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Episode 111: Stretch Experiential Marketing with Mike Silver

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[2013 trends] Targeted direct marketing to come into its own
[2013 trends] Targeted direct marketing to come into its own

The year ahead is unlikely to see any fantastical new developments in direct marketing; in fact, it's more likely to be characterised by the maturing of existing technologies and a return to more traditional practices.

By Warren Moss 22 Jan 2013 10:16

[2013 trends] The year of the snake
[2013 trends] The year of the snake

Context is king, but knowing what's around the next corner takes a little more than 20/20 vision. To find out what trends, innovations or environmental changes could affect your brand's future in 2013, here's some foresight.

By Oresti Patricios 22 Jan 2013 09:55

[2013 trends] Changes #trending, opportunities knocking in education sector
[2013 trends] Changes #trending, opportunities knocking in education sector

I'm quite new to education, but completely immersed and have much to say. I thought I'd focus my crystal ball on a broad range of education industry issues, and wanted to avoid at all costs penning another "Have you heard about Khan Academy?" piece, (But now that that's done)...

By Josh Adler 18 Jan 2013 10:58

Promise closes off 2012 with five new clients

Promise closed off 2012 with five new account wins. The agency will be delivering through-the-line and Digital solutions to clients within the financial, retail and food services categories.

Issued by Promise Brand Specialists 18 Jan 2013 09:54

[2013 trends] Growing power, vulnerability of the corporate brand
[2013 trends] Growing power, vulnerability of the corporate brand

How are P&G and Unilever differentiated? Does the Coca-Cola Company want to be known for obesity or health? Will supermarket brands be strengthened or weakened by their supply chains? The perfect storm of social media, continuing social unrest, concerns over the economy and environment will batter brands that are not resilient and adaptive, while shaking established ad agencies to their foundations.

By Mike Freedman 17 Jan 2013 14:04

[2013 trends] South Africa's marketing research industry in 2013 and beyond
[2013 trends] South Africa's marketing research industry in 2013 and beyond

It seems we are at a point where technology advances so quickly, it is almost unsettling. Of course, it is a matter of perception but, for what it is worth, my subjective experience over the past five years has been one where a disturbingly high number of 'impossibles' have suddenly become 'possible'.

By Craig Kolb 17 Jan 2013 13:28

[2013 trends] Everything's so serious - time we loosened up a little!
[2013 trends] Everything's so serious - time we loosened up a little!

In reviewing the past few years from an events perspective, I'm tempted to ask: "Where did all the fun go?" As both the South African and the international events industries have grown, developed, matured and become increasingly competitive - all within the context of the global economic crisis - I might be forgiven for thinking that the game plan has changed.

By Karen Ashwin 16 Jan 2013 10:40

[2013 trends] Cheaper, better, faster
[2013 trends] Cheaper, better, faster

The biggest change in South Africa will be the continued growth of mobile and online, and how this affects everything we do - all of our buying habits, from deodorant to cars, and how, when and where we do it.

By Gillian Rightford 16 Jan 2013 10:25

[2013 trends] Social media marketing and the youth
[2013 trends] Social media marketing and the youth

The following is a breakdown of social media marketing trends for 2013.This year I take a look at both external (the youth market) and internal (business marketing efforts) trends that I predict will play a crucial role in further cementing the role of social media marketing in the overall marketing strategies for most brands and businesses seeking to effectively engage the youth market through social media platforms.

By Bradley Maseko 15 Jan 2013 01:02

10th Tabbie Awards open for nominations
10th Tabbie Awards open for nominations

CLEVELAND, US: The 2013 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website, allowing all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers. The Tabbies, the editorial and design awards program run by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), is again partnering with the US's American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), New Zealand's Magazine Publishers Association (MPA), South Africa's SAFREA, Australia's Society of Editors NSW and the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa (MPASA).

10 Jan 2013 09:23

2012 Most Popular lists for Bizcommunity Marketing & Media Africa - Bizcommunity.com
2012 Most Popular lists for Bizcommunity Marketing & Media Africa

Here they are, Bizcommunity.com Marketing & Media Africa's 2012 lists of most popular articles and those that drew the most comment as well as our most read contributors.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Jan 2013 10:19

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.

21 Dec 2012 08:23

iROKING partners with Eskimi, launches new site
iROKING partners with Eskimi, launches new site

iROKING, the online distributor of African music and movies, has announced that is has joined forces with mobile social network, Eskimi, to bring African artists directly to users' mobiles.

20 Dec 2012 10:26

MTN re-launches MTN Play portal
MTN re-launches MTN Play portal

MTN has launched its revamped content portal, MTN Play (www.mtnplay.com), in line with its commitment to enhance users' experience and its delivery of digital products and services.

19 Dec 2012 10:37

Kenya artist wins 2012 Prince Claus Prize
Kenya artist wins 2012 Prince Claus Prize

The annual Prince Claus Prize, named after the late husband of Dutch Queen Beatrix, is awarded to people who make a difference in terms of culture or development. One of the winners of the 2012 prize has been awarded to Kenyan photojournalist turned graffiti artist, Boniface Mwangi.

18 Dec 2012 10:17

Why Google might just be wrong about responsive design in Africa

Maybe, just maybe, Google is getting it wrong in Africa. I recently attended a very good session on responsive design by Luisella Mazza, and although I think responsive design is awesome, it's not for Africa. She (and Google) recommended that anyone building for an African audience use responsive design to build their mobile sites.

By Phillip Kruger 13 Dec 2012 13:29

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012 10:12

Primedia Nigeria wins award
Primedia Nigeria wins award

For its contribution to the development of the out of home advertising category in Nigeria, Primedia Nigeria was awarded the Platinum Brand Award at the recent IMC Movers awards dinner. The accolade is a result of media owners judging their peers within their own industry.

28 Nov 2012 12:27

Donna Rachelson
The importance of team branding

Over the last few years, I've focused my efforts mainly on personal branding and marketing, but as I've worked with organisations I've come to understand the importance of effective team branding too.

By Donna Rachelson 27 Nov 2012 12:26

Shopping complex rewards Kenyan shoppers with Z-Card
Shopping complex rewards Kenyan shoppers with Z-Card

The Village Market, a shopping and recreation complex in Nairobi, recently selected a Z-Card to target its loyalty shoppers and generate awareness around its Bonus Card reward programme.

14 Nov 2012 10:40

Mike Taberner
Commoditised creativity - a dangerous slope

During one of our brainstorming sessions we discussed the topic of clients who don't see the value of the work that is done by agencies. The debate centred for some time on whether or not clients could in fact do what we do. What was missed in the debate is what is missed in any selling situation. That is: If you cannot show the value, then the client is not going to buy it and there is no getting away from this fact. However there is much merit in debating this point.

By Mike Taberner 27 Oct 2012 12:34

AFAI hosts UNESCO cultural experts this week

The African Arts Institute (AFAI) will welcome 17 African experts on the cultural and creative industries in Cape Town, South Africa this week. The experts, representing 12 African countries, will attend a UNESCO training workshop facilitated by AFAI executive director and UNESCO appointed cultural expert Mike van Graan.

22 Oct 2012 11:31

Megatron Federal rebrands
Megatron Federal rebrands

Megatron Federal, a division of Ellies Ltd, an African provider of turnkey infrastructure solutions, has announced its re-brand as of October 2012. With the recent expansion of the company, the new look has become a necessity in order to communicate effectively with key stake holders.

10 Oct 2012 10:33

Mongezi Mtati
Starving the Creative

As an experienced freelance creative, you've most likely been around the block a few times. You've worked with a number of agencies and proved your worth in the creative industry. You have probably also worked with corporate companies, adding to your portfolio and increasing your experience. Logically speaking, your diversity and depth of experience should mean that you are remunerated commensurate with that level of skill and ability.

By Mongezi Mtati 9 Oct 2012 13:07

iROKING launches mobisite, redesigns online platform
iROKING launches mobisite, redesigns online platform

iROKING, the online digital music platform, has launched its mobile website (m.iroking.com) that allows users to download tracks on the go. In addition to the launch, the music company unveiled a redesign of its web platform.

4 Oct 2012 12:23

Loeries 2012 winners: The Rest of Africa & the Middle East
Loeries 2012 winners: The Rest of Africa & the Middle East

This year saw the introduction of a new category at The Loerie Awards - for the Rest of Africa and the Middle East, sponsored by the Mail & Guardian. The category gave non-South African work a chance to shine and the audience saw two Gold Loeries awarded, as well as three Silver statues and seven Bronzes.

27 Sep 2012 10:50

Loeries 2012: The winners
Loeries 2012: The winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 Loeries awards. In addition to the category awards, Robbie Brozin received the Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award and worldwide creative director of TBWA\Worldwide, John Hunt, received the Lifetime Achievement Award (video).

25 Sep 2012 10:13

Marketing pays off: iPhone 5 frenzy builds ahead of today's release
Marketing pays off: iPhone 5 frenzy builds ahead of today's release

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new generation iPhone 5 set for release today. [Video]

21 Sep 2012 07:25

Nokia partners with Kenyan photographers
Nokia partners with Kenyan photographers

Phone maker Nokia has partnered with Kenyan photographers to launch the Nokia 808 PureView smart phone. The launch could be Nokia's strategy to enter the high-end mobile imaging market now that Android phones are threatening to push it out of the mobile market.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 17 Sep 2012 10:40

Kenya's National Social Security Fund rebrands
Kenya's National Social Security Fund rebrands

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Kenya's social security provider has rebranded.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 17 Sep 2012 10:04

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