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This Oscar Pistorius ad is the ‘most complained about ad of all time’

London – The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority is standing by their decision to pull a controversial ad featuring Oscar Pistorius, Huffington Post reported. According to the ASA  the ad has received a record breaking amount of complaints making it “the most complained about ad of all time.” The ad, by online betting site Paddypower, features Oscar Pistorius […]

Zuma calls on youth to help move SA forward

3 March 2014 President Jacob Zuma has called on young South Africans to dream big and to help the country move towards meaningful economic emancipation, saying that youth development and empowerment was “critical to the success of our democracy”. “You must dream about a prosperous South Africa; we dreamt about freedom and it happened,” Zuma […]

Zuma calls on youth to help move SA forward

3 March 2014 President Jacob Zuma has called on young South Africans to dream big and to help the country move towards meaningful economic emancipation, saying that youth development and empowerment was “critical to the success of our democracy”. “You must dream about a prosperous South Africa; we dreamt about freedom and it happened,” Zuma […]

R1.3bn for stalled Western Cape broadband project

CAPE TOWN – It’s a project that has been in the pipelines for many years, but now the Western Cape Province says it is finally back on track to deliver on its 2011 promise to bring broadband to communities across the province. Last month during her State of the Province Address, Western Cape Premier Helen […]

Big Brands & Startup Envy: The Irony Of Our Times

Big brands like Coca-Cola are beginning to adopt startup rhetoric and copy their methods, but do they really mean it? Rather than turning their business models inside out, they should stay true to who they are.                 “Starting ‘lean’ is key, it’s critical to the future,” says Coca-Cola’s […]

Shops Can Track Your Phone

Washington – Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register? US retailers are using mobile-based technology to track shoppers’ movements at some malls and stores. The companies collecting the information say it’s anonymous, can’t be traced […]

SAA shows loss on all international routes

Johannesburg – None of SAA’s international routes is making a profit. The route between Johannesburg and Beijing is the worst, with losses of R309 million a year. The route with the smallest loss is still a drain to the tune of R60m. SAA’s new long-term turnaround strategy will result in the closure of two routes […]

Refreshed Brand Identity

After an extensive strategic review Merloni (http://www.merloni.com), has today announced a complete rebranding that includes the launch of a new website. The refreshed brand identity is the first in 10 years for the South African-based branding and marketing entity”. The new site seeks to communicate this brand and encapsulates their total offering, from a portfolio […]