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Petro Kuprynenko © –
A new measurement paradigm that is ideal for ad testing

One of the difficulties of advertising research is to determine the dimensions to measure.

By mike broom 2 days ago

Banking the win of simple business innovation
Banking the win of simple business innovation

Are you using the power of digital to make things worse?

By Douglas Kruger 3 days ago

Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space
Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space

Nunu Ntshingila, the regional director of Facebook Africa, recently gave some members of the media a tour of its new office in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

The power of personalisation in customer service
The power of personalisation in customer service

Recently I came across a radio interview with a “personal branding specialist”. Addressing the listeners, the guest spoke of the importance of clearly defining who you are...

By Wynand Smit 20 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

ximagination © –
Bringing precision and elaboration into ad testing

In the 40 years I have worked in marketing research, the elephant in the room has been using focus groups to ‘evaluate', ‘investigate', ‘dipstick', ‘research', ‘copy test' or any other of the politically correct terms for ad testing...

By mike broom 16 Jun 2017

Ammentorp © –
Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

AlphaSpirit © –
The changing face of digital agencies - adapt or die

Over the past two decades, the digital world has undergone a rapid evolution - from marketing mix newcomer, to a mandatory (yet not fully understood) element of brand communications...

By Tom Fels 15 Jun 2017

Michal Bednarek © –
What does it mean to be 'cool' and 'relevant' in brand building?

Brands across the board, especially SA brands, are failing dismally at being relevant, particularly when it comes to the so-called millennials (pursuing this target segment does not automatically make your brand 'cool' or 'relevant')...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 14 Jun 2017

Sarah-Jane Harling Account Director Advertising BBC Worldwide Africa
#Newsmaker: Sarah-Jane Harling joins BBC Worldwide to grow its advertising business across Africa

BBC Worldwide recently appointed Sarah-Jane Harling in the newly created role of advertising account director for its Africa division, based at BBC's Melrose Arch office...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2017

Africa's rising culture of resilient transformation and innovation
Africa's rising culture of resilient transformation and innovation

Uniquely African: how homegrown innovation is solving many of Africa's most pressing challenges...

By Brett Parker 9 Jun 2017

Breaking rules takes you from underdog to industry-threat
Breaking rules takes you from underdog to industry-threat

How much do bad rules really cost you...?

By Douglas Kruger 8 Jun 2017

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Four employees you want at your marketing agency

The creative. The upseller. The client-pleaser. The new business rockstar. The number cruncher. The strategic genius. The speedster. These are the people advertising and marketing agencies are always on the lookout for...

By Jessica Edgson 7 Jun 2017

The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life
The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life

Winners of the #REDExperiment - a collaboration between Radisson Red and the Youngblood Africa Foundation - were announced at the Youngblood Art Gallery in Bree Street, Cape Town...

By Robin Fredericks 6 Jun 2017

Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London
Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London

The annual EMEA Adobe Summit in London is a huge calendar event for us at Cognifide, as part of the WPP Adobe Alliance...

By Kirsty Barkhuizen 6 Jun 2017

The content engine blueprint
The content engine blueprint

A personalised experience has the right mix of context and content...

By Cleve Gibbon 5 Jun 2017

Candace van Zyl
The need for smarter CRM software

With the shift from product-focused to customer-focused business in most organisations in the modern world, CRM software is at the forefront of customer satisfaction...

By Candace van Zyl 1 Jun 2017

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How digital has disrupted the traditional consultancy model

... and why technology ‘makers' are taking their place...

By Anton Moulder 1 Jun 2017

Chatbots as part of an integrated customer service strategy
Chatbots as part of an integrated customer service strategy

You can have all your communication channels lined up and ready to go, your agents trained to help via phone, email, SMS, web chat and via social media, but you could be missing a trick...

By Wynand Smit 29 May 2017

Why you need design systems for social media
Why you need design systems for social media

With the majority of modern brand content now residing on social media channels, how do you create social media advertising that stands out? More importantly, how do you do this on a consistent basis within a quick turnaround timeframe?

By Ernst Lass 26 May 2017

Victor Zastolskiy © –
How emotion affects advertising

You really have to be operating in the dark ages of marketing if you haven't cottoned on to the importance of emotion in marketing communication...

By John Laurence 25 May 2017

Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions
Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions

In the South African retail and manufacturing sectors, promotions have become a popular tool to attain growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2017

Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site
Tips for maintaining your WordPress business site

Here are some of the ways you can maintain your WordPress business site to ensure optimal performance...

By Charles Mburugu 25 May 2017

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Harnessing the longevity of 'cool'

One brand has maintained its cool factor for seven years running, but how did they do it?

By Danny Bryer 25 May 2017

Fighting fake news flames
Fighting fake news flames

Fake news, false claims, invented opinions and online rumour can seriously burn your reputation. Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico, unpacks a strategy for putting out fake news fires before they rage out of control and explains how to manage your reputation in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand...

By Oresti Patricios 25 May 2017

Marketers in Africa should leverage mobile as an amplifier
Marketers in Africa should leverage mobile as an amplifier

Mobile is rapidly outpacing traditional channels such as television and print as the medium of choice by African consumers for accessing information and entertainment.

By Werner Lindemann 24 May 2017

New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals
New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals

Leán Muller has recently been appointed as the new head to direct Fairtrade Label in accomplishing the vast goals it has set for 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 24 May 2017

Gen X: How to get the generation right (part 3)
Gen X: How to get the generation right (part 3)

Based on Viacom's extensive research on Generation X, how should brands, advertisers, marketers and media companies alike re-evaluate the way they represent this group of consumers?

By Jessica Tennant 24 May 2017

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