|10 Aug 2012|
|Marketing & Media | South Africa
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Today's top stories
In celebration of the 2012 London Olympics, online retailer Kalahari.com, is helping movie-lovers across the country get into the Olympic spirit thanks to its "Gold Medal Movie Sale". A tactical TV campaign for the sale was conceptualised and executed by their Cape Town based agency, JWT, and will be running on DStv and M-Net during the course of the Olympics. Read more >>
Two top executive placements have been announced - Damian Bonse as ECD, TBWA Cape Town and Ingrid Lotze as the new Johannesburg MD of marcusbrewster. Read more >>
As part of the inaugural South African Youth Awards, hosted by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), the President's Award was awarded to Nolwazi Pinkie Madlala (26), a physically disabled woman who has overcome the limitations of being in a wheelchair to make her dream of studying a reality. Read more >>
Quirk Education is calling all owners of the Quirk textbook, eMarketing: the essential guide to online marketing
to deliver their older versions to its offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, as part of its textbook drive, as the newest digital version is available for free download. The second-hand textbooks will subsequently be donated to the Digital Media and Marketing Association's (DMMA) Knowledge Network and distributed to underprivileged schools. Read more >>
| ||Your source of digital advertising|| |[Chemory Gunko]
Of the many benefits of an open source content-managed website platform, like Joomla, easily the most obvious - and powerful - is that it takes the power out of your agency's hands, and puts it back into yours. Read more >>
The Getaway Travel Blog Conference
tripled its audience with 160 delegates attending the second conference in Cape Town on 4 August 2012, up from 50 in 2011. Read more >>
This year, entries to the SAB Environmental Media & Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2012 may now be made online, as opposed to the previous requirement for physical entries only. Launched on Wednesday 8 August 2012, entries close at 5pm on Friday 24 August. Read more >>
Allegations that a councillor at the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) has leaked information to an industry body is a "grave concern"‚ Telkom (TKG) said on Wednesday. Read more >>
| ||Online Media section proudly sponsored by|| |[Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA]
After having tried out i>Sarie magazine's online shop by acquiring a (rather fetching) dress and sandals (they were delivered in one day!), Bizcommunity finds out from Sarie.com CEO, Louna Lohann, about the mix of media, tech and retail expertise behind the online store
, why some of the magazine readers were uncomfortable with the offering at first, and how this is the start of a big new e-commerce play for Sarie
owners, Media24. Read more >>
[Chris Moerdyk: @chrismoerdyk]
I have to admire the audacity and passion of the people at e.tv. At first glance, plans to take its 24-hour news channel, operated by sister company e.Sat TV to the UK, might seem suicidally ambitious, but when you think about it, the idea makes a lot of sense. Read more >>
South Africa's first independent 24-hour news service, the eNews Channel, has confirmed it will launch on the SKY digital satellite platform in the United Kingdom. The official launch date is still to be confirmed, but is expected to take place within a few weeks. Read more >>
LONDON, UK: Amazon UK was the most visible brown goods advertiser online whilst Apple remained the most visible website for brown goods-related searches, reveals the latest research from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight
. Read more >>
NEW YORK, US: Consumers' days of cutting back-to-school spending are behind them, and shoppers are reverting to more traditional information sources to study up before heading to the store, according to Deloitte's annual "Back-to-School" survey, released this week. Read more >>
BMi Research recently treated the children of its chosen charity, the Ubuhle Day Care Centre, to a day out at the movies. Read more >>
After nine years of continual research and development, R.O.I. Media has carefully repositioned themselves in the digital market. Read more >>
Education & Training
The UCT Graduate School of Business' Programme for Management Development, aimed at middle to senior managers who have the potential to progress to general management, will be running from 26 August to 8 September this year. Read more >>
Events & Conferencing
Global brand experience agency, the VWV Group, and exhibit and event specialists, GES, teamed up to create a unique and memorable branding experience at the Canada House during the 2012 Olympic Games. Read more >>
WOW Factor has a thing for long tables at banquets. They decided to use them for their own functions not because they had an epiphany overnight, but because they wanted to stay within their budget and that's the table choice of their venue. Read more >>
Melissa Wilmans has joined True Technical as Head of Design and will head up their design department with services such as 2D design, 3D design, flythrough renders, drafting, editing, photography and graphic design. Read more >>
For the past seven years, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has played to full houses - no mean feat when capacity is 33 500 people. And according to research into the festival's economic impact since 2009, the event has contributed more than R2 billion to the Western Cape's GDP. Read more >>
The seventeenth annual Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo, taking place from 23 to 26 August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), will showcase the latest trends ranging from home improvement products to innovative décor ideas. Read more >>
What makes a management team smarter? Women. That's one of the trends identified by Top Women
. The Top Women
publication identifies, researches, profiles and celebrates excellence in gender empowerment, and this year, it puts the spotlight on trends in women in business and government. Read more >>
PR & Communications
Let's face it. There have been several, shall we say, memorably 'flawed' interviews since the president of the country was interviewed for an hour in studio on a leading talk radio station. But fortunately, not all the interviews were uncomfortably live on air. Read more >>
Nick Lowe has been in the employ of Isilumko Media, a below-the-line activations and experiential media company, for ten years, first as a student, doing promotions work for Studentwise, and then seven years ago he was approached by the company to join the team in a full-time capacity. Read more >>
Television sets, DStv decoders, washing machines and a R10 000 donation from Pick n Pay were recently handed over to the Kensington Home for the Aged. The plight of the home was brought to the attention of 567 CapeTalk Breakfast Show host, Kieno Kammies, on Mandela Day when he was approached by the home's manager Reverend Beck. Read more >>
Timothy Beattie is the General Manager of Pyrotec PackMedia, a brand within Pyrotec that specialises in innovative on-pack solutions. Beattie believes that one of the most challenging packaging issues faced by pharmaceutical companies is the need to abide by varying regulations for different countries. Read more >>
The seminar and workshop on Marketing to Kids, Tweens and Teens is around the corner, taking place on 21-22 August in Johannesburg. Gain key insight into this unique youth market; find out what makes them tick and how to successfully introduce your brand to them and their gatekeepers! Read more >>
President Jacob Zuma says the Gender Equality Bill must be fast tracked if the country is to further level the playing field for women. Read more >>
The defence department is baffled by a media report which claims that R99bn has been secretly spent since 1994 through the Defence Special Account. Read more >>
Public response for submissions to the Arms Procurement Commission was disappointing, according to a report this week. Read more >>
More Government news...
[Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel]
V&A Waterfront hotel restaurants have joined The Masters of the Trade Route promotion aimed at getting locals out of our duvets and into restaurants despite cold and wet conditions - something we Capetonians dislike more than having our beaches crowded by out-of-towners in December. Read more >>
With so many strong, passionate women role models in the history of &Beyond, and what with it being Women's Day and Women's Day weekend, we thought a couple of tales of fearless females would be a good idea... It is no wonder that we have achieved so many firsts when it comes to women rangers. Dee Adams, who came from Londolozi with her husband Tony to help build up &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, was &Beyond's first female ranger. Read more >>
More Travel news...
Whether you think you are vampire savvy, or suffering from vampire overkill, Russian visionary Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is out of this world. It's a refreshing reboot of the genre that gives you a film that humanises vampires and turns humans into scrounging monsters who feed off greediness and supremacy. Read more >>
More BizLounge news...
- FPI announces the appointment of new board members - more info
Unique luxury lifestyle magazine, multifaceted event, travel and marketing company looking for creative, skilled and ambitious multimedia graphic designer to join team. Portfolio crucial on application. www.liveoutloud.co.za. Read more >>
John Brown Media is seeking to appoint senior digital designer within its digital department.The successful candidate is dynamic; innovative; creative, detail oriented, flexible, patient and excellent organisational skills. Read more >>
Unique luxury lifestyle magazine, event, travel & marketing company looking for creative, skilled and ambitious multimedia experienced graphic designer to join our team. Portfolio crucial on application. [[www.liveoutloud.co.za]] Read more >>
Quirk preeminent marketing agency is on the hunt for a super slick account manager for our Jozi QuirkStation. Apply now for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Read more >>
Full time video editor for an Afrikaans based music show. Send CV's to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your contact details. 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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- Online factory shop grand opening sale event Try-me Import and Export Services - Johannesburg, 10 August
- millbug.com launch Millbug (Pty) Ltd - Port Elizabeth, 11 August
- Regional Checkers-Shoprite Boerewors cook-off - West Rand, 11 August
- Investigative journalism Institute for the Advancement of Journalism - Johannesburg, 20 August
- Adobe Photoshop course - Illustrator and InDesign AAA School of Advertising - Johannesburg, 21 August
- SAODN Symphonia - Durban, 22 August
- You're invited Sonex - Cape Town, 22 August
- SADWCon 2012 Event Day - The Feegles Have Landed South African Discworld Convention - Cape Town, 25 August
- Internal branding - delivering the brand promise BrandOvation - Johannesburg, 31 August
- Practical selling skills Richard Mulvey - Cape Town, 17 September
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