Travel blogger Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl has passed away
Travel blogger Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl has passed away

Travel blogger and social media influencer, Meruschka Govender, better known South Africa's MzansiGirl, has passed away. Thirty-eight years strong, Govender passed away on 15 January after a long and private battle with cancer.

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Ad Talent Salary Survey 2019 revealed...
Ad Talent Salary Survey 2019 revealed...

Ad Talent has released its 2019 salary survey for the communications industry. This annual survey is not intended to be prescriptive but is a report on what this specific recruiter has experienced over the course of the last year.

1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retail
#BizTrends2019: Selling to the other 98% - the move to physical retail

Nine years ago we were famously quoted as saying, "In 10 years' time nobody will go into a physical store to buy something they know they need." We believed that e-commerce was such an obviously better way of shopping. We were wrong. As of today, Yuppiechef has opened brick-and-mortar stores in four prime locations - most recently at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

By Andrew Smith 1 day ago

Euromonitor's top 10 global consumer trends for 2019
Euromonitor's top 10 global consumer trends for 2019

Market research provider Euromonitor International has released its annual list of top emerging trends that provide insights into consumers' changing values and explores how their behaviour is disrupting business globally.

2 days ago

Gillette's 'We Believe' ad receives mixed feedback
Gillette's 'We Believe' ad receives mixed feedback

NEWSWATCH: In response to the #MeToo movement, Gillette has released an ad called 'We Believe' that plays on its 30-year old tagline, 'Best a Man Can Get' as a call for men to hold each other accountable and to lead a better example for the 'men of tomorrow' to help put an end to 'toxic masculinity', such as bullying, sexism and sexual harassment.

2 days ago

Siphiwe SJ Myeza. Image via Nina van Rensburg's
RIP SJ Myeza

Award-winning director Siphiwe SJ Myeza-Mhlambi of 7Films has passed away.

2 days ago

Call to submit events proposals
Call to submit events proposals

Gauteng Provincial Government invites submission of Events and Bidding and Hosting proposals for the 2019/20 financial year. Gauteng Tourism in partnership with Department of Sports Arts Culture and Recreation on behalf of Gauteng Provincial Government seeks to invest in the events listed below that generate significant immediate and long-term economic benefits and align with wider government objectives through leverage and legacy opportunities. The proposals must be within the following categories:

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#BizTrends2019: The revival of print
#BizTrends2019: The revival of print

"Print is dead" they said, "go digital" they said - we've heard the maxim time and time again and resultantly relegated print to the sidelines, we've left it feeling hapless and irrelevant.

By Sam Swaine 3 days ago

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RIP Lester Wunderman

Lester Wunderman, who cofounded Wunderman, Ricotta & Kline in New York City in 1958 and retired after 50 years in ad land, has passed away at the age of 98.

12 Jan 2019

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Why are magazines Glamourising suicide?

NEWSWATCH: The quick-fire spread of social media means infamy is almost guaranteed if you step a foot wrong, even if the incident took place years ago. Such is the case for Glamour España, which included a pink gas stove in a market guide fashion spread inspired by Sylvia Plath.

11 Jan 2019

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Woolworths, Ubuntu Baba saga contains digital lessons for brands of all sizes

This week, South African social media has been in an uproar following allegations that Woolworths had stolen the design of a baby carrier made by a local entrepreneur. On the face of it, this a typical David vs Goliath story (with David having an army of social media backers). While that may be true, the saga contains digital lessons for brands of all sizes.

By Vumani Ncube 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping
#BizTrends2019: 4 niche e-commerce stores driving innovation in online shopping

At the 2018 MyBroadband Conference, head of Telkom's consumer division, Serame Taukobong, summarised what 75% of successful online retailers in South Africa have come to appreciate: "service is the new selling". This dedication towards offering great, tailored service is what differentiates mass from niche online retailers - we're no longer selling things, but the experience of buying them.

By Graham van der Merwe 10 Jan 2019

Sarah Waiswa, David Tshabalala, Jenny Ehlers, Fran Luckin, Nathan Reddy.
Five Africans selected for ADC Awards jury

Five creative leaders from Africa, which includes four South Africans, have been selected to serve as judges for the global ADC 98th Annual Awards...

10 Jan 2019