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The internet thinks YouTube Rewind 2018 is pretty terrible
The internet thinks YouTube Rewind 2018 is pretty terrible

Well... it's pretty safe to suggest that YouTube Rewind 2018 is controversial. The annual video published by the Google-owned service pays homage to the year that was and the moments that made it, all created by the internet's biggest personalities...

By Andy Walker 14 hours ago

Customer experience: The marriage of marketing and technology
Customer experience: The marriage of marketing and technology

Paula Sartini, founder and CEO of BrandQuantum, delves into the new role of marketing and IT in the era of Customer Experience...

By Paula Sartini 12 hours ago

Africa 2018, Egypt.
#Africa2018: Africa is the future of the world economy

African youth are the future of the world economy and entrepreneurship, the Africa 2018 forum in Egypt hears...

12 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: How to handle being 'the only' in the boardroom
#FairnessFirst: How to handle being 'the only' in the boardroom

From queen bee syndrome to unchecked micro-aggressions and struggling to deal with being 'the only' in the boardroom, Corinium's Women in Digital and Data Forum touched on many topics that may be subconsciously holding back our businesses from becoming more inclusive...

By Leigh Andrews 16 hours ago

Mastercard, Next Retail Concepts present an immersive way to shop online
Mastercard, Next Retail Concepts present an immersive way to shop online

A new e-commerce experience from Mastercard and Next Retail Concepts lets shoppers browse and buy just like they are in a physical store - across any browser...

3 days ago

Feature image: screenshot, Apple Music.
Twitter thought Johnny Clegg died after tribute went viral

Legendary musician Johnny Clegg was trending on Twitter on Thursday afternoon after a tribute version of his song The Crossing was released on YouTube...

By Andy Walker 3 days ago

A sneak peek into AI's weird, wacky and wonderful consumer insights
A sneak peek into AI's weird, wacky and wonderful consumer insights

Did you know that viewers of the American fantasy drama television series, Game of Thrones, are highly likely to be the same people who purchase sex toys online, particularly on a Monday?...

By Vian Chinner 3 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound

A truism set to music in the Kander & Ebb musical "Cabaret" is that money makes the world go round...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 3 days ago

Improved protection for SA actors
Improved protection for SA actors

The National Assembly has approved redrafted versions of the Performers' Protection Amendment Bill, the Copyright Amendment Bill and the National Gambling Amendment Bill, says Parliament's spokesperson Moloto Mothapo...

3 days ago

Ryan McManus, regional chief creative officer for VML SA.
Ryan McManus on orchestrating experiences for connected brands

There are a number of South African stars in the VML stable. Most notably, with Tony Granger set to retire, a senior level shake-up means Jason Xenopoulos is now North America CCO, and CEO of VMLY&R New York, with Ryan McManus taking on the reins as regional chief creative officer for VML SA. Here, McManus lets us in on how he's set to steer the group as we head into 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Facebook's 2018 Year in Review
Facebook's 2018 Year in Review

Facebook has released its 2018 Year In Review, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook...

By Sheida Neman 3 days ago

Pantone colour of the year 2019: Living Coral
Pantone #ColorOfTheYear for 2018: Living Coral

The Pantone colour of the year for 2018 was the deep, dreamy Ultra Violet. But for 2019, get ready for peachy under-the-sea Living Coral...

3 days ago

TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher

As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world, Mike Butcher covers everything - from the smallest tech startups to the largest tech giants...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

Unilever CMO Keith Weed © .
Unilever CMO Keith Weed to retire in 2019

NEWSWATCH: Unilever CMO Keith Weed will retire from the role next year, after 35 years at the company...

6 Dec 2018

#FutureFit Yourself: "Voetsek," do you think I'm stupid?
#FutureFit Yourself: "Voetsek," do you think I'm stupid?

Consumers crave brands that are authentic. They are not stupid, and they know when you are deceiving them...

By Carmen Murray 6 Dec 2018

These were South Africa's hottest Twitter hashtags in 2018
These were South Africa's hottest Twitter hashtags in 2018

When people weren't tweeting about South Africa's political issues, health issues, state issues, or sport, they were tweeting about soapies...

By Andy Walker 6 Dec 2018

The consumer power-shift of the digital age
The consumer power-shift of the digital age

Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate...

By Itumeleng Mukhovha 6 Dec 2018

CSR as a PR strategy for enhancing business-community relations
CSR as a PR strategy for enhancing business-community relations

CSR has evolved over the past few years as more and more organisations take a larger role in actively participating in social and community projects...

By Leago Monareng 6 Dec 2018

On trimming your dog's nails, heart rate monitors and captivating advertising
On trimming your dog's nails, heart rate monitors and captivating advertising

While we get bombarded with hundreds of advertisements courtesy of our exposure to numerous media, there are the occasional gems worthy of our attention...

By craig wallis 6 Dec 2018

The growth of Instagram among world leaders
The growth of Instagram among world leaders

Burson Cohn & Wolfe has released the Twiplomacy study about the most followed world leaders on Instagram...

5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2

Nicola Cooper delivered a trend talk on the localisation of global trends at the recent ATF Trade Expo in Cape Town...

By Maroefah Smith 5 Dec 2018

Data and platforms bring new opportunities to expand PR
Data and platforms bring new opportunities to expand PR

Digital disruption in the public relations and communications landscape means that brands and their agencies now need to work closer together than ever, in order to identify new storytelling opportunities, publishing platforms, and harness data analytics to continually refine how and where they place their messaging...

By Dominique Pienaar 5 Dec 2018

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So, how's the pitch going?

My first big pitch. I had a pitch jacket that made me look like a featured extra from Miami Vice. I was sh!tting myself and had a fixed smile on my face in the futile attempt to appear professional...

By Damon Stapleton 5 Dec 2018

Warren captions this: “The work never stops at the Brand Cartel.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Dillon Warren

This week, we go behind the selfie with Dillon Warren, founder and financial director at above-the-line and below-the-line creative agency, The Brand Cartel...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2018

Advice for a 24-hour pocket mobile plan
Advice for a 24-hour pocket mobile plan

Imagine you had only 24 hours to put together a passable mobile marketing plan. What mobile tactics would you prioritise over a day because they are such non-negotiables?...

By Mike Laws 5 Dec 2018

Robin Parker.
RIP Robin Parker

UPDATE: Details have been announced for Robin Parker's memorial service...

5 Dec 2018

India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks
India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks

India's nascent anti-harassment movement is a fitting example of the link between scandals and bear markets...

By Mark Galasiewski 5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1

The moment you provide the South African consumer with what they need, they will start purchasing whatever you are selling. This was the main message from trend analyst Nicola Cooper...

By Maroefah Smith 4 Dec 2018

Screen grabs from this week's Orchids-winning ads.
#OrchidsandOnions - Nando's, Chicken Licken have lots to crow about

In this world of fake news, purveyors of information need to be extra careful. So Onions to Vend and Red Ribbon for a misleading Black Friday ad.

By Brendan Seery 4 Dec 2018

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