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The new South African consumer
The new South African consumer

The South African retail sector is the largest on the African continent and has been a key driver of the South African economy since the global financial crisis in 2008...

25 Dec 2014 08:39

Never be nervous again
Never be nervous again

The fear of public speaking is the #1 fear of all fears. It ranks far above the fear of death, heights, sickness, jumping out of a plane or loneliness.

By James Hurford 24 Dec 2014 14:00

Getting to grips with 7 Different Kinds of Smoke
Getting to grips with 7 Different Kinds of Smoke

What's in a name? A whole lot, it seems, when it comes to new ad agency on the block, '7 Different Kinds of Smoke'...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Dec 2014 07:50

ANC top brass 'pushed Zuma' to ditch SABC boss Ellen Tshabalala
ANC top brass 'pushed Zuma' to ditch SABC boss Ellen Tshabalala

The ANC's hand in the resignation of Ellen Tshabalala from the SABC is shown in minutes of a meeting of the party's top decision-making body...

By Bianca Capazorio and Sibongakonke Shoba 24 Dec 2014 06:57

Two new categories added to the 2015 PRISM Awards
Two new categories added to the 2015 PRISM Awards

Now in its 18th year the PRISM Awards are presented to public relations and communication professionals who have successfully incorporated strategy, creativity and professionalism into public relations and communication programmes as well as strategies that highlight a successful public relations campaign.

23 Dec 2014 10:44

Journalist tackles the skeletons in SA's cupboard in new book
Journalist tackles the skeletons in SA's cupboard in new book

Veteran journalist-turned-author, Michael Schmidt, pulled no punches at the launch of his book, Drinking with Ghosts: The Aftermath of Apartheid's Dirty War, in Johannesburg.

23 Dec 2014 10:30

Q&A with Knysna director Andre Velts and screenwriter Emilé Hager
Q&A with Knysna director Andre Velts and screenwriter Emilé Hager

If you are looking for a film that puts the fun back into festive, it's the charming Knysna, a poignant and hilarious journey into conquering love, searching for love, and how love can drive the community of Knysna crazy. It's ideal escapism for anyone in need of a breather.

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Dec 2014 10:21

Home Affairs and SA film industry simplify international access
Home Affairs and SA film industry simplify international access

Thanks to a simplified immigration regulation agreement between the South African film industry and the Department of Home Affairs, the promotion of South African film to international clients is set to get a boost...

23 Dec 2014 09:21

SA's favourite Facebook page...
SA's favourite Facebook page...

Which brand in South Africa holds the enviable position as having the best Facebook page in the country? This is a critical question all social media planners and managers should ask themselves when planning their strategies. HaveYouHeard's joint managing director, Jason Stewart, takes you through his thinking when he's asked the same question by a client...

By Jason Stewart 22 Dec 2014 14:30

Ellen... Pay back the money
Ellen... Pay back the money

SABC must reject Tshabalala's R1m claim for legal fees says DA's Davis...

22 Dec 2014 08:05

Daniel Schmidt
Which social channels are right for your brand?

With 2015 looming, consumers are sharper, harder to impress and less easily influenced than ever before. It's the digital age and 'the man on the street' is looking into a screen. If you run a business and you aren't embracing the public on social media, your audience is sure to be entertained by brands more slick and streetwise than your own.

By Daniel Schmidt 18 Dec 2014 11:39

The elephant in the room is Julius
The elephant in the room is Julius

If I had to award a prize for the marketer of the year, that prize would go to Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)...

By Walter Pike 18 Dec 2014 07:31

Six of 2014's top buzzwords
Six of 2014's top buzzwords

Every year this is one of my favourite lists: the top buzzwords for the year, which have saturated the interwebs as well as our conversations.

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Dec 2014 07:00