MARKETING & MEDIA

Bianca Joynt and Miles Murphy from Liquorice at the National Business Awards.
Liquorice wins Digital Company of the Year Award at National Business Awards

Liquorice, a DigitasLBi company, took top honours at last night's prestigious 15th National Business Awards in Johannesburg, being named Digital Company of the Year, beating out Microsoft, GetSmarter and Superbalist among others.

2 days ago

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The real story behind the huge crowds gathered at iPhone launches

Apple's special edition iPhone X release - like the new iPhones before it - brings thousands of people lining up in front of Apple stores around the globe. It raises the seemingly obvious question: what sane person would queue overnight for an over-priced, at best incrementally-changed gadget?

By Harald Wieser 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

DNA Brand Architects wins big at the South African Small Business Awards
DNA Brand Architects wins big at the South African Small Business Awards

DNA Brand Architects, a marketing and brand communications agency that's known for making wow stuff happen for brands, walked away with three honours at the 2017 instalment of the SA Small Business Awards by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC).

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The biggest South African disrupting summit of all time
The biggest South African disrupting summit of all time

16-17 November 2017, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 15 Nov 2017

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Woolworths forges ahead with digital strategy
Woolworths forges ahead with digital strategy

Woolworths is investing confidently in its digital strategy, as global retail trends reveal steady growth in online shopping and tech-savvy instore customer experiences.

15 Nov 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017
#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017

The Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards in association with Old Mutual Corporate celebrates entrepreneurial women and businesswomen who have made a significant contribution to business in South Africa. This year's deserving recipient of the title is Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, currently in its fourth year and already employing more than 70 people.

By Jessica Tennant 14 Nov 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#OrchidsandOnions: Nedbank's brave new advertising contrasts with Eskom's insult to its consumers

Nedbank has been doing some very appealing advertising of late, and the bank and its agency, Joe Public, have already got a few Orchids from me.

By Brendan Seery 14 Nov 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

Advertising agency, The Odd Number is at the top of this year’s Pendoring ranking - image credit: .
#Pendoring2017: Official ranking of the winners and finalists!

With a total of 64 points, the Johannesburg based advertising agency The Odd Number, winner of the 2017 Pendoring Umpetha Award, has emerged at the top of this year's Pendoring ranking. In second place is Joe Public with 58 points, followed by 7Films with 40 points. The agencies Black Khaki and Ogilvy Mather Johannesburg are in joint fourth place with 34 points, and Abnormal Group in fifth position with 26 points.

14 Nov 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Karabo Denalane on advertising in such a time as this
#Newsmaker: Karabo Denalane on advertising in such a time as this

A year and a half since being appointed CEO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Karabo Denalane explains why "there's never been a better time to be in the industry."

By Jessica Tennant 14 Nov 2017

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27 Boxes relaunches
27 Boxes relaunches

Melville's 27 Boxes, a mall made from shipping containers, only built in 2014, is already undergoing a a revamp in order to remain relevant as a family and entertainment destination. The relaunch takes place on Friday evening, 17 November.

13 Nov 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

#MeettheMarketer: Are business consultancies the ad agencies of the future?
#MeettheMarketer: Are business consultancies the ad agencies of the future?

Anatoly Roytman, managing director of Accenture Interactive and Global lead for EALA (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America), believes that Accenture Interactive is building the "agency of the future". We asked him to elaborate as our #MeettheMarketer this month on Bizcommunity.africa.

By Louise Marsland 13 Nov 2017

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Alibaba takes record $25bn on Singles' Day

BEIJING - Chinese online shoppers spent a record $25bn on this year's Singles' Day promotion run by e-commerce giant Alibaba, up nearly 40% from last year, figures showed on Sunday.

13 Nov 2017

ICT

Top 10 technologically advanced countries in Africa
Top 10 technologically advanced countries in Africa

African countries have a long road to travel to advance to the level of technological capacity common in the developed world. However, some African countries are making strides to boost their communications infrastructure, establish 'technology parks' and increase spending on research and development.

13 Nov 2017