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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...?

By Graham Cruikshanks 7 Oct 2015 06:00

[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

Creativity 101: The secrets of business brainstorming

Play Pictionary, make lists to get the brain going and work in groups of two to five people to improve your business brainstorming, says Ross Chowles - ECD/creative strategist at The Jupiter Drawing Room...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Oct 2015 14:00

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

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

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

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

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

#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

Masterclass in planning, forecasting meets international best practice

John Stretch, one of South Africa's leading providers of in-company financial training, a visiting faculty member and regular teacher at Wits Business School, 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

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

"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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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