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The Chewbacca mask and the power of social media in retail
The Chewbacca mask and the power of social media in retail

Social media can be retail brand building - and sales - gold. Just look at the case of the Chewbacca mask that Candace Payne bought from Kohl's last week...

By Sarah Britten 17 hours ago

Rolling with my homies. #TBT #SquadGoals
#BehindtheSelfie with... Joanne Lurie

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile and Apple fetishist Joanne Lurie, head of creative at Urban Brew Studios...

By Leigh Andrews 15 hours ago

Five key building blocks of an effective staff volunteer programme

Addressing the CSI Dialogues this week, Kaelo Engage managing director Sarah Campbell highlighted that whilst it is important to initially inspire and motivate staff to get involved, gaining longer-term commitment requires strategic support.

Issued by Kaelo Engage 7 Dec 2012

PA Series: Business writing, communication and negotiation skills

PA Series: Business writing, communication and negotiation skills will be taking place from 14 to 15 February 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Organised by marcus evans, the course trainer is Suezette Smit, founder and managing director of Performance Development Interactive, South Africa.

Issued by Marcus Evans 7 Dec 2012

M-Net Television Awards for Good (TAG) announced
M-Net Television Awards for Good (TAG) announced

The annual M-Net Television Awards for Good (TAG) were announced on Wednesday 5 December 2012 at the Kyalami Racecourse, honouring public service announcement (PSA) ads.

7 Dec 2012

Saturday's Soweto Derby features Nando's magic mirror
Saturday's Soweto Derby features Nando's magic mirror

During tomorrow's Soweto Derby, the Magic Mirror will launch the second Nando's festive campaign ad.

7 Dec 2012

Douglas Kruger
Write a book: Change your place in the universe

Dear Aspiring Industry Expert: Have you written that book yet? If not, why not? Each time we reach December, you may well think to yourself: I wish I had written my book this year. If I had, next year might be different. I would be more prosperous; I'd have more clients approaching me; my life would be lived on a grander scale.

By Douglas Kruger 7 Dec 2012

Jasco delivers real-time network monitoring for Cell C
Jasco delivers real-time network monitoring for Cell C

Jasco will be supplying a complete, end-to end solution to Cell C that includes physical hardware probes that will be placed at its core sites, software, hardware and software implementation and a two-year support and maintenance contract. The monitoring, diagnostics and optimisation will enable the network to become more proactive in response to network issues and deliver improved service to its customers.

7 Dec 2012

ICASA investigates allegations: Blacklisting of political journalists on Metro FM
ICASA investigates allegations: Blacklisting of political journalists on Metro FM

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has issued the following statement after the controversial canning of interviews with three political journalists on the subject of the ANC's upcoming elective conference at Mangaung.

7 Dec 2012

Jerker Hellström
Purchase mobile computers wisely to maintain productivity

Higher productivity, increased labour costs and a strong trends towards true mobility in the work place are all factors that have put the spotlight firmly on 'total costs of ownership' for computers and devices. Organisations will have to start spending more on durable and reliable mobile computers rather than looking for bargains, if they want to avoid losing valuable productive time.

By Jerker Hellström 7 Dec 2012

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi
The art of understanding your customer

Content marketing is the art of understanding exactly what type of information a brand's customer need and for brands to provide that information in a relevant and compelling way.

By Zibusiso Mkhwanazi 7 Dec 2012

Quirk to host SA's first Digital for Working Professionals Workshop Series for 2013
Quirk to host SA's first Digital for Working Professionals Workshop Series for 2013

Quirk Education will be hosting their first digitally focused week-long programme of contact workshops for 2013. These half-day workshops aim to equip the local market with global best practice principles and techniques based on the working knowledge and experience of the greater Quirk agency.

Issued by Quirk 6 Dec 2012

With this diploma you can help HIV/AIDS get to zero

World AIDS Day that took place on 1 December brought together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.

Issued by Boston College 6 Dec 2012

Steers unveil new website and value-driven menu

In February this year, Steers - winners of Leisure Options' 'Best Burger in Joburg' for the 17th year running - partnered with leading full-spectrum digital agency, Amorphous. The product of this partnership is a progressive presence that sets Steers apart in South Africa's fast food digital playground.

Issued by Amorphous 6 Dec 2012

Ipsos appoints Nick Coates head of Marketing Business Unit in South Africa
Ipsos appoints Nick Coates head of Marketing Business Unit in South Africa

Global Market Research company, Ipsos, has appointed Nick Coates as Head of the Marketing Business Unit of its South African operation. Coates will be commencing his duties in Cape Town South Africa on 7 January 2013.

Issued by Ipsos 6 Dec 2012

It's appreciation time!
It's appreciation time!

The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) celebrated its annual Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, 30 November. Invited guests included sponsors, donors, mentors, lecturers, interns, volunteers and other non-profit organisations that TSiBA works with.

Issued by TSiBA Education 6 Dec 2012

DMMA reports on digital industry highlights in 2012

At the beginning of 2012, the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) announced its plans to accelerate the growth of the digital industry within a South African context. The DMMA has made significant headway this year towards achieving this objective by implementing a number of key initiatives.

Issued by IAB South Africa 6 Dec 2012

Furniture association supports Rand Show 2013
Furniture association supports Rand Show 2013

Furniture is always a drawcard at the Rand Show, with visitors keen to find that special item for their homes... hopefully with a show-only price-tag attached to it.

Issued by The Rand Show 6 Dec 2012

[Thought Leadership Digibate] 09: Digital, mobile research in Africa
[Thought Leadership Digibate] 09: Digital, mobile research in Africa

The ninth Thought Leadership Digibate, recently hosted by Aegis Media in conjunction with Bizcommunity.com in Cape Town, focused on the relevance of digital and mobile research in Africa. If you missed the Digibate, download or listen to the podcast which is now available.

By Ingrid von Stein 6 Dec 2012

Good year for Searle Street Post
Good year for Searle Street Post

As an agency offering intensive visual effects and compositing projects, the Cape Town postproduction company Searle Street Post collected a Visual Effects Craft Loerie for Allan Gray Time Flies and produced a string of quality CGI-driven commercials.

6 Dec 2012

Girl's shelter benefits from Chevrolet CSR team
Girl's shelter benefits from Chevrolet CSR team

Chevrolet Ute Force has helped renovate Ons Plek, the residential child and youth care centre in Cape Town that provides developmental and therapeutic services for girls who have lived, worked or begged on the streets.

6 Dec 2012

Applications to AAA open until late January 2013
Applications to AAA open until late January 2013

To assist in alleviating stress over career choices, in educating the public about the various careers available in advertising and in shifting the focus to private college course options, the AAA School of Advertising has extended its 2013 application date to 21 January 2013, unlike the majority of tertiary educational institutions that close for applications by the end of September.

6 Dec 2012

Happy birthday SMS

This week sees the 20th anniversary of the SMS, invented in 1992 by British engineer, Neil Papworth. Initially slow, the boom in SMS saw more than 150 billion SMS sent in the UK in 2011, almost triple the amount that was sent five years previously (in 2006, there were 51 billion text messages sent).

6 Dec 2012

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 48: Youth-based communication solutions
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 48: Youth-based communication solutions

To find out more about character-based entertainment products, youth-orientated content and communications solutions, tune in to our last Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show for 2012, streamed live from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio. The studio guest this Thursday evening, 6 December 2012, will be Richard Morgan-Grenville, CEO of Strika Entertainment. [twitterfall]

6 Dec 2012

SABC does the can-can
SABC does the can-can

NEWSWATCH: The SABC canned three print media commentators discussing coverage of the road to Mangaung (see SABC ... at it again) on a Metro FM show, because, according to Times Live, the ANC was not invited to join the debate. Meanwhile, it's the "jug-jug" for musician Jub Jub who has got 25 years for his role in the death of four teenagers, reports Mail & Guardian.

6 Dec 2012

Alec Hogg
Inevitable that Caxton and I would fall out - Alec Hogg

Many in the industry really felt for Alec Hogg in October when he walked away from Moneyweb, the company he built from nothing into a highly respected player in the media industry. Hogg tells Bizcommunity why he's philosophical about the move, what he's doing with his year's restraint of trade and what was so different about the values of majority shareholder Caxton and his own that made it impossible for him to stay on as Moneyweb CEO and board member.

By Gill Moodie 6 Dec 2012

Aki Kalliatakis
'Hiking boot Christmas' on the cards

'Hiking boots' could feature high on the Christmas list of walkabout consumers this year as price hikes and sky-high petrol prices get them trudging round stores in a quest for bargains rather than little luxuries.

By Aki Kalliatakis 6 Dec 2012

Game Stores slapping new ad campaign from Dani Hynes and Fresh Eye

Game Stores festive season ad campaign kicked off with a bang in the form of a quirky new offering from Ogilvy Durban. Produced by Fresh Eye Productions and Directed by Dani Hynes, the ad, takes an offbeat look at the crucial elements of the festive season.

Issued by Fresh Eye Films 5 Dec 2012

UCKG's Women in Action drive 16 Days of Activism through interactive projects
UCKG's Women in Action drive 16 Days of Activism through interactive projects

Women in Action (WiA), a group of pastors' and bishops' wives from the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), were invited to participate in the Gauteng Legislature's awareness expo and the commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism and World Aids Day.

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 5 Dec 2012

The ECHO for Children Foundation oversees Kraaifontein crèche overhaul
The ECHO for Children Foundation oversees Kraaifontein crèche overhaul

The ECHO for Children Foundation, in conjunction with Vanilla Concrete Design and Manufacturing Studio and Eikestad Plumbing, joined forces in what has been the Foundation's most challenging project to date.

Issued by ECHO Events and Conferences 5 Dec 2012

Cape Town celebrations for CoreXalance
Cape Town celebrations for CoreXalance

Every year the CoreXalance team travels to Cape Town to celebrate the end of the year with the financial departments of media owners they most frequently do business with.

Issued by CoreXalance 5 Dec 2012

New hire beefs up Boomtown's 'brand stewards' department
New hire beefs up Boomtown's 'brand stewards' department

Uyanda Manana has joined the Boomtown national agency network as its business unit director.

Issued by Boomtown 5 Dec 2012

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