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#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 1 hour ago

Nando's and M&C Saatchi Abel are on a mission to put autocorrect in its place as they invite South Africans to #rightmyname

In their quest to highlight typically South African challenges, Nando's, together with its advertising agency M&C Saatchi Abel, has launched #rightmyname in continued effort to contribute to the broader dialogue of South Africa...

1 day ago

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Six opportunities for SA sports rights holders to consider in 2018

Two industry players immersed in the sports world, Sportal and BMI Sport Info, give some insights into the current state of South Africa's sponsorship market and what it means for rights holders...

Issued by Sportal 2 days ago

#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 20 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2018: Lebo Mashile on why she keeps coming back to gender and race in her poetry

Touching on topics of pop culture and weaving her lyrical way through history, my personal highlight of Design Indaba conference 2018 so far, was unpacking the power of design language with the ultimate lyrical female linguist, Lebo Mashile...

By Leigh Andrews 18 hours ago

History has a way of repeating itself, even in PR

Khangelani Dziba writes that there's currently a shift taking place that's influencing how we do marketing and PR...

By Khangelani Dziba 23 hours ago

Marketers to take digital in-house at unprecedented rate

Johanna McDowell writes that in 2018 more and more marketers will handle more and more digital marketing in-house...

By Johanna McDowell 22 hours ago

Why brands should focus on community building over the eye-balls approach

Danilo Acquisto writes that brands should build a YouTube presence now, to begin producing content that is relevant and consumable and to avoid the shotgun approach of gaining eyeballs alone...

By Danilo Acquisto 21 hours ago

Six steps to ensuring that your employees remain motivated

The success of a company can often be measured by the morale of its employees. If your employees are happy, productive, and motivated, it is a sign that you are a good leader...

Issued by WOW Enterprise Performance Solutions 2 hours ago

Agency growth allows investment in fresh talent

Six new hires across creative and account management sees Boomtown adding to its talent fueling the agency's growth, capacity and creative output...

Issued by Boomtown 1 hour ago

SAFREA launches 2018 freelancer rates survey

The 2017/2018 SA Freelance Media Industry and Rates Survey is live! This is a critical tool to gather relevant information on the sector and most importantly, to assess current rates trends...

Issued by SAFREA 1 hour ago

Canon designs recognised with internationally renowned iF Design Awards for 24th consecutive year

Six Canon designs have been recognised by iF International Forum Design GmbH and received prestigious 2018 iF Design Awards...

Issued by Canon SA 2 hours ago

Package and Product Design grand jury announced for NYF Advertising Awards

The members of the 2018 Package and Product Design Live Session grand jury has been announced by the New York Festivals (NYF) International Advertising Awards...

1 hour ago

Comic Con comes to Africa

The first Comic Con Africa will be hosted in South Africa on 14-16 September at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 19 hours ago

Boxing bonanza set for Mbabane, Swaziland

Fox Sports, a global leader in premium sports broadcasting, continues to pack a mean punch with its fifth edition of Africa Boxing set to be held in Mbabane, Swaziland, on Friday, 23 February...

Issued by S-Factor 19 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2018: Getting smarter at partnering by design

Brothers and co-founders (or 'partners by design' as they call themselves) Sam and Rob Paddock, CEO and chief of strategic partnerships at GetSmarter addressed Design Indaba delegates yesterday on how partnering at the student level as well as the employee and executive level has not only increased their course completion rate but resulted in the turnaround of the business...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Confex industry stimulates business growth

"Recent research by the National Convention Bureau shows that up to 60% of international delegates who have come to South Africa will come back within the next five years with their family - creating a ripple effect in the economy..."

1 day ago

34° has the right mix for 2018

34° feels exceptionally prepared for the year ahead. Their creative offering has grown thanks to a host of new senior hires that answer the channel-neutral, solutions-based needs of their growing client portfolio...

Issued by 34° 1 day ago

Four reasons to use social media as your focus group

With increasing connectivity through social media, focus groups are arguably no longer essential. Instead, you can gauge reactions from a target demographic directly on social media...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Google-Getty deal is good, but more needs to be done

SAFREA applauds the partnership between Google and Getty Images that was announced earlier this month with a view to preventing photographic copyright infringement...

Issued by SAFREA 1 day ago

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The trends in TV set design

Whether the requirement is for a traditional space or an ultra-modern one, TV set designs offer infinite scope for designing ingenuity - gone are the days when they looked like what they were: a TV studio...

Issued by Udumo Group 19 Feb 2018

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Africa news

How to increase ad spend in Nigeria

There's plenty of money in Nigeria, but will it be enough to woo back brands, asks a creative director in Lagos...?

By Mike Archer 5 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2018: Fashion with a social conscience

How Egyptian fashion designer Amna Elshandaweely uses social activism in her fashion to address issues of culture and identity...

By Louise Marsland 18 hours ago

Equatorial Guinea broadcaster extends reach via satellite

Equatorial Guinea's Spanish-speaking governmental channel will be country's first non-linear channel...

22 hours ago

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The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 2 days ago

UK retail loyalty programmes suffer from a lack of differentiation

The Retail Loyalty Programmes in the UK 2018 survey has found that UK retail loyalty programme operators are struggling to bring fresh ideas to the programme benefit mix. The report, announced recently by Razors Edge Business Intelligence, analyses the loyalty programmes operated by the UK's top 350 retailers, 48 loyalty programmes in all.

3 days ago

Shortlist for 2018 AME Awards announced

The shortlist for the 2018 New York Festivals AME Awards has been announced.

3 days ago

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