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[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 138: Isilumko Activate and agency focus with 20Across
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 138: Isilumko Activate and agency focus with 20Across

On Thursday, 2 July 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) chatted in studio to Lauren Durant, Director at Isilumko Activate, a national brand activations business geared to help brands grow, sell more and create better relationships with their customers by interacting with them in a more meaningful way.

2 Jul 2015 14:37

Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories
Jonathan Deeb on the blurring lines between Cannes categories

Jonathan Deeb, Executive Creative Director of FCB Johannesburg, spoke to our Cannes Lions media correspondent, Ann Nurock, on his experience of being part of this year's Press Jury, the changes in this category throughout the years, and the rise of the female creative.

By Ann Nurock 2 Jul 2015 07:57

Ideas are like goldfish... easy to kill
Ideas are like goldfish... easy to kill

Ideas are truly the most beautiful things. They have such power and at the same time they are completely fragile...

By Damon Stapleton 1 Jul 2015 12:00

[NewsMaker] Michelle Vahl
[NewsMaker] Michelle Vahl

"I think that it's crucial that sales people live their brand and believe in what they're selling."

By Louise Marsland 1 Jul 2015 11:26

[Orchids & Onions] Land Rover's legend has not deserted it
[Orchids & Onions] Land Rover's legend has not deserted it

Years ago, the late Anton Hammerl - then a photographer on The Sunday Independent - brought me a photo from a "rave" he'd been to at Verneukpan in the back of beyond in the Northern Cape...

By Brendan Seery 30 Jun 2015 14:00

Damon Stapleton on the changing state of advertising
Damon Stapleton on the changing state of advertising

Damon Stapleton is the Chief Creative Officer at DDB New Zealand. Before that he was ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, and before that, Group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and Global ECD of Standard Bank.

By Ann Nurock 30 Jun 2015 11:27

Nunu Ntshingila to head up Facebook's first African office
Nunu Ntshingila to head up Facebook's first African office

Based in Melrose Arch, Facebook opened its first African office to further the company's commitment to help businesses connect with people. Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, will be the company's new Head of Africa.

30 Jun 2015 07:22

Insights from the Festival of Media Global 2015
Insights from the Festival of Media Global 2015

The Festival of Media Global 2015 took place in Rome and was awash with the cream of the media crop, media network CEOs, TV conglomerate heads and procurement and media managers from large brands the world around...

By John Beale 29 Jun 2015 06:09

[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump
[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump

What did we laugh at before internet cats and other memes? For a fun month-end, school holidays Friday, here's what went viral this week: no cats, but there is sex and Donald Trump, although not in the same room...

By Louise Marsland 26 Jun 2015 11:34

A lean, mean advertising machine
A lean, mean advertising machine

If you haven't heard the expression 'Lean Advertising' yet, and you work in marketing, you soon will...

By Luca Gallarelli 26 Jun 2015 06:00

Nobody cares about you - they care about themselves, their problems and their dreams
Nobody cares about you - they care about themselves, their problems and their dreams

Show people how you can solve their problems and help them reach their dreams, and you'll capture their hearts and minds.

By James Hurford 25 Jun 2015 12:36

Liam Wielopolski of DDB on South Africa's world-class radio spot writing
Liam Wielopolski of DDB on South Africa's world-class radio spot writing

Liam Wielopolski, Executive Creative Director, DDB South Africa, was part of this year's Radio judging panel at Cannes Lions, where South Africa saw its first 2015 Gold Lions, awarded to Ogilvy and TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris respectively. Wielopolski talks us through the 26 hours of judging...

By Ann Nurock 25 Jun 2015 10:30

Pete Khoury of TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris on SA's uplifting Cannes Radio wins
Pete Khoury of TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris on SA's uplifting Cannes Radio wins

Last night was a big one for South African ad agencies with our first 2015 Gold Lions awarded in the Radio category. Pete Khoury, Chief Creative Officer of TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris, tells us what the win means for SA creatives...

By Ann Nurock 25 Jun 2015 09:06