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Hill's The Underdog Project in Cape Town
#OrchidsandOnions: There's no monopoly on capital doing good

When a brand does good for the society in which it exists, it can have powerful positive effects not only on its image, but also on sales

By Brendan Seery 20 Jun 2017

Alliance Media conscious about carbon
Alliance Media conscious about carbon

Alliance Media has made use of World Environment Day, earlier this month, to review their sustainable environmental policy

Issued by Alliance Media 20 Jun 2017

Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project
Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project

With the initial goal of improving stakeholder relations in the communities surrounding their operations in KZN, Sappi Southern Africa sought community-minded individuals and recruited them for the Abashintshi Social Mobilisation Project

Issued by Sappi 19 Jun 2017

2017 SheEO SleepOut moved to August
2017 SheEO SleepOut moved to August

The SheEO SleepOut event has been moved from 22 June to 8 August 2017

15 Jun 2017

Share your Labello Beautiful Smile
Share your Labello Beautiful Smile

From June this year, Labello is caring for lips and smiles across South Africa in a whole new way, by partnering with Smile Foundation to help children with facial abnormalities

Issued by Symbiotic Communications 14 Jun 2017

Habitat for Humanity chosen as our CSI cause to support this winter!
Habitat for Humanity chosen as our CSI cause to support this winter!

Habitat for Humanity recently approached Oasis Digital Networks after seeing their new digital screens at the BP forecourts with the intention of promoting awareness and participation in their build events

Issued by Oasis Digital Networks 14 Jun 2017

Cause marketing dos and don'ts - from a consumer perspective
Cause marketing dos and don'ts - from a consumer perspective

With recent disasters like the storm in Cape Town and Knysna fires, brands have stepped in to help. We asked our community of consumers for some cause marketing pointers

Issued by IGI 13 Jun 2017

Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced
Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced

Individuals and companies who have made extraordinary contributions to PET recycling in SA, including Bizcommunity's Managing Editor, have been named Petco Award winners

8 Jun 2017

Alliance Media observes World Environment Day
Alliance Media observes World Environment Day

Alliance Media joins in the celebration of World Environment Day, recognising that everyone has the responsibility to take responsibility for our environment

Issued by Alliance Media 5 Jun 2017

Inaugural Africa Shared Value Summit shifts perceptions on business as usual
Inaugural Africa Shared Value Summit shifts perceptions on business as usual

The recent Africa Shared Value Summit brought together business leaders from across the spectrum to engage with and advocate for the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model

Issued by Shift Social Development 2 Jun 2017

Moving the microphone to the heart of the communities
Moving the microphone to the heart of the communities

Heart FM will once again take the microphone to the heart of Western Cape communities for the 16 Days For Youth initiative from 1 June

Issued by Heart FM 1 Jun 2017

Alliance Media invests further into Africa
Alliance Media invests further into Africa

Alliance Media has made a significant donation to Trees for the Future which will see 5,000 indigenous trees being planted across various African countries

Issued by Alliance Media 1 Jun 2017

Put you in Youth Month
Put you in Youth Month

To coincide with Youth Month and CSI Month we're publishing a two-month Content Highlight burst aiming to provide our 464,000 local and global readers with a comprehensive snapshot of the state of CSI projects and programmes in our region

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Jun 2017

8-i South Africa 2017
First 8-i event in South Africa sparks creativity for good causes

South Africa held its first 8-i on Saturday, 20 May 2017, where five NGOs gathered with students from Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography to create websites, wireframes and marketing collateral

1 Jun 2017

Carmen Murray
Free masterclass: Fundamentals to disrupt and delight by activating brand purpose

What if I tell you there are ways for brands to find a way to bring two economies together. I believe brands have the power to unleash something bigger and better than what we have ever envisioned

By Carmen Murray, Issued by Mobitainment 31 May 2017

#JunkStatus: Business needs charity as much as charity needs business
#JunkStatus: Business needs charity as much as charity needs business

While corporate South Africa grapples with what it really means to run a business in an economy that has been downgraded to ‘junk status', non-profit organisations are taking a closer look at what impact the tightening of belts will have on communities who rely heavily on charitable support to get by

31 May 2017

Alliance Media celebrates Africa Day
Alliance Media celebrates Africa Day

On Africa Day 2017, Alliance Media has decided to showcase how they embody the African spirit by making a pledge to plant 5,000 trees across African countries

Issued by Alliance Media 25 May 2017

#NewCampaign: Stop the Cycle
#NewCampaign: Stop the Cycle

The Huffington Post SA partnered with Native VML to come up with an engaging way to highlight the increased socio-economic and environmental impact of consumerism, and send a clear message to industries and manufacturers that need to be held accountable

25 May 2017

Red Cherry Interactive's sister company Touch Africa is running a Mandela Day book drive
Red Cherry Interactive's sister company Touch Africa is running a Mandela Day book drive

In the spirit of Mandela Day, Red Cherry Interactive's sister company, Touch Africa (a non-profit organisation), is running a book drive

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 25 May 2017

#NewCampaign: Surf's School of Shine
#NewCampaign: Surf's School of Shine

Surf Washing Powder and Liquorice have just launched a digital billboard activation showcasing the CVs of real-life women to help them launch their careers

19 May 2017

Trialogue director Cathy Duff
Tracking a decade of trends in SA's CSI space

According to Trialogue director Cathy Duff, despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy

19 May 2017

Mark Tulay, director of Strategic Investor Initiative at New York-based CECP
Employees, customers empower CEOs to embrace sustainability

Businesses that contribute to socioeconomic development can dramatically outperform

18 May 2017

A conscious move towards greatness
A conscious move towards greatness

Joe Public United has been selected as a finalist in this year's inaugural Conscious Companies Awards, which celebrates the journey of human evolution and business leaders and focuses on business values

Issued by Joe Public United 16 May 2017

BMi Research provides a helping hand for Ubuhle
BMi Research provides a helping hand for Ubuhle

BMi Research staff members together with Netball SA erected two full-size and two portable netball poles which were donated by Netball SA at the Ubuhle Care and Development Centre in Bronkhorstspruit

Issued by BMi Research 15 May 2017

Award-winning 'boys' are back in a new campaign for CANSA
Award-winning 'boys' are back in a new campaign for CANSA

The award-winning ‘boys' - two of the two of the hairiest, wrinkliest and most frank-speaking brand ambassadors around - are back in a new campaign for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

Issued by FCB Africa 15 May 2017

Fighting sexism: ‘I love giving blow jobs to sandwiches’, says this model in the #WomenNotObjects campaign in the US. The Loeries aim to encourage local advertisers to celebrate work that acknowledges our humanity.
Ad awards prioritise humanity

Body language. Advertising in its simplest form is a brand's flirtation with a person. The way a brand makes a human feel will determine the relationship that follows between brand and consumer

By Suhana Gordhan 11 May 2017

Godllywood teaches women to understand and embrace their purpose
Godllywood teaches women to understand and embrace their purpose

The second meeting of Godllywood Self Help explored women's purpose and encouraged them to embrace their role and to raise their standards in all that they undertake

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 11 May 2017

SAB Foundation awards open for entries
SAB Foundation awards open for entries

Local innovators and social entrepreneurs that are solving social problems facing disadvantaged South Africans may now enter the SAB Foundation's seventh annual Social Innovation and second annual Disability Empowerment Awards

10 May 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: Capital can care... and it can make you think, too

Unless a media planner makes a fatal mistake, then one of the ads you are unlikely to see on Gupta TV - ANN7 - is one of the latest ones for Absa, in the campaign under the “Prosper” banner

By Brendan Seery 9 May 2017

Launch of #ActionAgainstPoverty for Mandela Day this week
Launch of #ActionAgainstPoverty for Mandela Day this week

The new theme for Mandela Day, #ActionAgainstPoverty, will officially be launched by Brand South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

8 May 2017

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