The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner
The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner

"Public relations (PR) is all glitz and glamour," said no PR practitioner (PRP) ever who is worth their salt. I've been working in the PR industry since 2009 and to date I still hear this common misconception.

By Jennilee Peremore 1 day ago

Pete Khoury, Creative Circle chairman and chief creative officer at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris. © .
Creative Circle Rankings 2017 released

The final Rankings for 2017 for individual agencies and groups have just been released by the Creative Circle. This includes 2017 results from Cannes, D&AD, Loeries, One Show and the Creative Circle Annual Awards.

2 days ago

Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?
Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

2018 is officially the year of privacy: The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially come into force on 25 May, followed by its local cousin, PoPIA in the second or third quarter of the year. You may be feeling this already - who hasn't received a flood of Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy updates from around the world.

By Elizabeth de Stadler 2 days ago

Sharon Keith of Coca-Cola Africa.
#AfricaMonth: Sharon Keith on leaving the Coca-Cola high

Sharon Keith made a name for herself as marketing director at Coca-Cola Africa, but is now bubbling over with the need to pursue other professional and personal interests. Here, Keith shares top highlights from the first Share-A-Coke campaign to the Rainbow campaign that went on to win both a Gold Cannes Lion and the internal Coca-Cola Bravery Award.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#Newsmaker: Andile Khumalo, House of Brave's new non-executive chairman
#Newsmaker: Andile Khumalo, House of Brave's new non-executive chairman

Andile Khumalo is House of Brave's new non-executive chairman. This follows the agency's BEE transaction earlier this year that saw group CEO Karabo Songo and chief future officer Musa Kalenga acquire an initial 25.1% of the Group through its investment division Fastgro, and is as a major step towards enhancing the partnership between its shareholders.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

The most valuable brands in South Africa 2018
The most valuable brands in South Africa 2018

Brand Finance has just launched the results of a report listing South Africa's most valuable brands in 2018.

3 days ago

Cannes Lions jury for 2018 announced
Cannes Lions jury for 2018 announced

Cannes Lions has announced the 413 jury members selected for the 2018 awards. This year's juries are composed of individuals from 50 countries, including for the first-time representatives from Georgia, Nigeria, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

3 days ago

Nielsen Consumer 360 event unpacks major shifts in SA's consumer landscape
Nielsen Consumer 360 event unpacks major shifts in SA's consumer landscape

The South African consumer landscape is set for a multitude of shifts in the next ten years, not least of which is the maturing of the local market with growth in the Generation X (35-49 year old) market segment set to outpace that in the Generation Y Millennial age group.

3 days ago

Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace
Global e-commerce communities are disrupting the retail marketplace

Leaders have followers, and nowhere is that more evident than the global e-commerce market, where giant digital shopping destinations like eBay, Amazon and Alibaba now account for more than 50% of the nearly $500 billion spent by North American consumers online.

21 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa

Africa is a hot bed of opportunities. If you look for that opportunity you will find it, says Robyn de Villiers, vice chair of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) and chair and CEO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe Africa.

By Louise Marsland 18 May 2018

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These are WhatsApp's shiny new group chat features

In a not-all-that-exciting update, WhatsApp has tweaked the way groups work on its platform.

By Andy Walker 18 May 2018

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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 18 May 2018

Wunderman SA welcomes Astrid Ascar to the family
Wunderman SA welcomes Astrid Ascar to the family

Wunderman SA has appointed digital marketing specialist, media personality and business strategist, Astrid Ascar, as the global digital agency's chief strategic officer.

Issued by Wunderman 18 May 2018