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The Publisher Research Council (PRC) gears up for a busy year

PRC logoThe Publisher Research Council (PRC) was created to meet the needs of fast changing reading behaviour across both traditional and digital reading platforms and to provide an innovative “Gold Standard” Reader Audience Measurement founded on global and local best practice, expertise and resources.

The PRC is a not for profit company that represents the interests of both print and online publishers in South Africa. It conducts audience and efficacy research on behalf of members, while providing research on broader media audiences for advertisers and their agencies.

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Marketing Personalisation 2.0: Growing Brand Communities

Meltwater Marketing Personalisation 2.0Register here:

Real marketing personalisation is about more than just paid targeting (and re-targeting). It’s about engaging in an authentic dialogue with the people who matter most to your business – and doing so on their terms. One approach that’s emerged in response to the modern marketer’s mandate of more relevance and less intrusiveness, has been the creation of branded content “ecosystems”.  But building these semi-personalised online communities around your service or product is easier said than done – and what’s even more challenging is figuring out exactly how to make them financially viable.
Fret not however, as this Thursday you’re invited to join Meltwater and Joshin Raghubar – founder of Pan-African engagement agency, iKineo Ventures, for a free Webinar that will uncover both how to grow your brand community, as well as how to leverage it for maximum impact on your bottom line.

2017 IAB Digital Summit celebrates a turning point for digital

By Chris Borain, Chairman of the IAB SA

We have reached a critical juncture for digital, both locally and globally. Digital has evolved from one aspect of the media mix to a powerful, pervasive medium with an influence that cannot be ignored.

The PwC Media Outlook for 2016-2020 shows that mobile access has impacted several billion people in less than five years. In comparison to the 20m people impacted over 60 years by the industrial revolution, it is clear that digital is the driver for rapid change in human history. This is an exciting time, and an opportunity for publishers, brands and agencies to collaborate to create a digital landscape that is fair, measurable and constructive.

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John SaneiIAB Digital Summit powered by Accenture Interactive, click here for more info.

By John Sanei

As the digital industry, we are the custodians of change. We introduce the tools that have the potential to bring exponential levels of growth, efficiency and engagement to our businesses. However, digital alone is not the cure-all for every business problem. In order for digital to succeed in today’s climate, it has to be keenly focused on consumer and employee needs.

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IAB Digital Summit, powered by Accenture Interactive, champions diversity in digital innovation

Digital is the hot topic impacting all aspects of the South African consumer experience, from advertising to business.

As a high growth, vastly influential sector, digital needs to undergo ongoing and conscious transformation. The IAB SA champions diversity in digital, which is apparent in the program for the IAB Digital Summit, coming up on 16 March at The Galleria, Sandton. The speaker list is deliberately focused on providing a platform for female digital leaders, and experts of all ethnicities.

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IAB SA joins forces with leading digital agency network Accenture Interactive


IAB SA is excited to announce that it is partnering with Accenture Interactive, the biggest and fastest growing digital agency network in the world, for the third annual IAB Digital Summit, taking place on 16 March, at the Galleria in Sandton. Accenture Interactive is a prominent new player and innovator in the digital space, and its vote of confidence illustrates the growing influence of the Summit in driving digital conversation and the power of digital to achieve notable strategic results.

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Training that will change your career by Webgrowth

webgrowth-training.001Webgrowth’s learning path is designed to stretch your thinking and challenge your current marketing techniques – their analytical approach to digital marketing can be used for a mom and pop shop to the most advanced corporate company in Africa.

Offering a special discount to IAB SA members, here is an upcoming course and workshop.

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Ticket sales open for 2017 IAB Digital Summit

Ticket sales opened today for the third annual IAB Digital Summit coming up on 16 March. The highly anticipated line-up features a mix of global digital heavyweights and local industry pioneers including Ferial Haffajee, Editor at Large for HuffPostSA; John Sanei, Trend Specialist and founder #Trenovate; Jessy Severins, Ad and Operations Manager for Gumtree; and Lee Naik CEO for TransUnion Africa. Speakers will continue to be announced over the next few weeks.

While this promises to be the best Summit to date, ticket prices remain unchanged thanks to partnerships with heavy-hitting sponsors.

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Maggs On Media chats to IAB CEO Josephine Buys

Maggs On Media chats to IAB CEO Josephine Buys about what to expect at the 3rd annual IAB #DigitalSummit powered by Accenture Interactive and #Bookmarks2017 

Save the date: 16 March 2017, tickets on sale soon!