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Episode 151: Twitter advertising and Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town

Date: 1 Oct 2015
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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? Or the number of agencies that have been acquired in Zambia, Zimbabwe or Botswana? Or the long list of agency contacts in multiple African cities...

By Graham Cruikshanks 7 Oct 2015 06:00

On special... yeah right!

When I am alerted by a friend or an advertisement about a "special" at a supermarket (and it is really special), I make the effort to pop into the store to make a "bargain" purchase...

By Rolf Akermann 6 Oct 2015 09:01

Big data: Man vs the machine

Principa CEO, Jaco Rossouw, explains how they've developed algorithms and models that have been highly accurate in predicting the results of the #RWC2015 rugby matches so far...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Oct 2015 12:00

Simple solutions for growth: Rules for winning marketing in Africa

With a population of 1,1 billion people, 65% under the age of 35, growing economies and increasing middle class spending power, Africa is every marketer's dream...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 6 Oct 2015 12:00

No company is untouchable anymore

I really thought that the recent banking crisis which has caused misery for billions of people around the world was the pinnacle of corporate stupidity...

By Aki Kalliatakis 6 Oct 2015 11:16

[Orchids & Onions] The 'Poster Vigilante' will leave this billboard alone

I have a handy weapon, which I call "The Equaliser", which has enabled me to become a poster vigilante...

By Brendan Seery 6 Oct 2015 12:00

Barclays Africa launches third accelerator programme

Barclays Africa has launched Rise, a global start-up community pioneering financial services and unlocking Africa's potential. It allows Africa's innovators and start-ups the ability to scale their ideas in new markets following the launch...

6 Oct 2015 14:14

What every business needs to know about SMS short codes

If SMS marketing is one of your communication methods, then it is important to understand the backbone of any SMS marketing campaign - the SMS short codes. Tony Smith, CEO at Oxygen8 SA, explains what SMS short codes are all about...

Issued by Oxygen8 6 Oct 2015 14:55

Growth by design for Jet

Iconic South African fashion brand, Jet, recently repositioned itself from Jet Up and Save to "Feel Good Fashion for Everyone". The strategic design direction and identity was developed by Shift Joe Public...

Issued by Joe Public 6 Oct 2015 15:37

Potential bully Peeple gets a no-star rating

A people-rating app "that could cost lives" appears to have crashed and burned before its release...

6 Oct 2015 15:18

On the Dot is turning twenty-one this October 2015

As On the Dot celebrates their 21st birthday and enjoying a market share of 74%, we take a look at their history...

Issued by On the Dot 6 Oct 2015 13:00

Distell Pavilion at Cape Wine 2015

Distell has been partnering with XZIBIT for more than two decades to ensure that they exhibit at the highest level both locally and abroad. The Distell Pavilion at Cape Wine 2015 was yet another highly successful collaboration...

Issued by XZIBIT 6 Oct 2015 14:00

Son op Sondag in the top 10 weekly newspapers

Son op Sondag has been ranked #8 in the top 10 weekly newspapers in the Sunday Times Top Brands survey for 2015. It was also the highest ranked Afrikaans weekly newspaper...

Issued by Son 6 Oct 2015 14:15

BSK Marketing talks home improvement and building to stokvels in Evaton

Stokvels around Evaton in the Vaal attended a Stokvel Network Forum hosted by BSK Marketing. Sponsored by Builders Superstore, the main topic for the day was building and home improvements...

Issued by BSK Marketing 6 Oct 2015 15:18

Yourself Management takes the Maize Meal Cup to communities in the North West

Yourself Management ran the Maize Meal Cup activations in the Bojanala District municipal towns in the North West Province as a build-up to the main event happening at Moruleng Stadium near Rustenburg...

Issued by Yourself Management 6 Oct 2015 12:43

Twitter says co-founder Jack Dorsey to stay CEO

NEW YORK, USA: Twitter said on Monday that co-founder Jack Dorsey, interim chief executive since July 1, will become CEO of the online messaging service and remain head of payments firm Square...

6 Oct 2015 09:36

Facebook, Eutelsat in African Internet satellite hook-up

European satellite operator Eutelsat Communications and social media giant Facebook said Monday they are working jointly to deliver satellite broadband Internet to connectivity-hungry sub-Saharan Africa...

6 Oct 2015 09:40

Internet giants race to faster mobile news apps

NEW YORK: US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content...

6 Oct 2015 14:33

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Africa news


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

WAN-IFRA calls for strengthening of core values of independent news media

At the opening of the three-day World Publishing Expo in Hamburg, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the organisation called for strengthening the core values of independent news media...

6 Oct 2015 14:07

More losses for Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC Monday reported a second straight quarterly loss in the three months to September, just weeks after announcing job cuts as it tries to turn around its business...

6 Oct 2015 09:31

WAN-IFRA releases World Press Trends report

The World Press Trends 2015 report, the definitive guide to the global newspaper industry published by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), was released Monday 5 October...

6 Oct 2015 08:46

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