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TFG takes over 382 Jet stores in SA - saving 4,800 jobs

The transaction includes the transfer of 382 South African Jet stores and approximately 4,800 employees...

1 day ago

2020 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Fest to be held online
2020 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Fest to be held online

The 2020 Fak'ugesi Digital Innovation Festival is set to take place online from 20 October to 20 November 2020...

3 days ago

D&AD announces 2020 Future Impact Pencil winners
D&AD announces 2020 Future Impact Pencil winners

D&AD has announced its 2020 winners for the Future Impact category, which supports and accelerates ideas with the potential to create positive change...

25 Sep 2020

Converse strengthens commitment to youth mentorship and empowerment
Converse strengthens commitment to youth mentorship and empowerment

Converse is expanding its All Stars youth mentorship programme by opening it to the public for the first time, with the aim to incorporate a more grassroots approach to supporting youth action...

23 Sep 2020

All the winners of the 2020 Jozi Film Fest
All the winners of the 2020 Jozi Film Fest

The Jozi Film Festival announced the winners of the 2020 festival as it came to a close...

21 Sep 2020

Durban International Film Fest announces DIFF Awards winners
Durban International Film Fest announces DIFF Awards winners

The 2020 Durban International Festival (DIFF) came to a close with the announcement of the winners of the DIFF Awards...

21 Sep 2020

Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng.
#AfricaBrandSummit: Solly Moeng shares his passion and vision for Africa

WATCH: In this exclusive interview with Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng, Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media editor Juanita Pienaar finds out more about the summit, Moeng's passion for Africa and his vision for the event going forward...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Sep 2020

Cape Times editor Siyavuya Mzantsi.
SA's Siyavuya Mzantsi, Africa grand prize winner at Inma's "30 Under 30" awards

Cape Times editor Siyavuya Mzantsi has been announced as the Africa grand prize winner and one of the winners in the Leadership category at the International News Media Association's 30 Under 30 Awards...

18 Sep 2020

New report shows brand leaders face big challenges aligning marketing and comms teams
New report shows brand leaders face big challenges aligning marketing and comms teams

The CMO Council report also addressed how Covid-19 increased the importance to deliver cohesive messaging...

17 Sep 2020

5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of Edgars
5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of Edgars

Approximately 5,200 retail industry jobs will be saved, as Edcon announced this week that the sale of parts of the Edgars business in South Africa to Retailability Ltd has been implemented...

17 Sep 2020

#Newsmaker: Fara Naomi Macias, new head of marketing at GC Aesthetics
#Newsmaker: Fara Naomi Macias, new head of marketing at GC Aesthetics

With her experience in the aesthetic business in the last eight years Fara Naomi Macias has been able to deliver tremendous results by launching the GCA brand in Mexico in 2014 with distributor Grupo Venta Internacional. Here, Macias shares with us more about her career journey and what it took to get to where she is today...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Sep 2020

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Global consumers ease back into in-store shopping - report

With Covid-19 lockdown measures around the world easing, just under three-quarters of global consumers report feeling comfortable returning to physical stores since lockdowns have eased...

4 Sep 2020

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Influencer compensation: How money moves within the Nigerian influencer industry

Gbenga Sogbaike, CEO at Plaqad comments on the state of influencer compensation in 2019/2020 based on a recent report - Influencer Compensation 2020...

By Gbenga Sogbaike 4 Sep 2020

A still from High Fantasy by Jenna Cato Bass. Proper Films/Big World Cinema.
Enter the micro-budget film: lockdown amplifies South African cinema trends

Making and distributing films in new ways, that are also cognisant of the global climate emergency, is going to become a growing trend not just in South Africa, but around the world...

By Liani Maasdorp 28 Aug 2020

One Show announces Microsoft's Kathleen Hall as 2020 CMO Pencil winner
One Show announces Microsoft's Kathleen Hall as 2020 CMO Pencil winner

Kathleen Hall, chief brand officer at Microsoft, has been announced as the winner of The One Show 2020 CMO Pencil...

21 Aug 2020

D&AD virtual ceremony will celebrate 2020 winners
D&AD virtual ceremony will celebrate 2020 winners

D&AD has announced plans for a virtual ceremony on 10 September that will celebrate the 2020 D&AD Pencil winners...

19 Aug 2020

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Ads are like shoes

Head of strategy at FCB Wired in Gaborone, Isaac Kwame Adom writes why, for him, ads are like shoes. Both have a basic function. For shoes, it's to protect your feet from the elements. For ads, it's to impact audience attitudes towards a brand. Both can leave lasting impressions but, can also be entirely forgettable...

By Isaac Kwame Adom 18 Aug 2020

Top marketers to select The One Show 2020 CMO Pencil winner
Top marketers to select The One Show 2020 CMO Pencil winner

A jury of leading brand marketers will review the 18 highest-scoring entries in this year's One Show and select the one that had the greatest positive impact on a brand and its bottom line...

12 Aug 2020

1 in 4 consumers tried a new brand during pandemic - global report
1 in 4 consumers tried a new brand during pandemic - global report

A new global report highlights challenges and opportunities for retailers as the Covid-19 pandemic drives permanent shifts in consumer behaviour now and beyond the holiday season...

12 Aug 2020

Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineup
Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineup

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has announced the list of short films that will screen this year...

10 Aug 2020

Ad Stars 2020 finalists announced
Ad Stars 2020 finalists announced

Ad Stars has announced its 2020 shortlist...

3 Aug 2020

Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo
Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2020

Tesco's Nick Ashley, head of media and campaign planning.
Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Effective Use of Partnerships & Sponsorships jury

The 13 strong client- and agency-side senior industry executives, will award the best case studies showcasing how collaborations with third parties that have helped meet business goals...

30 Jul 2020

David Sable, senior advisor, WPP and former Global CEO of Y&R.
New Bowery Awards for independent creatives announces its executive jury

New York Festivals' Bowery Awards, a new competition celebrating independent creatives in the commercial landscape, has announced its 2020 executive jury...

29 Jul 2020

Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Talents Durban participants
Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Talents Durban participants

The Durban FilmMart Institute has announced the 2020 Talents Durban participants, which will form part of the official 11th Durban FilmMart virtual edition set to take place from 4 to 13 September...

28 Jul 2020

Global disruption can have local implications
Global disruption can have local implications

The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated...

By Soromfe Uzomah 27 Jul 2020

Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on
Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

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How digital research is best positioned to understand African consumers

Pamro (Pan African Media Research Organisation) in association with Borderless Access presented a webinar on 21 July, where African research and the digital evolution of the continent's consumers was unpacked...

23 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 impact on consumption patterns in Africa's key markets

Prior to the pandemic, Africa was identified as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, with household consumption growing even faster than GDP...

23 Jul 2020

Dara Treseder, chief marketing officer, Carbon.
Warc Media Awards announces 2020 Effective Use of Tech jury

Warc has announced the jury panel for the Warc Media Awards 2020: Effective Use of Tech category...

22 Jul 2020

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