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Episode 183: The rapid evolution of Customer Experience Management and the CEM Africa Summit.

Date: 28 Jul 2016
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SOUTH AFRICA

Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon
Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon

Yahoo agreed to sell its core assets to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as an independent company...

25 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Facebook Messenger hits one billion users
Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said on Wednesday the number of users of its Messenger application had topped one billion, a key milestone as it seeks to expand the platform to new services...

22 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Twitter eases process for verified accounts
Twitter eases process for verified accounts

WASHINGTON: Twitter said on Tuesday it was streamlining the process for creating verified accounts, a move likely to boost the number of users with a "blue badge" icon...

21 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

New social media tools empower citizen journalism
New social media tools empower citizen journalism

It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before...

19 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Messaging app Line rockets 40% in opening US trade
Messaging app Line rockets 40% in opening US trade

Shares in the messaging app Line, a hit in Asia, surged 40 percent in opening trade in New York on Thursday in a market hungry for the newest technology IPO...

15 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Survey reveals executive thoughts on digital transformation
Survey reveals executive thoughts on digital transformation

IFS's Digital Transformation Survey has unveiled how senior decision makers in 20+ countries view the need for digital transformation...

13 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile news surges, newspapers fall further: US poll
Mobile news surges, newspapers fall further: US poll

WASHINGTON: Americans are increasingly turning to their mobile devices for news, with print newspapers losing more ground, a poll showed Thursday...

8 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

World's Best Financial Advertising awards opens for entries
World's Best Financial Advertising awards opens for entries

The Midas Awards for the World's Best Financial Advertising has opened for entries. The Midas Awards is the only awards show to recognise excellence in financial marketing and advertising...

7 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Vice Media acquires majority stake in Garage magazine
Vice Media acquires majority stake in Garage magazine

SAN FRANCISCO: Vice Media on Tuesday announced that it has bought a controlling interest in Garage magazine, a twice-annual publication founded by the wife of a Russian billionaire.

6 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

BlackBerry kills off its classic smartphone
BlackBerry kills off its classic smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO: BlackBerry on Tuesday said that it is killing off its Classic smartphone with a physical keyboard as part of an effort to modernize its lineup...

6 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

WPP invests in hip-hop media company
WPP invests in hip-hop media company

Through WPP Ventures, based in Silicon Valley, WPP is making a strategic investment in All Def Digital (ADD), a US digital media company founded by hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, in 2013...

1 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Five ways to market your small business on a shoestring budget
Five ways to market your small business on a shoestring budget

Marketing is crucial for your small business, and it is that one thing that makes your business stand out from the crowd. Many entrepreneurs have to struggle when it comes to raising the advertising funds...

By Hicks Crawford 30 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Hicks Crawford
Top three strategies to communicate your brand voice to customers and employees

In today's complex and ever-changing global economy, simply having a brand isn't enough; your brand has to be an experience...

By Hicks Crawford 23 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Digital is not rescuing troubled US newspapers
Digital is not rescuing troubled US newspapers

WASHINGTON: The grim news for newspapers: digital is doing little to rescue them from their deepening woes...

17 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Gannett maintains offer for LA Times owner
Gannett maintains offer for LA Times owner

WASHINGTON: USA Today publisher Gannett said on Tuesday it would maintain its $864m offer for newspaper rival Tribune Publishing, saying a tie-up would be good for both companies...

8 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Four secrets to live streaming success
Four secrets to live streaming success

People are ditching cable every day, but they still want to watch live TV. Here are the secrets to live streaming TV that is better than cable...

By Peter Davidson 7 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

First round of jury members selected for D&AD Impact
First round of jury members selected for D&AD Impact

Executives from Droga5, Getty Images, IDEO, Squarespace, Unilever and Warby Parker have been selected as D&AD Impact jury presidents, along with the judges who will play an integral role in this distinctive, new global award show...

6 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Twitter moves to curb nastiness at Periscope
Twitter moves to curb nastiness at Periscope

Twitter on Tuesday moved to further stifle abusive commentary at its live video streaming application Periscope...

2 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Facebook extends lead as news gateway: study
Facebook extends lead as news gateway: study

WASHINGTON: Facebook has become an important news source for close to half of American adults, a study showed on Thursday amid increased scrutiny over the social network's gateway role...

30 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat snaps up new funding
Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat snaps up new funding

Snapchat, the fast-growing application known for its disappearing messages, disclosed Thursday it has raised more than $1.8bn in new funding...

27 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Tribune Publishing rejects boosted Gannett bid
Tribune Publishing rejects boosted Gannett bid

Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing on Monday rejected a sweetened takeover offer from newspaper rival Gannett but left the door open to discussions on a potential tie-up...

24 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Torch Award presented by Jillian Mercado
Torch Award presented by Jillian Mercado

The winning team of the New York Festivals Torch Awards received its award from IMG model and fashion blogger, Jillian Mercado on 19 May 2016...

19 May 2016

UNITED STATES

You... Be the Judge! Contest opens in New York
You... Be the Judge! Contest opens in New York

Advertising creatives can enter to be part of the virtual judging panel of the World's Best Advertising competition, through the third annual 'You... Be the Judge! contest'...

11 May 2016

UNITED STATES

Google News shines spotlight on local coverage
Google News shines spotlight on local coverage

SAN FRANCISCO: Google began Monday shining a spotlight on local reporting mixed in with the deluge of stories at its free online news aggregation website...

10 May 2016

UNITED STATES

YouTube plans Internet television service: report
YouTube plans Internet television service: report

SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube plans to launch a service that streams cable television channels to viewers over the Internet for the price of a subscription, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday...

6 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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

UNITED STATES

Hicks Crawford
ConnectPal, others offer new content monetisation strategies

With more than 3 billion global users, the internet has proven to be the most prevalent and relevant communication tool. The Internet has also changed the way consumers enjoy, share and demand content...

By Hicks Crawford 21 Apr 2016

UNITED STATES

Naseem Javed
Sobriety of oil-addicted nations

The world is just not going to stop neither for a single leader nor for groups of nations..?

By Naseem Javed 20 Apr 2016

UNITED STATES

Twitter hires new exec in bid to win China advertisers
Twitter hires new exec in bid to win China advertisers

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter introduced a new head of operations for what it calls Greater China despite still being banned in the mainland, as it attempts to boost already booming advertising...

18 Apr 2016

UNITED STATES

How to be a successful smartphone reviewer
How to be a successful smartphone reviewer

In order to become a successful tech reviewer, you must keep up-to-date with the latest technology that hits the market...

By Hicks Crawford 15 Apr 2016

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