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#FairnessFirst: Freelancers, are you getting paid enough and on time?

While the changing world of work and need to supplement barely-meets-expenses media salaries means there are more freelancers than ever before, there's also a lack of consistency in fees and receiving payment. Here's how to ensure you get paid what you're worth...

By Leigh Andrews 10 hours ago

Winners image supplied. Left to right: 2018 Galliova Awards winners – Abigail Donnelly (Broiler Champion), Liezl Vermeulen (Up-and-Coming Food Writer), Salomé Delport (Health Writer), and Margie Els-Burger (Egg Champion). 2018 Galliova Food Writer Justine Kiggen (absent).
SA-flavoured styling and writing shines at the 2018 Galliova Awards

There was a strong message to buy local at the 29th edition of the Galliova Awards for outstanding food and health writing, held at De Grendel wine estate on 19 October 2018 with the theme, 'Reminiscing the past, planning the future'...

By Leigh Andrews 4 hours ago

#ECMA2018: Adopt a humanistic approach to AI
#ECMA2018: Adopt a humanistic approach to AI

Artificial intelligence doesn't have to induce a Hollywood sci-fi dystopian nightmare in which robots take over the world. It may instead offer an exciting opportunity to connect consumers to your brand...

By Maroefah Smith 16 Mar 2018

Chris Querido of Sonar Studios.
"Award-winning work comes from creative compatibility and collaboration" - Sonar Studios

Sonar Studios owner, composer, sound designer and creative director Chris Querido let us in on his successes on the local and global award track over the past year...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Mar 2018

Ogilvy Cape Town wins the digital Mondelez Gum portfolio
Ogilvy Cape Town wins the digital Mondelez Gum portfolio

Ogilvy Cape Town has been awarded the digital side of the Mondelez Gum portfolio after a competitive pitch...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 16 Mar 2018

Homemakers Media Holdings launches innovative mobi magazine
Homemakers Media Holdings launches innovative mobi magazine

Homemakers Media Holdings, the publisher that in 1984 set the trend as lead-generator for service providers in the home improvement sector, has done so again with the launch of its Homemakers Mobi magazine...

Issued by HOMEMAKERS 16 Mar 2018

Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H
Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H

We chat with Studio H founder Hannerie Visser about how they are using food to design brand experiences and create memorable campaigns for their clients...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2018

Debonairs Pizza sides with working moms
Debonairs Pizza sides with working moms

Debonairs Pizza has come down squarely on the side of working moms with its value-for-money deal, a wallet-pleasing On the Double promotion...

Issued by FCB Africa 16 Mar 2018

#ECMA18: Cracking e-commerce conversion
#ECMA18: Cracking e-commerce conversion

The proliferation of e-commerce essentially means that retailers are now more than ever competing in a global marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Mar 2018

'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations
'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations

The law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" global tax evasion scandal that brought down two world leaders announced on Wednesday it would shut down operations, citing negative press and what it called unwarranted action by authorities...

16 Mar 2018

Flanked by his wife Tabitha, Alistair King is inducted into the Creative Circle Hall of Fame. Image provided.
Creative Circle Awards: Local proves it's a winner

Ogilvy took top honours last night at the Creative Circle's Annual Awards. Ogilvy Johannesburg won the Creative Circle's Annual Individual Agency Award and the Ogilvy Group the Overall Group Award...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2018

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'Hlaudi Motsoeneng must pay back R43m'

The DA is trying to tally up how much taxpayer cash has been spent on defending people who have since left their top jobs...

16 Mar 2018

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris’ CCO Peter Gabriel Khoury, new Creative Circle chairman for 2018/9.
"Transformation is a layered word that we need to use to its full potential" - new Creative Circle chair, Pete Khoury

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris' CCO Pete Khoury is the Creative Circle chairperson for 2018/9. Here's how he plans to reshape the industry...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Mar 2018

National Geographic taps Academy Award nominee Will Smith as host of One Strange Rock
National Geographic taps Academy Award nominee Will Smith as host of One Strange Rock

Actor Will Smith will be hosting National Geographic's new 10-episode global event series, One Strange Rock...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 15 Mar 2018

Webafrica is effing up its new campaign
Webafrica is effing up its new campaign

You know that feeling when something is so great, it's amazing? But the word "amazing" doesn't cut it, and neither do the words "wonderful" or "fabulous" or "awesome"...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 15 Mar 2018

#ECMA18: Unlocking the potential of data in enhancing CX
#ECMA18: Unlocking the potential of data in enhancing CX

Tapping into the potential of data to provide insight into consumers' thinking and behaviour may translate into an enhanced customer experience strategy...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Mar 2018

AI: Fears will fade, opportunities will surface
AI: Fears will fade, opportunities will surface

With a focus on revolutionary technologies and the way that society perceives them, the Havas Prosumer Report, iLife, provides some interesting insights into how the world is changing...

By Craig Hannabus, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 15 Mar 2018

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Columinate on non-conscious insights as the measure of tomorrow

On Friday, 9 March, I attended the Columinate research presentation on the measure of tomorrow, where I learned that up to 90% of consumers' decision-making is non-conscious. Here's further proof why your brand needs to tap into consumers' non-conscious decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Mar 2018

Consumer engagement today is shaped by technology
Consumer engagement today is shaped by technology

Gil Sperling writes that marketers need a fundamental shift in outlook to remain relevant...

By Gil Sperling 15 Mar 2018

Smile 90.4FM Cape Town's Good News Network
Smile 90.4FM Cape Town's Good News Network

Smile 90.4FM, created to put smiles on the faces of the people of the Mother City, is deliberately carrying it through to the most time-worn of radio's elements, the news product...

By Clive Ridgway, Issued by Smile 90.4FM 15 Mar 2018

Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2017
Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2017

The last two quarters of the year see humorous South African stories engaging the audience's attention, with telcos and food competing for the lion's share of attention...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 15 Mar 2018

FNB partners with Amasa to present the 2018 Amasa Workshop
FNB partners with Amasa to present the 2018 Amasa Workshop

The Advertising Media Association of South Africa (Johannesburg) has announced that FNB will be partnering with the organisation to present the 2018 Amasa Workshop...

Issued by Amasa 15 Mar 2018

Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'
Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'

Singapore on Wednesday launched public hearings on possible legislation to combat "fake news" which critics said could be used to curtail free speech...

15 Mar 2018

Midem and Trace team up to support African music industry
Midem and Trace team up to support African music industry

Midem has announced the launch of its High-Potential Markets Programme with the Trace channel, to support the African music industry...

15 Mar 2018

Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger
Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger

The word 'pollution' may conjure up images of dirty waterways and smog-filled city skies but seldom is it realised that the clothing on our backs may be the product of a dirty and dehumanising supply chain...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Mar 2018

#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers
#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers

Marc du Plessis, joint CEO of Spark Media and head of the Publisher Council of the IAB, gave a keynote address at Future Ad Africa in Johannesburg yesterday on the subject of brand safety, trust and supporting the independent press...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2018

Kwesé Free Sports joins OpenView's programming line-up
Kwesé Free Sports joins OpenView's programming line-up

OpenView has announced a breakthrough deal with Kwesé Free Sports for broadcast in South Africa, bringing premium sports content to over one million homes in South Africa, for free...

Issued by e.tv 14 Mar 2018

Geolocation marketing - crafting a symbiotic relationship with your customer
Geolocation marketing - crafting a symbiotic relationship with your customer

Mobile is increasingly becoming the channel of choice for brand engagement, especially amongst younger generations who rely on their smartphones during their shopping journey...

By Johan Walters 14 Mar 2018

Africa's smartphone market expected to reverse declines
Africa's smartphone market expected to reverse declines

Economic recovery in Nigeria and South Africa, two of Africa's biggest markets for smartphones, is expected to have a positive impact on consumer confidence and sales...

14 Mar 2018

Fung in focus.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Kelly Fung

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Kelly Fung, now editor-in-chief at Elle South Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Mar 2018

Google has just given every consumer a soapbox... and a loudhailer
Google has just given every consumer a soapbox... and a loudhailer

Google My Business's crowdsourced FAQ feature can impact your search real estate, your brand's reputation and ultimately your sales...

Issued by Business Positioning Systems 14 Mar 2018

The stormy voyage of mobile engagement automation
The stormy voyage of mobile engagement automation

The ship has sailed on silo-driven batch-and-blast email and vomit-and-hope SMS campaigns. Today's attention- and time-deprived consumer expects personalised communication built on seamless digital experiences that offer relevant, timely forms of value...

By Nick Orton 14 Mar 2018

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