Play Pictionary, make lists to get the brain going and work in groups of two to five people to improve your business brainstorming, says Ross Chowles - ECD/creative strategist at The Jupiter Drawing Room...
I have a handy weapon, which I call "The Equaliser", which has enabled me to become a poster vigilante...
With a population of 1,1 billion people, 65% under the age of 35, growing economies and increasing middle class spending power, Africa is every marketer's dream...
Principa CEO, Jaco Rossouw, explains how they've developed algorithms and models that have been highly accurate in predicting the results of the #RWC2015 rugby matches so far...
I really thought that the recent banking crisis which has caused misery for billions of people around the world was the pinnacle of corporate stupidity...
When I am alerted by a friend or an advertisement about a "special" at a supermarket (and it is really special), I make the effort to pop into the store to make a "bargain" purchase...
Europcar has launched a new travel app, Road Tripper, as a Facebook travel application. It is designed to get South Africans to share their favourite travel routes as well as tips and suggestions on the best places to visit.
19 Nov 2012 08:22
When Sweet Spot Content received the brief from agency Lowe and Partners, it was challenged to create a 'different' world that would emulate the experience of eating and enjoying a Cornetto Black and White ice cream. (video)
19 Nov 2012 08:08
The International Reporting Project (IRP) has announced that applications are now being accepted for two new kinds of global reporting grants in 2013. For the first time in its history, each of these two new fellowship programs will be open to non-US media professionals as well as to US citizens.
19 Nov 2012 07:52
The winners of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies awards were announced at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg late last week, with the top award going to Capitec Bank Holdings, as the Top Company of the Year. Capitec won in 2010 and was ranked second last year.
19 Nov 2012 07:39
In a passage borrowed from Columbia Business School professor, Sheen Inyengar's book, The Art of Choosing, she makes her point that although everyone believes they are unique, we are actually more alike than we think. Barnum Effect statements like this are often used by mentalists, fortune tellers and clairvoyants to make "accurate" predictions about their subjects. And I've seen them used in marketing research.
By John Laurence 18 Nov 2012 10:04
Times Media's profit from operations before exceptional items grew by 18% to R86m for the six months ended September 2012‚ it said in a voluntary trading update on Friday.
17 Nov 2012 12:04
Emerald Resort & Casino will offer live broadcasts of OFM, from December 2012, as the new broadcasting studio goes live onsite.
16 Nov 2012 12:16
New Media has continued their award-winning streak of 2012 at the PICAs, scooping top honours in the Visual Production of the Year category for Plascon Spaces, hauling in nine Highly Commended accolades for their consumer and customer titles.
Issued by New Media 16 Nov 2012 11:19
CNBC Africa has been on a high for the past month as the channel's South African viewership peaked at 600,000 viewers in the first week of October, according to data from Multichoice's DStv-I - past seven day viewership.
16 Nov 2012 11:14
Having been a fan of talk radio for a number of years, what worries me is a lack of women voices - not as presenters, but as contributors to programmes. This is not healthy in a democracy such as ours, which guarantees the freedom of expression
By Talifhani Munzhedzi 16 Nov 2012 10:57
Increasing use of the Internet, led primarily by the explosion in the availability of mobile handsets, is being accompanied by a revolution in the use of the worldwide web by marketers looking for targeted, measurable results for their marketing investments.
Issued by Justplay 16 Nov 2012 10:48
The seventh annual South African eCommerce Awards sheds some light on how far eCommerce in South Africa has come. Websites are in tune with the increasing demands of this growing industry and are raising their standards year on year.
Issued by Jump Shopping 16 Nov 2012 10:45
Havas Worldwide Johannesburg has recently been chosen for Autopax's new campaign to promote the cashless purchase of tickets for their City to City bus line. In addition to generating a completely cash-free environment, the campaign is also aiming at increasing usage of the City to City services.
Issued by Havas Worldwide 16 Nov 2012 10:19
Craig Belnick, Head of the formidable Design department at Blue Moon, is known for his grace under pressure and top design work. Find out more about the man behind the cool façade...
Issued by Blue Moon Corporate Communications 16 Nov 2012 09:59
In an episode of season 5 of The Simpsons cartoon, the townsfolk of Springfield decided to legalise gambling in order to boost the town's flagging coffers. Marge, the mom, develops a gambling addiction after putting a loose coin in a slot machine. She becomes permanently glued to the machines, feeding in coins in a zombie-like fashion and consequently neglecting her family, who proceed to stir up all sorts of unconstrained mayhem.
By John Laurence 16 Nov 2012 09:48
The 2012 Student Village Makoya Youth Awards, based on national research conducted among tertiary education students at South African universities, will be revealed on Tuesday 20 November 2012 at the Johannesburg Country Club in Woodmead.
16 Nov 2012 09:29
Decorex SA is proud to announce that for the 20th consecutive year, Plascon will once again be the headline sponsor of Decorex SA in 2013. This renewed partnership confirms the synergy between two of South Africa's best known, trusted and well-loved décor brands.
Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 16 Nov 2012 09:07
Kia Motors SA has launched its first Movember campaign, with the help of moustachioed local icon, ex-Bok coach, Peter de Villiers or 'Coach Mo', as he is now referred to. As part of the Movember movement, 24.com has dedicated a month to men, with Men24, where Mo-supporters can load their pics onto Mo Stars.
16 Nov 2012 08:19
Tropika has launched a new website that has a social media structure, which contains embedded YouTube, Facebook, Twitter widgets and includes automatically generated celebrity news feeds so the content is always kept up-to-date and fresh.
16 Nov 2012 08:05
Elle magazine hosts a blog style party at 7pm on Tuesday 20 November 2012 at the Museum of African Design in the Maboneng Precinct, downtown Johannesburg, where seven of the freshest fashion bloggers will blog it out live for the prize of joining the magazine team as its style blogger.
16 Nov 2012 07:16
Mobile maps are moving forward, as Nokia announces 'Here', a location cloud to deliver maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. Locally, mapIT together with Primedia and Altech Netstar has announced the launch of the online interactive map, route maps, race profiles and mobisite for the 2012 Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge.
16 Nov 2012 07:00
Free-to-air broadcaster, e.tv, is dismayed by comments made by Communications Minister Dina Pule's technical advisor, Roy Kruger, about the broadcaster's commitment to DTT. Kruger's reckless remarks were directed at e.tv's lawsuit against the Minister's appointment of Sentech to manage conditional access to set-top boxes.
Issued by e.tv 15 Nov 2012 12:15
Sober Up is Biogreen Technologies' first in-house product. This innovative, exciting product, promoting human health and general well-being in SA, assists with the reduction of alcohol from the body, relieving hangovers and digestion.
Issued by Sober Up 15 Nov 2012 11:43