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The selfie

Selfies are all the rage... but it is tempting to dismiss them as a passing fad, or worse, yet another example of a narcissistic society obsessed with instant gratification and instantaneous fame. But the selfie is important because it is not just a portrait of ourselves, but a portrait of our times as well.

By Jason Xenopoulos, Issued by NATIVE VML 23 Jul 2014 13:59

Neo's gift from Mindshare

Neo Monyeki is a seven-year-old boy with a heart valve problem who needs a vital operation that costs R130,000. His father, Joseph has a medical aid but not enough to cover all the costs. Raising funds for this little boy will make a big difference to his family's financial worries. Jacaranda FM's Good Morning Angels slot covered the story to reach as many people as they can to raise funds and donations to give hope to the family.

Issued by Mindshare 23 Jul 2014 13:54

Businesses that survive in the advertising, marketing and design industry

The advertising, marketing and design industry is one of the most difficult collective groups of industries in which to survive, due to its ever-evolving nature.

Issued by FusionDesign 23 Jul 2014 13:40

Stop wasting SMSes, know your audience!

Relevant SMS + appropriate audience + right time = excellent ROI. Laurie Sloan from Hudlr (Amorphous New Media) explains that personal relevance of this kind gives marketers a unique and powerful advantage in that customers are far more likely to respond to a message tailored to their demographic profile than a generic, catch-all communication message.

By Laurie Sloan, Issued by Amorphous 23 Jul 2014 13:32

Lima Bean revitalises Wellness Warehouse's online experience

A mere five years after its establishment in 2007, Wellness Warehouse had carved such a powerful niche in the South African market that a bigger, better and more user-friendly website was required to match the brand's flourishing status as the country's leading health and wellness retailer.

Issued by Lima Bean 23 Jul 2014 13:08

From collecting water to connecting the world

"You don't understand what you have until it is taken away from you." For me, this quote means a lot more since while relaxing with my family for the school holidays in the Eastern Cape last week, I lost my cellphone. And with it, my connection to text messages, emails, the internet, and social media.

By Will Green, Issued by Apurimac 23 Jul 2014 12:41

Africa's first focused trade fair for furniture, décor and design has launched

On 10 July, the doors seamlessly opened to what promises to continue to be the most important decor, furniture and retail event on the African continent. This was the inaugural Inspire Trade Expo, which ran until 12 July 2014 and was the brainchild of expo genius Rina Fortmann, who was not only a director of SARCDA for many years, but who also chaired EXSA (Exhibition Association Of Southern Africa). This show was a properly controlled trade show where every single visitor had to pass a host of stringent criteria in order to be allowed access, due to the focus being on quality trade visitors instead of thousands of consumers.

Issued by Inspire Trade Exhibition 23 Jul 2014 12:33

Demystifying the integration of inbound marketing strategies

Wits Business School is offering an intensive four-day digital marketing course, developed in conjunction with Ryan Sauer, CEO of Search Online Consulting.

Issued by Search Online Consulting 23 Jul 2014 11:47

Zwelethu Radebe directs the new Vital Foundation commercial in honour of Mandela Day

FCB SMG and Director Zwelethu Radebe of Velocity Afrika are proud to preserve the legacy of Nelson Mandela in the new Vital Foundation campaign against women and child abuse.

Issued by Velocity Afrika 23 Jul 2014 11:37

Gearhouse Group announces the launch of its West African operation

The Gearhouse Group of Companies already leads the South African market in equipment rental for live events. Now the Group has announced that it is advancing the service onto the African continent with the establishment of Gearhouse Ghana, a fully stocked operation located in Accra.

Issued by Gearhouse SA 23 Jul 2014 11:00

Value perceptions expected to change, says TLC Marketing Worldwide

Companies should revisit their promise of value, says Preneshen Munian, Agency Director of TLC Marketing Worldwide South Africa.

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 23 Jul 2014 10:50

ECHO Events baking with purpose

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." ~ Nelson Mandela

Issued by ECHO Events and Conferences 22 Jul 2014 13:03

History created at this year's Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day

History was created on Sunday 13 July when more than 17,000 runners participated in the second successful 'Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day' creating the biggest corporate relay ever seen in Africa.

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 22 Jul 2014 12:53

67 Minutes Mandela Day: Giving thanks to the SAPS

In honour of International Mandela Day 2014, the Zinto Marketing Group, an established brand activation, entertainment and event company, embarked on a mission in tribute of our former great leader, Nelson Mandela, to show gratitude to the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 22 Jul 2014 12:45

Phakaaathi, a new soccer supplement

The Gauteng-based daily newspaper, The Citizen has announced the launch of a new soccer supplement, Phakaaathi, on 22 July 2014.

Issued by The Citizen 22 Jul 2014 12:34

UIA2014 Durban promises a world congress like no other

With just three weeks to go before Durban welcomes 'The World Cup of Architects', UIA2014 Durban, to the city, arrangements are moving into top gear for the architectural event of the decade.

Issued by Tumbleweed Communications 22 Jul 2014 11:53

Cape Media scoops top international awards

Cape Media has walked off with a clutch of top international awards - including "Best Single Issue" for its flagship publication, Leadership magazine - at the 2014 Tabbie Awards in Canada.

Issued by Cape Media 22 Jul 2014 11:49

Habari Media's #Tuongee2014 delivers digital insights

#HaveYouHeard that Habari Media's Tuongee 2014 featured hot digital topics by innovators, creators and propeller heads alike? Aptly titled 'Back to the Future' the conference delivered on the past, present and future of digital.

Issued by Habari Media 22 Jul 2014 11:28

A secure OTP banking channel for any mobile phone

Customers using online banking often complain that they are not receiving their One Time Passwords (OTPs) timeously, or feel frustrated when authentication systems fail to speedily deliver the required interaction that lets them continue transacting online.

Issued by AAT - Always Active Technologies 22 Jul 2014 11:19

Reality Check 2: Ubuntu just got a makeover

TX: Saturday, 2 August 2014 at 6.05pm

Issued by e.tv 22 Jul 2014 10:48

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