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Partnership uplifts kids - Primedia Outdoor
Partnership uplifts kids

The Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality, in partnership with Primedia Outdoor, has offered a helping hand by donating 40 school uniforms and 400 school bags to the learners of the Sentebale Primary School at Intabazwe (42 Hill) near Harrismith.

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 4 Mar 2015 13:36

New online home for CoreXalance - CoreXalance
New online home for CoreXalance

Last year CoreXalance embarked on the challenge of rebranding our entire company. This rebranding involved not only changing our logo, corporate identity and website but also changing our role as an Industry Credit Risk Management Company to an Association Management Company that specialises in Industry Intelligence.

Issued by CoreXalance 4 Mar 2015 13:20

Donovan White
Social terrorism - Could Africa's youth be under attack?

The latest 2015 report issued by We Are Social revealed that there are 85 million active social media users in Africa. Take that figure and cross reference it with the United Nations' statistic of 20% of the Africans population being aged between 15 and 24 and boom we have 17 million youths using social media in Africa. If you could target only 1% of that, you would have 170,000 followers and if equally split out, you would have 3,148 followers in each African country.

By Donovan White, Issued by NATIVE VML 4 Mar 2015 12:47

Doves activation takes flight - Zinto Activation Group
Doves activation takes flight

To differentiate its funeral services in a market saturated by formal and informal (stokvel) suppliers, Doves , one of the largest funeral companies in southern Africa, has appointed the Zinto Marketing Group (Zinto) to host a series of one-on-one activations at homes and churches across the country.

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 4 Mar 2015 12:26

Hg80 has opened its doors in Johannesburg - Hg80
Hg80 has opened its doors in Johannesburg

As of Monday morning, 2 March, Hg80 now has an office in Johannesburg to complement its agency in Cape Town. Unathi Ntsokoma, Client Service Director of Hg80, will lead the charge and will be responsible for the Johannesburg office until all the necessary personnel are put in place to operate independently.

Issued by Hg80 4 Mar 2015 12:20

2015 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference considers intersections between business and creativity
2015 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference considers intersections between business and creativity

The UJ Arts & Culture Conference promises to provide many opportunities for creatives and entrepreneurs in the creative sector.

Issued by Arts & Culture Trust 4 Mar 2015 11:49

Maverick Ventures enters India, agrees to invest in IDG-backed Vserv - Vserv
Maverick Ventures enters India, agrees to invest in IDG-backed Vserv

Vserv has the largest and richest data on mobile internet users in India

Issued by Vserv 4 Mar 2015 11:36

Ireland/Davenport adds a splash of colour to its client portfolio with Plascon - Ireland/Davenport
Ireland/Davenport adds a splash of colour to its client portfolio with Plascon

The Ireland/Davenport team is adding a splash of 'blue chip' colour to its portfolio after recently winning the Plascon account. The account is an exciting addition to the ever increasing list of leading South African brands the agency has acquired recently.

Issued by Ireland/Davenport 4 Mar 2015 09:37

Dani Hynes of Egg Films embraces the spirit of Ubuntu that NIVEA 'Care is Beautiful' embraces - Egg Films
Dani Hynes of Egg Films embraces the spirit of Ubuntu that NIVEA 'Care is Beautiful' embraces

After an incredibly busy stint, that saw Dani complete five ads back to back in a few months, her last project was a real heart and soul campaign which involved the community, whilst also helping to improve their lives. This aptly demonstrates what the NIVEA Care is Beautiful initiative is all about. Dani worked closely alongside the creatives Stuart Stobbs and Toni Hughes, from 1886, an FCB South Africa group company that brought this to life. The commercial and three documentary pieces were created all directed by Dani Hynes and produced by her team at Egg Films.

Issued by Egg Films 3 Mar 2015 12:21

Ireland/Davenport 'unskippable' at Bookmarks Awards 2015 - Ireland/Davenport
Ireland/Davenport 'unskippable' at Bookmarks Awards 2015

Ireland Davenport have made a huge 'play' in the digital space by taking home two silvers and a bronze at the seventh edition of the Bookmarks Awards held in Newtown. The IAB Bookmarks Awards honours those individuals, agencies and brands that have achieved excellence in digital creative work and execution.

Issued by Ireland/Davenport 3 Mar 2015 12:04

Mobile development opportunities are at an all-time high with over 6.8 billion smartphones out there - Realmdigital
Mobile development opportunities are at an all-time high with over 6.8 billion smartphones out there

From company to client, the growing rate of accessibility and quality on mobile devices has become the go-to platform to easily and reliably stay connected with customers, while also reaching an unparalleled increase in boosting fresh business. Whether your focus is on heightened productivity, a quicker turn-around time or simply customer satisfaction, the advantages that await by implementing a mobile-based point of attack can become truly unlimited. Smartphone? Try genius-phone.

Issued by Realmdigital 3 Mar 2015 11:49

18th Annual BASA Awards now open for entry - Business and Arts South Africa
18th Annual BASA Awards now open for entry

The only awards event that celebrates South Africa's diverse business and arts partnerships is now open for entry.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 3 Mar 2015 11:40

New research company to offer clients competitive online insights - DigitLab
New research company to offer clients competitive online insights

Tapping into and conquering online marketing is something that interests every clear-headed marketer. But not every company - very few in fact - have the in-house expertise to tap into the metrics to help them accomplish this goal. Hence, Monocle...

Issued by DigitLab 3 Mar 2015 11:39

GDP, population and governance data alone are not enough to predict brand success in Africa - Nielsen
GDP, population and governance data alone are not enough to predict brand success in Africa

New report from Nielsen shows hard retail data, consumer needs and behaviour, combined with macro-economic datasets, are better indicators of opportunity and success in African markets.

Issued by Nielsen 3 Mar 2015 11:26

Spotlight on designer Frans Alexander at Decorex Durban - Thebe Reed Exhibitions
Spotlight on designer Frans Alexander at Decorex Durban

"A sophisticated design direction that draws from traditional elements but also exudes an edgy twist and leaves behind the expected."

Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 3 Mar 2015 11:00

ThisIsMe, a solution to online fraud and identity theft in South Africa - KRAZYBOYZ
ThisIsMe, a solution to online fraud and identity theft in South Africa

We are leading ever increasingly connected digital lives. These online dealings affect our offline personas. So what happens if your identity is hijacked by someone else?

Issued by KRAZYBOYZ 3 Mar 2015 10:59

Financial sector update by the deputy minister of the DTI - Retail World
Financial sector update by the deputy minister of the DTI

The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) plays a critical role in the promotion of economic development and meaningful participation in the global economic and trade environment.

Issued by Retail World 3 Mar 2015 10:19

Women learn the importance of investing emotionally in their families and making their house a home - Universal Church of the Kingdom of God
Women learn the importance of investing emotionally in their families and making their house a home

Continuing the theme of encouraging women to review their lives and empowering them to make changes where necessary to improve their situations, the fourth meeting of Godllywood's 12 Parts of Me programme, unveiled the secret of creating a safe place of refuge where people can be restored and rebuilt in preparation for life's challenges.

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 2 Mar 2015 12:57

Evolving in-store digital media networks - Woolworths Rosebank - One Digital Media
Evolving in-store digital media networks - Woolworths Rosebank

One Digital Media (ODM) has been working with Woolworths over the last several years to enhance their in-store digital media network. The network has been growing in size and diversity with the ODM team implementing the media network in the majority of the South African Woolworths stores. This media-rich network is now evolving into a state-of-the-art communication channel.

Issued by One Digital Media 2 Mar 2015 12:03