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Cell C hands over blankets to SOS Children's Village PE
Cell C hands over blankets to SOS Children's Village PE

The people of the SOS Children's Village in the Eastern Cape will be cosy and warm this winter - thanks to Cell C's initiative of keeping those that need it most warm as the chill bites.

7 Jul 2015 14:15

Selling out: The daily dilemma of the independent agency
Selling out: The daily dilemma of the independent agency

When you first set out to start an agency, you do so because you believe the current market offering is lacking something and that you, if you get it right, can make something that will bring home the bacon...

By Mike Silver 7 Jul 2015 14:00

Facebook just did something you should know... it's about email
Facebook just did something you should know... it's about email

Facebook just made an announcement about the Facebook Messaging App, which has been kept pretty quiet, but I think it has a big long-term play for the social media giant...

By Warren Harding 7 Jul 2015 14:00

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 139: What you missed at the BrightRock Connection Session
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 139: What you missed at the BrightRock Connection Session

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, Thursday, 9 July 2015, from 9-10am, we play the podcast from the BrightRock Connection Session that took place on 25 June at the Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town.

7 Jul 2015 13:36

AMASA Forum tomorrow: "The zero-based rate card" - AMASA
AMASA Forum tomorrow: "The zero-based rate card"

Varying agency rate card structures, fair fee debates, client expectations and how to get what you give in the advertising industry: all this and more is to be expected from the next #AMASAForum debate which will be hosted by AMASA Joburg on Wednesday 8th of July (Tomorrow). Join the AMASA team and our panellist guests for what shall most certainly prove to be a highly interesting industry discussion.

Issued by AMASA 7 Jul 2015 13:20

Facebook updated their News feed again. So what? - DQ&A Media Group
Facebook updated their News feed again. So what?

Well, if you're planning on distributing content via Facebook, the increasing shift toward optimisation based on behaviours more complex than a Like, Comment or Share, poses an interesting challenge for you.

By Barry Blassoples, Issued by DQ&A Media Group 7 Jul 2015 11:30

SA companies rely on mobile to do business
SA companies rely on mobile to do business

A recent survey carried out by Dell South Africa investigated how South African businesses use mobile devices. The survey aimed to identify the types of devices that companies are providing to employees and which devices they have a preference for.

7 Jul 2015 11:25

Mistakes to avoid when designing your logo
Mistakes to avoid when designing your logo

The logo of a company or a brand has to be instantly recognisable and must also attempt to represent the company's ethic, industry, and personality. Designing a logo may seem to be an easy task. It's all about picking the correct colours, choosing a wacky font, and matching it to Clipart, right? Well, no...

By Roane Swindon 6 Jul 2015 14:00

Jessica Wheeler
Why strategic planning is stupid

I just landed this awesome 'Strategic Planning Director' job. I am a week in and while this article may lead to the shortest strategic planning career in the history of advertising, I reckon I'll throw the proverbial caution to the wind and give it a go anyway.

By Jessica Wheeler, Issued by Grey 6 Jul 2015 08:44

All South Africans are living better than before
All South Africans are living better than before

South Africans have a better lifestyle than what they had 10 years ago! Media reports fuelling the general sympathy does not even mention this fact, which should be the basis of all business strategies...

By Erik du Plessis and Neil Higgs 3 Jul 2015 12:00

Gloo@Ogilvy brings home the only Cannes Lion for digital work - Ogilvy & Mather
Gloo@Ogilvy brings home the only Cannes Lion for digital work

Gloo@Ogilvy, the digital arm of Ogilvy & Mather, received a Cannes Bronze Lion, the only SA digital agency to receive a statue at this year's festival.

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 2 Jul 2015 10:37

MacKay: Industry in urgent need of expertise, lack of programmatic savvy - Atmosphere Orange
MacKay: Industry in urgent need of expertise, lack of programmatic savvy

More than half of the world's population: three billion now use the web regularly and two-thirds of those are from the developing world who, thanks to smartphones have doubled their internet use over the last five years. All of this poses significant challenges for advertisers and marketers.

Issued by Atmosphere Orange 2 Jul 2015 06:47

Ideas are like goldfish... easy to kill
Ideas are like goldfish... easy to kill

Ideas are truly the most beautiful things. They have such power and at the same time they are completely fragile...

By Damon Stapleton 1 Jul 2015 12:00