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Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

Apex deadline in ten days

The 2012 APEX Awards deadline is closing in. Entrants must submit entries by no later than noon on Monday 30 January 2012. Those entrants in need of extra time to finalise their submissions may apply via email to document.write('' + bRev('az.oc.dtlaaa;46#&xepa') + '');az.oc.dtlaaa@xepa for an...

Reminder to book for Apex Cape Town workshop

The Apex Cape Town workshop will take place tomorrow, 15 November 2011 at Ogilvy Cape Town, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Entrants are encouraged to attend this free workshop to learn more about the entry process, how to compile a winning entry and to hear from some of South Africa's leading marketers from the...

[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows
[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows

In case you're wondering what's been happening with the Bizcommunity/Chai FM Media & Marketing radio show this month of October 2011, since Chai FM is a Jewish community radio station and this is the month of various Jewish high holy days (Rosh Hashanah/New Year, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement and...

Ads24 adds Kosmos News to bouquet

Kosmos News/Nuus, a bilingual community newspaper, is Ads24's first venture into Mpumalanga. The newspaper is published every Wednesday, with 15 000 copies distributed to Standerton and other towns in the area. Over the past two years, since inception, it has grown from its initial run of 6000...

Adie Ceruti leaves Africa Geographic, Africa - Birds & Birding
Adie Ceruti leaves Africa Geographic, Africa - Birds & Birding

Following the departure of Adie Ceruti at the end of June 2011 from Africa Geographic, Africa - Birds & Birding, her duties will be absorbed by Jenni Saunders, the commercial director who heads the ad sales team; independent advertising consultant Simon Borchert; Tracy Bennett, ad rep who focuses on...

New PR and sales manager at Africa Albida Tourism
New PR and sales manager at Africa Albida Tourism

From 1 May 2011, Nommy Vuma has been appointed as the PR and sales manager of Africa Albida Tourism. She joined the group in 2004 as Victoria Falls Safari Lodge's guest relations manager, where she was part of the team that formulated the award-winning in-house customer training programme Excellence...

The INC launches site for sales
The INC launches site for sales

Advertising agencies wishing to find information on any of the Independent Newspapers titles can go to the newly launched INC site, www.theinc.co.za, which has information on its titles and downloadable rate cards. The website will be interactive, offering giveaways. "The aim of the website is to...

Second APMP practitioner in SA
Second APMP practitioner in SA

click to enlargeThe Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), a global organisation advancing the art, science and technology of new business acquisition, has accredited Sandy Pullinger, first chairperson of APMP SA and MD of proposal consultancy nFold, as a practitioner. She becomes...

Free ads rates widget for Ads24 clients

Ads24, a Media24 group company, has begun installing a free widget at South Africa's high volume media agencies that enables instant access to its rate cards, newspaper profiles and demographic data of readers via a desktop application. Described as non-intrusive, it enables the company to transmit...

New health, lifestyle channel in 2011
New health, lifestyle channel in 2011

The new health and lifestyle channel, Health TV, a joint venture between Isilumko Media and Zenith Media, will launch in March 2011. Sole rights for the marketing and selling of media space have been awarded to Isilumko Media, which has appointed Greg Norgarb as national sales manager at its...

Business Partners rewards entrepreneurs

Business Partners, a small and medium enterprises (SME) financier, launched the Business Partners Recognition Programme this year to give recognition to successful entrepreneurs and award those in the SME environment for their commitment and success. It has made its first award in Cape Town to...

AMASA June meeting Cape Town
AMASA June meeting Cape Town

The AMASA June meeting will be held in Cape Town on Wednesday 30 June 2010 at 4pm at the Grill Room, Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, and will focus on sales. The association is giving away a R500 book hamper sponsored by Leisurebooks. Event is free for members, R50 for non-members and R25 for...

Cinemark flights new look
Cinemark flights new look

click to enlargeFollowing the joint occupation of the Primovie Park in Sandton, Johannesburg in 2010 by Ster-Kinekor and Cinemark, Cinemark has modified its newly designed logo to incorporate the Ster-Kinekor logo. The move means they now enjoy a larger pool of resources, allowing them to offer...

Union advantages topic at monthly SAFREA meeting

The Gauteng Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) meeting for May 2010 will take place on Wednesday 5 May at Primi Piatti, The Zone@Rosebank, Johannesburg, 5pm-8pm. Exco chair Clive Lotter will speak on the benefits of UASA (union) membership for Safreans and why they should join....

Combining precise sales data with mobile technology

As providers of databases of small, medium and large companies, Matrix Marketing has partnered with mobile sales company Tracer to deliver a mobile solution for sales teams. Tracer CRM Mobile is a browser-based platform that provides remote management of sales, service and technical people via a...

Wits Radio Academy and RadMark join forces

RadMark, under the leadership of Marietjie van Rensburg, has partnered with the Wits Radio Academy, in association with Kagiso Media, to present the radio marketing and sales study module as part of the Advanced Certificate in Radio. This initiative has been made possible by Van Rensburg and team....

Win a copy of Sid Peimer's new book - find the word
Win a copy of Sid Peimer's new book - find the word

To win one of three copies of Sid Peimer's new book, The Clear Win, which deals with the ins and outs of pitching to clients, all you have to do is find the one word that he reckons is the be-all and end-all when it comes to pitching for the account and winning it. A regular Bizcommunity.com...

New marketing consultancy from specialist importer
New marketing consultancy from specialist importer

Sean Williams, in a bid to motivate marketers and their sales teams to keep income on the up, has launched a consultancy, Sean Williams Consulting. According to Williams, his vision is to assist sales people to grow and sustain their turnover via after sales service, personal customer relationships...

You can tweet Roots 2010 launch

The Newspaper Advertising Bureau (NAB)'s regular Twitter feeds are aimed at ensuring the industry stays abreast of retail and media developments and providing insights into the upcoming Roots 2010 launch in March 2010, where researchers communicate with and interview 25 000 purchase...

BBC Worldwide to represent lonelyplanet.com

BBC Worldwide will use its global online advertising expertise to sell Lonely Planet's online inventory around the world. The site, lonelyplanet.com, was re-launched last year and recently won Best Travel Site of the Year in The Webby People's Voice Awards. The website features guidebook content,...

CRM goes mobile

Earlier this week, Maximizer announced that its mobile CRM solution is now available for the HTC Google G1 smartphone. The touch-screen Google G1, which debuted in late Q3 2008 with T-Mobile, is powered by Google's open source platform and operating system, Android. By accessing Maximizer Mobile CRM...

Cautionary notice from Soweto TV

Urban Brew Studios and Soweto TV have sent out a cautionary notice informing clients that Tshepo Mofokeng or his company, Township Media Communications, does not in any shape or form represent Soweto TV, Urban Brew Group or any of the group's affiliate companies. For any information regarding...

TV channel to train SA realty professionals

Real estate group RE/MAX of Southern Africa earlier this week announced that a free national marketing and sales training channel on DStv for all South African residential and commercial real-estate agents and property professionals will be available during November 2008. The content is sponsored by...

Fire at Ads24 Joburg

Ads24 Johannesburg is having a very blue Monday: its office building experienced a fire this morning, Monday, 23 June 2008. While all Ads24 personnel are fine, they are without telephone lines at present. If you do need to get hold of your representative urgently, contact them on their cellphones,...

Uwin Iwin acquires World of Incentives

Uwin Iwin Incentives has recently acquired 100% of the business of World of Incentives from Leigh Swart and its black empowerment business partners. The branding will change from Uwin Iwin Incentives – ‘The performance improvement company' to Uwin Iwin – ‘A world of Incentives'.

Makeover for Oracle website

Oracle Airtime Sales has revamped www.oats.co.za with a refreshed logo and colour scheme. Key opportunities for sponsorship, programme highlights, monthly rate cards, as well as extras such as channel profiles, which include useful reference data such as target markets, broadcasting hours and their...

Crystal Award for Impact Incentives

Last month Impact Incentives received a Crystal Award for the Most Effective Use of an Incentive Program for a Strategic Business Solution for its Sales Torque programme at the annual SITE (the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives) conference held in Montery, California, US. “The main...

Celebrating an environmental Christmas
Celebrating an environmental Christmas

click to enlargeThe World Wildlife Foundation and Food and Trees have been the main beneficiaries to benefit from close to R80 000 donated by Oracle Airtime Sales (OATS) as part of its “Make a World of Difference” 2007 Christmas charity drive. “The overwhelming response by our clients confirmed that...

Avusa takes over E Cape sales

From 1 January 2008, the national sales division of Avusa (formerly Johncom) will be managing the advertising sales portfolio of its Eastern Cape titles such as The Herald, Daily Dispatch and Weekend Post, which were previously serviced by the Newspaper Advertising Bureau (NAB). The division will...

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