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Episode 151: Twitter advertising and Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town

Date: 1 Oct 2015
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Entries open for the IAB SA 2016 Bookmark Awards

After inviting the industry to comment on the revised entry categories for the 2016 Bookmark Awards and finalising the categories earlier this month, the Awards are now open for entries and close on 15 November 2015...

8 Oct 2015 09:10

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

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

[African Cristal 2015] Have more fun and exit the safe zone

The African Cristal 2015 Awards showed a high level of predictability in SA films, says Alistair King, Chief Creative Officer of King James Group, but all is not lost - we simply need to use our own subject matter...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2015 06:00

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

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Mobile connectivity is a major priority for travellers, but many South Africans are still using outdated and overly expensive means to stay connected on the move...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

KFC Add Hope launches TVC during World Hunger Month

In World Hunger Month, KFC Add Hope launches its first TVC to raise awareness about the difference a nutritious meal makes to the life of a child...

8 Oct 2015 07:55

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

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

'You had me at hello' - Five ways to capture your business audience's attention

First sentences must seduce. The opening line of your copy is like a corporate pick-up line - it must draw your audience in and it must draw them in immediately...

By Anthony Ehlers 8 Oct 2015 09:32

Digital education gets smart with personalised learning paths

Top Dog provides students with transformative digital education and gives every learner the opportunity to have access to support and assistance with any problematic academic areas...

Issued by Just Perfect 8 Oct 2015 10:38

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook on news feed

In emerging markets, people are coming online at a high rate and mostly are doing so on mobile, via 2G connections. In order to make sure another billion people can connect using Facebook...

8 Oct 2015 09:00

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

Cape Legends stand out at Cape Wine 2015

XZIBIT was again approached by Cape Legends to ensure that their presence at the Cape Wine Expo 2015 was befitting of their status within the South African wine industry...

Issued by XZIBIT 8 Oct 2015 10:03

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Google aims to get news to smartphones faster

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google laid out a plan on Wednesday to make tapping into news on mobile devices faster, keeping eyeballs on stories and people visiting websites...

8 Oct 2015 11:06

Saudi tycoon raises stakes in Twitter

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his Kingdom Holding Company announced Wednesday they have increased their stake in Twitter Inc to become the firm's second-largest shareholders...

8 Oct 2015 11:01

2015 Music & Sound Shortlist at LIA

The shortlist for the Music & Sound category at the London International Awards (LIA) has been announced. There are 53 shortlisted entries, with the US (23), UK (11) and Germany (8) leading the way...

8 Oct 2015 08:41

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