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Machine_'s Sarah Browning-de Villiers and Sanlam's Francois Uys.
6 reasons why client-agency relationships fail

In conversation with Sanlam Reality's head of marketing, communications and digital, Francois Uys, Machine's chief content officer Sarah Browning-de Villiers writes about what makes agency-client relationships succeed or fail...

By Sarah Browning-de Villiers 10 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#FairnessFirst: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 13 hours ago

Primedia Outdoor launches its Airport Digital Network in South Africa
Primedia Outdoor launches its Airport Digital Network in South Africa

Following the success of the launch of the 5mx10m digital billboard located at the prestigious King Shaka International Airport in June this year, Primedia Outdoor brings the market another great opportunity to reach airline travellers...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 8 Nov 2019

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African mobile operators must harness digital content

Upstream will demonstrate at this year's AfricaCom how mobile operators in Africa can achieve a head start in addressing the industry's upcoming challenges...

8 Nov 2019

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#RWC2019: The viewership figures of the SA v Eng final

The final viewership figures of the television broadcast of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final - between the Springboks and England - are in.

By Margie Knap 8 Nov 2019

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Agency selection - is there another way?

It's time to consider alternatives to this time-consuming and costly practice, writes Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps...

By Angelika Kempe 8 Nov 2019

Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector
Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector

In a quarter once again characterised by the suspension of a number of titles, changing reporting cycles of some publications, failure by some publications to submit data and a number of publications discontinued, the ABC total magazine circulation declined by 3.2% on the previous quarter...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2019

Newspapers ABC Q3 2019: Local gains on prior quarter, as newspaper woes continue
Newspapers ABC Q3 2019: Local gains on prior quarter, as newspaper woes continue

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) Quarter 3 results for total newspapers is on-trend, with this quarter showing a decline of 1.9% on the previous quarter. This keeps the declines for all quarters this year under the 2% mark...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2019

Global study reveals CEO confidence is sinking
Global study reveals CEO confidence is sinking

Through an analysis of online content from more than 58,000 chief executive and chief marketing officers, the second annual Worldcom Confidence Index (CI) shows that global business leaders' confidence has plummeted in 2019...

7 Nov 2019

Make a wish come true with Toy Story 2019
Make a wish come true with Toy Story 2019

East Coast Radio's Toy Story Campaign with Toys R Us & Babies R Us aims to make wishes come true for little people across KZN one toy at a time...

Issued by East Coast Radio 7 Nov 2019

Scottish Leader partners with ISADY on Soweto Heart whisky
Scottish Leader partners with ISADY on Soweto Heart whisky

The culmination of a two-year partnership between Scottish Leader and creative collective I See A Different You (ISADY) has led to the launch of a limited-edition whisky that celebrates the vibrancy of Soweto...

7 Nov 2019

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World Media Group survey identifies activism as key campaign benefit

A new content-led marketing-focused survey found that there is an increased interest in brand activism...

7 Nov 2019

Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography: Registration for the Bachelor of Arts Honours in Visual Communication now open
Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography: Registration for the Bachelor of Arts Honours in Visual Communication now open

The Bachelor of Arts Honours in Visual Communication, with an emphasis on the African Context aims to provide students with access to knowledges that they may not have encountered in their undergraduate degree...

Issued by Stellenbosch Academy of Design & Photography 7 Nov 2019

Damon Beard bids fond farewell to the East Coast
Damon Beard bids fond farewell to the East Coast

Damon Beard, who's been on East Coast Radio for 28 years and currently presents weekdays from 6pm to 9pm, has decided to hang up his headphones as he relocates to the UK...

Issued by East Coast Radio 7 Nov 2019

Bluegrass reaffirms its dominance in the CMS domain
Bluegrass reaffirms its dominance in the CMS domain

Umbraco, the provider of the flexible, friendly, easy-to-use and full-featured open-source content management system (CMS), has renewed its partnership agreement with Bluegrass Digital, the only listed Umbraco Certified Partner in South Africa...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 7 Nov 2019

Tshepo Maloa
Video optimisation for Google search marketing

Video content production is costly and time-consuming. Whatever you do, don't forget a few basic principles to help ensure your video has the basic principles in place for search engines...

By Tshepo Maloa, Issued by Algorithm Agency 7 Nov 2019

Ogilvy COO promoted to top global role
Ogilvy COO promoted to top global role

Ogilvy South Africa has announced the promotion of Joanna Oosthuizen, Ogilvy South Africa's chief operations officer, to director public relations and influence for Ogilvy's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 7 Nov 2019

The Goldilocks role of targeting in evidence-based marketing
The Goldilocks role of targeting in evidence-based marketing

Dr Carl Driesener, of Australia's Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI), the home of evidence-based marketing - showcased little-known traps of targeting at their recent Spark Media-hosted annual presentation, to assist in achieving better marketing results...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Nov 2019

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John Sanei, Erik Kruger's Expansive podcast hits #1 on SA iTunes

John Sanei and Erik Kruger's new Expansive podcast has hit number one on SA iTunes...

7 Nov 2019

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Why digital marketing needs more female role models

Digital marketing, as an industry, is young, dynamic, fast-moving and filled with opportunities for women...

By Tasmin Kingma 7 Nov 2019

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A guide to understanding the importance of anthropology in B2B marketing

Anthropology in the B2B space has seen great success over the years by helping businesses at all levels see and think differently about their business and clients...

By Martin Musasa 7 Nov 2019

5 lessons learned from a Black Friday customer experience fail
5 lessons learned from a Black Friday customer experience fail

Black November is upon us and retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping event of the year...

By Catherine Murray 7 Nov 2019

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2019 Clio Entertainment Awards 'Of the Year' finalists announced

The Clio Entertainment Awards has announced the finalists for the 2019 'Of the Year' awards...

7 Nov 2019

Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change
Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change

How many times a day do you check your phone? If you're anything like the rest of the world, it's at least 58 times a day - equating to over three hours spent staring at our screens every single day...

By Michelle Wynne 7 Nov 2019

Get ready for the Films and Publications Amendment Act
Get ready for the Films and Publications Amendment Act

On 2 October 2019, the President ratified the controversial Films and Publications Amendment Act, which has been described in the media as the "internet censorship bill" (the Act)...

By Peter Grealy, Nozipho Mngomezulu, Karl Blom, Wendy Tembedza, Ziyanda Ngcobo, and Carla Collett 6 Nov 2019

Tiso Blackstar Group rebrands to Arena Holdings
Tiso Blackstar Group rebrands to Arena Holdings

Lebashe Investment Group chairman Tshepo Mahloele has announced that The Tiso Blackstar Group will now be known as Arena Holdings...

6 Nov 2019

The new Facebook company brand. Image credit: Facebook.
Facebook has a new 'company brand' logo representing all its products

Facebook on Monday revealed its new company brand designed to encapsulate its "family of apps" and distinguish itself from the Facebook app...

By Shereesa Moodley 6 Nov 2019

What to expect from the 3rd annual Joburg Film Festival
What to expect from the 3rd annual Joburg Film Festival

The third annual Joburg Film Festival will be held at venues across Johannesburg from 19 to 24 November 2019...

6 Nov 2019

Is your paid media working as hard as you are?
Is your paid media working as hard as you are?

It's 99% likely your paid media campaigns are far from optimal...

By Simon Lloyd, Issued by Algorithm Agency 6 Nov 2019

Harmony Katulondi has been announced as the host of SABC 3's new reality show, The Taste Master.
#Newsmaker: Harmony Katulondi on his new gig as host of The Taste Master

Presenter, Harmony Katulondi has been announced as the host of SABC 3's new reality show, The Taste Master...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Nov 2019

TBWA\ Africa Conference 2019
TBWA\ Africa Conference 2019

TBWA\ recently hosted its annual #TBWAAfricaConference, bringing together 47 offices from 28 markets across the continent...

Issued by TBWA 6 Nov 2019

Unsolicited influencer posts: Ensure perfect brand alignment
Unsolicited influencer posts: Ensure perfect brand alignment

How can you ensure that unsolicited influencer posts are perfectly aligned with your brand positioning, optimised for positive engagement, and designed to protect the brand equity?...

Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 6 Nov 2019

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