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Hoorah CSO and co-founder Jay Thomson and Tenzing Agency co-founder Jason Liebenberg.
#NewBiz: Hoorah acquires Tenzing Agency

Hoorah ramps up its e-commerce capabilities with the acquisition of Durban-based design and development agency, Tenzing...

18 hours ago

#Apex2018: ALL THE WINNERS
#Apex2018: ALL THE WINNERS

The annual Apex events were held at the Sandton Convention Centre today, 16 July, where the Association for Communication and Advertising hosted its 'NeXt Level of Thinking Masterclass' and the Apex Awards...

10 hours ago

SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year
SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017...

20 hours ago

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Google's Gboard lets you type messages in Morse code

You can type in Morse code through Android's Gboard keyboard...

By Andy Walker 20 hours ago

New absa logo.
Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names

As major brands like Absa register, use and promote .africa (dotAfrica) domain names, the effect on commerce, education, health and other sectors could be profound...

21 hours ago

#Mandela100: What NPOs wish corporates knew before Mandela Day
#Mandela100: What NPOs wish corporates knew before Mandela Day

In a recent poll of over 200 NPOs, we asked them what their biggest challenge was when it came to working with corporates...

By Joanne van der Walt 21 hours ago

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 21 hours ago

Soweto Sex Expo to be held at Ubuntu Kraal Conference Centre in September
Soweto Sex Expo to be held at Ubuntu Kraal Conference Centre in September

The Soweto Sex and Wellness Expo will be held at the Ubuntu Kraal Conference Centre in Orlando West, Soweto from 8-9 September 2018...

22 hours ago

AfricaCom.
AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker line-up...

23 hours ago

Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse celebrates Mandela 100 with tribute playlist on Deezer
Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse celebrates Mandela 100 with tribute playlist on Deezer

South African musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse has compiled a special tribute playlist for Nelson Mandela's centenary birthday on music service Deezer...

23 hours ago

The Hidden Flag
#FairnessFirst: Not-so-secretly supporting Pride Month with Russia's #thehiddenflag

The Fifa World Cup settled the global gaze on Russia for the past few weeks. While July 2018 has been a time of football celebration, it's also Pride Month. So while 'gay propaganda' is still banned in Russia, that doesn't mean there's been a lack of rainbow support - where there's will, there's a way...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

What's the use of marketing research? A cynic's answer: Ask Absa!
What's the use of marketing research? A cynic's answer: Ask Absa!

Last week there was great fanfare about Absa's repositioning and rebranding. This seemed like a good time to illustrate the power of predictive measurement...

By mike broom 3 days ago

MediaCom, PHD and Mindshare feature in M&M Global Awards 2018 shortlist
MediaCom, PHD and Mindshare feature in M&M Global Awards 2018 shortlist

For the second consecutive year MediaCom is the frontrunner for the M&M Global Awards shortlist with 33 shortlisted entries. PHD follows on the global networks list with 20 shortlisted entries and Mindshare with 18...

3 days ago

Indigo Design Award 2018 winners
Indigo Design Award 2018 winners

Tokyo - The first Indigo Design Awards, set to inspire, promote and encourage excellence in all areas of digital design for creative agencies, independent designers and up-and-coming talent from around the world was held in Tokyo on 24 May...

3 days ago

Skip partners with local design talent for Monochrome Pop-up Shop
Skip partners with local design talent for Monochrome Pop-up Shop

Skip has teamed up with three of South Africa's top fashion designers for a monochromatic fashion pop-up in Johannesburg and Cape Town...

3 days ago

#MobileCommerce: The growth of mobile shopping in South Africa
#MobileCommerce: The growth of mobile shopping in South Africa

E-commerce is going from strength to strength in South Africa, more and more consumers are gaining confidence in making online purchases that are not solely limited to the likes of books, CDs, electronics, airline tickets and the like...

By Graham Du Plessis 3 days ago

Local artist Chris Slabber wins big at international A' Design Award and Competition
Local artist Chris Slabber wins big at international A' Design Award and Competition

Commercial artist Chris Slabber recently won Platinum for his work on the 'Doom Insects' campaign and was named Designer of the Year at the A' Design Award and Competition in Como, Italy...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

German décor brand Kare opens South African showroom
German décor brand Kare opens South African showroom

German furniture and décor brand Kare has opened its first South African store in Kramerville, Johannesburg...

3 days ago

Mandi Fine, chief executive officer of F/NE. Image supplied.
F/NE South Africa will host Global Awards' live judging session

New York Festivals Global Awards has announced the 2018 Global Awards live judging session in South Africa, hosted by F/NE...

13 Jul 2018

McCann Health cans global CCO Jeremy Perrott
McCann Health cans global CCO Jeremy Perrott

#Newswatch: Following an investigation subsequent to a complaint concerning the use of "offensive and inappropriate" language, McCann Health's global CCO Jeremy Perrott has been fired for violation of the agency's Code of Conduct...

13 Jul 2018

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 Jul 2018

The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights
The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved...

By Sarah Quinlan 13 Jul 2018

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D&AD New Blood Award winners announced for 2018

D&AD has revealed the winners of the 2018 New Blood Awards at a ceremony in London, with a total of 194 Pencils awarded...

12 Jul 2018

Ex-Ogilvy worldwide COO Tham Khai Meng |
Ogilvy fires global CCO Tham Khai Meng

#Newswatch: Ogilvy terminated worldwide CCO and co-chairman Tham Khai Meng's longtime employment (since 1999) with immediate effect today in response to employee complaints regarding his behaviour and a breach of the agency's values and code of conduct...

12 Jul 2018

Head of strategy, Qhakaza Mthembu. © .
Livity Africa will now be known as Digify Africa

Livity Africa has announced its rebrand to Digify Africa, a name-mark and brand that better expresses and encapsulates the mandate of the organisation in closing the digital divide...

12 Jul 2018

Beautiful News renews partnership with Mercedes-Benz to continue sharing inspiring stories
Beautiful News renews partnership with Mercedes-Benz to continue sharing inspiring stories

Mercedes-Benz has announced the renewal of its partnership with Beautiful News, which means Beautiful News will keep telling its stories through powerful short films and photographs...

12 Jul 2018

Dove global women.
#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

Hlumelo Ndoni, co-founder and growth lead of Lokal Link.
#StartupStory: Lokal Link, matching up the right influencer with the right brand

Hlumelo Ndoni who founded Lokal Link started his career as an intern at Hellocomputer and noticed a new form of brand communication gaining popularity globally...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Jul 2018

iDidTht.com Craft Awards June 2018: "It makes me shiver to see where we are going as a country" - Stuart Stobbs
iDidTht.com Craft Awards June 2018: "It makes me shiver to see where we are going as a country" - Stuart Stobbs

IDidTht's June SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Stuart Stobbs, CCO at 1886 Advertising, who selected Fausto Becatti from Bioscope Films and Adam Howard from Howard Audio for Best of Reel...

12 Jul 2018

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