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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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[Biz Online Insights] Importance of design

This week, our 'Biz Online Insights' section explores the South African online population's views on the importance of design...

4 hours ago

Big change needed in the agency world
Big change needed in the agency world

Advertising agencies thought process since their inception has to be to create the right message for a client. Then to locate and plan a media campaign to reach the target audience. This is great but the thinking needs to change...

By Gordon Barker 23 hours ago

[BizTrends 2016] The new agency talent directive
[BizTrends 2016] The new agency talent directive

An integration of skills and business-focussed execution is what Alistair Mokoena, Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, expects in 2016.

By Alistair Mokoena

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

On the last episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding focused on two events happening in Cape Town next week from 17 February 2016...

[BizTrends 2016] Producing content at the speed of culture
[BizTrends 2016] Producing content at the speed of culture

When one talks about trends it is important to look at who can deliver on them... how to implement these trends, says Pete Case, chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather South Africa...

By Pete Case

Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme
Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme

US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin...

Ravi Naidoo
[Design Indaba 2016]: Then and now, by design

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the phrase 'Design Indaba' is Ravi Naidoo, a man so enthused about using design to make the world a more beautiful, functional place that he positively buzzes with creative energy...

By Leigh Andrews

[BizTrends 2016] Age of analytics
[BizTrends 2016] Age of analytics

This is the age of analytics where data is a core brand value and if it moves, it needs to be measured, says Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa...

By Abey Mokgwatsane

Viacom, Snapchat global partnership
Viacom, Snapchat global partnership

Viacom and Snapchat announced a global partnership, anchored in both content production and advertising sales, which will bring two high profile channels to Snapchat Discover...

Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines
Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter revamped its timeline Wednesday, allowing the "best" tweets to rise to the top, despite warnings of a revolt from members loyal to the real-time flow of the messaging platform...

Creative campaign for Cannes Lions launches in print, films
Creative campaign for Cannes Lions launches in print, films

Cannes Lions has launched the creative campaign supporting the 63rd International Festival of Creativity taking place 18 - 25 June 2016...

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Inside look at venture capital - nine facts, eleven keys and five lies

The premise of a relatively new asset class, venture capital companies (VCCs) is that investors get tax benefits and strong returns. Clive Butkow, chief investment officer, recently launched Grotech...

New look for 10th SAFTAs
New look for 10th SAFTAs

For the 10th celebration of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), the event has a new logo and theme - 'Imagine'...

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Why Cell C is fighting for unregulated OTT services

Founded in 2001, seven years after its two biggest competitors, Cell C is still largely a new kid on the block. However, in its stand against the regulation of OTT services like Whatsapp, it has drawn a line...

By Stuart Lewis

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

Pixabay
Five simple Instagram marketing ideas

Instagram is all about pictures. Models, gourmet businesses and a few others have taken advantage of this visual-inspired social media platform to grow their brands...

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke

Why you need a social media professional
Why you need a social media professional

Concerning individual staff there is only so much an employer can do, but what happens when those individuals are in charge of your official social media channels..?

By Hugo Venter

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Do you want to be a trend forecaster?

It's actually pretty easy(ish), but shh, don't tell anyone...

By John Sanei

Wearables in the workplace
Wearables in the workplace

Wearable tech is a huge trend and everyone is talking about it, but have you thought of what it means for the workplace...

By Danette Breitenbach

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 11 February 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding takes a closer look at two events happening in Cape Town next week...

Calligraphers, neuroscientists, producers take the stage at Dubai Lynx
Calligraphers, neuroscientists, producers take the stage at Dubai Lynx

Amongst the international and regional industry superstars appearing at the 10th annual Dubai Lynx are new, emerging thinkers who will bring their different creative perspectives to the stage...

Afro-futuristic campaign for 100% Design South Africa 2016
Afro-futuristic campaign for 100% Design South Africa 2016

The eye-catching campaign for 100% Design South Africa 2016 is the result of a collaboration between the show and branding agency, Deep Design...

Workshop guide to achieving high levels of engagement on Facebook
Workshop guide to achieving high levels of engagement on Facebook

As Facebook limits the number of people that see each post to just a percentage of the total number of fans or people who like pages, savvy PR professionals and social-media mavens need to understand how to achieve the highest level...

adidas extends three-year brand plan with new film series
adidas extends three-year brand plan with new film series

adidas premiered a new series of films, kicking off the brand's Sport16 initiative, with 'I'm Here to Create', which brings to life authentic stories of female athletes who show the world the numerous ways in which they embrace creativity...

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

Building your profile in the business world
Building your profile in the business world

In this world, you ultimately receive exactly what your inward authentic self truly feels you deserve, no more and no less. Building your profile in business is very much about building your profile in life...

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Global crowdfunding portal launched to fund African entrepreneurs

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment...

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[Orchids & Onions] Lewis has it down pat, but minister should buckle up

Just because someone is a personality doesn't necessarily mean they will come across well in a TV commercial endorsing your brand...

By Brendan Seery

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Why personalising audiences increases profitability

By the end of 2016, global IP traffic will pass the zettabyte threshold, equating to more than 80 exabytes per month - nearly one billion gigabytes...

By Rivky Grauman

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