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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Pistorius trial tells us a lot about our society

We have seen one style of cross-examination at the Oscar Pistorius trial: the pit-bull approach. It is tough and brutal...

By Anton Harber 25 Apr 2014 07:45

Three tips for translating open source projects

Open source software (OSS) has had a huge impact on the development of technology today. From apps and web browsers to content management platforms and operating systems.

By Ian Henderson & Jeff Beatty 25 Apr 2014 07:22

The most important story of all

Telling stories is as old as time. Before mass media, bards would go from village to village singing the news and market day in any century was a place to catch up on the latest gossip.

By Louise Marsland 25 Apr 2014 06:31

Brand South Africa launches 20 Years of Freedom campaign

Brand South Africa launched its 20 Years of Freedom campaign at an event yesterday that hosted media and stakeholders at its offices in Houghton, Johannesburg.

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Apr 2014 05:51

Why I know nothing about social media

Knowing what you're doing in your job is the cornerstone of being able to do something constructive in the day. That feeling of "I got this" pervades across the scores of social media pundits.

By Jason Perelson 24 Apr 2014 14:00

Ije Nwokorie selected Cannes design jury president

The new Global CEO of Wolff Olins, Ije Nwokorie, has been appointed as the new Design Lions jury president.

24 Apr 2014 10:43

New format for BBC Worldwide

Come Dine With Me South Africa will not be returning for a fourth season as BBC Worldwide focuses its efforts on a fresh and innovative format to produce in the territory, as part of its commitment to premium content in Africa.

24 Apr 2014 10:33

How to tell if your business needs social media

Surprised that this is even a topic for discussion? Don't be. Many are still debating the relevance of social media as an integral part of business in SA.

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 24 Apr 2014 09:25

Contextualise yourself

The current reality of the ad industry is that of Charles Darwin's quote - 'It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.'

By Dylan Laubscher 24 Apr 2014 09:03

South African short film selected for Cannes

'A Shot at the Big Time,' a short film produced and written by Durban filmmaker and AFDA Durban scriptwriting lecturer, Janet van Eeden has been selected for the Cannes Court Métrage, the short film corner of the official Cannes Festival 2014.

24 Apr 2014 08:23

Handle your digital data with care and respect

South African publishers and brands that want to experience the best returns from their investments in digital advertising and marketing, must be responsible and ethical in the ways that they use the wealth of consumer data they harvest.

By Marcus Stephens 24 Apr 2014 07:38

Memes and the changing of lives

A meme is a statement or action that someone believes in, or mutates if they disagree - all the while socially sharing their message with other people.

By Donovan White 24 Apr 2014 06:41

Does the paid, earned owned model account for content marketing?

The paid, earned and owned (PEO) media model has proven to be a fairly adaptable one. It allows marketers to identify the nature of the different communications tools at their disposal.

By Kat Scholtz 24 Apr 2014 06:29

Addressing the skills shortage in IT

Don't let the number of IT graduates fool you; there is still a lack of technical skills in the industry. Here's what we need to do about it.

By Keith Newnham 23 Apr 2014 13:29

New AMASA committee ready for ALP applications

The newly appointed AMASA board, committee and chair of the Johannesburg Chapter have announced that they are ready for applications for the ten places available on the AMASA Learnership Programme for careers in the media and advertising world.

23 Apr 2014 10:56

Generations actress adds her voice to school challenge

Generations star, Slindile Nodangala aka Ruby Dikobe in the most watched SA soapie in South Africa, has added her voice to Trinco Tea's 'Walk a Mile in My Shoes' campaign.

23 Apr 2014 10:30

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 87: How mobile technology can boost sales for retailers

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 24 April from 9am-10am as we chat to Pete Case from GLOO and Duncan Wares from Hg80. [twitterfall]

23 Apr 2014 10:28

Reviewing Facebook's capitalisation strategy

Facebook's persistent appetite for acquisitions was clearly not sated by the $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp in February, with the company spending a further $2 billion on virtual reality company Oculus late in March 2014.

23 Apr 2014 10:13

Africa needs high quality solutions

Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network products and solutions.

23 Apr 2014 09:37

Exciting appointment for Mandela International Film Festival

The honorary global ambassador of the 2015 Mandela International Film Festival is Dr Maya Angelou - playwright, producer, director, best-selling author, civil rights activist, educator and historian.

23 Apr 2014 09:36

Book now for Acceleration Digital Ignition Symposium

The third Digital Ignition Symposium, hosted by Acceleration, will be held at Le Franschhoek Hotel in Franschhoek on 3-4 June 2014 to help marketers maximise their ROI from their growing spend on technology.

23 Apr 2014 09:22

IAB SA Bookmark Awards moved to February 2015

The Bookmarks Awards are to be relaunched as the IAB Summit & Bookmarks Awards and will be held in February 2015. Its winners will be entered into the annual international IAB Mixx awards in New York in September 2015.

23 Apr 2014 08:41

The SABC, Ayisafani, the EFF and section 10(1)(d) of the Broadcasting Act

The Act says the SABC's news and public affairs programmes must 'meet the highest standards of journalism'. In reality, however... (Videos)

By Ed Herbst 23 Apr 2014 08:10

Intelligence will hamper your progress

Here are a couple of examples of strategy by design, or a strategy that emerges - both devoid of copious amounts of market "intelligence"

By Sid Peimer 23 Apr 2014 06:45

Loerie tips workshop

In a bid to enhance the quality and quantity of submissions to the PR category of the Loeries, the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) will host a 2-hour information session in Cape Town at Vega School of Brand Leadership today, Wednesday 23 April 2014 at 6pm.

22 Apr 2014 15:01

Support WDC 2014 project Clari Design through Thundafund

A World Design Capital 2014 project, Clari Design, needs public support through Thundafund.com to raise R12,000 in order for the World Design Capital 2014 to match the funding with R10,000.

22 Apr 2014 14:53

Samsung, Mxit partnership keeps users always on

Samsung has partnered with local mobile social network Mxit to take to market its 'always-on' content strategy and drive awareness around its Wifi, BBM, Idols and retail initiatives.

22 Apr 2014 14:39

Windhoek campaign successful at KKNK festival

Earlier this month, Windhoek was one of the premier sponsors at the 20th annual Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK).

22 Apr 2014 14:32

Closing the divide between social and media

Social community management and paid media campaign management are often treated as two separate entities.

By Matthew Arnold 22 Apr 2014 14:07

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