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One of the Castle Lite Unlocks concerts. Image supplied.
Castle Lite's 'Unlocks' concert brings the brand's purpose to life

Juanita Pienaar asks Castle Lite director Becky Opdyke how music ties into the message the brand is trying to convey to its consumers, specifically through the Castle Lite 'Unlocks' concerts...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

Ogilvy: Be culturally relevant
Ogilvy: Be culturally relevant

Jack Daniel's is the world's most popular brand tattoo, followed by Harley-Davidson. Why? Because they are culturally relevant...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Apr 2018

Myth busted: The mass market is too literal to understand conceptual advertising
Myth busted: The mass market is too literal to understand conceptual advertising

You just have to watch any TV channel traditionally associated with the mass market to see exactly what the dominant logic for communicating with them is. Ben Shapiro lists three overarching assumptions...

By Ben Shapiro 9 Apr 2018

What business is Castle Lite in?
What business is Castle Lite in?

Bogosi Motshegwa writes how Castle Lite has proved that one can build a brand thinking from the periphery...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 9 Apr 2018

Darrin Thomas, Manager, Marketing and Communications Africa, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Marketing Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the status quo with flair, passion and love

"I love that we, at Virgin Atlantic, are always taking calculated risks - we're always pushing the boundaries, but with the customer's best interests always in mind."

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2018

Activating your brand within the African market
Activating your brand within the African market

The recent rise of the flowing black middle class has led to a disconnect between brands and these consumers. Sibusiso Ndhlovu explores ways in which the gap between brands and the township segment can be closed...

By Sibusiso Ndhlovu 28 Mar 2018

#NewCampaign: Sol Beer's 'My sunshine in a bottle', a South African first
#NewCampaign: Sol Beer's 'My sunshine in a bottle', a South African first

Sol Beer's 'My sunshine in a bottle' campaign, created in partnership with The Odd Number and launched in November last year, has to date reached a new audience of 900,000 followers and an engagement rate of 6%, surpassing the industry standard of 1%...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Mar 2018

Tiger Brands' failed attempt to manage the listeriosis crisis is costing them severely
Tiger Brands' failed attempt to manage the listeriosis crisis is costing them severely

Failing to plan for a reputational crisis happens more often than it is comfortable to think about. Lunice Johnston writes about what steps are crucial to successfully handling a reputational crisis...

By Lunice Johnston 27 Mar 2018

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The true value of Twitter for brands that want to be effective

Why do brands need Twitter if there are hundreds of channels that already clutter our days? Shae Leigh explores the reasons why Twitter is still very relevant...

By Shae Leigh 22 Mar 2018

Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H
Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H

We chat with Studio H founder Hannerie Visser about how they are using food to design brand experiences and create memorable campaigns for their clients...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2018

#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers
#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers

Marc du Plessis, joint CEO of Spark Media and head of the Publisher Council of the IAB, gave a keynote address at Future Ad Africa in Johannesburg yesterday on the subject of brand safety, trust and supporting the independent press...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2018

Short and sweet - Storytelling for digital marketers
Short and sweet - Storytelling for digital marketers

Storytelling in branding is not a new concept. It is something that brands have mastered and failed at, left impressions and created legacies through. The best campaigns have been identified through their storytelling and connecting with their consumers...

By Romi Adler 12 Mar 2018

Take the road less travelled when you communicate with your target audience
Take the road less travelled when you communicate with your target audience

Many clients approach me with their hands in their hair - overwhelmed by the task of marketing their brand and not knowing how to effectively engage their target audience...

By Shae Leigh 12 Mar 2018

Brands, it's International Women's Day, why can't we do things differently?
Brands, it's International Women's Day, why can't we do things differently?

International Women's Day has got Khangelani Dziba interrogating the different set of binaries that exist for women and men. Some acceptable and some not so much...

By Khangelani Dziba 9 Mar 2018

Enterprise should implement watertight crisis management strategy or else it is history!
Enterprise should implement watertight crisis management strategy or else it is history!

Enterprise Foods is facing a reputation nightmare. Bonnie Ramaila gives a few tips on how she thinks the company should approach the crisis...

By Bonnie Ramaila 6 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

How company culture affects productivity
How company culture affects productivity

In the same way they say, 'you are what you eat', so you become where you work, as company culture affects your productivity, your personality, your positivity and your pursuit of your greater goals...

By Shae Leigh 2 Mar 2018

#Bookmarks2018: A decade of rewarding excellence in digital
#Bookmarks2018: A decade of rewarding excellence in digital

Last night's 10th annual IAB Bookmark Awards held at The Theatre on the Track in Kyalami saw Ogilvy yet again recognised as the best agency, taking home over 20 awards, and client KFC also recognised again as the brand of the year...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Mar 2018

Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age
Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age

The advent of social media has provided brands with an undisputed marketing opportunity - a direct customer engagement and promotional platform, where brands can build their identity and loyalty to their heart's content. But all good things come with a price...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2018

The time for Africa is not now - Africa is now
The time for Africa is not now - Africa is now

If you have not seen it, global is fast looking at Africa more and more as a place of innovation...

By Khangelani Dziba 28 Feb 2018

The top tips for live experiences in 2018
The top tips for live experiences in 2018

The younger generation offers valuable insight as to where brands should be focusing their efforts...

By Glenn van Eck 27 Feb 2018

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Why brands should focus on community building over the eye-balls approach

Danilo Acquisto writes that brands should build a YouTube presence now, to begin producing content that is relevant and consumable and to avoid the shotgun approach of gaining eyeballs alone...

By Danilo Acquisto 22 Feb 2018

Is the methodology getting in the way?
Is the methodology getting in the way?

In a job of mining meaningful insights that truly grow brands, a certain level of intimacy in connecting with consumers is required...

By Mpho Mpofu 21 Feb 2018

Splash, Department of Water and Sanitation mascot. © screenshot, @DWS_RSA via Twitter.
South Africa's #SaveWater mascot Splash is scarier than the drought

While the City of Cape Town is using apps, Twitter campaigns and Mmusi Maimane's bucket delegation skills to remind South Africans to save water, the nation's Department of Water and Sanitation is taking a - ahem - different approach...

By Andy Walker 19 Feb 2018

Supplied
The king is dead! #LongLiveTheKing

I found myself this week justifying the inclusion of television in a launch campaign. Someone check the moon, first Zuma resigns, and now this!

By Quinton Jones 16 Feb 2018

#IMC2018: The science of how brands grow
#IMC2018: The science of how brands grow

A popular track at this year's IMC Conference was that of creative and big idea creation, and a talk that really struck a cord, so to speak, was BBDO South Africa's CEO Boniswa Pezisa's on the power of breakthrough creativity and the role it plays in triggering emotions to communicate effectively...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Feb 2018

Lee Applbaum, global chief marketing officer, Patrón Spirits International.
#MeettheMarketer: Marketers are relying too heavily on data

The global chief marketing officer for Patrón Spirits International, Lee Applbaum, talks about how to deliver creative and beautiful marketing...

By Louise Marsland 8 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Playbook
#StartupStory: Playbook

Playbook is a web-based platform that simplifies the creative procurement process by making sure SA creatives and artists 'play by the book' in terms of bookings, performances or commissions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Feb 2018

Chris Moerdyk
Majority of marketers still don't know what 'branding' is

Maybe a lot of marketers like to intentionally confuse boards of directors and clients when it comes to "brands" and "branding". I cannot believe they are all that naive...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 7 Feb 2018

Charles Murito, country manager of Google Kenya |
Google Kenya's Charles Murito on digital advertising and the age of assistance

Google SA hosted a media event earlier this week to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed on the latest technological advancements in the digital advertising space, focusing on Google Ads in particular...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2018

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