The PICA Awards were held recently in Johannesburg. The Awards bring together the publishing industry and reward publishing excellence. I spoke to the winners.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 10:40
The cash register in an agency is the PowerPoint presentation (not just the PowerPoint, but the whole package that comes with it - which is usually you).
By Sid Peimer 27 Nov 2013 05:05
The Bookmarks Awards, honouring the most measurable and meaningful creative work in the digital land was held at the Artscape theatre in Cape Town last night 14 November 2013.
By Terry Levin 15 Nov 2013 10:09
The Bookmarks workshop in Johannesburg on 12 November, hosted a discussion by some of the judges of the awards, which take place in Cape Town on 14 November.
By Danette Breitenbach 13 Nov 2013 11:33
As a consequence of the accuracy of my predictions for the past year, I have once again been instructed to do likewise for the year 2014. And at the same time, formally launch the 2013/14 media industry silly season.
By Chris Moerdyk 12 Nov 2013 12:41
A couple of days away from the 6th edition of The Bookmarks Awards I've attempted the impossible and taken a stab, as no one was either stupid or brave enough to do, at predicting this year's big winners.
By Ben Wagner 12 Nov 2013 06:28
We've all been there. The shortlists are announced, the chatter begins and the creative industry suddenly forgets to eat, sleep or Instagram their latest sunset. Awards fever is upon us.
By Mike Silver 11 Nov 2013 06:45
The Sandton advertising world is one in which you will hear much said about the corruption of our public life, but when that corruption is in the advertising world itself...?
By Anton Harber 8 Nov 2013 08:00
On digital goddesses, role models and looking hot! Nikki Cockcroft kindly takes time out of her busy schedule as a mom and chair of the Bookmarks Awards to answer our questions.
By Terry Levin 8 Nov 2013 07:00
Bookmarks Awards 2013 judge, visiting creative director and multi-award winner, Laura Jordan Bambach chatted to me about life in the digital 'verse.
By Terry Levin 6 Nov 2013 07:30
Today's consumer has more products and more access to products than at any other time in history. The reason for this is the unprecedented rate of technology. But this has not translated into an amazing retail experience.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Oct 2013 11:31
City branding or country marketing is not a new phenomenon. Post World War II it was imperative that countries particularly cities, rebuild themselves and use marketing strategies to enhance and promote the better image of the country or cities for reasons such as attracting tourism, attracting business, talent and resources.
By Mfundo Ntsibande 29 Oct 2013 07:56
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
We are not as happy as we were last year. This is the finding of the Ask Afrika Orange Index 2013/14 released recently in Johannesburg.
By Danette Breitenbach 15 Oct 2013 06:55
The Johannesburg International Motor Show kicks off this week and thousands of visitors are expected to stream through the exhibition halls of the Johannesburg Expo Centre between 18 and 27 October to view some of the latest and most exciting vehicles yet seen in this country.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Oct 2013 12:13
There is an opportunity to make the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) a chapter of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
By Danette Breitenbach 14 Oct 2013 12:09
The 18th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards is taking place tomorrow night, 12 October 2013 at the CTICC where finalists will be recognised for their excellent journalism across the continent.
By Ilse van den Berg 11 Oct 2013 13:40
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
Don't panic. I'm not saying that insights aren't important. I'm just saying that they're not a prerequisite for great advertising.
By Sid Peimer 3 Oct 2013 04:34
Getting the right audience to an event is the biggest challenge any event organiser faces.
By Susan Peimer 28 Sep 2013 08:05
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
There is a need for transparency, and to tell not just one story, but many.
By Oresti Patricios 26 Sep 2013 07:10
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 annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 took place from 16 to 18 September 2013 and was hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town attracting major key players in the IT industry especially the Chief Information Officers, the new IT leaders.
By Coerene Vosloo 20 Sep 2013 07:45
The Pendoring Awards take place later this evening in Cape Town at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
By Danette Breitenbach 20 Sep 2013 05:26
It was American comedian Jerry Seinfeld who observed: "According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy."
By John French 18 Sep 2013 14:57
It has become fairly customary to gather some industry folk together on the eve of the Loeries and get them to do a few predictions. Well, that's happening elsewhere on the lame side of the interweb. Right now, I am going to take a few flyers and make some predictions of my own.
By Chris Gotz 18 Sep 2013 07:04
Next year Brazil will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, an extravaganza of epic proportions, in which football players and fans the world over converge to watch and celebrate the beautiful game. In 2010, here in South Africa, we saw more than 310, 000 tourists converge on the country and the eyes of over 3.2 billion people put our country under the microscope.
By Kerry Evans 12 Sep 2013 07:33
As the Open Design Conference @opendesignct, gets into its second week, it might help you to get to know some of the many players in whose hands the outcome of Cape Town's design future rests, as it can get a bit confusing.
By Terry Levin 28 Aug 2013 13:41
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