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#Newsmaker: Grant Sithole joins Avatar as joint ECD
#Newsmaker: Grant Sithole joins Avatar as joint ECD

It was announced earlier this week that Grant Sithole, a former creative partner at Bakone, has been appointed to join Avatar as joint ECD alongside Brett Wild...

By Jessica Tennant 16 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Mandy Leontakianakis guides Havas into 2018
#Newsmaker: Mandy Leontakianakis guides Havas into 2018

Havas recently appointed Mandy Leontakianakis as chief strategy officer to lead from Havas Johannesburg and across the group in Southern Africa, including Havas Boondoggle in Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 18 hours ago

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As home of inventions such as Kreepy Krauly and the Cat scan, SA continues to compete on innovation

Despite a sobering picture of South Africa's competitiveness, showing performance in the 2017-2018 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index to have slipped 14 positions from the 2016-2017 results, there are some bright spots - notably on the innovation front...

By Charl Bassil 11 hours ago

Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?
Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?

Retailers and consumers, door deals and online marketing, geo-tracking, real-time parking deals and refreshments for physical shoppers. Black Friday has evolved into a complex sales phenomenon...

By Jainita Khatri 11 hours ago

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When science and fiction collide

The media has been so captured by the celebrity culture that an endorsement by a famous person or respected source lends credence to a product or cause which has no scienitific backing...

12 hours ago

Maditla is relishing her new role as Design Indaba editor-in-chief.
#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet Neo Maditla, Design Indaba's new editor-in-chief. With her hard-news background and passion for purpose-led design, she's the tough cookie looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular as its annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 13 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Havas bids farewell to Welsh, promotes O'Connor and Sethebe to joint ECDs
#Newsmaker: Havas bids farewell to Welsh, promotes O'Connor and Sethebe to joint ECDs

Havas Johannesburg has announced chief creative officer Eoin Welsh's resignation, and the promotion of Fiona O'Connor and Tumi Sethebe as joint executive creative directors, effective 2 January 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 14 hours ago

Marketers more likely to distribute video on social media vs. paid advertising
Marketers more likely to distribute video on social media vs. paid advertising

A new study shows how marketers use video to generate return on attention (ROA) by socialising business narratives rather than broadcasting them...

14 hours ago

New research: SA is more unified than we realise
New research: SA is more unified than we realise

Although our dreams of a rainbow utopia have faded to a more realistic pallor, South Africans are a resilient nation who remain proudly South African (84%) with an infallible sense of optimism for a bright future for all races...

15 hours ago

UberEats SA shares top tips for best foodie snaps
UberEats SA shares top tips for best foodie snaps

UberEats SA share tips to educate people on how to take a good food photograph...

15 hours ago

Palesa Madumo, executive director of strategy at Vuma Reputation Management and founder of Prisms Young Judges and Bongani Mogari, PR coordinator at Seven Colors Communications and 2017 Prisms Young Judge.
#PrismAwards2018: Call for young judges

The Prism Awards are once again searching for 11 of the best young minds seeking the title of Prisms Young Judge for the 2018 awards...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 hours ago

#BestofBiz 2017: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2017: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

16 hours ago

#StartupStory: TMI Media
#StartupStory: TMI Media

TMI Media was founded by Quinton Jones and Peter Brooke-Sumner, director of TMI (The Media Image), in October 2016 as a joint venture with a fully integrated digital offering, specially focused on data and analytics...

By Jessica Tennant 18 hours ago

Disney, Fox in focus on Wall Street as deal talk heats up
Disney, Fox in focus on Wall Street as deal talk heats up

Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox shares were in the spotlight on Wednesday amid reports the two media-entertainment powerhouses were readying a major deal for some of Fox's prized television and film assets...

20 hours ago

Burger King wishes McDonald's a flame-grilled festive season
Burger King wishes McDonald's a flame-grilled festive season

Burger Kings across the world settled into the festive spirit by 'gifting' its main competitor, McDonald's, with gas braais to flame-grill their burgers...

1 day ago

How to thrive in the digital era
How to thrive in the digital era

Forget about digital transformation until you have addressed how you plan to reinvent your business model to address the fundamental and irreversible shift in the way customers make purchasing decisions...

By Marc Gower 1 day ago

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Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

If wine brands want to signify their differences and tell a story, be it real or fictional, about their product, they do so primarily through label design...

By Franck Celhay 1 day ago

Screengrabs from the #OurWorldisRed e.tv brand campaign.
#OurWorldIsRed: Recolouring the e.tv entertainment spectrum

Earlier this month, I chatted to e.tv MD Marlon Davids about their growth over the past two decades as SA's fifth terrestrial television channel and biggest independent one, as well as the channel's new #OurWorldIsRed campaign...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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Times Media Films represents 10 of Golden Globe-nominated films announced

Earlier this week the nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced of which Times Media Films represents ten, including the forerunner for nominations...

1 day ago

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Why PR is still important

Nowadays, all manner of marketing services are available, from advertising to inbound to content marketing to SEO. So, where, in this new media mix does PR fit? And is it still important?...

By Heather Baker 1 day ago

From left to right (top): Fumihito Katamura, Charlotte Strick, Anita Kunz. Middle: Debbi Vandeven, Valetin Spiess, Sagi Haviv. Bottom: Jean François Porchez, Greg Hahn, Bruce Duckworth.
Jury chairs for ADC 97th Annual Awards announced

The One Club for Creativity has announced nine creative leaders who will serve as jury chairs for the prestigious ADC 97th Annual Awards...

1 day ago

Mela Events owners,Enelra Booth (L) and Tiziana Tucci (R) with M&N Brands Group CEO, Zibusiso Mkhwanazi.
M&N Brands: Building an SA-owned ad network, for Africans, by Africans

Earlier this week, it was announced that M&N Brands has acquired Mela Events. Here, M&N Brands Group CEO Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Mela Events' owners, Tiziana Tucci and Enelra Booth, let us in on what the acquisition foretells of M&N Brands' pan-African future...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Naspers makes cutting its stock's discount a priority
Naspers makes cutting its stock's discount a priority

Naspers was taking measures to reduce its stock's significant discount to fair value, largely the result of capital outflows from SA, CEO Bob van Dijk told investors in New York on Tuesday...

By Nick Hedley 2 days ago

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"Like chicken soup for a dead man. It can't hurt"

I have been a creative for 25 years. It is all I have ever done to make a living. First as a photographer, and then as a creative in advertising. So, after a quarter of a century, I thought this would be a good time to write to my younger creative self about what I believe are the rules for successful creative living...

By Damon Stapleton 2 days ago

Google announce top South African searches for 2017
Google announce top South African searches for 2017

Google has announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa...

2 days ago

"Ready to pout and get it!"
#BehindtheSelfie with... Rhodé Marshall

This week, we go behind the selfie with Rhodé Marshall, #Trending co-editor at City Press...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

iDidTht.com Craft Awards November 2017: Carling's 'No Excuse' hits the nail on the head
iDidTht.com Craft Awards November 2017: Carling's 'No Excuse' hits the nail on the head

IDidTht's November SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Jenny Glover, ECD at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris, who selected Carling Black Label's 'No Excuse' for Best of Reel...

2 days ago

Record number of journalists imprisoned globally
Record number of journalists imprisoned globally

A record number of journalists remain imprisoned throughout the world for their work, the annual census by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds. In Africa, Egypt and Eritrea top the list...

2 days ago

Winners of the Digital Media Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Winners announced for Wan-Ifra's African Digital Media Awards

This year the majority of the Africa digital media winners at Wan-Ifra's Digital Media Awards were from South Africa and Kenya...

2 days ago

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