#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama
#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama

Former US President Barack Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 17 July.

2 days ago

Chris Garbutt started his advertising career in SA and is now global chief creative director of TBWA group.
"The world needs creativity now, more than ever" - Chris Garbutt

With the successes of the global #CannesLions2018 celebrated and the local creative gaze now firmly focused on the Loeries in Durban in a month's time, I caught up with Chris Garbutt of TBWA Global for his views on why it's an exciting time to be a creative, how SA creativity punches above its weight and insights into what it takes for brands in the 21st century to get ahead.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Preparing for Black Friday - 8 lessons learnt from 2017
Preparing for Black Friday - 8 lessons learnt from 2017

If 2017 is anything to go by, Black Friday is quickly becoming one of the busiest South African shopping days and, like the US, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

By Graham van der Merwe 3 days ago

#Apex2018: ALL THE WINNERS
#Apex2018: ALL THE WINNERS

The annual Apex events were held at the Sandton Convention Centre today, 16 July, where the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) hosted its 'NeXt Level of Thinking Masterclass' in the morning followed by the Apex Awards gala event in the evening.

3 days ago

Hoorah CSO and co-founder Jay Thomson and Tenzing Agency co-founder Jason Liebenberg.
#NewBiz: Hoorah acquires Tenzing Agency

Digital media consultancy, Hoorah plans to ramp up its e-commerce capabilities with the acquisition of Durban-based design and development agency, Tenzing.

3 days ago

#Mandela100: What NPOs wish corporates knew before Mandela Day
#Mandela100: What NPOs wish corporates knew before Mandela Day

"It was 2pm on Mandela Day at the after-care centre. The children were getting ready to go home when suddenly, 80 volunteers from a large local bank arrived, unannounced. We didn't know who they were, but they wanted to use their 67 minutes to volunteer with us. We appreciated the effort, but we had to turn them away, partly because the children were overwhelmed by the many unfamiliar faces, but mostly because we had no time to prepare the volunteers or the children."

By Joanne van der Walt 16 Jul 2018

What's the use of marketing research? A cynic's answer: Ask Absa!
What's the use of marketing research? A cynic's answer: Ask Absa!

Last week there was great fanfare about Absa's repositioning and rebranding. This seemed like a good time to illustrate the power of predictive measurement, developed by marketing science, called InfoAudit. InfoAudit was used to do the research via Panel Services Africa's online panel and publish our findings before the launch of the new positioning.

By mike broom 13 Jul 2018

MediaCom, PHD and Mindshare feature in M&M Global Awards 2018 shortlist
MediaCom, PHD and Mindshare feature in M&M Global Awards 2018 shortlist

For the second consecutive year MediaCom is the frontrunner for the M&M Global Awards shortlist with 33 shortlisted entries. PHD follows on the global networks list with 20 shortlisted entries and Mindshare with 18.

13 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The growth of mobile shopping in South Africa
#MobileCommerce: The growth of mobile shopping in South Africa

E-commerce is going from strength to strength in South Africa, more and more consumers are gaining confidence in making online purchases that are not solely limited to the likes of books, CDs, electronics, airline tickets and the like.

By Graham Du Plessis 13 Jul 2018

eNCA reveals refreshed look and anchor line-up
eNCA reveals refreshed look and anchor line-up

From 6am on Monday 16 July 2018, viewers get their very first look at the refreshed eNCA channel as well as the new anchor line-up that will be bringing them the news every weekday.

Issued by e.tv 13 Jul 2018

FCB Joburg's TVC for Toyota's new SUV a 'total rush'
FCB Joburg's TVC for Toyota's new SUV a 'total rush'

FCB Joburg's television commercial launching Toyota South Africa's new compact SUV is a 'total rush', pun intended.

Issued by FCB Africa 13 Jul 2018

McCann Health cans global CCO Jeremy Perrott
McCann Health cans global CCO Jeremy Perrott

#Newswatch: Following an investigation subsequent to a complaint concerning the use of "offensive and inappropriate" language, McCann Health's global CCO Jeremy Perrott, who has been with the agency for over a decade, has been fired, with immediate effect, for violation of the agency's Code of Conduct.

13 Jul 2018

The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights
The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved. Hundreds of billions of dollars of spending have shifted from physical shops to the web and mobile devices.

By Sarah Quinlan 13 Jul 2018