Emilar Gandhi, public policy manager for the SADC region for Facebook | Photo: Jessica Tennant
Facebook Africa, Digify Africa launch online safety programme for SA youth

Facebook Africa and Digify Africa have partnered to launch an online safety programme called Ilizwe Lam, Xhosa for my world.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Design Indaba 2018: A copywriter's expert opinion
Design Indaba 2018: A copywriter's expert opinion

We have a standing joke at Grey. When I give my two cents on something visual, I'll say, "I'm not a designer, but...," which gives me licence to drop pearls of wisdom and everybody else a licence to roll their eyes. Oh, how we laugh. Look, I don't know much about design, but I know what I like. And I liked Design Indaba 2018. Here's why...

By Jeff Harvey 1 day ago

Business events can lead the growth of African tourism
Business events can lead the growth of African tourism

While leisure is an important component of the tourism mix, operators need to develop a more diverse offering, driven by business tourism and conferencing. According to the South African National Convention Bureau, South Africa hosts about one million delegates at business events every year, supporting over 250,000 jobs directly and indirectly in this sub-sector alone.

By Yugashnee Naicker 1 day ago

VML's ‘Stop the Cycle’ campaign for Huffington Post.
D&AD Awards Pencil winners - Day 2

Judging is now complete and all the winners have been announced but they will have to wait until the Awards Ceremony at the Truman Brewery London on 26 April to see what kind - wood, graphite, yellow or black.

2 days ago

Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA
Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA

Following last month's launch of the Amsterdam-based workspace concept, Spaces at Atrium on 5th in Sandton, I interviewed Dutch founder Martijn Roordink to find out what it offers the South African workforce besides a place to plug in your laptop, and for his views on this new way of working.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Grid's work for Marble.
D&AD Awards Pencil winners - Day 1

A D&AD Award is recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade, entered by the best from around the world. Day one's results show South African agencies, Grid Worldwide and Ogilvy Johannesburg, making the cut.

3 days ago

Atmosphere Communications at the 2018 Prism Awards.
#Prisms2018: More than two minutes of success

Atmosphere made it third time lucky, winning Campaign of the Year at last night's Prism Awards. The agency won for its 2-minute songs campaign. It has won this award twice in the past.

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

The ladies of the first ever SheSays Cape Town panel. Image: ©
#FairnessFirst: SheSays launches in Cape Town

It's not often that my #FairnessFirst column is about an event I've covered, but there is always a first time - this is it! 'Excited. Uplifted. Motivated. Powerful. We've been ready!' These are some of the sentiments I captured on a chilly Thursday evening in April, when the global SheSays initiative launched its Cape Town chapter - the first in Africa and 42nd across the world - at the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business in Salt River...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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#Prisms2018: The inconvenient truth about PR

Legal trumps public relations nearly every time. Class action suit anyone? Bringing in the muscle after the fact is just spoiling for a fight that will leave at least one side bloodied and bruised. Shareholders want returns. Corporate conscience eats into those margins. Reputational currency needs to be earned before the crisis.

By Keri-Ann Stanton 3 days ago

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Simone Carter
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Simone Carter

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process.

By Jessica Tennant 21 Apr 2018

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Sithulile Mbayi
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Sithulile Mbayi

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process.

By Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else.

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Nontobeko Vilakati
#Prisms2018: Meet young judge Nontobeko Vilakati

In the run-up to the 21st Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 22 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process.

By Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2018