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Beyond Ogilvy SA's big wins at Big Won

Ogilvy SA's ‘twin peaks' of creativity and effectiveness continue hitting their mark says Pete Case, named among the top 10 creative heads in the world at the 2016 Directory Big Won Network Rankings, based on award wins achieved by Ogilvy SA under his direction. Here's why he says it's better to evolve at and with the speed of the consumer than to blindly follow trends…

By Leigh Andrews 4 hours ago

“Space and calmness” – is that your market?

I think it's a fair assumption to make that writers (rather like media planners) should know what their target market and/or readers is/are...

By Chris Brewer 4 hours ago

Why Naspers could dominate the African MVNO space

Frost & Sullivan recently highlighted the top technology trend predictions for 2017, among them the need for the adoption of content intensive strategies among MNOs...

By Mauritz Venter 4 hours ago

Brands can certainly take a page or two from the Ford Kuga saga

Silence can be a good response up until it comes back to bite you in the a** because your silence is much louder than what your initial response could have been...

By Khangelani Dziba 3 hours ago

What do global brands need to know about the SA social media market?

As an English girl living in South Africa for the last year, I have noticed stark differences in the ways brands and their audiences behave online. Not only are the content themes noticeably different to the European way of thinking...

By Emma Glover 9 hours ago

Warc announces winners of Channel Integration Media Awards

As part of its 2017 Media Awards, Warc has announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in the Effective Channel Integration category...

3 hours ago

Community radio stations are in tune with the times

The number of community radio stations has risen significantly in recent years, with some already having a bigger audience than larger commercial stations...

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 hour ago

Public relations is not a quick fix

Public relations is not a quick fix to help you increase revenue for the month. Good public relations doesn't happen on its own; it takes a lot of skill, and consistent hard work, over a period...

Issued by Emlo Communications 4 hours ago

Top ten shortlist for The Venture

Chivas Regal South Africa has announced the top 10 finalists of its unique elevator pitch series, The Venture, hosted by the Top Billing presenter, Lorna Maseko...

3 hours ago

Case studies show passion fuels success in direct selling

It is passion that drives the country's best salespeople says Ernest Du Toit, chairman of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), who has seen thousands of entrepreneurs go from poverty to success...

6 hours ago

One Show announces new award, Cultural Driver plus jury

The One Show has announced a newly created Cultural Driver Award that celebrates influential ideas and executions that have had a noticeable impact on pop culture...

6 hours ago

The Red & Yellow School is offering even more bursaries for 2017

The Red & Yellow School has released a further limited number of bursary opportunities for all full-time programmes at their Cape Town campus for 2017...

Issued by Red & Yellow 6 hours ago

Inside the rot at Woolworths

With even the darling of the retail sector now showing weakness, prospects for trading this year look bleak...

By Stafford Thomas 2 days ago

#LoeriesRankings with… AAA School

I chatted to some of the top-ranked creatives post-2016 Loeries Rankings celebrations. Here, two of the AAA School's lecturers share their views…

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Stop telling people print is dead. Please!

How many of you are guilty of recycling the phrase 'print is dead'?

By Chris Gregory 3 days ago

Bridget von Holdt bids farewell to GHCM

Bridget von Holdt has handed over the reins of Glasshouse Communication Management after being at the helm of the PR consultancy for four years. She will be pursuing new ventures in the industry...

3 days ago

Warc predicts social video as top marketing trend for 2017

Social video shows no signs of losing its attraction for marketers who are achieving results through quality content and emotional engagement and tapping into the new possibilities offered by live video...

3 days ago

Value of B2B events

Attending a show, exhibition or conference provides attendees with opportunities for businesses to connect with another, build relationships, make contacts and sign business agreements through such networking...

3 days ago

'Fake news' didn't change US election outcome: study

"Fake news" probably did not change the outcome of the US presidential election, according to a study of news consumption by voters...

3 days ago

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Africa news

Why Naspers could dominate the African MVNO space

Frost & Sullivan recently highlighted the top technology trend predictions for 2017, among them the need for the adoption of content intensive strategies among MNOs...

By Mauritz Venter 4 hours ago

What does it mean for technology to be innately African?

Mobile and cloud may be global technologies, but African startups have explored their functionalities, shaped their applications and used them to build differentiated business models suited to their markets...

By Amrote Abdella 5 hours ago

African entrepreneurs turning to crowdfunding

Crowdfunding solutions are becoming increasingly popular for African entrepreneurs to raise funds to realise their dreams…

7 hours ago

New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk

FAO targets pastoralists in Ethiopia's southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño…

8 hours ago

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International

Facebook announces 'fake news' offensive in Germany

Social media giant Facebook announced on Sunday that it will introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as Europe's largest economy and most populous nation enters an election year...

17 Jan 2017

German state TV won't broadcast 2018-24 Games

BERLIN: Germany's public broadcasters will not screen the Olympic Games live for the first time after they balked at the huge rights deal demanded by US giant Discovery...

29 Nov 2016

Nielsen Admosphere signs 4-year contract with ATO in Czech Republic

Nielsen Admosphere is to conduct a robust project of cross-platform audience measurement for the Czech Association of TV Organizations (ATO) from 2018-2022...

22 Nov 2016

Expanding BBC to launch news service for North Koreans

LONDON: The BBC will launch a radio and online news service for audiences in North Korea as it seeks to expand its global reach to 500 million people by 2022, the British broadcaster said Wednesday...

17 Nov 2016

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