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#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 4 hours 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 hours 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...

1 hour 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 hours 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...

3 hours 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 3 hours 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...

5 hours 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 21 hours 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 21 hours 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...

22 hours 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...

22 hours 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 23 hours 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 23 hours 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

Get ready for the 21st Prism Awards
Get ready for the 21st Prism Awards

The 21st Prism Awards is set and ready to take place on 22 April at the Empire Conference and Events Venue in Parktown Johannesburg...

1 day ago

An annus horribilis for WPP
An annus horribilis for WPP

Last Saturday saw the resignation of advertising titan, Sir Martin Sorrell who's been labelled as "the world's most famous adman." Sam Swaine gives some more insight into why this is truly an annus horribilis for WPP...

By Sam Swaine 1 day ago

Why is loneliness becoming an epidemic?
Why is loneliness becoming an epidemic?

With 7.3 billion people to connect with, why is loneliness becoming an epidemic...

By Raleen Bagg 1 day ago

Philip Thomas, Ascential Events CEO and chairman-elect of Cannes Lions.
CMO Growth Council launched by Cannes Lions and ANA

The new CMO Growth Council will frame the future growth agenda for brands on the global stage...

1 day ago

The age of Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs): The ins and outs from SA's first commercial network
The age of Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs): The ins and outs from SA's first commercial network

As more video content is consumed on the internet, finding the specialists in optimising that content is going to be vital...

By Danilo Acquisto 1 day ago

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#OrchidsandOnions: Country roads, take me home... to the ad which makes me want to take a road trip

One of my greatest pleasures is a road trip. Getting up before sunrise, packing, with the aroma of the bacon-and-egg sarmies wafting through the car, almost as heady as the anticipation in the air. And this country, South Africa, has provided me, and my family, with some amazing memories...

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

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Sikuvile Awards closing date a week away

The closing date for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards is set at 25 April - just a week away...

1 day ago

Claudia Willvonseder, chair of the Brand Purpose category and chief marketing officer, Ikea.
Effective Use of Brand Purpose shortlist for Warc Awards 2018 announced

The Warc Awards released the shortlist for the Effective Use of Brand Purpose category - a search for marketing initiatives that have successfully embraced a brand purpose and achieved commercial success as well as a benefit for a wider community...

2 days ago

This is your country: SA Tourism promotes local travel with inspiring TV ad
This is your country: SA Tourism promotes local travel with inspiring TV ad

From the Union Building in Pretoria to Krugersdorp, the new South African Tourism TV ad demonstrates a wealth of tourism activities on offer locally...

2 days ago

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Cannes Lions 2018 festival programme released

The 2018 Festival programme features new formats, simplified navigation and more than 70 brands...

2 days ago

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Theories on the Sagarmatha JSE listing that never was

NEWSWATCH: The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has confirmed that it will not be investing in Sagarmatha Technologies...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Boitumelo Molusi
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Boitumelo Molusi

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

Industry folks, it's time to make the circle bigger
Industry folks, it's time to make the circle bigger

Khangelani Dziba reflects on being chosen as one of the Prisms Young Judges and calls on industry folks to open the industry to more millennials...

By Khangelani Dziba 2 days ago

#Newsmaker: Tamiko Cuellar to host South African tour for women entrepreneurs
#Newsmaker: Tamiko Cuellar to host South African tour for women entrepreneurs

Founder of Pursue Your Purpose LLC, Tamiko Cuellar is planning a South African tour for aspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs beginning in August 2018 in honour of National Women's Day...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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