According to a recent survey, South African lecturers must adapt to the changing environment of their students by meeting them where they are most comfortable - in the social media space.
By Natasha Madhav 3 Dec 2013 09:54
Terry Levin interviews Financial Mail Agency Leader of the Year 2012, Draftfcb CEO John Dixon in advance of his role as Jury President of the Bookmarks Awards.
By Terry Levin 24 Oct 2013 05:52
For young people embarking on a career in advertising or marketing, few skills are as important as good presentation skills.
By John Cooney 21 Oct 2013 07:00
This morning at 1000 thousands of eager gamers will pour into the Coca-Cola Dome as rAge, the technology and gaming expo, kicks off.
By Danette Breitenbach 4 Oct 2013 09:02
Presenting some of the awards at the 35th Annual Loerie Awards, guest creative director from Hamburg, Gotz Ulmer, was heard to wonder why those receiving prizes were so blasé, so "like Germany" and when they might start behaving "a bit more African"!
By Terry Levin 26 Sep 2013 10:18
Screeds have been written about whether advertising creates or reflects pop-culture. Marketing philosopher Marshall McLuhan, was quoted as saying 'Advertising is the richest and most faithful reflection that any society ever made of its entire range of activities'.
By Terry Levin 26 Sep 2013 10:08
Some of the world's most esteemed advertising practitioners provided a snapshot of the state of the global creative industry.
By Terry Levin 23 Sep 2013 07:33
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is hard at work of late. There seems to be a continuous flow of advertisements that receive complaints from the public and need to be pulled.
By Rolf Akermann 19 Sep 2013 07:21
Will it work? What impact will it have on sports sponsorships? In this article, however, the question is asked: Will such a ban be constitutional?
By Gaelyn Scott 6 Sep 2013 06:31
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
Ivo Vegter, one of the TEDxCapeTown speakers, confirmed that MSG is not bad for you. It occurred to me at that moment that I have to find out more about the 'guy wearing the hat'.
By Coerene Vosloo 27 Aug 2013 12:40
I have listened to Dr Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech' many a time. Like many I have a favourite part; "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character."
By Cliff Musamba 10 Aug 2013 12:00
Troll Disclaimer: This is not going to be a Bieber-bashing piece... Anyone who has a remote understanding of social media should have some degree of respect for Justin Bieber. Originally finding an audience on YouTube, he was then picked up and promoted into the mainstream, where his Facebook and Twitter presence grew to gargantuan proportions.
By Evert Lombaert 9 May 2013 08:46
With our highly competitive marketing landscape, and the ease with which anyone with a PC can create marketing collateral, it has become more important than ever before that your company has a strong brand identity.
By Chemory Gunko 17 Apr 2013 07:46
Since The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) came into full effect in April 2011, it's now against the law to use difficult-to-understand language in financial and legal documents.
By James Hurford 18 Mar 2013 08:25
As I write this, I'm having a drink with my colleague Nick Owsley, a graduate with an Honours Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town. With Human Rights Day approaching I can't help but think how fortunate our generation is.
By Abram Molelemane 9 Mar 2013 10:27
It is a dream of millions of students worldwide to study abroad to give a new shape to their career. Getting a degree from a renowned international university is recognised throughout the world. The foreign universities have the first-class infrastructure and offer a wide range of courses to the students. The universities provide an international exposure to the students, which enable them to get high paid jobs in multinational companies.
By Will Smith 5 Mar 2013 06:01
Today, campus radio presents an entirely different picture than ten years ago - modelled on their commercial counterparts, they are professionally run and advertisers can expect effective results.
By Daryl Bartkunsky 4 Mar 2013 17:14
When people love a brand's personality, price becomes the last thing they focus on when buying a product. A typical example is Apple, most of its customers buy into the brand's personality first, company second, products/services third and price last.
By Veli Dlamini 2 Mar 2013 06:03
With the imminent arrival of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), privacy is sure to become a much talked-about issue in SA. For marketers, privacy is often seen as an obstacle to more important organisational goals.
By Steve Ferguson 25 Feb 2013 07:36
This article is an extension of my previous article titled "Giving your brand the "cool factor" in 2013 (part I)". This time around I will be touching on the strategies that brands can use to engage with the youth market on social media and importantly to be relevant in the youth culture and pushing the point that social media marketing is a means to an end; it's not the end itself.
By Veli Dlamini 15 Feb 2013 10:16
There have been many articles written about why brands should engage with the youth on social networks. My article however, aims to establish how brands can capitalise on the culture youth deem as being "cool". I will also touch on the strategies that can help brands leverage this culture to gain the "Cool Factor".
By Veli Dlamini 7 Feb 2013 05:40
The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.
By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013 13:20
Young South Africa is savvier than ever before. If you are looking for a smart and discerning prosumer, this group of kids, teens and young adults will give you more kicks than you've ever bargained for. They know just what they are looking for from any brand, and this makes them that much more satisfying to please. Here are a few trends to look out for in 2013.
By HDI Youth Marketeers Team 31 Jan 2013 11:30
As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.
By Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013 12:39
NEWSWATCH: According to a Mail & Guardian report, The New Age has claimed that the videos of the children used in FNB's "You Can Help" ad campaign were scripted and that the children were paid. In its turn, FNB has accused the New Age of 'lazy' reporting, reports Mail & Guardian
By Rod Baker 30 Jan 2013 07:56
I believe this year will be a positive one for cinema in South Africa, with a variety of influential trends taking hold of the industry. Digitalisation, 3D, blockbusters, increased attendance and on-the-mark cinema campaigns are all sure to contribute to a successful year.
By Ryan Williams 29 Jan 2013 12:06
It's that time of the year where agencies are asked to haul out the old crystal ball and provide pearls of thumb-sucking wisdom. Before we do so, it would be wise to see how history might repeat itself. Reflecting briefly, for experiential marketing, 2012 was quite a year locally and abroad. Oh, and mazeltov on surviving the Mayan apocalypse - it was touch-and-go for a second there.
By Mike Silver 29 Jan 2013 11:18
All early indicators seem to confirm that December 2012 was a relatively good year for the mall environment. Certainly not a 'shoot the lights out' result but stable, single digit growth nonetheless. The point now is what 2013 holds in store for us. Here are a few key trends which I think are relevant...
By Doug Mayne 28 Jan 2013 11:56
I like the number 13. Like with most other things, it is what we do with it that matters. Great companies never use the excuse of prevailing trends as a reason for them not to perform. They just leverage the circumstances better than their rivals. So, while economists will contemplate economic and social conditions in 2013, it is what we as marketers do that matters.
By Thomas Oosthuizen 28 Jan 2013 10:05
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