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TBWA's Tessa Conrad on how SA rates in the global arena of innovation and disruption
TBWA's Tessa Conrad on how SA rates in the global arena of innovation and disruption

Canadian-born Tessa Conrad, global director of operations at TBWA\Worldwide's headquarters in New York, recently visited TBWA\South Africa's Johannesburg office where she did a series of presentations and assisted the local team in producing a module for DLearn...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#Newsmaker: Gareth McPherson takes on dual role as Publicis Machine CCO, MD
#Newsmaker: Gareth McPherson takes on dual role as Publicis Machine CCO, MD

Publicis Machine recently appointed Gareth McPherson as agency MD, this in addition to his appointment as chief creative officer...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Mar 2019

The ubiquity of IoT in design
The ubiquity of IoT in design

There is pervasive potential in the Internet of Things as it brings change to industry and automation...

22 Mar 2019

Entries now open for 2019 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition
Entries now open for 2019 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition

The Sasol New Signatures Art Competition has opened entries for 2019. Sasol New Signatures provides a platform for unknown artists to break into the mainstream...

22 Mar 2019

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Livestreamed massacre means it's time to shut down Facebook Live

I recommended that Facebook Live broadcasts be time-delayed, at least for Facebook users who had told the company they were under 18...

By Jennifer Grygiel 22 Mar 2019

#OneShow2019: Fran Luckin's judging pick of the day
#OneShow2019: Fran Luckin's judging pick of the day

"Terse, spare storytelling, very economical but very powerful" is how Fran Luckin, CCO of Grey Johannesburg and ADC 98th Annual Awards Advertising judge describes "The Truth Is Worth it", making it her ADC Awards pick of the day...

22 Mar 2019

Buddah in Africa film.
'Buddha in Africa' addresses Chinese involvement in Africa

The documentary film, 'Buddha in Africa', is to have its world premiere at Hot Docs, Canada...

22 Mar 2019

Mo Malele, a poet, content producer, entrepreneur and strategy consultant.
#FutureFit Yourself: The culture gap conundrum

We can learn a lot from the Human Rights Day narrative - particularly that diversity should not be tolerated or simply managed, but rather accepted and celebrated on a grand scale...

By Carmen Murray 21 Mar 2019

Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challenges
Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challenges

The rise of the prosumer - a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times - could well be the answer to a multitude of challenges faced in Africa...

By Marleze van Loggerenberg 21 Mar 2019

Mike Joubert of the Billybo Group, in action on the eCommerce Africa 2019 stage.
#ECO19: Unpack why your brand story matters before you start telling it

In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the 'driving demand' track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019

Lisbon Effectiveness Awards announces finalists
Lisbon Effectiveness Awards announces finalists

The Lisbon Effectiveness Awards has announced the release of the shortlist...

20 Mar 2019

Survey shows that new media structures are being embraced by industry
Survey shows that new media structures are being embraced by industry

Kuper Research has conducted a survey amongst individuals in the media and advertising industry to determine and measure perceptions of the new JIC's vs Saarf, and to determine whether new media research is meeting the needs of users and to ascertain what changes can be made to improve its usefulness...

20 Mar 2019

Anja Cavanagh from Focal Points.
Why machine learning is the most important media analysis trend for 2019

Anja Cavanagh from Focal Points elaborates on the importance of media analysis, the state of the industry and talks us through a few trends she predicts for 2019 and beyond...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Mar 2019

Liberty Radio Awards announces finalists
Liberty Radio Awards announces finalists

The 2019 Liberty Radio Awards has announced its finalists for the awards competition...

20 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Stay woke and grow your business
#SeamlessSA: Stay woke and grow your business

You don't have to shy away from using your social awareness or 'wokeness' to grow your business. In fact, it might do better if you do...

By Maroefah Smith 20 Mar 2019

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If you keep doing that you will go blind

"TV is dead. Have you seen that new John Lewis ad. Pretty cool..."

By Damon Stapleton 20 Mar 2019

Beautiful News: Why South Africa's greatest strength is in the rights of its people
Beautiful News: Why South Africa's greatest strength is in the rights of its people

Human Rights Day is an opportunity to remember who we are, where we come from, and celebrate the plethora of extraordinary South Africans who are driving change from the bottom up...

By Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 20 Mar 2019

Most nominations for Cape Town's No. 1 station - Kfm 94.5 celebrates 11 Liberty Radio Award nominations
Most nominations for Cape Town's No. 1 station - Kfm 94.5 celebrates 11 Liberty Radio Award nominations

Music radio station Kfm 94.5 has scooped 11 nominations at this year's Liberty Radio Awards...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 20 Mar 2019

DigitLab Academy partners with Damelin Online to further digital education in Africa
DigitLab Academy partners with Damelin Online to further digital education in Africa

Mike Saunders, DigitLab Academy founder, has a passion for education, particularly teaching people how to make the most of technology to improve their life and business...

Issued by DigitLab 20 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: A holistic approach to delivering great retail customer experience
#SeamlessSA: A holistic approach to delivering great retail customer experience

Opening her presentation at Seamless Southern Africa, Edcon's Lauren King shared her understanding of customer experience...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2019

De Lange says, “"I'm not great at selfies but look, I have a t-shirt from Rob van Vuuren's 'What What' show."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Phil de Lange

This week we go behind the selfie with Phil de Lange, comedian and radio producer at Smile 90.4FM, ahead of his one-man show, The Phil Spectrum, at the Baxter Theatre on Friday, 22 March...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019

Amfi Craft appoints Boomtown for debut marketing push
Amfi Craft appoints Boomtown for debut marketing push

Amfi Craft has appointed Boomtown as lead agency for its global glass fibre and reinforced plastic and polyurethane business, starting with a brief to develop its brand and corporate identity...

Issued by Boomtown 20 Mar 2019

Innovation is a group activity
Innovation is a group activity

Playing your good-idea cards close to your chest isn't a smart move, says Graham Deneys, group strategy director at Carat...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 20 Mar 2019

TBWA\ appoints Wimpie le Roux as managing director for its coastal region
TBWA\ appoints Wimpie le Roux as managing director for its coastal region

Award-winning marketing collective TBWA\South Africa has appointed Wimpie le Roux to lead its coastal operations, overseeing offices in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth...

Issued by TBWA 20 Mar 2019

Tractor Outdoor announces Lizelle McConnell as their head of sales Gauteng
Tractor Outdoor announces Lizelle McConnell as their head of sales Gauteng

Lizelle McConnell, Tractor's former senior group sales executive, has been promoted to head of sales Gauteng with effect from February 2019...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 20 Mar 2019

The internet is sadistic
The internet is sadistic

At The Jupiter Drawing Room CT, they've made a few observations about the internet. Some of these observations will not be new to you, but here goes...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 20 Mar 2019

Cell C and Facebook unveils Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC
Cell C and Facebook unveils Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC

Cell C in partnership with Facebook has unveiled the first public access Wi-Fi hotspots and is now live at the University of the Western Cape (UWC)...

20 Mar 2019

The need to construct an online strategy for the future
The need to construct an online strategy for the future

In the FMCG market, South Africa has added 100,000 new traditional trade and modern trade stores to its retail universe over the last 20 years...

By Arihant Jain 20 Mar 2019

Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced
Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced

Winners of the Rise in the City international architecture competition for affordable housing in Maseru, Lesotho were announced earlier this month...

20 Mar 2019

How to build a corporate culture for your remote team
How to build a corporate culture for your remote team

Did you know that almost 80% of knowledge workers worldwide work at least one day of each week remotely? By 2020, analysts expect that more than 1,3-billion people will work remotely...

By Dorine Reinstein 20 Mar 2019

AfricaCom evolves with new AfricaTech event
AfricaCom evolves with new AfricaTech event

AfricaCom has introduced AfricaTech, a new event brand dedicated to propelling Africa towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

20 Mar 2019

Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 introduces first-ever Green Stand Awards
Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 introduces first-ever Green Stand Awards

The introduction of the first ever Green Stand Awards at Africa's at this year's Africa Travel Indaba ties into South African Tourism's promotion of responsible tourism...

20 Mar 2019

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