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New Age and ANN7 staff told their jobs are safe after Guptas sell to Mzwanele Manyi

Staff at the Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age have been told that their jobs are safe following the announcement that Oakbay are offloading their media interests.

By Genevieve Quintal 9 hours ago

#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design
#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design

This year's CEM Africa conference once again gathered bright minds to share strategy and solutions aimed at honing customer experience. Among them was Sven Schoof, head of customer experience at online fashion retailer Spree, whose keynote focused on empowering customers to interact with your brand.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 hours ago

#Loeries2017: Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 goes to KFC's Mike Middleton
#Loeries2017: Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 goes to KFC's Mike Middleton

It was announced at the Loerie Awards this evening that Mike Middleton, KFC Africa CMO, is the well-deserved recipient of this year's Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award, which serves to recognise his contribution to the marketing and advertising industry over the duration of his career.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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#Loeries2017: Design Army's Pum Lefebure on how to master the art of seduction

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and CCO of Design Army, based in Washington DC was the last speaker of the day at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, where she explained how marketing is a lot like dating, and how similarly falling in love with a brand goes from flirting to romance to seduction.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Weera Saad
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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Boris Dzhingarov
Using SEO backlinks for branding purposes

Promoting business websites is not as easy as it used to be. We are now faced with a huge competition in practically all niches and promotion basically evolved to the level at which PR is a really important part. This means that branding is much more important than it used to be. Having a very strong brand can easily increase sales in the long run, which is what every single business out there wants.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch
#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch

The launch of Net#work BBDO's Creative#Director (#CD) coffee table book is set to take place at the culmination of Loeries' Student Portfolio Day directly after the DStv Seminar at a special cocktail evening later today around 17h00 on the ICC Balcony.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

DigitLab, representing digital innovation at the Loeries
DigitLab, representing digital innovation at the Loeries

We are proud to announce that our work with SA CAN in creating the TrackBox Emergency Response App has earned us a finalist spot in the Loeries' Digital and Interactive Communication category.

Issued by DigitLab 17 Aug 2017

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#CEMAfrica2017: "Be an experience business or be out of business" - Adobe

CEM Africa attendees were presented with a choice of workshops to attend throughout the two-day summit. As the Summit was completely sold out, these sessions were limited to 30 attendees max and it really was a tough choice deciding which to sit in on. I'm so glad I went with the session by James McDonald, solution consultant at Adobe, on how to be an experience-driven business. Here's why.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Aug 2017

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#CEMAfrica2017: Your employees are always on - now TRUST THEM

You hired your employees for what they bring to the business and have trained them up on all your brand stands for, but do you trust them enough to run with their own ideas of the best customer experience? Chantel Botha of BrandLove shares why you need to cut the cord and let them do so at the first day of CEM Africa 2017.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Aug 2017

Make a bad decision from time to time
Make a bad decision from time to time

Why creative success requires bravery and intuition

By Adam Weber, Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 16 Aug 2017

Africa's best documentaries are available to stream
Africa's best documentaries are available to stream

In an African first, AfriDocs Anytime is now available as a free streaming platform on www.afridocs.net with a catalogue that includes nearly 40 films available for viewing at any time.

16 Aug 2017

Riverbed CEO wins the 2017 Regional Business Achiever Awards: Entrepreneur category
Riverbed CEO wins the 2017 Regional Business Achiever Awards: Entrepreneur category

Monalisa Zwambila, the founder and CEO of Riverbed, one of the country's largest, black creative agencies was awarded winner of the Entrepreneur category at the Annual Regional Business Achiever Awards (RBAA) at a gala dinner in Johannesburg recently.

Issued by Riverbed 15 Aug 2017