#DigitalMarketing: Digital trends in 2017
#DigitalMarketing: Digital trends in 2017

From artificial intelligence to rising data intelligence and brand safety, the IAB South Africa council heads have alerted the industry to the latest digital marketing trends for this year.

3 days ago

Western Cape Government's Safely Home video created by FCB Cape Town goes viral
Western Cape Government's Safely Home video created by FCB Cape Town goes viral

A video created by FCB Cape Town for the Western Cape Government's Department of Transport and Public Works' Safely Home campaign has gone viral and ignited social media platforms around the world. It has over 30 million views on the Daily Mail Online site alone. It has also been picked up and shared by traffic law enforcement agencies in the UK, America and Australia.

Issued by FCB Africa 20 Jul 2017

Abey Mokgwatsane, new managing executive for brand and communications at Vodacom
Abey Mokgwatsane on what's next after Ogilvy SA

Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa announced on Friday, 7 July 2017 that chief executive officer Abey Mokgwatsane resigned and that he will be leaving the company at the end of September to join Vodacom as its new managing executive for brand and communications.

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Jul 2017

Odette van der Haar
ACA suspends member agencies

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has exercised its rights in accordance with its MOI and the process laid down in the ACA's Internal Enquiry Framework, after it found its member agencies DDB South Africa, Ireland-Davenport and Wunderman guilty of transgressing its Code of Conduct governing tenders and pitches.

17 Jul 2017

Gavin Singh
RIP Gavin Singh

Hot 91.9FM presenter Gavin Singh passed away from a heart attack yesterday afternoon.

14 Jul 2017

Let's face it, PR is a dying practice and there is no going back!
Let's face it, PR is a dying practice and there is no going back!

PR as we know it has evolved immensely from the 1900s and the early 2000s where it merely focused on utilising press release services with the hopes that your message will eventually land in the hands of the media; and Bob's your uncle, you're in the papers.

By Khangelani Dziba 12 Jul 2017

How SA's recession is impacting consumer spending
How SA's recession is impacting consumer spending

With Stats SA reporting a 0.7% GDP decrease in the first quarter of 2017, the announcement we were all dreadiWith Stats SA reporting a 0.7% GDP decrease in the first quarter of 2017, the announcement we were all dreading finally came in June: South Africa was officially in a recession. For marketers and retailers, first thoughts have turned to consumers; will this economic fallout drag consumer spending down further and irrevocably change how and where consumers spend their money?

By Gareth Pearson 11 Jul 2017

#Apex2017: Things fall apart, the centre will not hold
#Apex2017: Things fall apart, the centre will not hold

The world has become unpredictable, unstable and the traditional ways of doing business are not holding up in this new world. Today's marketing leaders need to understand that it is their responsibility to shift business from its sole purpose of seeking profit to one where it acknowledges it is part of society and that its sustainability is tied to the societies it is part of.

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jul 2017

Ogilvy & Mather SA announces resignation of CEO, Abey Mokgwatsane
Ogilvy & Mather SA announces resignation of CEO, Abey Mokgwatsane

Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa announced today that Abey Mokgwatsane has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and will be leaving the company at the end of September to join Vodacom as its new Managing Executive for Brand and Communications.

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 7 Jul 2017

All the best of the best from Cannes
All the best of the best from Cannes

While all things Cannes are still fresh on our minds, Bizcommunity and Cinemark look forward to welcoming you to our post-Cannes sessions for the third year in a row. The breakfast sessions will be held in Joburg and Cape Town and will include the major trends together with some of the award-winning ads and activations from Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2017.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 4 Jul 2017

Nine e-commerce platforms taking Africa by storm
Nine e-commerce platforms taking Africa by storm

The online retail sector in Africa presents an exciting opportunity for retailers to grow their businesses by connecting with new customers. e-commerce is expected to grow significantly and as the use of technology also grows, the market becomes more attractive to companies based both inside and outside the continent.

By Fundisiwe Maseko 4 Jul 2017

SABC8 journalist dies at 32 of a 'broken heart'
SABC8 journalist dies at 32 of a 'broken heart'

NEWSWATCH: 'SABC8' journalist Suna Venter's passing on Thursday morning was caused by cardiomyopathy, also known as ‘broken heart' syndrome, a condition brought on by trauma and prolonged periods of unnatural stress.

3 Jul 2017

Uk’shona Kwelanga
Move aside, TV soapies: Welcome the WhatsApp drama series

We use WhatsApp to send snaps of ourselves trying on outfits in changing rooms to our loved ones and keep neighbours informed of suspicious goings-on. But watching a TV-style drama unfold on the messaging platform? That's new. Here's how Sanlam and agency King James got an innovative series rolling, on a phone near you.

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jun 2017