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Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action
Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action

On paper the South African legal system provides ample protection for consumers regarding false claims about so-called health products. But in reality, the truth is very different...

1 day ago

Terry Savage, chairman of Cannes Lions.
Chairman to leave Cannes Lions

Terry Savage, chairman of Cannes Lions, will leave the Festival following the 2018 event...

1 day ago

Experiences are the new black
Experiences are the new black

It is no longer chic to be chic and wealth is not displayed anymore. Consumers are no longer buying goods; instead they are spending on experiences...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Sep 2017

Fearless, or just pigheaded?
Fearless, or just pigheaded?

Did you know that DHA, an important omega-3 fatty acid, is found concentrated in mammalian brains? I ate one. Yes, I did. Pig brain!...

By Charlene Oliver, Issued by Grey 22 Sep 2017

iRise, Somalia.
Somalia is getting its first tech incubator

The doors are set to open at iRise, the first ever tech incubator and co-working space to be established in the Somali capital of Mogadishu...

22 Sep 2017

Angelika Kempe
#InnovationMonth: How to really save money on production costs

Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps Value, shares what to look out for when assessing production cost estimates, as well as the impact of the ANA's recent report that advertising agencies and their holding companies are less-than transparent regarding production costs and the risk associated with it...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Sep 2017

Thuto Masihleho - From events intern to project coordinator
Thuto Masihleho - From events intern to project coordinator

Just six months into her intern contract at Worx Group, Thuto Masihleho has now been promoted to the position of projection coordinator...

Issued by Worx Group 22 Sep 2017

All you need is love: Kfm 94.5 extends Love Song Hour on Kfm Nights
All you need is love: Kfm 94.5 extends Love Song Hour on Kfm Nights

Kfm 94.5's popular Kfm Love Songs feature has been extended for an extra hour The feature includes a selection of the finest current and classic love songs from 8pm, Monday to Thursday...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 22 Sep 2017

Digital Africa innovation programme launches
Digital Africa innovation programme launches

A new edition of Digital Africa, an innovation competition to take up the challenge of digital transition in Africa, has launched...

22 Sep 2017

Node Content.TV makes our dreams come true in the latest Old Mutual
Node Content.TV makes our dreams come true in the latest Old Mutual

Markstry, a Spitfire director that powers Node Content.TV division, shot and directed a brand-new digital advicement for Old Mutual on saving for children's education...

Issued by Spitfire Films 22 Sep 2017

Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design
Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design

Forty students from China's Tongji University in Shanghai have spent the last few months contributing to the fight against rhino poaching in Africa...

22 Sep 2017

Move over content and distribution, user experience is king
Move over content and distribution, user experience is king

PwC's ‘Entertainment and media outlook: 2017 - 2021: An African perspective' foresees content and distribution moving aside as user experience takes centre stage. The report was launched yesterday at Urban Brew Studios in Johannesburg...

22 Sep 2017

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2017

#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition
#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition

Tiso Blackstar Group's automotive standalone supplement, Sunday Times Motoring is going to be inserted into the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine section, as Lifestyle Motoring...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Sep 2017

Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon
Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits...

22 Sep 2017

Keeping it 100
Keeping it 100

Chess (Amy Allais + Justice Mukheli) have made their official debut as a directing duo with a moody spot for BAT, educating consumers about the illicit cigarette trade...

Issued by Ola! Films 21 Sep 2017

Facebook reaches 29% usage in South Africa, 97% by brands
Facebook reaches 29% usage in South Africa, 97% by brands

The SA Social Media Landscape 2018 study notes that social media use has intensified among South Africans during the past year, with Facebook now being used by 29% of the population...

21 Sep 2017

One Club 2017 Creative Hall of Fame ceremony. Image supplied.
Creative Hall of Fame adds five more legends

The One Club for Creativity has inducted five advertising and design legends into its Creative Hall of Fame, originated in 1961 with Leo Burnett as the first inductee...

21 Sep 2017

Consumer spending leads economic recovery
Consumer spending leads economic recovery

The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2017

Pendoring judges. Images supplied.
Finalists ready for Pendoring reveal

The Pendoring finalists once again reflect the richness of South Africa's cultural and language diversity, as 27 South African advertising agencies have produced 98 finalists in all of SA's indigenous languages (excluding English)...

21 Sep 2017

Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry
Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry

‘World News Publishers Outlook 2017, the new report from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), examines what are the world's top media executives' priorities in profitable news media businesses around the world...

21 Sep 2017

A new wave of young creatives powered by Spitfire Films, Produce Audio and Aces Post
A new wave of young creatives powered by Spitfire Films, Produce Audio and Aces Post

Node Content.TV has successfully launched with its first job for BMW - the first piece of local content produced by the prestigious European brand in five years...

Issued by Spitfire Films 21 Sep 2017

Bayeza: Turning interns into future leaders
Bayeza: Turning interns into future leaders

Eastern Cape agency Boomtown is looking to hire its next intake of graduate interns to become part of the team and become moulded into outstanding, employable resources...

Issued by Boomtown 21 Sep 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two

In part two of this three-part series based on the media monitoring industry, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury explains the algorithms she uses, live sentiment tracking and big content...

By Angie White 21 Sep 2017

Consumers can pick new Liqui-Fruit campaign's theme song
Consumers can pick new Liqui-Fruit campaign's theme song

Two local emerging bands have produced songs that encompasses what it means to Feel Fully Alive, as part of Liqui-Fruit's new campaign...

21 Sep 2017

Homegrown video wins hearts of South Africans everywhere
Homegrown video wins hearts of South Africans everywhere

A truly South African story of deep and lasting friendship - that cuts across time, space and difference - has been watched by nearly half a million South Africans since its release this month, and has inspired an outpouring of hope-filled comments...

Issued by Rooftop Productions 21 Sep 2017

Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press
Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released this week...

21 Sep 2017

Sets Drapes Screens has nothing to lose but waste, making furniture from offcuts
Sets Drapes Screens has nothing to lose but waste, making furniture from offcuts

Many sets are destroyed and thrown away as soon as an event is over...

21 Sep 2017

Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya
Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya

In partnership with Payless Pharmacy, Engen has launched its first pharmacy-service station concept at its Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, Kenya...

20 Sep 2017

African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African cinema industry.
Africa's film industry gets a boost

Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP...

20 Sep 2017

Roll on, Volksie bus; but did KMPG do the right thing for its reputation?
Roll on, Volksie bus; but did KMPG do the right thing for its reputation?

My colleague Seelan was about to head off to Sun City this past weekend and take the Jeep Renegade we have as a test car ... until he discovered how little room there is in the car...

By Brendan Seery 20 Sep 2017

Five reasons why Ads24's Mass Market is the top team to back your brand
Five reasons why Ads24's Mass Market is the top team to back your brand

With the recent addition of Kick Off soccer magazine to its stable of publications, Ads24 is now better set than ever before to appeal to South Africa's sport-loving Mass Market...

Issued by Ads24 20 Sep 2017

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