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Manufacturing Indaba 2018

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever © .
Paul Polman to receive Cannes LionHeart Award

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, will receive the award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity...

16 hours ago

Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced
Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced

The winners of the 22nd Annual Webby Awards have been announced...

14 hours ago

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya.
Celebrating African storytelling and craft

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya, and a Ciclope Africa judge, talks about what Africa can bring to the international stage...

By Louise Marsland 9 hours ago

Responsiveness, the only way to go for future-fit brands
Responsiveness, the only way to go for future-fit brands

It's hard for brands to rely on their legacy because modern-day consumers are more open to trying new things. They have access to more information and this has led them to being more empowered and taking on more risks like trying new products...

By James Maposa 9 hours ago

Stephen Woodford, chief executive at the Advertising Association.
UK adspend hits record £22.2bn in 2017

UK advertising expenditure recorded its eighth consecutive year of market growth in 2017 which, puts the industry on course for a decade of continuous expansion...

10 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Adrian Ephraim, Irvine Partners' director of strategy
#Newsmaker: Adrian Ephraim, Irvine Partners' director of strategy

Earlier this month, Adrian Ephraim joined public relations and integrated marketing agency Irvine Partners as director of strategy. This comes after Jeanine Cameron's appointment as MD in 2016.

By Jessica Tennant 11 hours ago

Screenshot from The Guardian Media Group x D&AD Announce Partnership .
Guardian Media Group and D&AD creates global festival of creativity

Guardian Media Group and D&AD have partnered to establish a new global festival...

13 hours ago

Marketing leaders say level of media spend will be linked to reporting accuracy
Marketing leaders say level of media spend will be linked to reporting accuracy

CMO Council Member Study reveals many will boost spend in online video advertising and voice willingness to pay premiums for guaranteed views and deep customer insights...

14 hours ago

Icasa publishes findings document to review community broadcasting services sector
Icasa publishes findings document to review community broadcasting services sector

Icasa has published a findings document to review the community broadcasting services sector, which has culminated into the draft regulations for the review...

15 hours ago

The One Club for Creativity's Portfolio Night 14
The One Club for Creativity's Portfolio Night 14

Twenty cities around the world will participate in The One Club for Creativity's Portfolio Night 14, the largest one-night advertising portfolio review that will take place on 23 May...

16 hours ago

Media resources launched for Rugby Africa Gold Cup
Media resources launched for Rugby Africa Gold Cup

A new logo has been released and a special press section has been developed as a resource for the media, as it gets closer to Rugby Africa Gold Cup kick off...

18 hours ago

Call for applications: Google Deep Learning Indaba
Call for applications: Google Deep Learning Indaba

Applications are now open for the second Deep Learning Indaba which aims to strengthen the foundations of African machine learning and to increase the participation of African researchers in the field...

18 hours ago

Emilar Gandhi, public policy manager for the SADC region for Facebook | Photo: Jessica Tennant
Facebook Africa, Digify Africa launch online safety programme for SA youth

Facebook Africa and Digify Africa have partnered to launch an online safety programme called Ilizwe Lam, Xhosa for my world...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations
#WTMA18: Changing the digital narrative for destination marketing organisations

Sharing some of his most favourite passions including surfing, balloons and unicorns, Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy took us through the destination marketing organisation and its relevance in a digital world during his talk at this year's World Travel Market Africa...

By Robin Fredericks 1 day ago

New technologies are invading fashion boutiques. Credit: Pinsetti/Pixabay
Digital by design: how technology is breathing new life into the fashion business

Marketplaces, online platforms, customised offerings, virtual fitting rooms and other innovations are all examples of the "phygital" transformation of fashion retail...

By Céline Abecassis-Moedas and Valérie Moatti 1 day ago

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Two lessons from the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

Chicago. It's almost midnight and it's cold. But not too cold. It's the kind of cold that makes you alert. It gives the evening a crispness and makes the neon signs a little sharper...

By Damon Stapleton 1 day ago

Checkers swops Little Shop for eco-friendly seedling kits
Checkers swops Little Shop for eco-friendly seedling kits

In a follow-up to the Checkers Mini Shop collectables craze launched in 2016, the retailer has announced its newest campaign consisting of environmentally-friendly Little Garden seedling kits...

1 day ago

Go big, or go boutique? What to consider when appointing a PR agency
Go big, or go boutique? What to consider when appointing a PR agency

The 90s sales slogan reads: "Go big or go home!" Does this kind of thinking still apply today?...

By Maiyo Febi 1 day ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Franco D'Onofrio
#BehindtheSelfie with... Franco D'Onofrio

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Franco D'Onofrio, founding partner of Twiga Communications...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Building out a new communications world through the blockchain
Building out a new communications world through the blockchain

Carrie Daly looks at some interesting ways in which the blockchain can be applied in the field of communications...

By Carrie Daly 1 day ago

The slow burn impact of the Cambridge Analytica scandal
The slow burn impact of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

The fires of media may burn bright and fast, often fading from memory just as quickly, but this revelation looks set to simmer, explains Richard Bensted...

By Richard Bensted 1 day ago

Design Indaba 2018: A copywriter's expert opinion
Design Indaba 2018: A copywriter's expert opinion

No, I'm not a designer, but I am a human being. And Design Indaba 2018 spoke to me like one...

By Jeff Harvey 1 day ago

Summit connects disabled learners to potential employers
Summit connects disabled learners to potential employers

Hundreds of disabled learners had the opportunity to meet corporates seeking to employ people with disabilities...

1 day ago

Fundamentals are key to creating a strong and lasting brand
Fundamentals are key to creating a strong and lasting brand

A clear understanding of the branding process is essential for entrepreneurs, business owners and brand managers when starting a new venture or developing a new product - doing this upfront just makes sense...

By Raymond van Niekerk 1 day ago

Business events can lead the growth of African tourism
Business events can lead the growth of African tourism

As the economy continues to shift from being resource-based, knowledge industries such as tourism will become more sophisticated and important and while business travel makes up just a quarter of the overall tourism pie, its potential extends far beyond its current nominal contribution...

By Yugashnee Naicker 1 day ago

If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount
If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount

Mobile operators are becoming an important provider of, and platform for, a growing range of services. As a result, the ability to verify customer identity is becoming a business imperative for mobile operators...

By Sherry Zameer 1 day ago

VML's ‘Stop the Cycle’ campaign for Huffington Post.
D&AD Awards Pencil winners - Day 2

Day two's results revealed South African agencies Joe Public United, VML South Africa, Grey SA and TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, amongst the overall winners announced...

2 days ago

'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor
'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor

Euromonitor International has just released a Shifting Market Frontiers Megatrend forecast in which it pegs 'Africa Rising' as a megatrend...

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

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#OrchidsandOnions: Getting lost in translation is one thing, but using someone else's incorrect, and dangerous, garbage is something totally different

I am not always convinced that a brand which makes arbitrary funny gags as "content" - which is light on, or even missing, a marketing message - is doing the right thing. A brand exists to sell its product or service, not to entertain...

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

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