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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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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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PR-Net: Benefitting from shrinking news rooms

Beeld's News Editor, Virginia Keppler, will talk to PR-Net about what constitutes print-ready copy from her perspective, taking place on 8 May.

21 Apr 2014 12:23

Amstel renews sponsorship of SAMA, offers VIP tickets

Following its successful partnership last year with the South African Music Awards, Amstel will once again be honouring the legends and bringing timeless moments to music fans across South Africa.

21 Apr 2014 10:03

Nominations open for Gauteng BWASA awards

The Regional Business Achiever Awards of the Business Woman's Association of South Africa (BWASA) have opened for entries for Gauteng.

20 Apr 2014 10:56

Mxit is not dead

The bulk of Mxit's user base has always been people using feature phones. Now it's upped the ante by introducing smarter, prettier features.

By Cari Van Wyk 19 Apr 2014 10:41

Five social media tips to maximise your brand's online presence

Your approach to social media channels is crucial, and should be constantly monitored and tweaked according to your market's response. If you're looking for some fail-safe social media tips, you've come to the right place.

By Gareth Slaven 19 Apr 2014 08:19

Food & Home Entertaining launches app for Top 10 Bakes 2014

Food & Home Entertaining has launched a free app for Top 10 Bakes 2014, available from the iTunes or Google Play Store accounts, reportedly the first in South Africa.

18 Apr 2014 12:13

Expanding the customer funnel to increase conversions

In the first part of this column, I outlined how you can put in place an advanced infrastructure to track and report on the customer's journey across your organisation's digital touchpoints.

By Johan Walters 18 Apr 2014 07:39

Mark Tomlinson joins Cannes' judges

Mark Tomlinson, co-founder of Hellocomputer, has been selected as the judge for the Mobile jury at the Cannes Lions international festival, which takes place from 15-21 June 2014.

17 Apr 2014 12:42

Broadcaster lifts ban on DA adverts

The SABC has cleverly averted a potentially embarrassing verdict over the decision to ban several DA election adverts by agreeing to flight them, pending an indefinite postponement.

17 Apr 2014 11:40

Global consumer confidence rises, but consumers more critical

TGI offers a bi-annual global data release in February and in September, offering single source market research with a sample of 15,000 consumers.

17 Apr 2014 10:37

How a spokesman can transform your conference

If you are in charge of planning an important corporate conference, you want to make sure that your company shines in all its glory. Whether the event lasts for just several hours, a standard business day, or spans several days, you want it to go smoothly.

By Peter Davidson 17 Apr 2014 10:06

AfintaPart donates R200,000 in car seats

Leading Midas-owned truck parts distributor, AfintaPart, has donated 150 booster car seats to the Wheel Well store, a road safety NPO, in Brightwater Commons Shopping Centre, Randburg. The donation is equal to R200,000.

17 Apr 2014 09:48

SA launches Charter on Children's Literacy Rights on World Book Day

Nal'ibali is launching a Charter on Children's Literacy Rights on World Book Day, Wednesday April 23, 2014.

17 Apr 2014 09:19

Websites are shrinking

In Bizcommunity's [2014 trends] report, Anton Krugel names the first trend as "Less is more"...

By Zimaseka Njomi 17 Apr 2014 08:58

South African Elections Hub launched online

Google has launched an online portal where voters, journalists and campaigners can easily track all the latest news, trends and information related to the 2014 elections.

17 Apr 2014 08:26

Max Gebhardt wins Citi Journalistic Excellence Award

The 2013 Citi Journalistic Excellence Awards, open to all financial business and freelance journalists from across South Africa, has been won by Max Gebhardt, a former senior associate editor at Business Day.

17 Apr 2014 08:11

Creating shopping centres for consumers

A shopping centre is more than just bricks and mortar; it is a reflection of the evolution of consumers. Therefore, how a shopping centre's design reflects the values of its consumers plays an important role in its success.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Apr 2014 07:58

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

DA: 1 SABC: 0

NEWSWATCH: The DA wins 'Ayisafani' TV advert battle, Hlaudi Motsoeneng et al have been told to back off by senior journalists, and the corporation's political bias will backfire. (Video)

17 Apr 2014 07:29

The future is smart, and it's here

Government service delivery is once again in the headlines, with ongoing protests in some areas highlighting the desperation of those living in poorer areas for access to improved services.

By Gerald Naidoo 17 Apr 2014 06:09

Fast food, democracy and the power of marketing

There is a place in South Africa that is truly democratic. Young, old, black, white, rich, poor, rural and urban all congregate around it at least one Friday night a month. It is a choice they willingly and happily make, despite long queues.

By Amanda Sevasti 16 Apr 2014 14:28

Knack or technique: Honing your sales skills

Selling can be a wonderful and rewarding profession if it's conducted ethically, professionally and with integrity and many successful businesses today rely one hundred percent on having a proficient sales team.

By Grant Newton 16 Apr 2014 13:40

On The Spot challenge winners

Over the past four weeks, 10 of South Africa's creative advertising agencies have been put to the test in a gruelling radio advertising challenge, judged by a heavyweight panel of South African marketing and media professionals.

16 Apr 2014 11:27

SME workshop on PR

To help business owners market their products and services, Ohana Public Relations Services is presenting a half-day introductory workshop on effectively managing your business on a shoestring budget.

16 Apr 2014 10:47

Emerging retail patterns in Africa

GfK, one of the world's largest research companies delving into the marketing trends around the way people live, think and shop, has released its research conducted in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

16 Apr 2014 10:40

SABC DA ad ban: The battle continues

NEWSWATCH: The SABC's banning of a DA advert infringes freedom of expressions says the DA, reports Times Live, and the SABC has defended its ban, reports iafrica.com. The hearing was adjourned last night and resumes today at 6pm, reports news24.com.

16 Apr 2014 10:32

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 17 April from 9am-10am as we chat to DK Badenhorst from Y&R Cape Town and directors of MaxAxion, Daniel Courtenay and Nicolle Harding. [twitterfall]

16 Apr 2014 09:53

Cricket coverage canned

NEW DELHI, INDIA: AFP has issued a coverage advisory for the Indian Premier League after the BCCI failed to lift restrictions on picture agencies.

16 Apr 2014 09:36

App maps creative industry in Cape Town

A free mobile app to map Cape Town's creativity has been launched by Creative Cape Town, a programme of the Cape Town Partnership, as part of nine official World Design Capital 2014 projects.

16 Apr 2014 08:59

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