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Ursula McDonald and Pippa Capstick.
World's first automated business intelligence engines that offer on-demand marketing

Trial Run Media has conceptualised the world's first network of automated business intelligence engines (ABIEs), launching this spring, that offers on-demand content like free samples and loyalty rewards, linked to automatic data collection...

20 hours ago

Image supplied. From left to right: Paula Hulley from the IAB, Dan Pinch from King James, Ansa Leighton, from DQ&A, Razia van der Schuur from Change News Digital (ex. IOL), Karyn Strybos from Everlytic, and Godfrey Parkin of Britefire.
IAB Insight Series: How relevant content can deliver results across digital channels

The IAB Insight Series recently held its 5th episode, discussing how content across digital channels and devices can deliver the results we need...

By Juanita Pienaar 21 hours ago

#OneShow2019: What to expect from Creative Week in New York
#OneShow2019: What to expect from Creative Week in New York

The One Club for Creativity, a nonprofit celebrating global excellence in advertising and design, has revealed the full schedule of events for Creative Week 2019, set to take place in New York from 6 to 10 May...

25 Apr 2019

#ClientFails
#ClientFails

We really, really love our clients. Each of them are amazing in their respective industries and absolute masters at what they do...

By Chloe-Simone Hofmann, Issued by Pistol + Honey 25 Apr 2019

South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON
South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON

South African and Nigerian animators; Cate Wood Hunter, Sean Steinberg, Sean Braam and Moshood Shades Ridwan, were selected in the Animation du Monde preliminary round at the recent ICON Comic & Games Convention...

25 Apr 2019

Licensed under Creative Commons. Source: Wegmann.
Pan-African animation pitching competition

Animation du Monde 2020 returns to DISCOP Abidjan in Ivory Coast - entries now open...

25 Apr 2019

Carina Coetzee and Amri Botha of 99C, winners of Cinemark's Cannes Young Lions competition 2019.
#CannesLions2019: 99c's young female creative duo does it again!

99c advertising and communication agency's copywriter Carina Coetzee and art director Amri Botha will once again represent South Africa at the Cannes Lions international Festival of Creativity this year, as their video commercial as briefed by Unicef about violence in schools won Cinemark's Cannes Young Lions 2019 competition...

25 Apr 2019

Grid Worldwide and OpenCo make it mean something
Grid Worldwide and OpenCo make it mean something

Grid Worldwide's acquisition of OpenCo is their intent to build their retail offering, diversifying their capabilities...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 24 Apr 2019

PRISA mourns passing of former president Ronel Rensburg
PRISA mourns passing of former president Ronel Rensburg

The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) has expressed sadness over the passing on of its former president, board member and fellow (FPRISA) Professor Ronel Rensburg...

24 Apr 2019

Love at first sight? Behavioural bias and The Bachelor
Love at first sight? Behavioural bias and The Bachelor

One eligible bachelor. 24 contestants vying for his heart. Underpinned by 7 behavioural biases. The popular US dating show, The Bachelor, has just celebrated its 17th year on-air, with South Africa becoming the latest country to debut this popular reality show...

By Leigh Crymble 24 Apr 2019

WhatsApp news: Tafel Lager launches groundbreaking campaign
WhatsApp news: Tafel Lager launches groundbreaking campaign

Techsys Digital was tasked by leading Namibian digital agency Weatherman & Co to bring to life a unique campaign to celebrate Namibian Independence Day for beer giant Tafel Lager...

Issued by Techsys Digital 24 Apr 2019

Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus observed: Truly this was the son of God!
Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus observed: Truly this was the son of God!

Once again, a capacity crowd filled the Ellis Park precinct for the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God's annual Good Friday service on Friday 19 April 2019...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 24 Apr 2019

TBWA\ and Grid Worldwide cement their investment creative position by combining Grid, Openco
TBWA\ and Grid Worldwide cement their investment creative position by combining Grid, Openco

In a move to cement its strength in the investment creative space, Grid Worldwide has acquired Openco, both of which form part of award-winning collective TBWA\South Africa...

Issued by TBWA 24 Apr 2019

Madex 2019: The talk here might be free, but it definitely ain't cheap
Madex 2019: The talk here might be free, but it definitely ain't cheap

Come and seek out the knowledge of successful thought leaders, disruptors, creatives, groundbreakers, innovators, mavericks and geniuses - all under one roof at Madex 2019...

Issued by Madex 24 Apr 2019

The definitive SEO jargon buster
The definitive SEO jargon buster

Before anyone can start to perform search engine optimisation and fully understand what you are dealing with, you need to first understand the terms and jargon that comes with it...

By Kevin Machimana, Issued by Algorithm Agency 24 Apr 2019

Will Ferrell's No Activity is Waiting For Godot in a cop car - but much funnier
Will Ferrell's No Activity is Waiting For Godot in a cop car - but much funnier

No Activity, a comedy series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay (Vice, Succession) and Funny Or Die, has no right to be as entertaining as it is...

Issued by Showmax 24 Apr 2019

Tilly captions this: "Never finished."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ahmed Tilly

This week, we go behind the selfie with Ahmed Tilly, chief creative officer (CCO) at FCB Joburg...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Apr 2019

Digital audits - Friend not foe
Digital audits - Friend not foe

The word "audit" is usually not seen in a positive light. However, a digital audit will provide you with the framework to assess and progress...

By Chloe-Simone Hofmann, Issued by Pistol + Honey 24 Apr 2019

The benefits of learning an additional language
The benefits of learning an additional language

Language affects the daily lives of everyone around the world. It helps express our feelings and desires, and ensures that we are able to communicate with those around us...

Issued by Wits Language School 24 Apr 2019

Key steps to creating a crisis communications plan
Key steps to creating a crisis communications plan

Although it is difficult to accurately predict what kind of a crisis an organisation might face, there is no doubt that planning and preparing for a crisis is vital...

By Leago Monareng 24 Apr 2019

The evolution of branding through the digital agency
The evolution of branding through the digital agency

One of the most valuable assets for any business, no matter its size or sector, is its brand. In light of this Desiree Gullan shares her thoughts on the evolution of branding through a digital agency...

By Desiree Gullan 24 Apr 2019

My prospective employer did what?
My prospective employer did what?

In February, the Department of Public Services and Administration Minister released a media statement, allowing for the inclusion of a social media check when reference checking prospective government employees...

By Tracy Robbins and Julia Olley 23 Apr 2019

Free State warns public of social media job scam
Free State warns public of social media job scam

The Free State Provincial Government has warned members of the public not to fall victim to a social media scammer, who is promising people jobs in the provincial government...

23 Apr 2019

Could crypto incentives help fight Facebook's fake news epidemic?
Could crypto incentives help fight Facebook's fake news epidemic?

There's a paradox at the heart of modern journalism and news production: consumers like the convenience of social media as a delivery device for news, but the prevalence of fake news has made it harder for readers to trust and verify their sources...

By Bruce Silcoff 23 Apr 2019

Hey Siri! Why are food retailers so slow to embrace technology?
Hey Siri! Why are food retailers so slow to embrace technology?

Your own voice will likely become the most significant focus for food retailers and restaurants over the next little while. Voice searches are increasingly becoming the norm...

By Sylvain Charlebois 23 Apr 2019

Primedia Outdoor and Coca-Cola take creative execution to another level in Zambia
Primedia Outdoor and Coca-Cola take creative execution to another level in Zambia

Primedia Outdoor continues to push boundaries in sub-Saharan Africa after recently joining forces with soft drink giant, Coca-Cola...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 23 Apr 2019

Hellocomputer signs as 'agency on record' for A+E Networks Africa
Hellocomputer signs as 'agency on record' for A+E Networks Africa

Hellocomputer Johannesburg has successfully pitched for and signed as the 'agency on record' for A+E Networks Africa...

Issued by Hellocomputer 23 Apr 2019

The 947 Week of the Wedding Dress
The 947 Week of the Wedding Dress

If they are not making listeners meet their favourite artists, local and international, they are helping people fulfil their dreams...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 23 Apr 2019

99c sponsors second annual Ciclope Africa Festival
99c sponsors second annual Ciclope Africa Festival

Ninety9Cents (99c) is proud to once again have sponsored Ciclope Africa, as it made its return to South Africa. This year's festival was held at the Goodluck Bar in Johannesburg...

Issued by Ninety9cents 23 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel

For influencer marketing to continue to grow and perform, it needs to return to its roots of honesty and authenticity says iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Apr 2019

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu at the 2019 Brand Summit South Africa
Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu at the 2019 Brand Summit South Africa

South Africa's Auditor-General, Mr Thembekile Kimi Makwetu will deliver the Keynote Address at the 2019 Brand Summit South Africa...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 23 Apr 2019

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VML South Africa.
How VML's quarterly marketing survey will get SA marketers' voices heard

Last week, VML released the findings from the first of its quarterly surveys into the role of CMOs in SA. Here, Jarred Cinman, CEO of VML South Africa, explains why the scale of digital spend was one of the most surprising findings and the impact of the surveys on the marketing profession as a whole...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Apr 2019

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