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Manufacturing Indaba 2018

#Newsmaker: Nicholas Lawrence wins Best Breakfast Presenter one year in
#Newsmaker: Nicholas Lawrence wins Best Breakfast Presenter one year in

As Nicholas Lawrence won Best Breakfast Presenter at the Liberty Radio Awards this year and has only worked in radio for just over a year now, I interviewed him to find out what this win means to him and what it says about loving what you do and doing what you love well...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

IAB SA campaigns for all South Africans to have free access to the internet
IAB SA campaigns for all South Africans to have free access to the internet

The IAB SA has kick-started a campaign for all South Africans to have free basic access to the internet...

2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa

Africa is a hot bed of opportunities. If you look for that opportunity you will find it, says Robyn de Villiers, vice chair of APRA and chair and CEO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe Africa...

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018
All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018

The regional winners of the inaugural Mest (Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology) Africa Challenge, the Pan-African startup pitch competition open to companies outside the Mest programme, has been announced...

2 days ago

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These are WhatsApp's shiny new group chat features

In a not-all-that-exciting update, WhatsApp has tweaked the way groups work on its platform...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

Joburg moves up global ICCA rankings, now aims for top 100
Joburg moves up global ICCA rankings, now aims for top 100

"We have moved from position 186 to 113 globally, while also improving our ranking in Africa from position five to two. Now our team is aiming for a position in the top 100 globally in 2018..."

2 days ago

Love Cape Town, love Mitchells Plain: Cape Town Tourism releases new neighbourhoods video
Love Cape Town, love Mitchells Plain: Cape Town Tourism releases new neighbourhoods video

Cape Town Tourism has released the latest in their "Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods" video series focusing on the Mitchells Plain neighbourhood.

2 days ago

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Generation Z - Chasing butterflies (Part 1)

In some ways, Gen Z could be compared to a butterfly. Some are in a state of metamorphosis and some are already spreading their wings. On a more profound level, as they not only go through radical transformation but also radically transform the world that they affect...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg and Tuelo Lechuti 2 days ago

AI will transform practice of marketing
AI will transform practice of marketing

AI continues to be the buzzword du jour to describe a host of "intelligent" features aiming to augment the functions performed by marketers in their everyday jobs...

2 days ago

Durban FilmMart 2018.
16 African films, documentaries selected for Durban FilmMart

9th Durban FilmMart announces Official Project Selection for 2018 edition, including 16 films and documentaries from Africa...

2 days ago

Designing a great customer journey can help even the smallest digital offering
Designing a great customer journey can help even the smallest digital offering

From the moment they click onto an e-commerce site, customers develop a lasting impression of your brand...

By Brendon Williamson 2 days ago

Mexican library recognised as one of the best in the world
Mexican library recognised as one of the best in the world

The Tecnológico de Monterrey new Main Library has been recognised in the Library Interior Design Awards 2018 as "The Best Academic Library in the World" in the over 30,000ft2 category...

2 days ago

Grahamstown National Arts Festival launches Creativate Digital
Grahamstown National Arts Festival launches Creativate Digital

The National Arts Festival will be launching a new programme for the inaugural Creativate Digital Arts Festival, taking place between 28 June to 1 July 2018 in Grahamstown...

3 days ago

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Top 500 Awards: Winners announced

The Best Managed Companies in a host of sectors were announced last week at the 2nd annual Top 500 Awards, hosted at Inanda Club's Polo Room in the heart of Sandton...

3 days ago

Africa screenwriter’s residency 2018 participants announced by Realness co-founder Elias Ribeiro.
African film residency announced at Cannes

Realness Africa screenwriter's residency 2018 participants announced at Cannes Film festival...

3 days ago

Refined brand and product journey for Nescafé Gold
Refined brand and product journey for Nescafé Gold

Nescafé has unveiled a new crafting process and packaging design for its popular Gold range of instant coffees...

3 days ago

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Jury presidents for Loeries 2018 announced

Four of the world's top creative leaders will guide over 160 judges in the process of selecting the best of brand communication from across Africa and the Middle East...

3 days ago

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New York Festivals' judges give overview of executive jury sessions

The New York Festivals' executive jury convened in New York City to judge the 2018 NYF International Advertising Awards and provided interesting perspectives on the process of judging and the matrix judging system...

3 days ago

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#OneShow2018: SA EXCLUSIVE with Burger King!

In an exclusive interview, Ann Nurock talks to Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing for Burger King. Winner of the coveted Penta Pencil and Client of the Year at the recent One Show awards...

By Ann Nurock 16 May 2018

WhatsApp, the new lens into consumer lives
WhatsApp, the new lens into consumer lives

How do we provide front row seats for clients into consumer lives? Well, WhatsApp is a great way to start...

By Mpho Mpofu 16 May 2018

#StartupStory: Open Line Communications
#StartupStory: Open Line Communications

Following on from Mother's Day, I thought it fitting to chat to mother and daughter, Paola Chellew and Lia Mundell (respectively) who launched their PR business in March this year...

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2018

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What if you could change the world?

I will get to the accompanying picture a bit later. First, let me give you a scenario: Imagine there is a job you have dreamed of your whole life. It is all you have ever wanted to do. You spend every day trying to make it happen. You are passionate and diligent. You work hard. This job is all you care about...

By Damon Stapleton 16 May 2018

How technology is driving the millennial retail market
How technology is driving the millennial retail market

Over the last decade, the retail industry has seen a shift in how it operates. The exponential increase in online shopping has had a significant impact on how we buy our products...

By Mark Thomson 16 May 2018

Wimpy appoints The Odd Number as lead agency
Wimpy appoints The Odd Number as lead agency

After a long and rigorous review process where some of the biggest names in the industry competed for the opportunity to work on the Wimpy account, The Odd Number today announced its appointment as the lead agency for the brand...

16 May 2018

People queueing for drinking water at the Newlands spring, Cape Town. (Photo: Ralph Tyrrell)
Is it time for an environmental communication and behaviour change gathering in SA?

The International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit held recently in Bali drew over 1,000 delegates from more than 90 countries, including a strong South African contingent...

By Hugh Tyrrell 16 May 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Lorraine Maisel
#BehindtheSelfie with... Lorraine Maisel

This #AfricaMonth, we go behind the selfie with Lorraine Maisel, founder and director of Styling Concepts in Johannesburg and Press Room in Cape Town...

By Leigh Andrews 16 May 2018

No-wastage Wi-Fi the way to go
No-wastage Wi-Fi the way to go

Wi-Fi advertising offers tremendous advantages for advertisers that place a premium on highly-segmented, location-specific platforms that eliminate ad spend wastage and which can be remotely updated in a flash...

By Tracey Cohen 16 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

Warren Hewitt
#AfricaMonth: Living African laboratories

As a key market and potential innovator, Africa is poised for rapid adoption, skipping generations of inherited ideas and practices to emerge as an early adopter for innovative solutions that take cognisance of the unique African context...

By Warren Hewitt 16 May 2018

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