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Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Date: 10 Jul 2014
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MDDA celebrates World Radio Day

As yesterday, Monday, 13 February 2012, was World Radio Day, the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), called on South Africans to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios.

14 Feb 2012 09:45

South Africa part of global Social@Ogilvy rollout

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide has announced the rollout of Social@Ogilvy, a unit that promises to deliver social media solutions to Ogilvy clients, and which will operate across numerous marketing disciplines such as advertising, direct marketing and public relations.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 14 Feb 2012 09:32

60 new research chairs to boost science, tech

The minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor has awarded 60 new Research Chairs under the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI), a flagship initiative of government to attract and retain excellence in research and innovation in the South African science system.

14 Feb 2012 09:18

World Radio Day - let's celebrate!

On 13 February South Africans joined the world in celebrating radio broadcasting, improving international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encouraging decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios.

Issued by MDDA 13 Feb 2012 14:22

The neighbour debate

We've all heard the horror stories concerning the neighbours from hell and the havoc that they can cause, but according to a survey conducted by Columinate on behalf of Private Property, most South Africans have a good relationship with those who virtually live on their doorstep.

By Lea Jacobs, Issued by Private Property 13 Feb 2012 13:37

Five steps to achieving viral reach on mobile - Step #4: Use video

Ryan Gandalf van Jaarsveld discusses the merits of video when attempting to achieve viral reach on the mobile platform.

By Ryan Gandalf van Jaarsveld, Issued by 7 Different Kinds of Smoke 13 Feb 2012 13:18

Striata, where every message matters, but so do those in need

Striata supports a variety of charities in South Africa, including many that focus on the well being of children. This includes Noah, Childline, Starfish, Refilwe, Freed Thinkers, Valued Citizens and Thursday Club

Issued by Striata SA 13 Feb 2012 12:42

Despite uneasy co-existence, state and media are co-dependent

"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter," says Amadou Mahtar Ba, Africa Media Initiative (AMI) CEO. Indeed, a bold and tough decision.

By Thabani Khumalo 13 Feb 2012 12:15

Venues for NCOP POIB public hearings in Gauteng tomorrow

In Gauteng, two National Council of Provinces (NCOP) public hearings on the Protection of Information Bill ('Secrecy Bill') are scheduled for Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 9am-4pm: one in Mamelodi in the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality at the International Assemblies of God, the other in Sharpeville: in the Sedibeng District Municipality at the Rhoda Yende Hall.

13 Feb 2012 11:33

Kick-start your content strategy with a Simplified content health check and workshop

Is your organisation's content inconsistent, badly written, or just plain wrong? Using our experience in content strategy, plain language and simplified communications, Simplified can help your organisation to get to grips with the issues, and develop concrete strategies to get your content back on track.

Issued by Simplified 13 Feb 2012 11:15

South African to head up Radio Lions jury for Cannes

Rob McLennan, executive creative director for Net#work BBDO, will chair the Radio Lions jury at the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He will also form part of the global line-up of judges for the 50th D&AD Awards.

13 Feb 2012 10:22

Sentech loses high court battle

South African state-owned broadcast signal distribution company Sentech has lost a high court battle with sister company eBotswana over the piracy of television signals in Botswana.

By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 13 Feb 2012 09:57

RAMS: no significant change in radio listening

SAARF has released its sixth release from the 2011 RAMS programme, RAMS February 2012, which shows little change in South African's radio listening habits.

13 Feb 2012 09:55

The fine art of telling 'national importance' from damp squib

Good communication is priceless. When something is communicated badly, there is a cost to be borne. On Friday our currency bore that cost. It dropped 2% simply because of one announcement, that turned out to be about a shiny new design for our currency. A good idea communicated badly is as good as dead.

By Stephen Grootes: @StephenGrootes 13 Feb 2012 09:51

SONA seen more seriously this year

In tracking the online conversations following the president's 2012 State of the Nation Address (SONA), BrandsEye picked up 4542 online mentions of Gareth's Cliff's State of the Nation Undress game (#SOTNundress).

13 Feb 2012 09:21

MMA launches campaign to celebrate SA constitution

An initiative of Media Monitoring Africa, "We The People" is focused on educating South Africans about the constitution, in ways that ordinary people can relate to. It aims to have one million South Africans tell the world why they love their constitution.

13 Feb 2012 09:07

Cell C goes to FoxP2, King James, Prima Plus, trigger/isobar

BREAKING NEWS: FoxP2, King James, Prima Plus and trigger/isobar have been appointed as the next team of agencies for South African mobile operator Cell C, it was announced Friday afternoon, 10 February 2012. The appointed agencies will begin work from the beginning of March.

10 Feb 2012 13:37

Riaad Moosa and his bright Material

As Ronnie Apteker's latest movie, Material, is about to enter the circuit, the reviews are glowing with praise. Daily Maverick talks to the man in the centre of the action, Riaad Moosa. [video]

By Khadija Patel 10 Feb 2012 13:10

"Marketing's common sense - anyone can do it." Well, maybe not.

When you see the finished object - the advertising campaign, the packaging, the new flavour, the shiny social media campaign, it's tempting to think that these things are relatively simple and straightforward to plan and execute. But those of us "in the know" know. It's a long hard slog.

By Sharon Keith 10 Feb 2012 12:42

Mentoring the next generation - a challenge to the SA creative industry

There is no doubt that South Africa's advertising industry is already present on the world stage. But are those leading the industry doing everything possible to prepare for the future and to ensure a continued and well-established presence on that world stage? Who will step up to the plate to represent SA on the same global stage that will connect the worldwide creative community on Portfolio Night 10 on 23 May 2012?

By Brianna Graves 10 Feb 2012 12:26

No green lights for government: Ipsos measures public satisfaction with government performance

The government did not perform according to a "green light standard" in any of the policy areas measured recently, according to the latest poll by market research company, Ipsos. This indicates that 2012 will have to be a year of "delivery" before the important ANC party conference at the end of the year in Mangaung.

Issued by Ipsos 10 Feb 2012 11:51

Volunteerism proving potent way to support SA's arts community

Volunteerism is an increasingly potent way for South African businesses and individuals to support the country's arts community - and is rapidly becoming a key feature of Business and Arts South Africa's ongoing work.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 10 Feb 2012 11:44

Hellocomputer reinforces Corruption Watch

Hellocomputer was recently called upon to construct and initiate a website for non-profit organisation, Corruption Watch.

Issued by Hellocomputer 10 Feb 2012 11:30

Ten most beautiful objects in South Africa selected

The shortlist of the 10 most beautiful objects in South Africa over the past year has been selected by line-up of design journalists and cultural commentators for Design Indaba's 2012 Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) award.

10 Feb 2012 07:17

New tools to extract data, aggregate campaigns, manage SMS

Three companies have announced new tools for mobile marketing. MicroStrategy has a suite of tools that allow marketers to use their Facebook apps to mine and use customer data anyway they like. Mobius, from Eurocom, is a communication platform that aggregates all digital media within a campaign and NXT\ has launched its revamped NXT\ bulk SMS portal.

10 Feb 2012 06:53

New OB technology in time for parliamentary broadcast

Kaya FM has installed virtual equipment in its outside broadcast unit, reportedly making it a first for South African radio. Bob Mabena, host of 180withBob and veteran talk-show host John Perlman will use the complete system in the OB unit when they broadcast the opening of Parliament from Cape Town this week.

10 Feb 2012 06:18

SAARF Media Research Symposium offers intl media audience experts

SAARF will be hosting the 8th SAARF Media Research Symposium on Wednesday 22 February 2012, at The Fairway Hotel & Golf Resort, Randburg. Five international experts in the field of media audience and product/brand research will be sharing the latest thinking on the digital future and how audience measurement is evolving to face changing needs in this new media landscape.

9 Feb 2012 12:54

New print technology launched at Nampak

The Nampak DivFood Vanderbijlpark plant has officially opened its new five-deck printing line, with in-line varnish capability, from Crabtree FastReady and the newly installed End-o-mat production line for can end making.

9 Feb 2012 12:33

A Million Colours arrives in South Africa in April

The release date for the South African film, A Million Colours, has been confirmed as Thursday, 26 April 2012 at Nu Metro, Ster-Kinekor and selected independent cinemas countrywide.

9 Feb 2012 12:20

Interbrand Sampson and Black Brand Strategy and Design to demerge

In a joint statement it was announced that branding and design agencies Interbrand Sampson and Black Brand Strategy and Design have decided to demerge.

Issued by Interbrand Sampson De Villiers 9 Feb 2012 12:16

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