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OFM hands over Transnet container library
OFM hands over Transnet container library

OFM News in partnership with the Bloemfontein Raadzaal Rotary Club, Free State Department of Education, Albany Bakeries, Transnet and Immanuel Fellowship Centre, on Friday 15 February 2019 handed over a container library for learners at Rutanang Primary School in Bloemfontein...

Issued by OFM Radio 5 hours ago

I am woman, hear me roar!
I am woman, hear me roar!

On December 14th 2018, Khanyi Dhlomo made headlines after announcing that she'd be closing down Ndalo Media. The industry gave a collective shudder and my mind started reeling. How could this be?...

By Chipo Mujuru 1 day ago

Brand South Africa 'Play Your Part' Ambassadors inspire Cape Town learners
Brand South Africa 'Play Your Part' Ambassadors inspire Cape Town learners

Brand South Africa, the official marketing agency of the country, together with Play Your Part Ambassadors, comedy trio Goliath and Goliath, inspired hundreds of leaners from Ravensmead Secondary School earlier this week...

Issued by Brand South Africa 1 day ago

Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI
Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

Artificial Intelligence is becoming a very real part of day to day life and work...

12 Feb 2019

Brand SA reiterates call to fight against abuse of women and children with continuation of #IAM campaign
Brand SA reiterates call to fight against abuse of women and children with continuation of #IAM campaign

Brand South Africa continuously aims to encourage all South Africans to play their part towards progressive change, that promotes a free and fair society for all, through the #IAM campaign...

Issued by Brand South Africa 11 Feb 2019

Equal pay is not a demand - it's a right
Equal pay is not a demand - it's a right

Change for women in the workplace is happening, but more needs to be done...

By Marian Salzman 7 Feb 2019

Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing and YPO member.
Global CEOs to reskill, redefine and recycle in Cape Town with YPO

YPO is hosting the world's largest gathering of chief executives, its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, right here in Cape Town on 6 and 7 March 2019, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. YPO member Julia Raphaely, also CEO of Associated Media Publishing, shares what to expect...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2019

Hot 91.9fm urgently calls on corporates to assist animal shelter PurrPaws
Hot 91.9fm urgently calls on corporates to assist animal shelter PurrPaws

PurrPaws, an animal shelter in the Vaal area, is urgently seeking help after part of their shelter burnt down...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 31 Jan 2019

Asking the right questions means that you answer the right question
Asking the right questions means that you answer the right question

I read an article the other day by Tim Williams, whose wisdom I quote at least three times a week, which suggested that agencies should "Stop Filling Orders and Start Solving Problems"...

By Gillian Rightford 29 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?
#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?

We're closer to functioning as a global cashless society than ever before, yet an Oxfam report warns that equality between the haves and have-nots is higher than ever before. Read on for the impact on females and the unbanked in particular...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The transformative power of transparency
#BizTrends2019: The transformative power of transparency

Transparency. Radical honesty. Authenticity. These words conjure up a new era in marketing, one that requires bravery and self-assurance, and will change the industry for good. Because, for audiences, customers and employees that have seen everything, it is time to reveal it all...

By Paula Hulley 25 Jan 2019

Sheila McGillivray, tribe leader at One Lady & A Tribe.
#BizTrends2019: The four Ps of cause marketing in 2019

More than ever we're seeing brands align with causes and let's face it, there so many current causes to be concerned about. This means cause marketing will be bigger than ever in 2019...

By Sheila McGillivray 25 Jan 2019

If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?
If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?

The Oxford Dictionaries chose 'toxic' as its annual "Word of the Year". For 2019, the winning brands in South Africa and the rest of the world will be those that work to restore consumers' trust in a toxic environment...

By Rachel Thompson, Issued by GfK South Africa 24 Jan 2019

Work that matters
Work that matters

"Humanability. It's a relatively new word that means doing more good things for the world. And, it appears that many consumers want - and expect - the humanability from brands." - Forbes...

Issued by Offlimit Communications 24 Jan 2019

Michelle Beh, managing and strategy director at The Jupiter Drawing Room.
#BizTrends2019: Embracing uncertainties and change to survive 2019

The year 2018 was one of uncertainty and scandals rocked the world, South Africa and advertising - forcing changes to take place...

By Michelle Beh 24 Jan 2019

Bosasa did not donate to SABC 8
Bosasa did not donate to SABC 8

In response to an allegation published by TimesLive that Bosasa "appears" to have donated R100,000 to a crowdfunding campaign for the SABC 8 journalists, the South African National Editors' Forum would like to clarify the following...

23 Jan 2019

SABC 8 outraged over Bosasa funding allegation
SABC 8 outraged over Bosasa funding allegation

The so-called SABC 8 has outright rejected claims that it benefited from a R100,000 donation by state capture-implicated Bosasa to cover their living expenses while suspended by former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng...

23 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?
#BizTrends2019: If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?

The Oxford Dictionaries chose 'toxic' as its annual "Word of the Year". For 2019, the winning brands will be those that work to restore consumers' trust in a toxic environment...

By Rachel Thompson 23 Jan 2019

Gagasi FM adopts a school
Gagasi FM adopts a school

Gagasi FM's annual Geleza neGagasi campaign is back, and for the first time this year the station has adopted a school as part of the campaign...

Issued by Gagasi FM 22 Jan 2019

The importance of good environmental, social and governance practices
The importance of good environmental, social and governance practices

The JSE is one of five exchanges in the world to be internationally recognised as a pioneer of a global initiative to enhance corporate transparency, performance on environmental, social and corporate governance...

By Shameela Soobramoney 21 Jan 2019

DW launches a YouTube channel aimed at the youth
DW launches a YouTube channel aimed at the youth

Deutsche Welle has launched a weekly YouTube show to engage the youth on the African continent on issues facing them in Africa...

21 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: Time to stand for purpose-led marketing and social impact advertising
#FairnessFirst: Time to stand for purpose-led marketing and social impact advertising

Barbara Gardner Proctor, the woman who helped introduce the Beatles to America through a deal with Vee-Jay records, was also the first black female to own an ad agency in America back in 1970. With her passing this December, we look back at the impact of her firsts and why they still hold true in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Jan 2019

Kim Winstanley, chief growth officer and partner at Worx Group.
#BizTrends2019: Going green has never been more golden

The year 2018 was packed with environmental buzzwords. Sustainable, eco-friendly, low-carbon footprint, and upcycle are just some of the words that we are used to hearing in conversations with our clients, and for good reason...

By Kim Winstanley 17 Jan 2019

Andy Hadfield, CEO, forgood.co.za
#BizTrends2019: Quick hit trends and the problem with competing giving behaviours

The social impact space is buzzing. Social entrepreneurship is the next "rock star" career, there's more investment flowing into social ventures...

By Andy Hadfield 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better
#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better

Despite great efforts from government and NGOs, South Africa still faces a number of societal and environmental challenges...

By Michael Baretta 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)
#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)

Amidst two extremes -- audience apathy on one end and backlash against perceived social washing on the other -- the ad industry has emerged fresh-faced and focused: Ready to prove that we're thoughtful, attentive partners who listen when our audience speaks, able to hold a conversation that doesn't always place ourselves and our interests at the very centre of it...

By Auryn Hiscock and Mikhaila Hunter 15 Jan 2019

Jainita Khatri, managing director, Prana Business Consulting.
#BizTrends2019: The humanising factor

In 2019 marketers will be focused on how to best implement the potential wave of artificial intelligence flooding our homes, vehicles, online habits and workplace. But there are important humanising pockets of influence which brands should also take note of...

By Jainita Khatri 15 Jan 2019

Uprise.Africa scoops the award as the best crowdfunding platform
Uprise.Africa scoops the award as the best crowdfunding platform

The first crowdfunding platform in South Africa, Uprise.Africa, was awarded the best crowdfunding platform at the Tropics Magazine 8th inaugural cohort Tropics Changemakers Awards...

14 Jan 2019

Langstrup ©
#FairnessFirst: Making workplace inclusion everybody's business

Microsoft has made inclusion every employee's responsibility in much the same manner as one eats the proverbial 'business elephant' - one bite at a time. Here's how your company can follow suit through encouraging accountability through heightened awareness, curiosity and courage...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jan 2019

Kirigo Kamore, content manager and global diversity champion at McCann Worldgroup.
#BizTrends2019: It's time to fully embrace the digifem consumer

If 2018 was the seismic and long-awaited quake of women's lib, then expect its aftershock this year, both off and online...

By Kirigo Kamore 14 Jan 2019

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