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Volkswagen – Just because it works doesn’t mean it’s fixed”

Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship announces 2012 winners; SecureID takes top prize

Advertising practictioners’ council APCON inaugrates new council members

Mobile app development has created over 500,000 jobs says App Developers Association

Gfk increases African footprint with purchase of South Africa’s GlobalEDGE

Nigeria hits record number for mobile penetration reports the Nigerian Communications Commission

Global ad expenditure to rise to $525 billion in 2013, fueled by growth in emerging markets

Interbrand releases 13th annual Global Brands Report – Coke, Apple, IBM retain top honour

BusinessDay reports on the progress of the newly created Oyo State Signage & Advertising Agency (OYSAA).

What comes after touch technology and how will it affect marketing?  MIT’s Technology Review takes a look.

Fast food chain Wendy’s ditches 30 year old logo and unveils its new brand identity.

Africa’s research market to hit $100m by 2015 says Millward Brown boss.

New York Times set to launch new Portuguese language site as it courts Brazil’s emerging economy.


Nobody Clicks on Banner Ads?

So who hates those Captcha boxes that make you verify that you are not really a bot out to spam the hell outta whatever random site you’re on?  The words you have to enter are not even clear to begin with and make such little sense the whole exercise is just another tedious aspect of internet use (or as we like to call it:  illegal streaming on random sites…yes, you know what we’re talking about!).

Well, Solve Media wants to make your life easier and at the same time make online advertisers very happy people.  Who clicks on banner ads anyway…