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Why you need design systems for social media

With the majority of modern brand content now residing on social media channels, how do you create social media advertising that stands out? More importantly, how do you do this on a consistent basis within a quick turnaround timeframe?

By Ernst Lass 13 hours ago

Inma selects new office bearers, includes South African Sandy Naudé

South Africa's Sandy Naudé has been selected as one of the International News Media Association's new board members...

17 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Creating our own entrepreneurial opportunities in Africa

Entrepreneur, Abiot Mahlatse Ledwaba talks about the hustle and how he used his skills to create opportunities that helped him strengthen his brand and start his own business...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 hours ago

#Loeries2017: Jury president jabber with Götz Ulmer

I chatted to the four recently revealed international jury presidents for the Loeries. First up is Götz Ulmer, partner of Jung von Matt in Hamburg, Germany...

By Leigh Andrews 12 hours ago

Ayanda Mbanga Communications is the Can-Do Company

Ayanda Mbanga Communications has entered an exciting new era! CEO, Ayanda Mbanga explains the new direction, fresh approach and services...

Issued by AMcomms 13 hours ago

New innovation firsts for BMW SA

With the growing consumer trend of using more than one screen while watching television, Vizeum has brought TV sync technology to South Africa...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 13 hours ago

Blogging as a business owner: How to get started

Storytelling is now an essential part of internet marketing. Internet marketing campaigns no longer focus on pop-up ads and hard-sell content. Today, internet marketing is more about building relationships with an audience...

Issued by Monetary Library 14 hours ago

How ready are you to turn on your brand's packaging?

As the world is getting smarter, so is packaging. Exciting technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), enable even a humble box to entertain or inform the consumer in ways that are both magical and pragmatic...

Issued by Stratcom 12 hours ago

Bonfire Media takes top spot

Consumer PR and digital PR specialists Bonfire Media continued their winning ways at the 2017 Prisms taking home the Silver Award for their Hellmann's Rock Your Burger PR campaign for the Unilever mayo brand...

Issued by Mbongiworks 13 hours ago

Loeries add Facebook Challenge to Student Awards

A new category, the Facebook Challenge has been added to Loeries Africa Middle East's Student Awards...

16 hours ago

Howard Audio picks up two D&AD and two One Show awards

Howard Audio's work was recently recognised in New York and London, with the BMW radio campaign winning an award at The One Show, and a Cadbury's online campaign picking up two D&AD Pencils...

Issued by Howard Audio 12 hours ago

Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions

In the South African retail and manufacturing sectors, promotions have become a popular tool to attain growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

How emotion affects advertising

You really have to be operating in the dark ages of marketing if you haven't cottoned on to the importance of emotion in marketing communication...

By John Laurence 1 day ago

The producers' wrap: Myles McDonald of Hey Papa Legend

I spoke to some of the people responsible for SA's recent One Show-winning work, behind the scenes. Next up is Myles McDonald of Hey Papa Legend...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#NewCampaign: Stop the Cycle

The Huffington Post SA partnered with Native VML to come up with an engaging way to highlight the increased socio-economic and environmental impact of consumerism, and send a clear message to industries and manufacturers that need to be held accountable...

1 day ago

Awards Eggstacy

Egg directors have been racking up accolades recently at the One Show, D&AD & Webbys internationally and South African Music Awards (SAMAs) locally...

Issued by Egg Films 1 day ago

Ian Gabriel's Vodacom best loved ad - voted by the people who choose to buy your product or not

Vodacom "Summer" has been rated as the best liked ad by South Africa in the latest Kantar Millward Brown Best Liked Ads survey...

Issued by Giant Films 1 day ago

Alliance Media celebrates Africa Day

On Africa Day 2017, Alliance Media has decided to showcase how they embody the African spirit by making a pledge to plant 5,000 trees across African countries...

Issued by Alliance Media 1 day ago

Independent Media scoops four awards at INMA

Independent Media scooped four awards at the prestigious International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards in New York on Wednesday...

Issued by Independent Media 1 day ago

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Africa news

Impact on food security in Africa

Despite the considerable opportunities trade creates in moving goods from surplus to deficit areas, the trade aspect in addressing food security and climate change in Africa seems to be largely missing.

17 hours ago

Africa's plan to revive global trade for the continent

Commonwealth African countries to discuss priorities for reviving world trade for the continent...

18 hours ago

Cloud services from within Africa

Microsoft to deliver Microsoft Cloud from datacentres in Africa to enable greater innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth...

1 day ago

Incubation model helps social entrepreneurs

Over 1 million African children's lives improved by local social entrepreneurs in Africa...

1 day ago

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#OneShow2017: Reflections with Xolisa Dyeshana

I chatted to SA's own Xolisa Dyeshana, CCO at Joe Public and member of the One Club's international board of directors, post-Creative Week for his One Show reflections.

By Leigh Andrews 10 hours ago

International media groups to discuss fighting fake news

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) and The Straits Times will hold a two-day conference on fighting fake news on 19-20 June 2017 at the Singapore Management University. Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, K Shanmugam, will deliver the opening address.

1 day ago

South Africa wins at Inma Global Media Awards

The International News Media Association (Inma) presented 40 first-place winners with awards in the annual Global Media Awards in New York, this week. Norway's Aftenposten took home the competition's top prize, ‘Best in Show' award.

1 day ago

#NewCampaign: F*ck like a Finn

Finland is the best country for love-making, stated in this campaign video that has gained a million organic views in Finland alone.

2 days ago

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