Siya Xuza was selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season 3 to demonstrate that through hard work and dedication individuals can overcome barriers and adversity and strive to be the best possible version of themselves...
In 2012, after much research, we at Trend Forward presented the future of marketing trend presentation to a small group of around 50 individuals across a broad sector of industries, including advertising, retail, marketing and few photographers...
Gareth Leck, CEO or (chief problem solver) at Joe Public, will be judging on the D&AD's sparkly new PR jury. Find out what he's most looking forward to in this exclusive interview...
It is often said that brands change their advertisements before they have worn out...
Michael O'Rourke, president of New York Festivals' World's Best Advertising? Awards, shares his perspective on judging what's deemed as the best advertising globally...
Which of these statements is true: a) Cricketer Hashim Amla turned down an interview with an 'improperly dressed' Indian female journalist and asked her to change her attire before he's give her a soundbite, b) Amla pays a fine for not wearing the Castle Lager logo on his shirt, or c) None of the above. Welcome to the murky waters of 'ethical journalism'...
There's more to lighting than meets the eye - discover why lighting is vital for events...
Which multi-million dollar advert won Super Bowl Sunday and what trended on social media, is as important these days, as which team won the actual football game...
Last week I wrote about how long the copy in your advertisement should be, but over and above this you might want to remember the following top copywriting rules...
With the proliferation of social media sites, social media marketing practices and social media management tools have become an integrated part of everyday life...
It's a question I have begun to see more often, certainly from a South African context, and it got me thinking, has the banner ad had its days in the sun..?
An interesting thing happened last year. Our economic scale took a tilt in the wrong direction. SA now has more people on social grants than earning incomes. Margaret Thatcher once said that the problem with socialism is that, eventually, you run out of other people's money to spend. (video)
By Douglas Kruger 28 Feb 2013 06:20
Strategised and executed by agency Joe Public, a hard-hitting ad on behalf of Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa and its Brothers for Life initiative was placed in the Sunday Times.
28 Feb 2013 05:17
The new BlackBerry Z10, the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform, will be available from Friday, 1 March 2013, from all Cell C stores. The company is offering a wide range of BlackBerry deals and service plans paired with the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.
27 Feb 2013 17:00
The world of media is changing at an unprecedented rate as technology disrupts the established business models for publishing and advertising, and as consumers change the ways in which they consume information, services and entertainment.
In an effort to support government initiatives, Paarl Media has joined forces with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in support of the campaign, 94+ Schools Project for Madiba.
27 Feb 2013 11:17
The prestigious art competition, Absa L'Atelier, opens for entries on 4-8 March 2013 and this year the art residency prizes have been increased from two to four.
27 Feb 2013 10:53
In the wake of a number of organisations not officially affiliated with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival offering hospitality packages for this year's music event outside of the CTICC an announcement has been issued that official festival hospitality can only be held within the festival precinct inside the CTICC.
27 Feb 2013 10:24
Advertisements for health products must not fall foul of the Code of Practice for the marketing of health products or the Code of Advertising Practice, says Delene Bertasso, senior associate at law firm Adams & Adams.
27 Feb 2013 10:04
Amorphous, a digital corporate communications company owned by The Times Media Group, has developed a business tool that provides users with detailed demographics and other key business information about the residents in any location around South Africa.
DoubleClick Bid Manager is a next-generation demand-side-platform (DSP) and promises greater transparency and performance in media buying across ad exchanges.
The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2013 finalists have been nominated by a mix of design journalists and cultural commentators in South Africa.
27 Feb 2013 09:49
Sir John Hegarty, international advertising icon, has been secured by the Sunday Times as guest speaker at an intimate dinner to be hosted for the creative heads of SA's most successful agencies, next week.
27 Feb 2013 07:24
The Décor & Design Morning are back this year with the first event taking place on 13 March 2013 at the Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa in Johannesburg from 9.30 am to 2pm. The Home Channel, Edith Unlimited, Clarins and The Saxon Hotel & Spa support this Plascon initiative.
27 Feb 2013 07:24
NEWSWATCH: Despite massive and unrelenting opposition from many quarters - including Right2Know, the ANC's own alliance partner Cosatu, and criticism by Ronnie Kasrils, former cabinet minister - it seems the contentious bill could become law by June, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports that the SABC has moved Hlaudi Motsoeneng out of his position as acting chief operating officer.
By Rod Baker 27 Feb 2013 07:01
Customer management, loyalty and retention are concepts deeply ingrained in successful organisations, which does not mean the process has to be complex or costly. By building an understanding with clients, you will be able to strengthen relationships and boost loyalty.
By Simone Tal 27 Feb 2013 05:00
The Consumer Protection Act makes it law for South African businesses to provide information to their customers in plain and understandable language.
26 Feb 2013 17:06
The Universum Student Survey 2012/13, which surveys MBA students as to the most important aspects when selecting a business school, has been released.
26 Feb 2013 15:08
The Print and Digital Media Transformation Task Team (PDMTTT) has announced that public hearings, which were to have been held on Thursday and Friday involving the major print media houses, have been postponed indefinitely. This is due to the decision by Times Media Group to pull out of the hearings.
26 Feb 2013 11:43
These daily updates are going to give a snapshot of some of the highlights I have been exposed to at the Mobile World Congress 2013. The first thing to note about this year's MWC is the new venue. There was no way the original venue could handle the incredible growth that this industry is projecting.
By Angus Robinson 26 Feb 2013 11:13
At the next AMASA meeting, scheduled for 6 March 2013 in Sandton, Pete Langschmidt of ConsumerScope will present 'Real Penetration of South African Print and Digital Media'.
26 Feb 2013 10:30
Cerebra, an integrated strategic communication agency, will be hosting free social media 101 sessions, aimed at any social media beginner looking to learn more about the tools, the trends or the industry in general.
26 Feb 2013 10:14
Design Indaba, which took place from 27 February to 3 March 2013 at the CTICC, shaped thinking in a combination of design, innovation and creativity in the conference and expo as a one-stop design portal for the highly curated, bespoke multimedia content.
26 Feb 2013 09:55
Thebe Exhibitions and Projects has announced the launch of the BRICS Trade Exchange, an exhibition aimed at highlighting new business opportunities between the BRICS countries, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 16-18 October 2013.
Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 26 Feb 2013 09:20