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#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 3 hours ago

#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...

2 hours ago

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OLCaptura 360 - The next level of capturing magic moments

OLC introduces the latest innovation, the OLCaptura 360, which provides 360-degree images, taking the photo experience to a whole new level...

Issued by Offlimit Communications 3 days ago

#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 3 hours ago


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...

12 hours ago

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 21 hours ago

#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 21 hours ago

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...

20 hours ago

34° - So much more than just a number

As we battled through the depressed economy of 2017, it's certain that this has not been an easy year. And the advertising sector brings with it more uncertainty as agencies and brands navigate their way through a dramatic redefinition of advertising to an increasingly enabled consumer...

Issued by 34° 1 hour ago

Techsys Digital awarded key Virgin Active platform

Virgin Active's recent multi-agency pitch process resulted in Techsys Digital being awarded the contract to build and support their next-generation e-learning platform...

Issued by Techsys Digital 2 hours ago

34° Kenya are blowing it

Recently 34° Kenya won Best Product Launch, Best Advertising Campaign, and the Judges Choice in the Marketing Society of Kenya's MSK Awards...

Issued by 34° 10 minutes ago

Godllywood Self Help teaches that when a decision to follow God's Word is made, lives change

The final meeting of Godllywood Self Help explored the age-old question of why many women feel unfulfilled despite having achieved success in different areas of their lives...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 21 hours ago

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...

22 hours ago

Success league: Here's who won at the 2017 National Business Awards

Where are you most likely to find the winners of this year's National Business Awards - known as the 'Oscars of South African business' - a year from now? Well, dominating the 2% of South Africa's economy that is forecast to grow in 2018...

Issued by Topco Media 21 hours ago

Kaya FM Sound Supreme Picnic

Usher in the sunny summer season at Sound Supreme Picnic brought to you for the first time by the home of the Afropolitan, Kaya FM, on Saturday, 25 November...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 22 hours ago

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 18 hours ago

The ingenious Facebook trap: Is it time for ensnared brands to cut their losses?

Facebook was silently plotting increasingly creative ways to monetise brands' presence on the platform and implemented an ingenious strategy to ensnare unknowing brand custodians...

By Ewoudt Cloete, Issued by Wunderman 21 hours ago

Smartphone sales in SA rise 28% as average selling price falls

South African smartphone sales climbed 28% year-on-year to three million units in the third quarter of 2017, while basic mobile phone sales were up 6% to 1.6 million units for the same period...

Issued by GfK South Africa 21 hours ago

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 20 hours ago

J. Walter Thompson MENA Network ranked #2 at MENA Effies 2017

The J. Walter Thompson network in MENA ranked second overall at the MENA Effies show in Dubai on 15 November...

Issued by JWT 22 hours ago

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Africa news

Mobile marketing yields strong results for Coca-Cola

Digitata Insights partners with Ntare Insights in Rwanda in a partnership that yields immediate results, with an impactful mobile awareness campaign for Coke Studio...

4 hours ago

#NEWSWATCH: Singing and dancing on the streets of Zimbabwe and on social media

Harare became one big street party as the resignation of President Robert Mugabe was announced yesterday. Much of the party was streamed live to the Zimbabwean diaspora via social media...

By Louise Marsland 1 day ago

APO partners with Rugby Africa

APO Group and Africa's rugby governing body, Rugby Africa, sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa...

1 day ago

MEST expands in key African markets

MEST announces partnership with Metta as program continues to expand its presence across the continent...

1 day ago

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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. The company's business model, based on huge production runs of identical stock, allowed it to export Scandinavian style at an affordable price.

By Dan Lewis 1 day ago

Winners of 2017 Global Awards announced

The Global Awards announced the 2017 award-winners at their annual award celebration taking place at the New York Academy of Sciences in lower Manhattan. Guests from around the globe celebrated the award-winners at ceremonies in both New York City at the Academy of Sciences and Sydney, Australia at The Rawson hosted by Bravo!/Global Awards.

2 days ago

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit from London to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Murdoch's Fox in talks with multiple buyers for TV, film assets

NEW YORK - Shares in media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox surged to seven-month highs on Friday after news it has been holding talks with at least three potential buyers for some of its television and film operations.

2 days ago

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