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How Covid-19 has prompted an unprecedented global giving culture
How Covid-19 has prompted an unprecedented global giving cultureArticle

Covid-19 has laid bare the social divide. It's also prompted an unprecedented global giving culture, says Neptal Khoza, head: corporate social investment at Capitec Bank...

17 Mar 2021

The battle of the banks hits a high in digital Covid economy
The battle of the banks hits a high in digital Covid economyArticle

Banks responded rapidly and empathetically to their account holders' financial crisis when the country went into hard lockdown around this time last year...

15 Mar 2021

Jabulani Sigege appointed as ECD for Wunderman Thompson SA
Jabulani Sigege appointed as ECD for Wunderman Thompson SAArticle

Jabulani Sigege will join Wunderman Thompson SA as executive creative director on 1 March 2021...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 1 Mar 2021

Empowerment Capital closes almost R200m in 18 months
Empowerment Capital closes almost R200m in 18 monthsArticle

Although investment activity was subdued across the board in 2020, it was an extraordinary deal making year for South African venture capital firm, Empowerment Capital Investment Partners...

12 Feb 2021

Dominique Collett, senior investment executive, Rand Merchant Investments and head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2021: 10 predictions around fintechArticle

This time last year, none of us had any idea of the whole new world that was on its way. One that would include global lockdowns, Zoombombing, covidiots, closed borders and quarantining...

Dominique Collett 25 Jan 2021

CT-based company Sea Monster wins International Content Marketing award
CT-based company Sea Monster wins International Content Marketing awardArticle

The award recognises Sea Monster for the design and implementation of the Livin' it Up financial education mobile game that was designed for Capitec Bank...

9 Dec 2020

QR codes gain banks' favour as South Africans embrace the payment option
QR codes gain banks' favour as South Africans embrace the payment optionArticle

Jonathan van der Merwe, Entersekt payments product manager, takes a look at the growth of the humble QR code and how it's popularity amongst merchants and shoppers alike is forcing banks and regulators to pay it more attention...

Issued by Entersekt 8 Dec 2020

John Brown Media SA wins four international Gold awards
John Brown Media SA wins four international Gold awardsArticle

The announcement of The Content Council's prestigious 2020 Pearl Awards in New York City on 1 December 2020 gave John Brown Media South Africa (JBSA) four reasons to celebrate...

Issued by Dentsu 4 Dec 2020

Collaborative tool launched for advertising and media decision-makers
Collaborative tool launched for advertising and media decision-makersArticle

In a collaboration between the PRC, BRC and Nielsen, the new 4 Way Fusion is a product that contains an unprecedented 953,909,612 data points, making it a tool for media decision-makers wanting to understand how local consumers interact with the media and make their buying decisions...

27 Nov 2020

Why building your personal brand can help you stand out in the job market
Why building your personal brand can help you stand out in the job marketArticle

Undoubtedly, in today's competitive job market, there is no room for being just another face in the crowd. You have to separate yourself from the competition and be more appealing to potential employers. It's much easier to achieve this if you create a personal brand for yourself...

Lerato Songelwa 26 Nov 2020

#AssegaiAwards2020: All the winners!
#AssegaiAwards2020: All the winners!Article

The 2020 Assegai Awards was held at The Venue in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Thursday, 26 November...

26 Nov 2020

The OBS celebrates excellence at its 2020 Awards
The OBS celebrates excellence at its 2020 AwardsArticle

We are living in a world that is in a constant state of disruption. In this world, trust becomes a vital component of any relationship...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 24 Nov 2020

Capitec launches new QR code payment functionality
Capitec launches new QR code payment functionalityArticle

The new addition was fast-tracked during the pandemic as it allows clients to pay without touching any surface other than their own phone. Payments can be made at till points, restaurants, for parking and for online shopping - as vendors across the country adopt the technology...

24 Nov 2020

#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing division
#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing divisionArticle

Positive Dialogue, the PR and communications agency in the Duke Group of companies, recently launched its specialist influencer marketing division, PD Influence...

Jessica Tennant 13 Nov 2020

BabyYumYum Product of the Year Awards 2020 winners announced
BabyYumYum Product of the Year Awards 2020 winners announcedArticle

Parenting and lifestyle portal BabyYumYum has announced the winners of its Product of the Year Awards for 2020...

4 Nov 2020

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Assegai Awards announces 2020 finalistsArticle

The finalists of the 2020 Assegai Awards have been released...

13 Oct 2020

Success for Dentsu Aegis Network SA at the 2020 New Gen Awards
Success for Dentsu Aegis Network SA at the 2020 New Gen AwardsArticle

On 25 September 2020, Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) South Africa and its network agencies celebrated a night of success at the 2020 New Gen Awards during a live virtual awards ceremony...

Issued by Dentsu 5 Oct 2020

Winners of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announced
Winners of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announcedArticle

The winners of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards were announced on Friday night...

28 Sep 2020

New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announces finalists
New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announces finalistsArticle

The finalists of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been announced, featuring a record number of agencies, corporates and individuals and representing 100s of South African brands...

8 Sep 2020

Banks and beer top the 2020 BrandZ™ Most Valuable South African Brands
Banks and beer top the 2020 BrandZ™ Most Valuable South African BrandsArticle

First National Bank (FNB) has been named as South Africa's most valuable brand for the first time, in the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands ranking, released today by WPP and Kantar...

Issued by Kantar 1 Sep 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

#BizUnity: How The Insider SA is expressing an appreciation of ubuntu
#BizUnity: How The Insider SA is expressing an appreciation of ubuntuArticle

Patience Stevens, producer of The Insider SA tells us how the show was conceived, how they managed to shoot during lockdown and the importance of it launching during the pandemic...

Juanita Pienaar 23 Jul 2020

Sea Monster makes a huge splash
Sea Monster makes a huge splashArticle

Animation and gaming company partners with Edge Growth and FirstRand's Vumela Fund to unlock digital solutions...

Issued by Edge Growth 15 Jul 2020

Capitec Bank's new headquarters unveiled
Capitec Bank's new headquarters unveiledArticle

Designed by dhk Architects, Capitec Bank's new headquarters iKhaya, meaning 'home' in Xhosa, has been unveiled. Located in the Cape Winelands, Capitec has consolidated its geographically dispersed staff and facilities into one three-storey curvilinear building.

6 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

SA's record e-commerce performance offers hope for battered economy
SA's record e-commerce performance offers hope for battered economyArticle

E-commerce is providing a ray of hope for the local economy with transactions hitting a record high in May and June...

30 Jun 2020

Finding meaning in times of crisis
Finding meaning in times of crisisArticle

Unprecedented times require marketers and brands to make difficult decisions and to plan with caution yet act with speed. How can we walk the tightrope of money-making and genuine empathy in this maelstrom, asks Emma Odendaal, Digital Director at John Brown South Africa...

Issued by Dentsu 17 Jun 2020

New Media changes the content marketing game with the acquisition of digital solutions agency Swipe iX
New Media changes the content marketing game with the acquisition of digital solutions agency Swipe iXArticle

New Media, South Africa's leading content agency for over 20 years, today announced that they had finalised the purchase agreement for Swipe iX...

Issued by New Media 4 Jun 2020

Report reveals how South Africans feel about lockdown
Report reveals how South Africans feel about lockdownArticle

Right now, there are currently around 2.5 billion people around the world in some form of a Covid-19 lockdown, and millions more businesses are also shuttered and unable to trade or generate an income...

22 Apr 2020

Red & Yellow's new education event goes digital and for free
Red & Yellow's new education event goes digital and for freeArticle

The world is facing a pandemic and everyone's had to adapt. As such, Red & Yellow's Gearing Schools for The Unpredictable Future will be streamed, online, for all to "attend". The event will take place on 8 April, 3.30 - 5.45pm...

Issued by Red & Yellow 25 Mar 2020

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20 Mar 2020

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Banking sector needs to strike balance between digital and traditional channelsArticle

The relentless drive towards digital banking is making banks 'invisible', leaving customers looking for more value, human engagement and diversity of transactional channels...

18 Mar 2020

The Trialogue Business in Society Conference: 20/20 vision
The Trialogue Business in Society Conference: 20/20 visionArticle

Join more than 400 corporate, non-profit, government and academic delegates for a dynamic exchange of ideas on how to enhance responsible business efforts to create meaningful impact in development...

Issued by Trialogue 5 Mar 2020

2020 Digital Banking Conference - Register now
2020 Digital Banking Conference - Register nowArticle

BusinessTech will host the 2020 Digital Banking Conference on 5 March at The Venue in Melrose Arch...

Issued by BusinessTech 26 Feb 2020

Red & Yellow interrogates how schools prepare youth for the unpredictable future with a new event
Red & Yellow interrogates how schools prepare youth for the unpredictable future with a new eventArticle

Red & Yellow and Capitec have joined forces to host four hard-hitting speakers to explore if it's possible to work within the set curriculums and drive internal policies that foster progressive skills and aptitudes like creative and critical thinking, empathy, conflict resolution, negotiation and leadership...

Issued by Red & Yellow 26 Feb 2020

AutoTrader breaks records this January
AutoTrader breaks records this JanuaryArticle

AutoTrader has reported record-breaking results this January. The company - dubbed SA's trusted motoring marketplace - has recorded an increase of over 3,500 (10.8%) used cars sold and R900m (9.7%) across January 2020...

Issued by AutoTrader 24 Feb 2020

Sarb to shed African Bank shareholding
Sarb to shed African Bank shareholdingArticle

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) is looking for a transaction advisor to assist it in selling off its shareholding in African Bank...

14 Feb 2020

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Businesses will have to fight for survival in 2020 [report]Article

This year will be an epic fight for survival for many businesses as numerous socio-economic factors come into play that will further their efforts...

14 Jan 2020

Ruellyn Willemse-Snyman
#BizTrends2020: What to expect from SA's banking sector towards 2035Article

The South African banking industry landscape will look vastly different towards 2035, characterised by digital banking solutions unimaginable today due to the continued influence of key factors and trends in future...

Ruellyn Willemse-Snyman 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Tech skills in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Tech skills in 2020Article

Access to software skills is now critical for any growing company...

Stephen van der Heijden 20 Dec 2019

Brightwater Commons officially reintroduced as Ferndale on Republic
Brightwater Commons officially reintroduced as Ferndale on RepublicArticle

Following the Moolman Group's recent redevelopment, the Randburg community has been reintroduced to Brightwater Commons as Ferndale on Republic...

12 Dec 2019

John Brown scoops multiple global awards
John Brown scoops multiple global awardsArticle

Global leading content agency John Brown Media has picked up eight wins at the 2019 International Content Marketing Awards in London - including Best Large Content Agency...

Issued by Dentsu 6 Dec 2019

5 leadership lessons from key events during 2019
5 leadership lessons from key events during 2019Article

Some may argue that 2019 has been a tough year - consider organisations such as SAA which continues on what seems to be a downward spiral. It wasn't all doom and gloom though. Whether linked to positive or sad news stories, several local and foreign leaders have made us stop and think about how we are leading and living...

Brian Eagar 5 Dec 2019

Sharadel Reddy, Chase Geyer and Mpho Monareng were crowned the winners of the debut season of The Next Brand Ambassador. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Up close with The Next Brand Ambassador winnersArticle

Sharadel Reddy, Chase Geyer and Mpho Monareng proved that they have what it takes to step into the competitive marketing industry when they were crowned the winners of the debut season of SABC3's The Next Brand Ambassador.

Juanita Pienaar 20 Nov 2019

Tiso Blackstar Group rebrands to Arena Holdings
Tiso Blackstar Group rebrands to Arena HoldingsArticle

Lebashe Investment Group chairman Tshepo Mahloele has announced that The Tiso Blackstar Group will now be known as Arena Holdings...

6 Nov 2019

6 misconceptions about challenger brands
6 misconceptions about challenger brandsArticle

Small, scrappy underdogs, right? Disruptors? Challengers? Aren't they the same thing? With "challenger brand" returning 120 million results from Google this morning, it's no surprise that some myths and misunderstandings surround the topic...

Issued by eatbigfish 1 Nov 2019

Kantar's Molenaar (second) and Cador (third) with the rest of the the morning's speakers, coverage on the rest to follow soon!
#ExperienceAdvantage: The secret to winning in the age of experienceArticle

Here's what you missed from Barbara Cador, global head of Kantar's CX+ initiative, and Mark Molenaar, head of CX for Kantar South Africa at the Kantar customer experience (CX) advantage 2019 masterclass, with a special focus on learnings from the banking industry...

Leigh Andrews 28 Oct 2019

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