Publicis’ new CEO Arthur Sadoun.
Did Publicis dumping the Cannes Lions come as a surprise to you?

Advertising, branding and marketing has been a part of my life for over 30 years.

By Walter Pike 1 day ago

They're future-fit! Announcing the finalists of the 2017 Future of HR Awards
They're future-fit! Announcing the finalists of the 2017 Future of HR Awards

The third annual Future of HR Awards has just announced its 2017 finalists. The awards, hosted in association with Careers24, recognises South Africa's most outstanding, inspiring and effective leaders in people management strategies and HR innovation.

Issued by Topco Media 23 Jun 2017

Finalists in Businesswoman of the Year Awards selected
Finalists in Businesswoman of the Year Awards selected

The Businesswomen's Association of South Africa (Bwasa) has announced the names of the 13 women who have made it through to the final round of the 37th annual Businesswoman of the Year Awards. The theme for this year's event is ‘Women with no filter - Celebrating leaders who honour themselves and others'.

22 Jun 2017

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

#NEWSWATCH: In an effort to cut costs and shift spend towards its new professional assistant platform, Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows, trade shows and any other paid promotional efforts for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival.

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Cannes Lions announces full content programme
Cannes Lions announces full content programme

The full content programme for Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-24 June 2017, has been announced. It has renowned speakers, including civil rights activist, political figure and social entrepreneur Reverend Jesse Jackson discussing the need for brands to advance towards a more inclusive society and the role the industry can play and actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen, alongside The Brooklyn Brothers, talking about building a better future and creative fulfilment.

12 Jun 2017

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference in Cape Town
Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference in Cape Town

The third Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and exhibition event will take place at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town on 5-6 October 2017. It will feature international and local speakers covering the theme ‘Equity, Impact and Inclusive Growth towards Agenda 2030'.

9 Jun 2017

#CannesLions: "What the fu©k are we doing, man?"
#CannesLions: "What the fu©k are we doing, man?"

The 64th International Festival of Creativity will take place from Saturday, 17 June to Saturday, 24 June in Cannes, France. During the Festival, young creatives from the world over will go head-to-head, working on a live brief and proving themselves on the world-stage in the process. Safaraaz Sindhi reflects on 2015 Cannes Young Lions experience...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Jun 2017

Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women
Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women

A new three-year partnership has been inked between Africa's biggest bank and South Africa's platform for women in leadership, Top Women. The move will see Standard Bank and Top Media - the company owning Top Women - co-hosting the 14th national Standard Bank Top Women Awards in August, rolling out a series of exciting conferences and co-sharing the cover of the businesswomen's coffee table must-have, Standard Bank Top Women Leaders; circulated every year to 10,000 subscribers and retailing nationally.

Issued by Topco Media 8 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand
#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand

Vega student John Mashiri received the Pencil Award, sponsored by the Pendoring Advertising Awards, for graduating with top honours in brand management last month.

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2017

Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London
Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London

The annual EMEA Adobe Summit in London is a huge calendar event for us at Cognifide, as part of the WPP Adobe Alliance.

By Kirsty Barkhuizen 6 Jun 2017

#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017
#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017

Not a regular attendee of foodie events, I wandered from the furthest reaches of the CTICC parking, already full by 10.30am on Saturday 3 June, to collect my accreditation into the halls of the Good Food and Wine Show 2017.

By Terry Levin 5 Jun 2017

Thuli Madonsela
A word or two with Thuli Madonsela

It's been more than a century since Rudyard Kipling penned, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs...” in his iconic poem If, but in my humble opinion that sentiment rings true of Thuli Madonsela today.

By Nicci Botha 31 May 2017

Jacaranda FM's GM, Kevin Fine, speaking at the Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 (Image provided)
Worldwide Radio Summit reveals technology, human trends

Jacaranda FM's GM, Kevin Fine, was among the hundreds of broadcasters and music executives from around the world at the 2017 Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood, California. He returned with new information on radio and its trends.

29 May 2017