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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Landmark #RacismStopsWithMe campaign launched in South Africa

Independent Media has announced the roll-out of a landmark anti-racism campaign that is one of the company's biggest and most ambitious projects it has ever undertaken...

Issued by Independent Media 18 hours ago

[Biz Online Insights] Importance of design

This week, our 'Biz Online Insights' section explores the South African online population's views on the importance of design...

3 hours ago

Big change needed in the agency world

Advertising agencies thought process since their inception has to be to create the right message for a client. Then to locate and plan a media campaign to reach the target audience. This is great but the thinking needs to change...

By Gordon Barker 23 hours ago

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

On the last episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding focused on two events happening in Cape Town next week from 17 February 2016...

[Design Indaba 2016]: Then and now, by design

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the phrase 'Design Indaba' is Ravi Naidoo, a man so enthused about using design to make the world a more beautiful, functional place that he positively buzzes with creative energy...

By Leigh Andrews

[BizTrends 2016] The new agency talent directive

An integration of skills and business-focussed execution is what Alistair Mokoena, Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, expects in 2016.

By Alistair Mokoena

[BizTrends 2016] Age of analytics

This is the age of analytics where data is a core brand value and if it moves, it needs to be measured, says Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa...

By Abey Mokgwatsane

Bad marketing decisions cost South Africa billions every year

A growing number of chief executives and members of corporate boards in South Africa are becoming alarmed at the amount of money their companies are wasting every year through bad marketing. The average wastage on marketing budgets for corporate South Africa runs at about 25 percent...

Issued by Chris Moerdyk

Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme

US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin...

Let's talk ice cream - Brand attachment vs brand loyalty

When it comes to brand buzzwords, you've probably heard them all: brand engagement, brand development and brand loyalty, but have you heard of brand attachment? And, how is it any different from brand loyalty?...

By Heidi Myers, Issued by Meltwater

Creative campaign for Cannes Lions launches in print, films

Cannes Lions has launched the creative campaign supporting the 63rd International Festival of Creativity taking place 18 - 25 June 2016...

Viacom, Snapchat global partnership

Viacom and Snapchat announced a global partnership, anchored in both content production and advertising sales, which will bring two high profile channels to Snapchat Discover...

[BizTrends 2016] Producing content at the speed of culture

When one talks about trends it is important to look at who can deliver on them... how to implement these trends, says Pete Case, chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather South Africa...

By Pete Case

Shrinking confidence amongst South Africans that the government is doing its job well

Only about half of adult South Africans (48%) are of the opinion that the National Government is doing its job well. This is down 8 percentage points from May 2009, when President Zuma took office...

Issued by Ipsos

New York Festivals announces the final round of 2016 Executive Jury

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the final round of prominent worldwide chief creative officers and executive creative directors appointed to the 2016 New York Festivals Executive Jury...

Issued by New York Festivals

Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter revamped its timeline Wednesday, allowing the "best" tweets to rise to the top, despite warnings of a revolt from members loyal to the real-time flow of the messaging platform...

Sabinet signs up to Publishing Technology's ingentaDrive platform solution

Combining essential features of Publishing Technology's bespoke build platform product with the speed and efficiency of a packaged solution, this out-of-the box product will enable Sabinet to go live with a fully branded, cloud-based, responsive site...

Issued by Sabinet

Inside look at venture capital - nine facts, eleven keys and five lies

The premise of a relatively new asset class, venture capital companies (VCCs) is that investors get tax benefits and strong returns. Clive Butkow, chief investment officer, recently launched Grotech...

New look for 10th SAFTAs

For the 10th celebration of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), the event has a new logo and theme - 'Imagine'...

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Start managing your mind for success

South Africa, ranked the second most stressed nation after Nigeria according to a study conducted by international research company Bloomberg, is facing increasing incidence of mental problems as a beleaguered economy, political upheaval and crime statistics exact a heavy toll on the national psyche...

Issued by Mindworksa 3 days ago

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Africa news

WPP Africa Academy: When the sum is greater than the whole

The creative economy is important as service industries lead the economy, and also support the wider economy in terms of progress and growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 hours ago

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

On the last episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding focused on two events happening in Cape Town next week from 17 February 2016...

19 hours ago

Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme

US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin...

20 hours ago

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 11 February 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding takes a closer look at two events happening in Cape Town next week...

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Motoring industry hurt by weak economy

The latest research of new vehicle sales from Lightstone Auto reveals that the motoring industry has been particularly affected by the weak rand and economy...

23 hours ago

Daimler opens new Regional Centre for Commercial Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), along with its brand divisions Daimler Trucks & Buses and Mercedes-Benz Vans, has opened a new Regional Centre Southern Africa (RCSA) in Pretoria...

21 hours ago

Online experience holds the key to how consumers buy cars

Online connectivity is changing forever the way consumers are buying vehicles, says Glen Mollink, CEO at Innovation Group SA...

By David Furlonger 1 hour ago

Factors determining car insurance premiums

Insurance premiums aren't the same for everyone and there are good reasons for that. Broadly speaking, your insurer will calculate your risk of getting into an incident or the risk...

By Rory Judd 51 minutes ago


Blues Meets Rock at Hillcrest Quarry

The Big Blues Meets Rock Festival will be held on Saturday 9 April, 2016, at Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville, Cape Town and will feature: Dan Patlansky, Blues Broers, Gerald Clark Trio, Mark Haze, Crimson House, Natasha Meister, Pebbleman, The Rockerfellas, and Jesse Jordan.

20 hours ago

Take a leap of love

Legend has it that women are encouraged to turn the tables and be the ones to propose marriage in a leap year.

22 hours ago

Logistics & Transport

Saldanha Bay IDZ creating opportunities

40,000 jobs stand to be created due to the development of the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone and more than 21,000 of these jobs will be created in the Western Cape by 2021...

23 hours ago

Maersk profit plunges amid weak trade, low oil prices

Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk reported an 82-percent drop in annual profit as its shipping unit was hit by lower freight rates...

20 hours ago

AA slams Sanral's e-toll move

AA said that it is disappointed that the SA National Roads Agency has decided to go the legal route before resolving their e-toll billing problems...

20 hours ago


Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme

US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin...

20 hours ago

Skype for Business introduces a virtual personal assistant

Intervate has announced the release of ROBIT: locally-developed virtual personal assistant (VPA), enabling organisations to extract more value from Microsoft's Skype for Business...

19 hours ago

Email resolutions to protect data

Last year was a 'successful' year for cyber criminals with millions of data records being lost or stolen around the world. In 2016 we can expect the attacks to continue...

22 hours ago

Advanced analytics: the key to the customer

E-commerce continues to grow exponentially and companies in the business to consumer (B2C) environment need to develop seamless customer experience...

By Cari Van Wyk 39 minutes ago

IoT implementation requires proper design, deployment and direction

The 3rd Platform and digital transformation (DX) are having profound effects on technology, the enterprise, and business. Every aspect of these areas is affected, and the pace of that change...

By Adib Ghubril 1 hour ago


Dismal 2015 tourism figures wipe out previous growth

Overall SA tourist arrivals are down -6.8% for 2015 compared to arrivals recorded during 2014, despite a strong finish for South African tourism in the final quarter...

22 hours ago

Earn while you fly has announced the launch of a new partnership with global travel rewards programme, Avios South Africa. The partnership will allow kulula fans...

23 hours ago


Real estate is globally the pre-eminent asset class

According to calculations by international real estate adviser, Savills, the total value of all developed real estate on the globe reached $217tn in 2015...

22 hours ago

Income tax benefits of owning a property

Paying a bond on one property, proclaiming it to be your main residence and not owning any other property or earning any additional income from your home, means that you will not necessarily benefit from any tax exemption or cash flow gains from personal income tax claiming every year end...

22 hours ago

Renishaw to proceed with Mpambanyoni Conservation Development

Renishaw Property Developments, a subsidiary of Crookes Brothers Limited, has received consent to develop the Mpambanyoni Conservation Development on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast...

1 hour ago


GIBB completes community centre in Kou-Kamma

GIBB engineering consulting firm recently completed a multi-purpose community centre (MPCC) in the Kou-Kamma area of the Eastern Cape...

33 minutes ago


Some provinces struggling to cope with rocketing food costs

The Rand's diminished buying power together with a prolonged drought has left certain provinces struggling to keep up with rocketing food costs...

21 hours ago


Absa to launch predictive alert service

Absa Bank has piloted a new predictive alert service that not only notifies customers of potential shortfalls in their bank accounts, but which also offers personalised options...

17 hours ago

Travel allowances should be addressed in Budget Speech 2016

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could save the South African Revenue Services (SARS), businesses and employees a great deal of time and hassle by phasing out travel allowances...

22 hours ago

Kick-start your savings plan

With the pinch of the economic downturn, many South Africans have no choice but to abandon hopes of long-term savings and turn to debt in a bid to survive from month to month...

1 hour ago

CSI & Sustainability

Deepening inequality is the high price students will pay for free education

University students have scored some massive victories since "fees must fall" entered South Africa's lexicon...

By Lyn Snodgrass 1 hour ago

Businesses can gain from volunteer programmes

Research indicates that companies with high levels of employee engagement enjoy a significant increase in productivity and general well-being, which leads to increased profitability and stability for their company...

3 hours ago

Energy & Mining

#MiningIndaba: Collaboration for survival, growth needed

According to SRK Consulting, gone are the days when mines in Africa could afford to 'go it alone' by building their own infrastructure. Survival and growth now needs a foundation of collaboration with governments...

20 hours ago

New platinum-based SEZ in North West in the pipeline

With 70% of platinum being produced in South Africa, government is working towards opening a new industry-based Special Economic Zone in the North West, to look into beneficiation...

1 hour ago

R15m fuel cell feasibility study launched

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has launched a R15m feasibility study that will identify particular components that can be manufactured for fuel cell units...

1 hour ago


Bleaker outlook hits Woolworths stock

Shares in upmarket retailer Woolworths (Woolies), the darling of the JSE's consumer sector, were shredded yesterday, with nervous investors fretting over less compelling prospects for the financial year ahead...

By Marc Hasenfuss 16 minutes ago

South Africans hoard up to R35,000 of unused goods in their homes, survey finds

Virtually all South Africans have items in their homes they aren't actively using - 99% of us, in fact, according to a survey done by Gumtree South Africa. The informal study asked respondents about the items that end up unused in their homes, including small appliances, sporting goods, baby and children's items and furniture...

22 hours ago

#DesignMonth: Three key retail design directions for SA in 2016

To stay relevant, retailers should reinvent their brick-and-mortar locations brand identity every three to five years...

By Brandon Williams 22 hours ago


The best tactics for leveraging the local customers business

Companies around the world are looking for ways to capitalize on the holiday season...

By Hicks Crawford 1 day ago

NY Times launches Spanish-language digital version

NEW YORK - The New York Times on Monday launched a Spanish-language digital edition, aiming to expand the global reach of the prestigious US daily...

2 days ago

Pentawards 2016 selects jury

The Pentawards is a worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design in all its forms. It is open to all those who are associated with the creation or marketing of packaging from every country in the world...

8 Feb 2016

Good CVs essential for marketing graduates

The London School of Marketing (LSM) emphasises the importance of developing a clear, accurate and eye-catching CV in today's competitive job market and advises students to take a pro-active approach...

5 Feb 2016

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