On the 13th of May 2014, global social media platform, Twitter, launched its Paid Ads initiative in South Africa. Small business in South Africa can now increase the impact of their marketing with self-serve advertising products. Twitter’s advertising platform has launched in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Japan and South Africa. We are one of the first 6 countries in the world to have access to these ads. As it stands, a year ago, Twitter ads launched in the US and just in November, the UK. Since then, it has showed promising results for both countries. (more…)
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Have a look at Google’s new Tour Builder. Although still in its beta phase, this application allows users to create a narrative through photos, videos, text and Google Earth itself. This was originally created as a way for US Marine Veterans to tell their stories. But now, it’s open to all. By simply installing a Google Earth desktop plug-in and make sure you have a Google account.
How Does it Work?
Think of it as a slideshow presentation. Start off with a title and an introductory paragraph. Viewers are able to see all frames at the same time.
Opt for something a little more exciting than a scrapbook for your holiday ventures. Try out Google’s Tour Builder now.
On the 24th of October 2013, Sir Richard Branson announced the latest division of his Virgin Empire, the Virgin StartUp. This not-for-profit company serves to empower young entrepreneurs across the UK by providing financial support, mentoring and business advice across all sectors.
“I started my first business with a handful of coins out of a phone-box at school, but it was the £300 from my mum that really kick-started our Student magazine and sparked the Virgin adventure 40 years ago. Today, young people need that same help and I believe Virgin StartUp will provide it – with access to early capital, strong mentorship, advice and promotion. We look forward to helping launch thousands of new businesses as a delivery partner of The Start-Up Loan Company across the UK in years to come.” –Sir Richard Branson
Virgin StartUp is working in conjunction with The Start Up Loans Company in order to provide financial support to entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 – 30.
Virgin is going to be investing in a central team to manage the new company. Drawing from resources provided by the empire, Virgin StartUp is the collaboration between Virgin, Cavendish Consortium and the National Enterprise Network. Virgin StartUp is well-equipped with support from Virgin’s UK companies, some of which include:
- Virgin Trains
- Virgin Media
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Active
- Virgin Care
- Virgin Unite.
All these companies will come together to provide access to staff mentors, marketing and media support, business advice as well as providing space to host networking or promotional events.
This new Virgin initiative plans to develop a mentoring programme along with a series of regional events to promote new businesses and showcase their established entrepreneurial expertise.