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Six opportunities for SA sports rights holders to consider in 2018

Two industry players immersed in the sports world, Sportal and BMI Sport Info, give some insights into the current state of South Africa's sponsorship market and what it means for rights holders...

Issued by Sportal 14 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received...

By Louise Marsland 11 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2018: 'Best conference in the world'

The 23rd Design Indaba conference, taking place at the Artscape from 21 to 23 February 2018, kicked off with a reminder not to film proceedings and to keep phones on silent. Tweeting, Facebook check-ins and Instagram tagging were allowed - clearly, as it's all about sharing the inspiration...

By Leigh Andrews 15 hours ago

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The trends in TV set design

Whether the requirement is for a traditional space or an ultra-modern one, TV set designs offer infinite scope for designing ingenuity - gone are the days when they looked like what they were: a TV studio...

Issued by Udumo Group 2 days ago

SA as a launchpad for talking to Africans in Africa

How South Africa can be used as a hub for growing into the rest of Africa, using South Africa as a launch pad for talking to Africans in Africa...

By Gau Narayanan 17 hours ago

PoPI Act could kill more than just spam

The long-awaited Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act regulations were published last year in September. They don't say much, but what they do say spells more than just sleepless nights for direct marketers...

By Elizabeth de Stadler 13 hours ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Matt Ross

This week, we go behind the selfie with technophile Matt Ross, chief creative officer at King James Digital...

By Leigh Andrews 13 hours ago

Proposed copyright amendment bill to be discussed at Creative Industry Imbizo

South Africa's creative industries will be gathering at the University of Pretoria on Saturday, 24 February for the Creative Industry Imbizo where the practical effects of the proposed copyright amendment bill will be discussed...

14 hours ago

New winner selected for David Tlale reality show following dispute

Following a dispute between fashion designer David Tlale and the original winner of his reality show The Intern, a young Limpopo designer has been announced as the new winner.

14 hours ago

The crossover between human sciences and marketing

Historically, academia and marketing have remained distinctly separate domains. But over time, marketing as a commercial discipline has increasingly made use of human sciences such as psychology, sociology and anthropology to inform market research and strategy...

By Claire Denham-Dyson 16 hours ago

New York Festivals Advertising Awards

It's that time of year again when we're gearing up to celebrate the pants off the golden ideals of advertising - creativity, innovation and bold ideas - with the prestigious New York Festivals Advertising Awards...

By Aisling Holmes, Issued by McCann Johannesburg 14 hours ago

Film screenings at the Design Indaba Festival 2018

A list of specially curated films that will be showcased at this year's Nightscape, at the Artscape in Cape Town, from 22-23 February 2018...

19 hours ago

Is the methodology getting in the way?

In a job of mining meaningful insights that truly grow brands, a certain level of intimacy in connecting with consumers is required...

By Mpho Mpofu 11 hours ago

Scan Display honoured to receive four exhibition industry awards

Justin Hawes, MD of Scan Display, admits that being a stand builder for the exhibition industry is challenging: tight deadlines and limited budgets constantly need to be balanced with exacting standards and a hugely competitive market...

Issued by Scan Display 13 hours ago

Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas

Rural areas are arguably the most overlooked spaces in Africa, in terms of government services as well as corporate attention. It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025...

By Ben Leo 1 day ago

Ten years of 99c: What's next for Cape Town's 'Most Admired Agency'?

Recently recognised by its peers as Cape Town's "Most Admired Agency", 99c has come a long way in the agency's relatively short existence...

Issued by Ninety9cents 1 day ago

What is The Experience Economy?

In a world saturated with largely undifferentiated goods and services, the greatest opportunity for value creation resides in staging experiences...

Issued by Worx Group 1 day ago

Etiket takes silver at Midas Awards

Etiket recently received a silver Ingot at the Midas Awards in New York for their innovative FNB entry titled "Harmonograph". The work was created to market the FNB Franchise Leadership Summit with the theme, "Disruption"...

Issued by Etiket 1 day ago

Tractor Outdoor expands on their LOOP digital network

The addition of a third digital site to the LOOP network has grown Tractor's portfolio significantly...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 1 day ago

Transit.TV celebrates 10 years

Shamy Naidu, Executive: Transit Ads, outlines the milestones on the growth trajectory of national digital television channel Transit.TV...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 1 day ago

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Africa news

New SES VP of Sales to expand video business in Africa

SES's strategy to bolster its video growth strategy across Africa and continue to support video and media customers in the region received a boost with the appointment of a new VP...

10 hours ago

'Now is the time to invest in Africa'

Africa has developed from a continent once viewed as a lost cause to a land of vibrant opportunity, particularly when it comes to business angel investments...

By Tomi Davies 1 day ago

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The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 1 day ago

UK retail loyalty programmes suffer from a lack of differentiation

The Retail Loyalty Programmes in the UK 2018 survey has found that UK retail loyalty programme operators are struggling to bring fresh ideas to the programme benefit mix. The report, announced recently by Razors Edge Business Intelligence, analyses the loyalty programmes operated by the UK's top 350 retailers, 48 loyalty programmes in all.

1 day ago

Shortlist for 2018 AME Awards announced

The shortlist for the 2018 New York Festivals AME Awards has been announced.

1 day ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism

There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 16 Feb 2018

Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations

A new programme called the Young Ones Design Brief has been launched from a partnership between The One Club for Creativity, with global peace organisation PartnersGlobal and the United Nations' Together initiative.

16 Feb 2018

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