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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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Episode 97: MTN Business App Awards and measurability of ad campaigns.

Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Content marketing for boring brands

If you think your brand is boring, look again. Not only are there many options for connecting with your customers, but it's important not to get caught up in the idea that content marketing only consists of a grand video series...

By Kat Scholtz 1 Aug 2014 13:53

Brand monogamy is a myth. Here's why

The idea that most people are exclusively loyal to brands needs some re-evaluation. The picture of fanatically loyal consumers doing anything for their brand of choice has become particularly...

By Tim Allemann 1 Aug 2014 05:32

Storytelling via social engagement a strong trend

Simon Schwaighofer is the Creative Director at Red Bull Creative, the brand's in-house agency in Salzburg. In August he will visit SA to speak at The Best of Global...

By Hando Sinisalu and Maarja Laasu 31 Jul 2014 05:26

MetropolitanRepublic wins IAB account

MetropolitanRepublic will soon find itself working at the heart of South Africa's digital publishing, marketing and advertising industry after winning the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) South Africa account...

Issued by MetropolitanRepublic 30 Jul 2014 12:52

Ireland/Davenport proves that big ideas can make a big difference for South African Tourism

Ireland/Davenport and SA Tourism have produced an integrated campaign that shows that it is the heartfelt connections one makes with the people of South Africa rather than just the scenic beauty...

Issued by Ireland/Davenport 30 Jul 2014 11:45

Ask Afrika's ICON brand winner: What it takes to stay on top

The winners of the Ask Africa ICON Brand Survey were announced recently. All Gold Tomato Sauce took top spot for the second year running. I spoke to the winner...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Jul 2014 08:15

Rising middle class offers marketing opportunities

The middle-class or middle market in South Africa of LSM 4-7 offers the perceptive marketer a wealth of opportunity, as this class begins to grow in disposable income...

29 Jul 2014 08:34

Is your social media agency using the correct software?

The landscape of social media changes so rapidly that marketers are often left scrambling to keep up...

By Gareth Slaven 29 Jul 2014 06:21

The new home of Mediacore

Mediacore's new premises boast a 70m² filming studio that converts from Chroma to an all-white infinity curve for product shoots and even to a black studio for music videos...

By Henry Baldish, Issued by Mediacore 28 Jul 2014 15:04

From broadcaster to coffee shop - the new role of the digital publisher

Many marketers still think about advertising in digital media in the same way as they thought about placing ads in traditional media...

By Pierre Cassuto 28 Jul 2014 14:58

Ursula McAlpine appointed Havas Worldwide Group MD

Ursula McAlpine, MD of global advertising agency Havas Worldwide Johannesburg, has been promoted to the position of Group MD. This position will assume the responsibility for...

Issued by Havas Worldwide 28 Jul 2014 11:39

Creative Circle results for June 2014

The Creative Circle Ad of the Month results for June 2014 have been announced.

28 Jul 2014 10:47

TVC captures essence of warranty claim

The new TVC for Cartrack has captured the essence of its promise that it would offer its clients up to R150,000 in the unlikely event that it was unable to recover the stolen or hijacked vehicle.

27 Jul 2014 10:43

New adidas TVC

The new adidas commercial, directed by Velocity's Gregg Bailey for 140 BBDO, shows a sense of pride, belonging and community...

25 Jul 2014 15:20

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding chatted to Hando SiniSalu, Craig Shelley, Trevyn McGowan and Kirsty Henderson. [twitterfall]

25 Jul 2014 13:03

Grey Africa behind Cartrack's new TVC

The new Cartrack TV commercial, conceptualised and created by the team at Grey Africa, allows the viewer to witness a car literally disappearing - right in front of their eyes...

Issued by Grey 25 Jul 2014 13:02

Lowe South Africa welcomes Julian Ribeiro as CEO

Julian Ribeiro has been appointed to the role of CEO of Lowe South Africa, where he will lead the Cape Town and Johannesburg offices...

Issued by Lowe + Partners SA 25 Jul 2014 11:52

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University hosts Loeries Exhibition

The free travelling Loeries Exhibition will arrive at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, from 4-8 August...

25 Jul 2014 08:15

Why is radio advertising so damn dismal?

Some say there are only two things certain about life. I say there are three - death, taxes, and that Loerie Awards announcement, "There is no Grand Prix for radio this year..."

By Chris Moerdyk 25 Jul 2014 05:19

JWT Cape Town on the move

As JWT celebrates its 150th anniversary this year around the globe, JWT Cape Town has one more reason to commemorate 2014 as a special year in the agency's history...

Issued by JWT 24 Jul 2014 10:53

Online competitor tracking portal from Adcheck

SA advertising monitor, Adcheck has developed an innovative web-based tracking portal that allows marketers and brand owners to get the inside track on competitor advertising.

24 Jul 2014 10:48

What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?

Many marketing people placed in companies are juniors, if they even exist at all - or the role is just not taken seriously at all by anyone internally...

By Chemory Gunko 24 Jul 2014 09:47

Accredited digital media marketing curriculum launched

An accredited digital media marketing curriculum has been launched as a part-time course at the Johannesburg campus of the AAA School of Advertising from 21 July 2014 to 1 November 2014...

24 Jul 2014 08:56

Clio Healthcare Awards appoint South African juror

The Clio Healthcare Awards, which will be held in New York at the beginning of October 2014, have appointed a South African juror...

24 Jul 2014 08:03

Businesses that survive in the advertising, marketing and design industry

The advertising, marketing and design industry is one of the most difficult collective groups of industries in which to survive, due to its ever-evolving nature...

Issued by FusionDesign 23 Jul 2014 13:40

Zwelethu Radebe directs the new Vital Foundation commercial in honour of Mandela Day

FCB SMG and Director Zwelethu Radebe of Velocity Afrika are proud to preserve the legacy of Nelson Mandela in the new Vital Foundation campaign against women and child abuse...

Issued by Velocity Afrika 23 Jul 2014 11:37

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, Thursday, 24 July from 9am-10am as we chat to Hando SiniSalu, Craig Shelley, Trevyn McGowan and Kirsty Henderson. [twitterfall]

23 Jul 2014 10:16

Dove's latest advertising campaign calls on SA women to participate

Dove South Africa is calling on all South African women to be a part of its latest Beauty Bar advertising campaign, which centres on real women's faces and their radiant results...

23 Jul 2014 09:36

[Habari #Tuongee2014] Back to the future of digital

The fourth annual Habari Media Tuongee brought together the finest of the digital marketing industry to talk about the past, present and future of digital... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2014 08:18

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