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Top company and news stories 14 May 2018

  • #OneShow2018 is done and dusted! See all the SA winners and visit our One Show Creative Week 2018 special section for the latest interviews and updates from roving reporter Ann Nurock
  • Our #AfricaMonth coverage continues
  • Seven SA judges have been announced for Cannes Lions 2018, as well as SA's Young Lions competition winners
  • The Loeries' entry deadline has been extended to 31 May
  • Danette Breitenbach offers analysis on the ABC's circulation figures for Q1 2018, with some positives for press but a sad affair for magazines
  • Read part 1 and part 2 of Juanita Pienaar's feedback on Danilo Acquisto's HeavyChef talk on the online video revolution
  • Maroefah Smith explains why social media killed the runway star
  • In #FairnessFirst, find out why we need to stand with Swift SA's #ThatsNotOK movement
  • I also went #BehindtheSelfie with Bogosi Motshegwa, strategic planner at Net#work BBDO
  • Jessica Tennant interviews Clinton Bridgeford, ECD at Grid Worldwide about the Freedom Day launch of the #HopeJoanna campaign
  • Tennant also interviews this week's #Newsmakers: Rob Abraham, returning from retirement to take on Kagiso Media as interim CEO; and Lukanyo Mnyanda, returning to Business Day to succeed Tim Cohen as editor

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    BizToday's top stories
    #OneShow2018: All the SA winners!
    The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week 2018 has come to an end. Here's how SA scored at the award ceremonies held throughout the
    Screengrab from the #ThatsNotOK PSA.
    #FairnessFirst: Stand with Swift SA's #ThatsNotOK

    Leigh Andrews

    Focus was on the film industry last week, with Roman Polanski negating the importance of the #MeToo movement, branding it 'mass hysteria'. Pledge to stand with Sisters Working in Film and TV (Swift)'s
    Screengrabs of some of the night's big winners.
    #OneShow2018: Final night's results!
    The second of two award nights for One Show 2018 is done and dusted, having taken place at Cipriani Wall Street earlier on Friday, 11 May, with South Africa bringing home a further 2 golds, 4 silver, 7 bronze and 26 merit awards and TBWA\Hunt Lascaris named South African agency of the
    #Newsmaker: Rob Abraham returns from retirement to take on Kagiso Media
    #Newsmaker: Rob Abraham returns from retirement to take on Kagiso Media

    Jessica Tennant

    Returning from retirement after having worked at Bytes Technology Group for many years, the last five of which he served as CEO, Rob Abraham recently commenced his position at Kagiso Media as interim
    Rohan Reddy appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect

    Issued By FCB Africa

    Rohan Reddy has been appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect with responsibility for curating the creative product of the group's affiliate agencies on the continent, particularly for clients and brands with a global footprint or a presence in markets across Africa... read
    The annual Amasa charity golf day 2018

    Issued By Amasa

    The Advertising and Media Association of South Africa's annual charity golf day is once again open for bookings... read
    Entries open for D&AD Impact Awards and inaugural D&AD Impact Council announced
    D&AD Impact has announced the implementation of the first D&AD Impact Council, made up of over 70 leaders from across the creative, social entrepreneur and NGO space... read
    Duke's YPO Africa campaign drives membership on African continent

    Issued By Duke Advertising

    YPO is the premier leadership organisation for chief executives in the world. With over 25,000 members in over 130 countries across all industries and businesses, it is a global network that creates powerful connections to foster business and personal growth... read
    Cristal Ultra the new easy-drinking lager

    Issued By Berge Farrell

    Berge Farrell acquired Cristal Lager's packaging upgrade and with the success of the relaunch was entrusted with the line extension of Cristal Ultra... read
    Content is the lifeblood of digital signage

    Andrew Ridl

    With the digital signage market becoming more saturated and competitive, and as consumers place more stock in mobile options for information delivery, it becomes imperative that a premium is placed on content that is both engaging and memorable... read
    Pilot study to overcome cash constraints for entrepreneurs
    Mastercard and Unilever break down barriers to growth for micro entrepreneurs with first-of-its-kind digital lending platform... read
    Don't judge a book by its cover - The Human Library

    Issued By SACAP

    In line with the SACAP Festival of Learning's focus on generating significant conversations, the Human Library will be hosted at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town festival (18 and 25 May)... read
    SA's biggest board-meeting to address youth unemployment and education
    Business leaders agree that collective action is required from all sectors to address youth unemployment and education... read
    Events & Conferencing
    Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guide
    Conferences and events have a significant impact on the communities and the environment where they are hosted - some good, some bad. What is the right way to address sustainability? read
    The power of unconventional venues

    Issued By Worx Group

    For the modern-day event planner, unconventional eventing is an undeniable trend in the future... read
    Real news sells

    Issued By The Citizen

    Not only did The Citizen grow their circulation figures by 4% compared with the immediate previous quarter, but they also showed a 4% year-on-year growth... read
    PR & Communications
    All the African SABRE PR winners
    Ogilvy takes home top honours at second African SABRE ceremony as the African public relations industry celebrates the best campaigns... read
    PAMRO launches call for papers
    Call for papers for the 19th PAMRO All Africa Media Research conference... read
    AfricaCom 2018 launches the Africa Video Forum
    With video content and streaming influencing viewing habits on the African continent, TV Connect Africa has evolved into the Africa Video Forum stream... read
    Youth Marketing
    Mommy's little cyborg: Meet Generation Alpha

    Bronwyn Williams

    Generation Alpha, made up of children born from 2010 onwards, has already attracted the attention of marketers and start-ups around the world... read
    Africa Month
    #WTMA18: Championing African women in travel - Q&A with Alessandra Alonso

    Ruth Cooper

    The inaugural Women in Africa Forum took place during World Travel Market Africa 2018, which was held at the CTICC in Cape Town. Hosted by Women in Travel CIC founder Alessandra Alonso, the forum aimed to highlight the importance of women entrepreneurs in Africa... read
    #AfricaMonth: Growthpoint Investec African Properties launched

    Sindy Peters

    First announced in 2015, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) is finally off the mark, commencing operations in the pan-African real estate market. read
    Loeries Creative Week Durban
    Loeries 2018 deadline extended

    Issued By Loeries

    The deadline for submissions to the Loeries Africa Middle East has been extended by two weeks to 31 May... read
    John Galsworthy
    "If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one."

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    Slow to the game, but luxury #brands finally pay attention to #digital @zenith #marketing
    Even established brands must start at the ground floor to build a B2B influencer marketing program.
    Advertisers are more concerned that they are wasting money on Facebook than they are about the platform's privacy l...
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