Paarl Tourism, Paarl Wine Route merges into one brand
Paarl Tourism, Paarl Wine Route merges into one brand

Paarl Tourism and Paarl Wine Route have amalgamated to operate under one umbrella, with effect from January 2018. The decision, made during Paarl Wine Route's annual general meeting, will see a unified destination offering as one brand - Paarl Wine Valley.

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Because some days you just have to wear a crazy yellow afro. Why not!?
#BehindtheSelfie with... Odette van der Haar

This week, we go behind the selfie with technophile Odette van der Haar, CEO at the ACA (Association for Communication and Advertising).

By Leigh Andrews 2 hours ago

An industry in flux
An industry in flux

Remote judging of over 600 entries to the 10th annual edition of the IAB SA Bookmark Awards has commenced.

By Jerry Mpufane 2 hours ago

Shooting for the stars: Madex expo enters second year
Shooting for the stars: Madex expo enters second year

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." Inspirational words from American minister and author of The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale, and a quote that has been taken to heart when it comes to the planning of the second iteration of Madex, the ultimate marketing, advertising, design, social media and all that good stuff expo.

Issued by Madex 2 hours ago

21 top tips for a winning creative portfolio
21 top tips for a winning creative portfolio

[2 min read] As a creative, the quality of your portfolio plays an essential role in determining the future of your career. It is a hiring manager's first port of call (together with the CV) and is considered a direct reflection of the breadth of your experience, your output and your skills.

By Faye George and Bronwen Davison, Issued by Ad Talent 2 hours ago

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator
21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest".

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Facebook update not the end of brands and social media
Facebook update not the end of brands and social media

The update to Facebook announced last week Thursday (18 January) will not lay waste to the time, effort and money spent by brands on creating and curating a presence on the social media channel.

Issued by FCB Africa 3 hours ago

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Facebook invents a new unit of time called Flicks

Not content with just feeding you awkward revelations you wish your family had kept to themselves, Facebook now wants to toy with your time. Literally.

By Andy Walker 3 hours ago

Lee Naik
Technology in Africa: A guide for the year ahead

Many would say that in this age of exponential technology acceleration, a start-of-the-year tech trends report is rapidly becoming an exercise in futility. But don't believe them.

By Lee Naik 3 hours ago

Why H&M's apology falls short
Why H&M's apology falls short

2018 started off with a social media outcry from netizens and consumers around the world who were offended by a blatantly racist advert produced by Swedish clothing giant H&M, which also has a retail presence in South Africa. Within days the global outcry against the advert flighted on the company's UK website quickly escalated into public demonstrations of outrage in South Africa, resulting in trashing of local stores and suspension of trade.

By Lunice Johnston 1 day ago

Body positive movement a significant trend for ladieswear in 2018
Body positive movement a significant trend for ladieswear in 2018

We recently saw a global clothing retailer unwittingly become the target of consumer fury locally, as a result of their sizing. A disgruntled customer pointed out on social media the visible disparity between the store's sizing compared to other local retailers' size equivalent, with the retailer in question responding that their sizing was in line with EU standards.

18 Jan 2018

Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator
Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Kenyan incubator, Nailab, has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs' skills for scaling their businesses.

By Tom Jackson 18 Jan 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Nkanyezi Masango
#BehindtheSelfie with... Nkanyezi Masango

This week, we go behind the selfie with Nkanyezi Masango, creative director at King James Group.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jan 2018