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Marketing degree bursary on offer from Abey Mokgwatsane
Marketing degree bursary on offer from Abey Mokgwatsane

The ACA has a vested interest in addressing transformation within the industry and the economic barriers to attaining qualifications in the advertising profession, and is pleased to announce that it has secured funding from well-known industry professional Abey Mokgwatsane, to administer a bursary on his behalf...

6 hours ago

One Silver, one Bronze and two Shortlists for SA at the Gerety Awards
One Silver, one Bronze and two Shortlists for SA at the Gerety Awards

FCB Johannesburg won a Silver for The Phonetic Can, LifeDesign Johannesburg won a Bronze for Wisdom of Life in Health and Havas Johannesburg and VMLY&R Johannesburg both won Shortlist awards respectively for Take This Thread in the Works and Pride...

7 hours ago

New report shows brand leaders face big challenges aligning marketing and comms teams
New report shows brand leaders face big challenges aligning marketing and comms teams

The CMO Council report also addressed how Covid-19 increased the importance to deliver cohesive messaging...

17 Sep 2020

5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of Edgars
5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of Edgars

Approximately 5,200 retail industry jobs will be saved, as Edcon announced this week that the sale of parts of the Edgars business in South Africa to Retailability Ltd has been implemented...

17 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: How local brands can leverage their 'made in SA' status to entice shoppers
#DoBizZA: How local brands can leverage their 'made in SA' status to entice shoppers

Locally sourced products and services comfort consumers, meeting their new needs for hygiene and spreading feel-good stories that celebrate the best of our diverse culture...

By Karin Du Chenne 17 Sep 2020

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8 steps to streamlining your processes and improving customer engagement through marketing automation

Filip von Reiche, senior vice president, Enablement Services at Acceleration, lists eight steps you can take to streamline your business via marketing automation...

By Filip von Reiche 17 Sep 2020

The world's most inclusive subtitles and captioning service provided by persons with disabilities
The world's most inclusive subtitles and captioning service provided by persons with disabilities

The first subtitling company that provides employment exclusively to persons with disabilities has opened its doors in South Africa, from where it plans to grow and support its clients worldwide...

Issued by Waymenel Entertainment 17 Sep 2020

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The rise of cancel culture

Tyrone Van Heerden, head of strategy at Iris, looks into the continuous trend of the cancel culture, the impact that it has on brands and how communications professionals can try and reduce the risk...

By Tyrone Van Heerden 17 Sep 2020

Afda launches new cutting-edge Bachelor of Creative Writing degree course for 2021
Afda launches new cutting-edge Bachelor of Creative Writing degree course for 2021

The new three-year Afda BA Creative Writing programme will be structured to be responsive to this rapidly changing landscape, while offering integrated, rather than isolated creative writing projects...

By Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 17 Sep 2020

Shaping the conversation for women in business - Standard Bank Top Women Awards announces most diverse judging panel yet
Shaping the conversation for women in business - Standard Bank Top Women Awards announces most diverse judging panel yet

Considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the country. The Standard Bank Top Women Awards are in their 17th year and their judging panel reads as a list of who's who of corporate South Africa...

Issued by Topco Media 17 Sep 2020

#VMLYRTheEdge: The time to be more inclusive is now
#VMLYRTheEdge: The time to be more inclusive is now

VMLY&R's global CEO Jon Cook shares his views on what's happening from a diversity, equity and inclusion standpoint...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Sep 2020

Momentum's Charlotte Nsubuga-Mukasa on her journey to success and the audacity to dream big!
Momentum's Charlotte Nsubuga-Mukasa on her journey to success and the audacity to dream big!

Charlotte Nsubuga-Mukasa is the head of consumer brand marketing at Momentum Financial Services and is somewhat of a warrior who yields a powerful arsenal of passion, curiosity, ambition and a strong sense of community...

Issued by MSports Marketing 17 Sep 2020

The one thing all these companies have in common
The one thing all these companies have in common

There is one thing South Africa's leading IT, telecoms, and finance companies have in common - they all partner with MyBroadband...

Issued by MyBroadband 16 Sep 2020

#Newsmaker: Fara Naomi Macias, new head of marketing at GC Aesthetics
#Newsmaker: Fara Naomi Macias, new head of marketing at GC Aesthetics

With her experience in the aesthetic business in the last eight years Fara Naomi Macias has been able to deliver tremendous results by launching the GCA brand in Mexico in 2014 with distributor Grupo Venta Internacional. Here, Macias shares with us more about her career journey and what it took to get to where she is today...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Sep 2020

Liberty announces brand refresh
Liberty announces brand refresh

The Liberty Group has announced its brand refresh and new payoff line, 'In it with you'. Liberty's chief marketing officer Thabang Ramogase tells us more...

16 Sep 2020

#VMLYRTheEdge: Things to consider when looking to expand to African markets
#VMLYRTheEdge: Things to consider when looking to expand to African markets

Dianna Games, chief executive of Africa @ Work shares some important things to consider when looking to do business in the African market...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Sep 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Jacques Du Bruyn, MD at Flume Digital Marketing
#BehindtheMask with... Jacques Du Bruyn, MD at Flume Digital Marketing

This week, we go behind the mask with Jacques Du Bruyn, MD at Flume Digital Marketing...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Sep 2020

Identity and the power of audio to amplify an effective marketing channel
Identity and the power of audio to amplify an effective marketing channel

How do you engage with an audience that is willing to pay to avoid ads altogether...

Issued by 365 Digital 16 Sep 2020

Online business publication launches in vernacular
Online business publication launches in vernacular

The South African media landscape is poised for a major shift today as it welcomes to its fold the first-of-its-kind isiZulu-medium online business publication. Published by Likhanyile Media, the publication is called Umbele, which means the udder...

Issued by Likhanyile 16 Sep 2020

By invitation only: Amazon's new 'Luxury Stores' experience
By invitation only: Amazon's new 'Luxury Stores' experience

Amazon has unveiled a new premium shopping experience on its mobile app, called Luxury Stores, that will focus on both established and emerging luxury fashion and beauty brands...

16 Sep 2020

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Post-millennium viewership and instant culture in broadcasting - adapting to the demands of Gen-Z consumers

Roman Magis, principal director: Video, Advertising and Content for Accenture in Africa, explores how post-millennium viewership and instant culture in broadcasting presents a unique opportunity for content creators in South Africa...

By Roman Magis 16 Sep 2020

Smart Media doubles the power of in-store digital media
Smart Media doubles the power of in-store digital media

In-store advertising specialists Smart Media are proud to announce another in-store digital innovation; the double-sided digital hanging boards...

Issued by Smart Media 16 Sep 2020

Challenger Type - The Missionary
Challenger Type - The Missionary

In an environment that indexes high on unemployment, poor education, gangsterism and drug abuse, hope can be hard to come by. For many, that's the reality of living in the Cape Flats in South Africa's Western Cape...

Issued by eatbigfish 16 Sep 2020

Ipsos launches its new creative assessment solution - Creative|Spark on Ipsos.Digital Platform in South Africa
Ipsos launches its new creative assessment solution - Creative|Spark on Ipsos.Digital Platform in South Africa

Ipsos announces the launch of Creative|Spark, its new online solution to evaluate video creative in South Africa, which enables faster, better creative decisions to deliver business impact...

Issued by Ipsos 15 Sep 2020

Do non-members of the Advertising Regulatory Board have to comply with its code?
Do non-members of the Advertising Regulatory Board have to comply with its code?

The short answer is "no...and yes". Here's the long answer...

By Tammi Pretorius 15 Sep 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Juju's marketing genius
#OrchidsandOnions: Juju's marketing genius

Many marketing and advertising "gurus" seem to view selling products and services as something akin to waging a military campaign; hence the liberal quoting from Sun Tzu, the Chinese general, philosopher and author of the seminal treatise The Art of War...

By Brendan Seery 15 Sep 2020

Xoli Mngambi joins Newzroom Afrika to anchor morning show
Xoli Mngambi joins Newzroom Afrika to anchor morning show

Award-winning television journalist and news anchor Xoli Mngambi will be joining Newzroom Afrika from 1 October 2020 as the host of Newsfeed AM between 9am and midday, from Mondays to Thursdays...

Issued by Newzroom Afrika 15 Sep 2020

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Will robot calls and SMSs for direct marketing purposes become a thing of the past?

Livia Dyer, partner, and Nadine Mather, senior associate, Bowmans explain how PoPIA will impact and potentially change, the parameters of direct marketing...

By Livia Dyer and Nadine Mather 15 Sep 2020

R Squared formally partners with syndicated agencies
R Squared formally partners with syndicated agencies

R Squared announces a formal partnership with industry leaders such as iProspect and Posterscope of the international Dentsu Aegis Network...

Issued by R-Squared SA 15 Sep 2020

TGI: Providing an in-depth understanding of how markets have changed as a result of Covid-19
TGI: Providing an in-depth understanding of how markets have changed as a result of Covid-19

Marketers will have to have a granular understanding of where their target consumers are and whether their marketing investment is effective. Marketing strategies will need to be adapted to accommodate emerging trends and customer demands in the aftermath of the pandemic...

Issued by Ask Afrika 15 Sep 2020

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President Ramaphosa salutes media for Covid-19 coverage

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the South African media for its in-depth coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic, despite the industry itself being confronted by daunting challenges...

15 Sep 2020

Justice Mukheli joins Romance
Justice Mukheli joins Romance

Romance is proud to announce that Justice Mukheli has joined us as a commercials director, and we couldn't be more excited...

Issued by Romance Films 15 Sep 2020

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