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Brett Wild, Avatar's new ECD.
#Newsmaker: On the Wild side with Avatar's newly-appointed ECD

Brett Wild was appointed Avatar's executive creative director “just the other day” and just in time as the integrated agency eyes further expansion.

By Jessica Tennant 1 hour ago

Jacaranda FM's GM, Kevin Fine, speaking at the Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 (Image provided)
Worldwide Radio Summit reveals technology, human trends

Jacaranda FM's GM, Kevin Fine, was among the hundreds of broadcasters and music executives from around the world at the 2017 Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood, California. He returned with new information on radio and its trends.

2 hours ago

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#OneShow2017: Reflections with Xolisa Dyeshana

I chatted to SA's own Xolisa Dyeshana, CCO at Joe Public and member of the One Club's international board of directors, post-Creative Week for his One Show reflections.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

How ready are you to turn on your brand's packaging?
How ready are you to turn on your brand's packaging?

In this age of information, it's no wonder that even our packaging is telling us valuable things about what's inside. “Active” or “intelligent” packaging provides information on practically everything, from the state of its contents to when patients must take medication, or for pure entertainment!

Issued by Stratcom 2 days ago

Why you need design systems for social media
Why you need design systems for social media

With the majority of modern brand content now residing on social media channels, how do you create social media advertising that stands out? More importantly, how do you do this on a consistent basis within a quick turnaround timeframe?

By Ernst Lass 2 days ago

Victor Zastolskiy © –
How emotion affects advertising

You really have to be operating in the dark ages of marketing if you haven't cottoned on to the importance of emotion in marketing communication.

By John Laurence 3 days ago

Independent Media scoops four awards at INMA
Independent Media scoops four awards at INMA

Independent Media scooped four awards at the prestigious International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards in New York on Wednesday.

Issued by Independent Media 3 days ago

#NewCampaign: Him, Her & Me
#NewCampaign: Him, Her & Me

In an attempt to make what Siemens actually does relatable to the lives it impacts on a daily basis, the diversified engineering company that works on technology from turbines and trains to smart grids and digital factories, briefed King James II with the challenging task to humanise the brand, building on the launch of the brand campaign, Ingenuity for Life.

25 May 2017

One of these two figures is Taoushiani...
#BehindtheSelfie with... Andy Taoushiani

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Andy Taoushiani, head of Artifact Advertising.

By Leigh Andrews 24 May 2017

#WomensMonth is not important
#WomensMonth is not important

“Women's Month is not important if it means we only pay attention to women's issues for 31 days of the year." - Moyin Oloruntoba

Issued by 24 May 2017

2017 SITEisfaction survey celebrates Capitec as Best Digital Bank
2017 SITEisfaction survey celebrates Capitec as Best Digital Bank

Modern independent insights agency Columinate has revealed the results of its sixth annual Internet Banking SITEisfaction® survey, highlighting Capitec's steady rise to securing the top spot in the digital banking category, ousting FNB as the category owners. Capitec also secured top honours in the Mobile Banking category, but FNB beat the newcomer by a nose (0.8 percentage points) to hold on to the top position in the Internet Banking category.

Issued by Columinate 23 May 2017

Team Meropa
Bringing Holmes the communication accolades with Meropa

Back in April, SA's largest independent national public relations consultancy, Meropa Communications, was again included in The Holmes Report's global annual ranking. Agency managing director Patrick Gearing weights in.

By Leigh Andrews 23 May 2017

The future of advertising
The future of advertising

Everyone's talking about it... falling circulations, viewers flocking to various competitive TV channels and a myriad of online internet offers, streaming options and, oh, there are so many others.

By Chris Brewer 22 May 2017