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The permissions on my #moodle blocks are ignoring me? A login instruction HTML block is set to be visible only to Guests, but it is showing to authenticated users as well. I've run the cron. Very annoying.
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The best marketing cartoonist in the world...
In the vein of last week’s cartoon on ROI, marketers are struggling to prove their digital efforts are working. Advertisers aren’t sure which measurements point to success, often relying on single …
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Is it just me, or is Pokémon Go mania trying a little too hard to be real? The stunts seem a bit "PR company" contrived with news-that-isn't, people who are [supposedly] so absorbed in it they kill themselves by mistake, tweets, dressing up - all trying to fool the search engines into trending them? It must be a terrible app if it needs THIS much marketing? The original wasn't even popular outside Japan! #pokemonNo  
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Very "1984". If you "remove" a word from the language, you have gone a long way to removing the concept behind it. As they say "In the beginning was the word" - so if you can't talk about it, and you can't think about it, can the idea exist? 1984 is a novel is set in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation, under the control of a privileged elite of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as "thoughtcrime." (see Wikipedia - it's so true it's scary!)
Why do the apostles of political correctness go out of their way deliberately, and pseudoscientifically, to confuse the terms ‘race’ and ‘species’? asks David Matthews
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My CBA marketing strategy presentation at the 2016 AGM.
 
CBA Marketing Activities in 2015, and marketing plans for the year ahead
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I remember the 90's world of advertising, and I would hope this is less true today!
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Violence in Tshwane has spread to Hammanskraal and Ga-Rankuwa following unrest on Monday in Mamelodi and Atteridgeville.

The protesters are apparently unhappy with the nomination of Thoko Didiza as the ANC's mayoral candidate for Tshwane.

On Tuesday morning, the Tshwane Metro Police confirmed that streets in Hammanskraal were barricaded.

All streets leading into the area had been blocked with burning objects and barricades.

#ANCMustFall #SouthAfrica  
All streets leading into the Hammanskraal have been blocked with burning objects and barricades.
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Yes, it’s easy to lament the wretched state of our country’s crumbling roads, but let us not forget that it also allows us to appreciate the cycle of life as nature takes its course, for it reminds us that time—not man—is truly in control.Indeed, let us celebrate the splendor of something entirely new—this network of cracks here, that vast pothole there—being created from what was once an intact stretch of highway. The natural order gives birth to its own wonders.
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What a difference 22 years have made.
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When you have a problem, think laterally :-)
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Some really great posters for inspiration.
Designing posters and fliers is not unfamiliar for anybody: we’ve all done it at a certain point! Sometimes, we wanted to promote ourselves, and other times a client, but we always did it with the idea to convey an interesting message through creative design. Designing posters begins with a common canvas, and has the usual …
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The SABC challenges Fox New for Truth in Journalism Award!
SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has ordered that no negative coverage of President Jacob Zuma be broadcast because he “deserves a certain degree of respect as president of the country”.
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I'm looking for a new car to replace my beautiful Audi A4, and I think it should be an SUV for safety/security reasons. Can fellow South Africans give me an opinion - and please comment about service issues. My Audi has been a pleasure (#AudiBruma) and I've heard terrible things about Mercedes and BMW servicing/costs. I don't drive much but when I do I like my luxuries (the finish and detail on the A4 interior is superb). The only off-road I would do is JHB potholes. The only VIP who travels with me is my cat so I don't really need a people carrier. The non-SUV I would consider is a Toyota Prius - does anyone have any comments?
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Vancouver, Canada - Durban, South Africa
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Communication, Advertising & Publishing Specialist
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I bridge that divide between creative strategic ideas and disciplined project delivery. I love my work and I have the greatest clients so it's easy to be hands-on, hearts-on for every project. Who needs weekends anyway...
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15 Awards for Copywriting, Editing & Design for the Institute of Editors and PRISA. I foster special-needs cats and kittens for the Kitty & Puppy Haven, Johannesburg.
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Advertising Executive
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Marketing Strategy, Copywriting, Programming, UX (User Experience) & Graphic Design
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  • InterComm SA
    Owner, 2001 - present
    Dianne Volek is the founder of InterComm South Africa, a full-service advertising consultancy specializing in communication strategy, design and production of both printed and interactive marketing materials. InterComm South Africa bridges that divide between creative strategic ideas and disciplined attention to detail in terms of on-time project delivery. We're hands-on, hearts-on, minds-on for every client and every project all the time. And we encourage you to check with our clients - their references are our primary marketing tool.
  • Vaal University of Technology
    Guest Lecturer, 2013 - 2014
    I am contracted as a guest lecturer at the Vaal University of Technology (Department of Visual Arts), presenting various Communications Technology topics.
  • Kindle Books SA
    Founder, 2011 - 2013
    Kindle Books is a South African publishing platform that provides readers with inspiring, motivational books at reasonable prices. This start-up of InterComm SA was sold to a publishing company in 2013.
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