Ory Okolloh
Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

Many influential people have a strong social media presence. Gone are the days when you had to wait for a conference to get your dose of motivation or the latest update on what a business leader is up to.

3 days ago

Move over content and distribution, user experience is king
Move over content and distribution, user experience is king

PwC's ‘Entertainment and media outlook: 2017 - 2021: An African perspective' foresees content and distribution moving aside as user experience takes centre stage. The report was launched yesterday at Urban Brew Studios in Johannesburg.

3 days ago

#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition
#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition

Tiso Blackstar Group's automotive standalone supplement, Sunday Times Motoring is going to be inserted into the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine section, as Lifestyle Motoring, with the first edition featuring this Sunday, 24 September 2017. Thereafter each edition will be published in the last edition of the paper each month.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

One Club 2017 Creative Hall of Fame ceremony. Image supplied.
Creative Hall of Fame adds five more legends

The One Club for Creativity has inducted five advertising and design legends into its Creative Hall of Fame, originated in 1961 with Leo Burnett as the first inductee.

21 Sep 2017

Roll on, Volksie bus; but did KMPG do the right thing for its reputation?
Roll on, Volksie bus; but did KMPG do the right thing for its reputation?

My colleague Seelan was about to head off to Sun City this past weekend and take the Jeep Renegade we have as a test car ... until he discovered how little room there is in the car.

By Brendan Seery 20 Sep 2017

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Ideas: They are not for everyone

Narratives that don't make sense. If you have been in advertising for more than 10 minutes, you will have seen this before.

By Damon Stapleton 20 Sep 2017

#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot
#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot

Since winning the Avon account in July, digital agency Liquorice has developed an innovative personalised video bot using Facebook Messenger to launch Avon's Mark Liquid Lip Matte product range.

By Jessica Tennant 20 Sep 2017

Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too
Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too

Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not the purpose, it is a result. Money is the fuel for the engine, not the reason for the journey. But what does it mean to operate with purpose, and how does a business identify whether it really knows what its purpose is?

By Mike Freedman 19 Sep 2017

Jerry Mpufane
#Newsmaker: M&C Saatchi Abel's Mpufane to lead the Bookmarks 2018

M&C Saatchi Johannesburg Group chairman Jerry Mpufane succeeds John Dixon as jury president of the IAB Bookmarks Awards, which celebrates its 10th year of ‘rewarding excellence in digital and recognising the powerful impact interactive has on the overall marketing mix'.

By Jessica Tennant 19 Sep 2017

Ireland Davenport achieves Level 1 BEE rating after roping in black partners
Ireland Davenport achieves Level 1 BEE rating after roping in black partners

After concluding a series of black economic empowerment (BEE) transactions that have led to an influx of top black professionals into its leadership ranks, leading South African advertising agency Ireland Davenport has scored its highest BEE rating since its inception 12 years ago.

Issued by Ireland Davenport 19 Sep 2017

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa launches with iconic brand identity
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa launches with iconic brand identity

New logo and brand identity created by M&C Saatchi Abel for the Zeitz MOCAA

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 19 Sep 2017

Vizeum SA walks away with two Most Awards
Vizeum SA walks away with two Most Awards

We are proud to announce that Vizeum South Africa took two Most Awards at the 9th Most Awards ceremony, which took place on 15 September at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. Kelvin Storie, Group Managing Director for Vizeum South Africa took the highly regarded Rising Star Award, which is bestowed to individuals in recognition of their commitment to the media industry. Kelvin joined Vizeum back in 2007, as a start-up and has been a crucial part of the business for the last 10 years. He was appointed Group Managing Director in March 2016, and this award is a testament to his ability to drive the success of the business going forward.

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 19 Sep 2017

Bruno Witvoet, Unilever Africa president and Mechell Chetty, Unilever vice president for HR, Africa, at the opening of Unilever’s new Africa hub.
Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Multinational Unilever has launched an Africa hub in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of its ongoing drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent.

19 Sep 2017