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Episode 189: Mike Wronski chats the top 5 Social Media platforms in SA.

Date: 22 Sep 2016
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HONG KONG S.A.R.

Hong Kong bookseller disappearances cut deep into freedom fears
Hong Kong bookseller disappearances cut deep into freedom fears

HONG KONG: The disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers has sent shivers through the semi-autonomous city as anxiety grows that Chinese control is tightening...

8 Jan 2016

HONG KONG S.A.R.

Alibaba boss in bid for Hong Kong newspaper: Bloomberg
Alibaba boss in bid for Hong Kong newspaper: Bloomberg

HONG KONG: The founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks to buy a stake in the publisher of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper, Bloomberg News reported on Monday...

24 Nov 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa falls further in Economic Freedom rankings
South Africa falls further in Economic Freedom rankings

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2015 Annual Report shows that South Africa has dropped further in ranking to 96 out of the 157 countries and territories included in the report...

15 Sep 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

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

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015

HONG KONG S.A.R.

Twitter to set up shop in Hong Kong
Twitter to set up shop in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, CHINA: Twitter plans to set up shop in Hong Kong early next year, focusing on ad sales instead of the one-to-many messaging service banned in China...

12 Nov 2014

HONG KONG S.A.R.

'World's first' Bitcoin shop opens in Hong Kong
'World's first' Bitcoin shop opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: A shop selling the virtual Bitcoin currency opened in Hong Kong amid fresh concerns grew in Asia over the currency's viability and security.

4 Mar 2014

HONG KONG S.A.R.

Google buys 5.94% stake in Lenovo
Google buys 5.94% stake in Lenovo

HONG KONG: Google bought a 5.94% stake in Lenovo for US$750m having sold Motorola to the Chinese technology company.

10 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments
New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals World's Best Advertising competition has announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury.

27 Jan 2014

HONG KONG S.A.R.

City's largest prostitution website 'paralysed' say police
City's largest prostitution website 'paralysed' say police

HONG KONG: Hong Kong authorities have shut down the city's largest prostitution website and dozens of people including sex workers have been arrested, officials said on Thursday, 5 December. However, a check of the website shows it is still running.

6 Dec 2013

CHINA

2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards: Winners
2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards: Winners

BEIJING, CHINA: The winners of the 2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards, honouring the best in Asia Pacific's digital marketing, have been announced.

18 Nov 2013

SINGAPORE

Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners
Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.

19 Sep 2013

CHINA

Adultery website shines spotlight on Hong Kong marriages
Adultery website shines spotlight on Hong Kong marriages

HONG KONG, CHINA: The founder of a dating service promoting adultery is setting his sights on China's cheating hearts after a controversial launch in Hong Kong.

27 Aug 2013

UNITED STATES

The Bees Awards announces nominations
The Bees Awards announces nominations

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.

21 May 2013

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.

22 Apr 2013

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.

21 Dec 2012

HONG KONG S.A.R.

HSBC says websites hit by cyber attack
HSBC says websites hit by cyber attack

HONG KONG: Banking giant HSBC said Friday some of its websites had been hit by a "large scale" cyber attack that disrupted online services, but it assured customers that their data were not compromised.

22 Oct 2012

GERMANY

Trend to high-quality photo-products
Trend to high-quality photo-products

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Worldwide, the trend is moving towards high-quality cameras. New products with smartphone features are being offered and are winning an entirely new customer base. Japan, Russia, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan are posting double-digit growth on photo-products, while markets in Western Europe are characterised by increasing value creation.

25 Sep 2012

UNITED STATES

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

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.

1 Jun 2012

HONG KONG S.A.R.

AFP wins three prizes at the Human Rights Press Awards
AFP wins three prizes at the Human Rights Press Awards

HONG KONG, CHINA: Iran-based Behrouz won two prizes in the photojournalism feature category for his images of street children and heroin addicts in the strife-torn southern Pakistani city of Karachi.

24 Apr 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million
New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Latest news on iPad availability
Latest news on iPad availability

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

15 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011
Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012

HONG KONG S.A.R.

GFI extends title sponsorship of HKFC Tens rugby tournament through 2014
GFI extends title sponsorship of HKFC Tens rugby tournament through 2014

HONG KONG, CHINA: GFI, a leading brokerage service provider, has signed a new three-year contract as title sponsor of the HKFC Tens rugby tournament, kicking off with the 2012 edition from 21-22 March.

13 Jan 2012

UNITED STATES

More than 200 billion online videos viewed globally in October
More than 200 billion online videos viewed globally in October

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released inaugural data on worldwide online video viewing from the comScore Video Metrix service.

15 Dec 2011

HONG KONG S.A.R.

AFP wins top videographic award
AFP wins top videographic award

HONG KONG, CHINA: The World Association of Journalists and Press Editors has awarded an AFP videographic first prize in the category 'Best Online Animated Graphic' at the Asian Conference On Digital Media In Hong Kong.

25 Nov 2011

HONG KONG S.A.R.

Asian digital publishing innovators announced
Asian digital publishing innovators announced

HONG KONG, CHINA: WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, has announced the winners of the second annual Asian Digital Media Awards, presented 24 November during the sold-out Digital Media Asia conference in Hong Kong.

25 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

South African on 2012 One Show 2012 judging panel
South African on 2012 One Show 2012 judging panel

NEW YORK, US: More than 25 of advertising's most influential and respected professionals - including Ross Chowles, of Jupiter Drawing Room, Cape Town - have been selected to judge the One Show, claimed to be the premier international awards competition.

14 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern
Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

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