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New press offices

Decimal has opened a press office on Bizcommunity.com!

We're a team of young creatives who are dynamic in concept, sophisticated in design and strategic in our thinking. What's the key to building a brand during a recession? An advertising agency that is small enough to care but big enough to matter.

All the winners: Second day of D&AD 2017

The second set of D&AD Pencil winners have been announced, with an additional 10 South African entries making the grade in the final categories...

3 hours ago

Marketing in a new-age world

I have been fighting the idea of starting to write opinion pieces about all things ‘marketing' for close to two years now and I have finally given in.

By Jolene de Lange 2 hours ago

Media freedom award winners announced

Ethiopia's Eskinder Nega is named IPI Press Freedom Hero; and the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee is honoured as Free Media Pioneer...

8 hours ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Ashish Williams

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Ashish Williams, former COO now relatively new CEO of MediaCom South Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 4 hours ago

Zapiro 'a target for terror twins'

Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, also known as Zapiro, was allegedly on the hit list of terror-accused twin brothers Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie...

3 hours ago

Creating conscious capital with CEO SleepOut 2017

This year, the CEO SleepOut will be the SheEO SleepOut, with only women leaders spending the night on the lawns of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the venue for this year's event which will take place 22 June.

By Danette Breitenbach 6 hours ago

Metamorphosis of marketing

Some big trends contributing to digital's impact on marketing and the broader business to increase revenue, decrease costs and providing the customer with an enhanced experience...

By Audrey Naidoo 4 hours ago

Marketing Indaba keeps marketers on track

It is time for marketers to take some time out to regroup, rethink, gather and learn at the annual Marketing Indaba in Cape Town and Johannesburg...

Issued by CADEK Media 6 hours ago

Markstry heads north - and GOtv loves it

Briefed by Ireland/Davenport to shoot two ads for GOtv - one each for the Kenyan and Nigerian markets - Markstry headed for Nairobi and its notorious traffic...

Issued by Spitfire Films 6 hours ago

Announcement: Senior appointment at Independent Media

The executive chairman of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings and Independent Media, Dr Iqbal Survé, has announced the appointment of Howard Plaatjes as chief operations officer for Independent Media...

Issued by Independent Media 6 hours ago

UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

UK has a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn...

7 hours ago

Distell tops up with Cruz vodka

Distell has topped up its booze portfolio with a dash of vodka through the purchase of a 75% shareholding in a company that owns the global rights to Cruz Vodka...

1 hour ago

African Property Skyline magazine launched

API Events has launched African Property Skyline magazine. The publication covers real estate investment and development on the continent...

5 hours ago

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the 1.0-billion-euro barrier and upping its forecasts for the year...

2 hours ago

Social media analysis report on RSA protest actions

Following the recent cabinet reshuffle and subsequent downgrade of South Africa's economic rating, there has been a surge in the number of public tweets and posts on related topics. Praesignis in partnership with Insights Radar conducted an advanced social media analysis on the protest actions...

By Ruan de Beer, Issued by Praesignis 2 hours ago

Slave Route Challenge 2017 hydrated by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages

Runners and walkers in the 2017 Slave Route Challenge will be hydrated along the half marathon, 10km and 5km routes by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB)...

5 hours ago

Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools addressed literacy rights of rural children

The Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools team celebrated World Book Day by addressing the literacy rights of rural children...

6 hours ago

LIA announces new competition, Social Influencers, chaired by Phil Ranta

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced a new competition, chaired by Phil Ranta, to validate the importance of the Social Influencer...

5 hours ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Don't hide away from reality... and know the difference between thunder and lightning

The best advertising is always based on a fundamental understanding of human nature - what the people in the marketing business call “basic human truth”. If you can tap into that, you don't have to waste any time explaining or repeating - everybody gets it first time around...

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

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Africa news

Africa needs export diversification

Will headline GDP growth translate into qualitative development across the continent..?

8 hours ago

African startups can thrive in informal markets

African tech startups can thrive by finding solutions that work for informal markets, yet most are continuing to ignore the opportunities in this space...

By Tom Jackson 9 hours ago

Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

Innovate Ventures re-runs successful tech accelerator for Somali startups, to support and invest in the next wave of tech start-ups in Somaliland and Somalia...

9 hours ago

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International

The postcard is never the place

I had been walking with my new friend Alexander Kalchev through Chinatown in San Francisco. I had visited these streets before in my head.

By Damon Stapleton 3 hours ago

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