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Manufacturing Indaba 2018

#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?
#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?

Uganda is one of the most entrepreneurial countries in Africa according to research stats...

By Cobus van Zyl 1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse
#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse

By 2050, over a quarter of the world's population will live in Africa. In celebration of Africa Day, 25 May 2018, Sage unpacks which of Africa's key economies are positioned for strong growth in the decades to come...

By Pieter Bensch 1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa
#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

Reputation is 100%-dependent on landscape comprehension, so brands in Africa need to understand cultural diversity across the continent...

By Trevor Chueu 1 day ago

Dyeshana 'representing Wakanda' at the 2018 One Show Awards.
#AfricaMonth: "Get inspired by an unorthodox approach to ideas" - Xolisa Dyeshana

I caught up with Xolisa Dyeshana - CCO of Joe Public United and SA representative on the international board of the One Club for Creativity - while he was in transit at the airport, for his post-Creative Week One Show reflections this #AfricaMonth...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Cape Town celebrates Africa Day
#AfricaMonth: Cape Town celebrates Africa Day

Delegates from across Africa gather in Cape Town for Africa Day Business Networking Forum...

1 day ago

What's seen and what's said
What's seen and what's said

Within the complex world of advertising, what's really doing the selling: the image or the copy? The reality is that both play an integral part in the selling process for almost every piece of design and campaign. So wherein lies the invisible harmony between eye-catching imagery and cleverly written copy?

By Nick de Beer 1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...

By Vanessa Ferguson 1 day ago

Screengrab from 7-Second Resumes campaign - Grand Prix winner.
Effective Innovation winners for Warc Awards 2018 announced

Campaigns for Ad Council, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, IDFC Bank and Pril are the top winners of the Effective Innovation category of the Warc Awards...

2 days ago

Barbara Kaija, group editor-in-chief of New Vision Press and Publishing Company and Noura al Hourani, lead Arabic editor at Syria Direct.
Wan-Ifra reveals 2018 Laureates of Women in News Editorial Leadership Award

Wan-Ifra has announced the 2018 Laureates of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award...

2 days ago

NYF International Radio Program Awards: Finalists announced
NYF International Radio Program Awards: Finalists announced

The New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards announced the 2018 finalists...

2 days ago

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Social storytelling 101: Stop and sharpen your marketing axe

On Friday, 18 May 2018, Cape Town's marketing set descended on the Park Inn Radisson, for Meltwater's latest Biz Breakfast session with Treeshake's Dave Duarte on the art of social storytelling...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Cannes Lions launches "Change for Good" hackathon
Cannes Lions launches "Change for Good" hackathon

Cannes Lions has announced it will host a two-day "Change for Good" Hackathon, to be held live on 19-20 June at the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity...

2 days ago

Has the digital age impacted the fundamentals of brand building?
Has the digital age impacted the fundamentals of brand building?

Derryn Jackson unpacks how the digital era has affected brand building...

By Derryn Jackson 2 days ago

Corporate crises expose leaders to new challenge
Corporate crises expose leaders to new challenge

A series of corporate communication missteps and ponderous responses has exposed a gap in the skills mix at executive and directorial levels across South Africa ...

By Auguste Coetzer 2 days ago

DISCOP Markets.
More than 500 content producers from Africa heading for DISCOP Johannesburg

More than 500 film, television, digital and video gaming content producers from all over Africa will converge at DISCOP Johannesburg...

3 days ago

Five reasons your PPC campaign isn't getting you leads
Five reasons your PPC campaign isn't getting you leads

For any company, from small entrepreneur to blue chip corporate, Google AdWords provides the tools to unlock a wealth of new business. But, just as pay-per-click (PPC) may provide amazing opportunities and leads aplenty, if not set up correctly, it has the potential to blow ad budgets and quickly snowball marketing costs to devastating levels...

By nicolas baker 3 days ago

Taazima Kala-Essack, lead consultant, Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
How to implement those big ideas

Is overthinking one of the problems plaguing the communications industry and, especially, the public relations sector of that industry?

By TAAZIMA KALA-ESSACK 3 days ago

The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner
The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner

Jennilee Peremore lists five of the common misconceptions of PR and the qualities you should look for when looking to hire a PR employee or agency...

By Jennilee Peremore 3 days ago

Seedstars Summit '18 Global Winner: Agrocenta
Seedstars Africa on the hunt for promising startups

Seedstars Africa is once again scouting for the top high growth startups and entrepreneurs to present them with the opportunity to drastically accelerate their business...

3 days ago

Retail, Design and Development Awards and Footprint Marketing Awards entries open now
Retail, Design and Development Awards and Footprint Marketing Awards entries open now

The 2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) and the Footprint Marketing Awards have officially opened for entries...

3 days ago

Moonsamy captions this, 'Live from Grid'.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Wade Moonsamy

This #AfricaMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Wade Moonsamy, senior designer at Grid Worldwide, currently ranked as top designer in Africa and the Middle East based on the most recent Loeries rankings...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Giovanni Chiarelli
#AfricaMonth: The evolution of mobile networks in Africa

As we move closer to the era of 5G technology, the mobile network industry is gearing up for what this will bring to the technology landscape...

By Giovanni Chiarelli 3 days ago

USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards launches
USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards launches

The inaugural USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards, which takes place on 31 May at Emperors' Palace, Johannesburg, has been launched...

3 days ago

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#AfricaMonth: Scaling up with Startupbootcamp's 'sandbox' success

Philip Kiracofe calls himself an 'adventure capitalist'. Here's how the Startupbootcamp initiative he co-founded is solving problems corporates didn't know they had while giving African startups a boost, and how you can get involved...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Pete Khoury, Creative Circle chairman and chief creative officer at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris. © .
Creative Circle Rankings 2017 released

The Creative Circle has released its final Rankings for 2017 for individual agencies and groups...

3 days ago

Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?
Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

GDPR and PoPIA are set to dramatically change the way South African organisations do business - especially how personal data is handled and stored...

By Elizabeth de Stadler 3 days ago

How to grow your business with these influencer marketing strategies
How to grow your business with these influencer marketing strategies

The fall of traditional outbound marketing strategies has seen the meteoric rise of influencer marketing This is due to its potential to grow your business manifold. It can help you to engage with your audience and improve your brand's visibility.

By Brian Mechem 3 days ago

Sharon Keith of Coca-Cola Africa.
#AfricaMonth: Sharon Keith on leaving the Coca-Cola high

Sharon Keith made a name for herself as marketing director at Coca-Cola Africa, but is now bubbling over with the need to pursue other professional and personal interests...

By Leigh Andrews 22 May 2018

Sunday Times Generation Next Youth survey announces celeb finalists
Sunday Times Generation Next Youth survey announces celeb finalists

The top five finalists in the celeb, sports and entertainment categories of the Sunday Times Generation Next survey have been announced...

22 May 2018

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