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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...

1 day 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

Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies
Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies

Democracy and social progress die without science and fact-based knowledge. Science and facts are the foundational basis for rational and logical disputation and the possibility of reaching some truths. Fake news, on the other hand, is a calculated assault on democratic freedoms...

By Tawana Kupe 25 Mar 2019

New heights for Harrier
New heights for Harrier

Just Design successfully brings this classic whisky pack into a contemporary space with impressive results...

Issued by Just Design 25 Mar 2019

Four digital transformation communication strategies
Four digital transformation communication strategies

Digital transformation has changed how we communicate with our customer, colleagues and friends. The digital age demands a new kind of communications leader...

By Ronelle Bester 25 Mar 2019

Ford integrates Waze for SA motorists
Ford integrates Waze for SA motorists

Waze users in South Africa can now project the app's real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Ford vehicles...

25 Mar 2019

Africa's guide to sustainable development goals
Africa's guide to sustainable development goals

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063...

25 Mar 2019

#OneShow2019: Humberto Polar's judging pick of the day
#OneShow2019: Humberto Polar's judging pick of the day

Humberto Polar, CCO of Grey Mexico and One Show 2019 Film judge selected Apple's "menagerie of colour and music" as his One Show 2019 pick of the day...

25 Mar 2019

One of Ampah's slides from her Women in Tech Africa presentation.
#FairnessFirst: 12 Badass lessons on winning as the First, Only or Different

I attended last week's #WinTechAfrica or Women in Tech Africa conference held at the Century City Convention Centre and walked away buzzing with motivation to do more and be more, especially if it means being the First, Only or Different (FOD). Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Mar 2019

#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?
#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?

When you design for mobile, consider who you're building for. For the small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2019

FNB League of Innovators Game Show
FNB League of Innovators Game Show

Africa's leading bank challenged XZIBIT Marketing to design an innovative environment for the promotion of their future league graduate programme...

Issued by XZIBIT Marketing 22 Mar 2019

TBWA\Hunt Lascaris Joburg took top honours in the Creative Circle Overall Rankings Agency of the Year 2018. Image supplied.
The Creative Circle announces Overall Rankings and Annual Award 2018 winners

The Creative Circle has just announced its Overall Rankings and Annual Award 2018 winners...

22 Mar 2019

CapeTalk scoops three Liberty Radio Awards nominations
CapeTalk scoops three Liberty Radio Awards nominations

Talk radio station, CapeTalk, has been recognised with three 2019 Liberty Radio Awards nominations...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 22 Mar 2019

If strategy was breakfast, what's for lunch?
If strategy was breakfast, what's for lunch?

Everyone knows that "culture eats strategy for breakfast". So why are companies still starving when it comes to enjoying the fruits of their cultural labour?...

Issued by icandi CQ 22 Mar 2019

Amasa and FNB partner to deliver the best-ever Amasa workshop
Amasa and FNB partner to deliver the best-ever Amasa workshop

Amasa has announced that it will be partnering with FNB to deliver the best-ever Amasa Workshop in 2019 that is taking place 28 - 31 March 2019 at Riverstone Lodge, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp...

Issued by Amasa 22 Mar 2019

Mamma Mia! OFM is bringing ABBA to Central South Africa!
Mamma Mia! OFM is bringing ABBA to Central South Africa!

OFM, the sound of your life in Central South Africa, presents ABBA in concert with Centrestage...

Issued by OFM Radio 22 Mar 2019

Dentsu Aegis Network SSA competes on a global stage - winning gold, silver and bronze
Dentsu Aegis Network SSA competes on a global stage - winning gold, silver and bronze

Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) SSA has announced that they were nominated as finalists in five instances at the DAN Global Innovation Awards...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 22 Mar 2019

Warc predicts that Google and Facebook will make $176bn from advertising this year
Warc predicts that Google and Facebook will make $176bn from advertising this year

Warc has found that of the $590.4bn spent on advertising worldwide last year, $144.6bn (24.5%) went to the Google and Facebook 'Duopoly', which equates to almost one in four dollars...

22 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa
#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa

Starting an e-commerce store in South Africa can be a tricky minefield. Luckily, Insaka E-Commerce Academy CEO Warrick Kernes let us in on his six top steps to starting an online business...

By Maroefah Smith 22 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

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
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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