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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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[Biz Online Insights] Importance of design

This week, our 'Biz Online Insights' section explores the South African online population's views on the importance of design...

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Deal or no deal - It's pretty simple
Deal or no deal - It's pretty simple

They say - whoever "they" are - that a brand is what the consumer says it is, not what the brand says it is. I believe "they" are correct, who wouldn't..?

By Seth Whitehead 23 hours ago

Slimane return gets Paris buzzing

Paris Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday with a buzz over the debut of cult designer Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent, and whispers that the disgraced John Galliano could be poised for a comeback.

New corporate affairs director for SABMiller

SABMiller plc (SAB) has appointed Catherine May as its new director of corporate affairs.

Versace lace seduces Milan's fashion week

Donatella Versace bared her soul at Milan fashion week, joining Prada and Gucci in creating a soulful collection which contrasted sharply with Moschino's swinging sixties and Etro's garden of Eden.

Destiny and Destiny Man, in association with Bisquit Cognac, bring you the Power of 40

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.

Issued by Ndalo Media

Chemory Gunko
Four ways digital media has changed the marketing landscape

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.

By Chemory Gunko

Grahame Hall
Why agencies don't advertise themselves

In a recent article on Bizcommunity, PR pundit Peter Mann asks the pertinent question "Why Don't Agencies Advertise?"

By Grahame Hall

Wheelchair tennis forges on at Strand Tennis Club
Wheelchair tennis forges on at Strand Tennis Club

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.

CNBC Africa to host debate at WEF
CNBC Africa to host debate at WEF

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.

Velocity wins 17 Loeries and Greg Gray wins three golds - Velocity Films
Velocity wins 17 Loeries and Greg Gray wins three golds

Velocity stood out at this year's Loeries, picking up a total of 17 awards across the board. Velocity's director Greg Gray won three golds and a total of nine awards.

Issued by Velocity Films

Marion Scher
The great conference con

This is a column I've wanted to write for many years, but as someone who earns a living partly out of talking at conferences I thought to wise to keep my Sagittarian mouth shut on the topic.

By Marion Scher

Cape Homemakers Expo joins forces with CTICC to make a difference

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.


Bouffant's Dean Blumberg directs Loeries Grand Prix Winner - bouffant
Bouffant's Dean Blumberg directs Loeries Grand Prix Winner

Bouffant's Dean Blumberg directed Nando's 'The Last Dictator Standing' for Black River FC which has won a Grand Prix at the Loeries. Production company Bouffant won a total of 12 Loerie Awards.

Issued by bouffant

ElastiBand: Make your two-for-one a whole-in-one - Pyrotec
ElastiBand: Make your two-for-one a whole-in-one

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.

Issued by Pyrotec

Apps in the exhibition industry

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.

Issued by EXSA

New look SK Club card launched
New look SK Club card launched

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.

FNB seals deals with mPowa, Mxit
FNB seals deals with mPowa, Mxit

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+.

2012 MyBroadband conference to be the best ever - MyBroadband
2012 MyBroadband conference to be the best ever

The annual MyBroadband conference has attracted an excellent speaker line-up with the CEOs from all four of the mobile networks speaking this year.

Issued by MyBroadband

Enter the Oliver Empowerment and Transformation Awards

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.

Issued by Topco Media

New lifestyle magazines offer bridal, student, Sunday reading
New lifestyle magazines offer bridal, student, Sunday reading

Magazine readers can browse through the new annual bridal guide, True Love Bride, the new sized i Mag lifestyle guide in City Press or the 12th edition of student life, Yes! Lifestyle Mag.

Mobile marketing in Spain; from tactics to strategy - DQ&A Media Group
Mobile marketing in Spain; from tactics to strategy

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.

By Daniel Munoz-Sheridan, Issued by DQ&A Media Group

Toyota tells consumers to 'Go Play' - FCB Africa
Toyota tells consumers to 'Go Play'

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.

Issued by FCB Africa

Rosalind Davey
Social media is here - but be alert to the risks

As more and more companies use social media platforms as marketing and communications tools they need to be aware that it is not without risks.

By Rosalind Davey

Naseem Javed
The tectonic clash of brand name identities

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.

By Naseem Javed

Youth Shows add to Cape Dairy Experience
Youth Shows add to Cape Dairy Experience

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.

TopTV attempting to raise capital
TopTV attempting to raise capital

TopTV is in discussions with several companies that could result in the pay-TV provider selling equity in a bid to raise funds and gain other expertise to complement its business‚ it said last week.

What's in The Media October issue
What's in The Media October issue

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.

Startup Knight Competition for software based companies
Startup Knight Competition for software based companies

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.

RecruitGroup launches new division - RecruitRate

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.

Issued by Recruitgroup

MACHINE celebrates Loeries success - Publicis Machine
MACHINE celebrates Loeries success

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.

Issued by Publicis Machine

How greener buildings impact our environment

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.

Issued by Topco Media

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