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Episode 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa.

Date: 22 May 2015
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Rock paper saves trees in award campaign
Rock paper saves trees in award campaign

To promote its recently launched competition, The Architecture for Social Gain Awards, Saint-Gobain has used 'tree free' paper to promote awards...

22 May 2015 14:57

Mobile engagement grows with text increasing in importance
Mobile engagement grows with text increasing in importance

According to the recent research conducted by Oxygen8 and Mobilesquared, the role of mobile within our daily lives is changing. Messaging is now the most popular service on mobile...

22 May 2015 14:08

SMG reports back on the Festival of Media
SMG reports back on the Festival of Media

I was fortunate to attend this year's Festival of Media in Rome. The Festival is dedicated to all those who deal with media from a global perspective: an opportunity for the participants to share ideas and projects with top managers and most influential people in the industry...

By Lia Smit 22 May 2015 13:45

The truth behind 'the human truth' when extending brand identity
The truth behind 'the human truth' when extending brand identity

"We need to be understood. We want to belong. We long to feel special. We crave more control over our lives. We dream of reaching our potential." These five human truths underlie Starwood Hotels & Resorts' brand-stakeholder relationship approach...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg 22 May 2015 13:30

Unpacking brand activation for FMCGs
Unpacking brand activation for FMCGs

Changes in the power dynamics along the path-to-purchase have introduced a new world order in which customers reign and love flaunting their freedom...

By Joseph Neusu 22 May 2015 13:19

Finalists announced for 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards
Finalists announced for 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards

The Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) has announced the finalists in the 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards, an annual recognition of excellence in South African journalism...

22 May 2015 13:07

Cricketers dominate Twitter in SA
Cricketers dominate Twitter in SA

After Barack Obama's record breaking Twitter following I decided to check who rules the Twitter roost in South Africa. To my surprise, the top 30 largest accounts in SA are dominated by cricketers...

By Jacques van den Bergh 22 May 2015 11:04

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Daniel Gross, Gerhard de Kock and Scott Cundill...

22 May 2015 09:45

Tech sales lead generation as important as other industries
Tech sales lead generation as important as other industries

In many industries, technical expertise forms the basis of the company, leaving sales lagging. This is particularly true in the IT space...

22 May 2015 09:17

Bonnie Ramaila
Political parties are big brands

The other day I had a rude awakening around brands and corporate identity. I wore a red beret, no, it did not have Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) or African National Congress (ANC) logo on it - it was just plain...

By Bonnie Ramaila 22 May 2015 08:46

More on Most Africa awards
More on Most Africa awards

Wag the Dog Publishers are branching out into Africa and launching two new awards in the Most Awards category...

22 May 2015 08:16

Marrying new-age and traditional marketing skills
Marrying new-age and traditional marketing skills

The principles of marketing have fundamentally changed over the last decade and we continue to see the change year on year...

By Farren Roper 22 May 2015 06:00

Revealed: The true colour of SA's 18 D&AD 2015 Pencils
Revealed: The true colour of SA's 18 D&AD 2015 Pencils

The 53rd D&AD Professional Awards presented 847 Pencils at the ceremony on 21 May in London. South African agencies took home 13 Wood Pencils, 4 Graphite Pencils and 1 Yellow Pencil...

22 May 2015 00:07

Empowering women, one brand at a time
Empowering women, one brand at a time

Women are everywhere. No surprise right? They do, after all, make up 50% of the world's population. Smart brands are getting in on the conversation, but several are missing the mark...

By Leslie Pascaud 21 May 2015 14:00

Online TV, live from Africa
Online TV, live from Africa

Two young, black females. One hot new online TV platform. Welcome to Aza TV, launched by Sorele Media on 20 May 2015...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2015 14:00

Hlaudi: SABC will now start DTT with five TV channels
Hlaudi: SABC will now start DTT with five TV channels

The SABC's chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng says the public broadcaster will now launch with only five TV channels once the long-delayed commercial start of South Africa's switch from analogue to digital...

By Thinus Ferreira 21 May 2015 11:48

I'm not a communication strategist - I am a consumer advocate
I'm not a communication strategist - I am a consumer advocate

We, as communication strategists, often get drowned by our own jargon, statistics, consumer mapping and landscapes that we forget the very essence of being an effective communication strategist...

By Mogorosi Mashilo 21 May 2015 11:05

Word-of-mouth marketing is dead
Word-of-mouth marketing is dead

I love 'word-of-mouth' marketing. Or I did, right up until it died. I loved it because it provoked a wonderful sense of privilege to be 'in the know'...

By Tim Wyatt-Gunning 21 May 2015 10:45

Ad entries spark debate
Ad entries spark debate

Two ads entered into the 2015 Times Creative Ad Challenge have sparked debate for their daring, tongue-in-cheek nature...

21 May 2015 10:30

DFM announces selected African projects at Cannes
DFM announces selected African projects at Cannes

At the networking function held at the South Africa Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival on 19 May, the Durban FilmMart (DFM) announced its selection for the sixth DFM show in Durban on 17 to 20 July 2015...

21 May 2015 08:59

MTN South Africa struck down by strike action
MTN South Africa struck down by strike action

According to a report via EWN, Mobile service provider MTN revealed that its call and service centres as well as its distribution offices are currently being affected by the latest strike - which has essentially struck down the operator...

By Darryl Linington 21 May 2015 08:49

Govt to embark on digital migration awareness campaign
Govt to embark on digital migration awareness campaign

CAPE TOWN: Government will be embarking on a massive public awareness campaign on digital migration in the coming few weeks, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi...

21 May 2015 08:29

Naspers newspaper titles moving into 24.com makes sense
Naspers newspaper titles moving into 24.com makes sense

There has not been much media coverage outside of Naspers with regard to the decision to move all their newspaper titles onto the News24 and Netwerk24 platforms...

By Chris Moerdyk 20 May 2015 14:58

African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa
African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa

Negotiations around the establishment of a single free trade area, spanning across 26 nations known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area have been finalised, with the launch expected in May 2015...

20 May 2015 14:38

[Orchids & Onions] When the going gets tough, winners show that value and flair endure
[Orchids & Onions] When the going gets tough, winners show that value and flair endure

Retail advertising is sometimes regarded as the toilet bowl of the industry - it's not stylish, but everyone needs it...

By Brendan Seery 20 May 2015 14:00

[Behind the Selfie] with... Ndoni Khanyile
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This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Ndoni Khanyile, storyteller on stage, screen and print...

By Leigh Andrews 20 May 2015 14:00

The world changed at midnight - marketing, too
The world changed at midnight - marketing, too

The business of marketing is the business of spreading ideas. We may want to spread the idea that people should trust in us, to believe in us...

By Walter Pike 20 May 2015 14:00

Rolf Akermann
Marketers united!?

The briefing by SAARF last week was interesting, as it revealed how other western countries do industry research. But I left the meeting, yet again, with a heavy heart...

By Rolf Akermann 20 May 2015 13:24

SMEs go green according to latest survey
SMEs go green according to latest survey

Early findings of the SME Survey 2015 indicate the greening of the SME sector is surging ahead. The complete survey results are due out mid-year...

20 May 2015 13:15

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