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Vacancy: Host - Loeries 2014
Vacancy: Host - Loeries 2014

A deep sadness fills me as I write this Dear Jonathan to the advertising industry, announcing my withdrawal as host of the Loerie Awards 2014 in Cape Town. (video)

By Dylan Balkind 11 Sep 2014 06:24

UK Oscar ad gets a 'paddywhack'
UK Oscar ad gets a 'paddywhack'

The widely publicised and high profile Oscar Pistorius trial has even made waves in the United Kingdom.

By Delene Bertasso 9 Sep 2014 05:52

James Hurford
While you're speaking, what's your body saying?

Like it or not people judge you by the way you look. Your facial expressions, the clothes you wear, how well groomed you are and your body language. And, they're even more important when you're presenting and all eyes of an audience are on you.

By James Hurford 8 Sep 2014 06:07

Adelaide Potgieter
The future of TV and advertising and why we should be excited

There's a great deal of excitement around digital being the future of TV and it sure has its place in a 360° advertising campaign but globally TV still counts for the largest slice of ad spend and agencies' business models are built around these production margins.

By Adelaide Potgieter 2 Sep 2014 06:58

The 2014 Sunday Times Top Brands Awards winners announced
The 2014 Sunday Times Top Brands Awards winners announced

South Africa's top brands were announced at The 2014 Sunday Times Top Brands Awards ceremony held in Sandton on Friday 29 August, with comedian Marc Lottering as the host.

1 Sep 2014 08:28

Sid Peimer
The most amazing pitch in history

There are only two ways to grow your business organically. The first is to sell more to existing clients; the second is to get more clients. And the key to this organic growth is pitching.

By Sid Peimer 1 Sep 2014 06:46

Danette Breitenbach
Eugene... the new face of banking radio?

Radio has long been the battlefield for banking. Over the past couple of years the banking sector, because of some guy called Steve, became even more competitive.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Aug 2014 08:02

South Africa's Best Liked Ads - Millward Brown
South Africa's Best Liked Ads

Millward Brown announces South Africa's Best Liked Ads for Q1&2 2014. For over 30 years now, Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates the country's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that are most liked by the South African audience, whom the company believes to be the most important critics, as it they who ultimately choose to buy your brand or not.

Issued by Millward Brown 28 Aug 2014 09:15

Print circulation data shows disturbing trends
Print circulation data shows disturbing trends

Publishers of newspapers and magazines have been bleeding, and are taking desperate measures to cling on to their share of a shrinking market.

By Linda Ensor 25 Aug 2014 06:29

Sid Peimer
There's no such thing as a strategic plan

'Strategic' and 'Plan' are two different concepts. A strategy is what we need to do to get from A to B (and deciding on what point B actually is). The plan is more specific and tells us how we will get to point B (the details).

By Sid Peimer 25 Aug 2014 05:08

Hlaudi has Faith
Hlaudi has Faith

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has sung the SABC's COO's praises, reports Times Live, and the 'Generations' saga has got people hot under the collar, reports Mail & Guardian.

21 Aug 2014 10:25

DA 'shames' Motsoeneng, SABC
DA 'shames' Motsoeneng, SABC

NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance's court bid to have SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng dismissed 'shames' him and the SABC, according to his lawyer, reports BD Live. Other reports follow...

20 Aug 2014 07:15

Anton Harber
A saga in three chapters

This is a tale in three chapters of behind-the-scenes newsroom intrigue and backstabbing. It will tell you something about journalism in this country and the state of one of our flagship newsrooms at the Sunday Times. I am not sure exactly what it will tell you, but I will leave it up to you to decide.

By Anton Harber 18 Aug 2014 05:35