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#AfricaMonth: Hein Kaiser in the media and marketing mix

Hein Kaiser wears many professional hats in the media and marketing space. While his day job is head of communications for fastjet across the continent, Kaiser is also the host of Mix 93.8 FM's Media & Marketing show. He explains why you're only ever as good as the last 15 minutes, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 1 hour ago

#AfricaMonth: Demographica's Warren Moss on the business of B2B marketing

Warren Moss, founder and CEO of Demographica, was the only judge from Africa in the annual BMA B2 Awards, which recognise the top performing Business to Business (B2B) marketers around the world. He shares tips for success in B2B marketing and how they're now set to empower black-owned agencies in the marketing and communication space...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Chatbots as part of an integrated customer service strategy

You can have all your communication channels lined up and ready to go, your agents trained to help via phone, email, SMS, web chat and via social media, but you could be missing a trick...

By Wynand Smit 22 hours ago

There will always be someone who rains on your parade

We live in a very critical world and the worst of them can be the very people we try to serve. Here, Aki Kalliatakis from Leadership LaunchPad compares his friend George to customers who readily criticise and pick on the smallest details...

By Aki Kalliatakis 21 hours ago

Debonairs' Pizza's humorous tack secures top spot on Kantar Millward Brown Most-Liked list

Debonairs Pizza's determination to weave good-hearted, family-style humour into its advertising has paid off with a top spot on Kantar Millward Brown's Most-Liked television commercials list for the third quarter of 2016...

Issued by FCB Africa 1 hour ago

Creative work can change the world

Ask me whether the economic value of creativity has been historically undervalued in South Africa, and I'll say: Yes. Enormously so...

By Mike Abel, Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 41 minutes ago

Five ways using small data can benefit your brand

While we're only just coming to terms with big data and its implications, using ‘small data' can unlock shades of meaning and insight with your target audiences that were unimaginable before...

Issued by IGI 3 hours ago

Khumalo is the new editor of GQ

Condé Nast Independent Magazines, a subsidiary of Independent Media, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nkosiyati Khumalo as editor of GQ, effective 1 July 2017...

Issued by Independent Media 1 hour ago

Gavin Emes is in the Vicinity

Vicinity Media have announced that digital media heavyweight Gavin Emes will be joining the location-based mobile network...

Issued by Vicinity Media 1 hour ago

A snapshot into the role of customer personas + Ebook

With a competitive landscape so fierce, knowing who your customer is and how best to deliver quality service to them has become more important than ever...

Issued by Interact RDT 2 hours ago

Networking opportunities at Cannes expanded through technology

Cannes Lions has joined forces with Accenture Interactive, launching new ways to network at the festival...

6 hours ago

'Who's the king?' Burger chain ad angers Belgian monarchy

BRUSSELS - The Belgian royal family on Saturday rapped Burger King over an online advertising campaign suggesting a new "king" for the European nation...

23 hours ago

#Newsmaker: On the Wild side with Avatar's newly-appointed ECD

Brett Wild was appointed Avatar's executive creative director “just the other day” and just in time as the integrated agency eyes further expansion...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Redi's stepping off 702 drive and heading in a bold new direction

702's Redi Tlhabi has announced her intention to take an exciting new direction in her journey, which means she needs to step off of her daily afternoon drive show on the talk station...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 1 day ago

Ogilvy lands ads of the year

First prizes for KFC in radio and Iziko Slave Lodge Museum in print led the way for another rewarding awards night for Ogilvy SA at the 2017 Creative Circle Ad of the Year...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 1 day ago

Promise kept: Stellar growth, prestigious account wins and new data offering

Coming off the back of phenomenal growth over the last five years and a successful B-BBEE deal, Promise Group has announced its new full-service data offering and acquisition of several more prestigious clients...

Issued by Promise 1 day ago

Mbongiworks and Bonfire Media get people 'partying' at breakfast time for NutriDay

To reignite a love of breakfast in a world that is too busy to sit down in the morning, Mbongiworks developed a campaign idea for NutriDay that encourages South Africans to celebrate breakfast every day, with the launch of the NutriDay Breakfast Party campaign...

Issued by Mbongiworks 1 day ago

Features of ORM services and how to select an ideal one?

Online reputation management helps businesses and people accomplish their goals. Reputation management provides three essential services...

By Guy Sheetrit, Issued by Guy Sheetrit 1 day ago

Good news for sports fans - Thatha Zonke!

The Daily Kick app brings you all the best soccer stories and breaking news from the heavyweights of digital publishing including Daily Sun, Soccer Laduma, Kickoff, News24 and Sports24 as well as thousands of other local and international sites...

Issued by 1 day ago

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African TV seeks out local content

Digital migration will allow a broader spread of television content throughout Africa, the NexTV conference heard...

1 day ago

Nigerian PR boosted

Edelman and Chain Reactions Nigeria have launched the Edelman Trust Barometer Survey Report on trust and credibility in the PR industry...

1 day ago

Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident

Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom.

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 3 days ago

Inma selects new office bearers, includes South African Sandy Naudé

The International News Media Association (Inma), a global community of market-leading news media companies, has selected the new board members and officers for 2017/18.

26 May 2017

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.

25 May 2017

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.

25 May 2017

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