 23 Jun 2017

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 181: Andrew Brand, managing director of 99c
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 181: Andrew Brand, managing director of 99cArticle

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Andrew Brand...

14 Jul 2016

Digitisation - adapt or die
Digitisation - adapt or dieArticle

Without doubt, today's ever-quickening cycle of change is unprecedented. Change today is faster, more erratic, more elemental than ever before...

25 May 2016

Rutgers-Camden University honours Raymond Ackerman
Rutgers-Camden University honours Raymond AckermanArticle

The Rutgers-Camden University, in New Jersey US, has conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Business on Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman, hailing him as a global leader...

24 May 2016

Building business leaders in the retail sector
Building business leaders in the retail sectorArticle

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business has developed a new specialisation option designed to support retail managers in difficult economic times - especially those wanting to expand into Africa...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 26 Jun 2015

Business of Design Autumn 2015: What you missed
Business of Design Autumn 2015: What you missedArticle

A speaker who took the time to Google each conference attendee's website, an Instagram-friendly plate and the importance of learning to unlearn are some of my Business of Design highlights...

Leigh Andrews 25 May 2015

Creative pop-up plans set for Cape Town city centre
Creative pop-up plans set for Cape Town city centreArticle

The area that was formerly a hub for Cape Town's World Design Capital 2014 will now be used to carry the legacy forward by offering the entire shop space to rotating tenants until December 2015...

29 Apr 2015

R4bn waterfront plan on cards for PE
R4bn waterfront plan on cards for PEArticle

A major Chinese engineering firm is interested in investing approximately R4 billion in a waterfront-type development in Port Elizabeth...

19 Nov 2014

R4bn waterfront plan on cards
R4bn waterfront plan on cardsArticle

A major Chinese engineering firm is interested in investing about R4bn in a waterfront-type development in Port Elizabeth...

Xolisa Phillip 17 Nov 2014

Gearing up for the 2014 AABLA finale
Gearing up for the 2014 AABLA finaleArticle

On 14 November the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards will announce the ultimate business game-changers across five categories in a finale to take place in Johannesburg...

7 Nov 2014

AABLA West African winners announced
AABLA West African winners announcedArticle

CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label, announced the winners of the West African round in a ceremony at Lagos' Oriental Hotel on Thursday, 23 October.

24 Oct 2014

Gates quits as Microsoft chairman, new CEO named
Gates quits as Microsoft chairman, new CEO namedArticle

WASHINGTON, USA: Microsoft said that founder Bill Gates was stepping down as chairman to become a technology adviser to the technology company and that Indian-born Satya Nadella would be Microsoft's new chief executive officer.

5 Feb 2014

Travis Bussiahn
The traditional media frog and the content monsterArticle

I'm convinced this is the year where it all finally comes together for business and content in South Africa. The year where the blank bored-room stares are replaced with twinkling eyes.

Travis Bussiahn 28 Jan 2014

AABLA winners to be crowned this week
AABLA winners to be crowned this weekArticle

Africa's ultimate business game-changers will be named on Friday, 8 November 2013 at the Johnnie Walker Blue Label CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards grand finale ceremony at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.

4 Nov 2013

50 Cent to launch SK Energy Shots in Africa
50 Cent to launch SK Energy Shots in AfricaArticle

Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson and SK Energy Shots are giving African entrepreneurs the chance to bring the energy shot to their country and give back at the same time.

28 Aug 2012

Grove and Google on a three city roadshow
Grove and Google on a three city roadshowArticle

Grove Group, a Google Premier Enterprise partner, has announced its third quarter seminar schedule on the subject of Cloud Computing, Social and Mobile. Grove and Google will be hosting a series of events in London, Cape Town and Johannesburg over the next few weeks.

10 Aug 2012

Charl Thom
The best advice I've ever receivedArticle

As you get to the wrong end of your thirties, people occasionally start asking you for advice. This probably has something to do with the grey stubble that starts making an appearance on your chin. But, whatever the reason, I've been approached with questions by a few friends, industry colleagues and people starting a new business or career path.

Charl Thom 4 May 2012

Proxama wins award in start-up competitionArticle

Proxama, a developer of near field communications (NFC) applications for mobile phones, has been named as a winner in the Cambridge Wireless Discovering Start-Ups 2011 competition. The UK-wide awards recognise excellence in technological innovation from start-up companies.

12 Dec 2011

Mango bears fruit for Gendel
Mango bears fruit for GendelArticle

South African low-cost airline Mango has appointed the Gendel Strategic Marketing Group to handle its brand and tactical advertising and supporting through-the-line promotional strategies, effective Thursday, 1 September 2011.

29 Aug 2011

Great brands differentiate. What are you doing to be different?
Great brands differentiate. What are you doing to be different?Article

Differentiation is key to positioning your brand above competitors and being a market leader. Cutting through all the marketing and advertising clutter to make a statement in the digital space may be easier said then done. Desiree Gullan, Creative Director of Gullan&Gullan has identified the top 8 traditional and social brand traits to help your brand be different.

Desirée Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 23 Mar 2011

AMAP's improvement hopes deferred
AMAP's improvement hopes deferredArticle

Amalgamated Appliance Holdings said on Monday that the downturn in the consumer market forced the group to change its model of selling consumer electronics products to the retail trade, resulting in substantial staff retrenchments.

7 Sep 2010

New commercial director for Thebe TourismArticle

Thebe Tourism Group has announced the appointment of Marilyn Lewis as its commercial director, reporting directly to the CEO of the group. She has, in recent months, consulted on business strategy for Thebe Tourism Group before taking up this permanent senior executive role in a full-time capacity.

12 May 2010

What does it mean to be brand-centric?
What does it mean to be brand-centric?Article

Too often when reviewing clients' marketing plans, I notice incongruence between their brand strategy and their marketing plans. Not only that, I see so many businesses marketing their brands without a real understanding of just what their brand stands for and what it promises to consumers.

Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 17 Mar 2009

Enterprise Architecture to lead IT strategy and service deliveryArticle

Attempts to align IT strategy with an abstract business vision or strategy are doomed to failure according Butler Group, one of Europe's leading IT research and advisory organisations.

Mark Blowers 30 Sep 2008

New marketing head for Microsoft SA
New marketing head for Microsoft SAArticle

Heather Third, the recently appointed business marketing officer for Microsoft South Africa, is focusing on aligning Microsoft's marketing strategy to the local market while driving the company's "people-ready" business vision. Third took on the leadership role in April 2006.

8 Jun 2006

Facelift for a coastal town (nip and tuck needed too)Article

Communications and public relations usually help to improve the image of an organisation or even a person. It's not often that you hear about an attempt to give a town a makeover.

John Bradfield 8 Mar 2005

The Internet and Your Business - Time to be RealisticArticle

Most of us have become immune to the hackneyed buzz phrases that characterise many of the discussions about why companies should be online. One of the most popular phrases, "If you're not on the Net, you'll be out of business in 2 (or 5 or 10) years", is also the most ironic when considering how many of the so-called "Dot.com" companies fell from grace in 1999 and 2000.

Linda Ravenhill 26 Aug 2002

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