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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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#Trending: Can you do the SONA?

From a new song and dance from the EFF, to marketing memes and new social media records, #SONA2016 was a riot - thankfully only figuratively speaking, this year...

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

WPP Africa Academy: When the sum is greater than the whole

The creative economy is important as service industries lead the economy, and also support the wider economy in terms of progress and growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

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Landmark #RacismStopsWithMe campaign launched in South Africa

Independent Media has announced the roll-out of a landmark anti-racism campaign that is one of the company's biggest and most ambitious projects it has ever undertaken...

Issued by Independent Media 2 days ago

[NewsMaker] Linda Sangaret - CMO of Brand South Africa

Brand South Africa's new chief marketing officer, Linda Sangaret, has a host of international experience with South African Tourism, in business and as a diplomat, that she hopes to put to good use in building the brand reputation...

By Louise Marsland

PRISM Awards 2016: Creating magic

It's the last working day before the PRISM Awards deadline and you are in the midst of our entry and thinking, why are we doing this? It's just an award right... it doesn't mean anything... Right..?

By Danette Breitenbach

[Biz Online Insights] Importance of design

This week, our 'Biz Online Insights' section explores the South African online population's views on the importance of design...

[Design Indaba 2016] Conference highs to come

'Accidental entrepreneur' Ravi Naidoo lets us in on why Design Indaba has turned the usual design philosophy of 'less is more' on its head: 'More is more' means this year's conference attendees will get more inspiration, more immersive experiences and more examples to reboot your creativity...

By Leigh Andrews

[BizTrends 2016] The new agency talent directive

An integration of skills and business-focussed execution is what Alistair Mokoena, Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, expects in 2016.

By Alistair Mokoena

What are South African singles up to this Valentine's Day?

Columinate decided to quickly survey just over 600 single South Africans to find out what they are up to this Valentine's Day and there were some interesting differences between the sexes...

Issued by Columinate

Viral email helps Charlotte Rhys net a 44.34% open rate and 17.10% response

Digital Fire continues to provide incredible results for brands through its email marketing campaigns. Charlotte Rhys is no exception, achieving an incredible 44.34% open rate. This is how...

By Tendai Matsika, Issued by Digital Fire

Five big ideas that build brand love from two innovators

Two innovators - Brand inc Creative Group MD, Chris Heaton, and Tag 8 Media Consultancy MD, Andrew Franks - expand on trends that 2015 brought to life, and that 2016 will improve on...

Issued by Brand inc

CMO releases report that 'clicks' take back seat to acquisition, retention

The Chief Marketing Council (CMO) in the US has released a report that examines how marketers are looking to measure customer experience based on business outcomes, not campaign metrics...

Cannes Lions awards Lion of St. Mark to Marcello Serpa

Marcello Serpa will be presented with the Lion of St. Mark during the Cannes Lions awards ceremony on Saturday 25 June 2016...

Leveraging social media to increase conversion

Businesses engaging in social media are already helping themselves in possibly the best manner they could. A virile online appearance is critical to being a success in online selling...

By Jerry Nelson

Grey Africa launches Volvo LifePaint in South Africa

LifePaint is a unique reflective safety spray. Invisible by daylight, it shines brightly in the glare of car headlights. Making the invisible, visible...

Issued by Grey

Playmakers win Sport Agency of the Year for the fourth year in a row

Playmakers, celebrating 15 years in the industry, have been named the Sport Agency of the Year at the prestigious Discovery Sport Industry Awards, which took place in Sandton on Thursday, 11 February...

Issued by Playmakers

Nurture not nature: develop your talent from within

At Meltwater, over 70% of our senior management started in the line organisation on our International Management Trainee Programme. So what's stopping other businesses from promoting within? This is what I'm urging other leaders to do...

By Zubair Timol, Issued by Meltwater

Do you know your audience?

A crystal-clear picture of your target audience is the holy grail of all marketers but as media fragments and trading conditions get tighter it is the publishers and content marketers who need this clarity the most.

Issued by WhyFive Insights

Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize wins the social media business for Bushmills South Africa

Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize recently won work for Ireland's oldest whiskey, Bushmills, extending their portfolio of alcohol brands within the Edward Snell group...

Issued by Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize

espYoungLegends announce Cape Town songbird Lana Crowster to perform at CTIJF 2016

The espYoungLegends competition attracted a significant number of high-quality entries in its debut year. After much deliberation, the panel of judges selected Lana Crowster as the inaugural winner...

Issued by espAfrika

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Start managing your mind for success

South Africa, ranked the second most stressed nation after Nigeria according to a study conducted by international research company Bloomberg, is facing increasing incidence of mental problems as a beleaguered economy, political upheaval and crime statistics exact a heavy toll on the national psyche...

Issued by Mindworksa 8 Feb 2016

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Africa news

Africa on the cusp of M2M explosion

Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology could affect energy, agriculture, asset tracking and retail payments sectors across Africa, where it will not only improve efficiencies but also reduce costs...

2 days ago

User group programmes for business financial professionals open up in Nigeria, Kenya

Having run the annual user group programme in South Africa in November 2015, CaseWare Africa will bring the programme to Nigeria and Kenya in 2016...

2 days ago

Namibia joins Africa's mobile phone banking boom

Namibia is among the few African countries with money account penetration greater than 10%, a study done by rating agency Moody's Investors Service said. Namibia's penetration is 48% while that of South Africa is 58%...

2 days ago

MTN Nigeria selects Gemalto for rollout of GSMA Mobile Connect authentication service

Gemalto has been selected to provide its LinqUs Mobile ID platform to MTN Nigeria. This new project, operated for MTN in SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis Services...

2 days ago

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Five ways to improve teambuilding among virtual employees

The workplace no longer exclusively means a space where everyone comes together five days a week, and sits at assigned desks or reports to their offices...

By Hicks Crawford 1 day ago

Time gets MySpace with ad platform acquisition

NEW YORK - US magazine publisher Time Inc. said on Thursday it was acquiring the online advertising group Viant Technology, which includes the remnants of social network pioneer MySpace...

2 days ago

The best tactics for leveraging the local customers business

Companies around the world are looking for ways to capitalize on the holiday season...

By Hicks Crawford 3 days ago

NY Times launches Spanish-language digital version

NEW YORK - The New York Times on Monday launched a Spanish-language digital edition, aiming to expand the global reach of the prestigious US daily...

10 Feb 2016

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