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Episode 105: The 2014 DMASA Assegai - Integrated Marketing Awards

Date: 12 Sep 2014
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Episode 104: Mike Wronski, Fred Roed and Oresti Patricios

Date: 5 Sep 2014
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Episode 103: IMC conference sponsor, Everlytic, talk POPI and email marketing

Date: 1 Sep 2014
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Citizen-centric government lies in the data
Citizen-centric government lies in the data

Governments - local, provincial and national - are swamped with information, making it a frustrating and onerous process for employees and citizens alike to access the right information.

17 Sep 2014 15:33

Teryl Schroenn
Marketing spend should support clearly defined goals

During difficult economic times, business managers often consider cutbacks in the marketing division because of the failure of this critical area of business to deliver easily measurable results...

By Teryl Schroenn 17 Sep 2014 15:16

Nescafé Red Mug Sessions launch at Orbit Bistro Braamfontein
Nescafé Red Mug Sessions launch at Orbit Bistro Braamfontein

To provide a platform to enable everyone to mingle, engage and network with like-minded people, bring ideas to life and start something, Nescafé will be hosting Nescafé Red Mug Sessions at the Orbit Bistro in Braamfontein from 12 October 2014.

17 Sep 2014 15:02

Minister Muthambi calls for MDDA's vacant posts to be filled
Minister Muthambi calls for MDDA's vacant posts to be filled

Pretoria - Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she will request the Board of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) to speed up the appointment of strategic positions within the agency...

17 Sep 2014 12:37

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 106: Spree partners with NEXT UK and Lauren Fleiser chats about Trutrepreneur
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 106: Spree partners with NEXT UK and Lauren Fleiser chats about Trutrepreneur

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow from 9am-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Louna Lohann and Lauren Fleiser...

17 Sep 2014 11:48

Interview with Tom Fels on Publicis MACHINE merger
Interview with Tom Fels on Publicis MACHINE merger

Publicis Groupe has made another South African acquisition by buying MACHINE, and merging it with Publicis Worldwide South Africa to launch Publicis Machine... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Sep 2014 11:00

ididthatad.com announces the Loeries predictions
ididthatad.com announces the Loeries predictions

The predictions have been made for this years Loeries Awards, taking place on 20-21 September 2014 at the CTICC in Cape Town.

17 Sep 2014 10:56

MTN bumps up its loan facilities
MTN bumps up its loan facilities

Major telecommunications company MTN has dramatically increased its borrowing ability‚ fuelling analysts' speculation that an acquisition may be on the cards.

By Samuel Mungadze 17 Sep 2014 10:37

Google's Connected Classrooms link global schools to SA history
Google's Connected Classrooms link global schools to SA history

Google has launched 'Connected Classrooms' aimed at exploring historic spots related to South Africa's 20 Years of Democracy...

17 Sep 2014 10:21

Lwandile Fikeni
The Loerie Awards: One long stick fight

For me, creativity has always been terrifying. The first time I came across something remotely creative was at my grand parents' home in the rural village of Nzungiseni in Mount Ayliff, Eastern Cape. I was four years old...

By Lwandile Fikeni 17 Sep 2014 09:44

Visual platforms, owned by competing giants of social media, grow fastest in SA
Visual platforms, owned by competing giants of social media, grow fastest in SA

South Africa's fastest rising social networks are visual platforms owned by competing giants of social media. Fuseware and World Wide Worx released these and other findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2015 study...

17 Sep 2014 08:57

Rolf Akermann
Is SA's positioning of "Inspiring New Ways" right?

As a proudly SA person, I am very concerned regarding the image of SA world wide. As a marketing strategist I am even more concerned...

By Rolf Akermann 17 Sep 2014 08:30

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week. As judging for the Loerie Awards 2014 takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see...

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

DTI to put R1m into helping black filmmakers
DTI to put R1m into helping black filmmakers

A new incentive has been launched to support emerging black filmmakers that will nurture them to take-up big productions that will assist in the creation of jobs.

17 Sep 2014 07:24

Lyndsey Moorhouse
Strategy, not technology, should drive how organisations approach training their employees

South African companies should not treat e-learning as a one-size-fits-all solution for training employees in new business systems and processes, but instead regard it as one tool of many for making their business strategies come to life...

By Lyndsey Moorhouse 17 Sep 2014 07:09

Marion Scher
What is the media's role in South Africa today?

Am I going to give you a quick answer? No. You see it depends on who you ask. If you ask the ANC they would simply tell you the role of the media is not to question...

By Marion Scher 17 Sep 2014 06:32

Kove Collection selects Greater Than
Kove Collection selects Greater Than

Kove Collection, a portfolio of unique and vibrant hospitality venues, has appointed Greater Than to manage their public relations and communications of the groups' hotels, bars and restaurants.

16 Sep 2014 17:13

Christopher Smith
The importance of content marketing

A recent study showed that the average consumer visits over 2,500 websites per year. The study showed that video and rich content such as graphics and images kept the user's attention...

By Christopher Smith 16 Sep 2014 14:50

Attracting employment through personal branding
Attracting employment through personal branding

You may have read a lot of articles online about how to stay relevant in the marketing industry, so this is my perspective, which I compiled for you based on personal observation and research.

By Mbongeleni Hlomuka 16 Sep 2014 13:41

Finalists announced for the Student, Digital and Ubuntu Loerie Awards 2014
Finalists announced for the Student, Digital and Ubuntu Loerie Awards 2014

Finalists for the Student; Digital and Ubuntu Award categories have been announced for the Loerie Awards 2014, taking place at the CTICC in Cape Town on 20-21 September...

16 Sep 2014 13:34

Moneyweb dumps Melrose Arch offices
Moneyweb dumps Melrose Arch offices

Moneyweb Holdings will move to cheaper offices as part of efforts to cut costs, the listed Caxton unit said while announcing a R2.6m loss for its year ended June.

By Nick Hedley 16 Sep 2014 13:22

Please let there be kittens...
Please let there be kittens...

My calendar highlights every year are firstly, Design Indaba and secondly, The Loerie Awards, which heralds summer, self-tan, highlights, fabulous shoes and great advertising of course...

By Louise Marsland 16 Sep 2014 13:05

Meet Loeries' judge Daniel Padiachy
Meet Loeries' judge Daniel Padiachy

Adding the Nando's twist, McDonald's South Africa Senior Marketing Director, Daniel Padiachy, will be one of the key judges on the 2014 Loerie Awards Judging Panel...

16 Sep 2014 11:36

Juanita Vorster
Making outsourced marketing work

Many businesses view marketing as a support function rather than part of core business activities. Although true in many instances, this view might jeopardise the success of marketing activities...

By Juanita Vorster 16 Sep 2014 11:23

Breathe Sunshine Engage with Greg Walsh
Breathe Sunshine Engage with Greg Walsh

With the Breathe Sunshine Engage music conference taking place in Joburg as a one-day event early next month, we got in contact with panellist and MD of specialist event production company G&G Productions, Greg Walsh, to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 16 Sep 2014 11:14

Facebook celebrates SA creativity with support of the Loeries 2014
Facebook celebrates SA creativity with support of the Loeries 2014

In line with its goals of promoting positive engagement between brands and consumers in high-growth markets and helping people in Africa to connect with each other, Facebook has a strategic partnership with the Loeries Creative Week 2014...

16 Sep 2014 10:28

Thamsanqa Malinga
C'mon now, what breaking news is this?

The "Breaking News" puller seems to be the one thing most online and social media reporters have taken to in the scrimmage for the highly sought after reader...

By Thamsanqa Malinga 16 Sep 2014 09:45

Nozibele Zondi
Looking back: 20 years of African language radio

I grew up in the Eastern Cape in the 80s, we used to listen to Radio Xhosa, (now called Umhlobo Wenene) and it was the only radio station we knew...

By Nozibele Zondi 16 Sep 2014 08:52

Next Photographer Award launched by D&AD, Getty Images
Next Photographer Award launched by D&AD, Getty Images

The Next Photographer Award launched yesterday, 15 September 2014, by D&AD, in partnership with Getty Images, to bridge the gap between the Professional and New Blood Awards...

16 Sep 2014 08:41

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