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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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#Trending: Can you do the SONA?
#Trending: Can you do the SONA?

From a new song and dance from the EFF, to marketing memes and new social media records, #SONA2016 was a riot - thankfully only figuratively speaking, this year...

By Louise Marsland 10 hours ago

WPP Africa Academy: When the sum is greater than the whole
WPP Africa Academy: When the sum is greater than the whole

The creative economy is important as service industries lead the economy, and also support the wider economy in terms of progress and growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 hours ago

TEDActive in reach for Pendoring winners
TEDActive in reach for Pendoring winners

The 2012 winners of the Pendoring Advertising Awards, creative directors Frank van Rooijen and James Yeats Smith, are off to TEDActive, as the recipients of the overseas study trip of R50,000, which forms part of the Prestige Award.

Anthony Swart
Print management in 2013

I believe that this year will prove to be positive for the both the print and print management sector as I see a number of beneficial trends emerging.

By Anthony Swart

Gagasi FM DJ participates in the energy saving solution - Gagasi FM
Gagasi FM DJ participates in the energy saving solution

The 49M initiative aims to inspire and rally all South Africans behind a common goal - save electricity and create a better economic, social and environmental future for all and to drive this, they have been hosting energy saving campaigns around the country.

Issued by Gagasi FM

Vuyokazi Mhlophe is the new Brand Activation and Marketing Manager at Gagasi FM - Gagasi FM
Vuyokazi Mhlophe is the new Brand Activation and Marketing Manager at Gagasi FM

28 year old Vuyokazi Mhlophe has just been appointed as Brand Activation and Marketing Manager for Gagasi Fm.

Issued by Gagasi FM

Picture Tree signs new director - Richard Truter - Picture Tree
Picture Tree signs new director - Richard Truter

Richard, born and raised South African, product of London Film School, Y&R visualiser to mid-nineties, became part of the UK Soho madness with a signing to Geofrey Seymour Films & Livewire, and later with the eclectic ASD Lionheart roster of directors.

Issued by Picture Tree

Algoa FM: One of the first South African radio stations to do the Harlem Shake - Algoa FM
Algoa FM: One of the first South African radio stations to do the Harlem Shake

The Harlem Shake YouTube phenomenon strikes radio station, Algoa FM. Join them for a behind-the-scenes tour of the station, by the staff and presenters themselves.

Issued by Algoa FM

Super M: The M is for Me campaign

When Super M briefed 7Dffrnt Knds of Smke, they were looking for the chance to engage with consumers in a year-long campaign that would do more than just promote the brand, it would show consumers that they knew their audience.

Issued by 7 Different Kinds of Smoke

Plea for packaging that opens
Plea for packaging that opens

Packaging is critical, particularly in the FMCG category. Manufacturers spend money on research and design to put something on the shelf that will catch the consumers' eye and convince them to buy the product. However, once the product is ready to be opened, consumers hit the first obstacle.

By Rolf Akermann

Digital innovation in the quick service industry - Moving Tactics - Moving Tactics
Digital innovation in the quick service industry - Moving Tactics

Digital screens are fast working their way into almost every quick service restaurant worldwide. Digital signage is proven to be the basic feature in the commitment to staying modern and innovative at all times.

Issued by Moving Tactics

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Giant Films Sam Coleman's dark dance dreamscape - Giant Films
Giant Films Sam Coleman's dark dance dreamscape

Debut director Sam Coleman has taken local songstress Zolani Mahola on a heady journey into a dark dreamscape in Freshlyground's latest music video.

Issued by Giant Films

Gerhard Jacobs
How 'human' is your marketing?

Consider for a moment the marketing environment in which you operate. Look at the people, your fellow workers, the company in which you're working for. How much of what you do revolves around the people to whom you're marketing?

By Gerhard Jacobs

First of its kind post grad diploma to help SA entrepreneurs! - TSiBA Education
First of its kind post grad diploma to help SA entrepreneurs!

The Tertiary School in Business Education (TSiBA) accredited post grad diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting (PG Dip SEC) will now be offered at its Knysna and Cape Town campuses in 2013.

Issued by TSiBA Education

New MD, GM at Struik Christian Media
New MD, GM at Struik Christian Media

Following the retirement of Fiona Lee, MD of Struik Christian Media for 21 years, the organisation has announced the appointment of Lois O'Brien as the new MD.

Creative hub offers free desk
Creative hub offers free desk

Andrew Kyriako (director of Spitfire Films) and Liesl Karpinski (producer at Aces-Up) have brought together their strengths, experiences and passion for the advertising and film industry in order to start the Creative Collective in Dunkeld, Johannesburg.

Body Worlds promotes extended show
Body Worlds promotes extended show

Billed as the first anatomical exhibition of its kind to display real human remains, Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life opened at the V&A Waterfront in November 2012 and, following high visitor numbers, decided to extend its show from the end of February to 10 March 2013.

Reuben Yonatan
What can we expect from VoIP in 2013?

The future is always bright for any kind of computer-related or especially Internet-related technologies. We can always expect new innovations, but just what sort of innovations can we predict? Here are some of our predictions for 2013.

By Reuben Yonatan

Portfolio Night comes to SA
Portfolio Night comes to SA

Portfolio Night, where aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers meet with several renowned advertising creative directors in a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment, is coming to South Africa for the first time on 22 May 2013.

Fashion Week Joburg in Newtown
Fashion Week Joburg in Newtown

The annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ) will strut its Autumn/Winter collection at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown Cultural Precinct from 7-9 March 2013.

Athar Naser
Understanding the content life cycle

In today's rapidly shifting online space, companies need to take a holistic approach to online marketing. Those who do so through content marketing need to connect with their audiences across a number of web and social channels.

By Athar Naser

Study finds South Africa hostile to SMEs
Study finds South Africa hostile to SMEs

According to the second round of the SME Growth Index™, 'Easier/Harder for Small Business in South Africa', produced by business environment specialists SBP, the survival of South Africa's Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) community, is under both immediate and long-term threat.

Gavin Moffat
Strike fever - It was the 2012 gold rush

We speak with different voices. We hear with different ears. Our intentions play a great part in our communication, and the words and tone we use are an integral part of the subtle, underlying structure of our information exchange.

By Gavin Moffat

Yvonne Chaka Chaka on Rank TV, Comuta Radio
Yvonne Chaka Chaka on Rank TV, Comuta Radio

ComutaNet recently hosted Yvonne Chaka Chaka on both Rank TV and Comuta Radio, bringing audiences quality and entertaining content while delivering capacity audiences for advertisers, as Rank TV reaches more than 5-million viewers weekly and Comuta Radio reaches over 2-million commuters daily.

Is whitelisting a white elephant? - Striata SA
Is whitelisting a white elephant?

Gerhard du Plessis, Head of Service Delivery at Striata, a global leader in paperless communication, answers some tough questions about the future value of white-listing as a tool to maximise email deliverability.

By Alison Treadaway, Issued by Striata SA

Boomtown expands its force - Boomtown
Boomtown expands its force

Boomtown has recently expanded its workforce with three talented individuals who will form part of the agency's dynamic team. With its recent account wins it became the ideal opportunity to expand and grow the team.

Issued by Boomtown

Adams & Adams on hand at Design Indaba
Adams & Adams on hand at Design Indaba

Once again the law firm of Adams & Adams will assist creatives with their intellectual property needs as the official attorney and associate sponsor of Design Indaba.

Dr KF Lai
A mobile Africa: innovation is key

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.

By Dr KF Lai

Premier Helen Zille encourages Youth at FET Colleges Academic Achievement Awards - False Bay College
Premier Helen Zille encourages Youth at FET Colleges Academic Achievement Awards

Congratulations are due to the eight False Bay College (FBC) students who were recently honoured for their academic achievements.

By Colleen Brennon, Issued by False Bay College

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 53: Content 2013
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 53: Content 2013

Tune in to tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, streamed live 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio, to find out more about the Content 2013 taking place 25-26 February 2013 in Cape Town. We'll also be giving away a free ticket to this content marketing conference on the show tonight! [twitterfall]

NATIVE launches alumni programme - NATIVE VML
NATIVE launches alumni programme

The general consensus in the industry is that once you've resigned from a company, the relationship ends there, even if you parted on good terms. While that may have been true a decade or so ago, many companies these days are finding that it may be wiser to maintain a positive relationship with talented ex-employees.

Issued by NATIVE VML

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