Category Archive: Innovation

World Economic Forum Calls For #internet4all

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Today, the Word Economic Forum (WEF) called for a campaign to promote internet access as a basic right. Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa and Member of the Executive Committee for the WEF, writes… Continue reading

Love Yourself

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In my weekly column for Marklives.com (Africa’s foremost site on marketing and advertising), I select one South African ad to feature as my Ad of the Week. (Sometimes we even find something done… Continue reading

DIY Law – How to Get Things Done in Nigeria

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Although Nigeria has the largest GDP in Africa, it ranks horribly low in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report, coming in 39th in the continent. This is mainly due to slow bureaucracy, but… Continue reading

Innovation From the Ground Up

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Businesses are constantly being exhorted to innovate. How exactly we go about this differs from business to business. Douglas Krueger, author of Relentlessly Relevant – 50 Ways to Innovate, has been looking at the… Continue reading

Technology & Marketing — a Powerful Alliance

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In 2012 the research and consulting firm Gartner predicted that by 2017, a company’s chief marketing officer would be spending more on technology than its chief information officer was. Scott Brinker of Ion… Continue reading

MAL for Libraries

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Got this communiqué in my in-box today, and I think it’s worth reproducing in full. It’s about something that’s close to my heart: how businesses can do something about the state of the… Continue reading

Should Marketers Diversify, Consolidate or Uberify?

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‘Uber’ is probably the buzzword of the year, and it’s not just about getting rides. Now marketers are being told to consider the Uber model when looking at agencies. It’s not just about… Continue reading

Friday Fun – The Navigator That Beat GPS to Market by 30 Years

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An interesting read for the end-of-week spirit: Thirty years ago, a company called Etak released the first commercially available computerized navigation system for automobiles. And they built the whole thing from scratch, including… Continue reading

A New Magazine (And It’s Free!)

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A new business annual – #TheFutureByDesign – launches today. The magazine intends to stimulate discourse in the advertising and marketing sectors about smart design thinking, and about how intelligence can help create elegant… Continue reading

Groote Schuur’s Innovation Hub Makeover

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Cape Town’s Haldane Martin and his team have created a workspace for Groote Schuur Hospital’s Innovation Hub, where members can meet, brainstorm or sit quietly to get work done. The Innovation Hub has… Continue reading