Winning team from New Generation 2015.
#YouthMonth: Awarding campaigns that win the New Generation's heart

Marketing automation. The ROI of a tweet. Campaign gamification. If this sounds like some form of 'Gen-Z Greek' to you, you're not ready for the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards.

By Leigh Andrews 5 hours ago

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Writing good advertising copy (Part 4)

Last week we covered using simple language, humour, how not to 'knock copy', as well as being honest and credible.

By Chris Brewer 5 hours ago

250,000 meals and 2,500 litres of soup to mark Mandela Day
250,000 meals and 2,500 litres of soup to mark Mandela Day

Charities in the Eastern Cape working with Algoa Cares plan to package around 250,000 meals, cook 2,500 litres of soup and make as many Lions Snugglers as possible to mark Mandela Day.

Issued by Algoa FM 5 hours ago

SABC's acting CEO resigns
SABC's acting CEO resigns

NEWSWATCH: Further changes are afoot at the SABC, with former head of news, Jimi Matthews, announcing his resignation.

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AMASA Cape Town and UCT Graduate School of Business partner to host #SpeakerSeries
AMASA Cape Town and UCT Graduate School of Business partner to host #SpeakerSeries

UCT's GSB Connect and the Cape Town chapter of AMASA (Advertising and Media Association of South Africa) have partnered to host the 2016 #Speaker Series. The second episode in the #SpeakerSeries will be hosted on 30 June with guest speaker Jannie Mouton, founder and chairman of PSG Group, who will be taking guests through some of the biggest lessons learnt from building the PSG Group.

Issued by AMASA 5 hours ago

Step by step post-launch app marketing plan
Step by step post-launch app marketing plan

Launching an app is not as simple as just creating it and making it available for download. I mean, sure, you can do it that way, but it will get no attention and hardly anyone will ever download it or rate it well enough for it to make it to a visible spot.

By Siya Carla 5 hours ago

2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards winners announced
2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards have been announced at an event in Sandton. The Barry Ronge Fiction Prize was awarded to debut novelist Nkosinathi Sithole for his book, Hunger Eats a Man, published by Penguin Books.

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SME South Africa hosts a transformative Growth Champions Conference
SME South Africa hosts a transformative Growth Champions Conference

SME South Africa, an Adclick Africa business unit, recently hosted a power-packed second Growth Champions Conference at Neotel in Midrand on 9 June 2016. The main focus of the conference was to unpack the key pillars of business and the attendant drivers of growth for SMEs.

Issued by Adclick Africa Media Group 6 hours ago

Digital migration faces further delay as minister appeals
Digital migration faces further delay as minister appeals

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is taking the fight over the set-top box encryption system to the Constitutional Court, a move that could further delay SA's migration from analogue to digital television broadcasting.

By Thabiso Mochiko 6 hours ago

Ticket sales open for the #Apex2016 events
Ticket sales open for the #Apex2016 events

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has announced that ticket sales are open for the 2016 Apex Awards events taking place on Thursday, 7 July 2016, in the Ivory Auditorium at The Forum on The Campus in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Issued by The Association for Communication and Advertising 6 hours ago

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business

On Thursday, 23 June 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) looked at 21C business solutions, a training and education company who will be piloting an eight week short course at Vega School in Cape Town from 2 July to 20 August 2016.

23 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa
#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Nigeria's Obinwanne Okeke has. Not only does he run a successful company spanning five African countries, but he has graced the cover of Forbes Africa, in their "30 under 30 people to watch in 2016" feature.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

The firefighters: the nexus between personal and national reputation
The firefighters: the nexus between personal and national reputation

The deployment of South African firefighters in Canada impacted positively on the country's brand and reputation. Our firefighters, with the expertise to work with the Canadians to fight massive and unrelenting fires, highlighted an area of South African competence, excellence and competitiveness. The team was celebrated and welcomed warmly in Canada by citizens, domestic and international media. Their unceremonious departure from Edmonton equally attracted significant media attention and public comment.

By Manusha Pillai 20 Jun 2016