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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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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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Chris Moerdyk
SA media group buys Irish and Australian newspapers

Sekunjalo Media, owners of South Africa's Independent News and Media, has purchased a majority shareholding in its former holding company, Independent News and Media in Ireland...

By Chris Moerdyk 1 Apr 2015 07:36

Avoid the April time crunch
Avoid the April time crunch

Easter is just around the corner, so businesses of all sizes and from all sectors should be preparing to meet another business slowdown head-on...

By Louise Robinson 31 Mar 2015 14:08

[Orchids & Onions] Justify it with real figures for it all to add up
[Orchids & Onions] Justify it with real figures for it all to add up

I often get breathlessly excited news releases from digital agencies puffing out their chests about some clever campaign. What is often absent from these announcements is figures...

By Brendan Seery 31 Mar 2015 14:00

The PR basics of getting your press event just right
The PR basics of getting your press event just right

If you're part of the local media industry, chances are you've attended a press event or ten in your time. Ever wondered what it takes to make one work? Rosemary Hare of Rosehare Public Relations shares what went into the recent Stenströms-House of Monatic press event...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Mar 2015 14:00

Taco Kuiper Award winners announced
Taco Kuiper Award winners announced

Sipho Masondo and Paddy Harper, of City Press, have won the ninth Taco Kuiper Award for outstanding investigative journalism by South African media and R200,000 in prize money...

31 Mar 2015 13:21

'Lokal' newswire launches with Ole! Media Group
'Lokal' newswire launches with Ole! Media Group

Another newswire service has launched in South Africa. SA-Lokal News Network will be run by the Association of Independent Publishers in collaboration with The Ole! Media Group (OMG)...

31 Mar 2015 08:01

Bringing quality manufacturing home with HOM
Bringing quality manufacturing home with HOM

Does the phrase, "Shirts made in Salt River, Cape Town will be worn in New York," sound a little ambitious? It shouldn't, as the recent House of Monatic-Stenströms partnership means good things for the local manufacturing industry...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Mar 2015 08:00

The digital era, the driving force behind customer-everything
The digital era, the driving force behind customer-everything

The brand-centric approach of yesterday is quickly being replaced by customer-driven everything...

By Nir Tenzer 31 Mar 2015 08:00

Trevor Noah takes over 'The Daily Show'
Trevor Noah takes over 'The Daily Show'

NEWSWATCH: Top SA stand-up comedian Trevor Noah is taking over as host of 'The Daily Show', reports Mail & Guardian... (Video)

31 Mar 2015 06:40

SA author gets the Booker nod
SA author gets the Booker nod

Author and poet Marlene van Niekerk's "uncompromising look" at poor Afrikaans communities has netted her a place in the finals of the Man Booker International Prize...

30 Mar 2015 15:24

Richard Firth
Harnessing workflow and mobility

The need for connectivity, anywhere and at any time, has driven the need for organisations of all sizes to look for ways to automate business processes and ensure seamless and measured communication...

By Richard Firth 30 Mar 2015 14:20

Webinar covers contextual marketing
Webinar covers contextual marketing

Brian Solis of Altimeter Group and StrongView's Dave Frankland will share why contextual marketing is more than a buzzword - it's the next big thing for digital marketers...

30 Mar 2015 14:12

The case for the IAB PwC SA internet ad revenue report
The case for the IAB PwC SA internet ad revenue report

Wondering why there's a need for a new internet ad revenue report if one already exists? Read on for a handful of reasons...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Mar 2015 14:00

Do we measure up?
Do we measure up?

The debate around the effectiveness of AVE for PR practitioners is nothing new...

By Jaco Pienaar 30 Mar 2015 13:50

Why global retail success means going very local
Why global retail success means going very local

It's now possible to build a personal connection with each shopper rather than compete for their wallets based purely on price. But, the real challenge is how to establish a personal connection with foreign audiences...

By Françoise Henderson 30 Mar 2015 11:28

SABC News to scrap bulletins in Afrikaans, vernacular languages?
SABC News to scrap bulletins in Afrikaans, vernacular languages?

NEWSWATCH: SABC News is reported to be doing away with bulletins in Afrikaans and other vernacular languages, reports Thinus Ferreira, in Channel24...

30 Mar 2015 10:13

How much is an idea worth?
How much is an idea worth?

Charlie Piccirillo is reputed to have been sitting around his Madison Avenue office one day in New York, when the announcement came through that petrol prices were being significantly increased...

By Chris Brewer 30 Mar 2015 08:50

Gojimo goes global, first UK, then US, now SA
Gojimo goes global, first UK, then US, now SA

George Burgess, titled one of Britain's six most exciting young entrepreneurs by Forbes and called "one to watch on London's tech startup scene" by the London Evening Standard, is launching a revolutionary education app in South Africa on 2 April...

30 Mar 2015 07:00

Three 2015 cultural themes and their effect on brands
Three 2015 cultural themes and their effect on brands

From its research, strategic marketing consultancy, Added Value, is describing 2015 as 'The Year of Enrichment' and details how three of the six cultural themes have led to this description and how they influence brands...

29 Mar 2015 11:44

Revealing your brand's shape in social media
Revealing your brand's shape in social media

A newly launched Social Media Network Optimisation (SMNO) tool provides insights into the quality of the conversations within a brand's social media network...

29 Mar 2015 08:25

The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets
The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets

WASHINGTON DC, US: The B2B market is different in fundamental ways from the B2C sector. This article discusses the eight key criteria that distinguish B2B markets with implications that directly affect market research...

By Priority Metrics Group, via Ashlan Bonnell 28 Mar 2015 12:21

Sanef challenges Film and Publications Board on prior classification of all digital content
Sanef challenges Film and Publications Board on prior classification of all digital content

The SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) notes that the Film and Publications Board (FPB), has produced a draft code on regulating digital content for discussion and comments by the public...

28 Mar 2015 09:17

Enterprise mobile apps need to be as simple, functional and beautiful as consumer apps
Enterprise mobile apps need to be as simple, functional and beautiful as consumer apps

Companies that want to drive the best results from mobilising their business processes need to give their employees access to apps that are as simple, attractive, integrated and rich as the consumer mobile apps they use every day...

27 Mar 2015 15:10

James White
Publicity stunts for marketing

There's an old saying that suggests there's no such thing as bad publicity for companies. While there's a grain of truth in the adage, it's always preferable to get good publicity...

By James White 27 Mar 2015 14:53

Nafisa Akabor
The top five on-the-go admin apps

Working in a corporate environment means being productive on-the-go. Whether a meeting, brainstorm, or ticking off tasks from a to-do list, you'd do well to make use of productivity tools available for your device...

By Nafisa Akabor 27 Mar 2015 14:31

[Loeries 2015] Extra extra, read all about how the Loeries are rejuvenating Durban
[Loeries 2015] Extra extra, read all about how the Loeries are rejuvenating Durban

A Bizcommunity journalist was embedded with the Loeries' team to get a sense of what Durban can expect from the Loeries this August, and what the Loeries hopes to get out of Durban...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Mar 2015 14:00

Gordon Geldenhuys
To be successful in social media, brands must look from the customers' perspective

Over the past decade, the consumer landscape has shifted as customers have become more empowered to find and share information about the brands they interact with every day.

By Gordon Geldenhuys 27 Mar 2015 13:50

Gordon Cook
Let us encourage brand activism

How decent, healthy and authentic are our brands? Are we sufficiently activistic about those which are dishonest or even harmful?...

By Gordon Cook 27 Mar 2015 13:34

[TrendTalk] Would your consumers eat bugs?
[TrendTalk] Would your consumers eat bugs?

Savvy marketers know just how to tug on consumers' heartstrings to build brand loyalty to effect sales. But you need to alsi know how to leverage their guilt, grab the attention of the new hipsters, and work with bacteria and bugs...

By Louise Marsland 27 Mar 2015 12:41

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