Radio has always baffled media futurologists, effortlessly bouncing back from perceived 'threats' such as recession right through to technological revolution - something consistently touted by 'radio assassins' as the next to bring about the demise of the medium. Bucking the trend, year-on-year growth as an industry remains at a steady increase and this demonstrates its enduring relevance.
By Matona Sakupwanya 21 Jan 2013 11:40
Digital and online marketing strategist, Catri Dixon will be taking the helm of OwenKessel's digital arm in her new role as Head of Digital. Dixon's main role will be providing strategic solutions and campaigns for OwenKessel and its existing stable of clients.
Issued by OwenKessel 21 Jan 2013 11:14
The February issue of Popular Mechanics, on sale today, showcases a compelling line-up of gadgets, gaming, leisure activities, sci-tech and other features directed specifically at the curious teenagers who make up an increasingly important segment of the brand's audience. The custom-produced content forms part of PM Zone, the magazine's new bound-in teen supplement that made its debut last month.
21 Jan 2013 08:35
The advent of Facebook is arguably an invention that changed the world as we know it. Indeed, Facebook has linked people to each other, to advertisers and to brands in a way that is as ingenious as it is effective.
Issued by Student Brands 21 Jan 2013 08:05
How does your brand break through the clutter? If you're in the business of understanding and catering to the evolution of consumer needs, desires and expectations, look front and centre. Here are my predictions for 2013...
By Abey Mokgwatsane 18 Jan 2013 12:05
Increasingly, people are valuing intangibles benefits of a job over the bottom-line salary. 2013 will be the year where recruitment and talent retention are governed by the environment and not simply the pay check.
By Greg Schneider 18 Jan 2013 11:37
I'm quite new to education, but completely immersed and have much to say. I thought I'd focus my crystal ball on a broad range of education industry issues, and wanted to avoid at all costs penning another "Have you heard about Khan Academy?" piece, (But now that that's done)...
By Josh Adler 18 Jan 2013 10:58
Promise closed off 2012 with five new account wins. The agency will be delivering through-the-line and Digital solutions to clients within the financial, retail and food services categories.
Issued by Promise Brand Specialists 18 Jan 2013 09:54
Soteria Online Backup, an online backup supplier has released a new website and a new product called CloudSync.
18 Jan 2013 08:51
Samsung offers a VIP Purchase Programme (VPP) that claims to provide professional organisations with access to what the company says is an exclusive e-commerce portal that has the latest products available for purchase.
18 Jan 2013 08:24
MPULL, a cloud-based marketing software solution incorporating operation and resource management and lead nurturing, began development of its end-to-end solution, which having been in its beta phase for over two years now, is now being used by South African brands.
18 Jan 2013 07:26
It seems we are at a point where technology advances so quickly, it is almost unsettling. Of course, it is a matter of perception but, for what it is worth, my subjective experience over the past five years has been one where a disturbingly high number of 'impossibles' have suddenly become 'possible'.
By Craig Kolb 17 Jan 2013 13:28
Mobile and email marketing is still a relatively young industry in South Africa, even with companies like GraphicMail having operated here for more than a decade. The industry has, however, in recent years picked up the pace, as is evident in Alexa.com's website rankings.
Issued by GraphicMail 17 Jan 2013 12:07
Looking back at the internal communication landscape in South Africa over the past year, and the trends that we are implementing in dozens of companies across Africa, here are some of the highlights of what can be expected in this specialised discipline in 2013.
By Daniel Munslow 16 Jan 2013 10:59
In reviewing the past few years from an events perspective, I'm tempted to ask: "Where did all the fun go?" As both the South African and the international events industries have grown, developed, matured and become increasingly competitive - all within the context of the global economic crisis - I might be forgiven for thinking that the game plan has changed.
By Karen Ashwin 16 Jan 2013 10:40
The biggest change in South Africa will be the continued growth of mobile and online, and how this affects everything we do - all of our buying habits, from deodorant to cars, and how, when and where we do it.
By Gillian Rightford 16 Jan 2013 10:25
The migration to digital broadcasting from analogue signal has suffered another major setback after yesterday's decision by the Department of Communications to appeal against last month's court decision in favour of e.tv.
16 Jan 2013 06:43
As crisis-hit Europe continues to impact economic growth, and projections for the local economy are trimmed, the battle for a share of consumer spend is getting increasingly fierce. Retailers will rely on technology to drive innovative discount models and integrated loyalty programmes by optimising the one device every consumer has access to already - even in-store - the mobile phone.
By Steve Cragg 15 Jan 2013 11:08
The past few years have seen heavy automation of customer relationship management system. Both small and big companies have invested in customer relationship management (CRM) software implementation with a promise to offer better and personalised customer services.
By Paul Anderson 15 Jan 2013 05:23
The following is a breakdown of social media marketing trends for 2013.This year I take a look at both external (the youth market) and internal (business marketing efforts) trends that I predict will play a crucial role in further cementing the role of social media marketing in the overall marketing strategies for most brands and businesses seeking to effectively engage the youth market through social media platforms.
By Bradley Maseko 15 Jan 2013 01:02
It's been six years since I started my business with a bee in my bonnet and brazenly expressed my views on Bizcommunity. I found nothing more annoying than web designers and Internet marketers telling SMME owners they MUST have websites, search engine optimisation and social media profiles in order to succeed.
By Allison Ross 14 Jan 2013 16:39
What an interesting dilemma it was for me moving into publishing almost three years ago. The glossy was HERO and digital was a very, very bad word indeed. But I was excited that, for first time, I could really get to grips with CONTENT. In advertising that's the missing, quintessential link. In order to understand where I am headed here, let me contextualise my thinking by way of illustrating a historical, time-stamped journey of sorts.
By Sue Disler 14 Jan 2013 14:44
Last year was certainly an economic roller-coaster ride. In 2013, marketers will need to look through the uncertainty and make some longer-term plans, as well as choices and decisions, on how they will steer their brands forward. So here are some of the decisions and choices to be made in 2013, in no particular order...
By Darren Woolley 14 Jan 2013 14:14
African software has had some qualified global successes, but more often than not our home-grown innovations don't 'take' well in other territories. To overcome this, we need to think wider. While African solutions are often preferred in dealing with African problems, our software developers must also identify global applications for their solutions, if they are to have global success.
By Wesley Lynch 14 Jan 2013 10:19
The Cape Town branch of Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) will be launching its Entrepreneur Bootcamp in February 2013. It is a collective commons free access online learning resource for aspiring entrepreneurs.
14 Jan 2013 09:41
Businesses are, once again, in the proverbial 'review period', where social media campaigns are waded through and analysed in order to quantify the efforts of the past 12 months.
Issued by Digital Fire 14 Jan 2013 09:38
How marvelous, the wonderful world of online... And how ironic that virtual society is evolving along the same lines as social behaviour in the real world.
By Gavin Mills 13 Jan 2013 14:52
For most companies which have adopted CRM or customer relationship management to improve their business performances the difficulty arises when it comes to choose between on-premise and cloud based CRM.
By Paul Anderson 12 Jan 2013 11:50
World Wide Creative (WWC), the Cape Town-based digital marketing agency headed up by Fred Roed and Mike Perk, recently announced the appointment of a new GM for their Cape Town office in the form of Alex Acton.
Issued by World Wide Creative 11 Jan 2013 13:36
A new editorial site has launched to offer consumers coverage of local and international motoring news as it happens.
11 Jan 2013 10:21
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