Choosing the right partners in a changing market by Wesley Lynch13 June 2011 0 Comments
As the print publishing industry fades and digital platforms flourish, market consolidation is the order of the day, with creative agencies scrambling to acquire digital skills. But it is a slippery acquisition target – the software development fraternity is itself growing and mutating, with complex and differentiated skill sets evolving around social, mobile and online platforms.
38 Emerging South African entrepreneurs are doing great things by Suhaifa Naidoo13 May 2011 0 Comments
The Old Mutual Entrepreneurs guide is a collaboration between Africa’s leading entrepreneurs and Old Mutual. This free guide showcases 38 emerging entrepreneurs in South Africa who inspire people by sharing their knowledge and wisdom. They were individually interviewed and a video documentary was then published.
Umbono steps out by Brett Commaille26 April 2011 0 Comments
I had the privilege of being involved in Google’s Umbono event as a mentor with Wesley Lynch and Invenfin’s Alexandra Fraser. It was organised with Silicon Cape at the V&A last week. It was a simple event aimed at getting the techies and the idea people together in the hope of pulling the ideas out of their heads and into the real world with the help of new found partnerships.
Exclus1ves.co.za turns 1 by Wesley Lynch16 March 2011 0 Comments
It’s been exactly a year since we launched the new exclusives.co.za website. Exclus1ves required a fully functional e-commerce site. The aim was to leverage the existing brand equity and expand the brand perception to include non-book products like CD's, DVD's, games, e-books and audio books. There was also importance placed on promoting the Fanatics loyalty program. The site grew immensely over the last year and rapidly moved into the digital edge with full support of e-books and audio-books which is constantly growing.
Customer is King with Online Group Retail by Charles Stroud09 March 2011 0 Comments
Online group retail is all about getting a certain amount of people to purchase a deal for the transaction to take place. The product, service, or deal is available to all required group retail users. The required amounts of individuals are either determined by the company hosting the deal or the online group retailers themselves.