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The seven Awards Categories introduced into last year's PRISM Awards are attracting growing interest from entrants. With a record number of entries expected for the 2013 PRISM Awards and the entry deadline of 25 January looming, organisers are being inundated with queries.
9 Jan 2013 10:15
Microsoft's been pretty open about the fact that it's scuppering its Windows Live Messenger Service in favour of Skype but now we have some idea of when it's actually going to happen.
By Stuart Thomas 9 Jan 2013 09:48
The international children's television channel, KidsCo revealed its new look and content yesterday, 8 January 2013. Shown on DStv Channel 308 and ToPTV Channel 255, the new look and feel channel is complemented by new shows plus a new website.
9 Jan 2013 09:37
A floating vending machine, described as a world first, intrigued holiday bathers at Clifton Beach, Cape Town, as part of the exciting, interactive activation of the Lipton Ice Sea: Never Lose Your Cool campaign.
9 Jan 2013 09:15
We need to urgently shift our focus from the notion of jobs; and shift it to the concept of work... "The unemployment rate in South Africa is a crisis and should be declared a state of emergency," says Ronald Bownes, founding director of DreamWorker - a non-profit organisation. The recent Census places unemployment at 29.8% while some believe the expanded definition to be closer to 40%, writes *Chiara Baumann.
9 Jan 2013 08:48
NOIDA (UP), INDIA: Unlike the traditional forms of marketing such as advertising, wherein almost everything has been said and done, search marketing is still dynamically growing and best practices are invented day in and day out. Every year, search engine marketers get filled with anticipation wondering what would emerge as the "next big thing" in search marketing.
By Subhash Chandra 9 Jan 2013 05:50
1Lifedirect recently changed its company name to 1Life, which will be the umbrella brand for a host of existing and new financial services products that the company will offer clients. From inception in the local market, it has focused on shaking up the industry and, with this name change, MD, Laurence Hillman, shares more.
9 Jan 2013 05:44
Imagine a post-apocalyptic earth. You know the usual sci-fi plot: the majority of the earth has been destroyed; a few remain and are ruled by an iron-fisted government. All creativity, colour and freedom are outlawed. The 'new earth' is a sorry excuse for it's former self: fragile and struggling to survive.
Miss Teen India SA winner, Lisha Narayan (19), was crowned the reigning queen for 2013 at a glamorous event at Coastlands Umhlanga on 30 December 2012. Miss Narayan was awarded a R100 000 Damelin bursary to study at any of the 16 campuses of her choice, and will represent Damelin as its Brand Ambassador for the 2013 year.
Issued by Damelin 8 Jan 2013 11:38
Commercial feature: Hot on the heels of international trends, RollingMedia is delighted to launch an innovative suite of media packages for brands looking to maximise their outdoor visibility.
Issued by Rolling Media 8 Jan 2013 10:21
The Black Eagle Project Roodekrans received R95,000 donation from the Silverstar Casino in late 2012. The casino is committed to supporting the environment and community of Mogale City.
8 Jan 2013 09:58
MWeb has partnered with mobile network Cell C to offer customers extended broadband services. Launching with an exclusive promotional offer that gives customers a 2GB Cell C data package at a rate of R89 per month, this offer also comes with a range of added benefits. It launched the partnership in mid-December as a soft launch.
8 Jan 2013 09:37
LONDON, UK / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Turbulent times were predicted on the back end of 2012. The ANC Mangaung conference precipitated very little stormy seas other than an anti-climactic conclusion. The Mayan apocalypse materialised into nothing but an ordinary day. In fact with so many forecasts for change and a chasm of chaos, one may tend to be a bit sceptical with further predictions of change.
By *David Mattin and Saint-Francis Tohlang 8 Jan 2013 07:55
When thinking about the content involved in your content strategy, there are two possible routes to take - creation and curation. Creation is, of course, the act of generating your own content. Curation, on the other hand, is the act of 'collecting', or 'collating' content your audience will find useful.
By Athar Naser 8 Jan 2013 07:45
Whenever I conduct crisis communication training with clients, I always open with the story of Tony Hayward. Hayward, as you will recall, was the CEO of BP at the time of the oil spill in the Mexican Gulf. He made several unfortunate faux pas from the get-go - The New York Times reported that when the news broke, he asked fellow BP executives, "What the hell did we do to deserve this?" (video)
By Estelle Nagel 8 Jan 2013 06:35
The release dates for the 2013 SAARF RAMS and SAARF AMPS have been announced.
8 Jan 2013 06:20
Times Media's new upmarket men's magazine will launch in March. Business Class will be a 60+ page glossy magazine delivered to 70,000 selected subscribers of The Sunday Times Business Times in LSM 9 & 10 areas.
7 Jan 2013 13:33
Attendance at the latest African PetroForum, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 4-6 March 2013, has stepped up a gear, with confirmation of reportedly three of the biggest names in petroleum retail will be attending - underlining the importance of Africa in their companies' global strategies.
7 Jan 2013 11:39
Algoa FM is gearing up for a busy 2013 with sports and education on the top of the regional station's 'playlist'.
Issued by Algoa FM 7 Jan 2013 10:20
Easy DIY is pleased to announce that Angela Richardson, founder of Seed Creative Projects, has been appointed editor of Easy DIY from the winter issue of 2013 (on sale May 2013).
7 Jan 2013 09:51
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.
Issued by Sizmek 7 Jan 2013 09:23
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.
7 Jan 2013 08:01
Damelin sponsored prizes to the winners at the 12th Miss Teen India SA gala event on 30 December 2012 at the Coastlands Umhlanga Conference Centre.
7 Jan 2013 07:52
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.
7 Jan 2013 06:22
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.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 4 Jan 2013 11:30