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Digital marketing trends in 2020

Technology has brought us closer to each other than ever before, effortlessly connecting people all over the world. Now information can be shared with anyone with just a simple click – and because of this connection, the power of digital marketing simply can’t be...

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Incorporating immersive experiences into your next event

If you’re looking to take your conference, workshop or product activation to a whole new level, then you need to incorporate immersive experiences into your event. American eventing firm SocialTables says, "Last year 80% of event planners reported that their jobs...

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Steering towards a greener future in eventing

Lisa-Jade Hutchings, the Head Ginger at GingerBiscuit, shares her thoughts on the green eventing trend and how this is set to become more of a business imperative for event planners in the future.    Globally how big is the trend towards greener events? Globally...

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Hello 2020 – Here’s to your entrepreneurial journey!

Do you want to change your life and make the leap to becoming an entrepreneur? Well, then you need to be prepared, and what better way to prepare than to hear from a successful entrepreneur?  Get to The Canvas Riversands on Thursday 7 November at 09h00, for an...

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Boost your conference with social media marketing

Social media has revolutionised the way we live and especially the way we communicate with each other.  It’s no longer just about keeping up with the Motsepes or spying on old partners – now social media is an essential part of the conference marketer’s playbook and...

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Creative and unusual event ideas to help you stand out

It’s hard being an event planner! You’ve got to do deal with a jaded crowd who’s seen and done it all so you’ve got to overcome their sense of ennui – while still pleasing your boss and sponsors and coming in under budget. Inspiration and creativity are needed now...

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Cock and Shoot Ensures Events Rock

Riversands entrepreneurs Jerry Shabangu and Andries (Scooby) Makgato from Cock and Shoot (derived from cocktails and shooters) are the guys to call when it comes to mobile bars at events. The company recently celebrated its fifth birthday and there have been some...

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An eye for style

Bright, bubbly and highly accomplished – there’s nothing that entrepreneur Cindy Malaza can’t do. She works with event planners to create the most luxurious event interiors. Malaza is the owner of Timeless Opulence, a bespoke furniture, event hiring and interior...

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Seven tips to throw the best end of year party

Year-end functions can sometimes be a hit and miss affair – it's hard to please everyone and often expectations around the party are over the top. If you're looking to shake things up or simply organise an amazing function that will be the talk of the water-cooler for...

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How to host an eco-friendly conference

Sustainability is a key buzzword right now and holding a sustainable event doesn’t only offer great bragging rights - it also helps the environment, making it a win all round. Keep reading to learn how you can plan and host an environmentally friendly conference -...

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