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Date: 26 Jun 2015
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DTT to provide opportunity to restructure SA's ICT
DTT to provide opportunity to restructure SA's ICT

The implementation of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) will provide great potential to restructure South Africa's ICT infrastructure...

30 Jun 2015 08:08

Nunu Ntshingila to head up Facebook's first African office
Nunu Ntshingila to head up Facebook's first African office

Facebook opened its first African office to further the company's commitment to help businesses connect with people. Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, will be the company's new Head of Africa...

30 Jun 2015 07:22

Somewhere over the rainbow...
Somewhere over the rainbow...

The kaleidoscope of colour that greeted the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality on Friday, was significant for many reasons, not least, as a case study for brands following key news events...

By Louise Marsland 29 Jun 2015 14:05

Win-win for brands and shoppers as SNAPnSAVE launches new mobile cash-back app
Win-win for brands and shoppers as SNAPnSAVE launches new mobile cash-back app

Good news! South Africans will be able to get cash back for doing their everyday shopping and simply snapping their till slip...

Issued by SNAPnSAVE 29 Jun 2015 09:47

SADC vows to meet 2016 DTT deadline
SADC vows to meet 2016 DTT deadline

WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries that are still using the analogue broadcasting signal are committed to migrate to digital broadcasting by June 2016...

By Nthambeleni Gabara 29 Jun 2015 09:05

Insights from the Festival of Media Global 2015
Insights from the Festival of Media Global 2015

The Festival of Media Global 2015 took place in Rome and was awash with the cream of the media crop, media network CEOs, TV conglomerate heads and procurement and media managers from large brands the world around...

By John Beale 29 Jun 2015 06:09

Welcome back to mass media via social media
Welcome back to mass media via social media

In the early 90s I sat in the Communication Science class and in the late 90s I sat in the Advertising specialisation class. Both in these instances it was drummed into my mind that 'mass media is dead, long live niche media!...

By Musa Msane 26 Jun 2015 13:45

When does a blogger become an influencer?
When does a blogger become an influencer?

Blogging on a significant scale, certainly in South Africa, is relatively new, generally poorly understood, ignored by many and definitely underrated in terms of its actual and potential influence in the world of mass communication.

By Kerry Botha 26 Jun 2015 13:33

[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump
[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump

What did we laugh at before internet cats and other memes? For a fun month-end, school holidays Friday, here's what went viral this week: no cats, but there is sex and Donald Trump, although not in the same room...

By Louise Marsland 26 Jun 2015 11:34

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 137: Vehicle branding solutions, the Daily Maverick and Nic Harry
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 137: Vehicle branding solutions, the Daily Maverick and Nic Harry

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed David Ferguson, Styli Charalambous and Nic Haralambous...

26 Jun 2015 11:09

Nick Emery, CEO of Mindshare Worldwide on the global media landscape
Nick Emery, CEO of Mindshare Worldwide on the global media landscape

Nick Emery, Global CEO of Mindshare Worldwide and this year's Cannes Media Jury touches on innovation in the media industry and what stood out for him on judging the media entries...

By Ann Nurock 26 Jun 2015 07:00

Minister welcomes court ruling on set-top boxes
Minister welcomes court ruling on set-top boxes

WALVIS BAY: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has welcomed the North Gauteng High Court's ruling to dismiss an application by etv over set-top box (STB) encryption...

25 Jun 2015 16:25

E-Tech Africa: A journey into the future of education
E-Tech Africa: A journey into the future of education

E-Tech Africa - a technology focused conference - and the first event of its kind in South Africa, takes place on 1 and 2 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

25 Jun 2015 14:27

Recognising the outstanding work of young creatives at Loeries
Recognising the outstanding work of young creatives at Loeries

Creativity is not only the domain of the experienced. In fact, the brand communication industry often relies on the talent and intuition of young people to provide the innovative spark that fuels the next big idea...

25 Jun 2015 12:04

Clicks announces digital signage partnership with Moving Tactics - Moving Tactics
Clicks announces digital signage partnership with Moving Tactics

Clicks, the largest health and beauty-focused retail chain in South Africa, has announced a partnership with Moving Tactics, one of South Africa's leading digital signage solutions companies...

Issued by Moving Tactics 25 Jun 2015 09:09

Cell C and Facebook partner to launch Internet.org in SA
Cell C and Facebook partner to launch Internet.org in SA

Cell C have announced the launch of a partnership with Facebook, bringing zero-rated access to the service for all Cell C customers and access to Facebook's initiative, Internet.org free basic services.

25 Jun 2015 08:21

All the 2015 Cannes Lions Cyber winners
All the 2015 Cannes Lions Cyber winners

The full list of winners for the brand new Cannes Lions Cyber category has been announced...

24 Jun 2015 22:00

Justin Wright talks on the direct judging process at Cannes Lions
Justin Wright talks on the direct judging process at Cannes Lions

Justin Wright, Group Creative Director from TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, was part of the Direct judging panel this year at Cannes Lions, and explains the process and criteria used to choose the top entries...

By Ann Nurock 24 Jun 2015 14:00

Mortimer Harvey Africa Middle East wins Sofitel digital account in Egypt - Mortimer Harvey
Mortimer Harvey Africa Middle East wins Sofitel digital account in Egypt

Mortimer Harvey Africa Middle East has been appointed as digital agency in Egypt for the Sofitel Winter Palace in Luxor and the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract in Aswan...

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 24 Jun 2015 11:11

An introduction into understanding SEO - Rokkit
An introduction into understanding SEO

Having great Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) integrated into your website leads to an increase of traffic towards your website. Here are three tips to get you started...

Issued by Rokkit 24 Jun 2015 11:03

[NewsMaker] Talib Sadik
[NewsMaker] Talib Sadik

Talib Sadik was recently appointed MD of Mediamark, the specialist media solutions company owned by both Kagiso Media and Lagardere Active Radio International...

By Louise Marsland 24 Jun 2015 10:10

Google opens News Lab to sharpen journalism skills
Google opens News Lab to sharpen journalism skills

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google on Monday launched an online lab where journalists can learn or sharpen Internet Age reporting skills...

24 Jun 2015 09:50

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 137: Vehicle branding solutions, the Daily Maverick and Nic Harry
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 137: Vehicle branding solutions, the Daily Maverick and Nic Harry

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, 25 June 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to David Ferguson, Styli Charalambous and Nic Haralambous...

24 Jun 2015 09:29

Unleash the power of retargeting to drive better ROI from digital advertising
Unleash the power of retargeting to drive better ROI from digital advertising

Given that our customers live in a multi-screen world where they do so much on the go, good marketers should engage them with appropriate services and messages...

By Katherine Stuart 24 Jun 2015 08:53

One Show Diversity Boot Camp comes to Cape Town in July
One Show Diversity Boot Camp comes to Cape Town in July

The One Show Diversity Boot Camp will come to Cape Town in July 2015. It offers 60 students the chance to spend 1 to 5 July 2015 with several of South Africa's leading creative directors...

23 Jun 2015 12:26

Successful advertising on Twitter - DQ&A Media Group
Successful advertising on Twitter

Advertising on social media is popular. Facebook marketing has shown good results. But less known are the possibilities that advertising on Twitter offers. Experience and knowledge are rare on this medium...

Issued by DQ&A Media Group 23 Jun 2015 11:51

WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'
WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'

CANNES, FRANCE: WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat today announced the establishment of Truffle Pig, a joint content marketing venture combining the best of global agency, newsroom and social media talent...

23 Jun 2015 11:13

Digital marketing grows, especially amongst independent shops
Digital marketing grows, especially amongst independent shops

Released 22 June at Cannes Lions, the latest SoDA Report complied by SoDA, The Digital Society paints a bright future for digital but warns that as digital marketing budgets grow, client satisfaction dwindles.

22 Jun 2015 13:59

The seven lessons I learned on the way to 600,000 followers
The seven lessons I learned on the way to 600,000 followers

When I first became involved with social media seven years ago, I was lost. I knew I needed to be there, though, because something significant was happening in the world of marketing...

By Amanda Patterson 22 Jun 2015 13:51

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