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Ryno Colyn
Ryno Colyn
Cape Town's Sea Point Promenade comes alive with Layar Augmented Reality
Great stuff, love this application of AR
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 13:56
lynn scott
lynn scott
[Trends 2015] Keep an eye on Generation Z
I love this article...
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 12:19
Jackson Matanzima
Jackson Matanzima
Lobola goes mobile
whoever created this app shows no respect for our culture/tradition, who is he to decide price per Kg/Cm, Technology is supposed to used to resolve problems and Lobola is not a problem & doe not require apps
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 11:03
Kiara Halligan
Oxbridge Academy's phenomenal November 2014 exam results
Congrats to all the students! Hope you keep on that way of exams passing and essay writing successfully.
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 10:47
Kiara Halligan
Turned away by university? There is a second chance for you
Have just written an essay that being turned away by university isn't the end of the world.
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 10:36
Chris CJG
Chris CJG
NutriTech publishes product test results on website
Maybe you should have requested their lab tests first before publishing an article based on false information.
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 08:43
Aaron Mathe
Does switching off your geyser really save electricity?
I understand the matter of theory of the article,but according to my experience as a qualified electrician you can check my page on Facebook,it's called Power Saving Electrical Solutions,it's better you get your 20 amps timmer,and you set it on times you wish to use hot water,but it must be earlier than you wanna use your water,the main thing,don't forget to buy a geyser blanket when you install that 20Amps timmer
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 07:43
Craig Dummett
Craig Dummett
[Trends 2015] A purpose-filled future
Pepe, wow. The principles you highlight here are so true and refreshing. I have just answered some questions for a "Behind The Selfie" profile that Bizcomm are about to publish, which speak to the very essence of what you are saying.
I talk about a fundamental shift that occurred in my life and the life of my business (a PR agency) two years ago, taking on clients that carried greater 'meaning', that actually make a positive, healthy, necessary difference in the lives of their markets. This was a natural outworking of what was happening in my own life when I finally gave up the fight, got honest and faced my fear (a death/ life scenario) tackling it with the help of others, and changing course, keeping an open mind and practicing willingness in the process.
Resultantly a quiet, fundamental respect for, and connection between our clients and us has occurred, which just elevates how we think, consult and ultimately deliver. Our delivery has become more powerful and informed. Magic then happens, when we least expect it, and in hindsight when the moment is just right (when its actually needed). But the ‘connection’ has to happen. And that, in my mind, can only happen, when it comes from a place of very personal experience.
Thank you for being brave and sharing this with an industry that carries so much influence and needs great navigators and mentors like yourself.
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 16:20
Tyler Spears
'Zelda: Don't tug on Superman's cape', and other social media lessons
What software did you use to create that diagram?
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 14:31
Brittany Hawkins
Brittany Hawkins
Interactive smartphone app promotes Winelands tourism
This free app is perfect for both locals and tourists. So many more reasons to visit the winelands!
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 13:44
Pio Combrink
Pio Combrink
Why small contact centres need cloud
I need to manualy capture and verify data on Cloud. Who can help?
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 13:40
Arthur Charles Van Wyk
Arthur Charles Van Wyk
Context is king in the next wave of digital marketing
Great point. I said this same thing to a prospect just this morning. I am very happy that I am not alone in holding this opinion.
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 13:27
Arthur Charles Van Wyk
Arthur Charles Van Wyk
Social Media Sales
Are you still having this challenge?
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 13:16
Arthur Charles Van Wyk
Arthur Charles Van Wyk
The MTN Durban Fashion Week: What?
I like that you act as defense counsel for DFW. But you tackle none of the points I make in your counter argument. If you did, you would have cited designers that went on to be great after participating in DFW.

In 2008 Sibu Msimang, Kwame Khuzwayo, Lynette Ganesan and Katherine Montague went to India to showcase their designs as part of a designer contingent that included Nkhensani Nkosi and Malcolm Kluk. The aforementioned designers were the "development talent" that were supposed to have been "springboarded" by that particular experience. Please do yourself a favour and check up on them today - almost 7 years later.

I mention the above designers because an agency that I owned at the time - KOOLOOMA - was the only entity that got them ink in a print publication (Daily News) at the time. This was shortly after the DFW and not a finger was lifted by AFI or VSHE to get these designers some ink, even if it was with a hidden agenda to promote their own brands.
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 13:10
Arthur Charles Van Wyk
Arthur Charles Van Wyk
The MTN Durban Fashion Week: What?
Wow. I wrote this piece 7 years ago. But I still firmly of the opinion that the DFW event had no development agenda. Everything they did was fuelled by the funds that MTN pumped into the project. Once the MTN money dried up that wa sthe end of the event.
Even Precious Motsepe's AFI has not carried on hosting the show since they owned 50% of the show.

There was no passion behind it. There was no vision behind it. It was just money that needed to be used and VSHE Productions used the money as best they could.
If someone with a vision for the entire Durban fashion industry was behind the wheel of the event, it would not have died out in 2008..
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 13:03
hammerhead
National key points - the list they didn't want you to see
In other words, anything that is important to the cabinet or whose non-functionality would function their eating habits.
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 12:37
Lieb Van Zyl
Proposed changes to retirement funds created confusion
You are right: the proposed changes, as well as the suspension of the implementation thereof, has created a lot of uncertainty. So much more could have been done in terms of communication around this point. We embarked on an education drive to inform our clients of these inevitable changes during the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2014. The response to the proposed changes was generally positive. I wish I could say the same thing when we communicated to our clients late last year to inform them that these changes would not be taking place after all! This was not received well, and I think our industry as a whole suffered reputational loss as a consequence of bad communication and ineffective leadership.
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 12:36
Marco Fuini
Five ways pitching out creative briefs will kill your brand
The participants of the pitch are as much at fault as the company procuring the service. As long as creative agencies continue to "feed the fire", the fire will continue to burn. The more we participate in pitches - the more we send out a message that there is no real value in what we offer.

I will only pitch work on the following conditions: A first round of shortlisting based purely on credentials and portfolio submission. There-after for those who pitch a creative solution, there needs to be a guaranteed rejection fee if their concept is not selected.
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 08:49
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