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The true value of Twitter for brands that want to be effective

Why do brands need Twitter if there are hundreds of channels that already clutter our days? Shae Leigh explores the reasons why Twitter is still very relevant...

By Shae Leigh 2 hours ago

All the Stuff magazine Gadget and App Awards winners!

Stuff magazine has once again acknowledged the best gadget and apps at its annual Gadget and App Awards...

4 hours ago

Growing affinity among SA shoppers for specialist retailers

A new report by IRI shows that South African shoppers are diversifying their grocery purchases among a growing number of channels...

41 minutes ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Jason Stott

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Jason Stott, head of creative at Parrot Products...

By Leigh Andrews 23 hours ago

The Creative Circle names Ogilvy as Agency of the Year and Group of the Year

Ogilvy South Africa were presented with seven awards at the 2018 Creative Circle Annual Awards last week...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 1 hour ago

Caxton Excellence Awards acknowledges local talent

Competition between the various Caxton Local Media's editorial, sales, advertising, management and support staff was stiff at the prestigious Caxton Excellence Awards...

Issued by SPARK Media 1 hour ago

As if you needed another reason (we've got 100) to study at Vega

Vega, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), will host a National Open Day on Saturday, 24 March...

Issued by Vega School 35 minutes ago

SAFREA condemns assault of journalist outside Parliament

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) is alarmed at the way Netwerk24 photojournalist Adrian de Kock was treated at the hands of EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu outside Parliament on 20 March...

Issued by SAFREA 1 hour ago

#OneShow2018: Lisa Smith's judging pick of the day

Lisa Smith explains why she is thoroughly impressed by the "Optical Odyssey" series of posters by Dentsu Tokyo for Japanese eyewear company Jins in this #OneShow2018 judging pick of the day...

2 hours ago

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

Sonal Dabral explains why he is thoroughly impressed by the "Anti-Manifesto," campaign for Jeep Wrangler in this #OneShow2018 judging pick of the day...

1 day ago

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...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 1 day 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 2 days 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...

2 days 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi is coming to Showmax

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

Issued by Showmax 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...

2 days 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 1 day ago

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Africa news

A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit...

By Collins Mwai 3 hours ago

Things are looking up in Nigeria and Ghana

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

By Yvonne Mhango 1 day ago

Happiness campaign from APA Insurance

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

1 day 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 1 day ago

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

The One Show and Art Directors' Club's judging is taking place on location on Punta Cana, the 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.

2 days ago

Drake breaks new streaming record - in video games

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

2 days ago

Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling

NEW YORK, USA - 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.

2 days ago

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