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[Relentlessly Relevant] 7. To innovate, train yourself to think: 'That's awesome! Now imagine if ...'

Keen to innovate in your business? Here's a simple approach, based on how quickly human knowledge is advancing.

By Douglas Kruger 27 Nov 2015 12:00

Task Monkey
Trampling to-do lists with Task Monkey

It's a South African app, e-commerce task agency and 100% safe platform to earn extra cash. Here's why Task Monkey is the perfect solution for time-strapped South Africans looking to get things done.

By Leigh Andrews 27 Nov 2015 12:00

Micro-moments: The new battleground for brands
Micro-moments: The new battleground for brands

South Africa is in the middle of an internet explosion, led by the ubiquitous smartphone. Brands looking to capitalise on this growth need to understand that users are mobile and expect their needs to be addressed in the micro-moment. Some local businesses are already seeing results.

By Bryan Nelson 27 Nov 2015 11:44

Event strategy: unleash brand value - Magnetic Storm
Event strategy: unleash brand value

Consumers are increasingly willing to participate in campaigns, become a part of the brand and open up to companies they love. Digital is often impersonal and communication can appear cold and fragmented. Knowing consumers' willingness to connect in this digital age is an opportunity for brands to connect in the real world with consumers. A killer event strategy is key to exploiting this.

Issued by Magnetic Storm 27 Nov 2015 11:43

Africa offers business opportunities
Africa offers business opportunities

According to the World Bank, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa hit a record $60bn by the middle of this year. Yet, many multinational companies looking to expand across the continent are still wary of doing business in Africa because of its well-publicised challenges.

26 Nov 2015 10:18

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Getting internships right

The definition of an internship is quite clear amongst many sources that can be quickly googled.

By Claire Jackson-Bernardo 26 Nov 2015 08:00

[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello
[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello

Justin Bonello, Cooked in Africa Films creative director and partner, is celebrating, along with executive producer and managing partner, Peter Gird, the success of the company's Ultimate Braai Master series becoming the first home-grown television series to be produced internationally. The format rights have been picked up by global format rights giant, All3Media, which has secured options for replication of the Ultimate Braai Master franchise in America, Canada, Australia, Sweden, New Zealand, Poland and Brazil. And 10 years after the first 'Cooked' pilot was shot, Bonello will also host a reunion, along with his original group of friends, on the island of Reunion, shooting a 10-part series entitled, 'Cooked: The Reunion', over a two month road trip.

By Louise Marsland 26 Nov 2015 07:23

Marc Spriesterbach, MD of Ogilvy & Mather Africa Jhb; Kevin Tromp, CEO Publicis Africa Group; Robyn de Villiers, Chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller Africa;Bevis Hoets, Chief Operations Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa; and Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA\’s Director of Africa Operations
Five on top of Africa's Annual AdFocus agency crop!

Will the 2015 Annual AdFocus Award African agency network of the year accolade go to Ogilvy & Mather Africa, Publicis Africa Group, Burson-Marsteller Africa, Dentsu Aegis Network or TBWA\? It's anyone's guess!

By Leigh Andrews 24 Nov 2015 12:00

Content writers are not 'real' writers? It's time we set the record straight... - National Positions South Africa
Content writers are not 'real' writers? It's time we set the record straight...

So many writers out there are quick to say that content writers aren't 'real' writers. That we have sold out and given up on our dreams of penning the next best-selling novel (something that people 'will actually read'). They say that anyone can do it. That the job requires very little creativity; and that one needs access to a lot of beer, wine and cigarettes in order to get through the mammoth workload that comes with it. While that last assumption is indeed true, I'm here to set the record straight about the rest.

By Bianca Marie Delport, Issued by National Positions South Africa 24 Nov 2015 10:02

Masekwameng at last year's Awards
Exclusive insights from 2015's Annual AdFocus Award judges

Debate and difficulty in choosing a clear winner in some of this year's Annual AdFocus Awards categories is testament to a well-developed marketing and communications industry.

By Leigh Andrews 23 Nov 2015 14:00

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Media score cards - so wrong

Last week I discussed media planning bias and it appears to have hit a few raw nerves, judging from the emails and phone calls I received.

By Chris Brewer 23 Nov 2015 12:00

iCAPTCHA - A new way of learning - NATIVE VML
iCAPTCHA - A new way of learning

In a multi-faceted country such as South Africa, language is still a major barrier for deeper integration. Whilst our 11 official languages make us beautifully diverse, the majority of South Africans are still unable to speak more than one or two.

Issued by NATIVE VML 20 Nov 2015 09:18

FCB restructures to FCB Africa
FCB restructures to FCB Africa

FCB has announced that it would be restructuring its business on the continent and as a result of this FCB South Africa has been renamed FCB Africa and its affiliates on the continent would be rebranded to include FCB in their names.

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2015 08:08