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Dove: It shouldn't have happened

Who first raised the outcry when Dove's by now notorious campaign, featuring a black woman who removes her T-shirt to reveal a more ‘clean' white woman, broke?...

By Monalisa Zwambila, Issued by Riverbed 3 hours ago

Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East...

2 days ago

BREAKING: Ireland/Davenport changes its name

Ireland/Davenport (ID) celebrated its 13th year at its office in Illovo, Johannesburg this evening and to mark the occasion along with its increase in black ownership from 25.1% to 51%, the boutique communications agency has been renamed...

10 Oct 2017

Adapt or die - Activation agencies: Keep abreast with trends, or risk becoming obsolete

Digital has radically transformed how we connect with customers and impacts the customer journey; there's pressure to deliver more for less; customer attention deficits are high; markets are saturated; and clients are squeezing budgets...

By Lauren Durant, Issued by Isilumko Activate 9 Oct 2017

AB InBev Africa appoints Dentsu Aegis

AB InBev Africa has appointed Dentsu Aegis as its media planning and buying agency for its Africa business...

4 Oct 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three

In the final chapter of this three-part series on media monitoring, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury shares insight into some of the biggest campaigns she's witnessed as well as some of the trends emerging in PR...

By Angie White 4 Oct 2017

The ‘Write' Emotion

There are four core human emotions that make us want to talk in the social space, and every piece of content we create needs to be aimed at one of these...

By Dale Ferreira 4 Oct 2017

Dodgy 'Dr Joe' removed from Gems website amid HPCSA probe

The 'House call with Dr Joe' column on the Gems website has been taken down after TimesLIVE alleged PR staffers were writing the content...

By Naledi Shange 3 Oct 2017

Brand ambassadors: Evaluating the real cost of using cheap promoters

How do you measure cost per contact? If like so many in the marketing game - you compare the cost of a “like” on Facebook with the cost of a promoter directly engaging with a consumer - then let me offer you an alternative view...

By Andreas Smit, Issued by Isilumko Activate 2 Oct 2017

Leo Burnett acquires Radar

Cape Town-based advertising agency Radar has joined Publicis-owned Leo Burnett as part of a drive by the global giant to increase their profile and presence in Africa as a full-service agency...

29 Sep 2017

Event technology: an enabler - not an end goal

Technology isn't there to showcase itself, it's there to enhance customer experiences and should be approached with a human-first mindset, writes Glenn van Eck...

By Glenn van Eck 29 Sep 2017

What to do when PR and ad budgets are cut due to a stagnant economy

The biggest challenge faced by PR and advertising agencies is to persuade their clients not to cut their budgets when the economy turns sour. Like right now when the Business Confidence Index in South Africa is as low as it was when PW Botha made his ill-fated Rubicon Speech...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 28 Sep 2017

The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town restructures

The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town has restructured to ensure clients have a one-on-one relationship with the key people working on their account...

28 Sep 2017

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International

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference held in Cape Town last week and Johannesburg this week.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 hours ago

What the 'Fearless Girl' statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

In March of this year, State Street Global Advisors unveiled the “Fearless Girl,” a statue of a little girl installed to face Wall Street's famous “Charging Bull” statue. Her defiance was aimed at financial culture's historical exclusion of women in the financial industry, especially in leadership positions.

By Sarah Banet-Weiser 7 hours ago

The ADC 97th Annual Awards open for entries

The ADC 97th Annual Awards with the theme “Where craft will take us”, continues the organisation's historic focus of honouring global work that exemplifies the very best in craft, design and innovation. This year's jury, to be announced soon, includes top advertising creatives and designers from around the world. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, 31 January 2018.

1 day ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Finalists for 2017 Global Awards announced

The Global Awards grand jury shortlisted 154 entries this year submitted from 22 countries worldwide. Entries achieving shortlist status will be judged by the 2017 Pharma (Rx) and Health and Wellness executive juries in a live session in New York City to determine trophy winners. The 2017 award-winning entries will be announced at the Global Awards ceremonies on Thursday, 16 November in New York City and Sydney, Australia.

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