The Word: Influence — the double-edged sword

by Mongezi Mtati (@Mongezi) A little influence goes a long way in building traction for campaigns, and it’s that, and the possibility of going viral, that can be beneficial for charity initiatives. Influence, however, may be a double-edged sword, not always eliciting the response you desire.

The geeks have the floor

The fourth annual Bookmarks Awards, the digital industries awards evening and back-slap, was a vast improvement over last year’s chaotic event (read Award-show behaving badly), when several hundred hangers-on crashed the awards evening and the MC Don Packett lost control and his cool.

Bookmarks 2011 promises to do better

The Bookmarks Awards, which recognises excellence in digital media and marketing, has pulled up its socks and is promising a well-organised event this year. Bookmarks chairperson Nikki Cockcroft says the fourth annual event, that takes place in Cape Town on 10 November 2011, will up the stakes on previous years.

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