Industry Updates: October 2013

Ballet In The Park: National Zoo to host ballet gala performance with Joburg Ballet | 31 Oct 2013

The National Zoological Gardens (NZG) in Pretoria and Joburg Ballet will host Ballet In The Park on Saturday afternoon 9 November in the picnic area at the zoo. The performance will feature highlights from ballets seen throughout the year as well as a sneak preview of this season’s performance of the festive classic The Nutcracker, more

Prezence partners with Leisure Books in Media24 Books’ first foray into m-commerce | 31 Oct 2013

Leisure Books, South Africa's largest book club which is owned by Media24 Books, has partnered with Prezence, one of South Africa’s leading mobile, apps and digital agencies, in what marks Media24 Books’ first retail app. more

Thuraya Certifies RedPort Optimizer | 31 Oct 2013

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and RedPort Global, a leader in data and throughput optimization services, today announced the successful certification of the RedPort Optimizer satellite Wi-Fi router and the RedPort XGate satellite email and data service software. more

MTN Radio Awards 2013 – Entries Open | 31 Oct 2013

Entries for the 2014 MTN Radio Awards open on Friday 8th November. Stations are encouraged to start collating their material and getting their entries in well ahead of the closing date for entries, which is 4th February 2014. more

Samsung’s "Launching People" Campaign Unlocks Human Potential | 31 Oct 2013

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced its “Launching People” local campaign, strengthening its commitment to unleash the dreams, passions and potential of individuals with brilliant ideas through technology. more

Angelo Beck reveals the new identity for Blast Brand Catalysts | 31 Oct 2013

When coming up with a new brand identity, it’s vital to explore what the individuals within that company represent, as well as the company’s collective consciousness. Another important aspect to reflect is not only the present state of the brand, but also how the company may change and adapt in the years to come. more

The Emperor’s New Paywall | 31 Oct 2013

Chances are, if you’re on a mailing list connected to the media industry, you would have received numerous (digital) links to studies and reports hailing the success of paywalls by various publishers around the globe. And in light of the spectacular failure of digital publishing to offer a sustainable business model in its first 20 years of existence, more and more media houses are pinning their salvation on paywalls. more

Barnstone Academy powers ahead with second intake | 31 Oct 2013

Barnstone Academy, the Barnstone Group’s innovative and practical solution to graduate unemployment, is currently in the process of helping its second intake gain the skills they need in business. The eight trainees are being put through a tough nine-week course to equip them for a future career in consulting. more

Networx PR turns up the sound with Spinlet | 31 Oct 2013

On a mission to make music fully mobile, affordable and heard, US based digital entertainment brand Spinlet, will shortly be launching its revolutionary music platform in South Africa. Helping to spread the word to consumers, artists and advertisers alike, Spinlet has appointed Networx PR to handle all communications across Africa. more

Wine industry snatches up Cape Winemakers Guild protégés | 31 Oct 2013

The impact of the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme on transformation in the wine industry is beginning to bear fruit with no less than four graduates in full time winemaking positions in just seven years. more