NATIVE VML CEO, Jason Xenopoulos took home the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year award at the annual All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) that took place on 30 September 2015 at The Hilton Hotel in Sandton. AABLA in partnership with CNBC Africa, honour remarkable leadership and salute game changers of business on the continent for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.
Issued by NATIVE VML 8 Oct 2015 13:34
NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation) and SDN (Software Defined Networking) offer new ways for telecom operators to design, build, operate and manage information networks. Experts at the 2015 AfricaCom Conference from 17-19 November 2015 in Cape Town, will unpack these very hot topics which are sure to generate some intense discussion.
Issued by AfricaCom 8 Oct 2015 11:55
A report released by 'We Are Social' earlier this year found that South Africa has 24.9 million active internet users. While one may shrug that off and say that's disappointing, considering it's less than half the current population, one can't deny the fact that the internet provides access to a huge target audience. This access to potential clients and customers is driving the increased demand for all businesses, including the smaller ones, to have a presence online and a channel to prospective customers 24/7.
Issued by Duo Marketing 8 Oct 2015 11:44
The African business landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. Africa has always been a mobile-centric hub, and with operators about to launch $30 smartphone handsets, the perfect storm is rapidly approaching. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, African smartphone penetration will be sitting at 70% by 2020. This increased accessibility to intelligent devices will mean that marketers will need to build integrated campaigns with mobile as a channel in mind.
By Sean Riley 8 Oct 2015 10:45
It is the online era, and we have become inherently accustomed to social media and instant communication. Everything is just a click away. Our lives are online and our children's lives are most certainly online. This is the 'tech-led' generation and we need to look at our educational tools and expand on them in order to keep up with modern developments.
Issued by Just Perfect 8 Oct 2015 10:38
After inviting the industry to comment on the revised entry categories for the 2016 Bookmark Awards and finalising the categories earlier this month, the Awards are now open for entries and close on 15 November 2015.
8 Oct 2015 09:10
Smaller publishers usually struggle with the same issues. Issues they wouldn't have if they would team up with a sales house. In the last couple of years we have seen publishers shifting towards, but also away from sales houses. It is a strategic decision. We work together with both parties and by writing this article we hope to provide you with more insights on why joining a sales house might or might not be good idea.
Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has announced that Peter Cheales, experienced customer service champion and founder of Hellopeter.com, will be the keynote speaker at their upcoming Customer Retention Strategy Symposium on 11 November 2015 at the Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.
Issued by Just Perfect 7 Oct 2015 12:03
NATIVE VML has been appointed as the lead agency for luxury whisky brand, Chivas Regal South Africa, after a two-way pitch for the account.
Issued by NATIVE VML 7 Oct 2015 10:18
On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 8 October 2015, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding chats to Jonty Fisher, OFYT - Group Strategy Director and advisory panel member for the IMC Conference.
7 Oct 2015 09:07
A few years back, the question was whether to go for search marketing or social media marketing. People did not understand how social data could be used for SEO (search engine optimisation) purposes. Nowadays however, social media marketing and search marketing are becoming more and more closely linked. Recently, Google and Twitter signed an agreement that will allow Google to fully access Twitter's stream. As a result, tweets started appearing in Google's search results.
By Charles Mburugu 5 Oct 2015 13:02