Posting your thoughts, pictures and video on Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like can be gratifying. BUT, unless you are right there when it is posted it can be somewhat difficult to find a particular post, image or video a day or week later. Reason: Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram do not have the best or most intuitive search facilities around and concentrate on the 'latest' postings rather than the 'best'. At the end of the day the best way to find anything is via a search engine such as Google and that is the reason why finding that elusive video on YouTube is a little easier. SEO Tip for YouTube Vloggers and content producers: Make sure that you make use of the description box under your video to describe your content and use words that people will use to search for your content. The normal way for people to get their content noticed after posting is: Share to all other social media networks Post on all sites under your control Use email to further the reach Pay for adverts Rinse and Repeat The holy grail for longevity and to make content easier to find is to ensure that it can also be found on the Search Engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, Duck Duck Go and the like. One way is to submit video or live content to a site such as AlgoaLive. Of course getting that content to be found and linked to from authorative web sites is the Holy Grail of Search Engine Optimisation. Why? Search Engines ensure that any piece of content has longevity and can be found for years after being posted. Quality video costs money and the people paying want a return on investment. One of the ways to broaden your reach and get the search engines to notice you is by having your content featured on a web site that has Domain Authority with the search engines. Domain Authority is a combination of the following: Age of the Domain - the younger the less authority Links - The number of links . . .
What better way to end off a fabulous 2018 than at SA’s premier social calendar highlight, the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Sanlam Private Wealth. Stylish attire complemented with some of SA’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and Champagnes are guaranteed to be the talk of the village during this two-day event, which takes place on 1 and 2 December. The iconic Huguenot Monument serves as the spectacular backdrop for the weekend’s festivities, where you’ll have no excuse but to sit back, relax and sample the wide range of local MCC’s and select French champagnes on offer. The grand marquee – the place to be seen – will be oozing style, elegance and sophistication, as you mingle with local MCC producers as well as a handful of international brands. Adding to the superb offering will be a selection of delectable delights, on offer from some of Franschhoek’s world-class eateries. ‘We’re excited to be part of this luxury lifestyle event,’ says Carl Roothman, CEO of Sanlam Private Wealth. ‘It provides us with an ideal platform to collaborate with fellow masters of their craft and create an exclusive experience for guests. Over the two days, the same characteristics that inspire and drive us to grow and preserve wealth – such as practice, patience, meticulous attention to detail and even the need to take calculated risks – will also be evident in the delectable MCCs, champagne, dishes and music on display.’ The theme for this year is Black and White, with a prize awarded to the Best Dressed Couple on each day. What better excuse to indulge in some retail therapy beforehand to find that perfect outfit. Tickets cost R395 per person and include access to the festival, which is open daily between 12pm and 5pm, as well as a complimentary tasting glass as well as MCC and Champagne Tasting coupons. Additional vouchers can be purchased on the day. Children under 18 years will be allowed free entry to . . .
Every Wednesday to Sunday from 4pm it is Gin O’Clock time at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa! Yet another special treat they have stirred and shaken up for their patrons where a professional Gin-ologist creates some magical infusions! Each week a selection of gins are selected from the wide range of local and international brands, with the exception of Monkey47, which is a favourite staple. There are hundreds of beautiful crafted gins, each with a signature taste infusion and interesting story and journey. The making of gin cocktails is an art form with room for experimentation and creativity utilising the infused botanicals, primarily Juniper Berry and coaxing them out to intoxicate your senses. The Fairlawns in-house creative Gin-Genius is passionate about his craft and specialises in Gin-based creations. He’ll ask you for your personal tastes and create a delicious cocktail just for you. You can choose your ingredients from a selection of fruits and herbs, and combine them with a choice of four gins and variety of tonics. This ‘Gin Genie’ of the bottle has a knack for finding the right balance between sweet and bitter. Mint is a key ingredient to cut through the alcohol and brings together scent and taste in one sensation. Rosemary can also be used to delicately balance on the surface of the drink. Gin is a versatile base for many creative cocktails and one can even try a shake with Elderflower tonic. The end result of each drink is as visually enticing as it is tasty on the tongue and fragrant on the nose. At Gin O’Clock, all you have to do is sit back and relax on the peaceful terrace at Fairlawns and enjoy the sights and sounds of the luscious garden environment. It is a refreshing end to any day with every sense engaged. PS – an insider secret, after 6pm – the gin bar moves to the Muse Champagne Room, where the sunset is the backdrop and the experimental elixirs continue! A must for Gin Lovers! Fairlawns continues to bring you . . .
It’s that time of the year again… honouring the father of cocktails, the Old Fashioned. This global event is an annual celebration which is currently in its fourth year and still going strong, with an entire week dedicated to its beauty. The Old Fashioned cocktail may come from 100 years ago, but it’s well and truly still in fashion. Boasting serious street cred, it has been named the world’s most popular cocktail for the last four years in a row. Mootee Bar, that has been named in this year’s top 10 best new cocktail bars in the world by the Spirited Awards, will also honour Old Fashioned Week. Celebrating its history and many variations, Mootee Bar created a special menu for this week-long event. An Old Fashioned is quite versatile and can be made with just about any spirit – whiskey, brandy, rum and even gin. A firm favourite on Mootee Bar’s menu is the Baskteen Fashioned, clay-aged underground in Melville for 30 days. This Old Fashioned includes ingredients such as Woodford Reserve, Monkey Shoulder Blend, Brick Distillate, Sour Fig and Clay Syrup and Earth Bitter. They’ve created five Old Fashioned cocktails for you to choose from. It’s an entire week dedicated to a classic cocktail, kicking off on Thursday, 1 November and runs through to Saturday, 10 November. Head over to Mootee Bar and celebrate Old Fashioned Week with friends. Bookings highly recommended as space is limited. Please visit www.mootee.co.za for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Ultra South Africa is back in March 2019 and about to drop their Phase 1 line-up. Aren’t you curious to find out which international DJ’s will be rocking the Ultra main stages next year? The last FIVE years have seen some of the biggest DJs in the world visit the iconic Ultra stages, Spotify have put a throwback playlist together to celebrate Ultra SA’s massive line-ups showcasing the unbelievable talent they’ve had visit and spoil South Africans. http://bit.ly/5YearsUltraSA All of the favourites, and more, this playlist will stoke the nostalgia and fuel the excitement for 2019. Who are U hoping will be coming? Social Links https://www.facebook.com/UltraSouthAfrica/ https://twitter.com/UltraSA https://www.instagram.com/ultrasouthafrica/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Triple SAMA Award-winning group, Mafikizolo, will take to the stage as part of the Birchwood Comes Alive Jazz Evening on 9 November. As if the Afro-pop sensation wasn’t enough, they will also be joined by The Levites, Neo Dube and comedian Tall A$$ Mo on the Birchwood stage in Boksburg. Making headlines for the past two decades and having racked up multiple awards, Mafikizolo is not just your traditional Afro-pop group; this year alone, the group won three South African Music Awards namely for Best Engineered Album, Best Afro-pop Album, and Duo/Group of the Year. And last year, they released their latest album, 20, celebrating their achievements in the music industry. No strangers to the Birchwood stage are The Levites; eight budding musicians aged between 18 and late 20s. Consisting of vocalists, saxophonists, a base guitarist, a lead guitarist, a keyboard player and a drummer, the group has been performing a variety of House, Jazz and Afro-pop for four years. Inspired by Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba, they aim to bring a modern-take on the sounds of Africa. Highlighting upcoming talent is at the top of the agenda at the Birchwood Ekurhuleni Comes Alive Jazz Evenings and with this ethos in mind, this month soul and jazz songstress Neo Dube will be opening the evening. After releasing her first album Usengowani, last year, this 21-year-old has big dreams of radio presenting and gaining international acclaim in the coming years. Television personality, comedian and East Rand-local, Tol A$$ MO (also known as Mongezi Mahlangu) will be bringing his well-known style of comedy to the evening’s star-studded line-up. Having become a local reality star with his wife, Mome, in their television series, Mo Love on Vuzu, he has also appeared in a variety of comedy shows, talk shows, prank shows, films and was a contestant on Masterchef SA in 2015. Get your friends and family together for an unmissable Birchwood Comes Alive Jazz Evening on Friday, 9 November. . . .
THE ANNUAL CAPE KNIFEMAKERS GUILD SHOW On Friday and Saturday the 23rd and 24th of November, the Cape Knifemakers Guild will once again be holding their annual Knife Show at Jansen Hall in Milnerton to showcase and sell their wares. Each of the unique knives on display and for sale have been handmade by guild members. So if you would like to see and own any of these amazing pieces of workmanship or even to find out more about becoming a knifemaker yourself, make sure you get down to the show! Friday, 23 November 2017, 12h00-18h00 Saturday, 24 November 2017, 10h00-15h00 Jansen Hall, Jansen Road, Milnerton Entrance fee: R30 per person, R50 per couple (valid for both days) For more information please contact Neels Roos on 083 449 0799 or Warwick Meaker on 083 225 2241 or visit http://capeknifemakersguild.com/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Influencer panels, makeup masterclasses, new product launches, the latest trends… if this sounds like your kind of event best you get your beauty blender ready for Beauty Revolution Festival 2019. Beauty Revolution is a first of its kind two-day beauty festival taking place on 6 and 7 April 2019 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. While the event is set to be instagram heaven and home to all things beautiful, its focus lies on creating a strong platform for beauty with a purpose, daring to care for all shades and shapes in between. Beauty Revolution Festival in association with DSTV and Foschini will be a growth launchpad for the South African beauty community; namely make up artists, beauty start-ups, bloggers, insta-stars, hair stylists, hair & beauty brands and retailers. The festival’s purpose begins with using social media in order to change the conversation around beauty to ensure more inclusivity and diversity. The event will be to South Africa what the ever-popular Beautycon events are to the rest of the world. The international event is renowned for challenging conventional beauty standards and celebrating diversity and uniqueness. “This is a catalyst for growing the beauty industry as we bring brands, entrepreneurs and start-ups together to create a platform with scale that focuses on diversity” says Yasmin Kathoria. The dynamic co-founders are heavyweights in the beauty and events industry, Yasmin Kathoria hails from Unilever where she worked as Global Brand Director across beauty brands and Kanchana Moodliar, founded and conceptualized the country’s largest ethnic hair show in 2014. Beauty Revolution marks the coming together of three powerhouse companies; prestigious leaders in events H&G Exhibitions and Makulu Events and global brand strategy and innovation consultancy firm, Innate Motion. “With the global beauty industry booming at the rate it is, it was only a matter time before South Africa embraced a beauty event of this . . .
Internationally recognized South African musician Guy Buttery, will join Dr Kanada Narahari, a prominent music therapist who specialises in creating passionate sitar-based compositions, on the Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse stage on Friday, 9 November 2018 for an evening of dynamic and unique music as the cultures of these two diverse artists collide. As the first non-classical artist to receive the Standard Bank Young Artist Award this year, Guy is deemed as somewhat of a global ambassador of SA music, leading the way with his homegrown style at the heart of his music. Kanada is a passionate and renowned Sitar player and vocalist. He pursued an early interest in Hindustani Classical music that lead him to a career as an Ayurvedic Doctor, allowing him to incorporate his love for music into his therapeutic practice. He currently performs his Indian-inspired therapeutic rhythms for audiences through-out India, Nepal and SA. Together Guy and Kanada bring the diversity of two very different musical worlds together presenting an evening of rich and unique music. The duo have performed together on a number of occasions, including at the 2018 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, the 2018 Hilton Arts Festival and most recently at The Elizabeth Sneddon theatre in Durban. Drawing on Guy’s well-known local talent, and Kanada’s Indian inspiration, the Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse welcomes a fusion of African and Indian culture in a musical experience you can't afford to miss, taking place on Friday, 9 November 2018. Tickets are R120 per person. For more information or to book your spot contact Angela on (033) 234 1314 or email email@example.com. Tickets are also available online at www.tickethut.co.za. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
HR Company Solutions proudly presents Madelein Smit as participant on Season 2 of the popular “How Do I Look? South Africa” on E! JOHANNESBURG, 29 OCTOBER 2018 – HR Company Solutions, one of the fastest growing human resource companies in South Africa and with a focus on Premium Placement Service, is proud to announce that one of it’s founding members and directors, Madelein Smit, will be participating in the second season of the popular show “How Do I Look? South Africa” Season 2. Following the success of the first season, each episode of How Do I Look? South Africa Season Two will delve deeper into the personal journeys of the participants hailing from all walks of life. Roxy Burger will once again host the show, which takes the participants on a personal journey to transform their styles and lives. Madelein Smit commented, “As an HR Professional, I engage with a diverse amount of people, who are all on different paths during their life and career. I have always been a bubbly and outgoing person myself and I thought I looked amazing but the opportunity of being on this show has given me extraordinary confidence and really left an impression on me. As a Mom and business owner, I always felt rushed to be at every event, to run my business smoothly and to stand out as the person who has it all under control. I often felt like I didn’t make time for myself or acknowledge how important it was for me to take the time to accentuate my figure stylishly, to wear a hair style that suits me and put some pretty make up on that would make me feel more beautiful and truly show the world how I felt on the inside through my appearance. I feel more empowered in the way that I dress and in how I project myself outwardly and I feel that I deserve the extra time for myself too. I enjoy speaking to the younger generation about dressing to make an impression, especially for interviews and it has been incredible to get involved with ‘How do I look, South Africa’ because . . .