Flanked by his wife Tabitha, Alistair King is inducted into the Creative Circle Hall of Fame. Image provided.
Creative Circle Awards: Local proves it's a winner

Ogilvy took top honours last night at the Creative Circle's Annual Awards. Ogilvy Johannesburg won the Creative Circle's Annual Individual Agency Award and the Ogilvy Group the Overall Group Award.

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

#DigitalSummit2018: Women in digital on data, AI and programmatic
#DigitalSummit2018: Women in digital on data, AI and programmatic

In light of International Women's Day and the recent IAB Digital Summit, which had a notable line-up of women in digital in this notoriously male-dominated sector, I thought I'd interview Sturae Hickley, ad operations manager at Mark1, who was a panellist at the Summit, where she, along with other women in digital, discussed data, AI and how they're using programmatic to manipulate us.

By Jessica Tennant 9 Mar 2018

2017 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. Image provided.
Leading Women Summit features SA's most influential women

The third annual Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit (LWS) will celebrate UN International Women's Day with 120 of South Africa's most influential women in attendance. This year's summit is themed: 'The Trillion Dollar Female Economy'.

6 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital in the radio space in particular. "I've always believed that radio is the most personal, yet anonymous medium," she said. "I also believe that by telling personal stories and experiences, whether, through radio or podcast, you connect with your listeners, but you also connect your listeners to each other."

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

#Bookmarks2018: A decade of rewarding excellence in digital
#Bookmarks2018: A decade of rewarding excellence in digital

Last night's 10th annual IAB Bookmark Awards held at The Theatre on the Track in Kyalami saw Ogilvy yet again recognised as the best agency, taking home over 20 awards, and client KFC also recognised again as the brand of the year.

By Jessica Tennant 2 Mar 2018

The IAB SA's Bookmarks 2018 took place on 1 March at the Kyalami Theatre on the Track.

Encompassing a record 74 categories, the winners of the 10th annual Bookmark Awards were announced at the conclusion of the 2018 IAB Digital Summit, which were both held at The Theatre on the Track, Kyalami, on 1 March 2018.

1 Mar 2018

The top tips for live experiences in 2018
The top tips for live experiences in 2018

Working across a broad mix of audiences, it's the younger segment I often look to for insight, inspiration and trends.

By Glenn van Eck 27 Feb 2018

Netflix and bust? Or not?
Netflix and bust? Or not?

Can pay TV stations compete in the digital era? Justin Hewelt, global director for UK-based PayMedia Consulting Group, certainly thinks so. Hewelt is in South Africa this week to speak at the IAB SA Digital Summit on Thursday, 1 March. Here, his views on the pay TV world in a Netflix era and other things South African marketers need to know...

27 Feb 2018

"We were kings here." - South African filmmaker, Sunu Gonera.
Highlights and higher powers at Design Indaba 2018: The superheroes of design

Mick Jagger and David Bowie made the lyric from Marvin Gaye's Dancing in the Street "it doesn't matter what you wear just as long as you are there," a 1980's anthem.

By Terry Levin 26 Feb 2018

Rob and Sam Paddock, co-founders of GetSmarter | Photographer: Terry Levin
#DesignIndaba2018: Getting smarter at partnering by design

Brothers and co-founders (or 'partners by design' as they call themselves) Sam and Rob Paddock, CEO and chief of strategic partnerships at GetSmarter addressed Design Indaba delegates yesterday on how partnering at the student level as well as the employee and executive level has not only increased their course completion rate but resulted in the turnaround of the business, offering a solution to help overcome the challenges of distance learning and barriers to business success.

By Jessica Tennant 22 Feb 2018

Proposed copyright amendment bill to be discussed at Creative Industry Imbizo
Proposed copyright amendment bill to be discussed at Creative Industry Imbizo

South Africa's creative industries will be gathering at the University of Pretoria on Saturday, 24 February for the Creative Industry Imbizo where the practical effects of the proposed copyright amendment bill will be discussed.

21 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: 'Best conference in the world'
#DesignIndaba2018: 'Best conference in the world'

The 23rd Design Indaba conference, taking place at the Artscape from 21 to 23 February 2018, kicked off with a reminder not to film proceedings and to keep phones on silent. Tweeting, Facebook check-ins and Instagram tagging were allowed - clearly, as it's all about sharing the inspiration.

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2018

Li Edelkoort | Photographer:
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 2)

This a continuation of Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort's presentation at Lisof yesterday, on her latest trend book, Goddesses for spring/summer 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Feb 2018