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Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise
Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise

#Newswatch: Absa tweeted out an offensive poll on 'black tax', outraging numerous clients, many of whom have since threatened to leave the bank and move to Nedbank and Capitec...

2 days ago

ACA announces board of directors for 2018/2019
ACA announces board of directors for 2018/2019

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) elected its new board of directors for the 2018/2019 fiscal on Thursday, 25 May 2018, during its 71st Annual General Meeting at the AAA School of Advertising campus in Johannesburg...

2 days ago

Publicis Johannesburg's Kaylee Germann and Prince Zwane, leaving for Cannes to take part in the global Young Lions film challege.
#CannesLions2018: Ready to roar with SA pride!

Prince Zwane and Kaylee Germann of Publicis Johannesburg were selected as the winning team in Cinemark's Young Lions competition held earlier this year. As a result, they're now flying out to Cannes to represent the country in a week of creative inspiration....

2 days ago

Jonathan Liebmann, founder and CEO of Propertuity. Image supplied.
Urban renewal: The physical manifestation of innovative thinking

A powerful lesson in how to turn vision into reality, delivered in the heart of downtown Johannesburg...

By Gil Sperling 2 days ago

Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa
Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa

For the last few years, packaging industry professionals have been curious about the future of smart packaging. Whilst barcodes and QR codes were once considered the "next big thing", the acceleration of technology is transforming smart packaging...

2 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism

If South Africa is reality, then Malta is wonderland. Or vice versa, as I've discovered on a visit back to the old country...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 days ago

BWA announces finalists for Regional Business Woman of the Year Awards
BWA announces finalists for Regional Business Woman of the Year Awards

The Businesswomen's Association (BWA) in Cape Town has announced 17 finalists for its annual Regional Business Woman of the Year Awards (RBWOYA)...

2 days ago

Fabian Frese, CCO at Germany’s Kolle Rebbe and this year's Loeries film, radio and audio jury president.
#Loeries2018: "How will technology impact this year's ideas?" - Fabian Frese

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Germany's Kolle Rebbe and this year's Loeries film, radio and audio jury president...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Feature image: Drew de F Fawkes via Flickr (CC 2.0 BY), on
Robbie Williams (and his World Cup middle finger) spikes Google Search traffic

If you were expecting Will Smith to open the 2018 World Cup in Russia this evening, don't worry, we were, too...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

Black Friday: Sow now, reap later
Black Friday: Sow now, reap later

There's no doubt that Black Friday (and the subsequent Cyber Monday) has firmly embedded itself as part of the local sales cycle. With the annual shopping frenzy only due in November, it does not mean that marketers should not be preparing already...

By Grant Fleming 2 days ago

Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)
Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)

A new epidemic is fast spreading across the globe. It is known as Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD) - and it kills reputations in less than 280 characters...

By Howard Feldman 2 days ago

Molefi Thulo, creative director at Ogilvy Johannesburg and Cannes Lions 2018 radio and audio awarding juror. Image © –
#CannesLions2018: "Creatives can solve business problems and life issues" - Molefi Thulo

The 2018 Cannes Lions Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity kicks off on Monday! We boost the excitement with insights from Molefi Thulo, creative director at Ogilvy Johannesburg, currently in transit to Cannes to take on his role this year as radio and audio awarding juror...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

The biggest social media event of all time is on this June
The biggest social media event of all time is on this June

The kick-off of the first match in the world's most anticipated football tournament this June will also signal the start of what will likely be the biggest mobile and social media event the world has ever seen. It's an unprecedented opportunity for marketers to engage with people about a subject they are truly passionate about...

By Elizma Nolte 2 days ago

B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein
B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein

Jessica Tennant interviews Tom Stein, chairman and CCO of Stein IAS to find out what delegates can expect from his talk at B2B Marketing Africa in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 19 June and his view of the B2B marketing landscape from a global perspective...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

SA youth's favourite brands revealed in 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next survey
SA youth's favourite brands revealed in 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next survey

The 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey announced the top performing brands the at the highly anticipated Sunday Times Generation Next Awards that took place in Sandton on Thursday, 14 June.

3 days ago

Investing in your customers yields returns
Investing in your customers yields returns

The 2018 edition of Africa's customer experience summit, CEM Africa, will focus on return on investment as the African CX market matures and investment increases...

3 days ago

Have you digitally transformed your customer communications yet?
Have you digitally transformed your customer communications yet?

The customer communication management space, once dominated by document output software companies, has seriously embraced digital transformation...

By Mike Wright 3 days ago

Screengrab from The Lisbon International Advertising Festival has released Win a Crow. Win the Respect video.
Lisbon International Advertising Festival releases Win a Crow. Win the Respect

The Lisbon International Advertising Festival has released Win a Crow. Win the Respect, a video promoting the 2018 edition of the Festival...

3 days ago

Barron Hufkie by Eben Photography.
#YouthMonth: How to make your mark in the SA broadcast industry

This year, Barron Hufkie is celebrating seven years in radio. Here, Hufkie explains his biggest learning since entering the world of work and shares advice on how others can follow suit...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Advertising becomes content
Advertising becomes content

Is there a difference between advertising and content? If so, what is it?...

By Derryn Jackson 3 days ago

Overcoming perceptual vigilance and harnessing disruption to capture attention
Overcoming perceptual vigilance and harnessing disruption to capture attention

Attention spans are short, and they're getting shorter. Consumers today are bombarded with editorial, commercial and social messages through more devices and sources than ever...

By Kai Henniges 3 days ago

Chasing the dream of the single view of the customer
Chasing the dream of the single view of the customer

In business, your company needs to get as deep into the minds and interaction habits of your customers as possible. Too often, however, the single view of the customer is viewed as unattainable, a marketing smokescreen that can obscure business strategy and confuse communication efforts...

By Wynand Smit 3 days ago

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa
Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

I was drawn to how Bourdain upended the travel show genre, telling compelling and complicated stories about people and places most Western viewers tend to view through a lens of simplistic stereotypes or caricatures...

By Jacob Henry 3 days ago

Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR
Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR

Reports on emerging technologies officially launched at African Innovation Summit, last week...

3 days ago

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Jury member Nick Kendall, founding partner of media broker Electric Glue.
Effective Content Strategy winners for Warc Awards 2018 announced

The Warc Awards has announced the 2018 winners of the Effective Content Strategy category...

13 Jun 2018

CTIFMF executive chairman Rafiq Samsodien.
CTIFMF 2018 ready to Create. Collaborate. Celebrate.

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from 9-19 October 2018 at venues across the V&A Waterfront as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town...

13 Jun 2018

Find, book and rate SA restaurants with Eat Out's new free app
Find, book and rate SA restaurants with Eat Out's new free app

South African food guide Eat Out has launched a new free app. The app will provide users with the ability to book and review more than 6,000 restaurants across the country.

13 Jun 2018

Screengrab from the Jordan Peterson 'difficulties of creative people' interview.
Do you speak creativity?

"Doing stand-up in Poland." This is a phrase that we used to say at an agency I use to work at many years ago. It referred to a bad meeting with a client that involved a creative presentation...

By Damon Stapleton 13 Jun 2018

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