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Nunu Ntshingila to head up Facebook's first African office

Facebook opened its first African office to further the company's commitment to help businesses connect with people. Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, will be the company's new Head of Africa...

30 Jun 2015 07:22

Customer centric innovation - the heart of sustainable business growth

Global competition and a weak economy have made growth more challenging than ever before. As products have become easily replicable and budgets slashed, companies are forced to find the next frontier of differentiation...

By John Simpson 30 Jun 2015 13:37

Mix FM's Bish & Fish on the on-air passion mix

Mix FM's new look Afternoon Drive show took to the airwaves on 1 June, with Steve Bishop and Elise Fish. The seasoned radio duo, known as Bish and Fish, are the only real-life couple on air in South Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jun 2015 14:00

[Orchids & Onions] Land Rover's legend has not deserted it

Years ago, the late Anton Hammerl - then a photographer on The Sunday Independent - brought me a photo from a "rave" he'd been to at Verneukpan in the back of beyond in the Northern Cape...

By Brendan Seery 30 Jun 2015 14:00

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Sustainability: a lever for growth

Sustainability is becoming more and more about business as companies realise that it can be a lever for growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Jun 2015 07:30

Taking SA's documentary film talent global

Under the SA Indies trademark, Department of Trade and Industry and the Association for the Transformation of Film and Television have provided opportunities for black South African filmmakers to take their work around the world...

30 Jun 2015 14:33

In order for what you have to flourish, use it for the benefit of others

The most recent meeting of Godllywood's '12 Parts of Me' programme was themed: "I have it" and the evening's message was reflected through an Italian flavour...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 30 Jun 2015 10:24

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Win-win for brands and shoppers as SNAPnSAVE launches new mobile cash-back app

Good news! South Africans will be able to get cash back for doing their everyday shopping and simply snapping their till slip...

Issued by SNAPnSAVE 29 Jun 2015 09:47

BHP Billiton launches South32 brand at an exciting event

XZIBIT assisted with the rebranding of global mining giant BHP Billiton's head office in Johannesburg to complement the official launch event of the South32 brand, held on 26 May...

Issued by XZIBIT 30 Jun 2015 09:53

Grey Africa captures Nespresso Magazine #24

Grey Africa recently assisted Nespresso to reveal the 24th edition of their Nespresso Magazine, which showcases the best of Cape Town's gastronomy, design and elements that resonate with the Nespresso brand...

Issued by Grey 30 Jun 2015 08:58

Enter the SA Innovations Awards taking place in October

The South African Innovation Awards recognises innovative companies, products and services across the public and private sector. Entries are now open till 31 July 2015...

30 Jun 2015 06:12

DTT to provide opportunity to restructure SA's ICT

The implementation of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) will provide great potential to restructure South Africa's ICT infrastructure...

30 Jun 2015 08:08

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport appoints Tenfour

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has appointed Tenfour as its communication agency...

Issued by Tenfour 30 Jun 2015 10:24

The role of communications to increase, reveals research

A recent report by VMA Group Africa found that the South African communications landscape is an increasingly in-sourced function, where the skills of the in house communicator are becoming crucial for service delivery...

30 Jun 2015 12:51

Judging the best in communications at the 2015 APEX Awards

Taking place on 20 July at the Sandton Convention Centre, the 2015 APEX Awards' adjudication panel have been judging entries based on extremely stringent criteria.

30 Jun 2015 08:21

J. Walter Thompson and CBC win Egypt's first-ever Titanium Award at Cannes Lions

JWT Entertainment in Cairo, part of the J. Walter Thompson Company in the Middle East and Africa, has bagged a coveted Titanium award at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, for Abla Fahita, an entertainment brand that has created an entirely new business model in advertising...

Issued by JWT 30 Jun 2015 13:58

Recasting the radio model, without interruptions

People's pet hates about radio are relatively simple to understand. It's either a certain DJ's voice that grates their nerves, the intrusive advertising that chops off the tails of their favourite song, or the rather repetitive playlists. Recast, from, is set to revolutionise this - here's how...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jun 2015 14:00

Mastering innovation for growth

Innovation. It's a buzzword on everyone's lips; a strategic priority of many organisations; and what many consider the ultimate driver to unlocking growth. Those who get it right - the Apples, FNBs and Googles of the world - make it look easy...

By Nicole Shapiro 29 Jun 2015 14:00

Somewhere over the rainbow...

The kaleidoscope of colour that greeted the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality on Friday, was significant for many reasons, not least, as a case study for brands following key news events...

By Louise Marsland 29 Jun 2015 14:05

Tapping into the socially conscious consumer

According to BBMG, more than a third of the global population are 'aspirationals', who believe they have a responsibility to consumer brands that are good for the environment and society...

29 Jun 2015 15:22

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Outdoor advertising spend dropped to N20.5bn in 2014 - OAAN

The total amount of outdoor advertising spend in Nigeria dropped to N20.5bn in 2014 from the N23.3bn it achieved in 2013 representing a N3.2bn decline.

By Chris Agabi 30 Jun 2015 13:35

Egypt court sets trial date for Al Jazeera journalists

Cairo's criminal court set the verdict date for the retrial featuring three Al Jazeera journalists to July 30, in a trial that has brought Egypt plenty of international attention.

30 Jun 2015 13:25

Facebook ignores Malawi

A decision by Facebook which has opened its first office in Africa suggests Malawi is not a conducive environment for stronger social network investment.

By Temweni Nga'mbi 30 Jun 2015 13:10

The role of communications to increase, reveals research

A recent report by VMA Group Africa found that the South African communications landscape is an increasingly in-sourced function, where the skills of the in house communicator are becoming crucial for service delivery...

30 Jun 2015 12:51

MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

LAGOS, NIGERIA: MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa's safest social marketplace...

30 Jun 2015 12:41

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Google gets extended deadline to answer EU case

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Brussels has given Google an extension until mid-August to answer an anti-trust case alleging that the tech giant abuses its search engine's market dominance, a company spokesman said on Monday.

30 Jun 2015 12:17

What, how and why you need Android for sustainable business growth?

Fortunes of Android mobile OS have never looked back since its introduction in Sept 2008; instead it has witnessed tremendous growth...

By Chirag Shivalker 30 Jun 2015 10:41

Boosting healthcare advertising with the Young Global Awards

NEW YORK, USA The Global Awards for the World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising have announced the second annual Young Globals Student Competition and Internship Programme...

30 Jun 2015 09:07

Gannett completes split of newspaper, broadcast units

WASHINGTON, USA: US media giant Gannett said on Monday it completed its breakup which separates its newspaper division, including flagship USA Today, from broadcast and digital businesses.

30 Jun 2015 08:01

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