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Episode 138: Isilumko Activate and Agency Focus with 20Across looking at Influencer marketing.

Date: 2 Jul 2015
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Creative Circle's Cannes 2015 individual and group agency results are out!

The Official Creative Circle Cannes Results 2015 are out...

3 Jul 2015 08:55

[Loeries 2015] Agency expectations with... Y&R

In our feature running until Loeries Creative Week in Durban this August (yes, August, not September and Durban, not Cape Town!), we find out what Y&R ECD Rui Alves expects...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jul 2015 14:00

Melt the social brand mention confusion away with Meltwater 'Outside Insights'

When an industry event's held after hours, and fully booked within a week of receiving the invitation, you know it's a topic people are really interested in. That's exactly what happened with the recent Meltwater 'Outside Insights' launch event...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jul 2015 06:00

All South Africans are living better than before

South Africans have a better lifestyle than what they had 10 years ago! Media reports fuelling the general sympathy does not even mention this fact, which should be the basis of all business strategies...

By Erik du Plessis and Neil Higgs 3 Jul 2015 12:00

Why strategic planning is stupid

I just landed this awesome 'Strategic Planning Director' job. I am a week in and while this article may lead to the shortest strategic planning career in the history of advertising, I reckon I'll throw the proverbial caution to the wind and give it a go anyway...

By Jessica Wheeler, Issued by Grey 6 Jul 2015 08:44

Google and content: Still dating after all these years

Back in the late 90s, when Dolly the sheep was being cloned and The Spice Girls were still Botox-free, Google was just a child. Because of this, its relationships with websites were simple pre-pubescent crushes...

By Catherine Black 6 Jul 2015 07:20

Research Unit to host Mandela Day workshop

Local luxury leather brand Research Unit (RU) will be hosting a Nelson Mandela Day workshop at their Watershed store at the V&A Waterfront on Saturday, 18 July 2015 from 11am-2pm...

6 Jul 2015 09:05

TCM puts Guerilla in leading role for re-launch across Africa

TCM was once the home of 'oldies-but-goodies' like Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, and They Died with Their Boots On, bringing these and other classics to viewers across the continent. But just as much as times have changed, so too has the channel's offering...

Issued by Guerilla Tactic Media 6 Jul 2015 09:04

Tapping into online marketing

Big corporates are having doubts about the switch from traditional, to digital marketing. This has left many corporates struggling to keep up with their loyal clients.

By Mxolisi Justice Nzimande 5 Jul 2015 10:48

Following through on your start-up dream...

Tips for business success when you're starting out: Be careful of falling too in love with you product, don't confuse hustle with bullsh*tting, and prepare for the 'ready fire aim' approach...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jul 2015 14:00

Journalism or bust! How to get writing work in tricky times

Hundreds of young people may continue to enrol in journalism and communications courses at universities and colleges, but job prospects in that industry are dimming...

By Marie Rocher 3 Jul 2015 13:25

The Loeries Communication Design judging panel has been announced!

Ji Lee, Creative Director of Facebook Creative Shop in New York heads up the jury as chairman, with the rest of the panel comprising nine big local names...

3 Jul 2015 11:41

Shifting attitudes towards the body

Would you want to be a Cyborg in the near future? A Cyborg is defined as a human enhanced by technology; that is a person whose physiological functioning is aided by a mechanical or electronic device...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Jul 2015 13:56

Sunday Times launches property section 'Neighbourhood'

The Sunday Times will be introducing a new property and lifestyle section in the newspaper titled 'Neighbourhood', which will launch in the Sunday 5 July edition.

3 Jul 2015 14:57

DTT switch off date announced when all system are in place

Government will announce the date to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting signals once all systems are in place, including the five million free Set Top Boxes (STBs) to poor households, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 3 Jul 2015 10:22

Using digital integration to celebrate an icon

Base2 wanted to capture the unique sense of community among Land Rover drivers and created a digital monument - a platform for everyone to celebrate the vehicle and reminisce about 67 years of endurance...

Issued by Base2 3 Jul 2015 10:56

Meet the Marketers - a new speed dating programme

The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) is introducing a new programme called 'Meet the Marketers' where marketers can find each other, work together, and get the best out of their partnerships...

3 Jul 2015 14:39

Tractor Outdoor expands current portfolio to Pretoria

Tractor Outdoor is pleased to announce the expansion of its current holding to include 32 sites in the Pretoria area...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 3 Jul 2015 10:59

Radio conference a platform to exchange ideas

Deputy Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says the Radio Days Africa conference, which is currently taking place in Johannesburg, provides a useful platform to exchange ideas, information and experiences about the issues facing radio.

3 Jul 2015 14:22

Start-up Grind hosts Andre De Wet

Andre De Wet, CEO of, sold his first business at the tender age of 27 years old and lost everything by 28. In 2013 his mobile app was voted as top international mobile app of the year...

3 Jul 2015 12:36

SABC to tell truth 'with balanced perspective' - CEO

New SABC chief executive officer Frans Matlala said the public broadcaster going forward will tell the truth but will also be "balancing the perspective"...

By Thinus Ferreira 3 Jul 2015 12:05

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Africa celebrates Social Media Day with #SMDayAfrica

Annually taking place on 30 June, Africa celebrated Social Media Day for the first time, with the continent using the hashtag #SMDayAfrica to drive the conversation on digital in Africa...

6 Jul 2015 08:45

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