Desiree Gullan
Top five Instagram trends for 2015

Top five Instagram trends for 2015[Desiree Gullan] Since the trail-blazing millennials and too-cool-for-Facebook hipsters started the migration to Instagram five years ago, we've seen a visual content explosion...

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Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] Michelle Vahl

[NewsMaker] Michelle Vahl[Louise Marsland] Michelle Vahl has been appointed NAB Sales Manager (Johannesburg). She oversees a team of 13 sales people across both NAB and Habari Media...

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Stephen Sandmann
Ok Google, how is my Big Mac made once I order it? - Quirk

Ok Google, how is my Big Mac made once I order it? - Quirk[Stephen Sandmann] McDonald's "Know our Food Programme" demonstrates their ongoing commitment to engage openly about their practices and products. Quirk Johannesburg, McDonald's SA's digital agency, decided to put a new spin on it...

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Mike dos Santos
Marketing to the modern family: Getting real about their realities

Marketing to the modern family: Getting real about their realities[Mike dos Santos] In order to understand how best we can leverage and tap into the new realities of the "Modern Family", it is important to answer the following question: What are the key trends defining families (and parenting) today?...

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Ann Nurock
Damon Stapleton on the changing state of advertising

Damon Stapleton on the changing state of advertising[Ann Nurock] Having attended Cannes for 11 years now, Damon Stapleton sat down with our media correspondent at Cannes, Ann Nurock, to chat about the evolution of advertising he's witnessed...

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Chris Brewer
Communication perception and how it takes place

Communication perception and how it takes place[Chris Brewer] There are a number of steps that our minds go through between, say, an advertising message and the purchase of a product...

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John Simpson
Customer centric innovation - the heart of sustainable business growth

Customer centric innovation - the heart of sustainable business growth[John Simpson] Global competition and a weak economy have made growth more challenging than ever before. As products have become easily replicable and budgets slashed, companies are forced to find the next frontier of differentiation...

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Damon Stapleton
Ideas are like goldfish... easy to kill

Ideas are like goldfish... easy to kill[Damon Stapleton] Ideas are truly the most beautiful things. They have such power and at the same time they are completely fragile...

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Leigh Andrews
[Behind the Selfie] with... Lani Carstens

[Behind the Selfie] with... Lani Carstens[Leigh Andrews] This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lani Carstens, Managing and Executive Director at John Brown Media, South Africa ...

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Louise Marsland
Somewhere over the rainbow...

Somewhere over the rainbow...[Louise Marsland] The kaleidoscope of colour that greeted the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality on Friday, was significant for many reasons, not least, as a case study for brands following key news events...

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Leigh Andrews
Mix FM's Bish & Fish on the on-air passion mix

Mix FM's Bish & Fish on the on-air passion mix[Leigh Andrews] Mix FM's new look Afternoon Drive show took to the airwaves on 1 June, with Steve Bishop and Elise Fish. The seasoned radio duo, known as Bish and Fish, are the only real-life couple on air in South Africa...

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Amelia Richards
Kasi-youth: Disillusioned or empowered?

Kasi-youth: Disillusioned or empowered?[Amelia Richards] Delivering the keynote address at the National Youth Day celebrations in Pretoria, Zuma placed the importance of education at the centre of his speech followed by the importance of job creation.

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Sophie Baker
Improve your networking skills

Improve your networking skills[Sophie Baker] Networking is important to build relationships and increase your circle of contacts. These contacts can help you, refer you to people (or refer other people to you) and teach you valuable lessons...

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Musa Msane
Welcome back to mass media via social media

Welcome back to mass media via social media[Musa Msane] In the early 90s I sat in the Communication Science class and in the late 90s I sat in the Advertising specialisation class. Both in these instances it was drummed into my mind that 'mass media is dead, long live niche media!...

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Nicole Shapiro
Mastering innovation for growth

Mastering innovation for growth[Nicole Shapiro] Innovation. It's a buzzword on everyone's lips; a strategic priority of many organisations; and what many consider the ultimate driver to unlocking growth. Those who get it right - the Apples, FNBs and Googles of the world - make it look easy...

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Ann Nurock
Pepe Marais of Joe Public on lighting up the "grey" Promo & Activation category

Pepe Marais of Joe Public on lighting up the "grey" Promo & Activation category[Ann Nurock] Pepe Marais, Chief Creative Officer of Joe Public, was part of this year's Promo & Activation judging panel at Cannes Lions, where Joe Public was the only South African agency to strike it lucky by bringing home a Bronze Lion for its 'Vote SA' Cinemark experience app...

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Ann Nurock
Geometry Global on the rising importance of the human touch in brand communication

Geometry Global on the rising importance of the human touch in brand communication[Ann Nurock] Geometry is making waves in the global brand communication scene. Their shopper market insights in particular are fascinating as they light the way for greater penetration on the continent and China's market domination...

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Leigh Andrews
Recasting the radio model, without interruptions

Recasting the radio model, without interruptions[Leigh Andrews] People's pet hates about radio are relatively simple to understand. It's either a certain DJ's voice that grates their nerves, the intrusive advertising that chops off the tails of their favourite song, or the rather repetitive playlists. Recast, from Labs.fm, is set to revolutionise this - here's how...

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Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump

[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump[Louise Marsland] What did we laugh at before internet cats and other memes? For a fun month-end, school holidays Friday, here's what went viral this week: no cats, but there is sex and Donald Trump, although not in the same room...

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Ann Nurock
Shattering the glass ceiling with Glass Lions and more

Shattering the glass ceiling with Glass Lions and more[Ann Nurock] There's no denying a glass ceiling exists in when it comes to creative directors globally, with many no longer batting an eyelid when the '3% stat' is bandies about. Here's what's being done to make amends...

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