The real "big idea"
The real "big idea"

I have become fascinated by the idea of ideas.

By Walter Pike 14 minutes ago

#CannesLions2016: The importance of properly packaging award entries
#CannesLions2016: The importance of properly packaging award entries

Live from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Ann Nurock spoke with Marc Taback, CEO of Initiative Media, about his experience in judging work entered into the Media Lions category and the importance of properly packaging your media award entries so that they resonate with the judges, who often view hundreds of piece of work in a day.

By Ann Nurock 29 minutes ago

Data demands of the digital entrepreneur
Data demands of the digital entrepreneur

In the digital world, a new breed of entrepreneur has been created - one that is able to capitalise on an Always-On environment. This entrepreneur has grown up as part of the connected generation, and this is reflected in the way that their startups are born and operate.

By Rick Vanover 44 minutes ago

#YouthMonth: Adriana Marais on moving to Mars
#YouthMonth: Adriana Marais on moving to Mars

24 women and men, as part of the Mars One project, will soon be selected from the current shortlist of 100 candidates to begin training full-time for a one-way mission to Mars. Set for 2026, South Africa's Adriana Marais, who made it through the third round of the selection process, is eager to pack her bags for the Red Planet.

By Sindy Peters 2 hours ago

About Neuroscience, whorehouses and advertising
About Neuroscience, whorehouses and advertising

When I worked in advertising in the 1970s, a popular joke was: "Don't tell my mother I work in advertising; she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse."

By Erik Du Plessis 2 hours ago

Winning team from New Generation 2015.
#YouthMonth: Awarding campaigns that win the New Generation's heart

Marketing automation. The ROI of a tweet. Campaign gamification. If this sounds like some form of 'Gen-Z Greek' to you, you're not ready for the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards.

By Leigh Andrews 20 hours ago

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Writing good advertising copy (Part 4)

Last week we covered using simple language, humour, how not to 'knock copy', as well as being honest and credible.

By Chris Brewer 20 hours ago

250,000 meals and 2,500 litres of soup to mark Mandela Day
250,000 meals and 2,500 litres of soup to mark Mandela Day

Charities in the Eastern Cape working with Algoa Cares plan to package around 250,000 meals, cook 2,500 litres of soup and make as many Lions Snugglers as possible to mark Mandela Day.

Issued by Algoa FM 20 hours ago

SABC's acting CEO resigns
SABC's acting CEO resigns

NEWSWATCH: Further changes are afoot at the SABC, with former head of news, Jimi Matthews, announcing his resignation.

20 hours ago

AMASA Cape Town and UCT Graduate School of Business partner to host #SpeakerSeries
AMASA Cape Town and UCT Graduate School of Business partner to host #SpeakerSeries

UCT's GSB Connect and the Cape Town chapter of AMASA (Advertising and Media Association of South Africa) have partnered to host the 2016 #Speaker Series. The second episode in the #SpeakerSeries will be hosted on 30 June with guest speaker Jannie Mouton, founder and chairman of PSG Group, who will be taking guests through some of the biggest lessons learnt from building the PSG Group.

Issued by AMASA 20 hours ago

Step by step post-launch app marketing plan
Step by step post-launch app marketing plan

Launching an app is not as simple as just creating it and making it available for download. I mean, sure, you can do it that way, but it will get no attention and hardly anyone will ever download it or rate it well enough for it to make it to a visible spot.

By Siya Carla 20 hours ago

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business

On Thursday, 23 June 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) looked at 21C business solutions, a training and education company who will be piloting an eight week short course at Vega School in Cape Town from 2 July to 20 August 2016.

23 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa
#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Nigeria's Obinwanne Okeke has. Not only does he run a successful company spanning five African countries, but he has graced the cover of Forbes Africa, in their "30 under 30 people to watch in 2016" feature.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016