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As 2012 draws to a close, GraphicMail looks at the year in email and mobile marketing

The digital marketing communications arena has seen phenomenal growth for South African email and mobile marketing company, GraphicMail. The South African online marketing environment has also seen sustainable growth, with more and more marketers realising the value of an integrated approach in order to improve their return on investment.

Issued by GraphicMail 7 Dec 2012 10:55

Fine-tuning your mobile marketing communications for maximum impact

The newly-launched Mobile Consumer Alliance (MCA) is an active database of 11 million South African consumers that is cleverly segmented using advanced statistical modelling and cross-referenced against AMPS data, giving marketers the ability to target, via SMS or MMS, the exact audience for their brand and message, without wastage.

Issued by Habari Media 7 Dec 2012 10:00

Ben Wren to head up new OwenKessel Cape Town office

Ben Wren, Co-founder and former CEO of 60 Layers of Cake has joined the team at OwenKessel and will be heading up its new Cape Town office as of January 2013.

Issued by OwenKessel 7 Dec 2012 09:57

Havas Sports & Entertainment strengthens offer in Brazil with Benza partnership

Havas Sports & Entertainment (HS&E), the global brand engagement network of Havas, has announced a strategic partnership with independent Brazilian experiential marketing agency, Benza Promotions & Events.

Issued by Havas Sports & Entertainment 7 Dec 2012 09:41

Five key building blocks of an effective staff volunteer programme

Addressing the CSI Dialogues this week, Kaelo Engage managing director Sarah Campbell highlighted that whilst it is important to initially inspire and motivate staff to get involved, gaining longer-term commitment requires strategic support.

Issued by Kaelo Engage 7 Dec 2012 09:26

PA Series: Business writing, communication and negotiation skills

PA Series: Business writing, communication and negotiation skills will be taking place from 14 to 15 February 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Organised by marcus evans, the course trainer is Suezette Smit, founder and managing director of Performance Development Interactive, South Africa.

Issued by Marcus Evans 7 Dec 2012 09:02

M-Net Television Awards for Good (TAG) announced

The annual M-Net Television Awards for Good (TAG) were announced on Wednesday 5 December 2012 at the Kyalami Racecourse, honouring public service announcement (PSA) ads.

7 Dec 2012 08:29

Saturday's Soweto Derby features Nando's magic mirror

During tomorrow's Soweto Derby, the Magic Mirror will launch the second Nando's festive campaign ad.

7 Dec 2012 08:03

Write a book: Change your place in the universe

Dear Aspiring Industry Expert: Have you written that book yet? If not, why not? Each time we reach December, you may well think to yourself: I wish I had written my book this year. If I had, next year might be different. I would be more prosperous; I'd have more clients approaching me; my life would be lived on a grander scale.

By Douglas Kruger 7 Dec 2012 06:30

Jasco delivers real-time network monitoring for Cell C

Jasco will be supplying a complete, end-to end solution to Cell C that includes physical hardware probes that will be placed at its core sites, software, hardware and software implementation and a two-year support and maintenance contract. The monitoring, diagnostics and optimisation will enable the network to become more proactive in response to network issues and deliver improved service to its customers.

7 Dec 2012 06:17

ICASA investigates allegations: Blacklisting of political journalists on Metro FM

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has issued the following statement after the controversial canning of interviews with three political journalists on the subject of the ANC's upcoming elective conference at Mangaung.

7 Dec 2012 06:07

Purchase mobile computers wisely to maintain productivity

Higher productivity, increased labour costs and a strong trends towards true mobility in the work place are all factors that have put the spotlight firmly on 'total costs of ownership' for computers and devices. Organisations will have to start spending more on durable and reliable mobile computers rather than looking for bargains, if they want to avoid losing valuable productive time.

By Jerker Hellström 7 Dec 2012 05:24

The art of understanding your customer

Content marketing is the art of understanding exactly what type of information a brand's customer need and for brands to provide that information in a relevant and compelling way.

By Zibusiso Mkhwanazi 7 Dec 2012 05:00

Quirk to host SA's first Digital for Working Professionals Workshop Series for 2013

Quirk Education will be hosting their first digitally focused week-long programme of contact workshops for 2013. These half-day workshops aim to equip the local market with global best practice principles and techniques based on the working knowledge and experience of the greater Quirk agency.

Issued by Quirk 6 Dec 2012 12:33

With this diploma you can help HIV/AIDS get to zero

World AIDS Day that took place on 1 December brought together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.

Issued by Boston College 6 Dec 2012 12:12

Steers unveil new website and value-driven menu

In February this year, Steers - winners of Leisure Options' 'Best Burger in Joburg' for the 17th year running - partnered with leading full-spectrum digital agency, Amorphous. The product of this partnership is a progressive presence that sets Steers apart in South Africa's fast food digital playground.

Issued by Amorphous 6 Dec 2012 12:03

Dudu Mkhize wins M-Net Tag Award

Creative Vision's Dudu was nominated for best director and picked up the Rising Star Award at the M-Net Tag Awards. This young lady is only two years out of her BA Audio-Visual Communication degree and has already been an AD on a feature film, shot two short films, a music video and now an award winning PSA.

Issued by Creative Vision 6 Dec 2012 11:58

Ipsos appoints Nick Coates head of Marketing Business Unit in South Africa

Global Market Research company, Ipsos, has appointed Nick Coates as Head of the Marketing Business Unit of its South African operation. Coates will be commencing his duties in Cape Town South Africa on 7 January 2013.

Issued by Ipsos 6 Dec 2012 11:47

Top 10 SEO tips for 2013 for non-SEO specialists

Search engines have very complicated scientific algorithms that they use in order to determine which web pages come up first on results pages. Google for instance, has over 250 different variables (each holding a different weight) that it uses to determine which pages should rank for certain search queries.

By Gillian Meier, Issued by Blue Magnet Digital Solutions 6 Dec 2012 11:26

It's appreciation time!

The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) celebrated its annual Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, 30 November. Invited guests included sponsors, donors, mentors, lecturers, interns, volunteers and other non-profit organisations that TSiBA works with.

Issued by TSiBA Education 6 Dec 2012 11:01

DMMA reports on digital industry highlights in 2012

At the beginning of 2012, the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) announced its plans to accelerate the growth of the digital industry within a South African context. The DMMA has made significant headway this year towards achieving this objective by implementing a number of key initiatives.

Issued by IAB South Africa 6 Dec 2012 10:50

Furniture association supports Rand Show 2013

Furniture is always a drawcard at the Rand Show, with visitors keen to find that special item for their homes... hopefully with a show-only price-tag attached to it.

Issued by The 2014 Rand Show 6 Dec 2012 10:26

[Thought Leadership Digibate] 09: Digital, mobile research in Africa

The ninth Thought Leadership Digibate, recently hosted by Aegis Media in conjunction with Bizcommunity.com in Cape Town, focused on the relevance of digital and mobile research in Africa. If you missed the Digibate, download or listen to the podcast which is now available.

By Ingrid von Stein 6 Dec 2012 10:10

Good year for Searle Street Post

As an agency offering intensive visual effects and compositing projects, the Cape Town postproduction company Searle Street Post collected a Visual Effects Craft Loerie for Allan Gray Time Flies and produced a string of quality CGI-driven commercials.

6 Dec 2012 08:15

Girl's shelter benefits from Chevrolet CSR team

Chevrolet Ute Force has helped renovate Ons Plek, the residential child and youth care centre in Cape Town that provides developmental and therapeutic services for girls who have lived, worked or begged on the streets.

6 Dec 2012 07:57

Applications to AAA open until late January 2013

To assist in alleviating stress over career choices, in educating the public about the various careers available in advertising and in shifting the focus to private college course options, the AAA School of Advertising has extended its 2013 application date to 21 January 2013, unlike the majority of tertiary educational institutions that close for applications by the end of September.

6 Dec 2012 07:30

Happy birthday SMS

This week sees the 20th anniversary of the SMS, invented in 1992 by British engineer, Neil Papworth. Initially slow, the boom in SMS saw more than 150 billion SMS sent in the UK in 2011, almost triple the amount that was sent five years previously (in 2006, there were 51 billion text messages sent).

6 Dec 2012 07:24

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 48: Youth-based communication solutions

To find out more about character-based entertainment products, youth-orientated content and communications solutions, tune in to our last Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show for 2012, streamed live from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio. The studio guest this Thursday evening, 6 December 2012, will be Richard Morgan-Grenville, CEO of Strika Entertainment. [twitterfall]

6 Dec 2012 07:05

SABC does the can-can

NEWSWATCH: The SABC canned three print media commentators discussing coverage of the road to Mangaung (see SABC ... at it again) on a Metro FM show, because, according to Times Live, the ANC was not invited to join the debate. Meanwhile, it's the "jug-jug" for musician Jub Jub who has got 25 years for his role in the death of four teenagers, reports Mail & Guardian.

6 Dec 2012 06:51

Inevitable that Caxton and I would fall out - Alec Hogg

Many in the industry really felt for Alec Hogg in October when he walked away from Moneyweb, the company he built from nothing into a highly respected player in the media industry. Hogg tells Bizcommunity why he's philosophical about the move, what he's doing with his year's restraint of trade and what was so different about the values of majority shareholder Caxton and his own that made it impossible for him to stay on as Moneyweb CEO and board member.

By Gill Moodie 6 Dec 2012 06:47

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