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ATKV MD comments on its sponsorship of the Pendoring Advertising Awards
ATKV MD comments on its sponsorship of the Pendoring Advertising Awards

Here, Japie Gouws, MD of the ATKV comments on the Afrikaans language and culture association's platinum sponsorship of this year's Pendoring Advertising Awards...

By Japie Gouws 6 hours ago

Murray in puppet form.
Diversity dialogue with FCB Global CEO Carter Murray

FCB's leaders from across the globe were recently in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference...

By Leigh Andrews 6 hours ago

Scottish Leader teams up with Dennis Chuene in #NewPerspective video
Scottish Leader teams up with Dennis Chuene in #NewPerspective video

Scottish Leader recently joined forces with South African designer, Dennis Chuene to produce a video that demonstrates what the popular blended Scotch whisky...

7 hours ago

Samsung eyes rebound with Galaxy S8 phones, virtual assistant
Samsung eyes rebound with Galaxy S8 phones, virtual assistant

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones, incorporating the virtual assistant Bixby, as it seeks to rebound from a chaotic handset recall...

11 hours ago

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#In2SummitSA: The African era of communications

The Holmes Report's 2017 In2 Innovation Summit took place at The Maslow in Sandton on 29 March. Opening the event, Tim Sutton, chairman, EMEA and Asia-Pacific at Weber Shandwick, facilitated a panel discussion on ‘The African Era'...

By Jessica Tennant 23 hours ago

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#OneShow2017: John Mescall's judging pick of the day

“A lot of advertising tries to manufacture emotion, you watch it and think ‘oh I should be feeling sad now, or uplifted', but in this one, you actually do.” That's how John Mescall, global ECD at McCann New York and One Show film juror describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

1 day ago

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Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 1 day ago

The Saatchi Synergize paid search team on stage at the Bookmarks 2017.
#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's some feedback from Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize paid media director Adam Mitchell...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Westman says, "We are not here just to pay the bills!" #LeadInspireEmpower
#BehindtheSelfie with... Adrienne Westman

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Adrienne Westman, who has decided to move away from her registered Top Alliance company and rather focus on her personal brand...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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The book publishing industry – marketers, here's one chapter you need to read

The recent South Africa mission to Davos-Switzerland with its theme: 'South Africa is open for business', got me thinking. What happens then when with the best marketing strategy and a good product, you still have your target market not coming to engage despite your ‘open for business' sign with its entire neon glow?

By Thamsanqa Malinga 1 day ago

Suzanne Venter
Suzanne Venter of Rapport wins Taco Kuiper Award for Life Esidimeni story

Suzanne Venter's expose in Rapport of how more than 94 mentally ill patients died after being moved to unregistered facilities has won the 12th Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism...

1 day ago

Kirsten van Rooyen and Nicola Kuschke of 25AM at The Bookmarks 2017.
#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... 25AM

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's some feedback from 25AM's MD, Bianca Diavastos...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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AdForum rates Nederburg TVC in top five globally

AdForum's selection panel, including its creative teams in the US and France, has featured Nederburg's global TVC as one of its top five alcohol advertisements globally...

1 day ago

Overcoming fake news with credible news brands
Overcoming fake news with credible news brands

Fake news is a big issue for news brands, whose credibility matters more than ever before. It is time to sort the wheat from the chaff before the trustworthiness of the media industry as a whole is brought into question...

1 day ago

The winning team, L to R: Allan Slow, art direction; Michael Walker, media strategist; Desere Orrill, MD; Leeroy Duke, client services; Ryan Jonathan, animation. In absence: Gordon Laws, creative director; Jacob Claassens, videographer; Slade Reyneke, media buyer.
#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Honeykome

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's digital feedback from Honeykome's creative director Gordon Laws and art director Allan Slow...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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#OneShow2017: Eric Quennoy's judging pick of the day

“A great story about precision engineering... brilliantly executed... using trucks to form a 24-hour clock.” That's how ECD at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and One Show Cross Platform juror Eric Quennoy describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch...

2 days ago

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[Orchids & Onions] Ensure you don't end up like a headless chicken... or spoil your grammar

Thank goodness that in the 22 years we've lived in our house, we've never had a burst geyser and its resulting flood...

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

HP launches Z2 Mini Workstation
HP launches Z2 Mini Workstation

HP South Africa has introduced the Z2 Mini Workstation, created for the design community, to the South African market...

2 days ago

Tony Granger, Y&R's SA-born global CCO.
#BrandManagerMonth: Resisting the usual with Y&R's Tony Granger

Tony Granger, South African born and bred global CCO of Y&R Advertising, shares how the network resists the usual by focusing on local relevance while collaborating globally in real time...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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10 ways publishers can increase and sustain website visitors

After almost a decade in the marketing and publishing industry, Greg Mason shares the common mistakes publishers make and how they can sustainably grow their audience...

By Greg Mason 2 days ago

FoxP2 creates SPCA adoption campaign
FoxP2 creates SPCA adoption campaign

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has launched a new SPCA adoption campaign, with the tagline: 'You can't choose your family, but you can choose your dog'...

2 days ago

Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece
Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece

Werner Uys, head of Lucan Visuals, a Cape Town-based studio focusing on animation, design and live action for traditional and experiential channels, runs through five tips on how to ensure high-tech campaigns deliver...

2 days ago

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#ADC2017: Karolina Galacz's judging pick of the day

“We very often tackle gender inequality in a serious way, but this is so fun, so funny that it works in a new way.” That's how deputy creative director at Y&R Budapest and ADC advertising juror Karolina Galacz describes the entry that was a delight for her to watch...

3 days ago

Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary
Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary

On World Water Day 2017, Red Bull TV released a new feature-length documentary that captures the story of former pro surfer Jon Rose and his mission to bring clean water access to those in need...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption
Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption

NEW YORK - The business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options...

3 days ago

Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017
Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017

The priority for the telecoms industry in Africa should be to accelerate deployment of true broadband services so that African users can benefit from the full power of the internet...

3 days ago

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users
Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

WASHINGTON - Twitter has begun surveying members on a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools for using the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields...

3 days ago

Artisticco LLC © –
2017: The year of taking your business from Gen X to Gen CX

On the day of love, Tuesday, 14 February, BrandLove fittingly held the much-loved Cape Town version of its CX trends update for 2017 at 360 Business Parks in Paarden Eiland...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Spree
#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Spree

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's some feedback from Spree's marketing manager, Kim Hawkins...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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