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Ideas: They are not for everyone

Narratives that don't make sense. If you have been in advertising for more than 10 minutes, you will have seen this before...

By Damon Stapleton 10 hours ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson
#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson

This #InnovationMonth, we go behind the selfie with Simon Robinson, co-owner, organiser and head of marketing for Mediatech Africa and owner of the Sun Circle Group...

By Leigh Andrews 10 hours ago

Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya
Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya

In partnership with Payless Pharmacy, Engen has launched its first pharmacy-service station concept at its Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, Kenya...

7 hours ago

African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African cinema industry.
Africa's film industry gets a boost

Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP...

8 hours ago

Spring into action: Marketing now for the season ahead
Spring into action: Marketing now for the season ahead

With spring now beginning and summer just around the corner, it is time for marketers to start preparing their strategies to ramp up sales for the season ahead...

By Grant Fleming 10 hours ago

The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry
The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

WTM Africa 2017 saw $365,950,813 of business generated, proving that exhibitions remain a powerful marketing tool for business, particularly for an experiential business in the travel and tourism sector...

11 hours ago

Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award
Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award

Each year the BBC awards an outstanding African journalist with the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award...

11 hours ago

#SACSCCongress: Cresta Shopping Centre gets top nod at Footprint Marketing Awards
#SACSCCongress: Cresta Shopping Centre gets top nod at Footprint Marketing Awards

On the second day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, the 2017 Footprint Marketing Awards winners were announced...

12 hours ago

Is digital media seen as a fully-fledged media type in SA?
Is digital media seen as a fully-fledged media type in SA?

Digital media in South Africa is no longer a new concept. As the internet evolves at the speed of lightening, many existing print media houses have had to quickly adapt to stay alive and competitive...

By Sam Gqomo 13 hours ago

#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot
#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot

Since winning the Avon account in July, digital agency Liquorice has developed an innovative personalised video bot using Facebook Messenger to launch Avon's Mark Liquid Lip Matte product range...

By Jessica Tennant 14 hours ago

Khethi Ngwenya at the Annual Curators Meeting.
South African rep meets Global Shapers Community

Curator of World Economic Forum Johannesburg Global Shapers Hub - Khethi Ngwenya represents his hub at this year's curator's meeting in Geneva, Switzerland...

14 hours ago

Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too
Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too

Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not the purpose, it is a result...

By Mike Freedman 1 day ago

Jerry Mpufane
#Newsmaker: M&C Saatchi Abel's Mpufane to lead the Bookmarks 2018

M&C Saatchi Johannesburg Group chairman Jerry Mpufane succeeds John Dixon as jury president of the IAB Bookmarks Awards, which celebrates its 10th year of ‘rewarding excellence in digital and recognising the powerful impact interactive has on the overall marketing mix'...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report
Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy...

1 day ago

Overall winner - Kiwi. Image supplied.
Kiwi top brand at Ask Afrika Icon Brands Awards

At the eighth Ask Afrika Icon Brands Awards, held in Johannesburg last week, the most loved brands for 2017/2018 are Kiwi (1st place), Coca Cola (2nd), Sunlight (3rd)...

1 day ago

Bruno Witvoet, Unilever Africa president and Mechell Chetty, Unilever vice president for HR, Africa, at the opening of Unilever’s new Africa hub.
Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Unilever launches an Africa hub in Johannesburg in its drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent...

1 day ago

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling
#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

(c) Sergey Rasulov -
Are TV audiences declining?

At first it's hard, if not impossible, to get a grip on TV audiences. It will remain difficult until the industry has some real and solid research to confirm whether it's one way or the other...

By Chris Brewer 2 days ago

Powerpuff Girls get an African connection
Powerpuff Girls get an African connection

Toya Delazy will voice a new Powerpuff Girl for Cartoon Network Africa when the five-part special premieres in October...

2 days ago

Esther Mahlangu cuts the ribbon to officially open the mural to the public
SA's art and culture takes to the streets in New York

In a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will see South Africa's unique art and culture taking to the streets of NYC, SA Tourism's aims to encourage New Yorkers and visitors to the city to travel to SA...

2 days ago

New York Festivals ready for AME entries
New York Festivals ready for AME entries

The deadline to enter the 2018 New York Festivals AME Awards for the World's Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness is 30 November 2017...

2 days ago

Cannes to launch Sustainable Development Goals Lion at 2018 Festival
Cannes to launch Sustainable Development Goals Lion at 2018 Festival

Cannes Lions will launch the Sustainable Development Goals Lion in 2018, marking a new drive to advance awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

2 days ago

Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal
Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal

BBC Worldwide has concluded its first content sales deal with new pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media...

2 days ago

Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men
Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men

SAN FRANCISCO, US: A trio of former Google employees filed a lawsuit accusing the technology giant of paying women less than men for the same work...

2 days ago

African music producers stake claim with DISCORE
African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets...

2 days ago

All the Most Awards 2017 winners
All the Most Awards 2017 winners

The 9th Most Awards were held at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg last night, announcing Massiv Media as Media Owner of the Year and PHD as Media Agency of the Year...

15 Sep 2017

(c) Marcel de Grijs -
Pinterest growth quickens with international appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - Pinterest on Thursday announced it has topped 200 million monthly users as growth at the online bulletin board picks up speed, especially outside the United States...

15 Sep 2017

Facebook runs Africa Safety Tour in South Africa, Zimbabwe
Facebook runs Africa Safety Tour in South Africa, Zimbabwe

This week, an expert team from Facebook will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and experts to learn from, as well as provide practical advice in helping people to stay safe online....

15 Sep 2017

Business accelerator for fashion entrepreneurs launched
Business accelerator for fashion entrepreneurs launched

Marketing agency Nonzero is collaborating with Standard Bank to create the Business of Fashion accelerator programme...

15 Sep 2017

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