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#BizTrends 2020: Gearing up our people for the future
#BizTrends 2020: Gearing up our people for the future

We can all ponder and debate the trends for 2020 - everyone has his or her own perception as to what will influence our industry most. But looking back on a fairly tumultuous past twelve months, the only thing we can truly be assured of is that, try as we might, it is fairly impossible to accurately predict what exactly will be heading our way in the next twelve...

By Wayne Naidoo 27 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

By Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

Amanda Alves, head of digital at Publicis Machine. Image supplied.
Why human creativity is still needed to navigate radical innovation

Publicis Machine's Amanda Alves elaborates on why human creativity and innovation are still needed to navigate 4IR. She also lets us in on which skills will be most at risk of commoditisation, as AI and machine learning enter the workplace...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2019

#Newsmaker: Duke's Loops Madikane on the importance of utilising young talent in the marketing industry
#Newsmaker: Duke's Loops Madikane on the importance of utilising young talent in the marketing industry

Duke's Loops Madikane on how young professionals can overcome challenges in the marketing industry...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Oct 2019

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#StartupStory: Charnelle Paulse on starting the world's first curve modelling school

Plus-size model Charnelle Paulse recently launched Charnelle Paulse Curve School - the first-ever curve modelling school in Cape Town (and potentially in the world)...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Sep 2019

#Loeries2019: Being different is your superpower
#Loeries2019: Being different is your superpower

Tara McKenty, creative director at Google APAC in Sydney and Loeries digital communication jury president for 2019, was the second speaker at the Dstv Seminar of Creativity at Loeries 2019...

By Angie White 23 Aug 2019

An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job
An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job

The job market is an extremely difficult one and as we see more and more applicants come through the door there are a number of things that seem to be hindering the appointment of these applicants, especially in the PR industry...

By Jennifer Stein 31 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Why employer branding is vital even in the midst of a stagnating economy
#RecruitmentFocus: Why employer branding is vital even in the midst of a stagnating economy

While employer branding has made significant inroads into the South African market, with a number of companies leveraging its benefits, its relevance and how to purposefully implement it does still seem to leave many indifferent...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jan 2019

Workforce of the future: What is driving it and where is it going?
Workforce of the future: What is driving it and where is it going?

An increasingly rapid pace of innovation is driving forward technological advances in the enterprise at an unprecedented rate, meaning that workforce dynamics are set to change drastically...

By Ronald Ravel 9 Jan 2019

Are you on LinkedIn? If you're in the B2B space, here's why it should be one of your New Year's resolutions
Are you on LinkedIn? If you're in the B2B space, here's why it should be one of your New Year's resolutions

South Africa has 6,1 million people using LinkedIn, with 72% of brands relying on it as a marketing tool. This is very relevant in the B2B space because you could be missing out if you're not already using LinkedIn for business...

By Sylvia Schutte 3 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO
#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO

Founded in 2015, high-volume recruitment tech startup Giraffe has since attracted over 500,000 South African jobseekers to its platform...

By Sindy Peters 12 Dec 2018

Panel moderator: Annette Muller. Speakers: Larissa Elliott, a freelance art director/creative director, Vicki Buys, the MD Ogilvy Cape Town, Matt Ross, executive creative director for King James Group, Tabitha King head of talent at King James Group and Nondu Petlele, content director for VML (not in the picture).
SheSays: How to get to the top of the talent pool

Part 2 of the SheSays event coverage where top ad agencies shared what they look for when hiring and how you can get to the top of the talent pool in 2019...

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Nov 2018

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Hiring the right ambassadors for your event

Formula One's decision to dispense its 'grid girls' reflects the need for marketers and event professionals to develop new approaches and strategies when it comes to using ambassadors to represent brands...

By Jane Stevenson 26 Nov 2018

Speakers: Larissa Elliott, a freelance art director/creative director, Vicki Buys, the MD Ogilvy Cape Town, Matt Ross, executive creative director for King James Group, Tabitha King head of talent at King James Group and Nondu Petlele, content director for VML. © .
SheSays: Do you have the edge to break into the advertising industry?

Top ad agencies share what they look for when hiring and how you can get to the top of the talent pool in 2019...

By Juanita Pienaar 21 Nov 2018

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Going back to B-BBEE basics with 10 transformation tips

You'd be hard-pressed to find a responsible South African business that doesn't believe in the critical need for representative transformation and inequality reduction in South Africa. However, the intricacies of B-BBEE are confusing at best and can be incredibly expensive and stressful at worst...

By Andrew Allison 8 Oct 2018

African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment
African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment

Unemployment rates across Africa are too high, but tech startups are coming up with more and more innovative ways of connecting jobseekers with opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: One Ogilvy, two remarkable women
#Newsmaker: One Ogilvy, two remarkable women

Ogilvy South Africa recently appointed Vicki Buys as MD of the Cape Town operation and Tassin Albertyn as head of delivery...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Aug 2018

Grey Adventures rolls out to SA
Grey Adventures rolls out to SA

The Grey Group's Grey Adventures startup incubator is now operational in its Johannesburg office as it continues to roll out across the global network. Here, an interview with Francois du Preez, chief digital officer at Grey Africa, to find out more about this open culture of collaboration from a local perspective...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Jul 2018

The social side of recruitment
The social side of recruitment

While technology has radically changed the face of recruitment and expanded access to the available talent pool, the core basics still remain...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Jul 2018

#Newsmaker: Claire Cobbledick promoted to GM at Gumtree SA
#Newsmaker: Claire Cobbledick promoted to GM at Gumtree SA

Former MD of The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, Claire Cobbledick has recently been appointed GM at Gumtree SA, after joining the online classified advertisement and community website as head of marketing in 2014...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Burgers 8 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Brendan Cooper talks internal communications
#Newsmaker: Brendan Cooper talks internal communications

Ex-Sports Illustrated editor and Heat magazine editorial director, Brendan Cooper now heads up New Media's internal communications division...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Playbook
#StartupStory: Playbook

Playbook is a web-based platform that simplifies the creative procurement process by making sure SA creatives and artists 'play by the book' in terms of bookings, performances or commissions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Feb 2018

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Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

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Four employees you want at your marketing agency

The creative. The upseller. The client-pleaser. The new business rockstar. The number cruncher. The strategic genius. The speedster. These are the people advertising and marketing agencies are always on the lookout for...

By Jessica Edgson 7 Jun 2017

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Applying for a creative role? Here's what to do

Communications agencies are always on the lookout for fresh new talent, but there are many reasons why your CV and cover note could be stopping you getting a slice of the action...

By Emma Glover 20 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Marketing yourself as a budding freelance writer

There are thousands of people out there competing for the same work that you want. You have to be good to compete, but you've also got to be visible to compete...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Here's how you can hire a marketing dream team

The talent you stock in your marketing departments will largely determine the direction your business goes in the future. If you get the right creative minds in there, the sky is the limit...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Mar 2017

Six ways to boost office morale when your staff need it most
Six ways to boost office morale when your staff need it most

Jessica Edgson from digital marketing agency Rogerwilco shares six ways to boost office morale as 2017 begins to take its toll...

By Jessica Edgson, Issued by Rogerwilco 21 Feb 2017

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Building a team strong enough to carry a brand to success

We know that creating a strong company culture is crucial in order to hire the right employees – and then ensure they're inspired and enabled enough to help reach your business goals...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 20 Jan 2017

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