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Episode 192: Zero Negative Energy launch with Adidas.

Date: 20 Oct 2016
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It's easier to keep up than to catch up

Why fix something that isn't broken, right? Wrong! Outdated business practice will put any organisation at a disadvantage to those competitors who choose to keep up with new and innovative practices and technology...

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Is Doom doomed?

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When fame is no longer enough: Brand ambassadors in the age of social media

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By JP Kloppers 21 hours ago

Business innovation evolves beyond pure product focus

A focus on distinct innovation and product development capabilities is paying off for some companies as they deliver between three and seven percent higher annualised revenue...

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The swing of pernicious media influence

I'm getting seriously worried about the changing media in South Africa (and throughout the world, for that matter)...

By Chris Brewer 22 hours ago

#Influencerchange: Crucial moments and vital behaviours

The majority of businesses today would say they're customer-centric, or at least that 'the customer comes first'. But many of us forget the most important customers of all - our own employees, who can quickly identify a flaw in our processes before it snowballs through a bad customer experience...

By Leigh Andrews 22 hours ago

New partnership expands PR, communication services across EMEA

Greater Than and Eclipse PR have entered into a partnership to offer public relations and communications services across the European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region...

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#Ridewise campaign warns against texting while driving

A new campaign, #Ridewise aims to increase the awareness around the dangers of texting and other road safety hazards while driving, as the holiday season approaches...

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Facebook, Instagram marketing partner launches in sub-Saharan Africa

StitcherAds, a global Facebook and Instagram marketing partner, has launched its services in the sub-Saharan Africa region...

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Simply sensational summer edition of Wedding Inspirations on sale now!

If you're looking for amazing ideas for your upcoming summer wedding, the summer 2016 issue of South African Wedding Inspirations, on sale from Monday, 12 December, is an absolute must-have!..

Issued by The Wedding Group 36 minutes ago

Scriptwriters called to enter 2017 Festival of Reading of New Writing

South African-based scriptwriters are encouraged to enter the Festival of Reading of New Writing, a scriptwriting competition for new, emerging or experienced writers...

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Night of 1000 Drawings raises R100,000 for charity

During one of South Africa's biggest art-for-charity events, 1,422 people turned out to support 1000 Drawings on Thursday 10 November at Joziburg Lane, raising R100,000 for charity...

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Canon introduces a new 4-in-1 refillable ink tank printer: the PIXMA G4400

Canon's new 4-in-1 printer - the PIXMA G4400 - is perfect for small businesses or home office use and is the latest in Canon's Genuine Continuous Ink Supply System (CISS) range...

Issued by Canon SA 22 hours ago

Zenzele formalises the brand activation sector with new SETA-accredited course

To meet a demand in the brand activation and client service industry for highly skilled brand ambassadors, Michelle Combrinck, CEO and founder of Zinto Marketing Group, recently launched Zenzele Educational Doorway...

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 23 hours ago

Insights2020: Connecting the dots

The ability to transform a wealth of complex data into insights and ultimately turn those powerful insights into strategy is increasingly separating the winners from the losers...

By Nicki Cunliffe & Olivia Barlow, Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 22 hours ago

Publicis Machine team raises R60,000 to help top learners graduate

With a clear goal of helping two bright young students from the United Church School in Yeoville to graduate, the team at Publicis Machine organised a fundraising Golf Day at the Bryanston Country Club...

Issued by Publicis Machine 23 hours ago

Entries for the EXSA-llence Awards are open

Celebrate success at the annual EXSA-llence Awards, taking place 26 January at the Ticketpro Dome in collaboration with the Association of African Exhibition Organisers' (AAXO) ROAR Awards...

Issued by EXSA 23 hours ago

Innovative business development, enhancement moves from FCB Cape Town

Leading full-service agency FCB Cape Town has introduced two new innovations it anticipates will add growth and additional relevancy to its current offering...

Issued by FCB Africa 1 day ago

KZN raises more than R1m for the province's most destitute children

Music and sport stars lent a helping hand at East Coast Radio's Toy Story with Game Corporate Day Challenge but the people of KwaZulu-Natal were the true heroes, pledging R1,056,816 to help the province's most destitute children...

Issued by East Coast Radio 1 day ago

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Africa news

World Bank to launch African accelerator programmes

The World Bank Group is to launch a series of accelerator programmes across Africa, aimed at helping tech startups commercialise and scale innovative digital products...

By Tom Jackson 1 hour ago

Learning from startups: embracing disruptive innovation

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Metta launches in Nairobi

Global entrepreneurship community Metta has opened a dedicated space for entrepreneurs and investors to network and collaborate in Nairobi, Kenya...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 hours ago

'Dronejacking' may be the next big cyber threat

A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of "dronejackings" by cybercriminals, security experts warned...

3 hours ago

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International

German state TV won't broadcast 2018-24 Games

BERLIN: Germany's public broadcasters will not screen the Olympic Games live for the first time after they balked at the huge rights deal demanded by US giant Discovery...

29 Nov 2016

Nielsen Admosphere signs 4-year contract with ATO in Czech Republic

Nielsen Admosphere is to conduct a robust project of cross-platform audience measurement for the Czech Association of TV Organizations (ATO) from 2018-2022...

22 Nov 2016

Expanding BBC to launch news service for North Koreans

LONDON: The BBC will launch a radio and online news service for audiences in North Korea as it seeks to expand its global reach to 500 million people by 2022, the British broadcaster said Wednesday...

17 Nov 2016

Social media interrupted in Turkey after crackdown

Internet users in Turkey were on Friday experiencing severe difficulties accessing social media after the country was plunged into new turbulence by the detention of its main pro-Kurdish leaders, correspondents and a watchdog said...

7 Nov 2016

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