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The Future Females Cape Town team.
#FairnessFirst: Celebrating the Future Females entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and side-hustlers

It's a Catch22 - you tend to either have an idea to start a business, the motivation to do something different, or the skills to multitask, but it's rare that those magical elements are all singing loudly from within at the same time. That's where Future Females comes in. Here's a taste of the feminine driving force behind its founders...

By Leigh Andrews 35 minutes ago

Greg Gray, director at Romance Films
#Loeries2018: Hall of Fame inductee Greg Gray and all that Romance

This year's Loeries Hall of Fame inductee is... Greg Gray of Romance Films!

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

#Loeries2018: All the Friday night winners
#Loeries2018: All the Friday night winners

The Friday night winners of the 40th Annual Loerie Awards, which took place on 17 August 2018 at the Durban ICC, have been announced. Congratulations to all...

2 days ago

2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards' winners
2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards' winners

Fairlady magazine announced the winners of the annual Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards at Summer Place in Hyde Park on Friday, 17 August...

2 days ago

Doug Place, CMO of Nando's, is this year's recipient of the Loeries Marketing Innovation and Leadership Award | Photo by Roy Esterhuysen / 2018 Loerie Awards /
#Loeries2018: Marketing Leadership and Innovation winner, Doug Place!

Doug Place, CMO at Nando's, is the well-deserved recipient of this year's Loeries Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award. He says the only thing to fear is being mediocre...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Tseliso Rangaka, ECD of Ogilvy Cape Town is new chairperson of the Loeries.
#Loeries2018: New Loeries chair, Tseliso Rangaka takes his seat

Tseliso Rangaka, executive creative director at Ogilvy Cape Town, has just been announced as the new chairperson of the Loeries. I caught up with him for an exclusive chat on what he'll bring to the table...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#Loeries2018: The work that's expected to fly
#Loeries2018: The work that's expected to fly

Keeping to the Women's Month theme, we asked a couple of female local jurors to select this year's Loeries predictions in their respective judging categories...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Fabian Frese, CCO of Kolle Rebbe Germany and #Loeries2018 film, and radio and audio jury president. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: The power of fear and boredom

Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Kolle Rebbe in Germany, second-last speaker at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, spoke of the boredom that inspired him to make the best move in his career...

By Angie White 2 days ago

Sebastian Padilla, cofounder of Anagrama Studio and Loeries 2018 design jury president. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: How to press the refresh button on your creativity

The fifth speaker of the day was Sebastian Padilla, cofounder of Anagrama Studio in Mexico and also involved in a handful of other companies. He describes himself as 'a semi-adult', and in just 39 minutes, shared the essence of a typographically beautiful presentation on the power of collaborating and bouncing off others' strengths to unlock your own passions...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

The biggest PR fails and brand disasters of the last decade
The biggest PR fails and brand disasters of the last decade

Being a big brand means having a lot of responsibility when it comes to reputation and portraying a positive image to the rest of the world. But, even the most famous and iconic companies can make mistakes and get it disastrously wrong...

By Ade Lewis 2 days ago

Ramsey Naja, CCO of JTW Middle East. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: The not-so terrifying future of advertising

Ramsey Naja, CCO of JWT Mddle East, kicked off the DStv Seminar of Creativty at Loeries 2018 with a presentation titled 'the headline makers 2.0'. He swiftly told a story that shifted from doom and gloom to a healthy dose of hope and tips to hit the sweet spot in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world...

By Angie White 2 days ago

Architect and founding principal of Selldorf Architects, Annabelle Selldorf. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Annabelle Selldorf announced as speaker

Architect and founding principal of Selldorf Architects, Annabelle Selldorf has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2019 Design Indaba...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

#Loeries2018: Vumile Mavumengwana's predictions
#Loeries2018: Vumile Mavumengwana's predictions

Vumile Mavumengwana, designer and creative director at VM DSGN, shares his predictions for the Loeries 2018...

2 days ago

VR: From virtual to reality
VR: From virtual to reality

When you think of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) you probably associate the technology with Pokemon Go and marketing gimmicks. However, the technology is fast evolving from the domain of the professional gamers, "Glassholes", and more adventurous advertising agencies and into real life...

By Bronwyn Williams 3 days ago

Are you ready to reach your future customer?
Are you ready to reach your future customer?

Is there any value in comforting your customers today with nostalgia from yesterday when their choices are naturally evolving at the rapid pace of a vastly shifting world around them?

By Gareth Grant 3 days ago

A scene from the masterclass. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: How brands with purpose unlock true business value

There's no denying purpose-led marketing is a hot topic at the moment, here's how your business can strive towards shared value...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

A scene from the masterclass. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: WiM Africa masterclass on the progress of women in media

The Loeries masterclasses started off with a bang, with the well-supported launch of the Women in Marketing: Africa initiative...

By Angie White

5 thoughts to bear in mind when targeting women this Women's Month
5 thoughts to bear in mind when targeting women this Women's Month

With August being Women's Month, we are receiving the annual barrage of feel-good corporate PR, advertising and social media campaigns celebrating and targeting female consumers. Yet all too many campaigns miss the mark...

By Cindy Diamond 3 days ago

What makes a great B2B marketer?
What makes a great B2B marketer?

Strong Business-2-Business (B2B) marketers are a rare breed. Warren Moss lists a few characteristics that set the strong, talented and effective ones apart from the rest...

By Warren Moss 3 days ago

The future of business publications in SA
The future of business publications in SA

The newly released Q2 ABC circulation figures show a depressing continuation of the ongoing circulation decline in most business and general news publications in South Africa...

By Greg Stewart 3 days ago

Suhana Gordhan, outgoing Loeries chairperson.
#Loeries2018: "Step into your power, find your voice" - Suhana Gordhan

With Suhana Gordhan's two-year tenure as Loeries chair aunty coming to a close this Women's Month, I caught up with her to find out what she's learned herself from the past 24 months of creative leadership...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Q&A with Ivan Botha about directorial debut Stroomop
Q&A with Ivan Botha about directorial debut Stroomop

Actor, writer, and producer Ivan Botha chats about about his directorial debut Stroomop as well as the inspirational women in his life, filming in water, and collaborative writing.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 days ago

Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced this week that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries, including five countries in Africa...

3 days ago

Onilude and Opoku at the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.
Wave goodbye to 'pale, stale, male' industry events with WiM Africa

Women in Marketing (WiM) Africa launches through their Loeries Masterclass today. Find out why it's an opportunity to showcase to the rest of the world the transformative creativity and innovation that comes from the continent, the African stories that can resonate with anyone and the world-class work being done here...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#Loeries2018: All the print and out of home crafts finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the print and out of home crafts finalists!

Finalists in the print and out of home crafts categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

16 Aug 2018

Sarah Heck, an advisor on international entrepreneurship and youth programs to the Obama Foundation and head of entrepreneurship at Stripe.
Why Africa's youth should be encouraged to launch tech startups

'Focus on tackling Africa's greatest challenges through entrepreneurship...'

By Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

Tiekie Barnard
#Loeries2018: Profit and purpose - uneasy bedfellows?

What to expect from Tiekie Barnard's (CEO and founder of Shift Social Development and the Shared Value Africa Initiative) Loeries masterclass on profit and purpose...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: All the live communications finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the live communications finalists!

Finalists in the live communications categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

15 Aug 2018

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