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Advertisers should take advantage of a captured audience but show solidarity with the world

Strini Naicker, vice president commercial and content distribution at ViacomCBS elaborates on how brands can build trust and connection during a downtime...

By Strini Naicker 8 hours ago

In the front row: Motshidisi Mokoena
In the front row: Motshidisi Mokoena

Following the announcement of the inaugural IAB SA Front Row winners, announced online during this year's Bookmarks, we interviewed them on what the initiative means to them and what they hope to get out of it...

By Jessica Tennant 8 hours ago

What people really get up to in self-isolation
What people really get up to in self-isolation

We used enhanced visual analytics to take a look at trends from social media, and get a better view of how people are responding to COVID-19...

By Izzy Pugh, Issued by Kantar 25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus-led changes in consumer behaviour
Coronavirus-led changes in consumer behaviour

With the national lockdown looming, many South Africans have resorted to stockpiling essential supplies. This panic-driven behaviour is aligned with global consumer behaviour trends...

25 Mar 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Shorn Khumalo, co-founder, director and head of PR at The Client Media
#BehindtheSelfie with... Shorn Khumalo, co-founder, director and head of PR at The Client Media

This week, we go behind the selfie with Shorn Khumalo, co-founder, director and head of PR at The Client Media...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Mar 2020

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The Radio Awards announces finalists for special categories

Listener's Choice and Station Manager's Choice finalists along with Bright Star and Hall of Fame inductees announced for The Radio Awards 2020...

25 Mar 2020

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When the term 'crunch time' means more than something in our industry

As per usual (now), it's expected to kick off a content piece like this with, 'we are seeing the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic', etc...

By Sonja Bezuidenhout 25 Mar 2020

The East Coast Radio Big Walk 2020 is postponed
The East Coast Radio Big Walk 2020 is postponed

In light of the honourable President Ramaphosa's 'State of Disaster' announcement banning all large public gatherings the decision has been made to postpone one of KZN's most loved walking events, The East Coast Radio Big Walk...

Issued by East Coast Radio 25 Mar 2020

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Lockdown: why the media provides a critical service in times of crisis

In a time of crisis, the first casualty is accurate, useful and usable information. News offers a service to all South Africans that has never been so important...

By Gayle Edmunds 25 Mar 2020

Audi ad transcends brands
Audi ad transcends brands

I am not going to call this column "advertising in the time of coronavirus" because I will personally try to drown in hand sanitiser the next person who uses the by now cliched phrase stolen from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera...

By Brendan Seery 25 Mar 2020

#AfricanAdShowcase: Rewrite the rules and build a safe society
#AfricanAdShowcase: Rewrite the rules and build a safe society

HeForShe and Standard Bank's 'Rewrite The Rules' commercial by VMLY&R South Africa navigates the topics of gender-based-violence, equality and women's safety in a creative way while adding context.

25 Mar 2020

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The business of brand

Johnny Johnson from TowerStone Leadership Centre discusses stakeholder capitalism which was a hot topic in Davos recently, and how it relates to brand strategy and communication...

By Johnny Johnson 25 Mar 2020

Get to know your audience with real 1st party location data
Get to know your audience with real 1st party location data

Vicinity Media's Visualiser surfaces critical key insights leading to better targeting, audience profiling for clients and allows Vicinity's team of location experts to ensure campaign objectives are always exceeded...

Issued by Vicinity Media 25 Mar 2020

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The Age of Algorithms: How to outsmart the system

Algorithms are often considered as the holy grail of effectiveness in action, but how can brands benefit from a principle so scripted on platforms so agile and emotionally-driven?...

By Zubeida Goolam 25 Mar 2020

Who's who of African arts, media, business and government define new narrative for Africa at Africa No Filter 2020
Who's who of African arts, media, business and government define new narrative for Africa at Africa No Filter 2020

Graca Machel challenges Africans to define their narrative at Africa No Filter...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 25 Mar 2020

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#Covid19: Brands get creative promoting social distancing

Many brands around the world are helping to spread the word and encouraging people to stay home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus...

24 Mar 2020

Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024
Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024

E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

24 Mar 2020

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SA's alcohol industry pledges 40k litres of pure alcohol for sanitiser production

The SA Liquor Brandowners Association, the Beer Association of South Africa and Vinpro have collectively committed to donate 40,000 litres of pure alcohol for the production of sanitisers...

24 Mar 2020

Should you be advertising at the moment... and what sort of content should you be putting out?
Should you be advertising at the moment... and what sort of content should you be putting out?

Should I be advertising now or should I be pulling my spend?

By Daren Poole, Issued by Kantar 24 Mar 2020

Experiential marketing in Covid-19 era
Experiential marketing in Covid-19 era

Coronavirus affecting brands and marketing industry - how to stay relevant...

Issued by Offlimit Communications 24 Mar 2020

Statement from Sekunjalo Investment Holdings
Statement from Sekunjalo Investment Holdings

PIC Report-Sekunjalo: No adverse findings against Sekunjalo, Dr Iqbal Survé or any company that Sekunjalo has invested in...

Issued by Independent Media 24 Mar 2020

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Why Covid-19 is driving creativity

As the old showbiz saying goes, "the show must go on" and for certain artists, brands, awards, and organisations, it certainly has. Here are some insanely creative highlights that are inspiring Monare Matema from DNA Brand Architects to keep the show going...

By Monare Matema 23 Mar 2020

Influencer marketing during coronavirus: Guidelines and SWOT
Influencer marketing during coronavirus: Guidelines and SWOT

Some things will change due to crisis management during coronavirus, but the following guidelines are nevertheless true at all times...

Issued by R-Squared SA 23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: With stringent procedures in place, successful services held
Covid-19: With stringent procedures in place, successful services held

On Sunday 22 March 2020, one week after South Africa was placed in a state of national disaster because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God held a national day of prayer and fasting...

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 23 Mar 2020

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How safe is your brand in the hands of a remote workforce?

Having invested significantly into their brands for years, companies need to put the best interests of their employees and customers at heart but not at the detriment of their brands...

By Paula Sartini 23 Mar 2020

How to make working from home easier in these Covid-19 times
How to make working from home easier in these Covid-19 times

These are my observations about working from home in these very strange times. It's hints and tips if you like; a little listatorial (listicle + tutorial)...

By Lynn Madeley, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 23 Mar 2020

You can go to jail for spreading fake news about Covid-19
You can go to jail for spreading fake news about Covid-19

As the coronavirus (Covid-19) spreads, so does the misinformation. Recently referred to by the WHO as an "infodemic", the volume of information that is both true and false has been communicated across all platforms globally...

23 Mar 2020

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Digital content is meaningless without unique experiences

In the effort to keep up with trends and consumption patterns of always-on consumers, brands and creatives are seemingly more focused on the next wave of digital innovation than on making emotional connections with consumers. Most especially during these trying times amidst the virus...

By Darren Johnston 23 Mar 2020

Filling the skills gap with on-the-job training: i-Fundi's Stefan Lauber explains
Filling the skills gap with on-the-job training: i-Fundi's Stefan Lauber explains

Growing talent from within a company makes sense when considering how difficult it can be to find the right people with the right skills...

Issued by i-Fundi 23 Mar 2020

Behind the scenes of the award-wining SA sci-fi/horror film 'Fried Barry' - Q&A with director Ryan Kruger
Behind the scenes of the award-wining SA sci-fi/horror film 'Fried Barry' - Q&A with director Ryan Kruger

Celebrated music director Ryan Kruger's first full-length feature film, Fried Barry has been winning over both local and international critics and fans alike. We got in touch with director Ryan Kruger to chat inspiration, improvisation and cult followings...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2020

More than just a football club: PT SportSuite joins forces with Hout Bay United FC
More than just a football club: PT SportSuite joins forces with Hout Bay United FC

PT SportSuite is delighted to announce we will be joining forces with Hout Bay United FC (HBUFC), a community-based football club in Cape Town, as their official digital partner...

Issued by Publisher’s Toolbox 23 Mar 2020

Media effectiveness during Covid-19
Media effectiveness during Covid-19

What should advertisers and media owners be considering during these challenging times?

By Jane Ostler, Issued by Kantar 23 Mar 2020

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