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Date: 23 Oct 2014
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How to think like a prosperous person
How to think like a prosperous person

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)

By Douglas Kruger 28 Feb 2013 06:20

Hard-hitting ad underlines rape stats in SA
Hard-hitting ad underlines rape stats in SA

Strategised and executed by agency Joe Public, a hard-hitting ad on behalf of Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa and its Brothers for Life initiative was placed in the Sunday Times.

28 Feb 2013 05:17

BlackBerry Z10 available from Cell C
BlackBerry Z10 available from Cell C

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.

27 Feb 2013 17:00

[Mobile World Congress 2013] Day two
[Mobile World Congress 2013] Day two

Day two of the Mobile World Congress included a more detailed look at the industry drivers, emerging markets, mobile marketing by big brands and the new generation of operating systems. (video)

By Angus Robinson 27 Feb 2013 12:20

More music March on OFM

Want some great tunes to go with your weekends in March? What better way than to celebrate with some of the biggest bands in the world?

Issued by OFM Radio 27 Feb 2013 11:57

'Yoo' own the world: social networking expands at MobiMedia - Olé! Media Group
'Yoo' own the world: social networking expands at MobiMedia

As strategic consulting partners to Yookos, MobiMedia assisted with the conceptualisation of the mobile strategy for the organisation, including collaboration on the design and implementation of the mobile site.

Issued by Olé! Media Group 27 Feb 2013 11:50

Student Brands: expanding its reach

Student Brands has recently announced a partnership with School Media and Happy Go Social as part of its initiative to expand its reach and generate greater exposure for the brands it represents.

Issued by Student Brands 27 Feb 2013 11:42

Media fragmentation over the past 20 years

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.

By Tony Sousa, Issued by 25AM 27 Feb 2013 11:21

Eastern Cape school gets sports centre from Paarl Media
Eastern Cape school gets sports centre from Paarl Media

In an effort to support government initiatives, Paarl Media has joined forces with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in support of the campaign, 94+ Schools Project for Madiba.

27 Feb 2013 11:17

Absa L'Atelier art competition opens
Absa L'Atelier art competition opens

The prestigious art competition, Absa L'Atelier, opens for entries on 4-8 March 2013 and this year the art residency prizes have been increased from two to four.

27 Feb 2013 10:53

Epic Communications wins accounts in the telecoms and importing sectors

Epic Communications, a leading independent PR and strategic communications agency, has secured two new clients operating in the telecommunications and import facilitation space respectively.

Issued by Epic Communications 27 Feb 2013 10:34

No events outside CTICC for Cape Town Intl Jazz Festival
No events outside CTICC for Cape Town Intl Jazz Festival

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.

27 Feb 2013 10:24

Nightjar Travel launches South African Adventurer of the Year competition - Nightjar Travel
Nightjar Travel launches South African Adventurer of the Year competition

Nightjar Travel recently launched their South African Adventurer of the Year competition. They are looking to recognise top adventure exploits during the year ending March 2013.

Issued by Nightjar Travel 27 Feb 2013 10:12

Health product advertising and the Marketing Code
Health product advertising and the Marketing Code

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.

27 Feb 2013 10:04

New data visualisation tool allows brands go hyper-local - Amorphous
New data visualisation tool allows brands go hyper-local

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.

By Grant Shippey, Issued by Amorphous 27 Feb 2013 09:57

DoubleClick Bid Manager provides full integration with search

DoubleClick Bid Manager is a next-generation demand-side-platform (DSP) and promises greater transparency and performance in media buying across ad exchanges.

By Saskia Delfgaauw, Issued by DQ&A Media Group 27 Feb 2013 09:50

Vote now for 2013 Most Beautiful Object
Vote now for 2013 Most Beautiful Object

The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2013 finalists have been nominated by a mix of design journalists and cultural commentators in South Africa.

27 Feb 2013 09:49

Sir John Hegarty at Sunday Times' Design Indaba dinner
Sir John Hegarty at Sunday Times' Design Indaba dinner

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.

27 Feb 2013 07:24

Décor, Design morning supports Joburg Child Welfare
Décor, Design morning supports Joburg Child Welfare

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.

27 Feb 2013 07:24

Attila Bernariusz
Using niche vertical publishers in marketing mix

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.

By Attila Bernariusz 27 Feb 2013 07:02

POIB law by June? SABC's Man with No Matric moved
POIB law by June? SABC's Man with No Matric moved

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.

By Rod Baker 27 Feb 2013 07:01

Craig Page-Lee
Journey or destination?

The airport is probably the most important touch-point in a traveller's journey and it is the place where brands either build or destroy their reputation with consumers or travellers alike.

By Craig Page-Lee 27 Feb 2013 05:54

Simone Tal
The secrets of B2B CRM for small businesses

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.

By Simone Tal 27 Feb 2013 05:00

Raising awareness of plain language
Raising awareness of plain language

The Consumer Protection Act makes it law for South African businesses to provide information to their customers in plain and understandable language.

26 Feb 2013 17:06

Student survey ranks business schools
Student survey ranks business schools

The Universum Student Survey 2012/13, which surveys MBA students as to the most important aspects when selecting a business school, has been released.

26 Feb 2013 15:08

PDMTTT postpones public hearings indefinitely

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.

26 Feb 2013 11:43

Angus Robinson
[Mobile World Congress 2013] Day one

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

Next AMASA meeting challenges readership figures
Next AMASA meeting challenges readership figures

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

Free social media 101 course
Free social media 101 course

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

Design Indaba, shaping innovation, creativity
Design Indaba, shaping innovation, creativity

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

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