Mashile on stage at Design Indaba 2018.
#DesignIndaba2018: Lebo Mashile on why she keeps coming back to gender and race in her poetry

Touching on topics of pop culture and weaving her lyrical way through history, my personal highlight of Design Indaba conference 2018 so far, was unpacking the power of design language with the ultimate lyrical female linguist, Lebo Mashile, who calls herself a Design Indaba disciple and says, "Poetry is the crown jewel of literature."

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Six opportunities for SA sports rights holders to consider in 2018
Six opportunities for SA sports rights holders to consider in 2018

As two industry players immersed in the sports world, we asked Sportal and BMI Sport Info to give us some insights into the current state of South Africa's sponsorship market and what it means for rights holders.

Issued by Sportal 21 Feb 2018

Ten years of 99c: What's next for Cape Town's 'Most Admired Agency'?
Ten years of 99c: What's next for Cape Town's 'Most Admired Agency'?

This year marks Ninety9cents' (99c) tenth anniversary since its inception in 2008. Recently recognised by its peers as Cape Town's "Most Admired Agency" in the annual MarkLives Agency Leaders poll, 99c has come a long way in the agency's relatively short existence.

Issued by Ninety9cents 20 Feb 2018

Transit.TV celebrates 10 years
Transit.TV celebrates 10 years

Shamy Naidu, Executive: Transit Ads™, outlines the milestones on the growth trajectory of national digital television channel Transit.TV™.

Issued by Provantage Media Group 20 Feb 2018

The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort and colleague Philip Fimmano of Trend Union presented their latest trend books for 2019, namely Goddesses (trends S/S 2019), On Safari (activewear S/S 2019) and Spiritual House (home and lifestyle 2019), as part of Design Indaba 2018 at the Lisof: Fashion Design School & Retail Education Institute in Johannesburg yesterday.

By Jessica Tennant 20 Feb 2018

Why Black Panther is such a game-changer
Why Black Panther is such a game-changer

For a film industry enthusiast such as myself, I have never once come across a movie so intensely anticipated by folk outside of movie-going culture. I don't even think your cult classics such as the Star Wars franchise have sparked such interest in the general public across the globe.

By Lerato Serumula 19 Feb 2018

The trends in TV set design
The trends in TV set design

Whether the requirement is for a traditional space or an ultra-modern one, TV set designs offer infinite scope for designing ingenuity - gone are the days when they looked like what they were: a TV studio. Especially the plethora of talk shows necessitates that designers are abreast with trends the world over when creating a set that most effectively represents the character of the host and creates the mood conducive to sitting down for a good chat. Set design is all about establishing a suitable visual concept in unique and creative ways to support the specific nature of the talk show.

Issued by Udumo Group 19 Feb 2018

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The king is dead! #LongLiveTheKing

I found myself this week justifying the inclusion of television in a launch campaign. Someone check the moon, first Zuma resigns, and now this!

By Quinton Jones 16 Feb 2018

Marketing trends to look out for in 2018
Marketing trends to look out for in 2018

From chatbots to dark social, what trends do you think will dominate the marketing landscape in 2018? Find out what the Penquin experts predict is in store for us.

Issued by Penquin 15 Feb 2018

Kerryn Lloyd
Redefining public relations

Ah, public relations, a term that is as vastly used as it is misunderstood. As a professional working in the PR space, I often find that there are still many misconceptions about the PR industry; and while I do find it infuriating, I've recently realised that it's up to us to not only fix this misconception, but also take charge of redefining public relations in totality.

By Kerryn Lloyd, Issued by MANGO-OMC 14 Feb 2018

Speakers: Musa Kalenga, Carmen Murray, Wayne Hull, Heba Sayed, Josephine Buys, Elizabeth de Stadler.
IAB SA Digital Summit speaker lineup announced

IAB SA has announced the provisional speaker lineup for the annual IAB SA Digital Summit, which takes place on 1 March 2018.

31 Jan 2018

A renaissance in the Mother City

The increase of agency mergers in Cape Town - the White House and Johannesburg's AM-C formed DDB SA, the 3D Agency and IMA came together as Blueprint, and Young & Rubicam acquiredTholet Sievers to form Y&R Tholet - has played a big role in the renaissance of Cape advertising which began last year.

27 Jun 2001

Consumers' brain is the key

Forget the idea that 50% of your advertising is wasted, as Lord Leverhulme, founder of the Lever Brothers grocery empire, was wont to lament. The reality is probably closer to 80%, at least when it comes to advertising that leads to sales.

27 Jun 2001

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