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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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Episode 123: Is Design on the 2015 business agenda with Life is Awesome.

Date: 23 Feb 2015
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Episode 122: The show not to miss: World Wide Web Foundation

Date: 13 Feb 2015
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Securing smartphones, users fail to take precautions
Securing smartphones, users fail to take precautions

A recent ESET survey of around 500 smartphone users shows 9.7% have had their smartphones lost or stolen, 29.3% do not lock it and 19.7% do not back up at all...

4 Mar 2015 12:01

Entries to SADC Media Awards and Water Awards competition close this month

Entries to the 2015 SADC Media Awards Competition and the Water Media Awards close on 31 March 2015...

4 Mar 2015 11:51

New York Festivals World's Best Advertising: The 2015 Executive Jury
New York Festivals World's Best Advertising: The 2015 Executive Jury

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards competition announced the 2015 Executive Jury. SA is represented by Graham Lang, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R South Africa...

4 Mar 2015 11:34

Pick n Pay set to hit 10 million smart shoppers
Pick n Pay set to hit 10 million smart shoppers

A personalised coupon system and unique agreements with third-party partners will set Pick n Pay's smart shopper apart in 2015...

4 Mar 2015 10:03

Project Phoenix shows creativity changes lives
Project Phoenix shows creativity changes lives

A new documentary from FoxP2, which made its debut at last week's Design Indaba, testifies to the power of creativity in changing people's lives...

4 Mar 2015 09:45

[Behind the Selfie] with... David Alves
[Behind the Selfie] with... David Alves

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with David Alves, Head of Digital at Net#work BBDO...

4 Mar 2015 09:17

New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience
New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience

The latest Ask Afrika Orange Index provides customer service trends based on 13 years of data, across 32 industries and 155 companies...

4 Mar 2015 08:05

Nominees for 2015 SAFTAs announced
Nominees for 2015 SAFTAs announced

The nominees for the 9th annual South Africa Film and television Awards (SAFTA) have been announced. The long awaited moment took place at a star studded ceremony at Atlas Studios in Johannesburg.

3 Mar 2015 12:30

Danette Breitenbach
Coping under fire

Janine Lazarus, founder and owner of Janine Lazarus media consultancy was a journalist for 31 years, and has worked across the board from newspapers to radio...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Mar 2015 11:42

Lights, camera, fashion!
Lights, camera, fashion!

The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival and conference is back after a successful debut last year...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Mar 2015 09:27

Open Debate on publishing vs content in Cape Town
Open Debate on publishing vs content in Cape Town

The second AMASA event will take place on 4 March 2015 in Cape Town and features Zani Botes and Daryn Smith in an open debate on content marketing...

3 Mar 2015 09:06

Jessica Davis
Free social media tools for start-ups to build a strong social media presence

Managing your start-up's social media presence can be quite challenging, but there are plenty of tools that can make your task of managing your social media channels much easier...

By Jessica Davis 3 Mar 2015 06:22

Chris Moerdyk
Why customer service is so bad

One of the main reasons why customer service in South Africa is pretty much atrocious is because staff attend customer service training courses...

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Mar 2015 05:02

Andrew Felbert
Three metrics for social success: Who's doing it right in South Africa

If you have them, you are content and they don't really matter, if you don't, it's a major headache. Followers on Facebook definitely don't excite the senses as an interested third party in a post-organic-reach world, but they still have a role to play in measuring social success...

By Andrew Felbert 2 Mar 2015 16:27

[Orchids & Onions] VW's honesty shows the cliché game is all but up!
[Orchids & Onions] VW's honesty shows the cliché game is all but up!

Years ago, when my day job included carrying a machine gun and jumping out of helicopters, I remember sitting with some mates in the base barrack room, listening to Forces' Favourites on the radio...

By Brendan Seery 2 Mar 2015 15:44

Prism Awards entries top out again
Prism Awards entries top out again

This year's entries for the annual Prism Awards, being announced on 19 April 2015, again attracted record entries, particularly in the Launch of a New Product, Service or Category. The judges will have to evaluate 213 entries across 37 categories...

2 Mar 2015 15:36

See the art in the bottle
See the art in the bottle

'The Coca-Cola Bottle Art Tour: Inspiring Pop Culture for 100 Years' the art tour celebrates and showcases the Coca-Cola contour bottle's role in art, design and popular culture...

2 Mar 2015 15:31

Mxit: The rise and collapse of 'Africa's largest social network'
Mxit: The rise and collapse of 'Africa's largest social network'

Flashback to 2010. Naspers is still a majority shareholder in Mxit, at this stage Africa's largest social network and instant messaging client with 27-million registered users...

By Stuart Thomas 2 Mar 2015 15:07

A letter to the Spinning Rainbow Ball of Mac Doom
A letter to the Spinning Rainbow Ball of Mac Doom

I get it. I do. You're there to teach me life lessons. To circumvent my natural complacency. To provoke pre-emptiveness. So, this letter is to thank you...

By Tiffany Markman 2 Mar 2015 14:24

Chris Brewer
Making a tit of yourself in the media

There's been a lot of bleating recently about "freedom of the press". It picked up momentum at the State Of The Nation Address when the cell phone signals were jammed...

By Chris Brewer 2 Mar 2015 14:17

[Design Indaba 2015] Conference highlights - Day three
[Design Indaba 2015] Conference highlights - Day three

Did the Design Indaba 2015 conference save the best for last? Some say yes, with the audience hanging on every word of presentations by the likes of online video legend Casey Neistat and Israel's music game-changer Yoni Bloch...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2015 12:14

[Design Indaba 2015] Conference highlights - Day two
[Design Indaba 2015] Conference highlights - Day two

From well-known spicy chicken brands and gourmet food trucks to cutting-edge fashion design, collaboration featured strongly (again) on the programme of the second day of the Design Indaba 2015 conference...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2015 12:13

[Design Indaba 2015] The Internet of Things
[Design Indaba 2015] The Internet of Things

Over the duration of a three-day conference and accompanying EXPO event, Design Indaba has become known as the platform for the showcasing of the best contemporary examples of made things...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2015 12:00

German video-on-demand launches in South Africa
German video-on-demand launches in South Africa

ProSiebenSat.1 Welt has announced the launch of a video-on-demand mobile app and website that allows German expats based in South Africa and 15 other countries to view German produced shows around the clock...

2 Mar 2015 11:56

[Design Indaba 2015] On fashion and identity at Design Indaba 2015
[Design Indaba 2015] On fashion and identity at Design Indaba 2015

The 2015 Design Indaba provided fertile ground for even the most ardent fashionistas and Afrophiles. In this context both topics took on a new importance...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2015 11:36

[Design Indaba 2015] Dutch designers talk design inspiration
[Design Indaba 2015] Dutch designers talk design inspiration

On the second day of the Design Indaba 2015 conference, KLM's director of communications and corporate identity, Frank Houben, and designer Hella Jongerius spoke through the recent KLM business class redesign...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2015 11:13

Redzone Round Table breakfast sessions begin this month
Redzone Round Table breakfast sessions begin this month

The first Redzone Round Table breakfast session, hosted by Jeremy Maggs, takes place at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton on 19 March...

2 Mar 2015 10:11

Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts
Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is in the firing line over 'irregular' adverts placed in The New Age, reports City Press...

2 Mar 2015 08:35

[Design Indaba 2015] The language of William Kentridge
[Design Indaba 2015] The language of William Kentridge

World renowned South African artist William Kentridge presented his performance piece "Refuse the Hour" at the City Hall in Cape Town on 26 & 27 February 2015 as part of the annual Design Indaba week...

By Megan Holt 2 Mar 2015 08:15

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