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Episode 138: Isilumko Activate and Agency Focus with 20Across looking at Influencer marketing.

Date: 2 Jul 2015
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Sunday Times launches property section 'Neighbourhood'
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Meet the Marketers - a new speed dating programme
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The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) is introducing a new programme called 'Meet the Marketers' where marketers can find each other, work together, and get the best out of their partnerships...

3 Jul 2015 14:39

Radio conference a platform to exchange ideas
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Deputy Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says the Radio Days Africa conference, which is currently taking place in Johannesburg, provides a useful platform to exchange ideas, information and experiences about the issues facing radio.

3 Jul 2015 14:22

Following through on your start-up dream...
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Tips for business success when you're starting out: Be careful of falling too in love with you product, don't confuse hustle with bullsh*tting, and prepare for the 'ready fire aim' approach...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jul 2015 14:00

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By Danette Breitenbach 3 Jul 2015 13:56

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Hundreds of young people may continue to enrol in journalism and communications courses at universities and colleges, but job prospects in that industry are dimming...

By Marie Rocher 3 Jul 2015 13:25

Start-up Grind hosts Andre De Wet
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Andre De Wet, CEO of PriceCheck.co.za, sold his first business at the tender age of 27 years old and lost everything by 28. In 2013 his mobile app was voted as top international mobile app of the year...

3 Jul 2015 12:36

SABC to tell truth 'with balanced perspective' - CEO
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New SABC chief executive officer Frans Matlala said the public broadcaster going forward will tell the truth but will also be "balancing the perspective"...

By Thinus Ferreira 3 Jul 2015 12:05

All South Africans are living better than before
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South Africans have a better lifestyle than what they had 10 years ago! Media reports fuelling the general sympathy does not even mention this fact, which should be the basis of all business strategies...

By Erik du Plessis and Neil Higgs 3 Jul 2015 12:00

The Loeries Communication Design judging panel has been announced!
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Ji Lee, Creative Director of Facebook Creative Shop in New York heads up the jury as chairman, with the rest of the panel comprising nine big local names...

3 Jul 2015 11:41

DTT switch off date announced when all system are in place
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Government will announce the date to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting signals once all systems are in place, including the five million free Set Top Boxes (STBs) to poor households, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 3 Jul 2015 10:22

South African films to feature at ZIFF
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The Zanzibar International Film Festival will host a series of events focused on South Africa that will include a range of South African guests including actress Leleti Khumalo...

3 Jul 2015 09:20

Creative Circle's Cannes 2015 individual and group agency results are out!
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The Official Creative Circle Cannes Results 2015 are out...

3 Jul 2015 08:55

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When an industry event's held after hours, and fully booked within a week of receiving the invitation, you know it's a topic people are really interested in. That's exactly what happened with the recent Meltwater 'Outside Insights' launch event...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jul 2015 06:00

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Even among South Africa's most progressive brands, digital media and marketing have not yet taken the leading role they should in boardroom conversations...

By Natalie Bruyns 3 Jul 2015 05:49

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 138: Isilumko Activate and agency focus with 20Across
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 138: Isilumko Activate and agency focus with 20Across

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Lauren Durant and Fabrizia Degli Esposti...

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In securing the Above the Line (ATL) business of a client in Africa, and a major local client, Switch has a launched itself squarely into the advertising space...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jul 2015 14:18

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We all want a greener, more sustainable world, yet the process of going green still seems to instil fear in some people. Good designers, on the other hand, embrace the move towards sustainability. Not only does green thinking lead to creativity and innovation, ultimately it's good for business, which to us means happy clients...

By Sam Bainbridge 2 Jul 2015 14:00

Crisis communications in a digital era
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Communication is critical to ensure that a crisis is managed effectively and contained, and that the company's reputation is protected throughout. Especially in an era of social media, where the public has many options at their disposal to either rate or slate a brand...

By Janine Hills 2 Jul 2015 14:00

Opening up the tender process and other start-up help, just a click away
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OpenTenders is a South African business-to-business social network. It's also determined to assist South Africa achieve its 2030 National Development Plan goals and create millions of jobs - not as pie-in-the-sky as it seems...

By leigh andrews 2 Jul 2015 14:00

Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories
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Jonathan Deeb, Executive Creative Director of FCB Johannesburg, spoke to our Cannes Lions media correspondent, Ann Nurock, on his experience of being part of this year's Press Jury...

By Ann Nurock 2 Jul 2015 07:57

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In a world where the smartphone is becoming ever more dominant, the app store is becoming key to success for an e-commerce business, according to Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk...

By Matthew le Cordeur 1 Jul 2015 14:52

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Since the trail-blazing millennials and too-cool-for-Facebook hipsters started the migration to Instagram five years ago, we've seen a visual content explosion...

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By Leigh Andrews 1 Jul 2015 14:00

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One for the books - the SA Book Fair 2015
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Taking place in Johannesburg from 31 July to 2 August, over 100 authors, writers, poets, publishers and playwrights will be sharing their experience, talents and knowledge in a three-day book-inspired escapade at the SA Book Fair 2015...

1 Jul 2015 13:55

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Ideas are truly the most beautiful things. They have such power and at the same time they are completely fragile...

By Damon Stapleton 1 Jul 2015 12:00

[NewsMaker] Michelle Vahl
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Michelle Vahl has been appointed NAB Sales Manager (Johannesburg). She oversees a team of 13 sales people across both NAB and Habari Media...

By Louise Marsland 1 Jul 2015 11:26

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 138: Isilumko Activate and agency focus with 20Across
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 138: Isilumko Activate and agency focus with 20Across

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, 2 July 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Lauren Durant and Fabrizia Degli Esposti...

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