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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

3 reasons why influencer marketing sucks right now
3 reasons why influencer marketing sucks right now

The term 'influencer marketing' has never been sexier than now, but many agencies are not getting it right. Welcome to the world of micro influencers...

By Marc Kornberger 8 Feb 2019

Entry for 2019 Loeries now open!
Entry for 2019 Loeries now open!

The Loeries has announced that entry is now open for the 2019 Awards and has called for agencies, studios, brands and designers to tell better stories - stories that upend stereotypes, tear down racial divides, and embrace cultural differences...

6 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

Why savvy instant messaging campaigns can drive global brand awareness
Why savvy instant messaging campaigns can drive global brand awareness

With the number of instant messaging app users worldwide expected to top 2.4 billion by 2021, there is no better time for brands to embrace using these platforms as a way to engage with customers. However, care must be taken in its adoption as the rules are still being made up as we go along...

By Marco Broccardo 4 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

Brett Morris, group CEO of FCB Africa.
#BizTrends2019: Creativity is the currency of the future

I never like to weigh in on trends or predictions because, among many other reasons I've given before, human beings are generally awful at predicting the future...

By Brett Morris 25 Jan 2019

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Mobile adspend expected to top TV across key markets

Mobile is currently the second-largest ad medium and will overtake TV this year if current growth rates are maintained...

24 Jan 2019

Bogosi Motshegwa, founder/brand consultant, Thinkerneur.
#BizTrends2019: Ad agencies of the future are building new models

Wise ad agency leaders are not just observing; they are taking the right steps to ensure that they are not rendered obsolete during this inevitable transformation process. Those who get it are primed to thrive, and those who don't are destined to shut-down...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 21 Jan 2019

Why the wall?
Why the wall?

Chris Botha, group managing director of Park Advertising discusses why Wall Breakers will be the real change-makers in 2019...

By Chris Botha 16 Jan 2019

Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising
Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising

As we begin 2019, our industry sits quaking in its ethically sourced vintage leather boots. Panic and anxiety around data, consultants, insourcing, etc. But has this all not been self-inflicted? Is this all the final acknowledgement of an industry with an identity crisis?

By Mike Silver 16 Jan 2019

Peter Khoury, Creative Circle chairperson and CCO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg.
#BizTrends2019: The rise of live communications and branded everything

When you study the world's most iconic work from recent times, you see patterns that may give you a direction of where everything is headed - at least in the short term. However, the world is extremely complex currently, and nothing is clearly defined, especially in the long term...

By Peter Khoury 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategy
#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategy

Some of the smartest brands will take advantage of growing trends to reach out to customers and interact more effectively with their audiences...

By Mongezi Mtati 11 Jan 2019

Sarah Waiswa, David Tshabalala, Jenny Ehlers, Fran Luckin, Nathan Reddy.
Five Africans selected for ADC Awards jury

Five creative leaders from Africa, which includes four South Africans, have been selected to serve as judges for the global ADC 98th Annual Awards...

10 Jan 2019

Take care when hitching customers' emotions to your brandwagon
Take care when hitching customers' emotions to your brandwagon

If a customer ties an emotion to your brand, they're much more loyal and less likely to switch due to functional factors like price increases or shifts in the market...

By Estelle Nagel 21 Dec 2018

Cause-related marketing: Why we do it and where the value lies
Cause-related marketing: Why we do it and where the value lies

In a society such as ours, in such dynamic, developmental evolution, causes are the fuel that helps drive change. Citizen activism brings issues to the nation's attention, it informs our people, inspires progress and supports our government...

By Joanna Oosthuizen 21 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Marketing & Media Africa
#BestofBiz 2018: Marketing & Media Africa

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

18 Dec 2018

Perfect pitch: Getting the brief right first
Perfect pitch: Getting the brief right first

If your pitch brief does not adequately explain the "job to be done", it's time and money wasted. To get a functional brief in writing, you need to create a document that communicates enough for an agency to put their heart into getting the job...

By Johanna McDowell 14 Dec 2018

2019 Content trends
2019 Content trends

Dale Ferreira from Sconetent shares his top content trends for 2019...

By Dale Ferreira 13 Dec 2018

Ryan McManus, regional chief creative officer for VML SA.
Ryan McManus on orchestrating experiences for connected brands

There are a number of South African stars in the VML stable. Most notably, with Tony Granger set to retire, a senior level shake-up means Jason Xenopoulos is now North America CCO, and CEO of VMLY&R New York, with Ryan McManus taking on the reins as regional chief creative officer for VML SA. Here, McManus lets us in on how he's set to steer the group as we head into 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Dec 2018

Turner Upfront, South Africa.
Turner reveals content plans for Africa 2018/19

Turner's Upfront reveals brand new look, slate, and local partnerships for its African markets...

19 Nov 2018

2019 D&AD Awards open for entries
2019 D&AD Awards open for entries

The 2019 D&AD Awards are now open for entry, with eleven categories reimagined to highlight the best of the modern creative industries...

2 Nov 2018

Marco Prestini from Italy is one of the Young Guns 16. © .
Young Guns 16 winners announced

YG16 awards ceremony honours 30 winners originally from 12 countries as top creatives age 30 and under...

2 Nov 2018

Image provided by Loeries Africa Middle East.
The Loeries 2018 Official Rankings are out!

The Loeries has released its annual Official Rankings which provide a comprehensive overview of the performance across the advertising and brand communications industry throughout Africa and the Middle East...

1 Nov 2018

Brands can, and should, ensure that their ads don't appear on fake news sites
Brands can, and should, ensure that their ads don't appear on fake news sites

A brand's ad appearing on a fake news website can do massive damage to its reputation and, ultimately, its bottom line...

By Neil Pursey 26 Oct 2018

Matlou Tsotetsi, director, Brand Communication, presenting the certificate of AFRIMA Host Country to Ghana Minister Catherine Afeku, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture.
Ghana to host 5th AFRIMA

The 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will be hosted by Ghana in 2018 from 21-24 November 2018...

10 Oct 2018

The One Club, Diageo North partners to promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality
The One Club, Diageo North partners to promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality

The One Club for Creativity and Diageo North America announced a partnership to recognise and promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality among young global creatives...

14 Sep 2018

In-app programmatic exchange for Africa launched
In-app programmatic exchange for Africa launched

InMobi launches global in-app programmatic exchange in EMEA to provide premium mobile ad experiences...

12 Sep 2018

Nike's courageous new ad campaign mixing racial politics with sport will be vindicated
Nike's courageous new ad campaign mixing racial politics with sport will be vindicated

Nike stirred up controversy on Monday when it unveiled its 'Just Do It: 30th anniversary' advertising campaign. It featured a variety of superstar American athletes including the polarising quarterback Colin Kaepernick...

By Keith Rathbone 6 Sep 2018

Nissan Camelpower campaign. Image supplied.
Winners announced for Warc Prize for Mena Strategy 2018

The 2018 Warc prize for Mena Strategy winners includes campaigns for Byblos Bank, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Nissan and Saudi Telecom Company...

4 Sep 2018

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