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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is 30 billion pictures worth?

Image capture and related technology is speeding up exponentially and changing the world of communication and creativity as we know it. It's estimated that globally more pictures were taken every two minutes of 2012 than all of the photographs taken in the entire 19th century. Last year we snapped an estimated trillion photos - in a single year! And by 2017, Infotrends estimates that 78.8% (or just over three-quarters) of all photos will be taken using our phones.

By Hitendra Naik 3 days ago

Marco Golz
Confessions of a content manager: Talent retention and the art of letting go

When you manage a dedicated team that has heavy demands placed on it month after month, and working overtime becomes a way of life, you tend to grow close. Personal barriers break down and soon you become friends (largely because you have so much work in common) and, eventually, family (because you see them more than your own). This is agency life. You stay until the job is done, and if you're good at your job, the job is never done.

By Marco Golz, Issued by National Positions South Africa 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

Catching a #viewfromtheroad with Barloworld Transport
Catching a #viewfromtheroad with Barloworld Transport

Barloworld Transport, while focused on moving the economy, is showcasing the beauty along South Africa's roads on Instagram through a novel collaboration with some of South Africa's top Instagram gurus.

28 Apr 2016

Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2015 - Millward Brown
Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2015

Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials.

Issued by Millward Brown 28 Apr 2016

A renaissance in the Mother City

The increase of agency mergers in Cape Town - the White House and Johannesburg's AM-C formed DDB SA, the 3D Agency and IMA came together as Blueprint, and Young & Rubicam acquiredTholet Sievers to form Y&R Tholet - has played a big role in the renaissance of Cape advertising which began last year.

27 Jun 2001

Consumers' brain is the key

Forget the idea that 50% of your advertising is wasted, as Lord Leverhulme, founder of the Lever Brothers grocery empire, was wont to lament. The reality is probably closer to 80%, at least when it comes to advertising that leads to sales.

27 Jun 2001

Investing in communications

[Marketing Mix, April 2001] The promotions, advertising and communications fraternity is under increasing scrutiny by clients to justify costs and quantify performance. The communications industry needs to respond to these heightened demands by focusing corporate efforts on developing long-term brand-building partnerships with clients.

Issued by Grapevine Communications 14 Apr 2001

Salut to a new healthy lifestyle
Salut to a new healthy lifestyle

Launching this week from The Publishing Partnership is new healthy lifestyle magazine Salut. Aimed at active professionals aged 20 - 50, the quarterly title will hit the newsstands on Thursday, 27 May 2009.

1 Jan 1900

HRC public hearing on ‘coconuts'

NEWSWATCH: On Wednesday, 5 March 2008, the South African Human Rights Commission will hold a public forum concerning the racial prejudice complaints against the controversial Forum of Black Journalists and the issue of exclusive organizations, reports IOL. Meanwhile, SABC chief executive Dali Mpofu was hauled over the coals by ANC MPs yesterday, Tuesday 26 February, at the National Assembly committee on communication, also writes IOL.

1 Jan 1900

Student wins radio show
Student wins radio show

Ursula Cronjé, a 21 year old media studies student at the University of the Free State, is the winner of OFM's recent win your own radio show competition, which was promoted in the OFM Greatest Hits Volume II CD released end of last year.

1 Jan 1900

Increase in earnings for Kagiso

Kagiso Media released its interim results for the six months ending December 2006 yesterday, Tuesday 13 February 2007, reporting a 34.6% increase in headline earnings to R77.7 million (2005: R57.8 million) off a revenue leap of 33.4% to R369.7 million (2005: R277 million). A dividend of 31c per share was declared, giving the share a dividend yield of 43%.

1 Jan 1900

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