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Episode 133: VMA Group expansion, Exceptional Customer Experience and RayBan #campaign4change

Date: 29 May 2015
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New industrial HP LATEX printers available from Midcomp South Africa

To remain competitive, high-volume PSPs are constantly challenged to deliver short turnaround times across varied applications, while maintaining top-of-the-line quality...

Issued by Midcomp 1 Jun 2015 09:38

Digital marketing innovation with Google Voice Search

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By Stephen Sandmann 1 Jun 2015 07:20

Creative Circle April 2015 Award of the Month results

The April Creative Circle Awards were held on 28 May 2015 with TBWA Hunt Lascaris as hosts. Click through for the full list of winners...

1 Jun 2015 08:33

Hand over the mic

It's a strange time for media in general. Spending is shifting like Namibian sand in the wind. TV is cheaper, radio is morphing like food dye in water and the promise of a digital future is waxing lyrical...

By Travis Bussiahn 1 Jun 2015 13:41

One-eyed Jack's fairytale entertainment PR specialist dream comes true

One-eyed Jack's co-owner and founding member, Manuela de Deus tells the simple story of a girl and her cat into a full-service specialist entertainment agency, with sponsorship and marketing at its core...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2015 14:00

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How to get the best out of your agency

(Other than beating them regularly and keep them hungry)...

By Chris Brewer 1 Jun 2015 12:00

Agility launches photo competition to reflect modern Africa

Agility is launching a global photo competition to highlight the success of emerging Africa and reflect its increasing progress, starting today 1 June 2015.

1 Jun 2015 09:04

[TrendTalk] Dealing with rapid change

Are you fully aware of the momentous change that is predicted in only the next five to 10 years and do you know how your industry will be affected by the top trends?...

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2015 13:56

Uber updates app for deaf drivers

Uber is at it again - behaving like a company which got way too big way too fast and now needs to cover too many bases...

By Chris Wilton 1 Jun 2015 13:23

Seven top Lions Live sessions announced

Cannes Lions is to live stream sessions from TBWA Worldwide, WPP, Heineken, Unilever, Razorfish & Contagious, PHD and MediaCom, after 19,135 people, 9% more than in 2014, made their selection...

1 Jun 2015 14:54

Tshwane free Wi-Fi project provides model for social impact bond

A free Wi-Fi project that has successfully taken root in Tshwane could set the pattern for social impact bonds in South Africa...

1 Jun 2015 13:26

Discovery Life's new penguin sensation

+27 Advertising unveils Discovery Life's first television commercial in 11 years; and it's not what you expected!...

Issued by +27 Advertising 1 Jun 2015 11:10

Fresh Eye signs on Goodcop

With Fresh Eye Films now taking over the exclusive representation for Goodcop's commercial arm, a very interesting, unexpected and exciting collaboration is born...

Issued by Fresh Eye Films 1 Jun 2015 10:05

NLB reaffirms its faith in Ithuba as worthy and competent operator

The National Lotteries Board is confirming that Ithuba Holdings is taking over the National Lottery operations from Gidani on 1 June.

Issued by National Lotteries Board 1 Jun 2015 12:50

Video viewability - Five things you should know

According to the IAB and Media Rating Council, a video ad is considered viewable when at least 50% of the ad's pixels are visible on the screen for at least two consecutive seconds...

By Barry Blassoples, Issued by DQ&A Media Group 1 Jun 2015 12:37

Alcohol and tobacco retailers' power has shifted to the consumers

Consumers' needs are changing rapidly. This competitive environment forces retailers to deliver customer value in order to ensure survival and sustainable competitiveness...

By Brian Tebogo Mashego 1 Jun 2015 10:28

Peter Heaney adds another gear to Mercedes-AMG

The Mercedes-AMG Extreme Adventure campaign sets out to show current and potential Mercedes-Benz fans what the AMG experience actually looks and feels like, with live action and reactions...

Issued by Spitfire Films 1 Jun 2015 12:53

No TV "black out" after 17 June deadline

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has assured the country that there will be no television "black out" beyond the ITU deadline of 17 June 2015 to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting...

By Nthambeleni Gabara 1 Jun 2015 09:26

New BrandChat app uses mobile tech to give savvy marketers an advantage

What if there was a way to manage promotions that retained all the benefits while eliminating the shortcomings?...

Issued by AAT - Always Active Technologies 1 Jun 2015 06:15

The 2015 Frewin, McCall and Joel Mervis Awards finalists announced

The Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) has announced the finalists in the 2015 Frewin, McCall and Joel Mervis Awards.

1 Jun 2015 10:36

Don't miss out - register for MICE Academy's VIP Workshop at Markex 2015 now!

Event planners and marketing managers are in for a treat at the VIP "A Cut Above the Rest" exclusive workshop at Markex on 4 June, offering an excellent programme and an outstanding goodie bag...

Issued by Markex 1 Jun 2015 11:02

Recent IRS fraud reinforces the importance of data protection laws (PoPI Act)

"Do not underestimate the personal and financial risk that exists in the sharing of your identity information," warns Alison Treadaway, Director at secure customer communications specialist, Striata...

By Alison Treadaway, Issued by Striata SA 1 Jun 2015 12:09

Inaccurate digital locations could lose businesses money

According to a recent sample of digital location information on South African retail, restaurant, fuel and hospitality sites (totalling 2,500 locations), the indications were that a high percentage were not accurate...

1 Jun 2015 09:40

Parliament wins broadcast-feeds case

Media houses have been dealt a legal blow after the High Court exonerated Parliament for the signal jamming incident during President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address earlier this year.

By Bekezela Phakathi 1 Jun 2015 10:17

The state of digital location data in South Africa

How often do you search on your phone before shopping? According to BPS, any business with physical locations needs to replicate their physical footprint across all relevant digital platforms...

Issued by Business Positioning Systems 1 Jun 2015 11:33

Agility launches photo competition to reflect modern Africa

Agility launched a global photo competition to highlight the success of emerging Africa and reflect its increasing progress...

1 Jun 2015 10:01

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Apple overtakes Google in the 10th Annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking

Apple has overtaken Google to reclaim the title of 'world's most valuable brand' in the 2015 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, released by WPP and Millward Brown...

Issued by Millward Brown 27 May 2015 09:35

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[TrendTalk] Dealing with rapid change

Are you fully aware of the momentous change that is predicted in only the next five to 10 years and do you know how your industry will be affected by the top trends?...

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2015 13:56

Hand over the mic

It's a strange time for media in general. Spending is shifting like Namibian sand in the wind. TV is cheaper, radio is morphing like food dye in water and the promise of a digital future is waxing lyrical...

By Travis Bussiahn 1 Jun 2015 13:41

Malawi: Government calls for massive awareness on digital migration

ZOMBA: Government has emphasised the need for massive awareness on digital migration in order to provide a smooth transitioning of the initiative...

By Memory Kutengule and Sungeni Nyoni 1 Jun 2015 12:42

Angola journalist Rafael Marques convicted of defamation

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the suspended six-month prison sentence given to Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais over his book outlining human rights abuses connected with the country's diamond mining industry...

By Elena Pramesberger 1 Jun 2015 11:09

Journalists shine at Promasidor Quill Awards

It was celebration of the best hands in journalism on Friday night at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Lagos, as journalists from various media houses were honoured at this year's Promasidor Quill Awards...

By Olushola Bello 1 Jun 2015 10:51

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Instagram 'deletes account' of Iran revolutionary leader

TEHRAN, IRAN: Photosharing service Instagram has deleted an account dedicated to Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini just days before the 26th anniversary of his death...

1 Jun 2015 15:47

Microsoft to launch Windows 10 on July 29

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft announced that the latest version of its Windows operating system will be available July 29 for computer and tablet users.

1 Jun 2015 15:45

US SMEs keen on developing apps

Research released by US-based Clutch, a leading source of mobile app developer reviews, indicates that 15% of small businesses have a mobile app and another 18% are considering developing one in 2015...

1 Jun 2015 11:04

Lions Innovation content programme includes industry data, tech and creative luminaries

CANNES, FRANCE: The inaugural Lions Innovation, scheduled at Cannes from 25 to 26 June 2015, includes 125 speakers and 33 hours of content on three stages...

1 Jun 2015 08:21

Google puts virtual reality in reach with cardboard

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google said this week that one of its least expensive innovations -- virtual reality headgear made of cardboard -- has become a huge hit...

1 Jun 2015 08:12

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