Industry Updates: November 2013

UN-Habitat Partners with TomTom to Ease Urban Congestion | 30 Nov 2013

TomTom (TOM2) today announced a partnership with UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. TomTom’s global Traffic Index data will be used by UN-Habitat and its stakeholders around the world to make strategic decisions when tackling urban congestion. more

The 2014 APEX Awards is calling for entries! | 30 Nov 2013

The annual APEX Awards is open for entry for the 2014 season. Brand barons and marketing moguls are called upon to enter their best communications campaigns that worked and worked hard to deliver a tangible, measured return on investment and/or objectives. more

IPRA Chooses Johannesburg For Congress In 2015 | 29 Nov 2013

Executive Mayor Mpho Parks Tau has described a successful bid to host the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) World Congress in South Africa in 2015 as an accomplishment and pride to the city’s residents. more

Brand South Africa reflects on the country’s governance | 29 Nov 2013

Brand South Africa today hosted a special research seminar reflecting on the results of the 2013 Mo Ibrahim Index with a specific focus the South African governance. more

Ogilvy Public Relations named Financial Mail AdFocus Specialist Agency of the Year | 29 Nov 2013

Beyond the excitement of winning, what is most important for us is that this recognition rewards our world-class people for the often astounding work they do for an amazing array of clients. more

A model to drive media audience measurement into the future | 29 Nov 2013

The best way to picture the Future Proofing Survey’s (FPS) recommendation for audience measurement in South Africa (SA) is to imagine a car. The chassis is a media industry establishment survey and the wheels are currency surveys conducted by Joint Industry Committee (JIC) structures. more

New discounts and deals portal for online shoppers | 29 Nov 2013

- launches in time for festive bargains
Hypertext Media has launched deals.htxt, a new South African site for online shoppers that will showcase the best special offers and discounts available on the internet each day. more

CAMAF again selects a PocketMedia® Z-CARD® as a member benefit schedule | 29 Nov 2013

The Chartered Accountants (SA) Medical Aid Fund (CAMAF) has again selected a PocketMedia® Solutions’ N-format Z-CARD® for its 2014 member benefit schedule. more

Steers taps into the power of mobile – 35 600 users sign up | 29 Nov 2013

Securing on-going ad space on local mobile social network Mxit, Steers has executed two campaigns recently in a bid to raise awareness of its latest specials, with the primary objective of driving sales. more

Mall Fusion ensures significant PR exposure for Liberty Midlands Mall | 29 Nov 2013

Primedia Unlimited’s Mall Fusion ensured over R190 000 PR value for its client, Liberty Midlands Mall, which celebrated its 10th birthday in September. more