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SOUTH AFRICA

When the pitch is a small part of the whole
When the pitch is a small part of the whole

Long known as pitch consultants with expertise valued by agencies and marketers, remote work has brought to light the broad range of services intermediaries bring to the table...

By Johanna McDowell 8 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

4 listening styles communicators need to know
4 listening styles communicators need to know

There are different types of listening - appreciative, empathic, critical, and comprehensive listening. Likewise, there are different styles of listening that people can use...

By Ron Stefanski 8 Jul 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

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Building pan-African brands

Africa is an incredible continent of people who solve problems innovatively and we need to share this message with the world...

By Natalia Rosa 5 Jul 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

The impact of PoPIA on advertising and communications
The impact of PoPIA on advertising and communications

The day has come when we must comply or face the consequences. The additions to the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) came into effect on 1 July 2021 and aim to protect companies against data breach and the misuse of personal information...

By Musa Kalenga 5 Jul 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

What's the appeal of a small agency?
What's the appeal of a small agency?

Are businesses turning to smaller agencies to assist with their marketing, digital, advertising and PR activities?

By Sylvia Schutte 5 Jul 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Fostering collaboration and empathy in multi-geographical teams
Fostering collaboration and empathy in multi-geographical teams

There are three key components to achieving synergy when managing teams across multiple geographies...

By William Kuan 1 Jul 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Boniswa Pezisa joins Mediology as executive director
#Newsmaker: Boniswa Pezisa joins Mediology as executive director

Mediology has appointed industry heavyweight, Boniswa Pezisa as executive director...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Jun 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Dashni Vilakazi, newly appointed MD of The MediaShop Johannesburg
#Newsmaker: Dashni Vilakazi, newly appointed MD of The MediaShop Johannesburg

Dashni Vilakazi has been appointed as the new managing director for The MediaShop Johannesburg, effective 1 July 2021. We find out more about her appointment...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

The real value of company compliant templates and content governance
The real value of company compliant templates and content governance

Document creation and management have a big impact on the day-to-day life of a knowledge worker and subsequently on a company...

By Paula Sartini 7 Jun 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Katlego Mashishi appointed as MD at Idea Engineers
#Newsmaker: Katlego Mashishi appointed as MD at Idea Engineers

Bringing 17 years of experience to her role, Katlego Mashishi has been appointed as the new managing director at Idea Engineers....

By Evan-Lee Courie 31 May 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Riverbed welcomes Itumeleng 'Tumi' Sethebe as ECD
#Newsmaker: Riverbed welcomes Itumeleng 'Tumi' Sethebe as ECD

"I am excited to join Riverbed as its core ethos of producing brave, effective work deeply resonates with me..." says Itumeleng 'Tumi' Sethebe, as the agency's new ECD...

By Evan-Lee Courie 31 May 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

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Navigating reality through limited experience

For all intents and purposes, our bodies are meat suits that serve as a 'space suit for the soul'...

By Edward Herridge 27 May 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

A sticky situation: Part 3: Automation, Covid-19 and the Utopia of unemployment
A sticky situation: Part 3: Automation, Covid-19 and the Utopia of unemployment

Edward Herridge gives us a glimpse into the atavistic fear of technology and how our brains will mean that we simply would not be able to think fast enough...

By Edward Herridge 5 May 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

A sticky situation: Part 2: Post humans, frogs and AGI
A sticky situation: Part 2: Post humans, frogs and AGI

In Part 1, Edward Herridge took a look at the genre of apocalyptic entertainment being popular because it accesses an atavistic fear of technology that mushroomed into the human subconscious...

By Edward Herridge 27 Apr 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Courage under fire: How marketers and agencies made lemonade
Courage under fire: How marketers and agencies made lemonade

The old adage talks about how to react when life gives you lemons - but under circumstances unseen in our lifetime, what do you do when life hands you a pandemic?

By Johanna McDowell 22 Apr 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

A sticky situation: Part 1: Cinema, anime and nukes
A sticky situation: Part 1: Cinema, anime and nukes

We have all seen those movies where machines destroy human civilisation. Stories of omnicide and universal subjugation tend to stick in the mind, even in the form of entertainment...

By Edward Herridge 20 Apr 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Bermeister & Johannes Booysen launch AdFreeway in South Africa
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Bermeister & Johannes Booysen launch AdFreeway in South Africa

Digital pioneers, Kevin Bermeister (think Skype and Kazaa) and Johannes Booysen (Yonder), have partnered to launch what they believe, is the next evolution in digital advertising - AdFreeway...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Marching to an African beat
Marching to an African beat

The strong and bold rhythm of Africa is the emotive marching drum that has followed humanity from its cradle at the southern end of the continent to its rise in dominance over this world...

By Edward Herridge 6 Apr 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Luzuko Tena rejoins Ogilvy Social Lab
#Newsmaker: Luzuko Tena rejoins Ogilvy Social Lab

Luzuko Tena, head of IAB SA Youth Action Council, rejoins Ogilvy Sociallab as paid social campaign manager...

By Evan-Lee Courie 31 Mar 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Penny Verbe joins CreativeDrive as head of content UK & EMEA
#Newsmaker: Penny Verbe joins CreativeDrive as head of content UK & EMEA

Part of Accenture Interactive, CreativeDrive, a global creative content production company, has appointed Penny Verbe as Head of Content for the UK and EMEA....

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Mar 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

From 'meh' to 'yeah!' - the science of storytelling
From 'meh' to 'yeah!' - the science of storytelling

Yaw Dwomoh, managing director of Idea Hive, shares why it is important that we share our brand purpose through a story...

By Yaw Dwomoh 1 Mar 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Colin Loughlin appointed senior creative editor at Nice Shoes
#Newsmaker: Colin Loughlin appointed senior creative editor at Nice Shoes

Creative production studio Nice Shoes has promoted editor Colin Loughlin to senior creative editor...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#StartupStory: Joanne Hope and Anelde Greeff launch 2Stories
#StartupStory: Joanne Hope and Anelde Greeff launch 2Stories

2Stories is a new content collective by serial entrepreneur Joanne Hope and seasoned content director Anelde Greeff...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Feb 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Diversity is key to unlocking creativity
Diversity is key to unlocking creativity

Humans create ideas and technology helps us share them. Finding a team that can marry the two, will give any brand a competitive edge. The human behind the tech always has to ensure that their ideas are culturally relevant to the audience...

By Zubeida Goolam 19 Feb 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

What are your resolutions for 2021?
What are your resolutions for 2021?

Covid be dammed, I fully intend making a bunch of new year resolutions that I have no intention of keeping. The pandemic can rob us of our health, our economic security, ability to travel and of our freedom, but it can never take away our ability to delude ourselves...

By Howard Feldman 12 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Why 'sleep mode' isn't an option this December/January period
Why 'sleep mode' isn't an option this December/January period

In previous years we've become accustomed to most businesses going into "sleep mode" over the December-January period in South Africa. If you're thinking of closing your doors over the festive period, you might want to reconsider...

By Nick Grubb 23 Nov 2020

MALTA

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A capital of knowledge

How does a nation get ahead in the global economy if its landmass and population size is small? Although I hadn't thought much about it previously, an article in the Times of Malta made me think of my newly adopted homeland rather differently. The answer is to position yourself as a player in the knowledge economy...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 2 Mar 2018

MALTA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The secret language of doors
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The secret language of doors

To understand something about living in Malta, you need a little architectural history. Actually you need a lot of architectural history, but I'll go gently...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 23 Feb 2018

MALTA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism

There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 16 Feb 2018

MALTA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An economy of fireworks
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An economy of fireworks

After a decade's diet of negative South African poltico-economic views, I'd forgotten that curious feeling of civic optimism, the effervescence of possibility and the Candidean sense of living in the best of all possible worlds that good news cultivates...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 9 Feb 2018

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