Subscribe to industry newsletters

Managing director of Brand Union Africa, Mathew Weiss and Doug de Villiers, CEO of Brand Science.
Brand Science joins Brand Union to form new market offer

Doug de Villiers, currently CEO of Brand Science, and his team will join Brand Union to form a dynamic new market offer...

17 hours ago

Justin van Alphen, portfolio manager NBD at Ads24; with Siphokazi Mestile, account manager; and Ntando Msibi, copywriter on all three Pendoring-winning spots.
#Pendoring2017: Praat met... The Odd Number

The Pendoring Awards' top-ranked The Odd Number shares why it's important for creatives and brands alike to talk to their target audience in a language they understand and feel...

By Leigh Andrews 19 hours ago

Top court to rule on review of SABC deal
Top court to rule on review of SABC deal

The details of the multimillion-rand broadcasting deal between the SABC and MultiChoice may never be made public if the two companies get their way in the Constitutional Court...

By Theto Mahlakoana 14 hours ago

Matshela Koko | Credit:
Suspended Eskom acting CEO threatens to sue over Tiso Blackstar's reporting

Suspended Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko has threatened to take action against the Tiso Blackstar Group for its continued reporting on his troubles at the power utility...

By Neo Goba 18 hours ago

Images Supplied
#BigConnect: Influencers and travel brands connect to take travel and destination marketing to the next level

The first-ever Big Connect recently took place in Cape Town and saw South African travel companies and influencers come together to discuss how travel marketing can be enhanced through working with influencers...

18 hours ago

Zimbabwean artist designs iconic FM cover
Zimbabwean artist designs iconic FM cover

Financial Mail collaborates with Zimbabwean artist for collector's item Mugabe issue...

19 hours ago

The art of anthropology and B2B communication
The art of anthropology and B2B communication

While the advertising world is often dominated by psychology, Claire Denham-Dyson writes that she believe there are many benefits to using anthropology in B2B marketing...

By Claire Denham-Dyson 19 hours ago

Black Friday rapidly gathering steam in SA
Black Friday rapidly gathering steam in SA

South African retailers are hoping to capitalise on the growing local interest in the annual Black Friday sale, taking place on 24 November this year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Jesse Clegg fest master.
Reap the benefits of sending your music videos to film festivals

When directors think of sending their work to film festivals, they generally only think of submitting short or feature films. Even micro 60-sec shorts have their own festivals these days...

By Quinton Lavery 1 day ago

Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?
Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?

The South African retail market is a battleground at the moment: fierce competition by brands; a vast choice available to consumers; and a weak economic climate...

By Romy Honneysett 1 day ago

Game of content: Content marketing lessons from Game of Thrones
Game of content: Content marketing lessons from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is rich with lessons for content marketers to both optimise their content strategies and engage with their fans on a daily basis...

By Dirk Visser 1 day ago

Motsoaledi and West in action.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fast-track innovation with design-thinking methodology

Lethabo Motsoaledi and Matthew Westaway are the dynamic engineering-educated duo and joint CEOs behind disruptive intelligence innovation studio, Motsoaledi & West. Here's why design thinking is a must for any business.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

SABC seeks to alter rules giving pay-TV stations free use of channels

The SABC has asked the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to conduct an urgent public review of regulations that allow pay-TV operators to carry its television channels for free...

By Bekezela Phakathi 1 day ago

Design Indaba 2016.
Design Indaba Conference, a multi-sensory event

The Design Indaba Conference, which will be held from 21-23 February 2018, is going beyond design to create a multi-sensory event where you can hear, see, learn and experience the future of creative thinking and design activism...

1 day ago

Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen with his book, Outside Insight.
The new corporate digital reality of Outside Insight

Meltwater's global CEO, Jorn Lyseggen explains the crux of his book on the new digital reality that those who leverage insights from external data or digital breadcrumbs will find themselves at an information advantage over those that don't. Here's why you need to focus on Outside Insight or fall behind...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Phumi Mashigo, MD of Ignitive and new chairperson of the AdFocus Awards.
#FMAdFocus2017: Hello and goodbye

The new AdFocus Awards chairperson for 2018-19 is Phumi Mashigo, MD of Ignitive. She takes over the rein from Craig Page-Lee, founder of d-cifr...

1 day ago

L to R: Pieter Verwey (creative director) with the Pendoring in hand, Karen Meiring (director and head of Kyknet), Michelle Porter (client service director), and Aldri van Jaarsveld (managing director/art director).
#Pendoring2017: Praat met... Black Khaki

The Pendoring Awards not only reward marketing communication in all of SA's indigenous languages apart from English, they've also created their own ranking. Here, joint fourth-ranked Black Khaki shares, "You don't have to be English, wear a three-piece suit, or have the old-school English tie to be creative..."

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

All the Adfocus Awards 2017 winners.
#FMAdFocus2017: Innovation and consistency rewarded

This year's AdFocus Awards saw the best of the best recognised, honouring agencies and individuals, not just for their creative and marketing skills, but for their all-round business acumen....

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

FCB took home the title of large agency of the year and overall agency of the year at #FMAdFocus2017. Image: ©

Last night, Wednesday, 22 November, the winners of the 2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards were announced at an event held at The Empire Conference and Events venue in Parktown, Gauteng...

2 days ago

Why branding really matters
Why branding really matters

Building strong brands is a long-term process that requires a lot of thought and planning from a future-fit standpoint...

By James Maposa 2 days ago

My generation failed to create loyalty
My generation failed to create loyalty

It is very obvious that my generation failed dramatically, worldwide. The next generation want change. Mostly simply change away from what my generation achieved...

By Erik Du Plessis 2 days ago

Zanzibar's famous Stone Town. © mirco1 via
Focus on Africa's film industry grows

The inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar event will run from 11-13 July at the Verde Hotel outside Stone Town, Zanzibar...

2 days ago

Scopen’s global CEO Cesar Vacchiano and Johanna McDowell of IAS.
Getting to grips with the Scopen Agency Scope 2017

The results of the second edition of the Scopen Agency Scope are in! I caught up with Scopen's global CEO Cesar Vacchiano and Johanna McDowell of IAS on the importance of client-agency relationships, particularly with BEE being a uniquely SA component within the global advertising landscape...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Current chairperson of the FM AdFocus Awards, Craig Page-Lee.
#FMAdFocus2017: Judging the Student of the Year category

A few of the judges and current chairperson, Craig Page-Lee comment on the overall quality of the work received for the AdFocus Student of the Year Award and what they were specifically looking for from the entries...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

Black Friday - Stats show trend on the rise in SA
Black Friday - Stats show trend on the rise in SA

Digital advertising agency Jetweb, has kept a close eye on Black Friday through social listening data for the last three years and says the trend is on the rise...

2 days ago

Gearing up for the Black Friday frenzy
Gearing up for the Black Friday frenzy

Black Friday has become a highly anticipated event for retailers and customers alike. Originally marked in the US to denote the beginning of the Christmas shopping season...

By Stefan Salzer 2 days ago

Ferreira says, "This is Sconetent."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Dale Ferreira

This extended #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with Dale Ferreira, MD of creative digital marketing agency, Sconetent (it rhymes with 'content', if you're not sure)...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers
How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers

For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights...

By Dan Lewis 2 days ago

Xolisa Dyeshana, Creative Circle chairperson and chief creative officer at Joe Public.
Creative Circle takes steps towards its new purpose

The Creative Circle is taking bold steps to ensure it is equipped to lead the creative industry into the future...

2 days ago

Show more