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Simon Dingle's Binary podcast is live!

You can listen to the first episode on Wearables by clicking here. Click here for more on this new podcast about people's relationship with information by Simon Dingle.

Don't be surprised to see your Instagram photos on sale...

The Washington Post reports that someone else can sell your Instagram photos for $90,000. It's not just a possibility - it's just happened. It seems Richard Prince has been 'rephotographing' since the 1970s, with his 'New Portraits' collection at New York's Frieze Art Fair comprising 37...

Cape Town's design plans, going forward from WDC...

There's no doubt that Cape Town's designation as World Design Capital in 2014 positioned the city globally as a design city, with a growing design ecosystem, says the Cape Craft+ Design Institute. But where to from here? All is not lost. Many plans were shared at the WDC2014 convocation ceremony...

Brands & Branding release online brand case study tutorials for tertiary education

Brands & Branding has released online brand case study tutorials for tertiary education. It provides a unique source of credible, locally relevant, content-rich material, instructive and interesting for both undergraduate and postgraduate diploma level students. Over 20 tertiary institutions have...

SouthernX adds new technology layer

SouthernX has announced that it will be adding a new technology layer to its current tech stack. This will allow advertisers to target specific users demographically, rather than simply buying impressions from publishers. Essentially, advertisers will be able to show their ads only to their...

Shortlist for Establishment Survey tender announced

Five research companies have been shortlisted to participate in the Media and Marketing Industry Establishment Survey tender. They are:• ACNielsen • Ask Afrika • GfK • Plus 94 Research • TNS Research SurveysAll five companies will now be requested to submit research...

From bio-fashion to One Rand Man social experiment, catch the Trend Report

The May Trends Report for NATIVE VML goes from bio-fashion to the One Rand Man social experiment and offers top trends in marketing, storytelling and digital culture locally and abroad. Digital convergence is fast becoming the norm where technology allows a shift from one-to-one to one-to-many...

Become a confident public speaker with Make Yourself Heard

Make Yourself Heard - a how-to guide on success and communication has been listed on takealot.com. With over 20 years of extensive experience in communication skills training, presentations and confidence, author Monique Rissen-Harrisberg has been running The Voice Clinic since 1988. In her...

Register to network at SAITEX
Register to network at SAITEX

Those wanting to register for business networking opportunities at SAITEX can do so now, as delegate registration has opened on the show's convenient online business matchmaking facility, available on the web and via a new mobile/networking app, enabling visitors and exhibitors to pre-arrange...

First 221 co.za domains awarded Platinum domain status by ZA Central Registry

ZA Central Registry has awarded platinum domain status to the first 221 co.za domains in celebration of 20 years of registration. Some examples are mtn.co.za, multichoice.co.za, bmw.co.za, jse.co.za, nestle.co.za, anglo.co.za and telkom.co.za. "The first group are significant because they had the...

App links Blue Bull fans to the action

Vodacom has launched a Blue Bulls app for up-to-date news and game-time functionality. It offers fans access to the real time match centre, which includes commentary, match-day statistics and player bios. The FanZone on the App will further encourage interaction between supporters with the social...

Roughly 1.9-million articles from Sapa archive released anonymously online

Many thought it was an April Fool's media industry joke at first, but the South African Press Association closed for good on 1 April 2015. That's not to say we've seen the end of its content though, as an as-yet anonymous hack has placed most of its archives online - for free. TechCentral...

Pondering Panda CEO to expose major flaws in market research

Pondering Panda CEO Diane Gantz will be tackling one of the biggest challenges facing the research industry at this year's Southern African Marketing Research Association's annual conference - unrepresentative samples, which lead to invalid results being delivered to clients. Her paper, 'Sampling...

Blaque is back

Blaque magazine is now available as a quarterly, Blaque Life Digest, relaunching with a new design that is clean, with an artistry that is refreshing. "With the world screaming for content and most media owners pushing out short pieces as often as possible, the magazine once again defies...

Graffiti brands Put Foot Rally vehicle

Graffiti, the transit branding company, has branded a Toyota Fortuner 4L V6, one of the vehicles taking part in the 8000 km Put Foot Rally across South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, from 15 June to 2 July 2015. Moved by the challenge of putting shoes on the feet of Africa's...

Red Bull Mobile disconnects from SA market

If you're making use of Cell C's Red Bull Mobile products, you'll need to make another plan as the partnership's ending on 31 May 2015... Red Bull Mobile was launched in South Africa in 2011 in partnership with Cell C and was relaunched in 2013 following lacklustre performance, with just 120,000...

NetFlorist's Mother's Day advice blossoms on the radio waves

NetFlorist's personal gifting clients - NetJewel, NetPerfume and floral - feature in four 30-second radio ads created by FCB Joburg and produced by Frequency. The ads are centered on the rather naughty character called Harold, who has featured in previous campaigns. They're set to break through...

Magdeleen De Klerk wins LexisNexis 'Best Article' prize

Magdeleen De Klerk of Polokwane has won the 2014 LexisNexis 'Best Article' prize for her article on 'Fair Divorce: Misconduct Does Not Play a Role in Forfeiture Claims', challenging the misconception that misconduct in a marriage justifies the forfeiture of benefits. Entries are now open for the...

TechSmart magazine moves solely online

The TechSmart magazine, which in 2003 pioneered a new breed of free-to-public publications that combined quality content and advertising, will now be produced solely online as TechSmart.co.za. Not only concentrating on tech-related content, the website has expanded to include lifestyle-related...

Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest sparks more deaths

Two men were gunned down by police after they opened fire at what's been dubbed a "hate group" event, celebrating cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Texas, reports the Mail & Guardian Online. This just months after the French Charlie Hebdo attacks for regularly depicting the Prophet on its cover....

Top 40 entries indicates abundant talent in media sector

Entries to this year's Top 40 under 40 in The Media would indicate that fears as to the lack of young talent, who exhibit leadership abilities and a passion for the media industry, are unfounded. "We have been impressed by the number and calibre of nominations. An increase in the volume of...

Facebook launches video chat for Messenger

The Messenger app is about to get more interactive as Facebook launches online video chat. An app update on Monday, 27 April, revealed the little camera button to get more personal with your buddies. The update is only coming to 18 markets for now (SA isn't on the list yet), but countries who are...

Licence fee forecasts requested by ICASA by 30 April

All broadcasting and electronic communications and network services licensees are requested by ICASA to submit annual forecast of licence fees and the Universal Service and Access Fund (USAF) contributions. They are further required to submit a trial balance, detailed management accounts and...

Cinemark Young Lions judged on LeadSA 'Say No to Xenophobia' campaign

The entrants to this year's Cinemark Young Lions received a topical brief - LeadSA 'Say No to Xenophobia' campaign. They received the brief on Tuesday, 21 April and then had 48 hours to conceptualise, film and edit a 30-second commercial around this theme. The rest now lies in the judges' hands....

SATI Seminar focuses on professionalising your practice

The South African Translator's Institute will host a seminar on 22 May at the Council Chambers, University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Campus. The seminar will look into many aspects of one's professional life and the first session will be followed by others looking at professional risk, at...

SchoolMedia website gets a new look

Khethi Ngwenya, owner and Managing Director of SchoolMedia, an in school media placement and advertising company has announced a newly launched website at www.schoolmedia.co.za. The new site has easy to use drop down menus with updated information about our products and services. Ngwenya says,...

VMA Group expands into Africa

VMA Group, a global recruitment and training specialist for corporate and marketing communications, has opened office in Johannesburg, South Africa, marking its 8th global practice and first in Africa having established itself as a market leader in recruitment and training for marketing...

Ton Vosloo steps down as Naspers chair

Naspers's non-executive chair, Ton Vosloo, as well as independent non-executive directors Boetie van Zyl and Yuanhe Ma, retired from the board on Friday, 17 April. After a year's sabbatical, Koos Bekker rejoins the board as non-executive chair. Vosloo served on the Naspers board from March 1983....

Justin Wright to judge three international competitions

Justin Wright, group creative director of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris\Johannesburg, is to judge three international competitions in New York, London and Cannes from May to June 2015. He will judge design work at the New York Festival international advertising awards, direct marketing categories at the D&AD...

New campaign from Nedbank builds on 'Make Things Happen'

Nedbank has launched a new campaign from March-June 2015, 'Make Things That Really Matter Happen', which forms part of South Africa's premier knockout tournament Nedbank Cup, also known for its uniqueness in enabling lower league teams a chance to take their shot at soccer glory against the top...

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