SA's Reach Lions-winning work...
#CannesLions2018: Reach Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 21 June, with the 2018 Creative Data, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony.

3 days ago

#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints The Odd Number
#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints The Odd Number

Nedbank has appointed The Odd Number to manage its digital media services.

19 Jun 2018

Think Creative Hub’s cofounders and creative directors Nkgabiseng ‘Nkgabi’ Motau and Mukondi Ralushayi.
#YouthMonth: Think like these young, creative African females...

Think Creative Hub's cofounders and creative directors Nkgabiseng 'Nkgabi' Motau and Mukondi Ralushayi explain their Cannes Lions links; why they just couldn't ignore feeling the itch of entrepreneurship two years ago, their stellar successes since, and what to do if you're trying to scratch that same itch.

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine
#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine

Sarah Browning-de Villiers, former deputy editor at Cosmopolitan SA and the gal behind its #TamponTaxMustFall campaign with feminist journalist Jen Thorpe, recently joined Publicis Machine as chief content officer in the narrative content marketing team.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

Hip-hop artist, J. Molley. © .
Urban afro millennial 'internet artists' with real influence

The term "internet artists" refers to music artists who are solely dependent on the internet to launch their music careers and distribute their music.

By Bonga Mpungose Smanga 8 Jun 2018

Image credit: Maksim Kabakou via .
Understanding the difference between marketing and public relations

Most people do not know where to draw the line between PR and marketing hence I have constantly found myself trying to distinguish the not so obvious differences between PR and marketing.

By Minnie-lee Tagwirei 8 Jun 2018

Publicis Groupe unveils Marcel; what is it and will it replace creatives?
Publicis Groupe unveils Marcel; what is it and will it replace creatives?

#Newswatch: On 24 May Publicis Groupe unveiled Marcel (named after Publicis Groupe founder Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet), its AI-powered solution that will accelerate transforming the multinational from a holding company to a platform, creating the first truly borderless, frictionless enterprise workforce.

7 Jun 2018

The impact of GDPR on digital marketing
The impact of GDPR on digital marketing

The General Data Protection Regulation legislation is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. Its fundamental aim is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world.

By Gary Meyer 5 Jun 2018

Hlukani Pinto, regional marketing manager SSA at Pernod Ricard.
#AfricaMonth: "African consumers are on the rise" - Pernod Ricard

Hlukani Pinto, regional marketing manager SSA at Pernod Ricard, lets us in on the luxury brand's African consumer market and how they tailor their 'premiumisation' approach to mobile-first consumers on the continent.

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2018

#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO
#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO

Mercedes-Benz and Net#work BBDO today released the S-Class content piece that returns to the famous Chapman's Peak accident that Christopher White survived 30 years ago.

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2018

Grid goes to Coachella
Grid goes to Coachella

Grid Worldwide introduced an incentive to send the two team members to Coachella 2018 who would make the most meaningful contribution to building its cultural insights capability. Senior designer Wade Moonsamy and creative director S.J. Naude were the two that made the cut.

By Jessica Tennant 29 May 2018

Neo Mashigo, CCO at M&C Saatchi Group SA.
Neo Mashigo is the new CCO of M&C Saatchi Group SA

Shortly after being announced creative partner, Neo Mashigo, who joined M&C Saatchi Group SA a year ago, has been appointed CCO.

28 May 2018

The most admired African brands announced
The most admired African brands announced

The most admired home-grown brands in Africa are Dangote and MTN, while the most admired brand in Africa is Nike. This is according to research done by Brand Africa to find Africa's Best Brands for 2017/18.

28 May 2018