Profile of a modern agency strategist
Profile of a modern agency strategist

Devin Ross from Arc discusses how the strategist role can reinvent itself going forward, to add real value to clients and to be a cog in the process of creating great and effective creative work...

By Devin Ross 1 day ago

Kantar's AI 'man loves machine' talk.
Why AI should means 'man loves machine', not 'man vs machine'

Introduced by Karin Du Chenne, CEO for Insights at Kantar, their latest free talk on why man and machine should be best friends, not enemies, emphasised the fact that we shouldn't fear machines 'taking our jobs' - while none of our jobs will be unaffected by AI, it'll be a case of working with each other, not against each other. Here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Transformation: Challenging the status quo
Transformation: Challenging the status quo

With the current focus around transformation within the advertising and communications sectors, it is apparent that we need a complete paradigm shift around the transformational process...

By Leon Marinus 1 day ago

Jose Dos Santos steps down as CEO of Cell C
Jose Dos Santos steps down as CEO of Cell C

The Board of Cell C has announced that Jose Dos Santos will step down as Cell C's chief executive officer...

1 day ago

Ntombi Mhangwani, Africa Director for Integrated Marketing and Communications at Accenture.
Using digital to personalise customer services in Africa

Digitalisation has led to customers having an overwhelming number of choices in purchasing choices, brand selections and everything they do...

By Ntombi Mhangwani 1 day ago

The One Club announces date for Portfolio Night 2019
The One Club announces date for Portfolio Night 2019

The One Club for Creativity has announced that Portfolio Night will take place on 22 May this year...

1 day ago

Boost sales with omnichannel retail in 3 simple steps
Boost sales with omnichannel retail in 3 simple steps

It is no secret that local retailers are having a torrid time. The economy remains in the doldrums with investors and consumers spooked by debilitating load shedding, ongoing job cuts and a volatile political environment...

By Gareth Hawkey 1 day ago

China's Silent Winter and SA's Five Fingers for Marseilles lead 2019 RapidLion Awards nominations
China's Silent Winter and SA's Five Fingers for Marseilles lead 2019 RapidLion Awards nominations

The RapidLion Awards are set to make a return at this year's instalment of the RapidLion South African International Film Festival...

2 days ago

Thought leadership: An integral part of the modern PR plan
Thought leadership: An integral part of the modern PR plan

While companies compete for headspace in a noisy and crowded environment, thought leadership as a tried and trusted PR tactic is coming into its own in the South African media space...

By Louise Hunt 2 days ago

#FutureFit Yourself: 11 principles of connected marketing
#FutureFit Yourself: 11 principles of connected marketing

Serving the connected individual requires a different approach; one that focuses on creating connected brands. These connected brands will be created by The Connected Marketer...

2 days ago

Boersch on stage.
Getting brandalytical with global brand strategist Nadia Boersch

Nadia Boersch, director of the Global Woman Club Vienna, and CEO of Brandalytical, shares her keys to success when 'big bang' branding and relaunching a brand...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Berni Searle is the 2019 National Arts Festival featured artist
Berni Searle is the 2019 National Arts Festival featured artist

Cape Town-based visual artist Berni Searle is this year's National Arts Festival featured artist...

2 days ago

L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI
L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI

French beauty giant L'Oréal has launched a digital skin diagnostic based on people's selfies...

2 days ago

Has "PR" become a dirty word?
Has "PR" become a dirty word?

Even its practitioners don't seem to like it...

By Robert Gentle 2 days ago

Amy Kleinhans-Curd on her entrepreneurial gifts from Madiba and other 'giants'
Amy Kleinhans-Curd on her entrepreneurial gifts from Madiba and other 'giants'

On Wednesday, 20 February, Miss SA 1992 and philanthropic businesswoman Amy Kleinhans-Curd was the Red & Yellow School's lunchtime lecturer. She shared her personal journey and three insights from Madiba and other 'giants' at her table that this country - particularly local businesses and entrepreneurs - can't do without...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris’ CCO Peter Gabriel Khoury is current SA Creative Circle chairman and set to lead seven top creatives from SA on juries for The One Club’s One Show 2019 and ADC 98th Annual Awards.
Last chance to join the SA stars set to shine at the One Show 2019 and ADC 98th Annual Awards!

You have but hours left to get your best creative work in front of a contingent of creative leaders from SA, who will serve on juries at The One Club for Creativity's One Show 2019 and ADC 98th Annual Awards, to be led by Creative Circle SA chairperson Peter Khoury, CCO at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, who will judge entries in The One Show Integrated discipline - the absolute final deadline is Friday, 22 February, 2019...

3 days ago

TheConversation.com
How metrics are changing editorial decisions in African newsrooms

Newsrooms in Africa, like their counterparts around the world, are embracing new media tools like analytics or editorial metrics to aid in the editorial decision-making process...

By Dr Admire Mare and Dumisani Moyo 3 days ago

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations...

3 days ago

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE, Camilla Clerke is the creative director at digital agency Hellocomputer and Bronwen Rautenbach, founder and creative partner at Sunshinegun.
Three SA creatives chosen to serve on 2019 Dubai Lynx jury

Three South African creatives have been selected to serve on the jury for international advertising awards competition Dubai Lynx 2019...

3 days ago

Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel
Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel

Chanel has named Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld's closest collaborator for more than 30 years, as the company's new creative director, after Lagerfeld passed away in Paris this week...

3 days ago

Marketing SA Inc
Marketing SA Inc

Forget marketing South Africa to foreign investors. The campaign promoting SA Inc needs to begin with the marketing of the country to South Africans...

By Howard Feldman 3 days ago

Schimmel says, “This turned out to be much harder than expected...”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Gail Schimmel

This week we go behind the selfie with Gail Schimmel, CEO of the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB), and writer...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

The digital headaches of a franchise marketing team
The digital headaches of a franchise marketing team

JG Bezuidenhout has compiled a list of my top 5 tools that can help control and regulate franchisees marketing with minimum friction...

By JG Bezuidenhout 19 Feb 2019

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies

Celebrated fashion designer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85...

19 Feb 2019

Screen grab from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: Investec taps into our angst

The Onion this week - for marketing stupidity and, more specifically, ignoring the Telkom brand warning signs - goes to... me...

By Brendan Seery 19 Feb 2019

Pippa Green is the new Press Ombud. © .
Pippa Green appointed as the new Press Ombud

The South African Press Council has appointed Pippa Green, a renowned and seasoned journalist and writer as the new Press Ombud...

19 Feb 2019

Jacquin Botha, creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer.
Q&A w/ Jacquin Botha: Stay curious. Stay hungry. Stay winning!

Jacquin Botha is a man who wears many hats (literally and figuratively), including that of creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer. Here he chats to us about his journey thus far, the state of the advertising industry, what makes award-winning work and what is next for him looking forward...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Feb 2019

Vukani Mngxati, chief executive officer for Accenture Africa.
Accelerating Africa's economy through digital transformation

The 'digitisation of everything' trend is evolving at pace and Africa cannot afford to play catch-up...

By Vukani Mngxati 19 Feb 2019

Q&A with Steve Erwin - where art and cars meet
Q&A with Steve Erwin - where art and cars meet

Steve Erwin, a self-taught fine artist based in Cape Town, specialises in painting classic and contemporary cars and bikes...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Feb 2019

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