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The ACA appoints Mathe Okaba as new CEO
Posted on 23 Oct 2018
The ACA appoints Mathe Okaba as new CEO

The Association for Communication and Advertising, the official industry body for the advertising profession in South Africa is pleased to announce that Mathe Okaba has been appointed to the position of CEO of the organisation.

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SyndiGate launches new digital content marketplace
Posted on 23 Oct 2018
SyndiGate launches new digital content marketplace

Leading content marketing agency, SyndiGate, has launched DISCO (marketplace.disco.info), a revolutionary digital content marketplace where buyers can access, search for, and acquire an instant license to use or republish content, all of which is fully rights-cleared.

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Entrepreneurial hub set to do great things for the community
Posted on 23 Oct 2018
Entrepreneurial hub set to do great things for the community

As unemployment amongst the South African youth sky rockets, entrepreneurial start-ups are fast becoming a necessity for South African school leavers.

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Girl Power Reigns Supreme in Cartoon Network, Save the Children Partnership!
Posted on 22 Oct 2018
Girl Power Reigns Supreme in Cartoon Network, Save the Children Partnership!

If the number of entries already received for the Powerpuff Girls Awards are anything to go by, then many young girls are quietly playing their roles in society through innovation, creativity and technology.

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Opera launches Opera Touch, the perfect browser for the new iPhones
Posted on 22 Oct 2018
Opera launches Opera Touch, the perfect browser for the new iPhones

Opera, the developer of the popular Opera Mini browser has announced that Opera Touch, the award-winning mobile browser launched in April on Android, is now available for iPhone.

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Nando’s asks ‘is this how we sell things now?’
Posted on 22 Oct 2018
Nando’s asks ‘is this how we sell things now?’

Over the years, Nando’s has not only given us delicious PERi-PERi flame-grilled chicken, but food for thought via its adverts, campaigns and social commentary, with the latest one questioning the surplus of ‘Afro-futurism’ on our screens at the moment.

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Tastic Rice Repositions Masterbrand, Innovates With Two New Variants
Posted on 19 Oct 2018
Tastic Rice Repositions Masterbrand, Innovates With Two New Variants

Tastic Rice has taken to the small screen to communicate its new masterbrand campaign, as well as the launch of two new variants in the rice market.

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Cresta Shopping Centre announces first ever mall-based Aquarium in South Africa
Posted on 19 Oct 2018
Cresta Shopping Centre announces first ever mall-based Aquarium in South Africa

Cresta Shopping Centre is excited to announce it will be launching South Africa’s first and only mall-based Aquarium in early 2019.

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The GAPP Awards 2018 Celebrating the Pinnacle of Excellence
Posted on 18 Oct 2018
The GAPP Awards 2018 Celebrating the Pinnacle of Excellence

On 12 October, The Printing, Packaging and Signage Industry came together at a glittering function held at the Centre Court at Emperors Palace to celebrate print quality in all sectors of the industry.

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Rhino Ranger returns to stop the demand for rhino horn in Vietnam
Posted on 17 Oct 2018
Rhino Ranger returns to stop the demand for rhino horn in Vietnam

Vietnam is the world’s largest recipient of illegal rhino horn from South Africa.

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Global recognition – Konftel named best in class
Posted on 17 Oct 2018
Global recognition – Konftel named best in class

Konftel has been recognised with the Customer Value Leadership Award 2018. This Best Practices Award is presented by the distinguished US analysis firm Frost & Sullivan.

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Cash in on your Cravings and stand a chance to WIN R10 000 everyday with Cadbury!
Posted on 17 Oct 2018
Cash in on your Cravings and stand a chance to WIN R10 000 everyday with Cadbury!

This spring, Cadbury is dialling things up by offering chocolate fans the chance to cash in on their cravings daily.

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Toyota SA, FCB Joburg Create Beaded Billboard As Corolla Love Letter
Posted on 16 Oct 2018
Toyota SA, FCB Joburg Create Beaded Billboard As Corolla Love Letter

Toyota South Africa and its long-standing agency, FCB Joburg, have created a ‘beaded billboard’ with the help of KZN community-based NGO Woza Moya to celebrate the love Toyota Corolla owners feel every time they drive their cars and celebrate the Corolla heritage.

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Hellocomputer Issues Challenge To Competitors – 100 New Programmers By Mid-2019
Posted on 16 Oct 2018
Hellocomputer Issues Challenge To Competitors – 100 New Programmers By Mid-2019

Hellocomputer Johannesburg Managing Director, Joey Khuvutlu, has issued a challenge to leaders of South Africa’s digital agencies: he wants them to join him in an initiative to fund 100 programming learnerships between September 2018 and August 2019.

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Women In MICE Bring Flock Onboard For 2018 Awards
Posted on 16 Oct 2018
Women In MICE Bring Flock Onboard For 2018 Awards

The Top 40 Women in MICE Awards, an annual conference and awards ceremony acknowledging the most dynamic women in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions industry in South Africa, made extensive use of the Flock Eventing Platform to ensure its 2018 event ran according to plan.

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The party’s on with Sony’s new High Power audio systems
Posted on 08 Oct 2018
The party’s on with Sony’s new High Power audio systems

Sony Middle East and Africa has released three new High Power home audio systems to power the best parties in 2018 and beyond.

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Eskom to expand transmission network with African Development Bank loan
Posted on 08 Oct 2018
Eskom to expand transmission network with African Development Bank loan

The African Development Bank has approved a ZAR 2.886 billion (US$217.9 million) loan to South Africa’s power utility Eskom Holdings Ltd, towards the upgrade and expansion of its transmission facilities.

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Africa Business News MD takes top spot at 2018 Standard Bank Top Women Award
Posted on 10 Sep 2018
Africa Business News MD takes top spot at 2018 Standard Bank Top Women Award

Roberta Naicker, Managing Director of the ABN Group, has taken the 2018 Top Businesswoman Award at the 2018 Standard Bank Top Women Award, held at Emperors Palace on Thursday 23 August 2018.

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Cartoon Network’s Powerpuff Girls awards celebrate young girls in Africa
Posted on 07 Sep 2018
Cartoon Network’s Powerpuff Girls awards celebrate young girls in Africa

As part of the Powerpuff Girls’ 20th Anniversary, Cartoon Network Africa places focus on recognising and celebrating young girls, from all walks of life, who want to shape the future with their creativity and innovation.

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Tour de France Rider Peter Sagan wins for himself and Hansgrohe
Posted on 07 Sep 2018
Tour de France Rider Peter Sagan wins for himself and Hansgrohe

Hansgrohe recently congratulated BORA-hansgrohe superstar Peter Sagan for winning the Green Jersey of the Best Sprinter in the Tour de France for the sixth time.

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Hellocomputer and FCB Cape Town Help WCG Address Bullying in five Questions
Posted on 06 Sep 2018
Hellocomputer and FCB Cape Town Help WCG Address Bullying in five Questions

The Western Cape Government is striving to put an end to bullying at schools across the province by launching a mobile toolkit and campaign called 5 Questions to End Bullying.

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FCB Joburg Distills Essence of ‘Africanacity’ As It Assists Absa Relaunch In Africa
Posted on 06 Sep 2018
FCB Joburg Distills Essence of ‘Africanacity’ As It Assists Absa Relaunch In Africa

FCB Joburg has created a new word, as well as a 360° campaign embracing traditional and new media, to assist Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa Group, in its relaunch in Africa.

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Up-skill your team to get ahead of the digital curve
Posted on 06 Sep 2018
Up-skill your team to get ahead of the digital curve

Concerned about declining skills and resources, Gone Digital, an agile digital marketing consultancy that has worked with many of the top brands and agencies in South Africa, has recently launched the Gone Digital Academy.

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How safe is your brand online?
Posted on 05 Sep 2018
How safe is your brand online?

A popular burger chain’s logo appears above an uncomfortable close-up of a naked woman on a porn site, while a food retailer’s banners appeared next to fake news articles on a highly disreputable website.

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Employers are sick of absenteeism
Posted on 05 Sep 2018
Employers are sick of absenteeism

Labour law allows employers to discipline employees for absenteeism but provides that dismissal should be reserved for cases of serious misconduct or repeated offences.

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Key To Unlocking Domestic Travel Potential
Posted on 05 Sep 2018
Key To Unlocking Domestic Travel Potential

The key to unlocking domestic tourism and travel potential in South Africa is to create and nurture a travel culture among all its peoples, and especially among its young, increasingly mobile and highly aspirational Afrilennials.

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CNN International announces new EMEA prime time line-up
Posted on 05 Sep 2018
CNN International announces new EMEA prime time line-up

CNN International is launching a new weekday EMEA prime time line-up, with new shows alongside key schedule changes for its most popular evening programmes.

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Absa launches ChatBanking on WhatsApp with 360° campaign from FCB Joburg
Posted on 05 Sep 2018
Absa launches ChatBanking on WhatsApp with 360° campaign from FCB Joburg

Absa Group has officially launched its ChatBanking on WhatsApp service with a 360° campaign from FCB Joburg.

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Exploring EIP on the MFP
Posted on 04 Sep 2018
Exploring EIP on the MFP

What is EIP? It is the Xerox Extensible Interface Platform (EIP) on the Multifunctional printers (MFP).

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Hat Trick For Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Challenge
Posted on 04 Sep 2018
Hat Trick For Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Challenge

Toyota South Africa is running its Fortuner 4x4 Challenge this Spring, making it a hat trick for the successful competition which pairs four professional athletes with four Toyota fans as the teams battle it out in a bid to drive home in a brand new Fortuner 4x4.

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Private Property nominated for gsport Award
Posted on 04 Sep 2018
Private Property nominated for gsport Award

Private Property has been nominated as Sponsor of the Year, for its work with the South African Women’s Hockey team.

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Entries for 2018 AMASA Awards Open
Posted on 04 Sep 2018
Entries for 2018 AMASA Awards Open

The Advertising and Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) has announced that entries for the 2018 AMASA Awards are now open and that an exciting new award, the AMASA Agency Of The Year Award, has been added to the programme.

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Subaru Southern Africa proves its brand values with gruelling new TV commercial
Posted on 04 Sep 2018
Subaru Southern Africa proves its brand values with gruelling new TV commercial

In August 2017, Subaru Southern Africa proudly announced its partnership with PYGA Euro Steel Mountain Bike team.

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Debonairs Pizza Showcases Ease Of ‘Deliver To Pin’ With New TVC
Posted on 03 Sep 2018
Debonairs Pizza Showcases Ease Of ‘Deliver To Pin’ With New TVC

Debonairs Pizza is showcasing how easy it is to interact with the Debonairs Pizza mobile app and uses its Deliver to Pin functionality to have your pizza delivered when you are not at a formal physical address.

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Balancing paid, owned and earned media – are you getting it right?
Posted on 03 Sep 2018
Balancing paid, owned and earned media – are you getting it right?

Is our owned, paid and earned media all aligned to give you the best possible return on your marketing spend? If you get it right, you combine your efforts to build your brand, emphasise the right message and drive customers down your sales funnel.

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Women In Entrepreneurship Week launches in Johannesburg
Posted on 03 Sep 2018
Women In Entrepreneurship Week launches in Johannesburg

On 3 September 2018 MIChiko PR, under the directorship of International Certified Image Consultant Loraine Sibanda will be launching Women in Entrepreneurship Week - an annual event that seeks to bring focus on small businesses that are run and managed by young ladies and women in South Africa.

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Introducing ‘Sweet Beats’
Posted on 03 Sep 2018
Introducing ‘Sweet Beats’

Strawberry Lips brings you Sweet Beats – South Africa’s first online platform dedicated to inspire up and coming proudly South African female DJs.

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Three Common Mistakes in E-mail Marketing
Posted on 08 Aug 2018
Three Common Mistakes in E-mail Marketing

Improve your email marketing ROI by as much as 300 per cent by avoiding these three common mistakes.

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Bosses and employees teammates or opponents
Posted on 08 Aug 2018
Bosses and employees  teammates or opponents

As we once again move into ‘strike season’ the tensions between management and employees become apparent. While these occurrences may not affect our industry, an indicator of change is that more people are confident enough to consider venturing out to find new employment opportunities.

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SA recycling sector makes key appointments
Posted on 03 Aug 2018
SA recycling sector makes key appointments

Industry stakeholders across South Africa’s PET plastic value chain have reaffirmed their commitment to extended producer responsibility with three key appointments to the national PET Recycling Company (PETCO) board.

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Aon South Africa launches new brand campaign
Posted on 03 Aug 2018
Aon South Africa launches new brand campaign

The risks faced by businesses of all sizes and sectors, as well as individuals are more complex and integrated than ever.

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FCB Joburg & Mrs Balls: Turning Meals You Like Into Ones You Love
Posted on 03 Aug 2018
FCB Joburg & Mrs Balls: Turning Meals You Like Into Ones You Love

Tiger Brands’ 147-year-old flagship brand, Mrs Balls Chutney, has taken to the small screen to reinforce its stature within the category.

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Annemieke Hartman board member new company OneCircle
Posted on 02 Aug 2018
Annemieke Hartman board member new company OneCircle

OneCircle is delighted to announce the appointment of Annemieke Hartman - Jemmett as a new board member of OneCircle.

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Webber Wentzel wins at the 2018 PEA GP and Advisor Awards
Posted on 02 Aug 2018
Webber Wentzel wins at the 2018 PEA GP and Advisor Awards

Webber Wentzel has won the 2018 Private Equity Africa (PEA) Local Legal Advisor of the Year Award at the 7th Annual PEA GP & Advisor Awards.

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First Choice winter custard campaign launches
Posted on 31 Jul 2018
First Choice winter custard campaign launches

Building on the corporate identity seen in the summer custard campaign, the First Choice custard winter campaign created by Boomtown sees the custard character ready for the colder temperatures.

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Partnering to help move Alexandra forward
Posted on 31 Jul 2018
Partnering to help move Alexandra forward

Through a community public private partnership between City of Johannesburg (CoJ), Qhubeka, Volkswagen South Africa and local schools and community policing forums (CPF) in Alexandra informal settlement, an entire community is beginning to experience how bicycles change lives.

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End-of-line partnership with Gebo Cermex for Unilever’s new facility in Dubai
Posted on 31 Jul 2018
End-of-line partnership with Gebo Cermex for Unilever’s new facility in Dubai

Two comprehensive end-of-lines for production of shampoo and conditioner in shaped bottles have been successfully implemented by Gebo Cermex at Unilever’s site in Dubai, which is the largest personal care factory in the Middle East and Africa.

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Cartrack and Drive and Save’s affordable theft-only vehicle insurance
Posted on 30 Jul 2018
Cartrack and Drive and Save’s affordable theft-only vehicle insurance

In a country where between 65 per cent and 70 per cent of motor vehicles remain uninsured (according to the Automobile Association), it seems inevitable that a company would recognise the gap in the market and introduce an affordable theft-only insurance product.

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Turner International and Bright Little Labs Sign Strategic Equity Investment
Posted on 30 Jul 2018
Turner International and Bright Little Labs Sign Strategic Equity Investment

Turner International’s Digital Ventures & Innovation (DV&I) group has announced on an equity investment in Bright Little Labs (BLL), a UK-based early stage company which creates and distributes edutainment content for kids.

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A community public private partnership in action
Posted on 30 Jul 2018
A community public private partnership in action

A total of 350 more schoolchildren in Orlando, Soweto, have recently received Qhubeka Bicycles as part of the ongoing bicycle distribution programme in the region.

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Tap into the hearts and minds of the Mom-sumer!
Posted on 26 Jul 2018
Tap into the hearts and minds of the Mom-sumer!

Exposure Marketing, a recognised name within the South African parenting community since 2004, bringing the country the likes of the MamaMagic Baby Expo, Milestones Parenting magazine and the MamaMagic Product Awards, launches an all new conference to help marketers tap into the hearts and minds of the Mom-sumer.

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African Development Bank and Korea launch the Korea-Africa Energy Investment Facility
Posted on 26 Jul 2018
African Development Bank and Korea launch the Korea-Africa Energy Investment Facility

The Government of Korea and the African Development Bank have signed a Letter of Intent to launch the Korea-Africa Energy Investment Facility (KEIF) to provide significant support to the New Deal on Energy for Africa, which aims to achieve universal access to energy.

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Webber Wentzel sharpens its focus on technology
Posted on 26 Jul 2018
Webber Wentzel sharpens its focus on technology

The appointment by Webber Wentzel of Warren Hero into the newly created role of Chief Information Officer signals the firm’s heightened commitment to harnessing technology as a means of delivering efficient and innovative legal solutions to its clients.

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Africa’s pollution crisis warning
Posted on 26 Jul 2018
Africa’s pollution crisis warning

As the second most polluted continent, Africa must take both the responsibility and opportunity to pioneer world-leading waste management methods to avoid an environmental and socio-economic disaster, experts warn.

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Automation to drive creativity and collaboration in the office of the future
Posted on 25 Jul 2018
Automation to drive creativity and collaboration in the office of the future

Over the past decade, the office environment has evolved with rapid advancements in automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and voice activation which are all set to play a bigger role in future ways of working.

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Entries to 2018 RDMAs are officially open
Posted on 25 Jul 2018
Entries to 2018 RDMAs are officially open

Entries into the 2018 Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMAs) are now open and Diageo is calling on all members of the South African media to enter.

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New guide highlights the impact of management accountants on business sustainability
Posted on 25 Jul 2018
New guide highlights the impact of management accountants on business sustainability

Management accountants play a critical role in helping to drive trust, opportunity, prosperity and ultimately creating a sustainable future for businesses and people.

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Adult Swim Expands Gaming Universe With Acquisition of Big Pixel Studios
Posted on 23 Jul 2018
Adult Swim Expands Gaming Universe With Acquisition of Big Pixel Studios

Turner’s Adult Swim has announced the acquisition of UK-based game developer, Big Pixel Studios. This acquisition is part of the network’s increased investment in gaming, and overall commitment to creating more multi-platform content with Adult Swim’s popular Intellectual Property (IP).

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Yolisa Pasipanodya to lead Meropa Communications
Posted on 23 Jul 2018
Yolisa Pasipanodya to lead Meropa Communications

Yolisa Pasipanodya has been appointed Managing Director of South Africa’s leading communications company, Meropa Communications.

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RICHFIELD HOLDINGS PARTNERS WITH ADLAND
Posted on 23 Jul 2018
RICHFIELD HOLDINGS PARTNERS WITH ADLAND

Johannesburg, 11th June 2018 - The Association for Communication and Advertising NPC (ACA) and Richfield Holdings (Pty) Ltd (Richfield) are pleased to announce the conclusion of an agreement of sale in which the ACA will sell its shareholding in the AAA School of Advertising (Pty) Ltd (AAA).

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Zee World Bus Shelter campaign creates industry hype
Posted on 23 Jul 2018
Zee World Bus Shelter campaign creates industry hype

Digital satellite television channel, Zee World, which offers mainstream viewers in Africa the best in award-winning Bollywood movies and series, a variety of food, kids and talent shows and lifestyle programmes elected to use Street Network Bus Shelters in order to extend the reach of its latest ‘It’s Happening’ campaign.

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Opportunities for SA SMEs to progress digital innovation projects
Posted on 20 Jul 2018
Opportunities for SA SMEs to progress digital innovation projects

South African SMEs can now achieve their business growth objectives, through an industry partnership that delivers advanced digital innovation projects, free-of-charge.

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Use promotional items as part of your holistic marketing strategy
Posted on 20 Jul 2018
Use promotional items as part of your holistic marketing strategy

As South Africans continue digesting the unwelcome news of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) reduction of 2.2 percentage points in Q1 of 2018 – the worst quarterly contraction in nine years - the marketing profession is evaluating its ongoing quest to showcase the value it can bring to business.

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Aquafresh Celebrates South African Mums With ‘Power To You, Mum’
Posted on 20 Jul 2018
Aquafresh Celebrates South African Mums With ‘Power To You, Mum’

Leading dental care brand, Aquafresh, recently launched ‘Power To You, Mum,’ a campaign that recognises and celebrates the South African mother, and all the ways in which she does-it-all.

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IFLR1000 Women Leaders Guide 2018 recognises Webber Wentzel
Posted on 20 Jul 2018
IFLR1000 Women Leaders Guide 2018 recognises Webber Wentzel

The IFLR1000 recognised Sally Hutton, Karen Couzyn, Safiyya Patel and Angela Simpson as part of this year’s Women Leaders.

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SA enterprises fast-track advanced digital products and services
Posted on 18 Jul 2018
SA enterprises fast-track advanced digital products and services

South African enterprises are taking a novel, fast-track approach to accelerating business growth through a programme that delivers innovative digital projects.

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OLC 20SLAYTEEN fast growing agency won’t stop its’ go
Posted on 18 Jul 2018
OLC 20SLAYTEEN fast growing agency won’t stop its’ go

2018 started with a resounding bang for Offlimit Communications (OLC). The agency had an incredibly successful run in 2017, expanding its’ client base, acquiring larger office space and growing the staff compliment- all while churning out groundbreaking campaigns.

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kulula.com in partnership with Breadline Africa
Posted on 18 Jul 2018
kulula.com in partnership with Breadline Africa

kulula.com in partnership with Breadline Africa, The National Lottery Commission and Shine Literacy have joined forces to give the gift of literacy by donating a container library to Welwitschia Primary School in Delft.

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Key issues in focus at Africa’s premier power forum
Posted on 18 Jul 2018
Key issues in focus at Africa’s premier power forum

Stability, maintenance, digital revolution: Key issues in focus at Africa’s premier power forum

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Regional co-operation, structural reforms key to economic transformation
Posted on 18 Jul 2018
Regional co-operation, structural reforms key to economic transformation

Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem.

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Winners of the 2018 APEX awards announced
Posted on 17 Jul 2018
Winners of the 2018 APEX awards announced

On 16 July the highly valued annual APEX events were held in Sandton, where the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) hosted the NeXt Level of Thinking Masterclass in the morning followed by the APEX Awards Ceremony in the evening.

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Singing The Praises Of Debonairs Pizza’s Beef Almighty
Posted on 17 Jul 2018
Singing The Praises Of Debonairs Pizza’s Beef Almighty

Debonairs Pizza has launched the Beef Almighty, a new premium quality beef steak topping range comprising three variants (Double Beef & Bacon, Spicy Beef, and Beef & Mushroom) with a new television commercial from FCB Joburg called ‘Praise Singer’.

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Nfinity launches employee advocacy division, theIntern-ship
Posted on 17 Jul 2018
Nfinity launches employee advocacy division, theIntern-ship

Some of a brand’s best advocates are its staff. A brand’s internal team knows their service or product inside out; they understand the company’s ethos, its values and messaging.

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FAPA Donors and AFAP sign grant agreement
Posted on 17 Jul 2018
FAPA Donors and AFAP sign grant agreement

On the sidelines of the African Development Bank Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea, the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) donors and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have signed a grant agreement in support of local supply and utilisation of fertilizer by smallholder farmers in Africa.

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CNN explores South Africa’s animation industry
Posted on 17 Jul 2018
CNN explores South Africa’s animation industry

After Black Panther’s recent success, the animation industry has grown in South Africa and more young artists are now creating animation projects that break the boundaries of race and reason.

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6 opportunities for SA sports rights holders to consider in 2018
Posted on 12 Jul 2018
6 opportunities for SA sports rights holders to consider in 2018

As two industry players immersed in the sports world, we asked Sportal and BMI Sport Info to give us some insights into the current state of South Africa’s sponsorship market and what it means for rights holders.

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2018 Marketing trends to be or not to be in South Africa?
Posted on 12 Jul 2018
2018 Marketing trends to be or not to be in South Africa?

What are the 2018 marketing trends and… Are they hype or necessity? About two years ago I already found out that some things in South Africa are thought, however, not said out loud, I have done so anyway.

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SA designers unite in unprecedented designathon
Posted on 12 Jul 2018
SA designers unite in unprecedented designathon

In a lightbulb moment, Lesley Waterkeyn - Founder and CEO of Colourworks - knew just how her company, along with partner Designers Ink, could contribute towards Entrepreneurial growth and sustained development in a creative and meaningful way.

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Going green… and other marketing trends discussed at Madex 2018
Posted on 12 Jul 2018
Going green… and other marketing trends discussed at Madex 2018

Going green is one of the major trends that marketers are seeing in the retail space, and part of a changing marketing landscape.

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Research finds crypto prices driven purely by mood of investors
Posted on 11 Jul 2018
Research finds crypto prices driven purely by mood of investors

New research has found cryptocurrency prices are not influenced by any economic factors and instead are driven purely by the mood swing of investors.

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FCB Joburg Designer Selected To Study For Masters In Sweden
Posted on 11 Jul 2018
FCB Joburg Designer Selected To Study For Masters In Sweden

An FCB Joburg designer, Nontokozo Tshabalala, has beaten out 20 000 applicants to join nine other young South Africans to be awarded a Sweden Institute Study Scholarship (SSIS) to study for her Masters degree in that country.

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This July, have fun making a difference For Qhubeka
Posted on 11 Jul 2018
This July, have fun making a difference For Qhubeka

July is traditionally a fundraising-focused month at Qhubeka Charity, but this year the organisation is making it even easier for people to support its bicycle programmes while having fun by launching ForQhubeka.

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Whiskas scoops coolest pet food award
Posted on 11 Jul 2018
Whiskas scoops coolest pet food award

For the second year in a row, since the category was introduced in 2017, Whiskas has come out on top at the 2018 edition of the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards for the Coolest Pet Food.

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Genesis champions new film-makers as part of expanded Origins partnership with Great Big Story
Posted on 11 Jul 2018
Genesis champions new film-makers as part of expanded Origins partnership with Great Big Story

Luxury automotive brand Genesis is expanding its partnership with Great Big Story by renewing its exclusive yearlong sponsorship of the Origins channel and the creation of a fellowship program dedicated to supporting and showcasing emerging film-makers.

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67 Small South African businesses selected for inspiring Mandela Day initative
Posted on 11 Jul 2018
67 Small South African businesses selected for inspiring Mandela Day initative

Nelson Mandela believed in making a positive change in the world – using your actions to have a strong and lasting impact! This is what inspired Colourworks and Designers Ink to spearhead the 67 Logos project.

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Smart Media and Dis-Chem Championing Youth Month initiatives
Posted on 11 Jul 2018
Smart Media and Dis-Chem Championing Youth Month initiatives

In-store advertising innovator Smart Media is working with Dis-Chem Pharmacies to drive awareness for two CSI campaigns, FOR YOUth and Million Comforts. Building on the theme of Youth Month that took place in June in South Africa, these campaigns are focused on benefitting critically important demographics of the country.

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Bookings for APEX 2018 Gala Event and Masterclass are open
Posted on 11 Jul 2018
Bookings for APEX 2018 Gala Event and Masterclass are open

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has announced that ticket sales are open and selling fast for the two 2018 APEX awards events being held on Monday 16 July, 2018 at The Sandton Convention Centre.

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Social Media is changing What does 2018 promise?
Posted on 10 Jun 2018
Social Media is changing What does 2018 promise?

Trends are determined through the process of watching slow and progressive changes and seeing how they influence the bigger picture. In the world of social media change is rapid and determining trends is sometimes difficult due to the speed at which the changes occur.

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Post Digital Consciousness
Posted on 11 Jun 2018
Post Digital Consciousness

Post digital consciousness is the point at which reality is evenly spread across both physical and virtual.

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Smart Media provides Dis-Chem with unique in-store customer media experiences
Posted on 11 Jun 2018
Smart Media provides Dis-Chem with unique in-store customer media experiences

Dis-Chem Pharmacies has partnered with in-store advertising innovators Smart Media to provide its stores with an integrated advertising experience that enriches the customer journey.

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Scott Ambler and Mark Lines talk business agility in South Africa in July
Posted on 11 Jun 2018
Scott Ambler and Mark Lines talk business agility in South Africa in July

IndigoCube will once again host Scott Ambler and Mark Lines, creators of the Disciplined Agile Framework, but this time with a principally business focus for the first Business Agility Conference hosted in South Africa.

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Cartoon Network is looking for new animation talent in Africa
Posted on 11 Jun 2018
Cartoon Network is looking for new animation talent in Africa

If there’s one thing Africans do really well, it is the ability to laugh at themselves! Taking advantage of Africans’ humorous streak, and incredible storytelling abilities, Cartoon Network Africa is proud to announce the launch of its brand new initiative, Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab, an African venture designed to bring innovative, local short form content to the channel, and its digital platforms, while reinforcing the local relevance of the brand.

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Ogilvy SA wins at EMEA Sabre Awards
Posted on 11 Jun 2018
Ogilvy SA wins at EMEA Sabre Awards

Ogilvy South Africa won big at the recent 2018 In2 SABRE Awards EMEA and the Holmes Report 2018 SABRE Awards EMEA. Both awards ceremonies were held at The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.

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Flock helps Streamline Africa’s Travel Indaba
Posted on 11 Jun 2018
Flock helps Streamline Africa’s Travel Indaba

What do you do when you need to guide and facilitate the activities of over 7000 delegates from 80 countries, more than 1000 exhibiting businesses, in excess of 1500 local and international buyers, and 600-plus journalists to make certain they’re on time for over 50 presentations, speeches and networking or social events all while trying to minimise your environmental footprint?

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ACA seeks a CEO
Posted on 11 Jun 2018
ACA seeks a CEO

A vacancy exists for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and hardworking individual who is passionate about the business of marketing, advertising and communications.

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Opportunities for Manufacturers in Africa
Posted on 11 Jun 2018
Opportunities for Manufacturers in Africa

Despite its abundant natural and human resources, the African continent has long been considered a precarious destination for potential investors and businesses owing to the negative geopolitical situation that has plagued the region in past decades.

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‘Same treacherous road, same driver, same brand… An indescribably different drive’
Posted on 11 Jun 2018
‘Same treacherous road, same driver, same brand… An indescribably different drive’

In a dramatic documentary-style content piece, Mercedes-Benz takes viewers on a journey along Chapman’s Peak Drive with Christopher White.

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OIA Global Launches New Suite of Supply Chain Visibility Tools
Posted on 24 May 2018
OIA Global Launches New Suite of Supply Chain Visibility Tools

OIA Global, a worldwide logistics, packaging, and material sourcing provider has announced the global launch of OIA Connect, the latest addition to its suite of automated supply chain visibility and decision support tools.

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Markex 2018: packed to the rafters!
Posted on 24 May 2018
Markex 2018: packed to the rafters!

Co-located with Madex 2018 the ultimate marketing, advertising, design, social media and all that good stuff expo, Markex 2018 is the place to be for companies and individuals involved in the promotional goods industry.

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Re-writing the African narrative, one core value at a time
Posted on 24 May 2018
Re-writing the African narrative, one core value at a time

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been voted Africa’s most reputable and ethical individual, while Gift of the Givers and Botswana were recognised as the most admired organisation and country on the continent.

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Decision Inc. drives Makro customer engagement
Posted on 23 May 2018
Decision Inc. drives Makro customer engagement

Makro has implemented a new mobile app that provides customers with innovative rewards based on analytics conducted by Decision Inc.

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Tribeca Public Relations expands executive leadership team
Posted on 23 May 2018
Tribeca Public Relations expands executive leadership team

Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of business unit directors Nicola Tarr and Davina Malan to the agency’s executive committee (exco).

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The annual AMASA charity golf day 2018
Posted on 23 May 2018
The annual AMASA charity golf day 2018

AMASA (the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa) is pleased to announce that the organisation’s annual charity golf day is once again open for bookings.

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Toyota’s new social engagement campaign from FCB Joburg lifts off
Posted on 22 May 2018
Toyota’s new social engagement campaign from FCB Joburg lifts off

Toyota’s new social engagement campaign has successfully lifted off with over 90 000 hits and 1,4-million impressions for its first execution paying homage to Toyota Corolla owner Jitesh and his car.

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From teacher to sales and marketing director
Posted on 22 May 2018
From teacher to sales and marketing director

Almost thirty years ago Durban-based Michelene Locke gave up her four-year career as a teacher to enter the world of manufacturing. Today, she is the head of marketing and sales at ITB Plastics, and she doesn’t regret a thing.

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Young Globals Award Winner Announced
Posted on 22 May 2018
Young Globals Award Winner Announced

New York Festivals Global Awards Young Globals competition & internship program has announced the 2018 award winner.

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Blacksmith Collective takes creative content production national
Posted on 09 May 2018
Blacksmith Collective takes creative content production national

Blacksmith Collective, an innovative production collective specialising in content creation and creative problem-solving, has expanded its presence across South Africa.

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Boomtown bolsters strategic department
Posted on 09 May 2018
Boomtown bolsters strategic department

Strategically-led creative for Boomtown’s recent campaign for Ricoffy, saw the brand achieve tremendous growth 2017.

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Grey Johannesburg wins Wooden Pencil at D&AD 2018
Posted on 09 May 2018
Grey Johannesburg wins Wooden Pencil at D&AD 2018

Grey Johannesburg has been awarded a Wooden Pencil at the D&AD Festival in London for its Duracell radio campaign ‘Times change. Power doesn’t’.

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Meropa and Mauritius – a winning partnership
Posted on 09 May 2018
Meropa and Mauritius – a winning partnership

If you have this inexplicable urge to ‘Rather be in Mauritius’, there are two women you should blame – Janet and Philippa.

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Burson Cohn & Wolfe Africa Wins African Network of the Year
Posted on 09 May 2018
Burson Cohn & Wolfe Africa Wins African Network of the Year

Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), a top-three, full-service, global communications agency, won the Gold Award for African Network of the Year, for the third consecutive year, at the annual PRISM Awards.

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Turner’s Star Continues to Rise
Posted on 09 May 2018
Turner’s Star Continues to Rise

South Africa’s number one Pay TV kids’ channel, Cartoon Network, has yet again been recognised for the great work it has done throughout the year in Africa, walking away with a string of awards in three separate awards events.

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Outdoor Network gets heads turning in Centurion with new Digital billboard
Posted on 09 May 2018
Outdoor Network gets heads turning in Centurion with new Digital billboard

Outdoor Network has unveiled its 3x6m rotating digital billboard at the intersection of Hendrik Verwoerd and John Vorster Drives in Centurion, Tshwane.

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Quality and customer satisfaction Measured and quantified
Posted on 09 May 2018
Quality and customer satisfaction Measured and quantified

In the children’s movie ‘The Incredibles’ the villain states that when everyone is special no-one is special. This is a rather negative way of looking at life, because being special is about more than just being better than everyone else it is about accountability.

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Oh goody! It’s a goodie bag!
Posted on 09 May 2018
Oh goody! It’s a goodie bag!

Corporate gifts, giveaways, promotional items… we all like to receive them (them being freebies of course).

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X-Rite Partners with DigitalView to Launch ‘How to Print the eXpected’
Posted on 08 May 2018
X-Rite Partners with DigitalView to Launch ‘How to Print the eXpected’

The workshops are designed for print and packaging professionals seeking to build their knowledge of colour management through hands-on training and practical applications.

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Geolocation marketing – crafting a symbiotic relationship with your customer
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
Geolocation marketing – crafting a symbiotic relationship with your customer

Mobile is increasingly becoming the channel of choice for brand engagement, especially amongst younger generations who rely on their smartphones during their shopping journeys.

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Social Media is changing, What does 2018 promise?
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
Social Media is changing, What does 2018 promise?

Trends are determined through the process of watching slow and progressive changes and seeing how they influence the bigger picture.

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The Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI creates unrivalled illumination
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
The Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI creates unrivalled illumination

Canon Europe has launched the world’s first flash equipped with AI Bounce – a new Auto Intelligent (AI) function that takes the fuss and uncertainty out of flash photography.

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Consol Glass and Grey Johannesburg’s winning ad sees new success
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
Consol Glass and Grey Johannesburg’s winning ad sees new success

Consol Glass is proud to announce that its television commercial (TVC), ‘The Best Things Come in Glass’ has been given new honour at second place on the most liked ad list by Kantar Millward Brown.

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FCB Africa shines at Africa’s first CICLOPE Awards
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
FCB Africa shines at Africa’s first CICLOPE Awards

FCB Africa was named Agency of the Year at the inaugural edition of the CICLOPE Awards held in Cape Town recently.

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The Herald to launch revamped HeraldLIVE
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
The Herald to launch revamped HeraldLIVE

South Africa’s oldest newspaper, The Herald, is jumping into the digital world with both feet and running a launch campaign with the help of Boomtown, to drive awareness of its new HeraldLIVE online platform.

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Ogilvy People Announcements
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
Ogilvy People Announcements

Following the recent appointment of Alistair Mokoena as CEO, Ogilvy has spent some months finding just the right person to fill his previous position as MD of Ogilvy Johannesburg, where Alistair served for three years. We’re happy to announce that we have finally found her in Elouise Kelly!

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What will ROOTS 2019 reveal about your customers?
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
What will ROOTS 2019 reveal about your customers?

ROOTS provides marketers with vital demographic information for their customer base at a community level.

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Mr Cuddles Back In New Wimpy TVC
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
Mr Cuddles Back In New Wimpy TVC

Mr Cuddles, best friend of one of Wimpy’s cutest customers ever – and previously the scapegoat when her dad attempted to shift the blame for eating the cheesegriller off her mom’s plate – is back in a new television commercial for the iconic South African fast service family restaurant.

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New York Festivals Young Global Awards announces 2018 Finalists
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
New York Festivals Young Global Awards announces 2018 Finalists

New York Festivals Global Awards Young Globals competition & internship program has announced the 2018 competition Finalists.

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How Apps Can Transform Your Office Printers into Workplace Assistants
Posted on 28 Mar 2018
How Apps Can Transform Your Office Printers into Workplace Assistants

Printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) are a staple of office life, almost as ubiquitous as personal computers and coffeemakers. But the MFPs most businesses rely on today hardly resemble the first early machines that were limited to copy, fax and print. Today’s MFPs have been radically reimagined to help small and midsize businesses (SMBs) compete in the digital age.

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How to Comply with Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value?
Posted on 22 Mar 2018
How to Comply with Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value?

The South African economy is beleaguered by inequality in a number of different forms. Unfortunately, South Africa’s political past has played a significant role in the creation of these inequalities; however, legislation and policies have been put in place to address these issues. The most important piece of legislation in this regard is that of Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value.

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New employers fall prey to LRA provisions
Posted on 22 Mar 2018
New employers fall prey to LRA provisions

It is widely accepted that the development of new and small business is key to South Africa’s economic future but obstacles to such development abound. The labour law jungle is amongst the biggest of these obstacles.

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Agency growth allows investment in fresh talent
Posted on 22 Mar 2018
Agency growth allows investment in fresh talent

Six new hires across creative and account management, sees Boomtown adding to its talent fuelling the agencies growth, capacity and creative output.

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‘#NotSorry’ On International Women’s Day
Posted on 22 Mar 2018
‘#NotSorry’ On International Women’s Day

‘Sorry’ has become a word used often unconsciously to be polite or to ask for permission. But every time women say ‘sorry’ when we have nothing to actually apologise for, it undermines their worth and makes their ideas, opinions and questions seem less valuable.

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#movethedate of Earth Overshoot Day
Posted on 22 Mar 2018
#movethedate of Earth Overshoot Day

Schneider Electric and Global Footprint Network (GFN) launched a new mobile-friendly Footprint Calculator for Earth Overshoot Day 2017, which enables everyone to track their ecological footprint and personal Earth Overshoot Day.

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Local celebri-tea, ‘Rooibos’, makes it into Marvel Comics!
Posted on 22 Mar 2018
Local celebri-tea, ‘Rooibos’, makes it into Marvel Comics!

American media and entertainment giant, Marvel Comics, isn’t an easy medium to break into, however, our local celebri-tea, Rooibos, received a mention in the most recent edition of She-Hulk when psychiatrist, Flo Mayer, offered Jennifer Walters (also known as She-Hulk) a cup of… wait for it… ‘Rooibos tea’ to calm her down.

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Demand For Travel Security Advice Increases By Over 800 per cent
Posted on 22 Mar 2018
Demand For Travel Security Advice Increases By Over 800 per cent

As global business travel continues to increase at a rapid pace, International SOS and Control Risks, the alliance that brings together two of the world’s leading medical and security specialists, has revealed insight into the importance of travel security support to the business traveller.

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Club Med South Africa launches ‘Weddings by Club Med’
Posted on 22 Mar 2018
Club Med South Africa launches ‘Weddings by Club Med’

A wedding is a momentous occasion; an incredibly special time. This is not something you don’t already know. But, one thing you probably aren’t aware of is how more and more South Africans are choosing destination weddings.

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Africanews annual audiences up to 6.3 million in less than two years
Posted on 22 Mar 2018
Africanews annual audiences up to 6.3 million in less than two years

Findings of the latest Africascope 2017 survey show the impressive performance of Africanews with annual audience in French-speaking Africa constantly growing at +19 per cent compared to 2016.

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Africa looks to Ireland for tertiary education
Posted on 22 Mar 2018
Africa looks to Ireland for tertiary education

A growing number of top pan-African students are moving to Ireland for their tertiary education, reports Enterprise Ireland South Africa.

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Increased visibility improves retail supply chain, enhances returns policies
Posted on 20 Feb 2018
Increased visibility improves retail supply chain, enhances returns policies

Currently, brick-and-mortar stores are under tremendous sales pressure. This is due to the growing popularity and adoption of e-commerce, and – more recently – the click-and-collect retail business model, making it a necessary move to shift their business online.

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Is Technology saving Advertising?
Posted on 20 Feb 2018
Is Technology saving Advertising?

Advertising as we know it is about to die. This is great news, because it deserves an abrupt death. If you’ll excuse the sweeping generalisation and world-weary cynicism, it’s long been a soulless space that preys on the weak; a race to the bottom where marketers shamelessly and lazily try to trick consumers out of their cash.

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Nicholas Williams Appointed as a Senior Counsel to Burson-Marsteller Africa
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Nicholas Williams Appointed as a Senior Counsel to Burson-Marsteller Africa

Burson-Marsteller Africa has strengthened its financial and investor relations offering by engaging Nicholas Williams as a senior counsel.

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CNN appoints EMEA Content Sales lead
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
CNN appoints EMEA Content Sales lead

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) has appointed Roland Nikolaou as Senior Director, Content Sales and Licensing, EMEA, with a remit to grow content partnerships with traditional broadcasters, digital publishers and platforms.

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Turner appoints new leadership for the EMEA Region
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Turner appoints new leadership for the EMEA Region

Turner is pleased to announce a new organizational chart for its activities in Africa, France, French-speaking territories and Israel with the nomination of two leaders reporting into Jaime Ondarza, Senior Vice President for Southern Europe and Africa who heads French market activity since 2010.

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Preparing for a new world
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Preparing for a new world

In July last year the University of Johannesburg (UJ) opened the doors to a cutting edge initiative that is on trend with global educational trends; the formation of the College of Business and Economics (CBE).

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Shooting for the stars: Madex expo enters second year
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Shooting for the stars: Madex expo enters second year

Completely obsessed with marketing? – from digital and social media to advertising, PR and everything in between - Madex 2018 will take place on 6 and 7 June this year at Sandton Convention Centre.

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Havas appointed Creative Agency for Parmalat’s International Portfolio
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Havas appointed Creative Agency for Parmalat’s International Portfolio

Havas is proud to announce that it has been appointed as the lead creative agency for Parmalat’s international portfolio of brands in South Africa.

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Provantage Media Group acquires majority stake in Global Outdoor Systems
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Provantage Media Group acquires majority stake in Global Outdoor Systems

Leading out-of-home company Provantage Media Group is proud to announce that it has acquired a majority stake in Global Outdoor Systems, a leading African billboard company with a footprint in a large number of African markets.

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Tribeca gets tails wagging with Montego Pet Nutrition
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Tribeca gets tails wagging with Montego Pet Nutrition

Montego Pet Nutrition, the local premium pet food manufacturer, has appointed Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) as its public relations partner, tasking the agency to build brand awareness and communicate the company’s journey, product launches and successes in 2018.

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Sarah Baartman District Municipality appoints Boomtown for tourism brief
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Sarah Baartman District Municipality appoints Boomtown for tourism brief

Sarah Baartman District Municipality appoints Boomtown for tourism brief Following a tender process, Boomtown has been appointed to review and implement the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s tourism marketing strategy over 32 months.

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New York Festivals 2018 International Advertising Awards unveils Sports Competition
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
New York Festivals 2018 International Advertising Awards unveils Sports Competition

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards added a new competition to their Advertising Awards powerhouse competition roster: Sports. The 2018 Advertising Awards Sports competition will honour all facets of advertising, marketing, sponsorships, and creative communications on all platforms in the sports industry sphere.

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Gender stereotyping starts in primary school
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Gender stereotyping starts in primary school

Education and Employers, a UK-based charity, launched a landmark report, Drawing the Future, which revealed that the difference between children’s career aspirations from age seven to 17 are marginal, and too often based on gender stereotypes and socio-economic backgrounds, and influenced by TV, film and radio. The report also shows that some sectors vital for economic health look set to be badly under-resourced in the future.

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Yum Yum is Nuts about its New TVC
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Yum Yum is Nuts about its New TVC

It is never easy to translate a technical process into fun and engaging content for consumers, but Yum Yum has managed to get it right. The specially designed three-phase-grinding process, which makes Yum Yum Peanut Butter so ‘Melts in your Mouth’ delicious, was recently brought to life in a fun and fantastical way in the brand’s new television commercial. By combining animation with a small cast of talented local actors, the advert’s producers were able to communicate the reason consumers favour the smooth and creamy taste of Yum Yum, and why it remains one of South Africa’s most loved peanut butter brands.

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Tribeca PR promotes Nicola Honey to account manager
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Tribeca PR promotes Nicola Honey to account manager

Nicola Honey has been promoted to an account manager at award-winning agency, Tribeca Public Relations.

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handy launches in South Africa to revolutionise travel and hospitality
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
handy launches in South Africa to revolutionise travel and hospitality

Tink Labs Limited has announced its launch in the South African market to offer handy, a revolutionary hospitality IoT solution designed to uplift ancillary revenue, guest satisfaction and drive better cost efficiencies for hoteliers. handy, first launched in September 2012, is a complimentary amenity that combines an in-room guest services platform to interact with hotels and an enabler to hassle-free travel experience.

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Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios to Unwrap Local Animated Shorts Ahead of the Festive Season
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios to Unwrap Local Animated Shorts Ahead of the Festive Season

[Johannesburg, SA]: Television screens across Cartoon Network Africa’s radar will never be the same again.

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South Africa unveils ‘accelerated drive’ to attract more business events
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
South Africa unveils ‘accelerated drive’ to attract more business events

At IBTM World South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe, announced a ‘bold and ambitious’ delegate-boosting plan as part of a Bidding Support Programme to propel the country’s business events industry forward.

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Flock Online Event Management App Debuts In 25th Country
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
Flock Online Event Management App Debuts In 25th Country

Flock, the customisable, flexible and cost-effective online event management app, has debuted in its 25th country to-date – Nigeria – just weeks after adding country number 24 – Mauritius – to its global footprint.

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The 2017 AGF Africa Service Providers Awards recognises Webber Wentzel
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
The 2017 AGF Africa Service Providers Awards recognises Webber Wentzel

The winners of the annual AGF Africa Service Providers Awards have been announced and Webber was awarded Best legal service: investment funds and Best tax advisory firm.

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Street Network’s largest three-month campaign drives Opel brand promise
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
Street Network’s largest three-month campaign drives Opel brand promise

Following the announcement that General Motors was withdrawing the Opel brand from its production facility in Port Elizabeth, the vehicle manufacturer embarked on a communication campaign to reassure consumers of its commitment to the brand and that it still offered services in the country.

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QR Codes: The secret to marketing success
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
QR Codes: The secret to marketing success

We live in an age where the rising generation of consumers, the Millennials, enjoy interacting with emerging technologies while making their purchasing decisions.

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Coming together to effect positive change in Paarl
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
Coming together to effect positive change in Paarl

Paarl in the Western Cape came alive with the spirit of hope and opportunity at a recent distribution of 175 bicycles by non-profit organisation Qhubeka in collaboration with Nederburg and Team Dimension Data, Africa’s only pro-cycling World Tour team.

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Alcohol harm reduction a priority
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
Alcohol harm reduction a priority

Renewed efforts by the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education (Aware.org) to reduce alcohol related harm in South Africa have been well received by its stakeholders, members and the media.

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Africa’s three largest BOP markets By An Hodgson of Euromonitor International
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
Africa’s three largest BOP markets  By An Hodgson of Euromonitor International

There is no fixed definition of the bottom of the pyramid (BOP), as it contains a mix of incomes, living standards, rural-urban locations, and varying levels of access to goods and services, including education, healthcare and organised financial services. But broadly speaking, the BOP refers to the poorest socioeconomic group in a country or society.

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4 Ways to Use WhatsApp in your Business including Do’s and Don’ts
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
4 Ways to Use WhatsApp in your Business  including Do’s and Don’ts

Why pay for phone calls when you can call over Wi-Fi or use ever-cheapening data? Except there’s still nothing more annoying that receiving a WhatsApp phone call. When I see an incoming WhatsApp call, I am immediately annoyed.

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StokvelEx advises: Don’t be a victim of a scam this holiday season
Posted on 04 Dec 2017
StokvelEx advises: Don’t be a victim of a scam this holiday season

The festive season is upon us, the last quarter of the year where we look back and celebrate most of our new year’s resolution.

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Twizza partners with Boomtown
Posted on 22 Nov 2017
Twizza partners with Boomtown

Boomtown has begun work on a number of projects for Queenstown-based Twizza, a beverage manufacturer specialising in high-quality carbonated soft drinks for the South African market.

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South African Tourism launches inaugural roadshow in the Nordics
Posted on 22 Nov 2017
South African Tourism launches inaugural roadshow in the Nordics

The Nordic region – namely Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway have grown in prominence in terms of the value and volume they present, contributing over sixty thousand arrivals to South Africa between January and July this year.

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A radio station for children by children
Posted on 22 Nov 2017
A radio station for children by children

South Africa’s low-cost carrier kulula.com has partnered with the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town

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Movember and the Rise of the Metro Male
Posted on 21 Nov 2017
Movember and the Rise of the Metro Male

Movember is so much more than just ‘the only time it’s socially acceptable for men to sport sleazy upper-lip hair’.

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From Intern to Art Director
Posted on 21 Nov 2017
From Intern to Art Director

Beginning in 2013 as an intern as part of the Boomtown Bayeza programme, Gerard Addison has quickly proven his creative prowess as has risen up the agency ranks, and has been appointed as Art Director.

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Apple leads the way in 2017 SAcsi for mobile handsets
Posted on 21 Nov 2017
Apple leads the way in 2017 SAcsi for mobile handsets

The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for Mobile Handsets, conducted by Consulta, indicates that local mobile handset users are most satisfied with Apple iPhone, despite the brand’s high prices. With an overall SAcsi score of 84, Apple is well above the industry average of 79.7 and 0.5 points ahead of its 2016 score of 83.5.

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Milpark Education launches first-ever TV advert
Posted on 20 Nov 2017
Milpark Education launches first-ever TV advert

Milpark Education, the private higher education institution, has launched its first-ever television advert, ‘It’s about the world’.

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Homegrown App-Based Eventing Platform A Reality In 2018
Posted on 20 Nov 2017
Homegrown App-Based Eventing Platform A Reality In 2018

A homegrown eventing platform harnessing the power of app technology will become a reality in South Africa when it launches early in 2018.

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Havas Southern Africa Appoints Chief Strategy Officer
Posted on 20 Nov 2017
Havas Southern Africa Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Havas is proud to announce the appointment of Mandy Leontakianakis as its new Chief Strategy Officer.

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Feroska Sitter: A brave new world of bicycles
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Feroska Sitter: A brave new world of bicycles

Feroska Sitter, 35, from Chicago in Paarl, lights up when she remembers riding her first bicycle as a child. It was a blue BMX, a hand-me-down from her brother.

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WP Stormers rugby team supports Breadtags for Wheelchairs project
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
WP Stormers rugby team supports Breadtags for Wheelchairs project

The life of five-year old Buhlebenkosi Mene from Kraaifontein was forever changed thanks to the donation of a much-needed wheelchair that was purchased for her through the Breadtags for Wheelchairs Project and the WP Stormers Rugby team.

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Will current marketing practices Still be relevant in 2030?
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
 Will current marketing practices Still be relevant in 2030?

As marketers it is essential for you to stay abreast of the current trends in order to assist your clients to remain relevant and current. However, every once in a while it is important to look a bit further down the road to see what is going to be coming and what is going to influence consumer behaviour in the longer term.

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Human 2.0 – is it time for the Three Laws?
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Human 2.0 – is it time for the Three Laws?

Johan Walters, head of NMPi Labs Humankind has always relied on its artists and authors to imagine the future for us. While Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke gave older generations a glimpse into a fantastical future, their imagined realities are not only here, but already have some questioning if we’re moving too fast.

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Havas Scoops Gold at AMASA 2017 Awards
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Havas Scoops Gold at AMASA 2017 Awards

Havas walked away with a gold award at the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) 2017 Awards under the Pro Bono/ Cause Related category for #SheLovesBeer. The campaign was one of the two shortlisted under the category, beating Blood Lions’ LoveAfrica/ Wildlands campaign.

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Eurolab appoints Tribeca Public Relations
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Eurolab appoints Tribeca Public Relations

Eurolab has appointed Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) as its public relations partner, tasking the award-winning agency to position the company as market leaders in oncology through its unique whole-of-cancer approach. Eurolab is the largest generic oncology company in South Africa, with a strategic growth plan that deliver innovations in all aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatments, therapies and technologies.

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Novel sleeping bags made from recycled PVC wins Gold
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Novel sleeping bags made from recycled PVC wins Gold

Recycling used billboards made from end-of-life PVC banners not only help keep thousands of homeless city dwellers warm and dry, but has now also received the recognition it deserves from South Africa’s plastic recycling fraternity by walking away with a Gold Award in the category ‘Novel and Artistic Products’ during the South African Plastic Recyclers Organisation (SAPRO) Best Recycled Product of the Year Awards held in Johannesburg recently.

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Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo named as ONE Campaign Africa Executive Director
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo named as ONE Campaign Africa Executive Director

Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo has been appointed as Africa Executive Director for anti-poverty organisation ONE Campaign following an extensive search for a leader to spearhead the organisation’s Africa division.

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Nederburg wins IWSC trophy again
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
Nederburg wins IWSC trophy again

The 2013 vintage of Nederburg II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded the coveted Warren Winiarski Trophy for the best Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), judged alongside equivalents from various wine producing countries. Last year, the 2013 vintage of Nederburg’s Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon was honoured similarly, and won the 2016 IWSC Arcadia Trophy for the best Cabernet Sauvignon of the show.

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MullenLowe SA extends its PR tentacle
Posted on 16 Nov 2017
MullenLowe SA extends its PR tentacle

MullenLowe South Africa, with its characteristic ‘Challenger Octopus’ marque, has strengthened its full-service offering in South Africa by adding an insightful and flexible public relations tentacle to its hyper-bundled approach.

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Turner partners with African Animation Network for the DISCOP 2017 Trade Fair in Johannesburg
Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Turner partners with African Animation Network for the DISCOP 2017 Trade Fair in Johannesburg

[Johannesburg, SA]: Turner Africa is excited to announce its official sponsorship of the African Animation Network (AAN) Village for this year’s DISCOP Trade Fair. Operating key international brands such as CNN International, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Toonami and TCM – Powered by Movies in 49 African countries, Turner is strengthening its ambition to support and grow the animation industry across the continent.

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Edwin Madibo joins Tribeca Public Relations
Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Edwin Madibo joins Tribeca Public Relations

Edwin Madibo has joined Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) as an account executive, supporting the team that works with Respublica, Internet Solutions, Consulta and BEE.conomics.

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Park Inn by Radisson partners with Skript for new breakfast campaign
Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Park Inn by Radisson partners with Skript for new breakfast campaign

The new Park Inn by Radisson’s breakfast is giving hotel guests every reason to smile. Following the launch of the hotel’s new breakfast offering, Park Inn by Radisson is running an exciting, colourful social media campaign #MyParkInnBreakfast during the month of October.

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OMO Auto flips the gender script with progressive TV Ad
Posted on 06 Oct 2017
OMO Auto flips the gender script with progressive TV Ad

OMO Auto washing detergent has caught the imagination of South Africans with a pioneering television commercial that challenges traditional gender roles while emphasising the efficiency of their new product.

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Nederburg adds Michelangelo 2017 medals to its awards story
Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Nederburg adds Michelangelo 2017 medals to its awards story

Showing its proficiency in the making of top-quality dessert wines, Nederburg earned a platinum medal for the 2017 vintage of its The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest at the 2017 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, held in Cape Town.

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Canon launches new imageRUNNER ADVANCE multi-function printers
Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Canon launches new imageRUNNER ADVANCE multi-function printers

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C256/356 series builds on the successful imageRUNNER ADVANCE C255 and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C355 series, providing businesses with a modern all-in-one device capable of print speeds of up to 35 pages per minute.

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Aquafresh and Wits close off Oral Health Care Month with a Bang
Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Aquafresh and Wits close off Oral Health Care Month with a Bang

Oral care brand Aquafresh, in partnership with the University of Witwatersrand’s Department of Community Dentistry commemorated Oral Health Care month at Muzomuhle Primary School in Diepsloot West, in Johannesburg.

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Public relations has evolved
Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Public relations has evolved

Public Relations is not a new phenomenon. It’s been around for over two centuries, the industry has evolved at an unimaginable rate, driven primarily by the introduction of new technologies and innovations in communications.

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Fake News is in the News
Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Fake News is in the News

Apple CEO Tim Cook says fake news is ‘Killing people’s minds and tech needs to launch a counter attack’. There has to be a massive campaign, added Cook. The EU’s digital chief has warned Facebook and other social media companies they must take a stronger stance against fake news or face action from Brussels.

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Where have all the good Ads gone?
Posted on 13 Sep 2017
Where have all the good Ads gone?

Advertising is essentially a creative thing and as such, what appeals to one person may not appeal to another, but the rule of majorities must apply.

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Six things you must know about the future of PR
Posted on 13 Sep 2017
Six things you must know about the future of PR

PR is possibly one of the most dynamic and misunderstood professions.

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Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa calls for permanent CEO
Posted on 12 Sep 2017
Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa calls for permanent CEO

In accordance with the Business Rescue plan adopted by creditors on 25 April 2017, the ASA has announced that it will be interviewing prospective candidates for the position of permanent CEO during September 2017.

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Network for yet a new collaboration!
Posted on 12 Sep 2017
Network for yet a new collaboration!

The relationship between Turner’s Cartoon Network and Toya Delazy showcased again what a powerful, local collaboration can do for a global brand when it comes to creating relevance and resonance amongst its local audiences across Africa.

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Why beauty remains the best performing direct selling sector
Posted on 12 Sep 2017
Why beauty remains the best performing direct selling sector

The internet has changed the way women think about beauty and cosmetics but not, it seems, the value of personal face-to-face advice.

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Smirnoff Salutes the MTV Video Music Awards
Posted on 12 Sep 2017
Smirnoff Salutes the MTV Video Music Awards

Smirnoff, the lead sponsor of the local broadcast of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), applauds the announcement that gendered categories have been scrapped from this year’s music video celebration.

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The Race to the Sun Met
Posted on 12 Sep 2017
The Race to the Sun Met

The second and much anticipated Sun Met celebrated with G.H. Mumm is back and ready to return to Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday, 27 January 2018.

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Trending on Twitter: #WinAHome
Posted on 12 Sep 2017
Trending on Twitter:  #WinAHome

SABC 3 Afternoon Express Win A Home was the second most popular ‘Trending Topic’ among South Africa’s ‘Twitterati’, during episodes 3, 4 and 5 with online competition entries increasing week on week.

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Mugg & Bean Brings True Meaning of Sharing to Cupcakes 4 Cancer Initiative
Posted on 12 Sep 2017
Mugg & Bean Brings True Meaning of Sharing to Cupcakes 4 Cancer Initiative

This year, Mugg & Bean will once again be bringing hope to the lives of children living with cancer, through its Cupcakes 4 Kids With Cancer fundraising initiative.

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Grey Group acquires major stake in Hug Digital
Posted on 12 Sep 2017
Grey Group acquires major stake in Hug Digital

Grey Group has acquired a majority stake in Hug Digital, a leading independent regional digital marketing agency, based in the Middle East.

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The marketer of the future
Posted on 02 Aug 2017
The marketer of the future

Today’s traditional media is rapidly evolving towards the marketing of the future.

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Context – The key to unlocking emerging market experiential
Posted on 02 Aug 2017
Context – The key to unlocking  emerging market experiential

South Africa tends to fall into the same style of activations – especially when looking at emerging markets.

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TLC and Hubble partner on dynamic new digital platform in Uber vehicles
Posted on 02 Aug 2017
TLC and Hubble partner on dynamic new digital platform in Uber vehicles

Indoor media advertising specialists and Primedia Unlimited subsidiary, TLC, has partnered with Hubble, Uber’s in-vehicle interactive entertainment partner, to sell video content advertising on their platform.

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Cartoon Network Introduces All-New Hero in OK K.O! Lakewood Plaza Turbo App
Posted on 01 Aug 2017
Cartoon Network Introduces All-New Hero in OK K.O! Lakewood Plaza Turbo App

Cartoon Network powers up a connected world of original heroes across the TV and gaming landscape with the all-new OK K.O.!

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Irvin Nkosi joins Emperors Palace as new Promotions Manager
Posted on 01 Aug 2017
Irvin Nkosi joins Emperors Palace as new Promotions Manager

Emperors Palace, a Peermont property and South Africa’s ‘Palace of Dreams’, is proud to announce that Irvin Nkosi has been appointed as its new Promotions Manager.

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#ShowCreativeEntrepsRespect
Posted on 01 Aug 2017
#ShowCreativeEntrepsRespect

One of the challenges that business people in the creative industries face is companies – and the public – who don’t take them seriously.

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Provantage Media Group: 100 per cent South African and Black-owned
Posted on 01 Aug 2017
Provantage Media Group: 100 per cent South African and Black-owned

Leading out-of-home company Provantage Media Group is proud to announce that it has just been awarded a Level 1 B-BBEE rating by Grant Thornton – the highest BEE rating achievable.

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The Capricorn Champ
Posted on 01 Aug 2017
The Capricorn Champ

Nicholas has earned a place as a professional cyclist for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental, competing in the under-23 (U23) category.

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Projectors - a ‘must-have’ in the modern workplace and classroom
Posted on 01 Aug 2017
Projectors - a ‘must-have’ in the modern workplace and classroom

Projectors are no longer considered a luxury, but a crucial part of productive and efficient businesses and classrooms.

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R2 billion in unspent loyalty points at banks
Posted on 01 Aug 2017
R2 billion in unspent loyalty points at banks

Times are financially tough for many South Africans, making special offers and opportunities to save more appealing than ever.

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The key to unlocking customer loyalty
Posted on 04 Jul 2017
The key to unlocking customer loyalty

The pot of gold all businesses hunt after every day – is in understanding our customer. Really understanding them.

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Khethi Ngwenya named one of the youngest top 30 entrepreneurs in Africa
Posted on 04 Jul 2017
Khethi Ngwenya named one of the youngest top 30 entrepreneurs in Africa

Khethi Ngwenya – MD of SchoolMedia was recently named one the youngest top 30 entrepreneurs by Forbes Africa.

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Per Pedersen named Global Creative Chairman of Grey
Posted on 03 Jul 2017
Per Pedersen named Global Creative Chairman of Grey

James R. Heekin III, Chairman and CEO of Grey Group, has announced that Per Pedersen has been appointed Global Creative Chairman of Grey.

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First Choice launches its biggest campaign
Posted on 04 Jul 2017
First Choice launches its biggest campaign

First Choice is launching one of its biggest campaigns yet to take its tagline ‘It’s all good’ to market.

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South African Customer Satisfaction Index for 2016
Posted on 04 Jul 2017
South African Customer Satisfaction Index for 2016

The National South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for 2016 compiled by Consulta, reports that South Africans’ fondness for fast food continued unabated in 2016, despite strained economic conditions.

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PMG Training Academy brings learners into mainstream economy
Posted on 04 Jul 2017
PMG Training Academy brings learners into mainstream economy

Recently the learners, teachers and Provantage Media Group (PMG) executives came together to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the founding of the PMG Training Academy, as well as kick off two new learnerships for 2017.

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MEBU roadshow in Cape Town
Posted on 04 Jul 2017
MEBU roadshow in Cape Town

The MEBU marketing team recently held a three-day roadshow in Cape Town.

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DEVELOP’s ineo 958 embodies entry level professional quality printing
Posted on 04 Jul 2017
DEVELOP’s ineo 958 embodies entry level professional quality printing

DEVELOP South Africa, a wholly owned Bidvest company has launched the new ineo 958.

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Are you ready to Connect, Engage, Learn and Grow?
Posted on 04 Jul 2017
Are you ready to Connect, Engage, Learn and Grow?

EXSA is inviting all members and non-members to fire up the brain this chilly winter at its much anticipated 2017 conference.

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Don’t fall foul of the law Facebook did and was fined
Posted on 04 Jul 2017
Don’t fall foul of the law Facebook did and was fined

Customer data – we all have it and we all use it. The extent to which it is used may vary but we store, hoard and even worship it in a fashion similar to Gollum in the Lord of the Rings.

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Trust Me! I’m A Brand
Posted on 09 Jun 2017
Trust Me! I’m A Brand

The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer reports a downturn. So say 33 000 people from 28 countries. It makes dramatic reading. Even the executive summary is named ‘An Implosion of Trust’.

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Challenges and opportunities in global economies in 2017
Posted on 09 Jun 2017
Challenges and opportunities in  global economies in 2017

In a white paper entitled Global Economies and Consumers in 2017, Euromonitor International looked at the trends which will influence economic growth through 2017.

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Expand a Sign proudly support the Bloemhof Bonanza
Posted on 08 Jun 2017
Expand a Sign proudly support the Bloemhof Bonanza

Expand a Sign ispassionate about conservation and has proudly supported the Bloemhof Dam Bonanza over the past few years.

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Bronx Woman appoints Boomtown to grow its brand
Posted on 09 Jun 2017
Bronx Woman appoints Boomtown to grow its brand

Bronx Woman, a niche South African footwear brand, has appointed leading creative agency, Boomtown, to grow its brand and introduce it to a wider audience, and increase its footprint within the market.

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Webber Wentzel wins again at the Annual PEA GP & Advisor Awards
Posted on 08 Jun 2017
Webber Wentzel wins again at the Annual PEA GP & Advisor Awards

Webber Wentzel has won the 2017 Private Equity Africa (PEA) Funds Legal Advisor of the Year Award at the sixth Annual PEA GP & Advisor Awards.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate-loving Martians have invaded Earth!
Posted on 08 Jun 2017
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate-loving Martians have invaded Earth!

Earlier this year, Cadbury Dairy Milk launched its interstellar TV Commercial, showcasing a lovable group of Martians who discover a stash of chocolate, which gets them dancing with irrepressible Joy!

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Paralympian, Ntando Mahlangu, Joins Cartoon Network’s Anti-Bullying Campaign!
Posted on 08 Jun 2017
Paralympian, Ntando Mahlangu, Joins Cartoon Network’s Anti-Bullying Campaign!

Paralympian and double amputee, 15-year-old, Ntando Mahlangu, has teamed up with Cartoon Network to launch the 2017 anti-bullying campaign, CN Buddy Network, in Africa.

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First 50 Qhubeka bicycles assembled at Nederburg to benefit local community
Posted on 08 Jun 2017
First 50 Qhubeka bicycles assembled at Nederburg to benefit local community

Three neighbourhood watch organisations overseeing safety in the Paarl East area were given the first 50 bicycles built at Nederburg in Paarl, the home of the Qhubeka bicycle in the Western Cape.

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Clicks2Customers rebranded to NMPi as part of global growth strategy
Posted on 08 Jun 2017
Clicks2Customers rebranded to NMPi as part of global growth strategy

South African digital marketing stalwart, Clicks2Customers has rebranded its local operations to NMPi as part of the group’s global re-name, as the company expands both its offering and global footprint.

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FNB reignites its maxim, ‘how can we help you?’
Posted on 08 Jun 2017
FNB reignites its maxim, ‘how can we help you?’

First National Bank (FNB) has launched a new brand repositioning campaign with the bold message of help and how help is one of the most powerful forces known to man.

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Nex Media website - Completely revamped
Posted on 12 May 2017
Nex Media website - Completely revamped

Nex Media website has been completely revamped to make information more accessible.

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Do you find it difficult to advertise your marketing services?
Posted on 10 May 2017
Do you find it difficult to advertise your marketing services?

Why not try Nex MediaContacts, the Media and Marketing search portal which receives over 450 000 searches per year for the very services you supply.

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What do your clients say about you? Using technology to shape brand opinions
Posted on 12 May 2017
What do your clients say about you? Using technology to shape brand opinions

Companies that embrace new technology undoubtedly have the advantage in today’s tech-savvy landscape.

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Ogilvy Public Relations wins African Excellence Award for Storytelling
Posted on 11 May 2017
Ogilvy Public Relations wins African Excellence Award for Storytelling

Ogilvy Public Relations has won the 2017 African Excellence Award in the Storytelling category for its Anglo American Makarapa City campaign.

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Nederburg, the 36th most admired wine brand in the world
Posted on 11 May 2017
Nederburg, the 36th most admired wine brand in the world

Nederburg is the sole South African winery featured in the esteemed Drinks International ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ top 50 list this year, in 36th position.

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Tricks to Deliver a Classy Event on a Budget
Posted on 12 May 2017
Tricks to Deliver a Classy Event on a Budget

Having worked in the event supply industry for almost two decades, experience has taught me the importance in achieving the right setting for a successful event, while staying within the budget – a topic hot on everybody’s lips in the current economic climate.

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Woolworths Celebrates 10 Years Of The Good Business Journey
Posted on 10 May 2017
Woolworths Celebrates 10 Years Of The Good Business Journey

Woolworths Holdings Limited has announced the 10th anniversary of its Good Business Journey as a commitment by Woolworths to make a difference to people, communities and the environment.

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Oxigen announces sponsorship of Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational Tournament 2017
Posted on 10 May 2017
Oxigen announces sponsorship of Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational Tournament 2017

Brand Communications and Sponsorship Management agency, Oxigen, has announced its sponsorship of the annual Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational golf tournament which took place from 1 to 3 May 2017 at Prince’s Grant Coastal Estate.

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Meropa Communications in Top 250 global PR agency list
Posted on 10 May 2017
Meropa Communications in Top 250 global PR agency list

Meropa Communications, South Africa’s largest independent national public relations consultancy has again been recognised as one of the 250 largest agencies in the world.

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FM Brooks Launches Pure Digital
Posted on 10 May 2017
FM Brooks Launches Pure Digital

FM Brooks has launched ’Pure Digital’ (RAI, Amsterdam 17-19 April 2018) a ground-breaking and unique event designed to excite the European creative industry with truly innovative digitally printed applications.

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Reed Exhibitions appoints Stratitude as PR agency for International Sourcing Fair
Posted on 03 May 2017
Reed Exhibitions appoints Stratitude as PR agency for International Sourcing Fair

Stratitude has been appointed as the PR agency for the inaugural International Sourcing Fair (ISF), taking place from the 13 – 15 September 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

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Innovation, education key to SA transition to Industrie 4.0
Posted on 10 May 2017
Innovation, education key to SA transition to Industrie 4.0

To keep pace with global trends, South Africa must invest in education and innovation, experts say.

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Strong first quarter For ABN Event Productions
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
Strong first quarter For ABN Event Productions

More than six years ago, Africa Business News (ABN) launched its dedicated events division ABN Event Production.

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Webber Wentzel shines in The Legal 500
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
Webber Wentzel shines in The Legal 500

Webber Wentzel has maintained its top spot in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa directory listing, as the most highly ranked law firm in the South African category.

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Burson-Marsteller Africa Wins Big at the First-Ever SABRE Awards Africa
Posted on 13 Apr 2017
Burson-Marsteller Africa Wins Big at the First-Ever SABRE Awards Africa

Burson-Marsteller Africa has walked away with the highest number of accolades of any agency network at the first ever African SABRE Awards.

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SodaStream Reveals April Fools’ Day Prank With Paris Hilton
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
SodaStream Reveals April Fools’ Day Prank With Paris Hilton

SodaStream International Ltd. has announced that it was the brand behind NanoDrop; a fun new April Fools’ marketing campaign featuring one of today’s most recognisable television, media personalities and entrepreneurs, the iconic Paris Hilton.

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20th PRISM Awards to be celebrated in True Style
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
20th PRISM Awards to be celebrated in True Style

Over 400 guests are expected to attend the prestigious PRISM Award ceremony that will be hosted at The Park House of Events - the elegant and stylish meeting and events venue in Hyde Park - on the evening of Saturday 6 May 2017.

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SchoolMedia embarks on project to share SA history with our youth
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
SchoolMedia embarks on project to share SA history with our youth

SchoolMedia has joined forces with the Castle of Good Hope to work on an inspiring project for the youth and the public as a whole.

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2017 PRISA National Conference
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
2017 PRISA National Conference

The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) 2017 National Conference: 4-5 May 2017 at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Sandton, Gauteng.

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GREY Group chooses Centrespread as its lead agency in Nigeria
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
GREY Group chooses Centrespread as its lead agency in Nigeria

GREY, Adweek Global Agency of the Year 2015, is re-entering Nigeria with immediate effect, having appointed Centrespread, one of Nigeria’s largest independent advertising communications groups as its affiliate in that market.

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Are you ready for 2017?
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
Are you ready for 2017?

What does your gut feel say? Well, here’s the deal.

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AR and VR add clout to visual marketing for SA brands
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
AR and VR add clout  to visual marketing for SA brands

While much has been written about augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and the more futuristic artificial intelligence (AI), for the mass market in South Africa, these technologies are still the stuff of stories.

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Inflation and Annual Salary Increases in the South African Economy.
Posted on 23 Mar 2017
Inflation and Annual Salary Increases in the South African Economy.

According to the 21st Century Increases Report, between 2001 and 2015 the median annual increase given to employees has only been below inflation in 2002 and 2008.

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IMN expands Düsseldorf site
Posted on 22 Mar 2017
IMN expands Düsseldorf site

The Hamburg-based IMN International Mail Net GmbH (International Mail Logistics) has expanded its operational area at the Düsseldorf site to 1800sqm.

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ID TECH and Worldnet achieve EMV certification through First Data
Posted on 22 Mar 2017
ID TECH and Worldnet achieve EMV certification through First Data

ID TECH, the global leader in payment-peripheral technology, and Worldnet, a leading provider of enterprise grade Omni-channel Payment solutions combine to provide EMV chip-card acceptance to cloud-based merchants, unattended kiosk manufacturers, retailers, and mobile merchants have received EMV certification through First Data.

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Cartoon Network introduces brand-new comedy series, Mighty Magiswords
Posted on 22 Mar 2017
Cartoon Network introduces brand-new comedy series, Mighty Magiswords

Cartoon Network introduces fans to a brand-new interactive world with the launch of comedy series Mighty Magiswords.

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Google Pips Apple
Posted on 22 Mar 2017
Google Pips Apple

Google’s brand value rose by 24 per cent during 2016 (from US$88.2bn to US$109.4bn) whilst Apple’s declined from $145.9bn to $107.1bn, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 report.

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Whisky Live visits Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban in 2017
Posted on 22 Mar 2017
Whisky Live visits Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban in 2017

Whether you’re new to whisky or a seasoned connoisseur, there is a whisky to tantalise your tastebuds at this year’s Whisky Live Celebration events.

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Six ways to win over an investor
Posted on 22 Mar 2017
Six ways to win over an investor

How do you get your start up business to stand out in a world full of amazing entrepreneurial ideas?

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Charity starts at home…and at work
Posted on 22 Mar 2017
Charity starts at home…and at work

There’s an old idiom that says charity starts at home, but as the payroll giving trend starts taking off in South Africa, charity may very well find its place at work, giving new meaning to the concept of ‘give as you earn’.

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#Budget2017 a mixed bag for the marketing and communications industry.
Posted on 22 Mar 2017
#Budget2017 a mixed bag for the marketing and communications industry.

On 22 February, Minister of Finance Mr Pravin Gordhan delivered his annual budget speech and whilst it was welcomed within many sectors including our own, there are some areas of concern.

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Are You Circling The Digital Plughole?
Posted on 22 Mar 2017
Are You Circling The Digital Plughole?

There is a strong gravitational pull that now drags all sectors towards what some of the Beyond Silo team call the ‘digital plughole’.

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PwC named one of world’s most powerful brands
Posted on 15 Feb 2017
PwC named one of world’s most powerful brands

PwC has retained its position as the number one professional services brand, and one of the world’s top ten most powerful brands in the Brand Finance Index 2017.

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GameChanger - Winning a PRISM Award
Posted on 15 Feb 2017
GameChanger - Winning a PRISM Award

This year the PRISM Awards celebrates 20 years of Public Relations and Communication excellence. As the Awards have grown in stature and support, so too have the benefits that Award winners reap.

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From Mob Programming to Blockchain: DevConf 2017 covers it all
Posted on 15 Feb 2017
From Mob Programming to Blockchain: DevConf 2017 covers it all

DevConf, the only major independent developer conference in SA, is gearing up for another successful run this year, with a bigger venue, broader focus and 700-strong crowd.

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FNB ranked among the world’s most powerful banking brands
Posted on 15 Feb 2017
FNB ranked among the world’s most powerful banking brands

FNB has received global recognition as one of the world’s most powerful banking brands, ranked 4th in the banking category of Brand Finance’s Brand Strength Index (BSI) for 2017.

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Reach students as they start the Uni new year
Posted on 15 Feb 2017
Reach students as they start the Uni new year

During university and college years, students are establishing their brand loyalty and spending habits which make this a competitive yet rewarding time to gain their custom.

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Super Bowl Ads leave out People with Disabilities
Posted on 14 Feb 2017
Super Bowl Ads leave out People with Disabilities

While many commercials during the recent Super Bowl focused on diversity and inclusion, the majority did not include people with disabilities.

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Spotong, SA’s No. 1 Trade Magazine continues to inspire in more ways than ‘won’!
Posted on 14 Feb 2017
Spotong, SA’s No. 1 Trade Magazine  continues to inspire in more ways than ‘won’!

After an extremely exciting 2016, Spotong Magazine has released its impressive audited figures, as per the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).

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Pernod Ricard reports impressive growth in South Africa
Posted on 14 Feb 2017
Pernod Ricard reports impressive growth in South Africa

Pernod Ricard, has announced its first-half earnings, reporting high single digit volume growth for the first six months in South Africa, with the second highest overall share growth versus key competitors in the Spirits & Champagne category.

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Google Shopping expected to significantly shift the ecommerce landscape in SA
Posted on 14 Feb 2017
Google Shopping expected to significantly  shift the ecommerce landscape in SA

Google Shopping has delivered excellent results for global brands and with a South African launch immanent, global search and digital marketing specialists, Clicks2Customers, looks at what local brands should be doing to ensure they are not left behind when the virtual doors open.

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Top 10 Consumer Trends For 2017
Posted on 14 Feb 2017
Top 10 Consumer Trends For 2017

Trends are an important part of any strategy. Knowing the way things are expected to go based on the direction they have started to take in the past can give you a strategic advantage.

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Top dealers visit Ho Chi Minh City
Posted on 18 Jan 2017
Top dealers visit Ho Chi Minh City

DEVELOP South Africa, a wholly-owned Bidvest company, recently whisked away nine of its top dealers for a lavish week in Vietnam.

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Are you an Entrepreneur?
Posted on 17 Jan 2017
Are you an Entrepreneur?

There has been a lot of debate, especially in the academic circles, regarding entrepreneurship.

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The Best Printers in SA Who is doing your printing?
Posted on 17 Jan 2017
The Best Printers in SA Who is doing your printing?

As a strategic marketing professional you realise that in order to have an all-encompassing and successful campaign you have to include a print aspect.

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PRISM Awards 2017
Posted on 17 Jan 2017
PRISM Awards 2017

Southern Africa’s premier awards for public relations excellence, the PRISM Awards, celebrates two decades in 2017.

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Ben 10 Dashes in Africa with Ben 10: Up to Speed
Posted on 17 Jan 2017
Ben 10 Dashes in Africa with Ben 10: Up to Speed

Following the successful global re-launch of the beloved franchise, Ben 10, Cartoon Network now introduces Ben to a new generation of fans with the new mobile game, Ben 10: Up to Speed.

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APEX 2017 is officially open for entry!
Posted on 17 Jan 2017
APEX 2017 is officially open for entry!

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has announced that the 2017 APEX awards season is officially open for entry.

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Cape Town to host Heineken’s epic #Shapeyourcity experience
Posted on 17 Jan 2017
Cape Town to host Heineken’s epic #Shapeyourcity experience

Cape Town has been rewarded with the opportunity to host a world-class city shaping experience, as voted for by fans of the world’s leading international premium beer, Heineken.

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Vega issues call for students to find their purpose during times of uncertainty
Posted on 17 Jan 2017
Vega issues call for students to find their purpose during times of uncertainty

Vega School, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), has launched a new ad campaign, aimed at 2017 students.

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Cape Town recruitment consultancy launches new mobile app
Posted on 17 Jan 2017
Cape Town recruitment consultancy launches new mobile app

Cape Town-based recruitment agency, Shide Consulting, has launched a new mobile app that focuses on the needs of the recruitment industry in South Africa.

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Turn every opportunity into a greater opportunity
Posted on 08 Dec 2016
Turn every opportunity  into a greater opportunity

There are many stories of success built on first attempts. Look at Thomas Edison who failed to register the patent for his ticker tape machine, and therefore, felt compelled to continue inventing and eventually perfected the light bulb which we cannot live without today.

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Benefits of Using Consolidated Event Resources
Posted on 08 Dec 2016
Benefits of Using  Consolidated Event Resources

When it comes to not only planning, but setting up and paying for corporate events, parties, team building and fun days, hiring a reputable and reliable turnkey event service to take care of all the details and delivering against the brief, creative guide and budget, is an absolute necessity.

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Inaugural Working Mothers Expo Delivered By 3D Shell
Posted on 08 Dec 2016
Inaugural Working Mothers Expo Delivered By 3D Shell

One of the fastest growing divisions in the 3D Group of exhibitions solutions providers, 3D Shell, recently provided the infrastructure and exhibition space at the inaugural Working Mothers Expo.

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Baby Soft Scoops Spot in Top Twenty Favourite South African Ads for 2016
Posted on 08 Dec 2016
Baby Soft Scoops Spot in Top Twenty Favourite South African Ads for 2016

The Baby Soft ‘Feel as Clean as Brushed Teeth’ television advert, featuring ample doses of funniness and cute kids, scooped the tenth spot on the list.

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Webber Wentzel dominates 2017 Best Lawyers rankings
Posted on 08 Dec 2016
Webber Wentzel dominates 2017 Best Lawyers rankings

Webber Wentzel has received sterling results in the 2017 Best Lawyers South Africa rankings, with the firm clinching 55 individual rankings across 22 practice areas.

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Nederburg wins IWSC 2016 trophy for SA Wine Producer of the Year
Posted on 08 Dec 2016
Nederburg wins IWSC 2016 trophy for SA Wine Producer of the Year

Nederburg was announced as the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) South African Wine Producer of the Year at a glittering gala dinner in London, UK.

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Africanews: first audience results
Posted on 08 Dec 2016
Africanews: first audience results

According to the findings of the latest Africascope survey, conducted by Kantar TNS in seven French-speaking African countries, 31 per cent of respondents have heard of Africanews.

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Qhubeka and Nederburg launch First Bicycle Assembly Facility In The Western Cape
Posted on 08 Dec 2016
Qhubeka and Nederburg launch First Bicycle Assembly Facility In The Western Cape

Nederburg, the exclusive premium wine partner of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, is working closely together with the non-profit organisation Qhubeka to establish the first bicycle assembly facility in the Western Cape, endorsed by the Western Cape Government.

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Zenzele formalises the brand activation sector with new SETA accredited course
Posted on 08 Dec 2016
Zenzele formalises the brand activation sector  with new SETA accredited course

To meet a demand in the brand activation and client service industry for highly skilled brand ambassadors, Michelle Combrinck recently launched Zenzele Educational Doorway a brand ambassador training and incubation centre for future brand ambassadors and client service professionals.

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Be #selfieless this festive season with Canon
Posted on 08 Dec 2016
Be #selfieless this festive season with Canon

Canon SA is calling on South Africans to turn their selfies away from themselves.

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Fresh New Look and TV Commercial for Clorets
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
Fresh New Look and TV Commercial for Clorets

Clorets chewing gum is proud to present a brand new look, with the introduction of new graphics and design on all packs, as well as a humorous TV commercial that is certain to make you chuckle.

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WHL to acquire Politix, a leading Australian menswear business
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
WHL to acquire Politix, a leading Australian menswear business

Woolworths Holdings Limited (‘WHL’) has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Country Road Group had entered into an agreement to acquire Politix, a market-leading retailer in Australian designer menswear.

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Cartoon Network launches new show
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
Cartoon Network launches new show

Cartoon Network is excited to announce that the hit animated series, We Bare Bears, will launch its much awaited third season on DStv, channel 301 early in 2017.

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Ackermans centenary is all about the customer
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
Ackermans centenary is all about the customer

The Ackermans centenary celebration has taken the form of celebrating its customers’ stories instead of its own.

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3D Cape Rocks The Daisies For Philip Morris
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
3D Cape Rocks The Daisies For Philip Morris

3D Cape ensured Philip Morris International’s experiential launch at Rocking the Daisies was a hit with festival goers – despite it being conceptualised and brought into fruition in record time.

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Webber Wentzel wins two prestigious SA Professional Services Awards
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
Webber Wentzel wins two prestigious SA Professional Services Awards

Webber Wentzel has been recognised in two categories of the South African Professional Services Awards 2016, which were announced at a gala dinner, held at Montecasino on 3 November 2016.

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Add Hope raises R5.17m during World Hunger Month
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
Add Hope raises R5.17m during World Hunger Month

Every year, World Hunger Month in October is an opportunity for Add Hope to highlight hunger issues in Africa and shine a spotlight on the work of the 110 beneficiary organisations it supports.

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Magnificent launch of Scottish Leader’s limited release 12-year-old
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
Magnificent launch of Scottish Leader’s limited release 12-year-old

The who’s who of Jozi attended the awe-inspiring #NewLeaderLaunch of Scottish Leader’s limited release 12-year-old blended Scotch whisky, new to the South African market.

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How to make an effective marketing plan on a small budget
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
How to make an effective  marketing plan on a small budget

With the challenging economic climate that’s settled on South Africa like a dark winter cloud you might find that your business has hit a bit of a lull; phones aren’t ringing off the hook like they used to and you find yourself thinking of ways to cut back on costs.

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Celebrating The Pinnacle of Excellence
Posted on 10 Nov 2016
Celebrating The Pinnacle of Excellence

At a glittering formal gala dinner in The Ballroom at Monte Casino, the South African Printing, Packaging and Signage industry turned out on Thursday 20 October in its finery to celebrate The Pinnacle of Excellence in all aspects of printing.

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3D Design & Customers Give Water Relief In Ratjepane
Posted on 17 Aug 2016
3D Design & Customers Give Water Relief In Ratjepane

3D Design collected just under 20 000 litres of water and trucked it to Ratjepane near Brits where they distributed it to three primary schools, a pre-school and a clinic as well as at three different points in the town.

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Obey your mouth and you shall be set Freeeee!
Posted on 17 Aug 2016
Obey your mouth and you shall be set Freeeee!

Cadbury 5Star, South Africa’s newest chocolate bar, has released a cool television commercial which delivers a humourous and mind-liberating, sensorial takeover.

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New era in rugby sports sponsorship Nashua partners with iconic Currie Cup
Posted on 17 Aug 2016
New era in rugby sports sponsorship Nashua partners with iconic Currie Cup

In 1990, Nashua was the very first company to boldly brand a local rugby jersey, sponsoring what was then the Northern Transvaal rugby team.

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KFC brings back ‘It’s Finger Lickin’ Good!’
Posted on 17 Aug 2016
KFC brings back ‘It’s Finger Lickin’ Good!’

You may not have noticed it was even gone – but the familiar slogan ‘It’s Finger Lickin’ Good!’ is back!

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More than 80 wheelchairs donated by ‘breadtags FOR wheelchair’ PROJECT
Posted on 17 Aug 2016
More than 80 wheelchairs donated by ‘breadtags FOR wheelchair’ PROJECT

More than 80 wheelchairs have already been awarded during the first six months of this year thanks to the hugely successful ‘Breadtags for Wheelchairs’ project.

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CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2016 finalists announced
Posted on 17 Aug 2016
CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2016 finalists announced

Finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Competition were announced by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel.

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Canon launches new flagship, Multifunctional Printers
Posted on 17 Aug 2016
Canon launches new flagship, Multifunctional Printers

Canon has announced the release of its next generation multifunctional devices, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series.

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Nederburg salutes Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka
Posted on 17 Aug 2016
Nederburg salutes Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Africa’s first-ever UCI-registered World Tour cycling squad, triumphantly concluded the iconic Tour de France

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Enough Of The Ideas, where’s The Execution?
Posted on 17 Aug 2016
Enough Of The Ideas,  where’s The Execution?

Attracting and keeping the right talent is going to be essential in the struggle to adapt and therefore survive.

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FUTURE SHOCK
Posted on 17 Aug 2016
FUTURE SHOCK

Are global systems so complex and changing so fast that it outpaces any ability to analyse and understand it?

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Got These On Your 2016-2019 Service Roadmap?
Posted on 07 Jul 2016
Got These On Your 2016-2019 Service Roadmap?

Right now I can see three genuinely transformational technologies on offer for forward-thinking contact centres.

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Iconic HALLS reveals its NEW candy shape and vibrant packaging
Posted on 06 Jul 2016
Iconic HALLS reveals its NEW candy shape and vibrant packaging

HALLS has announced a new shape and revitalised packaging.

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3D Cape Triumphs At Africa Utility Week
Posted on 06 Jul 2016
3D Cape Triumphs At Africa Utility Week

Organised by Spintelligent, Africa Utility Week has grown from strength-to-strength and is now the leading power and utility event in Africa.

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Shield launches It’s Your Move with Unathi and Janez
Posted on 06 Jul 2016
Shield launches It’s Your Move with Unathi and Janez

Shield has announced the Shield MotionSense It’s Your Move campaign by challenging South African personalities Unathi Msengana and Janez Vermeiren to out move each other in their daily activities.

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Outdoor Network ranked among Top 500 Best Managed Companies in SA
Posted on 06 Jul 2016
Outdoor Network ranked among Top 500 Best Managed Companies in SA

Top 500 Best Managed Companies has identified Outdoor Network as rivaling the largest companies in its outdoor media category, falling under the cyclical services sector.

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CNN’s ‘African Voices’: Lindiwe Dlamini returns home
Posted on 06 Jul 2016
CNN’s ‘African Voices’: Lindiwe Dlamini returns home

Sometimes the best way to understand the success of people who live their lives up on stage is to see their lives behind the curtain.

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Latest Canon MAXIFY range boosts business productivity with high-performance, efficient devices
Posted on 06 Jul 2016
Latest Canon MAXIFY range boosts business productivity with high-performance, efficient devices

Canon Europe has announced the launch of the latest additions to the MAXIFY range.

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FCB Joburg Helps SA Tourism Take INDABA To New Heights
Posted on 06 Jul 2016
FCB Joburg Helps SA Tourism Take INDABA To New Heights

Hot on the heels of successfully delivering on its first outing, at Meetings Africa, for South African Tourism after being awarded the multi-million rand account last year FCB Joburg has helped the office notch up another major success, INDABA 2016.

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Leaders of today need to gain trust while adapting to the digital age
Posted on 06 Jul 2016
Leaders of today need to gain trust while adapting to the digital age

It is important for a leader to not only demonstrate strong character and ability, but to also demonstrate that his or her leadership capabilities can be trusted.

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Creating the WOW factor
Posted on 01 Jun 2016
Creating the WOW factor

Showcasing our full artillery of event supply services with a production extravaganza held at Royal Elephant Hotel and Conference Centre recently, I can confidently say that we delivered the WOW factor that so many clients and event planners are looking for today.

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IAD – THE NEXT MENTAL DISEASE
Posted on 27 May 2016
IAD – THE NEXT MENTAL DISEASE

The internet is a relatively recent aspect of our daily lives, so research on the effects of what most of us consider as a wonderful source of knowledge and a fast communication tool is limited.

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Set your dreams afloat with a Harties Boat trip
Posted on 27 May 2016
Set your dreams afloat with a Harties Boat trip

Functions tend to become a bit run-of-the-mill, a nice venue, fairly predictable décor usually with black curtains as a backdrop, neatly set tables with a centrepiece – usually flowers – and the mandatory entertainer of some sort.

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Complex Build, Fast Turnaround – 3D Cape Rises To The Challenge
Posted on 25 May 2016
Complex Build, Fast Turnaround – 3D Cape Rises To The Challenge

3D Cape rose to the challenge of a complex build and fast turnaround time to contribute to the success of World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa), which took place over three days in the Mother City recently.

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130 000 litres of water now available in drought affected Thaba Nchu and surrounds
Posted on 25 May 2016
130 000 litres of water now available in drought affected Thaba Nchu and surrounds

Global humanitarian aid organisation, World Vision South Africa has in partnership with Bloemwater and the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality successfully installed 26 Jojo Water Tanks in Thaba Nchu and surrounds as part of its 150-tank/750 000 litres of water project funded by the FirstRand Foundation and other stakeholders.

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Double Up your Add Hope donation for World Hunger Day
Posted on 25 May 2016
Double Up your Add Hope donation for World Hunger Day

In South Africa, more than a quarter of children under nine years old suffer stunted growth as a result of not having sufficient nutrition to enable proper brain and physical development.

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CNN expands Cathy Ibal’s role to lead brand and advertising solutions across more EMEA markets
Posted on 25 May 2016
CNN expands Cathy Ibal’s role to lead brand and advertising solutions across more EMEA markets

Cathy Ibal has joined CNN International Commercial’s executive team and taken on a wider remit adding CNN’s advertising sales across Middle East and Africa to her existing responsibilities in Southern/Central/Eastern Europe, Turkey and CIS.

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Don’t miss out, book your place at Markex 2016
Posted on 25 May 2016
Don’t miss out, book your place at Markex 2016

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organiser of the all-new Markex 2016 promotional products expo, has announced that visitor registrations are officially open.

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Pizza Hut celebrates opening of restaurant in Tanzania with special delivery to summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Posted on 25 May 2016
Pizza Hut celebrates opening of restaurant in Tanzania with special delivery to summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

In recognition of entering its 100th country, Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc and the world’s largest pizza restaurant company, marked the milestone with a special pizza delivery to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

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Woolworths Holdings Limited sets bold, Group-wide sustainability targets
Posted on 25 May 2016
Woolworths Holdings Limited sets bold, Group-wide sustainability targets

Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is on an ambitious journey of continuous change in the way it does business and has put sustainability at the core of its strategy.

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Data is always The Starting Point
Posted on 10 May 2016
Data is always  The Starting Point

There is enough information, workshops and events that all point to the fact that Big Data and Data Marketing is the quintessential resource for growth in client base and growth in revenue.

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How the changing face of television is affecting consumer behaviour
Posted on 10 May 2016
How the changing face of television is affecting consumer behaviour

The ongoing development of the way in which the consumer views the world’s ever-shifting scenarios is ensuring equal attention to marketing channels.

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3D Events Effortlessly Deals With 400
Posted on 05 May 2016
3D Events Effortlessly Deals With 400

3D Design’s eventing specialist, 3D Events, effortlessly took care of 400 guests at Nu Skin’s fabulous experience, Nu Start, at Vodaworld in Midrand recently.

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Dentyne Gum launches #DentyneSmile Campaign
Posted on 05 May 2016
Dentyne Gum launches #DentyneSmile Campaign

Dentyne, the great tasting, good for teeth gum, is giving South Africans new reasons to smile with the launch of their #DentyneSmile social media campaign.

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Nothing but the best at Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair
Posted on 05 May 2016
Nothing but the best at Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

Bunnahabhain, recently crowned Distillery of the Year at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, will be showcased amongst the best-of-best at the upcoming Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair.

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Party Responsibly with Smirnoff and Uber
Posted on 05 May 2016
Party Responsibly with Smirnoff and Uber

Over the recent Easter holiday period in South Africa, car crashes resulted in 156 fatalities, with driving under the influence being a major contributor.

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Quirk and Ireland / Davenport receive the Internet’s highest honour
Posted on 05 May 2016
Quirk and Ireland / Davenport receive the Internet’s highest honour

Often referred to as the Oscars of the Internet, The Webby Awards was established when Facebook was but a pipedream and cats were far less popular, to recognise the best of the best in Internet land.

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Poweroad Africa enters the electric power market
Posted on 05 May 2016
Poweroad Africa enters the electric power market

Poweroad Africa is marking its entry into the electric power market in South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa trading in an unlimited variety of electric products and services.

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The psychedelic mind of coffee
Posted on 04 May 2016
The psychedelic mind of coffee

The coffee market has, like any other, been influenced by economic tides and market demand.

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Unlimited Events Group Covers New Ground
Posted on 04 May 2016
Unlimited Events Group Covers New Ground

Taking a stance to survive tough local economic conditions, leading provider to South Africa’s event supply industry, Unlimited Events Group brings to market service diversifications - Unlimited Events Stretch Tents and Technical Production division Unlimited Events Productions.

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Labour brokers could go broke
Posted on 06 Apr 2016
Labour brokers could go broke

Many businesses use labour brokers or ‘temporary employment services’ (TES) as they are called in the Labour Relation Act (LRA).

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Are you prepared to burn your boats?
Posted on 06 Apr 2016
Are you prepared to burn your boats?

Some people complain about a lack of achievement and/or success in their personal and professional lives but don’t realise that they may be, unintentionally, playing a large part in their own failures.

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New Home For 3D Group
Posted on 05 Apr 2016
New Home For 3D Group

Turnkey exhibition specialist, 3D Group, has moved into new premises at 2 Avalon Road, Westlake Extension 14, Modderfontein.

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Home cinema picture quality with Epson’s first laser projector
Posted on 05 Apr 2016
Home cinema picture quality with Epson’s first laser projector

A new 1080p Full HD laser projector is Epson’s latest high-end offering launched for the home cinema market, providing the ultimate in picture quality thanks to its 3LCD Reflective technology.

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Glenfiddich names Glenfiddich Maverick
Posted on 05 Apr 2016
Glenfiddich names Glenfiddich Maverick

On 18 February, the pioneering whisky that introduced the single malt to the world, Glenfiddich, held a private ceremony for Inga Gubeka, who was honoured as the Glenfiddich Maverick in November 2015.

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Cadbury Lunch Bar - New look, same great taste…Oviaas!
Posted on 05 Apr 2016
Cadbury Lunch Bar - New look, same great taste…Oviaas!

For the first time in many years Cadbury Lunch Bar, South Africa’s most iconic chocolate bar, is revealing a new logo and packaging design, whilst keeping the same great taste that consumers have come to know and love.

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Limited Edition Cherry Coke: A Shake Up for South African Taste Buds
Posted on 05 Apr 2016
Limited Edition Cherry Coke: A Shake Up for South African Taste Buds

Coca-Cola is now giving South Africans the chance to experience the combination of great tasting Cola with a smooth cherry flavour by making Cherry Coke available locally for a limited time only.

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Multi Award Winning Grant’s 18 Year Old Whisky Launches in South Africa
Posted on 05 Apr 2016
Multi Award Winning Grant’s 18 Year Old Whisky Launches in South Africa

Grant’s, the renowned and award winning blended Scotch whisky, announced the launch of Grant’s 18 Year Old in South Africa.

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Inaugural rAge event excites and delivers in the Cape
Posted on 05 Apr 2016
Inaugural rAge event excites and delivers in the Cape

The really Awesome gaming expo (rAge) made its first appearance in Cape Town recently and the consensus from exhibitors, visitors and the organisers is: ‘We’ll be back!’

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Are you prepared to burn your boats?
Posted on 02 Feb 2016
Are you prepared to burn your boats?

Some people complain about a lack of achievement and/or success in their personal and professional lives but don’t realise that they may be, unintentionally, playing a large part in their own failures.

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The GAPP Conference Sponsors announced
Posted on 02 Feb 2016
The GAPP Conference Sponsors announced

Sentient Events, a subsidiary of Sentient Publishing and organiser of The GAPP Conference, has announced the sponsorships it has received for the conference which will take place at Nasrec on 16 March as part of the Propak Africa show.

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South African start-ups knockout the competition at regional Get In The Ring Finals
Posted on 02 Feb 2016
South African start-ups knockout the competition at regional Get In The Ring Finals

In an adrenalin-fuelled African final, nine of Africa’s most innovative new business ideas went face to face in the boxing ring to eliminate their competitors and pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges and an audience of fans and investors.

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Online Entry System on the Agenda for Prepping for PRISMs
Posted on 02 Feb 2016
Online Entry System on the Agenda for Prepping for PRISMs

The newly-launched online entry system for the PRISM Awards was one of the key topics on the Agenda for the Prepping for PRISM Awards Workshop.

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BrightRock announces DHL Stormers and WP Rugby sponsorship
Posted on 02 Feb 2016
BrightRock announces DHL Stormers and WP Rugby sponsorship

Fast-growing life insurance player BrightRock has announced the signing of a three-year Official Associate Sponsorship agreement with the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province, effective from January 2016.

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EXSA members give insight into trends for 2016
Posted on 02 Feb 2016
EXSA members give insight into trends for 2016

The exhibition industry has received positive feedback after a recent barometer was released, showing its growth on an international scale.

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Drinking a Coca-Cola, any Coca-Cola, makes the moment special
Posted on 02 Feb 2016
Drinking a Coca-Cola, any Coca-Cola, makes the moment special

On 19 January, at an event in Paris, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Marcos de Quinto, revealed a new ‘One Brand’ global marketing strategy that, for the first time ever, unites Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light/Diet Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, and Coca-Cola Life under the iconic Coca-Cola brand positioning in one global creative campaign, ‘Taste the Feeling’.

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The 2016 APEX awards are now open for entries
Posted on 02 Feb 2016
The 2016 APEX awards are now open for entries

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has announced that the 2016 APEX awards season is officially open.

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The Difference between Effective and Ineffective Managers
Posted on 02 Feb 2016
The Difference between  Effective and Ineffective Managers

This article looks at some of the reasons why some managers get so much better performance from their subordinates than other managers

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Can you control your six-year-old?
Posted on 12 Jan 2016
Can you control your six-year-old?

One of the most important attributes leaders and managers require is the ability to influence others.

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rAge A top SA consumer expo!
Posted on 12 Jan 2016
rAge A top SA consumer expo!

Nothing can stop rAge’s momentum as the expo walked away with a Gold Award for Best Exhibition in the Consumer Exhibition category at the EXSA Awards on 25 November 2015.

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EXSA Inducts Conrad Kullmann Into Hall of Fame
Posted on 12 Jan 2016
EXSA Inducts Conrad Kullmann Into Hall of Fame

3D Group Sales and Marketing Director, Conrad Kullmann, has been inducted into the Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his long and positive association with the industry, including several years on EXSA’s committee.

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Local sports body innovates and spikes fan engagement
Posted on 12 Jan 2016
Local sports body innovates and spikes fan engagement

Better content and increasing fan engagement are the holy grails of the social media world and when a local sporting body sees a radical surge into the thousands of likes and comments on its Facebook page, it must be doing something right.

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Collect your breadtags to purchase a wheelchair
Posted on 12 Jan 2016
Collect your breadtags to purchase a wheelchair

As part of the 2015 campaign, the Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) encouraged people to collect their breadtags which can be used to ‘purchase’ a wheelchair for people with mobility impairments who are financially unable to afford one.

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Webber Wentzel Recognises SA’s Leading Legal Journalists for 2015
Posted on 12 Jan 2016
Webber Wentzel Recognises SA’s Leading Legal Journalists for 2015

Since 1999 the awards have acknowledged the important role which journalists play in promoting knowledge of the judiciary and understanding of the country’s civil and criminal justice systems.

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ADFIRE CREATIVE M3DIA, Newtech Rail, Stokvella win Get In The Ring SA
Posted on 12 Jan 2016
ADFIRE CREATIVE M3DIA, Newtech Rail, Stokvella win Get In The Ring SA

A revolutionary rail section insulator, a one-of-a-kind Anamorphic 3D application and a concept for mobile stokvel management have emerged as the winners of the South African Get in the Ring entrepreneurship challenge.

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Nashua sponsors The GAPP Conference
Posted on 12 Jan 2016
Nashua sponsors The GAPP Conference

The GAPP Conference, a printing, packaging and signage conference taking place at Nasrec on 16 March 2016, will be held In Association with Nashua.

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Webber Wentzel awarded Top Employers South Africa 2015 Certification
Posted on 18 Nov 2015
Webber Wentzel awarded Top Employers South Africa 2015 Certification

Webber Wentzel has once again been certified as one of the top employers in South Africa for 2015 by the Top Employers Institute.

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3D Design Custom Builds For Q Photo
Posted on 17 Nov 2015
3D Design Custom Builds For Q Photo

Exhibition and shopfitting company 3D Design recently used its expertise and state-of-the computerised board cutting machines and 100sqm spray booth to create a bespoke shop-fitting solution for Q Photo in the Parkview shopping centre in Pretoria.

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Heineken proves that ‘Heads you win!’
Posted on 16 Nov 2015
Heineken proves that ‘Heads you win!’

Every rugby game begins with the coin flip. The flip decides who kicks off as well as which half of the field each team will play.

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Grey Africa releases TVC promoting the Dulux Visualizer App
Posted on 16 Nov 2015
Grey Africa releases TVC promoting the Dulux Visualizer App

Grey Africa recently produced the new Dulux Visualizer app TVC which has recently hit screens nationwide.

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The evolution of the sassda brand
Posted on 16 Nov 2015
The evolution of the sassda brand

The South African Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) has launched its new logo which represents the evolution of the association and its long history in South Africa.

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‘CNN 30 – Three Decades that Changed Our World’
Posted on 16 Nov 2015
‘CNN 30 – Three Decades that Changed Our World’

CNN has been broadcasting globally for 30 years. In that period momentous change has taken place – geopolitically, technologically, medically, and socially.

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rAge 2015 WAS SIZZLING!
Posted on 16 Nov 2015
rAge 2015 WAS SIZZLING!

The weather wasn’t the only thing blazing hot in Johannesburg early in OCtober. rAge was scorching too, with a record-breaking attendance of over 33 000 visitors.

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Supermarket Fridges Become More Energy Efficient
Posted on 16 Nov 2015
Supermarket Fridges Become More Energy Efficient

Williams Advanced Engineering has collaborated with UK start-up Aerofoil Energy to develop a new aerodynamic device that can significantly reduce the energy consumed by refrigerators in supermarkets and convenience stores.

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MEC Nota Bene enables deaf students for business
Posted on 16 Nov 2015
MEC Nota Bene enables deaf students for business

MEC Nota Bene has partnered with eDEAF, to sponsor and oversee the education of three new students at the school.

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Woolworths WRewards members can now earn 15% back in savings, instantly
Posted on 14 Oct 2015
Woolworths WRewards members can now earn 15% back in savings, instantly

Woolworths has launched changes to its loyalty programme, WRewards, making the ground-breaking offering the most rewarding way for customers to shop with Woolworths.

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Odoo announces the release of Odoo 9
Posted on 14 Oct 2015
Odoo announces the release of Odoo 9

Odoo is now releasing Odoo 9, the latest version of its all-in-one software.

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GGi Communications signs global energy brand
Posted on 14 Oct 2015
GGi Communications signs global energy brand

Based on a successful launch campaign, NRG Renew Africa has contracted GGi Communications to handle the on-going positioning and awareness of the company.

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Inspired design from Brand inc for Orlando Pirates
Posted on 14 Oct 2015
Inspired design from Brand inc for Orlando Pirates

The Orlando Pirates Football Club mantra for the current season is ‘The Spirit Never Dies’ and Brand inc Creative Group has taken that ethos and created top-end design for the new look and feel for the season, to be used on their website and in-stadium branding.

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FTI Consulting Appoints Coenraad Bezuidenhout as MD of Public Affairs
Posted on 14 Oct 2015
FTI Consulting Appoints Coenraad Bezuidenhout as MD of Public Affairs

Global Business Advisory Firm FTI Consulting Inc. is delighted to announce the appointment of Coenraad Bezuidenhout as a managing director in the firm’s Strategic Communications segment.

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DEVELOP South Africa conference keeps dealers ahead of the pack
Posted on 14 Oct 2015
DEVELOP South Africa conference keeps dealers ahead of the pack

DEVELOP South Africa’s annual dealer conference was held at Emperor’s Palace, which saw attendees coming from across the country to find out what a growing DEVELOP presence and changing market have in store for them.

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HWB Communications appoints new CEO
Posted on 14 Oct 2015
HWB Communications appoints new CEO

HWB Communications, a leading public relations, media, and communications agency based in Cape Town, has appointed Lisa Devi as chief executive officer to better position the company’s strategic offering.

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The Color Run SA commercialised by Brand inc’s new sponsorship division
Posted on 14 Oct 2015
The Color Run SA commercialised by Brand inc’s new sponsorship division

Launching its new sponsorship division with a bang, the Brand inc Creative Group has made the ‘happiest 5k on the planet’ even happier with the commercialisation and sponsor activation of The Color Run SA.

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Nex Contacts - The source of your information
Posted on 14 Oct 2015
Nex Contacts - The source  of your information

A new product from Sentient Publishing is Nex Contacts a directory of suppliers to the media and marketing industries aimed at providing you with an easy-to-use and convenient source of all the relevant information you may need to successfully meet all your specific requirements.

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JUMPSTART your brand
Posted on 14 Oct 2015
JUMPSTART your brand

So you have a business idea, capital, resources and infrastructure. Now what?

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Nex Media Magazine driving the Personalised message home
Posted on 17 Sep 2015
Nex Media Magazine driving the Personalised message home

Personalisation is not a new concept but it is still considered quite innovative and the impact is further enhanced when it is unexpected.

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Strong competition in CCMG’s 2015 Contact Centre Awards
Posted on 08 Sep 2015
Strong competition in CCMG’s 2015 Contact Centre Awards

South Africa’s contact centre industry continues to grow from strength to strength, as indicated by the strong competition experienced across the various categories at the Contact Centre Management Group (CCMG) Annual Awards.

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Twitter reveals insights into how South Africans use Twitter
Posted on 01 Sep 2015
Twitter reveals insights into how South Africans use Twitter

A recent study commissioned by Twitter and conducted by Nielsen, looked at the Twitter habits of South African users. The study shows that Twitter is growing in popularity and that Twitter is used for much more than personal updates.

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Marketing is not a solo act it’s a huge collaboration
Posted on 01 Sep 2015
Marketing is not a solo act it’s a huge collaboration

Unlike the 80’s and 90’s where agencies were expected to have all the answers with little client input apart from a brief – agencies these days hope for and expect much greater levels of collaboration from their clients. But how do they achieve it?

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JOINT STATEMENT
Posted on 01 Sep 2015
JOINT STATEMENT

Issued on behalf of the Association for Communication and Advertising, The Creative Circle and Loeries.

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Grey Africa Stands with Stan
Posted on 01 Sep 2015
Grey Africa Stands with Stan

Stand with Stan, is a non-profit organisation created to provide access to prosthetics for amputees that do not have the means to purchase their own, or may have very bad prosthetics which could be doing more harm than good.

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Woolworths Holdings Ltd announces strong results
Posted on 01 Sep 2015
Woolworths Holdings Ltd announces strong results

Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHL) has announced its results for the year ended 28 June 2015, including David Jones for the first time.

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5FM rakes in three Loeries for Without 5 TVC
Posted on 01 Sep 2015
5FM rakes in three Loeries for Without 5 TVC

South Africa’s premier youthful radio station and content platform, 5FM, is the proud recipient of three Loerie Awards for its recent television commercial entitled Without 5.

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Heineken launches Rugby World Cup 2015
Posted on 01 Sep 2015
Heineken launches Rugby World Cup 2015

Heineken launched its Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign in style by transforming iconic London landmark Somerset House into a rugby stadium with a 2700 projection, a roaring crowd of guests and a live set from British band, Everything Everything.

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Unity is our strength
Posted on 01 Sep 2015
Unity is our strength

For 35 years the Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) has been the prominent association for the exhibition and event industry in South Africa, representing all aspects of the industry while offering unique benefits to its members.

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Ireland’s Digital Skills Academy opens first international office in Johannesburg
Posted on 01 Sep 2015
Ireland’s Digital Skills Academy opens first international office in Johannesburg

Ireland’s Digital Skills Academy has opened an international office in Johannesburg as the organisation targets professionals in South Africa to participate in the world’s first online degree in integrated digital technology, business and design.

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Loeries recognition across Africa and the Middle East
Posted on 01 Sep 2015
Loeries recognition across Africa and the Middle East

This year Loeries Creative Week moved to Durban’s sunny shores, and continued the celebration of the exceptional creative talent across Africa and the Middle East.

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Telling isn’t selling!
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
Telling isn’t selling!

No matter how many times I’ve been exposed to a similar repertoire of selling skills, one phrase from the original drill sergeant has remained etched into my memory. ‘Telling isn’t selling!’

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‘The Rainbow Maker’ Sharon Keith
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
‘The Rainbow Maker’ Sharon Keith

Sharon Keith, marketing director of Coca-Cola Southern Africa, is the third person to be recognised as a Champion of Creativity by the Creative Circle this year.

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Heineken launches innovative first-to-beer sleek can
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
Heineken launches innovative first-to-beer sleek can

Heineken is the first beer brand in South Africa to be available in a 330ml sleek can and is the first market in the world to launch a sleek can with this design.

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Cartoon Network names Playmates Toys global partner for All-New Ben 10
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
Cartoon Network names Playmates Toys global partner for All-New Ben 10

Cartoon Network has announced Playmates Toys will serve as the global master toy partner for the brand new Ben 10 franchise that will premiere on Cartoon Network channels in international territories in fall 2016 and in North America in 2017.

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New speaker announced for DStv Seminar of Creativity
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
New speaker announced for DStv Seminar of Creativity

The Loeries are pleased to announce that D&AD CEO Tim Lindsay will be speaking at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, held during the 2015 Loeries Creative Week.

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A MAZE to return to Fak’ugesi with more games and plenty to play with!
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
A MAZE to return to Fak’ugesi with more games and plenty to play with!

Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2015 will feature the return of A MAZE./ Johannesburg, South Africa’s premier International Independent Games and Playful Media Festival.

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FCB South Africa wins SA Tourism account
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
FCB South Africa wins SA Tourism account

In one of the most prestigious – and biggest – account moves this year to-date, the agency widely regarded as responsible for building many of South Africa’s iconic brands has been tasked with building on the country’s already impressive reputation as a tourism destination.

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3D Shell supports Securex/A-OSH Africa
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
3D Shell supports Securex/A-OSH Africa

The shell scheme service provider in the 3D Group, 3D Shell, is still on a high after its action-packed build and breakdown for Securex/A-OSH Africa on behalf of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

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Bumper year for Loeries entries
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
Bumper year for Loeries entries

The Loeries, the premier accolade across Africa and the Middle East that celebrates our region’s rich and diverse creative talent, has announced a significant increase in entries in 2015, with more than 2600 professional entries vying for the coveted accolade in various categories.

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10 things you should know when marketing your brand in Africa
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
10 things you should know  when marketing your brand in Africa

The biggest trend we see in the marketing business today is demand for penetrating the African market.

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ROI on marketing spend impossible to measure?
Posted on 05 Aug 2015
ROI on marketing spend  impossible to measure?

Measuring the number of new sales generated via advertising is often difficult to calculate.

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The Loeries - A Truly African Award
Posted on 24 Jul 2015
The Loeries - A Truly African Award

As a founding member of the Loeries, the Creative Circle has always endorsed the Loeries for showcasing and awarding exceptional work from South Africa’s vast pool of creative talent, and indeed the entire African continent.

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Sentient Publishing makes it two for two
Posted on 10 Jul 2015
Sentient Publishing makes it two for two

In just over two years since Nex Media magazine was launched it has gone from being a new entry into the market to one of the only magazines in its sector to have been certified by the Audit Bureau of Circulation.

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Mediatech Africa spotlight on IP issues, lighting innovation
Posted on 03 Jul 2015
Mediatech Africa spotlight on IP issues, lighting innovation

The global move to media over IP, and innovations in display and lighting, will feature high on the agenda at Mediatech Africa, Africa’s only media and entertainment technology expo.

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Winning creative awards is directly linked to brand value
Posted on 03 Jul 2015
Winning creative awards is directly linked to brand value

Brand communication and advertising awards have been around for decades, and have provided analysts with a wealth of information upon which to establish a conclusion: winning awards increases brand value.

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Zinto’s flash mob energises at expo
Posted on 01 Jul 2015
Zinto’s flash mob energises at expo

The established brand activation, event and entertainment company, Zinto Marketing Group (Zinto), showcased its service offerings at this year’s Markex exhibition held at Sandton Convention Centre from 2 to 4 June 2015.

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Mobilegeddon: Surviving the mobile revolution
Posted on 24 Jun 2015
Mobilegeddon: Surviving the mobile revolution

Due to the massive rise in the use of smart phones and mobile devices, it was just a matter of time before Search Engines tweaked their position on mobile ratings.

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Record Entries into Cannes Lions
Posted on 23 Jun 2015
Record Entries into Cannes Lions

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world’s leading celebration of creative excellence in communications, has announced a record number of entries with 40 133 entries received across Cannes Lions, Lions Health and Lions Innovation.

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Lunch Bar 50th Birthday inspiration revealed #LunchBar50
Posted on 23 Jun 2015
Lunch Bar 50th Birthday inspiration revealed #LunchBar50

In celebration of Lunch Bar’s 50th golden anniversary, the brand collaborated with the talented design entrepreneurs AfrikanSwiss and Skinny Sbu Socks to develop a Lunch Bar-inspired range.

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MakeMeMobile demonstrated the Power of Mobile at SAPICS 2015
Posted on 23 Jun 2015
MakeMeMobile demonstrated the Power of Mobile at SAPICS 2015

MakeMeMobile showcased the latest developments in enterprise mobility at SAPICS this year.

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AFP launches AFPTV LIVE
Posted on 23 Jun 2015
AFP launches AFPTV LIVE

Agence France-Presse has announced the launch of ‘AFPTV LIVE’, a new service for television networks offering more than 500 live videos a year.

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Twitter and Ad Dynamo help ‘Promote’ South Africa’s leading brands
Posted on 23 Jun 2015
Twitter and Ad Dynamo help ‘Promote’ South Africa’s leading brands

Twitter’s sales partner in South Africa, Ad Dynamo, continues to assist leading South African brands with their digital strategy and particularly on using Twitter as a promotion tool.

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UCS Solutions achieves PCI DSS certification
Posted on 23 Jun 2015
UCS Solutions achieves PCI DSS certification

UCS Solutions, the leading IT service provider to the retail industry, is proud to announce the organisation’s recent certification to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Version 3.

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Agency challenges the confines of conventional job hiring
Posted on 23 Jun 2015
Agency challenges the confines of conventional job hiring

Today’s evolving environment and challenging market conditions necessitate the need for bold approaches and improvements on long standing norms.

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Mike Carter heads up IAB’s new Media Innovation portfolio
Posted on 23 Jun 2015
Mike Carter heads up IAB’s new Media Innovation portfolio

In its efforts to keep the South African digital industry abreast of latest global developments, the IAB has established a new Media Innovation portfolio.

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To gift or not to gift
Posted on 23 Jun 2015
To gift or not to gift

I am definitely one of those marketers that firmly believe that if the situation calls for it and the gift is appropriate – then definitely GIFT!

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A crisp new look for the Lime Envelope
Posted on 20 May 2015
A crisp new look for the Lime Envelope

The Lime Envelope, a creative public relations agency based in Fourways Johannesburg, is proud to announce the newly refreshed company logo, branding and the introduction of an energised website.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk presents Marvellous Creations
Posted on 20 May 2015
Cadbury Dairy Milk presents Marvellous Creations

Runaway international chocolate success story, Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations, is now available in South Africa!

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Ford Named ‘Most Innovative Volume Brand 2015’ at AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Awards
Posted on 20 May 2015
Ford Named ‘Most Innovative Volume Brand 2015’ at AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Awards

Ford Motor Company has been named the ‘Most Innovative Volume Brand 2015’ for its safety and semi-autonomous driver technologies at the tenth annual AutomotiveINNOVATIONS awards.

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Eurodata TV Worldwide announces new monitoring of television programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa
Posted on 20 May 2015
Eurodata TV Worldwide announces new monitoring of television programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

NoTa, the monitoring service for new TV and Web programmes around the world, is extending its offering to Sub-Saharan Africa, with three new African countries: the Ivory Coast, Kenya and Nigeria.

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Pondering Panda exposes flaws in market research at SAMRA conference
Posted on 20 May 2015
Pondering Panda exposes flaws in market research at SAMRA conference

Pondering Panda CEO Diane Gantz tackled one of the biggest challenges facing the research industry at this year’s Southern African Marketing Research Association’s annual conference – unrepresentative samples, which lead to invalid results being delivered to clients.

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USB flaunts SA’s top speaking talent at Markex 2015
Posted on 20 May 2015
USB flaunts SA’s top speaking talent at Markex 2015

The Unique Speaker Bureau (USB) has confirmed that it will once again be showcasing the best and most well-known of South Africa’s local speaker talent, as well as a number of new, up-and-coming speakers, at the forthcoming Markex 2015 expo.

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Activating The Brand Connection With a Nex Invasion
Posted on 20 May 2015
Activating The Brand Connection With a Nex Invasion

As a marketing professional you must spend quite a bit of time meeting clients, suppliers and those people who don’t really fit into either category or which defy classification.

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3D Group, Not just another exhibition company!
Posted on 20 May 2015
3D Group, Not just another exhibition company!

3D Design is one of the largest exhibition stand design and construction companies which specialises in custom modular and wood exhibition stands, shop fitting and event infrastructure and management.

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Internet Retailing Increases by 25 percent in South Africa. A special report from Euromonitor International
Posted on 20 May 2015
Internet Retailing Increases by 25 percent in South Africa. A special report from Euromonitor International

Internet retailing continues to see growth in value terms across South Africa.

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The Complete Digital Marketing Strategy
Posted on 20 May 2015
The Complete Digital Marketing Strategy

In the information age, where it is no longer ‘tell and sell’, customers make informed decisions and will likely go with the company that presents the most information about their product or service.

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Marketing Indaba set sails for Sandton and Durban
Posted on 20 May 2015
Marketing Indaba set sails for Sandton and Durban

After a successful and jam-packed Cape Town kick-off, the Marketing Indaba Conference is ready to bring you the latest in Marketing trends, mediums and ideas to Sandton and Durban.

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Achievement Matters in sets and staging
Posted on 15 May 2015
Achievement Matters in sets and staging

A new company has been formed with the aim of democratising stage, set, exhibition and event décor building. AM Sets and Staging is part of the AM.CO.ZA Group which comprises Advanced Machinery, AM Sets and Staging and Artium Magister, specialising in vocational and operational training.

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Code gives consumer goods Ombud teeth
Posted on 05 May 2015
Code gives consumer goods Ombud teeth

South African consumers are not known to hold back on complaints about goods and services.

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AFP launches Africa Weekly, a broadcast-ready programme for television and digital platforms
Posted on 05 May 2015
AFP launches Africa Weekly, a broadcast-ready programme for television and digital platforms

Drawing from its broad network across Africa, AFP is launching a 10-minute programme highlighting Africa’s diversity.

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Winners of Young Lions set to dazzle at Cannes
Posted on 05 May 2015
Winners of Young Lions set to dazzle at Cannes

The winners of the South African 2015 Young Lions competition have been announced in what has been one of the most gruelling and toughest competitions to-date, bringing out the most creative and talented ideas in the whole of the country.

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Media buyers: What you should know when engaging with the youth market
Posted on 05 May 2015
Media buyers: What you should know when engaging with the youth market

Appealing to the youth of South Africa in terms of marketing is not always an easy task with social media, a plethora of competing brands, active but short attention spans and finding common ground with a tech and brand savvy market.

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IAB SA reveals the beating heart of digital SA
Posted on 05 May 2015
IAB SA reveals the beating heart of digital SA

Day by day, what are the stories that most powerfully attract and engage South Africa’s internet users?

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Out of Home to fill in the DTT audience loss gaps
Posted on 05 May 2015
Out of Home to fill in the DTT audience loss gaps

The strength of OOH will be endorsed with the migration of broadcasters from analogue to digital terrestrial TV and Radio.

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The GAPP Awards, THE South African print awards
Posted on 05 May 2015
The GAPP Awards, THE South African print awards

Introducing The GAPP Awards. The South African Printing, Packaging and Signage Industries are mature markets which are on a par with their international counterparts.

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IT’S TIME TO GET BRAINY ABOUT DIRECT MARKETING
Posted on 05 May 2015
IT’S TIME TO GET BRAINY ABOUT DIRECT MARKETING

We all know that a complex piece of machinery dwells in our skulls. We also learned throughout our years at school that the brain still has the power to baffle scientists; that it’s the centre of intelligence (spawning insults such as ‘brain-dead’) with lots of folds; and it’s ugly, unless you’re a brain surgeon.

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The Marathon of Sponsorship
Posted on 05 May 2015
The Marathon of Sponsorship

The Marathon of Sponsorship is exactly what is required to be a relevant right holder and sponsors see long-term benefits with your brand.

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Amendment of Markex 2015 Dates
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Amendment of Markex 2015 Dates

Specialised Exhibitions has announced that due to forces beyond its control, the dates for the Markex 2015 show have been brought forward by one week.

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Zeenat Moorad wins 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Zeenat Moorad wins 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award

The 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Awards has been won by Business Day senior retail and consumer markets correspondent Zeenat Moorad.

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SA’s first-ever internet advertising revenue report released by IAB SA and PwC
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
SA’s first-ever internet advertising revenue report released by IAB SA and PwC

The South African internet advertising market is growing at breakneck speed, with R1.3 billion in total revenues reported in 2013.

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More Submissions, More Quality Entries for PRISM Awards 2015
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
More Submissions, More Quality Entries for PRISM Awards 2015

With over 200 entries in 36 categories and over 40 judges, this year’s judging process was a robust and dynamic one.

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Dr. Amina Al Rustamani named Advertising Person of the Year by Dubai Lynx
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Dr. Amina Al Rustamani named Advertising Person of the Year by Dubai Lynx

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity has announced that it has honoured Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, group chief executive officer of TECOM Investments, as Advertising Person of the Year at the Dubai Lynx awards.

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Schoolmedia introduces youth to career opportunities with Denel
Posted on 24 Mar 2015
Schoolmedia introduces youth to career opportunities with Denel

SchoolMedia arranged for 1000 learners from schools across Gauteng to attend a Denel career day on Friday 6 March, giving them an opportunity to consider possible futures that they may not yet have considered.

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Inaugural Printed Interior Decoration Conference
Posted on 24 Mar 2015
Inaugural Printed Interior Decoration Conference

A 360° view of printed decoration on different materials for wall and floor covering as well as textiles and furniture was presented at the ESMA-organised Printed Interior Decoration (PID).

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Armin van Buuren sends a shout-out to SA with innovative Heineken QR Code at Ultra
Posted on 24 Mar 2015
Armin van Buuren sends a shout-out to SA with innovative Heineken QR Code at Ultra

Even international superstar, Armin van Buuren, got in on the action and created a hidden message for South African fans, ‘Howzit South Africa, awesome to be back’.

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Vice President Gore Honoured with Cannes LionHeart Award
Posted on 24 Mar 2015
Vice President Gore Honoured with Cannes LionHeart Award

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore, will be honoured with the Cannes LionHeart Award at this year’s Festival.

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The simple 80/20 principle Implement it and excel
Posted on 25 Mar 2015
The simple 80/20 principle Implement it and excel

I constantly read books covering a variety of subjects from self-help and motivational through to business management, and in this article I wanted to share two business principles that can be applied to virtually any sphere of your business.

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The Key to Successful Online Growth
Posted on 24 Mar 2015
The Key to Successful Online Growth

One of the biggest challenges one will face when developing your brand online is breaking through all the clutter.

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The Brand Connection Wild Activations and Broadcasts
Posted on 04 Dec 2014
The Brand Connection Wild Activations and Broadcasts

Clients love the open feel of the van and the quality of audio being produced from the van.

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5 Sales Executives needed at Sentient Publishing
Posted on 03 Dec 2014
5 Sales Executives needed at Sentient Publishing

Enter the exciting world of Media and Marketing.

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Nex Media wins the coveted ‘Brand of the Year’ Award
Posted on 02 Dec 2014
Nex Media wins the coveted ‘Brand of the Year’ Award

Nex Media magazine was launched in January 2013 with the aim of giving the Direct Marketing industry a mouthpiece.

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South African Post Office Presents the Assegai Awards
Posted on 02 Dec 2014
South African Post Office Presents the Assegai Awards

When it comes to the Assegai Awards, the aim is to find the marriage of these two disparate concepts.

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Trip to a luxury island rewards DEVELOP SA’s top dealers
Posted on 02 Dec 2014
Trip to a luxury island rewards DEVELOP SA’s top dealers

The key to our success has been growing with our partners and knowledge sharing.

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Circdata to expand services via new Dubai office
Posted on 02 Dec 2014
Circdata to expand services via new Dubai office

I am looking forward to bringing these capabilities to a brand new client base.’

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Lange Strategic Communications extends capabilities in Africa
Posted on 02 Dec 2014
Lange Strategic Communications extends capabilities in Africa

Lange’s longstanding clients are in the corporate, petroleum and pharmaceutical industries.

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IAB South Africa’s latest survey shows digital platforms are under-utilised
Posted on 02 Dec 2014
IAB South Africa’s latest survey shows digital platforms are under-utilised

The top three reasons for saving and investing are for emergencies, retirement and children’s education.

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rAge Scoops coveted 2014 Consumer Exhibition Of The Year Award
Posted on 02 Dec 2014
rAge Scoops coveted 2014 Consumer Exhibition Of The Year Award

‘rAge was just a cool idea to begin with all those years ago,’ said James.

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Schoolmedia selects learners to attend the Airshow and Defence Exhibition
Posted on 02 Dec 2014
Schoolmedia selects learners to attend the Airshow and Defence Exhibition

More than often, teenagers are faced with anxiety over choosing the right career path.

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Nex Media Magazine Wins Prestigious Assegai Award
Posted on 20 Nov 2014
Nex Media Magazine Wins Prestigious Assegai Award

Nex Media, published by Sentient Publishing, is currently the only dedicated publication serving the Direct Marketing industry.

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RedPoint Global Takes the Stage to Launch Modern Marketing Architecture at DMA 2014
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
RedPoint Global Takes the Stage to Launch Modern Marketing Architecture at DMA 2014

RedPoint Global was recently cited as a Leader in Forrester Research

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Tastic Red Pot Campaign brings home a Global Smarties!
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Tastic Red Pot Campaign brings home a Global Smarties!

Global Smarties is a fantastic achievement

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Latest findings from IAB member sites show a growth in unique browsers
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Latest findings from IAB member sites show a growth in unique browsers

The daily average Unique Browsers has increased to 4.4 million

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Wearable technology set to streamline and protect supply chain
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Wearable technology set to streamline and protect supply chain

Drivers are a critical link in the chain

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Laurel Mader steps into Managing Director role at FoxP2 Cape Town
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Laurel Mader steps into Managing Director role at FoxP2 Cape Town

Laurel has exceptional experience

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Loerie Golds all round with Antalis
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Loerie Golds all round with Antalis

Antalis Creative Use of Paper Award.

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The Assegai Awards rewarding excellence
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
The Assegai Awards rewarding excellence

It’s going to be a night to remember!

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Xtreme inkworX Visual Branding Specialists
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Xtreme inkworX Visual Branding Specialists

We have not looked back and have even done more unusual vehicles since then, things such as helicopters.

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Print and so much more at Sisonke Group
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Print and so much more at Sisonke Group

At the centre of the Sisonke Group is still Sisonke Printers.

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Inbound Internet Marketing
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Inbound Internet Marketing

The simple truth is – ‘Telling and selling’ is no longer the answer.

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Not just another Mild-mannered company
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Not just another Mild-mannered company

Much is said about the unrivalled power of a multi-channel campaign.

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Does SEO still matter Or are we SEO over it!
Posted on 30 Sep 2014
Does SEO still matter Or are we SEO over it!

With over 3 BILLION Google searches happening daily SEO remains of utmost importance.

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Implementing Data-Driven Marketing
Posted on 30 Sep 2014
Implementing Data-Driven Marketing

Her global experience is unique, as are her insights into the future of effective marketing.

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The global population will hit eight billion by 2025
Posted on 30 Sep 2014
The global population will hit eight billion by 2025

Euromonitor International Special Report

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IAB SA releases survey results of tablet penetration in the South African digital market
Posted on 30 Sep 2014
IAB SA releases survey results of tablet penetration in the South African digital market

To release the findings of tablet penetration in the South African digital industry.

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Fuuzle: new supplier of information from across the globe
Posted on 30 Sep 2014
Fuuzle: new supplier of information from across the globe

Fuuzle aims to have 15 to 90 million regular users in the near future.

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Awards for turning the mobile phone into a ‘sell’ phone
Posted on 30 Sep 2014
Awards for turning the mobile phone into a ‘sell’ phone

Standard Bank Mobile Marketing Association’s Smarties SA Awards.

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Spanish Prime Minister takes part in the 8th WPRF 2014
Posted on 29 Sep 2014
Spanish Prime Minister takes part in the 8th WPRF 2014

Leading through communication

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The 2014 Loerie Winners Announced
Posted on 29 Sep 2014
The 2014 Loerie Winners Announced

This year, a total of four Grands Prix were awarded.

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duomedia launches engaging digital content platform
Posted on 29 Sep 2014
duomedia launches engaging digital content platform

Adaptable formats - boosting online ranking & visibility.

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Clickable Paper Simplifying marketing
Posted on 29 Sep 2014
Clickable Paper Simplifying marketing

Clickable Paper combines the best of paper with the best of digital and interactive.

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Innovation Category launches at Eurobest
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Innovation Category launches at Eurobest

The European Festival of Creativity, Eurobest, has opened for entries.

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Key findings from IAB member sites
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Key findings from IAB member sites

Another key insight includes a large increase in Page Impressions, with the market smashing through the 1 Billion mark.

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Spikes Asia 2014 Seminar Programme released
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Spikes Asia 2014 Seminar Programme released

The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity has released the programme of inspiring seminars that delegates will benefit from at this year’s Festival.

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World PR Forum: where communications future will be decided
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
World PR Forum: where communications future will be decided

So far there are an estimated 50 confirmed speakers from countries like Singapore, Switzerland, United States of America and the United Kingdom, among many others.

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Ground Control to Major Dram
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Ground Control to Major Dram

For the first time, the expedition will allow scientists to decipher the impact gravity has on the whisky maturation process.

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Google joins the Loeries
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Google joins the Loeries

This is a celebration of the most popular ads on YouTube in the period since the last Loeries.

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Welcome to Land Rover Country
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Welcome to Land Rover Country

The outdoor creative has been tactically placed on sites on the outskirts of cities and on routes leading to key local destinations.

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Only 1 month left to enter the 2014 Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Only 1 month left to enter the 2014 Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards

There is only one month left to submit your entries! So if you haven’t done so yet, get everything together, compile your artwork and information, and submit it online.

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Data-driven Marketing Is the Future
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Data-driven Marketing Is the Future

I fully subscribe to the philosophy that says, ‘What does not grow dies, and what does not contribute is eliminated.’

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How Reliance on Smart Devices is Influencing Consumer Behaviour
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
How Reliance on Smart Devices is Influencing Consumer Behaviour

Recent years have seen an explosion in mobile web use.

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Growing sales in your own backyard
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Growing sales in your own backyard

I often receive e-mails from people that just are simply doing it wrong.

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Tali celebrates 10 years in operation
Posted on 07 Aug 2014
Tali celebrates 10 years in operation

What started as a CD and DVD silkscreen printing and duplication service evolved into a fully-fledged digital printing company.

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The dynamic character of social marketing - what platforms should you be using?
Posted on 07 Aug 2014
The dynamic character of social marketing - what platforms should you be using?

So what can you do to try and make sense of this complex, dynamic and ever-changing marketing medium?

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Implementing data-driven marketing – The Seminars
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
Implementing data-driven marketing – The Seminars

Learn how to get the best out of your information from a world-renowned expert, Pegg Nadler.

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The IAB and AAA School of Advertising launch new accredited Digital Media Marketing curriculum
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
The IAB and AAA School of Advertising launch new accredited Digital Media Marketing curriculum

This part-time course includes 30 intensive, two-hour lectures held at the Johannesburg campus of the AAA School of Advertising from the 21 July 2014 to the 1 November 2014.

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Behind Cartrack’s New R150 000 Warranty TV Commercial
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
Behind Cartrack’s New R150 000 Warranty TV Commercial

When Cartrack embarked on finding a key message that it wanted to convey in its new TV commercial (TVC), it decided to focus on a promise it made to South Africans, which no competitor has been able to match.

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Assegai Awards 2014 open for entry
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
Assegai Awards 2014 open for entry

The long wait is finally over and the DMASA Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards are now open for entry!

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Loeries Exhibition arrives at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, PE
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
Loeries Exhibition arrives at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, PE

The Loeries Exhibition is a highlight on the annual Loeries calendar; stopping at educational institutions, expos, and public spaces within South Africa.

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Point hosts breakfast with Jeremy Sampson
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
Point hosts breakfast with Jeremy Sampson

It is not often that an opportunity to spend an hour with brand Guru Jeremy Sampson presents itself.

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Antalis South Africa reaffirms official paper partnership with Loeries
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
Antalis South Africa reaffirms official paper partnership with Loeries

This year the campaign comprised eight different posters and two cards. The paper used for the poster campaign is Conqueror, a premium quality uncoated textured paper.

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Castrol voted SA’s top choice in engine oil
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
Castrol voted SA’s top choice in engine oil

South Africa’s premium engine oil brand, Castrol, was recognised as one of the country’s top iconic brands in this year’s coveted TGI Icon Brand Awards survey.

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Social Marketing – Getting Started
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
Social Marketing – Getting Started

Conference, and other, presentations were often known as death by Power Point. We have now moved on to a new way of inflicting morbidity … stats about the net and social media.

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What Digital Customer Engagement Really Demands
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
What Digital Customer Engagement Really Demands

In today’s version, it is the on-going integration of technologies that is tipping the balance and causing a changing of the guard.

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Top 10 Marketing Trends for 2014
Posted on 29 Jul 2014
Top 10 Marketing Trends for 2014

Trends are important because they offer the opportunity to get ahead of the competition.

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South Africa Smarties 2014
Posted on 25 Jun 2014
South Africa Smarties 2014

It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that MMA SA announces Smarties South Africa 2014.

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Social Marketing – Getting Started
Posted on 24 Jun 2014
Social Marketing – Getting Started

The single most compelling reason is that today we are looking for the self-directed buyer.

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How Reliance on Smart Devices is Influencing Consumer Behaviour
Posted on 24 Jun 2014
How Reliance on Smart Devices is Influencing Consumer Behaviour

Recent years have seen an explosion in mobile web use.

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How important is print to your campaigns?
Posted on 24 Jun 2014
How important is print to your campaigns?

How do you decide which printer is best going to be able to meet your production demands?

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Reverse-engineering a brand strategy for the Vodacom Cup
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Reverse-engineering a brand strategy for the Vodacom Cup

SARU and Brand inc developed an online toolkit for the unions taking part in the Vodacom Cup.

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Nashua’s new campaign to make SA more efficient
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Nashua’s new campaign to make SA more efficient

The traffic per session on Nashua’s page has doubled with the ‘Contact Us’ section of the site.

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Spikes Asia names further Jury Presidents
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Spikes Asia names further Jury Presidents

The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity has announced the five jury presidents.

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Arno Lindemann appointed as Loeries jury chairman for Print, Outdoor and Collateral Media
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Arno Lindemann appointed as Loeries jury chairman for Print, Outdoor and Collateral Media

In the first year that Arno Lindemann opened his new agency the agency brought home 9 Cannes Lions.

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IAB appoints Josephine Buys as Country Manager
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
IAB appoints Josephine Buys as Country Manager

Josephine Buys has been appointed Country Manager of IAB as of 01 June 2014.

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Gold at the end of the Rainbow for Coca-Cola at Cannes Lions
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Gold at the end of the Rainbow for Coca-Cola at Cannes Lions

Coca-Cola’s commitment to inspire moments of optimism and happiness has been recognised.

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Radio Gamkaland to the rescue
Posted on 03 Jun 2014
Radio Gamkaland to the rescue

Radio Gamkaland 87.6fm proved that it is the ideal way to reach the people of the Central Karoo.

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Z-CARD map and guide for World Travel Market Africa
Posted on 03 Jun 2014
Z-CARD map and guide for World Travel Market Africa

WTM Africa is set to be the new meeting place for Africa’s travel industry.

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Spikes Asia Opens for Entries and Launches new Categories
Posted on 03 Jun 2014
Spikes Asia Opens for Entries and Launches new Categories

This year sees the introduction of two new entry categories at Spikes Asia.

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Innovation Day comes to Cannes Lions
Posted on 03 Jun 2014
Innovation Day comes to Cannes Lions

Contagious will kick off the day with an exploration into true innovation.

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Cannes Lions brings outstanding range of speakers to the global stage
Posted on 21 May 2014
Cannes Lions brings outstanding range of speakers to the global stage

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will be taking place from 15-21 June.

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Carat appoints new Media Manager
Posted on 21 May 2014
Carat appoints new Media Manager

Media agency Carat SA has appointed Ilsa Grabe to the position of Media Manager.

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Sirince Jewellery portrays its chic brand image with a Z-CARD
Posted on 21 May 2014
Sirince Jewellery portrays its chic brand image with a Z-CARD

Sirince Jewellery celebrates one year in the South African market in August.

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Marketing agency Quirk to sell to leading global communications group
Posted on 21 May 2014
Marketing agency Quirk to sell to leading global communications group

Quirk was founded by CEO Rob Stokes in 1999, and began life as a digital agency.

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Here’s why my middle-aged mom is cooler than I am…
Posted on 29 Apr 2014
Here’s why my middle-aged mom is cooler than I am…

Let me introduce you to my mom. She’s 58 years old.

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AMES awards receive record number of entries
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
AMES awards receive record number of entries

We look forward to celebrating and honouring the winners, as decided by the juries.

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IAB SA Bookmark Awards moved to February 2015
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
IAB SA Bookmark Awards moved to February 2015

The awards have been instrumental in entrenching digital as a recognised medium.

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South African interior designer recognised in Europe
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
South African interior designer recognised in Europe

Shiree Darley received the prestigious Laureate Award as Manager of the Year 2014.

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Ghana rounds off the Loeries Africa Roadshow
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
Ghana rounds off the Loeries Africa Roadshow

The Loeries African Roadshow reached its final destination in Accra, Ghana, last week on 16 April.

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GFK outlines the retail landscape in Africa and how consumers choose
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
GFK outlines the retail landscape in Africa and how consumers choose

The growth of Africa continues to be a buzz word as the continent increasingly evolves.

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First-rate training at the Cannes Lions Young Marketers Academy
Posted on 25 Apr 2014
First-rate training at the Cannes Lions Young Marketers Academy

The Cannes Lions Young Marketers Academy is to return to the International Festival of Creativity.

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Loeries Creative Week Cape Town ticket sales are now open
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
Loeries Creative Week Cape Town ticket sales are now open

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the biggest celebration of creativity in Africa and the Middle East

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Cannes Lions honours Mcdonald’s with Creative Marketer of the Year Award
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
Cannes Lions honours Mcdonald’s with Creative Marketer of the Year Award

McDonald’s consistently places creativity at the heart of its advertising and communications

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Pernod Ricard South Africa launches revamped website
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
Pernod Ricard South Africa launches revamped website

The new site will provide browsers with a lot more information about the company as a whole.

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Vega students create Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital visual identity
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
Vega students create Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital visual identity

The students wanted to create an identity that would truly reflect what Madiba wanted to accomplish.

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New service offers with drastically streamlined checkout approach
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
New service offers with drastically streamlined checkout approach

PowaTag allows for instantaneous purchasing through a mobile device by simply scanning an item anywhere.

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Top design schools unite for World Design Capital legacy programme
Posted on 16 Apr 2014
Top design schools unite for World Design Capital legacy programme

The purpose of design is to develop original and meaningful solutions to challenges.

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The Loeries African Roadshow – A Momentous Occasion for Tanzania’s Communications Industry
Posted on 31 Mar 2014
The Loeries African Roadshow – A Momentous Occasion for Tanzania’s Communications Industry

This is an important time for both the continent and the Loeries in terms of creativity.

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MTN Radio Awards proves growth in community radio
Posted on 31 Mar 2014
MTN Radio Awards proves growth in community radio

The finalists in the 2014 MTN Radio Awards have been announced.

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The Loeries African Roadshow Kicks off in Harare
Posted on 31 Mar 2014
The Loeries African Roadshow Kicks off in Harare

The first stop of the roadshow was an all-round success

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African Bank embraces the extraordinary
Posted on 31 Mar 2014
African Bank embraces the extraordinary

Given that African Bank is not an average bank, it will not treat you like an average client.

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To QR or not to QR ? Part 1 of a 2 Part Series
Posted on 25 Mar 2014
To QR or not to QR ? Part 1 of a 2 Part Series

QR codes have become a familiar item to many of us.

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The DMASA and You
Posted on 25 Mar 2014
 The DMASA and You

Direct Marketing is rapidly becoming known as Data Driven Marketing.

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Large format signage Trends and threats
Posted on 24 Mar 2014
Large format signage Trends and threats

Printing, for some an art, for others merely a production process.

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The Integration Evolution
Posted on 18 Mar 2014
The Integration Evolution

Have you ever imagined a flapjack without syrup? Or a hamburger without ketchup?

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FanPic digital brand experience arrives in South Africa
Posted on 18 Mar 2014
FanPic digital brand experience arrives in South Africa

This is a new kind of digital sponsorship inventory local companies have not had access to before.

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AVEVA releases its first mobile app for plant design review
Posted on 18 Mar 2014
AVEVA releases its first mobile app for plant design review

AVEVA Insight streamlines the design review and approval process to support Lean business practices.

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The printing industry’s first five-colour printer lands in South Africa
Posted on 18 Mar 2014
The printing industry’s first five-colour printer lands in South Africa

The OKI ES9541 allows users to demonstrate their creativity

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Raising the stakes in the Lowe Profile
Posted on 18 Mar 2014
Raising the stakes in the Lowe Profile

Bruce Anderson’s appointment as new executive creative director of Lowe& Partner SA.

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Share a Coke Just Got Bigger
Posted on 04 Mar 2014
Share a Coke Just Got Bigger

Excited consumers discovered the various names and as the word spread through social media, more consumers began the hunt to find their names.

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Metropolitan Republic’s Wimpy Braille advert
Posted on 04 Mar 2014
Metropolitan Republic’s Wimpy Braille advert

Celebrating 60 years of advertising creativity and excellence

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Bruce Anderson joins Lowe Johannesburg
Posted on 04 Mar 2014
Bruce Anderson joins Lowe Johannesburg

Bruce Anderson has joined the Johannesburg office of Lowe + Partners SA as executive creative director.

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The first Loeries Africa Roadshow kicks off in March
Posted on 04 Mar 2014
The first Loeries Africa Roadshow kicks off in March

The Loeries encompasses all areas of brand communication

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Lions Health announces Inaugural Jury line-up
Posted on 04 Mar 2014
Lions Health announces Inaugural Jury line-up

Passionate about the importance of creative excellence in communications

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Dubai Lynx announces final jury members
Posted on 04 Mar 2014
Dubai Lynx announces final jury members

Land Rover MENA has picked up 20 Dubai Lynx awards in different categories

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New appointment to the GfK team
Posted on 04 Mar 2014
New appointment to the GfK team

As an Account Director at GfK, Matthew will be growing and developing accounts across financial services and telecommunications.

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DTI’S first youth entrepreneur incubator opened by MEDO
Posted on 10 Jan 2014
DTI’S first youth entrepreneur incubator opened by MEDO

Opened by the DTI Minsiter- Dr Rob Davies - the MEDO ICT Incubator is the first youth incubator in the DTI Incubator Support Programme.

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Louise Benson appointed as Festival Director for Lions Health and Eurobest
Posted on 10 Jan 2014
Louise Benson appointed as Festival Director for Lions Health and Eurobest

Louise joins from The Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, where she has held the position of Festival Director since February 2011.

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New Botswana Z-CARD and PocketMedia distributor for ZAMI
Posted on 10 Jan 2014
New Botswana Z-CARD and PocketMedia distributor for ZAMI

Z-CARD Africa, India, Middle East and Turkey (ZAMI) has entered into a distributor agreement with Botswana-based Simple Creative, an original high-class advertising agency.

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Eddie Moutran Honoured with Dubai Lynx Advertising Person 2014 Award
Posted on 10 Jan 2014
Eddie Moutran Honoured with Dubai Lynx Advertising Person 2014 Award

Eddie Moutran will be honoured and presented with the Dubai Lynx Advertising Person 2014 accolade during the Dubai Lynx awards ceremony and dinner to be held on Wednesday 12 March at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena in Dubai.

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Dubai Lynx 2014 opens for delegate registrations
Posted on 14 Nov 2013
Dubai Lynx 2014 opens for delegate registrations

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity has opened for delegate registrations.

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There’s no slowing down Hip Op Gran
Posted on 14 Nov 2013
There’s no slowing down Hip Op Gran

She golfs. Makes mincemeat of crossword puzzles. Loves having the girls over for sundowners and refuses to let age slow her down.

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Sanlam again selects a Z-CARD to speak to students
Posted on 14 Nov 2013
Sanlam again selects a Z-CARD to speak to students

The cards are distributed to students via talks and campus activations, as part of a campaign involving Financial Literacy, which is sponsored by the Sanlam Foundation.

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MMA SA partners with AfricaCom 2013
Posted on 14 Nov 2013
MMA SA partners with AfricaCom 2013

The Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa (MMA) have partnered with AfricaCom 2013 to offer their members a 20 percent discount on delegate passes to the event.

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Bookmarks workshops showcase power of digital
Posted on 14 Nov 2013
Bookmarks workshops showcase power of digital

Delegates will hear first-hand from the uber-gurus in digital what makes them tick.

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Fabbro Smells the Coffee with Digital Signage from ONELAN
Posted on 30 Oct 2013
Fabbro Smells the Coffee with Digital Signage from ONELAN

Established in Italy in 1999 Fabbro is a market leading multi-service company with three divisions: Catering, Vending machines and Cleaning & Sanitising.

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Lessons from our Founder
Posted on 24 Oct 2013
Lessons from our Founder

Over thirty years of experience in the Direct Marketing industry will teach you some serious lessons about this amazing and dynamic industry.

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Africa’s digital, marketing, commerce and enterprise show awaits you!
Posted on 24 Oct 2013
Africa’s digital, marketing, commerce and enterprise show awaits you!

The Enterprise Technology Show Africa is the leading marketplace and ideas exchange for African businesses and organisations hungry for innovative solutions.

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The Direct Marketing Industry - looking back to understand the way forward.
Posted on 10 Oct 2013
The Direct Marketing Industry - looking back to understand the way forward.

Let’s be Direct and keep it simple

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Accountability for the governance of Information Technology
Posted on 09 Oct 2013
Accountability for the governance of Information Technology

Practical tips for joining the dots.

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Take the pain out of Finding a good printer
Posted on 09 Oct 2013
Take the pain out of Finding a good printer

Direct Marketing relies on a number of different communications methods, whether digital, printed or mobile.

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Oticon selects PocketMedia as an innovative app for its new product launch
Posted on 08 Oct 2013
Oticon selects PocketMedia as an innovative app for its new product launch

Distributed to clients via Oticon’s sales team, the Pop-Up also included a competition element to encourage clients to RSVP before 5 September to attend the product launch.

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Dubai Lynx Website Launches Featuring Innovations For 2014 Festival And Awards
Posted on 08 Oct 2013
Dubai Lynx Website Launches Featuring Innovations For 2014 Festival And Awards

The Dubai International Festival of Creativity will take place from 9-11 March 2014, with the Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony and Dinner happening on 12 March.

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Spree pioneers a South African ‘shoppable magazine’ concept
Posted on 08 Oct 2013
Spree pioneers a South African ‘shoppable magazine’ concept

The publishing world is in a state of flux. It is changing at a rapid pace and, as a result, magazines are having to evolve in order to keep up with these changes.

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Assegai Awards 2013 opens for Entries
Posted on 03 Oct 2013
Assegai Awards 2013 opens for Entries

The 2013 DMASA’s Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards sponsored by the South African Post Office is now open for entries.

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Young South Africans support alcohol ad ban
Posted on 10 Sep 2013
Young South Africans support alcohol ad ban

The government will likely only have moderate support from young South Africans should they go ahead with a proposed ban on the advertising of alcoholic beverages.

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The Foschini Group uses Reward to win over retail shoppers
Posted on 10 Sep 2013
The Foschini Group uses Reward to win over retail shoppers

The activation was done via a large interactive ‘Rewards booth’ that had a button which if pressed would reward a customer with an instant reward.

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Forecast Or Fail: an indispensable skill for every business
Posted on 10 Sep 2013
Forecast Or Fail: an indispensable skill for every business

Forecasting is one of the most misunderstood and poorly applied business practices in South Africa, and around the world, today.

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South Africa dazzles At Cannes 60th Awards
Posted on 10 Sep 2013
South Africa dazzles At Cannes 60th Awards

The 2013 Cannes International Festival of Creativity saw South Africa’s talent going up against some of the best of the world – and coming out victorious.

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Mercedes-Benz campaign sees success with cinema
Posted on 10 Sep 2013
Mercedes-Benz campaign sees success with cinema

A recent cinema campaign involving the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has made impactful sales and has proven incredibly successful for Mercedes-Benz.

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DirectSmile to support state-of-the-art Inbound Marketing and PDF/VT
Posted on 10 Sep 2013
DirectSmile to support state-of-the-art Inbound Marketing and PDF/VT

This solution will be showcased in Chicago at Print13 and in Cologne at dmexco 2013.

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NO TIME FOR IDLE HANDS
Posted on 06 Sep 2013
NO TIME FOR IDLE HANDS

SchoolMedia facilitates holiday programme for learners

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SA dazzles at Cannes 60th Awards
Posted on 02 Jul 2013
SA dazzles at Cannes 60th Awards

The 2013 Cannes International Festival of Creativity saw South Africa’s talent going up against some of the best of the world – and coming out victorious.

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DMASA elects its new Board for the coming two years
Posted on 06 Jun 2013
DMASA elects its new Board for the coming two years

Vikesh Roopchand, CEO of Sentient Publishing was appointed as the New Chairman of the Association.

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So you think your passwords keep you safe against cybercrime?
Posted on 07 Jun 2013
So you think your passwords keep you safe against cybercrime?

This is the message from DMASA COO Alastair Tempest, whose close involvement with various entities attempting to eradicate cybercrime, has given him a deep understanding of the problem.

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Radio-Active Promotions
Posted on 06 Jun 2013
Radio-Active Promotions

The Brand Connection is just the company for the job, and maybe the only company which can almost guarantee its clients of a decent volume of attendances.

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Lessons in Direct Marketing
Posted on 06 Jun 2013
Lessons in Direct Marketing

Direct Marketing is the industry where all of you make your living and many of you will consider yourself experts. So, you may think a lesson in Direct Marketing is unnecessary.

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SAPO answering the call with Response Mail
Posted on 06 Jun 2013
SAPO answering the call with Response Mail

With some minor changes to its product portfolio, the South African Post Office has made a big difference to its Direct Mail offerings.

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Making a mountain out of a door drop
Posted on 05 Jun 2013
Making a mountain out of a door drop

Gavin Wheeler, CEO at UK-based direct response and relationship marketing agency WDMP (www.wdmp.co.uk), presents a case study of a successful campaign run via an unpersonalised channel – the traditional door drop.

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Omnichannel Marketing – So Much More Than Just Mobile
Posted on 03 Jun 2013
Omnichannel Marketing – So Much More Than Just Mobile

Katharine Hulls, VP Marketing at Celebrus Technologies, outlines the key steps organisations can take to address the multi-device conundrum and gain real understanding of individual customers.

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