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How advertising's ugly duckling has turned into a swan

Despite the bad reputation, there is hardly a business on the planet today that has not adopted some form of direct marketing, writes Bronwyn Williams...

By Bronwyn Williams 13 Jul 2017

Is cold calling dead?

I have been asked to give my feedback on whether or not cold calling is dead and my answer is quite simply, NO...

By Dave Nemeth 16 May 2017

How direct are you?

When I mention direct marketing, do you cringe and think of all those offers you receive overflowing in your postbox? Although this form of direct marketing does have a place, I'm talking about direct marketing with a bit more impact, that's far more memorable...

By Andrew MacKenzie 20 Mar 2017

10 years in mobile win Direct Marketing of the Year Awards

Mobitainment was selected as 'SME of the Year' and founder, Candice Goodman, the 'Direct Marketer of the Year' at this year's Assegai Awards...

Issued by Mobitainment 13 Dec 2016

Making complaints work for your business

No matter how brilliant your business is, at some stage someone is going to complain. It's how you deal with it that counts...

16 Nov 2016

Quality multichannel customer communications win hearts and wallets

More than 25% of recipients classify direct mail as junk. And, according to research commissioned by Ricoh, 6 out of 10 consumers would no longer support brands if communications from those brands were poor...

By Jacques van Wyk 2 Nov 2016

Best practice for direct mail marketing

Know the top best practices for direct mail marketing...

By Michael Lundberg 24 Jun 2016

Love in a time of war in the DRC

Pulitzer play on DRC civil war takes to the stage at the Wits Theatre...

29 Apr 2016

Empowering your client is key to a sustainable partnership

The manner in which performance marketing channels are being used to drive client acquisition strategies is changing rapidly; especially now that it's becoming very important for clients to measure the exact return...

By Gareth Mountain 11 Mar 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 153: IMC Conference Johannesburg with Claire Cobbledick

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 15 October 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Claire Cobbledick...

14 Oct 2015

Why reputation is important when it comes to email marketing

Email marketing is an efficient and easy way for businesses or service providers to stay connected with clients. It is much easier to reach your target audience via email...

By Charles Mburugu 29 Sep 2015

Strategies used by popular brands to make email more personalised

With more and more brands ushering towards unique email marketing strategies, building a strong customer base is more important than ever before. The urge can only be satisfied with more personalised email marketing efforts...

By Prashant Sengar 29 Sep 2015

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 150: IPRA World Congress 2015

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Bridget von Holdt, Executive Director at Glasshouse Communications...

28 Sep 2015

The humble text message: Perfectly designed for mobile marketing

Mobile technology continues to find great acceptance in South Africa with the country now an impressive number six in the world when it comes to adoption of the mobile web...

By Mike Laws 25 Sep 2015

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International

Scopen: Industry trends in Mexico vs South Africa

Scopen has just finished presenting its 4th edition of Agency Scope in Mexico. More than 40 agencies subscribed to the report and were able to learn and understand the state of the industry in a turbulent period.

By César Vacchiano 12 hours ago

Boomerang pet survey highlights role of pets within families

Boomerang Africa, channel and home of popular animal characters like Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Bugs Bunny, has released the results of a new study looking at the role pets and animals play in family life.

17 hours ago

Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief

In a new and entertaining pre-flight safety video, British Airways' spreads important safety messages, while boosting fund-raising for Flying Start - the charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief.

1 day ago

Durban FilmMart Awards 2017 ends on a high note

The Durban FilmMart (DFM), the industry development programme of the eThekwini Municipality's Durban Film Office and Durban International Film Festival (Centre for Creative Arts, UKZN) ended on a high note with an awards ceremony at the Tsogo Maharani Hotel in Durban, South Africa on Monday, 17 July 2017.

1 day ago

Consumers will abandon brands that don't provide a flawless customer experience

Almost half of North American and European consumers surveyed by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council say they will abandon a brand and take their money elsewhere if they continuously encounter a poor, impersonal or frustrating customer experience across channels of engagement.

2 days ago

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