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#BrandManagerMonth: Resisting the usual with Y&R's Tony Granger

Tony Granger, South African born and bred global CCO of Y&R Advertising, shares how the network resists the usual by focusing on local relevance while collaborating globally in real time...

By Leigh Andrews 21 hours ago

[Orchids & Onions] Ensure you don't end up like a headless chicken... or spoil your grammar

Thank goodness that in the 22 years we've lived in our house, we've never had a burst geyser and its resulting flood...

By Brendan Seery 19 hours ago

#OneShow2017: Eric Quennoy's judging pick of the day

“A great story about precision engineering... brilliantly executed... using trucks to form a 24-hour clock.” That's how ECD at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and One Show Cross Platform juror Eric Quennoy describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch...

18 hours ago

Overcoming fake news with credible news brands

Fake news is a big issue for news brands, whose credibility matters more than ever before. It is time to sort the wheat from the chaff before the trustworthiness of the media industry as a whole is brought into question...

20 minutes ago

Arcade Content seizes the day for Standard Bank

Arcade Content produced Make One Day #Today, Native VML's new campaign for Standard Bank, featuring brand films by Kyle Lewis, Lebogang Rasethaba and new signing Zandi Tisani...

Issued by Arcade Content 22 hours ago

HP launches Z2 Mini Workstation

HP South Africa has introduced the Z2 Mini Workstation, created for the design community, to the South African market...

20 hours ago

Thato Selau - From design intern to junior designer

In 2016, Worx Group took on Thato Selau as their new design intern and were blown away by his immense talent, work ethic, and positivity – so much so that they offered him a permanent position in 2017...

Issued by Worx Group 21 hours ago

10 ways publishers can increase and sustain website visitors

After almost a decade in the marketing and publishing industry, Greg Mason shares the common mistakes publishers make and how they can sustainably grow their audience...

By Greg Mason 21 hours ago

Kaya FM swoops 16 finalist nominations at the Liberty Radio Awards

All the Kaya FM team's hard work in crafting better lives for Afropolitans through music and conversations has been recognised at the Liberty Radio Awards with 16 finalist nominations...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 22 hours ago

FoxP2 creates SPCA adoption campaign

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has launched a new SPCA adoption campaign, with the tagline: 'You can't choose your family, but you can choose your dog'...

23 hours ago

Six ways to give your content marketing a more competitive edge

It's hard to get noticed on search engines and social media if your blog posts don't spark attention or reach the right audience. Without a solid content marketing strategy, your SEO is toast...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 hours ago

Sappi Biotech partners with CellMark to increase global sales reach of Sappi's Hansa lignin products

Sappi Limited's Biotech division has entered into an agreement with CellMark appointing CellMark as the non-exclusive sales agent for Sappi Biotech's Hansa lignin products...

Issued by Sappi 22 hours ago

Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017

The priority for the telecoms industry in Africa should be to accelerate deployment of true broadband services so that African users can benefit from the full power of the internet...

1 day ago

Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary

On World Water Day 2017, Red Bull TV released a new feature-length documentary that captures the story of former pro surfer Jon Rose and his mission to bring clean water access to those in need...

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

#ADC2017: Karolina Galacz's judging pick of the day

“We very often tackle gender inequality in a serious way, but this is so fun, so funny that it works in a new way.” That's how deputy creative director at Y&R Budapest and ADC advertising juror Karolina Galacz describes the entry that was a delight for her to watch...

1 day ago

Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece

Werner Uys, head of Lucan Visuals, a Cape Town-based studio focusing on animation, design and live action for traditional and experiential channels, runs through five tips on how to ensure high-tech campaigns deliver...

1 day ago

Rand Show 2017 will inspire writers at new Authors' Day

Are you an aspiring author? Are you hungry for tips and advice on how to get published? Then join four local authors at Authors' Day, the Rand Show's new half-day literary event...

Issued by Rand Show 1 day ago

Important factors to consider before setting up a marketing business in the UK

Would you like to set up a marketing business in the UK? Many people who are considering a move into this industry already understand that many opportunities exist in the UK that are not available elsewhere...

Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption

NEW YORK - The business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options...

1 day ago

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Africa news

Africa's seven highest internet using countries

Africa has only a 26.9% internet penetration rate according to Internet World Stats, far below that of developed countries...

By Dean Workman 1 day ago

Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz

Mara Social Media has acquired the global instant messaging and communications platform Nimbuzz...

1 day ago

Tigo supports mobile birth registration in Tanzania

Decentralised births and deaths registration system for under-fives to benefit over 650,000 children in Geita and Shinyanga regions...

1 day ago

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International

Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters

PARIS - France's advertising regulator has ordered fashion house Saint Laurent to remove posters of extremely thin models in "degrading" poses after an outcry over their appearance around Paris.

9 Mar 2017

Fury over 'degrading' Saint Laurent ad campaign

PARIS: A new publicity campaign featuring painfully thin models in "degrading" poses for the French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent sparked outrage on Monday, with calls for it to be banned.

7 Mar 2017

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