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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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Premier filmmaker, Spike Lee, heads to SA for The Nedbank Digital Edge Live 2015

Now in its seventh year, The Digital Edge Live will once again bring advertisers, agencies, technologists and innovators together to look at the most important digital trends in marketing...

Issued by NATIVE VML 6 Jul 2015 10:40

Disadvantaged SA creatives get a boost onto the career ladder

I met the first-ever 60 participants of the Cape Town One Show Diversity Boot Camp first hand, walked away feeling a little more inspired about the state of South African advertising, and got the scoop on what's coming to One Show 2016: Quarterly entry for all categories...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jul 2015 06:00

Facebook just did something you should know... it's about email

Facebook just made an announcement about the Facebook Messaging App, which has been kept pretty quiet, but I think it has a big long-term play for the social media giant...

By Warren Harding 7 Jul 2015 14:00

[Orchids & Onions] Getting it right needn't be a taxing task

Although I am a great fan of "reality advertising" - commercials that tap into what's happening and what people are talking about - I know that, as a brand, you need to careful you don't push it too far...

By Brendan Seery 7 Jul 2015 06:00

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 139: What you missed at the BrightRock Connection Session

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, 9 July 2015, from 9-10am, as we play the podcast from the BrightRock Connection Session that took place on 25 June...

7 Jul 2015 13:36

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Facebook updated their News feed again. So what?

Well, if you're planning on distributing content via Facebook, the increasing shift toward optimisation based on behaviours more complex than a Like, Comment or Share, poses an interesting challenge for you...

By Barry Blassoples, Issued by DQ&A Media Group 7 Jul 2015 11:30

Cell C hands over blankets to SOS Children's Village PE

The people of the SOS Children's Village in the Eastern Cape will be cosy and warm this winter - thanks to Cell C's initiative of keeping those that need it most warm as the chill bites...

7 Jul 2015 14:15

Dule demonstrates the right to life in epic TVC for Nektar Beer

World-renowned director Dule has just returned to South Africa, after spending four years in Europe where he recently completed his latest TVC for Nektar Beer. The international contract sees Dule direct an epic night out for one very lucky man...

Issued by ChillPillFilms 7 Jul 2015 10:13

SA companies rely on mobile to do business

A recent survey carried out by Dell South Africa investigated how South African businesses use mobile devices. The survey aimed to identify the types of devices that companies are providing to employees...

7 Jul 2015 11:25

Hidden market forces cause new products to flop

Great products are floundering because suppliers don't know enough about their markets. As many as 75% to 80% of new products and services flop, according to research firm GfK...

Issued by GfK South Africa 7 Jul 2015 08:28

AMASA Forum tomorrow: "The zero-based rate card"

Varying agency rate card structures, fair fee debates, client expectations and how to get what you give in the advertising industry: all this and more is to be expected from the next #AMASAForum debate which will be hosted by AMASA Joburg on Wednesday, 8 July...

Issued by AMASA 7 Jul 2015 13:20

Mediatech Africa spotlight on IP issues, lighting innovation

The global move to media over IP, and innovations in display and lighting, will feature high on the agenda at Mediatech Africa, Africa's only media and entertainment technology expo...

Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 7 Jul 2015 10:53

Mistakes to avoid when designing your logo

The logo of a company or a brand has to be instantly recognisable and must also attempt to represent the company's ethic, industry, and personality. Designing a logo may seem to be an easy task. It's all about picking the correct colours, choosing a wacky font, and matching it to Clipart, right? Well, no...

By Roane Swindon 6 Jul 2015 14:00

Why Webfluential's wired as the SA start-up to watch

So many start-ups, so few still thriving a few months down the line. It's sad but true. Luckily Webfluential falls into the 'still a success and steadily increasing' category - here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2015 14:00

Why is it so difficult to set objectives?

I'm constantly amazed at how few businesses (agencies, clients and media) write meaningful sets of objectives. Often they don't exist at all and, perhaps of more concern, is how bad many of them are...

By Chris Brewer 6 Jul 2015 12:00

MTN SA CEO resigns

The resignation of MTN South Africa CEO, Ahmad Farroukh, is effective frp, 31 July 2015.

6 Jul 2015 15:10

Mobile is the key to SA's digital scene

The mass market is now staying connected and this is becoming more and more prevalent, this market owns more sim cards than toothbrushes and 93% own mobile phones...

6 Jul 2015 12:53

NBA's first game in Africa attracts world-class partners

The first National Basketball Association (NBA) game in Africa, featuring a Team Africa vs Team World format, will take place on 1 August at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg and will be aired live on SuperSport...

Issued by TheGrind PR 6 Jul 2015 12:12

Call for citizens to play your part and make every day Mandela Day

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with Brand South Africa, launched the 'Play you Part for Madiba' campaign on 6 July 2015...

6 Jul 2015 12:36

MyBroadband appoints a client relations manager

Mariaan Scott has joined MyBroadband as a client relations manager, specifically focused on customer care and relationship management...

Issued by MyBroadband 6 Jul 2015 11:23

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Kano to partner Daily Trust on newspaper revival

The Kano State government at the weekend said it will partner Daily Trust newspapers to revive its publication, Triumph, which closed down two years ago...

By Ismail Mudashir 7 Jul 2015 14:27

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 139: What you missed at the BrightRock Connection Session

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, 9 July 2015, from 9-10am, as we play the podcast from the BrightRock Connection Session that took place on 25 June...

7 Jul 2015 13:36

Lenovo unveils new ICT logo

LAGOS, NIGERIA: Lenovo has launched a new industry logo aimed at stamping it's feet in the smartphones market.

By Nurudeen Oyewole 7 Jul 2015 13:27

Social Media Awards 2015 call for nominations

Social media enthusiasts now have a chance to nominate individuals and corporate organisations for this year's Olx Social Media Awards (Olx SOMA) following the recent launch of the call for nominations...

7 Jul 2015 11:34

We won't return to analogue TV, says UCC

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) said it will not return to "analogue broadcasting" signal as court directed on Thursday...

By Frederic Musisi 7 Jul 2015 11:01

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Axel Springer, ProSiebenSAT1 in merger talks: report

German media giant Axel Springer and the television group ProSiebenSAT1 are in talks to merge, a decade after an earlier tie-up was turned down by German competition authorities, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday.

7 Jul 2015 14:18

Daymond John announced as keynote speaker at 2015 LIA's Creative LIAisons

Daymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the 2015 London International Awards' Creative LIAisons program...

7 Jul 2015 11:24

When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze

MUMBAI, INDIA: Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps.

7 Jul 2015 07:38

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