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Nozibele Zondi
Looking back: 20 years of African language radio

I grew up in the Eastern Cape in the 80s, we used to listen to Radio Xhosa, (now called Umhlobo Wenene) and it was the only radio station we knew. Very few houses in the village had television and it was only operated by using old car batteries.

By Nozibele Zondi 16 Sep 2014 08:52

Next Photographer Award launched by D&AD, Getty Images
Next Photographer Award launched by D&AD, Getty Images

The Next Photographer Award launched yesterday, 15 September 2014, by D&AD, in partnership with Getty Images, to bridge the gap between the Professional and New Blood Awards, aimed at creatives of any age, who are within the first three years of their careers.

16 Sep 2014 08:41

Glamcam promotes Jack Daniels' Music Scouts campaign
Glamcam promotes Jack Daniels' Music Scouts campaign

Jack Daniels has selected Glamcam again to promote Jack Daniels' 'Music Scouts' campaign, a nationwide talent search to recruit and retain 25-34 DJs, artists and bands who have gritty lyrics, cross-fades and 808 beats that have been caged up in garages and left on street corners too long.

16 Sep 2014 08:35

The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet
The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet

Thanks to the plethora of media channels now available to consumers, the Loeries too has evolved from being the industry-specific event of its Sun City heyday, to an open market for brands to window shop for creativity and innovation when engaging customers.

By Staff Reporter 15 Sep 2014 09:04

Louise Marsland
The meme that took a bite out of Apple

Have you heard the one about 'scarf guy'? Or were you too busy posting some of the 1,400 tweets per hour at the start of the #OscarTrial judgment, Thursday?

By Louise Marsland 15 Sep 2014 08:40

[NewsMaker] James Burton
[NewsMaker] James Burton

James Burton is the CEO of Hero, an integrated marketing communications agency which is a group of companies that includes sub brands: Hero AV, Black Spade Racing,, Medialoop and The Broccoli Project. The business has just undergone a repurposing, with Doug Lockhart becoming executive creative director and Warren van Rensburg appointed at Hero Cape Town as the new creative director.

By Louise Marsland 11 Sep 2014 14:20

Making the MOST of education in the media industry
Making the MOST of education in the media industry

One of the pertinent issues in the media industry is the quality of media education. To address this Wag the Dog Publishers included two questions in its sixth annual MOST Awards survey.

11 Sep 2014 13:32

Vacancy: Host - Loeries 2014
Vacancy: Host - Loeries 2014

A deep sadness fills me as I write this Dear Jonathan to the advertising industry, announcing my withdrawal as host of the Loerie Awards 2014 in Cape Town. (video)

By Dylan Balkind 11 Sep 2014 06:24

Mbongeleni Hlomuka
Customisation - for the big boys it's the best thing since sliced bread

Why should I be stuck with what the chef decided...? I can't wait to build my own burger on home ground...

By Mbongeleni Hlomuka 11 Sep 2014 06:07

Career moves - an employee's perspective - NATIVE VML
Career moves - an employee's perspective

Research tells us Millennials will have between 15 and 20 jobs during the course of their working lives. When faced with the option of moving what factors should one ideally take into account?

By Ernst Lass, Issued by NATIVE VML 10 Sep 2014 10:26

Zimaseka Njomi
Back to basics - how can you enter the PR industry?

I found myself somewhat puzzled by a question posed to me by a young graduate recently. She sent me an e-mail, and told me she admires me. Wow. Really? Why?

By Zimaseka Njomi 9 Sep 2014 14:16

Joseph Neusu
The power of word-of-mouth marketing

When I first travelled to Ghana on a business trip, my colleague who had visited the country earlier referred me to a hotel where he had stayed and he also gave me tips on where to shop and how to hustle on the crafts markets of Accra.

By Joseph Neusu 9 Sep 2014 06:46

UK Oscar ad gets a 'paddywhack'
UK Oscar ad gets a 'paddywhack'

The widely publicised and high profile Oscar Pistorius trial has even made waves in the United Kingdom.

By Delene Bertasso 9 Sep 2014 05:52