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Four social networks that will rival Facebook and Twitter in 2015

Four social networks that will rival Facebook and Twitter in 2015

After years of domination by a few big names, social media is now expected to undergo some significant shifts and changes in the new year...

By Owen Andrew 27 Jan 2015 06:20

[Trends 2015] Back to basics communications engagement

[Trends 2015] Back to basics communications engagement

The core of public relations is developing meaningful, relevant, sustainable relationships with media, influencers and consumers...

By Keri-Ann Stanton 27 Jan 2015 09:00

[Trends 2015] A purpose-filled future

[Trends 2015] A purpose-filled future

The more the world feels devoid of meaning, the more people are attracted to brands that display a deeper sense of purpose...

By Pepe Marais 27 Jan 2015 08:00

Do you actually know who the influencers are or is your influencer marketing a joke?

Do you actually know who the influencers are or is your influencer marketing a joke?

Amanda Sevasti is a well-known commentator on all things digital and a judge at the Bookmark Awards for 2015. She's been sharing her judging experience on Twitter...

By Walter Pike 27 Jan 2015 08:00

Gil Sperling
[Trends 2015] Explosive disruption for marketing

2015 will be the year that disruption becomes explosive on the marketing and advertising landscape. Organisations that fail to adequately understand and embrace the coming trends will be surpassed in the market...

By Gil Sperling 27 Jan 2015 08:30

[Orchids & Onions] Landy ad does it in black and white, but FlySafair should ground its PR firm
[Orchids & Onions] Landy ad does it in black and white, but FlySafair should ground its PR firm

In this age of information overload and fast-forward flickering YouTube, a well thought-out still image still has the power to arrest and attract. And, in a marketing context, to get across a message without the proverbial thousand words...

By Brendan Seery 27 Jan 2015 14:00

Intrapreneurship: innovating from within the corporate cubicle
Intrapreneurship: innovating from within the corporate cubicle

In today's era of digital innovation, tech-savvy start-ups can launch new services and products at lightning speed. Some examples of companies that have done just this include WhatsApp...

By Lyndi Lawson-Smith 27 Jan 2015 13:50

International expert to offer Integrated Strategic Planning, Business Planning & Performance Management workshop - Litha Communications
International expert to offer Integrated Strategic Planning, Business Planning & Performance Management workshop

Malcolm Furber will present the Integrated Strategic Planning, Business Planning & Performance Management workshop for senior executives in Johannesburg and Cape Town in 2015....

Issued by Litha Communications 27 Jan 2015 09:29

Millward Brown's Digital and Media Predictions for 2015 - Millward Brown
Millward Brown's Digital and Media Predictions for 2015

Predicting the future isn't easy, but Millward Brown's media and digital expertise allows it to provide reliable insights into the important emerging trends and their implications for its clients and the world of advertising...

Issued by Millward Brown 27 Jan 2015 11:01

App-based taxi booking service, Taxify, launches in Johannesburg and Cape Town
App-based taxi booking service, Taxify, launches in Johannesburg and Cape Town

Taxify, a smartphone-based application that allows clients to order a licensed taxi in two simple steps free of charge, is set to launch in Johannesburg and Cape Town at the end of January 2015...

Issued by Revnetek SA 27 Jan 2015 12:31

Making marketing more efficient in tough times - Chris Moerdyk
Making marketing more efficient in tough times

The biggest challenge marketers and especially advertisers will face in 2015 is pressure to cut budgets. But, there is a way out...

Issued by Chris Moerdyk 27 Jan 2015 12:59

The South African Post Office - friend or foe? - Student Brands
The South African Post Office - friend or foe?

The perception of the South African Post Office changed in 2014 when long strikes impacted upon its general operations, but what is the opinion of the youth of the country? Will they continue to use the post office?...

Issued by Student Brands 27 Jan 2015 13:29

SAA installs new system
SAA installs new system

SAA will this week become the first airline globally to install the SatAuth (Satellite Authorisation System), which will allow for secure credit card transactions anywhere in the skies...

27 Jan 2015 11:15

Belvedere Vodka gets product placement in new Bond film
Belvedere Vodka gets product placement in new Bond film

The new James Bond film, Spectre, due for global release on 6 November 2015, features Belvedere Vodka for the spy's iconic "shaken not stirred" vodka martini...

27 Jan 2015 08:33

Jaco Pienaar
[Trends 2015] What to expect from 2015

Business has now resumed at its normal frenetic pace and thoughts have turned to how the local media landscape will change in 2015...

By Jaco Pienaar 27 Jan 2015 08:46

Field Office's new Catalogue App set to simplify sales even further - Field Office
Field Office's new Catalogue App set to simplify sales even further

Field Office has released a new catalogue plugin which has improved the already simple ordering functionality of their popular sales management app, Honeybee, even further...

Issued by Field Office 27 Jan 2015 11:48

Bhamuza goes to town - Primedia Outdoor
Bhamuza goes to town

Primedia Outdoor has expanded the footprint of its iconic Bhamuza billboards beyond the primarily rural locations and into urban environments across South Africa..

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 27 Jan 2015 13:26

Jacaranda FM totally in an 80's mood! - Jacaranda 94.2 FM
Jacaranda FM totally in an 80's mood!

With artists including Billy Ocean, Go West, Nik Kershaw, Heather Small from M People, Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and Katrina from Katrina and the Waves, this weekend's Kia Rewind Festival at Carnival City is not to be missed...

Issued by Jacaranda 94.2 FM 27 Jan 2015 10:50

Don't Film Yourself Having Sex: Social Media Lawyer Emma Sadleir speaks at Heavy Chef Feb. Book now! - World Wide Creative
Don't Film Yourself Having Sex: Social Media Lawyer Emma Sadleir speaks at Heavy Chef Feb. Book now!

Social media law expert, South African author and top commentator on the Oscar Pistorius trial, Emma Sadleir will headline the first Heavy Chef event for 2015 in Bryanston, Johannesburg...

Issued by World Wide Creative 27 Jan 2015 14:03

AVE and the consumers turning against you - How do you measure the 'damage'?
AVE and the consumers turning against you - How do you measure the 'damage'?

South African consumers, business people and politicians are standing in disbelief as two major South African business brands count the costs of underestimating the plight of the consumer last year...

27 Jan 2015 15:10

Rose Setshoge
B2B marketers, don't just generate leads in 2015, produce convertible ones

Believe it not, lead generation still keeps most marketers awake at night! Although this is one of the vital marketing functions, it needs collaboration with the sales team in order to be effective...

By Rose Setshoge 27 Jan 2015 13:45

Decorex Joburg set to attract the décor and design trade - Thebe Reed Exhibitions
Decorex Joburg set to attract the décor and design trade

A new networking platform, an African-based design forum and an online 'match-making programme' connecting exhibitors with traders are just some of the new features that Decorex Joburg will launch...

Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 27 Jan 2015 10:18

Women explore "Who am I?" to help them be a positive influence for others - Universal Church of the Kingdom of God
Women explore "Who am I?" to help them be a positive influence for others

The theme of the third meeting of Godllywood's 12 Parts of Me programme, designed to empower women to live fulfilling and joyful lives, was taken from Shakespeare's famous line "to be or not to be"...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 27 Jan 2015 11:17

Albert van Jaarsveld
Innovation, a catalyst for development

WEF is uniquely placed to offer South Africa a chance to position itself and communicate its value proposition to international decision makers...

By Albert van Jaarsveld 27 Jan 2015 13:53

Crime Stop, Crime Line tip-offs lead to 52 arrests
Crime Stop, Crime Line tip-offs lead to 52 arrests

The South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Primedia Group partnership, via the collaboration between Crime Stop and Crime Line, is continuing to yield successes in fighting crime...

27 Jan 2015 11:25

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The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device
The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device

Do you have an antivirus product on your mobile phone? If not, best you invest in one in order to protect against mobile fraud, as mobile payments and card-not-present retail go on the rise...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jan 2015 14:00

Kenya: Three new stations set to join local TV scene
Kenya: Three new stations set to join local TV scene

Three Nairobi-based companies have applied for licensing to join the rapidly growing commercial free-to-air television broadcasting industry as the country migrates from analogue transmission to digital...

By Constant Munda 27 Jan 2015 09:40

Facebook, Airtel Partner to Bring Internet.org APP to Ghana
Facebook, Airtel Partner to Bring Internet.org APP to Ghana

A status update by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook on his page stated that social media platform had partnered with Airtel to give people on the Airtel network access to free basic internet services for education, health, jobs and communication...

By Lilian Mutegi 27 Jan 2015 09:25

Commercial TV white spaces give Ghanaian students cheap internet
Commercial TV white spaces give Ghanaian students cheap internet

Microsoft has launched TVWS in Ghana - and students are benefiting (Video)...

27 Jan 2015 07:25

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Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time
Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time

WASHINGTON, US: A video that went viral this week showed a legally blind mother in Canada seeing her newborn child for the first time, thanks to vision-enhancing glasses... (Video)

27 Jan 2015 10:22

Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages 'insulting' prophet
Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages 'insulting' prophet

ISTANBUL TURKEY: A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block pages deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, threatening to shut down the social media network indefinitely...

27 Jan 2015 09:45

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US government
WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US government

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks has accused Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to US authorities, and not notifying them of this for almost three years...

27 Jan 2015 09:15

New Toyota Camry campaign launches at Super Bowl
New Toyota Camry campaign launches at Super Bowl

US: As part of the 'One Bold Choice Leads to Another' campaign for the new 2015 Toyota Camry, the company will lead with two new ads during the first quarter of the Super Bowl opening game on 1 February 2015...

27 Jan 2015 08:38

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