Sarika Modi, MD of Triple Eight Agency, at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
#FairnessFirst: Triple Eight on not just surviving but thriving as an all-female agency

Not only is Triple Eight Africa's fastest-growing all-female marketing agency, they were also the 'overall winners for investing in young women' at the recent Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Here's the essence of the socially conscious marketing, PR and digital agency's success.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

For the culture or from the culture?
For the culture or from the culture?

Every marketer's dream is to be able to influence pop culture or ride the wave and turn it into a thriving social campaign. If a brand can recognise the right opportunity at the right time, the effects can be immense.

By Jabulani Sigege, Issued by Irvine Partners 3 days ago

DevCom is hiring! (Communication consultants)
DevCom is hiring! (Communication consultants)

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

Issued by DevCom 12 Sep 2019

Riverbed's new Aware.org campaign draws attention to the real drinking age in South Africa
Riverbed's new Aware.org campaign draws attention to the real drinking age in South Africa

We know that underage drinking is a problem, but we're quick to dismiss it as an issue only in other communities or a result of youthful curiosity or peer pressure. It is time for all adults to consider their role in influencing underage drinking.

Issued by Riverbed 12 Sep 2019

Image credit: Alessandro Bogliari on Unsplash.
In cricket and reputation crisis, pork pies and greased piglets demand a stony heart

I was fortunate enough to watch the final climactic hour of that innings by Ben Stokes a few weeks ago; the one where England's cricket team beat Australia to level the Ashes series; the one being called the greatest innings of the greatest test match.

By William Smook 12 Sep 2019

Image credit: Roman Logov on Unsplash.
Why it's OK not to stay in your lane

Over the years - including my own personal experience - I have come across promising PR practitioners and passionate young communicators, who as part of their induction into the industry, push hard to master one or two aspects of PR, with the hope that this would stand them in good stead for recognition and promotion.

By Prinella Pillay 11 Sep 2019

Nonye Mpho Omotola, Managing Director, Africa Communications Media Group.
Forging an era of collaboration between Nigeria and South Africa

With a South African mother and Nigerian father, I am in the fortunate position of being exposed to the best of both countries and cultures. As such, I can clearly envision the benefits of the two nations coming together and working towards shared common goals.

By Nonye Mpho Omotola 11 Sep 2019

TBWA appoints Luca Gallarelli Group CEO of TBWA\South Africa
TBWA appoints Luca Gallarelli Group CEO of TBWA\South Africa

TBWA has announced the appointment of Luca Gallarelli to Group CEO, TBWA\South Africa.

Issued by TBWA 10 Sep 2019

Screen grab from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: MultiChoice sets an example

An Onion to Prasa for a tweet about dealing with its problems by convening a 'war room'. Who is your enemy? Commuters are your customers.

By Brendan Seery 10 Sep 2019

DUO Marketing + Communications opens 2020 graduate programme for PR industry entrants
DUO Marketing + Communications opens 2020 graduate programme for PR industry entrants

Applications for the next intake of DUO's graduate programme, to commence in January 2020, are now open. The programme is aimed at degreed students from the marketing, communications and public relations field, and will provide successful applicants with the opportunity to learn from consummate industry professionals.

Issued by DUO Marketing + Communications 10 Sep 2019