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Advertising industry must support local musicians
Advertising industry must support local musicians

I am dreaming of a day when the music and the advertising industries would consistently work together like hand in glove. In the early 80s, most adverts' musical scores...

By Bonnie Ramaila 20 Aug 2014 06:52

Going back to her roots

Gail Curtis, founder and partner of The Old Shanghai Firecracker Factory, and a long-standing director of the ACA, says she does not want to run an advertising agency...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Aug 2014 06:35

South African consumer rights under threat
South African consumer rights under threat

The prohibition of alcohol advertising and raising the age limit for alcohol sales to 21 is an infringement of consumers' rights to choose their own lifestyle...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2014 08:03

Boost business with localised, translated mobile ads
Boost business with localised, translated mobile ads

As Chinese looks set to overtake English in 2015 as the biggest language on the internet with Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian making rapid inroads, translating your ads...

By Françoise Henderson 12 Aug 2014 09:47

It's time to shift the media research paradigm

If you're a parent, you'll know that profound feeling of awe when you wake up one day to find your kids have suddenly grown up overnight. Your little boy, who watching KTV and collecting things...

By Chris Moerdyk 8 Aug 2014 06:25

[NewsMaker:] Ursula McAlpine
[NewsMaker:] Ursula McAlpine

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg has appointed Ursula McAlpine as new Group Managing Director to drive the expansion strategy of the group, building the Havas presence...

By Louise Marsland 6 Aug 2014 10:47

Advertisers need to grow a pair

Almost 20 years ago, I suggested that there was an enormous opportunity waiting for advertisers and their agencies with the vaguest semblance of balls.

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Aug 2014 08:38

Content marketing for boring brands

If you think your brand is boring, look again. Not only are there many options for connecting with your customers, but it's important not to get caught up in the idea that content marketing only consists of a grand video series...

By Kat Scholtz 1 Aug 2014 13:53

Be weird. Get noticed

The next 100 years will be shaped by screens - as opposed to the automobile which is what dominated in the last century...

By Louise Marsland 1 Aug 2014 10:21

Ask Afrika's ICON brand winner: What it takes to stay on top

The winners of the Ask Africa ICON Brand Survey were announced recently. All Gold Tomato Sauce took top spot for the second year running. I spoke to the winner...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Jul 2014 08:15

Is your social media agency using the correct software?

The landscape of social media changes so rapidly that marketers are often left scrambling to keep up...

By Gareth Slaven 29 Jul 2014 06:21

From broadcaster to coffee shop - the new role of the digital publisher

Many marketers still think about advertising in digital media in the same way as they thought about placing ads in traditional media...

By Pierre Cassuto 28 Jul 2014 14:58

Why is radio advertising so damn dismal?

Some say there are only two things certain about life. I say there are three - death, taxes, and that Loerie Awards announcement, "There is no Grand Prix for radio this year..."

By Chris Moerdyk 25 Jul 2014 05:19

What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?
What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?

Many marketing people placed in companies are juniors, if they even exist at all - or the role is just not taken seriously at all by anyone internally...

By Chemory Gunko 24 Jul 2014 09:47

[Habari #Tuongee2014] Back to the future of digital
[Habari #Tuongee2014] Back to the future of digital

The fourth annual Habari Media Tuongee brought together the finest of the digital marketing industry to talk about the past, present and future of digital... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2014 08:18

Avoid these five common digital media mistakes

Digital media is a crucial part of today's marketing mix. While it is important to ensure that you have a digital media plan to support your campaign...

By Matthew Arnold 22 Jul 2014 15:01

A note on curiosity

Someone once told me that curiosity is the definitive quality of a great strategist. But is there any space for curiosity to stand as the intrinsic draw-card by which we develop a campaign strategy?

By Jessica Gregory 22 Jul 2014 09:09

Time to lay these digital publishing myths to rest

Digital publishing and advertising is a sophisticated, high-tech industry where we have an array of statistics and metrics at our fingertips...

By Pierre Cassuto 21 Jul 2014 14:12

Augmented reality could rejuvenate print

As South African newspapers and magazines come under increasing pressure from digital competition, so must they look to digital innovations such as augmented reality to rejuvenate their business models.

By Diane Charton 18 Jul 2014 15:25

[NewsMaker:] Alun Davies

Alun Davies is the executive creative director and a partner in Saints Branding after folding his design agency, The Design Collective, into Saints Branding.

By Louise Marsland 15 Jul 2014 10:19

Media and advertisers missing out by ignoring the disabled

A few years ago, I was lying in bed with one of those inner ear viruses that makes your head spin just by moving your eyes sideways or up and down. (Video)

By Chris Moerdyk 14 Jul 2014 07:52

Brand storytelling needs 'baddies and goodies'

Apple was named as the top storytelling brand in the UK in the 2014 Brand Storytelling Report based on consumer research, released last week...

By Louise Marsland 11 Jul 2014 12:06

Is it advertising? Is it advertainment? Or is it...?

I wonder how many advertising strategists and creatives actually ever sit down in front of their TV sets and watch a whole evening of programmes?

By Chris Moerdyk 10 Jul 2014 08:18

How to write an advertorial (feat. Anna Wintour and David Ogilvy)

David Ogilvy storms into (Vogue editor) Anna Wintour's office and screams, "Anna I've got it! Let's combine an ad and an article. We'll call it The Advertorial!"

By Hansie Smit 9 Jul 2014 14:45

The copywriting mistakes most clients make

If you trawl back into the annals of advertising history, what you're going to discover is that the industry was built on copywriting...

By Chemory Gunko 9 Jul 2014 10:14

Big data driving convergence of the CIO and the CMO
Big data driving convergence of the CIO and the CMO

Data within organisations has grown dramatically - in volume, in velocity and in variety. It is data that can be used to increase profits.

By Gary Allemann 3 Jul 2014 14:00

17 things that will make your brand loved, now!

I am constantly asked what makes a brand loved and in today's fast-moving world of inter-connectedness it is essential to have a framework of key points to work from...

By Dawn Rowlands 2 Jul 2014 13:03

Making smarter online advertising decisions
Making smarter online advertising decisions

Online advertising is about figures and goals. Impressions, click-through rates and unique visits. The beauty of online is that it is meant to be 'all about the numbers'...

By Veruschka Khan 2 Jul 2014 07:06

Six reasons why work is rejected

You get the brief - you do the work - you show the work and you get either a yay or a nay... Your work is probably of a high standard, so when it is rejected you feel the pain acutely.

By Sid Peimer 2 Jul 2014 06:47

Big ideas have a bigger role than ever

There is nothing that should excite the world more than the power of creativity. It is the most phenomenal process of primal thought and has the ability to spark new fields of industries, products, technologies...

By Adelaide Potgieter 27 Jun 2014 14:05

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