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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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Premier filmmaker, Spike Lee, heads to SA for The Nedbank Digital Edge Live 2015

Now in its 7th year, The Digital Edge Live 2015, brought to you by NATIVE VML and Nedbank in collaboration with 360 Degrees, will once again bring advertisers, agencies, technologists and innovators together to look at the most important digital trends in marketing...

Issued by NATIVE VML 6 Jul 2015 10:40

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

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Embassy and Snap Pictures create first TV commercial for Elegant Fuel

You would be excused for not hearing of 'Elegant Fuel' before. And awareness was precisely the goal with the first television commercial for the Louis Trichardt-based brand...

Issued by Embassy & Snap Pictures 6 Jul 2015 11:18

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

MyBroadband appoints a client relations manager

Mariaan Scott has joined MyBroadband as a client relations manager, specifically focused on customer care and relationship management...

Issued by MyBroadband 6 Jul 2015 11:23

Wine not?

Enjoy a good glass of wine while watching the sun set over the Sandton skyline. Levelthree Premium Venue, in the newly revamped Kramerville, is opening its doors to the public on Thursday, 16 July, with its very first Pop-Up Wine Bar...

Issued by Levelthree Premium Venue 6 Jul 2015 10:54

MMA Standard Bank SMARTIES Awards panel of judges announced

The Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa has announced the 2015 SMARTIES judges panel. Google's Bryan Nelson is the appointed Judge Chair and joined by an independent panel of senior brand marketers and industry experts...

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 6 Jul 2015 10:39

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

The 'foreign' impact on South Africa's potato industry

Be it the economic repercussions of the recent wave of xenophobic violence sweeping the country; the import tariff war Insight Survey's latest Carbohydrate Landscape Report comprises extensive primary research in order to ascertain and provide detailed insight into the current impact of the 'foreign' on domestic market dynamics...

Issued by Insight Survey 6 Jul 2015 09:36

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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