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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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[Behind the Loeries] with... Suhana Gordhan

In addition to her role as creative director at FCB Africa, where she's the creative lead on Famous Brands' Wimpy and Coca-Cola South Africa, Suhana Gordhan is a member of the Loeries board...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

© Dmitriy Shironosov –
Press release syndication

A grossly misunderstood phrase, 'syndication'...

By Marisa Louw 2 days ago

Entrepreneurs Organisation launches bootcamp in February

The Cape Town branch of Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) will be launching its Entrepreneur Bootcamp in February 2013. It is a collective commons free access online learning resource for aspiring entrepreneurs.

14 Jan 2013

Five ways to ignite your social media presence in 2013 - Digital Fire
Five ways to ignite your social media presence in 2013

Businesses are, once again, in the proverbial 'review period', where social media campaigns are waded through and analysed in order to quantify the efforts of the past 12 months.

Issued by Digital Fire 14 Jan 2013

The Brand Union is behind the cover: Brands & Branding - Brand Union
The Brand Union is behind the cover: Brands & Branding

If you're walking down the streets of downtown Johannesburg or through the tiled walkways of the V&A waterfront, it's evident that brands are very much a part of our everyday lives. We engage with a multitude of brands in so many different ways and on so many different levels.

By Graham Sweet, Issued by Brand Union 14 Jan 2013

Scan's MD is the first African board member for IFES - Scan Display
Scan's MD is the first African board member for IFES

Justin Hawes, MD of exhibition specialist, Scan Display, has been elected to the IFES Board as Treasurer. The Board consists of four members, and this is the first time that an African member has been represented on the Board.

Issued by Scan Display 14 Jan 2013

Steve Ferguson
Why you should get proactive about privacy protection

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), due to become law early this year, introduces legal protection in SA for the first time against the serious risks and harm arising from the unauthorised collection and abuse of personal information.

By Steve Ferguson 14 Jan 2013

Award season opens for media with MDDA-Sanlam Local Media Awards
Award season opens for media with MDDA-Sanlam Local Media Awards

The third Media Development and Diversity Agency-Sanlam Local Media Awards is open for community broadcasters, local and community newspapers to celebrate excellence in the community and small commercial media sector. Entries close on 31 January 2013.

14 Jan 2013

Naseem Javed
Mega shifts in global advertising, branding skills

The world is passing through the eye of the needle and an all out digital transition is responsible for ushering us into a new era where new age media will demand new skills. So what will it take to prepare for such mega branding movements and what are the key facts? A new boom awaits...

By Naseem Javed 14 Jan 2013

Llew Claasen
Google's best form of attack was defence?

If you were Larry Page, how would you feel about the fact that Android's dominant position as mobile operating system of choice, 136 million Android handsets shipped between July and September 2012 (75% of smartphones shipped during Q3) - do not all result in a proportionate share of advertising opportunities for Google?

By Llew Claasen 13 Jan 2013

Gavin Mills
Let's face(book) it

How marvelous, the wonderful world of online... And how ironic that virtual society is evolving along the same lines as social behaviour in the real world.

By Gavin Mills 13 Jan 2013

Allison Ross
The conflict of being an entrepreneur in South Africa

My son recently acquired his driver's license after numerous lessons, countless hours of supervised practice and one mildly traumatic failed attempt. Although costly and stressful for both son and parents, we're now relatively confident in his ability to be let loose on the road.

By Allison Ross 12 Jan 2013

Cloud CRM vs on-premise CRM
Cloud CRM vs on-premise CRM

For most companies which have adopted CRM or customer relationship management to improve their business performances the difficulty arises when it comes to choose between on-premise and cloud based CRM.

By Paul Anderson 12 Jan 2013

Natasha McClymont
Seven New Year's resolutions for a brand agency

2012 has been a long year for everybody, ups and downs, good clients and... Um... less good clients, campaigns that ran smoothly and some that fell a little flat. So, as an agency, we are mentally preparing ourselves for next year by getting together some of our resolutions for 2013.

By Natasha McClymont 12 Jan 2013

World Wide Creative appoints new Cape Town GM

World Wide Creative (WWC), the Cape Town-based digital marketing agency headed up by Fred Roed and Mike Perk, recently announced the appointment of a new GM for their Cape Town office in the form of Alex Acton.

Issued by World Wide Creative 11 Jan 2013

Music Exchange 2013 getting down to the business of making music
Music Exchange 2013 getting down to the business of making music

Music Exchange, South Africa's two-day independent music conference that gets everyone in the music industry talking, is set to take place from 21-22 March 2013.

Issued by Triple M Entertainment 11 Jan 2013

Fresh Eye and Bevan Cullinan shoot new DStv commercial - Fresh Eye Films
Fresh Eye and Bevan Cullinan shoot new DStv commercial

DStv's latest commercial was recently shot by Bevan Cullinan of Fresh Eye Films. A continuation of a series of ads, this one shows a range of activities that can now be done courtesy of your PVR freeing up the time.

Issued by Fresh Eye Films 11 Jan 2013

Volcano Advertising scoops Silver at the 2012 Midas Awards - Volcano
Volcano Advertising scoops Silver at the 2012 Midas Awards

Touted as the only international competition recognising excellence in financial advertising and marketing, the Midas Awards 2012 featured a strong contingent of local winners, with Jo'burg-based Volcano Advertising joining the accolades for their TVC entitled 'Protection' for client Mutual and Federal.

Issued by Volcano 11 Jan 2013

New motoring site for consumers
New motoring site for consumers

A new editorial site has launched to offer consumers coverage of local and international motoring news as it happens.

11 Jan 2013

TUT students access academic, financial information via mobile devices
TUT students access academic, financial information via mobile devices

Following a successful pilot project in December 2012, students at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will be able to access academic and financial information on their mobile devices through ITS Mobiles' new app. It will be the first institution to go live on the application in South Africa.

11 Jan 2013

The Media magazine kicks off Jan with a bang
The Media magazine kicks off Jan with a bang

The Media magazine kicks off its January 2013 offering with a hard-hitting investigative slant into black market magazine trading which has led to arrests. Contributors include Raymond Louw, Jacques du Preez, Paula Slier, Harry Herber, Okyerebea Ampofo-Anti and Howard Thomas.

11 Jan 2013

Mental wellness magazine launched
Mental wellness magazine launched

At the end of November 2012, a new magazine, Thrive, was launched to specifically address mental health in the hope of helping end the stifling silence surrounding mental illness. Pick n Pay Pharmacy sponsored the launch issue.

11 Jan 2013

Sanef slams strikers' attack on journalists
Sanef slams strikers' attack on journalists

The SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has condemned what it terms "the vicious attack" by striking farmworkers on Cape Times' journalists covering the workers' unprotected strike at De Doorns in the Western Cape on 9 January and has called on the police to arrest the attackers and prosecute them.

11 Jan 2013

Avhasei Mukoma
TopTV on life support: Can it be saved?

The story of TopTV's chronic failure to capture the South African pay television market has its origins in the failure by the broadcasting regulator, ICASA, to open the subscription television market to competition. ICASA has failed dismally to enable the introduction of new pay-TV players to compete with the incumbent, the dominant MultiChoice, operating under the brand name DStv, which was launched in 1995, a decade after its parent pay-TV channel, M-Net, was launched in 1986.

By Avhasei Mukoma 11 Jan 2013

Kirsty Chadwick
E-learning trends: what to expect in 2013

E-learning is expected to be worth US$107 billion globally by 2015. Experts predict that digital learning is going to be increasingly mobile in 2013, which will open it up to a wide audience in South Africa where 2.4 million people have access to the internet via their cellphones alone.

By Kirsty Chadwick 11 Jan 2013

E-commerce forecast for 2013
E-commerce forecast for 2013

What 2012's stats tell us about trends for online shopping in the New Year... How consumers' confidence and trust in e-commerce is growing, and how reviews are the coming wave.

11 Jan 2013

Innovation to chew on - Tag 8
Innovation to chew on

How often have you enjoyed a cup of coffee and wished you had some gum on hand afterwards? Thanks to Wrigleys, you can "Start with a coffee, end with an Orbit" every time you visit Seattle Coffee Co. during January and February.

Issued by Tag 8 11 Jan 2013

SABC: Waste Central?
SABC: Waste Central?

NEWSWATCH: Hlaudi Motsoeneng, acting chief operating officer of the debt-crippled SABC, has apparently issued an order that freelance staff be converted to fulltime employees, reports IOL. So, with his organisation already short of money, and by some reports, overstaffed, he plans to add to the wage bill?

10 Jan 2013

Fresh, True and Brave Awards - Blue Moon Corporate Communications
Fresh, True and Brave Awards

Every quarter Blue Moon recognises winners within the three categories of the Blue Moon Values of Fresh, True and Brave - with the final annual awards being held at the end of each year. As well as awards in each Value category, there is also an overall Fresh, True and Brave winner who embodies all of the Values.

Issued by Blue Moon Corporate Communications 10 Jan 2013

Amorphous recreate Tiger Brands Group website - Amorphous
Amorphous recreate Tiger Brands Group website

Leading consumer goods manufacturer, Tiger Brands, has awarded Amorphous, one of the country's foremost digital agencies, the task of undertaking a full-scale redesign of the Tiger Brands Group website.

Issued by Amorphous 10 Jan 2013

10th Tabbie Awards open for nominations
10th Tabbie Awards open for nominations

CLEVELAND, US: The 2013 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website, allowing all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers. The Tabbies, the editorial and design awards program run by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), is again partnering with the US's American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), New Zealand's Magazine Publishers Association (MPA), South Africa's SAFREA, Australia's Society of Editors NSW and the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa (MPASA).

10 Jan 2013

2013 SPCA calendars still available
2013 SPCA calendars still available

As people return to work and face blank walls or boring calendars, the Sandton SPCA still has charming 2013 calendars available, featuring fine art photographer Emma O'Brien's 14 gorgeous cats and dogs.

10 Jan 2013

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