11 valuable lessons from 11 wonder women in digital
11 valuable lessons from 11 wonder women in digital

When the Wonder Woman movie was released, I didn't expect much of it, but I was delightfully surprised by the portrayal of this superhero. It gave me a valuable perspective on the importance of inner strength. There were also some valuable leadership lessons we could all take to heart.

By Carmen Murray 3 days ago

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers
Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report on the state of global youth entrepreneurs (under 25) in 2016, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin also known as 'Spillly' (with three Ls), author of What the Freelance (WTF).

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018

#Newsmaker: TBWA's Carl Willoughby seeks a better way of working in the ad world
#Newsmaker: TBWA's Carl Willoughby seeks a better way of working in the ad world

Carl Willoughby, who joined TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in December as ECD, responsible for the major Standard Bank and Nissan integrated accounts, is perhaps more challenged to find a better, more collaborative way of working, not just within the agency, but in terms of the actual agency model and the ad industry at large.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Feb 2018

Scenes from the #2minuteshowersongs and #weewiser campaigns.
Campaigning to #DefeatDayZero with King James Group and M&C Saatchi Abel

The phrases 'water crisis', 'drought' and 'day zero' have been taking up headline space consistently for the past few months. While this has set most of the country into a frenzy, two Cape Town-based creative agencies put their (shower) thinking caps on with ways to better educate the public and hopefully #DefeatDayZero.

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2018

#NewCampaign: You'd never believe what some school girls use as substitutes to sanitary pads
#NewCampaign: You'd never believe what some school girls use as substitutes to sanitary pads

During my adolescent years, an endless supply of sanitary pads 'magically' appeared in my toiletry cupboard. I had never thought of such things as luxury, but essential and not optional, oblivious to the reality that some school girls from underprivileged backgrounds miss school for weeks at a time when menstruating. Thanks to campaigns that have increased awareness and support for these girls, I did not realise the extent of this or what it means exactly, until receiving a desk drop from Joe Public United of some of the unsanitary, unhygienic and unabsorbant alternatives that are used, such as leaves, newspaper and sand.

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2018

Image by Minky Stapleton ©  republished with permission from .
Aloha, porn, missiles and the unchanging human race

So, it's a balmy morning on 13 January 2018 in Hawaii. You can smell the hibiscus and you can see the early morning light dancing off those over-sized waves only the Pacific Ocean can bring. Life is good. As you stroll along the beach your phone makes a strange noise. You look down and squint a little to read the screen. It says that there are incoming missiles about to hit and the alarm is not a drill.

By Damon Stapleton 31 Jan 2018

Tell the authentic stories of Africa
Tell the authentic stories of Africa

There are so many authentic African stories that aren't being told because they don't fit the "mould" of existing media platforms. We, as Africans, need to own our platforms to start telling our stories in the way we want them to be told.

By Moliehi Molekoa 31 Jan 2018

Namibia achieves global fame after Trump blunder
Namibia achieves global fame after Trump blunder

Recent negative comments by US President Donald Trump about Africa and developing nations have been criticised globally. Top Namibian tourism brand, The Gondwana Collection, decided to capitalise on this and released a video which trolled Trump, while promoting the beauty of Namibia and its tourism properties, reaching 670 million people.

26 Jan 2018

#Newsmaker: Mzamo Masito, Google's new CMO for SSA
#Newsmaker: Mzamo Masito, Google's new CMO for SSA

Google recently announced its appointment of Mzamo Masito as chief marketing officer for sub-Saharan Africa.

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jan 2018

The Rightfords - Gillian with father-in-law, Bob.
Honouring Bob Rightford: 10 lessons for agencies and marketers

With so many incredible tributes to honour Bob Rightford's life and contribution to the ad industry. I thought I'd reshare my blog post titled: "10 Lessons for agencies a marketers, from three ad veterans". It talks to his values, passions, and how he became the legend he was.

By Gillian Rightford 24 Jan 2018

Why H&M's apology falls short
Why H&M's apology falls short

2018 started off with a social media outcry from netizens and consumers around the world who were offended by a blatantly racist advert produced by Swedish clothing giant H&M, which also has a retail presence in South Africa. Within days the global outcry against the advert flighted on the company's UK website quickly escalated into public demonstrations of outrage in South Africa, resulting in trashing of local stores and suspension of trade.

By Lunice Johnston 23 Jan 2018

Five trends likely to lead digital agencies in 2018
Five trends likely to lead digital agencies in 2018

According to Forrester's 2017 Customer Experience (CX) Index, 30% of companies will see declines in the quality of their customer experience performance in 2018, placing their businesses at risk.

By Bradley Elliott 22 Jan 2018

Brendah Nyakudya-Dandala, founder of Content Candy.
Content Candy expands to Zimbabwe

South African digital and content marketing studio, Content Candy, is expanding its operations to Zimbabwe.

19 Jan 2018