ADC announces Advertising & Motion Juries, includes Gomes of FoxP2
ADC announces Advertising & Motion Juries, includes Gomes of FoxP2

The organisers of the ADC 96th Annual Awards have announced that 22 creatives from 10 different countries will award excellence in advertising and motion craftsmanship and innovation. Led by Ogilvy & Mather co-chairman and worldwide chief creative officer, Tham Khai Meng, and Imaginary Forces director and designer, Karin Fong, these creatives will join the Design and Digital jury members (announced last month) to create a balanced jury that best represents the industry today.

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Ogilvy & Mather increase ownership in Shanghai Advertising
Ogilvy & Mather increase ownership in Shanghai Advertising

Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) Marketing Communications has agreed to acquire full ownership of two existing Chinese joint ventures from Shanghai Advertising. The acquisition will see O&M take up the remaining 25% and 15% stakes in Shanghai Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and Shanghai Ogilvy & Mather Marketing Communications Consulting respectively.

34 minutes ago

#BizTrends2017: Personalisation takes centre stage
#BizTrends2017: Personalisation takes centre stage

In 2017, successful marketers will innovate to build better brand experiences and connected consumer journeys that are less intrusive, and they will focus on developing engaging content that resonates with consumers across channels and platforms. This will drive hyper personalised marketing planning, and channel neutrality, customised messaging and brand experience will be in the spotlight this year.

By Monique Claassen 40 minutes ago

David Drew
#BizTrends2017: Instant gratification is not limited to information

3D printing is changing prototyping. Pilot samples and in some cases, even finished goods, are now available at the push of a button and lengthy lead times for trials and pilot tooling will become a thing of the past.

By David Drew 55 minutes ago

MPs to scan SABC probe statements for evidence of perjury
MPs to scan SABC probe statements for evidence of perjury

Parliament's ad-hoc committee investigating issues at the SABC has vowed to take strong action against individuals who misled it during hearings that concluded last week.

By Bekezela Phakathi 18 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Tamsyn Friedman from CBR Marketing
#Newsmaker: Tamsyn Friedman from CBR Marketing

Tamsyn Friedman has been with CBR Marketing for the past five years and is now the group marketing manager. Her goal in her role is to make the presence of the brand stronger.

By Beverley Klein 18 hours ago

Internet radio titan Pandora to cut workforce
Internet radio titan Pandora to cut workforce

OAKLAND: US internet radio network Pandora on Thursday announced plans to trim its workforce by seven percent as part of a push for profit this year in the competitive online music streaming market.

19 hours ago

Project Rise: Challenging the status quo
Project Rise: Challenging the status quo

News24, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, is proud to announce the launch of Project Rise - a new online platform dedicated to facilitating a nationwide debate on what South Africa should look like post-#FeesMustFall.

Issued by 24.com 19 hours ago

Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa
Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa

Deloitte Africa predicts that over 300 million smartphones, or more than one fifth of units sold in 2017, will have machine learning capabilities within the device in the next 12 months. The company's 16th edition of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions showcases how mobile devices will be able to perform machine learning tasks even without connectivity which will significantly alter how humans interact with technology across every industry, market and society.

20 hours ago

Deseré Orrill
#BizTrends2017: Real time and real people, living real lives will count in 2017

Over 2016, social media continued to dominate the digital waves worldwide with new apps as well as information hungry audiences, who in South Africa, really started to switch onto mobile. As audiences grow tired of the curated social experience - bored with impeccable photos of everyone having a perfect life, or brands using social as an extension of their advertising "perfect world view" - we saw a move towards a greater desire for REALITY in social media.

By Deseré Orrill 1 day ago

Design thinking and empathy generation
Design thinking and empathy generation

Empathy generation is pivotal to the design thinking process, and an essential capacity to ensure successful execution across all phases of the design thinking framework.

By Robert Bloom and Katherine Train 3 days ago

Johanna McDowell
#BizTrends2017: Key advertising industry trends for 2017

Here are our forecast trends for 2017, from IAS:

By Johanna McDowell 12 Jan 2017

Bea Arthur. Image credit © – .
Defending Bea Arthur

It's hard work loving radio. Many in the industry view her as the big-boned, frumpy medium, partial to unfashionable trouser suits with elasticated waists. Essentially, she's Bea Arthur and you will be judged harshly for subscribing to her fan club.

By jenny glover 11 Jan 2017