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Paperless office is unrealistic

British-American information scientist, Frederick Wilfrid, first envisioned a ‘paperless office' in 1978 but the reality is that printers continue to be used daily...

3 Mar 2017

Terena le Roux keeps the Ideas/Idees flowing

Following the announcement of bilingual Ideas/Idees magazine being closed down by Media24 late last year, editor Terena le Roux approached management to transfer ownership into her name. Now the owner of startup publishing company IdeesFabriek (Ideas Factory), Le Roux says it really was that straightforward...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Feb 2017

Investec Private Banking launches #MoreThanData campaign

Can data tell your whole story? To find out, Investec Private Banking presented three 'out of the ordinary' individuals with how data sees them...

14 Feb 2017

Light-printable and rewritable paper is here

Researchers have developed a new way to print on paper using light. The invention uses the colour-changing chemistry of nanoparticles, which can be applied via a thin coating on a variety of surfaces - including ordinary paper...

10 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: 140 BBDO launches third issue of I Get Paid for This zine

140 BBDO launched the third issue of its zine, I Get Paid for This at First Thursdays on 2 February to an overwhelming response...

10 Feb 2017

Sappi delivers strong first quarter; announces major investments in speciality packaging grades

Sappi has yielded a solid operating performance for this quarter, according to CEO Steve Binnie. Group profit increased by 20% and EBITDA by almost 15%, while net debt was reduced by 23% compared to a year ago...

Issued by Sappi 10 Feb 2017

ABC: Members up but print down

The ABC 4th Quarter 2016 results, released via webinar for the first time, show that the total number of products and titles reported on for the ABC 4th quarter 2016 has increased to 982 from 854 in 2015...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Feb 2017

Printing SA launches new campaign to promote importance of print, packaging

Printing SA is launching a marketing campaign that will highlight the importance of print and packaging in the broader economy and individual marketing endeavours...

2 Feb 2017

Novus's Media24 deal up in the air

The death of former Novus Holdings CEO and chairman Lambert Retief has created uncertainty about one of the company's most important printing contracts...

By Ann Crotty 30 Jan 2017

“Space and calmness” – is that your market?

I think it's a fair assumption to make that writers (rather like media planners) should know what their target market and/or readers is/are...

By Chris Brewer 23 Jan 2017

Russia's probe into Mondi unit Syktyvkar dropped

Russian competition authorities have dropped their investigation into Mondi's subsidiary Syktyvkar, the packaging group announced on Monday...

By Robert Laing 20 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

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 5 Dec 2016

#BehindtheSelfie with... Harry Ravelomanantsoa

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with serial entrepreneur Harry Ravelomanantsoa, currently managing director and co-founder of Rabbit Disruptive Innovations...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Nov 2016

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