Industry Updates: News

PWC’s entertainment and media outlook reveals vital trends | 20 Sep 2014

The latest Entertainment and Media Outlook report released by PWC predicts rapid growth for the sector between 2014 and 2018, stating that “combined revenues from Internet access and Internet advertising will account for an estimated R71.6 bn in 2018" more

South African’s give private-label brands the thumbs-up for quality too | 20 Sep 2014

Gone are the days when people mistrusted what they would get from house brands; the results from the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards show that the quality of retailer brands is becoming more acceptable. more

Addressing Application Performance Management in a Complex IT Environment | 20 Sep 2014

To drive success in this new landscape, businesses need to turn distance and location into a competitive advantage by ensuring flawless application performance and the best user experience, regardless of location. more

Cloud adoption accelerates as European mid-market businesses report 25% cost savings | 19 Sep 2014

Mid-market businesses in Europe have reported savings of more than 25 per cent when they deploy cloud over on-premise solutions, with one in five reporting reductions of 50 per cent. However ERP is lagging behind many other cloud services. more

Roots and traditions remixed with modernity attract SA consumers | 19 Sep 2014

To coincide with Heritage month in South Africa, we ask whether South African consumers still value heritage in the brands they buy or does brand heresy increasingly apply? more

[Campaign] Red Heart Rum launches the 'Live with Heart' | 19 Sep 2014

As the market leader in the dark rum category, Red Heart Rum has always been synonymous with unparalleled quality and taste. Now through a dynamic creative platform, the brand is broadening its target market appeal to a bold, younger consumer with the launch of their “Live with Heart” campaign. more

South Africa perceived positively in Nigeria and Kenya | 19 Sep 2014

Brand South Africa today released the findings of its Africa research programme to a range of stakeholders and the media at its offices in Houghton. more

Yahoo People in Africa | 19 Sep 2014

I commonly refer to ‘Yahoo as the godfather of the Internet’, a description I borrowed from an ex Yahoo colleague and friend of mine. more

D&AD14 launches at London Design Festival | 19 Sep 2014

A true showcase of international design for the 52nd D&AD Annual. D&AD has unveiled the 2014 edition of its famous Annual, following a special launch event during the London Design Festival. more

Newspaper launched for informal settlements in Western Cape - Kasi Vision | 19 Sep 2014

Kasi Vision, a new Media24 and Boland Media title that targets previously un-served townships of the Western Cape, is being launched at the end of September. It will be published every fortnight on a Friday. more