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Grim times, grievances at Gupta TV venture
Grim times, grievances at Gupta TV venture

No gum chewing, no sickbay, no cars - and if you fail to clock in on time, your salary will be docked...

By Gabi Mbele 24 Nov 2014 11:14

What Jeremy Sampson's going to do after leaving Interbrand
What Jeremy Sampson's going to do after leaving Interbrand

While he's had a rich, diverse career and is undoubtedly one of the local ad industry's biggest names, Jeremy Sampson's move from Interbrand shouldn't be seen as retirement - far from it, he explains.

By Leigh Andrews 21 Nov 2014 14:00

PetroSA boss storms newspaper... gets ejected
PetroSA boss storms newspaper... gets ejected

Controversial PetroSA chairman Tshepo Kgadima stormed into the Times Media Group's Johannesburg offices demanding to speak to the editor of Business Day, Songezo Zibi, who had published a story that painted him as an alleged fraudster.

21 Nov 2014 09:54

'Sima and Shakes'-ing up Cremora's ads - not inside, still on top?
'Sima and Shakes'-ing up Cremora's ads - not inside, still on top?

There comes a time when those much-loved classics start to look a little dated. Advertising's no different, with Cremora the latest in the clutch of brands to come up with an ad revival a few weeks ago...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Nov 2014 08:00

2014: The year Joe Public grew greatly in more ways than one
2014: The year Joe Public grew greatly in more ways than one

On Friday, 31 October the Joe Public team moved into new premises on Main Road, Bryanston. But that's not the only great growth the agency's seen this year...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Nov 2014 08:00

Jeff Osborne
Car dealerships' ad spending "misaligned with customers"

The process of buying a car has changed drastically over the last few years - most significantly, self-educated customers have made a decision long before they enter a physical dealership, minimising the influence of the sales staff. Most purchases (as much as 70%) being with research conducted on a search engine, and most car buyers will consult no fewer than 7 sources before coming to a decision.

By Jeff Osborne 20 Nov 2014 06:45

Grace Belger
Avoid lawyers and be human...

There is a lesson here for Cell C (and other companies, for that matter) in the Cell C banner debacle...

By Grace Belger 19 Nov 2014 15:21

Service: two wrong feet and ugly shoes
Service: two wrong feet and ugly shoes

What a swirl of service-siren crazy we've been treated to. Not the mad kind, the good kind - and finally! Because service is bollocks in South Africa and peeps be getting tired of having to lick their own. Cell C got called out on a massive billboard, another was hitched to the back of a car telling on FNB, there was the tweet-storm around a frog found in a Woolies salad, our home-grown trends analyst set out to anti-trend Fly SAA via his Instagram feed for being delayed, and yours truly let MTN know that the MacBook is mightier than the sword[1].

By Dylan Balkind 19 Nov 2014 08:39

How Rightford, Searle-Tripp & Makin gave SA advertising a Wallop!
How Rightford, Searle-Tripp & Makin gave SA advertising a Wallop!

What better way to celebrate Ogilvy's current successes than by hosting the book launch about the men who started off father agency Rightford, Searle-Tripp & Makin...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2014 08:34

Have your social media blinkers blocked the Jenna Lowe #GetMeTo21 campaign?
Have your social media blinkers blocked the Jenna Lowe #GetMeTo21 campaign?

Why has Jenna Lowe asked us to help her #GetMeTo21? It's been all over social media lately, but so has everything else, so little surprise if you're not aware of the dire organ donation situation in SA...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2014 08:00

SABC hiring practices need to change
SABC hiring practices need to change

It is a matter of public knowledge that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is crisis-ridden. It is weighed down by an investigation into board Chair Ellen Tshabalala's qualifications and the battles about the permanent appointment of Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. While these battles wax and wane, another crisis looms: the appointment of the SABC's new CEO. We are told this is imminent.

By Kate Skinner 18 Nov 2014 07:03

Bizcommunity.com launches Biz Trends 2015 - Bizcommunity.com
Bizcommunity.com launches Biz Trends 2015

Bizcommunity.com has teamed up with specialist industry editor and columnist, Louise Marsland, to bring you a comprehensive, curated, thought-leadership perspective on trends and consumer insights for 2015 for the media, marketing and advertising communications industries in South Africa and the continent.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 17 Nov 2014 13:08

Woolies and the frog that croaked
Woolies and the frog that croaked

NEWSWATCH: Woolworths is in the news because of a frog a customer claims to have found in his Woolies salad, reports Times Live, which also reports Siyaya TV is finally open for business...

17 Nov 2014 08:19