|18 Jun 2012|
|Marketing & Media | South Africa
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, 2012 Design Indaba
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CANNES, FRANCE: The first batch of Direct shortlists have been released by the organisers of Cannes Lions. Read more >>
Johannesburg Cubs is once again the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation project, which will benefit from funds raised from this year's Discovery 702 Walk the Talk, as the official charity of the event. The Cubs, a community cricket development project, received a visit from Talk Radio 702 presenter John Robbie and a group of high-powered local sport stars and celebrities last week. Read more >>
In association with the Jewellery Council of South Africa (JCSA), Pravda Vodka held a Jewellery Design Competition in August 2010. The ten winning pieces are being auctioned off at charity events across South Africa throughout 2012. Read more >>
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In the latest move to consolidate and grow its e-commerce initiatives, RamsayMedia has launched its own in-house digital magazine platform. The development aims to give the company greater flexibility in managing and monetising its relationship with subscribers and is designed to open the door to extending digital magazine fulfilment to other media companies. Read more >>
As broadband connectivity reaches more of the country's population and affordable tablets and smart phones multiply, digital radio is set to increase, with services such as listener-driven radio (LDR) giving users more reason to tune in online. Read more >>
On Reveal Day, 13 June 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) confirmed that UniForum South Africa is the only one applicant for the .africa Top Level Domain (TLD). If successful it will be allocating names to the public such as "example.africa". Read more >>
Before we move any further there is something that must be said, and it's this: The presentation from Gary Leih is perhaps mainly of interest to those within the marketing and advertising industry. However, in whatever sector of business you happen to be, digital will be a part of what you do, so it's as well to read Leih's views on the subject. Read more >>
Late last week, model, Genevieve Morton, was voted in as the favourite in the FHM
100 Sexiest Women in the World line-up for 2012. Read more >>
If recent events are anything to go by, news of the death of print media has been greatly exaggerated. Read more >>
PR & Communications
[Chris Moerdyk: @chrismoerdyk]
It never ceases to amaze me how corporate egos can lead to stupid knee-jerk decisions that end up damaging brands so much more than if they just swallowed their pride and moved on. Read more >>
NEWSWATCH: According to Times Live
, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is less than amused after being informed that Sactwu, affiliated to Cosatu, is linked to a bid to buy an American porn empire. Read more >>
as programme manager in August 2012. He has a solid background in radio, having started his broadcasting career on campus radio at Tuks FM in 1996 on the graveyard slot before taking the helm of the breakfast show. Read more >>
Media Manager Online has been updated with new Inflation Watch data covering 2012 January to March. Media planners and buyers will be very uncomfortable with the results. Some highlights for you (all figures are 2012 Jan to Mar on 2011 Jan to Mar)... Read more >>
[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson
: "Cheers! Bye! Have a jol! Good luck!" ...and then...27 hours after leaving our loved ones behind, we finally arrived in Cannes (via Istanbul and some unforeseen delays). Read more >>
NEW YORK, US: US magazine giant Time Inc has announced it would offer digital subscriptions for all 20 of its consumer magazine titles for iPad on Apple's Newsstand. Read more >>
NEW YORK, US: New York Festivals International Radio Program & Promotions Awards
, honouring the World's Best Radio Programs, continues its green initiative by offering an e-program for the 2012 Radio Awards on a mobile app for the second year in a row. Read more >>
NEW YORK, US: One Show Interactive 2013 now is open for quarterly submissions
. Q1 entry deadline is 31 July. Read more >>
For five days, from 29 February to 4 March 2012, the Design Indaba Conference and Expo transformed the Cape Town International Convention Centre into a global hub of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more >>
7Dffrnt Knds of Smke was approached by Nedbank to come up with a solution for O Week with an interactive way to engage new students visiting the campus. The goal was not only to stand head and shoulders above the other banks at the banking mall, but to speak to students in their language. Read more >>
Draftfcb Cape Town has been accused of being irreverent and downright nasty by one of its clients - and the client is loving it! Online radio station MuthaFM.com is based in the Mother City, and is dedicated to delivering a fresh alternative to the playlists it says are being recycled on the mainstream airwaves. Read more >>
GraphicMail, a leading hosted digital marketing service provider, has announced its sponsorship of a free non-profit email marketing account to 'Picture the Possibility' - a community project based in Cape Town that aims to empower teenagers in creating inspiring career opportunities for their future. Read more >>
Events & Conferencing
Award-winning brand experience agency, the VWV Group, was recently appointed by Nando's to produce and execute its World-Wide Licensing (WWL) conference. The event was staged at the luxurious Trou Aux Biches resort in Mauritius and hosted 80 delegates from 16 countries. Read more >>
Chu Sawannapha, with extensive fashion experience under his belt that includes work at Fairlady
magazines, has been appointed as the new fashion director for Huisgenoot
. Read more >>
Content marketing agency, John Brown Media, has appointed John Gardner as head of digital for the South African office. Read more >>
KFC appointed Tradeway Promotions to run a nationwide sampling campaign to introduce the a.m. Riser breakfast meal to customers in store during April and May. Read more >>
Are fan page updates on your wall the reason you quit Facebook? Then you're like most South Africans. According to a recent survey conducted on JustPlay, an online competition site in SA, most South Africans can only tolerate between one and two updates from a fan page a day. Unless there's a chance to win free stuff. Read more >>
Government and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) agree on the principles underlying the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) but will continue consultation on the detail of implementation. Read more >>
It's safe to say that SA's water infrastructure is in the same position that the energy sector was in a decade ago. Without huge investment to rehabilitate and replace ageing infrastructure, supply and quality are under threat. Read more >>
The performance and evaluation system for Heads of Department in government have been amended, says Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Collins Chabane. Read more >>
More Government news...
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor]
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class, South Africa's top-selling snooty SUV, has been substantially upgraded so that it looks prettier, feels classier and is now even safer, considerably less thirsty and more fun to drive. Read more >>
More Motoring news...
World Leisure Holidays has announced that its Long Beach Resort is celebrating its first year of fine service and all-round success. Read more >>
More Travel news...
I didn't know what to expect. Gilbert and Sullivan? I'd heard the names before and I knew they had something to do with music. More than that, I honestly couldn't say. Fortunately for me, Topsy Turvy was here to educate my clueless mind. And judging by what I experienced, I suggest you let it educate you too. Read more >>
Tickets will be on-sale for the SA leg of Lady Gaga's Born This Way tour starting 9am, 19 June 2012 at Computicket (web sales only). In Johannesburg on 30 November, and in Cape Town on 3 December Lady Gaga will be supported by the newly reformed British rock band The Darkness, and Lady Gaga's long-time performance partner and DJ, Lady Starlight, has been confirmed as a special guest. Read more >>
More BizLounge news...
- PE-based Galvaspin enlists Sapphire Street for PR drive - more info
- The Content Bar appoints new director - more info
- John Brown media appoints new head of digital - more info
NXT\ Digital Innovation is looking for a digital account director to join our multi-award winning full service digital agency situated in Sandton, Johannesburg Read more >>
Consumer insights manager - take overall responsibility of the development, implementation and delivery of research and consumer insights of radio, digital and other media channels. Read more >>
You will generate and grow online advertising revenue through online job, banner and sponsorship sales. Read more >>
You will be responsible for driving awareness of the brand using both digital and traditional marketing tactics, while focusing on attracting new visitors to the site. Read more >>
NXT\Digital Innovation is looking for a digital business development manager to join our multi-award winning full service digital agency situated in Sandton, Johannesburg. Read more >>
M-Net is looking for commissioning editors with exceptional Afrikaans skills and five years' production experience. Read more >>
Dynamic, self-motivated person required for the Cape area.
Litho, digital and packaging company.
Printing or packaging experience a must.
Remuneration based on previous job.
Basic, commission, petrol and cellphone Read more >>
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- One-day vocal workshop with Idols vocal coach Door 6 Entertainment - Cape Town, 30 June
- TRIZ - Theory for inventive problem solving BMGI SA - Johannesburg, 2 July
- Credit management breakfast CoreXalance - Parktown, 6 July
- Twitter for communications officers Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) - Johannesburg, 20 July
- Twitter for journalists Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) - Johannesburg, 23 July
- AEA and AP Summit - Africa 2012 ABN Global Events - Cape Town, 3 September
- Women advancement forum - Africa 2012 ABN Global Events - Johannesburg, 16 September
- HR records management Alusani Skills & Training Network - Johannesburg, 8 October
- Bid committee Alusani Skills & Training Network - Johannesburg, 17 October
- People management skills Alusani Skills & Training Network - Johannesburg, 22 October
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