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BizTrends 2018

#IMC2018: The science of how brands grow

A popular track at this year's IMC Conference was that of creative and big idea creation, and a talk that really struck a cord, so to speak, was BBDO South Africa's CEO Boniswa Pezisa's on the power of breakthrough creativity and the role it plays in triggering emotions to communicate effectively...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

The king is dead! #LongLiveTheKing

I found myself this week justifying the inclusion of television in a launch campaign. Someone check the moon, first Zuma resigns, and now this!

By Quinton Jones 1 day ago

New CEO for Group M Sub-Saharan Africa

Federico de Nardis has been named CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa...

2 days ago

#Loeries2018: "Bringing it back to the bird," with Nathan Reddy of Grid Worldwide

Soon after the Loeries 40 year logo and branding refresh was announced I caught up with Nathan Reddy of specialist brand agency Grid Worldwide. He explains the importance of the 'reduce to amplify' movement and how this mindset guided the Loeries' brand refresh...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism

There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 1 day ago

Native VML's new journey: The 3,000

With the official announcement of the integration of Y&R and Native VML comes a number of changes in Native VML's management...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Native VML's new journey: Conducting the orchestra

As Native VML moves into a new era, the changes in the agency are not only organic; it is about a new business model that adds value and brings the customer into the brand's ecosystem. It is a new form of integration...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Grey Advertising Africa welcomes new social media intern to its team

GreySouth Africa has appointed Dineo Nyamane as a social media intern...

Issued by Grey 2 days ago

What not to do when planning an event

Stress is an almost unavoidable aspect of planning any large-scale event, and at times a little bit of stress can actually be helpful in improving our ability to think under pressure, make clear decisions, and respond to problems quickly and efficiently...

By Jessica MacRoberts, Issued by Worx Group 2 days ago

WTF? You can study this at Vega?

Business consultant, serial entrepreneur and published author, Brent Spilkin, in partnership with Digitlab Academy, has turned his book, What the Freelance, into a 12-week course at Vega School...

Issued by DigitLab 1 day ago

How Lemok Agency is helping this shopping centre identify and fulfill less-obvious shopper needs

Sammy Marks Square has commissioned Lemok Digital Agency to come up with an integrated launch campaign for Sammy Marks' free three hours uncapped Wi-Fi...

Issued by Lemok Group 1 day ago

Programmatic Guaranteed - Where are we heading?

In an ecosystem where domain spoofing, ad-fraud, bots, brand-unsafe content and fake inventory are pain points for advertisers, Programmatic Direct and more specifically Programmatic Guaranteed takes centre stage to breathe new life into the ecosystem...

By Megan Du Toit, Issued by 365 Digital 1 day ago

The decline of the Zuma years

The perceptions of South Africans over the Zuma years show a clear trend of declining optimism and dwindling appreciation of the work undertaken by government in different areas of delivery...

Issued by Ipsos 1 day ago

Lineup of authors for Time of the Writer International Festival announced

The lineup for the 21st Time of the Writer International Festival has been announced. This year the writers will convene under the theme of "Changing the narrative"...

2 days ago

Caxton and Independent Group fined for colluding on advertising prices

Newspaper publisher Caxton has been fined R5.8m and the Independent Group R2.2m for colluding on the prices they charged to advertisers, the Competition Commission said on Friday...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations

The One Club for Creativity, global peace organisation PartnersGlobal and the United Nations' Together initiative have joined forces to launch the first Young Ones Design Brief...

1 day ago

Howard Audio launches into 2018!

2017 was an amazing year for Howard Audio - with a clutch of international awards, including a Cannes Gold Lion, two One Show Awards, two D&AD Pencils and a Gold Loerie...

Issued by Howard Audio 1 day ago

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

The European Commission said on Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter...

1 day ago

Series of pop-up feasts at Design Indaba's Nightscape

The Design Indaba Festival of Creativity 2018 has announced that a series of specially designed Chef's Table events, featuring Bertus Basson and Studio H, will be happening during the festival in addition to all the sights and sounds on offer...

2 days ago

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Africa news

Dedicated Lego channel for Africa, MENA

iflix signs multi-year deal with Lego, launches dedicated channel in Africa and the Middle East...

2 days ago

"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award wins

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

ECOWAS court rules Gambia violated rights of journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Gambian government to act on a judgment passed today by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to immediately repeal its laws on criminal libel, sedition, and false news...

3 days ago

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Applications for the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival See It Be It opens

See It Be It has opened for applications for the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival with Spotify announced as the official partner.

13 Feb 2018

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