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  • Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
    Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
    While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears, the Cape Town market continues to march to its own drum according to Lorraine-Marie Dellbridge, rental manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs, False Bay and Noordhoek.
  • Pierre Van Tonder
    RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder
    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening, 9 May.
  • Kaya 959 appoints Sibongile Mtyali as its new managing director
    Kaya 959 appoints Sibongile Mtyali as its new managing director
    The Kaya 959 board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sibongile Mtyali as the new Kaya 959 managing director effective 1 June 2021. Mtyali replaces former managing director who stepped down from his position in December 2020. Issued by KAYA 959
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Part 1: Transformation in action; a Dentsu story
Part 1: Transformation in action; a Dentsu story

Over the last 10 years at Dentsu, we have grown from 40 to 1,500 people regionally as well as expanding our regional footprint into 10 market startups resulting in over 33 affiliate local partners on the African continent...

Issued by Dentsu 3 May 2021

Sihamba Ngo Layini
Sihamba Ngo Layini

"When reviewing our performance over the past year in considering the on-air lineup for 2021-2022, the analogy of 'If it's not broken, why fix it?' was appropriate," says Mimi Kesaris, head of programming at Gagasi FM...

Issued by Gagasi FM 3 May 2021

Workbench starts a new tradition with a new look
Workbench starts a new tradition with a new look

One of Sean van der Westhuizen's first tasks as Workbench's new creative director, was to refresh the agency's corporate identity...

Issued by Workbench 3 May 2021

TPW: Responding to turbulence with courage, agility
TPW: Responding to turbulence with courage, agility

With a small but robust infrastructure that enables TPW to exceed expectations across a variety of industries and organisations, TPW continues to provide exceptional leadership...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 3 May 2021

Finding a voice artist just got a lot simpler
Finding a voice artist just got a lot simpler

VoiceMe.co.za is a newly developed voice artist database for voice seekers, voice artists, talent agents and recording studios alike...

Issued by Bigmouth Studios 3 May 2021

British and Irish Lions Tour a protected event - ambush marketers banned
British and Irish Lions Tour a protected event - ambush marketers banned

On 28 April 2021, Trade Minister Ebrahim Patel, advertised a Final Notice in the Government Gazette designating the British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour as a 'protected event'...

By Janine Hollesen 30 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Travis Coppin of Food Lover's Market
#BehindtheBrandManager: Travis Coppin of Food Lover's Market

Managing executive for marketing and buying Travis Coppin fills us in on the Food Lover's brand strategy, and what it takes to survive and thrive in the competitive grocery retail business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Apr 2021

Converse launches Renew Labs to spruce up pre-loved All Stars
Converse launches Renew Labs to spruce up pre-loved All Stars

In a bid to fuel sustainable innovation and extend the lifecycle of products, Converse has introduced Renew Labs to refresh customers' previously-worn All Stars...

30 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Cassandra Wingrove heading up sales at Mickey Llew's Australian office
#Newsmaker: Cassandra Wingrove heading up sales at Mickey Llew's Australian office

Performance marketing and SEO agency Mickey Llew recently appointed Cassandra Wingrove to lead growth and development at its Australian office...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Apr 2021

The Nedbank IMC puts spotlight on scarce skills through bursary programme
The Nedbank IMC puts spotlight on scarce skills through bursary programme

Nedbank IMC is offering a 50% discounted ticket price to students. The 2021 IMC bursary scheme is also encouraging potential young talent into the world of marketing...

Issued by IMC Conference 30 Apr 2021

Insightopedia: Why the British and Irish Lions Tour needs fans
Insightopedia: Why the British and Irish Lions Tour needs fans

As we prepare to welcome the British and Irish Lions to South Africa, here's a look at the full ramifications around this year's British and Irish Lions Tour...

By Seseki Itsweng, Issued by Openfield 30 Apr 2021

An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...
An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...

The Best Documentary Feature gong for My Octopus Teacher at this year's Academy Awards has been seen by many critics as the type of underdog story Oscar loves. The film, directed by Pippa Erlich and James Reed, was - like the other South African-themed documentary to wow the Oscars, Searching for Sugarman - the feel-good choice.

By Liani Maasdorp and Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk 30 Apr 2021

Wunderman Thompson launches Regeneration Rising: Sustainable Futures
Wunderman Thompson launches Regeneration Rising: Sustainable Futures

Wunderman Thompson's new original futures report delves into regeneration and more, featuring interviews with key opinion and thought leaders in the sustainability space...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 30 Apr 2021

Applications now open for Basa supporting grants
Applications now open for Basa supporting grants

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa) invites arts projects that have received business sponsorship to apply for a supporting grant...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 29 Apr 2021

The little big agency of big, bold dreamers - making the move to new premises
The little big agency of big, bold dreamers - making the move to new premises

If Covid-19 has taught us anything this past year, it is that businesses are not exempt from the fundamentals of nature...

Issued by Wetpaint 29 Apr 2021

MultiChoice's Showmax invests in African content for growth
MultiChoice's Showmax invests in African content for growth

NAIROBI, Kenya - MultiChoice's online streaming platform Showmax is investing in producing its own local content for African audiences as it competes for their attention against Netflix on the continent, a senior executive told Reuters...

By Omar Mohammed 29 Apr 2021

All the 2021 Safta nominees
All the 2021 Safta nominees

The nominees for the 15th South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) have just been announced.

29 Apr 2021

Mornings with Mack: A new dawn at Jacaranda FM
Mornings with Mack: A new dawn at Jacaranda FM

Jacaranda FM is tweaking its lineup to accommodate new radio listener patterns. The station will kick off early morning listening with Mornings with Mack on Monday, 3 May 2021...

Issued by Jacaranda FM 29 Apr 2021

Optimising customer experience: it all starts with the data
Optimising customer experience: it all starts with the data

Optimising customer experience by leveraging emerging and new technology results in a host of positive spin-offs for businesses but it must be approached in a methodical and strategic manner...

By Wynand Smit 29 Apr 2021

RIP Nadia Goetham
RIP Nadia Goetham

Publisher Nadia Goetham died of a Covid-19 medical condition at age 46 on Sunday, 25 April...

29 Apr 2021

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Agency Scope Insights: How client-agency relationships in Brazil and China compare

Brazil and China show some similarities and huge differences when analysing marketers' investment in communications and clients' relationships with agencies and other partners...

By Johanna McDowell 29 Apr 2021

FMCG advertising trends report across South Africa's leading brands
FMCG advertising trends report across South Africa's leading brands

Ornico has now compiled a free-to-download report on this segment, exploring advertising trends, new creative executions, developments and spending patterns...

Issued by Ornico 29 Apr 2021

Grey Group ranked #1 in creative effectiveness
Grey Group ranked #1 in creative effectiveness

The recent Warc rankings titled 'The Health of Creativity' positioned Grey Group as number one in creative effectiveness...

Issued by Grey Africa 29 Apr 2021

Media Brokerage Africa spearheads pan-African broadcast media solutions
Media Brokerage Africa spearheads pan-African broadcast media solutions

"It is no longer just about selling media platforms, but more about addressing the marketing objective of our clients," says Colman Murray, Media Brokerage Africa founder and MD...

Issued by Media Brokerage Africa 29 Apr 2021

Binge Skemerdans: "The type of storytelling that South Africans have longed for"
Binge Skemerdans: "The type of storytelling that South Africans have longed for"

All 13 episodes of Skemerdans, a Cape Flats neo-noir murder mystery, are now available to binge on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 28 Apr 2021

How GQ South Africa used the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G smartphone to shoot its dynamic dual covers
How GQ South Africa used the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G smartphone to shoot its dynamic dual covers

For its May/June issues, GQ South Africa used the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G to shoot and edit everything from the cover, the fashion pages, video clips and the behind-the-scenes video...

Issued by Samsung South Africa 28 Apr 2021

2021 Bookmarks Awards Jury share insights on state of digital
2021 Bookmarks Awards Jury share insights on state of digital

In the run up to the 13th annual Bookmarks Awards "Moving the Industry Forward" - powered by the IAB SA - our eight jury chairs have shared their insights into the state of digital today...

Issued by IAB South Africa 28 Apr 2021

What analysing 10 billion emails shows business leaders
What analysing 10 billion emails shows business leaders

According to the Everlytic 2020 Email Marketing Benchmarks report, email subscribers who have been opening their messages have been more engaged with the content than ever...

By JD Engelbrecht, Issued by Everlytic 28 Apr 2021

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3 ways to reinvent retail customer engagement in a post-Covid world

As the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to shopping online, retailers have had to re-imagine how they do business in a new digital world...

By Robbie Kearns 28 Apr 2021

Q&A with SA director Michael Matthews on Oscar-nominated film Love and Monsters
Q&A with SA director Michael Matthews on Oscar-nominated film Love and Monsters

South African film director Michael Matthews has garnered an Oscar nomination for the Hollywood film Love and Monsters, a mind-blowing apocalyptic adventure that has been described as 'one of the best surprises of 2020'. The film was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 93rd Academy Awards, which was held in Los Angeles on 25 April 2021.

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Apr 2021

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