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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 7 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 100m people in sub-Saharan Africa - the urban middle class...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 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 8 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 10 hours 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

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#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

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#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 1 day ago

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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...

1 day 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

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#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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Samra2017: Telling FMCG stories without getting stuck on the product shot

Natalie Botha and Saiesh Ajudhiya of Kantar Millward Brown presented their research on untold emotions: future-proofing adverts by understanding non-verbal responses from consumers...

By Leigh Andrews 19 May 2017

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#Samra2017: Questions to help you uncover fake news

‘Fake news' was a hot topic at the annual Samra conference held last week. I chatted to CEO Leonie Vorster about the importance of future-proofing decision-making as part of an overarching marketing strategy, especially in the current media climate of fake news...

By Leigh Andrews 19 May 2017

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Forum of Community Journalists announces Excellence Awards

The names of the Top 10 entries in all categories for the FCJ Excellence Awards 2016 that will be held on Friday, 23 June 2017, have been announced...

19 May 2017

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Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation has released its programme of live tech demonstrations, immersive performances and the latest innovations in voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities...

19 May 2017

Trialogue director Cathy Duff
Tracking a decade of trends in SA's CSI space

According to Trialogue director Cathy Duff, despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy...

19 May 2017

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Context - the key to unlocking emerging market potential

South Africa tends to fall into the same style of activations - especially when looking at emerging markets...

By Cas Dreijer 18 May 2017

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