eMedia in talks with DStv over news deal
eMedia in talks with DStv over news deal

Media company eMedia Holdings was in talks to renew its contract with DStv for its 24-hour news channel, which had been on the payTV platform for more than seven years, it said on Friday. eMedia is the holding company of assets such as eSat.tv, e.tv, radio station Yfm and Sasani Africa.

By Thabiso Mochiko 22 minutes ago

SABC's social media policy on political comment no different from other media houses
SABC's social media policy on political comment no different from other media houses

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has said its ban on staff from making political comments or posting pictures of themselves wearing party regalia on social media is merely a reiteration of its existing policy on social media conduct.

By Pericles Anetos 28 minutes ago

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Mobile money aid for humanitarian disasters

Ericsson has committed to developing the Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organisations and affected populations within Africa, as well as globally.

28 minutes ago

Growth-driven design - the new frontier for your website
Growth-driven design - the new frontier for your website

Commissioning a company website used to be a risky, time-consuming process. You'd pay an agency a hefty fee and receive a site in return. Here's the problem: Often, by the time your site was complete, it would already be out-dated.

By Nicole Samakosky 16 hours ago

Cultural appreciation in reputation management
Cultural appreciation in reputation management

On my most recent trip to Ghana, I had an opportunity to present to a large group of senior marketing communication professionals about reputation management and crisis communication.

By Daniel Munslow 17 hours ago

Exhibitors ready for Lions Health MedTech Expo
Exhibitors ready for Lions Health MedTech Expo

Lions Health has announced the exhibitors at the Lions Health Omnicom Health Group MedTech Expo to be presented at this year's Festival from 18-19 June 2016. They are Twitter, IBM Watson, Annalect, Google, iVenturesHealth, Sutrue and Validic.

17 hours ago

Mariana O'Kelly
Highlighting Ogilvy's yellow D&AD pencil

With international award season in full swing, Mariana O'Kelly shares exclusive insights into global recognition for local ideas from Ogilvy SA, the top performing SA agency at the D&AD awards this year, responsible for five of the 13 pencils glowing in our agencies' award cabinets.

By Leigh Andrews 17 hours ago

Sales force automation software solves sales peoples' woes
Sales force automation software solves sales peoples' woes

In the rapidly rising digital economy, sales people need technology to work harder for them, to make knowing and understanding the customer easier, as well as streamlining the sales process as much as possible.

By Quinton Pienaar 17 hours ago

Globally recognised out-of-home audience accountability comes to South Africa
Globally recognised out-of-home audience accountability comes to South Africa

JCDecaux South Africa are one of the key underwriters of the groundbreaking out-of-home currency, ROAD (Roadside Outdoor Audience Data), produced under the OMC JIC umbrella. The ROAD currency, to deliver media metrics such as reach, frequency, GRPs and CPM, will now position the South African out-of-home industry alongside that of the many other countries that have already developed currency frameworks like ROUTE in the UK, and Move in Australia.

Issued by JCDecaux 18 hours ago

Analytics underpins the new customer experience paradigm
Analytics underpins the new customer experience paradigm

With the widespread adoption of always-on connectivity and the pervasiveness of mobile devices, the way customers interact with business has evolved dramatically. Gone are the days when customers were satisfied to have their queries and complaints dealt with during business hours only, or even in a few working days. Today, we demand instant solutions and services that are available when we want them delivered through a wide variety of different touch points in a seamless fashion.

By Gavin Holme & Rudraksh Bhawalkar 18 hours ago

Change vs. transformational management
Change vs. transformational management

Forget about change management, we are squarely in the transformation age and with it we need to apply transformational management.

By John Sanei 25 May 2016

Five major social media benefits for your business
Five major social media benefits for your business

Social media has become an indispensable part of everyday life and has altered the way people interact with one another. Entrepreneurs have come to rely on social media marketing practices as well as social media management tools in order to promote their products and services. There are numerous benefits to using social media as a marketing tool for your business. The five major social media benefits include:

By AIMEÉ SERRÃO 25 May 2016

Dear SA radio stations
Dear SA radio stations

I've been working in radio for 26 years and I love the medium today as much as I did when I first stumbled across it back in 1990.

By Simon Parkinson 24 May 2016