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Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)
Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)

While the world was focusing on Millennials and Baby Boomers, Gen X were quietly reinventing what it means to be an adult today

By Jessica Tennant 3 hours ago

Understanding growth power in sub-Saharan Africa and defining Africa's middle class
Understanding growth power in sub-Saharan Africa and defining Africa's middle class

UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing and Ipsos have partnered to uncover a mass of data about a market comprising roughly a 100m people in sub-Saharan Africa - the urban middle class

By Juanita Pienaar 10 hours ago

#CMO2020: The role of marketers in a data-driven world
#CMO2020: The role of marketers in a data-driven world

Speakers at the CMO2020 event debated the role and relevance of marketers in a data-driven, technological world, leading up to 2020

By Juanita Pienaar 18 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba
#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba

The annual Travel Indaba has rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba, reflecting its evolution from a locally-orientated event to one that is representative of the African continent

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

Relevant retail research analysis at annual SACSC conference
Relevant retail research analysis at annual SACSC conference

Stakeholders forming part of the broader shopping centre and retail industries are gathering at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton today for the SACSC Research Conference

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 May 2017

Posiive Dialogue Communications team
#Prisms2017 winners: Positive Dialogue Communications

The 2017 Prism Awards took place at a ceremony at The Park House of Events on 6 May 2017 and I chatted to some of the gold winners

By Juanita Pienaar 16 May 2017

How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry
How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry

Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information

By Sam Smith 16 May 2017

ByDesign directors, Vanessa Baard and Kevin Welman
#Prisms2017 winners: ByDesign Communications and Net#work BBDO

The 2017 Prism Awards took place at a ceremony last weekend and I chatted to some of the gold winners

By Juanita Pienaar 12 May 2017

Alphaspirit © –
Blowing out the walls

Facebook's ambitions have set the company on a course to radically shift its standing from social media giant to futuristic innovation hub

By Gil Sperling 11 May 2017

Atmosphere crowned as the most awarded agency
#Prisms2017 winners: Atmosphere and the King James Group

The 2017 Prism Awards took place at a ceremony this past weekend and I chatted to some of the gold winners

By Juanita Pienaar 11 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Are tradeshows worth the investment?

In theory, tradeshows are a great way to spread the word about your brand, meet new contacts within your industry, and potentially land a few major clients or customers. But digital marketing and advertising have disrupted such traditional marketing methods

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 May 2017

Ruth Kolevsohn, chief operating officer at Burson-Marsteller Africa
#Prisms2017 winners: Burson-Marsteller Africa

The 2017 Prism Awards took place at a ceremony this past weekend and I chatted to some of the gold winners

By Juanita Pienaar 10 May 2017

Sunshine co's digital sales manager, Willem Foster, Zeno Petersen (winner) and Karlien Murray from AtPhoto
Q&A with Zeno Petersen, winner of the Sunshine Co. Instagram Award

Local cinematographer, Zeno Petersen won Sunshine Co.'s first Instagram pop-up competition, beating 250 entries

By Juanita Pienaar 9 May 2017

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A glimpse into the online newsroom

On day two of the National Prisa Conference, journalist, media consultant and trainer Marion Scher shared insights on managing news in digital media, how this has changed and stayed the same, and the relationship between public relations (PR) and the media in this regard

By Jessica Tennant 8 May 2017

Spaceship demonstration at the Adforum Summit
AdForum Worldwide Summit 2017 insights

The Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) represented SA for the ninth consecutive year at the global AdForum Worldwide Summit and it's CEO shared some insights

By Johanna McDowell 5 May 2017

Lauren Durant
Bringing brands to life by creating memorable encounters

Annual EventTrack research confirms that 74% of consumers say engaging with branded event marketing experiences makes them more likely to buy the products being promoted

By Lauren Durant, Issued by Isilumko Activate 5 May 2017

Serving the Prism Awards
Serving the Prism Awards

This Saturday the public relations (PR) industry will celebrate 20 years of the Prism Awards. Entries have grown since the first Prism Awards in 1997, and today over 200 entries are received on average, annually

By Danette Breitenbach 3 May 2017

Nicole Reitz-Chidrawi and Samantha Ferguson
#Newsmaker: Nicole Reitz-Chidrawi + Samantha Ferguson = Flint & Tinder

Nicole Reitz-Chidrawi (the flint) and Samantha Ferguson (the tinder) of boutique events company Flint & Tinder Events celebrate a year of event planning

By Jessica Tennant 1 May 2017

Nic Ray from BrandsEye
Amasa Speaker Series kicks off with Nic Ray from BrandsEye

The first episode in the Amasa Speaker Series hosted Nic Ray, who spoke about how BrandsEye can possibly predict future outcomes

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Apr 2017

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas
Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

Kheng Ho Toh © –
Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

The new Ignite Fitness gym installation is a great example of creativity and innovation in lighting as well as the gym concept.
Creativity and innovation

Companies that have stood the test of time are those who are the most creative and innovative. Even more so in the event industry.

By Andrew Gibson 13 Apr 2017

CEO of Monash South Africa Sharad Mehra and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Reigniting Africa

A few years ago, there was a sense of hope and optimism around Africa. Today that sense has faded and so we need to work to get back to that. Despite this, Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, says he is optimistic about the continent

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Apr 2017

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge for the second consecutive year. Here, owner and local amassador Mic Mann shares more about the event and the Silicon Valley-like culture such an opportunity presents to Africa's innovators

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

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Exhibitions: misunderstood and undervalued

Exhibitions add R66.5 billion to South Africa's GDP, contributing R3 billion to national taxes and 135,100 sustainable jobs. In 2015 of the five million visitors to exhibitions, tourists accounted for 1 million of these

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Apr 2017

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#In2SummitSA: The African era of communications

The Holmes Report's 2017 In2 Innovation Summit took place at The Maslow in Sandton on 29 March. Opening the event, Tim Sutton, chairman, EMEA and Asia-Pacific at Weber Shandwick, facilitated a panel discussion on ‘The African Era'

By Jessica Tennant 29 Mar 2017

#Prisms2017: It's a celebration
#Prisms2017: It's a celebration

A Prism Award is about the wow factor; not business as usual. This year the Awards, which recognise the public relations (PR) industry and its work, celebrate its 20th year. The aim is to get 300 entries - a far cry from the five in its inaugural year

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

A connected digital society is critical for Africa to thrive
A connected digital society is critical for Africa to thrive

Technology developments have had a profound effect on emerging economies in Africa. The widespread adoption of mobile phones in particular has seen a proliferation of new and innovative ways for businesses to reach and engage their customers, and for governments to provide services to their citizens

By Lee Naik 10 Mar 2017

Married 9-5: Rethinking your relationships
Married 9-5: Rethinking your relationships

Relationship expert and author of Embracing Conflict, Paula Quinsee is currently acting as a coach to the couples featured on the localised TV show, Married at First Sight South Africa

By Jessica Tennant 6 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Six ways to host an unforgettable seminar

Many seminars and presentations can be fairly predictable, boring, and for some people, end up being an expensive nap. But that doesn't mean yours are doomed for the same fate

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Mar 2017

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