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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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BRAZIL

WPP expands its Brazilian operation
WPP expands its Brazilian operation

Cohn & Wolfe, a wholly owned operating company within WPP, has acquired a majority stake in Grupo Máquina, one of Brazil's largest and most widely respected public relations and public affairs groups...

BRAZIL

Brazil court orders 48-hour WhatsApp block
Brazil court orders 48-hour WhatsApp block

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: A court in Brazil on Wednesday ordered cellular service providers nationwide to block the popular WhatsApp smartphone application for two days...

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

BRAZIL

Smartphones change Brazilian election campaign
Smartphones change Brazilian election campaign

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Have you ever wanted to pelt a politician with a tomato or wished for a perfect candidate to come and sweep you off your feet?

BRAZIL

Brazil cyber theft could be biggest ever
Brazil cyber theft could be biggest ever

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: A scheme that has been skimming funds from Brazilian bank payments over the past two years may be the largest cybercrime heist in history, at some $3.75bn, security researchers say.

UNITED STATES

Henry Buell
Redefining direct sales to reach Generation C

RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.

By Henry Buell

BRAZIL

World Cup debut for 'unhackable' goal technology
World Cup debut for 'unhackable' goal technology

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Goalline technology will be used at a World Cup for the first time in Brazil with its backers insisting it is 100% accurate and cannot be hacked.

UNITED STATES

Second annual global customer service survey: The findings
Second annual global customer service survey: The findings

INDIANAPOLIS, US: Research by global software provider Interactive Intelligence Inc reveal what customers look for in a great service experience.

BRAZIL

CNN to deliver live, interactive multimedia coverage for Brazil 2014 World Cup
CNN to deliver live, interactive multimedia coverage for Brazil 2014 World Cup

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: CNN International will be bringing its audiences a range of in-depth news, analysis and features - across TV, online and mobile - during the build-up to the 2014 World Cup, and throughout the tournament.

BRAZIL

Cellphone question mark at World Cup stadiums
Cellphone question mark at World Cup stadiums

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: At least two of Brazil's 12 World Cup host stadiums will not be able to provide fans the cellphone and Internet coverage that organisers had promised, telecommunications companies revealed.

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD previews White Pencil award for newest film in 'I Wish I'd Done That' series
D&AD previews White Pencil award for newest film in 'I Wish I'd Done That' series

LONDON, UK: Fernanda Romano the latest luminary to step into the D&AD hot seat. (Video)

SOUTH AFRICA

SA tops Midas Awards 2013 Award Winners
SA tops Midas Awards 2013 Award Winners

NEW YORK CITY, US: The Midas Awards World's Best Financial Advertising has announced the 2013 award winners - and so often, South Africa was well represented among the winners.

SOUTH AFRICA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog
Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

UNITED KINGDOM

Pearson buys language firm in Brazil
Pearson buys language firm in Brazil

LONDON, UK / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: British publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times newspaper, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Grupo Multi, a leading adult English language training firm in Brazil.

BRAZIL

Motorola unveils 'affordable' Moto G smartphone
Motorola unveils 'affordable' Moto G smartphone

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: Google-owned Motorola Mobility on Wednesday unveiled the Moto G, aimed at the half-billion consumers around the world, many in emerging markets, who want a smartphone without a high price tag.

BRAZIL

Reporter to publish Snowden leaks on France, Spain
Reporter to publish Snowden leaks on France, Spain

BRAZIL: Brazil-based US reporter Glenn Greenwald said on Wednesday, 9 October 2013, he would publish documents from intelligence leaker Edward Snowden focused on France and Spain.

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

UNITED STATES

Will technology kill us or make us stronger?
Will technology kill us or make us stronger?

NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.

UNITED KINGDOM

Ilse du Plessis
Copyright and the world of online news

LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: The way in which we keep up with the news has changed greatly over the past decade. How many of us still buy a daily newspaper? Many of us opt to get our news from a variety of online sources.

By Ilse du Plessis

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

BRAZIL

Premium beers set to drive growth in the off-trade Brazilian beer market
Premium beers set to drive growth in the off-trade Brazilian beer market

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: While the appeal of standard beer for consumers in Brazil is far from flat - with local beer brands now accounting for 19 out of every 20 beers sold in Brazil - new research from Mintel reveals that the premium end of the market may be instigating a change in taste for Brazilian consumers. Indeed, while volumes of standard beer decreased by 2% year on year to 2011, volumes of strong and premium beer grew an impressive 18%.

BRAZIL

Google Brazil president faces arrest order
Google Brazil president faces arrest order

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: An arrest order has been issued against Google Brazil's president over his refusal to remove YouTube videos that "slander" a mayoral candidate, judicial authorities have said.

BRAZIL

Internet: strong marketing tool for Brazilian soccer clubs
Internet: strong marketing tool for Brazilian soccer clubs

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: With sales of exclusive products, online games and contests about who has the greatest number of fans on social networks, Brazilian soccer clubs are battling it out on the Web to reap the bonanza of online marketing.

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets
Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

FRANCE

Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered
Fresh organisational thinking required - and delivered

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.

BRAZIL

AFP: New management for Brazil
AFP: New management for Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO / SAO PAULO / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Pierre Ausseill has been appointed to head the three AFP bureaus in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia) following on from Michel Leclercq, effective 23 July 2012.

BRAZIL

AFP signs two new broadcast contracts in Brazil
AFP signs two new broadcast contracts in Brazil

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: AFP's Portuguese-language HD video service, which launched in January 2012, fast gained leadership in the Brazilian online market. Two new agreements have now been signed with broadcast clients: ESPN has purchased coverage of Euro 2012 and of the London Olympics, while TV Século 21, one of Brazil's leading Catholic television networks, will receive our entire production of videos edited and voiced in Portuguese.

SWITZERLAND

IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings
IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.

BRAZIL

Brand advertisers go digital in Brazil
Brand advertisers go digital in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the latest insights on the display advertising market in Brazil from its comScore Ad Metrix service, which showed that 190.5 billion display ads were delivered to Brazil's Internet population during the first quarter of 2012.

BRAZIL

The return of vinyl
The return of vinyl

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Even in media, sometimes an old idea is worth revisiting. Budweiser's latest campaign in Brazil is actually a collection of old ideas. Securing a high-profile musician to front a campaign has been a standard advertising tool for many years, but when the combination fits, it works perfectly.

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