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DStv subscription fees to increase again

MultiChoice has announced that DStv subscription fees will see another hike this year. Starting in April, expect to pay more. For nothing...

By Jason Snyman 5 hours ago

#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 7 hours 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

Location-based marketing, what is it and how to take advantage of this trend?

Location-based marketing has been around for a few years now and has been a much hyped-up trend especially with the advent of apps, but what is it exactly?...

By Lynette Hundermark 5 hours ago

#LoeriesRanking with... Robroy Music

Independent music company Robroy Music's founder, Rob Schroder, lets us in on their successes on the award track and the intricacies of composing music and sound design for all formats of advertising...

By Leigh Andrews 6 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 7 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 8 hours 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 7 hours ago

Dalmatian tops off new business streak with Protea Hotels by Marriott win

Dalmatian has recently been awarded the Protea Hotels by Marriott advertising account. The new account gain was the outcome of a hotly contested, three-way pitch...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 1 hour 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...

7 hours 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 8 hours 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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

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 1 day 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 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

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 1 day 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 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 11 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 1 day ago

Equatorial Guinea broadcaster extends reach via satellite

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

1 day ago

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International

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The secret language of doors

To understand something about living in Malta, you need a little architectural history. Actually you need a lot of architectural history, but I'll go gently...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 4 hours ago

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 3 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

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