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RIP Bob Rightford

Bob Rightford, a local advertising legend and one of Red & Yellow School's founding fathers, has passed away...

4 hours ago

SA film, Revolting Rhymes nominated for an Oscar

South African film, Revolting Rhymes was nominated for an Oscar in the category, Best Animated Short Film at this year's awards...

2 hours ago

Technology in Africa: a guide for the year ahead

Many would say that in this age of exponential technology acceleration, a start-of-the-year tech trends report is rapidly becoming an exercise in futility. But don't believe them...

By Lee Naik 1 hour ago

It's true what they say; prevention is better than cure

In the wake of the H&M debacle, Thandukwazi Gcabashe comments on the critical role PR plays in making sure marketing campaigns have gone through a reputational lens before being launched...

By Thandukwazi Gcabashe 2 hours ago

Don't neglect the B side while the A side is playing

Mike Laws touch on how voice and text-based mobile communication have alternated in popularity throughout the history of GSM cellular and the implications for marketers...

By Mike Laws 1 hour ago

Facebook news feed changes - What now for brands?

Facebook's new newsfeed can mean trouble for brands. Here's what to do to win in the post-news feed update framework...

By Joseph Neusu 20 hours ago

Social media erupts for Zim The Voice UK contestant

Zimbabwe-raised teen is the talk of The Voice UK, along with his dancing granma who owned social media after the performance of Donel Mangena...

21 hours ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Men are more of a risk - true story. Windhoek Lager ad - untrue story.

First for Women has always been a company focused on its product - providing insurance packages tailored especially for women. This acknowledges that there are gender differences when it comes to underwriting risks. Some men might not like that, but it is the reality: Men are more of a risk, when it comes to insurance, because, generally, they are less cautious than women...

By Brendan Seery 21 hours ago

Engage Joe Public appoints Reatile Tekateka

Integrated brand and communications group Joe Public United has announced the recent appointment of Reatile Tekateka to head up its public relations company, Engage Joe Public...

Issued by Joe Public United 1 hour ago

Facebook update not the end of brands and social media

The recently announced update to Facebook will not lay waste to the time, effort and money spent by brands on creating and curating a presence on the social media channel...

Issued by FCB Africa 45 minutes ago

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest"...

36 minutes ago

Hijab model pulls out of L'Oreal campaign over Israel tweets

PARIS - British model Amena Khan, who had been chosen by L'Oreal to appear in an advertising campaign in Britain, has pulled out over accusations she made anti-Israeli comments in a series of old tweets...

22 hours ago

Real secrets of effective influencer marketing campaigns

Stephane Rogovsky, CEO of R-Squared Digital and one of the speakers at the upcoming Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Conference, shares his insights on effective influencer marketing campaigns...

Issued by IMC Conference 21 hours ago

Global acclaim skyrockets for SA's Five Fingers for Marseilles

South African film, Five Fingers for Marseilles, has been receiving rave reviews at festivals around the world...

20 hours ago

Little relief in sight for Novus as woes keep piling up

Twelve months ago, it looked as though 2017 was going to be a tough year for print and publishing company Novus...

23 hours ago

Warc report shows global adspend growth to accelerate to +4.7%

Global adspend growth to accelerate to +4.7% in 2018, reaching a total of $572bn...

23 hours ago

Why H&M's apology falls short

2018 started off with a social media outcry from netizens and consumers around the world who were offended by a blatantly racist advert produced by Swedish clothing giant H&M...

By Lunice Johnston 1 day ago

Here's how to upload photos to Instagram from your PC

From multiple account support to Stories, Instagram's team has been hard at work over the years. In saying so, there is one big feature they haven't implemented yet - and I'm not talking about the return of a chronological timeline...

By Hadlee Simons 1 day ago

Anant Singh film selected for world premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

Producer, Anant Singh has announced that Museo, co-produced with Mexico's Panorama Global, will have its world premiere at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival...

1 day ago

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Africa news

#AfricaAchiever: Godfrey Sserwamukoko, iWayAfrica

iWayAfrica Uganda, appointed Godfrey Sserwamukoko as managing director and board member last year, amid significant growth in the local market and an increased uptake of communication services in Uganda...

By Louise Marsland 2 hours ago

Journalists trained in health reporting in Sierra Leone

A new journalists' network in Sierra Leone aims to strengthen information flows and accountability around the health sector in the country...

5 hours ago

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Facebook invents a new unit of time called Flicks

Not content with just feeding you awkward revelations you wish your family had kept to themselves, Facebook now wants to toy with your time. Literally.

By Andy Walker 55 minutes ago

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