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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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How brands can reach black consumers

Advertising and marketing strategies in South Africa are more often than not pitched to an imagined black consumer: homogenous, newly-moneyed, and still baffled by what to buy as well as in desperate need of a funeral policy...

By Peter du Toit 21 Apr 2015 08:00

Seven top global PR trends to watch

In a rapidly evolving industry, PR professionals are sometimes faced with bewildering changes affecting the very core of what they do...

By Nicola Nel & Lauren Volmink 21 Apr 2015 07:00

Brand engagement through the power of social influencers

In 2014, it became clear that South Africa was starting to pay attention to influencer marketing as a genuine, worthwhile marketing tool...

By Myles Brown 21 Apr 2015 08:00

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015 14:00

Are you still street-wise?

Or have you forgotten what it's like to be one your customers? An increasing number of executives lay claim to 'knowing their market'...

By Chris Brewer 21 Apr 2015 08:07

Africa's development potential is about reputation

As the bitter cold January winds swept through the alpine town of Davos this year, delegates at the 2015 World Economic Forum portrayed a warm picture of economic growth in Africa...

By Joanna Oosthuizen 21 Apr 2015 14:23

What you need to know if you're attending One Show

If you're attending the One Show in New York in a few weeks' time, get clicking through to the various Creative Week packages on offer...

21 Apr 2015 08:43

LIAs announce 2015 Radio & Audio jury

Tom Eymundson, CEO of Pirate Group, Toronto, has joined the London International Awards (LIA) jury panel as 2015 Radio & Audio Jury president...

21 Apr 2015 09:18

Why you need to test your business idea first

If you were given the choice between launching a business built around a sleek new gadget, or starting a second-hand clothing and shoe store, what would you choose?...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 21 Apr 2015 14:38

E-commerce in South Africa - Lessons from China

The year 2014 saw a major shift in consumer behavior and spending habits, and this was reflected in the launch of the biggest IPO yet, that of the Alibaba Group, raising $25bn...

By Warren Fabricius, Issued by Realmdigital 21 Apr 2015 14:27

Defining South Africa's digital marketing skills gap

South African marketing and advertising employers are keenly aware that they need access to digital skills and expertise to remain competitive...

By Kat Scholtz 21 Apr 2015 13:50

Algoa FM celebrates four wins at MTN Radio awards

Algoa FM received four awards at the annual MTN Radio Awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on Saturday, 18 April...

Issued by Algoa FM 21 Apr 2015 12:20

First set of D&AD Pencil Awards winners announced

D&AD announced the first set of Pencil winners for 2015, with six Pencils going to South African agencies...

21 Apr 2015 13:48

Careers24 revamps graduate section to attract qualified candidates

Careers24 has gone live with their new, improved graduate section. The user-friendly redesign includes new key features and in-depth content aimed specifically at graduates looking for jobs...

Issued by Careers24 21 Apr 2015 09:37

Inspire Trade Expo - The Inspired Office (INOFFICE)

Inspire Trade Expo, SA's exclusive, furniture, decor and design trade show, which is taking place from 10-12 June, has announced an initiative that promises to excite the office product industry - called INOFFICE...

Issued by Inspire Trade Exhibition 21 Apr 2015 12:46

PE creative director named in South African 2015 Cinemark Young Lions jury line-up

Andrew MacKenzie, creative director of Boomtown, has been selected as a jury member for Cinemark's Young Lions...

Issued by Boomtown 21 Apr 2015 11:21

Jacaranda FM is Station of the Year!

Jacaranda FM won big and landed the coveted Station of the Year Award at the 6th annual MTN Radio Awards held on Saturday at the Sandton Convention Centre, where radio professionals and stations were recognised for their work in 2014...

Issued by Jacaranda 94.2 FM 21 Apr 2015 10:05

As e-commerce booms, retailers need solid partners to soar

South Africa is seeing a notable growth in e-commerce. The role of companies such as PayU is integral to the successful entry and growth of e-commerce retailers in this space...

Issued by PayU 21 Apr 2015 11:50

GraphicMail boosts delivery rate dramatically after SMTP migration

GraphicMail gears up to cater for high volume senders following a successful server migration to SMTP...

Issued by GraphicMail 21 Apr 2015 10:55

Digital transformation - What does it mean?

If you're wondering why the concept of digital transformation has been pushed into the limelight only now in 2015, you're not alone...

By Megan Hollis 21 Apr 2015 10:24

Feedback on ICASA's review of South African local content

Following its release of a discussion document reviewing the 'Regulation of South African Local Content on TV and radio' for comment by interested stakeholders and the public, ICASA has summarised the views...

21 Apr 2015 09:02

IPRA Global Congress: We promise to inspire

The IPRA Global Congress only takes place every three years. This is the second time it will be hosted in South Africa...

By Johanna McDowell 21 Apr 2015 14:05

Sanef condemns attacks on foreign nationals and police attacks on journalists

SANEF discussed the role the media can play in enhancing social cohesion in light of the attacks on foreign nationals mainly of African origin at its Council meeting in Durban.

21 Apr 2015 09:15

Maximum exposure from social investment projects

Corporate South Africa should be applauded for its massive social investment but strangely enough many shy away from publicising what they do...

Issued by Chris Moerdyk 21 Apr 2015 10:26

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Africa's development potential is about reputation

As the bitter cold January winds swept through the alpine town of Davos this year, delegates at the 2015 World Economic Forum portrayed a warm picture of economic growth in Africa...

By Joanna Oosthuizen 21 Apr 2015 14:23

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015 14:00

Vodafone Uganda gets new CEO

KAMPALA: Allan Richardson has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Uganda. He takes over from Tage Rasmussen who has been acting in the position since earlier this year...

21 Apr 2015 13:16

Panasonic... big plans for Africa and SA

Panasonic, the Japanese electronics manufacturer, has announced its new range of products and its plans to move into Africa...

21 Apr 2015 10:12

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Washington Post reporter faces spy trial in Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN: The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian faces trial for espionage and three other charges including "collaboration with hostile governments", his lawyer told AFP on Monday...

21 Apr 2015 12:24

Pakistan cyber bill threatens free speech, privacy: rights groups

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: International rights organisations including Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Pakistan's parliament to reject a proposed cyber crime bill that they said threatened freedom of expression and privacy...

21 Apr 2015 12:11

Altice wins EU greenlight on Portugal Telecom buy-up

PARIS, FRANCE: France's Altice cable and telecoms firm on Monday said it had won European Commission approval for its €7.4bn ($7.9bn) purchase of Portugal Telecom's Portuguese assets...

21 Apr 2015 12:03

WAN-IFRA asks who is winning advertising market share?

FRANCE & GERMANY: The World Advertising Forum, which will be held from 1 to 3 June in Washington, DC, alongside the World News Media Congress, will devote a major session to defining the world advertising landscape...

21 Apr 2015 08:40

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