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#GoogleBiz with Andre Wilkinson (@AndreWilkinson) & Stuart Fairbairns(@StuSocial) from iProspect (@iProspectSA)   The guys had a look at the importance and weight that content has in search and the social media world. Google has changed its algorithm from placing importance on links to a stronger focus on content, its relevance and if people are talking about and sharing it. The traditional SEO approach is to build content for pages on sites but now you also need to include content that is quick and easy to share i.e  blogs. Therefore you now need two content strategies; one around sharing and the other  based on traditional SEO. Your social media strategy needs…

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Cape Town hotel guests (and the public) can now accompany the Executive Sous Chef of the Table Bay Hotel on a fynbos picking excursion and enjoy the Cape’s unique flora in the form of gourmet cooking! Riana shared with us her great trip to the Baskloof Fynbos Private Nature Reserve at Scarborough with chef Adrian Schreuder, found out where his love for cooking started, got to know some of the fynbos that can serve as cooking ingredients, and had a look at Baskloof’s wonderful green features. Riana shared with us:  Where and what the Baskloof Fynbos Private Nature Reserve is,…

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 This week Dion took a slightly different but necessary track for our #TrendsBiz  (as they do @fluxtrends) to explore a more serious topic – socio-economic future of SA. The WEF competitive report was released last month and has largly gone under the the radar. Dion had a look at it from a Flux perspective and combined what we rank best at compared to what we rank lowest at, providing some serious  food for thought (it’s a bit of a bitter pill but the info needs to be put out there). According to the report South Africa ranks in the lowest group in terms of…

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In today’s ever changing software development landscape, people are adopting ways in which to decrease development costs and increase output in a shorter period with richer functionality. These factors have resulted in a lot of companies focusing on building frameworks and shifting from the traditional development approach to model driven development, where software developers are used for the complex behind the scenes work and business is empowered to build IT solutions through the use of their skills from a business process modelling perspective. Model Driven Development allows analysts to build and deploy systems without deep technical knowledge but still under the guidance of an…

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Luisa had a look at the topical subject of the changing role of Marketing and  the requirements of relevant skills needed. In the past the Marketing focus has always been about generating demand but now marketers are the customer engagement agents of the business. The marketing arm of business needs ensure that there is a golden thread and consistent message throughout to  the delivery of the brand promise, so there is a need to break down traditional silos in business to cross functional integration and communication.  The role of Marketers now is to understand  customer needs and what the organization needs are to do to…

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Post his recent trip to Paris for the September 2012 season of Maison & Objet (one of the major global decor & design fairs) as well as Paris Design Week. Dion gave us a sneak peak of findings and developments in the retail sector, specifically focused on retailers and businesses grappling with the new online/offline customer mindset, but if you want Dion to tell you more, be sure to bring yourself up to speed with the latest lifestyle and design trends for 2013 at the Flux Open Session, which will be presented on the 3rd October in Cape Town and the 4th October in Johannesburg.…

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It will come as a real surprise to many to learn that Africa has eight countries with a higher GDP per capita than China and about 15 higher than India. Not surprisingly, a recent survey confirms that 94% of South Africa’s CEOs expect growth from the rest of Africa this year. However, despite the progress made to expand into Africa by South African companies, they have been slow to realise the real and massive potential of the region – particularly its growing middle-class sector and its combined purchasing power estimated by economists to exceed $1-trillion. By population Nigeria is the…

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Opinion piece by Craig Page-Lee – Managing Director – Posterscope SA  “Out-of-Home (OOH) is the oldest communications medium in the world and was used long before television and radio were even invented.” That said, there has been a fundamental shift in how advertising and communications channels have been planned and bought over the past few decades and OOH in particular, has seen a radical step-change in the importance that the medium holds in the overall marketing mix of the 21st century. OOH is no longer the medium for static broadcast message delivery utilising the likes of billboards, posters, street-poles, and…

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The very talented Claire Phillips (@Claire952) joined us in studio for #MusicBiz. We chatted about her new album By Request, her take on the Biz of Music and choice to move from being signed with a label to independent. She also did a fantastic live performance in studio. Follow her on Facebook: facebook/clairephillipssa Podcast | Click HERE to listen  ***Claire Phillips performs live on BizRadio: Click HERE to listen A big thanks to @claire952 for joining us in studio this morning. What a cool chick and stunning voice. Going to be a great podcast. — BizRadio (@Biz_Radio) September 11, 2012 Join Chris Kolbe…

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We had a chat with Jason Hartman (@J_asonHartman) Jason has been very busy since Idols having had 4 play listed singles, including two number one hits on national radio stations. He is currently recording his album and also starred as a lead actor in the film, A Million Colours. Jason also is the celebrity ambassador for the International Anti Poaching Foundation, He sits on the board of Monaco-based Conservation Guardians and involved with many other great sustainable projects. He gave us a great run down on everything he is busy with and his take on the Biz of music.  Podcast | Click HERE to listen Find out more and…

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#BizInsight with Jason Cumming (@JasonCumming) from LeftField (@leftfieldtweet). From an informal economy comes a burgeoning market filled with business opportunities and challenges for brands. Jason unpacks some of these. Then moving slightly left field he chats about HOME GROWN coffee – Beaver Creek (@BeaverCreek_ZA) Podcast | Click HERE to listen @leftfieldtweet are doing amazing things! marklives.com/wordpress/2012… They are also responsible for all our branding/packaging design. Proud! — Beaver Creek Coffee (@BeaverCreek_ZA) August 31, 2012 Join Chris Kolbe every weekday morning from 9 to 11am for the Daily Biz on Biz Radio. Stay in touch with Chris at @Biz_Radio on twitter,…

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