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Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories
Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories

Jonathan Deeb, Executive Creative Director of FCB Johannesburg, spoke to our Cannes Lions media correspondent, Ann Nurock, on his experience of being part of this year's Press Jury...

By Ann Nurock 2 Jul 2015 07:57

Damon Stapleton on the changing state of advertising
Damon Stapleton on the changing state of advertising

Having attended Cannes for 11 years now, Damon Stapleton sat down with our media correspondent at Cannes, Ann Nurock, to chat about the evolution of advertising he's witnessed...

By Ann Nurock 30 Jun 2015 11:27

Somewhere over the rainbow...
Somewhere over the rainbow...

The kaleidoscope of colour that greeted the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality on Friday, was significant for many reasons, not least, as a case study for brands following key news events...

By Louise Marsland 29 Jun 2015 14:05

Insights from the Festival of Media Global 2015
Insights from the Festival of Media Global 2015

The Festival of Media Global 2015 took place in Rome and was awash with the cream of the media crop, media network CEOs, TV conglomerate heads and procurement and media managers from large brands the world around...

By John Beale 29 Jun 2015 06:09

[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump
[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump

What did we laugh at before internet cats and other memes? For a fun month-end, school holidays Friday, here's what went viral this week: no cats, but there is sex and Donald Trump, although not in the same room...

By Louise Marsland 26 Jun 2015 11:34

Nick Emery, CEO of Mindshare Worldwide on the global media landscape
Nick Emery, CEO of Mindshare Worldwide on the global media landscape

Nick Emery, Global CEO of Mindshare Worldwide and this year's Cannes Media Jury touches on innovation in the media industry and what stood out for him on judging the media entries...

By Ann Nurock 26 Jun 2015 07:00

Justin Wright talks on the direct judging process at Cannes Lions
Justin Wright talks on the direct judging process at Cannes Lions

Justin Wright, Group Creative Director from TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, was part of the Direct judging panel this year at Cannes Lions, and explains the process and criteria used to choose the top entries...

By Ann Nurock 24 Jun 2015 14:00

[NewsMaker] Talib Sadik
[NewsMaker] Talib Sadik

Talib Sadik was recently appointed MD of Mediamark, the specialist media solutions company owned by both Kagiso Media and Lagardere Active Radio International...

By Louise Marsland 24 Jun 2015 10:10

Unleash the power of retargeting to drive better ROI from digital advertising
Unleash the power of retargeting to drive better ROI from digital advertising

Given that our customers live in a multi-screen world where they do so much on the go, good marketers should engage them with appropriate services and messages...

By Katherine Stuart 24 Jun 2015 08:53

[TrendTalk] A fashionable future
[TrendTalk] A fashionable future

Our clothes as well as our food will in all likelihood be grown in labs in the future. The latest fashion trend, bio-fashion, uses the living cultures of micro-organisms such as yeast, fungi and algae to produce fabric, reports Native VML...

By Louise Marsland 22 Jun 2015 10:59

One easy tip for producing non-crap digital copy
One easy tip for producing non-crap digital copy

A lot of the digital copy out there is badly written. Okay - a lot of it is crap. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that well-planned, well-structured, reader-friendly and carefully proofed text pretty much guarantees higher conversion...

By Tiffany Markman 22 Jun 2015 06:41

Unlocking customer equity with valuable content
Unlocking customer equity with valuable content

Since when did advertising ever retain customers? The age of intrusion has conditioned marketers into believing that bombarding consumers with annoying, pushy and often irrelevant messages will create the promise of healthy sales...

By Scott Cundill 15 Jun 2015 13:53

Digital Out of Home: Key medium influencing the media landscape
Digital Out of Home: Key medium influencing the media landscape

In the next year, DOOH will be well-positioned to attract spend from other media channels. This is the opinion of Jacques du Preez, who believes that DOOH is going to revolutionise the OOH media landscape...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jun 2015 11:18

Everyone's reading... their phone
Everyone's reading... their phone

When people think of public relations they think 'press release'. They think of discussions with the client, research and formulating a release that will ultimately be signed off by the client and sent out to media...

By Marion Scher 10 Jun 2015 14:05

We are entering the next phase with Pinterest and Instagram
We are entering the next phase with Pinterest and Instagram

Exciting news in the social media world with two big announcements, one from Pinterest and one from Instagram...

By Warren Harding 9 Jun 2015 12:23

Bringing the virtual world to marketing
Bringing the virtual world to marketing

Virtual reality is a phrase synonymous with science-fiction movies and futuristic plots. But that future is now, with the advent of products like Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard and more...

By Beverley Klein 9 Jun 2015 06:35

Media 10 up their game in southern Africa
Media 10 up their game in southern Africa

Grand Designs Live has a reputation as a show that innovates and gets better year on year. In the United Kingdom, where the show originated, it has won numerous awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Jun 2015 08:23

Conscious social media users
Conscious social media users

We are acclaimed to be grooming a generation of tech-savvy young people who understand the cyberspace, but how come they do not realise that what they share online could potentially damage their reputation or brand?...

By Rebone Masemola 2 Jun 2015 07:13

Hand over the mic
Hand over the mic

It's a strange time for media in general. Spending is shifting like Namibian sand in the wind. TV is cheaper, radio is morphing like food dye in water and the promise of a digital future is waxing lyrical...

By Travis Bussiahn 1 Jun 2015 13:41

Why Periscope is the future for brands
Why Periscope is the future for brands

In today's fast-paced society, millennials want quick, on-the-go content, and so emerges from the depths Periscope, in all its live-streaming glory...

By Beverley Klein 29 May 2015 11:16

Choosing the right content marketing channels (Part 2)
Choosing the right content marketing channels (Part 2)

It's imperative that your company has an up-to-date, responsive, purpose-driven website. If it doesn't, stop reading this and get on that immediately. It's the bedrock for your online presence and marketing...

By Roxana Bouwer 27 May 2015 06:47

The B2B buying power shift
The B2B buying power shift

Online media has created a power shift, a buying power shift, from the hands of the sales team to the hands of the people, the consumers. This new phenomenon must be carefully considered...

By Sibongile Lehloo 26 May 2015 13:25

[NewsMaker] Shauna Carter
[NewsMaker] Shauna Carter

Shauna Carter has just taken up the position of National Sales Director for MaxAxion. Carter is the former regional head of sales at Mxit. She joined Mxit in 2008 as account manager...

By Louise Marsland 20 May 2015 07:41

Mobile technology: Bridging the African digital divide
Mobile technology: Bridging the African digital divide

Handicapped by economic constraints, millions of unprivileged people in the developing world continue to be deprived of sufficient access to communication technology...

By Sara El-Khalili 18 May 2015 11:26

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The predictability of government communicators

Let's face it: Ranting and raving, however injured one might feel, tends to switch people off. All the more so if you hold a position in government...

By Janine Lazarus 15 May 2015 13:07

Mmusi Maimane - Master of communication
Mmusi Maimane - Master of communication

When in early 2011 Mmusi Maimane emerged on the South African political landscape as the DA's mayoral candidate, most people's reaction was Mmu who?...

By Marion Scher 12 May 2015 13:44

Marion Scher
Read Me

When I became a journalist I thought I would be telling really important stories, making a difference in people's lives. Well, maybe that was a bit starry eyed but I like to think for a number of years I did that well...

By Marion Scher 7 May 2015 06:05

When content becomes the new billboard
When content becomes the new billboard

Content become a new billboard when audience and listeners trust and rely on a certain presenter or show to deliver on what matters to them...

By Talifhani Munzhedzi 6 May 2015 13:25

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Getting into the advertising business

Advertising is not a nine to five job - at least, it's not if you want to be highly successful and reap the rich rewards that go with taking the boardroom hot seat...

By Chris Brewer 4 May 2015 07:44

What does new age photography do for memory and history?
What does new age photography do for memory and history?

After sitting in on a session on Instagram and the art of photography I was left wondering about how the form has developed over the years, whether it's still an artistic form of social expression...

By Rebone Masemola 24 Apr 2015 13:25

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