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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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UCKG's Women in Action joins the Union for International Cancer Control to help fight cancer

Women in Action (WiA), a group of pastors' wives from the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), is proud and honoured to announce its membership of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 15 May 2012 11:35

Indaba 2012 news wrap

Thousands of travel professionals from across the globe gathered in Durban, South Africa, this month for Indaba 2012, Africa's largest travel trade show that aims to demonstrate there is more to destination marketing on the continent than luxury safaris and adventure tourism.

15 May 2012 11:20

Tractor Outdoor Awarded Silver Obie at International Outdoor Advertsing Design Awards in Miami

Cape Town-based Tractor Outdoor has been awarded a Silver Obie Award for their "Emirates Vertical Garden" campaign in Kloof Street, Cape Town. This was announced at the 70th Annual Outdoor Advertising Association of America's awards ceremony at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami.

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 15 May 2012 11:17

Pendoring adds eNuus as bronze sponsor

Pendoring has added eNuus as bronze sponsor for its 2012 Advertising Awards, after the programme announced its support. The nightly newscasts at 7pm has found favour with Afrikaans viewers after its launch in July 2010.

15 May 2012 11:07

Berge Farrell stirs up mouth-watering appeal with Royco

With more than 50 years of soup making tradition, Royco continues the promise of great tasting satisfaction with fresh looking packaging, exciting flavours, new pack formats and an exciting, market first, a kids' range innovation.

Issued by Berge Farrell 15 May 2012 10:45

Virtual product placement in animated video

Mi Casa's brand new video for "La Vida" (meaning "Life") was launched as a fully animated and stereoscopic 3D production this month. The music video transports the three Mi Casa band members into a virtual world of plastic block toys. (video)

15 May 2012 10:28

MDDA/SANLAM Local Media Awards 2012 ceremony to be held in Durban

The MDDA/SANLAM Local Media Awards 2012 includes the inaugural Rantho/Letsebe Community Media Achievement Award and will be presented at a gala dinner at the Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel, Durban, on Friday evening, 18 May.

Issued by MDDA 15 May 2012 10:21

Buffalo City 360 tourism magazine launches at Tourism Indaba

Buffalo City 360, a new glossy Eastern Cape tourism publication, held a party late last week for its debut before launching at the Tourism Indaba 2012, now on in Durban.

15 May 2012 10:02

Experiential marketing: production, a new work of smart

I couldn't help but be grateful for what the birth of experiential marketing has done for our profession. From a production perspective, there is now global recognition of a specialised multifaceted skillset that allows us to transcend the basic associations of toolkits and tape measures.

By Romy Paull 15 May 2012 09:28

Food labelling legislation - not just about compliance

The requirements of the new 'food labelling' legislation, which became effective on 1 March 2012, presents an enormous opportunity for the advertising profession.

By Odette van der Haar 15 May 2012 09:12

SAARF-RAMS issues first release for 2012

SAARF-RAMS has issued its first release for 2012, covering the period October 2011 - March 2012.

15 May 2012 08:27

INMSA head refutes cost-cutting figure

NEWSWATCH: Tony Howard, chief executive of Independent News & Media South Africa (INMSA), has refuted the 'cost efficiencies' figure of R100m that has been circulating in INMSA newsrooms, reports IOL. Meanwhile, the competition tribunal has approved the merger between Media24, the Paarl Media Group and the Natal Witness, reports I-Net Bridge.

15 May 2012 07:54

Using online reputation management proactively

Online reputation management (ORM) is the discipline of monitoring and analysing the reputation of a person, organisation or industry. Far from only using it as a crisis management tool, it can also deliver benefits to businesses that use it in a more proactive manner by analysing content across all types of online media.

By Diane Charton 15 May 2012 05:04

Regional content for commuter channels

Noting the consumer need for relevant and regional content on commuter channels, Massiv TV began offering regional content in all its vehicles across South Africa. Seen as a first in South Africa, it allows more effective communication and commuter interaction to 4.3 million monthly viewers.

14 May 2012 13:09

New offices for CoreXalance

Continued client growth and internal changes required the move and expansion of Corexalance's office to B112, Eva Park, on the corner of Judges and Beyers Naudé Drive in Cresta.

Issued by CoreXalance 14 May 2012 12:56

34 and Yum Yum get serious

Brand owners Foodcorp tasked 34 with the development of a creative platform to dramatise Yum Yum's commitment to producing the smoothest, most spreadable, edible peanut butter in the country.

Issued by 34 14 May 2012 12:15

Zille must resign over communications tender: CDP

DA leader Helen Zille must resign after a communications tender was provisionally found to be invalid by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, the Christian Democratic Party said yesterday.

14 May 2012 11:55

Debonairs Pizza takes on the "Fong Kong" buzz

Over time, the lines between fake and real have been blurred. We can buy a fake version of an iconic French bag at the robots for a 100th of the real price. And because of this unashamedly good value, we love our "Fong Kong" brands, but deep down we'll always know they're not the genuine article.

Issued by Angel Jones 14 May 2012 11:46

Foreign student numbers increase

According to Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), since 1994, the provisional number of international students in South Africa's 23 universities grew dramatically - from 12 600 in 1994, to more than 64 784 in 2010. About a quarter of these are studying postgraduate qualifications.

14 May 2012 11:24

Asics wins Silver Award for best stand design

Asics received the Silver Award for best stand design at the Two Oceans Marathon expo which took place at The Good Hope Centre, Cape Town. 130 exhibitors promoted products and services to the running industry and 50 000 visitors!

Issued by XZIBIT 14 May 2012 11:17

Community TV: Adspend to the rescue

Community TV stations have turned the corner. Not only are they attracting large audiences, they are winning with advertisers.

14 May 2012 10:55

SA wins Gold, Bronze at One Show Interactive

NEW YORK, US: Out of a total of 91 Pencil winners representing 17 different countries awarded at the 2012 One Show Interactive in New York City on Friday night, 11 May 2012, South Africa scooped one Gold Pencil and one Bronze. For the first time ever, there was a tie Best-of-Show 72andSunny for "MFCEO"for K-Swiss and DDB Paris for "A New Warrior" for Greenpeace. [multimedia]

14 May 2012 10:47

Across Africa with two smartphones

When two friends decided to go on a motorcycle tour around Southern Africa, they filmed it on their Apple iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphones and produced a documentary of their adventure.

By Craig Neill 14 May 2012 10:23

Jupiter makes agency list for five consecutive years

The Jupiter Drawing Room (South Africa) is the only African agency to feature in the 2012 edition of 'The World's Leading Independent Agencies' and reportedly the only agency in the world to have featured consecutively for the last five years.

14 May 2012 09:49

Footwear Trading uses digital ad screens in malls

Static skyscrapers and icons, coupled with digital ad screens, have been used to great effect for Footwear Trading in Cresta, Eastgate, Menlyn, Gateway and Sandton City shopping malls, as it extends its awareness beyond the retail store boundaries on a four-month campaign for its sub brands, Diesel, Skechers and Levi's.

14 May 2012 09:21

IFP MP: POIB as 'worse than apartheid'

NEWSWATCH: According to IOL, an IFP MP, Albert Mncwango, said yesterday that the proposed Protection of State Information Bill is worse than apartheid - so he should have an interesting week. Meanwhile, north of the border, a New Zealand photojournalist has been released after 25 days of "hell" after being arrested in Zimbabwe, reports Mail & Guardian.

14 May 2012 07:45

Africa proving popular destination for international students

In 1994, with the end of apartheid, South African universities opened up to the world. Recent research shows that if desirability is any indication, Africa is taking its rightful place in the world as an emerging centre for higher education.

14 May 2012 06:40

[Thought Leadership Digibates] 05: Marketing, media trends

The focus of the online media marketing sector discussion at the fifth Thought Leadership Digibate, recently hosted by Aegis Media in conjunction with in Johannesburg, centred around the 2012 Biz Trends Report which was released earlier this year.

11 May 2012 15:21

Communications agency partners with UJ to mentor PR students

Building on the partnership success of 2011, integrated communications agency, Waggener Edstrom, will continue to invest in students from the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) School of Communications in 2012, by equipping students with the latest tools and resources to enter the competitive field of public relations and communications.

11 May 2012 12:49

Additional funding to help expand Vuk'uzenzele newspaper

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has been allocated an additional R19.5m to increase the print run of its Vuk'uzenzele newspaper, which has published over 50 million copies in all the country's official languages, including Braille, the Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Collins Chabane says.

11 May 2012 12:10

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