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#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya.
Celebrating African storytelling and craft

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya, and a Ciclope Africa judge, talks about what Africa can bring to the international stage...

By Louise Marsland 26 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project
#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project

This was more than just putting South Africa on the map, it was a nation-building project with a common cause...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Apr 2018

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'...

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Darrin Thomas, Manager, Marketing and Communications Africa, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Marketing Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the status quo with flair, passion and love

"I love that we, at Virgin Atlantic, are always taking calculated risks - we're always pushing the boundaries, but with the customer's best interests always in mind."

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2018

10 content video myths busted for your business
10 content video myths busted for your business

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a powerful content video is worth 1,000 pictures. The challenge comes when you have to sit down and choose those 1,000 pictures and create something from them that resonates with people...

By Shae Leigh 29 Mar 2018

Award-winning videos
Award-winning videos

A key component for the award entry, regardless of the category or sector, is the submission video. Darren Kerr goes through some of the key elements of producing an award-winning video...

By Darren Kerr 9 Mar 2018

Three applications for video in channel communication
Three applications for video in channel communication

Wynand Smit takes a fresh look at how video can be used in the channel environment, like how AI-enabled video screens can "learn" from the data you create when interacting with them...

By Wynand Smit 7 Mar 2018

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

The top tips for live experiences in 2018
The top tips for live experiences in 2018

The younger generation offers valuable insight as to where brands should be focusing their efforts...

By Glenn van Eck 27 Feb 2018

G&G Digital launches breakthrough photography and videography services
G&G Digital launches breakthrough photography and videography services

G&G Digital has officially launched photography and videographic services that break through the noise and hit the creative and strategic mark for clients...

By Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 22 Feb 2018

Sunu Gonera. Filmaker. Storyteller.
#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told Bizcommunity.com that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received...

By Louise Marsland 21 Feb 2018

Bobby Amm
Making local (even more) lekker: good for everyone

Why and how to protect the local film and advertising industry...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 12 Dec 2017

#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites
#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites

Much-loved TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson fronts Emirates' latest advertising campaign for its game-changing first-class private suites...

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director
#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director

Fort agency's creative partner and director Amr Singh recently won the Craft Gold for Best Directing at the 2017 PromaxBDA Africa Awards for his work on DStv Africa's brand film in collaboration with Studio Zoo...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 20 Nov 2017

Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation
Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation

Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont approached South African sports production agency MoonSport to cover his Artemis World Cycle, which he recently completed, breaking the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation by bicycle in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times
#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times

Emirates has launched a $15m campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline's network of global destinations. We go behind the scenes of the campaign with Boutros Boutros...

By Cari Coetzee 24 Oct 2017

#Newsmaker: Buitendach, Singiswa win Sikuvile Journalism Award for presentation of Financial Mail covers
#Newsmaker: Buitendach, Singiswa win Sikuvile Journalism Award for presentation of Financial Mail covers

Sarah Buitendach and Vuyo Singiswa of Tiso Blackstar Group recently won a Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award in the Presentation category for the 2016 Financial Mail covers they worked on together...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Oct 2017

Bobby Amm
Non-transparent commercial production affects all stakeholders

The US Department of Justice launched an investigation into agency bid-rigging in 2016. But transparency in commercial production remains a local issue as well...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 20 Oct 2017

#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective
#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective

“Like a blacksmith, we forge together various skill sets and craft to create a beautiful finished piece,” explain co-founders Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso of Blacksmith Collective...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Sep 2017

Bobby Amm
An industry compromised by in-house production companies

An ad agency's in-house production company (IHPC) can be a tempting choice when looking for a commercial producer. With the ‘lower costs' and the convenience of a single supplier, most business people would consider it...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 13 Sep 2017

The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)
The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)

The cliché that filming with animals is a challenge came sharply into focus at the end of July, with the passing of the new Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act 4 of 2016 (PAPA)...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 6 Sep 2017

The commercial industry: Built on the backs of production companies
The commercial industry: Built on the backs of production companies

You don't hire a dentist to do brain surgery. You hire a qualified, accomplished, and trustworthy neurosurgeon who can carry out meticulous craniotomies while brushing their teeth...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 18 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to turn your photographs into money online

Most people just take photographs to capture a moment so they will never forget it. Little do they know it's quite easy to sell those photographs online and turn that hobby into a paying profession...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Aug 2017

The new universal rules for commercial production engagement
The new universal rules for commercial production engagement

Bid-rigging isn't just an American concern; it's an international issue that impacts on the South African production industry too...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 14 Jul 2017

Glen Bosman
Motion picture's digital revolution

Today, filmmaking has little to do with film. Digital technology has advanced so much that we can shoot quality video on our phones and share it on social media in seconds...

By Glen Bosman, Issued by CPA 23 Jun 2017

SA advertising and film industry in the grips of global struggle against bid rigging
SA advertising and film industry in the grips of global struggle against bid rigging

Around the world, ad agencies appear to be scooping up production work and taking it in-house to bolster diminishing profit margins...

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 12 May 2017

FCB Cape Town’s senior strategic planner, Marthinus van Loggerenberg.
Authentic narrative for resonant branded entertainment

Branded entertainment, a particular offshoot of content marketing, can be defined as a communication effort that employs a compelling authentic narrative to achieve brand resonance...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg 5 May 2017

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