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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...

19 hours 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 17 hours 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 12 hours 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 14 hours 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 15 hours 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 16 hours 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...

17 hours 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 17 hours 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 19 hours 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...

19 hours 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 19 hours 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 20 hours 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 21 hours 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 1 day 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...

1 day 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...

1 day 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 1 day ago

Suzane Stevens, executive director of marketing at BrightRock.
Lessons for SA's 650,000 entrepreneurial businesses from BrightRock

Entrepreneurial inspiration from Suzanne Stevens, one of four founders and currently executive director of marketing at BrightRock since 2011, chosen for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme in 2013...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Michelle Dobson
#Newsmaker: Michelle Dobson on her promotion to MD of Lumen

Michelle Dobson's recent promotion from business unit director to MD dovetails with digital marketing agency Lumen progressing to the next level...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

#FMAdFocus2017: The elephant in the room - The role of digital
#FMAdFocus2017: The elephant in the room - The role of digital

The elephant in the room remains the unanswered question of 'what is the role of digital in the industry'...

1 day ago

#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday
#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday

Inspired by the global trend towards giving back instead of getting on Black Friday, local home cleaning company SweepSouth is transferring the savings it would usually give to its customers on a day like this and handing them back to its 'SweepStars'. Here's how it works...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Abnormal Group at #Pendoring2017.
#Pendoring2017: Praat met... Abnormal Group

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. I found out why fifth-ranked Abnormal Group believes brands need to realise the power of mother-tongue communication in preserving our heritage...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Digital trends for 2018
Digital trends for 2018

Digital trends inform business owners on how to improve their content marketing efforts...

By Allon Raiz 1 day ago

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Raquel Ribeiro (on the right) and a friend at this year's Loerie Awards.
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Raquel Ribeiro

Raquel Ribeiro, a communication design student at the University of Johannesburg, was recently announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Retailers and consumers alike are readying themselves for snaking queues and extended shopping hours in-store and online this Black Friday, falling on 24 November this year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Image credit: Pixabay - .
Google reveals findings of the 2017 Connected Consumer Study

Google SA has announced the launch of the 2017 Connected Consumer Study, conducted by research group Kantar TNS...

2 days ago

Milosh Kojadinovich ©
TV we got right

There's one thing I've been meaning to write about for a long time - a very long time, in fact - and it has to do with an aspect of our broadcasting talents that I've neglected to thank. Yes, ultimately the SABC (who would have thought...

By Chris Brewer 2 days ago

Mike Schalit, Anthony Kawitzky (Marlboro Originals), Clinton Mitri (COO at BBDO South Africa), Emma Strydom. Images supplied.
Curating 'creativism' and wearing it forward with the Mal Foundation

Net#work BBDO's Mike Schalit founded the not-for-profit Make a Life (Mal) Foundation a while ago as a banner for initiatives that use creativity for good. Here, Schalit and Mal designer-in-chief Emma Strydom explain how their recent t-shirt designs have benefitted the Seed library initiative and more...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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