VML's ‘Stop the Cycle’ campaign for Huffington Post.
D&AD Awards Pencil winners - Day 2

Judging is now complete and all the winners have been announced but they will have to wait until the Awards Ceremony at the Truman Brewery London on 26 April to see what kind - wood, graphite, yellow or black.

9 hours ago

'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor
'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor

Euromonitor International's Africa Rising megatrend is part of a Megatrend report series that provides "thought leadership on trends with the strongest influence on the world of tomorrow".

By Louise Marsland 10 hours ago

SA's most in-demand skill sets
SA's most in-demand skill sets

CareerJunction recently published their CJI Executive Summary which explores the latest labour market trends in South Africa. The report reveals which skills are at the top of recruiters' most wanted list, what jobs are currently trending and what salaries are on offer for these positions across SA's top three provinces.

Issued by CareerJunction 10 hours ago

Digital photography trends are in Canon's favour this year
Digital photography trends are in Canon's favour this year

With consumers' seemingly insatiable desire to take photos and with full frame and professional cameras increasingly on photographers' minds, 2018 looks to be an exciting year for imaging company, Canon. InfoTrends, which conducted research into Digital Photography Trends for 2018, is forecasting over 1.3 trillion photos will be taken worldwide this year. Regardless of the device, image capture remains a growing and integral part of everyday lives. However, it appears that aspiring photographers are looking for something bigger and better than they already have.

Issued by Canon SA 10 hours ago

Creating great CX through engaged employees
Creating great CX through engaged employees

Great customer experience is the holy grail of business. After all, if the customer journey is satisfying and helps the customer achieve success, they're far more likely to become a loyal customer, even a brand ambassador. How do you create better customer experiences, though? Start with engaged employees.

Issued by Interact RDT 11 hours ago

Screengrabs from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: Getting lost in translation is one thing, but using someone else's incorrect, and dangerous, garbage is something totally different

I am not always convinced that a brand which makes arbitrary funny gags as "content" - which is light on, or even missing, a marketing message - is doing the right thing. A brand exists to sell its product or service, not to entertain.

By Brendan Seery 11 hours ago

Massiv move for Faith Mangope
Massiv move for Faith Mangope

Faith Mangope, eTV Sunrise anchor, entrepreneur and radio personality, has taken on a new challenge - managing a one-of-a-kind hybrid radio station, Massiv Metro, which celebrates its first anniversary in May with version two of the Massiv Metro app, along with a vibrant new lineup.

Issued by Massiv Media 11 hours ago

Jury chair, Elizabeth Windram, JetBlue Airways.
Effective Social Strategy shortlist for Warc Awards announced

The Warc Awards released the shortlist for the Effective Social Strategy category - a search for marketing initiatives that link social strategy to business success.

12 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Engage Joe Public's Reatile Tekateka
#Newsmaker: Engage Joe Public's Reatile Tekateka

Following Joe Public United's appointment of Reatile Tekateka as managing partner to head up its Engage Joe Public division, we interviewed Tekateka to find out why she's excited to grow the group's reputation management offering and what her background on both the agency and client side brings to the table...

By Jessica Tennant 12 hours ago

How public relations can help your small business grow
How public relations can help your small business grow

As a small business, you may not think you need to pay much attention to public relations (PR). However, when it comes to branding, marketing and promoting your company, PR is one of the most important tools to help get you the right type of attention for your business. Public relations can provide legitimacy for a business, and that's especially important for a small business that may not have a lot of brand awareness.

By mamahlatse marokane 1 day ago

The ladies of the first ever SheSays Cape Town panel. Image: ©
#FairnessFirst: SheSays launches in Cape Town

It's not often that my #FairnessFirst column is about an event I've covered, but there is always a first time - this is it! 'Excited. Uplifted. Motivated. Powerful. We've been ready!' These are some of the sentiments I captured on a chilly Thursday evening in April, when the global SheSays initiative launched its Cape Town chapter - the first in Africa and 42nd across the world - at the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business in Salt River...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today
This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me. That's probably why I've been watching pet company Whiskas's Kitten Kollege YouTube series for the past 20 minutes.

By Andy Walker 20 Apr 2018

SAFREA releases latest SA freelance trends report
SAFREA releases latest SA freelance trends report

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has released new insights into the South African freelance landscape through its 2017-2018 SA Media Freelance Industry and Rates Report.

Issued by SAFREA 20 Apr 2018