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ANA News to scale back SA operations

African News Agency plans expansion across Africa to meet growth demands, but announces downsizing in South Africa...

9 Sep 2019

Vital Health Foods launches revamped digital offering
Vital Health Foods launches revamped digital offering

Vital Health Health Foods is solidifying its position as South Africa's number one vitamin brand with a revitalised digital offering...

Issued by Realm Digital 9 Sep 2019

Rocketseed partnerships grow to bring email branding to Africa
Rocketseed partnerships grow to bring email branding to Africa

Rocketseed is expanding its roots into Africa with a host of new companies joining their successful partnership programme...

Issued by Rocketseed 9 Sep 2019

Hoorah Digital chooses Deltek WorkBook to streamline systems and processes
Hoorah Digital chooses Deltek WorkBook to streamline systems and processes

Silversoft is pleased to announce that Hoorah Digital has chosen Deltek WorkBook, a Best of Suite agency software that has allowed the team to streamline their systems and processes...

Issued by Silversoft 9 Sep 2019

Humans, AI and the constant march of progress
Humans, AI and the constant march of progress

These days we don't have to wait long for reality to catch up with human imagination - advanced technologies and AI have helped human evolution to step up the pace considerably...

Issued by Ads24 6 Sep 2019

Oracle Media has done it yet again! This time they are finalists in the New Generation National Awards 2019
Oracle Media has done it yet again! This time they are finalists in the New Generation National Awards 2019

With over 40 categories, Oracle Media has been positioned in the top 5 in category: The New Gen Small Business of the Year Award, in the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards...

Issued by Oracle Media 6 Sep 2019

Modern Marketing expo kicks off next week
Modern Marketing expo kicks off next week

Are you in the business of helping brands to be seen? To be noticed? To be inspired? Then the Modern Marketing expo is for you...

Issued by Practical Publishing 6 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: How SoloUnion SA's plugging the senior-level agency brain drain
#StartupStory: How SoloUnion SA's plugging the senior-level agency brain drain

When former SA creative Matthew Bull started the SoloUnion talent collaborative in New York, he quickly realised this was just the model SA needed, so he recruited Rob McLennan and Gillian Rightford to lead this industry game-changer. Neither an agency nor a collection of freelancers in the strictest sense of the word, here's how their 'heads without the overheads' sharing economy creative solution works...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Sep 2019

Grid Worldwide partners with Absa at the World Economic Forum
Grid Worldwide partners with Absa at the World Economic Forum

Hosted in Cape Town, this year's World Economic Forum on Africa looks at shaping inclusive growth and shared futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 5 Sep 2019

2019 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards finalists announced
2019 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards finalists announced

The finalists of the 2019 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been announced.

5 Sep 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image credit: SA Government News.
#DearMrPresident: SA calls for Cyril Ramaphosa's response against gender-based violence

South Africa's outrage following the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana continued into Tuesday morning with several more hashtags calling for action against gender-based violence in the country...

By Shereesa Moodley 4 Sep 2019

Barnwell captions this: "Backdrop: The Mother of all Cities."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Mike Barnwell

This week, we go behind the selfie with Mike Barnwell, chief creative officer at HelloFCB+...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Sep 2019

Jon Savage and Jack Parow in the studio. Image credit: Iggy.
#StartupStory: The Eye on truly disruptive digital radio in SA

Jon Savage and Catherine Grenfell created their own radio "station", borne out of the sheer frustration for commercial radio and its confines. Now in its third year, they are starting to unleash its full potential...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Sep 2019

AfriGIS welcomes new chairperson
AfriGIS welcomes new chairperson

AfriGIS takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Thabo Seopa as its chairperson...

Issued by AfriGIS 3 Sep 2019

Free online marketing: The ultimate DIY guide - part 1 of 4
Free online marketing: The ultimate DIY guide - part 1 of 4

Generating leads for your website doesn't have to cost money. That's right: "free online marketing" exists. But make no mistake, while it may not cost you money, it will cost you time...

By Jenaré Hardcastle, Issued by The Web Shack 3 Sep 2019

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#AmINext is not a hashtag, it's the reality of life as a woman in South Africa

Late last week, South Africa was harbouring hope of finding missing 18-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana...

By Andy Walker 3 Sep 2019

Slide from Bagley's presentation.
Click this! Email marketing myths, debunked!

Jason Bagley, CEO of Firing Squad, presented Meltwater's August 2019 webinar, on how to win at email marketing. Here's why this digital marketing dinosaur is still relevant today, along with an overview of Bagley's top five email marketing myths debunked...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Sep 2019

Primedia Outdoor proud media partner of Fourways Mall
Primedia Outdoor proud media partner of Fourways Mall

Primedia Outdoor is proud to be the media partner of Fourways Mall who unveiled its newly renovated and expanded mall in the heart of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg last week...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 3 Sep 2019

MTA expert, Joel Rubinson at the MMA SA's recent Thought Leadership Event, The Future of Attribution.
MTA expert Joel Rubinson on the future of attribution

The Mobile Marketing Association of SA's (MMA SA) recent thought leadership event, The Future of Attribution, focused on MTA with guest speaker, Joel Rubinson...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Sep 2019

Panellists at the IAB Insight Series, Episode 9: Benchmarking Digital Excellence - Work that Wins in Digital (L to r) Jarred Cinman, CEO VMLYR; Paula Hulley, IAB South Africa CEO; Ricky Hendricks, digital marketing manager Tencent Africa; Emma Carpenter, group design director Fjord (Accenture); Siyabonga Africa, South Africa Media Innovation Programme and Nomacala Mpeta, head of learning Digify.
IAB Insight Series: Benchmarking for success

As open source becomes more prolific, benchmarking will become more important...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Sep 2019

Why digital marketing sets women in business apart
Why digital marketing sets women in business apart

In South Africa, despite a move towards gender equality there is still a huge disparity between men and women in the workplace. However, the way in which this gap can be crossed is by using digital marketing...

Issued by Digital School of Marketing 2 Sep 2019

Image credit: Fikret tozak on Unsplash.
5 mistakes grown-up brand blogs shouldn't make

Here are five mistakes even grown-up brand blogs make...

By Louisa Douwes Dekker 2 Sep 2019

#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative
#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative

One of the most interesting sessions of the DStv Seminar of Creativity at #Loeries2019 creative week touched on the difference between inherent and acquired diversity. But many gloss over these terms as business jargon and don't even know which is which, and why both are valuable to your creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: Ally Nezar says 'fintech was a natural fit'
#WomensMonth: Ally Nezar says 'fintech was a natural fit'

Ally Nezar is the marketing executive for Sureswipe, an independent card payment acceptance company in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

365 Digital and OLX join forces to drive better results for advertisers
365 Digital and OLX join forces to drive better results for advertisers

365 Digital and OLX, one of the world's leading classifieds sites, have announced a partnership whereby 365 Digital will represent OLX's premium and programmatic media sales exclusively...

Issued by 365 Digital 29 Aug 2019

The Next Brand Ambassador judges (L-R), Odette van der Haar, Nandi Madida and Sylvester Chauke. Image supplied.
Publicis Africa appoints pioneer Odette van der Haar as MD

Publicis Africa has announced that industry heavyweight Odette van der Haar will be joining the agency as MD, strengthening the management team and building on the group's recent growth and successes...

29 Aug 2019

Empowering news organisations through technological innovation
Empowering news organisations through technological innovation

Google launched the Google News Initiative, followed by the GNI Innovation Challenge to aid publishers in Africa transition to digital. We speak to Google's Mich Atagana about the initiative...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2019

DV360's new reporting UI allows clients to drive better agency performance
DV360's new reporting UI allows clients to drive better agency performance

In recent months Google has given clients a less intimidating UI and new way to make sure their agencies are working correctly, as well as spending budgets correctly...

By Simon Orgill, Issued by incuBeta 28 Aug 2019

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How to avoid online campaign disasters

Here are five tips on how brands can avoid digital and overall campaign blunders...

By Madelain Roscher 28 Aug 2019

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