Africa offers business opportunities
Africa offers business opportunities

According to the World Bank, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa hit a record $60bn by the middle of this year. Yet, many multinational companies looking to expand across the continent are still wary of doing business in Africa because of its well-publicised challenges.

26 Nov 2015 10:18

Our youth are marching to the beat of a new drum - Mortimer Harvey
Our youth are marching to the beat of a new drum

I teach part-time at AAA and one of my lectures is always on youth. One of the most passionate discussions we have is whether today's teenagers, students and first-jobbers have a cause - whether they have anything they care about enough, to look up from their smartphones/chats and disrupt their daily lives. The consensus, up until about a month ago, was that they have no cause.

By Katlego Moutlana, Issued by Mortimer Harvey 26 Nov 2015 10:08

Bookmark Awards 2016 entry series: Emerging Digital Technologies and Channels - IAB South Africa
Bookmark Awards 2016 entry series: Emerging Digital Technologies and Channels

With the deadline for entries to the prestigious IAB SA Bookmark Awards extended to 30 November, digital marketers have one last opportunity to enter and do battle for the industry's most coveted awards across eight categories, of which the Emerging Digital Technologies and Channels category is one.

Issued by IAB South Africa 26 Nov 2015 09:48

CareerJunction tops "career" searches online - Career Junction
CareerJunction tops "career" searches online

Based on Google Trends, the keyword/phrase, "Career Junction", seems to be top-of-mind for South Africa's jobseekers.

Issued by Career Junction 26 Nov 2015 09:37

Son gave media agencies a Taste of Summer - Son
Son gave media agencies a Taste of Summer

With Johannesburg temperatures soaring in the 30°s, Son's recent 'Taste of Summer' activation could not have been more appropriate. Media planners and buyers were encouraged to take a bite of the R65m market that represents the Son readers.

Issued by Son 26 Nov 2015 09:30

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SEO and video marketing take user intent up a level

Yep, it's official now in ways we could never have imagined, it's the end of 2015 and mobile has finally obliterated desktop search, and although we saw that coming we could not have prepared for the new video trend that is set to shake the very ground on which written content depends.

By Dee Stephens 26 Nov 2015 08:24

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Getting internships right

The definition of an internship is quite clear amongst many sources that can be quickly googled.

By Claire Jackson-Bernardo 26 Nov 2015 08:00

[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello
[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello

Justin Bonello, Cooked in Africa Films creative director and partner, is celebrating, along with executive producer and managing partner, Peter Gird, the success of the company's Ultimate Braai Master series becoming the first home-grown television series to be produced internationally. The format rights have been picked up by global format rights giant, All3Media, which has secured options for replication of the Ultimate Braai Master franchise in America, Canada, Australia, Sweden, New Zealand, Poland and Brazil. And 10 years after the first 'Cooked' pilot was shot, Bonello will also host a reunion, along with his original group of friends, on the island of Reunion, shooting a 10-part series entitled, 'Cooked: The Reunion', over a two month road trip.

By Louise Marsland 26 Nov 2015 07:23

An introduction to e-commerce integrations for social media
An introduction to e-commerce integrations for social media

Your friendly neighborhood social media giants seemed to have cracked the code when it comes to advertising. But they've had more misses than hits so far in their efforts to take a slice of our e-commerce shopping dollars - from the Facebook Gifts experiment (discontinued in 2013) to Twitter's flagging #AmazonCart.

By Matt Zajechowsk 26 Nov 2015 07:00

Masekwameng at last year's Awards
Exclusive insights from 2015's Annual AdFocus Award judges

Debate and difficulty in choosing a clear winner in some of this year's Annual AdFocus Awards categories is testament to a well-developed marketing and communications industry.

By Leigh Andrews 23 Nov 2015 14:00

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Media score cards - so wrong

Last week I discussed media planning bias and it appears to have hit a few raw nerves, judging from the emails and phone calls I received.

By Chris Brewer 23 Nov 2015 12:00

iCAPTCHA - A new way of learning - NATIVE VML
iCAPTCHA - A new way of learning

In a multi-faceted country such as South Africa, language is still a major barrier for deeper integration. Whilst our 11 official languages make us beautifully diverse, the majority of South Africans are still unable to speak more than one or two.

Issued by NATIVE VML 20 Nov 2015 09:18

FCB restructures to FCB Africa
FCB restructures to FCB Africa

FCB has announced that it would be restructuring its business on the continent and as a result of this FCB South Africa has been renamed FCB Africa and its affiliates on the continent would be rebranded to include FCB in their names.

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2015 08:08