The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

#ToplineConsulting Group Launches It's Annual Biz Challanege #MICANVAS2018

Hi Friends,

Topline Consulting, a China-based strategic communications firm which opened their first international operation in Gurgaon and subsequently in the short span of four months opened offices in Mumbai and Bangalore, launched their flagship case competition - Annual Biz Challenge 2018 in association with MICA’s annual marketing festival - MICANVAS.

Mr. Michael Song, Chairman, and Founder of Topline Consulting Group said: “Topline is a young company which is for the youth, by the youth, of the youth. It believes that the youth have immense untapped potential, which needs to be channeled in the right direction.” Mr. Song also added that it was for strategic reasons that they selected a global brand for their first case study competition as the brand had recently entered India in a major way. The jury in the competition specifically looked for the nuances attached to the brand as perceived by young people in India.

The Annual Biz Challenge 2018 went live on the Dare2Compete platform, which hosts competitions for Management Schools across India. The case study competition was a chance for management students to tackle a live case of a global smart device brand in India.

MICA is the Premier Management School for Marketing, Communication, and Creativity in a design-driven and the digitally enabled world, and its Mission is to develop empathetic leaders and thinkers who are creative and adaptive problem-solvers for a rapidly changing world.
#ToplineConsulting Group Launches It's Annual Biz Challanege #MICANVAS2018
Topline Consulting Team felicitating the winning team  Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Mumbai at MICANVAS  2018
Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta, President, and Director of MICA said: “MICA places a great deal of emphasis on learning beyond the classroom and the flagship MICANVAS festival is the perfect opportunity for our students to put their learning into practice. MICA is also internationalizing rapidly and is building partnerships throughout the world. We are especially pleased to be partnering with Topline as a way of engaging with the rapidly developing and modernizing economy of China.”

The Annual Biz Challenge saw a record participation of 1188 student for the first round. The teams that cleared the first two rounds were invited to the campus for subsequent elimination rounds that were followed by the grand finale. The team from Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Mumbai bagged the first place and were declared the winners. They were awarded a cash prize of INR 125,000 along with an all-expenses paid three night trip to Beijing, China to visit and interact with the management at Topline Headquarters.

TopView – a knowledge sharing platform by the Topline Group, that aims at empowering the youth of today with the information they want to read and hear, was also unveiled on this occasion. The first set of courses on the platform are being created in association with MICA. The platform aims at reaching out to everyone, who has the will and the wish to learn. The courses are designed for busy people. No course is longer than 30 minutes, which gives the reader ample time to process and absorb the information.

Speaking at the grand finale, Ms. Yan Han, Chairperson, International Business said:
“The Indian market is growing extremely fast and its marketing industry is extremely dynamic. We aim to share our well-tested marketing expertise and support the economic growth of India.”

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“Now I leave my past behind” @RealAnnaWolf #AnnaWolf #AnnaWolfBeliever

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The artist is formerly known as ‘Tailor’ – now Anna Wolf – has touched down in SA to kick off her “Tailor becoming Anna Wolf” South African tour. This South African, now London-based chanteuse, recently released her debut single, Believer, and the upcoming tour will encompass her journey of discovery with an intimate string of performances, where her hypnotic stage presence will captivate the imaginations of those who dare to follow their dreams.

The song delves into Wolf’s own turbulent early life and her refusal to become the victim of her circumstances. She wrote a Believer inspired by the need to break the silence over domestic violence.

Link to Anna Wolf’s first single, Believer: http://bit.ly/AnnaWolfBeliever
Link to Believer Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSQcOeMYDz0

Wolf was born in Pretoria, South Africa to a nurturing mother and a troubled father. Her childhood was often a nomadic existence with her father’s demons forcing the family to leave town at a moment’s notice. “As a child, I hid away a lot, either under beds or in trees. I escaped by using my hands and body to melt and hide into my own skin. I use to listen to music then. Music became my armor, my strength. Soon enough, I realized that it was safe for my skin to come out and breath.”
“Now I leave my past behind” @RealAnnaWolf #AnnaWolf #AnnaWolfBeliever
It had been Anna Wolf’s dream to work with the producer, Pete Boxta Martin, and songwriter, Dantae Johnson ever since she landed in London. Wolf went through her thousand-plus demos and relived the nostalgia of all her growing pains as an artist until one night she wrote a song that she believed would speak through “a Boxta Martin and Johnson’s produced lens” to millions. She took her guitar and went to the bathtub, recorded herself on her cell phone and performed the song by stumping her feet against the tub to create a sound that is still used in the final mix.
“Now I leave my past behind” @RealAnnaWolf #AnnaWolf #AnnaWolfBeliever
Apple Music selected Believer for four playlists, including Best of the Week, Future Hits, Jump Start and The A-list Alternative. Apple Music offered the Believer music video a worldwide release as an exclusive premiere on their platform. The single is globally celebrated by blogs, print media, podcasts and is currently playlisted on several radio stations.

Catch Anna Wolf at one of the following venues around the country:
  • 24 November – Musiekskuur, Pretoria
  • 1 December – The Music Box, Observatory, Johannesburg
  • 7 December – Theatre on the Square, Sandton
  • 8 December – Radium Beer Hall, Johannesburg
  • 13 December – Café Roux, Noordhoek
  • 20 December – Café Roux, Cape Town
  • 22 December – Camel Rock, Scarborough
Follow Anna Wolf online:
Website: www.therealannawolf.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RealAnnaWolf
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RealAnnaWolf
Instagram: www.intagram.com/RealAnnaWolf
#AnnaWolf #AnnaWolfBeliever
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A Step-By-Step Guide To DIY #Djing @SpotifySA #SpotifySouthAfrica

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The playlist is arguably one of the most important parts of any event. So, as South Africans prep for summer, thinking about your party playlist, and making sure the most popular mood songs are on it, are essential to ensuring an awesome party vibe.

Hiring a DJ is not only costly, but it can also end in disaster as soon as the DJ stops ‘reading the room’ and starts spinning those golden oldies that lost their sheen decades ago. Avoid the awkward silences, beats that fall flat and set your own vibe with Spotify’s handy tips below on how to get your guests moving to the best summer tunes.

The many viral dance challenges that have taken the music scene by storm over the past year also make the best icebreakers. There is no way you won’t get your guests moving to Drake’s In My Feelings with everyone yelling, “Kiki do you love me…!” at the top of their lungs.

So now you’ve got the party started and want to keep it going with an amazing playlist of the biggest local and international songs, what do you add to your list? Well, according to Spotify’s list of the most streamed songs and artists by South African audiences since launch*, if you’re going to include any artist on your playlist Drake is a must, as he is both the most popular artist, and has the most popular for South African audiences. (Drake was also the most streamed artist on Spotify’s Top Global Songs of Summer 2018, in the northern hemisphere.)
A Step-By-Step Guide To DIY #Djing @SpotifySA #SpotifySouthAfrica
If you’d like to add some local flair to your playlist, Spotify recommends some of the top South African house, hip-hop, and pop artists. The most-streamed SA artists since launch, broken down by streams in South Africa and the rest of the world, are Nasty C, AKA and Jeremy Loops as the top three artists, respectively. Local favorites, Shekhinah, DJ Maphorisa, Lady Zamar, Black Coffee and Distruction Boyz also made an appearance on the top 20 list.

Now that you have an idea of where to start when creating your playlist all you have to do is sign up to Spotify, for free, at spotify.com. Once you’ve completed the first step below, you’re well on your way to a great party with nothing but the best songs to keep it going. Let’s get started!

· Make your selection

Whether your event is a small relaxed affair or a highly polished event, your choice of music will have the largest impact on the overall mood of the event and guests. Knowing what your guests will like and the type of atmosphere you want to create is essential for striking the perfect musical balance.

To create a playlist, go to www.spotify.com and follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign up (if you haven’t already)
  2. Click new playlist on the bottom left-hand corner
  3. Use Spotify’s browse feature to explore different genres & moods
  4. Tap the ‘more button’ (…)
  5. Tap add to playlist
  6. Repeat step 4 and 5 until you are happy with the selection you have made
· Let the music play on
No one likes awkward silences, so ensure you give your playlist that professional DJ touch by making use of Spotify’s crossfade feature. Crossfade lets you eliminate the silence between tracks so your music never stops. Simply turn this feature on under advanced settings on your app. To enable Crossfade:
  1. Click on the menu next to your name
  2. Go into settings
  3. Scroll down and click show advanced settings
  4. Under playback, switch crossfade songs on – button will turn green
  5. Move the slider to select the desired crossfade length
· RSVP Collaboration
Get your guests involved right from the beginning by having them RSVP with their top three favorite tracks and add these to the playlist. This way everyone will have a moment at the event when their song comes on. You can achieve this by creating a collaborative playlist. To create a collaborative playlist: Click the ‘more button’ (…) and select a collaborative playlist – make sure there is a tick next to it. You have the option to share your playlist as a link, which you could include in your e-invite, or use on your favorite social media platform.

· Co-DJing

Everyone loves making a special request, so when that time of the evening comes and some other tracks spring to mind, or the evening takes a nostalgic turn, why not give your guests access to a tablet or two. They can then browse the song they want to hear and add it to the collaborative playlist you created as part of the RSVP process.

· Personalise your collaborative playlist
Personalize your playlist by uploading a picture of your event invitation as well as adding important information about it in the description box. This guarantees that your guests don’t end up on the wrong playlist – in case there is another one that is similarly named.

Best of all the party playlist lives on - you can add the link to the thank you emails or pass onto guests after the event as a memory of an incredible occasion.

Download the Spotify app via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to www.spotify.com - to embed Spotify into a website - right click on any playlist, go to 'share' and copy the embed code.

#SpotifySouthAfrica - Facebook: @Spotify |Twitter: @SpotifySA | Instagram: @spotify
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@SpotifySA Debuts #AfroHub #SpotifySouthAfrica #AfricanMusic

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As part of Spotify’s newest Global Cultures initiative, designed to promote and bring to the surface culturally diverse music, Spotify today announced the launch of a new Afro Hub. Spotify’svision for Global Cultures is to connect audiences, bringing cultures from around the world into your playlist, opening a lens into fresh parts of this small world.

Focused on delivering relevant content, the Global Cultures editorial team initiated this global plan with the Latin and Desi hubs followed by today’s launch of the Afro Hub.
@SpotifySA Debuts #AfroHub #SpotifySouthAfrica
This much-anticipated hub celebrates and honors the African culture as well as it’s widely known and loved music. It’s our mission to uncover every layer of this ancient, expressive and rhythmic musical culture which is an important component of today’s mainstream, modern music. Comprised of a variety of different styles, African music has influenced genres in the U.S. and abroad for centuries.

Afro Hub will include multiple tiers of content featuring news, podcasts, and playlists. A few examples of the hub’s playlists include: African Heat (Top Hits); Peppeh (Early Bets); Gold Mine(Classics) and We Everywhere (X-Overs / Diaspora Hits), as well as playlists highlighting the continent’s best tracks within continental shelves (ex. West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa).
@SpotifySA Debuts #AfroHub #SpotifySouthAfrica
The hub will also offer unique content including playlist takeovers from artists like Major Lazer, Wizkid, Jacob Banks, Burna Boy, and Bas & Mereba, and podcasts by Jesus & Jollof feat. Yvonne Orji and Luvvie Ajayi, some of the best African creators of today.

Visit Spotify’s Afro Hub here: http://spoti.fi/Afro
*****Read our FTR post for a more in-depth look at the Global Cultures initiative****
 
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How AI in your Smartphone can Change Your Mobile Experience? @HuaweiZA #HigherIntelligence

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Over a decade ago, smartphones were ‘smart’ simply because they were mobile devices that could connect to the internet and enable their users to perform tasks that they would ordinarily do on a computer. However, in 2018 and the near future, it is AI advancements that will take smartphones to a whole new level of intelligence. Analyst Gartner recently predicted that, by 2022, 80 percent of smartphones will have on-device AI capabilities, compared to just 10 percent in 2017.

Currently, two of the main ways AI enhances the user’s smartphone experience is through its improvement in performance and camera capabilities. One such device that really excels in these two key aspects is the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Better performance and efficiency
The secret behind the Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s enhanced performance is the Kirin 980, the world’s first 7nm system-on-a-chip (SoC), which enables it to pack 6.9 billion transistors in the same form factor as its predecessor. A 7nm processor can perform up to 20 percent faster and at 40 percent improved efficiency over its 10nm counterparts. The process technology is strongly correlated to mobile SoC performance and efficiency, and the advanced process technology is the foundation of an enhanced user experience.

The launch of the Kirin 980 represents another step towards an era of truly intelligent smartphones. Its predecessor, the Kirin 970, which was behind the impressive performance of the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei P20, was the first SoC that came with a dedicated AI processor. The Kirin 980, however, is the industry’s first mobile SoC to be equipped with two neural processing units (NPUs). The Dual-NPU setup gives greater AI processing power, which allows even richer AI experiences. Huawei’s HiAI platform combines the power of chipset, device, and cloud to bring together an unrivaled AI experience.

In response to the demand for even more improvements in the chipset, Huawei integrated the Cortex-A76 and Mali-G76—two new processors that were never before seen in other SoCs—into the Kirin 980. The new A76 cores feature vastly improved performance and efficiency, up 75 percent and 58 percent respectively. Huawei also developed a new Kirin CPU subsystem based on the multi-core architecture to further enhance the SoC’s performance and efficiency. In addition to a series of optimizations, the new solution improves the compatibility of various device processes to the CPU. Kirin CPU enables the SoC to unleash its greatest potential in both performance and efficiency.

How AI in your Smartphone can Change Your Mobile Experience? @HuaweiZA #HigherIntelligence

In terms of GPU, the Mali-G76 embedded within Kirin 980 delivers 46 percent more graphics processing power and 178 percent better power efficiency. Kirin 980 also features an innovative AI clock boosting technology, GPU Turbo, which can intelligently identify the performance bottlenecks by reading the frame rate, frame time, user input and processor workload, and adjust accordingly in real time. GPU Turbo is particularly useful for gamers, as it works 30 percent better in predicting the resource color of games compared to conventional solutions. By improving the average frame rate and minimising the stuttering, users can enjoy a much smoother gaming experience.

Intuitive camera
In 2017, the launch of Huawei’s Kirin 970 gave the industry and consumers a glimpse into the potential of AI in enhancing technology. The Kirin 980 represents another breakthrough. Its new-generation image signal processor (ISP) features 46% increased throughput, enhanced the noise reduction and colour reproduction capabilities, as well as better support for multi-camera setups. These features allow users to capture incredible images with ease.

Leveraging the powerful Dual-NPU On-Device AI processing capability, the Kirin 980 provides an even better real-time user experience in areas such as facial recognition, object recognition, object detection, image segmentation, AI translation, and more. The Kirin 980 can recognize up to 4,500 images per minute, which is a 120% increase from its predecessor and greater than the industry average.

An exciting tool enabled by this technology is HiVision, which recognizes classical art and popular landmarks and can translate the text of a range of languages in real time. It can also estimate the calories and nutritional value of a hundred types of different foodstuffs.

The Kirin 980 also supports multi-person motion prediction, which accurately reads the motion of human subjects at up to 30fps and can rig their 3D model in real time. When a user attempts to snap a photo of a moving person, the ISP can track the object with 97.4 percent accuracy so any user can capture fleeting moments with ease.

Going from the Kirin 970 to the Kirin 980, Huawei brought AI to another level—the new SoC with its Dual-NPU goes beyond image recognition to support object detection. It also provides better support to multi-camera configurations, as well as an all-new HDR color reproduction technology that can manipulate picture contrast to highlight objects on various parts of an image. This AI Colour feature is a nifty tool for videographers, as it can isolate the people you want to focus on and keep them in color, while fading the surroundings to black and white. You can also edit your videos in real-time with a range of filters, such as Suspense and Fresh.

The good news for smartphone users is that AI is still in its infancy, so smartphone devices of the future will only perform better, act more intuitively, and be more useful.

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Monday, 26 November 2018

@GETblackSA Adds Fresh Out The Cinema #Movies for the Festive Season #GETblack


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Premium entertainment streaming platform, black, today announced that it will be adding new fresh out-of-the-cinema blockbuster movies to rent or buy. Movies including Teen Titans Go! To the movies, The Incredibles 2, Ant-man and the Wasp, Skyscraper, Mama Mia-Here We Go Again, The Meg, Christopher Robin, The Darkest Minds, Mission Impossible-Fallout, The Predator and Crazy Rich Asians will be added throughout November and December.

black also currently offers the latest seasons of The Walking Dead and Criminal Minds with Fargo, Grey’s Anatomy, Code Black, to be added for binge-watching this holiday. Subscribers can enjoy live entertainment and sport TV channels from FOX including Empire, the Resident and the upcoming UFC 230 with Derrick Lewis versus Daniel Cormier amongst another programming.

black is bringing the latest entertainment to families all over the country, it also caters to different appetites and can be accessed on the go or in the comforts of the home on up to five devices. This means remote wars are officially over and everyone can look forward to entertainment tailored to their specific needs. 
@GETblackSA Adds Fresh Out The Cinema #Movies for the Festive Season
“We sought out to give our subscribers the very best in entertainment and that means making available on our platform the latest in movies, series, sports, children’s shows etc. We have also gone the extra mile to provide live TV channels and our subscribers can bundle different packages to get a tailored viewing experience,” said Surie Ramasary, Chief Executive – black.

Movies for rent are available for only R35 on Standard Definition and R45 on High Definition. The platform is available on all networks across South Africa. Cell C subscribers can use the free unlimited data for black to enjoy nonstop viewing over the festive season.

People can also subscribe to black’s full package Binge Elite for R449 for full access to the platform excluding movie rentals.

To subscribe, download the GETblack app on iOS and Android, register and unlock the future of entertainment. For more information visit: https://www.black.co.za/

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5 Biggest Considerations When Buying A New TV? @SkyworthSA #SkysTheLimit

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With so many technological advancements that cater to various needs and endless options on the market, buying a new TV for your home can be pretty daunting. Given the role a TV occupies in the home – providing entertainment, relaxation and a window to the world for the whole family – it’s not a purchasing decision to be made lightly. Not to mention the fact that you’re likely to spend a rather large sum of hard-earned dough in the process. Fear not - we’re here to help you decide. Here are five important things to think about before you swipe that plastic to ensure your new TV will bring nothing but joy into your home (ok, and maybe a couple of disagreements on what to watch).

Size matters
If you’re a fan of action-packed movies or nail-biting sporting events, you already know how important the size of the screen is. Consider the space into which your new TV will fit, and take measurements of the wall area or cabinet it’s going to sit on to make sure that you’re being practical about its size. How many people will be watching the TV at the same time? Now opt for the largest screen size that will fit comfortably in your lounge (and your budget). Generally, anything between 55 and 65 inches is a great all-around pick according to price, performance and how close most families sit to the TV.

Is it digital-ready?
South Africa’s digital migration is upon us and by June 2019, you’ll either need a digital-ready TV that can transmit digital signals or a Set-Top Box to decode digital signals for your old, box-style analog TV set. The benefits of investing in a digital TV include crystal-clear image quality, excellent sound and a wider range of channels. Ask the sales assistant to show you their range of digital-ready TVs when making your selection.
5 Biggest Considerations When Buying A New TV? @SkyworthSA #SkysTheLimit
Does it have a 4K screen resolution?
Resolution refers to the sharpness of the TV picture, usually in terms of horizontal lines of pixels. Ultra HD/ 4K sets have four times more pixels than current Full HD screens. That’s as many as 2 160 horizontal lines, or 3 840 x 2 160 pixels. The result? Super-sharp, detailed and lifelike images, even on large screen sizes. For this reason, a 4K resolution is becoming increasingly popular because it’s a much better choice if you want to future-proof your investment – Skyworth’s G6 model was created with this in mind; it’s basically an Android TV made for the future.

What will you be using your TV for?
Apart from the obvious activity of chilling out to watch your favorite shows, what else do you want to be able to do with your TV? Will your kids be using it to play games? Will you be streaming shows on it? All of these preferences will impact the specific features that will attract you to buy a certain model over another one, so it’s wise to do your research, either online or in store before you say ‘yes’ to the device. Also, look out for at least four HDMI ports at the back of the set as these tend to get used up very quickly, especially if you are using accessories like a sound bar.

Does it include cutting-edge technology?

From Google Voice Assist, allowing you to speak to your TV, to rich connectivity via Bluetooth, selecting a TV that has advanced capabilities makes for a smarter TV and one you aren’t likely to need to replace in a few years’ time. With Android System 6.0, an easily updatable operating system, the G6 TV is your best bet when it comes to constantly upgrade your TV without forking out money every time. 

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@NtokozoMbambo Releases Surprise #Music Album for her fans #MomentsInTime

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The Rock Restaurant in Design Quarter, Fourways was transformed and packed with media personalities and fans of renowned contemporary gospel singer Ntokozo Mbambo who was launching her surprise album, Moments in Time.

This, after she performed a selection of her best songs at a sold-out concert at the Emperors Palace at the end of September. She poured out her heart in song for over 6 hours as she celebrated close to 20 years of music, and fans were left chanting for more!
@NtokozoMbambo Releases Surprise #Music Album for her fans #MomentsInTime
Ntokozo Stage Performance
The album comprises of her most loved songs from when she started her professional music journey. Mbambo started singing when her parents gave her a platform to sing in the church worship team. Her music career, however, began to take off when she was 13 years old, recording her debut solo album - Bambelela. She then became the youngest member to join the sensational Gospel group Joyous Celebration at age 15.

Ntokozo walked onto the stage and performed: Great is the Lord, Breathe on Me, I Love the Lord, Yek’umusa and Simi Lapha. The stage was then opened up to a Q & A session with the audience.
@NtokozoMbambo Releases Surprise #Music Album for her fans #MomentsInTime
A word from Sylvester Chauke
The album consists of over 20 songs that are reinterpreted as a now; 33-year old, married, mother of two!

“I am truly grateful for the people who walked this journey with me and I dedicate this album to you,” says Ntokozo Mbambo.

Ntokozo Mbambo released her debut album, “Bambelela” in 2001 and continued to soar in the music sphere. In the year 2007, she recorded her live DVD/CD to a sold-out audience, “Keep on Believing”, which earned her a Metro FM nomination under the category Best Gospel Album and three nominations at the 2008 Crown Gospel Music Awards.
@NtokozoMbambo Releases Surprise #Music Album for her fans #MomentsInTime
Ntokozo & Rorisang
Mbambo has opened the stage for countless acclaimed Gospel musicians like Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin and Cece Winans on their South African tours respectively. She has also traveled through Africa and abroad to perform her own music.

Guests who attended the album launch included people who influenced Ntokozo’s career like Lindelani Mkhize and industry professionals such as Judith Sephuma, Sephokazi January and Marketing Guru Sylvester Chauke of DNA Brand Architects. 

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A #Gift for the Whole #Family This Festive Season @Gammatek #FunkoPop

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The festive season is upon us and some of us have already started to scramble for ideas on what to get for everyone in the family this festive season. Getting a pair of socks of different colors got very old very quickly after the first year that you tried it so the time has come to really do something that would “Wow” the whole family. This is easier said than done as every person has their own tastes and interests and no one gift would be a good match for everyone.

A good starting point to search for the perfect gift is to figure out what every member of the family is a fan of. There is Dad that is a die-hard football supporter, Mom that loves binge watching her Game of Thrones series, little Brother that cannot get enough of Marvel superheroes, Sister that is in love with Aquaman and Granny that constantly talks to her grandkids about how much she loves Snow White and other Disney princesses. Well, it seems that you have just stumbled upon your list to get everyone the perfect gift!
A Gift for the Whole #Family This Festive Season @Gammatek #FunkoPop
But where are you going to find something that is related to all of these subjects without having to travel to the far corners of the planet to find it? There is one company with the slogan “everyone is a fan of something” that might just have exactly what you are looking for and in one place. Funko Pop! collectibles literally have a character for any taste and you are bound to find a character that will be perfect for every member of the family. For your Football-fanatic Dad, you can get an EPL player. For mom, a Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen would be perfect. How about getting The Avengers collection for your little brother and then an Aquaman for sister that she can talk to when no one is around. Granny would love a Snow White figurine to accompany her stories that she tells the grandkids and it would take her back down memory lane as well.

“I and my girlfriend watched Pixar’s “Up” movie the other day and fell in love with the Grandpa, Mr. Fredrickson. We then saw the Funko figurine in a shop window and we just had to have it. Now we will have to hunt for the Russell character as well to complete this cute collection.” – says Christiaan Louw, an Avid Funko collector.
A Gift for the Whole #Family This Festive Season @Gammatek #FunkoPop
There are also collections that you will be able to gift to the whole family where each member of the family can get a character to complete the collection. Examples of these collections would be the Parr Family from the Incredibles or the Justice League from the DC universe. So let’s just see how that would make the perfect gift for the whole family: Dad will get Batman, Mom will get wonder woman, Brother would get the Cyborg and Granny can get the flash to be her little helper.

Funko collectibles also have the potential to start a collecting hobby so it is really a gift that will keep on giving and the best part is, you would be able to buy Funko Pop! collectibles next season again to fuel their ever-growing collection. Funko figurines will also be much better received than those socks that you were planning to get everyone again.
A Gift for the Whole #Family This Festive Season @Gammatek #FunkoPop
Funko products are available in SA from BT Games, Cardies, Hamleys, Incredible Connection, Musica, Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, and Vodacom stores. It is also available online on Loot.co.za, Takealot.com; Technomobi.co.za and Shopandship.co.za.

For more information on Gammatek’s product range please visit www.gammatek.co.za or follow on Twitter @gammatek and Facebook
 
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Choose @AcerAfrica This Festive Season & Get Rewarded #AcerForYou #ShopAcer

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Acer Africa is ringing in the festive season with the Acer Rewards You campaign. Consumers who purchase any Acer laptop at participating retailers this festive season with be eligible to receive up to R 4 000 in lifestyle vouchers.

“We realize that during the current tough economic climate, consumers are looking to their favorite brands to provide them with more value and more rewards,” says Marketing Manager at Acer Africa, Belinda Marais. It is with this in mind that the technology brand teamed up with leading retailers (Takealot, TFG Group, Makro, Game, IC, HiFi, ShopAcer.co.za, Computer Mania and Matrix) to offer rewards with each Acer laptop purchased.

Customers who spend between R 4 000 and R 10 000 on any Acer laptop will receive R 2000 worth of movie and dinner vouchers for six months, and those who spend over R 10 000 will receive R 4 000 worth of dining, spa, and flight vouchers.
Choose @AcerAfrica This Festive Season & Get Rewarded #AcerForYou #ShopAcer
Redeeming the vouchers is easy in three simple steps:

1. Visit the www.acerrewardsyou.co.za mobisite

2. Register

3. Upload the proof of purchase

After the registration and upload are complete the consumer will receive an email with the reward vouchers and prompts on how to redeem them.

Follow them on twitter : @acerafrica #AcerForYou #ShopAcer
 
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Fantastico #BlackFriday Mania Deals Throughout @MontecasinoZA #GottaLuvMonte

Hi Friends,

Black Friday Mania ruled at Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino) on 23 November when Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination delivers a vast array of exclusive deals in the form of giveaways and specials, half price movies, music, discounts, and rewards.

On the casino floor, Black Friday brought both discounts and great value, with the 24-hour Point Multiplier kicking in from midnight, quadrupling every point earned by Black Rewards cardholders, tripling Platinum cardholder points, and doubling Gold points.

Montecasino’s restaurants and bars had also come to the Black Friday Mania party, adding 24 hours of not-to-be-missed specials and giveaways. With a wide range of food and beverage offers, including 50% off movies, free beer, wine or a shot of tequila ordered with main meals, to half price on cocktails, to deals offering a free starter or dessert with a main course, free scoops of ice cream, up to 80% off at Montecasino’s fashion retail stores and 30% off Cinderella on Ice tickets over the Christmas weekend, Montecasino is where people saw the winning, dining and being entertained on November 23rd.
Fantastico #BlackFriday Mania Deals Throughout @MontecasinoZA #GottaLuvMonte
Says Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, “Black Friday Mania promised something for everyone, with the entire complex joining the movement to offer every wallet the chance to experience something fantastico. We loved sharing an exciting and extra special Black Friday with our visitors.”

To keep connected to Montecasino experience, keep checking out the website on https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/ and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

I hope you had fun at the Montecasino #BlackFriday Extravaganza!

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How #Brainstorming Sessions Can Make #Business Sense? @SamsungSA #GameChanger

Hi Friends,

We live in an era that embraces collaboration and diverse perspectives. Effective brainstorm sessions are therefore more relevant now than they’ve ever been before. The idea of company brainstorms has been around since after World War Two, but the focus now is on how to best harness their power to serve the short and long-term needs of modern businesses. Here are six ways you can do so:

Make A Statement
The first step should be to determine a clear problem that the brainstorming session will address. This could take the form of a question, such as “How can we expand our delivery routes in the North West?” It’s then essential to set boundaries for possible solutions. For example, solutions may need to be implemented within three months. The tighter the boundaries set, the greater the chances of finding appropriate solutions.

Clarify The Statement
Next, compile any additional information participants will need to know. If possible, send the details ahead of time to elicit more productive responses during the session. Additionally, it’s important to establish definitions of key terms and ideas so everyone works from the same page. Every pertinent word in the initial statement should be expanded on to ensure all participants share a common understanding of the problem to be solved. The process of unpacking this information is itself a catalyst for effective brainstorming.
 
Choose The Right Facilitator
The facilitator can make or break a brainstorm. They should be selected based on their ability to keep the session on track and be unbiased. Their central role is to make sure everyone participates and that no one dominates the discussion. Importantly, the person selected should be approachable. An imposing senior manager, for example, could prevent the free flow of thoughts.
How Brainstorming Sessions Can Make Business Sense? @SamsungSA #GameChanger
Get The Right Group Dynamic
The session should include people in the company who understand the problem based on their relevant exposure and/or expertise. However, one or two participants from another area of the business could add unique insights that could potentially take the session to a more productive level. Where possible, invite a diverse mix of participants from varying cultures, backgrounds and age groups. Some of the best ideas are generated when a group is made up of individuals with different perspectives on the same problem.

Use Technology To Your Benefit

Technology has touched every facet of the business world and can positively impact a brainstorm session. A great example of this is the traditional flip chart, which has now undergone a remarkable transformation, courtesy of Samsung. The Samsung FL!P can add that extra sense of connectedness, vital to any brainstorm. It’s a brilliant, ultra-high definition LCD mobile display stand, with a super responsive stylus for writing and drawing, making it feel like you’re using a marker on a board. Better still, the FL!P is web-connected, making fully synchronized collaboration possible in meetings. Those with a laptop, tablet or smartphone can mirror their screens to share content. Ideas from the brainstorm can also be recapped and shared instantly, using built-in email, distributed over your network or saved to USB storage.

Take A Shower
Ideally, a brainstorm should not last more than an hour. At this point, attention spans the waiver and the quality of suggestions weaken. Once the session is complete, the list of shortlisted ideas should be shared. Quite often, it’s the hours or days after the brainstorm that inspires the best thinking. After reading a recap of the session, the magical Eureka moment can happen in the unlikeliest of places, like the shower or while driving home from work.

“The best business solutions are often unearthed in conditions conducive to lateral thinking and the sharing of insights. When brainstorm sessions are organized, collaborative and the initial results are easily shared, the ideas arrive like a bolt of lightning from the skies. That’s when the power of brainstorming makes an impact on the bottom line”, says Reginald Nxumalo, Director of Consumer Electronics, Samsung South Africa.

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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Hirsch's Women In Business Gala Dinner @EmperorsPalace #MHA2018 @GrundigUK


Hi Friends,

The GRUNDIG sponsored, star-studded Hirsch’s Women in Business Gala Dinner at the opulent Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg.

Local celebrities and socialites dazzled and wowed the extravaganza as we saw them embracing the African Queen theme wholeheartedly. The event was attended by 450 top Johannesburg entrepreneurs, influencers and decision-makers across a wide range of industry sectors.

While this gala showcased women in business, it’s primary aim was to raise funds for Subz Pads, a non-profit organization that distributes reusable sanitary protection to young girls. GRUNDIG, together with Hirsch, used this prestigious event to acknowledge that the future in women empowerment lies in the lives of girls aged 13-19 who miss 25% of their schooling year due to not having any means to sanitary protection during menstruation.
Hirsch's Women In Business Gala Dinner @EmperorsPalace #MHA2018
GAUTENG CREW WITH LINDS AND GLENDA
Grundig and Hirsch’s Women in Business Gala Dinner, garnered the influence of the esteemed guests at the event to support this fundraising initiative that aims to reach 30 000 young girls by 2020 and provide them with the opportunity to benefit from their education.

GRUNDIG’s spokesperson, managing director, Mr. Evren Albas said that GRUNDIG was excited to be part of this event that celebrated and praised the empowerment of women. “Women are our target market and we are privileged to have been part of acknowledging both women in positions of power, as well as those that are disadvantaged,” says Mr. Evren Albas.

About GRUNDIG
Since 1946 Grundig has made modern, high-quality products which make people’s lives better. What began back in 1946 with a radio has now grown into a wide range of products available throughout Europe with a focus on quality and style - you can find other country offerings on www.grundig.de.

5 YEAR WARRANTY - Our latest innovation is a new range of high quality, award-winning stylish home appliances available now in South Africa. Grundig home appliances come with a 5-year warranty as standard to reflect our trust in the German design and reliability of our range.
Hirsch's Women In Business Gala Dinner @EmperorsPalace #MHA2018
MARGARET WITH REGIONAL RUNNER UP AMUKELANI MASHELE, REGIONAL WINNER, TAMARA PHEIFFER REGIONAL RUNNER UP. PAMELA NIEMAND AND MELANIE HAWKEN
GERMAN HERITAGE - Grundig is a brand with German heritage and is not only innovative and efficient but also manufactures goods that are reliable and sustainably good for the environment. At its essence, Grundig creates products that add joy to your life by helping you get the most out of important things in life. It is in this way that we are continuing to evolve while remaining faithful to our range of products – designed with you in mind.

ECO CHAMP PROPOSITION - Imagine and think ahead. Whether it’s cooling, cooking, dishwashing, washing or drying clothes; do it with a feeling of ease and inner well-being. Grundig Eco Champ products are elegantly designed appliances that come with first-class energy efficiency and innovative technology.
 
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Score GT - The New Great Tasting Sugar Free Game Changer @DrinkScore #ScoreGT

Hi Friends, 

Double your power with Score GT – the new sugar-free sensation that’s big on taste and packs an explosive guarana surge.

Hitting the shelves this summer, Score GT brings the heat, minus the sugar. With the same great taste as the popular Original Score Energy Drink, a healthy dose of B vitamins and a double shot of guarana, you can now score guilt free. This thirst-quenching game changer is free of taurine leaving you with the same sublime aftertaste that keeps Score fans coming back for more.
Score GT - The New Great Tasting Sugar Free Game Changer @DrinkScore #ScoreGT
Score GT is available in mega 500ml cans in leading outlets selling at around R10.

Check out www.drinkscore.co.za for more information and keep in touch by joining the Score community on www.facebook.com/DrinkScore and follow @drinkscore on Twitter and Instagram.
 
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The Phone That Talks Big And Delivers Even More @SamsungMobileSA #GalaxyNote9 #DoWhatYouCant

Hi Guys,

We can look to the stars and imagine how astronauts are bravely exploring the frontiers of space. However, back on Earth, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note9 that is exploring the limits of space. It’s a ground-breaking smartphone that delivers the ultimate in performance; a new S Pen with connectivity for the first time ever; an all day, longer lasting battery and Samsung’s most intelligent camera yet. There’s no ignoring one of its mind-expanding features. The 512GB model gives you over one terabyte of storage via a microSD. That’s enough storage to save hundreds of thousands of photos, a library of 800 movies, the first five seasons of “How to get away with murder” or even 200 000 songs*. Now, that’s a game changer!

Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa says, “The Note9 has raised the bar for smartphones considerably. It’s designed to hold on to files, precious moments and vital data on an unprecedented scale.”

The one terabyte of storage translates into having the full power of a laptop in your pocket or purse. The level of storage capacity evident in a Note9 opens a myriad of possibilities for different people in extraordinary ways.

The Creative Professional
With the ever-growing world of design apps, creatives from all disciplines can now be uber-efficient on the go. The Note9 gives creatives the freedom to create, starting from the notes and illustrations that can be sketched out with the S Pen to the phones superior processing power to bring ideas to life. The extra storage goes that one step further because of the ability to save and store thousands of high res images, video files, fonts, and PSD files. And the added benefit of the breathtaking infinity display instantly transforms the Note9 into a mobile creative workshop.

The Phone That Talks Big And Delivers Even More @SamsungMobileSA #GalaxyNote9 #DoWhatYouCant

The DJ or Muso
When inspiration hits, it’s always handy to have a studio in your pocket. Combined with the many cutting-edge audio apps available online, a DJ or musician can make and listen to mixes created in the moment. When you factor in the cost of equipment that usually needs to be carried around and the cost of it, one terabyte of storage is like music to well-trained ears. Useful software programmes and apps can run and save a plethora of soon to be perfected WAV files. This amount of storage gives musicians the room to fully orchestrate their world according to the rhythm of their greatest compositions.

The Entrepreneur or Business Mogul
To keep up with the pace of modern business, South African companies are demanding more from employees, and smartphones can have an immense impact on productivity. The Note9 goes the distance with unparalleled performance and tools that place an office in the palm of the hand of the tireless entrepreneur or corporate heavyweight. It also empowers employees to do so much more. With storage double that which is offered by competing smartphones, a business can operate on the move and on a staggeringly efficient level. The flood of data that flows between the office, customers, and suppliers can be managed more effectively than ever.

The Vlogger
The video is one of the most compelling and engaging types of media. It can help a vlogger establish authority, build influence, and raise engagement levels on their site. In the past, creating a high-quality vlog, required the same equipment used for professional video productions. It’s a creative and social expedition that can run up costs faster than a cat video gone viral. The Note9, however, matches the technology and specifications used by professional film crews. And with added storage, you can store take after take, until you get the one that takes the internet by storm.

The Photographer
Not long ago a professional photographer using a smartphone for work would have been a rare sight. Times have changed. There is now a growing band of photographers who create images exclusively with smartphones. With an intelligent AI-powered camera that adjusts to its environment and light with the eye of a pro, the Note9 is perfectly at home on any set. Additionally, on a remote location, photographers appreciate the all-day battery. And the extra storage provides the platform to go further and capture more. For example, that pixel perfect hummingbird shot may require thousands of shots. But with one terabyte of space photographers can truly go wild.

Space is no longer the final frontier. It’s a tool, which when placed in the right hands, can become a journey like no other. The Note9 empowers its user to do more and to save every moment along the way.

*Research by University of Oregon Aimblog
 
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Be Prepared for An Active #Lifestyle with Hybrid Bags @Solo_NewYork @Gammatek #EverydaySolo

Hi Friends,

Hybrid bags are the future of backpacks and Solo New York has taken the lead with these new innovations to take you from Workout to Chill-out with only one bag. These stylish new innovations are available in South Africa thanks to Gammatek, and it is proving to be an innovation that South Africans have been waiting for.

Since its inception to the South African market almost a year ago, it has become a fast-growing urban lifestyle brand that is a must have for anyone that needs a versatile carrying device for a highly demanding, active lifestyle. Apart from the versatility of the Solo bags, they are super stylish and offer a boatload of functionality and compartments for people on the move and that needs a bag to go that extra mile.
Be Prepared for An Active #Lifestyle with Hybrid Bags from @Solo_NewYork @Gammatek #EverydaySolo
Solo All-star Backpack
“There are days that you need to go to your office, meet a client for an off-site meeting, go to the gym and meet some old friends for a catch-up. It is just a hassle, to say the least, to have to go home in traffic and pick up some extra clothes or to carry 2 to 3 bags, for days like these. With Hybrid bags from Solo, you can keep your gym clothes separate from your office wear and still be prepared with some casual clothes for meeting your friends later on. It even has separate compartments for my laptop and tablet to get some work done” - says Gammatek’s Zev Cherniak.

Solo Hybrid bags are made from high-quality durable materials and boast extreme quality when compared to other backpacks in South Africa. Apart from the hybrid feature, they also have an abundance of internal organizing compartments and pockets to keep your day organized and to help streamline any daily event that calls for quick access to mobile devices, documents, and equipment.

When you need to carry more than usual, the padded back straps will ensure comfort and mobility so that you can go by your day with leisure. With a vast range of shapes, colors, and sizes to choose from, there is a Solo Hybrid bag for everyone.
Be Prepared for An Active #Lifestyle with Hybrid Bags @Solo_NewYork @Gammatek #EverydaySolo
Solo Work to Play Backpack
The Hybrid ranges of Solo bags that are available in SA are as follows:

Solo Work to Play Backpack
Features: Fully padded 15.6" laptop compartment; two front pockets; front zip-down organizer section with key clip; side mesh pockets to fit most water bottles; padded carry handle and backpack straps; lightweight and innovative design allowing it work as a backpack or briefcase. Priced at R999.

Solo All-star Backpack
A backpack with a modern, clean design that will take you from hangout to workout. It comes in a city-cool black and is built for all-day, everyday use. The backpack transforms into a duffel bag with a large capacity. A separate shoe/laundry compartment will keep your gym and office wear separate and an internal organizer section will help you to find all your daily needs in a second. The bag includes a removable/adjustable shoulder strap and hideaway padded backpack straps so that you can carry your bag any way you want, no matter where you are. The bag is also ultra-lightweight and will not weigh you down when you are on the move. Priced at R1699

Solo Everyday Max Backpack
Whether you are traveling, hiking or just commuting, this bag will be the only bag you will ever need for any situation. Pack your over-sized 17’ laptop into the fully padded 17.1” laptop compartment and carry your tablet in the separate tablet compartment. Carry your shoes in an isolated pocket to keep away from your other stuff and still have room for your water bottles in the zippered side pockets. If you are lugging around a heavy load, you cannot have a comfier bag as all the straps are heavily padded for added comfort.
Be Prepared for An Active #Lifestyle with Hybrid Bags @Solo_NewYork @Gammatek #EverydaySolo
Solo Duane Hybrid
Solo Duane Hybrid
A compact and sleek briefcase that transforms into a backpack; It has a fully padded 15.6" laptop compartment; internal iPad/ tablet pocket; large front pocket with organizer section; two front quick access pockets; padded carry handles with magnetic snaps; removable and adjustable shoulder strap, and hideaway padded backpack straps for added comfort. Priced at R999.

Solo Weekender Backpack Duffel
Be prepared for anything with this handy backpack that converts into a duffel bag in seconds. It has a fully padded 15.6” laptop compartment; internal iPad/ tablet pocket; separate shoe compartment; large side zippered pockets and a handy padded carry handle and straps. Priced at R1499.

Solo Hybrid bags are designed in one of the world’s fashion capitals, New York USA and has won various awards in the USA for both quality and fashion. These bags are the perfect gift for your personal upgrade or to gift it to someone close. The quality is awesome on these bags as I have personally reviewed some of them.

The Solo range is available in South Africa at Incredible Connection, Takealot.com, technomobi.co.za Shopandship.co.za and selected PNA stores.

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@HuaweiZA Launches HiAI 2.0, Commits to Creating the Ultimate AI App Experience #HigherIntelligence


Hi Friends,

At the third Huawei Eco-connect Europe conference, Huawei launched HiAI 2.0, an open platform designed to facilitate the development of On-Device artificial intelligence (AI). The latest iteration of the platform provides developers with an open ecosystem that lets them tap into the capabilities of Huawei’s chipsets, devices and cloud via HiAI Foundation, HiAI Engine, and HiAI Service.
@HuaweiZA Launches HiAI 2.0, Commits to Creating the Ultimate AI App Experience #HigherIntelligence
Lu Wenyu, Chief AI Expert of Product Management Department, Huawei CBG announces HiAI 2.0
Lu Wenyu, Chief AI Expert of Product Management Department, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said, “In April 2018, Huawei announced HiAI 1.0, a mobile AI computing platform. By providing developers with operators and APIs, the inaugural platform helped cut down the time and complexity of app development. HiAI 2.0 will bring with it even greater computing power, richer APIs and better support across a wider range of devices. It’ll significantly lower the barrier to entry of AI development, allowing even more developers to join in and create exciting new apps for consumers.”

Huawei HiAI 2.0 Facilitates AI App Development
The new HiAI platform offers developers greater access to the capabilities of Huawei’s chipsets, devices, and cloud. It includes the HiAI Foundation, HiAI Engine, and HiAI Service, which work in concert to serve the myriad needs of developers.

1. HiAI Foundation provides developers access to chipset capabilities such as support for multiple frameworks and operators, as well as high computational capabilities. The HiAI platform leverages the capabilities of Kirin 980 and its Dual-NPU to realize double image recognition speed compared to its predecessor, or up to 4,500 images per minute. It also supports a greater number of developer models and operators, creating an environment whereby AI apps can run smoother and deliver a better user experience.

2. HiAI Engine provides apps engineers on the market with more choices. The APIs provided on the platform let developers quickly integrate key features into their projects and focus their efforts on delivering a truly compelling product. One of the most recent examples of HiAI Engine at work can be found on the recently launched Huawei Mate 20 Series. Using the flagship devices’ AI Spotlight Reel, a feature that can identify clips that all feature a character and auto-generate a 10-second montage. This feature is using face recognition and aesthetic scores provided by AI Engine. Benefit from the improvement of HiAI computing power, enabling the AI Engine to complete automatic editing on the mobile phone.

3. HiAI Service establishes a bridge between users’ needs and services. By connecting the two, developers can push services to consumers in a timely and proactive manner.

@HuaweiZA Launches HiAI 2.0, Commits to Creating the Ultimate AI App Experience #HigherIntelligence

To date, there are more than 1,000 partners and 450,000 developers actively working within the Huawei HiAI ecosystem and empowering more than 300 million users with AI capabilities. Under the HiAI program, Huawei operates 13 R&D centers and 2 Open Labs around the world to collaborate with local developers on app development. These Labs also perform the role of a springboard for successful developers to launch their projects globally. Huawei remains committed to working with partners to build the AI ecosystem and perfect the AI app experience.

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OLC Presents @FantafunZA #Halloween #ScreamForFantaZA


Hi Friends,

Offlimit Communications (OLC) strikes again
One of South Africa’s award-winning experiential agencies, OLC, recently brought a popular Fourways family destination to a screaming halt.

Last week, OLC Experiential brought Montecasino to a screaming halt with an innovative vending machine that brought Halloween to life. This one-of-a-kind vending machine was not your average can dispensing device- as many unsuspecting passersby’s were to see for themselves.

Introducing #ScreamForFantaZA
Teen-centric cold drink brand, Fanta, took over Halloween 2018 in a fun and refreshing way, by giving consumers an opportunity to score a free can of ice-cold Fanta in an unconventional way.
OLC Presents @FantafunZA #Halloween #ScreamForFantaZA
The challenge? Scream for a Fanta. How does it work? The task was simple: stand in front of the Fanta vending machine and scream to score a free Fanta. The catch? The machine is equipped with a scream- o- meter that gauges the decibels of the scream. Scream loud enough and the meter fills up, releasing a Fanta- free of charge!

Fanta is a fun youth brand, and when we were tasked with executing a Halloween stunt, we were excited to bring this idea to life. This is what we do, we create nuggets of buzz-worthy stunts that live on way after everyone has gone home and we have packed everything up. It’s about memorable moments that can be captured and shared, “ commented OLC Managing Director, Jerome Cohen.
To view the video, follow the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsjznS99IYw

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Why So Serious, South Africa? #WalkItOff @TomyTakkies

Hi Friends,

Let’s be honest: a lot of the time, living in South Africa is no joke. From crime and corruption to cash-in-transit heists and car accidents, us South Africans experience our fair share of adversity. It’s tough out here, and here’s the thing: if we don’t laugh about it, we’ll cry. So why take it so seriously? In the face of the ridiculous, the unpleasant and the outrageous, it’s up to us to seek the silver lining in all situations. For every serious scenario, you stumble across, there is an opportunity to either at the very least, shrug it off, or at the most, find the funny.

As South Africans, the best defense we have against despondency is our ever-enduring sense of humor. Spend five minutes on Twitter and you’ll quickly realize that no populous of people can see the funny side of things quite like we can. Any given meeting of the National Assembly is a better entertainment value than anything on Netflix.
Why So Serious, South Africa? #WalkItOff @TomyTakkies
From snoozing MPs in parliament and Doom Pastors to bamboozled SARS IT Chiefs, one thing is for sure: living in SA is never a dull moment. We’re all in this together, and the best way to survive it is with a good sense of humor and the right shoes to #WalkItOff in.

South Africa, please give me protection from yourself. Step up your sense of humor in a pair of Tomy Takkies and try not to take things so seriously.
Why So Serious, South Africa? #WalkItOff @TomyTakkies
About Tomy Takkies
Our story began in 1964 in Bata’s first production factory in Zimbabwe. Hard shoes were not working for our local market because of the dry climate and hard ground. The founding father of Bata developed a softer, canvas shoe and aptly named it after his son Tomy George Bata.
 
The impact a small, unknown brand would come to have on street culture and fashion in South Africa surpassed expectation. It was only a matter of time before the Tomy Originals became a classic. It spread like a fashion wildfire and our brand soon provided an identity for students, sportsman, school children, rebels, artists, your next door neighbor and everyone in between – it’s the classic, timeless look that shaped our brand early on that has South Africans wearing them with pride.
Why So Serious, South Africa? #WalkItOff @TomyTakkies
Tomy is the start of a journey. You put on your Tomy’s and get going with your day. It’s the founding ingredient you need to conquer and reach your goals. To get your look on the point you need to be looking and feeling great from the feet up. The brand’s simple and easy to style aesthetics have made it easy for you to do just that. When you rock your Tomys, you open your world to new possibilities.

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Saturday, 24 November 2018

SA Sales of #HuaweiMate20 up 280% compared to #Mate10 Release in first week @HuaweiZA

Hi Friends,

Huawei reports that the first week of local sales of its Huawei Mate 20 Pro has exceeded the first-week sales figures of its Huawei Mate 10 series by 280%. The Huawei Mate 10 series was launched only a year ago. The high-end smartphone manufacturer also revealed that the sales figures for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro are 73% higher than the corresponding sales figures from the first week of sales of the Huawei P20 series, which was released locally in April.

“The Huawei Mate 20 series offers consumers a compelling combination of powerful artificial intelligence (AI), flagship performance, longer battery life, advanced security, a greater videography and photography experience, and more—all wrapped in a sophisticated design,” explains Likun Zhao, General Manager at Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa.

“Our first batch of Huawei Mate 20 Pro phones is almost sold out in SA. Another 14,500 devices have been ordered and will be available soon. Based on the first-week sales figures of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, we are confident that this range of intelligent devices will further increase our share of the South African smartphone market, where we currently occupy the number two spot, ” notes Zhao.

Some of the features South Africans love about the Huawei Mate 20 Pro


1. Revolutionary camera
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a Leica Triple Camera featuring the 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. Together, the trio of lenses mimics the results from professional cameras. The new camera system also supports macro photography, which produces crisp images of objects that are placed as close as 2.5 cm from the lens. The Huawei Mate 20 Series’ AI Portrait Colour video mode isolates the subjects of photos and desaturates the colors around them to dramatically highlight the person.

2. Long-lasting battery, SuperCharge, wireless quick charge, and reverse charging
Besides superb performance, the Huawei Mate 20 Series also features groundbreaking battery life. It supports 40W Huawei SuperCharge, which gives the device 70 percent charge in 30 minutes. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro also supports 15W Huawei Wireless Quick Charge, the industry’s fastest wireless charging solution, and Wireless Reverse Charge, which enables the device to work as a power bank for select electronic devices.
SA Sales of #HuaweiMate20 up 280% compared to #Mate10 Release in first week @HuaweiZA
3. Biometric identification and in-screen fingerprint
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports 3D Face Unlock, which can quickly authenticate users within 0.6s at a false acceptance rate of below 1/1,000,000. These smartphones also feature an in-screen fingerprint sensor that has better speed and success rates.

4. EMUI 9 enables a quality life

The device’s smart operating system enables the Huawei Mate 20 Pro to perform a range of tasks from object identification to food calorie counting by simply pointing the camera towards objects. It is also able to recognize famous paintings and landmarks.

“The Huawei Mate 20 series allows users to fully immerse themselves in today’s dynamic digital world. Its advanced and powerful system is designed to be exceptional in every way and to deliver unparalleled next-generation smartphone innovation for South African consumers,” concludes Zhao.
 
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