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#Loeries2017: Be stupid, fail harder and give it all away, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright
#Loeries2017: Be stupid, fail harder and give it all away, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright

BSSP's Keith Cartwright shares five disciplines at the Dstv Seminar of Creativity that has crafted his mind and gave him focus. Here we look at the last three...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 hours ago

#Loeries2017: Doubt yourself and steal, if you want to be great, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright
#Loeries2017: Doubt yourself and steal, if you want to be great, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright

BSSP's Keith Cartwright shares five disciplines at the Dstv Seminar of Creativity that has crafted his mind and gave him focus. Here we look at the first two...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 hours ago

#Loeries2017: Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 goes to KFC's Mike Middleton
#Loeries2017: Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 goes to KFC's Mike Middleton

Mike Middleton, KFC Africa CMO, is the well-deserved recipient of this year's Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award for his contribution to the marketing and advertising industry over the duration of his career...

By Jessica Tennant 17 hours ago

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#Loeries2017: Design Army's Pum Lefebure on how to master the art of seduction

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and CCO of Design Army, based in Washington DC was the last speaker of the day at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, where she explained how marketing is a lot like dating, and how similarly falling in love with a brand goes from flirting to romance to seduction...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Weera Saad
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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Boris Dzhingarov
Using SEO backlinks for branding purposes

The problem with branding is that it takes a long time. You want to do various different things in order to be successful. One of them is actually using SEO backlinks...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

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#SBTopWomen Awards: A celebration of women

It's not often you attend an awards event where the recipient of the Lifetime Award breaks out into song...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Passionate for science

Science is an indication of a country's wealth, and the best indicator of a country's GDP and productivity is its scientific productivity. The investment of a country into science creates a healthy country and a healthy country is a wealthy country...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

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[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Mastering digital to soar over the gender gap

The Fourth Industrial Revolution could allow women to leapfrog the gender gap to create a future that is truly equal and inclusive. This is because this new world will require different talents and skills; ones that are inherent to women...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch
#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch

The launch of Net#work BBDO's Creative#Director (#CD) coffee table book is set to take place at the culmination of Loeries' Student Portfolio Day directly after the DStv Seminar at a special cocktail evening later today around 17h00 on the ICC Balcony...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Dr Judy Dlamini, executive chairperson, Mbekani Group; Phuti Mahanyele, CEO, Sigma Capital; and Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council.
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference]: Gender equality by 2030

For gender equality to be achieved by 2030, women will have to overcome many challenges...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

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[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Standing together for liberation

“The power of women is that if you empower one, others will follow. If we work together, we will rise and lift others with us. This is the responsibility that the 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 gave us...”

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Strictly business, but personal
Strictly business, but personal

In the movie, The Godfather, Michael Corleone, as played by Al Pacino, utters the immortal line to his on-screen brother, “It's not personal, Sonny, it's strictly business.”

By Wynand Smit 3 days ago

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought (masterclass)
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought (masterclass)

An interview with Fort CEO Shukri Toefy on his Loeries masterclass, where he shared insights into the changing value chain of the new creative economy...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#Loeries2017: The Business of Comedy (masterclass)
#Loeries2017: The Business of Comedy (masterclass)

An interview with Donovan Goliath, founder of entertainment company Goliath and Goliath and two years running Loeries Creative Voice, to find out what one could expect to learn from his masterclass, about running a creative business and turning comedic ideas into monetary gains...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Allon Raiz
#Loeries2017: Why small agencies fail (masterclass)

An interview with Allon Raiz, founder and CEO of Raizcorp to find out what one could expect to learn from his masterclass on ‘Why small agencies fail'...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#Loeries2017: How to be future-fit for cyber challenges (masterclass)
#Loeries2017: How to be future-fit for cyber challenges (masterclass)

An interview with Johanna McDowell, founder and CEO of IAS on what one will learn from her masterclass on the changing agency/client relationship...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Lorraine Landon
#Loeries2017: A deep dive into YouTube and video advertising (masterclass)

An interview with Lorraine Landon, head of agencies at Google South Africa to find out what one could expect to learn from the Google masterclasses on ‘YouTube: all you need to know for campaign success' and ‘video advertising: what works best when'...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#WomensMonth: Women in marketing: The new specialist generalists?
#WomensMonth: Women in marketing: The new specialist generalists?

It's not enough for young women to focus on a specialised marketing career; we now need to be “specialist generalists,” and know an awful lot about a lot, writes Sheila McGillivray...

By Sheila McGillivray 16 Aug 2017

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MultiChoice dominates first-ever CXA Awards

MultiChoice won four out of the six awards awarded at the first-ever CXA Awards held at the Century City Convention Centre in Cape Town last night...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Aug 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: How sour milk founded a sweet business empire... and how to Gupta a well-known saying

One of the greeting card platitudes that annoys me is the one that says: “You can be anything you want to be...”

By Brendan Seery 15 Aug 2017

The state of digital media
The state of digital media

When writing about the state of digital media in South Africa, one needs to understand the climate of trust and how that which has traditionally been seen as news, has changed so dramatically...

By Genevieve Cutts, Issued by MANGO-OMC 15 Aug 2017

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Our Africa Achiever this month is co-founder of OMG Digital in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah...

By Louise Marsland 14 Aug 2017

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Is print media about to curl up its toes and die?

The Audit Bureau of Circulations recently reported that, overall, consumer magazine circulations grew over the past year by just under 3%, which isn't too bad considering that they fell 11.7% in the 4th quarter of 2016 from the same period in 2015...

By Chris Brewer 14 Aug 2017

The CXA Awards - What it means for South African consumers
The CXA Awards - What it means for South African consumers

Chantel Botha chaired the CXA judging panel for the 2017 awards and acknowledges the companies and individuals who put themselves out there to be considered for the prestigious award...

By Chantel Botha 14 Aug 2017

César Vacchiano
The final frontier of the independent agency

The success of South African agencies in Cannes recently is a reflection of the big talent in the country. Taking this talent and the size of the agencies into account and adding the knowledge and professionalism of South African agencies, it would be logical for the country to be a hub for the rest of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Aug 2017

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Why I propose barriers to Facebook entry

I propose for Facebook some actual plug-ins - integrated functionalities - that I think users would appreciate. A comprehension captcha. A narcissism altimeter. An anti-assholery gauge. These, and others, should be a barrier to entry: if a user cannot pass the test, he or she cannot use the platform...

By Tiffany Markman 11 Aug 2017

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Let's motivate future innovators

Graphic design lecturer, Jacqueline Beling shares how she feels about the challenges facing women in the design industry today, why the integration of creativity and design to the Stem subjects is so important and how the youth can benefit from the Steam Symposium...

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Aug 2017

Challenges with being a PR agency exclusively to SMEs
Challenges with being a PR agency exclusively to SMEs

Thoriso Kolobe lists several challenges her PR agency faced by offering its services exclusively to SMEs...

By Thoriso Kolobe 11 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The many hats of the successful inventor

The basis of many a great business is a great invention. New product ideas are fairly easy to conceive, but it takes something else to bring it to market. That's why it's so hard to be a successful inventor. It's not just one job...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

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