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Jaco Pienaar
Looking back on 2014

Looking back on 2014[Jaco Pienaar] Following the passing of Nelson Mandela, the local news cycle started the year on a sombre note. Despite this, there have been many fascinating trends and issues taking place that have shaped the South African media landscape...

Posted 17 hours ago | Like
Walter Pike
December's #illridewithyou: One of the year's biggest Twitter events

December's #illridewithyou: One of the year's biggest Twitter events[Walter Pike] An allegedly mentally deranged man walked into a Lindt store in downtown Sydney on Monday 15 December, and took the patrons hostage. The man happened to be Muslim...

Posted 22 hours ago | Like (1)
Jonathan Curran
What's the ideal level and type of visual aids to be used in a keynote presentation?

What's the ideal level and type of visual aids to be used in a keynote presentation?[Jonathan Curran] The content of a speaker's presentation and its running order which includes the use of visual aids is of paramount importance to delivering a successful presentation...

Posted 22 hours ago | Like
Rod Baker
The best and the worst...from Google's Top 10, to a really bum idea...

The best and the worst...from Google's Top 10, to a really bum idea...[Rod Baker] Whatever our field, there are campaigns, adverts, articles that we love to remember, and others we would rather forget. But no one will let us... There's also a product or two you'd prefer not to use...(videos)

Posted 48 minutes ago | Like
Ian Henderson
Why a translation app isn't the answer for your business

Why a translation app isn't the answer for your business[Ian Henderson] Every few weeks, another innovative new translation app is announced to help people around the world communicate. Waygo and Google's Word Lens let you hold your smartphone up to a sign or menu and get a real-time translation...

Posted 1 day ago | Like
Nivin Xavier
The digital universe that is to come

The digital universe that is to come[Nivin Xavier] The Internet of things has opened for us humans a digital world abundant of opportunities, that will further transform the way we learn, interact with each other, with devices, machines and other physical things around us...

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Leigh Andrews
From the print trenches to the digital forefront

From the print trenches to the digital forefront[Leigh Andrews] As part of Media24's recent changes to its digital publishing businesses, seasoned journalist Andrew Trench was appointed as News24 editor on 1 December. Trench tells us about multi-platform storytelling and taking his print tactics online...

Posted 23 hours ago | Like
Leigh Andrews
The consumer advertising Grinch strikes again

The consumer advertising Grinch strikes again[Leigh Andrews] Just when you thought it was safe to look at billboard advertising, a recent supposedly Christmas-themed one was pulled for inspiring the ire of parents and potentially ruining Christmas by claiming Santa isn't real...

Posted 2 days ago | Like
Walter Pike
Defensive strategy in a game challenger brands are doomed to lose

Defensive strategy in a game challenger brands are doomed to lose[Walter Pike] Although he's spent many years in advertising, Walter Pike doesn't attend ad industry events as frequently as he did before. Here he shares insights from the NAB bites event earlier this year...

Posted 3 days ago | Like (3)
Leigh Andrews
Sisters are doing it for themselves - and others - at Okuhle Media

Sisters are doing it for themselves - and others - at Okuhle Media[Leigh Andrews] At the end of November, Okuhle Media was recognised as the Western Cape's most deserving entrepreneurs in the established business category of the Western Cape Premiers Recognition Awards. CEO Paula Brown explains the future of TV and sound future-proofing strategies...

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Louise Marsland
2014: The year that was

2014: The year that was[Louise Marsland] I expected a helluva lot more from 2014. It was a tough trading year for the industry and it seemed as if we lost far too many local and global icons in the past 12 months. But as always, there was levity, the WTF and the plain ridiculous...

Posted 5 days ago | Like (2)
Leigh Andrews
AMP shows other publishers how print can embrace digital

AMP shows other publishers how print can embrace digital[Leigh Andrews] If your brand doesn't have a digital component it's just not going to survive. But don't worry, Julia Raphaely, Chief Executive Officer of Associated Media Publishing, shares their survival strategy...

Posted 5 days ago | Like
Walter Pike
The elephant in the room is Julius

The elephant in the room is Julius[Walter Pike] If I had to award a prize for the marketer of the year, that prize would go to Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)...

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Duaan Dekker
Remaining "in touch"

Remaining "in touch"[Duaan Dekker] In an increasingly mobile and virtual business environment, it has never been more important than now to be in close contact with all the functions of your business, individual employees and your customers...

Posted 6 days ago | Like
Ilse van den Berg
Six of 2014's top buzzwords

Six of 2014's top buzzwords[Ilse van den Berg] Every year this is one of my favourite lists: The top buzzwords for the year which have saturated the interwebs and our conversations...

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Donna Rachelson
Four personal branding trends to consider in 2015 - Branding and Marketing YOU

[Donna Rachelson] If you think that personal branding is for celebs like George Clooney, or bigwigs like Bill Gates, you need to think again! You are a brand. So, before you market your company in 2015, you need to market yourself...

Posted 6 days ago | Like (1)
Leigh Andrews
2014 - No awards necessary to have a Halo of a good year!

2014 - No awards necessary to have a Halo of a good year![Leigh Andrews] Don't write off non-traditional BTL agency Halo just because their name didn't appear at any of this year's award shows says Halo director Dean Oelschig...

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Leigh Andrews
Leaping into the future of design with Springleap

Leaping into the future of design with Springleap[Leigh Andrews] Springleap Founder/CEO Eran Eyal talks about lessons from 'Woz' (that's Steve Wozniak to you) and Springleap's industry-changing research tool that's set to launch soon...

Posted 6 days ago | Like (1)