Top company and news stories 25 June 2018 - 25 Jun 2018

[Leigh Andrews]

  • #CannesLions2018has ended, we have all the SA winners!
  • Ann Nurock interviews James Hunt of CNN on branded content
  • Nurock also interviews Julian Boulding of thenetworkone
  • In #FairnessFirst, see why SDGs are at the heart of #CannesLions2018
  • Jessica Tennant unpacks [[http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/111/178583.html#topstory The Art of Branded Entertainment]]
  • Tennant reports from 2018 Sunday Times' Generation Next conference
  • She interviews David Uribe, TBWA's data director for Africa, Middle East
  • Nedbank appoints The Odd Number
  • Shaka Sisulu acquires ROi Africa
  • Spree and Superbalist merge to form a single, focused fashion platform
  • NMPi and DQ&A are set to acquire creative specialist, Joystick
  • Boo-Yah! partners with the EU's 'Best of Global Digital Marketing'
  • Richard Lord asks, 'Is Foogle (Facebook + Google) the enemy?'
  • Shaune Jordaan explains AI's role in the future of marketing
  • Bronwyn Williams calls privacy the new luxury purchase
  • Ellen Silva writes of marketing fragmentation in a cross-device world
  • Continuing our #YouthMonth coverage, read my personal take on lifelong learning
  • I also go #BehindtheSelfie with 'just-35' Anna Vaulina of Showmax and the IAB SA
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    Top company and news stories 18 June 2018 - 18 Jun 2018

    [Jessica Tennant]

  • #CannesLions2018 has begun! Various sessions are streaming live, and you can click through to our special section for the latest updates on the shortlists, SA winners and exclusive interviews
  • In #FairnessFirst, Leigh Andrews discovers why you'll see #MoreLikeMe at Cannes
  • Tiso Blackstar Group's Lisa MacLeod elected vice president of Wan-Ifra
  • ACA elects board of directors for 2018/2019 fiscal
  • ACA sells shareholding in AAA School of Advertising to Richfield
  • Shaka Sisulu acquires 51% stake in Retroviral Digital Communications
  • 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next survey announces SA youth's favourite brands
  • Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise
  • For #YouthMonth, I interview Cannes FCBSocialEye Yenani Madikwa;
  • Andrews finds out how Barron Hufkie made his mark in the SA broadcast industry
  • She also chats to Think Creative Hub's inspiring co-founders
  • I delve into Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey
  • I go into #Newsmaker Sarah Browning de-Villiers' new role at Publicis Machine;
  • and on Cosmopolitan SA's petition to end tampon tax
  • I interview Tom Stein, chairman and CCO of Stein IAS ahead of B2B Marketing Africa
  • Andrews interviews Molefi Thulo, Cannes Lions radio and audio awarding juror;
  • and Wayne Bishop, Cannes Media Lions shortlist juror
  • She goes #BehindtheSelfie with Wayne Naidoo, founder and CEO of Duke
  • Contributor Francois Rank explains what communications professionals can learn from Deadpool 2
  • Damon Stapleton asks: 'Do you speak creativity?'
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    Top company and news stories 11 June 2018 - 11 Jun 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • The ACA is looking for a new CEO
  • Publicis Groupe unveils Marcel
  • June is #YouthMonth on Bizcommunity!
  • I find out how Jigsaw is revolutionising below-the-line
  • I share tips from Magnetic and Hero to enhance creative flow
  • #NewBiz: MultiChoice appoints The Media Shop
  • How to balls-up a brand with blatant misogyny
  • Matthew Buckland shares Burn Media's aggressive solo growth plan
  • RIP Anthony Bourdain and Ian Snelling
  • Ogilvy announces the agency's re-founding and new mission
  • Bonga Smanga reports on urban afro millennial 'internet artists'
  • Megan Sayle questions whether Siri is sexist
  • Resuts from iDidTht.com's Craft Awards May 2018
  • I chat to #Loeries2018 digital jury president Nicolas Courant
  • In #FairnessFirst, I explain how to #unstereotype advertising
  • Juanita Pienaar reports on insights from the 2018 AdForum Summit
  • Jessica Tennant interviews startup digital media agency Hoorah
  • Tennant chats to #Newsmakers: Twitter's Barry Collins and filmmaker Ian Collins
  • I go #BehindtheSelfie with Dan Corder, the youngest commercial breakfast show host in SA
  • Bizcommunity and Cinemark will lead with news from Cannes Lions, w/ live reporting by Ann Nurock
  • I catch up with SA Cannes Lions jurors Jason Xenopoulos and George Low
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    Top company and news stories 4 June 2018 - 4 Jun 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • Creative Circle announces March and April winners
  • Sir Martin Sorrell returns to build a new ad group
  • Neo Mashigo is now CCO of M&C Saatchi Group SA
  • ABC cancels Roseanne sitcom after racist tweet
  • Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech
  • WPP and Kantar Millward Brown release BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands
  • Odd Number launches Stadio's Multiversity; Net#work BBDO wins Primedia Broadcasting
  • Jessica Tennant reports on Grid's Coachella experience
  • Tennant on Net#work BBDO driving Mercedes-Benz' return to Chapman's Peak
  • Tennant chats to this week's #Newsmakers: Marcus Brewster on moving to and making it in Malta; Zumi Njongwe on relocating to Diageo SA; 'Wunderwomen' Kagiso Musi and Astrid Ascar; and Adrian Miller, now officially ECD at Riverbed
  • Juanita Pienaar has the #StartupStory on MMMC and Canvas CAM starting a joint venture
  • Louise Marsland reports on Uganda's 'social media tax'
  • Danette Breitenbach unbottles Aware.org's responsible drinking campaign
  • Madelain Roscher of PR Worx says to open the door when internet trolls come knocking
  • Priscilla Kennedy of Piehole.tv writes that mobility is set to rule video in 2018
  • Shae Leigh of Red & Yellow explains why brands must legally protect their influencers
  • I discuss how regional cultural differences affect creativity with Loeries CEO Andrew Human
  • I round out #AfricaMonth with insight into Pernod Ricard's African consumer market
  • I popped into InvestSA's one-stop shop
  • I share tips from Mark Sham on how to simplify social media storytelling
  • We kick off #YouthMonth2018 coverage with the student activism-inspired Fight Gunfire With Fire
  • In #FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training
  • I went #BehindtheSelfie with Ben Schoderer, digital manager at KFC Africa
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    Top company and news stories 28 May 2018 - 28 May 2018

    [Jessica Tennant]

  • The Creative Circle has released its final rankings for 2017 for individual agencies and groups
  • Cannes Lions launches 'Change for Good' hackathon
  • The Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards announces judges for 2018
  • The Odd Number has been chosen to launch Stadio's Multiversity concept
  • In this week's #FairnessFirst, Leigh Andrews celebrates Susan Credle, chairperson of The One Club for Creativity
  • For #AfricaMonth, Andrews chats to Xolisa Dyeshana for his post-Creative Week One Show reflections
  • She reports back on Meltwater's latest Biz Breakfast session with Treeshake's Dave Duarte on the art of social storytelling
  • And she goes #BehindtheSelfie with Wade Moonsamy
  • This week's #Newsmakers include Andile Khumalo, House of Brave's new non-executive chairman and Zumi Njongwe, marketing and innovations director for Diageo SA
  • Juanita Pienaar interviews the winners of SA's Cinemark Young Lions competition
  • Elizabeth De Stadler asks "Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?"
  • Nick De Beer explains why it's what's seen and what's said (the design and copy) that does the selling
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    Top company and news stories 21 May 2018 - 21 May 2018

    [Jessica Tennant]

  • Ann Nurock chats to Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing of Burger King, winner of the coveted Penta Pencil and Client of the Year and more at The One Show
  • The jury presidents for the Loeries 2018 have been announced
  • The Loeries recently extended its deadline for entries to 31 May
  • The shortlists for the 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize have been announced
  • Avatar Cape Town has won the integrated 2018 campaign for H&M; produced its first TV commercial for H&M's winter range: Own your Slay
  • The Odd Number has been appointed the lead agency for the Wimpy account
  • Louise Marsland covered Robyn de Villiers' talk at the APRA conference in Botswana on ethics and reputation management, and looking for the opportunities in Africa
  • Marsland interviewed Brian Tjugum, MD of Weber Shandwick's EMEA social impact practice on purpose-driven communications in Africa following his talk at the Holmes Report In2 Innovation Summit in Johannesburg
  • She also spoke to Fox Networks' recently appointed Evert van der Veer about his new role
  • Also in line with #AfricaMonth, contributor Brett St Clair questions whether African businesses are ready to become disruptors, while Natalia Rosa shares her views on travel marketing across the continent
  • The IAB has launched a campaign that strives to allow all South Africans basic access to the internet
  • Hellocomputer has partnered with Umuzi to establish a creative programmer learnership
  • The National Arts Festival is launching a new programme for the inaugural Creativate Digital Arts Festival
  • I interviewed #Newsmaker Nicholas Lawrence from Tuks FM, who won Best Breakfast Presenter at the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards just one year in
  • I tell Paola Chellew and Lia Mundell's #StartupStory of Open Line Communications
  • Prior to tomorrow's Ads24 Food for Thought, I found out from brand manager Marise van der Lith what to expect from this year's event
  • In this week's #FairnessFirst, Leigh Andrews covers the #CannesYouSeeUs trends at the Cannes Film Festival, this year featuring diversity front and foremost
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    Top company and news stories 14 May 2018 - 14 May 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • #OneShow2018 is done and dusted! See all the SA winners and visit our One Show Creative Week 2018 special section for the latest interviews and updates from roving reporter Ann Nurock
  • Our #AfricaMonth coverage continues
  • Seven SA judges have been announced for Cannes Lions 2018, as well as SA's Young Lions competition winners
  • The Loeries' entry deadline has been extended to 31 May
  • Danette Breitenbach offers analysis on the ABC's circulation figures for Q1 2018, with some positives for press but a sad affair for magazines
  • Read part 1 and part 2 of Juanita Pienaar's feedback on Danilo Acquisto's HeavyChef talk on the online video revolution
  • Maroefah Smith explains why social media killed the runway star
  • In #FairnessFirst, find out why we need to stand with Swift SA's #ThatsNotOK movement
  • I also went #BehindtheSelfie with Bogosi Motshegwa, strategic planner at Net#work BBDO
  • Jessica Tennant interviews Clinton Bridgeford, ECD at Grid Worldwide about the Freedom Day launch of the #HopeJoanna campaign
  • Tennant also interviews this week's #Newsmakers: Rob Abraham, returning from retirement to take on Kagiso Media as interim CEO; and Lukanyo Mnyanda, returning to Business Day to succeed Tim Cohen as editor
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    Top company and news stories 7 May 2018 - 7 May 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • It's the start of One Show Creative Week 2018! FCB's Susan Credle has been named as the One Club's first ever chairwoman, while SA's Myeza will serve on the One Club's Young Guns 16 Jury. Watch for live coverage from our roving reporter, Ann Nurock
  • May is #AfricaMonth. read more

  • Top company and news stories 30 April 2018 - 30 Apr 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • 2018 D&AD Awards' colours revealed, including SA's six Wood Pencils
  • Winners of the 2018 Webby Awards have also been announced
  • Unilever CEO Paul Polman will receive the Cannes LionHeart Award
  • Louise Marsland explores Euromonitor's Africa Rising megatrend
  • Marsland talks African storytelling and craft with Mbithi Masya
  • Jessica Tennant explains the iLizwe Lam online safety programme
  • Tennant gets the SA creative's perspective on SXSW
  • Meet #Newsmakers Adrian Ephraim and Reatile Tekateka
  • I chat to Matthew Buckland on reigniting Burn Media
  • In #FairnessFirst, I unpack National Geographic's 'Race' issue
  • Go #BehindtheSelfie with Franco D'Onofrio of Twiga Communications
  • Robin Fredericks reports back from #WTMA18 with an inside look at the Google Trekker Project; Natalia Rosa of Big Ambitions' talk on how small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively; and Cape Town Tourism CEO Enver Duminy's insights into destination marketing's digital relevance Leigh Andrews Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media SA read more

  • Top company and news stories 23 April 2018 - 23 Apr 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • We have the full list of #Prisms2018 winners, visit our Prism Awards special section for interviews with this year's winners and judges
  • The Cannes Lions 2018 festival programme has been released
  • Sam Swaine reports on WPP's annus horribilis
  • Jessica Tennant interviews #Newsmakers Paula Hulley, new CEO of the IAB SA and Tracey Edwards, Ogilvy Joburg's new chief delivery officer
  • Danilo Acquisto writes about the ins and outs of Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs)
  • Jon Ratcliffe concludes his three-part 'amazing culture businesses' interview series with Bruce Daisley of Twitter
  • Juanita Pienaar unlocks Castle Lite's 'Unlocks' concert
  • SA tops the MMA EMEA Smarties Business Impact Index
  • Did Barack Obama really say 'Stay woke, bitches' in this viral video?
  • In #FairnessFirst, I cover the SheSays Cape Town launch
  • Go #BehindtheSelfie with #KFMMornings presenter, Sherlin Barends
  • I chat to Soapbox Films about VR and video storytelling
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    Top company and news stories 16 April 2018 - 16 Apr 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • Read up on all the winners of the #LibertyRadioAwards2018
  • We also have all the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners
  • Find out all the SA finalists for #OneShow2018
  • Louise Marsland shares the top 18 trends for 2018
  • You can download the full 2018 BizTrends2018 PDF
  • Martin Sorrell of WPP has resigned
  • Avatar starts new agency Kanbar for newly won Skyy Vodka account
  • Opera reveals State of the Mobile Web Report Q1 2018
  • Alan Knott-Craig explains mental models for tech entrepreneurs
  • Sam Swaine writes that the Mad Men days are over...
  • Lesedi Ntuli shares her views on the media vs mother of the nation
  • I research how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy
  • Bronwyn Williams of Flux Trends explores Generation Selfie
  • Ilse van den Berg reports that Google Go is now available locally
  • Danette Breitenbach reports back from Ogilvy's 'culturally relevant'
  • In #FairnessFirst this week, I address the gender equality pay gap
  • Jessica Tennant chats to Elouise Kelly, Ogilvy Joburg's new MD
  • Jon Ratcliffe continues his interview with Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses
  • I also went #BehindtheSelfie with Michelle CavĂ©, founder of Brandfundi, a boutique PR and marketing agency
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    Top company and news stories 9 April 2018 - 9 Apr 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • Bizcommunity is again set to provide coverage direct from the Cannes Lion Festival this June
  • There's been a call for entries into the Cannes Young Lions
  • The Creative Circle announces monthly award winners for January and February 2018
  • Changes have been made to the Loeries Official Rankings
  • You can purchase your 2018 Loeries Creative Week tickets, taking place in Durban again this August
  • Judging for this year's Prisa Prism Awards has wrapped up
  • Ogilvy JHB will deliver modern marketing with Elouise Kelly as new MD; ECD Mariana O'Kelly selects Best of Reel for March iDidTht Craft Awards
  • Andy Walker of Memeburn covers the YouTube HQ shootout
  • Danette Breitenbach reports on the Oslo Freedom Forum's world waiting for a women's revolution' talk
  • #MeTooZA: Bradley Workman-Davies explains what you can do legally about sexual harassment
  • TV news anchor Riaan Cruywagen exits Kyknet Verslag
  • Ahead of the #LibertyRadioAwards, Jessica Tennant finds out what makes radio excellent
  • Tennant also gets to know #Newsmaker Lauren Damant, Demographica's new GM
  • Jon Ratcliffe interviews the VP for Europe at Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses
  • Heed my feedback from BrandLove's digital storytelling experiential workshop
  • I also went #BehindtheSelfie with Lindy Hibbard, Smile 90.4FM's Smile Breakfast co-presenter
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    Top company and news stories 3 April 2018 - 3 Apr 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • South Africa ranked at #23 in the 2018 Gunn Media 100 report
  • I list some of the #AprilFoolsDay 2018 pranks from social media
  • I chat to Jana Leonard about the PR Hustle
  • #FortReview: "Time to hear the black voices in advertising"
  • Lunice Johnston - Tiger Brands failed to manage listeriosis crisis
  • Victor Moreriane shares a lesson from the Panama Papers mega leak
  • Shae Leigh of Red & Yellow busts 10 content video myths
  • Cari Coetzee reports on the QSL Members Club
  • Lauren Hartzenberg - "It's not an apocalypse, it's a retail revolution"
  • I went #BehindtheSelfie with Musa Kalenga at House of Brave (HOB)
  • Andy Walker of Memeburn explains how to 'live link' Instagram profiles
  • Ilse van den Berg has tips to prevent a Facebook data scandal
  • Jessica Tennant uncaps Sol Beer's 'My sunshine in a bottle' campaign
  • Tennant interviews Philasande Sokhela on partnering with Artifact SA
  • Sibusiso Ndhlovu - Activate your brand within the African market
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    Top company and news stories 26 March 2018 - 26 Mar 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • Kantar Millward Brown highlights South Africa's Top 20 Best Liked Ads of 2017
  • Juanita Pienaar investigates why Nando's and the Sunday Times partnered to #rightmyname
  • Watch Ann Nurock's video interview with Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo
  • Philip Thomas has been announced as the new chairman of Cannes Lions
  • Discover all the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) Technical Award winners
  • We have all the Stuff magazine Gadget and App Awards winners
  • Finalists have been announced for the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards
  • I discovered the business implications of celebrating International Happiness Day
  • Shae Leigh of the Red & Yellow School shares the true value of Twitter for brands
  • #FairnessFirst: There's a lack of knowledge of real-life female tech leaders
  • We have top judging picks from the upcoming One Show 2018 and ADC 97th Annual Awards
  • Andy Walker of Memeburn reports on the Cambridge Analytica Facebook data scandal
  • I went behind the selfie with Jason Stott, head of creative at Parrot Products
  • Read up on my latest #LoeriesRanking Q&A with The Open Window
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    Top company and news stories 19 March 2018 - 19 Mar 2018

    [Leigh Andrews]

  • Danette Breitenbach covers the Creative Circle Awards, Jessica Tennant finds out about the Creative Circle's transformation drive from outgoing chair Xolisa Dyeshana and I interview new chairperson Pete Khoury on how he plans to reshape the industry
  • Tennant also shares insights from Marc du Plessis' keynote session at #FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers
  • Kantar Millward Brown announces Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2017
  • With the DA trying to tally up how much taxpayer cash has been spent defending people who have since left their top jobs, 'Hlaudi Motsoeneng must pay back R43m'
  • Partnering with Google, the Common Ground initiative has launched 'Little by little', a global campaign to support the Sustainable Development Goals
  • I report on Columinate's presentation on non-conscious insights as the measure of tomorrow
  • Flume's Romi Adler says short and sweet is best for digital marketing storytelling
  • #FairnessFirst: I investigate the #TimesUpAdvertising movement and what it means for sexual harassment, lack of representation, inequity and silence in the industry
  • I went behind the selfie with Kelly Fung, editor-in-chief at Elle South Africa
  • Read up on my latest #LoeriesRanking Q&A with Chris Querido of Sonar Studios, who says: "Award-winning work comes from creative compatibility and collaboration"
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