|16 May 2012|
|Africa | Marketing & Media
|Marketing & Media, Advertising, Branding, Cinema, CRM, CSI, Design, Digital, Direct Marketing, Education & Training, Events & Conferencing, Exhibitions, Magazines, Marketing, Media, Mobile, Newspapers, Online Media, Out Of Home, PR & Communications, Printing, Production, Promotions, Radio, Recruitment, Research, Retail, Sales, Sponsorship, Trends, TV, Youth Marketing
, 2012 Design Indaba
Today's top stories
Special focus on media freedom & right to know
The Uganda Journalists Union (UJU) has condemned the shooting to death of television journalist, Amon Thembo Wa' Mupaghasya, by unknown gunmen in the Kasese district, western Uganda. Read more >>
International research suggests that consumers in their 20s look at more than 20 different types of media per hour, in interactions with both small and large screens, from film to TV, tablet, smartphone and back again. Read more >>
The multibillion-rand Wacs cable has just gone live along Africa's west coast. But just what does it take to make a project of this magnitude happen, besides boatloads of money? Read more >>
Events & Conferencing
Mobiserve Holding, the solutions provider for telecommunication infrastructure and engineering services in the Middle East and Africa is participating in the 6th edition of North Africa Com which began yesterday, 15 May 2012 and will continue today. Read more >>
[Eric Didier Karinganire]
Senators in their plenary session last Thursday [10 May 2012] reviewed media bills including the draft law regulating media, draft law on access to information and another one regarding the responsibilities, functioning and organisation of the Media High Council (MHC). Read more >>
JOS, NIGERIA: Journalists in a restive state in central Nigeria said on Monday [14 May 2012] they would halt coverage of government activities in protest at the failure of the authorities to stop years of deadly violence. Read more >>
One of the most significant human rights organisations in Swaziland has called on the Times Sunday
to take action against its columnist who wrote hate speech against homosexuals in the newspaper. Read more >>
[Koffi Fabrice Djossou]
Expressing identity is one of the ways we reveal who we are to other human beings. Whether it is through our dress code, the way we wear our hair or the way we choose to adorn ourselves with certain objects, sending out signals about our identity is part and parcel of being human. Read more >>
iMaverick is Africa's first, and the world's third tablet-only interactive daily newspaper. A digital-only publisher, iMaverick is the online sister publication of South Africa's leading newspaper, The Daily Maverick. It contains all the content of a newspaper, with a more magazine-like appearance, with full colour pages utilising multimedia and the full visual capabilities of a tablet. Read more >>
I couldn't help but be grateful for what the birth of experiential marketing has done for our profession. From a production perspective, there is now global recognition of a specialised multifaceted skillset that allows us to transcend the basic associations of toolkits and tape measures. Read more >>
, the pan-African financial and business channel, will celebrate five years of continental business broadcasting across Africa on 1 June 2012. Read more >>
NEW YORK, US: The awards evening for the winners of the 2012 CLIO Awards, one of the world's most recognised awards competitions honouring excellence in advertising, design and communications, was held last night. Among the winners - out of more than 11 000 submissions from around the world, were a number of South African entries. Read more >>
NEW YORK, US: Mike Geiger, president and chief integration officer at JWT North America, and one of the advertising industry's brightest stars, has been named Jury Chair for One Show Interactive 2013. Read more >>
CHICAGO, US: When Mother's Day nears, many children, fathers and loved ones are shopping for the perfect gift to show their appreciation for their parent or significant other. However, recent Mintel research found that being a mom changes the way women shop, as an increased emphasis is put on the safety, value and nutrition of everyday purchases. Read more >>
NEW YORK, US: The New York Festivals Radio Program & Promotion Awards
, recognising the World's Best Radio Programs, announced the finalists
for the 2012 Radio Awards. Read more >>
Using nature's beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China's valued panda preserves, but it is not an automatic ticket out of poverty for the humans who live there, a unique long-term study shows. This study can also have relevance here in South Africa, where there are many projects to assist local communities in benefiting from local tourism attractions. Read more >>
SOUTH AFRICAPeachy Keen EP launch
Acting Public Service and Administration Minister Mildred Oliphant said yesterday in Parliament that the department would be intensifying the capacity of the Public Service Anti-Corruption Unit (PSACU). This was in line with the department's priority of fighting corruption within government. Read more >>
reports that high levels of absenteeism and sick leave are costing the South African economy about R3,9bn a year in lost production and that the average output per worker was just R574,92 a day. Read more >>
The Judicial Service Commission will finally be able to conduct interviews for a single position in the Constitutional Court now that it has a list of four candidates to be interviewed next month. Read more >>
The SA National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will not appeal against the temporary court order halting e-tolling, it was reported. Read more >>
The manufacturing sector is to get a R5.75bn injection over six years from the Department of Trade and Industry to help factories become more competitive in the increasingly difficult global economic environment. Read more >>
More Government news...
Daytona Group is having a road show of their Best of British brands in South Africa, and I was at the One & Only to drive the Aston Martin Virage and the McLaren MP4-12C. These are supercars that will make you stop and look whenever you see one, but getting to drive both of these beauties was a dream come true and I realise that these are truly brands of distinction. Read more >>
More Motoring news...
Thousands of travel professionals from across the globe gathered in Durban, South Africa, this weekend for Indaba 2012, Africa's largest travel trade show that aims to demonstrate there is more to destination marketing on the continent than luxury safaris and adventure tourism. Read more >>
More Travel news...
Kat and the Kings, the hit musical by David Kramer and the late Taliep Petersen, has come home to District Six. Produced by Eric Abraham, the show began previewing at Cape Town's Fugard Theatre earlier this month and will run until 30 June, 2012. Judging by the sold-out performances and nightly standing ovations, you'd better act fast if you want to see it too. Read more >>
What would life be without great love stories? And what would romance be if not fully experienced on the big screen where it is magnificently magnified 10 times larger than life? In the tradition of the tearful The Notebook and the heartbreaking Letters To Juliet, comes The Vow, another memorable romance that will steal your heart and take you on a meaningful and rewarding emotional journey. Read more >>
To those who have been and experienced the life-changing transformation that occurs in this space, it is referred to as the "AB" or "The Burn". And it burns all right; it burns all day and all night with the most culturally diverse, creative and conscious beings, all there to share a beautiful space and with the intention to gift. Read more >>
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