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[Orchids & Onions] Ford burns the rubber as it sets the imagination on fire

The digital marketing clevers will tell you that the holy grail of brand building in the age of the internet is to get your videos to "go viral"...

By Brendan Seery 5 hours ago

The NSPCA's official response...
Only people generating bad publicity say there is no such thing

There is no such thing as bad publicity. That's what people defending bad publicity always say. But it's not true the only publicity that bad publicity is better than is no publicity, good publicity beats it hands down...

By Walter Pike 5 hours ago

Chris Moerdyk
Yes, you can cut your advertising budget in tough times

When times are tough, marketers and ad agencies encourage their clients not to cut back on advertising or marketing spend. But actually, you can...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 5 hours ago

Richard Barry
#MobileFocus: Mobile apps have changed communication

Polymorph CEO, Richard Barry, was interviewed by Louise Marsland for Bizcommunity.com on the latest trends in mobile apps...

By Louise Marsland 9 hours ago

#YouthMonth: 'The choice began with a needle and thread' - Zaid Philander
#YouthMonth: 'The choice began with a needle and thread' - Zaid Philander

As Youth Month draws to a close, we interview activist and entrepreneur Zaid Philander on his social enterprise I Scream & Red...

By Sindy Peters 9 hours ago

#YouthMonth: Top young chef Katlego Mlambo
#YouthMonth: Top young chef Katlego Mlambo

Semi-finalist of the 2015 San Pellegrino Young Chef competition and former chef at Ruste en Vrede, Katlego Mlambo chats to us about TV cheffing, food trends and emojis for #YouthMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 9 hours ago

#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption
#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption

The WRC hosted a Youth and Water Entrepreneurship dialogue which saw youth entrepreneurs pitching their water innovations to experts and leaders...

By Cari Van Wyk 10 hours ago

The real "big idea"
The real "big idea"

I have become fascinated by the idea of ideas...

By Walter Pike 11 hours ago

#CannesLions2016: The importance of properly packaging award entries
#CannesLions2016: The importance of properly packaging award entries

Live from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Ann Nurock spoke with Marc Taback, CEO of Initiative Media, about his experience in judging work entered into the Media Lions category and the importance of properly packaging your media award entries so that they resonate with the judges, who often view hundreds of piece of work in a day...

By Ann Nurock 11 hours ago

Data demands of the digital entrepreneur
Data demands of the digital entrepreneur

In the digital world, a new breed of entrepreneur has been created - one that is able to capitalise on an Always-On environment. This entrepreneur has grown up as part of the connected generation...

By Rick Vanover 11 hours ago

#YouthMonth: Adriana Marais on moving to Mars
#YouthMonth: Adriana Marais on moving to Mars

24 women and men, as part of the Mars One project, will soon be selected from the current shortlist of 100 candidates to begin training full-time for a one-way mission to Mars...

By Sindy Peters 13 hours ago

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Writing good advertising copy (Part 4)

Last week we covered using simple language, humour, how not to 'knock copy', as well as being honest and credible...

By Chris Brewer 1 day ago

#YouthMonth: The creation of a connected Geekulcha
#YouthMonth: The creation of a connected Geekulcha

It was the era of mig33, Nokia 3310s and the much-loved Snake mobile game that ignited Geekulcha founder Mixo Ngoveni's love affair with technology...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Carter Murray
#CannesLions2016: The importance of agency culture

Live from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Ann Nurock spoke with FCB Worldwide CEO Carter Murray, about the group's showing at this year's awards. He focused on culture particularly and pointed out that it's much more than a byproduct or a corporate word...

By Ann Nurock 1 day ago

Dalai Lama - Getty Images
#MannesInCannes: Half-time catch up

I come up for air/ the jury is pissed/ there's a favourite...

By Tseliso Rangaka 24 Jun 2016

Droga and Plank
#CannesLions2016: From underdogs to game changers

When David Droga, possibly the most creatively awarded person in the world takes to the stage, people listen. When accompanied by Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of his client Under Armour at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, people positively flocked to hear their story...

By Ann Nurock 24 Jun 2016

Navigating the complexity of the agency environment and performance
Navigating the complexity of the agency environment and performance

Those of us working today all have some type of stress in our jobs and those in PR, marketing and communications know all too well the toll it can take on productivity if left unmanaged...

By Janine Lloyd 24 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Apps taking the youth by storm [Infographic]
#YouthMonth: Apps taking the youth by storm [Infographic]

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the apps everyone knows, but there are some apps out there that are more appealing to the youth today...

By Beverley Klein 24 Jun 2016

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And the knee bone's connected to the ankle bone

What makes a successful campaign might be an age-old question in the advertising world, but it is as relevant today as it is was a decade ago...

By Danette Breitenbach 24 Jun 2016

Extreme innovation meets behavioural economics
Extreme innovation meets behavioural economics

If the best innovation is designed to meet real needs, nowhere are the opportunities more pressing than in humanitarian aid. Here's how the type and amplitude of innovation can have implications well beyond philanthropy...

By Leslie Pascaud 23 Jun 2016

Jury member Claire Waring (SapientNitro Asia) tests out NYT VR
Cannes About Town: And the winner is...

Last night, we awarded an exceptional piece of work, The New York Times VR app, a Cannes Lions Grand Prix in Mobile...

By Emma Carpenter 23 Jun 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Learning to engage your clients more effectively

With all the technology available to businesses and individuals these days, it's even easier to engage your clients. You just need to have the motivation to get on your tech and do it...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Jun 2016

Four social amplification tools to turn employees into social advocacy ninjas
Four social amplification tools to turn employees into social advocacy ninjas

Social is all about networking, and social marketing is rarely successful when you don't focus on connecting with your audience...

By Jessica Davis 23 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Q&A with Palesa Mokubung
#YouthMonth: Q&A with Palesa Mokubung

Award-winning designer and creator of Afro-chic fashion label Mantsho, Palesa Mokubung chats to us for #YouthMonth about her newly opened store, as well as fashion and youth culture in SA.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Jun 2016

72andSunny's Jarvis, Cole and Boiler.
"Why you don't need an innovation department to foster innovation."

If ever there was a title for a talk that didn't live up to its name it was this one by 72andSunny...

By Ann Nurock 23 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Creating the largest digital transport marketplace in Africa
#YouthMonth: Creating the largest digital transport marketplace in Africa

As we are celebrating the success of South Africa's youth, I asked Rion Henning, starter-upper, founder and managing director of BidShip, the Uber of logistics, to tell us about his journey to success...

By Cari Van Wyk 22 Jun 2016

Musa Kalenga
Transformational leadership for an inclusive and diverse digital industry

More people on the planet own mobile phones than toothbrushes. These levels of mobile technology adoption have created the ability for people that were previously "excluded" to be part and parcel of local and global business...

By Musa Kalenga, Issued by IAB South Africa 22 Jun 2016

A beginner's guide to digital transformation
A beginner's guide to digital transformation

Not a day goes by that leaders of mid-sized businesses are not bombarded in one way or another by the increasingly urgent need...

By Mark Geschke 22 Jun 2016

Roles of sales critical in customer-centric environment
Roles of sales critical in customer-centric environment

The role of sales is underestimated, as it has had to evolve dramatically, because of the connected world we live in, and adapt to the new customer that this has bred...

By Quinton Pienaar 22 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa
#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

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