by MarkLives. We ask Erna George: Should corporate leaders expose their political thinking and address issues of national importance?
by MarkLives. At a time of political crisis, we ask Mike Abel: Should corporate leaders expose their political thinking and address issues of national importance?
iMaverick, the ambitious daily tablet newspaper from the publishers of the popular website The Daily Maverick, is scaling back its frequency from daily to weekly. The news was announced to subscribers in an email earlier today.
Expensive Internet access in South Africa means free WiFi has never been common. In New York, security concerns have the same effect, but free WiFi still abounds, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK. So who will become the venues of choice for WiFi-hungry mobile workers?
Can Cape Town become to Johannesburg what Austin is to Dallas, Barcelona is to Madrid or San Francisco is to LosbAngeles – not as big, not as industrial but certainly more creative, entrepreneurial and tech-centric? Gavin Levinsohn, CEO of Ogilvy Cape Town asks the question, but already it seems rhetorical.
I’m fascinated by the growth and proliferation of the on-line couponeers and discounters like Groupon, Catch of the Day and the like. “Everyone loves a deal” this we know, but what does it mean to brands, margin, customer trust and sustaining pricing models? Asks M&C Saatchi Abel boss Mike Abel.
A new survey on levels of trust between the public and governments, business, NGOs and the media has just been released. The Edelman 2011 Trust Barometer tries to gauge the attitudes regarding the state of public trust in these institutions across 23 countries. Although the survey does not extend to Africa, it does draw some interesting conclusions on how, why and when people trust.
Loeries 2009: Apocalypse Now? With Loeries 2009 looming Mandy de Waal speaks to Gareth Leck of Joe Public about how creativity is being sold down the river by marketers obsessed by advertising to sell.
The South African cellular market reached a milestone of 50-milion connections at the end of 2008 – but only 68% of these represented individual users.
Recent scam ad scandals here and abroad refocused attention on an industry practice that sees work entered into awards that either wasn’t approved by client or never ran in the media. Both are required to legitimately enter into these competitions.