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[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Join Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) every Thursday from 9am-10am from the 2oceansVibe Radio. This week we chat to DK Badenhorst, Strategic Planner at Y&R Cape Town (@YoungRubicamSA) and the directors of MaxAxion (@MaxAxion), Daniel Courtenay (@drdanc) and Nicolle Harding (@NicolleHarding). [twitterfall]

16 Apr 2014 09:53

App maps creative industry in Cape Town

A free mobile app to map Cape Town's creativity has been launched by Creative Cape Town, a programme of the Cape Town Partnership, as part of nine official World Design Capital 2014 projects.

16 Apr 2014 08:59

Mobile Marketing Association South Africa Internship Programme

The Education and Training Committee would like to use the Internship Programme to attract (and possibly retain) diligent and enthusiastic educated talent to the Mobile Marketing Association Members. We strongly believe that the best way to grow the mobile marketing industry would be to introduce these recent (and existing) scholars into the fold of our members to ensure a quick and responsible learning curve for the technologically advanced youth, taking into account best practices when creating any and all mobile marketing initiatives.

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 15 Apr 2014 15:08

New product features from Mxit

Mxit is rolling out a marketing campaign, fronted by recently appointed brand ambassador and local 'King of Dance Music', Zakes Bantwini, for its new releases of Chat Cards (only available for Android and iOS devices), a newsfeed and a new interface design for iOS.

15 Apr 2014 11:25

VoIP puts consumers at centre

Switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for South African telecommunications needs can slash phone bills significantly, in some instances by as much as 40%. More to the point is that these service providers put consumers first.

15 Apr 2014 09:46

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

How I believe mobile could have saved FHM

In the wake of household name magazine, FHM, closing down this week, it's gotten me thinking... how is it that such a strong print publication has seen its demise over a short six-year period?

By Nicolle Harding, Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 14 Apr 2014 12:57

Will Telkom's turnaround work?

It seems Telkom's Chief Executive Sipho Maseko has let slip its turnaround strategy but the big question is whether it can work.

By Gugu Lourie 14 Apr 2014 09:40

CliffCentral to have Official Account on WeChat

Latest reports on CliffCentral.com, which is set to launch on 1 May 2014, states that apart from it being available online it will also have its own Official Account (OA) on WeChat. (video)

14 Apr 2014 09:14

Telkom's Maseko baulks at order to attend course

Telkom has instructed its lawyers to write a letter to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) demanding clarity on its decision that the group's Chief Executive‚ Sipho Maseko‚ attend a corporate governance and director's duties course.

By Thabiso Mochiko 11 Apr 2014 11:07

SAARF AMPS December 2013 Topline results

SAARF AMPS Dec 13 is the picture of stability, with few significant changes coming through in the data.

11 Apr 2014 10:47

March 2014 Mobile Report from Native VML

Native VML has released its March 2014 news on innovations and trends in the mobile and social media space, which looks at the reincarnation of the Tamagotchi and how the South African parties are sharpening their online presence ahead of the May 2014 elections.

11 Apr 2014 08:46

Facebook and Pinterest: The online word-of-mouth way to promote your business

The oldest and still most powerful way to promote any business is through word of mouth. Nothing resonates stronger than a recommendation from a friend, family member or colleague.

By Paige Calahan 11 Apr 2014 07:58