I have seen this on numerous occasions during my career... companies decide that they can do a better job, and cheaper, than an agency.
By Rolf Akermann 4 Dec 2013 15:39
The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma last week and once the commencement date is proclaimed‚ companies will have a year to become fully compliant with the Act or face criminal sanctions and civil damages.
By Amanda Visser 4 Dec 2013 06:48
Video footage of the presentations from the Loeries International Seminar of Creativity, which was held on Friday 20 September 2013 at Cape Town's City Hall, is now on the Loeries website. (Videos)
2 Dec 2013 08:33
At the time of writing this article there were 34 days to go, before the end of 2013. This is a time during which we should start a paradigm shift, to seeing 2013 for what it is: The year that's gone by. Right? Wrong! Especially not if up to 40% of retail sales happen at the tail end of the year.
By Catherine Milward-Bridges 29 Nov 2013 07:51
Added Value has released its analysis of the South African marketing industry. During July, August and September 2013, its management team engaged in conversation with some of South Africa's leading marketing directors, responsible for over R2 billion in advertising spend a year, and the heads of advertising and digital agencies.
28 Nov 2013 09:26
The Loeries has released its Official Rankings for 2013, providing a transparent overview of the awards as well as helping to promote creativity and innovation as primary business tools in the brand communication arena.
20 Nov 2013 07:38
By now we all know there has been a shift in the way companies are doing business. The social era has been long upon us and it's a case of "adapt or die".
By Athar Naser 14 Nov 2013 07:48
The mobile phone is now firmly entrenched as a part of the marketer's toolkit - but the art of successful mobile marketing is still young and rapidly evolving.
By Howard Moodycliffe 31 Oct 2013 08:44
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.
By Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013 12:39
First of all, mazeltov on surviving the Mayan apocalypse - it was touch-and-go for a second there. Now that we have staved off global obliteration and picked up a coastal tan (and a few kilos in the process), it's that time of the year where agencies are asked to haul out the old crystal ball and provide pearls of thumb-sucking wisdom.
By Mike Silver 29 Jan 2013 11:18
The organisers say it has been a successful year for the Loeries, with the second largest number of entries received since 2008 - over 3,000 entry submissions from across Africa and the Middle East.
2 Nov 2012 11:34
A recent article on ‘Getting the most from a freelance copywriter or editor' sparked lots of comments, but the majority came from freelancers with payment questions. So Jo Duxbury (of the brilliant Freelancentral and the spanking new Peppermint Source) and I have collaborated in order to answer them.
By Tiffany Markman 19 Mar 2010 11:43
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