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Episode 151: Twitter advertising and Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town

Date: 1 Oct 2015
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Facebook says no to 'dislike' button but tests 'sad' and 'angry' ones

DUBLIN, IRELAND: Facebook will begin testing a new feature allowing users in Ireland and Spain to express a range of emotions on posts starting on Friday - but there will be no "dislike" button, the social network said...

9 Oct 2015 09:00

African growth opportunity is a tweet away

The African business landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. Africa has always been a mobile-centric hub, and with operators about to launch $30 smartphone handsets, the perfect storm is rapidly approaching...

By Sean Riley 8 Oct 2015 10:45

Mobile contributes US $100bn to sub-Saharan Africa

The GSMA launched the Mobile Economy Report for sub-Saharan Africa 2015 at Mobile - 360 in Cape Town, yesterday, 8 October 2015...

9 Oct 2015 09:31

SMEs need government action

New research from Sage shows that business owners are investing in the future but would like to see more action from the Government...

9 Oct 2015 08:13

SAARF AMPS June 15 results released

Amongst information on demographics, banking habits, and product and brand consumption, SAARF AMPS Jun 15 (2015A) provides audience data on South Africa's media for the July 2014 to June 2015...

8 Oct 2015 13:01

Stay nimble and make loyalty trends happen

It's time to move from looking at new trends to really putting them into action to meet your customers' expectations in real-time...

By Ros Siddle 8 Oct 2015 13:40

Honouring indigenous advertising excellence with Pendoring 2015

Research shows that an advert in your target market's home language has greater impact. That's one reason why the Pendoring Awards are so focused on advertising messages that respect consumers by speaking to them in their mother tongue...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2015 12:00

KFC South Africa has completed the 800-store Digital Menu Board rollout - now 100% digital in-store!

One Digital Media partnered with KFC South Africa and began testing the efficacy of Digital Menu Boards (DMBs). South Africa is the first country in the world to roll out DMB's to all KFC restaurants...

Issued by One Digital Media 9 Oct 2015 10:51

The Black Swan in sales management

The only constant is change, but, when you least expect it, some Black Swan event takes place and alters your life...

By Duaan Dekker, Issued by Field Office 9 Oct 2015 10:59

Everyone is a strategist, but where are the social media strategies?

Local and international speakers explore key success factors at ITWeb's Social Business Summit on 15 October...

Issued by ITWeb 9 Oct 2015 10:28

$1.5tr growth opportunity at risk as digital collaboration fails

According to new research by Accenture, $1.5tr growth opportunity, or 2.2% of global GDP, is at risk, as large and small businesses are failing to use digital collaboration to innovate together...

9 Oct 2015 10:33

Look out for Yellow Pages new book covers in the Southern Cape

The 2015/2016 Southern Cape Yellow Pages has just been officially released...

Issued by Trudon 9 Oct 2015 09:52

21 Icons Season 3 to feature Laduma Ngxokolo on 11 October

On 11 October on SABC 3 at 7:27pm, 21 Icons will feature the sixth icon of its third season: award-winning textile and knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo...

9 Oct 2015 10:56

Five steps to turn brand culture into brand content

Companies in pursuit of brand content, should not overlook internal ethos and culture as a potential content stream...

Issued by 8 Oct 2015 12:20

Why are travellers still stuck on SIM cards?

Mobile connectivity is a major priority for travellers, but many South Africans are still using outdated and overly expensive means to stay connected on the move...

By Craig Lowe 8 Oct 2015 12:49

The must-attend event for B2B marketing professionals and free e-book

Discover real solutions and cutting-edge ideas that will help to increase sales, generate more leads and transform your customer experience...

Issued by Knowledge Resources 8 Oct 2015 13:26

Zig Zag and Urban Brew Studios announce production partnership

Leading UK independent TV production company, Zig Zag Productions, has announced a co-production agreement with South African producer and content creator, Urban Brew Studios...

Issued by Kagiso Media 8 Oct 2015 12:49

NATIVE VML CEO Jason Xenopoulos wins Entrepreneur of the Year at AABLA Awards

The annual All Africa Business Leaders Awards, which took place on 30 September at The Hilton Hotel in Sandton, saw NATIVE VML CEO, Jason Xenopoulos, awarded with the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year award...

Issued by NATIVE VML 8 Oct 2015 13:34

Creating jobs and redefining the web design business model

South Africa has 24.9 million active internet users. While that may be disappointing, considering it's less than half the current population, one can't deny that the internet provides access to a huge target audience...

Issued by Duo Marketing 8 Oct 2015 11:44

NFV and SDN provide solutions for African network operators with low coverage yet high capacity demands

Network Functions Virtualisation and Software Defined Networking offer new ways for telecom operators to design, build, operate and manage information networks...

Issued by AfricaCom 8 Oct 2015 11:55

Vega Johannesburg launches TEDx

The Johannesburg campus of Vega School of Brand leadership hosted its inaugural TEDx evening, TEDxVega 2015, to an audience of industry influencers, students, parents and the public on 1 October 2015...

8 Oct 2015 11:47

Look out for Yellow Pages' new book covers in Durban

MUTI, an eclectic mix of highly talented young South African artists, has once again been commissioned to give the front cover of the new Yellow Pages Durban edition an illustrated design...

Issued by Trudon 8 Oct 2015 11:25

The IAB SA focuses on digital industry education in October

The IAB SA's October Digital Den sessions are aimed at equipping media agencies, publishers and brand marketing teams with the digital knowledge required to be successful in this space...

Issued by IAB South Africa 8 Oct 2015 12:56

Vote for Forbes Africa's 2015 Person of the Year

Public voting has opened for the shortlist of the Forbes Africa 2015 Person of the Year nominees. Scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya at the end of November this year...

8 Oct 2015 11:52

BIC Boy goes back to school

Launched in 2011, the 'Choose BIC and Change a Future' initiative has donated over five million pens to assist lesser-resourced learners across South Africa...

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 8 Oct 2015 11:16

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2015 Branded Entertainment and Design & Package Design Shortlist at LIA - SA has two entries

The shortlists for the Branded Entertainment and for the Design & Package Design categories at the London International Awards (LIA) have been announced. Winners will be announced on 10 November 2015...

9 Oct 2015 10:01

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