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Episode 141: IMC speakers Mel Attree and Enzo Scarcella, plus we chat to Ben Wagner from Native.

Date: 27 Jul 2015
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African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...

29 Jul 2015 14:00

[Behind the Selfie] with... Alistair Mokoena
[Behind the Selfie] with... Alistair Mokoena

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Alistair Mokoena, Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jul 2015 14:00



Why now is the time to make that new product
Why now is the time to make that new product

If you're contemplating a move into e-commerce, then you should know that it's a great time to get into the market...

By James White 29 Jul 2015 14:00

Open a candybox for Women's Day
Open a candybox for Women's Day

Candystick, a secure online site that makes it easier and stress-free for businesses to collect money for donations, is encouraging businesses of any size - small and large - to open up a candybox for a woman's charity of their choice...

29 Jul 2015 13:55

Geberit launches Keramag at Decorex
Geberit launches Keramag at Decorex

Geberit acquired Sanitec and with it, the brand Keramag, in January 2015...

29 Jul 2015 12:49

New global agency network offers end-to-end security PR specialists
New global agency network offers end-to-end security PR specialists

A new global agency network, Code Red, offers end-to-end security PR specialists...

29 Jul 2015 12:36

Creative Circle Awards: May and June 2015 winners
Creative Circle Awards: May and June 2015 winners

The winners of the May and June Creative Circle Awards have been announced. It's been a bumper two months in the run-up to Cannes at the end of June, and the upcoming Loeries in August...

29 Jul 2015 12:32

Defining your audience is vital for effective marketing
Defining your audience is vital for effective marketing

Communication of any kind is a dynamic process. Even the most solid marketing strategy cannot do its work if the receiver doesn't connect to, understand or appreciate your messaging...

By Roxana Bouwer 29 Jul 2015 12:30

The Loeries Effective Creativity & Service Design judges announced
The Loeries Effective Creativity & Service Design judges announced

A panel of 11 judges will assess the Loeries Effective Creativity & Service Design categories...

29 Jul 2015 12:14

New campaign positions niche mobile operator
New campaign positions niche mobile operator

The digital era is giving rise to niche, customer-centric mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) that use lean, agile marketing tactics to match their new way of doing business...

29 Jul 2015 12:00

CNBC Africa launches Kicking Doors with Sbu Leope
CNBC Africa launches Kicking Doors with Sbu Leope

CNBC Africa, in collaboration with Sbu Leope and Leadership 2020, has announced the launch of a new show, Kicking Doors with Sbu Leope , designed to educate and inspire growth amongst the 'billionaire generation' in Africa...

29 Jul 2015 12:00

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 142: Graham Warsop on his IMC keynote speech: Marketing - where to from here?
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 142: Graham Warsop on his IMC keynote speech: Marketing - where to from here?

On tomorrow's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, show host Warren Harding chats to two more of the keynote speakers for the Cape Town IMC Conference...

29 Jul 2015 11:39

Jessica Taylor
[CEM Africa Summit] Shiny happy customers

Key to customer experience management is understanding the customer as an individual, but first you have to know your customer service staff, not as the call centre, but as internal and external customers. And then learning how to make them happy and, ultimately, your other customers too...

By Jessica Taylor 29 Jul 2015 11:30

Spikes Asia announces jury members
Spikes Asia announces jury members

The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity has announced the jury member names for the Film, Print and Print & Poster Craft; Outdoor and Radio; Direct and Promo & Activation and Design juries...

29 Jul 2015 10:53

Words gotta work hard to get into dictionary
Words gotta work hard to get into dictionary

It takes more than popularity for a word to make it into a dictionary.

29 Jul 2015 09:28

Pearson says in talks to sell The Economist share
Pearson says in talks to sell The Economist share

LONDON, UK - British publishing company Pearson said on Saturday it was in talks to sell its 50-percent stake in The Economist Group, owner of the prestigious magazine of the same name...

29 Jul 2015 09:22

DA to question tablet contract in parliament
DA to question tablet contract in parliament

EduSolutions, the company responsible for the 2012 Limpopo textbook crisis and reported to have close ties to President Jacob Zuma, has been awarded a contract to deliver tablet and laptop computers, and e-learning materials to schools in Gauteng at a cost of R200-million...

29 Jul 2015 09:15

Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'
Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'

PARIS - A group of top tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Tuesday issued a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots...

29 Jul 2015 09:09

MTN slips to January lows on trading update
MTN slips to January lows on trading update

MTN shares fell almost 6% to their lowest level since January following the release of a relatively weaker trading update...

29 Jul 2015 09:05

Still offline: US non-Internet users stuck at 15 pct
Still offline: US non-Internet users stuck at 15 pct

Washington, USA - Some 15 percent of American adults are not using the internet -- a figure which has not changed over the past two years, researchers said on Tuesday.

29 Jul 2015 08:57

Eurobest opens for registration, launches Creative Basecamp
Eurobest opens for registration, launches Creative Basecamp

Eurobest, the Festival of European Creativity, which this year moves to Antwerp, has opened for delegate registrations...

29 Jul 2015 08:35

[CEM Africa Summit] Social customer engagement as a social business enabler
[CEM Africa Summit] Social customer engagement as a social business enabler

If 'social engagement' sounds more like drinks after work than a key component of marketing in today's hyper-connected world, chances are you weren't at last week's CEM Africa Summit...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jul 2015 06:00

The rural problem
The rural problem

At 1.2 million square kilometres, SA is nearly as big as all of Western Europe. Texas is the largest state in the USA (excluding Alaska, which does not count)...

By Erik du Plessis and Neil Higgs 29 Jul 2015 06:00

[Content Marketing] Getting the definition right
[Content Marketing] Getting the definition right

There are so many buzzwords bandied about for content marketing, that it is no wonder clients are still battling to understand how it differs from advertising and editorial content.

By Louise Marsland 29 Jul 2015 05:28

Bartering as a way to increase your business
Bartering as a way to increase your business

Smart business managers always think about bartering and it is a shame to notice that many still do not understand why this is something that has to be considered...

By Boris Dzhingarov 28 Jul 2015 14:01

Learn how to positively influence your digital brand reputation
Learn how to positively influence your digital brand reputation

The digital universe is expanding and evolving. To keep up, attend a special webinar next week to find out how to take advantage of the 'Attention Economy'...

By Dries Badenhorst 28 Jul 2015 14:00

[Orchids & Onions] Made in SA Chev ad drives point home
[Orchids & Onions] Made in SA Chev ad drives point home

Hooray! A car ad for real people, real, South Africans... and entirely produced in this country. Well done to Chevrolet...

By Brendan Seery 28 Jul 2015 14:00

Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa
Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa

Prestige marketing isn't just about classy shots of high-end products - you still have to follow the tried and trusted marketing methods that make people relate to your brand, especially on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2015 14:00

2015 AMASA ALP candidates selected
2015 AMASA ALP candidates selected

The five candidates for the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) Learnership Programme (ALP) have been selected. This year, the ALP bursaries were offered to current employees or interns at any of AMASA's membership agencies or media owners...

28 Jul 2015 12:00

New 702, Cape Talk daytime presenters
New 702, Cape Talk daytime presenters

Effective 1 August 2015, Azania Mosaka will take over the early afternoon slot from 1pm to 3pm Monday to Friday on 702...

28 Jul 2015 12:00

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