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Episode 106: Spree partners with NEXT UK and Lauren Fleiser chats about Trutrepreneur

Date: 19 Sep 2014
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Episode 105: The 2014 DMASA Assegai - Integrated Marketing Awards

Date: 12 Sep 2014
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Episode 104: Mike Wronski, Fred Roed and Oresti Patricios

Date: 5 Sep 2014
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APO Media Awards winners announced
APO Media Awards winners announced

The African Press Organisation has announced the winners of the 2014 APO Media Award (#APOMediaAward), which celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Africa...

30 Sep 2014 14:30

Louise Robinson
You still have mail: Why email campaigns pay off

In this age of realtime advertising, as well as interactive, online video ads, a far more humble medium continues to remain popular as a marketing and lead generation tool: email.

By Louise Robinson 30 Sep 2014 14:05

The benefits of migrating your business operations to the cloud
The benefits of migrating your business operations to the cloud

From providing scalability on demand to empowering the mobility of the workforce, cloud computing offers a host of benefits to both organisations and users. The business case for adopting cloud computing is becoming clear for large organisations, but the path to adoption for SMBs is less clear.

By Francois Smith 30 Sep 2014 13:19

The lack of knowledge transfer in SA business
The lack of knowledge transfer in SA business

Many of us have attended a strategy session or listened to an impressive speaker and longed for a method to absorb all of the knowledge presented in an efficient manner. Gaining knowledge is empowering and creates vast opportunity for improvement and growth.

30 Sep 2014 12:55

Eric Edelstein
Three tips to inculcate a connected tech startup culture

Mind-set, connectedness and government support are everything when it comes to building and sustaining a far reaching tech culture set to breed innovations across the globe...

By Eric Edelstein 30 Sep 2014 11:49

Results on tablet penetration survey
Results on tablet penetration survey

The IAB SA and Automated Publishing Services (APS) have released the results of tablet penetration in the South African digital...

30 Sep 2014 10:32

New bilingual isiXhosa dictionary from Oxford University Press SA
New bilingual isiXhosa dictionary from Oxford University Press SA

Last week, the Oxford University Press SA (OUPSA) launched its bilingual isiXhosa dictionary, the first substantial isiXhosa-English bilingual dictionary to be published since 1985...

30 Sep 2014 10:19

WDC 2014 School Design Week project inspires learners
WDC 2014 School Design Week project inspires learners

The Cape Craft + Design Institute's (CCDI) Design Support programme has just run a School Design Week project, an official World Design Capital 2014 project, exposing several thousand high school learners in the Greater Cape Town area to...

30 Sep 2014 09:41

Sid Peimer
The digital meme generation

The term 'meme' was popularised by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene. The reason that our genes are selfish essentially boils down to survival of the fittest...

By Sid Peimer 30 Sep 2014 08:21

When brands troll brands
When brands troll brands

Today I have to thank the internet for my weekly trends column. It produced a veritable fruit salad of social media memes this week: apples and bananas specifically...

By Louise Marsland 29 Sep 2014 13:26

Strategy needed for community media
Strategy needed for community media

Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa needs a strategy to iron out the challenges facing both community and commercial media...

By Nthambeleni Gabara 29 Sep 2014 11:19

Solutions from The Better Living Challenge on show from October
Solutions from The Better Living Challenge on show from October

The Better Living Challenge was a design competition calling for green and affordable products, systems and services to improve the homes of people living in low-income communities...

29 Sep 2014 10:11

[21 Icons - Season 2] James Matthews
[21 Icons - Season 2] James Matthews

"We need to stop thinking about ourselves in an exclusive way - as a Xhosa, or a coloured, or an Indian - and start thinking about ourselves as South Africans." - James Matthews...

29 Sep 2014 10:00

AddSwitch rebrands to AddSuite, offers programmatic buying
AddSwitch rebrands to AddSuite, offers programmatic buying

Local online advertising solutions company, AddSwitch has expanded its offering and rebranded. It will now be known as 'AddSuite.'...

29 Sep 2014 09:58

Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment OOH campaign
Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment OOH campaign

The Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign's new 'Story Power. Bring it Home.' billboard and communications drive has 500 billboards going up nationwide on 1 October 2014...

29 Sep 2014 09:36

Andrea Mitchell
DigiChat with Andrea: Search engine marketing

Search results are vitally important for businesses with an online presence. Studies also show that people tend to give their business to the ads that appear near the top of the page, whether paid or organic...

By Andrea Mitchell 29 Sep 2014 07:57

Celebrating winners of Loeries Adams & Adams Young Creatives Award
Celebrating winners of Loeries Adams & Adams Young Creatives Award

The 2014 winners of the Loeries Adams & Adams Young Creatives Award, Freda Raubenheimer, art director at Joe Public, and Matthew Pullen, creative director at Ogilvy Cape Town...

29 Sep 2014 07:28

Mike Saunders
Authentic loyalty through brand utility

We are now in the age of the empowered consumer, and these customers are skeptical of traditional marketing tactics, all they see is a gimmick...

By Mike Saunders 29 Sep 2014 06:25

Don't forget about SMS
Don't forget about SMS

With the proliferation of BBM and Whatsapp, it's easy to imagine that instant messaging is overtaking SMS. But this perception can be halted due to one simple statistic...

By Charles Stretch 27 Sep 2014 07:50

Livity Africa calls for support of digital bootcamp
Livity Africa calls for support of digital bootcamp

Livity Africa is calling on digital agencies, brands and companies to support the second installment of the new Google and IAB SA-backed digital bootcamp, Digify which commenced in Braamfontein earlier this month.

26 Sep 2014 10:00

Jayson O’Reilly
Protecting the mobile workforce

Not too long ago, many organisations were dismissing the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon as being of no consequence...

By Jayson O'Reilly 26 Sep 2014 09:27

Hungry Lion serves up Guinness World Record on Heritage Day
Hungry Lion serves up Guinness World Record on Heritage Day

On Heritage Day, Hungry Lion set a new Guinness World Record for the largest serving of fried chicken, handing out over 1.6 tons free chicken to Mitchells Plain residents from a mega sized, 4-metre version of its Pride Bucket...

26 Sep 2014 09:09

Digify bootcamp ready for more applicants
Digify bootcamp ready for more applicants

Youth agency Livity Africa is calling on digital agencies, brands and companies to come out and support the second instalment of the new Google and IAB SA-backed digital bootcamp, Digify...

26 Sep 2014 08:37

Alun Davies
Five tips on how designers can deal with criticism

How do you avoid the anguish that comes with a client not liking the design you worked on all weekend, through the night, blew off your mates for, and made your partner mad at you after another cancelled date...?

By Alun Davies 26 Sep 2014 08:11

Fear of our dark depths keeps Farlam in shadows
Fear of our dark depths keeps Farlam in shadows

News editing is the art of deciding what is important and what is less important. Faced with a barrage of potential stories, events, people and issues to cover and huge competition for audience attention...

By Anton Harber 26 Sep 2014 07:19

'Blue-light brigade' TVC proves popular online
'Blue-light brigade' TVC proves popular online

Following up on Nando's popular 'Blue-light brigade' TVC, which shows a comic interpretation of what would happen if four blue-light brigades were to try to halt each other at an intersection, it was released on YouTube...

25 Sep 2014 14:30

Are machines seizing control of language?
Are machines seizing control of language?

Technological innovation in translation is rapid and ongoing, and recent developments have again raised the spectre of a future in where machines reign supreme...

By Ian Henderson 25 Sep 2014 14:30

James Hurford
20 tips to being a better speaker

No matter who you are or what you do, speaking well is one of the most important skills you can develop. Personal relationships, social interactions and work situations all require you to communicate to other people...

By James Hurford 25 Sep 2014 14:15

Michael Walker
Don't be in a hurry to dump Google Analytics

As your online platforms mature and expand, you'll inevitably arrive at a point when you will want to implement a web analytics solution that is richer in functionality than the free Google Analytics toolset...

By Michael Walker 25 Sep 2014 12:07

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