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Is the future of MBA online?

As the pool of MBA applicants and competition for programme entry rise, prospective students have started to invest in alternative options. These include online studying, bridging courses and core competency programmes.

Issued by GetSmarter 1 day ago

Samsung eyes rebound with Galaxy S8 phones, virtual assistant

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones, incorporating the virtual assistant Bixby, as it seeks to rebound from a chaotic handset recall...

17 hours ago

Scottish Leader teams up with Dennis Chuene in #NewPerspective video

Scottish Leader recently joined forces with South African designer, Dennis Chuene to produce a video that demonstrates what the popular blended Scotch whisky...

13 hours ago

Diversity dialogue with FCB Global CEO Carter Murray

FCB's leaders from across the globe were recently in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference...

By Leigh Andrews 12 hours ago

Information technology - SA's most wanted skill set

The IT industry seems to have become quite the labour market gem with a strong demand for skills and only a handful of candidates that meet the requirements...

Issued by CareerJunction 13 hours ago

Hollard ad campaign combines quirk and colour to highlight key social initiatives

South African insurance company Hollard's latest campaign, Enabling Better Futures, is poised to delight audiences with an optimistic and brightly packaged message...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 11 hours ago

Mirum named a Visionary in Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Global Digital Marketing Agencies report

Mirum has been named a Visionary in Gartner's annual report providing insight into digital agencies for the second consecutive year...

Issued by Mirum 13 hours ago

LexisNexis uncovers its value proposition with Boomtown

Boomtown has been briefed by LexisNexis South Africa to develop a unified brand value proposition and to develop a strategic plan to take it to market...

Issued by Boomtown 13 hours ago

Why BEE deals fail and is there a better way?

The graveyard of BEE deals is huge and this is sad. Based on an examination of many of these deals over the past 15 years or so, I think the reasons are fairly simple as to why many of them have failed...

By Brian Rainier, Issued by Pula Capital Partners 14 hours ago

A fool and his knowledge are soon parted

People (general statement alert) will believe just about anything, especially if it is in writing. It's got to be true if it's on a news site, right? And the more salacious it is or the more it speaks to a person's emotions (generally politics and crime) the higher the shares...

By Nick Sarnadas, Issued by Madex 13 hours ago

ATKV MD comments on its sponsorship of the Pendoring Advertising Awards

Here, Japie Gouws, MD of the ATKV comments on the Afrikaans language and culture association's platinum sponsorship of this year's Pendoring Advertising Awards...

By Japie Gouws 12 hours ago

Toyota launches social media live-streaming campaign

If you want to connect with millennials, then you've got to speak their language... and that language is music...

Issued by FCB Africa 12 hours ago

Howard Audio - A way with original music

Saatchi & Saatchi commissioned Howard Audio to compose an original music track for Samsung's new TVC, “A Way of Life”...

Issued by Howard Audio 15 hours ago

15 ways to know it's time to move out and ‘adult'

HDI Youth Marketeers asked their Junior Board of Directors and staff about when they knew it was time to move out. According to them, here are the top 15 triggers that signify that the time has come...

Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 14 hours ago

Curtis joins Picture Tree

Curtis Gallon, one of SA's top photographers in the tabletop and food category, has huge amounts of patience and a passion for the detail required in directing food and other things that don't really move by themselves...

Issued by Picture Tree 12 hours ago

#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's some feedback from Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize paid media director Adam Mitchell...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#In2SummitSA: The African era of communications

The Holmes Report's 2017 In2 Innovation Summit took place at The Maslow in Sandton on 29 March. Opening the event, Tim Sutton, chairman, EMEA and Asia-Pacific at Weber Shandwick, facilitated a panel discussion on ‘The African Era'...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 1 day ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Adrienne Westman

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Adrienne Westman, who has decided to move away from her registered Top Alliance company and rather focus on her personal brand...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#OneShow2017: John Mescall's judging pick of the day

“A lot of advertising tries to manufacture emotion, you watch it and think ‘oh I should be feeling sad now, or uplifted', but in this one, you actually do.” That's how John Mescall, global ECD at McCann New York and One Show film juror describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

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Africa news

Media rights for sub-Saharan Africa awarded by FIFA

The 2017-2018 media rights for broadcast partners in the sub-Saharan region, have been awarded by FIFA for each of FIFA's various events over the coming season...

9 hours ago

Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report...

By Tom Jackson 17 hours ago

How design thinking can save lives

Technology, design thinking, powers life-saving innovation in cancer screening for developing countries...

17 hours ago

Demand for executive hotel managers in Africa

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) forecasts that international tourist arrivals in Africa will increase by between 5% and 6% in 2017...

18 hours ago

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#OneShow2017: Bruno Bertelli's judging pick of the day

“For the third year they've come up with incredible pieces, each better than the previous one...” That's how Bruno Bertelli, global CCO at Publicis Milan and One Show film juror, describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

9 hours ago

Bertelsmann bets on digital media, global expansion

German media and publishing group Bertelsmann on Tuesday presented ambitious objectives for 2020, as its bets on digital and international expansion paid off with a second one-billion-euro annual profit in 2016.

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