David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South Africa
David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South Africa

David Alexander, newly appointed chair of Music Publishing Association of South Africa, shares insights on how to revolutionise the business of publishing....

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

Lelive: a community-first, clean beauty brand by Amanda du-Pont
Lelive: a community-first, clean beauty brand by Amanda du-Pont

Actress, model and TV personality Amanda du-Pont has ventured into the beauty business, launching a locally-made skincare brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Tshego Tshukutswane, Wunderman Thompson SA's new group chief strategy officer
#Newsmaker: Tshego Tshukutswane, Wunderman Thompson SA's new group chief strategy officer

Earlier this year, Wunderman Thompson SA announced the appointment of Tshego Tshukutswane to its executive team as group chief strategy officer. Tshukutswane joined this month succeeding Moagi Bodibe, who has taken up independent consulting...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Creativity. A dangerous ingredient from two old men
Creativity. A dangerous ingredient from two old men

There are a lot of ideas in the world today. It is what fuels the world. We always say how we need ideas. But we don't really value them. In our business, thousands get thrown away every day. Over the last couple of years I have noticed what I call Swiss-Army knife ideas...

By Damon Stapleton 2 days ago

#BehindtheMask: Candice Thomas, marketing executive at Cape Union Mart Group
#BehindtheMask: Candice Thomas, marketing executive at Cape Union Mart Group

Candice Thomas tells us that what's really behind her mask is a fierce female who loves bubbly a little too much, takes life a little seriously, but knows the importance of working hard and balancing that with some good fun...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

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

#Newsmaker: Renaldo Schwarp is the new host of 'OFM Nights'
#Newsmaker: Renaldo Schwarp is the new host of 'OFM Nights'

Award-winning TV presenter, producer and radio host, Renaldo Schwarp has slid in behind the mic as the new host of 'OFM Nights'...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment space
#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment space

This month, we uncover the heroes behind the brands that millions of South Africans take into their homes and hearts every day. We find out more from Terri Verhoeven, senior operations manager at Big Concerts...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Apr 2021

Agency Scope Insights: Deep, decisive and digital
Agency Scope Insights: Deep, decisive and digital

As the state of post-lockdown business shifts towards more agility and transparency, Agency Scope is responding to the global call for more in-depth data about what it takes for marketers and agencies to add real value...

By Johanna McDowell 1 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Cate Williams of Retail Capital South Africa
#BehindtheBrandManager: Cate Williams of Retail Capital South Africa

Cate Williams, marketing manager and brand strategist at Retail Capital South Africa, uncovers the driving force behind the brand...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamas
#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamas

With a broad range of skills under his belt, RocoMamas national brand manager Adam Deane sits comfortably in the coveted 'unicorn' category of employees...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Lance Dodgen, Heineken SA's marketing manager: Cider
#BehindtheBrandManager: Lance Dodgen, Heineken SA's marketing manager: Cider

Lance Dodgen, Heineken South Africa Marketing Manager: Cider is the custodian of the Dutch brewing company's Strongbow and Fox Cider brands...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Apr 2021

#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

Operational efficiency is a 'no go' to great customer experience
Operational efficiency is a 'no go' to great customer experience

Most organisations today understand the importance of customer experience (CX). In fact, research from Gartner shows that 75% of organisations are now able to show that customer satisfaction leads to revenue growth...

By Brent Haumann 31 Mar 2021

The continued relevance of radio in uncertain times
The continued relevance of radio in uncertain times

Radio has always proved to be a medium that adapts easily to crisis situations, and it has not been more evident than in the past year...

By Boni Mchunu 31 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Manuela Dias de Deus of One-eyed Jack
#BehindtheMask: Manuela Dias de Deus of One-eyed Jack

This week I chat to Manuela Dias de Deus, founding member and co-director of entertainment marketing and lifestyle agency, One-eyed Jack...

By Evan-Lee Courie 31 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fire
#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fire

Off the wall: Blazing burger desert concept turns up the heat; Advert is so hot you expect an appearance from Satan himself...

By Brendan Seery 30 Mar 2021

#Newsmaker: Ariel Katzen, Hook, Line & Sinker's new head of digital
#Newsmaker: Ariel Katzen, Hook, Line & Sinker's new head of digital

Creative integrated communications agency Hook, Line & Sinker recently appointed digital guru and renowned blogger Ariel Katzen to head up its social and digital activities...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Mar 2021

The Suit Life: Responsible advertising
The Suit Life: Responsible advertising

When I use the term "responsible advertising", it's a multifaceted expression of what advertising should be, but in many cases, is not...

By Craig Naicker 26 Mar 2021

Creativity. Listen to Motown and the Lion Rock
Creativity. Listen to Motown and the Lion Rock

I have been staring at this rock for three days. It may have hypnotised me. I have become convinced it is trying to tell me something. I have smiled at it. I have photographed it. Once or twice, I have turned quickly trying to catch it unawares. But nothing. On the third day, however, I started to understand...

By Damon Stapleton 25 Mar 2021

Boosting brand purpose by solving value-action gaps in Africa
Boosting brand purpose by solving value-action gaps in Africa

How do corporations best articulate and act upon their brand purpose, as the interface between corporations and society? By solving the value-action gap, writes Kantar's Adeola Tejumola...

By Adeola Tejumola, Issued by Kantar 25 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-Shosha
#BehindtheMask: Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-Shosha

Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-Shosha tells us that what's really behind her mask is Rouge Dior 999 Matte. Figuratively speaking though, a cocktail of optimism and fear...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Mar 2021

Customers are wanting personalised experiences from winning brands
Customers are wanting personalised experiences from winning brands

Today, experience is king and 80% of customers say they are more likely to do business with a company if it offers personalised experiences...

By Haydn Townsend 24 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Setting the standard
#OrchidsandOnions: Setting the standard

Blue and gold: Nothing tatty or condescending about this mag; Has good mix of corporate speak and stories about the common man...

By Brendan Seery 23 Mar 2021

#Newsmaker: Meagan Fester, Champ's new MD
#Newsmaker: Meagan Fester, Champ's new MD

Meagan Fester, a well-established sponsorship specialist with experience working across blue-chip brands both locally and internationally, is the Duke Group's newly appointed MD of its new sponsorship marketing agency, Champ...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Mar 2021

#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

Brent Haumann
When it comes to customer communication, engagement is everything

Brent Haumann, managing director at Striata Africa, believes that while most organisational leaders realise how important customer experience is, many still struggle measuring it...

By Brent Haumann 18 Mar 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, takes us behind Distell's brand campaigns
EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, takes us behind Distell's brand campaigns

Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, shares the rationales behind its brand campaigns...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: John Bailey, eNCA's managing editor
#BehindtheMask: John Bailey, eNCA's managing editor

This week I catch up with eNCA's managing editor, John Bailey who has Master's degree in Journalism and over 25 years in the news industry...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Lil-Lets is tops - period
#OrchidsandOnions: Lil-Lets is tops - period

Talk spot: Safe space to discuss women's reproductive health; Onion to Telkom for wasting an opportunity by not communicating...

By Brendan Seery 16 Mar 2021

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