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.

1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer
#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this because the mobile phone has been in their hands since 2011, so what next?

By Lynette Hundermark 1 day ago

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.

2 days ago

Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising
Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising

It seems crazy to need to write an article stating the obvious but so be it. As we begin 2019, our industry sits quaking in its ethically sourced vintage leather boots. Panic and anxiety around data, consultants, insourcing, etc. But has this all not been self-inflicted? Is this all the final acknowledgement of an industry with an identity crisis?

By Mike Silver 2 days ago

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Deception is the lowest form of marketing

When I was a pre-pubescent "tween-ager" I used to float in the pool face-down to trick my mother into thinking I had drowned. I thought it was funny. It's not funny, of course - it's stupid and embarrassingly callous.

By Nick Grubb 2 days 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 2 days 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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:

Issued by StickFire Media 14 Jan 2019

#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 14 Jan 2019

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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