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An in-depth insight into Marketing and Media in South Africa featuring Hosts, Dr. DOUG MATTHEUS and GORDON MULLER and proudly brought to you by NFINITY MEDIA who are incubating innovative businesses in the media industry. For more info on Nfinity Media, visit www.nfinity.co.za. . #Marketing #Media #Advertising #SouthAfrica #Podcast
 
Our mission is to close the gap of digital knowledge in South Africa with real conversations. We are passionate about all things and want to reach as many people as possible to spread the word. As you embark on your digital transformation journey, you need to be equipped with the right information to make the right decisions for your business as well as your clients. This podcast should enable you find the answers you have been seeking. Follow our Instagram (https://bit.ly/2LIhxez) and Linke ...
 
Society’s Super Heroes is a podcast series celebrating the men, women and organisations who have dedicated their lives to empowering communities, and who work tirelessly to improve the lives of others. Each sector commemorates an annual day. The days are occasions to educate and to reinforce achievements in humanity. These days are the perfect springboard for awareness raising actions. We will be curating conversations with Super Heroes to explore what their day means to them and shine a spo ...
 
"Ad infinitum" is a Latin phrase meaning "to infinity" or "forevermore". That's how long it feels listening to these occasional podcast episodes around the continual evolution that happens within the Nfinity Group of Companies. In them we cover everything from our extraordinary achievements and new developments, through to interviews with some of the remarkable people that come to our offices to share their life stories and wisdom with us and our clients. That and a whole lot of banter in-be ...
 
Urban Farming is emerging as one of the most sustainable ways to combat the growing food shortage and rising food costs. No more so than in South Africa. Join host, Chris Luyt, and guests as they share tips and tricks on how to start your own Urban Farm... and to have a lekker time doing it! You can also carry on the discussion on Urban Farming and all things Green on our Facebook Group on the following link: http://bit.ly/GreenFBGroup #UrbanFarming #UrbanAgriculture #Podcast
 
Work has changed drastically in the past few months. A tiny virus has got us all asking, "what should we do with an office, do we need an office and what does an office represent?" This series, sponsored by Giant Leap and hosted by Linda Trim, tackles many of the issues we are facing in the world of work at present and how we can make work and work life better for leaders and their employees. Tapping into the minds of great leaders and professionals to explore the question that has everyone ...
 
Ever considered a Safari in Africa? We bet you have more questions than answers... Well that's where this Podcast will assist! A 6-Episode Podcast covering everything you need to know about an African Safari, including medical precautions and the best time of the year to travel to Africa. We also look at the different experiences available... Photographic Safaris, Game Drives and Luxury Game Lodges and speak to Ranger Buck himself. For more info, check out www.rangerbucksafaris.com and follo ...
 
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Using her many words to tell children’s stories, for education about what affects them most, and to motivate for changes in policy, Robyn Wolfson Vorster joins us in conversation about her four part series featured in the Daily Maverick on Missing Children. Robyn is a dedicated wordsmith, child right’s activist and the woman behind – For the Voicel…
 
On another great episode of The DOC & The GURU Podcast, we catch up with one of SA’s top marketers, Nontokozo Madonsela, the Group Chief Marketing Officer Momentum Metropolitan Holdings. And in true style, we really cover a lot, so once again - this is an episode not to be missed!We chat about her Honorary Doctorate and important social impact work…
 
We are in conversation with Kate Shand, the topic: Teen Suicide. After the suicide of her son in 2011, Kate started writing as a lifeline – her words became a book and in 2013 BOY was published. We speak about giving children the language and the words, that suicide shouldn’t be a secret. “We cannot measure the value of life cut short by suicide. W…
 
The Gender Unicorn - what is gender in the bigger context and what does it really mean? We are in conversation with Kaleb Lachenicht. Kaleb is transgender, born female he has been exploring his true self and engaging with his gender actively for 4 years. He is learning how privileged he is to have been socialized as a female through his formative y…
 
The shift in methodology from the long-established RAMS diary format to DAR (Day After Recall) signals the BRC intention to adopt a holistic measure of consumer listening behaviour. This week on The Doc and The Guru podcast we chat with SABC Head of Insights Angie Hammond about the implications of the new BRC RAMS release for media planners and buy…
 
The 25th November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. Charlene Narsoo – activist for Social Change joins us in studio. Charlene works tirelessly to ensure that with every community intervention, change happens and beneficiaries thrive.…
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Leon van Vuuren, an optompreneur (an entrepreneurial optometrist) and founder of Optique. He’s knowledge of Digital Marketing that he gained from studying the subject at UCT, combined with his MBA for executive development partnered with being an optometrist and an entrepreneur led him to open his own opt…
 
The changing nature of relationship between brands and agency partners, the increased scrutiny of marketing budgets, and the rise of digital media in a COVID-19 world has meant a wave of in-housing as the inevitable consequence. The benefits of in-housing which include speed, efficiency, quality, transparency and a better approach to data; what to …
 
When the final AMPS database was released in 2016 for some people it was the end of the world. For others it represented the start of a brave new world. In this episode, we chat with Johann Koster CEO of the Market Research Foundation and MAPS Project Manager Marie Rossouw about the journey from AMPS to the release of the first full set of MAPS dat…
 
A very different topic to what we usually have conversations on – About Cults. We are in conversation with Pauline Moneron, host of podcast series – Decoding Cults, a podcast that has recently featured Luke. Luke did his Honours in Comparative Religion and Philosophy and spent extensive time researching new religious movements and how they became c…
 
In this episode of The Doc and The Guru podcast we with chat with Monique Claassen – Head of Insights at Kantar about the latest Media Reactions 2021 report and some of the recipes for advertising success featured in Media Master Chef 2021.The Media Reactions report explores some of the remarkable disconnects between marketers and consumers when it…
 
Gail Schimmel, CEO of the Advertising Regulatory BoardTalya Goldberg, freelance creative director and social media strategistThulani Hadebe, public relations and marketing agency owner and Instagram influencerIn this episode, we’re in conversation with Gail Schimmel, CEO of the Advertising Regulatory Board; Talya Goldberg, freelance creative direct…
 
Our guest today is Ryan Sauer MD of King James Group in JHB and the topic for conversation is: The convergence of creative and media.We are seeing the rise of Adtech, Martech and possibly MADtech and a backward integration into creative. The disruption we focus on is how creative agencies are going to integrate into Adtech looking at automation, ne…
 
We are in conversation with Dr Dee Blackie and Talia Jade Magnes to discuss the teenage pregnancy crisis in South Africa. Earlier this year the Gauteng Education Department announced that between April 2020 and March 2021 23 226 teenage pregnancies were recorded by the Gauteng Health Department – 943 of the girls were between the age of 10 and 14. …
 
Ranked by Forbes as the 4th most influential CMO in the world I guess we should all sit up and take notice when Mastercard CMO & CCO officer Raja Rajamanna says Marketing is in a deep existential crisis right now. The dissolution of the marketer’s role is well under way. Now if you had to Google CCO for context then maybe that’s where the challenge…
 
This week’s guest on The Doc and The Guru podcast is Brandon de Kock – Director of Storytelling at Why Five Insights. A self-styled writer, photographer and professional hedonist who’s had too much to eat and drink on all 7 continents & played golf on 6 of them, Brandon talks about the stories behind the numbers in the latest release of the BrandMa…
 
The 4th November is the start of National Cardiopulmonary Week, we are in conversation with Kaleb Lachenicht. Kaleb is an advanced Life Support Paramedic who manages a private medical training company. Kaleb is passionate about teaching emergency medicine and has a BTech in Emergency Medical Care and Rescue and a Master’s Degree in Health Science E…
 
On The DOC & GURU Podcast, we celebrate a fantastic milestone of our 100th episode this week with a chat to Ivan Moroke, CEO of Kantar SA and the Marketing Achievement Awards Chairperson. Ivan was our very first guest two years ago, and we thought it very fitting to invite him back to celebrate this day with us.We start off by throwing back to that…
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Ryan Silberman, an Industrial Engineer and 2014 Jewish Entrepreneur of the year. He successfully co-founded, built and exited ad-tech company Popimedia - Facebook's only Marketing Partner in Africa. And is currently the CEO of Webfluential - an Influencer Marketing platform reaching over 2-billion people.…
 
Today’s guest is Alexander Leibner, Futures Strategist & Media Entrepreneur.We are excited to be talking about the Top 6 Consumer SHFTS he has identified in the last 18 months and how this has impacts the way we will have to market to consumers in the future.The future is not written on stone tablets but there is a clear indication of what’s to com…
 
In 1980 Jamie Uys said The god’s must be crazy but this week in The Doc and The Guru podcast we posed the same question to renowned local film director Meg Rickards and screenplay writer and producer Paul Egan about the release of their latest movie Kaalgat Karel onto the local cinema circuit. You just made a movie despite everything that’s happene…
 
Today is Global Ethics Day, it is an annual movement to empower ethics through the actions of individuals and organisations. We chat to Zelda Kruger. Zelda has a special interest in promoting ethics awareness and management. Her curiosity about how people make choices about ethics and morality to justify their actions motivated her to study ethics.…
 
Now I know it sounds like the start of a joke but this week’s episode of The DOC & The GURU Podcast is certainly no joke as we chat with Aileen Sauerman (Managing Director) and Suhana Gordhan (ECD) about the comprehensive offerings from the DUKE Group. So if you want to know more about how an independent advertising agency is shaking things up with…
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Ryan Annandale who describes himself as a creative and strategic leader in marketing, franchising and brand management. At the time of recording this podcast episode, Ryan was the franchise development manager at Battery Centre. His role was to develop new standards, operations, procedures, marketing stra…
 
As digital advertising shifts from third-party identifiers toward a privacy-driven approach, investing in first-party data is a strategy that can help marketers easily adapt. My guest this week is Nicholas Leighton, Account Executive at Adobe South Africa, and we will be talking about how brands can operationalise first-party data. Adopting a first…
 
This week on The Doc and The Guru podcast we chat with Ask Afrika FMCG Client Lead Monique Pienaar about the role and contribution of the TGI database in the post AMPS landscape. Initially released in 2003 TGI was arguably Mzansi’s first functional alternative to the old AMPS database; but does longevity in and of itself offer any functional value …
 
This week on The DOC & The GURU Podcast, we go higher-grade as we chat with Haydn Townsend, the Managing Director of Accenture Interactive Africa. In another great and very insightful episode, he shares generously as he discusses the art and science of marketing and their journey as an Experience Agency.So, if you want to hear about the Group struc…
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with David Shields who is a strategic, multi-channel communications professional with over a decade’s worth of marketing experience in the digital & SME arena. He currently works as Digital Lead at WAVEMAKER - connecting creative dots to well-executed placements; attempting to make the internet feel less “ad”d…
 
The digital maturity race belongs to the swift — and many companies need to accelerate their efforts to catch up. Digitally mature advertisers are better able to respond to changing market dynamics. Our guests this week - Lorraine Landon Specialist Lead for SSA at Google and Bridget Ngcobo, Banking Industry Manager. Our host Audrey chats to these w…
 
This week on The DOC & The GURU Podcast, we catch up with Lerato Malekutu, an Independent PR and Communications Consultant, and former Media Manager at Cricket South Africa. We chat about her interesting life and career journey and how sport, and cricket in particular, has opened up so many doors for her around the world.So listen in for free to he…
 
Today is International Equal Pay Day, despite decades of activism, and dozens of laws on equal pay, women still earn significantly less than men do. According to the National Business Initiative women in South Africa are paid between 19% and 37% less than their male counterparts. Tireless advocates for the rights of women - Mmbatho Mokiti and Sharo…
 
This week on The Doc and The Guru Podcast we chat with Dashni Vilakazi, newly appointed Managing Director of leading media agency TheMediaShop. It’s been a good week for MediaShop at the MOST Awards and Dashni talks about the challenges faced by media agencies in the post-Kotler landscape. And the changes that will be needed to build on that winnin…
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Johann van Zyl, a director at the Nfinity Influencer Division. Before getting involved in the influencer marketing industry, Johann spent 15 years in Brand Marketing as Head of Marketing for Prestige Brands as well as Head of Trade Marketing at Pernod Ricard South Africa. Grab a coffee and listen as we di…
 
Our guest this week is none other than Mike Follett, Managing Director at Lumen Research, experts in measuring consumer attention in digital advertising. The topic up for discussion is the challenge of attention in modern marketing. What is the scarcest resource? In today’s “attention economy”, our very own attention has become a scarce commodity. …
 
World Suicide Prevention Day is commemorated on the 10th September and promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicide. According to SADAG, in South Africa 9% of all teen deaths are due to suicide. Children as young as 7 have committed suicide in South Africa. We discuss why suicide is on the increase.…
 
This week on The Doc and The Guru podcast we chat with the former Net#work BBDO CEO Boniswa Pezisa about her appointment as executive director of independent media agency Mediology. Launched in 2006 by CEO Ana Carrapichano the data-driven media and digital marketing agency is undergoing a growth and investment phase and Pezisa puts marketing and cr…
 
We are celebrating! It’s International Day of Charity - the 5th September, one year of Society's Super Heroes' podcasts! This is our 30th podcast and we have had just under 3000 downloads. We are so grateful to Nfinity Media and to each and every guest that has spent time with us in studio - a massive thank-you! We commemorate International Day of …
 
On this week’s The DOC & The GURU Podcast, we chat purpose, generosity and goodness with Nadia Mohamed, the Marketing Director of Mondelez International (Africa) and how Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate is helping to build a better South Africa. Armed with the very scary and sad statistic that there are over 2 million orphans in SA, Cadbury Dairy Milk …
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Matthew Kanniah, the founder and creator of Heart of Motion. He is a true car enthusiast who has made a name for himself in the Instagram and social media community as “The Car Guy”. Having started shooting on a cellphone, Matthew along with other South African greats started using the Instagram platform …
 
This week we have two experts from BlueRobot - a marketing tech provider in South Africa. Our guests are Daniel ‘O Brien Head of Global Sales and Kyle Oosthuizen, Chief Operating Officer. Whilst "Conversational Commerce" aka c-commerce is not a new concept, the phenomenon is gaining momentum, driving innovation, and customer experience in an ever-c…
 
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to manage 2 Century-old legacy brands in All Gold and Mrs Balls? Well, listen in to this week’s episode of The DOC & The GURU Podcast as we chat to the Marketing Achievement Awards Rising Star Finalist, Itumeleng Matlare, to find out exactly how she does it.From an advertising start to now working at one of SA’…
 
These famous words are certainly true as sport unites, develops and build societies, including playing a very important and pivotal role at school level. With SuperSport having recently launched their SuperSport Schools initiative, there is no better person to chat with us this week on The DOC & The GURU Podcast than Rendani Ramovha, the Senior Com…
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Petra Liu, Founder and Managing Director at Wetpaint Advertising. We chat about the South African Lottery campaign that aimed at spreading hope during the aftermath of the looting. Grab a coffee and listen as we discuss: • How COVID is changing the advertising industry. • Doing work that cuts through nega…
 
Our guest this week is the one and only Kat de Sarigny (we just love French last names), who has quite the lovely bio. Kat is a Household’s CEO, a Spotify Guru with a passion for audio innovation, and has been in the media industry for over 5 million minutes. She is an all-round energetic animal lover who believes in kindness-always and the power o…
 
It’s often been said that the emergence of independent media agencies was a wonderful development for advertising folks who harboured a secret desire to work in the bank. So becoming a freelancer in the 90s had a certain swashbuckling appeal for media strategists. Especially for those strategists who preferred a creative interface, with an eclectic…
 
If you’re a regular listener to The Doc and Guru Podcast then you will know that this show has always been a strong advocate for community media. No democracy can flourish unless it is grounded in a free and independent media – and a truly free and independent media must in turn be grounded in the community it serves.In the past few weeks the vital…
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Michelle Vermeulen, Head of Marketing and Public Relations at Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) about using influencers to educate and inform the public about blood donations. Michelle is an experienced marketer having worked on ATL and BTL campaigns as well as in eventing. She joined WCBS in 2015 in the …
 
Our guest this week is Donovan Neale-May , Executive Director of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and Business Performance Innovation Network and we get to explore the role of marketing in digital transformation, and how the marketing function & CMO should change to support a digital-first organization. Marketing has never been more comple…
 
International Day of Friendship, friendship between people, countries, cultures and individuals inspires peace efforts and builds bridges between communities. We are in conversation with Joel Libote. Joel is a fitness ambassador and Boxing Coach at Fight with Insight. Joel has been involved with Fight with Insight since 2015. Joel designs the fitne…
 
On this week’s The DOC & The GURU Podcast, we chat with Sithembile Ntombela, the acting CEO of Brand South Africa, on our nation’s brand image. So listen in as we are realistic and start with the negatives of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as well as the violent and terrible destruction of the past few weeks, as we turned on ourselves. We also lo…
 
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