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#IMC2018: The science of how brands grow
#IMC2018: The science of how brands grow

A popular track at this year's IMC Conference was that of creative and big idea creation, and a talk that really struck a cord, so to speak, was BBDO South Africa's CEO Boniswa Pezisa's on the power of breakthrough creativity and the role it plays in triggering emotions to communicate effectively...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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The king is dead! #LongLiveTheKing

I found myself this week justifying the inclusion of television in a launch campaign. Someone check the moon, first Zuma resigns, and now this!

By Quinton Jones 2 days ago

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Caxton and Independent Group fined for colluding on advertising prices

Newspaper publisher Caxton has been fined R5.8m and the Independent Group R2.2m for colluding on the prices they charged to advertisers, the Competition Commission said on Friday...

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism

There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 days ago

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU
Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

The European Commission said on Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter...

2 days ago

Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations
Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations

The One Club for Creativity, global peace organisation PartnersGlobal and the United Nations' Together initiative have joined forces to launch the first Young Ones Design Brief...

2 days ago

Reddy with team Grid, celebrating their Grand Prix at Loeries 2017.
#Loeries2018: "Bringing it back to the bird," with Nathan Reddy of Grid Worldwide

Soon after the Loeries 40 year logo and branding refresh was announced I caught up with Nathan Reddy of specialist brand agency Grid Worldwide. He explains the importance of the 'reduce to amplify' movement and how this mindset guided the Loeries' brand refresh...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Federico de Nardis,CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa.
New CEO for Group M Sub-Saharan Africa

Federico de Nardis has been named CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa...

2 days ago

Political commentator, scholar and musician, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is also participating at this year's Time of the Writer International Festival.
Lineup of authors for Time of the Writer International Festival announced

The lineup for the 21st Time of the Writer International Festival has been announced. This year the writers will convene under the theme of "Changing the narrative"...

2 days ago

Studio H's Visa Street Food Festival © .
Series of pop-up feasts at Design Indaba's Nightscape

The Design Indaba Festival of Creativity 2018 has announced that a series of specially designed Chef's Table events, featuring Bertus Basson and Studio H, will be happening during the festival in addition to all the sights and sounds on offer...

3 days ago

Beth Wade, VML Global CMO.
Native VML's new journey: Conducting the orchestra

As Native VML moves into a new era, the changes in the agency are not only organic; it is about a new business model that adds value and brings the customer into the brand's ecosystem. It is a new form of integration...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Jarred Cinman, chief creative officer for VML, EMEA will be taking over as CEO of VML South Africa.
Native VML's new journey: The 3,000

With the official announcement of the integration of Y&R and Native VML comes a number of changes in Native VML's management...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

PRC releases Pams that measures reading across multiple platforms
PRC releases Pams that measures reading across multiple platforms

The PRC (Publisher Research Council) has released the first Pams (Publisher Audience Measure Survey) results that measure reading across multiple platforms...

3 days ago

Pams: Fusing the future
Pams: Fusing the future

While the first Publisher Audience Measure Survey (Pams) has been released by the Publisher Research Council, the data is still being validated and will not be available until it is checked...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Zexit rules social media
Zexit rules social media

With a combined viewing of over 675-billion, President Jacob Zuma's exit was the biggest story to hit South African social media. It even dwarfed online activity on Oscar Pistorius...

By Nivashni Nair 3 days ago

The Give Art Life book by Cullinan for client Absa L'Atelier.
"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award wins

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Rich Mnisi makes his furniture design debut at Southern Guild gallery
Rich Mnisi makes his furniture design debut at Southern Guild gallery

Young fashion designer Rich Mnisi has ventured into furniture design, debuting specially commissioned pieces at Southern Guild's Extra Ordinary group exhibition...

3 days ago

Team Vidr, L to R: Ayomide Okunowo, Roxy Kirsten, Sean Wilson-Smith, and Chaulele Alexander Jana.
#StartupStory: Talking video on video with Vidr

In this meta-interview, I chat to Sean Wilson-Smith, founder of Vidr, about the successes on their startup life so far, along with a 5-minute video of our interview if you'd prefer to listen to rather than read his words...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2018

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#OrchidsandOnions: Back to the Future, with science. But, Vodacom needs to get back to the basics of customer service...

I remember looking, in some amazement, at the results pinned on the school notice board: I had got a distinction for physical science. Next to the board was our lugubrious, pipe-smoking, Mr Bean-like science teacher, "Rab" Wright...

By Brendan Seery 14 Feb 2018

Why analogue values are the future for digital strategies
Why analogue values are the future for digital strategies

Roxanne Marais unpacks why she thinks analogue values are the future for digital strategies...

By Roxanne Marais 14 Feb 2018

11 valuable lessons from 11 wonder women in digital
11 valuable lessons from 11 wonder women in digital

Carmen Murray, shines a light on some of the female trailblazers bucking the digital trend in South Africa...

By Carmen Murray 14 Feb 2018

Strydom captions this: “Chilling out in the Smile 90.4FM studios!”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ewan Strydom

This week, we go behind the selfie with technophile Ewan Strydom - former model, personal fitness trainer, TV presenter and Smile 90.4FM's midday-to-3pm radio host...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2018

Q&A with Raaiselkind screenwriter Pieter Esterhuizen
Q&A with Raaiselkind screenwriter Pieter Esterhuizen

The powerful South African film Raaiselkind explores the unrelenting burden of autism on an average, loving family and shows the disintegration of the family as a result. It drives home the inescapable truth that society can be cruelly indifferent to whatever it perceives to be aberrant.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Feb 2018

Featured image: screenshot via SABC YouTube stream, as published on .
ANC recalls Zuma: here's how global news outlets reported it

The ANC has finally taken the decision to recall President Jacob Zuma, following weeks of talks between the National Executive Committee, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and Zuma...

By Hadlee Simons 14 Feb 2018

Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format
Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format

PARIS, France - Google launched its own "stories" format on Tuesday to compete with Snapchat and Instagram with image-driven news articles aimed at mobile phone and tablet users...

14 Feb 2018

The state of PR in the new age
The state of PR in the new age

Traditional vs digital PR. Is it two sides of the same coin?

By Thandukwazi Gcabashe 14 Feb 2018

Newspapers ABC Q4 2017: Losses across the board
Newspapers ABC Q4 2017: Losses across the board

In the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) 4th quarter 2017 release, Press saw a 2.1% decline over Q3, and 5.1% decline over the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2018

Magazines ABC Q4 2017: Customs the biggest loser
Magazines ABC Q4 2017: Customs the biggest loser

Significant declines in Custom magazines and to a lesser extent in Consumer publications saw the overall decline in magazines edge to just over eight percent (8.1%) over Q3 and a 16.6% decline over the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2018

Creative Circle chairman and chief creative officer at Joe Public, Xolisa Dyeshana.
Creative Circle membership will now include freelancers and start-up agencies

The Creative Circle has introduced a new membership for freelancers and start-up agencies...

14 Feb 2018

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