Statement of condolence - An astute giant has fallen
Statement of condolence - An astute giant has fallen

South Africa stands on the shoulders of giants, those brave enough to use whatever means necessary to fight the former apartheid government.

Issued by Independent Media 2 hours ago

Do you personalise your marketing efforts?
Do you personalise your marketing efforts?

Personalised marketing extends beyond friendly digital greetings, such as “Welcome back!” and “We missed you”. Zubair Noor, Takealot.com's head of digital marketing, shares a trove of helpful insights to help you capture your customers' attention and make them feel more valued.

By Pasqua Heard 4 hours ago

Credle on the Belmond Mount Nelson verandah.
Unpacking the importance of true diversity with FCB's global CCO, Susan Credle

FCB's leaders from across the globe are in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference, currently unfolding at the Belmond Mount Nelson. I sat down with FCB's global CCO, Susan Credle, for her insights into the importance of changing the statement from ‘Where are the women' to ‘Here are the women' and more.

By Leigh Andrews 6 hours ago

Screengrabs from the ad.
[Orchids & Onions] Yappy days for the woofers from an old Buddy…

A sure way to get the attention of many soft suburban people for your marketing pitch is to go the cute route. This has worked very well for Toyota over the years, with Buddy the Boxer endearing himself to people across the country, which can have done the brand no harm at all.

By Brendan Seery 6 hours ago

AFP photojournalists win more prizes at Pictures Of the Year International
AFP photojournalists win more prizes at Pictures Of the Year International

Adding to its three wins at the 2017 World Press Photo Awards, seven AFP photojournalists have won awards at the 74th Pictures of the Year International (POYi). They are Jean-Philippe Ksiazek, Aris Messinis, Ameer Alhalbi, Noel Celis, Luis Acosta, François-Xavier Marit and Martin Bureau.

7 hours ago

Integrated sales, marketing teams essential to convert leads
Integrated sales, marketing teams essential to convert leads

In December 2016, Oracle launched its research finding in a report titled, Can Virtual Experiences Replace Reality. The research found that 40% of sales organisations are seeing customers do more research on their own, before making a purchase. Sales and marketing teams need to work more closely together to understand their audience better and convert leads.

9 hours ago

Stassen with 'Blades' - part of the Hero Exhibition that takes place at Open Design.
#DesignMonth: The importance of design education with Suné Stassen

Suné Stassen, festival director for the Open Design Festival, is heavily involved in the country's design education movement. Here, she shares how your business can pick up the baton to take the movement forward.

By Leigh Andrews 12 hours ago

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Why your content strategy has nothing to do with you

My house has been on the market for four months. In this time, not one person has come to view it, not even when it was on show. Not even a nosy neighbour. It's almost as bad as if no one comes to your birthday party.

By Tarryn Giebelmann 23 Feb 2017

Phil Molefe gives details of SABC's ANN7 funding
Phil Molefe gives details of SABC's ANN7 funding

The SABC's relationship with ANN7, the Gupta-owned TV station, has come under intense scrutiny in Parliament, with evidence surfacing that the cash-strapped public broadcaster paid up to R1m for an episode of the TNA/Morning Live breakfast shows.

By Bekezela Phakathi 23 Feb 2017

Custom media the way of the future
Custom media the way of the future

Content that is of value and authentic will continue to grow as readers demand it, and it is custom media that is delivering this.

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Feb 2017

South Africa's first React Native mobile app
South Africa's first React Native mobile app

Bluegrass Digital was appointed by Names & Faces to rebuild a cross platform mobile application using the latest mobile development technology - React, React Native and Redux. Being one of the first developments of its kind in South Africa, Bluegrass Digital recently produced this mobile app which allows for lower cost of ownership and development, but also provides superior native performance.

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 21 Feb 2017

Roed in action.
Getting heavy-handed on fintech community disruption with Heavy Chef Tours

Heavy Chef founder and CEO Fred Roed shares why he resigned from agency WWC at the end of last year to take the Heavy Chef ‘side project' community to the doers, globally…

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2017