Comments from Bizcommunity's first subscribers back in August 2001:
Marie Yossava, Grapevine CommunicationsCongratulations to BizCommunity on its 10th Birthday and for establishing a an effective marketing platform and communications tool for the associated industries with global reach exposing our industry players to the rest of the world. May you keep on growing. Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Bruce WrightI remember clearly the day you called and said you were launching Biz-community. It was about the same time that we had just launched 20twenty. You asked if I’d like to advertise 20twenty on the site “for free” -- what a question, with the obvious answer of “yes please”. The first month of Biz-community the pages were sprawled with 20twenty orange. You were an integral part of our launch too, for that I thank you once again. Congratulations and here’s to the next 10 years! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Rosemary Hare, Hare & Ehrenberg CommunicationHappy 10th anniversary and well done! Yours is one of the most useful and informative websites around. I’m always recommending it. I look forward to seeing you go from strength to strength. All the best for a bright future! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Dean Wentzel, KRAZYBOYZ digitalHappy happy!! And well-done. Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Richard Simpson, BulkSMS.comCongratulations on reaching your 10th birthday BizCommunity! I have watched the brand and website grow over the last 10 years and am always impressed by the scope and variety of articles offered. I often find myself clicking through to read articles in your newsletter – not something I do regularly with other newsletter subscriptions. I am looking forward to seeing what BizCommunity has in store for the next 10 years... Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Andrea MitchellFrom very humble beginnings… Getting excited about achieving 100 email subscribers and debates on whether 10c was too expensive for a banner impression; it is with much respect, admiration and delight to bear witness to Bizcommunity's celebrate the turn of a decade. What an amazing achievement. It has been a pleasure watching the seed sprout into one of South Africa’s leading industry online destination, and one I certainly couldn’t live without. Congratulations to you all. Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Judith MiddletonBizCommunity is without doubt, the first point of call for the marketing and advertising communities in South Africa. It’s growth over the past 10 years is indicative of the demand for quality information. DUO Marketing + Communications has used the site to recruit, inform and promote and all three aspects have delivered direct return on investment for us. Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Dave McKenzie, BOO! Alternative MediaI remember using biz community as our primary launch medium, when we first launched POP in 2002. The general feedback from the industry was that they always recollected our brand as the one listed on the top button of Bizcommunity. It gave our young company the visibility that we required. When we started BOO! 3 years later , I think we had to wait a year until ‘our’ original position became available, once it did we reclaimed the spot and signed for a year. It has been fantastic to not only use Bizcommunity as an effective advertising platform, but to keep up-to-date through your fabulous medium. A big congratulations for pioneering a bold new niche in the advertising and media industry 10 years ago, and the bold vision has indeed translated into a well deserved success story. Viva ! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Edward Kuik, Nitric IndustriesAs the first Bizcommunity subscriber I have received more newsletters than anyone else! While it was fun being a "community" of one, it's better to part of the übercommunity it is today. Happy Birthday to Bizcommunity
(Moderator: Edward had an office next to Bizcommunity's when it launched and was the very first subscriber) Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Peter Frampton, founding director Bandwidth BarnA really great achievement. Well done indeed and happy tenth anniversary! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Sue DislerWas it really 10 years ago when I sat in Andre and Terry's lounge being pitched this new idea of a community-based website for media and marketing in SA? My first reaction was "Great idea... bold... but how are you going to get an extremely fussy marketing community to come to one place repeatedly and repeatedly with absolutely no credibility?" and "Even if it takes off (because at that stage, the internet was still a fledgling entity in SA), it's going to take years of hard work, dedication, patience, lack of sleep, madness, frustration, time, the list goes on and on... I could not do it." My reticence has certainly proved to be remiss, as all I can say is, "Hats off to the passion and perseverance in making Bizcommunity the success it is today - I wish I had done it!" Happy Birthday! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
Janine Lloyd, Livewired Public RelationsBizcommunity has provided invaluable exposure and awareness for our growing PR business for over a decade now. Through Bizcommunity we have gained clients, communicated with existing and potential clients as well as made partner and supplier contacts that have become invaluable over the years! The eyeballs and receive has grown year on year and Bizcommunity is a vital party of our marketing strategy! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:00
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Warren HardingHappy Birthday Bizcommunity! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:41
Justin WilliamsHappy birthday Bizcommunity, here's to 100 more! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 08:42
Ruth CooperBizcommunity birthday week whoop Posted on 22 Aug 2011 09:13
Simone Puterman: editor-at-largeFeels like just the other day that I joined Bizcommunity, in 2006, and now we're 10 years old! What a ride! #Happybiz10 everyone! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 09:22
Graeme HayesHappy Birthday Biz! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 10:16
Dries BadenhorstBizcommunity.com has been the life source to me and my family for 8 years now. The success of this incredible platform is based not only in its fantastic IT but also in the fantastic people that Bizcommunity.com seem to attract when it comes to recruiting. I have had the privilege to meet and work with the most amazing people at Bizcommunity.com for the past 8 years - and I have had the honor to see people grow and mature into very specialized and highly sought after individuals. This is a VERY big thank you to Andre, Ken and Johan who gave me the opportunity to sink my teeth into their incredible vision and for allowing me the opportunity to play my humble role in seeing them reach this 10th birthday celebration. A special thank you to all those special clients that have contributed with their support to place Bizcommunity at the top of the ladder as South Africa's premium B2B news source. Biz rocks!!!!! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 10:38
Cathy Badenhorst•*¨*• HAPPY (¯''•.¸* * ¸.•''¯) B I R T H D A Y •*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*¸.•*¨`* T O YOU •*¨*•.¸¸ •*¨*• H A P P Y (¯''•.¸* * ¸.•''¯) B I R T H D A Y •*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*¸.•*¨`*T O Y O U •*¨*•.¸¸ •*¨*•? H A P P Y (¯''•.¸* * ¸.•''¯) B I R T H D A Y •*¨*•.¸¸¸ •*¨*• H A P P Y (¯''•.¸* * ¸.•''¯) B I R T H D A Y •*¨*...Biz Community...may you many more!!! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 10:44
Terry LevinCathy Badenhorst your birthday graphic on biz is so cool, if I had any say I would make you a winnner Posted on 22 Aug 2011 12:28
Ilse van den BergHappy Birthday Bizcom! :) Posted on 22 Aug 2011 10:48
Chris DavidHappy Birthday BiZc , thanks for all the great work Posted on 22 Aug 2011 11:10
Alvin TaffySince i graduated with an honours degree in marketing i have always been looking for a place to hang out with marketers. Bizcommunity has become my home, thank for being there for us. Happy is your birthday, wish you many more years of awesome work :-) Posted on 22 Aug 2011 11:24
Jeannine OrzechowskiCongrats on your 10th anniversary! I look forward to receiving your daily newsletters for the next 10 years... Posted on 22 Aug 2011 12:54
|HBD Bizcom! you've been my trusted source of marketing and advertising news for 6 year. looking forward for the next years!!!! :) Posted on 22 Aug 2011 13:13|
Genevieve BosHappy birthday Biz!!! May you have many many more!! Thank you for all the relevant info, updates and news!! Especially thanks for all the great jobs I have found and successfully landed! I will continue to keep you on the top of my Favourites list !! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 14:31
Inky DresnerWow - One Decade old! Congratulations and Happy Happy Birthday! Look forward to receiving my BizCom fix for many decades to come. Posted on 22 Aug 2011 16:21
Andre HeydraHappy birthday Biz... Posted on 22 Aug 2011 17:47
Alan HughesAwesome guys! WELL DONE, Andre, Ken and the whole Biz family. Wishing you ongoing success through the next decade and beyond... Happy, happy Birthday!!! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 20:55
|Our college Marketing class went to visit your offices and what striked me about the visit was the level of comfort the employees exhibited and how happy all of them seemed. |
From then on I always visit BizCommunity for advice and to stay up to date with the latest jobs that have been posted.
Happy 10 year anniversary! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 22:11
Lauren KrugerOur college Marketing class came to visit your offices and what struck me at first was the way the employees seemed relaxed and happy while they worked. That really stood out to me.
From then on I always follow Bizcommunity to stay up to date on the job market and marketing news.
Happy 10th Anniversary! Posted on 22 Aug 2011 22:18
|I don't think you ever work for BizCommunity, always with it. A great family of people, working towards a common goal. I'll always look back on the time spent there with great warmth. Congratulations on achieving a well-deserved milestone! Posted on 23 Aug 2011 06:48|
Frances GordonHappy birthday. Bizcommunity offers an excellent service, for press offices and ads. Long may it continue :) Posted on 23 Aug 2011 07:58
Cliff HallAs a recent subsriber to Bizcommunity, I was so impressed with the content and quality of information that it haas become my home page. Congrats to all. Posted on 23 Aug 2011 08:39
|the most superb hangout ever! very informative and relevant. As a senior Gd, after 8 years as a part of this community, im more confident than ever all cos of THE BIZ BANG THEORY!|
PS, we so HOT like that! Posted on 23 Aug 2011 09:39
Desmond ShobaSince subscribing to Bizcommunity I have been able to keep up with marketing issues and the marketing contributions from Chris they are very informative happy birthday lets look forwad to the next ten years. Posted on 23 Aug 2011 15:34
Thulile MoticoeWOW! has it really been years??? time does fly indeed. But thank you for all the roles you have played in my life...Job searches, Marketing and brand insights, bloggs that i just cannot live without on a daily basis.
Thank you and keep on shining, There could never be any other...keep on informing and we will keep on listening and liking and loving. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIZZ MNCWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Posted on 24 Aug 2011 10:55
Terry LevinIt's comments like this that makes us all proud to be associated with the biz brand - making a difference to each other, to our region, sharing resources, being fabulous, long may we all thrive and grow! Posted on 24 Aug 2011 11:17
Gabby CowlingBizcommunity has played an invaluable role in our business on a number of levels, here's to the next 100 years of being current and relevant in all aspects of marketing!! Happy Days!! Posted on 24 Aug 2011 14:58
Mekyla WilsnauchHappy birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!! Happy Birthday dear BIZCOMMUNITY!! Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!
* Hands virtual Birthday Cake* to the amazing team behind this page!!!! Posted on 24 Aug 2011 15:17
Daniel MartinsHappy Birthday Bizcommunity! You have been an amazing souce of info for the last 10 years! You guys have made the media and marketing community very proud!!! Posted on 25 Aug 2011 10:18
aisling kellyA biz bang Happy Bday Joke for you!
“A neutron walks into a bar and asks how much for a drink. The bartender replies, ‘For you, no charge.’”
Happy BDay Bizcommunity - wishing you as much success by a trillion for the next 10 years & beyond! Posted on 25 Aug 2011 12:41
Eugene YigaAnd many more! Posted on 25 Aug 2011 18:27
Ridhwaana BaradienHappy Birthday Bizcommunity! My best Bizcommunity story - We have spot inspections at work on our internet usage and my boss checked my internet history and it was all Bizcommunity! Embarrassed. But what can I say I am a true biz fan. Posted on 26 Aug 2011 09:27
Lauren KrugerI watch the job section on the site like a hawk, since I consider Bizcommunity to be a trustworthy source for jobs. I have been scammed more than once by job adverts.
Keep up the good work.
Happy B-day! Posted on 26 Aug 2011 11:25
Bianca FernandesCongratulations Bizcommunity! This is a true tribute to you and your 10 years of success and to another 10 years to come. Thank you for being the best site around for all my web needs. Posted on 26 Aug 2011 12:45
Sootho TauBack in 2006 I was a BBA student and also doing IT on a partime basis, most of the time I will come up with all these latest news. Everytime when other students bring the business newspapers in class for presentation, I will bring a small paper of some of the news I got from Bizcommunity website and make a killer one.
My favourate part of the website was to look at the list of companies and right there I got an inspiration to start my own. I'm glad that today my company (ingenuityAD) is now listed on Bixcommunity and I also have a personal profile. My next goal is to do a design course so that I get a skill to create some killer graphic design for my clients.
Bizcommunity is the most informative and a leading website for today's generation.
Big up to the management and happy 10th birthday!!!!!Booooomm!!! Posted on 26 Aug 2011 12:58
Divan GuerreHappy 10th Birthday Bizcommunity!! Thanks for always bringing us up to date with the latest marketing related news and information!! Posted on 26 Aug 2011 15:33
Cheryl HarperHappy Birthday to my Biz Family!!!
It has been fantastic being part of & sharing the growth and success of this great brand! It is always the people that make it happen and Bizcommunity has a wonderful bunch of people!! look forward to the next 10 years! Posted on 26 Aug 2011 22:17
Eric EdelsteinCongrats guys, and watching with interest where you take Biz Community over the next decade. Posted on 28 Aug 2011 18:07
Mohammed AwamiHappy Birthday to the "Bizzcom".. my home page for the last 2 years. Posted on 29 Aug 2011 14:48
Simon MabukaHappy birthday Bizcommunity!!! I would love to see grow and expand for many years because you are now my home and future. Happy birthday Bizcommunity!!!! Posted on 31 Aug 2011 23:24