[Sanele Mgaga] Acquisition by international firms of South African founded companies is killing marketing in the country. Yes I said it!...well most of them, not all.
[Janine Lazarus] Join Janine Lazarus when she debates with Media@SAfm host Ashraf Garda this Sunday, 9 March, at 9.05am (104-107FM) in what is sure to be a robust discussion on the power of the media and on whether absolute power corrupts absolutely.
[Louise Marsland] There is always one speaker at Design Indaba that you fall in love with. Not just because of their inspiring or beautiful work, but because of them. Their authenticity. Their essential humanity that comes across.
[Grant Bushby] Having recently returned to South Africa from a 15 year tenure in London, I am constantly amazed at the number of small, local businesses that don't have their own websites.
[Daphney Mngomeni] Selfies are on the rise. And we're all guilty of taking a few of our own and exposing them to the social networking world.
[Mark Wright] The financial landscape is risky, uncertain, and unfriendly... and just perfect for the launch of your content marketing campaign.
[Suhana Gordhan] Two things happened in the ad industry in the last few months that would have made David Ogilvy cringe in his grave.
[Claudio Milo] Translating product information into information that can be understood and, perchance liked, is up to the copywriter - however, there are many fingers clutching at their pens, which may result in what the adage warns of cooks and the broth.
[Gerhard Jacobs] When last did you have the opportunity to network with a room full of like-minded peers? We often find ourselves in situations where we're forced to relate to people who, while not in the same industry, have a substantial amount of value to add to our business.
[Angie White] Platinum Seed Digital Marketing is excited to announce the renewal of two of their accounts, Rémy Martin and Cointreau.
[Mitchell Barker] Following months of talks between the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) and the telecoms industry, the regulator announced that mobile termination rates in South Africa would drop significantly.
[Jaco Pienaar] For better or worse, technology has changed how we engage with media. And despite the 'print is dead' argument, clients of public relations firms still expect to get their column centimetres. So how is technology shaping the lives of media professionals?
[Catherine Milward-Bridges] We spend a significant part of our lives chasing a salary that'll enable us to afford to buy a home. Then we spend a significant part of our day away from that home, to earn enough money to be able to keep it.
[Zimaseka Njomi] Journalists and traditional media organisations can no longer claim to own media communication mediums. We are no longer gatekeepers who filter what messages can reach whom, and when.
[Janine Lazarus] On the eve before the world's TV cameras will be allowed for the first time into a courtroom to televise
the trial of legendary Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, a dubiously innocuous marketing tactic on the part of a Cape Town bakery was called publicly into question.
[Marion Scher] As the world's media gathered today outside and inside the High Court in Pretoria, there are many questions in the public's mind. Is this fair? Is this not voyeurism of the highest order? Will it influence the outcome? Is it necessary?
[Shan Radcliffe] The Design Indaba 2014 Expo was once again a feast for the eyes and mind, while providing creatives from all walks of life the opportunity to showcase their crafts on an internationally-attended playing field.
[Jaco Pienaar] Offering a media monitoring (or clipping) service should be easy. How difficult can it really be to provide clients with content relevant to them or featuring their brand and working out a value for that?
[Terry Levin] Anyone in the creative communications milieu at this stage of 2014 will tell you the importance of storytelling and story-making as a creative trend, this year other kinds of storytelling genres emerged.
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