What to expect in the event industry in 2021
What to expect in the event industry in 2021

What a challenging year it has been: a year full of forced changes, uncertainties, and unexpected plot twists. However, 2020 has shown how flexible, agile and indestructible event managers are...

By Zoe van der Vyver 21 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Nurturing events back to life
#BizTrends2021: Nurturing events back to life

Kelly McGillivray, squadron leader at theSquad Creative Events tells us what she thinks eventing will look like in 2021...

By Kelly McGillivray 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The year of creating a new age Disneyworld
#BizTrends2021: The year of creating a new age Disneyworld

With no gigs, concerts or tours for most of 2020, creatives have had to find another way to engage their audience and inevitably this has meant digital content creation. 2021 is the year we're going to see a considerable shift in creators becoming deliberate content creators and curators...

By Siya Metane 6 Jan 2021

Will livestreaming become the next step in influencer marketing?
Will livestreaming become the next step in influencer marketing?

2020 has changed the world in more ways than one, and with digital communications moving faster than ever before, many of us are questioning if it's just a phase or if it will stick around?

By Amelia Neate 10 Dec 2020

#IABInsightSeries: The morning after
#IABInsightSeries: The morning after

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VMLY&R South Africa and ACA Board member, talks us through three things he believes the pandemic has changed...

By Jarred Cinman 25 Nov 2020

#Newsmaker: Tshepo Tumahole wins Loeries Young Creatives Award
#Newsmaker: Tshepo Tumahole wins Loeries Young Creatives Award

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

By Jessica Tennant 23 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)
#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)

During Loeries Creative Week, Jess Weiner, CEO of Talk to Jess in the US talked to the power of inclusivity and of belonging in the work that we do, both in the creative industry and in our work environment...

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: Day one winners
#Loeries2020: Day one winners

The Awards announced on day one of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Monday, 16 November, included Out of Home, Out of Home Crafts, Print Communication, Print Crafts, Shared Value, Effective Creativity and Service Design...

By Jessica Tennant 16 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

#Loeries2020: "The world needs us and our creativity" - Dennis Lück
#Loeries2020: "The world needs us and our creativity" - Dennis Lück

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Live, PR, OOH and Integrated jury president Dennis Lück, CCO and co-owner of Jung von Matt/Limmat, which has now topped Switzerland's creative rankings table for three years in a row.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2020

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Why reputation matters
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Why reputation matters

As part of our Africa Brand Summit week coverage, Regine Le Roux, founder and managing director at Reputation Matters tells us more about her masterclass on reputation management and why it's particularly relevant at the moment, why reputation matters now more than ever...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 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

#Loeries2020: "Intimacy is the algorithm of creativity" - Swati Bhattacharya
#Loeries2020: "Intimacy is the algorithm of creativity" - Swati Bhattacharya

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Kicking off the series is this year's film jury president Swati Bhattacharya, CCO at FCB Ulka...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Oct 2020

How the events and entertainment industry can rebuild post-lockdown - Q&A with Steve Cuzen of Howler
How the events and entertainment industry can rebuild post-lockdown - Q&A with Steve Cuzen of Howler

We chat to Steve Cuzen, chief operating officer at Howler, about reviving and rebuilding the South African events and entertainment industry and touch on the emergence of virtual events post-lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2020

Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng.
#AfricaBrandSummit: Solly Moeng shares his passion and vision for Africa

WATCH: In this exclusive interview with Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng, Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media editor Juanita Pienaar finds out more about the summit, Moeng's passion for Africa and his vision for the event going forward...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Sep 2020

#VMLYRTheEdge: The time to be more inclusive is now
#VMLYRTheEdge: The time to be more inclusive is now

VMLY&R's global CEO Jon Cook shares his views on what's happening from a diversity, equity and inclusion standpoint...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Sep 2020

#VMLYRTheEdge: Things to consider when looking to expand to African markets
#VMLYRTheEdge: Things to consider when looking to expand to African markets

Dianna Games, chief executive of Africa @ Work shares some important things to consider when looking to do business in the African market...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Sep 2020

#VMLYRTheEdge: How to get your brand noticed in Africa
#VMLYRTheEdge: How to get your brand noticed in Africa

VMLY&R SA's Live from The Edge presented both local and global thought leaders talking to the theme 'From Cultural Clichés to Brand Authenticity', addressing cultural relevance in the African context. Here, HeyHuman's Neil Davidson and Unilever's Lethepu Matshaba's thoughts on the subject...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Sep 2020

VMLY&R's Live from the Edge, its genesis and revival
VMLY&R's Live from the Edge, its genesis and revival

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VMLY&R South Africa talks through the genesis of VMLY&R's Live from the Edge event series, born from the agency's Digital Edge podcast...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Loli Bishop, "There needs to be an open playing field for all"
#WomensMonth: Loli Bishop, "There needs to be an open playing field for all"

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 freelance producer Loli Bishop...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Dr Liezel Bygate, "We have women talking to other women via men. What's wrong with this picture?"
#WomensMonth: Dr Liezel Bygate, "We have women talking to other women via men. What's wrong with this picture?"

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 marketing director at Bliss Brands, Dr Liezel Bygate...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Aug 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

Siya Metane to speak at VMLY&R SA's Live from The Edge
Siya Metane to speak at VMLY&R SA's Live from The Edge

Rapper-turned-publisher Siya Metane aka Slikour, founder of SlikourOnLife, on the importance of making relevant music locally and globally and using music consumption to gain insights for brands...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Sarah Dexter, "True diversity across the board is key"
#WomensMonth: Sarah Dexter, "True diversity across the board is key"

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 MullenLowe South Africa's CEO Sarah Dexter...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Monalisa Sibongile Zwambila, 'It's about access to opportunity'
#WomensMonth: Monalisa Sibongile Zwambila, 'It's about access to opportunity'

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 Riverbed's founder and CEO Monalisa Sibongile Zwambila...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Suhana Gordhan, "Stay... we need you."
#WomensMonth: Suhana Gordhan, "Stay... we need you."

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 Duke's recently appointed ECD Suhana Gordhan...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Fiona O'Connor; "Keep the flag flying"
#WomensMonth: Fiona O'Connor; "Keep the flag flying"

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 Havas Johannesburg's ECD Fiona O'Connor...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Nadia Mohamed; "We lift and others rise"
#WomensMonth: Nadia Mohamed; "We lift and others rise"

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 Nadia Mohamed, marketing director at Mondelez International...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Aug 2020

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