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Sunday Times launches property section 'Neighbourhood'
Sunday Times launches property section 'Neighbourhood'

The Sunday Times will be introducing a new property and lifestyle section in the newspaper titled 'Neighbourhood', which will launch in the Sunday 5 July edition.

3 Jul 2015 14:57

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

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

Data: Avoiding the blind spot - Mark 1
Data: Avoiding the blind spot

Data, data and more data - sometimes it can show you the light but it can often leave you with more questions than answers. It can reveal different things, depending on which way you twist and torture it.

By Riaan Sunny, Issued by Mark 1 18 Jun 2015 11:29

Millenials, technology and the experience economy
Millenials, technology and the experience economy

In 1999, Joseph Pine and James Gilmore first introduced the concept of an Experience Economy. The premise of the experience economy is that goods and services are no longer enough for consumers - that brands must create memorable events and experiences that capture their audience and create experiences that transform their brand's value proposition. Think Red Bull.

By Joey Khuvutlu 18 Jun 2015 07:40

Unlocking customer equity with valuable content
Unlocking customer equity with valuable content

Since when did advertising ever retain customers? The age of intrusion has conditioned marketers into believing that bombarding consumers with annoying, pushy and often irrelevant messages will create the promise of healthy sales.

By Scott Cundill 15 Jun 2015 13:53

Digital Out of Home: Key medium influencing the media landscape
Digital Out of Home: Key medium influencing the media landscape

In the next year, DOOH will be well-positioned to attract spend from other media channels. This is the opinion of Jacques du Preez, MD: Provantage Media Group who believes that Digital Out of Home (DOOH) is going to revolutionise the OOH media landscape in South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jun 2015 11:18

Everyone's reading... their phone
Everyone's reading... their phone

When people think of public relations they think 'press release'. They think of discussions with the client, research and formulating a release that will ultimately be signed off by the client and sent out to media - hopefully landing on the right desk on the right day. The desired result being a mention in their publication, on radio, or prize of all prizes, television.

By Marion Scher 10 Jun 2015 14:05

Meropa and Lange 360 Strategic Communications merge
Meropa and Lange 360 Strategic Communications merge

Public relations agencies, Meropa Communications and Lange 360 Strategic Communications, have joined forces to form South Africa's largest, independent, national public relations consultancy...

10 Jun 2015 10:27

We are entering the next phase with Pinterest and Instagram
We are entering the next phase with Pinterest and Instagram

Exciting news in the social media world with two big announcements, one from Pinterest and one from Instagram...

By Warren Harding 9 Jun 2015 12:23

Bringing the virtual world to marketing
Bringing the virtual world to marketing

Virtual reality is a phrase synonymous with science-fiction movies and futuristic plots. But that future is now, with the advent of products like Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard and more. Get ready world, things are about to get virtual.

By Beverley Klein 9 Jun 2015 06:35

Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share
Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share

LONDON, UK: The board of Tiso Blackstar Group SE (Tiso Blackstar) has announced the completed acquisition of Times Media Group Limited (TMG), leaving it with full ownership (100% ordinary share capital) of the largest and most dynamic media company in sub-Saharan Africa. Tiso Blackstar has also acquired a 22.9% equity interest in Kagiso Tiso Holdings (KTH), one of South Africa's largest black-controlled investment companies.

8 Jun 2015 09:34