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Creative Circle Awards: Local proves it's a winner

Ogilvy took top honours last night at the Creative Circle's Annual Awards. Ogilvy Johannesburg won the Creative Circle's Annual Individual Agency Award and the Ogilvy Group the Overall Group Award...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

'Hlaudi Motsoeneng must pay back R43m'

The DA is trying to tally up how much taxpayer cash has been spent on defending people who have since left their top jobs...

1 day ago

Media24 admits to price fixing

Media24 has admitted to price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions, says the Competition Commission of South Africa...

23 hours ago

"Award-winning work comes from creative compatibility and collaboration" - Sonar Studios

Sonar Studios owner, composer, sound designer and creative director Chris Querido let us in on his successes on the local and global award track over the past year...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H

We chat with Studio H founder Hannerie Visser about how they are using food to design brand experiences and create memorable campaigns for their clients...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

#ECMA18: Cracking e-commerce conversion

The proliferation of e-commerce essentially means that retailers are now more than ever competing in a global marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

#ECMA2018: Adopt a humanistic approach to AI

Artificial intelligence doesn't have to induce a Hollywood sci-fi dystopian nightmare in which robots take over the world. It may instead offer an exciting opportunity to connect consumers to your brand...

By Maroefah Smith 1 day ago

"Transformation is a layered word that we need to use to its full potential" - new Creative Circle chair, Pete Khoury

Yesterday evening, at the 2017 Creative Circle Annual Awards held at Katy's Palace Bar, MC and outgoing chairperson Xolisa Dyeshana announced TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris' CCO Peter Gabriel Khoury - you know him as 'Pete' - as the new Creative Circle chairperson for 2018/9. Here's how he plans to reshape the industry...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Columinate on non-conscious insights as the measure of tomorrow

On Friday, 9 March, I attended the Columinate research presentation on the measure of tomorrow, where I learned that up to 90% of consumers' decision-making is non-conscious. Here's further proof why your brand needs to tap into consumers' non-conscious decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#ECMA18: Unlocking the potential of data in enhancing CX

Tapping into the potential of data to provide insight into consumers' thinking and behaviour may translate into an enhanced customer experience strategy...

By Maroefah Smith 2 days ago

Tracey Lange leaves her Heart behind

The 9-12 show on Heart FM becomes a lot less boisterous and bubbly this week, as host Tracey Lange presents her last show on the station...

Issued by Heart FM 1 day ago

Debonairs Pizza sides with working moms

Debonairs Pizza has come down squarely on the side of working moms with its value-for-money deal, a wallet-pleasing On the Double promotion...

Issued by FCB Africa 1 day ago

Ogilvy Cape Town wins the digital Mondelez Gum portfolio

Ogilvy Cape Town has been awarded the digital side of the Mondelez Gum portfolio after a competitive pitch...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 1 day ago

Moving Tactics launches specialised Digital Content division

Moving Tactics has launched a Digital Content division to provide a specialised content service that will maximise the value their clients achieve from their digital signage investments...

Issued by Moving Tactics 1 day ago

'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations

The law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" global tax evasion scandal that brought down two world leaders announced on Wednesday it would shut down operations, citing negative press and what it called unwarranted action by authorities...

1 day ago

Homemakers Media Holdings launches innovative mobi magazine

Homemakers Media Holdings, the publisher that in 1984 set the trend as lead-generator for service providers in the home improvement sector, has done so again with the launch of its Homemakers Mobi magazine...

Issued by HOMEMAKERS 1 day ago

Webafrica is effing up its new campaign

You know that feeling when something is so great, it's amazing? But the word "amazing" doesn't cut it, and neither do the words "wonderful" or "fabulous" or "awesome"...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 2 days ago

National Geographic taps Academy Award nominee Will Smith as host of One Strange Rock

Actor Will Smith will be hosting National Geographic's new 10-episode global event series, One Strange Rock...

Issued by Fox Network Group 2 days ago

AI: Fears will fade, opportunities will surface

With a focus on revolutionary technologies and the way that society perceives them, the Havas Prosumer Report, iLife, provides some interesting insights into how the world is changing...

By Craig Hannabus, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 2 days ago

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Africa news

Cameroon: Media defies ban on political debate

Private media outlets in Cameroon are defying a ban on political programs imposed by the country's National Communication Council...

1 day ago

Online delivery startup Gulivery scales across Somalia

Somalian online delivery startup Gulivery has already expanded to the capital Mogadishu after its launch in Hargeisa last year, and is planning expansion across East Africa over the next few years...

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

IP rights improved in Egypt

Egypt launches digital forensic lab to improve Intellectual Property Rights' (IPR) protection and enforcement, including training for journalists and other stakeholders...

1 day ago

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Google and Common Ground launch 'Little by Little'

Partnering with Google, the Common Ground initiative has launched a global campaign that will support the Sustainable Development Goals.

1 day ago

Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'

SINGAPORE - Singapore on Wednesday launched public hearings on possible legislation to combat "fake news" which critics said could be used to curtail free speech.

2 days ago

Apple buys digital magazine subscription service

SAN FRANCISCO, USA - Apple announced on Monday it is buying digital magazine subscription service Texture, adding to the side of its business aimed at making money from online content or services.

3 days ago

American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from NYF

Two of New York City's iconic theatre organisations, The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing will be honoured with the New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award.

13 Mar 2018

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