The internet has created two clear pockets of people: the hyper-informed consumer and the hyper-sensitive staff member...
A high 79% of consumers have taken action after seeing an out-of-home (OOH) advertisement, with 62% doing so after seeing a digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertisement...
The biggest out-of-home trend in 2016 is digital out of home (DOOH). PricewaterhouseCoopers also predicts the industry will continue to show steady growth...
Having looked at the media planning side of advertising over the past few weeks, I thought I'd end the year by examining various kinds of media, but then thought better of it...
Last week, the South African advertising industry descended on Rivonia for the most coveted title of the year - The Financial Mail's Annual AdFocus awards, which was a celebration of their outstanding performance...
Design agency Whitespace Creative just celebrated its 20th anniversary, so while you may not recognise the agency name, you'll likely be familiar with its work. Here are insights into what 'good design' means...
Sitting in the peak hour traffic on your way to or from work in December, with tears rolling down your cheeks. Sound familiar? Unless you've had a really bad day, chances are the KFM Christmas Wish list is the culprit...
The refreshed designindaba.com website, launched late last week, now has updated software to ensure an enhanced, enjoyable and integrated user experience. The website features articles, videos and image galleries, for insight into global trends in design, innovation and creativity.
23 Nov 2012 08:01
In its ongoing quest to improve customer service‚ Telkom on Thursday, 22 November, unveiled a free mobile application to enable its clients to‚ among other things‚ log a technical fault related to their telephone lines and internet connection.
23 Nov 2012 07:29
There is a well-known creative condition called "analysis paralysis". Fuelled by our incessant hunger for information and meaning, we have created a society too focused on the thinking and less so on the doing, overanalysing ourselves into a full stop. And the only way to move passed the stupefying white page staring back at you is to practice the art of Unthink.
By Maria Berrios-Carter 23 Nov 2012 06:45
I recently took over the helm at Ahoy Employ, having no experience in the recruitment sector, at all...The basics of recruitment are pretty easy to find online so I am now kind of familiar with the workings of the recruitment business and with industry specific terms. If you're a recruiter or employer looking for the latest recruitment trends and developments, let me share my top 10 shortlist of technologies and companies that I'll be following in the years to come.
By Dirk Dijkstra 23 Nov 2012 06:08
The CMO Council Africa Advisory Board Meeting is set to take place on Wednesday, 28 November 2012, via live tele-presence linking members and experts in Lagos, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
22 Nov 2012 12:28
Tensions among directors of the SABC spilled out into the open on Tuesday, 20 November 2012, when the national broadcaster's suspended chief financial officer, Gugu Duda, moved to accuse the board of poor governance practices.
22 Nov 2012 11:46
Egg Film's Kim Geldenhuys recently directed Nedbank Private Wealth No Stone Unturned. The commercial was shot on location in Morocco at Ait Benhaddou, a fortified city and UNESCO World Heritage Site that has hosted films like Gladiator and Prince of Persia.
Issued by Egg Films 22 Nov 2012 10:42
Companies that want to evolve into truly social enterprises must look beyond tracking keywords and towards building a deeper understanding of the meaning and tone of social conversations in their online reputation management (ORM) strategies.
Issued by 25AM 22 Nov 2012 10:31
Alternative out-of-home media specialists BOO! Alternative Media and Communications, recently introduced an OOH media channel to South Africa's three major airports in the form of staircase advertising.
22 Nov 2012 10:28
On 21 November 2012 members of the NCOP ad hoc committee voted to finalise a Bill that, according to Right2Know, still carries the fingerprints of the securocrats who have remained the 'hidden hand' behind this process from the start. The ANC used its numerical majority to force the Secrecy Bill one step closer to becoming a Secrecy Law.
22 Nov 2012 09:54
The new television commercial from Draftfcb Cape Town for South African icon, Klipdrift Export, highlights that the Distell brand has as much appeal and zest for life today as it had when it was launched over 70 years ago.
Issued by FCB Africa 22 Nov 2012 09:30
Velocity Films has been shortlisted for Production Company of the Year on shots.net for work by directors Greg Gray, Anton Visser and Gregg Bailey. In addition, Greg Gray's FNB 'Dog' has been nominated as TVC of the Year.
Issued by Velocity Films 22 Nov 2012 08:44
The digital marketing landscape is a vastly changing one and in recent years we have seen two trends emerge almost simultaneously: real time bidding (RTB) has taken off and completely changed the face of digital advertising, and the rise of mobile has forever altered user interaction with digital content.
By Kevin Dayton 22 Nov 2012 07:28
Tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, streamed live from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio, will have Y&R Advertising as its agency focus. The studio guest this Thursday evening, 22 November 2012, will be Y&R Cape Town's business unit director, Rowena Fester. [twitterfall]
22 Nov 2012 06:52
The Afrikaans tabloid newspaper, Son has launched its mobisite, allowing readers to access their favourite read, even though they may not be able to purchase the daily print edition.
22 Nov 2012 06:35
The brain is found to be far more "plastic" than previously thought, able to rewire itself after damage from a stroke or to strengthen neural connections or "maps" when learning, like memorising the dialogue of a play or learning to play the guitar. Brands map themselves in memory structures in a similar manner at various quality and quantity levels.
By John Laurence 22 Nov 2012 06:04
Forming part of the upmarket Manda Hill Centre in Lusaka, HiFi Corp opened its first store in Zambia in July 2012. Since then it has welcomed thousands of customers eager to experience its promise of tech shopping made easy.
21 Nov 2012 11:21
Leading international navigation application developer Telmap decided to choose Guerrilla's mini package in Sandton CBD to achieve both reach and impact in the Sandton CBD.
Issued by Guerrilla IMC 21 Nov 2012 11:19
There's a lot that could go wrong when it comes to promotions, activations and branded events - and most importantly, there are no do overs or retakes.
Issued by Interact RDT 21 Nov 2012 11:15
NATIVE recently had a very good showing at the Bookmarks Awards 2012, taking home six of the coveted Bookmarks pixels. In addition, these wins saw the agency being ranked second overall in the Finweek Bookmarks Agency Ranking, ahead of most of the major players in the market.
Issued by NATIVE VML 21 Nov 2012 10:57
The new TVC for DStv, part of the integrated campaign executed by Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, introduces Javas, a sage adviser shipwrecked on a remote island who conjures up an answer to every possible problem. He graciously invites his fellow islanders to sip from the fountain of his wisdom. (video)
21 Nov 2012 10:51
Business and Arts South Africa's model of engagement between business and arts was positively received at the recent African Creative Economy Conference.
Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 21 Nov 2012 10:02
MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce announced the results of its annual Global Consumer Survey, carried out in partnership with On Device Research that reveals the behaviour of mobile media users from across the world, giving data and intelligence into mobile engagement and purchasing habits.
21 Nov 2012 10:01
The team at Trigger Isobar set about closing the 1411km gap between its offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg by coming up with the idea of a tweeting braai.
21 Nov 2012 09:47
Right2Know is calling on the public to join it outside Parliament in the Western Cape today, Wednesday, 21 November 2012, to rally against the passing of the Protection of Information Bill. The rally starts at 1pm, with the entering of Parliament at 2pm. Those entering Parliament will need to carry their ID books.
21 Nov 2012 09:22
Consumers who have never had it so bad are presenting service-led businesses with an unprecedented opportunity to stand out. Smart business simply has to offer respite from a perfect storm of rising prices, strikes, violence and failures of leadership.
By Aki Kalliatakis 21 Nov 2012 06:31