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Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide

With the launch of an innovative app, one of South Africa's most popular and important heritage sites have become even more accessible. Visitors can now tour this sprawling precinct with a virtual guide...

2 days ago

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Crisis communications is a very specialised business

I was having a chat a few weeks ago to Neeran Naidoo, CEO of Hewers Communications, with whom I have worked on and off for many years on various projects, mostly involving crisis communication...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 21 Jun 2017

Outsurance's Father's Day debacle is a wake-up call for business to understand social issues

A few Mother's Days ago Bic insulted women, then there was Helen Zille, Rivers Church, Spur Steakranches, Chris Hart and Penny Sparrow. Last week it was Outsurance's Father's Day ad. The list of social media disasters goes on and on...

By Walter Pike 21 Jun 2017

Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Eat Out appoints Mango-OMC for seventh consecutive year

Eat Out has appointed Mango-OMC again to assist the brand with the public relations and communication for the prestigious Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 21 Jun 2017

#OrchidsandOnions: There's no monopoly on capital doing good

When a brand does good for the society in which it exists, it can have powerful positive effects not only on its image, but also on sales...

By Brendan Seery 20 Jun 2017

Bonfire Media drives attention to The Afropolitan magazine's 50th edition gala

To mark its 50th edition, The Afropolitan, a magazine that celebrates the rise of the new cosmopolitan African style, hosted a gala evening on 1 June...

Issued by Mbongiworks 20 Jun 2017

Clare Bowen from Radiocentre sees radio differently

In an exclusive interview between sessions, Bowen and I discussed why creativity and effectiveness go hand in hand and why radio is still very much an effective medium for advertising when done well...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: PR Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes PR award ceremony on 19 June 2017...

19 Jun 2017

Start the day happy with the Thrive 16-seater Breakfast Blend Bike

To help South Africans with their busy on-the-go lifestyles, Mbongiworks launched two amazing experiences that will dial up the morning smiles...

Issued by Mbongiworks 19 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Sue Napier returns to advertising, her happy place

The Hardy Boys has its lucky hands on Sue Napier, who also believes a little bit of luck has had a role to play in her achievements to date. This combined with her upbringing and the people and experiences that have helped shape who she is today, and having a supportive family that motivate her to do the hard yards...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jun 2017

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International

Liability problems for WhatsApp admin users

The questions of the liability of admin users of WhatsApp is increasing, following the case of an administrator of a WhatsApp group face arrest after a defamatory image of the Prime Minister of India was shared on a WhatsApp group created by the administrator.

2 days ago

Red Bull Music Academy opens for applications for 2018

Music makers from all over the world are invited to apply for the 20th Red Bull Music Academy 2018 being held in Berlin from Friday, 8 September to Thursday, 12 October 2018. Applications close on Monday, 4 September 2017.

3 days ago

One Club Young Guns 15 jury selected

The One Club for Creativity, formed by last year's merger of the Art Directors Club and The One Club has announced the jury members for the Young Guns (YG) 15 programme, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 and younger. About half of the jury consists of past YG winners.

3 days ago

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.

3 days ago

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