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.
Louise Marsland 11 hours ago
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?
Mpho Mpofu 11 hours ago
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.
Elizabeth de Stadler 12 hours ago
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.
Scan Display 13 hours ago
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Sportal 14 hours ago
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.
Leigh Andrews 14 hours ago
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.
Claire Denham-Dyson 16 hours ago
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.
Gau Narayanan 16 hours ago