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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Challenges to media freedom in South Africa

As World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on 3 May 2016, marking 25 years since the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic Media, The Right2Know Campaign issued its comments...

3 hours ago

#AfricaMonth [Behind the Selfie] with... Yvonne Ndege

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Yvonne Ndege, Al Jazeera's West Africa correspondent who says her phone is practically an extension of her arm...

By Leigh Andrews 3 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Botswana's Lerala diamond mine gets a new lease on life

Lerala diamond mine in Botswana has commenced production following a nine-month upgrade and recommissioning project...

1 hour ago

Nine South Africans selected as Cannes jurors

Of the 387 jurors selected for the Cannes Lions 2016, nine are South African and they will serve on the Design, Direct, Film, Media, Mobile, Print & Publishing, Promo & Activation, Outdoor and Radio juries...

23 hours ago

Hunting for consistent excellence

Last week, Jhb-based TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris was announced as top Individual Agency of the Year for all of 2015's award shows. Chief creative officer Peter Khoury explains their secret to consistent excellence...

By Leigh Andrews 22 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: SimbaPay increases single transfer amount

FinTech company, SimbaPay, has made it significantly easier for Africans living abroad to transfer large sums of money home.

21 hours ago

Tariffic survey reveals preferred mobile networks

Most people don't care what cellular network they are on - they just want the cheapest price. But if they do prefer a network, they love and hate Vodacom the most!...

1 hour ago

Clorox selects FCB and mcgarrybowen/Dentsu Aegis Network as agencies of record

The Clorox Company has announced the selection of FCB and mcgarrybowen/Dentsu Aegis Network as the lead creative agencies to represent Clorox's portfolio of businesses...

Issued by FCB Africa 28 minutes ago

Attention marketers - South African consumers love mobile!

Hot off the press, the MMA SA Mobile Report launched in April 2016 provides fascinating insights into the South African consumer and their love of mobile...

Issued by AAT - Always Active Technologies 1 hour ago

34 creates a curious occasion for Musgrave Gin

Musgrave Gin approached 34 and asked for out of the box ideas. Realising the opportunity to do some exciting work within the growing gin trend, the team at 34 looked into the stories behind the brand for inspiration...

Issued by 34 1 hour ago

A consumer is not a moron, she is your daughter

Immortalised in the professional reads such as Confession of an Advertising Man and in the fictional character of the novel; Fury, penned by Salman Rushdie, David Ogilvy must have been the most celebrated doyens of advertising in the world...

By Musa Msane 2 hours ago

New fund launched for SA mobile startups

Tech accelerator mLab Southern Africa and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) have launched a new fund aimed at assisting local mobile, sensor or wearable app startups in developing their concepts...

By Tom Jackson 4 hours ago

Sunday Times Generation Next adds youth party

The Sunday Times Generation Next 2016 Awards event, which includes a youth marketing conference and exhibition, will add a youth after party, with AKA as the headline performer...

2 hours ago

Endangered Wildlife Trust to benefit from Graffiti-Vega design competition

Graffiti Retail Solutions has launched a new competition for the first year students at the Vega School of Brand Leadership to design a wallpaper that is an interpretation of the 'African Pride - Conservation in Action' theme...

1 hour ago

TCC selects On Shelf and Beyond for incubator programme

On Shelf and Beyond, a marketing agency that offers strategy development, shopper marketing and brand activation services, is the first company to be selected by the Creative Counsel...

2 hours ago

MOST Awards in September, sponsor slots still open

The 8th annual MOST Award will be held on 13 September 2016 at the Wanderers Club in Illovo. Johannesburg...

22 hours ago

DStv drops agency settlement discounts

DStv Media Sales has amended the settlement discount structure for media agencies that book advertising on DStv platforms in order to address any legal uncertainty regarding its compliance with the Competition Act, effective 1 May 2016...

23 hours ago

TractorTracking a game changer in transit advertising

Tractor Outdoor, one of the top national outdoor media owners, has launched its TractorTracking division which aims to provide advertisers and agencies alike various data sets about the campaigns that they book with Tractor...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 23 hours ago

The use of controversy in selling more products

A strategy that is based on controversy can be incredibly effective in promoting something, ranging from e-cigs to diapers if you want to. However, it is really important that you do it right...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 hours ago

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Africa news

Community radio - game-changers

Community radio: game-changers on Africa's media landscape

By Dumisani Moyo 1 day ago

National broadcasters in Africa: The politics of non-reform

The transformation of state broadcasters into public broadcasters as envisaged by the African Charter on Broadcasting has failed...

By Hendrik Bussiek 1 day ago

Private media struggle against Africa's state-owned Goliaths

Can the rise of private media in Africa scale back the dominance of state-owned media on the continent?

By Sulemana Braimah 1 day ago

Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa

Social entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa' development priorities...

1 day ago

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New ad campaign against palm oil

A new advertising campaign on the London Overground network is aiming to educate the British public about how everyone's daily routine is destroying the rainforest...

22 Apr 2016

ConnectPal, others offer new content monetisation strategies

With more than 3 billion global users, the internet has proven to be the most prevalent and relevant communication tool. The Internet has also changed the way consumers enjoy, share and demand content...

By Hicks Crawford 21 Apr 2016

McCann Mexico, L'Oréal Paris campaign allows colour-blind men to see lipstick red

According to the Colour Blind Awareness NGO, 1 out of 12 men cannot see the colour red because they are colour-blind...

21 Apr 2016

WPP subsidiary acquires 100% of TNS ICAP in Greece

The global operating network TNS, part of the WPP Group, has added the remaining 49% of shares in Taylor Nelson Sofres ICAP Market Research (TNS ICAP), a leading market research agency in Greece, giving it 100% ownership...

20 Apr 2016

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