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Making great radio with the Liberty Radio Awards

This year's Liberty Radio Awards saw Kaya FM crowned Commercial Station of the Year, while Hot91.9 FM, which won 10 awards during the course of the evening, took top honours in Community Station of the Year...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 hour ago

Verashni Pillay resigns from The Huffington Post SA with immediate effect

24.com has accepted the resignation of Verashni Pillay as editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post SA...

1 day ago

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

3 hours ago

Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications

Startupbootcamp (SBC) will be launching its new accelerator programme in Cape Town. Startups from around the world are invited to apply now...

3 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Mpange Chapeshamano makes an Avatar comeback

Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices...

By Jessica Tennant 1 hour ago

Still time for community journalists to enter FCJ Excellence Awards, as judges selected

The deadline has been extended for the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) Excellence Awards 2016...

1 hour ago

Summer winners of #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram comp announced

The winners of the summer category for Lourensford Estate's #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition has been announced. The competition features the beauty of the farm as it transforms throughout the seasons...

10 minutes ago

South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends

The SACSC set a date for its Annual Research Conference aiming to keep delegates up to date with new consumer behaviour and shopping patterns...

2 hours ago

African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world...

2 days ago

King James Group drinks in their global win

King James Group's chief creative officer Alistair King says the time when independent local agencies couldn't really expect to work in international brands because of how multinationals tied up the brands at a global level are over...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Celebrating 13 South African Gold Quills winners

The International Association of Business Communicators has announced the excellence and merit winners of the 2017 IABC Gold Quill Awards programme...

3 days ago

Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 2 days ago

Now's the time for self-regulation: HDI on the ethics of youth marketing

HDI Youth Marketeers' Managing Director Catherine Bothma, and youth expert, Jason Levin take the time to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions about the ethics of youth marketing....

2 days ago

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas...

By Jay Smith 2 days ago

The opportunity that is the small screen

What's becoming clear from watching young coffee shop patrons, in particular, is that mobile technology is stepping in to fill certain voids and it's doing so at an extremely reasonable cost. ...

By Mike Laws 2 days ago

A truly sensory Experian experience

The overarching message of speakers at the local launch of Experian's Mosaic customer segmentation tool? As the casualty list of digital disruption grows ever longer, it's time to focus on your specific customers and improve their overall experience of your brand or get left in the dust...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Clio Awards announce 2017 jury, includes Fran Luckin

Clio Awards have selected the jury for the 2017 awards but are still calling for more creative nominations...

3 days ago

F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of Facebook's annual event...

2 days ago

Two weeks left to express your opinion on replacing Amps

Marketers and agencies have to express their interest in replacing Amps before 3 May 2017...

2 days ago

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Africa news

World Bank support for Africa's entrepreneurs

World Bank group launches new program to support Africa's top digital entrepreneurs...

3 hours ago

Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation

How to unleash the potential of Africa 4.0 and the potential of emerging technologies to benefit the continent, through innovation and co-creation...

By Saidah Nash Carter 3 hours ago

SA heads to Zimbabwe trade fair

The dti to showcase South Africa's best in goods and services at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair...

3 hours ago

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International

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

2 days ago

The ‘New' category at LIA reshapes itself

Almost a decade ago, the London International Awards (LIAs) collaborated with Faris Yakob, author of Paid attention: Innovative advertising for a digital world, to conceptualise the New category to recognise work that sat outside traditional media definitions.

3 days ago

F8 2017: Camera effects platform and more from day one

F8 2017, the annual Facebook event where developers and businesses come together to explore the future of technology was held in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on 18-19 Aprils 2017. More than 4 000 people attended the event and millions watched the keynote via Facebook Live.

20 Apr 2017

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