FCB took home the title of large agency of the year and overall agency of the year at #FMAdFocus2017. Image: ©

Tonight, Wednesday, 22 November, the winners of the 2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards were announced at an event held at The Empire Conference and Events venue in Parktown, Gauteng.

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Why branding really matters
Why branding really matters

I recently met up with an entrepreneur friend to discuss some of the good things that I was working on from a brand development and optimisation point of view. In our conversation, she mentioned that she was not convinced that branding was as important as I made it out to be, particularly for startup businesses such as herself where every dollar earned counted and needed to be used wisely.

By James Maposa 12 hours ago

My generation failed to create loyalty
My generation failed to create loyalty

It is very obvious that my generation failed dramatically, worldwide. The next generation want change. Mostly simply change away from what my generation achieved.

By Erik Du Plessis 14 hours ago

Scopen’s global CEO Cesar Vacchiano and Johanna McDowell of IAS.
Getting to grips with the Scopen Agency Scope 2017

The results of the second edition of the Scopen Agency Scope are in! I caught up with a few of this year's big winners as well as Scopen's global CEO Cesar Vacchiano and Johanna McDowell of IAS, partner for Scopen South Africa, on the importance of client-agency relationships, particularly with BEE being a uniquely SA component within the global advertising landscape.

By Leigh Andrews 16 hours ago

Godllywood Self Help teaches that when a decision to follow God's Word is made, lives change
Godllywood Self Help teaches that when a decision to follow God's Word is made, lives change

The final meeting of Godllywood Self Help explored the age-old question of why many women feel unfulfilled despite having achieved success in different areas of their lives.

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Smartphone sales in SA rise 28% as average selling price falls
Smartphone sales in SA rise 28% as average selling price falls

South African smartphone sales climbed 28% year-on-year to three million units in the third quarter of 2017, while basic mobile phone sales were up 6% to 1.6 million units for the same period, according to point-of-sale tracking data from GfK South Africa. Smartphone revenues were up 27% compared to the same quarter in 2016, as the market accelerated its transition from basic phones.

Issued by GfK South Africa 16 hours ago

Success league: Here's who won at the 2017 National Business Awards
Success league: Here's who won at the 2017 National Business Awards

Where are you most likely to find the winners of this year's National Business Awards - known as the 'Oscars of South African business' - a year from now? Well, dominating the 2% of South Africa's economy that is forecast to grow in 2018.

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Current chairperson of the FM AdFocus Awards, Craig Page-Lee.
#FMAdFocus2017: Judging the Student of the Year category

The AdFocus Awards, taking place tonight (Wednesday, 22 November) will honour agencies and individuals, not just for their creative and marketing skills, but for their all-round business acumen. One of the special awards will go to the Student of the Year, sponsored by Coronation Fund Managers.

By Juanita Pienaar 16 hours ago

(From Left to Right) - Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group).
APO partners with Rugby Africa

APO Group and Africa's rugby governing body, Rugby Africa, sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa.

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Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.

17 Nov 2017

Jochem Wijnands (Image Supplied)
TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

Another shared economy, technology-led disruption is on the cards for the travel industry and it's coming to South Africa. TRVL gives everyone access to a world that has been inhabited by travel agencies only - until now. According to a TechCrunch article, "If TRVL has its way, it's the travel agencies' turn to tremble."

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017

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The real story behind the huge crowds gathered at iPhone launches

Apple's special edition iPhone X release - like the new iPhones before it - brings thousands of people lining up in front of Apple stores around the globe. It raises the seemingly obvious question: what sane person would queue overnight for an over-priced, at best incrementally-changed gadget?

By Harald Wieser 16 Nov 2017

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JWT creates "Be Famous Famous" campaign for One Show 2018 call for entries

The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for the 2018 One Show awards, and kicked off yesterday, Wednesday, 15 November 2017, with the humorous "Be Famous Famous" campaign developed by J. Walter Thompson New York.

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