An interesting thing happened last year. Our economic scale took a tilt in the wrong direction. SA now has more people on social grants than earning incomes. Margaret Thatcher once said that the problem with socialism is that, eventually, you run out of other people's money to spend. (video)
The new BlackBerry Z10, the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, will be available from Friday, 1 March 2013, from all Cell C stores. The company is offering a wide range of BlackBerry deals and service plans paired with the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.
The world of media is changing at an unprecedented rate as technology disrupts the established business models for publishing and advertising, and as consumers change the ways in which they consume information, services and entertainment.
In the wake of a number of organisations not officially affiliated with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival offering hospitality packages for this year's music event outside of the CTICC an announcement has been issued that official festival hospitality can only be held within the festival precinct inside the CTICC.
Advertisements for health products must not fall foul of the Code of Practice for the marketing of health products or the Code of Advertising Practice, says Delene Bertasso, senior associate at law firm Adams & Adams.
Amorphous, a digital corporate communications company owned by The Times Media Group, has developed a business tool that provides users with detailed demographics and other key business information about the residents in any location around South Africa.
Sir John Hegarty, international advertising icon, has been secured by the Sunday Times as guest speaker at an intimate dinner to be hosted for the creative heads of SA's most successful agencies, next week.
The Décor & Design Morning are back this year with the first event taking place on 13 March 2013 at the Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa in Johannesburg from 9.30 am to 2pm. The Home Channel, Edith Unlimited, Clarins and The Saxon Hotel & Spa support this Plascon initiative.
The South African online media landscape has grown into a vibrant and diverse space that stretches beyond the large publishing groups where most media buyers look for the bulk of their online advertising needs.
NEWSWATCH: Despite massive and unrelenting opposition from many quarters - including Right2Know, the ANC's own alliance partner Cosatu, and criticism by Ronnie Kasrils, former cabinet minister - it seems the contentious bill could become law by June, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports that the SABC has moved Hlaudi Motsoeneng out of his position as acting chief operating officer.
Customer management, loyalty and retention are concepts deeply ingrained in successful organisations, which does not mean the process has to be complex or costly. By building an understanding with clients, you will be able to strengthen relationships and boost loyalty.
The Print and Digital Media Transformation Task Team (PDMTTT) has announced that public hearings, which were to have been held on Thursday and Friday involving the major print media houses, have been postponed indefinitely. This is due to the decision by Times Media Group to pull out of the hearings.
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.
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.
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.
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.