Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy.
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Keagan Clack

Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy, was recently announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards. I caught up with Clack and his lecturer, Caroline Piotrowski to find out what they're expecting from the gala evening taking place on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 in Johannesburg.

By Juanita Pienaar 12 hours ago

(From Left to Right) - Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group).
APO partners with Rugby Africa

APO Group and Africa's rugby governing body, Rugby Africa, sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa.

13 hours ago

Lebo Mashile, South African actor, writer and poet.
Lebo Mashile announced as Design Indaba 2018 speaker

"This piece has been burning a hole in my head for the past five or six years," says Lebogang Mashile about her appearance at Design Indaba 2018, for which she is developing an original theatre piece that interrogates aspects of black feminine identity through the exploration of the experiences of Sarah Baartman.

13 hours ago

Screengrabs from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: When the best part of a Springbok match is the ad at half time...

To say that the most entertaining slice of television during the Springbok-Ireland game was an advertisement is not so much a compliment for a clever piece of creative marketing inspiration as it is an indictment of how badly the Boks played.

By Brendan Seery 13 hours ago

Suzane Stevens, executive director of marketing at BrightRock.
Lessons for SA's 650,000 entrepreneurial businesses from BrightRock

This extended entrepreneur month, we find out more about Suzanne Stevens, one of three founders and currently executive director of marketing at BrightRock in 2011, chosen for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme in 2013.

By Leigh Andrews 15 hours ago

M&C bv Abel drives another challenger brand to the top
M&C bv Abel drives another challenger brand to the top

M&C Saatchi Abel has joined forces with tyre fitment specialists BestDrive, creating an ad that is sure to make this challenger brand top of mind.

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 16 hours ago

Michelle Dobson
#Newsmaker: Michelle Dobson on her promotion to MD of Lumen

Michelle Dobson's recent promotion from business unit director to MD dovetails with digital marketing agency Lumen progressing to the next level.

By Jessica Tennant 17 hours ago

The Mother City gathers for Cape Town's first dancing billboard
The Mother City gathers for Cape Town's first dancing billboard

Kfm 94.5 invited the people of the Cape to join the Kfm Mornings team with Darren Simpson, Sherlin Barends and Sibongile Mafu for the city's first dancing billboard. Wesley Moolman (producer for Kfm Mornings) reported live on air from a helicopter which circled all the action and shared updates of the aerial view with the Kfm Mornings team.

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 17 hours ago

#FMAdFocus2017: The elephant in the room - The role of digital
#FMAdFocus2017: The elephant in the room - The role of digital

"The elephant in the room remains the unanswered question of 'what is the role of digital in the industry'," says current FM AdFocus Awards chairperson, Craig Page-Lee.

19 hours ago

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.

17 Nov 2017

Jochem Wijnands (Image Supplied)
TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

Another shared economy, technology-led disruption is on the cards for the travel industry and it's coming to South Africa. TRVL gives everyone access to a world that has been inhabited by travel agencies only - until now. According to a TechCrunch article, "If TRVL has its way, it's the travel agencies' turn to tremble."

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017

Image credit: EPA-EFE/Koen van Weel
The real story behind the huge crowds gathered at iPhone launches

Apple's special edition iPhone X release - like the new iPhones before it - brings thousands of people lining up in front of Apple stores around the globe. It raises the seemingly obvious question: what sane person would queue overnight for an over-priced, at best incrementally-changed gadget?

By Harald Wieser 16 Nov 2017

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JWT creates "Be Famous Famous" campaign for One Show 2018 call for entries

The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for the 2018 One Show awards, and kicked off yesterday, Wednesday, 15 November 2017, with the humorous "Be Famous Famous" campaign developed by J. Walter Thompson New York.

16 Nov 2017