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[Orchids & Onions] DStv gets a gold for its top Olympics coverage
[Orchids & Onions] DStv gets a gold for its top Olympics coverage

It wasn't old Wayde van Niekerk's triumph that had me glued to DStv over the past fortnight - I have rediscovered the fascinating, multifaceted world of international sport and have been watching events I never would normally dream on wasting time on - gymnastics, archery, shooting, even the lesser attractive field events like women's discus...

By Brendan Seery 13 hours ago

#WomensMonth: There is no glass ceiling if you keep building
#WomensMonth: There is no glass ceiling if you keep building

Taryn Copeman is the director of strategy at Mark1, a digital media company. Coming from a creative and publishing background, Copeman brings 12 years of experience into her role...

By Beverley Klein 15 hours ago

#WomensMonth: Healing hands...and feet
#WomensMonth: Healing hands...and feet

When she's not caring for her patients or teaching future doctors, Dr Karin Baatjes is running to raise funds for prostheses for breast cancer survivors...

By Nicci Botha 16 hours ago

Athi Myoli
#WomensMonth: Women significantly under-represented in construction

Athi Myoli is the director of the Women in Construction Awards, an event that recognises excellence within the African construction, cement and concrete industry...

By Sindy Peters 18 hours ago

Ian Fuhr
Sorbet's Ian Fuhr hits the nail on the head when it comes to brand loyalty

With over 265,000 loyalty members to date, Sorbet Group's CEO Ian Fuhr recently shared insights on the subject of developing brand loyalty at Business of Design in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 20 hours ago

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CEOs invigorate your marketing teams to achieve your 2017 marketing objectives

A recent study from Stein IAS, in partnership with the Chief Executive Group, revealed that CEOs have evolved their expectations for marketing. But they don't think their CMOs are evolving with them...

By Bandile Ndzishe 1 day ago

Marian Cramers
The future of social media analytics

With image-based social networks on the rise, the latest being Instagram, Pinterest and more recently Snapchat, businesses are increasingly adopting social media analytics tools to gain insights from social data to drive strategy...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

#WomensMonth Newsmaker: Abongile Kolisi from Pernod Ricard
#WomensMonth Newsmaker: Abongile Kolisi from Pernod Ricard

Abongile Kolisi has been appointed as the brand ambassador for Chivas Regal at Pernod Ricard. Prior to her new role, she spent three years at SA Breweries in sales...

By Beverley Klein 1 day ago

#Loeries2016: Thanking creativity!
#Loeries2016: Thanking creativity!

The second night of the Loeries Awards provided accolades for the big categories such as TV and Radio, with FoxP2, Ogilvy & Mather and Network BBDO featuring strongly...

By Beverley Klein 2 days ago

#Loeries2016: Ntshingila inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame
#Loeries2016: Ntshingila inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame

Nunu Ntshingila, head of Facebook Africa, has just notched up another success on her career belt, with the announcement at the Loerie Awards that she's being inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame...

By Ann Nurock 2 days ago

From left: Nicci Botha, Bizcommunity group editor; Bev Klein, Bizcommunity marketing and media editor; Laura Jordan-Bambach, creative partner Mr President, London UK; Susan Credle, global chief creative officer, FCB, NY; Pasqua Heard, Bizcommunity editorial assistant; Lauren Hartzenberg, Bizcommunity group editor. Image credit © Terry Levin
#WomensMonth: A celebration of women at the 2016 Loeries

As South Africans rejoice the 800m victory of home girl Caster Semenya at the Rio Olympics last night, 20 August 2016, a bunch of trailblazing women have been celebrated at Loeries Creative Week Durban...

By Terry Levin 2 days ago

#Loeries2016: The theory of stress wood
#Loeries2016: The theory of stress wood

Besides imparting a whole lot of knowledge on the advertising, Jimmy Smith also gave a botany lesson that probably would serve as good advice when venturing into your own business...

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

Suhana Gordhan - ©Gallo Images
#Loeries2016: Transformation at the forefront of the industry

The first night of the Loeries 2016 Awards took place at the Durban ICC on 20 August. Although a rainy evening, the creative and excited atmosphere quickly heated things up.

By Beverley Klein 3 days ago

Credle in action at the seminar. © Photo by Alistair Nicoll/2016 Loerie Awards on Gallo Images.
The state of advertising 2016, madames and Madmen

The Loeries Creative Week currently well underway in Durban, South Africa, is giving local and global industry opinion leaders the chance to network and share their views on best practice and the state of the industry...

By Terry Levin 3 days ago

Debra Mallowah, VP personal care at Unilever, Nairobi.
#Loeries2016: #Unstereotype advertising: good for people, good for brands

The DStv Seminar of Creativity is a highlight of the Loeries Creative Week for many, jam-packed with innovation-boosting talks by industry leaders...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

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MMA Smarties Awards: Rewarding creativity in mobile & winners list

The MMA SA (Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa) Smarties Awards 2016 took place at the beautiful Sky Bar at the Maharani Elangeni Hotel... (list of winners)

By Beverley Klein 19 Aug 2016

Sarah Personette, VP global business marketing, Facebook. Source: Gallo Images.
#Loeries2016: Creating thumb-stopping creative in the mobile revolution

If you had any doubt about the mobile revolution, you should know this: research shows that the next billion people are going to come online through mobile...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: Of ownership and multiculturalism
#Loeries2016: Of ownership and multiculturalism

The dreadlocked founder of Amusement Park, Jimmy Smith, believes ownership and working with people who are different from you create magic...

By Nicci Botha 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: Africa to lead the mobile creative revolution
#Loeries2016: Africa to lead the mobile creative revolution

This year's DStv Seminar of Creativity started off with an inspirational bang, delivered in the form of Sarah Personette, VP global business marketing at Facebook...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: "Question bravely, answer boldly"
#Loeries2016: "Question bravely, answer boldly"

One of the creative leaders speaking at the DStv Seminar of Creativity was Laura Jordan-Bambach, the creative partner at Mr President in London...

By Beverley Klein 19 Aug 2016

From Mona Lisa to McDonald's: How AR is altering the playing field for savvy brands
From Mona Lisa to McDonald's: How AR is altering the playing field for savvy brands

In 2011, artist Amir Baradaran shocked and delighted French citizens by creating an augmented reality (AR) app that transformed their beloved Mona Lisa painting...

By Jason Ried 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: The channels of communication have changed
#Loeries2016: The channels of communication have changed

The annual PRISA Conference dives into trends, insights, research and all subjects related to the PR industry. The second day of the 2016 version of the conference, on Thursday 18 August, saw some interesting topics emerge...

By Beverley Klein 18 Aug 2016

Anke Kuipers
#CoCreate2Accelerate: the gamification of education

Sea Monster, a company that creates beautiful and unique 2D-animations as well as develop engaging games for work or play is participating in #CoCreate2Accelerate...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Aug 2016

Good bye marketing! Hello growth hacking
Good bye marketing! Hello growth hacking

I am currently reading Ryan Holiday's book, Growth Hacker Marketing, alongside other growth hacking resources, about 33 of them in total...

By Joseph Neusu 18 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Robyn Farah: Tech community maker and shaker
#WomensMonth: Robyn Farah: Tech community maker and shaker

Robyn Farah is a bonafide tech powerhouse. Not only is she the founder of hardware prototyping company Kat-O, but she also runs some of South Africa's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Aug 2016

123RF
Opening up the VR market

With branded headsets and the production of virtual reality (VR) campaigns, VR is a wonderful new, innovative way to reach high-end audiences, and it is here...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Aug 2016

Big sponsors make it hard to swallow
Big sponsors make it hard to swallow

With the exciting but scandal-ridden Rio Olympics now in full swing, I was reminded again of the arrogance of the various sports governing bodies like the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA)...

By Aki Kalliatakis 17 Aug 2016

#Cannes2016: Navigating in the era of change
#Cannes2016: Navigating in the era of change

On Friday 12 August, Pete Case, chief creative officer at Ogilvy SA, presented his best campaigns of Cannes 2016 and provided some insight into the future of advertising and marketing...

By Beverley Klein 17 Aug 2016

Graham Deneys
Thunder forth into the future

I have been doing a lot of thinking since I first had the opportunity to immerse myself into the world of VR courtesy of Google Cardboard...

By Graham Deneys, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 17 Aug 2016

Five myths of family firms
Five myths of family firms

Family firms are a particularly unique business phenomenon which blends formal structures with the unconditional trust and loyalty one would expect from family members...

By Johan Hanekom 17 Aug 2016

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