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Bizcommunity.com's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media Radio Show takes South Africa's biggest online marketing, media and ad industry platform to the airwaves to give relevant, useful and interesting insight into all aspects of marketing in SA, Africa and beyond. Each week, the show features news, industry movers-and-shakers, current trends, upcoming events and brand activities. So listen every Thursday morning, 9am - 10am, on 2OceansVibe Radio via live audio streaming or listen to or download the podcast here after the show. Guests may be either in 2OV's Cape Town and Johannesburg studios, or may call in via Skype.

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The top 20 Best Liked Ads for 2013

Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the most liked by the South African audience, whom we believe to be the most important critic, the person who ultimately chooses to buy your brand or not.

Issued by Millward Brown 16 Apr 2014 10:21

Now is the time for SMS marketing

In South Africa 92.8% of the population owns a mobile phone, so the short message service (SMS) is fast becoming a powerful tool for businesses to interact with new and existing clients.

By Craig Rossouw 15 Apr 2014 06:38

Dove Patches film campaign goes live in 57 countries

The short film 'Dove: Patches' highlights how the right state of mind can unlock a powerful feeling of beauty that lives inside all women.

15 Apr 2014 06:19

Ten Twitter tips for non-newbie tweeters

So you're a medium-term tweep, huh? You don't need another one of those silly etiquette lessons. Or a guide to the strictures of RTing. You need something new. The stuff the techies already know. You need '10 Twitter Tips for Non-Newbie Tweeters'.

By Tiffany Markman 14 Apr 2014 07:44

Independent Communications Amended Act signed into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No.2 of 2014), the Presidency said on Friday, 11 April 2014.

14 Apr 2014 06:32

Collaboration between Hellocomputer and FCB Johannesburg electrifies the Labello kiss

The collaborative duo that gave South Africa the world's first tweeting honey badger, has again broken the mould with an electrifying activation for Labello, a Beiersdorf AG brand first launched in 1909.

Issued by FCB South Africa 11 Apr 2014 11:13

Eavesdropping at the SABC

NEWSWATCH: According to a Mail & Guardian report, SABC staff have been informed that their phones are being monitored by the NIA (National Intelligence Agency).

11 Apr 2014 07:45

The future media models

Future media models are all about reading - grasping the attention of the bored consumer - and being innovative with digital. But, it is predicted that 80 to 90% of publishers will still fail to innovate.

By Louise Marsland 11 Apr 2014 07:15

What does a good boss look like?

We speak about good bosses and bad bosses all the time... okay, no wait, we actually only speak about bad bosses all the time.

By Chemory Gunko 11 Apr 2014 05:20

New Ricoh campaign uses light-hearted political humour

The new OOH campaign from Ricoh SA uses light-hearted political humour as it encourages South Africans to 'Imagine. Change' and it uses a cartoon of Helen Zille and Julius Malema embracing to make the point.

10 Apr 2014 15:15

The synergy of SEO, social media and the user experience

One of the myriad of uses of Google is to find out more about people, in a social context. Today's society is also active on various social media platforms. Social media is an exceptionally powerful digital word-of-mouth generator, as individuals freely share content and comment on content they like.

By Stephen Sandmann 9 Apr 2014 16:12

The modern marketing conundrum

You'd think with the explosion of digital media over the past few years that it would be easier than ever before to reach people with marketing, news and information that is relevant to their businesses and lives.

By Chemory Gunko 4 Apr 2014 05:43

The power of Humanness shown in The Ask Afrika Orange Index

The telecommunications industry has proved its worth in terms of service delivery and has shown a great improvement in the number of delighted customers since 2012 when only 37% were delighted, this increased to 50% being delighted in 2013 and, in addition, customer satisfaction levels have increased. It is important to note that Humanness is highly correlated with overall transactional service experience in the Telecommunications industry.

2 Apr 2014 13:40

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