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#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa
#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa

The expansion of Van Schaik Bookstore into neighbouring countries dates back to 2006 when it opened its first store in Windhoek at the University of Namibia. The second Namibian store was opened in 2012 at the Oshakati Campus. More recently, the bookstore opened a branch in Gaborone, Botswana at Fairgrounds Mall, followed by four shops in Swaziland - three at the local university and one at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, in July and October, respectively. This affords Van Schaik the opportunity to service students from the respective universities, tertiary learning institutions and schools in surrounding areas, as well as those studying through correspondence.

By Jessica Taylor 1 hour ago

Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future
Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future

The future of news likely lies with mobile phones, data and drone journalism. These new technologies turn news into a dialogue and enable new levels of access to data may save lives.

By Stephen Abbott Pugh 1 hour ago

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality
Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality

Rights such as freedom of expression and access to information are often associated with journalists, but they belong to everyone. It takes strong commitment to ensure they become reality, not just words on paper.

By Pansy Tlakula 2 hours ago

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Where is marketing research going?

The question is provoked by the weak economy, budget cuts and greater complexity.

By mike broom 3 hours ago

The Launch Factory team at the SAFTAs
#AfricaMonth: Hitting the buzzer for local TV format

'Local game show' doesn't necessarily mean endless reruns of Noot vir Noot. Launch Factory's GM: branded content Apollo Zake explains how their Down for the Guap game show scooped a SAFTA after running for just one season, and the importance of creating African content.

By Leigh Andrews 21 hours ago

OOH measurement currency should bring even more growth
OOH measurement currency should bring even more growth

The launch of South Africa's first measurement currency for out of home advertising is just around the corner. What does this mean for the industry? Here's how the introduction of similar currencies has impacted on the industry in other countries.

By Terry Murphy 3 days ago

Winners of 2016 TV Connect Industry Awards
Winners of 2016 TV Connect Industry Awards

LONDON. As part of TV Connect, the world's leading event in connected entertainment organised by Informa Telecoms & Media, which took place from 26 to 28 April 2016, the winners of the 2016 TV Connect Awards were announced.

3 days ago

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Zuckerberg tightens grip as Facebook profit soars

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook has fielded a plan to tighten Mark Zuckerberg's grip on the helm as the booming social network reported stellar profit.

3 days ago

Overview of Facebook Q1 stats, highlights
Overview of Facebook Q1 stats, highlights

Facebook has announced its first quarter results. Below are some of the highlights and an overview.

3 days ago

Sometimes you need to put your head in the clouds.
[Behind the Loeries] with... Suhana Gordhan

In addition to her role as creative director at FCB Africa, where she's the creative lead on Famous Brands' Wimpy and Coca-Cola South Africa, Suhana Gordhan is a member of the Loeries board.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Healthcare advertising college competition winners
Healthcare advertising college competition winners

The Global Awards has announced the 2015 Young Globals Student Competition & Internship award winners in the only college/portfolio school competition for healthcare advertising.

3 days ago

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Lessons from Lemonade for content marketers

Beyoncé broke the internet... AGAIN. What was her strategy? Visual content. What was the content? She told a story. A story that had people worldwide engaged and glued to their screens (TV, computer monitors and mobile devices). Every content marketer's dream.

By Tokiso Molefe 28 Apr 2016

Don't be a Christmas tree!
Don't be a Christmas tree!

Dear PUNKtuator.

By Sarah Heuer 28 Apr 2016