The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the phrase 'Design Indaba' is Ravi Naidoo, a man so enthused about using design to make the world a more beautiful, functional place that he positively buzzes with creative energy...
Advertising agencies thought process since their inception has to be to create the right message for a client. Then to locate and plan a media campaign to reach the target audience. This is great but the thinking needs to change...
The next series of the Destiny and Destiny Man's Power of 40 events have been scheduled. The guest speaker is Matthew Buckland, the Managing Director and founder of the Cape Town-based digital agency, Creative Spark.
The introduction of digital media into our marketing portfolios over the past few years has dramatically altered the way we approach our marketing strategies, and the kinds of things we do with our brands.
Today is the last day of the Airports Company South Africa Strand Open, being held at the Strand Tennis Club, Cape Town from 9am to 4pm. The wheelchair tennis competition features some of South Africa's top ranked players in a contest sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and part of the NEC World Wheelchair Tennis Tour.
The upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) summit taking place from 30 January to 2 February 2013 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland will feature CNBC Africa as a host of a debate. The topic is currently being finalised with WEF organisers and the station's editorial team.
This year the impact of the Cape Homemakers Expo was felt as far afield as Ceres. As a result of a concerted effort by the organisers and exhibitors to contribute to the social upliftment of the Western Cape's disadvantaged communities, one of the centre's community partners was the recipient of much needed building materials.
The multiple products promotion is one of the most recognised strategies on the retail market, and entails a brand offering an additional product, free of charge, with the purchase of a specified item.
There are multiple benefits that a mobile app can offer the exhibition industry, especially event organisers. Organisers can see statistics, user-generated content and exactly what is popular - information that is invaluable for future shows.
Ster-Kinekor has added benefits to its Movie Club Card, rebranding it and converting to a points system. Now referred to as SK Club, with a glow in the dark card, the new rewards programme will start on 8 October 2012.
First National Bank (FNB) said yesterday, Tuesday 2 October 2012, it planned to introduce a new mobile payment device for merchants following an agreement with mPowa‚ the first company to introduce the technology in the UK. The bank's eWallet service has also been integrated by Mxit into Mxit Money‚ its mobile commerce platform‚ to create FNB Moola+.
Futhi Mtoba, Monhla Hlahla, Patrice Motsepe and Benjamin Mophatlane - these are just a few of our high-profile past Oliver Award winners. ABSA, Microsoft South Africa, South African Breweries and Lion of Africa are some of the organisations that have been recognised by the Oliver's for their transformation and empowerment efforts.
Interactiva, a leading marketing trade magazine in Spain, published a debate in which industry players discussed and analysed mobile marketing and its reach. In this discussion Ferndando del Rey, Managing Director of DQ&A Media Group Spain, and Marta Rodriguez, Mobile and Performance Specialist at DQ&A Media Group, joined leading industry players such as Vodafone and Ericsson.
Toyota South is revving the South African vehicle market with the launch of the Toyota 86. The high-performance coupe made a grand entrance with a television commercial that tells potential buyers to 'go play'. This is being supported by a through-the-line campaign.
With the exception of a very small percentage, by and large most branded empires with single or dozens of brand name identities are now feeling the intense heat all over the world. The slow combustion, smoke and pending flames are inevitable.
The Cape Dairy Experience, which takes place from 2-3 November 2012 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch, has included Youth Shows in its programme lineup. Begun last year, the event offers children the opportunity to show their ability to handle farm animals in a show ring.
This month's digital The Media magazine, a celebration of the publication's tenth birthday, is now live and packed with media insight - especially that which is related to how the media industry has evolved in the last decade and the remaining challenges. Contributors include Harry Herber, Sandra Gordon and Tim Spira.
A new competition offers software based tech start-ups that are getting ready to start a viable business the opportunity to win software and support services that will enable the winner to run a business.
2012 has been a busy year for Recruitgroup. Firstly the establishment of RecruitSite, a specialist engineering recruitment division, secondly the nomination of CEO Laura Reynolds as a finalist in the 9th Annual Top Woman Awards and now the opening of its sixth division, RecruitRate.
MACHINE's success at the Loeries has firmly established the agency as a formidable force on the advertising landscape. In their first Loeries performance MACHINE won eight Loerie awards in total, one gold, three silver, three craft certificates and a bronze.
Perhaps not all of us are aware of the harm our 'normal buildings' have on the environment, and the price that we will pay. Opting for greener and more sustainable house designs cuts maintenance costs and improves conditions for both us and the planet. Attend the Smart Cities Summit on 30-31 October in Johannesburg and join in the discussions.