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Nominees for 2015 SAFTAs announced
Nominees for 2015 SAFTAs announced

The nominees for the 9th annual South Africa Film and television Awards (SAFTA) have been announced. The long awaited moment took place at a star studded ceremony at Atlas Studios in Johannesburg. Hosted by Kaya FM presenter Kuli Roberts, the nominees' announcement was attended by industry personalities from across film and television.

3 Mar 2015 12:30

Dani Hynes of Egg Films embraces the spirit of Ubuntu that NIVEA 'Care is Beautiful' embraces - Egg Films
Dani Hynes of Egg Films embraces the spirit of Ubuntu that NIVEA 'Care is Beautiful' embraces

After an incredibly busy stint, that saw Dani complete five ads back to back in a few months, her last project was a real heart and soul campaign which involved the community, whilst also helping to improve their lives. This aptly demonstrates what the NIVEA Care is Beautiful initiative is all about. Dani worked closely alongside the creatives Stuart Stobbs and Toni Hughes, from 1886, an FCB South Africa group company that brought this to life. The commercial and three documentary pieces were created all directed by Dani Hynes and produced by her team at Egg Films.

Issued by Egg Films 3 Mar 2015 12:21

Ireland/Davenport 'unskippable' at Bookmarks Awards 2015 - Ireland/Davenport
Ireland/Davenport 'unskippable' at Bookmarks Awards 2015

Ireland Davenport have made a huge 'play' in the digital space by taking home two silvers and a bronze at the seventh edition of the Bookmarks Awards held in Newtown. The IAB Bookmarks Awards honours those individuals, agencies and brands that have achieved excellence in digital creative work and execution.

Issued by Ireland/Davenport 3 Mar 2015 12:04

Mobile development opportunities are at an all-time high with over 6.8 billion smartphones out there - Realmdigital
Mobile development opportunities are at an all-time high with over 6.8 billion smartphones out there

From company to client, the growing rate of accessibility and quality on mobile devices has become the go-to platform to easily and reliably stay connected with customers, while also reaching an unparalleled increase in boosting fresh business. Whether your focus is on heightened productivity, a quicker turn-around time or simply customer satisfaction, the advantages that await by implementing a mobile-based point of attack can become truly unlimited. Smartphone? Try genius-phone.

Issued by Realmdigital 3 Mar 2015 11:49

New research company to offer clients competitive online insights - DigitLab
New research company to offer clients competitive online insights

Tapping into and conquering online marketing is something that interests every clear-headed marketer. But not every company - very few in fact - have the in-house expertise to tap into the metrics to help them accomplish this goal. Hence, Monocle...

Issued by DigitLab 3 Mar 2015 11:39

Chris Moerdyk
Why customer service is so bad

One of the main reasons why customer service in South Africa is pretty much atrocious is because staff attend customer service training courses...

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Mar 2015 05:02

Prism Awards entries top out again
Prism Awards entries top out again

This year's entries for the annual Prism Awards, being announced on 19 April 2015, again attracted record entries, particularly in the Launch of a New Product, Service or Category. The judges will have to evaluate 213 entries across 37 categories.

2 Mar 2015 15:36

German video-on-demand launches in South Africa
German video-on-demand launches in South Africa

ProSiebenSat.1 Welt has announced the launch of a video-on-demand mobile app and website that allows German expats based in South Africa and 15 other countries to view German produced shows around the clock.

2 Mar 2015 11:56

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Introducing the outside-in customer experience
Introducing the outside-in customer experience

If your idea of offering good customer experience is based on the 4-star rating you just received, you may be in for a surprise, says Qaalfa Dibeehi, Forrester Research's Customer Experience lead for the EMEA region...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2015 08:00

Sid Peimer
Five beliefs about strategy execution that are just plain wrong

At the conclusion of strategy sessions we identify objectives and allocate responsibilities with timelines. It's all very clear. But why then has it been found that strategy execution is the number one challenge facing global CEOs - even more important than innovation and geopolitical stability? A recent article in the Harvard Business Review alludes to the reasons why. In an (ongoing) study of 8,000 managers in 250 companies spanning a period of nine years, we find out that our most logical assumptions about why strategy execution fails are just plain wrong. [1]

By Sid Peimer 26 Feb 2015 06:17

The death of SEO and the rise of Optimisation - Knowledge Resources
The death of SEO and the rise of Optimisation

The SEO services we all understand and offer are evolving radically and will not leave us unscathed. The true measurement of success in 2015 is Optimisation.

By Ryan Sauer, Issued by Knowledge Resources 25 Feb 2015 12:57

Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands
Service versus sales: a new era of customer demands

The advances in technology, economic pressures and shifting cultural norms have resulted in consumers looking for cheaper goods and more convenient ways of accessing them. New models of personal ownership are gaining attention in many industries based on the idea that people are increasingly interested in consuming and paying for temporary or limited access to goods and services, rather than purchasing them outright.

25 Feb 2015 07:59