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Cannes Lions 2018 Craft Lions winners.
#CannesLions2018: Craft Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June with the 2018 Cannes Film Craft, Digital Craft and Industry Craft Lions announced during the Craft award ceremony, with SA bringing home a Bronze Lion...

1 day ago

Vaulina, seen Showmaxing with Sbusi Dlamini, HR business partner: Connected video group at Multichoice.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Anna Vaulina

This #YouthMonth, we go behind the selfie with 'just-35' Anna Vaulina - head of retention and customer experience for Showmax, she also moonlights as the head of marketing for the IAB SA, holds an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science and has completed both a Harvard business and innovation leadership course and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology big data and analytics course...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Boo-Yah! partners with the EU's 'Best of Global Digital Marketing'
Boo-Yah! partners with the EU's 'Best of Global Digital Marketing'

Boo-Yah!, an advisory and educational marketing services company, has announced its exclusive partnership with The Best of Global Digital Marketing, a Europe-based producer of workshops and in-house training on digital marketing...

1 day ago

Privacy - The new luxury purchase
Privacy - The new luxury purchase

In the wake of the recent Facebook scandal that revealed how Cambridge Analytical had gained improper access to the sensitive, personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users, consumers around the world are waking up to the value of personal privacy...

By Bronwyn Williams 1 day ago

#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints The Odd Number
#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints The Odd Number

Nedbank has appointed The Odd Number to manage its digital media services...

2 days ago

Screengrab from Marcel: The Vision video on Publicis Groupe Youtube .
'Okay Marcel, make me an ad': AI's role in the future of marketing

Publicis recently announced the launch of its bespoke artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Marcel. The platform was Publicis' major focus for the best part of the year and saw it pull out of all industry awards and events until it was complete...

By Shaune Jordaan 2 days ago

Reimagining parenthood and celebrating progressive families
Reimagining parenthood and celebrating progressive families

OMO looked to the old African adage, "It takes a village to raise a child," as inspiration for the brand's digital campaign...

Issued by OnPoint PR 2 days ago

Truecaller eyes out sub-Saharan Africa's mobile payment space
Truecaller eyes out sub-Saharan Africa's mobile payment space

Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest growing mobile market, by 2020 the region will have more than half a billion mobile subscribers to date...

2 days ago

#CannesLions2018: Digital Craft shortlist
#CannesLions2018: Digital Craft shortlist

The Cannes Lions Digital Craft Lions shortlist has been released, with SA seeing a single production company feature in the final round at Cannes Lions 2018...

2 days ago

Terence Gregory, CEO of Ecsponent and entrepreneur and businessman, Shaka Sisulu. Image supplied.
Shaka Sisulu acquires ROi Africa

Shaka Sisulu has acquired ROi Africa, a smart technology media monitoring and intelligence provider from Ecsponent Limited...

2 days ago

Customer experience: you're most probably doing it wrong
Customer experience: you're most probably doing it wrong

Gone are the days of customer service consisting of treating buyers with common courtesy. Customer service has been disrupted by an expectation of a total customer experience that is dictated by the customer, not company policies...

By Juanita Vorster 2 days ago

NMPi and DQ&A to acquire creative specialist, Joystick
NMPi and DQ&A to acquire creative specialist, Joystick

Digital media and technology specialists, NMPi and DQ&A, have announced that they are to acquire US digital creative specialists, Joystick. In doing so the global marketing group will comprise 340 employees across 16 offices globally...

Issued by incuBeta 3 days ago

Unpacking the era of influencer marketing
Unpacking the era of influencer marketing

Influencer marketing is a form of communication which identifies individuals that have influence over potential buyers, then focuses marketing activities around these influencers - mainly online...

By Ronel De Kock 3 days ago

Data protection in South Africa - Sleep a little easier
Data protection in South Africa - Sleep a little easier

Many facets of the digital ecosystem are complex and fragmented but, as the opaque and largely unverified world of data collection comes under scrutiny and the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force in Europe, ignoring a data's source is no longer an option...

By Nick Bester 3 days ago

Jonathan Liebmann, founder and CEO of Propertuity. Image supplied.
Urban renewal: The physical manifestation of innovative thinking

A powerful lesson in how to turn vision into reality...

By Gil Sperling 15 Jun 2018

Have you digitally transformed your customer communications yet?
Have you digitally transformed your customer communications yet?

The customer communication management space, once dominated by document output software companies, has seriously embraced digital transformation...

By Mike Wright 14 Jun 2018

Overcoming perceptual vigilance and harnessing disruption to capture attention
Overcoming perceptual vigilance and harnessing disruption to capture attention

Attention spans are short, and they're getting shorter. Consumers today are bombarded with editorial, commercial and social messages through more devices and sources than ever...

By Kai Henniges 14 Jun 2018

Chasing the dream of the single view of the customer
Chasing the dream of the single view of the customer

In business, your company needs to get as deep into the minds and interaction habits of your customers as possible. Too often, however, the single view of the customer is viewed as unattainable, a marketing smokescreen that can obscure business strategy and confuse communication efforts...

By Wynand Smit 14 Jun 2018

Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR
Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR

Reports on emerging technologies officially launched at African Innovation Summit, last week...

14 Jun 2018

Find, book and rate SA restaurants with Eat Out's new free app
Find, book and rate SA restaurants with Eat Out's new free app

South African food guide Eat Out has launched a new free app. The app will provide users with the ability to book and review more than 6,000 restaurants across the country.

13 Jun 2018

Mike Sharman, Retroviral co-founder, CEO and chief creative strategist and Shaka Sisulu, entrepreneur and founder of digital and social media agency Plum. Image supplied.
Shaka Sisulu acquires 51% stake in Retroviral Digital Communications

Entrepreneur, Shaka Sisulu has announced that he has acquired a 51% stake in Retroviral Digital Communications...

13 Jun 2018

Do you know what it takes to build a 21st-century brand?
Do you know what it takes to build a 21st-century brand?

With the rise of the connected individual, marketers must re-think the way they build a brand to be future fit for the digital savvy consumers...

By Carmen Murray 12 Jun 2018

Cannes Lions Entertainment Jury 2017 presents: The Art of Branded Entertainment
Cannes Lions Entertainment Jury 2017 presents: The Art of Branded Entertainment

The Art of Branded Entertainment delves into the wide range of entries submitted to the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity by thousands of agencies worldwide...

Issued by VML South Africa 12 Jun 2018

African Development Bank launches Coding for Employment programme
African Development Bank launches Coding for Employment programme

The African Development Bank, together with partners, launched the Coding for Employment programme at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda...

12 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax
#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax

Cosmopolitan South Africa has launched a petition to end tampon tax, calling all women to campaign against period poverty in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Ahoy! Blockchain Island
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Ahoy! Blockchain Island

In November this year, some 4,000 delegates are expected to descend on "the rock" for the first Malta Blockchain Summit...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 8 Jun 2018

Nicolas Courant - ECD at Ogilvy Singapore and Loeries 2018 digital jury president.
#Loeries2018: "At the heart of provocative thinking" - Nicolas Courant

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Kicking off the series is creative problem solver Nicolas Courant, executive creative director at Ogilvy Singapore and this year's digital jury president...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jun 2018

Image credit: adrianhancu via .
Is Siri sexist?

We rely heavily on systems and tools that are fed by data collected and collated by humans...

By Megan Sayle 8 Jun 2018

Heineken at the forefront of innovation with two media firsts in sub-Saharan Africa
Heineken at the forefront of innovation with two media firsts in sub-Saharan Africa

Heineken, an international premium brand globally known for their innovative and disruptive approach to marketing and media, introduced two media innovation firsts in sub-Saharan Africa...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 8 Jun 2018

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