#Newsmaker: Grant Sithole joins Avatar as joint ECD
#Newsmaker: Grant Sithole joins Avatar as joint ECD

It was announced earlier this week that Grant Sithole, a former creative partner at Bakone, has been appointed to join Avatar as joint ECD alongside Brett Wild.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#BestofBiz 2017: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2017: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below.

3 days ago

Joshua Resnick © –
"Like chicken soup for a dead man. It can't hurt"

I have been a creative for 25 years. It is all I have ever done to make a living. First as a photographer, and then as a creative in advertising. So, after a quarter of a century, I thought this would be a good time to write to my younger creative self about what I believe are the rules for successful creative living.

By Damon Stapleton 13 Dec 2017

Own space on the biggest multi-industry B2B news site in Africa?
Own space on the biggest multi-industry B2B news site in Africa?

Location, location, location - a real estate term used to describe the benefits of a property investment is as relevant in the online media space.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Dec 2017

Winners of the Digital Media Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Winners announced for Wan-Ifra's African Digital Media Awards

Wan-Ifra's African Digital Media Awards recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today. This year the majority of Africa digital media winners were from South Africa and Kenya.

13 Dec 2017

Digitata Insights partners Sunlight on water saving awareness campaign
Digitata Insights partners Sunlight on water saving awareness campaign

Digitata Insights and Sunlight have together embarked on a water saving awareness campaign with the aim of delivering 120,000 litres of potable water to the drought stricken Western Cape.

13 Dec 2017

Jet's new brand ad shows that their clothes speak for themselves
Jet's new brand ad shows that their clothes speak for themselves

Jet is a fashion retailer that is about so much more than just selling clothes, they understand that clothes are the modern-day armour that we all wear and that clothing tells stories and connects us to people and time. Clothes hold deep meaning and they bridge gaps in our memories.

Issued by Joe Public United 12 Dec 2017

Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition
Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition

Nielsen Sports has expanded its global sports business by acquiring Repucom Africa from TransAfrica Media to offer solutions to rights holders and brands across Africa.

8 Dec 2017

Report shows native advertising rises in importance
Report shows native advertising rises in importance

According to a new report, released by the International News Media Association (Inma) and the Native Advertising Institute the importance of native advertising continues to rise in the revenue mix even as labelling is inconsistent for many media companies.

7 Dec 2017

Image credit: Alok Sharma - .
New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Organisations that fail to adapt to the new messaging culture risk falling behind and losing customers, that's according to new international research from BT and Cisco.

6 Dec 2017

Gregor Jenkin, winner of the Icon Award and winemaker, Rudiger Gretschel. Image credit: Kerry Red.
Winners of the Design Foundation Awards 2017 announced

Top South African design leaders were honoured on Saturday, 25 November at the fifth annual Design Foundation Awards, at a ceremony held in Cape Town.

29 Nov 2017

Digital trends for 2018
Digital trends for 2018

Did you know that there are 1.65bn active Facebook users who watch about 8 billion videos daily*? There is no denying the fact that we look at our phones several times a day, whether to check-in on social media, watch a video or connect via WhatsApp. As we hurtle towards 2018 and start thinking about effective marketing strategies for the New Year, we cannot ignore the importance of digital and social trends that are changing the way in which we consume content.

By Allon Raiz 21 Nov 2017

The Spacestation - First African publisher to offer programmatic page takeovers
The Spacestation - First African publisher to offer programmatic page takeovers

The SpaceStation is the first publisher in Africa to offer page takeovers and transitional ads (between the page ads) programmatically. "We approached DoubleClick a few months ago to discuss how we can make our page takeovers available programmatically; and when they began testing Programmatic Guaranteed with Custom Creatives, The SpaceStation became one of their selected global test partners," says Farah Thompson, GM of Ad Operations at The SpaceStation.

Issued by The SpaceStation 16 Nov 2017

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