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Gauteng HOMEMAKERS Expo wins five in a row!

Gauteng HOMEMAKERS Expo, for the fifth year in a row, was voted the Best Consumer Exhibition of the Year in the category for large exhibitions over 12 000m² at the 2012 annual EXSA (Exhibition Association of Southern Africa) Awards.

Issued by HOMEMAKERS 23 Nov 2012 09:49

Why Digital Signage? - What are the different content management options?

Digital Signage promises the ability to reach the right customer in the right place at the right time. Effective content management is critical at making that happen.

Issued by Moving Tactics 23 Nov 2012 09:32

EXSA award winners announced

On Wednesday evening EXSA celebrated this year's award winners at a glittering ceremony held at Montecasino. The EXSA Awards evening - the "Oscars" of the industry - brought together over 350 guests including industry leaders from all over the country to celebrate the incredible stand designs in various categories.

Issued by EXSA 23 Nov 2012 09:31

SuperSport shines at intl Sports Media Marketing Awards

At the international Sports Media Marketing Awards - the industry Oscars - held in New York, SuperSport won a Gold and three Silver awards.

23 Nov 2012 09:21

Cape Town film student named Elle Style Reporter

19-year-old film student Trevor Stuurman has been named the winner of the Elle Style Reporter search in association with BlackBerry. Cape Town-based Stuurman will now have the opportunity to report on South African style on the Elle digital platforms and travel abroad to hone his eye for style.

23 Nov 2012 09:20

Deadline for 2012 Kludi Design Awards looms

The deadline to enter the Kludi Design Awards 2012 is next week Friday, 30 November 2012. Hosted by ON TAP and Kludi, the winning entries stand a chance to win a trip to Austria.

23 Nov 2012 08:45

Zando launches quarterly magazine

South African online retail company, Zando.co.za, recently launched its quarterly printed magazine.

23 Nov 2012 08:42

The buzz around brand journalism

Brand journalism has become the buzzword in the marketing and PR profession. As the digital space takes over and marketing and PR campaigns gear themselves towards "engaging" with their customers, brand journalism is two words on everyone's lips. But what is it?

By Samantha Wright 23 Nov 2012 08:26

Design Indaba refreshes website

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

Telkom launches new customer service app

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

Unthink lately?

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

Top 10 recruitment technologies, companies

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

African Market Momentum: insights, obstacles and opportunities

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

SABC executive contradicts Ngubane

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

When potholes become pitfalls in mobile marketing

Creative and on-trend mobile campaigns are essential in securing brand awareness and consumer loyalty. However, too often the fundamental principles of mobile marketing are overlooked resulting in campaigns, regardless of their innovation or creativity, falling short.

Issued by Ole! Media 22 Nov 2012 10:55

GUD wins ASA case

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) handed down its ruling in the case of GUD Holdings and Federal-Mogul at the end of last month.

22 Nov 2012 10:43

Kim Geldenhuys shoots Nedbank ad in Morocco

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

Moving social listening up to the next level

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

New staircase advertising for local airports

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

Secrecy Bill closer to becoming Secrecy Law

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

New Klipdrift Export TVC highlights ageless appeal

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 South Africa 22 Nov 2012 09:30

Real time bidding takes lead in digital advertising

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

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 46: Agency focus - Y&R Advertising

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

Son goes mobile

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

Creating strong brand memory maps

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

ABC Q3 figures forecast tough times

"It's going to be a tough Christmas," concluded Gordon Patterson in his presentation of the third-quarter (Q3) Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) figures released in Johannesburg last week.

By Gill Moodie 21 Nov 2012 13:35

Keeping an eye on competitors

Continuous competitor tracking has become vital in an environment where marketers have little time to check the advertisements of competitors says Angela Adamson, sales director at Adcheck.

Issued by Adcheck 21 Nov 2012 11:31

HiFi Corp opens first store in Zambia

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

Telmap chooses Guerrilla's reach and impact Sandton mini-package to launch in SA

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

The problem with promotions, activations and branded events

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

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