I have seen this on numerous occasions during my career... companies decide that they can do a better job, and cheaper, than an agency.
By Rolf Akermann 4 Dec 2013 15:39
Your content marketing campaign is one element of your business that you won't have to put to bed during the silly season.
By Colleen Lewis 3 Dec 2013 08:47
Video footage of the presentations from the Loeries International Seminar of Creativity, which was held on Friday 20 September 2013 at Cape Town's City Hall, is now on the Loeries website. (Videos)
2 Dec 2013 08:33
The PICA Awards were held recently in Johannesburg. The Awards bring together the publishing industry and reward publishing excellence. I spoke to the winners.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 10:40
The Loeries has released its Official Rankings for 2013, providing a transparent overview of the awards as well as helping to promote creativity and innovation as primary business tools in the brand communication arena.
20 Nov 2013 07:38
Be honest. As an advertising agency, what's more important to you: A wall full of awards or a happy, successful client relationship?
By Carl Louw 19 Nov 2013 07:42
On 14 November 2013, the Artscape in Cape Town played host to the annual Bookmarks Awards. The awards showcase digital talent in South Africa and celebrate great work within the industry. (video)
By Warren Harding 18 Nov 2013 12:26
As awards evenings go, The Bookmarks 2013 cleverly played on the nature of the digital medium it represented by being very interactive and engaging.
By Our Reporter 18 Nov 2013 05:18
The Bookmarks Awards, honouring the most measurable and meaningful creative work in the digital land was held at the Artscape theatre in Cape Town last night 14 November 2013.
By Terry Levin 15 Nov 2013 10:09
South African women's glossy, SARIE magazine, as well as Business-to-Business publication RISKSA, walked away with five awards each at the 2013 MPASA PICA Awards last night.
15 Nov 2013 06:27
The Bookmarks 2013 Awards function was held last night, 14 November 2013, at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Congratulations to all the winners!
15 Nov 2013 05:34
We've all been there. The shortlists are announced, the chatter begins and the creative industry suddenly forgets to eat, sleep or Instagram their latest sunset. Awards fever is upon us.
By Mike Silver 11 Nov 2013 06:45
The storytelling concept has been adapted by marketers in various ways in an attempt to capture the attention of an audience with very short attention spans, too much information to process and very little time to do it in.
By Laura Chiweshe 5 Dec 2013 11:31
The PG Bison 1.618 Competition and Awards has launched its 2014 brief. This brief will see interior design and architecture students from around the country submit their designs for the remodel of the modern extension of the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) in Joubert Park.
Issued by Campbell + Campbell 4 Dec 2013 10:58
Following the competition to design stamps to commemorate World Design Capital 2014, the SA Post Office has announced the winner as Tammy Elliot, second is Lize-Marie Dreyer and third is Sean Creighton.
3 Dec 2013 08:13
Launched in July 2013, via the FNB blog, the 2013 FNB 'Ideas Can Help' competition selected a winner on 28 November. It is Michael Suttner with his innovative concept 'The Lightie'.
2 Dec 2013 09:06
If a brand tells the story of a company's products or services then the "author" ought to have the story-telling skills of a best-selling writer.
By Claudio Milo 29 Nov 2013 08:45
An unauthorised digital poster using a remarkably similar visual identity as Nando's has been released into the wild by Fando's, which possibly stands for fans of Nando's.
29 Nov 2013 05:58
I've worked as a creative director at Blue Moon Corporate Communications for 10 years. For eight of these, I've been living in a small South African town near Lesotho. I work alone, but everything I do involves others, in different places. Virtual teams are real.
By Lucinda Hooley, Issued by Blue Moon 27 Nov 2013 11:03
So if a picture is worth a thousand words, then surely moving pictures are even more valuable.
By Glenn Gillis 26 Nov 2013 07:34
There have been quite a few attempts to turn around shopping with the use of technology. Undeniably, innovation and interactive experiences are the current and future trends. (video)
By Hando Sinisalu, Ann Kruuk 20 Nov 2013 10:36
Reed Exhibitions announced that it had signed a joint venture agreement to acquire a majority share in Thebe Exhibitions and Projects Group, the owners of Decorex SA.
15 Nov 2013 10:35
The much anticipated Night of a 1000Drawings took place on Thursday, 7 November 2013, at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg. This bi-annual event saw record-breaking numbers, both of people through the door and artworks sold.
Issued by Campbell + Campbell 15 Nov 2013 07:59
Despite international research linking office design with employee satisfaction and staff productivity, South African companies generally are not changing their workspaces in line with latest findings.
13 Nov 2013 14:25
To mark over a decade as one of South Africa's premier importers and creators of promotional lighting products, Firewater Light is revealing a bright new look.
Issued by Firewater Group 11 Nov 2013 10:15
In response to the new trends in Smartphone use, social media and mobile phone, Europe's leading microstock agency, Fotolia, is launching a new app and collection, uniquely designed for Smartphone photos.
Issued by Fotolia 8 Nov 2013 08:50
Imagine an exhibition of original sculptures designed by 10 of South Africa's hottest creative talent? Only, these are no ordinary sculptures; they are made entirely out of chocolate - 3D-printed chocolate. This is Chocnology brought to you by Nestlé South Africa with the creative input from their digital agency, NATIVE VML.
6 Nov 2013 14:16
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will this month hold a conference on the intellectual property policy.
6 Nov 2013 09:41
The 2013 Making the Difference through Design competition, presented by Woolworths, Sappi, Design Indaba and the Western Cape Department of Education, has selected Megan Laughton, who created a prototype of a lightweight, easy to store and use, space-saving desk and chair as the winner.
6 Nov 2013 08:17
Takealot.com, one of South Africa's largest e-commerce websites, has a new logo.
5 Nov 2013 11:00
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