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#OrchidsandOnions: #MakeTime...for those you love. But, don't pass the buck if you're a big brand

One of the biggest regrets many people have - generally, as they sit down to take stock of their lives - is that they never made enough time for the people they love...

By Brendan Seery 9 hours ago

Boris Dzhingarov
Three secrets of the best executive networkers

Next time you're getting ready to go to a conference where you know there will be big names wandering the floor, or before you to go a networking mixer (especially if they publish a list of attendees), take the time to know who to target, and what to say...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 hours ago

Publicis’ new CEO Arthur Sadoun.
Did Publicis dumping the Cannes Lions come as a surprise to you?

Advertising, branding and marketing has been a part of my life for over 30 years...

By Walter Pike 1 day ago

Digital marketing in the 21st century
Digital marketing in the 21st century

Digital marketing is moving quicker than ever - the online world is changing even as we speak. Let's take a look at a few of the strongest undercurrents in today's marketing landscape...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan
#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Petro Kuprynenko © –
A new measurement paradigm that is ideal for ad testing

One of the difficulties of advertising research is to determine the dimensions to measure.

By mike broom 23 Jun 2017

(c) Kheng Ho Toh -
Marketing leadership in the new world

A brand is a symbol of the organisation, but reputation is the overall trust and appreciation that observers feel for the organisation. Marketers focus on the identity and brand of an organisation, but externally the image of the organisation is the perception of observers...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Jun 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

Josh Partridge, director for EMEA, LatAm and Canada at Shazam.
#CannesLions2017: The rise of real-time updates with Shazam

Music featured strongly at Cannes Lions 2017. I chatted to Josh Partridge, director for EMEA, LatAm and Canada at Shazam, live in Cannes...

By Ann Nurock 23 Jun 2017

Banking the win of simple business innovation
Banking the win of simple business innovation

Are you using the power of digital to make things worse?

By Douglas Kruger 22 Jun 2017

Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space
Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space

Nunu Ntshingila, the regional director of Facebook Africa, recently gave some members of the media a tour of its new office in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2017

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account
King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Chris Moerdyk
Crisis communications is a very specialised business

I was having a chat a few weeks ago to Neeran Naidoo, CEO of Hewers Communications, with whom I have worked on and off for many years on various projects, mostly involving crisis communication...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 21 Jun 2017

(c) Yael Weiss -
Outsurance's Father's Day debacle is a wake-up call for business to understand social issues

A few Mother's Days ago Bic insulted women, then there was Helen Zille, Rivers Church, Spur Steakranches, Chris Hart and Penny Sparrow. Last week it was Outsurance's Father's Day ad. The list of social media disasters goes on and on...

By Walter Pike 21 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Successfully branding your blog - A necessity in the modern marketing world

The brand you have for your business is your image. This is how people will perceive you. Your blog needs to be properly branded so that you can survive in the modern marketing world...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 Jun 2017

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Striving for real brand purpose
#CannesLions2017: Striving for real brand purpose

A subject very close to my heart is that of purpose-driven brands. One just has to look at companies like Unilever to know that ‘purpose leads to purchase'. However, finding a real brand purpose is not easy...

By Ann Nurock 21 Jun 2017

#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs
#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs

NEWSWATCH: Today, Wednesday, 21 June 2017, South Africans were encouraged to join the #SocialMediaBlackout campaign...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

The power of personalisation in customer service
The power of personalisation in customer service

Recently I came across a radio interview with a “personal branding specialist”. Addressing the listeners, the guest spoke of the importance of clearly defining who you are...

By Wynand Smit 20 Jun 2017

Hill's The Underdog Project in Cape Town
#OrchidsandOnions: There's no monopoly on capital doing good

When a brand does good for the society in which it exists, it can have powerful positive effects not only on its image, but also on sales...

By Brendan Seery 20 Jun 2017

Clare Bowen
Clare Bowen from Radiocentre sees radio differently

In an exclusive interview between sessions, Bowen and I discussed why creativity and effectiveness go hand in hand and why radio is still very much an effective medium for advertising when done well...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Jun 2017

Desiree Gullan
How digital killed the TV star

It's official: digital advertising has overtaken TV advertising revenue (IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report, 2016). As a medium, digital advertising has grown at supersonic speed. Here's what the latest statistics reveal...

By Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 20 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
SEO/online marketing

SEO incorporates both the technical and creative elements that are required to improve rankings, driving traffic and increasing awareness on a particular product or piece in search engines...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Jun 2017

Kasto © –
Do you learn anything at conferences?

I've always thought that conferences and seminars were a little ho-hum. However, I went to one recently and I have to admit that I really did learn a lot...

By Chris Brewer 19 Jun 2017

Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba
Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba

Hosted by Stellenbosch 360 and in partnership with Wesgro and the South African National Convention Bureau, the first ever Business Tourism Indaba was held at Hofmeyer Hall in Stellenbosch...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Sue Napier returns to advertising, her happy place
#Newsmaker: Sue Napier returns to advertising, her happy place

The Hardy Boys has its lucky hands on Sue Napier, who also believes a little bit of luck has had a role to play in her achievements to date. This combined with her upbringing and the people and experiences that have helped shape who she is today, and having a supportive family that motivate her to do the hard yards...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jun 2017

The Grand Prix for Good-winning work.
#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France...

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

ximagination © –
Bringing precision and elaboration into ad testing

In the 40 years I have worked in marketing research, the elephant in the room has been using focus groups to ‘evaluate', ‘investigate', ‘dipstick', ‘research', ‘copy test' or any other of the politically correct terms for ad testing...

By mike broom 16 Jun 2017

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