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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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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

Media may be declared essential service
Media may be declared essential service

WINDHOEK: Namibia's media sector will undergo a review to see if it is an essential service, a special committee told a public hearing on Thursday.

27 Feb 2015 10:50

Tunisia court to rule on blogger's appeal March 3
Tunisia court to rule on blogger's appeal March 3

TUNIS - A Tunisian court said Tuesday it would rule next week on a blogger's appeal against a one-year jail sentence for defaming the military...

27 Feb 2015 09:05

Danette Breitenbach
Conversations with Africa

There is always a risk involved when doing business in Africa, but it is not all doom and gloom or as hard as you might think...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Feb 2015 08:06

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

Government to train journalists in economic reporting
Government to train journalists in economic reporting

Government plans to train journalists in economic reporting to improve their data interpretation skills...

By Gladys Kamakanda 26 Feb 2015 09:15

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

[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

Vodacom and Tigo agree on mobile money interoperability
Vodacom and Tigo agree on mobile money interoperability

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA: Millions of M-Pesa and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania will soon be able to send and receive money directly into each other's wallets. This follows the recent signing of a mobile money interoperability agreement between Tigo and Vodacom...

25 Feb 2015 13:43

African nations face dilemma over digital switch
African nations face dilemma over digital switch

The UN has set June as the deadline for moving from analogue to digital transmission. Only a few African countries seem prepared for the change...

24 Feb 2015 14:36

Chizobam Ekwerike
"Super Bowl-worthy" - Nigeria's quest for creativity

The conclusion of the 2015 Super Bowl sparked a spirited conversation amongst my colleagues. Being ad people, we of course, talked about the best and worst adverts...

By Chizobam Ekwerike 24 Feb 2015 14:26

Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa launch 'Ebola Public Health Project'
Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa launch 'Ebola Public Health Project'

Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa have announced the launch of 'Ebola Public Health Project' under Vodafone's Ghana Foundation's 'Mobile for Good' initiative, on Kirusa's platform...

24 Feb 2015 14:07

Multi-million rand partnership to accelerate innovation in Africa
Multi-million rand partnership to accelerate innovation in Africa

A multi-million rand partnership to accelerate sustainable innovation in Africa has been formed between the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) and MTN...

24 Feb 2015 10:29

eLearning Africa launches "Through your Lens" photo competition
eLearning Africa launches "Through your Lens" photo competition

Under the theme of "Digital Africa: ICTs enriching communities", the eLearning Africa "Through your Lens" photo competition is back for its sixth edition...

23 Feb 2015 12:53

Bookmarks Awards reflect a maturing industry
Bookmarks Awards reflect a maturing industry

Winning a Bookmarks Awards is important. It is meaningful for a number of reasons, of which the winning is the least important...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Feb 2015 11:11

How social media impacts on travel
How social media impacts on travel

Sharing, as they say, is caring. People are sharing their thoughts, actions and desires on the web through social media and the tourism space on social media is populated with several creators and curators, some unaware of their contribution...

23 Feb 2015 10:54

[Design Indaba 2015] What to expect at this year's Expo
[Design Indaba 2015] What to expect at this year's Expo

The annual Design Indaba Expo is South Africa's showcase of high-end African design, exhibiting the wares of all the design sectors under one roof...

23 Feb 2015 10:09

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 123: Is design on the 2015 business agenda with Life is Awesome
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 123: Is design on the 2015 business agenda with Life is Awesome

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Liné van der Merwe from Life is Awesome...

23 Feb 2015 08:38

Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain
Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain

LONDON, UK: An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius received by far the most complaints ever in Britain, the advertising watchdog said on Friday...

23 Feb 2015 07:20

Extending the 'Life is Awesome' philosophy beyond the creatives
Extending the 'Life is Awesome' philosophy beyond the creatives

A future where design isn't limited to the 'creative' industries is on the cards asserts Liné van der Merwe of Life is Awesome agency...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Feb 2015 13:00

[TrendTalk] Content is key to 'winning' Twitter
[TrendTalk] Content is key to 'winning' Twitter

We know from a personal perspective that to get more followers on social media we have to be active daily, post cool stuff, be authentic and be engaged. But is it the same for brands?...

By Louise Marsland 20 Feb 2015 10:38

[Design Indaba 2015] The Emerging Creatives Class of 2015
[Design Indaba 2015] The Emerging Creatives Class of 2015

Each year, Design Indaba goes on the hunt for South Africa's top design talent through its curated selection of Emerging Creatives, who are featured at the annual Design Indaba Expo...

20 Feb 2015 10:01

Social media broadens travel in Africa
Social media broadens travel in Africa

This year's Social Media Week Lagos, 24 February 2015 is dedicated to travel and Jovago.com will be on hand to educate Nigerians on travel trends and how social media is helping to shape the future of tourism in Africa...

20 Feb 2015 09:23

Richest youth entrepreneurship prize opens for entries
Richest youth entrepreneurship prize opens for entries

African Leadership Academy's Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership, which was established through a multi-year partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, has opened entries for this year's Anzisha Prize...

20 Feb 2015 09:00

Mugabe falling for Nando's? It's a fake, says fast-food chain
Mugabe falling for Nando's? It's a fake, says fast-food chain

NEWSWATCH: Nando's in Zimbabwe has quickly distanced itself from a cheeky ad based on Mugabe's recent much-publicised 'carpet malfunction', reports BD Live...

20 Feb 2015 06:49

The Bookmarks Awards 2015: All the winners
The Bookmarks Awards 2015: All the winners

IAB SA announced the winners of the 2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards at Turbine Hall in Newtown Johannesburg on Thursday, 19 February 2015...

19 Feb 2015 21:45

Appeal Court orders journalist Rugurika's release
Appeal Court orders journalist Rugurika's release

The Court of Appeal in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, on 18 February, ordered the release on bail of the well-known journalist Bob Rugurika, according to Human Rights Watch...

19 Feb 2015 15:16

Newspapers seized again in Sudan
Newspapers seized again in Sudan

The Sudanese Journalists Network has condemned the confiscation of the print runs of four newspapers by Sudanese security services on Wednesday. No reasons were given for the seizures.

19 Feb 2015 15:13

Africa: State of Mobile Advertising Report released
Africa: State of Mobile Advertising Report released

Mobile is the driving force behind the Africa's accelerating internet adoption, making it a hotbed for mobile growth and commerce, according to Opera Mediaworks' State of Mobile Advertising report....

19 Feb 2015 14:46

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