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Generation Z - Chasing butterflies (Part 1)

The oldest of Generation Z (or iGen or Centennials) - that generation coming after the millennials and before what some are already referring to as the Alpha Generation - are now 22 years of age. And, it seems this generation does not have it easy, despite technology making life increasingly more seamless, exciting and enjoyable. Being careful to avoid stereotyping, one can cautiously state that they have been born into a Vuca world, to cite the trendy acronym for 'volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity'.

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg and Tuelo Lechuti 3 days ago

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Jury presidents for Loeries 2018 announced

Loeries Creative Week is taking place in Durban in August and the jury presidents will guide over 160 judges in the process of selecting the best of brand communication from across Africa and the Middle East.

17 May 2018

Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing of Burger King. © .
#OneShow2018: SA EXCLUSIVE with Burger King!

I had the privilege of chatting to Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing of Burger King. Winner of the coveted Penta Pencil and Client of the Year at the recent One Show awards in New York as well as an additional 13 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, 6 Merit awards.

By Ann Nurock 16 May 2018

How technology is driving the millennial retail market
How technology is driving the millennial retail market

Over the last decade, the retail industry has seen a shift in how it operates. The exponential increase in online shopping has had a significant impact on how we buy our products. Long gone are the days when purchasing items was done from Monday to Saturday, between a rigid office-hours timeline.

By Mark Thomson 16 May 2018

Wimpy appoints The Odd Number as lead agency
Wimpy appoints The Odd Number as lead agency

After a long and rigorous review process where some of the biggest names in the industry competed for the opportunity to work on the Wimpy account, The Odd Number today announced its appointment as the lead agency for the brand.

16 May 2018

Which SA brands won Mother's Day this year?
Which SA brands won Mother's Day this year?

This year a number of brands used Mother's Day as an opportunity to win over the hearts and cash of consumers looks to lavish their mums. But who stood out though?

15 May 2018

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#OrchidsandOnions: Cheers, from the lads, to Windhoek Lager - but, FNB, How the Hell can we believe you?

Beer is, for the most part, a product for men. They are, by far, the majority of its consumers and, therefore, the advertising is generally directed at them. And over the years, beer advertising as a genre has generated some good ads and some shockers.

By Brendan Seery 15 May 2018

Avatar Cape Town wins local integrated campaign for H&M
Avatar Cape Town wins local integrated campaign for H&M

Avatar Cape Town has won the integrated 2018 campaign for H&M, marking the global retail giant's first locally produced campaign, including ATL, digital, social, BTL and PR.

15 May 2018

Winners of the Festival of Media Global Awards 2018 announced
Winners of the Festival of Media Global Awards 2018 announced

The Festival of Media has announced the winners of the Festival of Media Global Awards 2018.

15 May 2018

Brian Tjugum, managing director, Weber Shandwick EMEA Social Impact practice.
#AfricaMonth: Purpose-driven communications in Africa

The future direction of purpose-driven communications in Africa and how purpose-driven communications can drive sustainable growth and sustainable development, was under the microscope at the recent Holmes Report In2 Innovation Summit in Johannesburg, in a panel discussion with Brian Tjugum, the UK-based managing director for Weber Shandwick's EMEA Social impact practice.

By Louise Marsland 14 May 2018

Shortlisted authors for the 2018 Allan Paton Award: Sisonke Msimang (Always Another Country- A Memoir of Exile and Home); Dr Bongani Ngqulunga (The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley Ka Isaka Seme); Thuli Nhlapo ( Colour Me Yellow- Searching For My Family's Truth); Bongani Siqoko, editor of the Sunday Times; Thandeka Gquleka (No Longer Whispering to Power- The Story of Thuli Madonsela); and Russel Clarke from Bookstorm representing Stuart Doran (Kingdom, Power, Glory- Mugabe, Zanu and the Quest for Supremacy, 1960-187). © Masi Losi.
Shortlist finalists for 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

The shortlists for the 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction, and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, have been announced.

14 May 2018

Rohan Reddy appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect
Rohan Reddy appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect

Rohan Reddy has been appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect with responsibility for curating the creative product of the group's affiliate agencies on the continent, particularly for clients and brands with a global footprint or a presence in markets across Africa.

Issued by FCB Africa 14 May 2018

Creative programmer learnership launched by Hellocomputer and Umuzi
Creative programmer learnership launched by Hellocomputer and Umuzi

FCB Africa's digital agency, Hellocomputer, has partnered with Umuzi to establish a creative programmer learnership so it can address the chronic shortage of programmers and drive transformation.

14 May 2018