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Date: 26 Jun 2015
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The role of communications to increase, reveals research
The role of communications to increase, reveals research

A recent report by VMA Group Africa found that the South African communications landscape is an increasingly in-sourced function, where the skills of the in house communicator are becoming crucial for service delivery...

30 Jun 2015 12:51

Damon Stapleton on the changing state of advertising
Damon Stapleton on the changing state of advertising

Having attended Cannes for 11 years now, Damon Stapleton sat down with our media correspondent at Cannes, Ann Nurock, to chat about the evolution of advertising he's witnessed...

By Ann Nurock 30 Jun 2015 11:27

Judging the best in communications at the 2015 APEX Awards
Judging the best in communications at the 2015 APEX Awards

Taking place on 20 July at the Sandton Convention Centre, the 2015 APEX Awards' adjudication panel have been judging entries based on extremely stringent criteria.

30 Jun 2015 08:21

Nunu Ntshingila to head up Facebook's first African office
Nunu Ntshingila to head up Facebook's first African office

Facebook opened its first African office to further the company's commitment to help businesses connect with people. Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, will be the company's new Head of Africa...

30 Jun 2015 07:22

Somewhere over the rainbow...
Somewhere over the rainbow...

The kaleidoscope of colour that greeted the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality on Friday, was significant for many reasons, not least, as a case study for brands following key news events...

By Louise Marsland 29 Jun 2015 14:05

Insights from the Festival of Media Global 2015
Insights from the Festival of Media Global 2015

The Festival of Media Global 2015 took place in Rome and was awash with the cream of the media crop, media network CEOs, TV conglomerate heads and procurement and media managers from large brands the world around...

By John Beale 29 Jun 2015 06:09

Welcome back to mass media via social media
Welcome back to mass media via social media

In the early 90s I sat in the Communication Science class and in the late 90s I sat in the Advertising specialisation class. Both in these instances it was drummed into my mind that 'mass media is dead, long live niche media!...

By Musa Msane 26 Jun 2015 13:45

[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump
[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump

What did we laugh at before internet cats and other memes? For a fun month-end, school holidays Friday, here's what went viral this week: no cats, but there is sex and Donald Trump, although not in the same room...

By Louise Marsland 26 Jun 2015 11:34

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 137: Vehicle branding solutions, the Daily Maverick and Nic Harry
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 137: Vehicle branding solutions, the Daily Maverick and Nic Harry

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed David Ferguson, Styli Charalambous and Nic Haralambous...

26 Jun 2015 11:09

Nick Emery, CEO of Mindshare Worldwide on the global media landscape
Nick Emery, CEO of Mindshare Worldwide on the global media landscape

Nick Emery, Global CEO of Mindshare Worldwide and this year's Cannes Media Jury touches on innovation in the media industry and what stood out for him on judging the media entries...

By Ann Nurock 26 Jun 2015 07:00

Winners announced for the 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards
Winners announced for the 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards

The Print and Digital Media South Africa and Standard Bank announced the winners for the 2015 Sikuvile Awards, recognising excellence in South African journalism...

25 Jun 2015 09:51

ANC does U-turn in SABC firings storm
ANC does U-turn in SABC firings storm

The ANC has turned its back on a parliamentary legal opinion that found Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to have acted unlawfully when she removed three SABC board members.

25 Jun 2015 08:52

Real People. Real Solutions - Tag 8
Real People. Real Solutions

Nashua's latest campaign gives voice to its existing clients, allowing the brand message to come from the people who are part of it...

Issued by Tag 8 25 Jun 2015 08:28

Australia, Canada and Belarus top of the Young Lions Media competition
Australia, Canada and Belarus top of the Young Lions Media competition

The Cannes Print Media Jury has announced the winners of the Young Lions Media Competition...

24 Jun 2015 14:23

Justin Wright talks on the direct judging process at Cannes Lions
Justin Wright talks on the direct judging process at Cannes Lions

Justin Wright, Group Creative Director from TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, was part of the Direct judging panel this year at Cannes Lions, and explains the process and criteria used to choose the top entries...

By Ann Nurock 24 Jun 2015 14:00

Starting up, scaling and acquiring start-ups in Africa: A night with Oresti Patricios - Ornico
Starting up, scaling and acquiring start-ups in Africa: A night with Oresti Patricios

Ornico CEO, Oresti Patricios, will share insights from over 30 years of entrepreneurship experience in Africa and how businesses can stay ahead of the curve at an event on Thursday, 25 June, at the offices of Ogilvy & Mather in Bryanston...

Issued by Ornico 24 Jun 2015 10:47

[NewsMaker] Talib Sadik
[NewsMaker] Talib Sadik

Talib Sadik was recently appointed MD of Mediamark, the specialist media solutions company owned by both Kagiso Media and Lagardere Active Radio International...

By Louise Marsland 24 Jun 2015 10:10

Google opens News Lab to sharpen journalism skills
Google opens News Lab to sharpen journalism skills

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google on Monday launched an online lab where journalists can learn or sharpen Internet Age reporting skills...

24 Jun 2015 09:50

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 137: Vehicle branding solutions, the Daily Maverick and Nic Harry
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 137: Vehicle branding solutions, the Daily Maverick and Nic Harry

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, 25 June 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to David Ferguson, Styli Charalambous and Nic Haralambous...

24 Jun 2015 09:29

Unleash the power of retargeting to drive better ROI from digital advertising
Unleash the power of retargeting to drive better ROI from digital advertising

Given that our customers live in a multi-screen world where they do so much on the go, good marketers should engage them with appropriate services and messages...

By Katherine Stuart 24 Jun 2015 08:53

Maguvhe wrong man to fix SABC, say critics
Maguvhe wrong man to fix SABC, say critics

A fresh storm has erupted around the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as its newly appointed board chairman's proximity to its under-fire chief operating officer has raised red flags.

By Bekezela Phakathi 23 Jun 2015 12:55

WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'
WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'

CANNES, FRANCE: WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat today announced the establishment of Truffle Pig, a joint content marketing venture combining the best of global agency, newsroom and social media talent...

23 Jun 2015 11:13

Future of media conference with international, local input
Future of media conference with international, local input

Head of the global WPP marketing and advertising, Sir Martin Sorrell, has given Jeremy Maggs an exclusive interview with valuable and exclusive insights from one of the most powerful people in the world in brand building...

22 Jun 2015 12:36

Maximising opportunities: meet Oomph! Media Group's Max de Jong - Oomph! Africa
Maximising opportunities: meet Oomph! Media Group's Max de Jong

African outdoor and brand strategy specialist, Max de Jong, recently joined the Oomph! Media Group as Sales and Marketing Director...

Issued by Oomph! Africa 22 Jun 2015 11:44

AMASA presents: Building a power mobile strategy workshop - AMASA
AMASA presents: Building a power mobile strategy workshop

The Advertising Media Association of Southern Africa is presenting a workshop designed to equip delegates with the fundamentals of media planning with a focus on mobile...

Issued by AMASA 22 Jun 2015 11:42

[TrendTalk] A fashionable future
[TrendTalk] A fashionable future

Our clothes as well as our food will in all likelihood be grown in labs in the future. The latest fashion trend, bio-fashion, uses the living cultures of micro-organisms such as yeast, fungi and algae to produce fabric, reports Native VML...

By Louise Marsland 22 Jun 2015 10:59

Voting for the 7th Most Awards still open until 30 June 2015
Voting for the 7th Most Awards still open until 30 June 2015

The Most Lamb Awards for agencies and owners are important. This category was introduced in 2012 to ensure that participants who may not receive a minimum of 30 votes can still win...

22 Jun 2015 08:32

Chairperson, deputy chairperson of SABC appointed
Chairperson, deputy chairperson of SABC appointed

President Jacob Zuma has appointed the chairperson and deputy chairperson of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

22 Jun 2015 07:29

One easy tip for producing non-crap digital copy
One easy tip for producing non-crap digital copy

A lot of the digital copy out there is badly written. Okay - a lot of it is crap. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that well-planned, well-structured, reader-friendly and carefully proofed text pretty much guarantees higher conversion...

By Tiffany Markman 22 Jun 2015 06:41

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