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Episode 99: Best Marketing International and a jam packed show

Date: 25 Jul 2014
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Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Tokyo tweets have social media all a-twitter

NEWSWATCH: Social media is blurring the lines between what's private and what's public, reports Times Live, and Chris Moerdyk says the Sexwale divorce story proves the information chain has changed forever. Meanwhile, the ANC in the Eastern Cape has been told to 'stop leaking'... to the media, that is - reports IOL.

By Rod Baker 12 Feb 2013 07:52

Career guidance programme returns to SABC1

The career guidance programme, iSpani returns to SABC1 on Tuesdays at 1.30pm for its fourth season. Its 26 episodes share the many layers of employment and career planning with young, unemployed viewers trying to get into the world of work.

12 Feb 2013 07:08

Mediamark launches new event division

Mediamark (previously known as Radmark and Digitalmark) has launched a new events division, to provide multimedia marketing solutions that address advertisers' goals across media channels. It will be working closely with its serviced radio stations in order to commercialise events that stations own and operate.

12 Feb 2013 06:21

Embarcadero supports secondary, university-level ICT education across SA

MAIDENHEAD, UK: Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, is actively engaging with the academic community across South Africa to support secondary and university-level ICT education in the country.

12 Feb 2013 06:15

The APP-solute fantastic brand experience

Seemingly coming out of nowhere, a major hit amongst South African consumers has been the suite of mobile apps across varied platforms developed by brands such as Ster-Kinekor and FNB. With these apps not being Angry Birds types of apps it seems that 'usefulness' has become KING!

By Lynette Hundermark 12 Feb 2013 06:13

'Men are from Mars' when it comes to body wash brand choice

When it comes to the usage of liquid body washes or shower gel brands, the well known saying that 'men are from Mars and women are from Venus' certainly holds true. However, female users could be the more influential target market to grow market share, according to a new report by Analytix BI.

Issued by Analytix BI 11 Feb 2013 13:26

New offices for Thebe Exhibitions & Projects

Thebe Exhibitions and Projects and Thebe Venue Management have moved into new offices. The group is now located at Thebe Place, Building 1, Culross on Main Office Park, 34 Culross Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 11 Feb 2013 13:23

Tribal marketing - a new way of segmentation and consumer engagement

Let's face it, the adman was very close to the weatherman in the popularity ranking in the past, with advertising messages mostly benefiting the brand rather than the consumer. During the past couple of years, however, there has been a significant shift in consumer behaviour and it is no secret that the consumer is holding all the chips.

By Neil Hart, Issued by Knowledge Resources 11 Feb 2013 13:00

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 52: The business of blogging

Find out more about the business of blogging in South Africa by listening to the podcast of last week's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, which airs every Thursday from 5-6pm streamed live via 2oceansVibe Radio. [twitterfall]

11 Feb 2013 12:20

Pick n Pay Heroes Week goes big this February!

The Heroes Week initiative aimed at celebrating South Africa's unsung school Heroes took place in schools across the country this February.

Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 11 Feb 2013 12:19

Youth Social Media Marketing Conference 2013

Organised for businesses and brands that wish to gain more insight and strategic advice as to how they can effectively engage the South African youth through social media platforms.

Issued by Branded Youth 11 Feb 2013 11:58

Business growth requires smart marketing

Marketing is confronted with a stark choice. To avoid losing its place on the business ladder, it must either step up and become an integrated hub of insight and innovation or fall down to the rung of catchy tunes and pretty pictures.

By David Blyth, Issued by Yellowwood Future Architects 11 Feb 2013 11:01

How an exhibition company is going 'green'

"Greening is a process, made up of a series of small actions and steps that gradually take you closer to where you want to be. However, you never really get 'there', as the goal posts keep advancing too," says Justin Hawes, MD of Scan Display, about the challenge of making his company more sustainable.

Issued by Scan Display 11 Feb 2013 10:27

Email marketing continues to drive the best ROI in 2013

According to the UK's DMA Email Marketing Council's 2013 Report, leading marketers are optimistic about email marketing budgets, with more than half saying that they were "confident that expenditure on email marketing will increase this year".

Issued by Digital Fire 11 Feb 2013 10:00

Is your tax advisor compliant?

The Tax Amendment Act, which passed into legislation in December 2012, has started a countdown for the entire tax profession, with less than six months remaining for tax advisors to register with a recognised controlling body.

Issued by The South African Institute of Tax Practitioners 11 Feb 2013 09:12

Can advertising "Stop Rape"?

I hate it when this happens, but I'm having a controversial opinion, and I won't rest until it's out. It's about this Primedia "Stop Rape" campaign, and before I start ranting, I better state some things clearly.

By Gail Schimmel 11 Feb 2013 09:04

Pendoring stays in the Cape

Following its successful sojourn in the Cape last year, the Pendoring Advertising Awards will again hold its gala awards ceremony in the Mother City.

11 Feb 2013 08:59

AFSTEREO launches

AFSTEREO's Gnosko web portal is specifically designed to take the client to another tracking and reporting service level altogether.

Issued by AFSTEREO 11 Feb 2013 08:51

Howa 'bout this... TNA slams City Press

NEWSWATCH: Nazeem Howa, CEO of The New Age, claims that a report in yesterday's City Press on the subject of advertising in The New Age is "misleading".

By Rod Baker 11 Feb 2013 07:33

Sunday World appoints new editor

Marvin Meintjies has been appointed editor of the Sunday World from next month, Times Media has announced.

11 Feb 2013 06:46

How to make your website work

Imagine your website when you first launched it. Look at it now. Can you still see your original site? Maybe glimmers of it? Change is good, but sometimes many objectives get lost amid the dynamic and fast-paced world of internet marketing that marketers tend to lose sight of what's really important.

By Subhash Chandra 11 Feb 2013 06:27

The power of sponsorship (part II)

In part I, I clarified what makes sponsorship such a powerful marketing tool. Here, in part II, I will give some trends for 2013, taken from some best practice work in 2012, and I will explain how the South African industry needs to adapt and evolve in order to achieve success and results going forward. (video)

By Struan Campbell 10 Feb 2013 12:03

Statistics SA and Global Access taking hands

Statistics South Africa, or Stats SA, is the National Statistical Service of South Africa. Its goal is producing timeously, accurate and official demographic, economic and social censuses and surveys. To date, Statistics South Africa has produced three censuses; 1996, 2001 and 2011.

Issued by Global Access 10 Feb 2013 11:47

Share the love or kiss customers goodbye

If your bank manager has never given you a hug, or if the waiters at your neighbourhood coffee shop has never recited poetry to you, you are among millions of consumers who feel unloved by the retailers and service providers who proclaim how much they value their customers but never get round to sharing the love... not even on Valentine's Day.

By Aki Kalliatakis 10 Feb 2013 07:15

The power of sponsorship (part I)

2012 was a revolutionary year for sponsorship and one that churned out some notable campaigns that have helped clarify what modern best practice sponsorship is all about (or at least what it should be about).

By Struan Campbell 9 Feb 2013 08:57

Project management for business people

When the phrase 'project management' is mentioned there are generally one of two industries/sectors that come to mind, construction or IT. But in today's business environment you would find several employees running projects of various sizes, each project being used as a mechanism for the creation of business change and purposed to add to business value.

By Louise Worsley 9 Feb 2013 08:36

Bespoke reception interior for Pick n Pay

As part of its two billion rand investment into countrywide distribution sites, Pick n Pay recently opened its second state-of-the-art distribution centre in Phillipi, Cape Town. XZIBIT working closely with agency Y&R conceptualised, designed, manufactured and installed a bespoke reception area for this impressive facility.

Issued by XZIBIT 8 Feb 2013 12:02

Oscar Pistorius hands over outstanding contribution trophy to Proteas

Following an iconic year for cricket in South Africa, which saw the men's team rise to the top of the official rankings in all three formats of the game, the Proteas were rewarded for their contribution to South African sport at the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2013 in front of over 1,200 industry leaders last night.

8 Feb 2013 11:45

Artifact getting bigger and better!

After 18 years of being in business, Artifact- whose services include advertising, marketing, design, print, multimedia, 3D animation, digital development, as well as social media design and management - have opened up a Cape Town Office.

Issued by Artifact Advertising 8 Feb 2013 11:39

SASCOC announces partnership with 2013 Sports and Events Tourism Exchange

The South African Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has once again thrown its weight behind the annual Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) exhibition and conference, it has been announced.

Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 8 Feb 2013 11:24

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