The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast
The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast

Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast first aired in March 2020, coinciding with the beginning of the lockdown, and has since rolled out two seasons. Now they've just kicked off season three, a year later...

By Jessica Tennant 5 hours ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Justine Cullinan of Nando's on building an empathetic muscle
#BehindtheBrandManager: Justine Cullinan of Nando's on building an empathetic muscle

In this #BehindtheBrandManager feature, we find out more from Justine Cullinan, GM of marketing and brand strategy and communication at the iconic and well-loved South African fast-food chain Nando's...

By Ruth Cooper 10 hours ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Gerry Thomas, the man behind Krispy Kreme SA
#BehindtheBrandManager: Gerry Thomas, the man behind Krispy Kreme SA

Gerry Thomas, director of Krispy Kreme SA, unboxes more about the success of the 'sweet treat' brand....

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 hours ago

#BehindtheMask: Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse Communications
#BehindtheMask: Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse Communications

This week I chat to Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse Communications...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 hours ago

A more flexible and fairer future of work beckons in 2021
A more flexible and fairer future of work beckons in 2021

Ways of working that go back decades were dismantled overnight in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the world. South Africa was no exception...

By Nunu Ntshingila 10 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Havas CFO Mohamed Bhyat
#Newsmaker: Havas CFO Mohamed Bhyat

Earlier this year, Havas announced the appointment of Mohamed Bhyat as its chief financial officer (CFO), taking over the reins from Andrea Bottega...

By Jessica Tennant 11 hours ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Betting their soles on boots
#OrchidsandOnions: Betting their soles on boots

Recognition: Selling unsexy products with flair is an art; Onions on way for PR people who ignore golden rule: Know the media platform you are targeting...

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

#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 1 day ago

#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry
#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry

South African startup BlueAvo has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual
#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual

Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual is responsible for implementing the overall brand strategies and marketing-related plans to build and grow the Old Mutual brand...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand stories
#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand stories

Just Exists was formed to showcase local talents and bridge the gap between disenfranchised youth creatives and corporates, making a tangible impact in their potential career paths and creating memorable work in the process...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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 9 Apr 2021

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 9 Apr 2021

#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 8 Apr 2021

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 8 Apr 2021

#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 7 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

#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

#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

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: 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

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