Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too
Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too

Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not the purpose, it is a result. Money is the fuel for the engine, not the reason for the journey. But what does it mean to operate with purpose, and how does a business identify whether it really knows what its purpose is?

By Mike Freedman 1 hour ago

Who really owns a brand?
Who really owns a brand?

As we move further into the post-modern marketing landscape, it is becoming increasingly clear that brands are not owned by the companies from which they originate, but rather with the people who buy them and give them life on a day-to-day basis.

By Paul White, Issued by IGI 1 hour ago

Winners honoured at 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day
Winners honoured at 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day

Eleven partnerships were honoured at the 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day, during an arts-filled event attended by representatives of the business and arts community.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 2 hours ago

Kyle Lewis releases first international music video
Kyle Lewis releases first international music video

Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis has released his first international music video since signing to Black Dog Films for representation in the UK. Black Dog Films, the music video arm of RSA Films (Ridley Scott & Associates), also reps the likes of multiple Grammy and MTV VMA winner Jonas Akerlund.

Issued by Arcade Content 3 hours ago

Jerry Mpufane
#Newsmaker: M&C Saatchi Abel's Mpufane to lead the Bookmarks 2018

M&C Saatchi Johannesburg Group chairman Jerry Mpufane succeeds John Dixon as jury president of the IAB Bookmarks Awards, which celebrates its 10th year of ‘rewarding excellence in digital and recognising the powerful impact interactive has on the overall marketing mix'.

By Jessica Tennant 3 hours ago

Ireland Davenport achieves Level 1 BEE rating after roping in black partners
Ireland Davenport achieves Level 1 BEE rating after roping in black partners

After concluding a series of black economic empowerment (BEE) transactions that have led to an influx of top black professionals into its leadership ranks, leading South African advertising agency Ireland Davenport has scored its highest BEE rating since its inception 12 years ago.

Issued by Ireland Davenport 3 hours ago

Nothing but the truth - KFC goes for honest vulnerability
Nothing but the truth - KFC goes for honest vulnerability

KFC was voted Brand of the Year at the 2017 Loeries but it's not resting on any laurels. Working with its long-standing agency, Ogilvy, KFC South Africa has overhauled its entire brand at every touchpoint with a new voice and tonality that is honest and accessible.

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 3 hours ago

(c) Sergey Rasulov -
Are TV audiences declining?

At first it's hard, if not impossible, to get a grip on TV audiences. It will remain difficult until the industry has some real and solid research to confirm whether it's one way or the other.

By Chris Brewer 1 day ago

Esther Mahlangu cuts the ribbon to officially open the mural to the public
SA's art and culture takes to the streets in New York

In a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will see South Africa's unique art and culture taking to the streets of New York City, South African Tourism's US office is taking an innovative approach to grow the SA's arts, culture, and heritage offering by encouraging New Yorkers and visitors to the city to travel to South Africa.

1 day ago

Tumi Morake stands proud after being told to 'go back to the bush'
Tumi Morake stands proud after being told to 'go back to the bush'

Comedian and radio personality Tumi Morake has lifted the lid on racial slurs she's been receiving since joining the Jacaranda Breakfast radio show.

By Chrizelda Kekana 14 Sep 2017

New Sixwinks app lets you chat anonymously
New Sixwinks app lets you chat anonymously

While certain anonymous apps get a bad rap, Sixwinks protects the users by giving both sender and receiver the power to remain anonymous...

Issued by Blue Apple 13 Sep 2017

#OurStories theme at SA Book Fair.
Books alive at South African Book Fair

The South African Book Fair, a gathering of writers, poets, publishers and readers, turned Newtown into a hub of activity centred on the theme #OurStories. The past weekend saw South Africans engaging in things that matter to them, proving again that the book is not dead.

12 Sep 2017

The finalists and judges at the inaugural Creative Business Cup South Africa.
Denmark beckons Smir Design after winning local Creative Business Cup competition

The inaugural South African leg of the international Creative Business Cup competition has been won by Smir Deigns, which produces pet-friendly soft furnishings, scatter cushions and synthetic rugs.

12 Sep 2017