The ever-vibrant and inspirational Thebe Ikalafeng delivered one of the keynote talks at the recently concluded 2017 African Utility Week. His key message was that the utilities sector across the continent needs to start building great brands and, in turn, deliver on the promise of those brands.
Sindy Peters 3 days ago
NEWSWATCH: Allan Gray has let go of ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, effective 31 July, and is in the process of appointing a new agency to manage the account. The new agency and the reasoning have not yet been disclosed.
3 days ago
Natalie Botha and Saiesh Ajudhiya of Kantar Millward Brown presented their research on untold emotions: future-proofing adverts by understanding non-verbal responses from consumers.
Leigh Andrews 3 days ago
‘Fake news' was a hot topic at the annual Samra conference held earlier this week. I chatted to CEO Leonie Vorster about the importance of future-proofing decision-making as part of an overarching marketing strategy, especially in the current media climate of fake news.
Leigh Andrews 3 days ago
Following the announcement of a partnership between Shield and the Chelsea Football Club, Shield has set out to find South Africa's best aspiring soccer star and give him the opportunity to spend a day training with Club's coaches at the team's training ground in Cobham to see what it takes to play like a champion. In addition, one lucky fan will win a Chelsea FC dream trip to watch the first team training and meet the team at the Cobham Training Centre.
17 May 2017
Stakeholders forming part of the broader shopping centre and retail industries are gathering at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton today for the annual South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference. Sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate, this year's event boasts a stellar line-up of speakers seeking to highlight, dissect and analyse industry trends affecting business's bottom line.
Lauren Hartzenberg 17 May 2017
My aunt used to say, years ago when my children were small, that I would wish I could “just put a brick on top of them to stop them growing”...meaning that your kids become adults in the blink of an eye - and then you wish you had paid more attention when they were cute.
16 May 2017
The Public Relations Institute of South Africa's (Prisa) Prism Awards is Southern Africa's premier awards for public relations excellence. The Awards are presented to public relations and communication professionals who have successfully incorporated strategy, creativity and professionalism into public relations and communication programmes and strategies that showcase successful public relations campaigns.
Juanita Pienaar 16 May 2017
Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information and a voice with the internet. It has become a basic necessity for the majority, with 92% of youths owning a smartphone.
Sam Smith 16 May 2017