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D&AD Awards 2019: ALL winners announced!
D&AD Awards 2019: ALL winners announced!

The 57th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony took place last night (23 May) in London, where six Black Pencils - the highest accolade in the creative industry - were awarded. We list the South African companies that were honoured on the night and walked away with a total of 15 Pencils...

2 days ago

Why I deleted my Facebook account and what marketers can learn
Why I deleted my Facebook account and what marketers can learn

Marketers can learn a lot from Facebook's social failure when it comes to retaining an audience...

By Jennilee Peremore-Oliver 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Vertical video, Amazon muscle and integration in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Vertical video, Amazon muscle and integration in 2019

Keeping ahead of global trends is always on my bucket list. I'd love to predict precisely what's going to become a 'thing' for marketing houses and agencies, but I'll go with emerging trends I've noted this year - and possibly put money on my predictions...

By Johanna McDowell 11 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: How to leverage social media to assist your job search
#RecruitmentFocus: How to leverage social media to assist your job search

Technology can be either a benefit or a liability when seeking a new job. Job seekers need to ensure their social media profiles put their best face forward to potential employers...

11 Jan 2019

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Woolworths, Ubuntu Baba saga contains digital lessons for brands of all sizes

South African social media has been in an uproar following allegations that Woolworths had stolen the design of a baby carrier made by a local entrepreneur. This a typical David vs Goliath story. While that may be true, the saga contains digital lessons for brands of all sizes...

By Vumani Ncube 10 Jan 2019

Google Chrome will start blocking harmful ads globally from July
Google Chrome will start blocking harmful ads globally from July

Google Chrome will block harmful ads worldwide from July 2019, following the new standards determined by the Coalition for Better Ads...

By Shereesa Moodley 10 Jan 2019

What to expect from WTM Africa 2019
What to expect from WTM Africa 2019

The WTM Africa 2019 speaker line-up and programme are taking shape, with Conference, Inspire, Destination and Travel Forward Theatres set to host presentations and interactive sessions with global travel influencers between 10 and 12 April 2019...

10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The rise of new broadcasting business models in Africa
#BizTrends2019: The rise of new broadcasting business models in Africa

Africa's OTT market is poised for growth and it's all being driven by the need for superior customer experience...

By Joseph Hundah 10 Jan 2019

The pros and cons of selling to your friends and family
The pros and cons of selling to your friends and family

When starting out in business, the first people that you rely on to test out a product and pricing are those closest to you. But what do you need to keep in mind when using this as your first customer set?...

By Lisa Illingworth 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping
#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping

Service is the new selling. This dedication towards offering tailored service is what differentiates mass from niche online retailers. We're no longer selling things, but the experience of buying them...

By Graham van der Merwe 10 Jan 2019

Gartner predicts 25% of workers to use VEAs daily by 2021
Gartner predicts 25% of workers to use VEAs daily by 2021

By 2021, Gartner predicts that 25% of digital workers will use a virtual employee assistant (VEA) on a daily basis...

10 Jan 2019

Sarah Waiswa, David Tshabalala, Jenny Ehlers, Fran Luckin, Nathan Reddy.
Five Africans selected for ADC Awards jury

Five creative leaders from Africa, which includes four South Africans, have been selected to serve as judges for the global ADC 98th Annual Awards...

10 Jan 2019

Leigh Andrews, editor-in-chief of marketing and media at Bizcommunity.
#BizTrends2019: Youth marketing techniques to target the real SA youth market

We often have to look back at the path we've travelled in order to see the road ahead more clearly. Here's what I've learned about youth marketing over the past few months and what I predict we'll see in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa's new creative direction
#BizTrends2019: Africa's new creative direction

It is an exciting time for African creativity. A lot of fresh, new thinking is being injected into the sector, bringing with it strong, contemporary ideas that look to the future while honouring the continent's traditional past...

By Gary Harwood 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: NPOs need to be nimble
#BizTrends2019: NPOs need to be nimble

According to a national research study released in October 2017, Civil Society in South Africa, the number of registered non-profit organisations (NPOs) was 145,152 in October 2015...

By Nomvula Dlamini 10 Jan 2019

Woolworths apologises for copycat Ubuntu Baba carrier
Woolworths apologises for copycat Ubuntu Baba carrier

Woolworths has removed a line of baby carriers from its shelves following a meeting with Cape Town entrepreneur Shannon McLaughlin, who claimed the retailer had copied the design of her Ubuntu Baba carrier...

9 Jan 2019

New mobile app helps users optimise lifestyle through genetic data
New mobile app helps users optimise lifestyle through genetic data

Global wellness genetics company DNAFit has partnered with a creative technology company, Bluegrass Digital, to develop a new mobile app to help clients optimise their health...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 9 Jan 2019

Smile 90.4FM Programme Manager announced
Smile 90.4FM Programme Manager announced

Smile 90.4FM has announced the appointment of their new Programme Manager, Naveen Singh, from 1 January 2019...

Issued by Smile 90.4FM 9 Jan 2019

MegaVision Media gives Jeyes Fluid a boost in the spaza market
MegaVision Media gives Jeyes Fluid a boost in the spaza market

MegaVision Media, best known for their out-of-home media footprint at retail and wholesale outlets, was commissioned by Tiger Brands to execute a Jeyes Fluid campaign...

Issued by MegaVision Media 9 Jan 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Dale Hefer
#BehindtheSelfie with... Dale Hefer

This week, we go behind the selfie with Dale Hefer - author, founder of Chillibush and CEO of the Integrated Marketing Conference (IMC) and IMC Academy...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 2019

Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design
Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design

Woolworths has once again been accused of plagiarising the product design of a smaller business. This time, the item in question is a Woolworths baby carrier, which entrepreneur Shannon McLaughlin claims is a copy...

9 Jan 2019

Workforce of the future: What is driving it and where is it going?
Workforce of the future: What is driving it and where is it going?

An increasingly rapid pace of innovation is driving forward technological advances in the enterprise at an unprecedented rate, meaning that workforce dynamics are set to change drastically...

By Ronald Ravel 9 Jan 2019

Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand
Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand

Mastercard has announced that it will be dropping its name from its iconic logo in select contexts...

9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?
#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?

Natural materials, texture, and individuality are the key elements that will shape interior design and décor trends into 2020...

By Dave Nemeth 9 Jan 2019

Tseliso Rangaka, ECD of Ogilvy and chairman of the Loeries.
#BizTrends2019: The year creatives will hack bravery

With another year setting in, I found myself reflecting on what it takes to hack bravery. I came to the conclusion that it's about being brave when facing a scary situation, which in turn involves overcoming two equally scary concepts: Risk and fear...

By Tseliso Rangaka 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Business excellence in Africa relies on customer centricity
#BizTrends2019: Business excellence in Africa relies on customer centricity

Doing business in Africa presents multiple opportunities and challenges. To achieve business excellence on the continent, it is essential that we understand consumers in Africa and their changing needs...

By Sarina de Beer 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet
#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet

Since the advent of the decentralised blockchain in 2009, ingeniously invented by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, fintech has bloomed...

By Justin McCarthy 9 Jan 2019

Looking beyond matric with NewBridge
Looking beyond matric with NewBridge

As the province's 2018 matriculants await their final examination results, some of the thought leaders in the field of education are debating their futures and the new offerings available from the private sector...

Issued by Symbiotic Communications 8 Jan 2019

Digital marketing trends to keep an eye on in 2019
Digital marketing trends to keep an eye on in 2019

2018 was characterised by an explosion of technology in the digital marketing industry. This new tech now needs to be used in such a way to add value to your company's digital marketing strategy...

Issued by Digital School of Marketing 8 Jan 2019

Hyundai Kona: Adding colour to the city
Hyundai Kona: Adding colour to the city

Hyundai collaborated with AfroPunk, an annual arts festival that includes live music, film, fashion and art, to illustrate how the car can be brought to life in an alternative and cool way...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 8 Jan 2019

Dimitri Jansen, Pernod Ricard SA’s new marketing director. © .
Dimitri Jansen appointed Pernod Ricard SA's new marketing director

Pernod Ricard South Africa has appointed Dimitri Jansen to replace Charl Bassil as marketing director...

8 Jan 2019

From left to right - Janine Kruger - group COO, Samantha Gabriel - group managing director, Lesley Waterkeyn - Group CEO and Lele Mehlomakulu - non-executive director and shareholder.
#NewBiz: Colourworks and Designers Ink merge to form CWDi

Colourworks, founded in 1998 and Designers Ink, founded in 2000 have announced their union as a joint force: CWDi...

8 Jan 2019

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