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Thoughtful China 124 - Beyond Online Sales: Making E-commerce Social

Thoughtful China

Beyond Online Sales: Why E-commerce in China Needs to Be Social, This Week on ‘Thoughtful China’

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Youth Engagement in an ever Changing World

Kids and Youth Marketing

Young South Africans may account for less than 20% of marketing budgets, but they remain an important market bringing with them the power to dictate trends, parental purchases, fashion and the popular choice of technology.

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Gigaom Report on Digital Marketing Tactics

DMNews

Email marketing wears the crown for utility. Social is getting the budgets. Content gets the love from CMOs. Referrals? They get brand new customers. That's what Gigaom finds in their latest report, Workhorses and dark horses: digital tactics for customer acquisition.

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Local Online Retail Survey results to be announced

Research - Trends and Insights

The evolution or revolution of the retail environment is one of the most dynamic industries affecting almost anyone who knows how to turn a computer on.

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Embracing Location Independent Computing: Overcoming the Challenges

Data Intelligence

The explosion of mobile, cloud and social technologies has dramatically changed the business landscape. Today, distance is no longer a barrier to business success. An organisation’s applications, data centre and offices can be opposite sides of the world, yet the business can still achieve the same reliability and performance that it has come to expect.

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The promise of PaaS

Mobile

Technology has forever altered the way we interact in our business and personal lives. The consumerisation of IT is forcing businesses to rethink how they run IT, and making them forge better, more collaborative relationships with their users.

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Exclusive on CLCMS! What is that? Find Out...

DMNews

Marketers need business technology, which Forrester Research analysts call "customer life-cycle marketing systems" (CLCMS), that can help them create, manage, and measure increasingly complex marketing efforts.

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2014 Content Marketing Research Bundle

DMNews

As marketers continue to face more pressure to increase conversion rates while maintaining a positive return on their investments, content marketing with video has emerged as successful strategy to support these goals.

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5 Secrets for effective visual merchandising

Retail Marketing and Sales

The visual presentation in the store has always been the major customer motivation accounting for the a majority of retail purchases.

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Guide to Small Business Plans | 27 August 2014

As a small business entrepreneur, you’re very possibly in possession of something very valuable – a great idea. To make the most of that idea, you need to be able to communicate it crisply to potential investors, clients and employees. ...read more

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Local is lekker in the quest for marketing returns, says Media24 | 27 August 2014

Advertisers and agencies alike should dig into their stores of local knowledge to ensure that they gain the best return on their marketing investment, says Media24. ...read more

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[CaseStudy] Sage CRM is Umsinsi Health Care’s engine for growth | 27 August 2014

Umsinsi Health Care, a distributor of medical products, has enhanced customer service and streamlined its business processes by implementing Sage CRM as its customer relationship management platform. ...read more

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Digitisation front runners in Africa team up with firstcoast to preserve the future of the past | 27 August 2014

Digitisation in archives and libraries is currently a buzz in the academic, library and archive environments. Digital preservation of our cultural and scientific heritage is among the most important present-day and future tasks facing society as a whole. ...read more

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Mobile Web Africa returns to Johannesburg | 27 August 2014

Mobile Web Africa is returning to South Africa in a few weeks’ time. The organisers, All Amber, have announced numerous new measures, key partnerships and organised a superb venue, all of which support the objective of setting a new standard of excellence for technology conferences on the continent. ...read more

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Continental Outdoor continues to dominate Africa’s DOOH growth! | 27 August 2014

Continental Outdoor is leading the way in paving South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa’s roads, commuter and consumer convergence areas with Digital advertising screens. It is fast expanding its network across Africa into airports, malls, on escalators, bars and restaurants, and onto roadside! ...read more

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Interest in computer science dwindling | 27 August 2014

In a country already fraught with a lack of adequate IT skills, it is alarming to see that interest in science and maths at school level seem to be at an all time low, says Richard Firth, Chairman and CEO of MIP Holdings. From 2009 to 2013, maths uptake dropped 21% and science fell by as much as 20% on a national level. ...read more

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Cavendish Square Scoops Marketing Excellence Award | 27 August 2014

At the recent annual Footprint Marketing Awards, the South African Council of Shopping Centre (SACSC) awarded 12 Gold, 10 silver and 15 Bronze awards out of the 44 awards of the evening to the Primedia Lifestyle Group. ...read more

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Rise in hacking attacks highlights need for protection against Cybercrime | 27 August 2014

Latest news of the hacking group/individual Lizard Squad which has taken down multiple online gaming sites, such as Sony PlayStation Network, and also grounded the American Airlines flight on which Sony Online Entertainment President was travelling due to a bomb threat Tweet, is yet another example of the power of cybercrime. ...read more

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Media24 enters Fulfilment Services | 27 August 2014

Media24 eCommerce, a division of Media24, has announced the launch of Efinity, a state-of-the-art eCommerce fulfilment service. Efinity empowers small, medium and big eCommerce merchants with the same sophisticated fulfilment service that made Spree.co.za one of the most popular eCommerce sites in the country ...read more

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$75,000 Anzisha Prize for Young Entrepreneurs announces 2014 Finalists | 27 August 2014

Togo and Ivory Coast have Anzisha finalists for the first time and five amazing young women have made the cut with projects varying from tourism, art and energy. ...read more

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Key to culture of quality drives results: ASQ, Forbes Research | 27 August 2014

Clearly stated quality vision and values, and unequivocal leadership are key components to a successful culture of quality that can help organizations drive results, according to new research from ASQ and Forbes Insights. ...read more

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Recycling depot in Cato Manor boosts BEE, local development | 27 August 2014

This recycling depot has been built and equipped under a multi-million rand enterprise development partnership between Engen Petroleum and Wildlands Green-preneurs (Pty) Ltd. ...read more

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A MAZE. / Johannesburg 3rd International Games | 26 August 2014

A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2014 will open its doors in less than 20 days. This is the 3rd International Games/ Playful Media Festival in Africa, and forms part of Wits University’s inaugural Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival. ...read more

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Qantas Customers can keep their Phones, Laptops on from Gate to Gate | 26 August 2014

Qantas is pleased to announce that their customers will be able to use their personal electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets and music players in flight mode, for the duration of each flight, providing uninterrupted access to work and entertainment. ...read more

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4Di Privaca – Unique offerings and a First foray into Africa | 26 August 2014

Over the last few years the Information Security industry has evolved to become far more than just about technology. Today, the discipline encompasses capabilities that speak to Risk, Audit, Legislation and Governance. ...read more

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Impacting the bottom line through trusted partnerships | 26 August 2014

Driving business growth in the face of a global recession is perhaps one of the most pressing issues facing business leaders and organisations today. It isn’t a matter of inventing new strategies, installing new software or even changing the metrics. It is a about establishing trusted, authentic and value based relationships with clients. ...read more

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Dubai’s Hotels enjoy busiest half year visitor numbers | 26 August 2014

Dubai’s hotels welcomed more than 5.8 million tourists in the first half of 2014 –the highest number of visitors ever achieved in the first six months of the year. ...read more

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Facing the future at OR Tambo | 26 August 2014

Recent visitors to Oliver Tambo International Airport have been dazzled by LG’s incredible curved OLED and Ultra HDTVs. The televisions, installed at both the domestic and international retail spaces of the airport, have provided a stunning interactive demonstration of cutting-edge display technology. ...read more

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My size matters when you Shay’iround | 26 August 2014

Ask any Mzansian and they will confirm a universal truth: Size does matter – especially when you Shay’iround with the new Coca-Cola® My Size 330ml pack. ...read more

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[Campaign] Emirates 'bags' its advertising | 26 August 2014

Emirates’ advertising banners got a second life, when the airline recently transformed a 208 square meter poster into over 300 quirky and reusable shopping bags. ...read more

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Spikes Asia fosters up and coming talent through Young Spikes and Student Competitions | 26 August 2014

Cinemark, the local representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, are passionate about both great film and advertising making this the perfect synergy to bring you the latest information from the world’s premier advertising festivals. ...read more

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Beware of the man in the middle | 26 August 2014

The motive for the vast majority of cyber crime is either to steal money or data. These attacks are sometimes small, targeting individuals, or sometimes massive, targeting large enterprises and stealing thousands of users’ details. ...read more

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[WeCare] Cipla announces seven day charity run around SA's Seventh World Wonder | 26 August 2014

Uyanda giggles, her cheeks shaking as she laughs. As a year old and living in a suburb on the edge of Cape Town – home to two cleft centres - it was a surprise that Uyanda hasn’t seen a surgeon before. ...read more

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Ocean Basket strengthens its recipe for success with new appointments | 26 August 2014

Ocean Basket, South Africa's largest chain of seafood restaurants, is pleased to welcome on-board new key leaders including Gregory Pepper, Lizaan Alberts, and Marilet Terblanche. ...read more

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Toshiba's Storage Products Strategy | 26 August 2014

Our data storage products, such as HDD and SSD, are the key components of the storage business, along with NAND Flash, and we will make our business more competitive and larger by supporting cloud and social network service businesses that are expected to see rapid expansion. ...read more

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The Maths Problem in Africa |www.ebizradio.com| Aarnout Brombacher | 26 August 2014

Much has been said recently about the state of mathematics in South Africa’s schools after the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its Global Information Technology Report, which placed the country last out of 148 countries for the quality of its mathematics and science education. ...read more

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The impact of Movitel on ICT in Mozambique | 26 August 2014

Arriving in Mozambique when the telecom infrastructure was very limited and only 35% of the population was accessible to the telecommunication services, Viettel – the Vietnamese leading telecommunications - has endorsed an initiative to popularize telecom services in rural and under-served areas in Mozambique. ...read more

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Corobrik launches smartphone app | 26 August 2014

Five years ago, the only tablets you found on a building site were the occasional Panado to cure jackhammer-induced headaches. Today, however, the way architects and construction teams work has morphed dramatically. ...read more

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Farmer’s Weekly: Over 5300 issues and still going strong! | 25 August 2014

For more than a century, Farmer’s Weekly has been the go-to-guide for all things agricultural and lists Trevor Manual, Gwede Mantashe and even the late Nelson Mandela as avid readers. ...read more

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Vserv takes the lead at the IMC Conference in Johannesburg | 25 August 2014

With another compelling line-up for the Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Conference, Vserv has come on board to take the lead sponsor title for the 2014 edition of this much anticipated conference that will be held at The Maslow Hotel on the 6th and 7th October 2014. ...read more

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