This #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with Lesley Waterkeyn, CEO of Colourworks, a fully integrated marketing agency and founder of Over the Rainbow, a social enterprise aimed at paying it forward through entrepreneurial empowerment...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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\SMS.com bulk SMS portal.
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.
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.
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.
Strika Entertainment, a Cape Town-based comic and animation production studio, has collaborated with web development and design company Lima Bean to launch the first Supa Strikas interactive digital comic.