#CannesLions2016: SA judges thank creativity
#CannesLions2016: SA judges thank creativity

With the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicking off soon, we picked the brains of SA's nine judges for 2016 on what creativity means to them, as well as how they ensure they don't get overwhelmed by all the work they see when judging.

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jun 2016

Bevan Ducasse is overall winner of 2016 FNB Business Innovation Awards
Bevan Ducasse is overall winner of 2016 FNB Business Innovation Awards

Bevan Ducasse, founder and CEO of wiGroup, is the overall winner of the 2016 FNB Business Innovation Awards. He was honoured and recognised for using innovation to drive business growth and having potential to scale significantly through the Endeavor network.

13 Jun 2016

The best kept marketing secret most brands and marketers aren't aware of
The best kept marketing secret most brands and marketers aren't aware of

Many brands today have realised the importance of having social media presence and using that to engage and market to their customers. Such is its importance that according to Hubspot, 92% of marketers in 2014 claimed that social media marketing was important for their business, with 80% indicating their efforts increased traffic to their websites.

By Thabiso Moloi 10 Jun 2016

Neuromarketing: Tapping the 'buy button' in your customer's brain
Neuromarketing: Tapping the 'buy button' in your customer's brain

Ever wondered about the impact of a specific colour included in your email marketing, or the music playing in the background of your bricks-and-mortar store? Here's why it's all-important in building a connection with your consumers.

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jun 2016

Ten jobs of the future - which are you skilling up for?
Ten jobs of the future - which are you skilling up for?

With the rapid pace of technological change disrupting industries faster than ever before, just as a few examples - robotics, 3D printing, the sharing economy etc, it's becoming obvious to many that past trends may no longer be a reliable indicator of future job prospects.

By john sanei 8 Jun 2016

The 2016 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands
The 2016 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands

'Transparent innovation' pushes Google back to the top of the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, increasing its worth to $229bn. The ability to disrupt sets apart the fastest growing brands.

Issued by Millward Brown 8 Jun 2016

Images all courtesy of Design Partnership & ABSA.
ABSA, by Design Partnership

If you have ventured to the brand new Mall of Africa you may have seen the new ABSA bank branch, which is creating quite a stir with the images and video that are doing the rounds on social media. This is actually an ongoing project by global design, strategy & build company, Design Partnership.

By Dave Nemeth 7 Jun 2016

2016 African Blogger Award winners
2016 African Blogger Award winners

The winners of the annual African Blogger Awards have been announced, with the competition receiving over 2,000 entries from across the continent, more than doubling the number of entries from 2015. The awards saw particularly strong growth in entries from West Africa.

3 Jun 2016

Vizeum South Africa key management changes
Vizeum South Africa key management changes

Vizeum ended 2015 on a high, being named Financial Annual Adfocus Media Agency of the year. During 2015 it also passed the R1bn billings mark for the first time, had its fifth consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth and won a number of awards for media innovation. It is this momentum, together with Vizeum's belief in empowering its staff, that has allowed for growth opportunities within the existing management team and its staff.

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 3 Jun 2016

Quirk Cape Town appoints new MD
Quirk Cape Town appoints new MD

Former Strategy Director, Gerard du Plessis, takes the reins to lead Quirk Cape Town

Issued by Quirk 2 Jun 2016

[Shopper Marketing] Technology is changing how people shop
[Shopper Marketing] Technology is changing how people shop

Primedia Unlimited mall division media product manager, Gia Conte-Patel, talks to Bizcommunity.com about the growing and innovative media category, mall media, where 36% of all mall consumer spend is attributed to in-mall advertising.

2 Jun 2016

Africa's top 30 entrepreneurs under 30
Africa's top 30 entrepreneurs under 30

Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 list has hit the shelves, revealing the 30 most promising entrepreneurs from around the continent, across various sectors.

30 May 2016

Rebecca Cronje
Is PR still relevant?

This is a summary of the talk I gave at @MarketingIndaba in Cape Town on 25 May.

By Rebecca Cronje 26 May 2016