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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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Sanef challenges Film and Publications Board on prior classification of all digital content
Sanef challenges Film and Publications Board on prior classification of all digital content

The SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) notes that the Film and Publications Board (FPB), which carries the statutory responsibility to protect children and other categories of vulnerable media consumers from harmful content...

28 Mar 2015 09:17

Enterprise mobile apps need to be as simple, functional and beautiful as consumer apps
Enterprise mobile apps need to be as simple, functional and beautiful as consumer apps

Companies that want to drive the best results from mobilising their business processes need to give their employees access to apps that are as simple, attractive, integrated and rich as the consumer mobile apps they use every day...

27 Mar 2015 15:10

James White
Publicity stunts for marketing

There's an old saying that suggests there's no such thing as bad publicity for companies. While there's a grain of truth in the adage, it's always preferable to get good publicity...

By James White 27 Mar 2015 14:53

Nafisa Akabor
The top five on-the-go admin apps

Working in a corporate environment means being productive on-the-go. Whether a meeting, brainstorm, or ticking off tasks from a to-do list, you'd do well to make use of productivity tools available for your device...

By Nafisa Akabor 27 Mar 2015 14:31

[Loeries 2015] Extra extra, read all about how the Loeries are rejuvenating Durban
[Loeries 2015] Extra extra, read all about how the Loeries are rejuvenating Durban

A Bizcommunity journalist was embedded with the Loeries' team to get a sense of what Durban can expect from the Loeries this August, and what the Loeries hopes to get out of Durban...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Mar 2015 14:00

Gordon Geldenhuys
To be successful in social media, brands must look from the customer's perspective

Over the past decade, the consumer landscape has shifted as customers have become more empowered to find and share information about the brands they interact with every day.

By Gordon Geldenhuys 27 Mar 2015 13:50

Gordon Cook
Let us encourage brand activism

How decent, healthy and authentic are our brands? Are we sufficiently activist about those which are dishonest or even harmful?...

By Gordon Cook 27 Mar 2015 13:34

[TrendTalk] Would your consumers eat bugs?
[TrendTalk] Would your consumers eat bugs?

Savvy marketers know just how to tug on consumers' heartstrings to build brand loyalty to effect sales. But do you know how to also leverage their guilt, grab the attention of the new hipsters, and work with bacteria and bugs?...

By Louise Marsland 27 Mar 2015 12:41

SABC: Axing of board members is 'unlawful'
SABC: Axing of board members is 'unlawful'

NEWSWATCH: BD Live reports that one of the SABC directors axed this week says the action is 'unlawful, motivated by malice and constitutes a purge'...

27 Mar 2015 09:20

Finalists in 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards
Finalists in 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards

The finalists for the 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards have been announced, following the review by the independent judging panel...

27 Mar 2015 08:58

Charlie Wannell
2014's mad media mix

Looking back on 2014, it's clear that we are living in an era of converged media where the consumer has a voice, content lives on dozens of scattered platforms, and traditional media is having to move at a lightning pace...

By Charlie Wannell 27 Mar 2015 08:18

Kom Clarkson, ve vant you in sunny Russia...
Kom Clarkson, ve vant you in sunny Russia...

NEWSWATCH: Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been invited to Russia to present a motoring show there, and Piers Morgan (who has also had a Clarkson klap) has some advice for the motor mouthpiece...

27 Mar 2015 07:31

Magazine will not sue DJ Sbu over fake over
Magazine will not sue DJ Sbu over fake over

Sibusiso Leope, aka DJ Sbu, got off lightly when Forbes Africa decided against taking legal steps against him for the "unauthorised" use of its trademark, brand and logo on social media...

27 Mar 2015 06:08

South Africa's first POPI compliant shredding service now available
South Africa's first POPI compliant shredding service now available

South Africa's first POPI compliant shredding service, is now available from Metrofile Records Management...

26 Mar 2015 14:36

Competition launches 360-degree computer from ASUS
Competition launches 360-degree computer from ASUS

The Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS launches its new 360-degree computer, the Transformer Flip Book in South Africa, with 'Flip Book My Life' competition...

26 Mar 2015 14:31

Does employer branding fall under HR, marketing, or both?
Does employer branding fall under HR, marketing, or both?

To get employer branding right you need to think like your employees, not like your customers. But whose task is it, really? Employer Branding SA's Celeste Sirin unpacked the topic in a full-day masterclass on Thursday, 19 March...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Mar 2015 14:00

[NewsMaker] Kim Kullmann
[NewsMaker] Kim Kullmann

Kim Kullmann has been appointed business director of Saints Branding at the Cape Town studio with responsibility for operations, strategy and key client management...

By Louise Marsland 26 Mar 2015 13:45

Smart data at the heart of pro-social brands
Smart data at the heart of pro-social brands

'Big data' and 'social good' may be the yin and yang of tomorrow's most successful brands. Both are recognised as important components of contemporary marketing strategy, yet they are not typically thought of as bedmates. That is changing...

By Leslie Pascaud 26 Mar 2015 12:30

Castle Lite sends out cold blast refreshment
Castle Lite sends out cold blast refreshment

Castle Lite has a new campaign to re-introduce its limited edition, resealable Platinum Pack, already hitting the shelves in South Africa...

26 Mar 2015 11:19

South Africa's no. 1 township brand revealed
South Africa's no. 1 township brand revealed

Kasi Star Brands measure township-specific brand usage across 163 categories to identify the top 24 brands that are used most loyally by South Africa's township consumers. Koo Baked Beans came first...

26 Mar 2015 09:10

Facebook marketers get two new resources
Facebook marketers get two new resources

Facebook has launched two new resources for its marketers, which now number two million. One is 'Blueprint', for clients and agencies and the other, 'Learn How', is for small businesses...

26 Mar 2015 08:59

SABC3 hunts for fresh faces
SABC3 hunts for fresh faces

SABC3 has launched a new reality TV show, 'Presenter Search on 3', looking for three new faces to join top shows in 2015 as presenters on the station...

26 Mar 2015 08:40

Social innovation in action: collaboration, shared value and a new business model
Social innovation in action: collaboration, shared value and a new business model

A recent report from Chatham House, the international affairs think tank, noted the vital importance of cities to the global economy...

By Klaus Dieter Rennert 26 Mar 2015 08:29

Clarkson slips a gear
Clarkson slips a gear

NEWSWATCH: The BBC has fired Jeremy Clarkson from top-rated petrol-head show, Top Gear, reports The Daily Beast ...

26 Mar 2015 06:52

Mogorosi Mashilo
[The Human Truth behind the Trend] Part 2: A deeper look into what an insight is - the brand truth

In recapping part 1 of my 2-part discussion about unlocking the human truth behind the trend, we must always remember that consumers are actually human beings...

By Mogorosi Mashilo 26 Mar 2015 05:32

High performance customer experience management
High performance customer experience management

The ultimate result of today's many business challenges is that it is more important now than ever that companies know their customers better...

25 Mar 2015 14:37

SA's first social media lawyer on sex tapes, penis transplants and Pistorius
SA's first social media lawyer on sex tapes, penis transplants and Pistorius

She's been described as the Dr Eve of social media, ready with that much-needed reality check just before we send out a message into the world that one day will come back to haunt us...

By André-Pierre du Plessis 25 Mar 2015 14:00

[Behind the Selfie] with... Amanda Sevasti
[Behind the Selfie] with... Amanda Sevasti

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Amanda Sevasti, head of social media at Native VML...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Mar 2015 14:00

HiHelen website lauds the good
HiHelen website lauds the good

HiHelen is a website for South Africans who believe in giving credit where it's due by sharing their experiences of outstanding service...

25 Mar 2015 13:21

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