These daily updates are going to give a snapshot of some of the highlights I have been exposed to at the Mobile World Congress 2013. The first thing to note about this year's MWC is the new venue. There was no way the original venue could handle the incredible growth that this industry is projecting.
By Angus Robinson 26 Feb 2013 11:13
At the next AMASA meeting, scheduled for 6 March 2013 in Sandton, Pete Langschmidt of ConsumerScope will present 'Real Penetration of South African Print and Digital Media'.
26 Feb 2013 10:30
Cerebra, an integrated strategic communication agency, will be hosting free social media 101 sessions, aimed at any social media beginner looking to learn more about the tools, the trends or the industry in general.
26 Feb 2013 10:14
Product design consultancy, Ideso, has been ranked 11th in the Red Dot design ranking for 2012 as one of the most innovative design studios in the world. The Red Dot design awards can be seen as the "Oscars" of the design world.
Issued by IDESO 26 Feb 2013 09:57
Design Indaba, which took place from 27 February to 3 March 2013 at the CTICC, shaped thinking in a combination of design, innovation and creativity in the conference and expo as a one-stop design portal for the highly curated, bespoke multimedia content.
26 Feb 2013 09:55
Want to study towards an employer-recognised qualification, but don't have the finances? INTEC has the answer. They will be awarding bursaries worth R250 000 to students for the next two months.
Issued by INTEC College 26 Feb 2013 09:38
Thebe Exhibitions and Projects has announced the launch of the BRICS Trade Exchange, an exhibition aimed at highlighting new business opportunities between the BRICS countries, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 16-18 October 2013.
Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 26 Feb 2013 09:20
Formerly well known for in-store media, Expanding Branding has reinvented itself in the experiential sampling and promotions space to tackle the core issues that clients are now seeking.
Issued by Expanding Branding 26 Feb 2013 09:15
Can your opinions and negative comments about individuals, companies and brands that you post on Twitter and other social media platforms hurt you - legally speaking?
Issued by Blue Magnet Digital Solutions 26 Feb 2013 08:28
It'll likely upset a host of marketing folk who feel like they've discovered the next big thing, but let's be honest, content marketing isn't anything new.
By Samantha Wright 26 Feb 2013 06:00
In his book 'Outliers', Malcolm Gladwell states that you need to have completed 10,000 hours of your chosen profession to reach a level of mastery; to be better than everyone else; to be an outlier. If you've been in your job more than 10 years, you're probably one too. So don't sell yourself short - whether client service, creative or planner, if you've done 10,000 hours you're a pro.
By Sid Peimer 25 Feb 2013 18:55
I am seeing many people talking about the virtues of big data and what this will do from a customer relationship management point of view. While I agree that the opportunity to dig deeper into your customer and their habits will be greatly enhanced, I fundamentally disagree with the idea that CRM is about the data.
By Mike Taberner 25 Feb 2013 15:02
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's (IJR) annual transformation audit, 'The Youth Dividend: Unlocking the Potential of Young South Africans', indicates that while young South Africans have confidence in their own abilities to succeed and most are positive about their own future in general, they also face major obstacles in becoming part of a more inclusive economy.
25 Feb 2013 12:36
DHL Express, the global international express services provider, has expanded its network of DHL Service Points in sub-Saharan Africa from the initial 300 to over 1 000, in just a few short months.
25 Feb 2013 12:28
There has been a lot of controversy around Google's many updates - such as Google's Hotel Finder - that have significantly impacted the travel and hospitality industry over the past two years. Hotels are crying out against the latest Google Hotel Finder while travel agents seem to be enjoying the spotlight that their businesses are receiving.
By Gillian Meier, Issued by Blue Magnet Digital Solutions 25 Feb 2013 12:20
Find out more about the importance and basics of content marketing as well as Content 2013 taking place from today, 25-26 February 2013, in Cape Town, 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]
25 Feb 2013 11:58
The next #SpeakSocial Social Media workshop will be held in Cape Town on Tuesday, 26 March 2013. These workshops have proven to be a very successful and affordable means to fast track your brand into the digital social media environment.
Issued by DigitLab 25 Feb 2013 11:31
This month the DQ&A Media Group celebrates their 12th anniversary. Congratulations!
By Saskia Delfgaauw, Issued by DQ&A Media Group 25 Feb 2013 11:04
Round about this time 51 years ago, a 19-year-old youngster joined the Pretoria News as a wide-eyed cub reporter. His salary was R72 a month and the company deducted R1.25 for his pension fund contribution and 45c for the "tea club."
By Chris Moerdyk 25 Feb 2013 10:50
Confirmed for the afternoon of 6 March, Pete Langschmidt of ConsumerScope delves into the 'Real penetration of South African print and digital media.'
Issued by AMASA 25 Feb 2013 10:40
South African Test Cricket Series sponsor, Sunfoil, teamed up with specialist agency 34Sport to activate and enhance the Test Cricket experience for fans during the 2012/2013 Sunfoil Test Series in South Africa.
Issued by 34 25 Feb 2013 10:14
When searching for an out-of-home advertising option that provides large-scale exposure and excellent return on investment, Bidvest Bank opted for Graffiti's branded metered cab platform.
Issued by Graffiti 25 Feb 2013 09:50
It can be said that the year 2012 did little, if anything, to alleviate the fears of the world grown weary of economic pressures. What will 2013 hold for the printing and packaging industry, or will it be status quo?
Issued by Colourtone Aries 25 Feb 2013 08:51
Well-loved and talented entertainer, Zakes Bantwini fans are in for a treat as exclusive content from his brand new DVD, Upfront with Zakes Bantwini, airs on SABC this Thursday.
Issued by ECHO Events and Conferences 25 Feb 2013 08:34
With the imminent arrival of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), privacy is sure to become a much talked-about issue in SA. For marketers, privacy is often seen as an obstacle to more important organisational goals.
By Steve Ferguson 25 Feb 2013 07:36
NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports that Moeletsi Mbeki is demanding R20m from the newspaper and also that Iqbal Survé, South Africa's latest media mogul and the new owner of Independent News & Media South Africa (INM), is either a man with a vision... or political motives. Meanwhile, David Bullard, writing in Politicsweb, reckons Oscar Pistorius is living the Twitter nightmare.
By Rod Baker 25 Feb 2013 07:08
In our clamorous society, if a message reaches its intended recipient, without being altered or misconstrued during transmission, it's truly a phenomenal occurrence.
By Amy Johnson 25 Feb 2013 05:15
In order for social media to work to your advantage, you need to understand the various platforms and know how to use them effectively to see the benefits for your business.
By Carolyn Holgate 25 Feb 2013 04:59
Plascon has launched a coatings-specific website that offers expert paint advice, systematic how-to instructions, coatings solutions and DIY inspiration. It follows on from the success of Plascon Trends, which was launched in May 2012.
24 Feb 2013 07:36
Unethical trading practices are fast coming to the end of their shelf-life thanks to advances in consumer networking - unfortunately some of 'the usual suspects' have yet to wise up and risk a backlash from exploited customers.
By Aki Kalliatakis 23 Feb 2013 14:15
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