- Haydn Townsend, IAB SA chair has announced that Paula Hulley, IAB SA CEO will not be renewing her contract into 2022.
- This September, Let's Talk Digital, a new multimedia offering launches on Bizcommunity. The bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Audrey Naidoo and produced by Tyran De Beer, features conversations with leading voices in the SA digital marketing and media space.
- The African Marketing Confederation (AMC) has announced its relaunch, with updated vision and goals. The AMC is a pan-African body of marketing professionals with the aim to bring national marketing bodies and associations of nine countries together.
- A partnership between the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business and global FMCG giant Unilever looks to produce future-fit graduates ready for the challenging and rewarding world of marketing.
- On 16 September, startup ecosystem stakeholders will be revealing the latest findings and plans towards the development of a proposed South African Startup Act - a call to the president to unleash the growth and innovation inherent in the country's entrepreneurs and youth. These findings, gathered over the past six months via desktop research, focus groups and research contributed by the World Bank, provide a holistic overview of the problems affecting the ability of startups to establish, grow and scale in South Africa.
- The Anti-Money Laundering (AML) market makes up a significant proportion of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but the real issue is that money laundering is used to fund other illicit activities, such as smuggling, bribery, corruption, cybercrime, illegal arms dealing, human trafficking, modern slavery, and more. Amit Singh
- Netwerk24, the acting digital home of Media24's Afrikaans titles, is moving to a new platform in early October. It will also be launching a brand new app.
- Everything has changed. That is a given. And so when Net#work BBDO moved into their new offices and started unpacking the 27 years of awards haul for the shelves, the leadership team had, well, a meltdown.
Adams & Adams protecting intellectual capital at Design Indaba Expo
At the recent Design Indaba, staff of Adams & Adams (@Cr8veDesignLaw), the first official attorneys of the Indaba, explained the forms of intellectual property to the exhibitors and provided advice on the protection and enforcement of their rights. According to Nishan Singh (@nishansingh), a partner in the firm, the most common forms of intellectual property present were trademarks, aesthetic designs and copyright. Most of the products that were showcased were new, original and highly regarded efforts of creativity that need to be protected against copycats. Although the exhibitors were warned against allowing photography, this inevitably occurred, which poses a risk to the intellectual property owned by the exhibitors.
Chad Peterson of Research Unit, an emerging creative, with Nishan Singh of Adams & Adams.
Ada Howell of Buccaneer Paints with Sajidha Gamieldien of Adams & Adams.
Laduma Nxokolo of Maxhosa Knitwear with Mariette du Plessis and Danie Strachan of Adams & Adams.
Adams & Adams marketing material. Pic: Simone Puterman.
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