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Date: 4 Feb 2016
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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 2 hours ago

This is not a layout mistake. Mitchell says: "I look much more Asian upside down."
#DesignMonth [Behind the Selfie] with... Sarah Mitchell

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Sarah Mitchell - junior designer at Gorilla, former Vega School of Brand Leadership Durban Campus student, and student of the year at the 2015 Financial Mail Annual AdFocus Awards...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Easy DIY announces new editor
Easy DIY announces new editor

Easy DIY is pleased to announce that Angela Richardson, founder of Seed Creative Projects, has been appointed editor of Easy DIY from the winter issue of 2013 (on sale May 2013).

iMIND partners with Strutta to deliver suite of social media marketing tools to African market

MediaMind Africa's service partner, iMIND, has partnered with Strutta, a leading platform for online contests and sweepstakes promotions, with the deal set to elevate social media marketing and promotions in Africa to a world-class level.

Issued by Sizmek

Two held over Sowetan matric results theft
Two held over Sowetan matric results theft

A man and his son have been arrested in connection with the illegal possession of copies of Sowetan's matric results supplement the night before the official release.

By Katlego Moeng, Crime Reporter

Bonang makes Forbes list

Popular radio and television personality Bonang Matheba is excited at having made it into the list of Forbes Magazine's 13 most influential artists in Africa and has promised to work harder to make her star shine brighter.

By Nomaswazi Nkosi

Ster-Kinekor to close Cinema Nouveau in Cavendish Square
Ster-Kinekor to close Cinema Nouveau in Cavendish Square

Ster-Kinekor has confirmed that it will close its Cinema Nouveau theatres in Cavendish Square in Cape Town. The last trading date at Cavendish Nouveau will be 13 January 2013, and not 17 January as stated earlier.

Damelin sponsors bursaries at Miss Teen India SA
Damelin sponsors bursaries at Miss Teen India SA

Damelin sponsored prizes to the winners at the 12th Miss Teen India SA gala event on 30 December 2012 at the Coastlands Umhlanga Conference Centre.

Millward Brown's Futures Group: Top 10 emerging digital, media trends for 2013
Millward Brown's Futures Group: Top 10 emerging digital, media trends for 2013

NEW YORK, US: Millward Brown, a global research agency, expert in helping companies grow great brands, has released its annual top 10 digital and media predictions, highlighting growing trends in the media sector.

Most Popular lists for 2012 for Bizcommunity Marketing & Media SA - Bizcommunity.com
Most Popular lists for 2012 for Bizcommunity Marketing & Media SA

Here they are, Bizcommunity.com Marketing & Media South Africa's 2012 lists of most popular articles, those that drew the most comment, our most-read contributors, our most-visited galleries - and the ads from the Ornico Ad Showcase that got you voting.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com

Naspers 'head and shoulders above its rivals'
Naspers 'head and shoulders above its rivals'

JSE-listed Naspers is now less of a media company and more a diversified technology investor - becoming one of few global conglomerates to achieve this feat.

By Nick Hedley

Afcon shakes up SABC shows
Afcon shakes up SABC shows

The Africa Cup of Nations matches, which are set to create football mania in Johannesburg from 19 January until 10 February, will also be shaking things up on the TV front.

Bumper 2012 for vehicle sales
Bumper 2012 for vehicle sales

Motor vehicle manufacturers, retailers, sales and marketing executives in South Africa will look back on 2012 with some satisfaction after sales levels recorded about 10% growth this year.

By Alexander Parker

Poor local marketing 'fails mobile apps'
Poor local marketing 'fails mobile apps'

Mobile device applications (apps) are not marketed well enough in South Africa to make substantial money for their developers or companies, according to World Wide Worx.

By Alistair Anderson

Kaspersky Lab outlines key security trends in 2012; predicts core threats for 2013
Kaspersky Lab outlines key security trends in 2012; predicts core threats for 2013

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Kaspersky Lab's experts have outlined key security trends of 2012 and presented their views on the core threats of 2013. The most notable predictions for the next year include the continued rise of targeted attacks, cyber-espionage, and nation-state cyber-attacks, the evolving role of hacktivism, the development of controversial "legal" surveillance tools, and the increase in cybercriminal attacks targeting cloud-based services.

Johan Botes
Top 10 New Year's resolutions for employers

Here are some resolutions for 2013 for you that you, as an employer, may well find useful. Get them right now - and avoid any unpleasant surprises during the year.

By Johan Botes

Are you using the right medium to target your customers? TV vs online advertising
Are you using the right medium to target your customers? TV vs online advertising

LAS VEGAS, US: With the rapid changes that happen in the advertising industry, deciding how to spend your marketing dollars can be a challenge. We make that choice easier with our infographic: "Advertising in the United States - Television vs Online".

By Peter Koeppel

Analytics are key to long-term brand activity on Google+ says Punch Communications
Analytics are key to long-term brand activity on Google+ says Punch Communications

LONDON, UK: The introduction of analytics to Google+ pages and communities will be key in ensuring that brands continue to invest time and resource into the social network, according to integrated PR, search and social media agency Punch Communications.

Out-of-home trends for 2013
Out-of-home trends for 2013

Craig Page-Lee, managing director Posterscope, shares his views on what he reckons will be the out-of-home trends in 2013.

Orwa the adopted elephant
Orwa the adopted elephant

Orwa, an orphaned elephant has been adopted through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust last year by the staff at Jenman African Safaris.

Vulnerabilities - main target for cybercriminals in 2013
Vulnerabilities - main target for cybercriminals in 2013

It's reckoned that vulnerabilities in social networks and mobile devices will be the major targets of cyber-criminals in 2013 and vulnerabilities in Java and Adobe will be widely used as a point of entry to infect computers.

VPN services vs free anonymity services

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, US: VPN services, while not pricey, can be perceived as an inconvenient expense. You may wonder if it's worth buying a VPN package when you can just use anonymity services for free...

By Veronica Clyde

SABC 'clueless'
SABC 'clueless'

NEWSWATCH: Lungani Zama, writing in IOL reckons that the national broadcaster has its priorities 'all mixed up' and that those running the organisation are 'clueless'.

What shaped TV in 2012 and what you need to know for 2013
What shaped TV in 2012 and what you need to know for 2013

CANNES, FRANCE: The TV experience is now extending well beyond the main screen as broadcasters explore innovative ways for their audience to engage with content and brands - on-air and offline. Download an exclusive white paper by VAST MEDIA, which highlights some of the most innovative examples of digital TV brand extension.

Soothing customers online, in person

In a digital age where dissatisfied consumers vent their concerns through biting viral videos, nasty blog posts or negative online comments, managers need to develop strategies to soothe angry customers in person as well as online. According to new research, combating anger on social media can be simple for companies, as long as they get in front of a problem to prevent it from growing.

Global Traveler names South African Airways 'Airline of the Year'
Global Traveler names South African Airways 'Airline of the Year'

South African Airways (SAA) has won Global Traveler's highest honour, being named "Airline of the Year" by the publication for global business travellers and fans of luxury travel.

AU seeks collaboration with media on peace, security

DAKAR, SENEGAL - The second high level media workshop on the African Union Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) started on Friday (21 December) in Dakar, Senegal, with the theme Promoting the culture of Peace through Media.

Capricorn FM ushers in New Year with top DJ party
Capricorn FM ushers in New Year with top DJ party

The Polokwane Showgrounds will host the 4th Capricorn FM New Year party from 2000 on 31 December 2012. Tickets are available for R50 from Computicket and Shoprite Checkers stores. No tickets will be sold at the venue. Camping chairs and cooler boxes welcome. No weapons & glass bottles will be allowed.

ECHO Events and partners collaborate on the NACMA Awards Production - ECHO Events and Conferences
ECHO Events and partners collaborate on the NACMA Awards Production

The inaugural National Choral Music Achievement Awards (NACMA), hosted for the first time in the history of the choral music industry, took place at the Durban Christian Centre (The Jesus Dome) on 7 December 2012.

Issued by ECHO Events and Conferences

Nashua Mobile Glomail partnership
Nashua Mobile Glomail partnership

Nashua Mobile has extended its retail footprint with Glomail partnership to increase its retail footprint and make its products and services accessible to customers wherever they are.

Clover's CSI programme wins award
Clover's CSI programme wins award

Following the completion of PMR Africa's national survey on CSR in South Africa, the Clover group's corporate social investment programme, Clover Mama Afrika has been awarded the Diamond Arrow Award. It won the award in the business sector 'food manufacturers/processors' with a highest rated mean score of 4.10 out of a possible 5.00.

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

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