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#YouthMonth: Yenani Madikwa is Cannes FCBSocialEye for 2018

Jessica Tennant interviews Yenani Madikwa, copywriter at FCB Africa, on winning this year's global Cannes FCBSocialEYE and how we can keep an eye on her this week...

By Jessica Tennant 6 hours ago

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Robbie Williams (and his World Cup middle finger) spikes Google Search traffic

If you were expecting Will Smith to open the 2018 World Cup in Russia this evening, don't worry, we were, too...

By Andy Walker 3 days ago

Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise
Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise

#Newswatch: Absa tweeted out an offensive poll on 'black tax', outraging numerous clients, many of whom have since threatened to leave the bank and move to Nedbank and Capitec...

3 days ago

Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)
Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)

A new epidemic is fast spreading across the globe. It is known as Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD) - and it kills reputations in less than 280 characters...

By Howard Feldman 3 days ago

The biggest social media event of all time is on this June
The biggest social media event of all time is on this June

The kick-off of the first match in the world's most anticipated football tournament this June will also signal the start of what will likely be the biggest mobile and social media event the world has ever seen. It's an unprecedented opportunity for marketers to engage with people about a subject they are truly passionate about...

By Elizma Nolte 3 days ago

Mike Sharman, Retroviral co-founder, CEO and chief creative strategist and Shaka Sisulu, entrepreneur and founder of digital and social media agency Plum. Image supplied.
Shaka Sisulu acquires 51% stake in Retroviral Digital Communications

Entrepreneur, Shaka Sisulu has announced that he has acquired a 51% stake in Retroviral Digital Communications...

13 Jun 2018

How to maximise your social media reach
How to maximise your social media reach

It is without a shadow of a doubt that whichever business you find yourself in, social media is a must in order to maximise reach with your target audience. Thoriso Kolobe list tools you can use to design a pretty simple social media plan that maximises reach...

By Thoriso Kolobe 12 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax
#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax

Cosmopolitan South Africa has launched a petition to end tampon tax, calling all women to campaign against period poverty in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

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Mind your Ts and Cs

Have you ever been asked to write an opinion piece? I recently had the misfortune of receiving such a request, and while baulking internally, I was powerless to prevent my ego from commandeering my vocal chords and saying yes...

By E. Herridge 11 Jun 2018

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The argument for making lower quality ads: Targeting Generation Z

There are a number of reports of agencies missing the point when it comes to the youngest generation of consumers, Generation Z. Often, too little time is spent optimising content for this generation's platforms-of-choice, such as Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook...

By Hlumelo Ndoni 11 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: What's happening on Twitter w/ Barry Collins
#Newsmaker: What's happening on Twitter w/ Barry Collins

With the Soccer World Cup just around the corner, Barry Collins from Twitter's EMEA HQ in Dublin shares some interesting stats about the football conversation on Twitter...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Jun 2018

Still use Twitter? Here's how to get your chirp on!
Still use Twitter? Here's how to get your chirp on!

It is surprising to know that with 262.7 million users globally, Twitter ranks lowest in social media usage globally. But with millions of users it still has a valid place in the market...

Issued by Blue Juice 5 Jun 2018

Need some social media post inspiration?
Need some social media post inspiration?

Here's 14 post ideas to get you going...

Issued by Blue Juice 4 Jun 2018

#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned
#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned

Uganda is in the news today across the globe for what is being called a "social media tax" on social media users in the East African country, which has in the past imposed draconian laws that curb press freedom and freedom of speech.

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2018

When internet trolls come knocking - open the door
When internet trolls come knocking - open the door

Social media is an amazing platform for engaging with your brand's audience. Do not let trolls, and disgruntled individuals steer you off course...

By Madelain Roscher 31 May 2018

Building better relationships between brands and influencers
Building better relationships between brands and influencers

Ofentse Maloba explores ways how brands and influencers can build better relationships that can benefit them both...

By Ofentse Maloba 31 May 2018

Pictured L to R: Thomas Mofolo (MMMC’s chief brand communications consultant), Anna Hlalele (Co-founder, Canvas CAM) and Vinesh Duckworth (Co-founder, Canvas CAM).
#StartupStory: MMMC and Canvas CAM start joint venture

Juanita Pienaar chats with MMMC's chief brand communications consultant, Thomas Mofolo and asks him to elaborate on MMMC's new venture and partnership with Canvas CAM...

By Juanita Pienaar 31 May 2018

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How to simplify social media storytelling for your business

Mark Sham of Suits & Sneakers fame recently explained what you need to know about how social media has changed the world as we know it and how your brand can be better at social media storytelling...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2018

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ABC cancels Roseanne sitcom after racist tweet

Newswatch: The American Broadcasting Company has cancelled Roseanne Barr's sitcom Roseanne in consequence to her racist and Islamophobic "bad joke"...

30 May 2018

Promise wins Bestmed
Promise wins Bestmed

After a highly competitive multi-agency pitch, Promise has won the integrated Bestmed account. The agency will be responsible for all marketing touchpoints through-the-line...

Issued by Promise 30 May 2018

Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech
Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech

During a fireside chat with Publicis Groupe chairman and co-founder, Maurice Levy, at the recent Viva Tech event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about privacy, GDPR, his plans for governance, and how he intends to fight bad content...

29 May 2018

Industry disruption
Industry disruption

This piece will focus on some of the industries that have been affected by the evolution of the internet and some that have not yet...

By Brett Terespolsky, Issued by Sprout 29 May 2018

How you can use LinkedIn to increase your professional influence
How you can use LinkedIn to increase your professional influence

LinkedIn is a valuable social media marketing tool for business. Learn how to connect with others and leverage it to increase your professional influence...

By Laeeka Khan, Issued by ICESA 29 May 2018

Including influencers in your campaign is essential
Including influencers in your campaign is essential

Gee Motsepe writes about why brands should be looking at including influencers in their marketing budgets...

By Gee Motsepe 29 May 2018

Why brands must legally protect their influencers
Why brands must legally protect their influencers

Shae Leigh writes that if brands don't protect their influencers, legally and ethically, influencers won't protect the brand...

By Shae Leigh 29 May 2018

Promise wins Castle Lite's digital portfolio
Promise wins Castle Lite's digital portfolio

After a highly competitive multi-agency pitch, Promise has successfully acquired the Castle Lite digital portfolio...

Issued by Promise 28 May 2018

GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet
GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet

Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to "stay in touch" or "opt in" or informing us of a "policy update". On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force...

By Bill Buchanan 28 May 2018

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Social storytelling 101: Stop and sharpen your marketing axe

On Friday, 18 May 2018, Cape Town's marketing set descended on the Park Inn Radisson, for Meltwater's latest Biz Breakfast session with Treeshake's Dave Duarte on the art of social storytelling...

By Leigh Andrews 24 May 2018

Corporate crises expose leaders to new challenge
Corporate crises expose leaders to new challenge

A series of corporate communication missteps and ponderous responses has exposed a gap in the skills mix at executive and directorial levels across South Africa ...

By Auguste Coetzer 24 May 2018

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