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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

Kelly McGillivray
Leaving a lasting impression

Planning and managing events involves research, management of resources and people; it means working for hours on-end assessing potential risks...

By Kelly McGillivray 7 Oct 2014 11:29

Terry Sutherland
How to ensure that your corporate year-end functions are a success

End-of-year corporate events are an important chance to wow clients as thanks for their support, as well as a way to show appreciation to hardworking staff. Unfortunately, planning a year-end function can be fraught with challenges...

By Terry Sutherland, Issued by The RSVP Agency 1 Oct 2014 10:54

Be creative, be a troublemaker
Be creative, be a troublemaker

Everyone is creative, but only 25% of people feel they are living up to their creative potential. If organisations could tap into the other 75%, they would have a competitive advantage over their rivals...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Oct 2014 10:08

Louise Marsland
'Doing good, is good business'

Brands that do work that does 'good', will also do well in today's marketplace. This was the core message from Loeries 2014 - not only from the great talks, but it was also reflected in the work that won the top accolades...

By Louise Marsland 22 Sep 2014 13:20

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week. As judging for the Loerie Awards 2014 takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see...

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

Please let there be kittens...
Please let there be kittens...

My calendar highlights every year are firstly, Design Indaba and secondly, The Loerie Awards, which heralds summer, self-tan, highlights, fabulous shoes and great advertising of course...

By Louise Marsland 16 Sep 2014 13:05

Breathe Sunshine Engage with Greg Walsh
Breathe Sunshine Engage with Greg Walsh

With the Breathe Sunshine Engage music conference taking place in Joburg as a one-day event early next month, we got in contact with panellist and MD of specialist event production company G&G Productions, Greg Walsh, to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 16 Sep 2014 11:14

Vacancy: Host - Loeries 2014
Vacancy: Host - Loeries 2014

A deep sadness fills me as I write this Dear Jonathan to the advertising industry, announcing my withdrawal as host of the Loerie Awards 2014 in Cape Town... (video)

By Dylan Balkind 11 Sep 2014 06:24

Danette Breitenbach
MOST winners: Vizeum Cape Town and Times Media Group

Vizeum Cape Town was Best Media Agency of the Year and Times Media the Best Media Owner of the Year at the 6th MOST Awards which took place last night in Johannesburg.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2014 09:41

Danette Breitenbach
Advertising industry well represented at inaugural Social Media Week

It's ground breaking and it's here. Johannesburg has joined cities such as Barcelona, Sao Paulo, London and New York as a host city of Social Media Week...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Sep 2014 10:28

Catherine Milward-Bridges
How to use social media to get your next event noticed

Why not use social media to take some of the schlep out of pulling off an event? Use its "social" element to leverage relationships to ask for support, no matter how small your next event...

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 28 Aug 2014 09:58

Terry Sutherland
802 words to help event planners increase their event attendance

Every single event planner wants to ensure that their events are well attended. Whether you're tasked with running an exclusive product launch or a high-profile awards evening...

By Terry Sutherland 23 Jul 2014 10:50

[Habari #Tuongee2014] Back to the future of digital
[Habari #Tuongee2014] Back to the future of digital

The fourth annual Habari Media Tuongee brought together the finest of the digital marketing industry to talk about the past, present and future of digital... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2014 08:18

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