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#Emmys2020: Stream the winners of 34 awards on Showmax
#Emmys2020: Stream the winners of 34 awards on ShowmaxArticle

HBO's Watchmen was the big winner at the 2020 Emmy Awards, taking home 11 awards, including Best Limited Series, followed by Best Comedy winner Schitt's Creek with nine and Best Drama winner Succession and The Mandalorian, both with seven...

Issued by Showmax 5 hours ago

Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show why
Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show whyArticle

Months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, policymakers have begun discussing what the "new normal" might look like in metropolitan environments...

Nate Plageman, Jennifer Anne Hart, Tony Yeboah 16 Sep 2020

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Clicks non-executive director Nonkululeko Gobodo resignsArticle

Nonkululeko Gobodo has resigned as Clicks Group's non-executive director, effective from 14 September...

16 Sep 2020

Unilever SA to set up new diversity committee and advisory board
Unilever SA to set up new diversity committee and advisory boardArticle

Unilever is removing TRESemmé products from local retail shelves for 10 days and is setting up a new diversity committee to oversee future advertising materials...

11 Sep 2020

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Why brand integrity and authenticity should be your core digital strategyArticle

Armand Mukenge, head of digital marketing at African Communications Media Group comments on brand integrity and new digital marketing strategy that could be beneficial to organisations...

Armand Mukenge 11 Sep 2020

Clicks commits to boost spending on SMMEs
Clicks commits to boost spending on SMMEsArticle

The Clicks Group has committed to increase spending on SMMEs and support local beauty and haircare brands, and other products...

11 Sep 2020

Shoprite, Woolworths, PnP and Dis-Chem pull TRESemmé off shelves
Shoprite, Woolworths, PnP and Dis-Chem pull TRESemmé off shelvesArticle

Some of South Africa's largest retailers have followed Clicks in removing all TRESemmé products from shelves...

10 Sep 2020

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Clicks delists TRESemmé, accepts resignation of senior execArticle

Clicks will delist and remove all TRESemmé products from shelves with immediate effect and fill the gap by expanding its range of locally-sourced haircare brands...

8 Sep 2020

Ntshavheni calls on Clicks to promote products by SMMEs
Ntshavheni calls on Clicks to promote products by SMMEsArticle

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has called on Clicks to commit to tangible corrective action by actively promoting black hair products that are manufactured by black women...

8 Sep 2020

Racist Clicks haircare campaign leads to backlash and picketing
Racist Clicks haircare campaign leads to backlash and picketingArticle

Clicks is facing significant public backlash after a TRESemmé marketing campaign that appeared on the Clicks website was accused of promoting racist stereotypes...

7 Sep 2020

Adapting to the ever-changing requirements of brand safety
Adapting to the ever-changing requirements of brand safetyArticle

The most basic definition of brand safety is the set of measures marketers put in place to protect their brand, and its reputation, from negative or harmful digital content. The inclusion of the word 'digital' in that definition may be the reason the problem evolved to the extent that it almost feels unmanageable in 2020...

Megan Sayle, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 3 Sep 2020

Grid Worldwide takes Action
Grid Worldwide takes ActionArticle

When The People's Dialogue approached Grid to partner in rebranding the movement to Action SA, we remained as skeptical as all South African's when it comes to our involvement in politics...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 1 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Claire Denham-Dyson, 'It's essential that young womxn see this industry as a safe and fruitful space'
#WomensMonth: Claire Denham-Dyson, 'It's essential that young womxn see this industry as a safe and fruitful space'Article

Claire Denham-Dyson, head anthropologist at Demographica shares why she hopes that marketing becomes more of a lucrative space for creatives and why she thinks it's essential that young womxn see this industry as a safe and fruitful space where they can be properly remunerated...

Juanita Pienaar 27 Aug 2020

Vodacom launches Gender-Based Violence Fund
Vodacom launches Gender-Based Violence FundArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown has compounded the effects of existing gender inequalities and led to an increase in violations of women's rights, including elevated risks of domestic violence and other forms of GBV...

26 Aug 2020

Structural racism and employee engagement
Structural racism and employee engagementArticle

Julian Barnes starts his novel, Levels of Life, like this: You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...

Johnny Johnson 18 Aug 2020

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Beyond the hype: How brands can take concrete steps to support the Black communityArticle

Ali Diallo, founder at United Global Alliance (or United), an American impact group and technology venture studio comments on the civil unrest in the US and lists concrete steps how American brands can show support to the Black community...

Ali Diallo 14 Aug 2020

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Why choosing the right comms partner is more important than everArticle

Rachel Irvine, CEO of Irvine Partners writes why your comms specialist is your new best friend when doing business in the new normal...

Rachel Irvine 29 Jul 2020

18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture tackles inequality pandemic
18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture tackles inequality pandemicArticle

The 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture was delivered by United Nations secretary-general António Guterres on the theme 'Tackling the inequality pandemic...

20 Jul 2020

Tommy Hilfiger launches programme to address racial inequality
Tommy Hilfiger launches programme to address racial inequalityArticle

Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp., is launching the People's Place Program, which aims to advance the representation of BIPOC within the fashion and creative industries...

15 Jul 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: The creative value chain, procurement and marketing working towards common goals
#ACACaresCovid19: The creative value chain, procurement and marketing working towards common goalsArticle

Gareth Leck, group chief executive officer and co-founding partner of Joe Public United, Mpume Ngobese, managing director at Joe Public Connect and Khensani Nobanda, group executive: marketing and corporate affairs at Nedbank discuss the creative value chain, procurement and marketing working towards common goals...

14 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Sorbet Group founder launches The Hatch Institute
#StartupStory: Sorbet Group founder launches The Hatch InstituteArticle

Despite the uncertainty, business closures and economic decline caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ian Fuhr launched The Hatch Institute - a personal and business leadership coaching company...

Evan-Lee Courie 13 Jul 2020

Nurses attend the 2015 International Nurses’ Day celebrations in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Beyond Florence Nightingale: how African nurses have decolonised the professionArticle

This year - 2020 - marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. It's therefore understandable that it's being marked as the year of the nurse and midwife...

Timothy A Carey, Agnes Binagwaho & Judy Khanyola 10 Jul 2020

Theatre, opera and ballet streamings to watch this weekend
Theatre, opera and ballet streamings to watch this weekendArticle

Stream opera, theatre and ballet content online from your home while theatres are closed...

Daniel Dercksen 2 Jul 2020

#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career path
#YouthMonth: How an unexpected passion for property altered Chelsea Brown's career pathArticle

A UJ alumna, Chelsea Brown has found her passion in property, especially after recognising the many opportunities the field holds for SA's youth...

Sindy Peters 30 Jun 2020

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Brands may support Black Lives Matter, but advertising still needs to decoloniseArticle

But even though brands are stepping up and making statements, the broader industries behind these messages also need interrogating. Decolonisation, for example, is rarely discussed in my field, advertising - and it needs to be...

Carl W Jones 29 Jun 2020

Storytelling: What the Class of 1976 can teach the Class of 2020
Storytelling: What the Class of 1976 can teach the Class of 2020Article

Every year, Youth Month presents an opportunity to transform South Africa's image as a global leader in the fight against poverty and inequality and as an advocate for empowering youth. But, there is the temptation to see what happened on 16 June 1976 as a memory disconnected from our reality, causing us to reminisce without changing our actions...

Issued by GO Content Lab 25 Jun 2020

#MusicExchange: Luna Paige celebrates 21 years in music
#MusicExchange: Luna Paige celebrates 21 years in musicArticle

Luna Paige is celebrating her 21st year in the music industry. She challenged herself to write new material and introduce it to her fans and new audiences during 2020...

Martin Myers 24 Jun 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: Liquidity and the economics of advertising
#ACACaresCovid19: Liquidity and the economics of advertisingArticle

In the first episode, industry leaders Thabang Skwambane, MD of FCB Joburg/Hellocomputer and Robbie Brozin, co-founder of global chicken empire Nando's, discuss the topic of liquidity and the economics of advertising. ...

22 Jun 2020

SA youth feel unheard, dismiss social media as a long-term tool of influence
SA youth feel unheard, dismiss social media as a long-term tool of influenceArticle

Activate! Change Drivers recently held an online panel discussion on how the youth are using their voices under lockdown to amplify current social issues...

22 Jun 2020

A future that is equal
A future that is equalArticle

Inequality, racism, hatred and bigotry. It hits home for us as South Africa because we've dealt with these types of pandemics before, and still do today. This isn't a political issue, it's an issue of basic humanity...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 19 Jun 2020

Youth are not the future. They are the now
Youth are not the future. They are the nowArticle

It is the youth that are steering us forward with unwavering conviction. They are not willing to wait for change. They're leading in the present...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 15 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: What do all these #movements want?
#YouthMonth: What do all these #movements want?Article

One of the things that the outbreak of Covid-19 has made clear is that all of us are in the same boat, whether we like it or not. What happens in China affects all of us. What happens in the US affects all of us. What happens in South Africa affects all of us...

Charles Siboto 12 Jun 2020

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Marketing in the middle of a global crisisArticle

What is important for brand reputation is to continue with communicating and marketing even amid a crisis as big as a global pandemic...

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 10 Jun 2020

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Blackout Tuesday: The black square is a symbol of online activism for non-activistsArticle

Blackout Tuesday was in some ways an ideal form of activism for non-activists, which may explain some of its enormous international popularity...

Jolynna Sinanan 4 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 shows the world needs physicians who can look beyond medical chartsArticle

As modern medicine has advanced, so too has our understanding of what affects health. Over recent decades this has generated a number of new fields in medicine. One of the most important that has been born out of the latest generation is social medicine...

Abebe Bekele & Agnes Binagwaho 4 Jun 2020

Essential marketing during Covid-19
Essential marketing during Covid-19Article

Social Places' product suites - GoListings, GoReview, GoAds and GoSocial - all work in unison to provide multi-location franchise brands with a holistic solution to manage their online presence through the use of a single login...

Issued by Social Places 3 Jun 2020

Top 3 trending topics in South Africa
Top 3 trending topics in South AfricaArticle

As we enter June, the month of May has particularly been an interesting one for South African social media users. Meltwater took a look at some of the top themes for the month of May to bring you the hottest topics that had social media buzzing...

Issued by Meltwater 2 Jun 2020

Protecting your brand from association with fake news
Protecting your brand from association with fake newsArticle

In what appears to be a 'mad rush' away from traditional and proven ways of communicating with their customers, many companies are allowing their brands and messages to be placed between fake news and questionable posts...

Alfie Jay, Issued by Algoa FM 29 May 2020

There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond
There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyondArticle

Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones...

Lynn M. Thomas 25 May 2020

Welcome to the latest Monty Python fiasco
Welcome to the latest Monty Python fiascoArticle

The advertising industry is in big trouble. It seems to be on a suicide mission assisted by those young people with pimples who think they know best but who, in fact, know little about calculating reach and frequency and other analyses and ably assisted of course by our Military Junta...

Chris Brewer 21 May 2020

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What is shaping culture: The single lifeArticle

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

Brett Rogers 19 May 2020

Celebrated screenwriter Tertius Kapp talks about 'Griekwastad'
Celebrated screenwriter Tertius Kapp talks about 'Griekwastad'Article

Daniel Dercksen chats with Tertius Kapp, who wrote the screenplay for Griekwastad, the true story of the cruel acts which shook the world to its core in 2012...

Daniel Dercksen 29 Apr 2020

#FairnessFirst: In the front line, Nadia Bulbulia
#FairnessFirst: In the front line, Nadia BulbuliaArticle

"We are going through an extraordinary time in the world. Now, more than ever the role and impact of radio and television is felt as these services are central to keeping us informed, educated and entertained..."

Jessica Tennant 22 Apr 2020

Former Primedia CEO Stan Katz at the Radio Today studios in Belair Shopping Centre, Northriding | Photographer: Michel Bega
[Radio & Podcasts] SA radio legend Stan Katz still voicing his opinionArticle

South African broadcaster, Stan Katz is still on radio today and about to launch an online course in radio sales...

Brendan Seery 31 Mar 2020

Social Places releases AI early-warning system for Coronavirus sentiment and online reviews
Social Places releases AI early-warning system for Coronavirus sentiment and online reviewsArticle

Leading MarTech company Social Places has expedited the functionality of their artificial intelligence feature to go live with the "Red Flagging" of any urgent topics including: disease, Coronavirus, COVID-19, hygiene, racisms, theft, assault, drugs as well as other important keywords that could have brand damaging implications for South African companies...

Issued by Social Places 18 Mar 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Emma', 'Bloodshot' and 'Moffie'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Emma', 'Bloodshot' and 'Moffie'Article

Films opening at cinemas in South Africa, this week, include a Jane Austen adaptation starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma; Cape Town-born David SF Wilson's feature film directorial debut, which stars Vin Diesel, Bloodshot; a new film from Clint Eastwood, Richard Jewell; and Oliver Hermanus's exploration of gay life in the South African military in the 1980s, Moffie...

Daniel Dercksen 12 Mar 2020

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#DI2020: Empathy and empowerment hand-in-hand at Design Indaba 25Article

Terry Levin shares an overview and top highlights from this year's Design Indaba Festival...

Terry Levin 2 Mar 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Vergeet My Nie', 'Ordinary Love' and 'Bhai's Café'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Vergeet My Nie', 'Ordinary Love' and 'Bhai's Café'Article

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include local films Vergeet My Nie and Bhai's Café; Ordinary Love; Queen & Slim; and Blumhouse's Fantasy Island...

Daniel Dercksen 14 Feb 2020

The spread of false information can have a devastating impact on affected communities. Woohae Cho/Getty Images
False information fuels fear during disease outbreaks: there is an antidoteArticle

False allegations and rumours about the coronavirus outbreak have been running riot on social media and in some mainstream media...

Marina Joubert 10 Feb 2020

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