Marie Claire's last issue will be published in December 2018!
Marie Claire's last issue will be published in December 2018!

Associated Media Publishing has announced that it will not be renewing its licence to publish Marie Claire, with the last issue being published in December 2018, here in South Africa...

2 days ago

All the winners from last night’s Talent Awards held in Sandton. Image supplied.
LinkedIn teams up with YES and winners of Talent Awards announced

LinkedIn partners with South Africa's Youth Employment Service (YES) to connect unemployed youth to local and global opportunities and all the winners from last night's Talent Awards held in Sandton...

2 days ago

The custom craftsmanship behind winning SA furniture design
The custom craftsmanship behind winning SA furniture design

As recipients of Best Furniture Design at the recent 2018 100% Design South Africa, Cape Town-based design duo Kino made an impression on the public and its peers with strikingly minimal pieces...

2 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Sign 'O' the Times
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Sign 'O' the Times

This month's anniversary of Maltese journalist-blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination has undammed a flow of reportage, ruminations and reminiscences...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 days ago

#ShopperInsights: Zero moment of truth - future of marketing
#ShopperInsights: Zero moment of truth - future of marketing

There is a single moment where Google clearly showed the future of marketing. The 'Zero Moment of Truth' was introduced to us in the one and only Google presentation that I had the good fortune to attend...

By Alistair Duff 2 days ago

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Warc releases Effective Content Strategy Report 2018

Warc has released its Effective Content Strategy Report 2018, outlining key content marketing themes from the world's most effective campaigns...

2 days ago

'The Cube: Part Three' campaign is launched as ADC Awards call for entries continues
'The Cube: Part Three' campaign is launched as ADC Awards call for entries continues

The campaign was developed by brand experience design firm Collins and each episode is brought to life by one of six talented animation and illustration studios from around the world...

2 days ago

#SACSCCongress2018: Footprint Marketing Awards winners announced
#SACSCCongress2018: Footprint Marketing Awards winners announced

The 2018 Footprint Marketing Awards winners were announced on the second day of the SACSC Annual Congress, held at Durban's International Convention Centre...

2 days ago

#MarketingFridays: The new world of black consumerism
#MarketingFridays: The new world of black consumerism

In this video, Nyiko Chauke of Marketing Fridays interviews Sunshine Shibambo of Cheriyasekasi about her role as an ideation specialist and the new world of black consumerism...

2 days ago

Twitter now tells you if your tweet breaks its rules
Twitter now tells you if your tweet breaks its rules

When you report a tweet for breaching Twitter's rules, or when the company takes actions on one, it requires the offending user to delete the tweet before they can publish another...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

Mark Tutssel first recipient of Creative Leaders Tribute
Mark Tutssel first recipient of Creative Leaders Tribute

The Epica Awards has announced that Mark Tutssel, executive chairman of Leo Burnett Worldwide, will be the first recipient of its Creative Leaders Tribute....

3 days ago

Individualisation: The powerful trend shaping retail customer experience
Individualisation: The powerful trend shaping retail customer experience

Rising inflation. Record petrol prices. A VAT increase. A technical recession. SA consumers are feeling the pinch as a confluence of forces put immense pressure on their wallets...

By Ian Steyn 3 days ago

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Put truth first in news reporting and information-sharing in general

Media outlets are clearing their throats, pulling up their socks and clarifying their editorial policies following the 'Sunday Times fake news fallout'. Here's what you can do, even if you're not affiliated with mainstream media...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Packaging trends unpacked at GLBA Shanghai conference
Packaging trends unpacked at GLBA Shanghai conference

It takes intervals of mere seconds for a package to delight the consumer and shopper. The first two seconds is when a consumer notices the pack and the second is when the decision is made to purchase...

3 days ago

Sars' Nugent inquiry interview goes viral
Sars' Nugent inquiry interview goes viral

NEWSWATCH: Sars 'chief of digital and IT, Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane's interview with Sakina Kamwendo regarding the Nugent inquiry into the tax collector's IT and e-filing infrastructure, on the SABC's Morning Live yesterday, has gone viral...

3 days ago

Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF
Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF

This week saw the unveiling of the Africa Halal Week Film and Media programme during Cape Town International Film Market and Festival. The programme is focused around how Cape Town and the Western Cape can better position itself as a Muslim-friendly film and media destination...

3 days ago

What Generation Z wants - how to attract the "next" generation to your brand and business
What Generation Z wants - how to attract the "next" generation to your brand and business

Millennials are already in their mid-thirties. It's time for brands and businesses to shift focus to the next generation, Generation Z...

By Bronwyn Williams 17 Oct 2018

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Ogilvy Nigeria open for business

Ogilvy opens up a Nigeria office in the run up to its 70th anniversary...

17 Oct 2018

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Want a more effective marketing agency? Let them into the inner circle

Why do agencies prefer to deal at executive level? Well, he who manages the budget, makes the decisions. Yes, but, is this all there is to it?...

By Stella Carter 17 Oct 2018

Arthur in his happy place: Midtown Comics in New York City.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Arthur Goldstuck

This week, we got behind the selfie with Arthur Goldstuck. He is MD of World Wide Worx, editor-in-chief of Gadget, and is sharing his annual research announcements at this week's Social Media Landscape Briefings 2019 in Sandton and Cape Town...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Oct 2018

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder gets personal in his new film Kanarie
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder gets personal in his new film Kanarie

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder has been an inspirational tour-de-force as a musician, composer, writer, performer, his heavenly collaboration with director Christiaan Olwagen, Kanarie, is a proudly South African film taking the world by storm...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Oct 2018

Bad data is harming your email marketing efforts: Here's how to fix it
Bad data is harming your email marketing efforts: Here's how to fix it

Bad data can impact everything. From how many people see the messaging you send out to its impact and even your organisation's reputation. Fortunately, cleaning up your data and repairing your marketing efforts isn't rocket science...

By Ross Sibbald 16 Oct 2018

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#OrchidsandOnions: Absa ad is on the money

An Onion to the painfully slow SA Post Office for its lightning-fast branded vehicle. I won't post it, because I doubt whether it would get there...

By Brendan Seery 16 Oct 2018

African brands are among fastest-growing globally
African brands are among fastest-growing globally

African nation brands advance in brand value, with six out of the world's 10 fastest-growing coming from the continent...

16 Oct 2018

Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era
Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era

Ease of access to social media and editing tools have made it easier than ever to spread stories and images that have people shaking their heads, thinking "That can't be real... can it? I must share!" Here are five steps to take to up your media literacy, so that the results of your own news-sharing are more reliable...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2018

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Three South African judges in Midas Awards 2018 executive jury

The Midas Awards has announced the 2018 executive jury that includes three South Africans...

16 Oct 2018

Digital catalogue launched by DISCOP
Digital catalogue launched by DISCOP

DISCOP launches an innovative 'shopping service' for content buyers in Africa and Middle East...

16 Oct 2018

#Newsmaker: "Measure, review, react" - Marilyn Nel
#Newsmaker: "Measure, review, react" - Marilyn Nel

Marilyn Nel joined BMi Research earlier this year as new research manager to lead the B2B market research department, responsible for building client relationships, guiding clients through research projects and overseeing the research process on all projects...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Oct 2018

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McCann Johannesburg amongst finalists announced for 2018 Global Awards

New York Festivals 2018 Global Awards, honouring the world's best wellness and healthcare advertising, announced its 2018 finalists, featuring South Africa's McCann Johannesburg...

16 Oct 2018

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