[AdForum Worldwide Summit] The Big Apple, 14-19 October 2012
Johanna McDowell[Johanna McDowell] I will be blogging once again this year from the AdForum Worldwide Summit in New York City Summit next week, 14 – 19 October 2012. It is a seriously busy agenda – and, as always, it is brilliant for us to have access to the worldwide CEOs of the agencies we meet.

Comments [1] [12 Oct 2012 11:31]

[AdForum Worldwide Summit] Day one in Paris
Johanna McDowell[Johanna McDowell] PARIS, FRANCE: Day one of the AdForum Worldwide Summit in Paris, 18-20 April, started midday with a presentation at Ogilvy Paris and lunch. The focus for this first day has been luxury brands and those agencies which specialise in understanding those luxury brands. With Paris being the home of luxury, it all made total sense.

Comments [2] [19 Apr 2012 13:33]

[SIGGRAPH 2011] Day 3 – the prize
Rafi Leigh[Rafi Leigh] VANCOUVER, CANADA: Getting here to Vancouver seemed desperately important. I knew that technologists were finally connecting the dots. I put all other new business strategies on hold, and made a 16 653lm beeline for the SIGGRAPH convention, where I knew I would find nuggets of wisdom running along the seam lines of emerging tech and creative genius.

Comments [2] [15 Aug 2011 12:19]

[SIGGRAPH 2011] Day 2 – augmented reality means…
Rafi Leigh[Rafi Leigh] VANCOUVER, CANADA: There are two distinct augmented reality (AR) groups at SIGGRAPH this year. There are the technical innovators who are developing computer products and the brilliant operators who are using them. I’ll describe a few developments I saw yesterday, Thursday, 11 August 2011, which are capable of transforming the way we interact with data.

Comments [1] [12 Aug 2011 12:14]

[SIGGRAPH 2011] Day 1 – augmented reality
Rafi Leigh[Rafi Leigh] VANCOUVER, CANADA: So here I am, in Vancouver, Canada, for the 38th annual global SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition, researching 3D film and gaming technologies and writing on emerging technologies and the potential applications for the South African retail sector. I’ll get to the point. Retail will never be the same again

[10 Aug 2011 14:27]

Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
Terry Levin[Terry Levin] If we were to attempt to define Brand South Africa as a personality (and heaven knows it could do with some) we might summon up descriptors like: entrepreneurial, charming, exciting, friendly, sociable, creative, style leaders - things like that...Unpacking ZA’s presence at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Comments [1] [14 Sep 2010 11:26]

[Design Indaba conf] Martha Stewart flamed
Louise Marsland[Louise Marsland] The always spectacular Design Indaba will this year be remembered, not only for the fabulous speakers such as Harry Pearce, Bruce Nussbaum, Priyush Pandey, Stefan Bucher, Mokena Makeke, etc, but for the worst presentation it’s ever hosted – by famous ‘homemaker’ Martha Stewart. Who will also now be credited with launching the first local “twitcom”. [view twitterfall]

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The digital divide
Terry Levin[Terry Levin] The digital divide cuts to the heart of what separates traditional advertising practitioners from the new digerati. Nowhere can this knowledge divide be more obvious than in the advertising and media industry. But that could all soon be a thing of the past.

Comments [1] [19 Oct 2009 12:24]

Terry Levin[Terry Levin] Some of you may recall having seen Tyler Brulee, the uber-Euro designer and media mogul via satellite at the Design Indaba in 2004. At the time, we as the custodians of the Bizcommunity brand were inspired to shift our brand a little north of centre, imbuing our 100% homegrown values with a bit of Swiss panache.

[27 Aug 2009 11:14]

Lessons in an urn: leadership lessons from an Ashes series
Dr Graeme Codrington[Dr Graeme Codrington] Every other year, Australia and England play a cricket test match series against each other known as the Ashes, competing for the smallest – but arguably most revered - trophy in international sport. This series gets top billing on sports shows, and is hyped beyond belief. And, on Sunday, 23 August, it ended for 2009.

[24 Aug 2009 16:42]

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