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#SBTopWomen Awards: A celebration of women

It's not often you attend an awards event where the recipient of the Lifetime Award breaks out into song...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

#Loeries2017: All the finalists by agency, school and brand!
#Loeries2017: All the finalists by agency, school and brand!

All the finalists for this year's Loeries Awards have been announced. Here are the total entry numbers per agency, school and brand...

1 day ago

Weera Saad
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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Passionate for science

Science is an indication of a country's wealth, and the best indicator of a country's GDP and productivity is its scientific productivity. The investment of a country into science creates a healthy country and a healthy country is a wealthy country...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

DJ and producer Spoek Mathambo and Khayelitsha’s own, Yolanda Fyrus.
Airbnb and Vice teams up for a once in a lifetime experience

Airbnb and Vice Media have teamed up to send 100 people on a once in a lifetime experience trip to Paris, Harlem, Cape Town and Tokyo through the Airbnb Trips platform...

1 day ago

Rory Moore, innovation pioneer, Accenture. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Mastering digital to soar over the gender gap

The Fourth Industrial Revolution could allow women to leapfrog the gender gap to create a future that is truly equal and inclusive. This is because this new world will require different talents and skills; ones that are inherent to women...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 1 day ago

#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch
#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch

The launch of Net#work BBDO's Creative#Director (#CD) coffee table book is set to take place at the culmination of Loeries' Student Portfolio Day directly after the DStv Seminar at a special cocktail evening later today around 17h00 on the ICC Balcony...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Dr Judy Dlamini, executive chairperson, Mbekani Group; Phuti Mahanyele, CEO, Sigma Capital; and Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council.
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference]: Gender equality by 2030

For gender equality to be achieved by 2030, women will have to overcome many challenges...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

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[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Standing together for liberation

“The power of women is that if you empower one, others will follow. If we work together, we will rise and lift others with us. This is the responsibility that the 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 gave us...”

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

#Loeries2017: All the Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) categories. The print communication category includes newspaper advertising, sponsored by The Times, while the outdoor and out of home (OOH) category is sponsored by JCDecaux...

1 day ago

#Loeries2017: All the Media Innovation finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Media Innovation finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Media Innovation category...

1 day ago

#Loeries2017: All the Live Events, Activations, Sponsorships, PR and Media Communication finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Live Events, Activations, Sponsorships, PR and Media Communication finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Live Events, Activations, Sponsorships, PR and Media Communication categories...

1 day ago

#Loeries2017: All the TV, film, video and radio communication finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the TV, film, video and radio communication finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' TV, film, video and radio communication categories. The TV, film and video communication category is sponsored by DStv while radio communication is sponsored by Gagasi FM...

1 day ago

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Journalists openly protested against changes to editorial policy

The SABC 8 followed in the footsteps of former public protector Thuli Madonsela on Tuesday when they received an award for bravery.

By Aron Hyman 2 days ago

Strictly business, but personal
Strictly business, but personal

In the movie, The Godfather, Michael Corleone, as played by Al Pacino, utters the immortal line to his on-screen brother, “It's not personal, Sonny, it's strictly business.”

By Wynand Smit 2 days ago

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought (masterclass)
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought (masterclass)

An interview with Fort CEO Shukri Toefy on his Loeries masterclass, where he shared insights into the changing value chain of the new creative economy...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#Loeries2017: The Business of Comedy (masterclass)
#Loeries2017: The Business of Comedy (masterclass)

An interview with Donovan Goliath, founder of entertainment company Goliath and Goliath and two years running Loeries Creative Voice, to find out what one could expect to learn from his masterclass, about running a creative business and turning comedic ideas into monetary gains...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#Loeries2017: All the Effective Creativity finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Effective Creativity finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Effective Creativity category, sponsored by Woolworths...

2 days ago

Allon Raiz
#Loeries2017: Why small agencies fail (masterclass)

An interview with Allon Raiz, founder and CEO of Raizcorp to find out what one could expect to learn from his masterclass on ‘Why small agencies fail'...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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#CEMAfrica2017: "Be an experience business or be out of business" - Adobe

CEM Africa attendees were presented with a choice of workshops to attend throughout the two-day summit. Here's why I'm glad I went with the session by James McDonald, solution consultant at Adobe, on how to be an experience-driven business...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#Loeries2017: How to be future-fit for cyber challenges (masterclass)
#Loeries2017: How to be future-fit for cyber challenges (masterclass)

An interview with Johanna McDowell, founder and CEO of IAS on what one will learn from her masterclass on the changing agency/client relationship...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Lorraine Landon
#Loeries2017: A deep dive into YouTube and video advertising (masterclass)

An interview with Lorraine Landon, head of agencies at Google South Africa to find out what one could expect to learn from the Google masterclasses on ‘YouTube: all you need to know for campaign success' and ‘video advertising: what works best when'...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

You hired them, now trust them to get the job done. JR Bale © –
#CEMAfrica2017: Your employees are always on - now TRUST THEM

Chantel Botha of BrandLove shares why you need to trust your employees to run with their own ideas of the best possible customer experience they can offer at the first day of CEM Africa 2017.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Simply put? Cut the red tape and empower your staff. Scott Griessel © –
#CEMAfrica2017: CX predictions for the future, action to take TODAY

If all you do is talk about customer experience or CX in your silos, chances are your brand will be left in the dust. Here's why you need to cut the red tape and take the plunge, straight from the opening panel of CEM Africa 2017...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Heidi Brauer, chief marketing officer at Hollard and Loeries 2017 effective creativity and shared value and service design jury panellist.
#LadiesofLoeries: “Diversity is what makes us great” - Heidi Brauer

Welcome to Loeries Creative Week Durban! With #WomensMonth also in full swing, Heidi Brauer, chief marketing officer at Hollard, shares her instrumental part in having the awards now name the brands as well as the agencies responsible for winning work and more...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#WomensMonth: Women in marketing: The new specialist generalists?
#WomensMonth: Women in marketing: The new specialist generalists?

It's not enough for young women to focus on a specialised marketing career; we now need to be “specialist generalists,” and know an awful lot about a lot, writes Sheila McGillivray...

By Sheila McGillivray 3 days ago

Artificial intelligence is cool, market intelligence is cooler
Artificial intelligence is cool, market intelligence is cooler

Mike Saunders writes that using the right market intelligence platforms will drive the successful implementation of your future artificial intelligence programmes...

By Mike Saunders 3 days ago

The shower is where Zandi has some of her best ideas.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Zandi Tisani

This #WomensMonth we go behind the selfie with Zandi Tisani, director at Arcade Content - the division of Egg Films that produces branded content beyond traditional TV ads...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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