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Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossible

The business world is highly competitive and this applies to the largest of corporations all the way to the smallest of entrepreneurs. The economy has been merciless and no-one in business has been unaffected. In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

By Odette van der Haar 2 days ago

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Growth is not a hack job

"10x the business. Enable compound customer growth. Drive exponential growth returns."...

By Nicola van Ast 2 days ago

#PR2020 Summit speakers Nadia Hearn of Faselis, Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios, Jaco Pienaar of PEAR, Sasha Knott of Job Crystal and Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters. Missing: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius.
#PR2020: Trends in the PR influencer, recruitment, reputation and measurement space

Held at the new 44 on Long venue, above Tiger's Milk, the PR2020 Summit shared top insights into PR trends set to continue into 2020. Here are highlights from the five speakers of the day: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius; Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters; Sasha Knott of Job Crystal; Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios; and Jaco Pienaar of PEAR...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2019

SA consumers not cutting back on holiday season spending despite downturn
SA consumers not cutting back on holiday season spending despite downturn

Despite the gloomy economic news (the economy contracted by 0.6% quarter on quarter between July and September) SA consumers appear to be determined to make the most of the holiday season...

By Jenni Pennacchini, Issued by KLA - Kaufman Levin Associates 12 Dec 2019

Enough is enough - 365 days to end gender-based violence and femicide
Enough is enough - 365 days to end gender-based violence and femicide

As we come to the end of observing 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children, we spare a thought for all those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence...

By Thandi Vivian Tobias, Issued by Brand South Africa 12 Dec 2019

Devin Sinclair on Mr D Food's digital turnaround
Devin Sinclair on Mr D Food's digital turnaround

Mr. Delivery was born in 1992, when ordering was done via the phone from printed menus on the fridge. After a technology-led transformation, the analogue Mr Delivery became Mr D Food...

12 Dec 2019

7 Tactics QSRs can employ to update their digital signage technologies
7 Tactics QSRs can employ to update their digital signage technologies

Fast food restaurants, also known as Quick-Service Restaurants (QSRs), have been at the forefront of adopting new digital technologies to interact with their customers, improve their service offering and leverage the customer's dining experience...

Issued by Moving Tactics 12 Dec 2019

Latest episode in #ToyotaStoriesSA campaign another winner on social
Latest episode in #ToyotaStoriesSA campaign another winner on social

The latest episode in the #ToyotaStoriesSA campaign from FCB Joburg is another winner on social media with 150,000 Facebook views, 2,224 views on Instagram and over 911 views on YouTube...

Issued by FCB Joburg 12 Dec 2019

The IAB South Africa chair and vice-chair announced
The IAB South Africa chair and vice-chair announced

The Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa has announced the appointment of Alistair Mokoena, CEO of Ogilvy South Africa, as its new chairman, and Claire Cobbledick, GM of Gumtree, as IAB SA vice-chair...

Issued by IAB South Africa 12 Dec 2019

Video: Everlytic thanks clients for connecting with them in 2019
Video: Everlytic thanks clients for connecting with them in 2019

The time's come to say goodbye to 2019. For Everlytic, this year has been one of change, growth, and success - something they say they couldn't have done without their clients, subscribers, and followers...

Issued by Everlytic 12 Dec 2019

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

By Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Find your niche, but don't stick to it
Find your niche, but don't stick to it

"Figure out what you're good at and cultivate that one skill for the rest of your career," says almost everyone in our industry. Now, I don't disagree with this statement, but I don't really agree with it either...

By Monique Vrey, Issued by Levergy 11 Dec 2019

Choosing a brand name is a minefield
Choosing a brand name is a minefield

One of the first things every modern entrepreneur has to do before wheeling his Volkswagen beetle out into the driveway so he can turn his garage into an office, is to think global...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 11 Dec 2019

The Smile Secret Sound for 2019 has been cracked
The Smile Secret Sound for 2019 has been cracked

Since its inception in 2016, The Smile Secret Sound has solidified itself as a firm listener favourite on the Smile 90.4FM airwaves...

Issued by Smile 90.4FM 11 Dec 2019

Unilever's Carrie Timms, vice president of global media. Image source: Warc Media.
Effective Use of Partnerships and Sponsorships shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has released the Effective Use of Partnerships and Sponsorships shortlist for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

11 Dec 2019

M&C Saatchi co-founder resigns
M&C Saatchi co-founder resigns

#NEWSWATCH: Lord Maurice Saatchi has resigned from M&C Saatchi, amid a year of profit warnings, lost clients and a "cock-up in the accounts department"...

11 Dec 2019

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What will advertising be like in 500 years?

This is an article that chief strategy officer Rupert Price and I recently wrote for Idealog Magazine. We were asked a simple question: "What will advertising be like in 500 years?" Now, Rupert and I are not very good at thinking ahead. Even when it comes to what we want for lunch. And 500 years is a bloody long time. But we gave it a go. And then we went to an unplanned lunch. Enjoy...

By Damon Stapleton 11 Dec 2019

Arcade looks back on 2019
Arcade looks back on 2019

Arcade Content kicked off 2019 by signing their talented new director, Alexa Wilson, who off the back of a viral hit for Castle Lager went on to do a six-ad campaign for MTN Supersonic and a brand film for Momentum with VMLY&R...

Issued by Arcade Content 11 Dec 2019

Heightened price sensitivity in SA fuels Black Friday demand
Heightened price sensitivity in SA fuels Black Friday demand

A recent Nielsen survey shows that South Africans are the third most discount-obsessed shoppers in the world...

11 Dec 2019

Forest Whitaker talks peace initiative
Forest Whitaker talks peace initiative

ECHO Events was honoured to be involved in the recent Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) Youth Peacemaker Network programme press conference...

Issued by ECHO Events and Conferences 11 Dec 2019

Stewart enjoying the time, space and isolation needed to think.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Jason Stewart, co-founder of HaveYouHeard

This week, we go behind the selfie with Jason Stewart, co-founder of HaveYouHeard...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2019

Ministry of Fitness workout party launches in Joburg
Ministry of Fitness workout party launches in Joburg

The first ever Ministry of Fitness workout party took place at the Galleria in Sandton on 7 December, created by Media24 Live for Men's Health and Women's Health and powered by Totalsports...

Issued by Media24 Lifestyle 11 Dec 2019

#AfricanAdShowcase: From a simple gift, a dream is realised
#AfricanAdShowcase: From a simple gift, a dream is realised

The Santa Shoebox Project's latest commercial speaks to the power of dreams and the results. "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly," said poet Langston Hughes...

11 Dec 2019

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Google reveals top South African searches for 2019

The results for Google's 2019 Year in Search have been released, offering a unique perspective on the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa...

11 Dec 2019

KZN donates over R600,000 to province's underprivileged children
KZN donates over R600,000 to province's underprivileged children

During 12 hours of fundraising efforts over R600,000 has been pledged by the people of KwaZulu-Natal, at Toy Story Corporate Challenge Day at Gateway Theatre of Shopping...

Issued by East Coast Radio 11 Dec 2019

Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"
Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"

Fashionomics Africa's pilot phase of a digital marketplace is set to connect African creators with the world...

11 Dec 2019

The One Club names three South Africans to ADC 99th Annual Awards jury
The One Club names three South Africans to ADC 99th Annual Awards jury

Three South African creatives have been named as judges for the global ADC 99th Annual Awards, one of the world's longest-running and most prestigious global competitions celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising...

11 Dec 2019

Case study: U-Studio - the Unilever on-site marketing success
Case study: U-Studio - the Unilever on-site marketing success

How was Unilever able to invest an additional €250 million into media buying and in-store advertising? It slashed the number of agencies it worked with, then collaborated with Oliver to boost brand performance...

Issued by Oliver 10 Dec 2019

Zimbabwe to broadcast on DTT
Zimbabwe to broadcast on DTT

Zimbabwe to launch program on national digital television platform.

10 Dec 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions - 1st for Women shines a light on abuse

Meanwhile, the Advertising Regulatory Board has done some weapons-grade 'virtue signalling' by banning a radio ad for Volkswagen's Amarok bakkie...

By Brendan Seery 10 Dec 2019

Sovereign Foods digital community grows
Sovereign Foods digital community grows

Since Sovereign Foods briefed Boomtown to handle its social media marketing and content creation in May 2019, the Eastern-Cape poultry company has seen brand awareness and engagement with the brand rocket...

Issued by BOOMTOWN 10 Dec 2019

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Join the conversation and participate in study on Black Twitter in SA

Social media is filled with opinions and debate around countless issues. As a result, Black Twitter in South Africa has become one of the most influential communities whose impact has the power to sway public opinion across the social web...

10 Dec 2019

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