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Chase Software scoops top Microsoft Award
Chase Software scoops top Microsoft Award

Microsoft has recognised Chase Software as the 'ERP Partner of the Year' at its Partner Awards ceremony held recently at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg

Issued by Chase Software 6 Dec 2017

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New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research

6 Dec 2017

How to tell an African story
How to tell an African story

Music and storytelling have always been intrinsically linked. On Saturday, 2 December, South Africa witnessed this truth in its finest form with Casper Nyovest managing an incredible feat, and making history, by attracting an incredible 68,000 South African youth to Soccer City

By Bongani Chinkanda, Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 6 Dec 2017

Do award shows really matter?
Do award shows really matter?

On the back of the Publicis Groupe's announcement at Cannes this year that it will be transferring its award show spend to its investment in AI, agencies are increasingly questioning whether participating in award shows really matters.

By Jessica Tennant 6 Dec 2017

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Leaps of faith: From cougars to climate change

The rise of the internet and the proliferation of alternative sources of information are potential contributors to a slow-but-steady cultural erosion of public trust in both science and the people who report on it

6 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day

6 Dec 2017

You've got six seconds. Make it count.
You've got six seconds. Make it count.

So now we have the six-second YouTube "Bumper" ad and it's a pretty tricky thing to get right! The Brand Alive Group has just created one for top culinary school Prue Leith Chefs Academy

Issued by Brand Alive 5 Dec 2017

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#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

Defective product risk is an increasing peril for companies
Defective product risk is an increasing peril for companies

Tougher regulation, global supply chains, materials from fewer suppliers and consumer awareness are contributing to a rise in recalls, says Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) report

5 Dec 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: MTN's 'Bright side' really dazzles, but this Sunday Times sub sinks without a trace...

I've talked before about the mega-battles of the cell phone brands as they launch their end-of-year campaigns (why they focus on summer is a bit beyond me, given that summer's already been underway for almost three months by now)

By Brendan Seery 5 Dec 2017

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL. Image supplied.
Why digital publishers need to rethink what they're doing

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL (it's pronounced as an acronym), explains the need for a 'build it yourself' mindset and putting user experience first when it comes to digital publishing

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2017

Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018
Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018

The hottest exhibition trends forecast for the forthcoming year to ensure that your business will own the exhibition space in 2018

By Adam Dembovsky 5 Dec 2017

SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands
SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands

According to a new report released by big data and predictive analytics provider IRI, South African shoppers buy more healthy and organic food than their European counterparts

5 Dec 2017

Digital marketing strategy for health and wellness businesses
Digital marketing strategy for health and wellness businesses

Brands have a golden opportunity to meet consumers where they're at with targeted marketing that offers valuable content and spot-on solutions

By Desiree Gullan 5 Dec 2017

Red & Yellow becomes South Africa's first Creative School of Business
Red & Yellow becomes South Africa's first Creative School of Business

Red & Yellow repositions as SA's first Creative School of Business, to equip school-leavers and working professionals with the essential knowledge and skills for career success in the 21st century

Issued by Red & Yellow 5 Dec 2017

Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls
Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls

Facebook has unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision

5 Dec 2017

SA Customer Satisfaction Index reveals preferred mobile network
SA Customer Satisfaction Index reveals preferred mobile network

According to Consulta's latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for Cellular Networks, cellular network customers are the least satisfied with MTN and most satisfied with Vodacom

5 Dec 2017

A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut
A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut

Capitalising on the success of its One Source campaign, Absolut Vodka has launched a festival of African creativity in 2018

5 Dec 2017

Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth
Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth

Reaching The 77 percent - Deutsche Welle launches new debate platform for young Africans

5 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom
#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom

Net#work BBDO strategist Kerry Hibberd is going to be swapping creative strategy for volunteering next year, as part of Vodacom's Change the World programme

By Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Net#work's Brad Reilly on the multiple award-winning Vagina Varsity campaign
#Newsmaker: Net#work's Brad Reilly on the multiple award-winning Vagina Varsity campaign

Net#work BBDO's Vagina Varsity campaign for Libresse recently received its 14th award at the Epica Awards in the 'Health, Beauty and Fashion Digital Campaigns' category, and was the only South African campaign to be awarded at the prize giving ceremony in Berlin on 16 November

By Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2017

Be disrupted
Be disrupted

The phrase disruptive innovation is being used by entrepreneurs worldwide at the moment. However, the term is widely misunderstood. What classifies a company as genuinely disruptive?..

Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 4 Dec 2017

African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018
African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018

South African online ticketing startup Quicket has a "massive focus" on expanding to other African countries next year as it looks to create a truly pan-African solution for events

By Tom Jackson 4 Dec 2017

#NewCampaign: Ocean Basket's latest campaign is a fine expression of food art
#NewCampaign: Ocean Basket's latest campaign is a fine expression of food art

Ocean Basket's unique 'Mediterrasian' sushi offering is on dazzling display in the recently launched #TheArtOfFusion brand campaign

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Dec 2017

Is digital advertising worth all the hype?
Is digital advertising worth all the hype?

I read an article recently where the reporter said, inter alia that, "internet advertising is up by 13% from 2015 to 2016," and it was based on information from a usually credible source

By Chris Brewer 4 Dec 2017

FCB Cape Town recognised at 2017 Care Awards
FCB Cape Town recognised at 2017 Care Awards

FCB Cape Town has been recognised once again for its innovative CANSA Testimonials campaign, this time by an international audience at the 2017 Care Awards

Issued by FCB Africa 4 Dec 2017

Netwerk24 boosts advertising scope with the addition of lifestyle titles
Netwerk24 boosts advertising scope with the addition of lifestyle titles

November has been a record month for Netwerk24 following the migration of popular Afrikaans lifestyle titles to the news channel

Issued by Ads24 4 Dec 2017

CoreXalance announces the 2017 winners of its Media Credit Professional Awards
CoreXalance announces the 2017 winners of its Media Credit Professional Awards

The sound financial management of South Africa's media was celebrated at a sprightly breakfast in Johannesburg on Friday

Issued by CoreXalance 4 Dec 2017

Sally Burdett makes a welcome return to the 8pm news bulletin
Sally Burdett makes a welcome return to the 8pm news bulletin

Sally Burdett returns to e.tv's 8pm news bulletin on Monday, 4 December

Issued by e.tv 4 Dec 2017

inSite granted 2017 Global Excellence Award
inSite granted 2017 Global Excellence Award

inSite has recently been selected as South Africa's Most Innovative Communications Consultancy - 2017 by AI Magazine

Issued by inSite Education 4 Dec 2017

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