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#StartupStory: TMI Media
#StartupStory: TMI Media

TMI Media was founded by Quinton Jones and Peter Brooke-Sumner, director of TMI (The Media Image), in October 2016 as a joint venture with a fully integrated digital offering, specially focused on data and analytics...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#Newsmaker: Grant Sithole joins Avatar as joint ECD
#Newsmaker: Grant Sithole joins Avatar as joint ECD

It was announced earlier this week that Grant Sithole, a former creative partner at Bakone, has been appointed to join Avatar as joint ECD alongside Brett Wild...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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Time names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

Time magazine named as Person of the Year "the silence breakers" who triggered a national reckoning by revealing the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, assault and abuse in US life...

7 Dec 2017

US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments
US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments

Naspers's hopes of a speedy resolution to the high-profile controversy around payments its 80% subsidiary MultiChoice made to SABC and ANN7 were dealt a hefty blow on Tuesday, 5 Decemeber 2017, when a US law firm, specialising in class actions, announced it was investigating the company...

By Ann Crotty 6 Dec 2017

DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers
DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers

Sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's fastest-growing TV market over the next five years...

6 Dec 2017

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Social media trends 2018

Dale Ferreira selects his top social media trends for the upcoming year...

By Dale Ferreira 6 Dec 2017

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Indonesia's selfie-snapping monkey named PETA's 'Person of the Year'

An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie - and sparked a landmark US copyright case - was named "Person of the Year" by PETA, the animal rights group that took on the simian's cause...

6 Dec 2017

Kruger, behind the scenes…
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ari Kruger

This week, we go behind the selfie with Ari Kruger of Sketchbook Studios. He's co-creator and director of eight-part debut Showmax Original Tali's Wedding Diary, on air from 14 December...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Junior Mokoma furthers his creative studies in Holland w/ Vega, FCB
#Newsmaker: Junior Mokoma furthers his creative studies in Holland w/ Vega, FCB

It was during his internship as a copywriter at FCB Africa in Johannesburg when Vega alumni student Junior Mokoma was offered the opportunity to study transmedia storytelling at Fontys Academy for Creative Industries in Tilburg, the Netherlands...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Dec 2017

Fighting ad fraud with the IAB Ads.txt initiative
Fighting ad fraud with the IAB Ads.txt initiative

If digital transparency, authorised online inventory resellers and limited counterfeit ad profiteering sounds like a good idea, a text file could be just what the doctor ordered...

By Oreeditse Gill, Issued by 365 Digital 6 Dec 2017

Chas Everritt books N2 billboard with Oasis Outdoor Media
Chas Everritt books N2 billboard with Oasis Outdoor Media

Oasis Outdoor Media is delighted to have started a relationship with the Chas Everitt Real Estate Company with this first booking...

Issued by Oasis Outdoor Media 6 Dec 2017

Chase Software scoops top Microsoft Award
Chase Software scoops top Microsoft Award

Microsoft has recognised Chase Software as the 'ERP Partner of the Year' at its Partner Awards ceremony held recently at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

Issued by Chase Software 6 Dec 2017

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New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017

How to tell an African story
How to tell an African story

Music and storytelling have always been intrinsically linked. On Saturday, 2 December, South Africa witnessed this truth in its finest form with Casper Nyovest managing an incredible feat, and making history, by attracting an incredible 68,000 South African youth to Soccer City...

By Bongani Chinkanda, Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 6 Dec 2017

Do award shows really matter?
Do award shows really matter?

On the back of the Publicis Groupe's announcement at Cannes this year that it will be transferring its award show spend to its investment in AI, agencies are increasingly questioning whether participating in award shows really matters.

By Jessica Tennant 6 Dec 2017

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Leaps of faith: From cougars to climate change

The rise of the internet and the proliferation of alternative sources of information are potential contributors to a slow-but-steady cultural erosion of public trust in both science and the people who report on it...

6 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day...

6 Dec 2017

You've got six seconds. Make it count.
You've got six seconds. Make it count.

So now we have the six-second YouTube "Bumper" ad... and it's a pretty tricky thing to get right! The Brand Alive Group has just created one for top culinary school Prue Leith Chefs Academy...

Issued by Brand Alive 5 Dec 2017

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#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt...

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

Defective product risk is an increasing peril for companies
Defective product risk is an increasing peril for companies

Tougher regulation, global supply chains, materials from fewer suppliers and consumer awareness are contributing to a rise in recalls, says Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) report...

5 Dec 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: MTN's 'Bright side' really dazzles, but this Sunday Times sub sinks without a trace...

I've talked before about the mega-battles of the cell phone brands as they launch their end-of-year campaigns (why they focus on summer is a bit beyond me, given that summer's already been underway for almost three months by now)...

By Brendan Seery 5 Dec 2017

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Why digital publishers need to rethink what they're doing

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL (it's pronounced as an acronym), explains the need for a 'build it yourself' mindset and putting user experience first when it comes to digital publishing...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2017

Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018
Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018

The hottest exhibition trends forecast for the forthcoming year to ensure that your business will own the exhibition space in 2018...

By Adam Dembovsky 5 Dec 2017

SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands
SA shoppers' penchant for healthy, organic food an opportunity for brands

According to a new report released by big data and predictive analytics provider IRI, South African shoppers buy more healthy and organic food than their European counterparts...

5 Dec 2017

Digital marketing strategy for health and wellness businesses
Digital marketing strategy for health and wellness businesses

Brands have a golden opportunity to meet consumers where they're at with targeted marketing that offers valuable content and spot-on solutions...

By Desiree Gullan 5 Dec 2017

Red & Yellow becomes South Africa's first Creative School of Business
Red & Yellow becomes South Africa's first Creative School of Business

Red & Yellow repositions as SA's first Creative School of Business, to equip school-leavers and working professionals with the essential knowledge and skills for career success in the 21st century...

Issued by Red & Yellow 5 Dec 2017

Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls
Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls

Facebook has unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision...

5 Dec 2017

SA Customer Satisfaction Index reveals preferred mobile network
SA Customer Satisfaction Index reveals preferred mobile network

According to Consulta's latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for Cellular Networks, cellular network customers are the least satisfied with MTN and most satisfied with Vodacom...

5 Dec 2017

A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut
A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut

Capitalising on the success of its One Source campaign, Absolut Vodka has launched a festival of African creativity in 2018...

5 Dec 2017

Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth
Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth

Reaching The 77 percent - Deutsche Welle launches new debate platform for young Africans...

5 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom
#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom

Net#work BBDO strategist Kerry Hibberd is going to be swapping creative strategy for volunteering next year, as part of Vodacom's Change the World programme...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Net#work's Brad Reilly on the multiple award-winning Vagina Varsity campaign
#Newsmaker: Net#work's Brad Reilly on the multiple award-winning Vagina Varsity campaign

Net#work BBDO's Vagina Varsity campaign for Libresse recently received its 14th award at the Epica Awards in the 'Health, Beauty and Fashion Digital Campaigns' category, and was the only South African campaign to be awarded at the prize giving ceremony in Berlin on 16 November...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2017

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