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Radio and digital: a one-night-stand or a meaningful relationship?

There's a certain twilight zone feel about life these days. All of our absolutes are no longer absolute...

By John Walls 19 hours ago

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How far are we from a cashless society in South Africa?

Globally, cash, as a means of transaction, has been on the decline for decades...

By Bronwyn Williams 19 hours ago

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Social media tips for businesses

Jared Koning, CSO at Fatality, shares ten social media tips for businesses...

By Jared Koning 19 hours ago

Sunday Times Generation Next survey adds eight new categories
Sunday Times Generation Next survey adds eight new categories

The 13th Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey has added eight new categories to its consumer brands - Coolest yoghurt, Coolest mode of transport, Coolest ice cream, Coolest stationery brand, Coolest stationery store, Coolest spread or sauce, and Coolest footwear store...

20 hours ago

Thought leadership programme Gurus premiers on CNBC Africa
Thought leadership programme Gurus premiers on CNBC Africa

CNBC Africa will premiere Gurus, a series of high-impact interviews with premier league business thought leaders, filmed in South Africa on Thursday 2 March 2017 at 9.15pm.

20 hours ago

New line-up at Power 98.7
New line-up at Power 98.7

From 1 March 2017, Gauteng-based commercial talk radio station, Power 98.7 will refresh its line-up...

21 hours ago

Millennials' confidence drops against world instability
Millennials' confidence drops against world instability

According to Deloitte's sixth annual Millennial Survey, respondents indicate they are less likely to leave the security of their jobs, more concerned about uncertainty arising from conflict and not optimistic about the directions their countries are going...

21 hours ago

Conference creates dialogue between urban culture, big brands
Conference creates dialogue between urban culture, big brands

The conference, Dope Brands and a Room, designed to bring urban culture together with big brands and the advertising and marketing industry will be held on 30 March 2017...

22 hours ago

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Why your content strategy has nothing to do with you

My house has been on the market for four months. In this time, not one person has come to view it, not even when it was on show. Not even a nosy neighbour. It's almost as bad as if no one comes to your birthday party...

By Tarryn Giebelmann 1 day ago

Some of team Monkeybiz - Carlyle's in the Pippi Longstocking braids.
#DesignMonth: The mysterious Monkeybiz of design

On a cold, drizzly morning, the first CreativeMornings event of the year took place at Friends of Design on Bree Street, Cape Town. Roughly 60 early birds braved the welcome rain and attended the session before their work day began…

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Phil Molefe gives details of SABC's ANN7 funding
Phil Molefe gives details of SABC's ANN7 funding

The SABC's relationship with ANN7, the Gupta-owned TV station, has come under intense scrutiny in Parliament, with evidence surfacing that the cash-strapped public broadcaster paid up to R1m for an episode of the TNA/Morning Live breakfast shows...

By Bekezela Phakathi 1 day ago

New BBDO CEO finds Scopen research valuable
New BBDO CEO finds Scopen research valuable

The Spanish-based independent research company Scopen and the IAS partnered in a 2016 study that highlighted 15 key trends in the South African communication, marketing, procurement and advertising industries...

1 day ago

Custom media the way of the future
Custom media the way of the future

Content that is of value and authentic will continue to grow as readers demand it, and it is custom media that is delivering this...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

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Mobile weather platform unveiled for emerging markets

A weather app, designed for developing countries to assist users in predicting severe weather events or disasters, has been launched…

1 day ago

Leave The Couch blog wins three SA Blog Awards, including Overall Best Blog
Leave The Couch blog wins three SA Blog Awards, including Overall Best Blog

Leave The Couch blog won the Overall category at the 2016 South African Blog Awards, as well as Best Lifestyle Blog and Best Sport Blog...

1 day ago

Online gaming offers new markets to brands
Online gaming offers new markets to brands

As more gamers play sports online, major brands, such as Gillette, are capitalising on this multi-million dollar industry...

1 day ago

#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Kgotso Letwaba
#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Kgotso Letwaba

Kgotso Letwaba, founder of fashion label The After Skool Life and one of Design Indaba's Emerging Creatives, creates activewear informed by his love of sport and street art. We chat to him about design and authentic storytelling for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

#DesignIndaba2017: Marina Willer announced as speaker
#DesignIndaba2017: Marina Willer announced as speaker

London-based Pentagram partner and creative director Marina Willer is an iconic figure in graphic design and filmmaking, whose inspiration, she says, comes from her colleagues, her children and her RCA tutor and graphic design titan, Margaret Calvert...

1 day ago

IAB announces finalists for Bookmark Awards 2017
IAB announces finalists for Bookmark Awards 2017

The IAB SA has announced the Bookmark Awards finalists for 2017. Following several weeks of judging, the panel has narrowed down a record number of entries into a shortlist of official finalists, each demonstrating talent and digital innovation in their respective categories...

2 days ago

D&AD Pencils.
The value of a pencil

I apologise in advance for the unnecessary use of nostalgia and being a little romantic about it all. Actually, I don't...

By Damon Stapleton 2 days ago

Hamilton calls this: “Whiskey in a teacup”.
#BehindtheSelfie with… Kerri-Ann Hamilton

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with ‘bi-techtual' technophile Kerri-Ann Hamilton, who serves as creative manager, mind reader and magician at Jam Media...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Loeries Africa Middle East to exhibit 2016 winning work
Loeries Africa Middle East to exhibit 2016 winning work

Loeries Africa Middle East has curated the 2016 winning work that has achieved the highest accolade for creativity and innovation in the region into a travelling exhibition for campuses, schools and colleges to encourage excellence among young creatives...

2 days ago

Narendra trumps Donald on Facebook followers
Narendra trumps Donald on Facebook followers

Burson-Marsteller's latest research into how world leaders, governments and international organisations communicate via social media has been released...

2 days ago

Mobile app promotes, awards acts of random kindness
Mobile app promotes, awards acts of random kindness

Change our World for Good has worked with Net#work BBDO to develop a mobile Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) App, which encourages users to set goals for performing random acts of kindness and rewards them...

2 days ago

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Weak Super Bowl TVCs disappoint

The Super Bowl draws 190m eyes, and brands pay the equivalent of R65m for a spot during the game. Of the viewers, nearly a quarter say the television commercials (TVCs) are the most important part of the event, and would rather go to the loo during the game. Despite this, 2017 was one of the weakest years in Super Bowl history for TVCs...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

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2017 IAB Digital Summit celebrates a turning point for digital

We have reached a critical juncture for digital, both locally and globally. Digital has evolved from one aspect of the media mix to a powerful, pervasive medium with an influence that cannot be ignored...

By Chris Borain 2 days ago

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[Orchids & Onions] Mutual respect – and ignoring your customers in cyberspace

We keep hearing how irresponsible South Africans are with their money and, coming from a family history of little money and not wasting resources, it does sometimes astound me how people in this country live for today with little thought of tomorrow...

By Brendan Seery 3 days ago

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Sprout Performance Partners share key insights from DoubleClick programmatic masterclass

Sprout Performance Partners recently attended the DoubleClick Programmatic Masterclass in London, accompanied by Google representatives...

3 days ago

News24 Edge
Redesigning 24-hour news for a changing world

News24 has had an innovative start to the year. Here, editor Adriaan Basson lets us in on their new app Edge, as well as their Project Rise initiative and how they provide more than just the standard packaged news...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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