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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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AMPS is now officially dead

(Long live the Establishment Survey)...

By Chris Brewer 12 hours ago

Nine South Africans selected as Cannes jurors

Of the 387 jurors selected for the Cannes Lions 2016, nine are South African and they will serve on the Design, Direct, Film, Media, Mobile, Print & Publishing, Promo & Activation, Outdoor and Radio juries...

12 hours ago

Media24 drops 16.5% agency commission

Effective 1 May 2016, Media24 has announced that its advertising rate cards will exclude the long established 16.5% early settlement discount or agency commission, following amendments to section 73A of the Competition Act, gazetted on Friday, 22 April 2016 and effective from 1 May 2016, which creates criminal sanctions for certain contraventions of the Act...

13 hours ago

Video surveys: The next big thing

Much has been said about the need to conduct consumer research on different devices, but what about completely switching up the format by choosing video over static ads? Here's why it works...

By Leigh Andrews 12 hours ago

Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future

The future of news likely lies with mobile phones, data and drone journalism...

By Stephen Abbott Pugh 17 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Botswana set to meet Aids viral suppression targets

Botswana appears to have achieved very high rates of HIV diagnosis, treatment, and viral suppression-much better than most Western nations, including the United States...

15 hours ago

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality

Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...

By Pansy Tlakula 17 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: SimbaPay increases single transfer amount

FinTech company, SimbaPay, has made it significantly easier for Africans living abroad to transfer large sums of money home.

10 hours ago

MOST Awards in September, sponsor slots still open

The 8th annual MOST Award will be held on 13 September 2016 at the Wanderers Club in Illovo. Johannesburg...

11 hours ago

We're going on an adventure!

Adventure Clubs, a new mobile application, is now making it easier to take young children on an adventure and make epic memories with them...

Issued by 4i Mobile 13 hours ago

DStv drops agency settlement discounts

DStv Media Sales has amended the settlement discount structure for media agencies that book advertising on DStv platforms in order to address any legal uncertainty regarding its compliance with the Competition Act, effective 1 May 2016...

12 hours ago

Kaya FM presents Unplugged sessions served with fine food fusions by Castle Milk Stout

Kaya Live and Unplugged, brought to you by Castle Milk Stout, present a fusion of soulful sounds and sophisticated meals in a divine collaboration with Mi Casa singer/songwriter and aspiring chef, J'Something...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 13 hours ago

Building multinational brands in Africa: a business perspective

A strong complement of global brands yearn for a juicy piece of the African pie. Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia and the DRC are feverously pursued based on their lucrative economic growth...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg, Issued by FCB Africa 12 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa

The expansion of Van Schaik Bookstore into neighbouring countries dates back to 2006 when it opened its first store in Windhoek at the University of Namibia...

By Jessica Taylor 16 hours ago

TractorTracking a game changer in transit advertising

Tractor Outdoor, one of the top national outdoor media owners, has launched its TractorTracking division which aims to provide advertisers and agencies alike various data sets about the campaigns that they book with Tractor...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 12 hours ago

The use of controversy in selling more products

A strategy that is based on controversy can be incredibly effective in promoting something, ranging from e-cigs to diapers if you want to. However, it is really important that you do it right...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 hours ago

Creating scalable development with growth hacking

By combining creative tactics with strategic insights, many small tech companies with limited marketing budgets have experienced rapid growth...

By Susie Dinneen, Issued by Amorphous 14 hours ago

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps hit Windows 10

Fresh from reporting stellar earnings, Facebook rolled out applications tailored to Microsoft's latest operating system for the social network as well as its Messenger and Instagram services...

12 hours ago

With five-year delay, CIA 'live-tweets' bin Laden raid

The CIA marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting -- with a five-year delay -- the raid by US special forces on the Al-Qaeda founder's compound in Pakistan...

12 hours ago

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Africa news

Community radio - game-changers

Community radio: game-changers on Africa's media landscape

By Dumisani Moyo 13 hours ago

National broadcasters in Africa: The politics of non-reform

The transformation of state broadcasters into public broadcasters as envisaged by the African Charter on Broadcasting has failed...

By Hendrik Bussiek 14 hours ago

Private media struggle against Africa's state-owned Goliaths

Can the rise of private media in Africa scale back the dominance of state-owned media on the continent?

By Sulemana Braimah 14 hours ago

Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa

Social entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa' development priorities...

14 hours ago

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New ad campaign against palm oil

A new advertising campaign on the London Overground network is aiming to educate the British public about how everyone's daily routine is destroying the rainforest...

22 Apr 2016

ConnectPal, others offer new content monetisation strategies

With more than 3 billion global users, the internet has proven to be the most prevalent and relevant communication tool. The Internet has also changed the way consumers enjoy, share and demand content...

By Hicks Crawford 21 Apr 2016

McCann Mexico, L'Oréal Paris campaign allows colour-blind men to see lipstick red

According to the Colour Blind Awareness NGO, 1 out of 12 men cannot see the colour red because they are colour-blind...

21 Apr 2016

WPP subsidiary acquires 100% of TNS ICAP in Greece

The global operating network TNS, part of the WPP Group, has added the remaining 49% of shares in Taylor Nelson Sofres ICAP Market Research (TNS ICAP), a leading market research agency in Greece, giving it 100% ownership...

20 Apr 2016

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