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Charl-Johan Lingenfelder gets personal in his new film Kanarie
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder gets personal in his new film Kanarie

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder has been an inspirational tour-de-force as a musician, composer, writer, performer, his heavenly collaboration with director Christiaan Olwagen, Kanarie, is a proudly South African film taking the world by storm...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 hours ago

Bad data is harming your email marketing efforts: Here's how to fix it
Bad data is harming your email marketing efforts: Here's how to fix it

Bad data can impact everything. From how many people see the messaging you send out to its impact and even your organisation's reputation. Fortunately, cleaning up your data and repairing your marketing efforts isn't rocket science...

By Ross Sibbald 1 day ago

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#OrchidsandOnions: Absa ad is on the money

An Onion to the painfully slow SA Post Office for its lightning-fast branded vehicle. I won't post it, because I doubt whether it would get there...

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

#Newsmaker: "Measure, review, react" - Marilyn Nel
#Newsmaker: "Measure, review, react" - Marilyn Nel

Marilyn Nel joined BMi Research earlier this year as new research manager to lead the B2B market research department, responsible for building client relationships, guiding clients through research projects and overseeing the research process on all projects...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Does traditional 'offline' media still have a place in the digital online media space?
Does traditional 'offline' media still have a place in the digital online media space?

My career in media started somewhere in the 80's. Needless to say, what we do today in media and what we did 'back in the day' is poles apart, mostly due to media choices being extremely limited...

By Margie Knap 2 days ago

Campaigns no longer cut it: Why we should stop creating things with a finite shelf life
Campaigns no longer cut it: Why we should stop creating things with a finite shelf life

When we seek to build long lasting, evergreen digital brand assets that are deeply useful to the customer, we create a scenario where your brand is actually useful to a customer, beyond just the products you sell...

By Devin Ross 2 days ago

Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovators
Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovators

Growing women's economic empowerment in Africa and creating the number one globally recognised platform for female entrepreneurship in Africa, is what AWIEF is about...

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

Make the most of your marketing budget
Make the most of your marketing budget

Tough financial times are pushing businesses to cut costs in order to strengthen the bottom line. The mistake many organisations make is to cut the budgets, instead of first analysing marketing expenses and determining which avenues are offering the best return on investment...

By Mike Salomon 12 Oct 2018

A marketing wrap-up. It's about now!
A marketing wrap-up. It's about now!

Chris Jordan writes about a recent workshop he presented to the marketing team at Tuks FM...

By Chris Jordan 11 Oct 2018

Blurred media lines
Blurred media lines

I remember growing up on the dusty streets of the Vaal as a radio addict who used to love listening to Radio Bop...

By Victor Koaho 11 Oct 2018

#Newsmaker: Destiny Man has a new editor, welcome back Kojo Baffoe
#Newsmaker: Destiny Man has a new editor, welcome back Kojo Baffoe

Kojo Baffoe rejoined Destiny Man last month, succeeding editor Thabiso Tema...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Oct 2018

Dear social media
Dear social media

Bogosi Motshegwa writes that the way social media is being done is not efficient, nor does it allows for the extraction of the full potential and true value of social media...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 10 Oct 2018

Overall winner of the 2018 Ask Afrika Orange Index is Woolworths Food. Image supplied.
2018 Ask Afrika Orange Index: Be human

The 17th Annual Orange Index Customer Service Awards saw Woolies Food take the top spot with Burger King and Woolies (Clothing) second and third were respectively...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Oct 2018

Creating brands that influence an intersectionally inclusive world
Creating brands that influence an intersectionally inclusive world

Local brands, marketers and creators need to get better at designing campaigns and content that reflects intersectional narratives and imagery that include LGBTQI+ communities, people with albinism and the disabled...

By Rebone Masemola 9 Oct 2018

E-commerce needs ERP
E-commerce needs ERP

E-commerce is growing rapidly and many will increase their online spend to get better deals, for its convenience and savings on shipping...

By Bernard Ford 9 Oct 2018

Basic cyber hygiene practices that go a long way
Basic cyber hygiene practices that go a long way

As mobile computing - especially using personal devices - becomes more common, the potential for network compromise is increasing...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 9 Oct 2018

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Going back to B-BBEE basics with 10 transformation tips

You'd be hard-pressed to find a responsible South African business that doesn't believe in the critical need for representative transformation and inequality reduction in South Africa. However, the intricacies of B-BBEE are confusing at best and can be incredibly expensive and stressful at worst...

By Andrew Allison 8 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: People who need people
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: People who need people

One of the advantages of living on the other side of the equator to South Africa is that it gives you a different perspective - on everything! From a Maltese standpoint, Marcus Brewster was led to look at a recent report about population density through the other end of the telescope...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 5 Oct 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Spicy Amarula, Checkers coffee, Laager Rooibos and Frost Pops
#FreshOnTheShelf: Spicy Amarula, Checkers coffee, Laager Rooibos and Frost Pops

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Oct 2018

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Recession-beating tips for customer retention

Stats SA recently announced the news of a second quarter fall of 0.7% in the Gross Domestic Product, and that this has officially plunged us into a recession. What should be of concern to companies is the burden of such a recession on consumers....

By Wynand Smit 5 Oct 2018

#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje
#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje

What started off in 2012 as a games arcade for the 400-plus kids of Ponte City in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, has evolved into an inspiring social development project...

By Sindy Peters 4 Oct 2018

Goodbye consumers, hello AI!
Goodbye consumers, hello AI!

The job of branded goods and companies is about to get much harder, says Sandra Burger, business unit manager at The MediaShop...

By Sandra Burger 4 Oct 2018

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How to get the most out of your pitch process

You're holding a pitch for new agency partners. This won't have been a decision taken lightly; running the pitch will be time-consuming, distracting and there's always the niggling concern that you won't find better in a new agency partner...

By Vicky Gillan 3 Oct 2018

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#OrchidsandOnions: The message behind ads

What does it mean to be a man? Most of us, a new Carling ad says, learned the wrong way, from our fathers, about being bold, brave and strong...

By Brendan Seery 2 Oct 2018

The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls
The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls

Doppelgangers are instant viral internet fodder, but even more so when the person in question looks like Regina George from Mean Girls.

By Andy Walker 1 Oct 2018

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CMOs need to embrace new technologies and tools to build brand trust

BrandQuantum recently hosted a marketing roundtable to debate the role of marketing in today's digital business environment and some of the key challenges they are facing...

By Paula Sartini 1 Oct 2018

#Newsmaker: Smile 90.4FM's Bailey Schneider takes on her own show
#Newsmaker: Smile 90.4FM's Bailey Schneider takes on her own show

Earlier this month, Smile 90.4FM's Bailey Schneider became the host of her very own show, currently on the airwaves from 9am-12pm Monday to Friday...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Sep 2018

#Newsmaker: "Our industry is saturated with social media folk" - Kevin McLennan
#Newsmaker: "Our industry is saturated with social media folk" - Kevin McLennan

As a 2018 finalist in the New Generation Awards' 'The New Generation Social Wiz Award' category (taking place at Montecasino's ballroom this evening) I interviewed Kevin McLennan, social media strategist at Artifact Advertising, to find out what he believes it takes to be a 'social wiz' in 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Sep 2018

Does big data make us understand less?
Does big data make us understand less?

Isla Prentis says that big data was pegged as a trend at the beginning of this year, for the sixth year in row. Something's wrong with this picture...

By Isla Prentis 27 Sep 2018

How to stay afloat when fake online reviews could sink your business
How to stay afloat when fake online reviews could sink your business

Fake news is a pervasive epidemic. Insidious distortion of truth, fueled by hidden (or blatant) agendas is now accepted as a fact of life...

By Daniella Shapiro 27 Sep 2018

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