Zach Lieberman, artist and educator - creative coder.
#DesignIndaba2018: Zach Lieberman's magical world

Academic, rockstar or DJ? This was one of the questions I had for artist and educator - creative coder, Zachery Lieberman in our interview on Day 1 of Design Indaba 2018.

By Sue Disler 8 hours ago

Sunu Gonera. Filmaker. Storyteller.
#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told Bizcommunity.com that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received.

By Louise Marsland 11 hours ago

Is the methodology getting in the way?
Is the methodology getting in the way?

In a job of mining meaningful insights that truly grow brands, a certain level of intimacy in connecting with consumers is required. Brands are looking for front row intimate engagements in understanding consumer perceptions, beliefs, behaviours and attitudes. How do we really provide this intimacy? Where are the front row seats?

By Mpho Mpofu 11 hours ago

Ross captions this: "Midget Friar Tuck and I enjoying a funeral in the jungle."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Matt Ross

This week, we go behind the selfie with technophile Matt Ross, chief creative officer at King James Digital.

By Leigh Andrews 12 hours ago

PoPI Act could kill more than just spam
PoPI Act could kill more than just spam

The long-awaited Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act regulations were published last year in September. They don't say much, but what they do say spells more than just sleepless nights for direct marketers. If accepted as is, these regulations have the potential to send direct marketing in SA back to the stone age.

By Elizabeth de Stadler 12 hours ago

Scan Display honoured to receive four exhibition industry awards
Scan Display honoured to receive four exhibition industry awards

Justin Hawes, MD of Scan Display, admits that being a stand builder for the exhibition industry is challenging: tight deadlines and limited budgets constantly need to be balanced with exacting standards and a hugely competitive market. Which is why, when a year's hard work culminates in the industry awards evening, he says it is such a privilege to be acknowledged with an award.

Issued by Scan Display 13 hours ago

New winner selected for David Tlale reality show following dispute
New winner selected for David Tlale reality show following dispute

Following a dispute between fashion designer David Tlale and the original winner of his reality show The Intern, a young Limpopo designer by the name of Keletso Morabaa has been announced as the new winner.

13 hours ago

Proposed copyright amendment bill to be discussed at Creative Industry Imbizo
Proposed copyright amendment bill to be discussed at Creative Industry Imbizo

South Africa's creative industries will be gathering at the University of Pretoria on Saturday, 24 February for the Creative Industry Imbizo where the practical effects of the proposed copyright amendment bill will be discussed.

13 hours ago

New York Festivals Advertising Awards
New York Festivals Advertising Awards

It's that time of year again when we're gearing up to celebrate the pants off the golden ideals of advertising - creativity, innovation and bold ideas - with the prestigious New York Festivals Advertising Awards. The Gala is due to take place on 17 May 2018 and the big red circle marking the end of entries draws closer every day - 28 February 2018.

By Aisling Holmes, Issued by McCann Johannesburg 13 hours ago

Six opportunities for SA sports rights holders to consider in 2018
Six opportunities for SA sports rights holders to consider in 2018

As two industry players immersed in the sports world, we asked Sportal and BMI Sport Info to give us some insights into the current state of South Africa's sponsorship market and what it means for rights holders.

Issued by Sportal 14 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2018: 'Best conference in the world'
#DesignIndaba2018: 'Best conference in the world'

The 23rd Design Indaba conference, taking place at the Artscape from 21 to 23 February 2018, kicked off with a reminder not to film proceedings and to keep phones on silent. Tweeting, Facebook check-ins and Instagram tagging were allowed - clearly, as it's all about sharing the inspiration.

By Leigh Andrews 14 hours ago

Sliced bread. © Pixabay.
The crossover between human sciences and marketing

Historically, academia and marketing have remained distinctly separate domains. But over time, marketing as a commercial discipline has increasingly made use of human sciences such as psychology, sociology and anthropology to inform market research and strategy.

By Claire Denham-Dyson 16 hours ago

Boniswa Pezisa, BBDO South Africa group CEO and Gau Narayanan, Net#work BBDO MD.
SA as a launchpad for talking to Africans in Africa

Boniswa Pezisa, BBDO South Africa group CEO, and I, recently chatted to an executive MBA class from Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania, USA) about using South Africa as a hub for growing into the rest of Africa. The class hoped to gain insights into doing business in South Africa, as well as the opportunities and challenges that local and multinational companies see across the continent.

By Gau Narayanan 16 hours ago