New brand launch for IDEMIA
New brand launch for IDEMIA

XZIBIT presented IDEMIA at this year's AfricaCom - the largest event in Africa to showcase telecoms, technology and media.

Issued by XZIBIT Experiential Marketing 1 day ago

Brett Morris, FCB Africa Group CEO and group CCO.
Toyota loves FCB Africa: The 57 year-strong brand relationship

Toyota formally announced earlier today that it is continuing its "exceptionally good, regularly measured" relationship with "the best of the best", FCB Africa. Brett Morris, FCB Africa Group CEO and group CCO shares their perspective of the love story that's endured over five decades and counting.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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As home of inventions such as Kreepy Krauly and the Cat scan, SA continues to compete on innovation

Despite a sobering picture of South Africa's competitiveness, showing performance in the 2017-2018 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index to have slipped 14 positions from the 2016-2017 results, there are some bright spots - notably on the innovation front.

By Charl Bassil 1 day ago

Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?
Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?

Retailers and consumers, door deals and online marketing, geo-tracking, real-time parking deals and refreshments for physical shoppers. Black Friday has evolved into a complex sales phenomenon and looks set to continue to reach new highs, despite (or because of) our rocky economic status.

By Jainita Khatri 1 day ago

John Brown South Africa scoops double gold at international Pearl Awards
John Brown South Africa scoops double gold at international Pearl Awards

John Brown Media South Africa has won the gold award for Best Print Magazine Editorial (B2B) at The Content Council's international Pearl Awards ceremony in New York with MiNDSPACE. The magazine, produced for Old Mutual Corporate, also walked away with silver in the Best Print Magazine Design (b2b) category and was selected as one of the judges' three favourites.

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 1 day ago

Oprah Winfrey. ©Sam Aronov
When science and fiction collide

Professor George Classssen, director of Centre for Science and Technology Mass Communication at Stellenbosch University believes that the media has been so captured by the celebrity culture that an endorsement by a famous person or respected source lends credence to a product or cause which has no scienitific backing.

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Toyota South Africa, FCB Africa 'renew vows'
Toyota South Africa, FCB Africa 'renew vows'

Toyota South Africa and FCB Africa have 'renewed their vows' meaning that one of the longest-standing relationships in the local advertising and marketing industry will continue uninterrupted.

Issued by FCB Africa 1 day ago

Maditla is relishing her new role as Design Indaba editor-in-chief.
#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet Neo Maditla, Design Indaba's new editor-in-chief. With her hard-news background and passion for purpose-led design, she's the tough cookie looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular as its annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Havas bids farewell to Welsh, promotes O'Connor and Sethebe to joint ECDs
#Newsmaker: Havas bids farewell to Welsh, promotes O'Connor and Sethebe to joint ECDs

Havas Johannesburg has announced chief creative officer Eoin Welsh's resignation, and the promotion of Fiona O'Connor and Tumi Sethebe as joint executive creative directors, effective 2 January 2018.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Marketers more likely to distribute video on social media vs. paid advertising
Marketers more likely to distribute video on social media vs. paid advertising

According to a new report by Magisto half of companies are reallocating traditional media budget to fund social video, and 37 percent are reallocating digital media budget to video.

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#Newsmaker: Grant Sithole joins Avatar as joint ECD
#Newsmaker: Grant Sithole joins Avatar as joint ECD

It was announced earlier this week that Grant Sithole, a former creative partner at Bakone, has been appointed to join Avatar as joint ECD alongside Brett Wild.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Mela Events owners,Enelra Booth (L) and Tiziana Tucci (R) with M&N Brands Group CEO, Zibusiso Mkhwanazi.
M&N Brands: Building an SA-owned ad network, for Africans, by Africans

Earlier this week, it was announced that M&N Brands has acquired Mela Events. Here, M&N Brands Group CEO Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Mela Events' owners, Tiziana Tucci and Enelra Booth, let us in on the secret sauce of their success and what the Mela Events acquisition foretells of M&N Brands' pan-African future.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Google announce top South African searches for 2017
Google announce top South African searches for 2017

The results for Google's 2017 Year in Search has just been released, offering a unique perspective on the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa.

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