Subscribe to industry newsletters

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Warc announces winners of Channel Integration Media Awards
Warc announces winners of Channel Integration Media Awards

As part of its 2017 Media Awards, Warc has announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in the Effective Channel Integration category...

19 hours ago

The Red & Yellow School is offering even more bursaries for 2017
The Red & Yellow School is offering even more bursaries for 2017

The Red & Yellow School has released a further limited number of bursary opportunities for all full-time programmes at their Cape Town campus for 2017...

Issued by Red & Yellow 23 hours ago

One Show announces new award, Cultural Driver plus jury
One Show announces new award, Cultural Driver plus jury

The One Show has announced a newly created Cultural Driver Award that celebrates influential ideas and executions that have had a noticeable impact on pop culture...

23 hours ago

Warc predicts social video as top marketing trend for 2017
Warc predicts social video as top marketing trend for 2017

Social video shows no signs of losing its attraction for marketers who are achieving results through quality content and emotional engagement and tapping into the new possibilities offered by live video...

3 days ago

Ogilvy SA's Pete Case named among top 10 creative heads in the world
Ogilvy SA's Pete Case named among top 10 creative heads in the world

Ogilvy & Mather South Africa's Pete Case has achieved global recognition as one of the world's top 10 chief creative officers in the prestigious Directory Big Won Network Rankings...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 3 days ago

Why machine learning might be the saviour of advertising
Why machine learning might be the saviour of advertising

Advertisers have come up against a wall. The use of ad blockers is on the rise as consumers look to control how much interruptive advertising they receive online and over social media...

By Daryn Mason 3 days ago

Karien Cherry wins Cristal Grand Prix and gets selected by NBC Universal
Karien Cherry wins Cristal Grand Prix and gets selected by NBC Universal

Giant Films' director Karien Cherry has topped her recent Grand Prix win at the Cristal Awards in Courchevell, France with a new campaign series directed for media giant NBC Universal...

Issued by Giant Films 3 days ago

One Show announces its third quarter shortlist
One Show announces its third quarter shortlist

The shortlist for the 44th Annual One Show Award has been announced. It includes submissions from the third quarter of The One Show's quarterly entry system. The One Show's final deadline is 27 January 2017...

20 Jan 2017

AVATAR cofounders Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Veli Ngubane
AVATAR and M&C Saatchi Abel mark SA agency landscape's first share swop

Today, AVATAR and M&C Saatchi Abel have announced a share deal that will see each of the agencies acquire a minority stake in each other's operations. Click through for more...

19 Jan 2017

Striking the balance between viewability and user experience
Striking the balance between viewability and user experience

The advertising industry has made a monumental shift towards putting viewability at the forefront of campaign goals, however, the impact on user experience is increasingly being called into play...

Issued by Exponential 19 Jan 2017

Image © –
The beautiful stone in your shoe

Holidays are strange, lovely things. They creep up on you with the best of intentions. It's like a really weird neighbour who appears out of nowhere from behind a hedge only to give you some freshly baked blueberry muffins...

By Damon Stapleton 18 Jan 2017

123RF
Everyone is a ‘storyteller' these days

So, what makes for good story collection in the marketing/communications space? Personal story collection is a long and thorough process, much of it occurring before going out in the field...

By Stuart Rothgiesser 18 Jan 2017

Facebook, measuring 'viewing' and the quest for real attention
Facebook, measuring 'viewing' and the quest for real attention

Facebook received a lot of attention over its Average Duration of Video Viewed debacle. They've since corrected their calculation but how closely does their new “Video Average Watch Time” metric really represent “viewing”?...

By Jason Bercovici, Issued by Exponential 17 Jan 2017

MTN’s new TV ad pokes a little fun at Vodacom’s group of elderly ladies on tour © – .
[Orchids and Onions] All's fair in love and the ad business...

Nothing is truly original, so the experts say… everything has been seen, or done, once before. And true creativity is a synthesis of all that an active and alert mind absorbs from everywhere...

By Brendan Seery 17 Jan 2017

(c) Katarzyna Bialasiewicz -
ASA sinks teeth into Aquafresh

It has been exposed in a battle of toothpastes that when it comes to protecting your pearly whites Aquafresh Complete Care is not necessarily better than other brands, as suggested in an advert...

By Roxanne Henderson 17 Jan 2017

ADC announces Advertising & Motion Juries, includes Gomes of FoxP2
ADC announces Advertising & Motion Juries, includes Gomes of FoxP2

The organisers of the ADC 96th Annual Awards have announced that 22 creatives from 10 different countries will award excellence in advertising and motion craftsmanship and innovation...

17 Jan 2017

Ogilvy & Mather increase ownership in Shanghai Advertising
Ogilvy & Mather increase ownership in Shanghai Advertising

The acquisition will see Ogilvy & Mather take up the remaining 25% and 15% stakes in Shanghai Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and Shanghai Ogilvy & Mather Marketing Communications Consulting respectively...

17 Jan 2017

Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa
Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa

Deloitte Africa predicts that over 300 million smartphones, or more than one fifth of units sold in 2017, will have machine learning capabilities within the device...

16 Jan 2017

Greg Mason
Effective Measure on the future of SA's digital advertising landscape

Greg Mason took on the reigns as regional lead for sub-Saharan Africa at Effective Measure on 3 January. With two weeks in the role under his belt, I checked in to find out his plans over the coming months as well as a few digital and programmatic trends to expect from 2017...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jan 2017

Young Gun Films make magic for new Opel Mokka X
Young Gun Films make magic for new Opel Mokka X

Up-and-coming Cape Town film mavericks Young Gun Films recently got the chance to weave their cinematic magic on the launch of the new Opel Mokka X...

Issued by Young Gun Films 16 Jan 2017

#SAFilmReel December 2016: Fran Luckin picks MTN 'Night Shift'
#SAFilmReel December 2016: Fran Luckin picks MTN 'Night Shift'

IDidTht's December SA Film Reel was judged by Fran Luckin, chief creative officer at Grey Africa Johannesburg. She awarded the Best of Reel to Upstairs Ludus and Howard Audio for MTN 'Night Shift'. Here's why...

16 Jan 2017

Photographers can enter 2017 D&AD Next Awards now
Photographers can enter 2017 D&AD Next Awards now

Entries have opened for the third D&AD Next Awards, with the Next Photographer winner once again being sponsored by Getty Images and receiving a $5,000 prize grant amongst other opportunities...

16 Jan 2017

Red & Yellow School expands its Cape Town premises, extends the 2017 application deadline
Red & Yellow School expands its Cape Town premises, extends the 2017 application deadline

Red & Yellow will open the doors to its brand new Cape Town campus in 2017. Not only is the new campus bigger and better, it also has room for more students...

Issued by Red & Yellow 13 Jan 2017

Tips for amplifying muted autoplay video ads
Tips for amplifying muted autoplay video ads

Muted video is here to stay. Amplifying its value is now our challenge. Find out tips on how...

Issued by Exponential 13 Jan 2017

Team Produce Sound in celebratory mode.
Producing winning sound: SA's radio advertising success plays on

Johannesburg-based Produce Sound's owner Louis Enslin shares the good news about the state of SA's audio advertising...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jan 2017

Entry open for APEX awards 2017
Entry open for APEX awards 2017

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has announced that agencies and their clients may send in their entry for the 2017 APEX awards...

12 Jan 2017

Andriy Popov © –
The future of advertising

I wish I had a magic wand to foresee the future and be able to plan ahead. That would be nice, wouldn't it? For me at least. But, fortunately sometimes, to predict the future, it only requires a closer look at the present and some past occurrences…

By Bogosi Motshegwa 11 Jan 2017

Phillips and Kazi being just as serious in front of the lens as they are behind it.
#BehindtheSelfie with… Robyn Phillips and Azraa Kazi

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Vega School students Robyn Phillips and Azraa Kazi, awarded Golden Muses at the PromaxBDA Africa Awards for their campaign, ‘Brave is Sexy'...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jan 2017

Machine learning: Behind the hype
Machine learning: Behind the hype

The study and application of machine learning and artificial intelligence have been around for decades, yet recent hype in the advertising industry presents this as an entirely new and disruptive trend...

By Doug Conely, Issued by Exponential 11 Jan 2017

Show more