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The future of advertising

Everyone's talking about it... falling circulations, viewers flocking to various competitive TV channels and a myriad of online internet offers, streaming options and, oh, there are so many others...

By Chris Brewer 23 hours ago

#OneShow2017: Reflections with Ross Chowles

One of the biggest drawcards to this year's One Show Creative week was the Educators' summit workshop sessions. Our very own Ross Chowles presented one of these. I chatted to him post-Creative Week for his One Show reflections...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

How to market to Africa's resilient, ambitious middle class

How do you market to Africa's extremely aspirational middle class that is more than 100 million strong, with a combined monthly spending power of R1.3 trillion?

By Louise Marsland 20 hours ago

If vernacular advertising performs well, the results cannot be ignored

“Afrikaans and indigenous advertising are increasingly under pressure owing to globalisation. It can only survive if it sets creative standards that other people would want to emulate," so says Henriette Loubser, newly-appointed editor of Netwerk24...

Issued by Pendoring 52 minutes ago

#Newsmaker: In Touch Media's newly appointed Lyn Jones on OOH

Lyn Jones was recently appointed regional manager for out of home media company, In Touch Media. She believes the OOH landscape is "evolving into a strategic and imperative medium to have within the media mix” and is particularly looking forward to...

By Jessica Tennant 23 hours ago

The agency-client disconnect: Where does it start and end?

The client-agency relationship needs to be fluid, high-energy, transparent and built on trust. Yet so often it's circumspect and overshadowed by a lack of respect, scepticism and unrealistic expectations...

By Andreas Smit, Issued by Isilumko Activate 23 hours ago

Food24 on the hunt for South Africa's hot, new ‘Super Chef'

Food24, one of Africa's biggest food websites, is searching for a new generation of super-talented young chefs in their online culinary competition - NextGen...

Issued by 23 hours ago

Allan Gray lets go of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town

NEWSWATCH: Allan Gray has let go of ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, effective 31 July, and is in the process of appointing a new agency to manage the account...

3 days ago

Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)

Christian Kurz, senior vice president, global insights for Viacom International Media Networks unpacks the media company's latest global study and some game-changing insights on Generation X...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#AUW2017: Why utilities need to build better brands

The ever-vibrant and inspirational brand and reputation expert Thebe Ikalafeng delivered one of the keynote talks at the recently concluded 2017 African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

12 signs your business model may be broken

The death of a business is not like a car crash and as sudden as many tend to presume, but disasters do happen whether you are prepared for them or not...

By Matt Brown 3 days ago

Loyiso Bala, John Vlismas receive Henley MBA Scholarships

South African musician, Loyiso Bala and comedian, John Vlismas have been awarded MBA Music and Creative Industries scholarships from Henley Business School...

3 days ago

Sub-Saharan middle class: R1.3tn per month and growing

The African Lions project has uncovered a mass of invaluable information about a market that makes up more than 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa - the urban middle class...

Issued by Ipsos 1 day ago

FCB Joburg celebrates another SA first at the One Show

FCB Joburg is celebrating another South African first and its radio advertising prowess with its ‘War of Words - Anniversary Forgotten' commercial for NetFlorist...

Issued by FCB Africa 1 day ago

Independent Online signs with data management platform, Lotame

In an African first, Independent Online (IOL) has signed with the world's largest independent data management platform, Lotame...

Issued by Mark1 1 day ago

LIA announces Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury

Michael Ritchie, MD and executive producer at Revolver/Will O'Rourke will head up the LIA Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury...

1 day ago

#NewCampaign: Surf's School of Shine

Surf Washing Power and Liquorice have just launched a digital billboard activation showcasing the CVs of real-life women to help them launch their careers...

3 days ago

Entries open for top journalism awards

All entries are open for the annual Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards and will close on Monday, 19 June 2017...

3 days ago

Apex Awards jury announced

The annual Apex Awards, hosted by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), has announced its jury for the 2017 awards...

3 days ago

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Africa news

#AfricaMonth: Safrea on the freelance future of work. Are you ready?

Safrea chair Laura Rawden speaks about the benefit of belonging to a professional body, especially as a freelancer while the world of work continues to evolve across the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 23 hours ago

Fortumo expands into Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania

The mobile payments company Fortumo announced that it has expanding its carrier billing services to three new African markets...

23 hours ago

Greater investments needed to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent's broadband data explosion...

1 day ago

Orange becomes market leader in Liberia after acquisition

Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa...

1 day ago

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How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump.

19 May 2017

Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation, the two-day specialist event, taking place as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 19-20 June 2017, has released its programme of live tech demonstrations, immersive performances and the latest innovations in voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities.

19 May 2017

Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

Vivendi sponsors Lions Entertainment, as programme is announced

Vivendi is to be the main sponsor of Lions Entertainment, part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

18 May 2017

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