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Developing your brand voice on social media: 5 mistakes to avoid

It's crucial for business success to understand the hidden influences of users' decision-making process in the modern digital space...

By Dana Kachan 2 days ago

3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019
3 consumer trends to keep an eye on in 2019

The third annual RCS Retail Summit - held in Cape Town and Johannesburg - featured three industry experts who presented their takes on the latest trends shaping consumer behaviour within a South African context...

12 Jul 2019

TopShot.Africa 3D flying system a first for South Africa and brings viewers closer to the action
TopShot.Africa 3D flying system a first for South Africa and brings viewers closer to the action

To get the perfect shot - film directors demand more and make it their business to push the cinematic medium beyond what was previously possible...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 12 Jul 2019

Plastic poses a major environmental threat: but is it being over-stated?
Plastic poses a major environmental threat: but is it being over-stated?

There is no doubt that plastic affects the environment badly. But a trend has developed in the reporting on the impact of plastics that's not only selective but also borders on panic mongering...

By Peter Ryan 12 Jul 2019

Sudanese protesters are seen with their smartphones in Khartoum on April 21, 2019. CPJ has called on South African telecommunications company MTN Group to end its role in Sudan’s internet shutdowns. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Ozan Kose.
MTN Group urged to end participation in internet shutdowns in Sudan

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 22 other organisations in calling on MTN Group, to end its role in Sudan's internet shutdowns...

By Justin Shilad 12 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: Faheem Chaudhry returns to M&C Saatchi Abel
#Newsmaker: Faheem Chaudhry returns to M&C Saatchi Abel

Faheem Chaudhry has returned from M&C Saatchi London to M&C Saatchi Abel as managing partner, assuming operational leadership of the Johannesburg office...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jul 2019

An SA win at D&AD New Blood Awards
An SA win at D&AD New Blood Awards

D&AD has announced the winners of their 2019 New Blood Awards at a ceremony held in London, with Bernice Puleng Mosala of Vega School in Johannesburg winning a Yellow Pencil for her Rexona #MoveAgainstAnxiety campaign...

12 Jul 2019

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#ApexAwards2019: All the winners announced!

The winners of the 24th - and final - Apex Awards have been announced at a ceremony that took place on 11 July in Johannesburg...

11 Jul 2019

Survey reveals South Africa's 12 most loved local businesses
Survey reveals South Africa's 12 most loved local businesses

A new survey has revealed South Africa's 12 Most Loved Local businesses as part of a new campaign, which set out to celebrate those local businesses South Africans love the most and to investigate exactly what makes consumers big fans of these entities...

11 Jul 2019

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Report shows top SA brands are outpacing GDP

According to the latest Brand Finance South Africa 50 report, South Africa's top brands are defying the flat South African economy and recording healthy brand value growth...

11 Jul 2019

SA's Jenny Ehlers and Sbu Sitole named to Next Creative Leaders 2019 global jury
SA's Jenny Ehlers and Sbu Sitole named to Next Creative Leaders 2019 global jury

The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement today announced the global jury for their joint Next Creative Leaders 2019 programme, including two from South Africa, Jenny Ehlers, ECD at King James in Cape Town and Sbu Sitole, CCO at The Odd Number in Johannesburg...

11 Jul 2019

#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCG
#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCG

At the IRI International Growth Summit held in London this week, Andrew Appel discussed his views on data and technology as the next enablers of competitive advantage in a rapidly changing FMCG environment...

11 Jul 2019

From customer journey mapping to journey management
From customer journey mapping to journey management

There's a story to each customer interaction your company has - a beginning, middle and an end. Some of these interactions can be incredibly influential, while others are simply an essential means to an end; all are relevant to business success...

By Antony Adelaar 11 Jul 2019

Lessons learnt opening own business a year ago
Lessons learnt opening own business a year ago

Jeremy Crowder, MD at In House Agency Services shares a few things he has learnt in his first year of business...

By Jeremy Crowder 11 Jul 2019

e.tv programming on the move
e.tv programming on the move

South African free-to-air channel e.tv will soon be affording its viewers an opportunity to tune into a brand-new one-hour Afrikaans drama, Die Vreemdeling...

Issued by e.tv 11 Jul 2019

In an interview today, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi said that journalist Azory Gwanda (pictured), who has been missing since 2017, is dead. Credit: CPJ/Mwananchi.
In BBC interview, Tanzanian foreign minister says journalist Azory Gwanda is dead

The Committee to Protect Journalists yesterday called on the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public account of the fate of freelance journalist Azory Gwanda...

11 Jul 2019

Monique Claassen, director of media and digital insights at Millward Brown and Jane Ostler, global head of media, presenting at Kantar's Cape Town 'Roadmap to Media Effectiveness' event.
Context conquers platform: Connecting with the new-world consumer

Ahead of Kantar's 'best liked ads of 2018' reveal, two sessions were hosted in Cape Town and Johannesburg on the art and science of media success, with a special focus on finding the right mix of channels and creative to #GetMediaRight...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2019

The one place where you can reach all South African IT decision-makers
The one place where you can reach all South African IT decision-makers

For most IT and telecoms decision-makers MyBroadband is the first website they open in the morning and the last website they visit before going to bed...

Issued by MyBroadband 11 Jul 2019

Deep care is the holy grail of client management
Deep care is the holy grail of client management

Trust of course is central to a solid client relationship. But to build trust, day-to-day client management has to be sincere...

By Lynn Madeley, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 11 Jul 2019

365 Digital partners with Hivisasa
365 Digital partners with Hivisasa

Last week 365 Digital secured its partnership with premium Kenyan publisher Hivisasa - expanding the company's footprint in one of Africa's fastest growing digital markets...

Issued by 365 Digital 11 Jul 2019

Find your niche: Why cut-and-paste eventing doesn't work
Find your niche: Why cut-and-paste eventing doesn't work

If you attend an event that you enjoy, you might think it's a good idea to implement exactly the same model the next time you host one yourself...

Issued by Worx Group 11 Jul 2019

Capfin reaps rewards of partnering with HelloFCB+
Capfin reaps rewards of partnering with HelloFCB+

Just 10 weeks after awarding its account to the newly formed HelloFCB+, Capfin South Africa is reaping the rewards of its decision...

Issued by FCB Africa 11 Jul 2019

Ad Tech Masterclass in Nigeria.
Creating a brand safe environment for advertisers in Africa

Masterclasses on programmatic advertising buying have been held by 365 Digital in Nigeria, as well as other African markets...

By Louise Marsland 11 Jul 2019

Discount-obsessed South Africans being trained to buy on promotion
Discount-obsessed South Africans being trained to buy on promotion

South Africa is home to a nation of discount-obsessed shoppers. According to a newly released Nielsen report, 31% actively search for promotions and 16% go so far as changing stores for a brand they prefer...

11 Jul 2019

2019 Savanna Comics' Choice Awards nominees announced
2019 Savanna Comics' Choice Awards nominees announced

The nominees of the 2019 Savanna Comics' Choice Awards have been announced...

11 Jul 2019

Coding workshop.
Young Ghanaian innovator wants to inspire youth

Self-taught coder develops model for diagnosing breast cancer; looks to solve some of the continent's biggest challenges and inspires youth across the continent as Africa Code Week Youth Ambassador for 2019...

11 Jul 2019

Gaining more visibility on Google, a beginner's guide
Gaining more visibility on Google, a beginner's guide

Many of us put a lot of time, money and effort into the design and development of a website that is just not getting the traffic we expected...

By Sarah Lake, Issued by Algorithm Agency 10 Jul 2019

We can't all be Mandela. But we can live up to his legacy
We can't all be Mandela. But we can live up to his legacy

Honouring Mandela's memory means standing up for the values that he lived for. It means choosing accountability, and playing an active role in serving your community...

By Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 10 Jul 2019

Retailers - give me an (even basic) experience!
Retailers - give me an (even basic) experience!

Many retailers are closing down their stores because of what they see as low consumer confidence and poor retail expenditure. This is not necessarily true...

By C De Meyer-Heyderych 10 Jul 2019

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash.
Is it time to dump mission statements?

Quick: can you recite the mission statement of the organisation you work for? I didn't think so. Don't feel bad; you're in good company...

By Robert Gentle 10 Jul 2019

Kantar announces South Africa's Top 20 Best Liked Ads for 2018
Kantar announces South Africa's Top 20 Best Liked Ads for 2018

The top 20 ads have an overwhelming South African flavour, with local ad agencies leading the way. The brands in the ranking reflect "a day in the life" of our consumers, they are all very relevant and relatable, with some great South African humour coming through...

Issued by Kantar 10 Jul 2019

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