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The emperor in clothes
The emperor in clothes

It is anarchy out there with many brands and companies reviewing their media at present, in particular brands such as Unilever and Coca-Cola. This is because they are seeking assurances...

By Danette Breitenbach 24 Jul 2015 09:40

Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories
Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories

Jonathan Deeb, Executive Creative Director of FCB Johannesburg, spoke to our Cannes Lions media correspondent, Ann Nurock, on his experience of being part of this year's Press Jury...

By Ann Nurock 2 Jul 2015 07:57

Seven ways to win with conference presentations
Seven ways to win with conference presentations

Planning a kick-ass conference involves scheduling presenters to share their wisdom, brand-knowledge and make key corporate announcements...

By Kelly McGillivray 25 Jun 2015 12:25

The gist of The Gathering's 'game changers'
The gist of The Gathering's 'game changers'

There were many hot topics at the fourth ever #DMGathering, held on Thursday, 11 June in Midrand. This year's conference was themed 'game changers'. Here are a handful of my highlights...

By Walter Pike 15 Jun 2015 06:00

[Source Africa 2015] Wearing your heart on your sleeve
[Source Africa 2015] Wearing your heart on your sleeve

Whether shopping for something as simple as a pair of jeans or that must-have fashion item, the average consumer doesn't give much thought to...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jun 2015 08:00

Media 10 up their game in southern Africa
Media 10 up their game in southern Africa

Grand Designs Live has a reputation as a show that innovates and gets better year on year. In the United Kingdom, where the show originated, it has won numerous awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Jun 2015 08:23

[NewsMaker] Nandini Parshotam
[NewsMaker] Nandini Parshotam

Nandini Parshotam has recently been appointed Editor of MamaMagic Milestones magazine and is also the Communications Manager of Exposure Marketing...

By Louise Marsland 27 May 2015 07:58

Marcus Brewster
How to spell G-O-L-D in public relations

Receiving a gold PRISM Award made me analyse what alchemical ingredients go into a Gold campaign, and led me to the following spelling guide of how to make PR magic...

By Marcus Brewster 30 Apr 2015 15:32

Africa's development potential is about reputation
Africa's development potential is about reputation

As the bitter cold January winds swept through the alpine town of Davos this year, delegates at the 2015 World Economic Forum portrayed a warm picture of economic growth in Africa...

By Joanna Oosthuizen 21 Apr 2015 14:23

IPRA Global Congress: We promise to inspire
IPRA Global Congress: We promise to inspire

The IPRA Global Congress only takes place every three years. This is the second time it will be hosted in South Africa...

By Johanna McDowell 21 Apr 2015 14:05

[PRISM Awards 2015] My African Dream
[PRISM Awards 2015] My African Dream

Last night, the PRISM Awards turned dreams into reality for some public relations (PR) consultancies and practitioners...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Apr 2015 10:16

IABC EMENA conference tackles leadership communication
IABC EMENA conference tackles leadership communication

LONDON: The IABC EMENA, the counterpart of the Africa region of the IABC, hosted their annual conference titled "Power to the People", addressing the key trends in communication...

By Daniel Munslow 15 Apr 2015 09:08

Would I do it again? My four days at SXSW...
Would I do it again? My four days at SXSW...

My four days at SXSW left me feeling like I'd eaten a huge, shiny, red, American-grown apple that should've been delicious, but looked better than it tasted...

By Heidi Brauer 7 Apr 2015 15:00

Mike Stopforth
The importance of networking and mentoring as an entrepreneur

The word "entrepreneur" is often synonymous with glamour and a maverick lifestyle. When things are going swimmingly, being an entrepreneur is all of those things...

By Mike Stopforth 16 Mar 2015 13:05

Douglas Kruger
[Death to PowerPoint!] Part 2: Ten presentation structures to replace those slides

In my previous article, we used scientific methodology to establish that PowerPoint now outnumbers Homo sapiens, has become sentient and self-perpetuating. Happily, there are alternatives...

By Douglas Kruger 11 Mar 2015 07:58

Douglas Kruger
[Death to PowerPoint!] Part 1: Seven reasons you could do better without slides

Ever hear the story about the Russians in Bosnia watching their unlikely US allies designing their PP slides? One nonplussed Russian said, "If we ever had a war, while you are working on your PowerPoint, we would be killing you..."

By Douglas Kruger 5 Mar 2015 08:05

Lights, camera, fashion!
Lights, camera, fashion!

The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival and conference is back after a successful debut last year...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Mar 2015 09:27

[Design Indaba 2015] The Internet of Things
[Design Indaba 2015] The Internet of Things

Over the duration of a three-day conference and accompanying EXPO event, Design Indaba has become known as the platform for the showcasing of the best contemporary examples of made things...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2015 12:00

[Design Indaba 2015] On fashion and identity at Design Indaba 2015
[Design Indaba 2015] On fashion and identity at Design Indaba 2015

The 2015 Design Indaba provided fertile ground for even the most ardent fashionistas and Afrophiles. In this context both topics took on a new importance...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2015 11:36

Bookmarks Awards reflect a maturing industry
Bookmarks Awards reflect a maturing industry

Winning a Bookmarks Awards is important. It is meaningful for a number of reasons, of which the winning is the least important...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Feb 2015 11:11

AdFocus Awards 2014: Twice as nice for Joe Public
AdFocus Awards 2014: Twice as nice for Joe Public

The AdFocus Awards took place on 26 November 2014 at the The Fifth Room in Rivonia, Johannesburg, with Joe Public walking away with two big awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Nov 2014 10:43

#OutofOffice is where great brands are built
#OutofOffice is where great brands are built

Out of Office is no longer just an automatic reply, but a new talk series that features inspirational, informative and high-profile speakers in unusual spaces...

By Jessica Taylor 25 Nov 2014 08:58

It's about the creative
It's about the creative

Eddie Mbalo, Interim CEO, On Digital Media/StarSat, believes South Africa's content providing industry is in a crisis and this is why TopTV ended up the way it did...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Nov 2014 14:15

Mark Zeller
AWXI - bigger, better, faster

US Federal Trade Commission head Brill on protecting the consumer; Yahoo's Mayer on her company's core values guiding privacy; O&M's Crampsie on the need to adapt... This and more at Advertising Week...

By Mark Zeller 12 Nov 2014 05:15

Danette Breitenbach
Assegais 2014: A winning combination of Science and Art

On Thursday evening the Assegai Awards took place at Shine Studios, celebrating integrated marketing excellence in the view of the Nelson Mandela Bridge and the City of Jo'burg...

By Danette Breitenbach 7 Nov 2014 14:04

Danette Breitenbach
Pendoring withholds Prestige Award

This year's Pendoring Awards did not award its Prestige Award and the R50,000, which is given as part of the Award, adding extra competition to the 2015 awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Oct 2014 13:09

Grand Prix at the end of rainbow for The MediaShop
Grand Prix at the end of rainbow for The MediaShop

The MediaShop has been awarded the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) Roger Garlick Grand Prix Award for the Coke Rainbow campaign...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Oct 2014 10:41

[Antifragility] Just another manic New Media Monday
[Antifragility] Just another manic New Media Monday

The second instalment of New Media Mondays on (ahem) Monday, 13 October at Priest Post Production in Woodstock, was centred on antifragility, a newish concept coined by Nassim Taleb...

By Jessica Taylor 15 Oct 2014 14:30

Janine Lazarus
Shooting from the lip

This year, I've been invited to shoot from the lip at the IABC Africa Conference which kicks off in Cape Town on Wednesday, 15 October.

By Janine Lazarus 14 Oct 2014 10:38

Danette Breitenbach
It's coming... The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is already way beyond hype. It is going to be big. How big? That depends on the source, but by 2020 it will be worth trillions of dollars...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Oct 2014 08:54

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