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The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort and colleague Philip Fimmano of Trend Union presented their latest trend books for 2019, namely Goddesses (trends S/S 2019), On Safari (activewear S/S 2019) and Spiritual House (home and lifestyle 2019), as part of Design Indaba 2018 at the Lisof: Fashion Design School & Retail Education Institute in Johannesburg yesterday...

By Jessica Tennant 2 hours ago

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The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 2)

This a continuation of Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort's presentation at Lisof yesterday, on her latest trend book, Goddesses for spring/summer 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 2 hours ago

Nunu Ntshingila (regional director of Facebook Africa), Sello Hatang (chief executive Nelson Mandela Foundation) and Nicola Mendelsohn (vice president Europe Middle East & Africa, Facebook) – at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Facebook announce three-year partnership with Nelson Mandela Foundation

Facebook has announced a three-year partnership to support The Nelson Mandela archive, based at the Nelson Mandela Foundation...

2 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Esther Hoogstad steers Spree's customer journey
#Newsmaker: Esther Hoogstad steers Spree's customer journey

Newly appointed as head of customer interaction and marketing at Spree, Esther Hoogstad will be taking charge of the online retailer's end to end customer experience...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 hours ago

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans
The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy...

By John Sinclair 2 hours ago

Severins, Murray and De Stadler, three of this year's IAB SA Digital Summit speakers.
#IABDigitalSummit2018: The ultimate 'state of the industry' event

How will the advertising industry adapt AI at a larger scale? Can we innovate with data analysis and profiling without creeping out customers? I discussed the possibilities and explored the power of digital with three of this year's scheduled female powerhouse speakers for the fourth IAB SA Digital Summit, taking place next week on 1 March 2018 at the Theatre on the Track...

By Leigh Andrews 3 hours ago

Viral video success in 2018
Viral video success in 2018

Jon Ratcliffe writes about why he believes that the best way to communicate marketing messages today is through data-driven social video on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram...

By Jon Ratcliffe 4 hours ago

UK retail loyalty programmes suffer from a lack of differentiation
UK retail loyalty programmes suffer from a lack of differentiation

The Retail Loyalty Programmes in the UK 2018 survey has found that UK retail loyalty programme operators are struggling to bring fresh ideas to the programme benefit mix...

4 hours ago

Design Indaba's global graduates. Image credit:  Design Indaba website.
Ten global graduates at Design Indaba

Kicking off on Wednesday, 21 February - Friday, 23 February, the 23rd edition of the Design Indaba will see ten global graduates presenting projects that speak to the water crisis, the power of sound, social entrepreneurship and so much more...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 hours ago

Oprah Winfrey in the The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks film. © HBO.
Shortlist for 2018 AME Awards announced

New York Festivals AME Awards, for the World's Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness, announced the shortlist for the 2018 competition...

5 hours ago

H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankings
H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankings

With economic conditions in South Africa likely to remain weak, the apparel retail industry growth forecast for 2018 is muted...

21 hours ago

The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it
The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it

Digital marketing services have exploded over the past decade. You may be embracing the change, attempting to evade it, or perhaps you're just exhausted by it, but the next tranche of advancements may bring some relief...

By Adam Howatson 1 day ago

Splash, Department of Water and Sanitation mascot. © screenshot, @DWS_RSA via Twitter.
South Africa's #SaveWater mascot Splash is scarier than the drought

While the City of Cape Town is using apps, Twitter campaigns and Mmusi Maimane's bucket delegation skills to remind South Africans to save water, the nation's Department of Water and Sanitation is taking a - ahem - different approach...

By Andy Walker 1 day ago

Why Black Panther is such a gamechanger
Why Black Panther is such a gamechanger

For a film industry enthusiast such as myself, I have never once come across a movie so intensely anticipated by folk outside of movie-going culture. I don't even think your cult classics such as the Star Wars franchise have sparked such interest in the general public across the globe.

By Lerato Serumula 1 day ago

Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker
Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker

Discovery Channels is renewing its partnership with the Jozi Film Festival once again to find its next great African filmmaker...

1 day ago

Ava DuVernay on the 89th Oscars' red carpet in 2017. Original image © Tyler Golden of ABC on . Cropped with #FairnessFirst logo overlay as per Creative Commons terms.
#FairnessFirst: Making modern movies in 2018

While movies have been mainstream for more than a hundred years, diversity behind the lens has been more than a little lacking - hello 2018's top trending TV and cinema industry hashtags, #TimesUp and #OscarsSoWhite...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Fort Review launches second edition, a video series
Fort Review launches second edition, a video series

Last week marked the launch of Fort Review's second edition, this time in the form of a thought-provoking nine-part video series covering everything from black excellence to erotic capital...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

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Caxton and Independent Group fined for colluding on advertising prices

Newspaper publisher Caxton has been fined R5.8m and the Independent Group R2.2m for colluding on the prices they charged to advertisers, the Competition Commission said on Friday...

By Robert Laing 16 Feb 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism

There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 16 Feb 2018

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU
Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

The European Commission said on Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter...

16 Feb 2018

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The king is dead! #LongLiveTheKing

I found myself this week justifying the inclusion of television in a launch campaign. Someone check the moon, first Zuma resigns, and now this!

By Quinton Jones 16 Feb 2018

Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations
Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations

The One Club for Creativity, global peace organisation PartnersGlobal and the United Nations' Together initiative have joined forces to launch the first Young Ones Design Brief...

16 Feb 2018

Reddy with team Grid, celebrating their Grand Prix at Loeries 2017.
#Loeries2018: "Bringing it back to the bird," with Nathan Reddy of Grid Worldwide

Soon after the Loeries' 40-year logo and branding refresh was announced I caught up with Nathan Reddy of specialist brand agency Grid Worldwide. He explains the importance of the 'reduce to amplify' movement and how this mindset guided the Loeries' brand refresh...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Feb 2018

Federico de Nardis,CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa.
New CEO for Group M Sub-Saharan Africa

Federico de Nardis has been named CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa...

16 Feb 2018

Political commentator, scholar and musician, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is also participating at this year's Time of the Writer International Festival.
Lineup of authors for Time of the Writer International Festival announced

The lineup for the 21st Time of the Writer International Festival has been announced. This year the writers will convene under the theme of "Changing the narrative"...

16 Feb 2018

#IMC2018: The science of how brands grow
#IMC2018: The science of how brands grow

A popular track at this year's IMC Conference was that of creative and big idea creation, and a talk that really struck a cord, so to speak, was BBDO South Africa's CEO Boniswa Pezisa's on the power of breakthrough creativity and the role it plays in triggering emotions to communicate effectively...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Feb 2018

Studio H's Visa Street Food Festival © .
Series of pop-up feasts at Design Indaba's Nightscape

The Design Indaba Festival of Creativity 2018 has announced that a series of specially designed Chef's Table events, featuring Bertus Basson and Studio H, will be happening during the festival in addition to all the sights and sounds on offer...

15 Feb 2018

Beth Wade, VML Global CMO.
Native VML's new journey: Conducting the orchestra

As Native VML moves into a new era, the changes in the agency are not only organic; it is about a new business model that adds value and brings the customer into the brand's ecosystem. It is a new form of integration...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Feb 2018

Jarred Cinman, chief creative officer for VML, EMEA will be taking over as CEO of VML South Africa.
Native VML's new journey: The 3,000

With the official announcement of the integration of Y&R and Native VML comes a number of changes in Native VML's management...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Feb 2018

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