#Newsmaker: Thando Mafongosi, Grey Group Advertising's new strategy director
#Newsmaker: Thando Mafongosi, Grey Group Advertising's new strategy director

Grey Group Advertising Africa recently announced the promotion of Thando Mafongosi to strategy director...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Apr 2021

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

Chris Soal bags Dior Lady Art project collab
Chris Soal bags Dior Lady Art project collab

Chris Soal, an emerging South African artist, uses unconventional found objects such as toothpicks and bottle caps in conjunction with concrete and other industrial materials...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Ashraf Majiet, creative director at Superunion Cape Town
#BehindtheMask: Ashraf Majiet, creative director at Superunion Cape Town

Ashraf Majiet, creative director at Superunion Cape Town, tells us that what's really behind his mask is a "pretty respectable beard", but also someone who's gone through something like this lockdown before...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2021

#BehindtheMask: Tilesh Bhaga, creative technologist at Grey Africa
#BehindtheMask: Tilesh Bhaga, creative technologist at Grey Africa

This week I catch up with Tilesh Bhaga, creative technologist at Grey Advertising Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Scaffold aims to promote queer creators and culture in South Africa
#StartupStory: Scaffold aims to promote queer creators and culture in South Africa

With over ten years of experience in the media industry producing successful television shows, directing award-winning theatre productions and creating editorial content, Gary Hartley has created Scaffold, a platform for queer creators and culture...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jan 2021

Embrace the 'inclusion revolution'
Embrace the 'inclusion revolution'

Given that 70% of consumers prefer to buy from brands that are inclusive, marketers are embracing the "inclusion revolution" by means of ad campaigns, social content and CSI initiatives...

By Nicky Brand 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear
#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear

Our current homebound reality will continue to influence purchasing decisions. The demand for indoor fitness, remote working, and therefore comfortable yet stylish attire, presents an opportunity for fashion businesses...

By Nicola Cooper 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: How Covid-19 has forced designers to reimagine the work experience
#BizTrends2021: How Covid-19 has forced designers to reimagine the work experience

Participating in our annual #BizTrends2021 feature, Anthony Orelowitz, director at Paragon Group, shares his insights on how Covid-19 has and will impact the future of the workplace...

By Sindy Peters 11 Jan 2021

Creativity, the gift that keeps us growing
Creativity, the gift that keeps us growing

Theories abound about how organisations can keep growing in the face of a fast-evolving consumer, rapidly changing technology and agile global competition...

By Gareth Leck 9 Dec 2020

#Newsmaker: Jarryd Duthoit wins Loeries Young Creatives Award
#Newsmaker: Jarryd Duthoit wins Loeries Young Creatives Award

Jarryd Duthoit, a finishing artist at Left Post Productions along with Tshepo Tumahole, a copywriter at Joe Public, was awarded the 2020 Loeries Brand South Africa Young Creatives Award earlier this week...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2020

#BehindtheMask: Januario Jano, multidisciplinary visual artist
#BehindtheMask: Januario Jano, multidisciplinary visual artist

This week, we go behind the mask with Januario Jano, a multidisciplinary visual artist and the founder of Pes Descal├žos...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: Day two winners
#Loeries2020: Day two winners

The Awards announced on day two of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Tuesday, 17 November, included Digital Communication, Digital Crafts, Integrated Campaign, Media Innovation and Young Creatives...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2020

Katherina Tudball
#Loeries2020: Conceptual thinking is at the heart of everything

On day one of Loeries Creative Week, Katherina Tudball, creative director at Superunion London and this year's Loeries international jury president for design, shared an interesting talk around the theme of visceral creativity...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: Fran Luckin opens Loeries Creative Week 2020
#Loeries2020: Fran Luckin opens Loeries Creative Week 2020

Fran Luckin, CCO at Grey Africa and recently elected Loeries chairperson welcomed guests to the virtual edition of Loeries 2020...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Nov 2020

Fierce and fearless, Lifestyling.co.za launches in lockdown
Fierce and fearless, Lifestyling.co.za launches in lockdown

Despite the grim reaper circling South African publishing, new design-focused and lifestyle-led online magazine, Lifestyling.co.za came alive whilst we were still being birthed into a brave, new world...

By Sam Swaine 5 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: "By thinking creatively we can create moments of connection and delight" - Katherina Tudball
#Loeries2020: "By thinking creatively we can create moments of connection and delight" - Katherina Tudball

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's design jury president Katherina Tudball, creative director at Superunion London.

By Jessica Tennant 5 Oct 2020

#WomensMonth: Linda Notelovitz, embrace the difference between man and woman
#WomensMonth: Linda Notelovitz, embrace the difference between man and woman

As part of our Women's Month content feature and in the build-up to our panel discussion with some of this year's Gerety Awards all-female South African executive jury members, taking place in September, Jessica Tennant, senior editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity interviews LifeDesign's founder and director/producer Linda Notelovitz...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Aug 2020

Adapting to changing digital customer behaviour
Adapting to changing digital customer behaviour

The time is right now for organisations to leverage changes in customer behaviour and preferences, and begin reassessing their digital strategy to realign misguided customer journeys...

By Viresh Hargovan 27 Aug 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Debbie Turner, design director at Digitas Liquorice
#BehindtheMask with... Debbie Turner, design director at Digitas Liquorice

This week, we go behind the mask with Debbie Turner, design director at Digitas Liquorice...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Aug 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Mpho Vackier, creative director and owner of TheUrbanative
#BehindtheMask with... Mpho Vackier, creative director and owner of TheUrbanative

This week, we go behind the selfie with engineer turned furniture designer Mpho Vackier, who started TheUrbanative, an award-winning contemporary African furniture and product design company based in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2020

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The future of traditional and digital design

Edward Herridge, Finishing Artist at Grey Advertising reflects on the future of traditional and digital design...

By Edward Herridge 29 Jul 2020

President of the Titanium Lions, FCB's Susan Credle.
#LionsLive: Titanium Lions president Susan Credle's briefing

Simon Cook interviewed the president of the Titanium Lions, FCB's Susan Credle to hear her briefing for 2021...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Jun 2020

#LionsLive: Creative Business Transformation Lions president Ronald Ng's briefing
#LionsLive: Creative Business Transformation Lions president Ronald Ng's briefing

In the first presidential briefing, Cook interviewed Isobar global chief creative officer, the inaugural president of the new Creative Business Transformation Lions, Ronald Ng to hear his briefing for 2021...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jun 2020

#LionsLive goes live with Cannes Lions MD Simon Cook
#LionsLive goes live with Cannes Lions MD Simon Cook

Cannes Lions global Lions Live streaming event went live yesterday, Monday, 22 June with MD Simon Cook in an interview with host Tina Daheley talking through the behind-the-scenes of what's been going on over the past few months, why they've decided to put this on and what to expect over the course of the week...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jun 2020

Morena Moletsane, a Gauteng-based illustrator.
#YouthMonth: Use your time effectively and challenge the norms

This Youth Month we talk to one of the Design Indaba's emerging creatives for 2020, Morena Moletsane...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Jun 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio
#BehindtheMask with... Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio

This week, as part of our #YouthMonth feature, we go behind the mask with Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio and Gold winner in the Animation & Visual Effects category at the global Young Ones Student Awards in May...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2020

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What is a UX designer?

Everyone is talking about UX. What is it? Do you need it in your business? Are you one or could you become one? Here's an insider's explanation by Inge Rademeyer, UX designer at VMLY&R South Africa...

By Inge Rademeyer 10 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 boosts demand for human-centred design

Are you putting your customer first? If not, you will be losing out during a time where global economies are under enormous pressure. If there is one thing that Covid-19 has highlighted; it is the importance of people in the economic value chain...

By Viresh Hargovan 4 Jun 2020

Co-founder of MakeReign, Luke Engel.
Digital Agency Showcase 2020: MakeReign

Last week Red & Yellow Creative School of Business held its 2020 Digital Agency Showcase online, free to attend because they believe education is the only way to drive meaningful transformation...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Apr 2020

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