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Why you need design systems for social media
Why you need design systems for social media

With the majority of modern brand content now residing on social media channels, how do you create social media advertising that stands out? More importantly, how do you do this on a consistent basis within a quick turnaround timeframe?

By Ernst Lass 2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Creating our own entrepreneurial opportunities in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Creating our own entrepreneurial opportunities in Africa

Entrepreneur, Abiot Mahlatse Ledwaba talks about the hustle and how he used his skills to create opportunities that helped him strengthen his brand and start his own business...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

Götz Ulmer, partner of Jung von Matt in Hamburg, Germany is president of the 2017 Loeries ‘film and radio’ judging panel.
#Loeries2017: Jury president jabber with Götz Ulmer

I chatted to the four recently revealed international jury presidents for the Loeries. First up is Götz Ulmer, partner of Jung von Matt in Hamburg, Germany...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Loeries add Facebook Challenge to Student Awards
Loeries add Facebook Challenge to Student Awards

A new category, the Facebook Challenge has been added to Loeries Africa Middle East's Student Awards...

2 days ago

Sandy Naudé, CEO of African community media, Independent Media ©
Inma selects new office bearers, includes South African Sandy Naudé

South Africa's Sandy Naudé has been selected as one of the International News Media Association's new board members...

2 days ago

Myles McDonald, composer and producer at Hey Papa Legend.
The producers' wrap: Myles McDonald of Hey Papa Legend

I spoke to some of the people responsible for SA's recent One Show-winning work, behind the scenes. Next up is Myles McDonald of Hey Papa Legend...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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How emotion affects advertising

You really have to be operating in the dark ages of marketing if you haven't cottoned on to the importance of emotion in marketing communication...

By John Laurence 3 days ago

Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions
Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions

In the South African retail and manufacturing sectors, promotions have become a popular tool to attain growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

#NewCampaign: Stop the Cycle
#NewCampaign: Stop the Cycle

The Huffington Post SA partnered with Native VML to come up with an engaging way to highlight the increased socio-economic and environmental impact of consumerism, and send a clear message to industries and manufacturers that need to be held accountable...

3 days ago

Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site
Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site

Nowadays, many businesses have websites built on the WordPress content management system (CMS). This CMS is not only user-friendly but also comes with a wide range of free plugins and themes...

By Charles Mburugu 3 days ago

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Financial Mail announces top analysts for 2017

Standard Bank SBG Securities repeats its top ranking for research, with RMB Morgan Stanley, Peregrine Securities and ABSA Capital maintaining their top positions for equities dealing, derivatives dealing and fixed interest securities dealing respectively...

3 days ago

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Harnessing the longevity of 'cool'

One brand has maintained its cool factor for seven years running, but how did they do it?

By Danny Bryer 3 days ago

International media groups to discuss fighting fake news
International media groups to discuss fighting fake news

A two-day conference will be held by Wan-Ifra and The Straits Times on fighting fake news on 19-20 June 2017 at the Singapore Management University...

3 days ago

Fighting fake news flames
Fighting fake news flames

Fake news, false claims, invented opinions and online rumour can seriously burn your reputation. Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico, unpacks a strategy for putting out fake news fires before they rage out of control and explains how to manage your reputation in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand...

By Oresti Patricios 3 days ago

South Africa wins at Inma Global Media Awards
South Africa wins at Inma Global Media Awards

40 Inma Global Media Awards winners were unveiled at the annual awards ceremony in New York this week and South Africa's Independent Media was amongst the winners...

3 days ago

#NewCampaign: Him, Her & Me
#NewCampaign: Him, Her & Me

In an attempt to make what Siemens actually does relatable to the lives it impacts on a daily basis, the diversified engineering company briefed King James II with the challenging task to humanise the brand, building on the launch of the brand campaign, Ingenuity for Life.

3 days ago

Film producer and director, Stefano Tealdi
DFM presents pitching programme

10 South African emerging filmmakers will receive the opportunity to hone their pitching skills, presented by the pitching programme, Jumpstart at the Durban FilmMart (DFM)...

3 days ago

Revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome offers a unique experience
Revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome offers a unique experience

The revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome will finally open the doors of this unique new facility to the public on Saturday, 27 May 2017...

24 May 2017

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The producers' wrap: 7Films

I spoke to some of the people responsible for SA's recent One Show-winning work, behind the scenes. Next up is 7Films...

By Leigh Andrews 24 May 2017

#NewCampaign: F*ck like a Finn
#NewCampaign: F*ck like a Finn

Finland is the best country for love-making, stated in Sultan's campaign video that has gained a million organic views in Finland alone...

24 May 2017

New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals
New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals

Leán Muller has recently been appointed as the new head to direct Fairtrade Label in accomplishing the vast goals it has set for 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 24 May 2017

One of these two figures is Taoushiani...
#BehindtheSelfie with... Andy Taoushiani

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Andy Taoushiani, head of Artifact Advertising...

By Leigh Andrews 24 May 2017

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Adobe, Shutterstock just killed graphic design

Whether you like it or not, the end is nigh for graphic designers...

By Nicholas Kühne 24 May 2017

LIA updates - regional ‘Of the Year' awards now launched
LIA updates - regional ‘Of the Year' awards now launched

LIA has introduced regional ‘Of the Year' awards, in addition to its global ‘Of the Year' awards and regions include, Oceana (Australia and New Zealand), Asia, Europe, Middle East/Africa, North America and South America...

24 May 2017

Top winner at New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Top winner at New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

‘Meet Graham', from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne's Public Service Announcement for client Transport Accident Commission Victoria was awarded the 2017 ‘Best of Show Award' at the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards...

24 May 2017

Gen X: How to get the generation right (part 3)
Gen X: How to get the generation right (part 3)

Based on Viacom's extensive research on Generation X, how should brands, advertisers, marketers and media companies alike re-evaluate the way they represent this group of consumers?

By Jessica Tennant 24 May 2017

US heads country ranking in annual D&AD rankings
US heads country ranking in annual D&AD rankings

For the first time the US came out in front in terms of D&AD country rankings, with the UK and Australia taking the next consecutive spots...

24 May 2017

Ryan McManus, ECD at Native VML.
The producers' wrap: Ryan McManus of Native VML

I spoke to some of the people responsible for SA's recent One Show-winning work, behind the scenes. Next up is Ryan McManus of Native VML...

By Leigh Andrews 23 May 2017

Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)
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 23 May 2017

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