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The Road - Velocity Afrika
The Road

By day we lived in black and white, by night we lived in full colour. Velocity Afrika and Black River FC take you back to Sophiatown 1955, in a thrilling new trailer for The Road, premiering on Mzansi Magic 31 August.

Issued by Velocity Afrika 1 Sep 2015 13:53

Ornico and Fuseware launch Africa Brand Index - Ornico
Ornico and Fuseware launch Africa Brand Index

Brands in Africa can now accurately and effectively measure social media reach and engagement using Ornico's Africa Brand Index, which is powered by Fuseware.

Issued by Ornico 1 Sep 2015 13:35

We mobile, we digital, WeChat - AAT - Always Active Technologies
We mobile, we digital, WeChat

Solving problems with the instant messenger, WeChat

Issued by AAT - Always Active Technologies 1 Sep 2015 13:11

18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, finalists announced - Business and Arts South Africa
18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, finalists announced

Nearly sixty finalists are in the running for South Africa's most prestigious awards recognising business-arts partnerships.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 1 Sep 2015 11:10

Digital Masterminds executive workshop - Red&Yellow
Digital Masterminds executive workshop

A one-day workshop at the beautiful Lanzerac that will give you the tools and insights you need to play a key leadership role in digitally enabling your organisation

Issued by Red&Yellow 1 Sep 2015 10:50

It's a wrap for the M-Net Magic in Motion Career Expo in Cape Town - M-Net Magic in Motion
It's a wrap for the M-Net Magic in Motion Career Expo in Cape Town

The three city M-Net Magic in Motion (MiM) Career Expo introduced an estimated 7,200 high school learners to the diverse career opportunities within the local broadcasting industry during August 2015.

Issued by M-Net Magic in Motion 1 Sep 2015 10:38

123Print opts for Maximizer CRM - Maximizer Software
123Print opts for Maximizer CRM

Launched in 1983, 123Print is South Africa's premier supplier of Kyocera Copiers and Riso Digital Printers and with over 30 years experience in the printing and copier industry, 123Print are dedicated to supplying top-class services to their most valuable assets - their client base. The company operates in an ever-growing market and has expanded from a small print and copy centre to a fully operational document solutions company.

Issued by Maximizer Software 1 Sep 2015 10:13

Sponsored call marketing opens the door to measurable marketing campaigns - JustPalm
Sponsored call marketing opens the door to measurable marketing campaigns

One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to advertising is "What does success look like?" closely followed by: "How do we measure it?" So says Patrick Palmi, CEO of mobile marketing agency, JustPalm.com.

Issued by JustPalm 1 Sep 2015 09:31

Women in Action inspire prison inmates to be determined to change their lives - Universal Church of the Kingdom of God
Women in Action inspire prison inmates to be determined to change their lives

Continuing the theme of "determination" during women's month, Women in Action, (WiA) bishops' and pastors' wives from the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), visited inmates at the Kgosi Mampuru II Female Correctional Facility in Pretoria, donating toiletries to the women and encouraging them to be determined and use this time of incarceration to make changes in their lives.

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 1 Sep 2015 08:53

Kaya FM's Live & Unplugged streams live from Sandton CBD - Kaya FM 95.9
Kaya FM's Live & Unplugged streams live from Sandton CBD

The Kaya FM Live & Unplugged feature has been a successful platform showcasing many South African and international musical greats.

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 31 Aug 2015 12:35

Provantage Media Group launches Street Smart Media - Provantage Media Group
Provantage Media Group launches Street Smart Media

Leading out-of-home company Provantage Media Group has launched Street Smart Media. The portfolio encompasses street furniture within the commuter shelter network in the greater Johannesburg and Cape Town areas.

Issued by Provantage Media Group 31 Aug 2015 11:33

New monitoring company hits the ground running
New monitoring company hits the ground running

South Africa's newest specialist broadcast monitoring company, Digeratus, has enjoyed an exciting first month of trade. CEO Jane Duminy is very happy with the market response to the new venture, and believes it is based on Digeratus' client focus. "We are very much driven by what the client wants," she says. "We are happy to work ad hoc in a crisis situation, or to offer reliable ongoing across the board monitoring."

Issued by Digeratus 31 Aug 2015 11:12

Wim Steytler earns trio of nominations for upcoming Silwerskerm Film Festival - Picture Tree
Wim Steytler earns trio of nominations for upcoming Silwerskerm Film Festival

A short film conceived and written by Picture Tree director, Wim Steytler, has earned a trio of high-profile nominations at the upcoming kykNET's Silwerskerm Film Festival.

Issued by Picture Tree 31 Aug 2015 10:53

The 17th annual Sunday Times Top Brands - TNS South Africa
The 17th annual Sunday Times Top Brands

The 17th annual Sunday Times Top Brands awards took place on Tuesday the 25th of August. Hosted at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton by Times Media, the awards represent the outcome of 3,493 nationally representative consumer interviews and 300 interviews with business decision-makers. The research was conducted by leading market research company, TNS and reflects consumer and business perspectives on brands in South Africa.

Issued by TNS South Africa 31 Aug 2015 10:06

A modern classic for reportage - the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM - Canon SA
A modern classic for reportage - the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon has introduced the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, a new wide angle L-series lens designed for professional photographers wanting to capture their world with a natural perspective. The successor to the legendary EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, the lens is the world's first to feature Canon's newly developed Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics) - ensuring sensational image quality across a diverse range of scenes - from news and sports scenes to weddings.

Issued by Canon SA 28 Aug 2015 10:11

Scan Display goes 'green' with solar power - Scan Display
Scan Display goes 'green' with solar power

The Johannesburg office of Scan Display has decreased its reliance on South Africa's electrical grid by installing a Smart Grid solar system. This follows a conscious plan by the company to enhance its environmental responsibility and live up to the 'green' standards it has set for itself.

Issued by Scan Display 28 Aug 2015 09:26

Independent Media launches African Independent - Independent Media
Independent Media launches African Independent

Independent Media today launched the print edition of its African multimedia publication, African Independent, a new generation media offering that seeks to change the narrative on the African continent.

Issued by Independent Media 28 Aug 2015 09:06

Online Tuesday #3 South Africa - What is your craft? - DQ&A Media Group
Online Tuesday #3 South Africa - What is your craft?

On Tuesday, 8 September, the third edition of Online Tuesday South Africa will be held at the Upper East Side Hotel (DoubleTree by Hilton), in Cape Town.

Issued by DQ&A Media Group 28 Aug 2015 08:54

David Blyth
Business growth across Africa depends on more relevant business action and communication

Relevance is a minimum requirement When looking to grow in African markets, many business owners have a vague understanding of how truly diverse and complex the continent really is. While they can appreciate this complexity on a theoretical level, many fail to uncover deep insights into these markets and therefore find practical and successful implementation of market propositions difficult. As a result, many brands miss the mark - and fail to resonate or carry any relevance with African consumers.

By David Blyth, Issued by Yellowwood Future Architects 28 Aug 2015 08:08

[Digital Marketing] The Principle of AIDA: What are marketers to do?
[Digital Marketing] The Principle of AIDA: What are marketers to do?

In a bid to be more like a storyteller (another thing us marketers are often told to be in these new "we need content" times) let me give it a bash by telling you about my recent light bulb moment...

By Vera Romano, Issued by Everlytic 28 Aug 2015 06:06