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Gizmo - Ola! Films
Gizmo

How to sell a new DStv decoder? Well if you are Amy Allais you find a hilarious lead and let him sell a competing 'gadget' in a crowded electronics store. The shot of him massaging his cheeks alone is worth a thousand words. Go on - spoil yourself.

Issued by Ola! Films 19 Dec 2014 16:07

Festive bucket - Ola! Films
Festive bucket

Ola! Films Mfundo Mkhize hits a home run with KFC's beyond adorable Christmas spot. Shot on a chickenfeed budget it punches way above it's weight class in production values, slick storytelling and heartwarming performances.

Issued by Ola! Films 19 Dec 2014 15:57

Not-so-trivial trivia trumps on Trivia SA
Not-so-trivial trivia trumps on Trivia SA

Did you know that the man behind the popular Zuma Eskom meme actually runs an entire site based on trivia? Ian de Jager, 'Fun Master' and all round graphics artist and bottle washer at Trivia SA, tells us more...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Dec 2014 14:45

Johnnie Walker gives Anomaly a shot
Johnnie Walker gives Anomaly a shot

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it," the gambit goes - especially if you're getting all you need from your advertising agency. That's why it came as a surprise to some when AdAge reported that after 15 years with Bartle Bogle Hegarty or BBH, Johnnie Walker turned to Anomaly instead...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Dec 2014 14:23

Daniel Schmidt
Which social channels are right for your brand?

With 2015 looming, consumers are sharper, harder to impress and less easily influenced than ever before. It's the digital age and 'the man on the street' is looking into a screen. If you run a business and you aren't embracing the public on social media, your audience is sure to be entertained by brands more slick and streetwise than your own.

By Daniel Schmidt 18 Dec 2014 11:39

The elephant in the room is Julius
The elephant in the room is Julius

If I had to award a prize for the marketer of the year, that prize would go to Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)...

By Walter Pike 18 Dec 2014 07:31

Six of 2014's top buzzwords
Six of 2014's top buzzwords

Every year this is one of my favourite lists: the top buzzwords for the year, which have saturated the interwebs as well as our conversations.

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Dec 2014 07:00

Why a translation app isn't the answer for your business
Why a translation app isn't the answer for your business

Every few weeks, another innovative new translation app is announced to help people around the world communicate. Waygo and Google's Word Lens let you hold your smartphone up to a sign or menu and get a real-time translation. So when you are at a business lunch in China, you can figure out what the menu is about so the meeting can stay about business and not the fact that you can't tell the pork from the turtle on the menu.

By Ian Henderson 17 Dec 2014 07:24

NATIVE VML appointed as lead digital agency for BMW - NATIVE VML
NATIVE VML appointed as lead digital agency for BMW

NATIVE VML is thrilled to have been appointed as lead digital agency for BMW following an industry-wide pitch for the account.

Issued by NATIVE VML 15 Dec 2014 13:02

Lions Super Rugby Team becomes Emirates Lions
Lions Super Rugby Team becomes Emirates Lions

Emirates has signed a five-year sponsorship with Lions Super Rugby team and have naming rights to the Lions home ground Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

15 Dec 2014 12:37

DA: Zuma must suspend Ellen Tshabalala now
DA: Zuma must suspend Ellen Tshabalala now

Gavin Davis, the DA's Shadow Minister of Communications, says Jacob Zuma needs to suspend Ellen Tshabalala immediately...

15 Dec 2014 09:07

SAA provides specially developed children's magazine
SAA provides specially developed children's magazine

In partnership with the Nal'ibali national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, SAA will offer passengers travelling with children, and unaccompanied minors, a specially developed magazine containing two children's stories written by local authors, fun literacy activities, and a holiday 'reading passport' with challenges to keep them mentally stimulated and entertained throughout the school break.

15 Dec 2014 08:49

Defensive strategy in a game challenger brands are doomed to lose
Defensive strategy in a game challenger brands are doomed to lose

Although I've spent many years in advertising, I don't attend ad industry events as frequently as before...

By Walter Pike 15 Dec 2014 06:00