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Phil Molefe gives details of SABC's ANN7 funding
Phil Molefe gives details of SABC's ANN7 funding

The SABC's relationship with ANN7, the Gupta-owned TV station, has come under intense scrutiny in Parliament, with evidence surfacing that the cash-strapped public broadcaster paid up to R1m for an episode of the TNA/Morning Live breakfast shows...

By Bekezela Phakathi 3 hours ago

Custom media the way of the future
Custom media the way of the future

Content that is of value and authentic will continue to grow as readers demand it, and it is custom media that is delivering this...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 hours ago

Some of team Monkeybiz - Carlyle's in the Pippi Longstocking braids.
#DesignMonth: The mysterious Monkeybiz of design

On a cold, drizzly morning, the first CreativeMornings event of the year took place at Friends of Design on Bree Street, Cape Town. Roughly 60 early birds braved the welcome rain and attended the session before their work day began…

By Leigh Andrews 2 hours ago

New BBDO CEO finds Scopen research valuable
New BBDO CEO finds Scopen research valuable

The Spanish-based independent research company Scopen and the IAS partnered in a 2016 study that highlighted 15 key trends in the South African communication, marketing, procurement and advertising industries...

3 hours ago

Leave The Couch blog wins three SA Blog Awards, including Overall Best Blog
Leave The Couch blog wins three SA Blog Awards, including Overall Best Blog

Leave The Couch blog won the Overall category at the 2016 South African Blog Awards, as well as Best Lifestyle Blog and Best Sport Blog...

5 hours ago

Online gaming offers new markets to brands
Online gaming offers new markets to brands

As more gamers play sports online, major brands, such as Gillette, are capitalising on this multi-million dollar industry...

5 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Kgotso Letwaba
#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Kgotso Letwaba

Kgotso Letwaba, founder of fashion label The After Skool Life and one of Design Indaba's Emerging Creatives, creates activewear informed by his love of sport and street art. We chat to him about design and authentic storytelling for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 5 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: Marina Willer announced as speaker
#DesignIndaba2017: Marina Willer announced as speaker

London-based Pentagram partner and creative director Marina Willer is an iconic figure in graphic design and filmmaking, whose inspiration, she says, comes from her colleagues, her children and her RCA tutor and graphic design titan, Margaret Calvert...

6 hours ago

IAB announces finalists for Bookmark Awards 2017
IAB announces finalists for Bookmark Awards 2017

The IAB SA has announced the Bookmark Awards finalists for 2017. Following several weeks of judging, the panel has narrowed down a record number of entries into a shortlist of official finalists, each demonstrating talent and digital innovation in their respective categories...

1 day ago

D&AD Pencils.
The value of a pencil

I apologise in advance for the unnecessary use of nostalgia and being a little romantic about it all. Actually, I don't...

By Damon Stapleton 1 day ago

Hamilton calls this: “Whiskey in a teacup”.
#BehindtheSelfie with… Kerri-Ann Hamilton

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with ‘bi-techtual' technophile Kerri-Ann Hamilton, who serves as creative manager, mind reader and magician at Jam Media...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Loeries Africa Middle East to exhibit 2016 winning work
Loeries Africa Middle East to exhibit 2016 winning work

Loeries Africa Middle East has curated the 2016 winning work that has achieved the highest accolade for creativity and innovation in the region into a travelling exhibition for campuses, schools and colleges to encourage excellence among young creatives...

1 day ago

Narendra trumps Donald on Facebook followers
Narendra trumps Donald on Facebook followers

Burson-Marsteller's latest research into how world leaders, governments and international organisations communicate via social media has been released...

1 day ago

Mobile app promotes, awards acts of random kindness
Mobile app promotes, awards acts of random kindness

Change our World for Good has worked with Net#work BBDO to develop a mobile Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) App, which encourages users to set goals for performing random acts of kindness and rewards them...

1 day ago

(c) Leonard Zhukovsky -
Weak Super Bowl TVCs disappoint

The Super Bowl draws 190m eyes, and brands pay the equivalent of R65m for a spot during the game. Of the viewers, nearly a quarter say the television commercials (TVCs) are the most important part of the event, and would rather go to the loo during the game. Despite this, 2017 was one of the weakest years in Super Bowl history for TVCs...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

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2017 IAB Digital Summit celebrates a turning point for digital

We have reached a critical juncture for digital, both locally and globally. Digital has evolved from one aspect of the media mix to a powerful, pervasive medium with an influence that cannot be ignored...

By Chris Borain 1 day ago

Screengrabs from the ad.
[Orchids & Onions] Mutual respect – and ignoring your customers in cyberspace

We keep hearing how irresponsible South Africans are with their money and, coming from a family history of little money and not wasting resources, it does sometimes astound me how people in this country live for today with little thought of tomorrow...

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

Micha Suarez de Koning
Sprout Performance Partners share key insights from DoubleClick programmatic masterclass

Sprout Performance Partners recently attended the DoubleClick Programmatic Masterclass in London, accompanied by Google representatives...

2 days ago

News24 Edge
Redesigning 24-hour news for a changing world

News24 has had an innovative start to the year. Here, editor Adriaan Basson lets us in on their new app Edge, as well as their Project Rise initiative and how they provide more than just the standard packaged news...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Publisher Research Council sets research programme for 2017
Publisher Research Council sets research programme for 2017

The Publisher Research Council (PRC), representing the interests of both print and online publishers in South Africa, has released its projects, studies and upcoming research for 2017...

2 days ago

Just launches new brand identity, drops Retirement in name
Just launches new brand identity, drops Retirement in name

Just, founded in 2014 by retirement specialists who wanted to address shortcomings in the South African retirement market, has launched its new brand identity, ‘Just' last week, locking in the descriptor ‘Rethink Retirement'...

2 days ago

WAN-IFRA offers management training to women journalists in South East Asia
WAN-IFRA offers management training to women journalists in South East Asia

WAN-IFRA Women in News lead trainer, Paula Fray, presented newsroom management training to 45 women senior journalists and editors from across South East Asia...

2 days ago

(c) sheeler -
MA(SA) upgrades marketing designations, launches masterclasses, workshops

The Marketing Association of South Africa is upgrading its Chartered Marketer and Marketing Practitioner South Africa professional designations, launching an all new Marketing Co-ordinator (SA) designation...

2 days ago

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New insurance brand launched in Botswana

New Bryte Insurance launches in Botswana with plans to expand into other African countries…

By Hanna Ziady 2 days ago

Roed in action.
Getting heavy-handed on fintech community disruption with Heavy Chef Tours

Heavy Chef founder and CEO Fred Roed shares why he resigned from agency WWC at the end of last year to take the Heavy Chef ‘side project' community to the doers, globally…

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Azzaro campaign lets shoppers Shazam a fragrance
Azzaro campaign lets shoppers Shazam a fragrance

Popular music recognition app Shazam and fashion and fragrance brand Azzaro announced last week the South African launch of ‘Wanted', a new fragrance for men...

2 days ago

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Top tips for face-to-face selling

It is common for salespeople to seek a path that offers least resistance. For example, a salesperson may prefer sending an email or making a quick phone call rather than meeting up with the customer. What the majority of salespeople don't know is that customers ignore emails and calls, which means selling products and services becomes more difficult...

By Jared Koning 3 days ago

Sergey Nivens © –
Is your brain doing what you think it's doing?

I'm never quite sure what to expect at conferences and seminars. I must have been to hundreds, possibly thousands, during my career and by and large they're ho-hum affairs...

By Chris Brewer 3 days ago

Soccer Laduma, then and now...
#DesignMonth: Soccer Laduma proves print's not dead

Soccer Laduma newspaper has just celebrated its second decade of printing the continent's most popular sport news. CEO and founder Peter du Toit explains the digital design touchpoints that have extended the publication's longevity.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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