Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy.
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Keagan Clack

Keagan Clack, an art direction student at the Stellenbosch Academy, was recently announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards. I caught up with Clack and his lecturer, Caroline Piotrowski to find out what they're expecting from the gala evening taking place on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 in Johannesburg.

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday
#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday

Inspired by the global trend towards giving back instead of getting on Black Friday, local home cleaning company SweepSouth is transferring the savings it would usually give to its customers on a day like this and handing them back to its 'SweepStars'.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Raquel Ribeiro (on the right) and a friend at this year's Loerie Awards.
#FMAdFocus2017: Top student nominee: Raquel Ribeiro

Raquel Ribeiro, a communication design student at the University of Johannesburg, was recently announced as one of three finalists in the student category of the 2017 AdFocus Awards. I caught up with Ribeiro and her lecturer Christa van Zyl to find out what they're expecting from the gala evening taking place on Wednesday, 22 November 2017...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Retailers and consumers alike are readying themselves for snaking queues and extended shopping hours in-store and online this Black Friday, falling on 24 November this year. Known as the biggest shopping occasion in the Western world, it has picked up steam in South Africa in recent years, presenting an opportunity for consumers to save on Christmas shopping and allowing retailers to boost sales and move stock before the festive season hits.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

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Google reveals findings of the 2017 Connected Consumer Study

Google SA has announced the launch of the 2017 Connected Consumer Study, conducted by research group Kantar TNS. This year's study researched how online behaviour has changed, compared TV and online video consumption habits, how mobile usage has evolved over time, and, finally, what the future of technology holds.

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Eight tips for building your personal brand

Building up your personal brand is the most difficult and yet the most rewarding process for an entrepreneur. Right from conceptualising, to putting into action, every little step can be a giant leap for the brand value. Here is how you can build your own brand successfully.

By Stephen Marshal 3 days ago

Havas Southern Africa appoints Chief Strategy Officer
Havas Southern Africa appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Havas is proud to announce the appointment of Mandy Leontakianakis as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Leontakianakis will be based in the Johannesburg office, leading strategy at Havas Johannesburg and across the group, including Havas Boondoggle in Cape Town.

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 17 Nov 2017

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.

17 Nov 2017

Bianca Joynt and Miles Murphy from Liquorice at the National Business Awards.
Liquorice wins Digital Company of the Year Award at National Business Awards

Liquorice, a DigitasLBi company, took top honours at last night's prestigious 15th National Business Awards in Johannesburg, being named Digital Company of the Year, beating out Microsoft, GetSmarter and Superbalist among others.

17 Nov 2017

Jochem Wijnands (Image Supplied)
TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

Another shared economy, technology-led disruption is on the cards for the travel industry and it's coming to South Africa. TRVL gives everyone access to a world that has been inhabited by travel agencies only - until now. According to a TechCrunch article, "If TRVL has its way, it's the travel agencies' turn to tremble."

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017

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The real story behind the huge crowds gathered at iPhone launches

Apple's special edition iPhone X release - like the new iPhones before it - brings thousands of people lining up in front of Apple stores around the globe. It raises the seemingly obvious question: what sane person would queue overnight for an over-priced, at best incrementally-changed gadget?

By Harald Wieser 16 Nov 2017

So you're graduating. Congratulations! But, now what?
So you're graduating. Congratulations! But, now what?

If you've got what it takes and have your sight set on the world of media and advertising, through a six-month paid internship programme, then you're in the right place! At Dentsu Aegis Network you will get the opportunity to explore the various fundamentals of media, such as strategy and planning, client service, creative, and digital and much more. We do it all, we push the boundaries and, on top of it all, we love a sneaky midweek party!

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 16 Nov 2017

DNA Brand Architects wins big at the South African Small Business Awards
DNA Brand Architects wins big at the South African Small Business Awards

DNA Brand Architects, a marketing and brand communications agency that's known for making wow stuff happen for brands, walked away with three honours at the 2017 instalment of the SA Small Business Awards by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC).

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 16 Nov 2017