MARKETING & MEDIA

Some of the reasons why black-owned agencies are excluded from lucrative RFPs
Some of the reasons why black-owned agencies are excluded from lucrative RFPs

I was recently asked for an opinion on why black-owned agencies are so often excluded from lucrative requests for proposals (RFPs). My response was fairly cryptic but the conversation made me realise that there will be some value in capturing some of these issues in an article to help buyers understand the specific issues that black-owned and operated agencies are typically challenged with.

By Bongani Gosa 1 day ago

RETAIL

SA retailers reveal deals for Black Friday 2018
SA retailers reveal deals for Black Friday 2018

Retailers and shoppers are gearing up for the biggest sale day on the retail calendar, Black Friday, taking place on 23 November this year. The event marks the beginning of the festive shopping season. It also allows consumers to save on Christmas shopping and retailers to boost sales and move stock before the festive season really kicks in.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

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Palm oil boycott could actually increase deforestation - sustainable products are the solution
Palm oil boycott could actually increase deforestation - sustainable products are the solution

Palm oil can be found in food and cosmetics everywhere: in fact, half of the world's population uses palm oil in food. But public awareness about the loss of wildlife through deforestation caused by palm oil crops is growing, and there's mounting pressure on retailers to reduce their sales of palm oil products, or boycott them altogether.

By Jake Bicknell, Eleanor Slade and Matthew Struebig 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

Move over The Test Kitchen! The Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards has a new #1
Move over The Test Kitchen! The Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards has a new #1

The Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards recently unveiled the list of 2018's best restaurants in South Africa at GrandWest in Cape Town. The Restaurant at Waterkloof was named the Restaurant of the Year and became the list's first new number one since 2012.

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Neo South Africa concludes transition to Mindshare as part of Global Mindshare Performance Group to fuel enhanced WPP integration
Neo South Africa concludes transition to Mindshare as part of Global Mindshare Performance Group to fuel enhanced WPP integration

Neo's global transition from Ogilvy to Mindshare was first announced in June 2017. South Africa is a continuation of Neo's transition to Mindshare, which began a year ago in larger markets like the US and UK. Neo's South Africa business will be managed by Mindshare SA under the supervision of Zia Namooya, Interim CEO of MS SA, effective immediately.

Issued by Mindshare South Africa 16 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Oosthuizen and King.
#LoeriesBrandRankings: How Sanlam took the top spot - again

The Sanlam marketing team has had an exceptionally good year, coming out as top brand in the latest Loeries Rankings. Alistair King, CCO of agency King James Group and Mariska Oosthuizen, head of brand for Sanlam, explain how they got to that top spot for the second time in four years.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Nov 2018

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Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders
Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders

The collapse of Steinhoff International, the multi-billion dollar global business group, has been rightly described as the biggest corporate scandal in South African history.

By Mills Soko 16 Nov 2018

HR & RECRUITMENT

#EntrepreneurMonth: Interning the tide of unemployment
#EntrepreneurMonth: Interning the tide of unemployment

The graduate unemployment problem is an age-old, catch-22 situation: In order to get a job, you need experience, but the only way to get experience is to get a job. It's no wonder so many end up working retail and waiting tables to pay off their student loans, while struggling to take that first step along their chosen career path...

By Shan Radcliffe 16 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

You can now go to jail for sending these social media messages
You can now go to jail for sending these social media messages

#NEWSWATCH: The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill was officially passed last week by Parliament's Justice Committee.

15 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Angela Quintal of the CPJ. Image ©
My nasty encounter with Tanzanian repression

Muthoki Mumo and I are journalists turned press freedom advocates for the Committee to Protect Journalists. We embarked on a 10-day visit to Tanzania, primarily as a networking and fact-finding mission to gauge media freedom in Magufuli's Tanzania. We had nothing to hide, and even had a letter of invitation from the government-recognised press regulator. But then I heard a knock on my hotel room door...

By Angela Quintal 14 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Debonairs Pizza launches 'Dezemba' campaign
Debonairs Pizza launches 'Dezemba' campaign

The festive season is upon us. And as we get ready to let our hair down and kick our feet up, Debonairs Pizza rolled up its sleeves one last time to launch a meal that would make this year's festive a little more 'feast-ive' - without breaking the bank, of course.

Issued by FCB Africa 14 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Black Twitter Awards returns
The Black Twitter Awards returns

The Black Twitter Awards (also known as BTAwards) will be returning this year. The Awards was established in November 2017 and was an instant sensation. This year's event is sure to build on that success.

14 Nov 2018

ICT

Telkom and Netflix confirm partnership
Telkom and Netflix confirm partnership

Telkom confirmed a partnership with the internet entertainment service, Netflix.

14 Nov 2018