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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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AMPS is now officially dead

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Of the 387 jurors selected for the Cannes Lions 2016, nine are South African and they will serve on the Design, Direct, Film, Media, Mobile, Print & Publishing, Promo & Activation, Outdoor and Radio juries...

6 hours ago

New beginnings - get ahead of the pack in 2013

This is the perfect time to set your 2013 New Year's resolutions and professional goals, in order to get ahead of the pack and come back with a clear vision of what you want to achieve and how you are going to do it.

Issued by Recruitgroup 3 Dec 2012

Eventing 2013: Deana Heslop-Mthembu, Managing Executive: Events, Blue Moon Corporate Communications - Blue Moon Corporate Communications
Eventing 2013: Deana Heslop-Mthembu, Managing Executive: Events, Blue Moon Corporate Communications

Global eventing trends this year have been ground breaking in different areas, with Tupac appearing "live" as a hologram at Coachella and the amazing sights we saw at the opening and closing of the Olympic Games.

Issued by Blue Moon Corporate Communications 3 Dec 2012

MacLennan on the march
MacLennan on the march

London-based advertising group, M&C Saatchi, plans to use South Africa as its launch pad into East and West Africa, says worldwide CEO Moray MacLennan.

3 Dec 2012

John Dixon - FCB Africa
Draftfcb on the podium at Adfocus 2012

Draftfcb South Africa was one of the agencies in the spotlight at the prestigious Financial Mail AdFocus 2012 Awards. This year, AdFocus 2012 named Draftfcb South Africa CEO, John Dixon, as its Agency Leader of the Year and awarded Draftfcb Johannesburg ECD, Neo Mashigo, its New Broom Award.

Issued by FCB Africa 3 Dec 2012

Scan wins record number of EXSA Awards - Scan Display
Scan wins record number of EXSA Awards

Exhibition and display specialist, Scan Display, was delighted to receive eight Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) awards at the association's glittering year-end function at Monte Casino on Wednesday, 21 November 2012.

Issued by Scan Display 3 Dec 2012

Lex Faure
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

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

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

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

Drupal - A CMS Platform for Government, Universities and NGOs

Drupal came of age in 2012 according to Rogerwilco, South Africa's largest Drupal developers.

Issued by Rogerwilco 3 Dec 2012

2012 a year in review at Rogerwilco

The past 12 months have delivered awards, certifications, new faces and solid growth at Rogerwilco Interactive, one of South Africa's leading full service digital marketing companies.

Issued by Rogerwilco 1 Dec 2012

Megan Webb-Morgan
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

BDFM may retrench staff
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

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

OwenKessel wins LIA Award for acclaimed TVC "The Boxer" - Owen Kessel Leo Burnett
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 Owen Kessel Leo Burnett 30 Nov 2012

Info4Africa connects communities on World Aids Day
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

Ipsos appoints Harald Hasselmann head of South Africa - Ipsos
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

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.

30 Nov 2012

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.

30 Nov 2012

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.

30 Nov 2012

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.

30 Nov 2012

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.

30 Nov 2012

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

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 30 Nov 2012

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 30 Nov 2012

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)

30 Nov 2012

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 30 Nov 2012

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.

29 Nov 2012

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

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 29 Nov 2012

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