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Episode 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa.

Date: 22 May 2015
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An enterprise driven omni-channel strategy must empower the mobile workforce

South African companies across industries are talking about building omni-channel strategies and infrastructures to give customers a consistent experience at every brand touch point...

By Lynette Hundermark 24 May 2015 14:30

Marrying new-age and traditional marketing skills

The principles of marketing have fundamentally changed over the last decade and we continue to see the change year on year...

By Farren Roper 22 May 2015 06:00

Revealed: The true colour of SA's 18 D&AD 2015 Pencils

The 53rd D&AD Professional Awards presented 847 Pencils at the ceremony on 21 May in London. South African agencies took home 13 Wood Pencils, 4 Graphite Pencils and 1 Yellow Pencil...

22 May 2015 00:07

Unpacking brand activation for FMCGs

Changes in the power dynamics along the path-to-purchase have introduced a new world order in which customers reign and love flaunting their freedom...

By Joseph Neusu 22 May 2015 13:19

DSTV extends SABC news channel into Africa

MultiChoice is extending the footprint of the South African public broadcaster's 24-hour TV news channel, SABC News, on its DStv satellite pay-TV platform to the rest of the continent...

By Thinus Ferreira 25 May 2015 09:42

Thousands walk Durban together at the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk

Thousands of people from all around KwaZulu-Natal walked Durban together on Sunday, 24 May at the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk...

Issued by East Coast Radio 25 May 2015 10:20

A fresh take on the loyalty program - giving South African consumers something they really value

Retailers have found a new way to create positive relationships with their customers by giving them something valuable in exchange for their loyalty - free talk time with family and friends...

Issued by JustPalm 25 May 2015 10:42

Happy Africa Day Africa

As we celebrate Africa Day, it's also important that we take pride in that our continent is on the move. Peace largely prevails in Africa. Extreme poverty is declining. Income is rising and there are inroads against deadly diseases...

By Thato Nhlapo, Issued by Africa Media Warehouse 25 May 2015 11:12

TMI leads the way in data-driven approach

The Media Image boasts the largest DoubleClick-certified team in southern Africa, with more than 40 qualified individuals across DoubleClick's integrated stack including its DSP, ad server and search management platform...

Issued by The Media Image 25 May 2015 11:21

Western Cape to get BitHub

BitHub is about stimulating innovation in financial technology in Cape Town and offering a physical space for startups and entrepreneurs, which will establish and support cyber currency, such as Bitcoin...

25 May 2015 10:18

SA's media strengthened through Local Media Awards

The MDDA-Sanlam Annual Local Media Awards are a major contributor to the strengthening and development of local media, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi...

By Nthambeleni Gabara 25 May 2015 08:15

Sanef meets ANC over Daily Dispatch 'document'

The national communications unit of ANC and the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) met late last week to discuss the controversy over a document that the ANC released last week...

25 May 2015 10:30

[Loeries 2015] Agency expectations with... Hellocomputer

In our feature running until Loeries Creative Week in Durban this August (yes, August, not September and Durban, not Cape Town!), we find out what Hellocomputer's Executive Creative Director, Simon Spreckley, expects...

By Leigh Andrews 22 May 2015 14:00

SMG reports back on the Festival of Media

I was fortunate to attend this year's Festival of Media in Rome. The Festival is dedicated to all those who deal with media from a global perspective...

By Lia Smit 22 May 2015 13:45

The truth behind 'the human truth' when extending brand identity

"We need to be understood. We want to belong. We long to feel special. We crave more control over our lives. We dream of reaching our potential"...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg 22 May 2015 13:30

Three steps to nailing your next pitch

Even though PR practitioners are good writers and good promoters of their clients' brands, most account managers and executives are not the most effective presentation/pitch-givers...

23 May 2015 09:58

News24 makes headlines again, and again, and again

News24, one of South Africa's top online news brands, took to the streets of Joburg on Tuesday to show motorists just how much breaking news they may be missing...

Issued by 24.com 22 May 2015 13:50

Rock paper saves trees in award campaign

To promote its recently launched competition, The Architecture for Social Gain Awards, Saint-Gobain has used 'tree free' paper to promote awards...

22 May 2015 14:57

Mobile engagement grows with text increasing in importance

According to the recent research conducted by Oxygen8 and Mobilesquared, the role of mobile within our daily lives is changing. Messaging is now the most popular service on mobile...

22 May 2015 14:08

New partnership just the ticket for event organisers and promoters

The new title sponsorship of Gauteng's premier multipurpose entertainment venue - the Ticketpro Dome - has opened the door to a one-stop ticketing solution for event organisers and promoters...

Issued by Ticketpro Dome 22 May 2015 13:23

Come Demystify the Inbox with Everlytic

Everlytic MD Walter Penfold will present the findings of the largest research survey ever carried out on how South Africans use email...

Issued by Everlytic 22 May 2015 13:32

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Modernising local economies important for Africa's future

With Africa's population set to triple by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people's living standards, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015...

25 May 2015 11:21

Happy Africa Day Africa

As we celebrate Africa Day, it's also important that we take pride in that our continent is on the move. Peace largely prevails in Africa. Extreme poverty is declining. Income is rising and there are inroads against deadly diseases...

By Thato Nhlapo, Issued by Africa Media Warehouse 25 May 2015 11:12

Female journalists seek protection

Journalists in Liberia have mandated the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to work with all media institutions in the country to ensure access and apply gender media policy...

25 May 2015 09:53

DSTV extends SABC news channel into Africa

MultiChoice is extending the footprint of the South African public broadcaster's 24-hour TV news channel, SABC News, on its DStv satellite pay-TV platform to the rest of the continent...

By Thinus Ferreira 25 May 2015 09:42

Digitisation - ZTV blackout looms

Zimbabwe will likely miss the June 17 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline to migrate from analogue to digital television broadcasting, media analysts have warned...

25 May 2015 09:31

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See It Be It 2015 participants selected for Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE: From well over 200 nominations by agency leaders and an intense two-week interview process, 12 women have been selected to be the See It Be It 2015 participants at Cannes Lions...

25 May 2015 10:39

Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables - best ad in the world, at NY Festivals

The 'Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables' campaign, produced by Marcel Paris for client Intermarché, the commercial French supermarket, was awarded 'Best of Show' at the 2015 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards, late last week in New York...

25 May 2015 08:54

UN slams Nauru for Facebook ban, stifling dissent

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: The United Nations on Monday criticised the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru for blocking access to the internet, including Facebook...

25 May 2015 08:27

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