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TBWA\ and Grid Worldwide cement their investment creative position by combining Grid, Openco
TBWA\ and Grid Worldwide cement their investment creative position by combining Grid, Openco

In a move to cement its strength in the investment creative space, Grid Worldwide has acquired Openco, both of which form part of award-winning collective TBWA\South Africa...

12 hours ago

Tilly captions this: "Never finished."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ahmed Tilly

This week, we go behind the selfie with Ahmed Tilly, chief creative officer (CCO) at FCB Joburg...

By Leigh Andrews 14 hours ago

PRISA mourns passing of former president Ronel Rensburg
PRISA mourns passing of former president Ronel Rensburg

The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) has expressed sadness over the passing on of its former president, board member and fellow (FPRISA) Professor Ronel Rensburg.

10 hours ago

Key steps to creating a crisis communications plan
Key steps to creating a crisis communications plan

Although it is difficult to accurately predict what kind of a crisis an organisation might face, there is no doubt that planning and preparing for a crisis is vital...

By Leago Monareng 16 hours ago

The evolution of branding through the digital agency
The evolution of branding through the digital agency

One of the most valuable assets for any business, no matter its size or sector, is its brand. In light of this Desiree Gullan shares her thoughts on the evolution of branding through a digital agency...

By Desiree Gullan 17 hours ago

Could crypto incentives help fight Facebook's fake news epidemic?
Could crypto incentives help fight Facebook's fake news epidemic?

There's a paradox at the heart of modern journalism and news production: consumers like the convenience of social media as a delivery device for news, but the prevalence of fake news has made it harder for readers to trust and verify their sources...

By Bruce Silcoff 1 day ago

Hey Siri! Why are food retailers so slow to embrace technology?
Hey Siri! Why are food retailers so slow to embrace technology?

Your own voice will likely become the most significant focus for food retailers and restaurants over the next little while. Voice searches are increasingly becoming the norm...

By Sylvain Charlebois 1 day ago

Matthew Buckland
RIP Matthew Buckland

One of the SA digital media's industry's best-known players, having taken home the 'best individual contribution to digital' award at the 2017 Bookmark Awards, Matthew Buckland has passed away from cancer at the age of 45...

1 day ago

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel

For influencer marketing to continue to grow and perform, it needs to return to its roots of honesty and authenticity says iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VML South Africa.
How VML's quarterly marketing survey will get SA marketers' voices heard

Last week, VML released the findings from the first of its quarterly surveys into the role of CMOs in SA. Here, Jarred Cinman, CEO of VML South Africa, explains why the scale of digital spend was one of the most surprising findings and the impact of the surveys on the marketing profession as a whole...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Customer satisfaction is not enough. Delight your customers!
Customer satisfaction is not enough. Delight your customers!

Customer satisfaction is simply no longer enough to ensure business success. Customers want to feel important, engaged and valued. They don't want to be satisfied - they want to be delighted!...

By Mornay Roberts-Lombard 1 day ago

Are brands living up to client expectations?
Are brands living up to client expectations?

Right now it is vitally important for us to understand what the changes are in consumer's expectations, how we work around them or modify our offerings to suit their needs, while still continuing to grow in the market...

By Jedd Cokayne 1 day ago

12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint
12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint

We've just celebrated Earth Day, an important global acknowledgement of the work that we need to be doing to protect our planet, and this year the work feels more important than ever...

By Tammy Fry 1 day ago

SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival
SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival

South African film, Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War, has been awarded the sought-after 'Best of Festival' award as well as 'Best Independent or Feature Film' at the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF).

1 day ago

The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don't
The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don't

Every aspect of life can be guided by artificial intelligence algorithms - from choosing what route to take for your morning commute, to deciding whom to take on a date...

By Anjana Susarla 1 day ago

Up, close and very personalised
Up, close and very personalised

The shift to a more individualised society that values experiences more than goods has resulted in a strong drive towards personalisation...

By Refilwe Maluleke 1 day ago

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Vote for your favourite African creative

Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition...

18 Apr 2019

Why the drama?
Why the drama?

In South Africa, radio remains a powerful way to communicate with people. The latest BRC Radio Audience Measurement (Ram) indicates that 89% of adult South Africans (just under 36 million people) consume radio on a weekly basis...

By Candy Dempers 18 Apr 2019

Ubuntu Baba founder on navigating family life and a growing business
Ubuntu Baba founder on navigating family life and a growing business

A mother and entrepreneur, Shannon McLaughlin is the founder of South African babywear brand Ubuntu Baba. If the company name rings a bell, it's because it made headlines for its battle with Woolworths...

18 Apr 2019

Key takeouts from Global Education Skills Forum (GESF) 2019
Key takeouts from Global Education Skills Forum (GESF) 2019

Dorcas Dube, from Symphonia and Media Booth shares key takeouts from the Global Education Skills Forum in Dubai, which took place from 22 - 24 March 2019...

By Dorcas Dube 18 Apr 2019

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#IABSummit19: The new now

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed IAB SA CEO Paula Hulley to find out what to expect from this year's theme and insights...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Apr 2019

Make your pronouns personal
Make your pronouns personal

How should pronouns be used in marketing communications and why is the (strategic) use of them so important when it comes to persuading consumers to feel and act in certain ways?...

By Leigh Crymble 18 Apr 2019

Lisbon International Advertising Festival announces executive jury
Lisbon International Advertising Festival announces executive jury

The Lisbon International Advertising Festival has announced the executive jury panel who will vote for the best works submitted at the festival...

18 Apr 2019

TBWA's Tessa Conrad on how SA rates in the global arena of innovation and disruption
TBWA's Tessa Conrad on how SA rates in the global arena of innovation and disruption

Canadian-born Tessa Conrad, global director of operations at TBWA\Worldwide's headquarters in New York, recently visited TBWA\South Africa's Johannesburg office where she did a series of presentations and assisted the local team in producing a module for DLearn...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Apr 2019

No booze in our hot cross buns, says Checkers
No booze in our hot cross buns, says Checkers

Checkers hot cross buns have garnered extra attention on social media following the release of a video in which a false-positive breathalyser reading was recorded...

18 Apr 2019

Five key learnings from SXSW 2019
Five key learnings from SXSW 2019

Founders of Brandtruth//DGTL Integrated Content Practice, Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam discusses five key learnings from the SXSW talks they attended, from A$AP Rocky and Trevor Noah to Brené Brown and Gwyneth Paltrow...

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 18 Apr 2019

Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOs
Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOs

Epoq Legal SA has launched a real-time, online legal document drafting tool called JusDraft, designed for South African non-profit organisations...

18 Apr 2019

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Google launches news innovation challenge for African media

Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge expands to Africa...

17 Apr 2019

Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding
Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding

Daniel Dercksen chats to producer, director and writer Jayan Moodley about Kandasamys: The Wedding, which will be released in South African cinemas on 18 April 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Apr 2019

Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original
Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original

Netflix has inked a deal to team up with South Africa's Triggerfish Animation Studios and UK distributor CAKE on an African animated action-comedy series...

17 Apr 2019

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