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Bio-punks and the democratic DIY design of the human body
Bio-punks and the democratic DIY design of the human body

In August 2018 Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen caused a social media frenzy when the posted pictures of themselves sporting what appeared to be body-modification "jewellery" implanted in their necks and torsos on their respective social media feeds...

By Bronwyn Williams 1 day ago

Agility vs integration in the PR industry
Agility vs integration in the PR industry

Working in the PR industry makes for an interesting conversation starter with vastly different public opinions. Within the industry, there hasn't been much chatter around the integration and agility of PR agencies, which raises an interesting discussion...

By Lwazi Piti 1 day ago

Tennis South Africa partners with Levergy
Tennis South Africa partners with Levergy

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced the appointment of Levergy as its new communications agency...

Issued by Levergy 6 Dec 2018

The consumer power-shift of the digital age
The consumer power-shift of the digital age

Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate...

By Itumeleng Mukhovha 6 Dec 2018

11 new series to bingewatch on Showmax in December
11 new series to bingewatch on Showmax in December

No matter what your bingewatch jam is, Showmax brings you a feast of series to feed your addiction in the last month of 2018...

Issued by Showmax 6 Dec 2018

WCG stresses emergency medical staff EMS bravery with two new videos
WCG stresses emergency medical staff EMS bravery with two new videos

The Western Cape Government (WCG) has launched two new videos focusing on the vital role its Emergency Medical Staff (EMS) play on a daily basis...

Issued by FCB Africa 6 Dec 2018

CSR as a PR strategy for enhancing business-community relations
CSR as a PR strategy for enhancing business-community relations

CSR has evolved over the past few years as more and more organisations take a larger role in actively participating in social and community projects...

By Leago Monareng 6 Dec 2018

Red Cherry Interactive produces Brandspotter for Renew
Red Cherry Interactive produces Brandspotter for Renew

Red Cherry Interactive filmed a consumer-driven short format testimonial where they stopped real consumers in-store to ask them about their experience with Renew...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 6 Dec 2018

On trimming your dog's nails, heart rate monitors and captivating advertising
On trimming your dog's nails, heart rate monitors and captivating advertising

While we get bombarded with hundreds of advertisements courtesy of our exposure to numerous media, there are the occasional gems worthy of our attention...

By craig wallis 6 Dec 2018

The growth of Instagram among world leaders
The growth of Instagram among world leaders

Burson Cohn & Wolfe has released the Twiplomacy study about the most followed world leaders on Instagram...

5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 2

Nicola Cooper delivered a trend talk on the localisation of global trends at the recent ATF Trade Expo in Cape Town...

By Maroefah Smith 5 Dec 2018

Data and platforms bring new opportunities to expand PR
Data and platforms bring new opportunities to expand PR

Digital disruption in the public relations and communications landscape means that brands and their agencies now need to work closer together than ever, in order to identify new storytelling opportunities, publishing platforms, and harness data analytics to continually refine how and where they place their messaging...

By Dominique Pienaar 5 Dec 2018

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So, how's the pitch going?

My first big pitch. I had a pitch jacket that made me look like a featured extra from Miami Vice. I was sh!tting myself and had a fixed smile on my face in the futile attempt to appear professional...

By Damon Stapleton 5 Dec 2018

Kantar unveils predictions for the 2019 media landscape
Kantar unveils predictions for the 2019 media landscape

Kantar has just released its perspective of the major trends that will shape the media landscape for brand owners, agencies and media platforms in 2019...

Issued by Kantar TNS 5 Dec 2018

Warren captions this: “The work never stops at the Brand Cartel.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Dillon Warren

This week, we go behind the selfie with Dillon Warren, founder and financial director at above-the-line and below-the-line creative agency, The Brand Cartel...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2018

Kantar unveils predictions for the 2019 media landscape
Kantar unveils predictions for the 2019 media landscape

Kantar has just released its perspective of the major trends that will shape the media landscape for brand owners, agencies and media platforms in 2019...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 5 Dec 2018

Red Cherry Interactive produces radio PSAs for Grow Great
Red Cherry Interactive produces radio PSAs for Grow Great

Red Cherry Interactive recorded PSA radio commercials for Grow Great to educate the public about breastfeeding, stunted growth in children and the health benefits of eggs for babies from six months...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 5 Dec 2018

McCann South Africa, 1886 Advertising merge
McCann South Africa, 1886 Advertising merge

McCann South Africa and 1886 Advertising are to merge. The new agency, registered as McCann1886, will begin trading on 1 January 2019...

Issued by FCB Africa 5 Dec 2018

Entering an event professional mindset
Entering an event professional mindset

Enthusiastic, punctual, able to think on your feet, and endlessly organised - these are just some of the assets that make a really fantastic events planner...

Issued by Worx Group 5 Dec 2018

Did fear-mongering help Cape Town avert Day Zero?
Did fear-mongering help Cape Town avert Day Zero?

According to the findings of a study by researchers from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), threats about Day Zero when taps would run dry had a far greater impact on Capetonians' water usage than water restrictions...

5 Dec 2018

Advice for a 24-hour pocket mobile plan
Advice for a 24-hour pocket mobile plan

Imagine you had only 24 hours to put together a passable mobile marketing plan. What mobile tactics would you prioritise over a day because they are such non-negotiables?...

By Mike Laws 5 Dec 2018

Robin Parker.
RIP Robin Parker

UPDATE: Details have been announced for Robin Parker's memorial service...

5 Dec 2018

India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks
India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks

India's nascent anti-harassment movement is a fitting example of the link between scandals and bear markets...

By Mark Galasiewski 5 Dec 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1
#ATFexpo2018: How to localise global trends for the SA consumer - Part 1

The moment you provide the South African consumer with what they need, they will start purchasing whatever you are selling. This was the main message from trend analyst Nicola Cooper...

By Maroefah Smith 4 Dec 2018

Halls SA 'owns the moment' with Street Network
Halls SA 'owns the moment' with Street Network

Halls took to the streets of Johannesburg to drive awareness of its "Own the Moment" campaign, promoting the online competition and social engagement, and encouraging Google search...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 4 Dec 2018

Screen grabs from this week's Orchids-winning ads.
#OrchidsandOnions - Nando's, Chicken Licken have lots to crow about

In this world of fake news, purveyors of information need to be extra careful. So Onions to Vend and Red Ribbon for a misleading Black Friday ad.

By Brendan Seery 4 Dec 2018

The Realm Group cooks for the greater good
The Realm Group cooks for the greater good

The Realm Group, made up of Realm Digital and Snapplify, usually end off the year with a team-wide activity and celebration for the year's victories and successes...

Issued by Realm Digital 4 Dec 2018

Leroy Merlin South Africa partners with augmented and virtual reality specialist bizAR Reality
Leroy Merlin South Africa partners with augmented and virtual reality specialist bizAR Reality

At AfricArena 2018, Leroy Merlin challenged three South African start-ups to create an innovative solution that allows potential customers to explore their showrooms through an immersive experience, without the support of a physical store...

Issued by bizAR Reality 4 Dec 2018

On Comic Con, YouTubers and the business of gaming
On Comic Con, YouTubers and the business of gaming

Jarred Mailer-Lyons, digital media strategist at The MediaShop, investigates how 8-million gaming South Africans spend their time...

By Jarred Mailer-Lyons 4 Dec 2018

OFM spreading the love this festive season
OFM spreading the love this festive season

OFM will make this festive season just a little more special for many of its loyal listeners thanks to its 12 Days of Goodness initiatives - A Letter to Santa and Wingz of Change...

Issued by OFM Radio 4 Dec 2018

Why a digital marketing certification will make a CV stand out
Why a digital marketing certification will make a CV stand out

We are living in a digital age. The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionised consumer products. With this new generation of digital products, it's necessary to change the way we market these items...

Issued by Digital School of Marketing 4 Dec 2018

Wesgro and Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival offering free Filmmakers' Masterclass
Wesgro and Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival offering free Filmmakers' Masterclass

The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival will offer a free Filmmakers' Masterclass this Wednesday, 5 December, to boost several initiatives to position Cape Town as a key film destination and location...

4 Dec 2018

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