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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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© Lane Erickson –
AMPS is now officially dead

(Long live the Establishment Survey)...

By Chris Brewer 20 hours ago

© Vladimir Yudin –
Where is marketing research going?

The question is provoked by the weak economy, budget cuts and greater complexity...

By mike broom 1 day ago

©kantver via 123RF
New fund launched for SA mobile startups

Tech accelerator mLab Southern Africa and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) have launched a new fund aimed at assisting local mobile, sensor or wearable app startups in developing their concepts...

By Tom Jackson 49 minutes ago

© Werayut Banjongkaew
#AfricaMonth: SimbaPay increases single transfer amount

FinTech company, SimbaPay, has made it significantly easier for Africans living abroad to transfer large sums of money home.

18 hours ago

Hunting for consistent excellence

Last week, Jhb-based TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris was announced as top Individual Agency of the Year for all of 2015's award shows. Chief creative officer Peter Khoury explains their secret to consistent excellence...

By Leigh Andrews 19 hours ago

Image source © TheMediaOnline
MOST Awards in September, sponsor slots still open

The 8th annual MOST Award will be held on 13 September 2016 at the Wanderers Club in Illovo. Johannesburg...

19 hours ago

SA's Cannes Lions 2016 judging contingent: Emma Carpenter, Eoin Welsh, Fran Luckin, Jonathan Beggs, Jenny Glover, Marc Taback, Nathan Reddy, Suhana Gordhan, Rob McLennan
Nine South Africans selected as Cannes jurors

Of the 387 jurors selected for the Cannes Lions 2016, nine are South African and they will serve on the Design, Direct, Film, Media, Mobile, Print & Publishing, Promo & Activation, Outdoor and Radio juries...

19 hours ago

© Wayne Ruston –
DStv drops agency settlement discounts

DStv Media Sales has amended the settlement discount structure for media agencies that book advertising on DStv platforms in order to address any legal uncertainty regarding its compliance with the Competition Act, effective 1 May 2016...

20 hours ago

© Carolina K. Smith, M.D. –
With five-year delay, CIA 'live-tweets' bin Laden raid

The CIA marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting -- with a five-year delay -- the raid by US special forces on the Al-Qaeda founder's compound in Pakistan...

20 hours ago

© My Make OU –
Video surveys: The next big thing

Much has been said about the need to conduct consumer research on different devices, but what about completely switching up the format by choosing video over static ads? Here's why it works...

By Leigh Andrews 20 hours ago

© Tuula Rytila –
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps hit Windows 10

Fresh from reporting stellar earnings, Facebook rolled out applications tailored to Microsoft's latest operating system for the social network as well as its Messenger and Instagram services...

20 hours ago

© Convisum –
Media24 drops 16.5% agency commission

Effective 1 May 2016, Media24 has announced that its advertising rate cards will exclude the long established 16.5% early settlement discount or agency commission, following amendments to section 73A of the Competition Act, gazetted on Friday, 22 April 2016 and effective from 1 May 2016, which creates criminal sanctions for certain contraventions of the Act...

21 hours ago

© Dominic Chavez
#AfricaMonth: Botswana set to meet Aids viral suppression targets

Botswana appears to have achieved very high rates of HIV diagnosis, treatment, and viral suppression-much better than most Western nations, including the United States...

23 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa
#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa

The expansion of Van Schaik Bookstore into neighbouring countries dates back to 2006 when it opened its first store in Windhoek at the University of Namibia...

By Jessica Taylor 1 day ago

Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future
Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future

The future of news likely lies with mobile phones, data and drone journalism...

By Stephen Abbott Pugh 1 day ago

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality
Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality

Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...

By Pansy Tlakula 1 day ago

The Launch Factory team at the SAFTAs
#AfricaMonth: Hitting the buzzer for local TV format

'Local game show' doesn't necessarily mean endless reruns of Noot vir Noot. Launch Factory's GM: branded content Apollo Zake explains how Down for the Guap scooped a SAFTA after running for just one season, and the importance of creating African content...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

OOH measurement currency should bring even more growth
OOH measurement currency should bring even more growth

The launch of SA's first measurement currency for OOH advertising is just around the corner. What does this mean for the industry? Here's how the introduction of similar currencies has impacted other countries...

By Terry Murphy 29 Apr 2016

Mark Zuckerberg onstage at F8 2016. ©
Zuckerberg tightens grip as Facebook profit soars

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook has fielded a plan to tighten Mark Zuckerberg's grip on the helm as the booming social network reported stellar profit...

29 Apr 2016

Winners of 2016 TV Connect Industry Awards
Winners of 2016 TV Connect Industry Awards

LONDON. As part of TV Connect, the world's leading event in connected entertainment organised by Informa Telecoms & Media, which took place from 26 to 28 April 2016, the winners of the 2016 TV Connect Awards were announced...

29 Apr 2016

Overview of Facebook Q1 stats, highlights
Overview of Facebook Q1 stats, highlights

Facebook has announced its first quarter results. Below are some of the highlights and an overview...

29 Apr 2016

Sometimes you need to put your head in the clouds.
[Behind the Loeries] with... Suhana Gordhan

In addition to her role as creative director at FCB Africa, where she's the creative lead on Famous Brands' Wimpy and Coca-Cola South Africa, Suhana Gordhan is a member of the Loeries board...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Apr 2016

Healthcare advertising college competition winners
Healthcare advertising college competition winners

The Global Awards has announced the 2015 Young Globals Student Competition & Internship award winners in the only college/portfolio school competition for healthcare advertising.

29 Apr 2016

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is 30 billion pictures worth?

The entire ecosystem around visual technology has to evolve - not least of all in terms of storage and device processing power. And that's just a drop in the ocean of what's to come...

By Hitendra Naik 29 Apr 2016

One Show's Creative Week schedule released
One Show's Creative Week schedule released

The One Club has released the Creative Week schedule, taking place from 9-13 May 2016 in New York, and Ellie Kemper and Michael Ian Black will host The One Show. Creative Week partners include Pandora, Pinterest and American Printing Co...

29 Apr 2016

The boys are back in town at Decorex
The boys are back in town at Decorex

Sponsored by Natural Stone Warehouse, the all-new Top Man showcase at Decorex Cape Town, kicks off today, 29 April and runs until 2 May 2016, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

29 Apr 2016

Viginia Mlotshwa, 67 - a traditional designer at Kwa Mai Mai market in Johannesburg. Image source © Nhlanhla Phillips – The Star
The Star celebrates local workers

The Star newspaper's photography team has compiled a photo series to be featured in today's newspaper to commemorate Worker's Day ahead of the public holiday...

29 Apr 2016

© Dmitriy Shironosov –
Press release syndication

A grossly misunderstood phrase, 'syndication'...

By Marisa Louw 29 Apr 2016

© Buzzfuss –
Lessons from Lemonade for content marketers

Beyoncé broke the internet... AGAIN. What was her strategy? Visual content. What was the content? She told a story. A story that had people worldwide engaged and glued to their screens (TV, computer monitors and mobile devices). Every content marketer's dream...

By Tokiso Molefe 28 Apr 2016

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