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#BehindtheSelfie with... Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber Shandwick
#BehindtheSelfie with... Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber Shandwick

This week, we go behind the selfie with Tankiso Motsoeneng, junior associate: media relations at Weber Shandwick...

By Jessica Tennant 11 hours ago

Essential marketing during Covid-19
Essential marketing during Covid-19

Social Places' product suites - GoListings, GoReview, GoAds and GoSocial - all work in unison to provide multi-location franchise brands with a holistic solution to manage their online presence through the use of a single login...

14 hours ago

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CX from a millennial perspective

To engage with millennials brands must weave seamless experiences across digital platforms and multiple channels...

By Pieter De Villiers 2 Apr 2020

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The printer market will suffer for two years but will recover

Chris de Beer, Africa regional manager at infoSource comments on how the print industry, like every other industry around the world, is going to be hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chris de Beer 2 Apr 2020

Deirdre King named Managing Director of Jacaranda FM
Deirdre King named Managing Director of Jacaranda FM

Kagiso Media Radio has announced the appointment of Deirdre King as the new Managing Director of Jacaranda FM...

Issued by Jacaranda FM 2 Apr 2020

Winners announced for Winemag Label Design Awards 2020
Winners announced for Winemag Label Design Awards 2020

The winners of Winemag.co.za's Label Design Awards for 2020 have been revealed, with three gold awards allocated for wine, and two each for beer and spirits...

2 Apr 2020

Agency Scope Insights: Creative agencies to watch
Agency Scope Insights: Creative agencies to watch

Following the Agency Scope study conducted late in 2019 and with results presented early this year, Scopen has announced its creative agencies to watch and follow in South Africa...

By Johanna McDowell 2 Apr 2020

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#Newsmaker: FCB Joburg's Suhana Gordhan on her promotion and thoughts around the coronavirus

Suhana Gordhan tells us about her promotion to executive creative director at FCB Joburg, how the agency is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and that what excites her is that in this time of crisis, the world is turning to creativity...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Apr 2020

Former Primedia CEO Stan Katz at the Radio Today studios in Belair Shopping Centre, Northriding | Photographer: Michel Bega
[Radio & Podcasts] SA radio legend Stan Katz still voicing his opinion

South African broadcaster, Stan Katz is still on radio today and about to launch an online course in radio sales...

By Brendan Seery 2 Apr 2020

AdChat and RebelRebel join forces to bring conversational advertising to the South African market
AdChat and RebelRebel join forces to bring conversational advertising to the South African market

RebelRebel is ready to bring yet another innovative concept to brands and agencies in the ZA space...

Issued by RebelRebel 2 Apr 2020

#Covid-19: Communicating trust in uncertain times
#Covid-19: Communicating trust in uncertain times

Our natural instinct is to reassure those affected in a crisis. However, over-reassuring does not build confidence. Nowhere in the world do people feel reassured that the Coronavirus is under control. Neeran Naidoo takes stock of communicating in a crisis...

By Neeran Naidoo, Issued by Hewers 2 Apr 2020

#Covid19: A global crisis requires courage
#Covid19: A global crisis requires courage

In this milieu, we have an important function to fulfil. Like generals in a war, it's our responsibility to rally the troops, lead and provide support with messages of courage, hope and love...

By Marie Yossava, Issued by Grapevine Communications 2 Apr 2020

The future ain't what it used to be
The future ain't what it used to be

While contingency planning is a structured approach put in place to deal with a sudden or drastic turn of events (such as the Covid-19 lockdown), scenario planning is the way companies think about the future and anticipate gradual change...

Issued by Pyrotec 2 Apr 2020

Double the horror as fresh blood comes to Showmax
Double the horror as fresh blood comes to Showmax

Two freaky new South African horror movies have just descended on Showmax: Jaco Bouwer's Rage and Beer Adriaanse's Parable...

Issued by MultiChoice Connected Video 2 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Could remote working help retail re-evaluate its agenda?
Covid-19: Could remote working help retail re-evaluate its agenda?

We are living through dark times but it is important to try to stay positive; and the situation may well be giving many companies the chance to take stock of the future...

1 Apr 2020

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Spend your lockdown skilling up

Being homebound is our reality for the foreseeable future, but it doesn't have to spell disaster for your income says Jacqueline Raw, owner and founder of marketing consultancy, Ycagel...

By Jacqueline Raw 1 Apr 2020

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It is not business as usual, but it is still doing business!

Samantha Hogg, owner and managing director of GinjaNinjaPR writes why communication is critical to business survival during Covid-19...

By Samantha Hogg 1 Apr 2020

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Remaining relevant to clients in the time of lockdown

In a time of business unusual, how do marketing agencies remain relevant to their clients? Lauren Crooks, lead strategist of Coalition Communications shares insights on the topic...

By Lauren Crooks 1 Apr 2020

TrendER monthly report - April 2020
TrendER monthly report - April 2020

The TrendER analysts constantly conduct research in finding the human element to current trends and relate these insights to effective marketing strategies...

Issued by TrendER 1 Apr 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Cindy Ann Diamond, group sales director at Mediamark
#BehindtheSelfie with... Cindy Ann Diamond, group sales director at Mediamark

This week, we go behind the selfie with Cindy Ann Diamond, group sales director at Mediamark...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Apr 2020

Corporate communication - Creating connected employees, one story at a time
Corporate communication - Creating connected employees, one story at a time

Brands spend a lot of their time and budget getting to know their customers, and rightly so. Unfortunately, they seldom put the same effort into the way they connect with their employees...

Issued by GO Content Lab 1 Apr 2020

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Brands and retailers have not yet closed the gap between consumer insight and shopper action - report

New CMO Council study finds 81% of marketers feel challenged to meet consumer expectations for personalised engagement...

1 Apr 2020

".za" websites required to link to government Covid-19 portal
".za" websites required to link to government Covid-19 portal

As per Government regulations, all websites that end in ".za" are required to link to the Department of Health's Covid-19 portal, www.sacoronavirus.co.za...

1 Apr 2020

Free Covid-19 monitoring tool for businesses
Free Covid-19 monitoring tool for businesses

The Social Collective has created a free platform to assist South African companies more accurately track indicators of Covid-19 at the workplace...

1 Apr 2020

How SA consumer behaviour is changing in the Covid-19 world
How SA consumer behaviour is changing in the Covid-19 world

It seems like the script for an apocalyptic movie, but none of us will even be venturing into cinemas - until much later in 2020, at least - as much of the world as we know it is in lockdown. Here's how the #lockdown is affecting brand and consumer behaviour alike within our borders...

Issued by Kantar 1 Apr 2020

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4 ways brands should switch up their social media during Covid-19

Social distancing doesn't mean you have to become anti-social. If anything, brands should be more social than ever before. But it's how they do it, that counts, writes Natalie Pool, head of social at VMLY&R South Africa...

By Natalie Pool 1 Apr 2020

ATM and POS transactions sink to record lows during lockdown
ATM and POS transactions sink to record lows during lockdown

By Sunday, 29 March, only 1.2 million transactions at ATMs and stores were recorded...

1 Apr 2020

Hot 91.9FM and NSBC bring you Small Business Relief weekdays on Mansfield in the Morning
Hot 91.9FM and NSBC bring you Small Business Relief weekdays on Mansfield in the Morning

We have engaged with Mike Anderson and the amazing team from the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) to help roll out a Covid-19 business relief plan in the form of a relief centre...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 1 Apr 2020

Why your digital marketing strategy needs to be aligned with your business strategy
Why your digital marketing strategy needs to be aligned with your business strategy

It's become necessary for businesses to get up to speed with best practice digital marketing techniques so that they reach their audience where they are at in the digital space...

Issued by Digital School of Marketing 1 Apr 2020

Truth is stranger than fiction in documentary Three Identical Strangers
Truth is stranger than fiction in documentary Three Identical Strangers

What if you had a secret sibling you never knew existed? What if you had two? The much-talked-about documentary movie, Three Identical Strangers, now streaming on Showmax, poses these questions and many more...

Issued by MultiChoice Connected Video 31 Mar 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Unity against Covid-19
#OrchidsandOnions: Unity against Covid-19

There's nothing like a good crisis to bring out the best in brands ... and a number of our household name companies stepped up this week to throw their weight behind President Cyril Ramaphosa's plea for people to stay at home...

By Brendan Seery 31 Mar 2020

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The world of digital media is set to change

Jarred Mailer-Lyons, head of digital at The MediaShop says that we're moving into a world where the boundaries of physical and digital are becoming blurred...

By Jarred Mailer-Lyons 31 Mar 2020

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