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L to R: Pieter Verwey (creative director) with the Pendoring in hand, Karen Meiring (director and head of Kyknet), Michelle Porter (client service director), and Aldri van Jaarsveld (managing director/art director).
#Pendoring2017: Praat met... Black Khaki

The Pendoring Awards not only reward marketing communication in all of SA's indigenous languages apart from English, they've also created their own ranking. Here, joint fourth-ranked Black Khaki shares, "You don't have to be English, wear a three-piece suit, or have the old-school English tie to be creative..."

By Leigh Andrews 18 hours ago

All the Adfocus Awards 2017 winners.
#FMAdFocus2017: Innovation and consistency rewarded

This year's AdFocus Awards saw the best of the best recognised, honouring agencies and individuals, not just for their creative and marketing skills, but for their all-round business acumen....

By Danette Breitenbach 18 hours ago

Black Friday rapidly gathering steam in SA
Black Friday rapidly gathering steam in SA

South African retailers are hoping to capitalise on the growing local interest in the annual Black Friday sale, taking place on 24 November this year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 hours ago

Jesse Clegg fest master.
Reap the benefits of sending your music videos to film festivals

When directors think of sending their work to film festivals, they generally only think of submitting short or feature films. Even micro 60-sec shorts have their own festivals these days...

By Quinton Lavery 11 hours ago

Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?
Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?

The South African retail market is a battleground at the moment: fierce competition by brands; a vast choice available to consumers; and a weak economic climate...

By Romy Honneysett 12 hours ago

Game of content: Content marketing lessons from Game of Thrones
Game of content: Content marketing lessons from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is rich with lessons for content marketers to both optimise their content strategies and engage with their fans on a daily basis...

By Dirk Visser 12 hours ago

Credit:
SABC seeks to alter rules giving pay-TV stations free use of channels

The SABC has asked the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to conduct an urgent public review of regulations that allow pay-TV operators to carry its television channels for free...

By Bekezela Phakathi 14 hours ago

Design Indaba 2016.
Design Indaba Conference, a multi-sensory event

The Design Indaba Conference, that will be held from 21-23 February 2018, is going beyond design to create a multi-sensory event where you can hear, see, learn and experience the future of creative thinking and design activism...

14 hours ago

Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen with his book, Outside Insight.
The new corporate digital reality of Outside Insight

Meltwater's global CEO, Jorn Lyseggen explains the crux of his book on the new digital reality that those who leverage insights from external data or digital breadcrumbs will find themselves at an information advantage over those that don't. Here's why you need to focus on Outside Insight or fall behind...

By Leigh Andrews 16 hours ago

Phumi Mashigo, MD of Ignitive and new chairperson of the AdFocus Awards.
#FMAdFocus2017: Hello and goodbye

The new AdFocus Awards chairperson for 2018-19 is Phumi Mashigo, MD of Ignitive. She takes over the rein from Craig Page-Lee, founder of d-cifr...

17 hours ago

FCB took home the title of large agency of the year and overall agency of the year at #FMAdFocus2017. Image: ©
#FMADFOCUS2017: ALL THE WINNERS!

Last night, Wednesday, 22 November, the winners of the 2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards were announced at an event held at The Empire Conference and Events venue in Parktown, Gauteng...

1 day ago

Why branding really matters
Why branding really matters

Building strong brands is a long-term process that requires a lot of thought and planning from a future-fit standpoint...

By James Maposa 1 day ago

My generation failed to create loyalty
My generation failed to create loyalty

It is very obvious that my generation failed dramatically, worldwide. The next generation want change. Mostly simply change away from what my generation achieved...

By Erik Du Plessis 1 day ago

Zanzibar's famous Stone Town. © mirco1 via
Focus on Africa's film industry grows

The inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar event will run from 11-13 July at the Verde Hotel outside Stone Town, Zanzibar...

1 day ago

Scopen’s global CEO Cesar Vacchiano and Johanna McDowell of IAS.
Getting to grips with the Scopen Agency Scope 2017

The results of the second edition of the Scopen Agency Scope are in! I caught up with Scopen's global CEO Cesar Vacchiano and Johanna McDowell of IAS on the importance of client-agency relationships, particularly with BEE being a uniquely SA component within the global advertising landscape...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Current chairperson of the FM AdFocus Awards, Craig Page-Lee.
#FMAdFocus2017: Judging the Student of the Year category

A few of the judges and current chairperson, Craig Page-Lee comment on the overall quality of the work received for the AdFocus Student of the Year Award and what they were specifically looking for from the entries...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

Black Friday - Stats show trend on the rise in SA
Black Friday - Stats show trend on the rise in SA

Digital advertising agency Jetweb, has kept a close eye on Black Friday through social listening data for the last three years and says the trend is on the rise...

1 day ago

Gearing up for the Black Friday frenzy
Gearing up for the Black Friday frenzy

Black Friday has become a highly anticipated event for retailers and customers alike. Originally marked in the US to denote the beginning of the Christmas shopping season...

By Stefan Salzer 1 day ago

Ferreira says, "This is Sconetent."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Dale Ferreira

This extended #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with Dale Ferreira, MD of creative digital marketing agency, Sconetent (it rhymes with 'content', if you're not sure)...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers
How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers

For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights...

By Dan Lewis 1 day ago

Xolisa Dyeshana, Creative Circle chairperson and chief creative officer at Joe Public.
Creative Circle takes steps towards its new purpose

The Creative Circle is taking bold steps to ensure it is equipped to lead the creative industry into the future...

1 day ago

#FMAdFocus2017: Some delights, some disappointments
#FMAdFocus2017: Some delights, some disappointments

With the AdFocus Awards only a few hours away, current chairperson Craig Page-Lee, reflects on the Awards' entries this year...

1 day ago

Jason Walden, a visual communications student at Vega School of Brand Leadership Johannesburg.
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Jason Walden

Jason Walden, a visual communications student at Vega School of Brand Leadership Johannesburg, was recently announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Kriya Gangiah shakes things up
#Newsmaker: Kriya Gangiah shakes things up

'Info-tainment professional' and Jacaranda FM's digital lead, Kriya Gangiah, while still on air for the Saturday Top 20 show, recently left the station's midweek evening drive show to focus her time and energy on some undisclosed opportunities...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Joe Public United at #Pendoring2017.
#Pendoring2017: Praat met... Joe Public United

Here's why the Pendoring Awards' second-ranked Joe Public United believes Madiba's sentiment that when you speak to someone in their mother-tongue, you really do speak to their hearts.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy.
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Keagan Clack

Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy, was announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards, taking place this evening...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

(From Left to Right) - Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group).
APO partners with Rugby Africa

APO Group and Africa's rugby governing body, Rugby Africa, sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa...

2 days ago

Lebo Mashile, South African actor, writer and poet.
Lebo Mashile announced as Design Indaba 2018 speaker

Lebo Mashile has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2018 and here, talks about discovering her voice and why storytelling is part of the fabric of humanity...

2 days ago

Screengrabs from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: When the best part of a Springbok match is the ad at half time...

To say that the most entertaining slice of television during the Springbok-Ireland game was an advertisement is not so much a compliment for a clever piece of creative marketing inspiration as it is an indictment of how badly the Boks played...

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

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