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#CannesLions2019 Entertainment Grands Prix winners: Top row is Final Cut and Droga5 New York's New York Times journalism's Resolve (Myanmar), Rigor (Taxes), Courage (Mexican Spyware), Perseverance (Immigration) and Fearlessness (Isis) campaign. Bottom left is Digital Craft Grand Prix winner Virtue's work for Carlings' Digital Collection, 'Address the Future'. Bottom right is Industry Craft Grand Prix work for Momentum New York and Canada's Nike 'Just Do It: HQ at the Church'.
#CannesLions2019: Craft winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 18 June, with the 2019 Cannes Film Craft, Digital Craft and Industry Craft Lions announced during the Craft award track ceremony...

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#CannesLions2019: PR shortlist
#CannesLions2019: PR shortlist

The Cannes Lions PR shortlist has been released, with SA seeing 4 entries make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2019...

15 hours ago

Be wary of recorded conversations
Be wary of recorded conversations

Contrary to popular belief, companies may be within their rights to secretly record conversations with employees and use that information against them in a court of law...

11 Jun 2019

Content Summit 2019 - What is great content marketing?
Content Summit 2019 - What is great content marketing?

This spring saw John Brown Media South Africa host their 2019 Content Summit in Cape Town...

Issued by John Brown 11 Jun 2019

Lights, camera and mind-bending action
Lights, camera and mind-bending action

How visual effects have transformed cinematography...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 11 Jun 2019

Vicinity Media achieves 100% location accuracy in independent audit
Vicinity Media achieves 100% location accuracy in independent audit

At Vicinity Media our location technology and accuracy is our highest priority, so when independent location verification company Location Sciences entered the market, we jumped at the opportunity to have our tech audited...

Issued by Vicinity Media 11 Jun 2019

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GroupM and Kantar move to new office space

GroupM and Kantar recently unveiled their new home, dubbed 'The Base', a Johannesburg-based office that'll host all of its local employees, ushering in an era of collaboration and partnership...

11 Jun 2019

Jonathan Deeb resigns as joint CCO of FCB Joburg
Jonathan Deeb resigns as joint CCO of FCB Joburg

After six years at the helm of the creative department of FCB Joburg, joint CCO Jonathan Deeb has announced his resignation...

Issued by FCB Africa 11 Jun 2019

Accelerated growth sees Amazon crowned 2019's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand
Accelerated growth sees Amazon crowned 2019's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand

With little sign of a slowdown in growth, Amazon has become the world's most valuable brand, according to the 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released today...

Issued by Kantar 11 Jun 2019

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Ashley Dowds on putting the "audio" back in "audience" in preserving stories

Listening to Ashley Dowds is a treat for the ears, as the dips and excited peaks of his voice serve as evidence of the "goosies" he gets from the stories he tells, which transport you to another place, where both memory and imagination run wild...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jun 2019

The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doors
The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doors

The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa was successfully hosted on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June in the Sandton Auditorium of Bowman Gilfillan...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 11 Jun 2019

Social media surfing and other things we hide from the boss
Social media surfing and other things we hide from the boss

The recently published Global Privacy Report from Kaspersky Lab reveals that 64% of South African consumers choose to hide social media activity from their boss...

11 Jun 2019

It's time to embrace Customer Support Chatbot 2.0
It's time to embrace Customer Support Chatbot 2.0

Have you been the victim of chatbot incompetence recently? It typically starts with a specific query that you need help with...

By Ryan Falkenberg 11 Jun 2019

Michael Zylstra, chief strategy officer at Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) SSA and media juror for Cannes Lions 2019.
#CannesLions2019: "The idea-amplifying town square of creativity, marketing, and media" - Michael Zylstra

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Michael Zylstra...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jun 2019

#Newsmaker: TBWA\SA Group CEO Sean Donovan promoted to Asia president
#Newsmaker: TBWA\SA Group CEO Sean Donovan promoted to Asia president

Sean Donovan, TBWA\South Africa Group CEO, has been tasked with advancing the agency's position across the Asia region, where he'll take on the role of TBWA\Asia president, effective later this year...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2019

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Netflix begins production on its first African original series

Netflix has started production on its first original African series, Queen Sono, an action-packed spy thriller...

10 Jun 2019

No age limit on inspiration. Celebrating the promise of our young leaders
No age limit on inspiration. Celebrating the promise of our young leaders

Around the world, young leaders are taking their future into their own hands. From South Africa to Sweden, the youth of today are working to create a vision of tomorrow that is better than today...

By Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 10 Jun 2019

Multi-Media debuts L-ISA on The Voice SA
Multi-Media debuts L-ISA on The Voice SA

The live performance rounds of the third season of MNET's The Voice South Africa opened at the Mosaiek Teatro in Randburg on Sunday, 19 May...

By Nicole Barnes, Issued by Multi-Media 10 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck
#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck

Travelcheck.co.za, SouthAfrica's newest online booking website has launched. We chat to CEO Odette Faling to find out more...

By Robin Fredericks 10 Jun 2019

Gallagher Convention Centre Showcase
Gallagher Convention Centre Showcase

The Gallagher Convention Centre Showcase dinner took place on Thursday, 23 May...

Issued by Gallagher Convention Centre 10 Jun 2019

Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the world
Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the world

Africa's economy is on the rise, freedom and prosperity are continuing to rise, and the continent is home to a youthful and dynamic population...

By Nunu Ntshingila 10 Jun 2019

Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!
Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!

The finalists for the 2019 Sikuvile Journalism Awards have been announced...

10 Jun 2019

Linda Sikhakhane, Umlazi-born jazz musician graduates from prestigious New York school
Linda Sikhakhane, Umlazi-born jazz musician graduates from prestigious New York school

South African-born jazz musician Linda Sikhakhane joins the likes of Tom Ford and Bradley Cooper as an alumni of the New York-based The New School after being aided by Pacinamix - a cutting-edge PR firm...

Issued by Pacinamix 10 Jun 2019

OFM helping to free someone's future this Youth Day
OFM helping to free someone's future this Youth Day

OFM is celebrating Youth Day this year by helping someone move forward with their future...

Issued by OFM Radio 10 Jun 2019

Promise consulting division continues growth path
Promise consulting division continues growth path

Promise established its consulting division in 2017 with a view to provide its clients with digital transformation...

Issued by Promise 10 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: "Frankness and a fresh perspective" - judging insights with Fran Luckin
#CannesLions2019: "Frankness and a fresh perspective" - judging insights with Fran Luckin

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. First up, Fran Luckin...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jun 2019

#FairnessFirst: Creating a safe space to interview children
#FairnessFirst: Creating a safe space to interview children

With #YouthMonth underway and #ChildProtectionWeek fresh on the media's agenda, what better time to put the focus on how to more ethically report on children's issues? Here's my final report back from Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute's media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jun 2019

The all-agency feast
The all-agency feast

Most agencies don't give it a second thought but I often find myself in crowded meeting rooms, questioning how so many people got invited into one tiny space. It appears that clients (and agencies) have adopted their own #squeezechallenge...

By Mike Silver 7 Jun 2019

Boris Dzhingarov
Why your business needs an account manager

Whether you run a small company or a large corporation, account managers can oversee client relationships, handle difficult customer service scenarios and work with other team members to make the business stronger...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Jun 2019

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More work lies ahead to make Africa's new free trade area succeed

After being ratified by the required minimum 22 nations, all the member states of the AU are now legally bound to allow African goods to be traded without restraint throughout the continent...

By By Frank Mattheis and Ueli Staeger 7 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: A new online platform for moms, brands and 'momfluencers'
#StartupStory: A new online platform for moms, brands and 'momfluencers'

MomSays, an online resource for moms who are looking for unbiased, trusted advice from other moms regarding the best product solutions for their families, recently launched its new website...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2019

What's My Name: Muhammad Ali now streaming on Showmax
What's My Name: Muhammad Ali now streaming on Showmax

What's My Name: Muhammad Ali, HBO's two-part documentary on the three-time heavyweight champion of the world, is now streaming on Showmax, just a month after its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival...

Issued by Showmax 7 Jun 2019

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