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BizTrends 2018

Reddy with team Grid, celebrating their Grand Prix at Loeries 2017.
#Loeries2018: "Bringing it back to the bird," with Nathan Reddy of Grid Worldwide

Soon after the Loeries 40 year logo and branding refresh was announced I caught up with Nathan Reddy of specialist brand agency Grid Worldwide. He explains the importance of the 'reduce to amplify' movement and how this mindset guided the Loeries' brand refresh...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Fort Review launches second edition, a video series
Fort Review launches second edition, a video series

Today marks the launch of Fort Review's second edition, this time in the form of a thought-provoking nine-part video series covering everything from black excellence to erotic capital...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

The CBS logo outside the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, the US.
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CBS, BBC announce global newsgathering tie-up

WASHINGTON - CBS News and the BBC on Thursday announced a new editorial and newsgathering partnership that aims to boost their global strength against rivals such as CNN...

14 Jul 2017

Gavin Singh
RIP Gavin Singh

Hot 91.9FM presenter Gavin Singh passed away from a heart attack yesterday afternoon...

14 Jul 2017

Adding data to establishment survey
Adding data to establishment survey

The establishment survey (ES) now provides a tool for cross comparison of research from different media types...

14 Jul 2017

Is it time to regulate the PR industry?
Is it time to regulate the PR industry?

It has become more important than ever to address the current lack of regulation in the public relations industry, and explore the best options in promoting ethical conduct across the profession...

By Daniel Munslow 14 Jul 2017

Wan-Ifra supports EU in efforts to reform e-privacy directive
Wan-Ifra supports EU in efforts to reform e-privacy directive

Wan-Ifra joins Audience Measurement Coalition to support the European Union's e-privacy regulation reform...

14 Jul 2017

DoubleClick Connect event 2017, Dublin
DoubleClick Connect event 2017, Dublin

Every year DoubleClick organises an event for industry leaders and innovators to connect with the product leads at DoubleClick to discuss where the future is headed...

By Micha Suarez de Koning, Issued by Sprout 13 Jul 2017

How advertising's ugly duckling has turned into a swan
How advertising's ugly duckling has turned into a swan

Despite the bad reputation, there is hardly a business on the planet today that has not adopted some form of direct marketing, writes Bronwyn Williams...

By Bronwyn Williams 13 Jul 2017

Journalists inside the G20 media centre in Hamburg.
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German media groups furious after 32 reporters barred from G20

BERLIN - German media groups protested Wednesday after government authorities at last week's G20 summit suddenly withdrew the accreditations of 32 journalists on unspecified security grounds...

13 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: “A great idea always stands out” - Adam Howard
#CannesLions2017: “A great idea always stands out” - Adam Howard

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Adam Howard, owner of Howard Audio, shares his views from behind the scenes...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jul 2017

Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare
Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare

Facebook Africa is hosting a series of training events and workshops designed to help local entrepreneurs understand how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses...

13 Jul 2017

The logo's lot: Is it to last or of the past?
The logo's lot: Is it to last or of the past?

Much debate has recently been going on in design and branding circles around whether “the logo is dead,” as British designer and brand consultant, Simon Manchipp, publicly claimed...

Issued by Gawk 13 Jul 2017

M&C Saatchi Abel shines at Apex Awards 2017
M&C Saatchi Abel shines at Apex Awards 2017

M&C Saatchi Abel landed Apex Awards on both its entries for Nando's and Heineken's Strongbow Cider at the annual gala event held last week...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 13 Jul 2017

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and former finance minister Pravin Gordhan at the 14th congress of the SACP held at Birchwood Hotel.
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Bell Pottinger must tell Parliament why it sought to harm SA, Gordhan says

On Wednesday, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan said an apology was not enough from UK-based public relations company Bell Pottinger...

By Natasha Marrian 13 Jul 2017

CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth
CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth

Eleni Giokos, host of CNN Marketplace Africa, delved into how Massmart Holdings' growth has been much slower than anticipated...

13 Jul 2017

Popi-proof your direct marketing
Popi-proof your direct marketing

Popi need not be a threat to your business, instead it can be seen as a piece of legislation that can be adhered to easily - one which will benefit both consumers and businesses wanting to find the right types of customers...

By Gareth Mountain 13 Jul 2017

Look up! Because Kulula is at it again with Flying 102
Look up! Because Kulula is at it again with Flying 102

South Africa's quirky airline is at it again, encouraging all "original" plane spotters and kulula fans to look up and spot their sexy new aircraft paint design - Flying 102 - bringing ultimate swag to SA's skies...

13 Jul 2017

A Millennial fly on the wall
A Millennial fly on the wall

Data. A powerful tool when packaged well, but also potentially a means to put your audience to sleep. Being born with a fairly right-sided brain of creativity and wonder, I thought I would do myself a favour by getting out of my comfort zone and learn how to present data better...

By Warwick Skerritt 13 Jul 2017

Don't miss the mark with location-powered marketing
Don't miss the mark with location-powered marketing

With location-powered marketing, accurate location data can be combined with insights from desktop and mobile to power compelling, targeted advertising...

By Shaun Rosen 13 Jul 2017

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StarSat in push to gain more consumers

PayTV services provider StarSat is eyeing one million subscribers in three years as it repositions itself in the highly competitive market dominated by MultiChoice...

12 Jul 2017

Let's face it, PR is a dying practice and there is no going back!
Let's face it, PR is a dying practice and there is no going back!

Khangelani Dziba writes about the future of PR in an era that is ever-evolving and elaborates on finding new, exciting and interesting ways of communicating brand messages...

By Khangelani Dziba 12 Jul 2017

Pan-African private higher education network launches
Pan-African private higher education network launches

Actis has launched Honoris United Universities, as the first pan-African private higher education network committed to preparing and educating the next generation of African leaders and professionals able to impact regionally in a globalised world...

12 Jul 2017

Louis Enslin, owner at award-winning post-production company, Produce Sound as well as 3D Radio, BookBeak, Individually Wrapped, casimir and Bright Above.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Louis Enslin

This week we go behind the selfie with technophile Louis Enslin, sound engineer and owner at award-winning post-production company, Produce Sound...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California on 25 March 2015. Zuckerberg introduced the Messenger platform at the event. On Tuesday, 11 July 2017, Facebook announced that Messenger would soon be hosting ads on its home screen |
Ads heading for Messenger home screens globally

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook on Tuesday said that advertisements will begin popping up on Messenger home screens globally after promising tests with users in Australia and Thailand...

12 Jul 2017

Gangnam Style dethroned as top YouTube video
Gangnam Style dethroned as top YouTube video

NEW YORK - Gangnam Style, the quirky South Korean video that spawned a global dance craze and went so viral it nearly broke YouTube, has finally been dethroned as the most watched video...

12 Jul 2017

#Apex2017: Living online
#Apex2017: Living online

We don't go online, we live online. This is the key differentiator between our world today and five years ago. How do we as marketers and advertisers interpret this world and be successful?

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jul 2017

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Igazi takes over DStv's throne

Mzansi Magic's Xhosa drama series Igazi has displaced Our Perfect Wedding as the most watched programme on DStv, ending the reality show's dominance at the top of pay-TV's most-watched list...

12 Jul 2017

Cork to compost: How biodynamics makes for truly sustainable winemaking
Cork to compost: How biodynamics makes for truly sustainable winemaking

Sustainable wine farming isn't just about the grapes - it's about all elements involved in making wine, from lighter bottles and composting to protecting air quality and giving back to the community...

12 Jul 2017

SodaStream campaign highlights 'primitive' use of plastic bottles
SodaStream campaign highlights 'primitive' use of plastic bottles

SodaStream has launched a new video featuring Mayim Bialik and Kristian Nairn to emphasise the devastating effect of single-use plastic bottles...

12 Jul 2017

The other side
The other side

The benefit of having seen both sides of the client-agency coin should equip both marketers and agency folk to apply more of a fair approach to their partnership...

By Wendy Bergsteedt 11 Jul 2017

US newsstands are increasingly rare as readers turn to online platforms for information |
US newspaper group assails Google-Facebook online 'duopoly'

WASHINGTON - The US newspaper industry on Monday warned of a "duopoly" in online news by Google and Facebook, and called for legislation that would relax antitrust rules allowing collective negotiations with the internet giants...

11 Jul 2017

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