Ian Moir
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Inside the rot at Woolworths

With even the darling of the retail sector now showing weakness, prospects for trading this year look bleak.

By Stafford Thomas 1 day ago

#LoeriesRankings with… AAA School
#LoeriesRankings with… AAA School

I chatted to some of the top-ranked creatives post-2016 Loeries Rankings celebrations. Here, two of the AAA School's lecturers share their views.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Millennial marketing in 2017 – from one
Millennial marketing in 2017 – from one

Advertising is fun, we all love it and we love watching those classic South African humour based television or radio adverts. But how often do we get one of those? Wimpy and their “Talk Foreign” or Klipdrift with “Met Eish”, the Vodacom guy etc.

By Murray Robertson 2 days ago

Amped up for facial recognition
Amped up for facial recognition

With the onset of Black Friday last year, Techsys Digital were inspired to do something groundbreaking using facial recognition technology in order to drive excitement around The Foschini Group's Black Friday promotion and build their CRM database.

Issued by Techsys Digital 2 days ago

AVATAR cofounders Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Veli Ngubane
AVATAR and M&C Saatchi Abel mark SA agency landscape's first share swop

Today, AVATAR and M&C Saatchi Abel have announced a share deal that will see each of the agencies acquire a minority stake in each other's operations.

2 days ago

SA CEOs optimistic despite challenges
SA CEOs optimistic despite challenges

Skills, technology and trust are the three key areas of concern for South African CEOs according to PwC's latest CEO Survey, the 20th Annual Global CEO Survey.

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Chris Moerdyk
The Ford Kuga PR debacle shows how badly social media is managed

The burning Ford Kuga issue is not only a PR nightmare but a demonstration of how badly social media is handled in South Africa.

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 17 Jan 2017

MTN’s new TV ad pokes a little fun at Vodacom’s group of elderly ladies on tour © – .
[Orchids and Onions] All's fair in love and the ad business...

Nothing is truly original, so the experts say… everything has been seen, or done, once before. And true creativity is a synthesis of all that an active and alert mind absorbs from everywhere.

By Brendan Seery 17 Jan 2017

Vodacom launches free Facebook Flex service
Vodacom launches free Facebook Flex service

In a move to further lower the cost to communicate and increase digital and social connectivity in South Africa, Vodacom announces the launch of Facebook Flex. This is the first of many products to launch under the Vodacom Siyakha platform. Facebook Flex will give customers on the Vodacom network an opportunity to connect with friends and family using the basic version of Facebook for free.

17 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Future proofing your brand for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Future proofing your brand for 2017

One key word springs to mind when reflecting on the year that was 2016 - tumultuous. For marketers, business people and the everyday consumer, 2016 proved a challenging one to navigate. We had to steer through extreme ups and downs - from weather to economic turbulence; shocking global and local political outcomes; rampant inflation and an exceptionally constrained consumer environment.

By Nicole Shapiro 17 Jan 2017

Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa
Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa

Deloitte Africa predicts that over 300 million smartphones, or more than one fifth of units sold in 2017, will have machine learning capabilities within the device in the next 12 months. The company's 16th edition of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions showcases how mobile devices will be able to perform machine learning tasks even without connectivity which will significantly alter how humans interact with technology across every industry, market and society.

16 Jan 2017

Greg Mason
Effective Measure on the future of SA's digital advertising landscape

Greg Mason took on the reigns as regional lead for sub-Saharan Africa at Effective Measure on 3 January. With two weeks in the role under his belt, I checked in to find out his plans over the coming months as well as a few digital and programmatic trends to expect from 2017.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Mobile trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Mobile trends for 2017

Mobile is the single most important device that connects consumers with each other, with brands, and products and services. Over the past few years it has demonstrated its power in both marketing and advertising, and as a source of consumer insight.

By Diane Gantz 16 Jan 2017