Should Kia Picanto tow onto Lamborghini?
Should Kia Picanto tow onto Lamborghini?

Q: Social listening simplified and amplified: How often does it happen that a brand gets to observe what people are actually saying about their brand?

By Bogosi Motshegwa 3 days ago

Big winner of the night Ogilvy, on stage for their best digital agency award.
All the 2017 IAB Bookmark Award winners!

Ogilvy was recognised as the best agency, with the KFC brand, one of its clients, recognised as the brand of the year at the IAB Bookmark Awards 2017, held at The Galleria in Sandton.

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

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Beware of returning that missed call!

NEWSWATCH: There's a new mobile scam doing the rounds – and it's affecting freelancers and those who do international business.

By Leigh Andrews 14 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Ross Adami's Uber-cool job
#BrandManagerMonth: Ross Adami's Uber-cool job

“One of the many things I love about working at Uber is that no two days are the same. New challenges, tasks and projects arise all the time, and this means you're always on your toes, pre-empting these challenges and tackling them head-on,” says Ross Adami, marketing manager at Uber South Africa, who recently returned from Uber's nomad programme, a three-month learning and development programme that matches candidates to teams around the globe where their unique skills and experience are best suited to help tackle some of the most interesting and challenging issues facing Uber today.

By Jessica Tennant 10 Mar 2017

Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship
Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship

Mastercard has released the results of its inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE), which indicates that South African women's full potential as entrepreneurs is yet to be unleashed. Uganda (34.8%) and Botswana (34.6%) rank first and second in the world with the highest percentages of women entrepreneurs, driven mostly by necessity as opposed to being inspired by business opportunities.

8 Mar 2017

Screengrabs from the ad.
A tale of note: Joe Public helps Nedbank's customers see money differently

Joe Public has completed a new brand repositioning for Nedbank titled “See money differently”. It launched at Design Indaba last week, aired during Carte Blanche and was released onto social media platforms just 24 hours ago. Joe Public ECD Roanna Williams comments on how the general SA public is responding.

By Leigh Andrews 7 Mar 2017

Cape Town agency produces world's first facial recognition beer fridge!
Cape Town agency produces world's first facial recognition beer fridge!

Our challenge?
Find an epic way to motivate our staff to complete their timesheets by Friday!

Issued by Techsys Digital 3 Mar 2017

Mbhele
#DesignIndaba2017: The innovative Liberty of sponsorship

Sydney Mbhele, chief marketing officer of Liberty, used his Design Indaba 2017 opening address to welcome the creative juggernauts, dreamers and doers, in his rich voice calling the 22nd rendition of Design Indaba the global zeitgeist from the frontlines of design, creativity and innovation across the globe.

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Nedbank inspires clients to see money differently
#DesignIndaba2017: Nedbank inspires clients to see money differently

I had the pleasure of attending Nedbank's official launch of its new brand repositioning during the first day of Design Indaba. The bank's new tagline challenges clients and society to ‘see money differently'. And this it does...

By Ann Nurock 2 Mar 2017

Credle on the Belmond Mount Nelson verandah.
The importance of true diversity with FCB's global CCO, Susan Credle

FCB's leaders from across the globe are in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference, currently unfolding at the Belmond Mount Nelson. I sat down with FCB's global CCO, Susan Credle, for her insights into the importance of changing the statement from ‘Where are the women' to ‘Here are the women' and more.

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2017

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#BizTrends2017: 17 trends for 2017

Last year we predicted that 2016 would be a ‘year of disruption' and how. It was all that and more. To make sense of 2017, we trawled trends and asked resident futurists and trend spotters to weigh in on trends in consumer insight, business and the media and marketing industry. These are our 17 trends for 2017 for what we are calling the ‘year of visual communication' as video and VR start integrating with all forms of marketing communication.

By Louise Marsland 27 Feb 2017

South Africa's Product of the Year winners revealed
South Africa's Product of the Year winners revealed

South Africa's best products, recognised through a market-leading independent consumer survey, were announced at the Product of the Year gala event in Johannesburg last week.

27 Feb 2017

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Why your content strategy has nothing to do with you

My house has been on the market for four months. In this time, not one person has come to view it, not even when it was on show. Not even a nosy neighbour. It's almost as bad as if no one comes to your birthday party.

By Tarryn Giebelmann 23 Feb 2017