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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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Date: 23 Feb 2015
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Date: 13 Feb 2015
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Sanlam to release 'One Rand man' to schools
Sanlam to release 'One Rand man' to schools

Launched on 26 February 2015, the 20-minute 'One Rand Man' documentary, will now be made available to schools, as well as financial advisers who want to educate their clients.

1 Mar 2015 09:02

Are SMEs maturing in their use of IT?
Are SMEs maturing in their use of IT?

Key questions in SME Survey 2015 are, 'how well are SMEs coping with technology and what mechanisms are they using?'...

28 Feb 2015 08:17

Gordon Barker
Retail sales video marketing creates incredible opportunities

As video evolves, there are incredible opportunities in leveraging that content as a communications tool to help guide the customer or buyer's journey through the entire business life-cycle...

By Gordon Barker 27 Feb 2015 15:30

Ian Henderson
Not love, but the right business model will bring us together

With all the successes of the Internet and globalisation, the dream was once for a global village of freely communicating, distance-trading world citizens...

By Ian Henderson 27 Feb 2015 15:22

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 124: A packed show about an event, a women's academy and research
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 124: A packed show about an event, a women's academy and research

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Koo Govender and Jaco Van Zyl...

27 Feb 2015 12:57

E-commerce - a way to share the market while protecting market share
E-commerce - a way to share the market while protecting market share

African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, which include querying prices of goods, and researching where one can purchase products or services...

27 Feb 2015 11:12

Digital agency demand increases, but SA needs to meet international best practice
Digital agency demand increases, but SA needs to meet international best practice

This year's inaugural IAB Digital Summit highlighted the rapid advances made by digital agencies in South Africa, but underlined that they need to conform more to international standards and industry best practices...

27 Feb 2015 08:55

Introducing the outside-in customer experience
Introducing the outside-in customer experience

If your idea of offering good customer experience is based on the 4-star rating you just received, you may be in for a surprise, says Qaalfa Dibeehi, Forrester Research's Customer Experience lead for the EMEA region...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2015 08:00

Martin Walshaw
Time to dump passwords for good?

It's conceivable that one day biometrics may replace passwords completely, across many different services...

By Martin Walshaw 27 Feb 2015 06:20

Publicis Groupe Epic Communications
Publicis Groupe Epic Communications

PARIS, FRANCE / JOHANNESBURG-CAPE TOWN, SA: Publicis Groupe has announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, one of SA's leading independent integrated strategic communications agencies...

26 Feb 2015 13:15

Facebook hits two million active advertisers
Facebook hits two million active advertisers

Facebook has announced that it has now reached more than two million active advertisers, up from 1.5 million roughly half a year ago and 1 million a year-and-a-half ago...

26 Feb 2015 08:53

Encouraging South Africans to enter Cannes Lions Health Awards
Encouraging South Africans to enter Cannes Lions Health Awards

Winning a Lions Health award is a prestigious honour and, with the global pharmaceuticals market worth US $300bn a year, it is one that South African creatives should be tapping into...

26 Feb 2015 08:29

Award winning business leader launched book on African leadership
Award winning business leader launched book on African leadership

The book, 'Rumble in the Jungle - Leadership from an African Perspective' was launched at the Gauteng Youth Safety Summit yesterday, 25 February 2015...

26 Feb 2015 08:23

[Design Indaba 2015] Design Indaba presents Refuse The Hour
[Design Indaba 2015] Design Indaba presents Refuse The Hour

Design Indaba presents William Kentridge's Refuse The Hour in February 2015, a collaboration with Philip Miller, Dada Masilo, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison...

26 Feb 2015 08:09

Six steps to enhance your customer loyalty programmes
Six steps to enhance your customer loyalty programmes

There's no denying the value offered by customer loyalty programmes, but what does it take to get it right? Lauren Barbour, lead consultant for customer strategy at Principa, explains...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2015 08:00

Southern Guild Design Foundation announces winners
Southern Guild Design Foundation announces winners

Last night, 25 February 2015, the Southern Guild Design Foundation announced the winners in six areas in the categories of 'Future Growth' and 'Recognition of Excellence'...

26 Feb 2015 07:59

Sid Peimer
Five beliefs about strategy execution that are just plain wrong

At the conclusion of strategy sessions we identify objectives and allocate responsibilities with timelines. It's all very clear. But...

By Sid Peimer 26 Feb 2015 06:17

Thabiso Dlamini
Customer service remains the pillar of your PR strategy

The role of public relations in an organisation remains an important aspect of its growth owing to the economic climate and technological developments we have witnessed...

By Thabiso Dlamini 26 Feb 2015 05:26

[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

heat magazine to close down
heat magazine to close down

Media24 have announced plans to close celebrity niche magazine heat. The company said this was in line with a clear plan to accelerate its digital-first strategy to best serve its digital audience...

25 Feb 2015 08:16

Secrets to improve your email marketing success rate
Secrets to improve your email marketing success rate

Colleen Backström, MD of Kaleidoscope response marketing, shares several simple ways to improve the success of your email marketing, no matter what industry you're targeting...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Feb 2015 08:00

Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands
Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands

The advances in technology, economic pressures and shifting cultural norms have resulted in consumers looking for cheaper goods and more convenient ways of accessing them...

25 Feb 2015 07:59

Metro FM Music Awards sees Simba roar and Amstel brew up a storm
Metro FM Music Awards sees Simba roar and Amstel brew up a storm

The success of the Metro FM Music Awards, which has become a significant highlight event on the local music calendar, has brought in exciting sponsors for the 14th Annual Metro FM Music Awards...

25 Feb 2015 07:52

[NewsMaker] Dylan McLean
[NewsMaker] Dylan McLean

Joe Public has appointed Dylan McLean as executive creative director and managing partner of their new Johannesburg-based digital offering, Connect Joe Public...

By Louise Marsland 25 Feb 2015 06:48

A new approach to increasing profit
A new approach to increasing profit

Conventional businesses over simplify their definition of profit as the difference between sales and expenses. With this approach, there are only three variables that can be manoeuvred or improved to influence profitability...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 24 Feb 2015 15:03

James White
How to create a landing page that converts

Whether you're trying to sell a new product or you want to convince customers to stick around and get to know your company and services better, there's a lot to consider when constructing the perfect landing page...

By James White 24 Feb 2015 14:54

[Behind the Selfie] with... Marcela Ospina
[Behind the Selfie] with... Marcela Ospina

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Marcela Ospina, business anthropologist of www.marcelaospina.com...

24 Feb 2015 14:00

Five reasons why explainer videos are the business
Five reasons why explainer videos are the business

Being able to describe and explain your complex product or service, with the additional support of sound and video, gives your consumers a better understanding of what you do...

By Jessica Hopley 24 Feb 2015 11:12

100% Design South Africa launches 2015 programme
100% Design South Africa launches 2015 programme

The show, 100% Design South Africa, which runs 6-10 August 2014 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, will afford Cape Town a preview, 100% Black at Decorex Cape Town...

24 Feb 2015 11:05

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