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Is your company's response to data an F1 pit stop or a Sunday afternoon cruise?

Don't get caught napping. Companies need rapid response data strategies to drive them forward if they are to keep up with the race to own the consumer relationship, say Tim Legg, managing director of AddSuite and co-founder of Ole! Media Group, and Ian Drummond, sales director at AddSuite.

By Tim Legg & Ian Drummond 2 hours ago

Will Vassilopoulos wins Rory Peck award for coverage of migrant crisis in Greece
Will Vassilopoulos wins Rory Peck award for coverage of migrant crisis in Greece

Will Vassilopoulos, AFP stringer since 2011, has won the annual Rory Peck award, which recognises the work of the best freelance video journalists, for his coverage of the migrant crisis in Greece.

3 hours ago

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#DesignIndaba2017: Olafur Eliasson announced as speaker!

Design Indaba has just announced another international speaker for its 2017 festival - Olafur Eliasson, also known as the Palace of Versailles' guest artist for the summer of 2016.

3 hours ago

Team INJOZI at the 2016 Loeries.
#Loeries2016: Loeries rankings with INJOZI

Just when you thought the Loeries buzz was over, the Loeries' rankings are in! I chatted to some of this year's top ranked creatives post-celebrations. Here INJOZI's partners, executive producer Nick Argyros and executive creative director Greg Russell share their views.

By Leigh Andrews 3 hours ago

Sabre Awards come to Africa
Sabre Awards come to Africa

The Sabre Awards, which recognise superior achievement in branding, reputation & engagement, with separate competitions in North America, EMEA, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and South Asia, will now run in Africa. The deadline for entries is 9 January 2017, although late entries will be accepted until 6 February, with payment of an additional fee.

4 hours ago

Africa's first laser projection cinema opens in Cape Town
Africa's first laser projection cinema opens in Cape Town

Nu Metro Cinemas has announced the opening of Africa's first laser projection cinema in Cape Town at Nu Metro Canal Walk. It opens at 8pm on 14 December with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

4 hours ago

YouTube announces top 10 ads - led by Axe
YouTube announces top 10 ads - led by Axe

Axe 'Find your magic' was the most watched ad on YouTube in South Africa in 2016. This emerges, as the YouTube Ads Leaderboard highlights the top 10 most popular and creative video ads watched in South Africa for the year. The ranking is determined using some of YouTube's strongest signals of viewer choice - number of views within the country, view rate (how much of an ad people choose to watch), and percentage of organic views versus paid views.

5 hours ago

Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020
Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020

The relationship brands have with their customers is set to undergo a technological revolution causing the number of human-to-human interactions to fall significantly, according to new research released by Oracle.

1 day ago

Affiliate.co.za helps raise awareness of children's rights
Affiliate.co.za helps raise awareness of children's rights

South Africa's leading affiliate network, Affiliate.co.za, has partnered with children's rights organisation Save the Children South Africa in support of their compelling campaign to address the critical issue of violence against children in South Africa.

Issued by Affiliate Network South Africa 2 days ago

Brand South Africa: persuading talent to come home in a crisis
Brand South Africa: persuading talent to come home in a crisis

"Have a conversation with somebody that is not like you." In the latest episode of With or Without Sugar, Giles Shepherd of The Brand Alive Group hears from Angel Jones of Homecoming Revolution about what South Africans should be doing to help Brand South Africa to regain its lost equity.

Issued by Brand Alive 3 days ago

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The swing of pernicious media influence

I'm getting seriously worried about the changing media in South Africa (and throughout the world, for that matter).

By Chris Brewer 5 Dec 2016

Top marketing automation tools for your business
Top marketing automation tools for your business

Most businesses will find the idea of automating functions like sales and marketing compelling, as it helps marketers to streamline activities like lead generation, segmentation, lead nurturing and lead scoring, customer lifecycle marketing, cross-sell and up-sell, customer retention and marketing ROI measurement.

By Jared Koning 2 Dec 2016