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Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2018: Ultra violet
Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2018: Ultra violet

Last year, the Pantone colour of the year was greenery, the year before was the Rose quartz and Serenity blend, and for 2018 it's a deep, dreamy shade - Ultra violet. Here's what it stands for...

2 days ago

Marketing Minor: Making every guest feel like part of the family
Marketing Minor: Making every guest feel like part of the family

Minor Hotels has been going from strength to strength in establishing its hotels and brands across Africa. We chat with the regional marketing manager for Minor Hotels in Africa, Ivana Naidoo, about the brands, the industry and what takes to market Minor Hotels...

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade
Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA...

2 days ago

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 days ago

SABRE Awards Africa open for PR professionals
SABRE Awards Africa open for PR professionals

The second edition of the SABRE Awards Africa PR competition is now open for entries...

2 days ago

Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition
Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition

Nielsen Sports has expanded its global sports business by acquiring Repucom Africa from TransAfrica Media to offer solutions to rights holders and brands across Africa...

3 days ago

Top row (from left to right): Sabine Heckman, Safaraaz Sindhi, Tumi Sethebe. Bottom: Brent Singer, Alistair Morgan and Dylan Davies.
Six SA judges selected for NYF's grand jury

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury...

3 days ago

Intimidation tactics? Police gun for Jacques Pauw
Intimidation tactics? Police gun for Jacques Pauw

Journalists Jacques Pauw and Pieter-Louis Myburgh will not be presenting themselves to Durban North police station to make statements relating to material published in Pauw's best-seller The President's Keepers or in Myburgh's news articles published on News24...

By Kyle Cowan 3 days ago

Team Demographica.
Get to grips with CX and the customer journey now, or else...

Demographica CEO Warren Moss explains why your 2018/2019/2020 strategy sessions need to go beyond the generic inside-out design thinking filter and truly focus on the customer journey...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

6 tips for effectively managing M&A communications
6 tips for effectively managing M&A communications

Effective communications are key during a merger or acquisition. Here's how to keep the lines clear....

By Shane Dolan 3 days ago

Report shows native advertising rises in importance
Report shows native advertising rises in importance

According to a new report, the importance of native advertising continues to rise in the revenue mix even as labelling is inconsistent for many media companies...

3 days ago

Ordinary South Africans give their views on corruption and state capture
Ordinary South Africans give their views on corruption and state capture

37-million South Africans give their views on corruption and state capture in an Ask Afrika and Infusion Knowledge Hub survey...

3 days ago

From left to right (first row): Neo Mashigo, Jenny Ehlers, Mariana O’Kelly, Pepe Marais. Second row: Jenny Glover, Francois Du Preez and Juliet Honey.
Seven SA judges selected for 2018 One Show!

The One Club for Creativity has announced the global creative leaders selected to serve as judges for The One Show 2018 of which seven is from South Africa...

7 Dec 2017

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Time names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

Time magazine named as Person of the Year "the silence breakers" who triggered a national reckoning by revealing the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, assault and abuse in US life...

7 Dec 2017

US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments
US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments

Naspers's hopes of a speedy resolution to the high-profile controversy around payments its 80% subsidiary MultiChoice made to SABC and ANN7 were dealt a hefty blow on Tuesday, 5 Decemeber 2017, when a US law firm, specialising in class actions, announced it was investigating the company...

By Ann Crotty 6 Dec 2017

DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers
DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers

Sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's fastest-growing TV market over the next five years...

6 Dec 2017

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Social media trends 2018

Dale Ferreira selects his top social media trends for the upcoming year...

By Dale Ferreira 6 Dec 2017

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Indonesia's selfie-snapping monkey named PETA's 'Person of the Year'

An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie - and sparked a landmark US copyright case - was named "Person of the Year" by PETA, the animal rights group that took on the simian's cause...

6 Dec 2017

Kruger, behind the scenes…
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ari Kruger

This week, we go behind the selfie with Ari Kruger of Sketchbook Studios. He's co-creator and director of eight-part debut Showmax Original Tali's Wedding Diary, on air from 14 December...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Junior Mokoma furthers his creative studies in Holland w/ Vega, FCB
#Newsmaker: Junior Mokoma furthers his creative studies in Holland w/ Vega, FCB

It was during his internship as a copywriter at FCB Africa in Johannesburg when Vega alumni student Junior Mokoma was offered the opportunity to study transmedia storytelling at Fontys Academy for Creative Industries in Tilburg, the Netherlands...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Dec 2017

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New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017

Do award shows really matter?
Do award shows really matter?

On the back of the Publicis Groupe's announcement at Cannes this year that it will be transferring its award show spend to its investment in AI, agencies are increasingly questioning whether participating in award shows really matters.

By Jessica Tennant 6 Dec 2017

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Leaps of faith: From cougars to climate change

The rise of the internet and the proliferation of alternative sources of information are potential contributors to a slow-but-steady cultural erosion of public trust in both science and the people who report on it...

6 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

Last week, the Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors and partners at its first Africa-based demo day in Cape Town...

6 Dec 2017

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#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt...

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

Defective product risk is an increasing peril for companies
Defective product risk is an increasing peril for companies

Tougher regulation, global supply chains, materials from fewer suppliers and consumer awareness are contributing to a rise in recalls, says Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) report...

5 Dec 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: MTN's 'Bright side' really dazzles, but this Sunday Times sub sinks without a trace...

I've talked before about the mega-battles of the cell phone brands as they launch their end-of-year campaigns (why they focus on summer is a bit beyond me, given that summer's already been underway for almost three months by now)...

By Brendan Seery 5 Dec 2017

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL. Image supplied.
Why digital publishers need to rethink what they're doing

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL (it's pronounced as an acronym), explains the need for a 'build it yourself' mindset and putting user experience first when it comes to digital publishing...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2017

Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018
Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018

The hottest exhibition trends forecast for the forthcoming year to ensure that your business will own the exhibition space in 2018...

By Adam Dembovsky 5 Dec 2017

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