Brand South Africa's new chief marketing officer, Linda Sangaret, has a host of international experience with South African Tourism, in business and as a diplomat, that she hopes to put to good use in building the brand reputation...
'Accidental entrepreneur' Ravi Naidoo lets us in on why Design Indaba has turned the usual design philosophy of 'less is more' on its head: 'More is more' means this year's conference attendees will get more inspiration, more immersive experiences and more examples to reboot your creativity...
MediaMind Africa's service partner, iMIND, has partnered with Strutta, a leading platform for online contests and sweepstakes promotions, with the deal set to elevate social media marketing and promotions in Africa to a world-class level.
Popular radio and television personality Bonang Matheba is excited at having made it into the list of Forbes Magazine's 13 most influential artists in Africa and has promised to work harder to make her star shine brighter.
Ster-Kinekor has confirmed that it will close its Cinema Nouveau theatres in Cavendish Square in Cape Town. The last trading date at Cavendish Nouveau will be 13 January 2013, and not 17 January as stated earlier.
NEW YORK, US: Millward Brown, a global research agency, expert in helping companies grow great brands, has released its annual top 10 digital and media predictions, highlighting growing trends in the media sector.
Here they are, Bizcommunity.com Marketing & Media South Africa's 2012 lists of most popular articles, those that drew the most comment, our most-read contributors, our most-visited galleries - and the ads from the Ornico Ad Showcase that got you voting.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab's experts have outlined key security trends of 2012 and presented their views on the core threats of 2013. The most notable predictions for the next year include the continued rise of targeted attacks, cyber-espionage, and nation-state cyber-attacks, the evolving role of hacktivism, the development of controversial "legal" surveillance tools, and the increase in cybercriminal attacks targeting cloud-based services.
LAS VEGAS, US: With the rapid changes that happen in the advertising industry, deciding how to spend your marketing dollars can be a challenge. We make that choice easier with our infographic: "Advertising in the United States - Television vs Online".
LONDON, UK: The introduction of analytics to Google+ pages and communities will be key in ensuring that brands continue to invest time and resource into the social network, according to integrated PR, search and social media agency Punch Communications.
It's reckoned that vulnerabilities in social networks and mobile devices will be the major targets of cyber-criminals in 2013 and vulnerabilities in Java and Adobe will be widely used as a point of entry to infect computers.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, US: VPN services, while not pricey, can be perceived as an inconvenient expense. You may wonder if it's worth buying a VPN package when you can just use anonymity services for free...
CANNES, FRANCE: The TV experience is now extending well beyond the main screen as broadcasters explore innovative ways for their audience to engage with content and brands - on-air and offline. Download an exclusive white paper by VAST MEDIA, which highlights some of the most innovative examples of digital TV brand extension.
In a digital age where dissatisfied consumers vent their concerns through biting viral videos, nasty blog posts or negative online comments, managers need to develop strategies to soothe angry customers in person as well as online. According to new research, combating anger on social media can be simple for companies, as long as they get in front of a problem to prevent it from growing.
DAKAR, SENEGAL - The second high level media workshop on the African Union Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) started on Friday (21 December) in Dakar, Senegal, with the theme Promoting the culture of Peace through Media.
The Polokwane Showgrounds will host the 4th Capricorn FM New Year party from 2000 on 31 December 2012. Tickets are available for R50 from Computicket and Shoprite Checkers stores. No tickets will be sold at the venue. Camping chairs and cooler boxes welcome. No weapons & glass bottles will be allowed.
The inaugural National Choral Music Achievement Awards (NACMA), hosted for the first time in the history of the choral music industry, took place at the Durban Christian Centre (The Jesus Dome) on 7 December 2012.
Following the completion of PMR Africa's national survey on CSR in South Africa, the Clover group's corporate social investment programme, Clover Mama Afrika has been awarded the Diamond Arrow Award. It won the award in the business sector 'food manufacturers/processors' with a highest rated mean score of 4.10 out of a possible 5.00.