Juanita Pienaar
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Keagan Clack

Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy.
Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy.
[Juanita Pienaar] Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy, was announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards, taking place this evening...

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Leigh Andrews
#Pendoring2017: Praat met... Joe Public United

Joe Public United at #Pendoring2017.
Joe Public United at #Pendoring2017.
[Leigh Andrews] Here's why the Pendoring Awards' second-ranked Joe Public United believes Madiba's sentiment that when you speak to someone in their mother-tongue, you really do speak to their hearts.

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Allon Raiz
Digital trends for 2018

Digital trends for 2018
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[Allon Raiz] Digital trends inform business owners on how to improve their content marketing efforts...

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Jessica Tennant
#Newsmaker: Michelle Dobson on her promotion to MD of Lumen

Michelle Dobson
Michelle Dobson
[Jessica Tennant] Michelle Dobson's recent promotion from business unit director to MD dovetails with digital marketing agency Lumen progressing to the next level...

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Brendan Seery
#OrchidsandOnions: When the best part of a Springbok match is the ad at half time...

Screengrabs from the ad.
Screengrabs from the ad.
[Brendan Seery] To say that the most entertaining slice of television during the Springbok-Ireland game was an advertisement is not so much a compliment for a clever piece of creative marketing inspiration as it is an indictment of how badly the Boks played...

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Danette Breitenbach
#FMAdFocus2017: The elephant in the room - The role of digital

#FMAdFocus2017: The elephant in the room - The role of digital
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[Danette Breitenbach] The elephant in the room remains the unanswered question of 'what is the role of digital in the industry'...

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Jessica Tennant
#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday

#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday[Jessica Tennant] Inspired by the global trend towards giving back instead of getting on Black Friday, local home cleaning company SweepSouth is transferring the savings it would usually give to its customers on a day like this and handing them back to its 'SweepStars'. Here's how it works...

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Juanita Pienaar
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Raquel Ribeiro

Raquel Ribeiro (on the right) and a friend at this year's Loerie Awards.
Raquel Ribeiro (on the right) and a friend at this year's Loerie Awards.
[Juanita Pienaar] Raquel Ribeiro, a communication design student at the University of Johannesburg, was recently announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards...

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Jessica Tennant
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy[Jessica Tennant] On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

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Leigh Andrews
#Pendoring2017: Praat met... Abnormal Group

Abnormal Group at #Pendoring2017.
Abnormal Group at #Pendoring2017.
[Leigh Andrews] The Pendoring Awards not only reward marketing communication in all of SA's indigenous languages apart from English, they've also created their own ranking. I found out why fifth-ranked Abnormal Group believes brands need to realise the power of mother-tongue communication in preserving our heritage...

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Leigh Andrews
Lessons for SA's 650,000 entrepreneurial businesses from BrightRock

Suzane Stevens, executive director of marketing at BrightRock.
Suzane Stevens, executive director of marketing at BrightRock.
[Leigh Andrews] Entrepreneurial inspiration from Suzanne Stevens, one of four founders and currently executive director of marketing at BrightRock in 2011, chosen for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme in 2013...

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Danette Breitenbach
Fake news: Welcome to the Mad Hatter's tea party

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[Danette Breitenbach] Fake news was the topic of one of the sessions at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference that took place recently at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) campus in Johannesburg...

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Chris Brewer
TV we got right

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[Chris Brewer] There's one thing I've been meaning to write about for a long time - a very long time, in fact - and it has to do with an aspect of our broadcasting talents that I've neglected to thank. Yes, ultimately the SABC (who would have thought...

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Scott Cundill
The rise of the emoji and the public rating system

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[Scott Cundill] Scott Cundill writes that the emoji is a powerful tool that can help businesses get paid quicker...

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Stephen Marshal
Eight tips for building your personal brand

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[Stephen Marshal] Building up your personal brand is the most difficult and yet the most rewarding process for an entrepreneur...

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Des Fenner
Empowering millennials through mobility

Empowering millennials through mobility[Des Fenner] The millennial generation is changing the game globally - more specifically: how they communicate with businesses, what and how they purchase, and what they value most...

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Jessica Tennant
#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award

#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award[Jessica Tennant] 5FM's station manager Justine Cullinan won the Corporate Award at the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards on Thursday, 9 November. It was just her and overall winner Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, who took home awards on the night...

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Leigh Andrews
Curating 'creativism' and wearing it forward with the Mal Foundation

Mike Schalit, Anthony Kawitzky (Marlboro Originals), Clinton Mitri (COO at BBDO South Africa), Emma Strydom. Images supplied.
Mike Schalit, Anthony Kawitzky (Marlboro Originals), Clinton Mitri (COO at BBDO South Africa), Emma Strydom. Images supplied.
[Leigh Andrews] Net#work BBDO's Mike Schalit founded the not-for-profit Make a Life (Mal) Foundation a while ago as a banner for initiatives that use creativity for good. Here, Schalit and Mal designer-in-chief Emma Strydom explain how their recent t-shirt designs have benefitted the Seed library initiative and more...

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Walter Penfold
The e-mail and SMS marketing juggernaut

The e-mail and SMS marketing juggernaut
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[Walter Penfold] Walter Penfold shares his insights on e-mail and SMS marketing as a taste of what's to come...

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Cari Coetzee
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar[Cari Coetzee] "Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

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