The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Empathy - a two-way street in customer service
Empathy - a two-way street in customer service

It's no secret that personalisation is essential in developing a successful customer experience. Central to that is getting to know all you can about your customer and using that information to drive the interaction.

By Wynand Smit 1 day ago

Leigh Andrews, editor-in-chief of marketing and media at Bizcommunity.
#BizTrends2018: Rewind from attention spam back to attention span

One of the biggest trends we're set to see this year is a plethora of marketing messages facing ever-decreasing attention from consumers. Everywhere we look, brands are vying for attention, so it takes clever planning for yours to stand out from the snowballing amount of spam.

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jan 2018

Zimbabwe: Watered down media achievements
Zimbabwe: Watered down media achievements

After seven years of devastating effects of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), the media and the population at large have welcomed the registration of four newspapers in Zimbabwe - Newsday, Daily News, Daily Gazette and The Mail.

By Tarisai Nyamweda 28 Jun 2010

Doubts over Zimbabwe diamonds

BULAWAYO and TEL AVIV: Three days of tense deliberations by members of the Kimberley Process have failed to reach consensus on whether diamonds from Zimbabwe's Marange fields should be certified as conflict-free. Zimbabwe has already announced that it intends to resume exports of the precious stones immediately.

By Busani Bafana and Pierre Klochendler 28 Jun 2010

Econet dangles carrot to unregistered subscribers

Econet Wireless has unveiled brand new Isuzu vehicles to persuade unregistered subscribers to register their lines with the network under new regulations.

By Dumisani Ndlela 28 Jun 2010

Trevor Ncube's brave new Zimbabwe
Trevor Ncube's brave new Zimbabwe

Trevor Ncube, the owner of the Mail & Guardian newspaper, has leaped back into the brave new world that is Zimbabwe today with a new daily newspaper, NewsDay. The Zimbabwean publisher and entrepreneur, who remained a thorn in Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's side with his two weekly newspaper even after he left Zimbabwe, talks to about the business of launching a paper in a wrecked economy.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetZA 23 Jun 2010

Orascom elects listing Zimbabwean unit on ZSE
Orascom elects listing Zimbabwean unit on ZSE

Orascom Telecom has spurned members of an investment consortium bidding for shareholding in Telecel Zimbabwe and instead proposed a listing of its Zimbabwean unit on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE).

By Dumisani Ndlela 22 Jun 2010

On the edge of the frying pan
On the edge of the frying pan

With governance in limbo and post-election violence spreading beyond control in Zimbabwe, rights groups and think-tanks have warned of a military coup, martial law or even civil war.

23 May 2008

Editor appeals against conviction

Newspaper editor convicted of practising journalism without accreditation appeals against conviction, harsh sentence.

23 May 2008

Mandela Rhodes Scholarship students announced

For the past 18 years, Chipateni Nyirenda from Lusaka, Zambia, wanted to meet her role model former President Nelson Mandela. Her dream was realised on Tuesday, 4 March 2008, as she, along with 23 students from across the continent, sat next to him to receive her Nelson Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.

By Gabi Khumalo 6 Mar 2008

Using mobile phones to reach out to voters (Image: IRIN)
Zimbabwe: Election campaigns go hi-tech

Savvy text messaging and cheeky ring tones are the new face of cost-effective political campaigning in Zimbabwe in the run up to the 29 March election, despite the creakiness of country's cell phone networks.

6 Mar 2008

RBZ donates new fleet to state media

Zimbabwe's central bank has "donated" a fleet of brand new vehicles to state media houses, to prop them up ahead of the 29 March 2008 elections.

By Lebo Nkatazo 3 Mar 2008

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