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Enter the SA Innovations Awards taking place in October
Enter the SA Innovations Awards taking place in October

The South African Innovation Awards recognises innovative companies, products and services across the public and private sector. MyWorld of Tomorrow (launched by Business Connexion) in partnership with Business Day established the event. Entries are now open till 31 July 2015.

30 Jun 2015 06:12

Tapping into the socially conscious consumer
Tapping into the socially conscious consumer

According to BBMG, more than a third of the global population are 'aspirationals', who believe they have a responsibility to consumer brands that are good for the environment and society. That accounts for more than two billion consumers around the world.

29 Jun 2015 15:22

Somewhere over the rainbow...
Somewhere over the rainbow...

"When I checked Facebook this morning, it was as if 1000 unicorns had eaten nothing but skittles." - George Takai

By Louise Marsland 29 Jun 2015 14:05

Communication perception and how it takes place
Communication perception and how it takes place

There are a number of steps that our minds go through between, say, an advertising message and the purchase of a product...

By Chris Brewer 29 Jun 2015 14:00

Recasting the radio model, without interruptions
Recasting the radio model, without interruptions

People's pet hates about radio are relatively simple to understand. It's either a certain DJ's voice that grates their nerves, the intrusive advertising that chops off the tails of their favourite song, or the rather repetitive playlists. Recast, from Labs.fm, is set to revolutionise this - here's how...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jun 2015 14:00

Mastering innovation for growth
Mastering innovation for growth

Innovation. It's a buzzword on everyone's lips; a strategic priority of many organisations; and what many consider the ultimate driver to unlocking growth. Those who get it right - the Apples, FNBs and Googles of the world - make it look easy...

By Nicole Shapiro 29 Jun 2015 14:00

Arcade Content wins Branded Content Bronze at Cannes Lions - Arcade Content
Arcade Content wins Branded Content Bronze at Cannes Lions

One Rand Man, directed by Arcade Content's Rob Smith, won a Bronze in the Branded Content category at Cannes Lions this weekend, where it was also shortlisted for Integrated Campaign Led By PR and Promo & Activations. The five-part online documentary series follows a South African man living beyond his means, who gets his salary paid to him in one rand coins for one month to give himself and South Africa a new perspective on spending and saving.

Issued by Arcade Content 29 Jun 2015 12:49

Win-win for brands and shoppers as SNAPnSAVE launches new mobile cash-back app
Win-win for brands and shoppers as SNAPnSAVE launches new mobile cash-back app

Good news! South Africans will be able to get cash back for doing their everyday shopping and simply snapping their till slip.

Issued by SNAPnSAVE 29 Jun 2015 09:47

Nothing fishy about Cannes Lions' Product Design Grand Prix winner, 'Lucky Iron Fish'
Nothing fishy about Cannes Lions' Product Design Grand Prix winner, 'Lucky Iron Fish'

Cannes Lions organisers have issued an official statement on the validity of this year's Product Design Grand Prix Winner, "Lucky Iron Fish" from Geometry Global Dubai and Memac Ogilvy MENA...

26 Jun 2015 20:37

When does a blogger become an influencer?
When does a blogger become an influencer?

Blogging on a significant scale, certainly in South Africa, is relatively new, generally poorly understood, ignored by many and definitely underrated in terms of its actual and potential influence in the world of mass communication.

By Kerry Botha 26 Jun 2015 13:33

Minister welcomes court ruling on set-top boxes
Minister welcomes court ruling on set-top boxes

WALVIS BAY: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has welcomed the North Gauteng High Court's ruling to dismiss an application by etv over set-top box (STB) encryption...

25 Jun 2015 16:25

Destiny, in association with Old Mutual, releases its annual Good Schools Report - Ndalo Media
Destiny, in association with Old Mutual, releases its annual Good Schools Report

In the spirit of Mandela Month, we celebrate education this July in partnership with Old Mutual as we release our annual Good Schools Report. It was Madiba himself who said that it isn't beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to good education.

By Ndalo Medi, Issued by Ndalo Media 24 Jun 2015 10:12

[Orchids & Onions] Cheeky dog ad gives Cell C a leg up
[Orchids & Onions] Cheeky dog ad gives Cell C a leg up

At the risk of attracting ire from readers, I am going to stick my neck out and say the controversial new Cell C ad - apparently titled Screwed - is not only amusing but also works well from a marketing perspective...

By Brendan Seery 23 Jun 2015 14:00