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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Pistorius trial tells us a lot about our society

We have seen one style of cross-examination at the Oscar Pistorius trial: the pit-bull approach. It is tough and brutal...

By Anton Harber 25 Apr 2014 07:45

Brand South Africa launches 20 Years of Freedom campaign

Brand South Africa launched its 20 Years of Freedom campaign at an event yesterday that hosted media and stakeholders at its offices in Houghton, Johannesburg.

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Apr 2014 05:51

Ranking the agencies with Tony Koenderman's AdReview

A unique ranking of 64 of South Africa's top advertising agencies will be carried for the first time in Tony Koenderman's AdReview 2014, which will be published on 22 May.

25 Apr 2014 09:42

The most important story of all

Telling stories is as old as time. Before mass media, bards would go from village to village singing the news and market day in any century was a place to catch up on the latest gossip.

By Louise Marsland 25 Apr 2014 06:31

Why I know nothing about social media

Knowing what you're doing in your job is the cornerstone of being able to do something constructive in the day. That feeling of "I got this" pervades across the scores of social media pundits.

By Jason Perelson 24 Apr 2014 14:00

#dinnercam attracts international attention

Society has developed a social media food gadget, #dinnercam, to support the launch of MWEB's uncapped WiFi offering. (video)

25 Apr 2014 10:10

CliffCentral partners with Daily Maverick for morning newsletter

CliffCentral has partnered with digital news publishers, Daily Maverick, to produce a morning newsletter to accompany the breakfast show of its digital radio station, set to launch on 1 May.

Issued by Daily Maverick 25 Apr 2014 11:25

Comedy Central debuts Gareth Cliff Show

An irreverent new talk show, 'The Gareth Cliff Show Live on Comedy Central' will be aired live every Monday to Friday on DSTV Channel 122, on Comedy Central Africa and on Cliff Central from 1 May 2014.

25 Apr 2014 09:51

Dollar Photo Club expanding to 13 additional markets

NEW YORK, USA: Dollar Photo Club will expand its disruptive "$1, always" flat-rate offering to 13 additional countries. Launched in the US market in mid-January, it has already become a multi-million dollar business by offering 27 million high-resolution, royalty-free images for just a dollar each.

Issued by Fotolia 25 Apr 2014 09:58

Africa in 2014 calls for new ways of thinking

In light of the current South African socio-economic climate, leaders need to adjust their ways of thinking and doing in order to promote growth.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 25 Apr 2014 11:05

Three tips for translating open source projects

Open source software (OSS) has had a huge impact on the development of technology today. From apps and web browsers to content management platforms and operating systems.

By Ian Henderson & Jeff Beatty 25 Apr 2014 07:22

50th anniversary for Ford Mustang

designsa.com/Tungsten sponsored, planned, designed and managed the entire event for the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang at Melrose Arch with 64 cars, including the iconic Eleanor, with around 7500 visitors on 13 April, as part of the worldwide 50th anniversary held in 63 countries.

Issued by Tungsten 25 Apr 2014 09:40

Designtimes launches Design Inadaba edition

For it's 51st issue, South Africa's creative resource, the Designtimes, published an issue dedicated to the Design Indaba, which recently took place in Cape Town from 28 February to 2 March.

Issued by Lion's Wing 25 Apr 2014 10:25

Sikuvile Awards finalists announced

The panel of judges for the 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards have selected the finalists in each of the 14 award categories.

25 Apr 2014 10:00

Social Media Week comes to Johannesburg

Johannesburg will be the second African city to host Social Media Week (SMW) when the event comes to the city from 22-26 September 2014.

25 Apr 2014 09:29

Amended Electronic Communications Act creates an enabling environment for community broadcasting

The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) welcomes the amendments to the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (Act No.36 of 2005) and in particular of section 89 exempting community broadcasting service licensees from making payments of the prescribed contributions to MDDA.

Issued by MDDA 25 Apr 2014 09:18

Ashley Bacon takes the baton at fast-growing M&C Saatchi Africa

Following Rick de Kock's departure from M&C Saatchi Africa to join Barclays as head of the marketing and communications Africa division, Ashley Bacon is assuming responsibility for the company's ambitious growth plans on the continent.

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 24 Apr 2014 13:57

AMPS (Jan-Dec 2013)... Storyteller style

Storyteller is a data insights tool that effectively helps marketers 'de-code' the complex AMPS data, providing a report that is brand-specific, allowing marketers to sidestep the reams of unrelenting and often irrelevant statistics and instead hone directly in on relevant consumer and brand insights.

Issued by Habari Media 24 Apr 2014 13:33

Résumé Templates - 'cos life's too short to copy and paste

Go grab a fresh macchiato or get tweeting and let CareerJunction's new Résumé Templates do the boring work for you. The nifty new feature allows recruiters to download CVs, found on CareerJunction, into their company's own CV template, automatically.

Issued by CareerJunction 24 Apr 2014 21:50

Act II goes full monty with new product launch

Act II popcorn has dared to be brave and allowed the Volcano creative team to go full monty, and be as immeasurably 'out-of-the-box' as one can be, when conceptualising the TVC for Act II's new product.

Issued by Volcano 24 Apr 2014 14:34

Creativity: what is it and what's its value

Creativity is used a lot: in leadership, problem solving and the arts. But what is it and what value does it add to business?

By Andrew MacKenzie, Issued by Boomtown 24 Apr 2014 20:02

What is the real value of your Facebook Likes?

As we're now all well aware, Facebook Likes don't equate to sales. So what is their real value? Is it catastrophic for a brand or company not to be Liked? Indeed, is it a sin not to have any Facebook marketing strategy at all?

By Angelo Beck, Issued by Blast Brand Catalysts 24 Apr 2014 21:09

Willowbridge College Africa - 21st century live stream virtual learning

Willowbridge College's vision is to revolutionise the understanding, implementation and delivery of world-class education, in all aspects within the UK school and FE college framework in earmarked countries in sub-Saharan Africa via their live stream virtual classroom - 21st century education.

Issued by Willowbridge College 24 Apr 2014 13:52

The Gagasi FM touch at The FNB Whiskey Live Showroom

KwaZulu-Natal's top urban radio station, Gagasi FM, is the official radio partner of The FNB Whiskey Live Showroom taking place on 25 and 26 April 2014 at Tsogo Sun's Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment in Durban.

Issued by Gagasi FM 24 Apr 2014 20:46

Dates announced for Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE)

The Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference and Exhibition will be taking place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban from 28 to 30 October together with third-year conference sponsor, the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA).

Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 24 Apr 2014 20:30

World Creativity Day spent in Eco Ranger style

Members of the Pikitup and Ogilvy PR teams were invited to HDI Youth Marketeers' head office in Johannesburg on 22 April - World Creativity Day - for an afternoon of identifying the top entries in the Pikitup Eco Rangers school competition.

Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 24 Apr 2014 12:24

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Tigo to offer free mobile Facebook in Tanzania

Millicom has announced Tigo mobile customers in Tanzania will be the first in East Africa to enjoy free access to Facebook on their handsets, with the service also including the launch of a Facebook service in SwahiliĆ­.

By Agatha Nduku 25 Apr 2014 10:31

MEF releases third report in Global Consumer Insights Series

MEF has released its third report, with analysed data from 10,000 respondents in 13 countries, in its Global Consumer Insights Series, highlighting both regional and global trends for mobile education products and services.

25 Apr 2014 07:36

Why I know nothing about social media

Knowing what you're doing in your job is the cornerstone of being able to do something constructive in the day. That feeling of "I got this" pervades across the scores of social media pundits.

By Jason Perelson 24 Apr 2014 14:00

Ashley Bacon takes the baton at fast-growing M&C Saatchi Africa

Following Rick de Kock's departure from M&C Saatchi Africa to join Barclays as head of the marketing and communications Africa division, Ashley Bacon is assuming responsibility for the company's ambitious growth plans on the continent.

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 24 Apr 2014 13:57

APO announces multi-year strategic partnership with IMImobile

African Press Organisation (APO) has announced a multi-year strategic partnership with IMImobile to provide mobile content to MTN Group, Airtel, Orange, Vodafone Group and Tigo in over 30 countries.

24 Apr 2014 13:54

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New York Festivals International Advertising Awards: 2014 Shortlist

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards honouring the World's Best Advertising announced the 2014 Shortlist for a number of competitions.

25 Apr 2014 10:50

E-cigarettes to be regulated in US

WASHINGTON: US regulators proposed new restrictions on the US$2bn market in e-cigarettes, which until now have been free from federal regulation.

25 Apr 2014 06:52

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