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There will always be someone who rains on your parade

When I was in my twenties I had a magical opportunity to write down the dozens of goals and dreams I wanted to achieve in my life and I am happy to tell you that most of these actually happened. But there was one thing that stayed unfinished on my list for a couple of decades: I had written (perhaps in a moment of slight madness) that one day I wanted to “own my own waterfall”. It made sense because I love nature, but I had no idea where, when or how this was going to come about.

By Aki Kalliatakis 15 hours ago

Chatbots as part of an integrated customer service strategy
Chatbots as part of an integrated customer service strategy

You can have all your communication channels lined up and ready to go, your agents trained to help via phone, email, SMS, web chat and via social media, but you could be missing a trick. One that could provide a cost saving to your company and quick resolution of enquiries from your customers: chatbots.

By Wynand Smit 16 hours ago

"Who's the king?" Burger King's advertising campaign has not been well received by the family of King Philippe of Belgium | ©
'Who's the king?' Burger chain ad angers Belgian monarchy

BRUSSELS - The Belgian royal family on Saturday rapped Burger King over an online advertising campaign suggesting a new "king" for the European nation.

17 hours ago

Ogilvy lands ads of the year
Ogilvy lands ads of the year

First prizes for KFC in radio and Iziko Slave Lodge Museum in print led the way for another rewarding awards night for Ogilvy SA at the 2017 Creative Circle Ad of the Year.

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 18 hours ago

Good news for sports fans - Thatha Zonke!
Good news for sports fans - Thatha Zonke!

Daily Kick has landed.

Issued by 24.com 18 hours ago

Why you need design systems for social media
Why you need design systems for social media

With the majority of modern brand content now residing on social media channels, how do you create social media advertising that stands out? More importantly, how do you do this on a consistent basis within a quick turnaround timeframe?

By Ernst Lass 3 days ago

Victor Zastolskiy © –
How emotion affects advertising

You really have to be operating in the dark ages of marketing if you haven't cottoned on to the importance of emotion in marketing communication.

By John Laurence 25 May 2017

Independent Media scoops four awards at INMA
Independent Media scoops four awards at INMA

Independent Media scooped four awards at the prestigious International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards in New York on Wednesday.

Issued by Independent Media 25 May 2017

#NewCampaign: Him, Her & Me
#NewCampaign: Him, Her & Me

In an attempt to make what Siemens actually does relatable to the lives it impacts on a daily basis, the diversified engineering company that works on technology from turbines and trains to smart grids and digital factories, briefed King James II with the challenging task to humanise the brand, building on the launch of the brand campaign, Ingenuity for Life.

25 May 2017

One of these two figures is Taoushiani...
#BehindtheSelfie with... Andy Taoushiani

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Andy Taoushiani, head of Artifact Advertising.

By Leigh Andrews 24 May 2017

#WomensMonth is not important
#WomensMonth is not important

“Women's Month is not important if it means we only pay attention to women's issues for 31 days of the year." - Moyin Oloruntoba

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 May 2017

2017 SITEisfaction survey celebrates Capitec as Best Digital Bank
2017 SITEisfaction survey celebrates Capitec as Best Digital Bank

Modern independent insights agency Columinate has revealed the results of its sixth annual Internet Banking SITEisfaction® survey, highlighting Capitec's steady rise to securing the top spot in the digital banking category, ousting FNB as the category owners. Capitec also secured top honours in the Mobile Banking category, but FNB beat the newcomer by a nose (0.8 percentage points) to hold on to the top position in the Internet Banking category.

Issued by Columinate 23 May 2017

Team Meropa
Bringing Holmes the communication accolades with Meropa

Back in April, SA's largest independent national public relations consultancy, Meropa Communications, was again included in The Holmes Report's global annual ranking. Agency managing director Patrick Gearing weights in.

By Leigh Andrews 23 May 2017