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South African wins gold at Cannes ad awards
South African wins gold at Cannes ad awards

With one of his first-ever TV commercials, Nare Mokgotho has won gold at the 20th Shots Young Director Awards held annually during the Cannes Lions Festival. The ad is for the Showmax Zero Bucks Given campaign...

4 hours ago

#CannesLions2019: Neo Mashigo on solving real world problems [WATCH]
#CannesLions2019: Neo Mashigo on solving real world problems [WATCH]

Our roving reporter Ann Nurock chats to Neo Mashigo, CCO at M&C Saatchi, CCO on his experience in Cannes, judging the print category and winning the Standard Bank account last week...

6 hours ago

Record readership for MyBroadband
Record readership for MyBroadband

MyBroadband has increased its South African readership to 5.3 million unique monthly browsers, which makes it one of the biggest online publishers in South Africa...

Issued by MyBroadband 12 Jun 2019

How CRM can add measurable value to your brand
How CRM can add measurable value to your brand

Customer relationship marketing also empowers businesses to learn more about who their consumers are and what they want...

By Michael Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 12 Jun 2019

Assegai time rolls round again
Assegai time rolls round again

Get the recognition you deserve for your excellence in direct marketing. Entries for the 2019 Assegai Awards are now open...

Issued by DMASA 12 Jun 2019

Regine le Roux, managing director of Reputation Matters.
Why ethics and reputation matters in Africa [study]

Regine le Roux of Reputation Matters sums up some of the insights that stood out to her from Apra's recent ethics and reputation research study and elaborates on how we can change the narrative and positively influence the stories that are told about Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Jun 2019

Brand South Africa partners with the Sunday Times Gen Next in redefining the coolest brands
Brand South Africa partners with the Sunday Times Gen Next in redefining the coolest brands

Ahead of youth day, Brand South Africa, through its Play Your Part programme, has partnered with the Sunday Times' Gen Next to redefine how youth choices influence and drive growth in local brands...

Issued by Brand South Africa 12 Jun 2019

Creative synergies shine a light on Maq
Creative synergies shine a light on Maq

Bliss Brands' Maq Auto TVC has been voted as one of the "best-liked ads" on Kantar's Best Liked Ads' list; a shout-out to South Africa's favourite TV commercials...

Issued by Howard Audio 12 Jun 2019

Growing digital talent
Growing digital talent

Talent is the greatest predictor of a company's success. But what do you do when you can't find the talent you need? You grow it, says Emma Odendaal, digital director at John Brown Media South Africa...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 12 Jun 2019

Nikki Taylor-Garrett, creative director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, serving on this year’s Cannes Lions Brand Experience & Activations jury.
#CannesLions2019: "Cause-related work tackling internet-breaking subjects" - Nikki Taylor-Garrett

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, Nikki Taylor-Garrett...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jun 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Brexit and Africa: How Africa can benefit

Africa can take advantage of the modern 'Scramble for Africa' as Brexit and the ratification of AfCFTA come into play...

By Andrew Skipper 11 Jun 2019

Screen grab from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions - Chicken Licken's clever, amusing SoulSister ads get the nod

And I would rather have seen Shell, as a mark of respect to Nkosikho Mbele, giving its lowly-paid attendants a nice Christmas bonus...

By Brendan Seery 11 Jun 2019

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

#CMpreserve image by Chris Nickels.
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

Queen Sono.
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

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