21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator
21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON - Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest".

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Facebook update not the end of brands and social media
Facebook update not the end of brands and social media

The update to Facebook announced last week Thursday (18 January) will not lay waste to the time, effort and money spent by brands on creating and curating a presence on the social media channel.

Issued by FCB Africa 22 minutes ago

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Facebook invents a new unit of time called Flicks

Not content with just feeding you awkward revelations you wish your family had kept to themselves, Facebook now wants to toy with your time. Literally.

By Andy Walker 32 minutes ago

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Technology in Africa: a guide for the year ahead

Many would say that in this age of exponential technology acceleration, a start-of-the-year tech trends report is rapidly becoming an exercise in futility. But don't believe them.

By Lee Naik 49 minutes ago

Don't neglect the B side while the A side is playing
Don't neglect the B side while the A side is playing

The world of mobile can essentially be summarised into voice and text-based communication.

By Mike Laws 1 hour ago

Engage Joe Public appoints Reatile Tekateka
Engage Joe Public appoints Reatile Tekateka

Integrated brand and communications group Joe Public United is proud to announce the recent appointment of Reatile Tekateka to head up its public relations company, Engage Joe Public, at the start of 2018.

Issued by Joe Public United 1 hour ago

It's true what they say; prevention is better than cure
It's true what they say; prevention is better than cure

In light of the recent H&M debacle, I think many in the industry will agree that it's time a chair is permanently reserved for a public relations or reputation management specialist at the table where marketing and ad execs conceptualise, build and sign off campaigns.

By Thandukwazi Gcabashe 2 hours ago

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SA film, Revolting Rhymes nominated for an Oscar

The South African film, Revolting Rhymes was nominated for an Oscar in the category, Best Animated Short Film, at this year's awards.

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RIP Bob Rightford

Bob Rightford, a local advertising legend and one of Red & Yellow School's founding fathers, has passed away.

3 hours ago

Global acclaim skyrockets for SA's Five Fingers for Marseilles
Global acclaim skyrockets for SA's Five Fingers for Marseilles

South African film, Five Fingers for Marseilles, has been receiving rave reviews at festivals around the world.

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Body positive movement a significant trend for ladieswear in 2018
Body positive movement a significant trend for ladieswear in 2018

We recently saw a global clothing retailer unwittingly become the target of consumer fury locally, as a result of their sizing. A disgruntled customer pointed out on social media the visible disparity between the store's sizing compared to other local retailers' size equivalent, with the retailer in question responding that their sizing was in line with EU standards.

18 Jan 2018

Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator
Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Kenyan incubator, Nailab, has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs' skills for scaling their businesses.

By Tom Jackson 18 Jan 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Nkanyezi Masango
#BehindtheSelfie with... Nkanyezi Masango

This week, we go behind the selfie with Nkanyezi Masango, creative director at King James Group.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jan 2018