Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies

NEWSWATCH: Celebrated fashion designer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85. The cause of death has not yet been released.

1 day ago

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#OrchidsandOnions: Investec taps into our angst

The Onion this week - for marketing stupidity and, more specifically, ignoring the Telkom brand warning signs - goes to... me.

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

Jacquin Botha, creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer.
Q&A w/ Jacquin Botha: Stay curious. Stay hungry. Stay winning!

Hailing from the dusty streets of Riverview, Worcester in the Western Cape, Jacquin Botha is a man who wears many hats (literally and figuratively), including that of creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer.

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

I am woman, hear me roar!
I am woman, hear me roar!

On December 14th 2018, Khanyi Dhlomo made headlines after announcing that she'd be closing down Ndalo Media. The industry gave a collective shudder and my mind started reeling. How could this be? This is a strong black woman (like me) who's been described as a media mogul, who shattered the glass ceiling for a lot of women by building a prominent and unique empire.

By Chipo Mujuru 2 days ago

The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers
The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers

Authenticity is a key component in influencer marketing. But studies show that brands often shy away from terms like 'sponsored' and '#ad' on paid partnership posts, for fear of having a negative impact on consumer perception.

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 2 days ago

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet
#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Zando's coming of age
Zando's coming of age

Zando launched in 2012 as an online shoe retailer when e-commerce in SA was very much in its infancy. Fast-forward to 2019, the business has transformed into an ever-expanding fashion and homeware marketplace.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Feb 2019

Tractor Outdoor's new roadside digital in Sandton
Tractor Outdoor's new roadside digital in Sandton

Tractor has just announced their newest build: a 3x6 roadside digital located in Sandton, Johannesburg which will also form part of their LOOP digital network.

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 15 Feb 2019

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PR and ad agencies don't understand their clients

One of the greatest disconnects in the world of marketing is the lack of understanding by PR and advertising agencies of their clients.

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 15 Feb 2019

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South African entry wins best foreign film at The One Club's One Screen Film Festival

Bheki The Mbhaco Maker by FCB Africa, Johannesburg for South African Tourism was announced as the winner in the Foreign Film category at last night's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival, a short film festival from The One Club for Creativity that unites the film and advertising worlds.

14 Feb 2019

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Stealing from the Super Bowl

It's Soooooper Booowl. What a spectacle of commerce. What a parade of attention peddlers. Super Bowl is such an ad-fest that I think it should get its own category at Cannes. How often does an event inspire people to upload their favourite ads to Youtube and compile their top ten lists?

By Lucas van Vuuren 14 Feb 2019

Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues
Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's Total Magazine circulation was disappointing for both the quarter and year as percentage decline for both are higher than the other quarters in 2018. The decline of the previous quarter is 8.4%, and 19.7% in the prior year.

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2019

Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industry
Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industry

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) last quarter (quarter 4) for 2018 ended on a disappointing note for the newspaper industry, with total newspaper circulation declining 1.6% on the previous quarter. The decline is disappointing given that total circulation was static in the second quarter and up in the first quarter.

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2019