Chris Moerdyk
The Ford Kuga PR debacle shows how badly social media is managed

The burning Ford Kuga issue is not only a PR nightmare but a demonstration of how badly social media is handled in South Africa.

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 1 day ago

Litha Communications to manage Schneider Google AdWords campaign
Litha Communications to manage Schneider Google AdWords campaign

Litha Communications has been appointed to manage the Schneider Electric South Africa's Google AdWords campaign for its Star product range in South Africa in 2017.

Issued by Litha Communications 1 day ago

Daniel Munslow
#BizTrends2017: The evolution of the strategic advisor in communications

Agility is fast becoming the buzzword for communicators, as the profession seeks to understand how changing business models are impacting communication and the way in which tactics are executed.

By Daniel Munslow 13 Jan 2017

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Congrats #SaltBae, you're 2017's first awesome meme

There were some huge stories this week on the internet. If people weren't talking about Barack Obama and Joe Biden's adorable bromance, or Donald Trump and Mike Acosta's verbal ping-pong, they were probably talking about this Turkish chef.

By Andy Walker 12 Jan 2017

Entry open for APEX awards 2017
Entry open for APEX awards 2017

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has announced that agencies and their clients may send in their entry for the 2017 APEX awards. The ACA, the official, representative body for the Communications and Advertising sector in South Africa, host the APEX awards annually.

12 Jan 2017

Andriy Popov © –
The future of advertising

I wish I had a magic wand to foresee the future and be able to plan ahead. That would be nice, wouldn't it? For me at least. But, fortunately sometimes, to predict the future, it only requires a closer look at the present and some past occurrences.

By Bogosi Motshegwa 11 Jan 2017

Driving Oomph! Media Group into 2017 with new executive appointment
Driving Oomph! Media Group into 2017 with new executive appointment

In the fast-paced world of experiential marketing it is essential to employ the finest and most talented individuals. The Oomph! Media Group is certainly no stranger to attracting and retaining some of the finest expertise Africa and the global market can offer.

Issued by Oomph! Africa 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The Big Rethink - Seismic trends in marketing
#BizTrends2017: The Big Rethink - Seismic trends in marketing

As change in every aspect of life accelerates, marketing as a discipline is having to undergo seismic change. Most notably, marketers and their agencies are now having to work with ‘just-in-time' communication plans to keep up with accelerated consumer demands. But what exactly does this mean in practical terms?

By Shireen Jaftha 9 Jan 2017

John French
Learn to cold call the clever way

Does cold calling leave you cold? Most people end up freezing when they are faced with the terrifying prospect of trying to sell something to a stranger on the other side of the phone.

By John French 23 Jul 2013

Bonnie Ramaila
TV series sponsorship: Think out of the box

I have often wondered why TV airtime sales raised sponsorship for the duration of the series' season, and why companies buy into it. At the same time, I have never understood why companies should have those closing and opening billboards before, during and after the programme, until I saw 1st for Women sponsoring the M-Net series 'Revenge'. Yes, I have DStv now and I am progressing within LSM, moving from LSM 4 to LSM 5 - that's when my education on the use of such sponsorships started.

By Bonnie Ramaila 8 May 2013

Tony Sham
Three sure-fire ways to maximise the ROI of your email marketing campaign

Email marketing - when used effectively - can return massive marketing results, largely because it is one of the few mediums that allows you to directly touch your intended recipients.

By Tony Sham 8 Aug 2012

News for the boyz

Newsstands are crowded with successful magazines aimed at teenage girls, but there are few, if any, general interest magazines for teenage boys, and yet there are over 4.75 million young men in this demographic in South Africa. With this in mind, DevAd Publishing & Promotions is launching Boyz Only magazine, targeted at young men between the ages of 10 and 18.

28 Jul 2008

Sunday night Loeries winners
Sunday night Loeries winners

Tonight, Sunday, 27 July 2008 at the 30th anniversary of the Loerie Awards in Margate, a total of 112 Loeries were handed out, of which only two were Grands Prix: King James in TV & Cinema Commercials for Alan Gray ‘Beautiful', and Net#work BBDO and Gloo Digital Design in Experiential Digital Mixed-Media Campaign for ‘Youngblood5'.

27 Jul 2008

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