MARKETING & MEDIA

VML's ‘Stop the Cycle’ campaign for Huffington Post.
D&AD Awards Pencil winners - Day 2

Judging is now complete and all the winners have been announced but they will have to wait until the Awards Ceremony at the Truman Brewery London on 26 April to see what kind - wood, graphite, yellow or black.

1 day ago

HEALTHCARE

Professor Kelly Chibale
Local scientist makes it onto Fortune's World's Greatest Leaders list

The founder and director of Africa's first integrated drug discovery centre, Professor Kelly Chibale, has been named as one of Fortune magazine's World's Greatest Leaders for 2018.

By Kim Cloete 1 day ago

RETAIL

Pick n Pay food debt shows consumers "have reached the point of desperation"
Pick n Pay food debt shows consumers "have reached the point of desperation"

In September last year, Pick n Pay joined the list of local retailers allowing customers to buy groceries on credit. The retailer worked with RCS to design the account to be "the most affordable form of credit" - a monthly account where no interest is charged if the balance is paid in full, Pick n Pay's deputy CEO Richard van Rensburg said at the time of launch.

1 day ago

HR & RECRUITMENT

Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA
Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA

Following last month's launch of the Amsterdam-based workspace concept, Spaces at Atrium on 5th in Sandton, I interviewed Dutch founder Martijn Roordink to find out what it offers the South African workforce besides a place to plug in your laptop, and for his views on this new way of working.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

RETAIL

CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look
CNA and Edgars stores to sport new look

A rebrand is on the cards for CNA and Edgars stores as part of Edcon's turnaround strategy to win back shoppers, reported Business Day on Friday.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Grid's work for Marble.
D&AD Awards Pencil winners - Day 1

A D&AD Award is recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade, entered by the best from around the world. Day one's results show South African agencies, Grid Worldwide and Ogilvy Johannesburg, making the cut.

2 days ago

RETAIL

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018
Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental. One of these, water, is seen as a social risk, providing me with a very topical place to start in terms of sustainability trends in 2018.

By Feroz Koor 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Jolene van Heerden, this year’s Best PR professional at the Prism Awards; and Monare Matema, best up-and-coming PR professional. Images © Van Heerden's  and Matema's .
#Prisms2018: Top PR consultancies and individuals

"Entering for 'cluster 6' of the Prisa Prism Awards - best agency and best PR practitioner - is more than submitting an entry, it is about getting feedback from highly regarded experienced professionals. Entrants ought to review it and apply it - it will be to their benefit" - Dr Amanda Hamilton-Attwell, CEO of Business DNA and cluster 6 chief judge.

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Atmosphere Communications at the 2018 Prism Awards. South African campaign of the year went to Atmosphere Communications and the King James Group for Sanlam’s ‘2-minute shower songs’.
#Prisms2018: All the winners!

Winners of the 2018 Public Relations Institute of South Africa's (Prisa) Prism Awards were announced at a ceremony at The Empire Conference and Events Venue on Sunday, 22 April 2018.

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else.

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

24.com and The SpaceStation tee-up for the future
24.com and The SpaceStation tee-up for the future

With an ever-changing digital landscape continuing to evolve at a rapid pace in South Africa, 24.com has made some strategic changes to its organisational structure - integrating its sales division, The SpaceStation, with its publishing business unit, and establishing a new commercial unit focusing on data-driven sales technology.

Issued by The SpaceStation 19 Apr 2018

PROPERTY

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No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation

We continue seeing sensational reports on the question of land expropriation without compensation and land grabs, which seems to be rearing its head in various areas. The question of land expropriation without compensation is a hot political topic and with the 2019 general elections looming, it was expected that the ANC would make a move in this regard.

By Stuart Manning 19 Apr 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: And the new CEO of the IAB SA is... Paula Hulley
#Newsmaker: And the new CEO of the IAB SA is... Paula Hulley

The IAB SA today announced that Paula Hulley is succeeding former CEO Josephine Buys.

By Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2018