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#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?
#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?

Uganda is one of the most entrepreneurial countries in Africa according to research stats...

By Cobus van Zyl 1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse
#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse

By 2050, over a quarter of the world's population will live in Africa. In celebration of Africa Day, 25 May 2018, Sage unpacks which of Africa's key economies are positioned for strong growth in the decades to come...

By Pieter Bensch 8 hours ago

Brett St Clair
#AfricaMonth: The time to become a disruptor is now

Are African businesses ready to become disruptors? Disruption is a trendy term - but disruption has been around since the big bang, and we've seen it operating through time at different scales...

By Brett St Clair 15 May 2018

Avatar Cape Town wins local integrated campaign for H&M
Avatar Cape Town wins local integrated campaign for H&M

Avatar Cape Town has won the integrated 2018 campaign for H&M, marking the global retail giant's first locally produced campaign, including ATL, digital, social, BTL and PR...

15 May 2018

Guerrilla IMC presents Sandton's newest (and most prestigious) icon!
Guerrilla IMC presents Sandton's newest (and most prestigious) icon!

When it comes to out of home, the Sandton CBD has been stagnant for a while. All that changed in February when Guerrilla IMC unveiled its latest and most iconic Sandton Mega Format site...

Issued by Guerrilla IMC 15 May 2018

Nam Do has won the 2018 New York Festivals Global Awards Young Globals competition. Image supplied.
NYF Young Globals winner announced

Nam Do of Lycoming College, Pennsylvania has won the 2018 Young Global Award...

15 May 2018

Waze and Uber join BPS's Location Bank
Waze and Uber join BPS's Location Bank

Business Positioning Systems' (BPS) Location Bank is a centralised database or 'point of truth' for location data that ensures a brand's locations are perfectly accurate across the digital landscape, all from one central platform...

Issued by Business Positioning Systems 15 May 2018

Overcoming customer aversion to innovative retail technologies
Overcoming customer aversion to innovative retail technologies

In a dynamic business world, characterised by shorter product life cycles, growing customer demands and intense competitive rivalry, innovation is increasingly being considered a key element in a business's strategy to attract and maintain customers.

By E van Tonder and DJ Petzer 15 May 2018

Virtual assistants to replace smartphones?
Virtual assistants to replace smartphones?

Virtual assistants are becoming smarter each day and the AI that powers them is helping customers to get apt content at the right time...

Issued by Media Insider 15 May 2018

Professor Nick Binedell |
Ads24 to host second Food for Thought

Ads24 launched its annual Food for Thought event last year and will be hosting the next one later this month...

By Jessica Tennant 15 May 2018

Dentsu Aegis Network, bringing another first to Africa - The Story Lab Content Summit
Dentsu Aegis Network, bringing another first to Africa - The Story Lab Content Summit

The Story Lab is a global investor, producer and distributor of premium entertainment content, headquartered in London with offices in over 16 markets, including South Africa...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 15 May 2018

McCann, Picture Tree, TEARS collaborate on child abuse awareness campaign
McCann, Picture Tree, TEARS collaborate on child abuse awareness campaign

McCann Worldgroup Johannesburg, Picture Tree and the TEARS Foundation are together working on a collaborative campaign...

15 May 2018

Winners of the Festival of Media Global Awards 2018 announced
Winners of the Festival of Media Global Awards 2018 announced

The Festival of Media has announced the winners of the Festival of Media Global Awards 2018...

15 May 2018

Entries open for 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards
Entries open for 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards

Entries are now open for the 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards in South Africa and Zimbabwe...

15 May 2018

Brian Tjugum, managing director, Weber Shandwick EMEA Social Impact practice.
#AfricaMonth: Purpose-driven communications in Africa

The need for accelerated social progress and purpose-driven communications is at an all-time high, especially in Africa...

By Louise Marsland 14 May 2018

The annual Amasa charity golf day 2018
The annual Amasa charity golf day 2018

The Advertising and Media Association of South Africa's annual charity golf day is once again open for bookings...

Issued by Amasa 14 May 2018

Shortlisted authors for the 2018 Allan Paton Award: Sisonke Msimang (Always Another Country- A Memoir of Exile and Home); Dr Bongani Ngqulunga (The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley Ka Isaka Seme); Thuli Nhlapo ( Colour Me Yellow- Searching For My Family's Truth); Bongani Siqoko, editor of the Sunday Times; Thandeka Gquleka (No Longer Whispering to Power- The Story of Thuli Madonsela); and Russel Clarke from Bookstorm representing Stuart Doran (Kingdom, Power, Glory- Mugabe, Zanu and the Quest for Supremacy, 1960-187). © Masi Losi.
Shortlist finalists for 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

The Sunday Times Literary Awards shortlists for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction, and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, have been announced...

14 May 2018

Rohan Reddy appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect
Rohan Reddy appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect

Rohan Reddy has been appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect with responsibility for curating the creative product of the group's affiliate agencies on the continent, particularly for clients and brands with a global footprint or a presence in markets across Africa...

Issued by FCB Africa 14 May 2018

Don't judge a book by its cover - The Human Library
Don't judge a book by its cover - The Human Library

In line with the SACAP Festival of Learning's focus on generating significant conversations, the Human Library will be hosted at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town festival (18 and 25 May)...

Issued by SACAP 14 May 2018

The Missibaba x Mami Wata surfboard bag is B-A-N-A-N-A-S
The Missibaba x Mami Wata surfboard bag is B-A-N-A-N-A-S

What do you get when you take two creative brands, a shared love of bananas, and a desire to do some good? The Missibaba x Mami Wata Bananananananas custom surfboard bag...

By Maroefah Smith 14 May 2018

PAMRO launches call for papers
PAMRO launches call for papers

Call for papers for the 19th PAMRO All Africa Media Research conference...

14 May 2018

Duke's YPO Africa campaign drives membership on African continent
Duke's YPO Africa campaign drives membership on African continent

YPO is the premier leadership organisation for chief executives in the world. With over 25,000 members in over 130 countries across all industries and businesses, it is a global network that creates powerful connections to foster business and personal growth...

Issued by Duke Advertising 14 May 2018

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Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guide

Conferences and events have a significant impact on the communities and the environment where they are hosted - some good, some bad. What is the right way to address sustainability?

14 May 2018

Real news sells
Real news sells

Not only did The Citizen grow their circulation figures by 4% compared with the immediate previous quarter, but they also showed a 4% year-on-year growth...

Issued by The Citizen 14 May 2018

The power of unconventional venues
The power of unconventional venues

For the modern-day event planner, unconventional eventing is an undeniable trend in the future...

Issued by Worx Group 14 May 2018

Loeries 2018 deadline extended
Loeries 2018 deadline extended

The deadline for submissions to the Loeries Africa Middle East has been extended by two weeks to 31 May...

Issued by Loeries 14 May 2018

2017 SHE-EO SleepOut event - Constitutional Hill Women's Prison
2018 SleepOut Movement calls on South Africans to #RiseToTheChallenge

Marking the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the 2018 SleepOut Movement is presenting several new opportunities...

14 May 2018

Creative programmer learnership launched by Hellocomputer and Umuzi
Creative programmer learnership launched by Hellocomputer and Umuzi

To address the chronic shortage of programmers and drive transformation, FCB Africa's digital agency, Hellocomputer, has partnered with Umuzi to establish a creative programmer learnership...

14 May 2018

Cristal Ultra the new easy-drinking lager
Cristal Ultra the new easy-drinking lager

Berge Farrell acquired Cristal Lager's packaging upgrade and with the success of the relaunch was entrusted with the line extension of Cristal Ultra...

Issued by Berge Farrell 14 May 2018

SABRE Awards, Africa.
All the African SABRE PR winners

Ogilvy takes home top honours at second African SABRE ceremony as the African public relations industry celebrates the best campaigns...

14 May 2018

Screengrab from the #ThatsNotOK PSA.
#FairnessFirst: Stand with Swift SA's #ThatsNotOK

Focus was on the film industry last week, with Roman Polanski negating the importance of the #MeToo movement, branding it 'mass hysteria'. Pledge to stand with Sisters Working in Film and TV (Swift)'s #ThatsNotOK...

By Leigh Andrews 14 May 2018

Samad Osman
#AfricaMonth: Growing market in Africa

Hapag-Lloyd recently opened a new office in Tema, Ghana as it continues its expansion across the continent. We interviewed Samad Osman, the Africa managing director for Hapag-Lloyd, and found out more about the current state of business for a logistics company in Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 May 2018

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