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Episode 138: Isilumko Activate and Agency Focus with 20Across looking at Influencer marketing.

Date: 2 Jul 2015
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Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories

Jonathan Deeb, Executive Creative Director of FCB Johannesburg, spoke to our Cannes Lions media correspondent, Ann Nurock, on his experience of being part of this year's Press Jury...

By Ann Nurock 2 Jul 2015 07:57

Opening up the tender process and other start-up help, just a click away

OpenTenders is a South African business-to-business social network. It's also determined to assist South Africa achieve its 2030 National Development Plan goals and create millions of jobs - not as pie-in-the-sky as it seems...

By leigh andrews 2 Jul 2015 14:00

Killing two birds with one stone

In securing the Above the Line (ATL) business of a client in Africa, and a major local client, Switch has a launched itself squarely into the advertising space...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jul 2015 14:18

Crisis communications in a digital era

Communication is critical to ensure that a crisis is managed effectively and contained, and that the company's reputation is protected throughout. Especially in an era of social media, where the public has many options at their disposal to either rate or slate a brand...

By Janine Hills 2 Jul 2015 14:00

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The death of the annual report... As we know it

We all want a greener, more sustainable world, yet the process of going green still seems to instil fear in some people. Good designers, on the other hand, embrace the move towards sustainability. Not only does green thinking lead to creativity and innovation, ultimately it's good for business, which to us means happy clients...

By Sam Bainbridge 2 Jul 2015 14:00

Gloo@Ogilvy brings home the only Cannes Lion for digital work

Gloo@Ogilvy, the digital arm of Ogilvy & Mather, received a Cannes Bronze Lion, the only SA digital agency to receive a statue at this year's festival...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 2 Jul 2015 10:37

2015 Pendoring judging panel appointed

The judges for this year's Pendoring Advertising Awards have been appointed and represent some of the top creatives in the country, as well as some of the best and most awarded agencies in South Africa...

Issued by Pendoring 2 Jul 2015 09:51

Century City Conference Centre and Hotel's Hard Hat Event

XZIBIT created a modern, construction-themed environment for Century City Conference Centre and Hotel's Hard Hat Event...

Issued by XZIBIT 2 Jul 2015 10:12

Agile for agencies - is there such a thing?

Agile as a methodology seems to have the answers to so many of our problems yet seems impossible to implement in an agency. So I ask myself, why? Why is it so difficult for us to get right?...

By Danelle Stiles, Issued by NATIVE VML 2 Jul 2015 07:03

Grey's famously effective work hauls 113 Cannes Lions

Grey group excelled at the annual Cannes Lions in 2015, exceeding all expectations with a total of 113 Cannes wins from various Grey offices throughout the network...

Issued by Grey 2 Jul 2015 07:13

Sawubona wins big at the World Travel Awards!

Sawubona - the in-flight magazine for SAA published by Ndalo Media - was voted Africa's Leading In-flight Magazine 2015 at the recent World Travel Awards hosted at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort...

Issued by Ndalo Media 2 Jul 2015 06:29

United Stations' Li Ndube, has a 'bag of tricks' for radio advertisers

Newly appointed Gagasi FM Brand Manager at United Stations, Lindile 'Li' Ndube, gives a no-holds-barred view of what it'll take for radio advertisers to stay on top...

Issued by United Stations 2 Jul 2015 07:28

MacKay: Industry in urgent need of expertise, lack of programmatic savvy

More than half of the world's population now use the web regularly and two-thirds of those are from the developing world. This poses significant challenges for advertisers and marketers...

Issued by Atmosphere Orange 2 Jul 2015 06:47

Top five Instagram trends for 2015

Since the trail-blazing millennials and too-cool-for-Facebook hipsters started the migration to Instagram five years ago, we've seen a visual content explosion...

By Desiree Gullan 1 Jul 2015 14:09

Ideas are like goldfish... easy to kill

Ideas are truly the most beautiful things. They have such power and at the same time they are completely fragile...

By Damon Stapleton 1 Jul 2015 12:00

[Behind the Selfie] with... Lani Carstens

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lani Carstens, Managing and Executive Director at John Brown Media, South Africa ...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jul 2015 14:00

NBA'S first game on African soil attracts big players

Econet, Ford, NIKE, South African Airways, SuperSport, and 947 partner with NBA's very first game on African soil...

1 Jul 2015 13:58

App store is the new Google, says Naspers CEO

In a world where the smartphone is becoming ever more dominant, the app store is becoming key to success for an e-commerce business, according to Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk...

By Matthew le Cordeur 1 Jul 2015 14:52

One for the books - the SA Book Fair 2015

Taking place in Johannesburg from 31 July to 2 August, over 100 authors, writers, poets, publishers and playwrights will be sharing their experience, talents and knowledge in a three-day book-inspired escapade at the SA Book Fair 2015...

1 Jul 2015 13:55

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Win-win for brands and shoppers as SNAPnSAVE launches new mobile cash-back app

Good news! South Africans will be able to get cash back for doing their everyday shopping and simply snapping their till slip...

Issued by SNAPnSAVE 29 Jun 2015 09:47

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Insight into how Facebook is used in Egypt

Recent research has been gathered in the "eMarketing Egypt insights 5th Edition 2014 Report", which highlighted that Facebook users in Egypt is a youth community...

2 Jul 2015 15:04

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 138: Isilumko Activate and agency focus with 20Across

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Lauren Durant and Fabrizia Degli Esposti...

2 Jul 2015 14:37

Killing two birds with one stone

In securing the Above the Line (ATL) business of a client in Africa, and a major local client, Switch has a launched itself squarely into the advertising space...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jul 2015 14:18

Winners of the One Africa Partner Summit 2015 Awards announced

Winners of the Africa Channel Partner Awards were announced at the Cisco One Africa Partner Summit 2015 which took place from 23 - 25 June 2015 in Limpopo, South Africa...

2 Jul 2015 09:24

Namibian Broadcasting Corporation signs agreement with Jasco

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has extended its Service Level Agreement (SLA) after signing a three-year contract with Jasco Broadcast Solutions...

2 Jul 2015 09:16

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Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think...

2 Jul 2015 08:11

Austria court rules Facebook class action 'inadmissible': lawyer

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: An Austrian civil court has rejected a privacy class action against Facebook because it lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter, the lawyer for the plaintiff spearheading the case said on Wednesday.

2 Jul 2015 08:09

UK tabloid ex-deputy cleared over phone-hacking

LONDON, UK: The former deputy editor of Britain's News of the World tabloid, which media tycoon Rupert Murdoch closed down four years ago over phone-hacking, was on Wednesday cleared of involvement in the practice...

2 Jul 2015 08:05

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