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Avatar acquires Espresso DBN, renamed to Avatar DBN
Avatar acquires Espresso DBN, renamed to Avatar DBN

Avatar Agency Group has announced its acquisition of Espresso DBN. The independent Durban-based ad agency has sold 51% equity to M&N Brands, the holding company that owns Avatar. The deal will result in Espresso being renamed Avatar DBN.

2 days ago

BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli Charalambous
BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli Charalambous

Daily Maverick has just announced that it's launching a weekly newspaper, yes, in 2020, in the middle of a pandemic and the greatest calamity to ever hit the global print media. "Madder than a bag of snakes" was the initial reaction.

By Jessica Tennant 6 Aug 2020

CiTi is recruiting female entrepreneurs to join Women in Business programme
CiTi is recruiting female entrepreneurs to join Women in Business programme

August is the time of year South African honour and celebrate women from all walks of life. This Women's Month, Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi) is going one step further by empowering female entrepreneurs to invest valuable time and effort into their businesses.

5 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Outgoing Loeries chairperson, Tseliso Rangaka
#Newsmaker: Outgoing Loeries chairperson, Tseliso Rangaka

"My journey with the Loeries started back in 1999 as a junior copywriter sitting on the Super Bowl grandstand at Sun City. It was very different back then. For starters the entire show was a formal sit-down dinner, and if you were not a finalist you would spectate while the winners ate. The Loeries has since become a world-class creativity showcase thanks to the tireless, behind-the-scenes work the various committees do," said outgoing Loeries chairperson, Tseliso Rangaka, CCO at FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer, commenting on his Loeries journey in our interview as his two-year tenureship comes to a close.

By Jessica Tennant 5 Aug 2020

So, what will the truth be like in the future?
So, what will the truth be like in the future?

"Don't be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck," said Kellyanne Conway. "What, you're saying it's a falsehood? And they're saying Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that?" "Look, alternative facts are not facts. They're falsehoods," responded Chuck Todd. This polite, and in hindsight, almost quaint exchange happened in January 2017. I will get back to it in a second. But first, let's visit Wall Street to look for an alternative fact...

By Damon Stapleton 5 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Women's sports, how this sets Sports Mvt apart
#StartupStory: Women's sports, how this sets Sports Mvt apart

Sports Mvt is a digital sports media and entertainment agency that primarily provides coverage of women in sport exclusively. Made up of two main pillars: Sports Mvt Entertainment, which is where they provide news and updates on their social media platforms about women sports; and Sports Mvt Digital Solutions, which is where they provide various digital services to athletes, brands and organisations, such as content creation, social media management and consultancy.

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2020

Rhodes launches new distance post-grad media course
Rhodes launches new distance post-grad media course

Rhodes University's popular Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management (PGDip in Media Management), which has been run as a full-time course in the past 16 years, will now also be offered by distance learning as from next year.

Issued by Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, Rhodes University 5 Aug 2020

Swish places finger on the pulse of the youth
Swish places finger on the pulse of the youth

Johannesburg-based below-the-line marketing business Swish has relaunched as a youth specialist marketing agency.

Issued by Swish 4 Aug 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: The new currency of humanity; the real value in human values
#ACACaresCovid19: The new currency of humanity; the real value in human values

Watch now as 'philanthropreneur', Masa Board member and MD and co-founder of the Kansy Group, Sechaba Motsieloa and chief evolution officer, Arc 8 Global, Ernst Kuhlmann discuss why, in marketing terms, human value is real value, in the 6th episode of Bizcommunity's video interview series, made possible by the ACA, Association for Communications and Advertising.

4 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Newly appointed Loeries chairperson, Fran Luckin
#Newsmaker: Newly appointed Loeries chairperson, Fran Luckin

Fran Luckin, CCO at Grey Africa, was recently elected as the new chairperson of the Loeries Board. Here, she tells us more about what the role means to her and as it's Women's Month, what it means from a female point of view, and what she hopes to achieve during her tenureship.

By Jessica Tennant 3 Aug 2020

Simoné Bosman, founder and creative, Osu & Kumalo.
#WomensMonth: Simoné Bosman; create impact, become visible

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 this year's jury to find out what a woman has to do to get onto an advertising jury, what the opportunity means to them and the significance of these Awards given the current state of gender equality...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Aug 2020

ACA launches webinar series on critical role of human capital
ACA launches webinar series on critical role of human capital

As part of its #ACACaresCovid19 initiative to address various issues affecting the marketing, advertising and communications sector, the ACA will be launching a series of webinars. The series is aimed at helping the industry understand the human capital function and the myriad layers of which it is composed.

Issued by Association for Communication and Advertising 3 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Catherine Wijnberg, founder of Fetola
#WomensMonth: Catherine Wijnberg, founder of Fetola

Catherine Wijnberg is a successful female entrepreneur with experience in starting, growing, and operating businesses in five different sectors across three countries. She is a visionary entrepreneur and respected by many in the industry. She did not achieve success by waiting for things to happen; instead, she worked hard, lost a great deal, and recovered substantially from incredible setbacks.

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 Aug 2020

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