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Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week - the pinnacle of Creative Week in Cape Town and the 'Cannes of Africa', where great advertising is rewarded. As judging takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see.

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

2014 SA eCommerce Award winners
2014 SA eCommerce Award winners

The winners of the eCommerce Awards, hosted by uAfrica.com, were announced earlier today, 4 September, at the eCommerce Conference 2014, which is taking place at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.

4 Sep 2014 15:11

Chris Moerdyk
A justifiable sense of déjà vu for SA's mass media

Anyone who worked in South African media from the 1960s until 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, could be forgiven for feeling an ugly, disturbing sense of déjà vu today.

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Sep 2014 14:28

Will broadcasting history repeat itself?
Will broadcasting history repeat itself?

Thinking of the Snuki Zikalala example: If Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds President Jacob Zuma, can he, given his apparently sincere convictions about media and broadcast freedom, retain Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SABC?

By Ed Herbst 3 Sep 2014 09:13

The way Foreword for content marketing
The way Foreword for content marketing

Content marketing has become a necessity within most marketing plans, the purpose being to help build a long-term relationship with your customer by creating, curating and distributing content that adds value to their lives, which in turn drives your business goals. Candice Claassen, content marketing specialist and founder of newly launched content marketing company, Foreword, explains why it's so important to have a good content marketing strategy in place and how it adds value to the traditional marketing mix, the steps to follow to get it right, and how to measure how well your strategy is working.

Issued by Foreword 1 Sep 2014 08:26

Nando's takes a shot at a new TVC
Nando's takes a shot at a new TVC

In keeping with Nando's tradition, their new TVC is cheeky, controversial and amusing. (Video)

29 Aug 2014 16:35

Anton Harber
Absurdity rules the day in justice as in headlines

Craig Williamson, the security policeman who sent the bomb that killed activist Ruth First in Maputo in 1982, walks free in Johannesburg, having received amnesty for this and other murders after coming clean at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

By Anton Harber 29 Aug 2014 06:28

Amanda James
Why responsive websites are a must have

Websites are marketing tools and about enhancing user experience when users interact with your content - regardless of where or how they are viewing it.

By Amanda James 29 Aug 2014 06:03

[NewsMaker] Josephine Buys
[NewsMaker] Josephine Buys

An involved and committed digital industry is a strong industry, according to Josephine Buys, the first country manager of the IAB South Africa.

By Louise Marsland 27 Aug 2014 11:27

Faith feints, dodges Hlaudi weather
Faith feints, dodges Hlaudi weather

NEWSWATCH: In parliament last Tuesday, 26 August, reports BD Live, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi evaded answering opposition MPs' questions on the appointment of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who has been labelled a 'pathetic liar' by the general secretary of the Creative Workers Union of SA, reports IOL.

27 Aug 2014 07:31

Andrea Mitchell
DigiChat with Andrea: Social media ROI

Recent research conducted by Fuseware and World Wide Worx examined the social media and social business activities of Africa's top 200 companies, and reports that 93% of major brands use Facebook, 79% use Twitter, 58% YouTube, 46% LinkedIn and 28% Pinterest.

By Andrea Mitchell 26 Aug 2014 08:03

South African Internet Map launched
South African Internet Map launched

The South African Internet Map, launched this month, provides an overview of the largest websites in South Africa, based on statistics from Effective Measure.

22 Aug 2014 12:21

Internship portal helps students, graduates find employers
Internship portal helps students, graduates find employers

There is a particularly desperate need to find work for more than 600,000 unemployed graduates in South Africa; 25% of the country is unemployed and 70% of people under the age of 35 are not working.

22 Aug 2014 09:08