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Is the methodology getting in the way?

In a job of mining meaningful insights that truly grow brands, a certain level of intimacy in connecting with consumers is required...

By Mpho Mpofu 7 hours ago

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy...

By John Sinclair 1 day ago

#Loeries2018: "Bringing it back to the bird," with Nathan Reddy of Grid Worldwide

Soon after the Loeries' 40-year logo and branding refresh was announced I caught up with Nathan Reddy of specialist brand agency Grid Worldwide. He explains the importance of the 'reduce to amplify' movement and how this mindset guided the Loeries' brand refresh...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Feb 2018

#IMC2018: The science of how brands grow

A popular track at this year's IMC Conference was that of creative and big idea creation, and a talk that really struck a cord, so to speak, was BBDO South Africa's CEO Boniswa Pezisa's on the power of breakthrough creativity and the role it plays in triggering emotions to communicate effectively...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Feb 2018

Geometry introduces new brand identity and logo

Geometry, WPP's omni-channel brand experience agency operating in 56 markets around the world, has unveiled a new brand identity reflecting the changes it has gone through since it was launched in 2013...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 15 Feb 2018

Round 1 announcement for the Oliver Top Empowerment Awards category finalists

The annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards has announced its first round of 2018 awards category finalists...

Issued by Topco Media 14 Feb 2018

Brand Council presents Brand Barometer Survey results

Brand Council South Africa (BCSA) presented the annual Brand Barometer Survey results from 2017, providing all who attended the event with sobering truths about the state of our industry...

14 Feb 2018

Personal branding: The value of a platform

Mike Saunders writes about how ultimately the internet gives people an opportunity to scale their platform easily, giving them the opportunity to influence more and sell more...

By Mike Saunders 12 Feb 2018

#MeettheMarketer: Marketers are relying too heavily on data

The global chief marketing officer for Patrón Spirits International, Lee Applbaum, talks about how to deliver creative and beautiful marketing...

By Louise Marsland 8 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Playbook

Playbook is a web-based platform that simplifies the creative procurement process by making sure SA creatives and artists 'play by the book' in terms of bookings, performances or commissions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Feb 2018

Majority of marketers still don't know what 'branding' is

Maybe a lot of marketers like to intentionally confuse boards of directors and clients when it comes to "brands" and "branding". I cannot believe they are all that naive...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 7 Feb 2018

Google Kenya's Charles Murito on digital advertising and the age of assistance

Google SA hosted a media event earlier this week to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed on the latest technological advancements in the digital advertising space, focusing on Google Ads in particular...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2018

Loyalty, advocacy and forgiveness

There is more to the results of keeping the promise of a great brand than simply loyalty and advocacy. And that is forgiveness. Allow me a few moments to explain...

By Giles Shepherd, Issued by Brand Alive 6 Feb 2018

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UK retail loyalty programmes suffer from a lack of differentiation

The Retail Loyalty Programmes in the UK 2018 survey has found that UK retail loyalty programme operators are struggling to bring fresh ideas to the programme benefit mix. The report, announced recently by Razors Edge Business Intelligence, analyses the loyalty programmes operated by the UK's top 350 retailers, 48 loyalty programmes in all.

1 day ago

Shortlist for 2018 AME Awards announced

The shortlist for the 2018 New York Festivals AME Awards has been announced.

1 day ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism

There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 16 Feb 2018

Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations

A new programme called the Young Ones Design Brief has been launched from a partnership between The One Club for Creativity, with global peace organisation PartnersGlobal and the United Nations' Together initiative.

16 Feb 2018

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