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Smartphones surpass the billion mark

According to Gartner, there are over one billion smartphones in the world. This is certainly a very large number of internet enabled, multi-function phones, and means that in theory, one in six people on the planet uses a smartphone.

By Lex Faure 3 Dec 2012 09:37

Zinto's cellphone donation helps to prevent and control the spread of malaria

Brand activations and entertainment company, the Zinto Activation Group (Zinto), recently donated 10 smartphones to the Limpopo Malaria Control Programme in support of a research pilot project underway in the Vhembe district of Limpopo aimed at improving the monitoring of indoor residual spraying with insecticides.

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 3 Dec 2012 09:26

How high LSM groups are using Facebook and what this means for your brand

Since the inception and subsequent explosion of the social media phenomenon, there has been a quiet assumption that as a mass communication platform - social networks such as Facebook were not popular among the high income earners and wealthy classes.

Issued by Digital Fire 3 Dec 2012 09:19

Oops, we did it again - EXP SA wins Financial Mail AdFocus Specialist Agency of the Year again

EXP South Africa was voted the Specialist Agency of the Year for the second consecutive year, at the Financial Mail 2012 AdFocus Awards held in Johannesburg on 28 November.

Issued by EXP 3 Dec 2012 09:16

Radio shows support 16 Days of Activism

CMFD (Community Media for Development) Productions has produced a radio drama that breaks the silence on violence and HIV/AIDS and Kaya FM's Central & Top 40 presenter, Mo G, has announced his on-going support for the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women & Children.

3 Dec 2012 09:16

Cell C Springbreak 2012 coastline takeover

As the largest youth platform in South Africa, Springbreak has a strong heritage of being the must-attend event to kick off the warm weather. Following the acquisition of the platform by The Sound Media Group in 2012, Springbreak has gone national thanks to headline sponsor, Cell C.

Issued by Blk Ops 1 Dec 2012 12:09

Preparing for holiday customer care

According to the National Retail Foundation's retail sales forecast for 2012, holiday sales this year will reach approximately US$586.1 billion, an increase of 4.1% over last year. This increase in sales means that your call centre should have an influx of customer contacts over the course of the holiday season.

By Megan Webb-Morgan 1 Dec 2012 08:14

BDFM may retrench staff

BDFM, which publishes Financial Mail and Business Day, has advised its staff that the company is considering retrenchments according to Business Report.

30 Nov 2012 11:17

Durban Fashion Showcase opens tonight

The inaugural Durban Fashion Showcase opens tonight, Friday 30 November 2012, at the Mixed Zone at the Moses Mabhida Stadium from 7pm. It will display local couture designers and exclusive boutique houses, whilst raising awareness for abused men, women and children.

30 Nov 2012 10:31

Habari Media's Paula Raubenheimer to leave after six successful years

Paula Raubenheimer, Habari Media's Commercial Director, is leaving after six eventful years at the award-winning media sales house. Raubenheimer will be taking a six month sabbatical before exploring new opportunities within the digital space.

Issued by Habari Media 30 Nov 2012 09:59

OwenKessel wins LIA Award for acclaimed TVC "The Boxer"

OwenKessel, a leading ideas centric and media agnostic advertising agency in association with Greg Gray of Velocity Films, has scooped a silver LIA award for best Cinematography and was a finalist in Direction in the Online Film Production and Post Production category for Amstel's new TVC "The Boxer".

Issued by OwenKessel 30 Nov 2012 09:27

Info4Africa connects communities on World Aids Day

As South Africa joins the rest of the global community in marking World AIDS Day, The Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN), one of the country's leading providers of information in the field of HIV, AIDS and TB, has announced that it is changing its name to info4africa.

Issued by Always Active Technologies (AAT) 30 Nov 2012 09:25

Big Concerts offers fan memorabilia online with launch of iGroup's zeroPoint e-commerce platform

South African concert promoter Big Concerts has launched the first entertainment website in the country to offer concert memorabilia to online purchasers, thereby making it possible for music fans to purchase show merchandise from anywhere in the country.

Issued by iGroup 30 Nov 2012 09:05

Ipsos appoints Harald Hasselmann head of South Africa

Global Market Research company, Ipsos, has appointed Harald Hasselmann as Country Manager of its South African operation. As Country Manager, Hasselmann will be succeeding Jake Orpen who is leaving the company.

Issued by Ipsos 30 Nov 2012 08:38

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.

30 Nov 2012 08:30

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.

30 Nov 2012 08:10

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.

30 Nov 2012 07:57

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.

30 Nov 2012 07:50

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.

30 Nov 2012 07:34

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.

30 Nov 2012 07:23

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 30 Nov 2012 07:16

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 30 Nov 2012 07:15

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)

30 Nov 2012 06:47

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 30 Nov 2012 06:33

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.

29 Nov 2012 13:29

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 29 Nov 2012 13:07

Pollen chosen to build animation content for Vodacom

Pollen is proud to have been selected as the preferred animation supplier to Blue Chip client, Vodacom, for their informational content videos after a five way pitch against strong South African animation talent.

Issued by Hummingbird Group 29 Nov 2012 12:41

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 29 Nov 2012 12:30

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.

29 Nov 2012 12:17

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 29 Nov 2012 11:28

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