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Terry Levin
O, The Oprah Magazine, SA edition to close
Belinda Shaw you are correct...we look forward to finding out a bit more...
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 21:32
LABSA
#MobileRocks SA Media Channels: Part 1 of the AMPS Mobile Report
Great Report
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 17:14
Belinda Shaw
O, The Oprah Magazine, SA edition to close
Why???? This is only half a story.
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 16:06
Narian Chengiah Naidoo
Zuma responds to debate on Presidency's budget
ANC has a culture of promises and non delivery.
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 15:47
Tim Singiswa
SABC plan is antithesis of open journalism
what are you saying!that now you will tell us the truth that you subverted about zimbabwe and about zulus,xhosas and tswanas xenophobia,islamophobia,police and farmer killers and genocides!now,you will say the zimbabweans we were told were refugees were actually pawns in a scheme of much bigger things and the ones we bussed to south africa were actually mercenaries to secure,comfort and convenience whites and destabilize,frustrate,humiliate and embarrass and slaughter blacks!you`re saying you`ll now employ the plato`s language!
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 15:43
Tim Singiswa
O, The Oprah Magazine, SA edition to close
good!She must now close her school and disappear from this country because she is just bringing her illumin ati gibberish to our children.
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 15:37
Anton Ressel
Why is radio advertising so damn dismal?
I have to agree 100% Chris, in fact I would go further and say it is embarrassingly bad. Perhaps this opens an opportunity for an agency solely devoted to this medium...
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 15:20
Anonymous
Why is radio advertising so damn dismal?
I have to agree 100% Chris, in fact I would go further and say it is embarrassingly bad. Perhaps this opens an opportunity for an agency solely devoted to this medium...
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 15:20
Moneyman
Why is radio advertising so damn dismal?
Chris while in some respects you are right, I think you are making a few mistakes.
Firstly last time I checked South Africa has won the Cannes Grand Prix for radio for the past 3, if not more years. That includes winning it this year, so I think the likelihood of there not been a Loerie Grand Prix can't be that high, but who knows it is so subjective.
More importantly what the Cannes Grand Prix shows is that their is some good radio advertising product. Also remember one of the most successful campaigns in recent times, Steve from FNB, was a radio campaign.
The problem is that there is so much radio advertising that there is also a lot of bad advertising. You are right a lot of it is not well crafted but could be better. Also frankly a bit more time spent by agencies and clients would probably end up having a better return for the client.
Yes there is bad radio advertising(and some of it is really bad) but there is also a lot of very good radio advertising
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 15:08
twotimes
O, The Oprah Magazine, SA edition to close
"Associated Media Publishing will work to redeploy the brand's staff to other parts of the company where possible"
JUST LOVE THAT!!!! Been in this industry for over 12 years and been retrenched twice in a span of 12 months
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 14:59
Kevin Savage
Why is radio advertising so damn dismal?
Chris you are quite right. I can remember playing a spot advertising a workshop on 'How to Write the Perfect 30 Sec radio Spot'. That spot was 45 secs!
And syations themselves can't get even their own stuff right. 56702 are still playing a promo for their old weekend breafast programming 2 weeks after changing it.
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 12:02
Tim Singiswa
Police Act placed under review
Freedom and security of the person.Everyone has the right not to be deprived of freedomarbitrarily or without just cause!Not to be detained without trial;to be free from all forms of violence either public or private sources!Not to be tortured in any way...and not to be treated or punished in a cruel,inhumane or degrading way!Everyone has the right to bodilyand psychological integrity which includes the right to make decisions convcerning reproduction!
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 08:22
Tim Singiswa
Police Act placed under review
Freedom and security of the person.Everyone has the right not to be deprived of freedomarbitrarily or without just cause!Not to be detained without trial;to be free from all forms of violence either public or private sources!Not to be tortured in any way...and not to be treated or punished in a cruel,inhumane or degrading way!Everyone has the right to bodilyand psychological integrity which includes the right to make decisions convcerning reproduction!
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 08:20
Michelle Hummel
What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?
Thanks Chemory for informative article. It is compact and to the point. I most likes "Utilise modern technology efficiently". I believe that modern marketing manager should well aware with the marketing technologies which are effective and save time and resource. I invite you to read my article, 8 Important Tips for Your Company’s Social Media Marketers.
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 07:21
Monique Gibson
What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?
Thanks for sharing the article Chemory.

I would add that a modern marketing manager should be comfortable with raw data. The skills required to read, manipulate and report off raw data is fast becoming one of the most powerful skills marketing managers can have. As head of New Business Dev for a Marketing Analytics company, part of our role is to help marketing managers get to a point where they are so comfortable with data that they are no longer reliant on summary reports from multiple divisions / platforms. Use REAL data in REAL-time (where possible) to make REAL decisions (data-based decision making). When this starts happening, it's impossible to see marketing as a fluffy or "inferior" role in the business.
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 16:37
Vida Li Sik
Quality over quantity
The sad thing about today's fast-food writing, is that a lot of times, the basic five Ws and H are missing. I hate reading a news story that leaves me with questions like "how old is this person?" or the 'why" behind what happened.
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 15:47
Andrea Mitchell
DigiChat with Andrea: Mobile Advertising & Marketing
Glad you enjoyed it :)
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 15:33
Stuart Magooze
Avoid these five common digital media mistakes
Great read. To often agency boast about sending 100 000 visits to their clients website, yet the agency running the campaign have not implemented any tracking code on the site. So they cannot say how many of these visits have turned into potential customers. tracking code is so easy to implement, yet nearly always overlooked. Conversion optimisation can also help you improve your return on investment for online campaigns.
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 15:23
Stuart Magooze
What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?
Great Article again Chemory. I cant emphasize enough about the importance understanding the power of the internet. Things like Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) can be one of the most cost effective way to create brand awareness and bring sales leads to your business. People that find your website are a captive audience, they are searching for your product or service. With online you can track every visit, how long they where on the site, what pages they visited, if they contacted you. Here is a brief overview of Advantages of Internet Marketing
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 15:13
Jason Xenopoulos
The selfie
Thanks so much for your response, Fezile.

Have you read "The Circle" by Dave Eggers? It is a novel that explores some of the issues you have raised - the line between public and private, the notion of openness and sharing and at what point it is all just too much.

I really enjoyed it (-:
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 14:59
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