Telkom has announced that its CEO and executive director Sipho Maseko will step down on 30 June 2022. The telecoms company said the process to appoint a successor is well underway and a designated group CEO will be announced in the not too distant future.
It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in South Africa in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined. This, without question, says something about the versatility of the product. It says even more about the state of the state. When you are shown up by canola, you might want to revisit your strategy.ByHoward Feldman
Performance Media across Search, Social and Programmatic platforms is the single fastest growing area of digital media in South Africa. Combine that with the detailed analysis of campaign management, tagging and ad operations, and it becomes apparent that these highly specialist functions require a highly specialised unit.
The Transnet Port Terminals website has been hacked, implying that all companies under Transnet have been affected. All Transnet websites were down at the time when reporting was done for this SA Trucker article. The publication cited sources who requested to remain anonymous because they are not allowed to speak to the media.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa's small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business owner setting out on the road to recovery, the last thing you probably want is more details of the toll the pandemic has taken on small enterprises. Far more useful would be some good, solid tips on how to build back better after any business setbacks.ByAmeen Hassen
Ad Stars has announced the shortlist of this year's finalists for the Ad Stars 2021 awards. Japan, Australia, Thailand, China and Korea scored the highest overall number of finalists.
The Ad Stars Trophies
Overall, 1,726 finalists from 54 countries made the shortlist, which equates to approximately 9% of total entries.
All shortlisted entries are now in the running to win two Grand Prix of the Year trophies and $10,000. Winners will be announced online on 27 August on the final day of the As Stars Online Festival, which runs from 25 – 27 August.
Chloe Moon, head of awards at Ad Stars, said, “The Brand Experience and Activation category is more important than ever before, with a rise in entries of 30% over the past five years. It has been difficult to go out and communicate in person face-to-face due to the pandemic, so we saw many innovative campaigns that use technologies like AR and VR to solve the problem."
The agency networks with the highest number of finalists are: Dentsu (112 finalists); Ogilvy (108 finalists); BBDO Worldwide (78 finalists); Cheil (72 finalists) and Leo Burnett (66 finalists).
Ad Stars has confirmed that Nkgabiseng Motau, co-founder and CCO at Think Creative Africa will represent South Africa on its Executive Jury...
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Regarding the top five categories; there are 205 finalists in Film, 173 finalists in Design, 124 finalists in Print, 98 finalists in Brand Experience and Activation, and 88 Interactive finalists. There are also 55 finalists in the Pivot category for work created in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ad Stars offers a category for non-professionals in an effort to encourage students and non-professionals with a passion for commercial creativity to further their careers. From 2,920 entries, there are 151 finalists.
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