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Hollard is South Africa's largest privately-owned insurance group and provides provides short-term and life insurance as well as investment products to a diverse customer base, including individual consumers, commercial entities and corporate clients. Our purpose is to enable more people to create and secure a better future.

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Brands need to reposition as customers form new, more digital habits

Doing things differently in this crisis means doing things digitally...

By Grant Lapping 14 hours ago

#StartupStory: Being distinct in advertising now demands being not just brave, but fierce
#StartupStory: Being distinct in advertising now demands being not just brave, but fierce

Fierce is a new model of creative and technical delivery targeting international clients seeking creative and technical expertise from a cost-effective market...

By Jessica Tennant 11 hours ago

Build a WhatsApp bot in hours with no coding needed
Build a WhatsApp bot in hours with no coding needed

Building a WhatsApp bot couldn't be easier! No developer needed, drag, drop and let your bot do the rest. Use rich media and automations creating an amazing experience for customers!..

By Derek Nel, Issued by 8bitstudio 22 May 2020

3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdown
3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdown

SA might never be able to 'go back to normal', especially in terms of retail which currently contributes 15% of South Africa's GDP...

By Semona Pillay 22 May 2020

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7 simple laws to using "Zoom" calls

It is somewhat disappointing that the government have not legislated behavior on "Zoom" calls...

By Howard Feldman 22 May 2020

Red & Yellow offers free aptitude test to unemployed digital marketers
Red & Yellow offers free aptitude test to unemployed digital marketers

To assist South Africans affected by the coronavirus, Red & Yellow Creative School of Business is donating R2m worth of digital marketing certifications, specifically its Digital Marketing Aptitude Test (DMAT) to 1,000 unemployed South Africans that want to prove their worth in the job market...

By Jessica Tennant 22 May 2020

NYF AME Awards announces 2020 winners
NYF AME Awards announces 2020 winners

New York Festivals AME Awards has announced the 2020 award winners, with AMVBBDO UK earning AME Best of Show and Regional Platinum - Europe...

22 May 2020

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ADC 99th Annual Awards Week: 68 Cube winners in Motion/Film/Gaming Craft and Publication Design

A total of 68 Cubes were presented in Motion/Film/Gaming Craft and Publication Design on the fourth day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards...

21 May 2020

Once upon a time... then suddenly...
Once upon a time... then suddenly...

It's been a wild ride for the experiential industry so far, but we're still here. And we've learnt a few lessons as we navigate this new virtual world that events and experiences have migrated to...

Issued by VWV 21 May 2020

D&AD Awards: 2020 Impact, Side Hustle & Film Craft shortlist - SA's The Odd Number makes the cut
D&AD Awards: 2020 Impact, Side Hustle & Film Craft shortlist - SA's The Odd Number makes the cut

SA's The Odd Number has been shortlisted in the Sound Design & Use of Music / Audio Composition category...

21 May 2020

Andrea Savage's comedy, I'm Sorry, is the couch therapy you need right now
Andrea Savage's comedy, I'm Sorry, is the couch therapy you need right now

Season 2 of I'm Sorry is now streaming first on Showmax, just in time for all of us who feel like we either need to laugh or cry right now...

Issued by Showmax 21 May 2020

Primedia Outdoor supports #SendingLove - the world's largest user-generated digital out-of-home campaign
Primedia Outdoor supports #SendingLove - the world's largest user-generated digital out-of-home campaign

User-generated messages of love and unity are being displayed on digital out of home screens worldwide with social media amplification ensuring the messages are seen by millions - at home...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 21 May 2020

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SA marketers fostering meaningful customer relationships beyond first purchase [report]

Salesforce has released its sixth annual State of Marketing report, including South African data for the first time. The report shows that, locally, marketers are at the forefront, with 76% in South Africa leading customer experience initiatives across their companies...

21 May 2020

Welcome to the latest Monty Python fiasco
Welcome to the latest Monty Python fiasco

The advertising industry is in big trouble. It seems to be on a suicide mission assisted by those young people with pimples who think they know best but who, in fact, know little about calculating reach and frequency and other analyses and ably assisted of course by our Military Junta...

By Chris Brewer 21 May 2020

Facebook adds Messenger Rooms to WhatsApp in the latest beta
Facebook adds Messenger Rooms to WhatsApp in the latest beta

Just last week Facebook started rolling out its Messenger Rooms group call service to users of the eponymous chat app...

By Andy Walker 21 May 2020

Challenger Type - The Irreverent Maverick
Challenger Type - The Irreverent Maverick

Witty brand communication that consistently attacks the comfort of the same-old-same-old, is a hallmark of an Irreverent Maverick...

Issued by eatbigfish 21 May 2020

Viu South Africa announces Viu Premium payments now available through MTN
Viu South Africa announces Viu Premium payments now available through MTN

Viu South Africa has teamed up with MTN South Africa to offer MTN Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) on its app for Viu Premium payments...

Issued by Viu 21 May 2020

Judges announced for 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards
Judges announced for 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards

The judges for the 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards have been announced...

21 May 2020

2020 2.0, the new normal and what's next for brands [Part 2]
2020 2.0, the new normal and what's next for brands [Part 2]

"It feels like we started this year in January with huge excitement and goals. Kids went back to school, we got on with work and before we knew it, we kind of had to stop again and our path has completely altered. So, really, it's about what's next and how we reboot and get back into 2020, our 2020 2.0..." - Diana Springer, head of strategy at Black & White, an M&C Saatchi Company...

By Jessica Tennant 21 May 2020

GfK research: Lockdown gives South Africa's online consumers an opportunity to prioritise what really matters
GfK research: Lockdown gives South Africa's online consumers an opportunity to prioritise what really matters

The Covid-19 outbreak looks set to further deepen and accelerate a well-established trend towards 'cocooning' in South Africa as families stay home to keep safe and make better use of their finances...

Issued by GfK South Africa 21 May 2020

Location Bank releases industry leading insights and ROI dashboard
Location Bank releases industry leading insights and ROI dashboard

Location Bank recently announced the release of an integrated Rank Tracking and ROI dashboard within their proprietary location management platform...

Issued by Location Bank 21 May 2020

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A moment of reckoning for business

As the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts lives and damages economies, society is looking to big business for leadership and solutions. So far, however, the private sector has not lived up to expectations, Edelman's most recent Trust Barometer data shows...

By Jordan Rittenberry 21 May 2020

Ford appoints Londeka Mkhize as new social media lead
Ford appoints Londeka Mkhize as new social media lead

Ford Motor Company has named Londeka Mkhize its new social media lead for South Africa...

21 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

Media coverage points to Level 3 lockdown preparations
Media coverage points to Level 3 lockdown preparations

This week's media coverage analysis suggests that ministers, business and various parts of society are preparing for relaxed Level 3 lockdown restrictions, which all hinges on readiness at provincial and community level...

21 May 2020

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ADC 99th Annual Awards Week: 38 Cube winners in Packaging Design, Product Design and Typography

A total of 38 Cube winners were announced in Packaging Design, Product Design and Typography on the third day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards...

20 May 2020

Kevin Kruger
Path to business success: Swift agility and innovation in Covid-19

Bill Gates rightly stated that "success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent." This is no truer than in today's world of business un-usual...

By Kevin Kruger, Issued by BMi Research 20 May 2020

In a South African radio first - Hot 91.9FM Locks 'n Loads its airtime
In a South African radio first - Hot 91.9FM Locks 'n Loads its airtime

Hot 91.9FM's new online buying platform, Lock 'n Load, has been tailormade for the exclusive benefit of small businesses that have reopened or are reopening as the lockdown eases and need their brand to be top of mind now...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 20 May 2020

R5m advertising support fund for SME's launched by Tractor Outdoor
R5m advertising support fund for SME's launched by Tractor Outdoor

Tractor has launched an advertising fund to offer support to South Africa's SME's most severely affected by the Covid-19 crisis...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 20 May 2020

Not ready...? Get set, go!
Not ready...? Get set, go!

There's no set Africa 'recovery playbook'. Our experts at Kantar have curated a set of insights which will surely help one see opportunities that the Covid-19 crisis, as other common crises, bring to brands, businesses and society at large...

By Ndeye Diagne, Issued by Kantar 20 May 2020

A day in the lockdown life of Meta Media group MD Kagiso Musi
A day in the lockdown life of Meta Media group MD Kagiso Musi

Group MD of Meta Media, Kagiso Musi's account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, part of a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens...

By Jessica Tennant 20 May 2020

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Building a brand during times of crises

In today's highly challenging times, organisations across the board are searching for ways to streamline business operations, lower costs, and effectively do more with a lot less. Many companies are looking to cut cost in order to survive, and too often, marketing and brand awareness are the casualties...

By Jacqueline Boulos Mayer 20 May 2020

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