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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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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…
 
As part of our ongoing focus on young South Africans with a voice and something important to say, this week on the #DocAndGuru podcast we chat with MixFM Radio Presenter and Kyknet TV personality Lundi Khoisan.Coming all the way from the bright lights of Wellington to the loadshedding of Gauteng, Lundi is as earthy as a Boland bredie and proud of i…
 
As South Africa starts rebuilding after a horrific last week, we chat with Brad Habana on a host of topics, including understanding, mutual respect, embracing cultures and building bridges. So don’t miss another insightful episode of The DOC & The GURU Podcast this week as we welcome Brad from Qatar, where he is working with the Supreme Committee f…
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Kriya Gangiah. Well-known TV and radio personality, she’s also the owner of digital marketing agency, Kri8tive Media. Her extensive experience in both the corporate space and the entertainment industry has earned her the title of Infotainment Specialist. Grab a coffee and listen as we discuss: • The hospi…
 
Marketing needs to show ROI to shift from being an expenditure line item to a revenue generator. The biggest challenge a CMO faces is measuring the efficacy of their marketing. Today we get to speak to Neil Pursey, Marketing Data Consultant at Measurebyte, with +15 years’ experience in analytics, data-driven marketing, and strategic leadership. Nei…
 
In a week where South Africa bleeds, we take a more sombre tone on The DOC & The GURU Podcast as we chat with Bronwyn Pretorius, the Executive Head of Marketing at Mukuru; another company that is aiming to make both SA and Africa great. So don’t miss out to hear about financial inclusion via a fantastic range of products, extensive reach and high t…
 
It is World Youth Skills Day and we are in conversation with Seth Mulli. World Youth Skills Day pays tribute to the resilience and creativity of the youth. It is a day celebrating the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, work and entrepreneurship.Seth Mulli is a trail blazer, mentor and change maker. With a dec…
 
In the second of our Special Edition Society’s Super Heroes Podcasts we talk – Parenting in a Pandemic.Child Protection Specialist – Luke Lamprecht, is regularly invited to talk to learners, parents and educators. During the pandemic, his insight, wisdom and practical advice has been shared at both primary and high schools. The ever-shifting demand…
 
Known as Douyin in its native China, Tik Tok is redefining the concept of short-form video for brands around the world through an AI-powered, feed-style interface which allows users to create and share vertical video clips lasting up to 15-seconds, and consume & comment on UGC. This week on The Doc and Guru The Podcast we chat with Greg Baillie @We…
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Michelle Jooste, Digital Marketing Manager and Product Specialist at Vital Foods about all things vitamins and influencer marketing in that industry. Grab a coffee and listen as we discuss: • The shift of consumers preferring bite-sized content. • Why it’s important for brands to make it easy and convenie…
 
Over the past five years, funding in Agritech start-ups across the African continent has been rising consistently. The sector stands in fifth position when it comes to the amount of capital raised by start-ups in Africa. Khula! is a digital ecosystem of platforms that connect & enable role players in the agricultural and food value chain to grow th…
 
This week on The Doc and Guru podcast we chat with Brand Finance Africa CEO Jeremy Sampson about the recent release of the Brand Finance Africa report on South Africa’s Top 50 Most Valuable Brands. Every year, Brand Finance puts 5,000 of the biggest brands around the world to the test, evaluating their strength, quantifying their value, and ranking…
 
On this week’s episode of The DOC & The GURU Podcast, we chat about marketing and the commercial aspects of sport as a big business with Mnqobi Zondi, a Senior Administrator at one of South Africa’s major sporting codes. So listen in for the informed views of someone who is at the sharp end of sports marketing – for both the challenges and opportun…
 
In today’s podcast episode, we are doing a wrap-up of the previous 5 episodes.Please join us for the highlights from the discussions between our phenomenal host Darryl Linington and our amazing and insightful guests who were part of this podcast series.• Ryan Noik the managing editor for TechSmart Media communications. What is the impact of the Int…
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Rea Averill, the Managing Director of Agency A, a London-based creative digital marketing agency. Starting a successful blog and Instagram account at university she fell in love with marketing and influencer marketing. One of her favourite things is when a creative campaign comes together, witnessing her …
 
The powerful convergence of marketing and technology in today’s marketplace means that brands are no longer built through advertising, but through experiences. We have observed seismic consumer behavior shifts in the last 12 months which are likely to stay with us permanently. Right now, an experience renaissance is afoot – one that is galvanizing …
 
On this week’s episode, we chat to Gary Graham, the Chief Reinvention Officer at 3i’s Group and Co-founder of the Center4Reinvention on all things reinvention and learning to thrive in disruption. Inspired by the work of Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva and the global Reinvention Society, Gary demystifies ‘the hype around reinvention’ as he aims to amplify t…
 
In today's podcast, Darryl Linington is having an interesting discussion with Pushkar Gokhale, the Chief digital and strategy officer of Openserve. In this episode they will discuss• How the power of the internet can assist homeowners as well as Small to Medium Businesses• How the Openserve App can be used to monitor fibre connections, manage your …
 
In this weeks’ The Doc and The Guru podcast we continue the theme of showcasing powerful young voices on the local media scene. Listen in as Doc and Guru chat with the Mzansi’s newest afternoon drive time show host - on Gauteng’s #1 youth station YFM – the dynamic Khutso Theledi. From growing up in Mpumalanga to the big gig in Jozi we discover why …
 
In this episode, we’re in conversation with Denelle Morais, the Marketing and Communications manager at Bestmed medical scheme. She has gained significant marketing and communications experience in the Engineering, Healthcare and Financial sectors. One thing she’s learnt is that these industries are inherently complex. As the marketing and communic…
 
In this podcast we chat to Sebastian Patel Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder of Franc which is a Fintech Start-up in South Africa. Franc was born in 2018 when an engineer, actuary, investment guru and tech wiz shared a common idea of making investing affordable, accessible and social. It is a digital first, app based solution…Sebastian takes us …
 
We may debate whether it was Peter Drucker who first made the statement “if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it” but there’s no debating the fact that, when it comes to marketing and advertising, measurement of business and brand reputation is integral to campaign management. This week on The Doc and The Guru Podcast we chat with Media and Dat…
 
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