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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Ravi Naidoo
[Design Indaba 2016]: Then and now, by design

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the phrase 'Design Indaba' is Ravi Naidoo, a man so enthused about using design to make the world a more beautiful, functional place that he positively buzzes with creative energy...

By Leigh Andrews 7 hours ago

Big change needed in the agency world
Big change needed in the agency world

Advertising agencies thought process since their inception has to be to create the right message for a client. Then to locate and plan a media campaign to reach the target audience. This is great but the thinking needs to change...

By Gordon Barker 8 hours ago

Your Street Challenge is back, offering R1m for local improvements
Your Street Challenge is back, offering R1m for local improvements

The Your Street Challenge is back again, offering inspired residents the opportunity on how to make the area where you live, work or play better, by harnessing the transformative power of creativity, design and innovation. Entries close on 28 January 2013.

Concert ban on photos concerns Sanef
Concert ban on photos concerns Sanef

There is a ban on free news media photography at the Lady Gaga Concerts in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with the organisers only making available selected publicity photographs. The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) notes its concern at such a decision, which it regards as a form of press censorship, fundamentally in conflict with the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of media in South Africa.

Gosa offered a re-run at SABC
Gosa offered a re-run at SABC

President Jacob Zuma has given businesswoman Noluthando Gosa a re-run at the SABC after appointing her a non-executive member of the public broadcaster's board of directors.

BCSA Brand Barometer out for industry participation
BCSA Brand Barometer out for industry participation

The Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA) has launched its first BCSA Brand Barometer, sending surveys to opinion leaders across the spectrum of business, government, education, media, branding and communications. Results are expected in early 2013.

Times Media launches academy for print industry training
Times Media launches academy for print industry training

Times Media Academy will launch in January 2013, with its first training module aimed at strengthening skills in the understanding of the print industry. Times Media will cover the full costs of hosting course applicants from tertiary institutions and creative agencies who wish to strengthen the quality of print work they deliver.

Mustard Marketing, Fivestar PR to rebrand Culinary Academy

Mustard Marketing and Fivestar PR have been appointed to rebrand the Culinary Academy (TCA) in 2013. Mustard will design and develop the new corporate identity, website and mobisite, and manage its social media activities strategy, while Fivestar will drive the company's strategic media and communications strategy to raise the public profile of the academy.

Estelle Nagel
The Ban-Ban Club: the rise of banned advertising

Earlier this week we saw the banning of yet another controversial advertisement poking fun at the president. I can't say that I think it's a bad thing.

By Estelle Nagel

Matt Rose
The path-through-purchase and social

Leo Burnett is pioneering a new approach to shopper marketing that pays attention to extending the shopper journey both pre- and post-purchase. This idea has been doing the rounds at large multinational corporations as they look for better ways to find new audiences beyond 'interruption' marketing. This article is a quick summary of some of the innovative thinking coming from the Leo Burnett strategic function.

By Matt Rose

The Boxer TVC wins silver at London International Advertising Awards
The Boxer TVC wins silver at London International Advertising Awards

The new Amstel TVC, The Boxer, was the only entry from South Africa to receive an award in the Online Film Production and Post-Production for Cinematography category at the London International Advertising (LIA) Awards. (video)

Shantel Bassanna
Experiential marketing - why it works

With ever-changing shopper trends marketers have recognised the need to stay closer to the consumers and connect better with their shoppers in order to keep abreast. A closer look at consumer decisions identified that 68% of shoppers make decisions at shelf. Shoppers are more easily influenced by emotional stimuli in comparison to rationally prescribed messaging.

By Shantel Bassanna

Winners of AdFocus 2012 announced
Winners of AdFocus 2012 announced

The AdFocus 2012 winners were announced on Wednesday, 28 November 2012, at Kyalami's Theatre on the Track in Johannesburg. The keynote speaker at the awards was Carol Abade, Kenyan-born Group CEO of Exp.

Quirk named Best Digital Agency at Financial Mail AdFocus Awards 2012

It's been a phenomenal year for Quirk, one of Africa's largest independent marketing agencies. Last night the agency was recognised as the Best Digital Agency in South Africa at Financial Mail's AdFocus Awards 2012.

Issued by Quirk

Alliance Media works on the arrival of the 2013 Range Rover! - Alliance Media
Alliance Media works on the arrival of the 2013 Range Rover!

After many years of waiting, the all-new Range Rover 2013 is being launched in South Africa and Alliance Media has been chosen to erect billboards for Land Rover for this launch.

Issued by Alliance Media

King James wins Agencies' Agency of the Year
King James wins Agencies' Agency of the Year

At the Smartest Event, held at Wanderers Club, Johannesburg this morning, King James won the Agencies' Agency of the Year (Angy) Award for the second year in succession.

Joe Public named Financial Mail AdFocus Agency of the Year

Joe Public has been recognised as Financial Mail AdFocus's Advertising Agency of the Year for 2012.

Issued by Joe Public United

Turn your good business into a great one in 2013

Applications are now open for one of South Africa's top business mentorship programmes - an initiative that has helped countless businesses go from average to undeniably awesome!

Issued by Lange 360

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 47: In-store digital signage solutions
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 47: In-store digital signage solutions

Tune in to tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, streamed live from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio, to find out more about in-store digital signage solutions and effective communication tools. The studio guest this Thursday evening, 29 November 2012, will be Chris Day, MD of Moving Tactics. [twitterfall]

Entertainment news readers go mobile - The SpaceStation
Entertainment news readers go mobile

The face of entertainment news is changing, with consumers demanding up to date content that suits their busy lifestyles. 80% of people use their mobile phones to browse the Internet, revealed a recent survey conducted by Channel24.

Issued by The SpaceStation

Mark Taylor
2012: the year of the smartphone

South Africa's telecommunications industry has lived through yet another year of growth, change and upheaval, touching lows like the worrying upheaval at Telkom, and reaching highs such as the launch of the country's first commercial long-term evolution (LTE) networks. The factor that I would single out as perhaps the most important trend of 2012 is the rapid move of smartphones into the mainstream.

By Mark Taylor

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

Youth engage in mall logo design
Youth engage in mall logo design

Umlazi Mega City (UMC), outside Durban, created a logo design competition in an effort to attract the youth segment of its primary feeder area. The winning logo was designed by local student Noxolo Mtungwa.

POST newspaper delivers consistent results over fifty-five years - Independent Media
POST newspaper delivers consistent results over fifty-five years

Durban-based weekly, POST, achieved year-on-year growth for the third consecutive quarter, the release of July-September ABCs earlier this month indicated. With many newspapers around SA showing negative growth it is good to see the latest POST sale at 44 585, up 2.7% year on year and 1.3% quarter on quarter.

Issued by Independent Media

From "Tsotsi" to mentor and visionary businesswoman - Ndalo Media
From "Tsotsi" to mentor and visionary businesswoman

Terry Pheto graces the cover of DESTINY's December 2012 issue. Since starring in the 2005 movie that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Pheto has landed more leading roles in other important films such as Catch a Fire and Goodbye Bafana.

Issued by Ndalo Media

Coca-Cola named Cannes Lions 2013 Creative Marketer of the Year
Coca-Cola named Cannes Lions 2013 Creative Marketer of the Year

The organisers of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity have named Coca-Cola as the recipient of the 2013 Creative Marketer of the Year Award.

Media24 mourns passing of Prof Gerwel
Media24 mourns passing of Prof Gerwel

The directors of Media24 mourned the passing of its chairman, Professor Jakes Gerwel, on Wednesday, 28 November 2012, following a short illness.

Charles Stretch
Demystifying POPI

The Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) was passed by the National Assembly on 11 September and will be signed by the President before Christmas - but what is it? And how will it affect your business, and your individual rights?

By Charles Stretch

'Politricks' on Joburg township billboards
'Politricks' on Joburg township billboards

The battle for township dwellers' political emotions is on. With an estimated 65% of "Johannesburgers" residing in its townships, it looks like political parties could maximise their outdoor media assets by switching from a philosophy of "being seen" to one of "having impact".

By Tatenda Chiweshe

The truth? McCANN PR wants to brag. And here's why... - McCann Worldgroup
The truth? McCANN PR wants to brag. And here's why...

The team at McCANN PR hasn't slept in months. Wouldn't you be counting sheep, while trying to come up with how to launch an international fashion brand to the hungry South African market?

Issued by McCann Worldgroup

Naspers to focus on pay TV business
Naspers to focus on pay TV business

Media group Naspers on Tuesday, 27 November 2012, reported that during the six months to September 2012‚ revenue from the group's internet operations‚ which includes e-commerce‚ increased 70% to R14.1bn.

By Nick Hedley

Interior design institute endorses the Rand Show - The Rand Show
Interior design institute endorses the Rand Show

The South African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID) has given its resounding support to the fourth instalment of the re-launched and repositioned Rand Show.

Issued by The Rand Show

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