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Is the future of MBA online?

As the pool of MBA applicants and competition for programme entry rise, prospective students have started to invest in alternative options. These include online studying, bridging courses and core competency programmes.

Issued by GetSmarter 2 hours ago

#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Honeykome

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's digital feedback from Honeykome's creative director Gordon Laws and art director Allan Slow...

By Leigh Andrews 4 hours ago

AdForum rates Nederburg TVC in top five globally

AdForum's selection panel, including its creative teams in the US and France, has featured Nederburg's global TVC as one of its top five alcohol advertisements globally...

3 hours ago

#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... 25AM

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's digital feedback from 25AM's MD, Bianca Diavastos...

By Leigh Andrews 2 hours ago

[Orchids & Onions] Ensure you don't end up like a headless chicken... or spoil your grammar

Thank goodness that in the 22 years we've lived in our house, we've never had a burst geyser and its resulting flood...

By Brendan Seery 23 hours ago

#OneShow2017: Eric Quennoy's judging pick of the day

“A great story about precision engineering... brilliantly executed... using trucks to form a 24-hour clock.” That's how ECD at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and One Show Cross Platform juror Eric Quennoy describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch...

22 hours ago

Getting real results on content marketing with ACME

ACME Digital, the largest independent publisher network in South Africa, has concluded a series of content marketing campaigns across the network which has gone a long way to revive momentum in the value of brand-safe content...

Issued by ACME Digital 1 hour ago

Overcoming fake news with credible news brands

Fake news is a big issue for news brands, whose credibility matters more than ever before. It is time to sort the wheat from the chaff before the trustworthiness of the media industry as a whole is brought into question...

4 hours ago

Suzanne Venter of Rapport wins Taco Kuiper Award for Life Esidimeni story

Suzanne Venter's expose in Rapport of how more than 94 mentally ill patients died after being moved to unregistered facilities has won the 12th Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism...

2 hours ago

The book publishing industry – marketers, here's one chapter you need to read

The recent South Africa mission to Davos-Switzerland with its theme: 'South Africa is open for business', got me thinking. What happens then when with the best marketing strategy and a good product, you still have your target market not coming to engage despite your ‘open for business' sign with its entire neon glow?

By Thamsanqa Malinga 2 hours ago

Six ways to give your content marketing a more competitive edge

It's hard to get noticed on search engines and social media if your blog posts don't spark attention or reach the right audience. Without a solid content marketing strategy, your SEO is toast...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 hours ago

#BrandManagerMonth: Resisting the usual with Y&R's Tony Granger

Tony Granger, South African born and bred global CCO of Y&R Advertising, shares how the network resists the usual by focusing on local relevance while collaborating globally in real time...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Arcade Content seizes the day for Standard Bank

Arcade Content produced Make One Day #Today, Native VML's new campaign for Standard Bank, featuring brand films by Kyle Lewis, Lebogang Rasethaba and new signing Zandi Tisani...

Issued by Arcade Content 1 day ago

HP launches Z2 Mini Workstation

HP South Africa has introduced the Z2 Mini Workstation, created for the design community, to the South African market...

1 day ago

Thato Selau - From design intern to junior designer

In 2016, Worx Group took on Thato Selau as their new design intern and were blown away by his immense talent, work ethic, and positivity – so much so that they offered him a permanent position in 2017...

Issued by Worx Group 1 day ago

10 ways publishers can increase and sustain website visitors

After almost a decade in the marketing and publishing industry, Greg Mason shares the common mistakes publishers make and how they can sustainably grow their audience...

By Greg Mason 1 day ago

Kaya FM swoops 16 finalist nominations at the Liberty Radio Awards

All the Kaya FM team's hard work in crafting better lives for Afropolitans through music and conversations has been recognised at the Liberty Radio Awards with 16 finalist nominations...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 1 day ago

FoxP2 creates SPCA adoption campaign

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has launched a new SPCA adoption campaign, with the tagline: 'You can't choose your family, but you can choose your dog'...

1 day ago

Sappi Biotech partners with CellMark to increase global sales reach of Sappi's Hansa lignin products

Sappi Limited's Biotech division has entered into an agreement with CellMark appointing CellMark as the non-exclusive sales agent for Sappi Biotech's Hansa lignin products...

Issued by Sappi 1 day ago

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Africa news

Africa's seven highest internet using countries

Africa has only a 26.9% internet penetration rate according to Internet World Stats, far below that of developed countries...

By Dean Workman 1 day ago

Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz

Mara Social Media has acquired the global instant messaging and communications platform Nimbuzz...

1 day ago

Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece

Werner Uys, head of Lucan Visuals, a Cape Town-based studio focusing on animation, design and live action for traditional and experiential channels, runs through five tips on how to ensure high-tech campaigns deliver...

1 day ago

Tigo supports mobile birth registration in Tanzania

Decentralised births and deaths registration system for under-fives to benefit over 650,000 children in Geita and Shinyanga regions...

1 day ago

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International

Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption

NEW YORK - The business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options.

2 days ago

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

WASHINGTON - Twitter has begun surveying members on a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools for using the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.

2 days ago

Inside the NYF Radio Program Awards with Rose Anderson

Here, Rose Anderson, VP and executive director of New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, discusses how the World's Best Radio Programs competition has transformed over the past few years, the return on investment for entering, and how technology has changed radio and its impact on content...

2 days ago

Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive Solutions' ‘Baby Browser' stimulates babies' brains

Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive Solutions has launched the ‘Baby Browser', in partnership with Poland's leading parenting website Rodzice.pl. This free Chrome extension widget allows parents to read content online, while simultaneously stimulating their child's brain.

2 days ago

Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google's money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software "programmed" ad placement, analysts said on Thursday.

2 days ago

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