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Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 20 Best Liked Ads of 2017

In number one spot for a second year in a row is Samsung, this time with their Knox-Seagull ad. The ad is part of a global campaign that was made to "travel", telling a funny universal story that consumers around the world can relate to...

22 hours ago

Why your workers want you to celebrate International Happiness Day

Happiness may be the most subjective concept to measure, but that doesn't mean researchers steer clear. If anything, that makes it all the more appealing - here's why it's important for you and your employees, this International Happiness Day...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Nando's and Sunday Times partner to #rightmyname on Human Rights Day

Su-lise Tessendorf-Louw, GM of brand and strategy at Nando's and Reardon Sanderson, GM Group sales and marketing at Tiso Blackstar Group talks to Bizcommunity about the new Nando's #rightmyname print campaign, how the overall campaign was conceived, why the partnership between Nando's and Sunday Times works and what the response from the public has been like thus far...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 hours ago

#OrchidsandOnions: "Cityproof" Nissan Qashqai hits the urban edgy spot, but latest Castle Lager ad has no fizz, bru (brew?)...

I've always had a soft spot for Nissan: I learned to drive in a Datsun (that was originally the main brand and corporate name for Nissan) and I own a rare Datsun sports car. But other than those cars, I've never felt that attracted to Nissan's modern day products, interesting and quality cars though they are...

By Brendan Seery 20 hours ago

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Ghana

Which African tech startup ecosystem is the most viable for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 21 hours ago

The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi is coming to Showmax

The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi (DStv channel 122) on Monday, 7 May 2018 at 21h00 CAT, will be available as an extended uncensored version to Showmax subscribers...

Issued by Showmax 18 hours ago

How Vicinity Media built SA's premium publisher network in under three years

Vicinity has created a new tier of advertising which sits alongside premium and above remnant...

By Charles Talbot, Issued by Vicinity Media 19 hours ago

Ciclope Africa deadline extended

The deadline has been extended for international festival of craft awards, Ciclope Africa, held in Africa for the first time ever...

1 day ago

Sea Monster animation adds to Cape Town's sustainable tourism toolkit

South African animation company Sea Monster Entertainment donated a series of videos that showcase sustainable tourism in practice, highlighting how locals and visitors can engage with their spaces in beneficial ways...

1 day ago

#OneShow2018: Neo Mashigo's judging pick of the day

Neo Mashigo explains why he is thoroughly impressed by David Miami's "Burning Stores" Burger King campaign in this #OneShow2018 judging pick of the day...

1 day ago

Finalists for 2018 Liberty Radio Awards announced

The finalists for the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards have been announced...

1 day ago

Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling

Rihanna on Thursday denounced Snapchat after an advertisement made light of her beating by fellow pop star Chris Brown, sending the company's share prices tumbling...

1 day ago

Drake breaks new streaming record - in video games

Hip-hop superstar Drake has broken a new record in streaming -- this time in video games...

1 day ago

Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm hired by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, amid reports it harvested the profile information of millions of US voters without their permission...

1 day ago

Russia cracks down on 800 World Cup ticket sites

Russia has cracked down on more than 800 websites illegally offering World Cup tickets when their general sale resumed after a six-week wait...

1 day ago

Airbnb releases new filters and features to help disabled guests find the right accommodation

Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs...

1 day ago

Golfing environment a 'grand slam' for brands

Johan Scholtz, head of Golf Ads, explains how brands can achieve a grand slam across reach, recall, targeting and engagement in the golfing environment...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 1 day ago

Citizen Surveys appoints Mango-OMC as their PR agency

Citizen Surveys, a leading South African market research consultancy for over 20 years, has appointed Mango-OMC to handle the public relations for their brand and for the South African Citizen Survey...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 1 day ago

In blockbuster antitrust trial, Big Tech looms in background

In the biggest antitrust court battle in decades, the US government will seek to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner to prevent the creation of a powerful new television behemoth...

1 day ago

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Africa news

Things are looking up in Nigeria and Ghana

The macro outlook for the economies of Nigeria and Ghana is improving...

By Yvonne Mhango 2 hours ago

Happiness campaign from APA Insurance

APA Insurance in Kenya aims to spread happiness with its new advertising campaign...

20 hours ago

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation...

By Matthew Kibby 22 hours ago

12 startups selected for first African Google Launchpad Accelerator

Google has announced the 12 startups that will participate in the first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class at an event held in Lagos, Nigeria...

By Tom Jackson 22 hours ago

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#OneShow2018: Sonal Dabral's judging pick of the day

The One Show and Art Directors' Club's judging is taking place on location on Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from 11-24 March 2018. In order to keep the rest of the world intrigued and informed, they'll be sharing selected judges' picks of the day throughout the judging process.

1 hour ago

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