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How to build and retain brand trust in uncertain times
How to build and retain brand trust in uncertain timesArticle

Brand trust: Unanimously agreed as being the single most important metric in the brand health value chain, and also the one that is hardest to attain...

Issued by Borderless Access 26 Apr 2021

Ogilvy and Cadbury's 'Generosity Shop' receive MMA Purpose-Led Marketing Award
Ogilvy and Cadbury's 'Generosity Shop' receive MMA Purpose-Led Marketing AwardArticle

Ogilvy Johannesburg's work for Cadbury Dairy Milk South Africa was recently awarded the Purpose-Led Marketing Award at the Marketing Achievement Awards (MMA)...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 23 Apr 2021

Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materials
Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materialsArticle

The Tesla Roadster die-cast vehicle is made from 99% recycled materials to serves as a brand blueprint for the future...

20 Apr 2021

Lockdown's crazy journey for OFyt and The Crazy Store
Lockdown's crazy journey for OFyt and The Crazy StoreArticle

The relationship between agencies and their clients was either challenged or grew from strength to strength during a time of uncertainty. The Crazy Store and its agency partner, Old Friends Young Talent, was one of the latter...

Issued by Old Friends Young Talent (OFyt) 14 Apr 2021

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery storeArticle

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sector
Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sectorArticle

Draft amendments to the regulations and notices regarding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the Waste Sector have been published for public consultation...

29 Mar 2021

East Coast Radio and Toys R Us Babies R Us reveal upgraded Langalibalele Primary School in KZN
East Coast Radio and Toys R Us Babies R Us reveal upgraded Langalibalele Primary School in KZNArticle

East Coast Radio, together with Toys R Us Babies R Us, have unveiled the new and improved Langalibalele Primary School...

Issued by East Coast Radio 26 Mar 2021

New nostalgia: Q&A with embroiderer and artist Danielle Clough
New nostalgia: Q&A with embroiderer and artist Danielle CloughArticle

Cape Town-based artist Danielle Clough's vibrant and unique embroidery creations have seen her gain significant attention both locally and internationally. She's worked with major brands such as Gucci and Nike and shown her work across the globe.

Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2021

How to add some character to your communications
How to add some character to your communicationsArticle

Are you wanting to build stronger connections with your audience regardless of the platforms you are using or the audience you are engaging with?...

Issued by Brand Avatar 15 Mar 2021

Game appoints King James Group's Cedar SA
Game appoints King James Group's Cedar SAArticle

Game Stores has appointed Cedar South Africa, a member of the King James Group, as its specialist content marketing agency...

11 Mar 2021

Hippo.co.za brings mascot to life, Covid-19 relief to local seamstresses
Hippo.co.za brings mascot to life, Covid-19 relief to local seamstressesArticle

Hippo.co.za has launched a community-base initiative that has enabled a small local business and a team of five out-of-work seamstresses...

27 Jan 2021

To buy or not to buy?
To buy or not to buy?Article

Around a third of consumers chose not to participate in Black Friday this year, largely as a result of financial constraints (61%), but also because they don't believe prices are meaningfully reduced (21%)...

Andrea Rademeyer and Dr Amelia Richards, Issued by Ask Afrika 1 Dec 2020

#MarketingMasterminds: Mondelez | Cadbury Dairy Milk | Generosity campaign
#MarketingMasterminds: Mondelez | Cadbury Dairy Milk | Generosity campaignArticle

This month's Marketing Mastermind is Alanta Moodley, category brand manager at Mondelez International. She discusses the Cadbury Dairy Milk Generosity campaign...

Issued by Facebook 23 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)
#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)Article

During Loeries Creative Week, Jess Weiner, CEO of Talk to Jess in the US talked to the power of inclusivity and of belonging in the work that we do, both in the creative industry and in our work environment...

Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: How to do real sincerity
#OrchidsandOnions: How to do real sincerityArticle

Challenge: lessons for SA Brands from overseas work; Advertisers in this country must 'push reset button' and come up with new material...

Brendan Seery 10 Nov 2020

Is Black Friday 2020 cancelled?
Is Black Friday 2020 cancelled?Article

Shopping is bound to look different this year, but will stores be pushing for online sales to avoid endless queues, or will retailers tailor the in-store experience to reflect the times? We asked experts from the dentsu SSA network to weigh in...

Issued by Dentsu 4 Nov 2020

Top tips, tricks to capture your property in its best light
Top tips, tricks to capture your property in its best lightArticle

When selling a home, excellent quality photos are critical in order for a property to stand out from all the competition, says Chris Cilliers, CEO and co-principal of Lew Gefen Sotheby's International Realty in the Winelands...

4 Nov 2020

Takealot announces plans for Black Friday 2020
Takealot announces plans for Black Friday 2020Article

Takealot.com plans to extend its annual Blue Dot Sale from five days to the entire month of November...

28 Oct 2020

Know your product liability claim facts
Know your product liability claim factsArticle

Each year, defective everyday products such as smart phones, household appliances, cars, baby cribs and toys cause disease, injury and death...

23 Oct 2020

2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce
2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - SalesforceArticle

Digital sales are expected to hit all-time highs and lead to strained shipping capacity as retailers grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

21 Oct 2020

#DoBizZa: Baskiti, a range of handwoven hanging baskets designed with purpose
#DoBizZa: Baskiti, a range of handwoven hanging baskets designed with purposeArticle

Inspired by her 14-month-old in lockdown, Jana Leonard launched Baskiti, a range of hanging storage baskets designed with purpose...

Evan-Lee Courie 11 Sep 2020

Jozi Film Fest goes virtual with limited screenings at The Bioscope Independent Cinema
Jozi Film Fest goes virtual with limited screenings at The Bioscope Independent CinemaArticle

The Jozi Film Festival will be held virtually, with limited physical screenings at The Bioscope Independent Cinema, from 17 to 20 September 2020...

1 Sep 2020

Positive and united during an invisible pandemic
Positive and united during an invisible pandemicArticle

South Africa is grappling with the worst unemployment rate in its history and millions are faced with abject poverty...

Kevin Barbeau 28 Aug 2020

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To increase value - forget your product, focus on your processArticle

Dylan Fortune, head of Innovation at MetropolitanRepublic elaborates on his statement that customers and clients alike don't buy your product; they buy the processes that created it...

Dylan Fortune 27 Aug 2020

Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 winners!
Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 winners!Article

Nike continued its winning streak with its sixth win in a row as the Overall Coolest Brand at the 16th annual Sunday Times Gen Next Awards, announced online on 21 August 2020. The winners span 71 categories and are based on the outcome of research conducted by Yellowwood.

21 Aug 2020

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Pandemic ushers in brave new world of e-commerceArticle

Three e-commerce players share how the pandemic has benefitted their businesses...

13 Aug 2020

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

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...

7 Aug 2020

Mattel supports Children's Hospital Trust with #ThankYouHeroes initiative
Mattel supports Children's Hospital Trust with #ThankYouHeroes initiativeArticle

For every eligible career Barbie doll sold at ToysRUs stores this August, Barbie will donate a doll to the Children's Hospital Trust (CHT) and Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital...

5 Aug 2020

Lockdown highlights need for holistic approach to educating SA's township youth
Lockdown highlights need for holistic approach to educating SA's township youthArticle

"The last four months have thrown open the playbook on how we should be addressing the educational challenges facing [orphaned and vulnerable] learners and students in our townships," says James Donald, CEO for the Tomorrow Trust, a non-profit organisation (NPO) with 15 years' experience in educating under-resourced youth...

3 Aug 2020

Win big with Shoprite Hustle 2020 Competition
Win big with Shoprite Hustle 2020 CompetitionArticle

Entries are now open for Shoprite Hustle 2020 Competition. Twenty established small business owners stand a chance of winning prizes...

3 Aug 2020

Privacy concerns around the use of empathic media
Privacy concerns around the use of empathic mediaArticle

New technologies are providing marketers with the ability to receive sensory feedback, which could be used to interpret emotional responses to marketing stimuli. Such systems broadly fall into private and public systems, both of which influence their legal interpretation...

Ashlin Perumall 24 Jul 2020

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Lego's YouTube channel hits 10.4 billion views, becomes most popular brand channelArticle

The Lego YouTube channel has hit a record of over 10 billion views, making it the most popular brand on YouTube...

23 Jul 2020

4,000 orphans, vulnerable children receive 35 tonnes of critical supplies and protective equipment with the support of the Nahana Foundation
4,000 orphans, vulnerable children receive 35 tonnes of critical supplies and protective equipment with the support of the Nahana FoundationArticle

A total of 35 tonnes of food, essential household items, sanitisers and masks - equivalent to 1,800 care parcels - were delivered to more than 3,800 orphaned and vulnerable children and their caregivers in Ga-Dikgale to coincide with #MandelaDay2020...

Issued by Nahana Communications Group 22 Jul 2020

New Lego set replicates playing Super Mario on classic NES
New Lego set replicates playing Super Mario on classic NESArticle

The latest product to come out of the Lego Group and Nintendo partnership is a brick-built Nintendo Entertainment System and TV, complete with a mechanical scrolling Super Mario...

15 Jul 2020

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Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 category finalistsArticle

The Sunday Times Gen Next survey has announced the finalists across each of the 69 categories of the 16th annual Awards. The winners will be celebrated during an online event on 21 August 2020...

1 Jul 2020

Insightopedia: Brands collaboration approach, the 'new normal'
Insightopedia: Brands collaboration approach, the 'new normal'Article

How will brands be able to achieve the increased demands for commercial value during this period of diminished marketing budget? There is a solution...

Issued by Openfield 30 Jun 2020

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Emirates implements new safety measures as it resumes operationsArticle

The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations...

21 May 2020

Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'
Mid-Sized Independent Retailers Group formed to save the 'missing middle'Article

More than 50 South African retailers have banded together to form the Mid-Sized Independent Retailers (MIR) Group...

21 May 2020

Impact BBDO Dubai with BBDO Pakistan Lahore and Samar Minallah Khan Islamabad's “Truck Art Childfinder” on behalf of Berger Paints.
ADC 99th Annual Awards Week: 36 Cube winners in Fashion Design and IllustrationArticle

Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on the first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards, part of The One Club for Creativity and the world's longest continually-running program celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising...

18 May 2020

Dis-Chem to acquire Baby City for R430m
Dis-Chem to acquire Baby City for R430mArticle

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is set to acquire Baby City and its network of 33 stores from founder shareholders, the Aronoff family, for R430m...

15 May 2020

AME Awards announces 2020 finalists
AME Awards announces 2020 finalistsArticle

New York Festivals 2020 AME Awards has announced its 2020 finalists, honouring effective work that works...

4 May 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Mervyn Serebro of Reach for a Dream Foundation
#UnsungHeroes: Mervyn Serebro of Reach for a Dream FoundationArticle

Mervyn Serebro has been involved with the Reach for a Dream Foundation for 22 years. "It's my soul food," he says...

Ilse van den Berg 30 Apr 2020

Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual Awards
Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual AwardsArticle

The One Club for Creativity has announced the finalists for the global ADC 99th Annual Awards...

21 Apr 2020

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What is shaping culture? When two become manyArticle

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 4 Mar 2020

Morag Myerscough, Luke Morgan to build interactive superstructure at AfrikaBurn 2020
Morag Myerscough, Luke Morgan to build interactive superstructure at AfrikaBurn 2020Article

In collaboration with AfrikaBurn and the Ilukuluku Collective, London-based artists Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan will build an interactive superstructure at the 2020 AfrikaBurn in Tankwa, Karoo...

25 Feb 2020

Building tomorrow's leaders through play
Building tomorrow's leaders through playArticle

Children are naturally wired with a desire to play - where adults might see a simple cardboard box, a child envisions an exciting new fantasy world where anything is possible...

Kristian Imhof 20 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing
#StartupStory: Creating something from nothingArticle

Cape Town-based startup, Creative Crafting Club is the brainchild of sisters, Christelle Janse van Rensburg and Stefanie de Wet...

Evan-Lee Courie 14 Feb 2020

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What is shaping culture? Pet parentsArticle

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. Today, he explores the phenomenon of "pet parents": people who have transformed their relationships with their pets to that of 'kids'...

Brett Rogers 4 Feb 2020

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