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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 7 hours ago

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#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 6 hours 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 5 hours ago

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...

6 hours ago

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 8 hours ago

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 10 hours ago

I am woman, hear me roar!
I am woman, hear me roar!

On December 14th 2018, Khanyi Dhlomo made headlines after announcing that she'd be closing down Ndalo Media. The industry gave a collective shudder and my mind started reeling. How could this be?...

By Chipo Mujuru 1 day ago

Roundtable participants discussing industry issues in Cape Town last week.
Can broadcast media disrupt traditional buying structures to accommodate startup businesses?

Can performance-based pricing models be the future of offline advertising in South Africa? This is one of the industry issues that were discussed in a roundtable discussion in Cape Town last week...

By Irina Herf 1 day ago

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The professionalism of authenticity

There is no doubt that video content is more informative, more engaging and more likely to gain lead conversions than any other format, but with such an overwhelming amount of content, what trends should marketers be paying attention to in order to ensure that their carefully crafted message is not simply lost in the quagmire?...

By Quinn Lubbe 1 day ago

Is your product packaging the 'whole package'? 4 unboxing trends for 2019
Is your product packaging the 'whole package'? 4 unboxing trends for 2019

Who cares what it looks like on the outside when it's what's on the inside that counts, right? Wrong! At least when it comes to product packaging, that is...

By Daniella Shapiro 1 day ago

The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers
The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers

Authenticity is a key component in influencer marketing. But studies show that brands often shy away from terms like 'sponsored' and '#ad' on paid partnership posts, for fear of having a negative impact on consumer perception...

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 1 day ago

D&AD announces judging criteria for D&AD Awards 2019
D&AD announces judging criteria for D&AD Awards 2019

This year's D&AD judging criteria has been designed to spotlight and highlight creative excellence according to discipline as the first deadline for entries approaches (20 February)...

1 day ago

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet
#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

To compare or not to compare
To compare or not to compare

Belinda Kayton, media strategist at The MediaShop says that comparative advertising isn't rude, it could be brilliant!...

By Belinda Kayton 15 Feb 2019

Outstream video: Five-second waiting period, for who?
Outstream video: Five-second waiting period, for who?

Instant access to information at our fingertips gives you the power to make decisions faster, better and more efficiently. However, one of the most daunting tasks is waiting for those five seconds before you can watch that video you want to watch...

By Riaan Sunny 15 Feb 2019

6 D's of disruption and how employees can conquer them
6 D's of disruption and how employees can conquer them

Digitalisation, automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have changed the way we work. Industry has evolved from being powered by steam and weaving looms in the 1700s to today's cyber physical systems and internet of things (IoT)...

By Ryan Knipe 15 Feb 2019

Zando's coming of age
Zando's coming of age

Zando launched in 2012 as an online shoe retailer when e-commerce in SA was very much in its infancy. Fast-forward to 2019, the business has transformed into an ever-expanding fashion marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Feb 2019

Government to phase in digitised textbooks from next year
Government to phase in digitised textbooks from next year

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department is ready to phase in digitised textbooks from next year...

15 Feb 2019

Public Service to check social media usage when recruiting
Public Service to check social media usage when recruiting

Prospective candidates looking for employment in the public service will now be vetted on their use of social media and the internet...

15 Feb 2019

Boost your sales in a bear market
Boost your sales in a bear market

Charlie Stewart, Rogerwilco's CEO, explains how by making small changes to your digital marketing you can reap big rewards...

By Charlie Stewart 15 Feb 2019

Festival-goers can now shop and ship to Amazon lockers at Coachella
Festival-goers can now shop and ship to Amazon lockers at Coachella

Visitors to the USA's popular Coachella festival in April will now be able to shop festival essentials from Amazon to be delivered to an Amazon locker located inside the event...

14 Feb 2019

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South African entry wins best foreign film at The One Club's One Screen Film Festival

Bheki The Mbhaco Maker by FCB Africa, Johannesburg for South African Tourism was announced as the winner in the Foreign Film category at last night's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival...

14 Feb 2019

Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media
Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media

Social media represents one of the most significant developments in human communication and has undoubtedly changed the way we interact and share information...

14 Feb 2019

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Stealing from the Super Bowl

What can we as South Africans learn from this carnival of capitalist creativity?...

By Lucas van Vuuren 14 Feb 2019

Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day
Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day

An international study gives insight into how influencers celebrate Valentine's Day, their shopping habits and who they look to for inspiration...

14 Feb 2019

Mastercard: South Africans buy into Valentine's Day experiences
Mastercard: South Africans buy into Valentine's Day experiences

For Valentine's Day, South Africans spend more on romantic experiences like travel and dining out rather than traditional gifts. This is according to the latest Mastercard Love Index...

14 Feb 2019

Pop culture's influence on internal communication is impactful. A win!
Pop culture's influence on internal communication is impactful. A win!

It's no secret that we operate in an open-minded interconnected society that is comprised of engaged, aware and conscious employees. However, in order for internal communication to be effective, we must constantly find new ways of delivering engaging experiences...

By Lukhanyo Mpumela-Kwaza 14 Feb 2019

Yudhvir Seetharam, head of analyics, FNB Business
CEOs still don't understand big data

Although many business owners and CEOs have introduced big data into their operations, very few know how to use it effectively for a competitive edge...

14 Feb 2019

This is Africa's decade
This is Africa's decade

Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) unveils 2019 New Editions on the sidelines of the African Union Summit...

14 Feb 2019

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