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How to get Gen X right (part 3)
How to get Gen X right (part 3)

Based on Viacom's extensive research on Generation X, how should brands, advertisers, marketers and media companies alike re-evaluate the way they represent this group of consumers?

By Jessica Tennant 2 hours ago

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Adobe, Shutterstock just killed graphic design

Whether you like it or not, the end is nigh for graphic designers. They are not alone in their misery I am afraid, they join the typists and photo-lab technician, doomed to the annals of history as a once thriving and useful career...

By Nicholas Kühne 1 hour ago

LIA updates - regional ‘Of the Year' awards now launched
LIA updates - regional ‘Of the Year' awards now launched

LIA has introduced regional ‘Of the Year' awards, in addition to its global ‘Of the Year' awards and regions include, Oceana (Australia and New Zealand), Asia, Europe, Middle East/Africa, North America and South America...

2 hours ago

Top winner at New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Top winner at New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

‘Meet Graham', from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne's Public Service Announcement for client Transport Accident Commission Victoria was awarded the 2017 ‘Best of Show Award' at the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards...

2 hours ago

US heads country ranking in annual D&AD rankings
US heads country ranking in annual D&AD rankings

For the first time the US came out in front in terms of D&AD country rankings, with the UK and Australia taking the next consecutive spots...

4 hours ago

Ryan McManus, ECD at Native VML.
The producers' wrap: Ryan McManus of Native VML

I spoke to some of the people responsible for SA's recent One Show-winning work, behind the scenes. Next up is Ryan McManus of Native VML...

By Leigh Andrews 20 hours ago

Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)
Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)

While the world was focusing on Millennials and Baby Boomers, Gen X were quietly reinventing what it means to be an adult today...

By Jessica Tennant 21 hours ago

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#OrchidsandOnions: When there's no getting over that rainbow, a dog will still love you...

I was reading something the other day about being bullied in the workplace. It happened to me over a period of years and I had no option - because my family was young and we needed the money - but to stick it out. But it ate into my soul and left me feeling demeaned and worthless at times...

By Brendan Seery 21 hours ago

Team Meropa
Bringing Holmes the communication accolades with Meropa

Back in April, SA's largest independent national public relations consultancy, Meropa Communications, was again included in The Holmes Report's global annual ranking. Agency managing director Patrick Gearing weights in...

By Leigh Andrews 23 hours ago

Understanding growth power in sub-Saharan Africa and defining Africa's middle class
Understanding growth power in sub-Saharan Africa and defining Africa's middle class

UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing and Ipsos have partnered to uncover a mass of data about a market comprising roughly a 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa - the urban middle class...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

How to market to Africa's resilient, ambitious middle class
How to market to Africa's resilient, ambitious middle class

How do you market to Africa's extremely aspirational middle class that is more than 100 million strong, with a combined monthly spending power of R1.3 trillion?

By Louise Marsland 1 day ago

Does PoPI offer adequate legislation in the digital age?
Does PoPI offer adequate legislation in the digital age?

Technology is advancing much more quickly than most people anticipated even a decade ago...

By Jared Nickig 1 day ago

Lyn Jones
#Newsmaker: In Touch Media's newly appointed Lyn Jones on OOH

Lyn Jones was recently appointed regional manager for out of home media company, In Touch Media. She believes the OOH landscape is "evolving into a strategic and imperative medium to have within the media mix” and is particularly looking forward to...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

The future of advertising
The future of advertising

Everyone's talking about it... falling circulations, viewers flocking to various competitive TV channels and a myriad of online internet offers, streaming options and, oh, there are so many others...

By Chris Brewer 1 day ago

Laura Rawden, Safrea chair.
#AfricaMonth: Safrea on the freelance future of work. Are you ready?

Safrea chair Laura Rawden speaks about the benefit of belonging to a professional body, especially as a freelancer while the world of work continues to evolve across the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

(L-R): Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google, at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago, this past week.
Greater investments needed to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent's broadband data explosion...

2 days ago

Ross Chowles.
#OneShow2017: Reflections with Ross Chowles

One of the biggest drawcards to this year's One Show Creative week was the Educators' summit workshop sessions. Our very own Ross Chowles presented one of these. I chatted to him post-Creative Week for his One Show reflections...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Michael Ritchie, MD/Executive Producer: Revolver/Will O'Rourke ©
LIA announces Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury

Michael Ritchie, MD and executive producer at Revolver/Will O'Rourke will head up the LIA Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury...

2 days ago

Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)
Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)

Christian Kurz, senior vice president, global insights for Viacom International Media Networks unpacks the media company's latest global study and some game-changing insights on Generation X...

By Jessica Tennant 19 May 2017

12 signs your business model may be broken
12 signs your business model may be broken

The death of a business is not like a car crash and as sudden as many tend to presume, but disasters do happen whether you are prepared for them or not...

By Matt Brown 19 May 2017

#NewCampaign: Surf's School of Shine
#NewCampaign: Surf's School of Shine

Surf Washing Power and Liquorice have just launched a digital billboard activation showcasing the CVs of real-life women to help them launch their careers...

19 May 2017

Thebe Ikalafeng, brand and reputation expert, at 2017 African Utility Week
#AUW2017: Why utilities need to build better brands

The ever-vibrant and inspirational brand and reputation expert Thebe Ikalafeng delivered one of the keynote talks at the recently concluded 2017 African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 19 May 2017

Apex Awards jury announced
Apex Awards jury announced

The annual Apex Awards, hosted by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), has announced its jury for the 2017 awards...

19 May 2017

Loyiso Bala, John Vlismas receive Henley MBA Scholarships
Loyiso Bala, John Vlismas receive Henley MBA Scholarships

South African musician, Loyiso Bala and comedian, John Vlismas have been awarded MBA Music and Creative Industries scholarships from Henley Business School...

19 May 2017

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Allan Gray lets go of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town

NEWSWATCH: Allan Gray has let go of ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, effective 31 July, and is in the process of appointing a new agency to manage the account...

19 May 2017

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Entries open for top journalism awards

All entries are open for the annual Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards and will close on Monday, 19 June 2017...

19 May 2017

Loeries 2017 creative by DDB.
#Loeries2017: Excellence in outdoor creative execution with JCDecaux

JCDecaux is the Loeries branding partner for the year and also sponsor of the outdoor and out of home (OOH) category. I found out more from Wandile Setlhodi, head of marketing SSA at JC Decaux...

By Leigh Andrews 19 May 2017

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JSE opens flat as Naspers rockets further and miners fall

The JSE opened flat on Friday, despite Naspers rocketing to new heights, with miners retreating as the rand regained some lost ground after tumbling on Thursday...

By Maarten Mittner 19 May 2017

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EU fines Facebook $120m over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp...

19 May 2017

Roger Ailes, seen here in a 2006 picture, blended entertainment with conservative politics in creating Fox News | ©  | Frederick M. Brown
How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump...

19 May 2017

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