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[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 106: Spree partners with NEXT, Trutrepreneur & Liquorice's Loeries campaign
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 106: Spree partners with NEXT, Trutrepreneur & Liquorice's Loeries campaign

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, 18 September, we chatted crammed in four guests to bring you the best Marketing & Media news and insights. This week's show focused on online retail with Spree and Gert-Johan Coetzee, an entrepreneurial business focus with Trutrepreneur and the Loerie Awards with Liquorice.

19 Sep 2014 15:52

Fundamentals for African mobile market growth
Fundamentals for African mobile market growth

While much has been said about the mobile opportunity on the African continent, there are still a number of issues inhibiting progress. These include the cost of bandwidth, the availability of Wi-Fi and of course the availability of affordable smartphones.

By Matthew Dawes 19 Sep 2014 07:10

Why I'm #TeamOxfordComma
Why I'm #TeamOxfordComma

"Who gives a f*&% about an Oxford comma?" asks indie pop band Vampire Weekend in their hit song, "Oxford Comma". Quite a few people, it seems. This was evident a few years back when news broke that the University of Oxford Writing and Style Guide had decided that writers should, "as a general rule" avoid using the Oxford comma.

By Leigh Crymble 19 Sep 2014 06:26

Increased internet access set to boost consumer spend
Increased internet access set to boost consumer spend

A new PwC report, released yesterday, 18 September 2014, predicts that increased internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry.

19 Sep 2014 06:16

Startup accelerator programme launched in Ivory Coast
Startup accelerator programme launched in Ivory Coast

Orange's network of startup accelerators has expanded to Ivory Coast with the launch of 'Orange Fab Ivory Coast'. Through the programme, Orange supports new digital players and helps them grow by accelerating innovation.

18 Sep 2014 15:40

I LAaik it local
I LAaik it local

Pizza Hut will follow a fast paced growth and penetration strategy in South Africa and on the continent.

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Sep 2014 14:50

Western Union Company, Angola Post Office partner for money transfer services
Western Union Company, Angola Post Office partner for money transfer services

The Western Union Company and the Angola Post Office has announced their collaboration to enable consumers to send and receive local and international payments in minutes from Angola Post Office and Western Union agent locations in Angola.

18 Sep 2014 14:28

Firefly Millward Brown launches in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Millward Brown
Firefly Millward Brown launches in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Millward Brown, a global leader in brand, media and communications research, has announced the launch of Firefly Millward Brown, its qualitative practice, in Saudi Arabia.

Issued by Millward Brown 18 Sep 2014 12:44

Julian Diaz
The 'three Hs' that will always fix a bad customer experience

We all make mistakes. It's what makes us human. It's how we learn. And as businesses, we implement technology and automate processes to try to minimise the likelihood of human error.

By Julian Diaz 18 Sep 2014 11:39

AfricaCom 2014 secures SkyVision as sponsor
AfricaCom 2014 secures SkyVision as sponsor

Global communication provider, SkyVision Global Networks, will be sponsoring the AfricaCom 2014 Conference, taking place from 11-13 November 2013 in Cape Town. The company will further its presence by both presenting at AfricaCom and VSAT Africa conferences and actively participating in several key panel sessions.

18 Sep 2014 11:18

Publicis Groupe acquires MACHINE
Publicis Groupe acquires MACHINE

Publicis Groupe has announced that it has acquired South African integrated advertising agency MACHINE. The agency will merge with Publicis South Africa, the new entity being rebranded as Publicis Machine. (video)

17 Sep 2014 10:46

The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet
The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet

Thanks to the plethora of media channels now available to consumers, the Loeries too has evolved from being the industry-specific event of its Sun City heyday, to an open market for brands to window shop for creativity and innovation when engaging customers.

By Staff Reporter 15 Sep 2014 09:04

Louise Marsland
The meme that took a bite out of Apple

Have you heard the one about 'scarf guy'? Or were you too busy posting some of the 1,400 tweets per hour at the start of the #OscarTrial judgment, Thursday?

By Louise Marsland 15 Sep 2014 08:40