Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor
Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey.

1 day ago

Client service is dead
Client service is dead

What has been the biggest change in the advertising industry over the last two decades, besides the rise of digital channels? Surely one of the biggest changes has been client service. Back in the day, client service were paper-pushers. Glorified admin girls. Perhaps half-decent project managers, if you were lucky. That role is well and truly dead. Thank goodness. But it doesn't bode well for you or your agency if you think that this archaic role will satisfy your clients' needs in 2017.

By Susan Rowan, Issued by Grey 1 day ago

Image source: ©
#MeToo trends in SA as women share stories of sexual harassment

Over the weekend, actress Alyssa Milano encouraged women to tweet the hashtag #MeToo if they had ever been sexually harassed, assaulted, or abused — and by Tuesday morning it was trending in the top spot in South Africa.

By Julia Breakey 1 day ago

Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Whether via broadcast TV or online, news is increasingly being watched as opposed to read, particularly on mobile phones, in Africa.

2 days ago

Image provided.
Social media South Africa 2018, are we ready?

I recently attended Arthur Goldstuck's presentation on the SA Social Media Landscape 2018. From research conducted by World Wide Worx and Ornico, 118 of South Africa's largest businesses shared information on their social media, digital strategy and future plans. What stood out for me was the potential for brands on YouTube. Plus a bigger question, are some businesses still not prepared for social media integration?

By Jainita Khatri 2 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences - be it in the shape of a destination wedding, corporate event, group incentives, private celebrations or the ultimate in African holiday adventures. We chat to Founder and Managing Director Christina Holt and Group CEO Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA.

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media
'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media

TOKYO, Japan: The news that a young reporter at Japan's public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country's media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm.

13 Oct 2017

Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants
Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants

Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines Group, launched an E-Visa service for African and international participants of meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) in Ethiopia. The service enables participants to issue their visa, book, pay and check-in their flight with Ethiopian Airlines - all online.

13 Oct 2017

Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty
Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty

Clicks Clubcard has moved into the top spot as South Africa's most used loyalty programme at 67%, just beating last year's loyalty leader, Pick n Pay Smart Shopper and therefore nudging the supermarket chain's programme into second place at 66%. Despite a sizeable jump down to 44%, the Dis-Chem Benefits Programme ranks as the third most used programme, up from fifth place last year - and together with Clicks shows that loyalty for pharmacy and beauty retail is strong.

13 Oct 2017

Halo Advertising - winners of the Roger Garlick Grand Prix Award.
#AmasaAwards2017: Magic of the moment

Creating work that is of value is about more than price and cost; it is about effect. Proving the point, when it created magic of the moment, saw Halo Advertising win the coveted Roger Garlick Grand Prix for their client, Jacaranda, for its “More music you love” campaign at the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (Amasa) Awards.

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Oct 2017

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

How one green company is changing lives while building furniture
How one green company is changing lives while building furniture

When Tameron Haralambous asked her husband Peter to build a changing table for their nursery, she had no idea it would set them on the path to becoming award-winning furniture designers.

12 Oct 2017

Matt Ross, chief creative officer at King James Digital.
Welcome King James Digital!

Over the past few years, the King James Group has built a full suite of digital capabilities to include over 90 specialists with deep expertise across data, communications, product and platform, and media. The natural next step was to bring this collective experience together under one brand to be able to offer clients a seamless end-to-end customer experience.

12 Oct 2017