SA CEOs optimistic despite challenges
SA CEOs optimistic despite challenges

Skills, technology and trust are the three key areas of concern for South African CEOs according to PwC's latest CEO Survey, the 20th Annual Global CEO Survey.

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

Chris Moerdyk
The Ford Kuga PR debacle shows how badly social media is managed

The burning Ford Kuga issue is not only a PR nightmare but a demonstration of how badly social media is handled in South Africa.

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 2 days ago

MTN’s new TV ad pokes a little fun at Vodacom’s group of elderly ladies on tour © – .
[Orchids and Onions] All's fair in love and the ad business...

Nothing is truly original, so the experts say… everything has been seen, or done, once before. And true creativity is a synthesis of all that an active and alert mind absorbs from everywhere.

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

#BizTrends2017: Future proofing your brand for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Future proofing your brand for 2017

One key word springs to mind when reflecting on the year that was 2016 - tumultuous. For marketers, business people and the everyday consumer, 2016 proved a challenging one to navigate. We had to steer through extreme ups and downs - from weather to economic turbulence; shocking global and local political outcomes; rampant inflation and an exceptionally constrained consumer environment.

By Nicole Shapiro 2 days ago

Greg Mason
Effective Measure on the future of SA's digital advertising landscape

Greg Mason took on the reigns as regional lead for sub-Saharan Africa at Effective Measure on 3 January. With two weeks in the role under his belt, I checked in to find out his plans over the coming months as well as a few digital and programmatic trends to expect from 2017.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#BizTrends2017: Mobile trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Mobile trends for 2017

Mobile is the single most important device that connects consumers with each other, with brands, and products and services. Over the past few years it has demonstrated its power in both marketing and advertising, and as a source of consumer insight.

By Diane Gantz 3 days ago

Design thinking and empathy generation
Design thinking and empathy generation

Empathy generation is pivotal to the design thinking process, and an essential capacity to ensure successful execution across all phases of the design thinking framework.

By Robert Bloom and Katherine Train 13 Jan 2017

Keith Rose and Velocity Films part ways
Keith Rose and Velocity Films part ways

The split comes at a time where change is the new order at Velocity Films.

Issued by Velocity Films 13 Jan 2017

Client Joel Churcher, vice president and GM of BBC Worldwide Africa; with The Odd Number’s art director Zamani Xolo; senior copywriter Bonginkosi Luvuno; managing director Xola Nouse; and creative director Sibusiso Sitole on the Loeries 2016 red carpet.
#LoeriesRankings with… The Odd Number

I chatted to some of the top ranked creatives post-2016 Loeries Rankings celebrations. Here, 100% black-owned branding and marketing agency The Odd Number's creative director and founding partner Sbu Sitole shares his views on the agency's first-ever award wins.

By leigh andrews 13 Jan 2017

Ad Talent Salary Survey 2017
Ad Talent Salary Survey 2017

Ad Talent has released the results of their comprehensive annual salary survey of the communications industry in South Africa.

Issued by Ad Talent 13 Jan 2017

Snapchat vs Instagram stories
Snapchat vs Instagram stories

The debate surrounding Snapchat and Instagram Stories started when Instagram launched their stories in August last year. As expected, social media users were confused; conflicted and some probably even a bit angry at Instagram trying to copy Snapchat. Reality is that it was kind of a genius move by Mark Zuckerberg.

By Anne Dolinschek 13 Jan 2017

Image ©
Congrats #SaltBae, you're 2017's first awesome meme

There were some huge stories this week on the internet. If people weren't talking about Barack Obama and Joe Biden's adorable bromance, or Donald Trump and Mike Acosta's verbal ping-pong, they were probably talking about this Turkish chef.

By Andy Walker 12 Jan 2017

Johanna McDowell
#BizTrends2017: Key advertising industry trends for 2017

Here are our forecast trends for 2017, from IAS:

By Johanna McDowell 12 Jan 2017