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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

1 day ago

This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today
This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me...

By Andy Walker 1 day ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Warren Mposi
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Warren Mposi

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 8 hours ago

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'...

By Louise Marsland 1 day ago

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Daphne impact

You may not have heard of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered six months ago, but Meryl Streep certainly has and it would not surprise me if the Oscar winner optioned DCG's story...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 1 day ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Phushaza Sibiya
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Phushaza Sibiya

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Audio Militia’s co-founder and executive producer, Nick Argyros.
Audio Militia - "Stellar content means repeat business and great reputation"

Audio Militia's co-founder and executive producer Nick Argyros shares how their 2017 Loeries success proves it's time to disrupt the production industry and create content beyond the expected music and audio...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

The digital transformation of menu boards
The digital transformation of menu boards

Menu boards, which play a pivotal role in the consumer menu selection process in quick service restaurants (QSR), have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past 15 years...

1 day ago

Lisbon Health International Festival announces Awareness jury panel
Lisbon Health International Festival announces Awareness jury panel

The Lisbon Health International Festival has announced its Awareness jury panel, which is divided into four groups.

1 day ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Floyd Magubane
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Floyd Magubane

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Uganda
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Uganda

These are exciting times for the African tech space, but which ecosystem is the best place to launch or invest in a startup?

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Drake and Jeremy Loops rule Spotify's first month in South Africa
Drake and Jeremy Loops rule Spotify's first month in South Africa

One month after Scandinavian streaming service Spotify launched in South Africa, we now have an idea of what locals love listening to...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Sithulile Mbayi
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Sithulile Mbayi

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media
Tiso Blackstar responds to "misleading reports" by Independent Media

Tiso Blackstar Group has clarified its position, that it is in fact performing well and ahead of expectations, following what it calls misleading reporting by Independent Media...

2 days ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Nontobeko Vilakati
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Nontobeko Vilakati

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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Did Barack Obama really say 'Stay woke, bitches' in this viral video?

"Thank you. And stay woke, bitches," is not a quote you'd normally attribute to former US President Barack Obama. But filmmaker Jordan Peele just made this a reality, by using intelligent visual trickery...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

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#WTMA18: First day highlights from meetings, networking and events

Travel trade show World Travel Market Africa 2018 opened its doors at the CTICC in Cape Town on 18 April 2018 - welcoming a host of travel professionals eager to meet, network and consolidate business...

2 days ago

Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)
Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter, and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In the last part of this three-part article, Jon Ratcliffe chatted with him about purpose, well-being, what advice he can give young students entering the industry...

By Jon Ratcliffe 2 days ago

#Newsmaker: And the new CEO of the IAB SA is... Paula Hulley
#Newsmaker: And the new CEO of the IAB SA is... Paula Hulley

The IAB SA today announced that Paula Hulley is succeeding former CEO Josephine Buys...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

CoinAfrique app makes its mark in francophone Africa
CoinAfrique app makes its mark in francophone Africa

Tech startup, CoinAfrique, which claims to be the most downloaded classifieds app in francophone Africa, has garnered €2.5m from several investors in its first round of venture capital financing...

2 days ago

Empathy - a two-way street in customer service
Empathy - a two-way street in customer service

It's no secret that personalisation is essential in developing a successful customer experience. Central to that is getting to know all you can about your customer and using that information to drive the interaction...

By Wynand Smit 3 days ago

Are you asking the why beyond the why?
Are you asking the why beyond the why?

Your company is planning on launching a competitive product offering to new regions that, if successful, is set to shake up the market and monumentally increase your brand awareness and profit margins across the country. The most important thing to plan your go to market strategy? Know thy customer...

By Lara-Anne Derbyshire 3 days ago

Entries are open for The One Club's Young Guns 16
Entries are open for The One Club's Young Guns 16

The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for Young Guns 16, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger...

3 days ago

Winners of the 2018 World Press Photo Awards announced
Winners of the 2018 World Press Photo Awards announced

Ronaldo Schemidt, has been announced as the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2018...

3 days ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Simbongile Ndlangisa
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Simbongile Ndlangisa

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

E-commerce and millennials
E-commerce and millennials

Millennials have such close ties to online shopping and smartphone usage, but what does e-commerce mean to them?...

By Fiona Brauns 3 days ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Sherlin Barends
#BehindtheSelfie with... Sherlin Barends

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Sherlin Barends, radio presenter on KFM 94.5's #KFMMornings, which was announced as best commercial breakfast show at the recent Liberty Radio Awards...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Khangelani Dziba
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Khangelani Dziba

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

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