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Zainab Mitha.
#WomensMonth: Zainab Mitha is a woman on a mission

FCB Durban junior art director Zainab Mitha forms part of the South African ad industry's new wave of change...

By Maroefah Smith 3 hours ago

Shaun Vorster is the vice president of business programming at World Expo 2020. Image supplied.
#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G value

We speak to VP of business programming for World Expo 2020 (one of the biggest event on the planet), South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and across the rest of Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 hours ago

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Spring beam

September is the month of bright flowers, fresh scents and new beginnings and the chance to smile, writes Howard Feldman...

By Howard Feldman 14 Aug 2019

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Is bigger always better? Why size doesn't matter when it comes to agencies

Yes, in certain instances size does matter. Like Tweets, font, asteroids, golf clubs, slices of cake and shoes...

By Yaw Dwomoh 14 Aug 2019

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Cape Town's Metrorail train updates are now available on Telegram

Cape Town's Metrorail train service announced that users can now follow line-specific information channels on Telegram...

By Andy Walker 14 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

CNN's African Voices rebrands with new host
CNN's African Voices rebrands with new host

CNN International's African Voices is entering a new era in its quest to profile outstanding individuals across the continent with a new name, a new host and new format...

13 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Claudelle Naidoo on being consistent, collaborative and measurable as a great leader
#WomensMonth: Claudelle Naidoo on being consistent, collaborative and measurable as a great leader

Claudelle Naidoo, the newly appointed MD of MediaCom SA, tells us more about her new role, the challenges she's faced as a woman in the industry and her career highlights...

By Juanita Pienaar 13 Aug 2019

All-female student group from Vega to present at Microsoft Design Expo
All-female student group from Vega to present at Microsoft Design Expo

Five female students from Vega (a brand of The Independent Institute of Education - The IIE) have been chosen to present their ideas at this year's Microsoft Design Expo, taking place at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington USA...

Issued by Vega School 13 Aug 2019

Zog, Triggerfish's latest award-winner, is now streaming on Showmax
Zog, Triggerfish's latest award-winner, is now streaming on Showmax

Zog, the latest award-winning animation from Triggerfish, is now streaming first on Showmax in Africa...

Issued by Showmax 13 Aug 2019

Screen grab from Nedbank's Secrets.
#OrchidsandOnions: Secrets we don't talk about, but should

Orchids to Nedbank for deciding to do a positive thing and get people thinking, while Rosebank Day Spa gets an Onion for a lost opportunity...

By Brendan Seery 13 Aug 2019

Mazda Southern Africa appoints Grey Advertising Africa
Mazda Southern Africa appoints Grey Advertising Africa

Grey Advertising Africa is pleased to announce its appointment by Mazda Southern Africa effective 1 November...

Issued by Grey 13 Aug 2019

Taking on the challenges facing women in leadership
Taking on the challenges facing women in leadership

24 years since the celebration of the first National Women's Day and despite women making up the majority of the population, it is disheartening to see that women are still largely underrepresented in the upper echelons of leadership...

By Khensani Mahlangu, Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 13 Aug 2019

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The '4 Cs of business writing'? Hogwash.

Local training companies selling business writing workshops all seem to have borrowed their sales pitch from the same place - 1995...

By Tiffany Markman 13 Aug 2019

Customer engagement in an omnichannel world
Customer engagement in an omnichannel world

Omnichannel customer engagement revolves around so much more than just a technology-driven approach. A cross-channel strategy needs to be an integral human one if organisations are to remain competitive...

By Mo Areff 13 Aug 2019

Learn from the masters at Loeries Creative Week
Learn from the masters at Loeries Creative Week

Albert Einstein believed that "education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." And training to think is the aim of the many and varied Masterclasses being offered at Loeries Creative Week, 22-25 August in Durban...

Issued by Loeries 13 Aug 2019

BMi Research introduces improved features to print ads app
BMi Research introduces improved features to print ads app

BMi Research has announced improvements and upgrades to its print promo ad tracker making the app even more user friendly...

Issued by BMi Research 13 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: The woman behind Liqui Moly South Africa
#WomensMonth: The woman behind Liqui Moly South Africa

Melicia Labuschagne is an authentic and feisty female entrepreneur who successfully launched the Liqui Moly brand in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Aug 2019

Faith & Fear's founders, Taryn Hunter Sharman and Perri King.
#WomensMonth: The Faith & Fear of running a 100% female-owned growth-hacking business

From the boardroom to business results, Faith & Fear 'growth hacking' consultancy founders Taryn Hunter Sharman and Perri King are all about unlocking new revenue streams for private and public companies alike. Here's how to put the current decade's big buzzword of growth hacking to work for you...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Aug 2019

Irna van Zyl, Clement Pedro join the Galliova Food and Health Writers' Awards' judging panel
Irna van Zyl, Clement Pedro join the Galliova Food and Health Writers' Awards' judging panel

2019 marks 30 years since the Galliova Food and Health Writers' Awards was first introduced to the food and health-writing world...

13 Aug 2019

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"Integrated agency" is on SA's marketing minds, finds Agency Scope 2019 study (so far)

The Agency Scope 2019 South Africa study fieldwork is nearing an end and feedback and trends have started emerging...

13 Aug 2019

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Sanef's media credibility and ethics inquiry looks to review editorial systems, practices

Since its launch in June, the South African National Editors' Forum's (Sanef) Inquiry into Media Credibility and Ethics has received submissions from journalists and members of the public...

13 Aug 2019

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Twitter could be getting a 'snooze' button to pause your notifications

Twitter may soon allow users to "snooze" the app's notifications thanks to a yet-unreleased feature...

By Andy Walker 13 Aug 2019

What's on at #MEX19
What's on at #MEX19

The 2019 instalment of Music Exchange entertainment-economy-focused conference (#MEX19) will be held at the Radisson Red Hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 13 to 15 September 2019...

13 Aug 2019

Newspapers ABC Q2 2019: Newspapers' declining circulation trend continues
Newspapers ABC Q2 2019: Newspapers' declining circulation trend continues

Following the trend set in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) Q1 2019 total newspaper circulation in Q2 2019 declined by 1.4% on the previous quarter and by 6.9% on the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2019

Magazines ABC Q2 2019: Magazine declines shift to double figures
Magazines ABC Q2 2019: Magazine declines shift to double figures

All Magazine categories declined on the previous quarter and the prior year in Q2 2019. Once again, the B2B category was the only category to show an increase on the prior year, as it did in Q1 2019...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2019

The trio of South African pride SodaStream bottles.
Soaking up SA's sights sustainably on SodaStream's red bus tour

Rather than quote you the shocking stats about plastics, I've chosen just one: "Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today." Read it again and let that sink in, because this fact was top of mind when SodaStream SA hosted a bunch of the Cape's media and influencers for the launch of their new re-usable bottles that effectively lead the charge against single-use plastics...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Uplifting women with Inner Secrets matriarch Penny Parolis
#WomensMonth: Uplifting women with Inner Secrets matriarch Penny Parolis

Penny Parolis, founder of Inner Secrets Lingerie, reflects on the motivation behind the upmarket boutique and the lessons learned along her business journey...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Aug 2019

What you need to know about eThekwini's new outdoor advertising by-laws
What you need to know about eThekwini's new outdoor advertising by-laws

The eThekwini Municipality's new outdoor advertising by-law has come into force, effective 4 July 2019...

By Graeme Phillips 12 Aug 2019

Kasia Karolak has been appointed The One Club's new gender equality program manager. Image supplied.
The One Club appoints a gender equality program manager

The One Club for Creativity has promoted Kasia Karolak into a newly-created role to lead its gender equality programming and has also announced inaugural gender equality conference ...

12 Aug 2019

Award-winning Thuli Madonsela doc arrives on Showmax just in time for Women's Month
Award-winning Thuli Madonsela doc arrives on Showmax just in time for Women's Month

Whispering Truth To Power, Shameela Seedat's documentary about Thuli Madonsela's last year as South Africa's public protector, is now streaming first on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 12 Aug 2019

25 years young! Red Cherry Interactive celebrates its silver anniversary with a fresh new positioning
25 years young! Red Cherry Interactive celebrates its silver anniversary with a fresh new positioning

Red Cherry Interactive is repositioning itself as a full-service advertising agency, with strategic, creative, media, digital, PR, event and activations divisions offering above- and below-the-line solutions...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 12 Aug 2019

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