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Episode 151: Twitter advertising and Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town

Date: 1 Oct 2015
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[African Cristal 2015] Lessons for African creatives

The African Cristal 2015 prove that African awards are being taken far more seriously than before. The call is to do great work based on smart, relevant ideas that tell the authentic African story...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Oct 2015 06:00

How to build a strong agency network in Africa

What makes a strong and effective African network? Is it the number of partnerships that have been established with local agency businesses in Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana...?

By Graham Cruikshanks 7 Oct 2015 06:00

[NewsMaker] Lesley Waterkeyn

Lesley Waterkeyn is the founder of Colourworks marketing agency. She has launched 'Over the Rainbow', a social enterprise aimed at empowering new South African entrepreneurs, with education specialist Sandy van Dyk.

By Louise Marsland 7 Oct 2015 10:35

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 152: IMC Conference Johannesburg with Jonty Fisher

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 8 October 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Jonty Fisher, OFYT - Group Strategy Director...

7 Oct 2015 09:07

Would you sit next to you at a dinner party?

This is a piece I recently wrote as a convener of Axis 2016, New Zealand's largest advertising show...

By Damon Stapleton 7 Oct 2015 12:00

Saving the vulture with help from the 'Tuluver'

In the lead up to International Vulture Awareness Day on 5 September, one of South Africa's top conservation NGOs, BirdLife South Africa made an astonishing announcement...

7 Oct 2015 11:20

NATIVE VML appointed as lead agency for Chivas Regal

NATIVE VML has been appointed as the lead agency for luxury whisky brand, Chivas Regal South Africa, after a two-way pitch for the account...

Issued by NATIVE VML 7 Oct 2015 10:18

Selvan Naidoo, new CEO of Marketing2theMAX

Selvan is an entrepreneur at heart and now, leveraging off his corporate experience, is kicking up his agile business attitude into its highest gear by taking up the position of CEO in the marketing solutions arena...

Issued by Marketing2theMAX 7 Oct 2015 10:48

Three vital truths about running a business

Management textbooks and the business press are full of advice about creating entrepreneurial business models, shaking up markets, and offering game-changing customer experiences...

By Steven Cohen 7 Oct 2015 12:24

What have you started but left unfinished?

Women in Action and Godllywood's eleven-month 12 Parts of Me programme held the final meeting in September with the theme, 'to conclude'...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 7 Oct 2015 09:48

Independent publishing compared to joining a sales house

Smaller publishers usually struggle with the same issues. Issues they wouldn't have if they would team up with a sales house. In the last couple of years we have seen publishers shifting towards, but also away from sales houses...

By Jessy Severins, Issued by DQ&A Media Group 7 Oct 2015 13:03

South African consumers diminishing in brand loyalty

Consumer loyalty in South Africa is still declining, largely because we consume the brands we are loyal to but less frequently...

7 Oct 2015 14:39

Ayanda Mbanga Communications appoints Heleen Lottering to the helm of its Recruitment Advertising business

Heleen Lottering, GM for Ayanda Mbanga Communications Cape Town since 2010, will take charge of the Recruitment Advertising business nationally, overseeing all Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban operations...

Issued by Ayanda Mbanga 7 Oct 2015 13:23

Africa Automation Fair acquired by Thebe Reed Exhibitions

Thebe Reed Exhibitions has acquired Africa Automation Fair, the premier automation industry event in southern Africa, attracting more than 4,000 industry visitors from within South Africa and across the sub-Saharan region...

Issued by Ticketpro Dome 7 Oct 2015 12:30

Entries still open for 2015 South African Small Business Awards

Entries for the 2015 South African Small Business Awards close on 16 October 2015. The awards, hosted by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) recognise the journey, work, achievements and vision of entrepreneurs...

7 Oct 2015 13:20

Business and Arts South Africa welcomes new board members

Following the success of the 18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, Business and Arts South Africa has welcomed three new members to its board voted in at its recent annual general meeting...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 7 Oct 2015 10:53 founder to present at Customer Retention Strategy Symposium hosted by Intertek

Peter Cheales, experienced customer service champion and founder of, will be the keynote speaker at Intertek's upcoming Customer Retention Strategy Symposium on 11 November in Johannesburg...

Issued by Just Perfect 7 Oct 2015 12:03

"Does Your Nose Know?" DGB exhibit at Cape Wine 2015

XZIBIT's talented team developed a campaign titled "Does Your Nose Know?" to ensure the DGB stable of brands were activated and experienced by visitors to their iconic exhibit at Cape Wine 2015...

Issued by XZIBIT 7 Oct 2015 09:10

#ReadyToInspire helps Durban win the 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid

The City of Durban has been chosen to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games following over a year of preparation and months of rigorous scrutiny by the Commonwealth Games Federation Evaluation Commission...

Issued by Octagon South Africa 7 Oct 2015 11:22

Microsoft unveils first laptop, Windows 10 smartphones

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft unveiled its first laptop and its first Windows 10 smartphones on Tuesday as it aims to widen the use of its new operating system in the mobile technology universe...

7 Oct 2015 13:03

Masterclass in planning, forecasting meets international best practice

John Stretch, one of South Africa's leading providers of in-company financial training, will present 'Implementing Best Practice in Integrating Strategy, Budgeting and Reporting in Johannesburg on 8-9 October and 8-9 December..

Issued by Litha Communications 7 Oct 2015 11:22

Twitter makes it easier to grab onto hot 'Moments'

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Twitter made it easier on Tuesday to seize hot tweets and high-profile posts from the flood of real-time commentary at the one-to-many messaging service...

7 Oct 2015 13:26

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Africa news


WAN-IFRA announces World Digital Media Awards

The 2015 winners of the WAN-IFRA World Digital Media Awards, which recognise publishers that have created ground breaking digital products that engage readers while increasing online business...

7 Oct 2015 11:30

German media seek police protection after anti-Islam protest assault

BERLIN, GERMANY: German media on Tuesday demanded police protection after journalists came under attack by anti-Islam protesters, saying those responsible for such assaults must be brought to justice...

7 Oct 2015 08:31

Recruitment vs training - Do you really need to hire more people?

It's always obvious when you need to hire someone isn't it? Actually I don't think that it is. Hiring someone is an easy answer but it may not be the right one...

By Boris Dzhingarov 7 Oct 2015 08:19

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