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Bianca Joynt and Miles Murphy from Liquorice at the National Business Awards.
Liquorice wins Digital Company of the Year Award at National Business Awards

Liquorice took top honours at the National Business Awards, held on Thursday, 16 November 2017, when it was named Digital Company of the Year...

1 day ago

Net#work BBDO campaign, Vagina Varsity.
Winners announced for 2017 Epica Awards

South Africa won Bronze at the 2017 Epica Awards for the Net#work BBDO campaign, Vagina Varsity, in the Online Campaigns - Health, Beauty and Fashion category...

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Julia Anastasopoulos in Tali’s Wedding Diary.
SuzelleDIY stars as a bridezilla in Tali's Wedding Diary

Showmax has just released the first trailer for their debut original series, Tali's Wedding Diary, a mockumentary starring Julia Anastasopoulos (aka SuzelleDIY).

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Three Ships 15-Year-Old Pinotage Cask finish launch.
#LoeriesRankings2017 with... Sisters Act

Just when you thought the Loeries buzz was over, the Loeries' rankings are in! I chatted to some of this year's top-ranked creatives post-celebrations. We continue the local insights with Sisters Act...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Plus94 Research announced as intended provider of new Maps research
Plus94 Research announced as intended provider of new Maps research

MA(SA) CEO and MRF director Greg Garden has announced that Plus94 Research has been chosen as intended provider of the new Maps research...

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The e-mail and SMS marketing juggernaut
The e-mail and SMS marketing juggernaut

Walter Penfold shares his insights on e-mail and SMS marketing as a taste of what's to come...

By Walter Penfold 1 day ago

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend
Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online...

1 day ago

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis...

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Bookmarks 2018 entry deadline extended
Bookmarks 2018 entry deadline extended

IAB has made an unprecedented decision to extend the entry deadline for Bookmarks 2018 to 24 November 2017...

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South African men buy into personal care
South African men buy into personal care

Women may find themselves fighting for mirror space and hiding their eye creams because according to Euromonitor, men's grooming recorded a 13% growth in value sales in 2016...

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Jochem Wijnands (Image Supplied)
TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry...

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

SA's SJ Myeza presented with Young Guns 15 Creative Choice Award!
SA's SJ Myeza presented with Young Guns 15 Creative Choice Award!

South African filmmaker SJ Myeza of 7Films was presented with the first-ever Young Guns Creative Choice Award...

1 day ago

The rise of mobile - What it means for brands
The rise of mobile - What it means for brands

James Cameron was right - in the 21st century machines would take over the world. Only it would not be six-foot-tall cyborgs, but five to 10-inch screens doing the conquering...

By Nick Hodge 2 days ago

Image credit: EPA-EFE/Koen van Weel
The real story behind the huge crowds gathered at iPhone launches

Apple's special edition iPhone X release - like the new iPhones before it - brings thousands of people lining up in front of Apple stores around the globe...

By Harald Wieser 2 days ago

Getting your digital advertising right
Getting your digital advertising right

Marketers are looking for more control over ad placement because it means that they get to engage with media owners (offline and online) with similar values, whose context they know and whose content and brand they can trust...

By Omar Essack 2 days ago

Tara and Tiffany Turkington, CEO and managing director at Flow Communications.
Flow Communications receives international business award

Tara and Tiffany Turkington, CEO and managing director at Flow Communications will receive the 2017 IWEC Award during the organisation's 10th annual conference, held in Redmond, Washington...

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JWT creates "Be Famous Famous" campaign for One Show 2018 call for entries

The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for the 2018 One Show awards, and kicked it off with the humorous "Be Famous Famous" campaign, developed by J. Walter Thompson New York...

2 days ago

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Net#work BBDO opens two more school libraries

Net#work BBDO's non-profit foundation, Mal has opened its 11th and 12th Seed libraries at the Tlamatlama Primary School in Tembisa and Mafumbuka Primary School at Soshanguve on Monday, 13 November 2017...

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Digital coupon redemptions predicted to reach $91bn by 2022
Digital coupon redemptions predicted to reach $91bn by 2022

According to a new study from Juniper Research, the value of digital coupon redemptions will surge to $91 billion by 2022, up from $47 billion in 2017...

3 days ago

Rapelang Rabana, founder and CEO of Rekindle Learning and BCX Disrupt Summit speaker.
#BCXDisrupt: "Tech is no longer a sideshow, it's the main show"

Rapelang Rabana, one of the highly anticipated speakers at this week's BCX Disrupt Summit, shares the crux of her talk on moving from innovative ideas to profitable solution and why sitting back is simply not an option for any competitive industry...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Front-row mood at #SAFW!
#BehindtheSelfie with... Tumi Voster

This extended #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with technophile Tumi Voster - she's marketing manager for Universal Music, a 5FM radio DJ, and a Tropika Island of Treasure Maldives celebrity...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Hobbit House in Lord of the Rings location Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand. © Kovgabor79 –
Amazon to launch 'Lord of the Rings' TV show

Amazon said on Monday it had acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment.

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John Sanei
#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Founder and CEO of Colourworks, Lesley Waterkeyn.
Local entrepreneur wins IWEC award!

Lesley Waterkeyn is one of five South African entrepreneurs who received an award from the International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Foundation at a ceremony in Seattle, last night...

3 days ago

Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation
Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation

Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont approached South African sports production agency MoonSport to cover his Artemis World Cycle, which he recently completed, breaking the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation by bicycle in 78 days, 14 hours, and 40 minutes...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash
Top seven lessons to help you maximise the African app-ortunity

We love mobile and have been fortunate enough to work on the initial versions of many of South Africa's leading apps over the last seven years...

By Lynette Hundermark 3 days ago

#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017
#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017

This year's deserving recipient of the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Award is Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, currently in its fourth year and already employing more than 70 people...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Nov 2017

Contributing to a strong and vibrant media sector in Africa
Contributing to a strong and vibrant media sector in Africa

Mobile communications have brought enormous improvements to living standards around the world, and nowhere is the use of that technology spreading more quickly than in Africa, said Michael Bloomberg, speaking on the African Business Media Innovators conference in Ghana...

By Michael Bloomberg 14 Nov 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: Nedbank's brave new advertising contrasts with Eskom's insult to its consumers

Nedbank has been doing some very appealing advertising of late, and the bank and its agency, Joe Public, have already got a few Orchids from me...

By Brendan Seery 14 Nov 2017

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