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Date: 12 Nov 2015
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Five on top of Africa's Annual AdFocus agency crop!

Will the 2015 Annual AdFocus Award African agency network of the year accolade go to Ogilvy & Mather Africa, Publicis Africa Group, Burson-Marsteller Africa, Dentsu Aegis Network or TBWA\? It's anyone's guess...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Nov 2015 12:00

Design thinking: Trend or revolution?

With the increasing notoriety of designer practices since the 1970s, the term "design thinking" was born in the early 2000s and became a mysterious, sacred tool for innovation...

By Amandine Robin 24 Nov 2015 14:00

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Top five ways to advance your content marketing strategy

When it comes to content marketing, the most important element of a successful strategy is being able to balance what your company has to say and what your customers, and potential customers, want to hear. Here are the top five principles Foreword implores agencies to follow...

Issued by Foreword 23 Nov 2015 09:31

[Orchids & Onions] A great idea, but common sense took a holiday

The first Orchid this week goes to the Western Cape government and its office of consumer protection. But at the same time, they get an Onion. Let me explain...

By Brendan Seery 24 Nov 2015 14:00

The power of a focused master brand

Brand architecture is the art of linking your brands. It's the equivalent of a person's surname. If you have a surname like Oppenheimer for example, it is a name that is synonymous with success and wealth...

By Lara Cassel 24 Nov 2015 13:55

Kaya FM Family Day brought to you by KFC

The Kaya FM Family Day in partnership with KFC will take place on Sunday, 29 November at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens, to lead you into the festive season...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 25 Nov 2015 10:24

OFM looking for talent

OFM is looking for new talent to join its stellar line-up of radio presenters. The popular talent search competition, The Radio Voice, was previously won by current breakfast special presenter Yolanda Maartens, who has gone on to have a highly successful presenting career at OFM...

Issued by OFM Radio 25 Nov 2015 09:13

The GAPP Conference: Completing the package

Join award-winning journalist and anchor of M-Net's Carte Blanche, Derek Watts, on 16 March in the Black Eagle Room at Nasrec, as we map out the future of your business in the print, packaging and signage industries...

Issued by Sentient Publishing 25 Nov 2015 09:55

Driving for change with Son

Son recently hosted its first Golf Day at Bellville Golf Club to promote awareness and raise funds to further the education of economically disadvantaged South African learners...

Issued by Son 25 Nov 2015 09:42

J. Walter Thompson promotes Paul Grater to managing partner, Cape Town

J. Walter Thompson, one of the world's best-known marketing communications brands, has announced the promotion of Paul Grater to managing partner of its Cape Town operation, effective immediately.

Issued by JWT 25 Nov 2015 10:03

Fresh Living magazine goes up to half a million copies monthly - an industry first

John Brown Media South Africa has announced a significant increase to the print run of Pick n Pay's popular Fresh Living magazine and its Afrikaans counterpart, Kook en Kuier...

Issued by John Brown 24 Nov 2015 10:48

South Africa/France partnership to deliver VOD services cost effectively

The French company, Broadpeak has announced that Discover Digital has selected its video delivery solution for powering the complete OTT transactional video on demand and subscription video on demand platform...

24 Nov 2015 14:23

Circulation to certification - more than a name change, rather a sign of the times

Our name change is more than that, but reflects the evolution of media business models worldwide and more appropriately points to an increasingly digital future...

By Jerry Wright & Pedro Silva 24 Nov 2015 11:19

The transparent brand: The positives and pitfalls of when brands bare their souls

As one of the most popular terms in branding at the moment, transparency is not just something brands can adopt in an attempt to be relevant and win the hearts and minds of the contemporary consumer...

By Matthew Edwards 24 Nov 2015 10:11

Content writers are not 'real' writers? It's time we set the record straight...

So many writers out there are quick to say that content writers aren't 'real' writers. That we have sold out and given up on our dreams of penning the next best-selling novel (something that people 'will actually read'). I'm here to set the record straight...

By Bianca Marie Delport, Issued by National Positions South Africa 24 Nov 2015 10:02

FCB Joburg crafts Huletts first TVC in a decade

Huletts, a brand synonymous with sugar in South Africa, is advertising on national television for the first time in more than 10 years with the commercial that won FCB Joburg its above-the-line business a few months ago...

Issued by FCB Africa 24 Nov 2015 08:32

South African youth still love Nokia

The Ask Afrika Youth Brands Awards, released on 22 November, indicate that the youth market still favours Nokia as the number one brand, with Shoprite second, Mr Price third and Edgars fourth in this year's survey...

24 Nov 2015 08:58

School toilets on the road to redemption

On Thursday, 19 November (World Toilet Day), HDI's newly launched, non-profit company, HDI For Good, launched The School Toilet Project at Kromdraai Early Childhood Development Centre...

Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 24 Nov 2015 09:00

How to comment on blogs and social media - six suggestions

We often hear advice on the way bloggers and page owners should treat their followers, but not much has been written about how followers should behave...

By Amanda Patterson 24 Nov 2015 09:21

Sub-Saharan Africa presents varied view of consumer confidence levels

The latest Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (Q3) shows a varied view for sub-Saharan Africa as despite it having increased by five points in Ghana (99) in the third quarter, it decreased five points in Nigeria (127), the first decline since inception of the CCI in quarter 3 of 2014...

Issued by Nielsen 24 Nov 2015 09:11

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