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Episode 123: Is Design on the 2015 business agenda with Life is Awesome.

Date: 23 Feb 2015
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Episode 122: The show not to miss: World Wide Web Foundation

Date: 13 Feb 2015
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Episode 121: The BookMarks 2015 and IAB Digital Summit with Josephine Buys

Date: 6 Feb 2015
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[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 124: The IMC Conference Durban
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 26 February 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Koo Govender and Jaco Van Zyl...

25 Feb 2015 14:08

NOTXCS project coming to Design Indaba
NOTXCS project coming to Design Indaba

Get a front row ticket to preview the NOT X Chris Saunders project, coming to the Design Indaba Festival from 25-27 February at the CTFC lounge...

Issued by Wunderbrand 25 Feb 2015 11:40

Kiosks for all occasions - Right Stuff
Kiosks for all occasions

The multitude of branded point-of-sale kiosks and counters available can be overwhelming, but the freedom of choice is also liberating...

Issued by Right Stuff 24 Feb 2015 13:38

Attract the customers you deserve - 3D Deco
Attract the customers you deserve

If you have been to an exhibition you will know that the most popular stand size is... 3x3xm. It is also the smallest and thus the cheapest. The thing is... Is it worth it to have a stand that blends in with everyone else's?...

Issued by 3D Deco 24 Feb 2015 12:31

Bizcommunity congratulates RYSMI graduates
Bizcommunity congratulates RYSMI graduates

On Friday, 20 February 2015, industry guests were invited to view the fruits of the R&Y Springboard Marketing Institute (RYSMI)...

By Terry Levin 23 Feb 2015 08:59

Andrea Meltzer
A brand new love

If you're in branding or something related, you may have thought of how to capitalise on the month of love (share a Coke with... love?) or how to make people fall in love with your brand....

By Andrea Meltzer, Issued by Brand Union 22 Feb 2015 14:32

SoccerZone back on SABC
SoccerZone back on SABC

Revitalised SoccerZone, the action-packed review show of live soccer matches, is back on SABC1 on Mondays live, at 9pm and repeats on Tuesdays at noon...

21 Feb 2015 09:18

[TrendTalk] Content is key to 'winning' Twitter
[TrendTalk] Content is key to 'winning' Twitter

We know from a personal perspective that to get more followers on social media we have to be active daily, post cool stuff, be authentic and be engaged. But is it the same for brands?...

By Louise Marsland 20 Feb 2015 10:38

Join the Oakley's "One Obsession" campaign
Join the Oakley's "One Obsession" campaign

Launched on 17 February and running throughout the year, Oakley's One Obsession campaign invites people to live out their passions...

19 Feb 2015 14:24

Novus Holdings to list on JSE
Novus Holdings to list on JSE

Printing and manufacturing Paarl Media Group has announced its intention to list on the JSE in March 2015, under its new name, Novus Holdings. Its subsidiaries Paarl Media, Correll Tissue and Paarl Labels will retain their names...

19 Feb 2015 11:10

Chris Moerdyk
Brands, cats and the ANC all have nine lives

I was asked to comment by a few business newspapers last week about the impact on the Ocean Basket restaurant brand following a complaint that it sold some dishes using freshwater fish...

By Chris Moerdyk 19 Feb 2015 06:51

Gary van Zyl
Where have all the good logos gone?

Over my career, I've witnessed the agency or designer presenting a logo that 'looks nice', but when dissecting the logo into its fundamental building blocks, you find that there's not much substance to it...

By Gary van Zyl 17 Feb 2015 14:22

Four keys to cost-effective and captivating marketing and branding - Forever Friday
Four keys to cost-effective and captivating marketing and branding

After reading many articles in January, listening to the uproar about communication and marketing companies with their outrageous billing methods and fees, one would wonder if marketing can be cost-effective and captivate simultaneously?...

By JJ van Niekerk, Issued by Forever Friday 12 Feb 2015 12:58

Hg80 appointed as lead agency for Panasonic South Africa - Hg80
Hg80 appointed as lead agency for Panasonic South Africa

After Daiko Japan, the global agency for Panasonic, approached a number of carefully selected independent agencies at the end of last year, Hg80 was tasked to re-establish Panasonic's brand presence in South Africa...

Issued by Hg80 12 Feb 2015 10:05

The packaging problem
The packaging problem

It's pretty difficult to read my pieces and not notice that I'm an activist at heart... I was born a rebel without a cause actually, and have simply found causes to champion along the way...

By Chemory Gunko 12 Feb 2015 07:06

Calling Africa's top bloggers
Calling Africa's top bloggers

Following its successful launch last year, the 2015 African Blogger Awards, the only pan-African event that measures online and social influencers reach, is now open for entries to all African bloggers...

10 Feb 2015 09:15

Dressed for success
Dressed for success

With the festive season having come and gone, many manufacturers, retailers and young entrepreneurs are still probably pondering how they could have sold more of their goods to the savvy Christmas-consumer...

By Paul Muscat and Dean Bellingan 10 Feb 2015 09:13

Aimee Dyamond
Why brands need to surrender control (at least partially)

People need to be in control. Customers need to be in control. Users need to be in control. The desire for orientation and control is a basic human need...

By Aimee Dyamond 6 Feb 2015 15:04

Gareth Pon is Samsung Electronics 2015 Digital Imaging brand ambassador
Gareth Pon is Samsung Electronics 2015 Digital Imaging brand ambassador

Gareth Pon, who has amassed a following of more than 200,000 followers on Instagram, the global photo-sharing app, joins Samsung Electronics as its 2015 Digital Imaging brand ambassador for the Samsung NX range...

6 Feb 2015 14:10

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 121: The Bookmarks 2015 and IAB Digital Summit with Josephine Buys
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 121: The Bookmarks 2015 and IAB Digital Summit with Josephine Buys

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Josephine Buys and John Dixon on The Bookmarks and IAB Digital Summit 2015...

6 Feb 2015 11:31

Eleven renowned speakers lined up for IAB Digital Summit
Eleven renowned speakers lined up for IAB Digital Summit

The IAB Digital Summit, in association with BBC.com and Bookmark Awards, taking place on 19 February 2015, has announced the speaker line-up of international and local thought leaders...

6 Feb 2015 08:30

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 121: The Bookmarks 2015 and IAB Digital Summit with Josephine Buys
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 121: The Bookmarks 2015 and IAB Digital Summit with Josephine Buys

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 5 February 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Josephine Buys and John Dixon...

4 Feb 2015 11:25

[Loeries 2015] King James II says 'yes' to a Durban sea of 'no'
[Loeries 2015] King James II says 'yes' to a Durban sea of 'no'

Rob Mc Lennan of King James II is a busy man, but I pinned him down for a quick, exclusive chat on this year's Loeries campaign - Durban, you've been warned...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Feb 2015 08:00

Garren Coetzee
Look at the legs on that strategy

The term "strategy" in day-to-day advertising, is thrown around as loosely as "booty" is in modern day hip-hop. And even though both are constantly being referred to, no one can truly pinpoint what a good one looks like...

By Garren Coetzee 29 Jan 2015 14:05

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 120: Melissa Attree on Brands vs Publishers
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 120: Melissa Attree on Brands vs Publishers

In the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Melissa Attree and Candice Winterboer...

29 Jan 2015 13:50

[NewsMaker] Laurian Ovens
[NewsMaker] Laurian Ovens

Well-loved South African brand, Peppadew, has launched a range of product innovation in the past year. Peppadew brand manager, Laurian Ovens, talks about the brand's move from pickles-only into other food categories...

By Louise Marsland 28 Jan 2015 14:15

Chris Midgley
Changing the mindset of cost-cutting to value adding

As clients continue to brief agencies to "cut costs and work within smaller budgets" (often coupled with greater demands in terms of return on investment), it's not necessarily because clients want value for their money...

By Chris Midgley, Issued by Blast Brand Catalysts 28 Jan 2015 12:34

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 120: Melissa Attree chats Brands vs Publishers
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 120: Melissa Attree chats Brands vs Publishers

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 29 January 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Melissa Attree and Candice Winterboer...

28 Jan 2015 11:38

AVE and the consumers turning against you - how do you measure the 'damage'?
AVE and the consumers turning against you - how do you measure the 'damage'?

South African consumers, business people and politicians are standing in disbelief as two major South African business brands count the costs of underestimating the plight of the consumer last year...

27 Jan 2015 15:10

Albert van Jaarsveld
Innovation, a catalyst for development

WEF is uniquely placed to offer South Africa a chance to position itself and communicate its value proposition to international decision makers...

By Albert van Jaarsveld 27 Jan 2015 13:53

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