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New app for field photographers
New app for field photographers

There are many field situations where it is not practical or even possible for a photographer to use a laptop to edit, caption and send images from the field to the picture desk.

18 Dec 2014 08:08

The elephant in the room is Julius
The elephant in the room is Julius

If I had to award a prize for the marketer of the year, that prize would go to Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)...

By Walter Pike 18 Dec 2014 07:31

TED Talks to help make work work
TED Talks to help make work work

Here are a few 'ideas worth spreading' that put a spin on the traditional work environment. Hopefully they inspire you to apply or drive change in your 9-5er. Maybe all you need is a new outlook on work; maybe it's your manager who does...

By Sindy Peters 18 Dec 2014 07:30

Remembering my top 10 memes of 2014
Remembering my top 10 memes of 2014

Kim K's (un)klassy champagne shot, the Zuma 'Eskom switch it on and off again', and Kermit the Frog sipping Lipton Ice Tea. All among the top memes of 2014. All but a few of my favourites...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Dec 2014 07:27

Six of 2014's top buzzwords
Six of 2014's top buzzwords

Every year this is one of my favourite lists: the top buzzwords for the year, which have saturated the interwebs as well as our conversations.

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Dec 2014 07:00

Sisters are doing it for themselves - and others - at Okuhle Media
Sisters are doing it for themselves - and others - at Okuhle Media

At the end of November, Okuhle Media was recognised as the Western Cape's most deserving entrepreneurs in the established business category of the Western Cape Premiers Recognition Awards. CEO Paula Brown explains the future of TV and sound future-proofing strategies...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Dec 2014 10:30

The consumer advertising Grinch strikes again
The consumer advertising Grinch strikes again

Just when you thought it was safe to look at billboard advertising, a recent supposedly Christmas-themed one was pulled for inspiring the ire of parents and potentially ruining Christmas by claiming Santa isn't real...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Dec 2014 08:35

Defensive strategy in a game challenger brands are doomed to lose
Defensive strategy in a game challenger brands are doomed to lose

Although I've spent many years in advertising, I don't attend ad industry events as frequently as before...

By Walter Pike 15 Dec 2014 06:00

Sony says sorry to Obama, amid leaked emails storm
Sony says sorry to Obama, amid leaked emails storm

LOS ANGELES, US: Beleaguered studio Sony Pictures apologised on Thursday for racially insensitive remarks about President Barack Obama in company emails, the latest in a series of leaks that have left Hollywood reeling...

12 Dec 2014 12:08

Eskom the food spoiler
Eskom the food spoiler

If Woolworths' cold chain is broken for eight consecutive minutes, the retailer considers the products waste and dumps them. For Pick n Pay the "down time" is seven minutes...

12 Dec 2014 11:51

The 10 most self-destructive digital marketing mistakes of 2014 - Blue Magnet Digital Solutions
The 10 most self-destructive digital marketing mistakes of 2014

As digital marketing and SEO (search engine optimisation) analysts we spend a large amount of our time figuring out why a company's digital marketing strategy or SEO budget failed to deliver the results that they had hoped for. When everything heads south, we get called in to dissect and often fix the problem.

Issued by Blue Magnet Digital Solutions 12 Dec 2014 11:16

2014 - No awards necessary to have a Halo of a good year!
2014 - No awards necessary to have a Halo of a good year!

Don't write off non-traditional BTL agency Halo just because their name didn't appear at any of this year's award shows - Dean Oelschig, Halo director, says to keep an eye out for them on next year's awards circuit, as the work they created this year should see them walk away with their fair share...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2014 08:00

Chris Moerdyk's incredibly accurate predictions for 2015

I predict that there is absolutely, positively, no question whatsoever that 2015 will be followed immediately by 2016. This will continue for precisely 12 months. With my tongue firmly in cheek, here's my take on 2015...

12 Dec 2014 06:41