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#CannesLions2019: It's not often you get a second chance

Winners of Cinemark's Cannes Young Lions 2019 competition, Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee from Ninety9cents (99c), chat to us about what it means to them to have won the competition for a second time...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 hours ago

A screen grab from VML's rebranding work for Edgars with Sho Madjozi, to better reflect the client and consumers.
#DigitalAgencyShowcase: Better reflecting the true SA client and consumer with VML

In what's become known as the most diverse and inclusive session of the Red & Yellow School's #digitalagencyshowcase, VML South Africa's marketing director Loki Magerman was joined by Tumelo Popela, Jason Kubheka and Louise Steenpoorte in showcasing how their work gets to the true heart of the SA consumer...

By Leigh Andrews 17 hours ago

Havas PR scoops gold and bronze at PRISM 2019
Havas PR scoops gold and bronze at PRISM 2019

Havas PR walked away with a gold award and a bronze award at the 22nd PRISM Awards ceremony held at The Capital on the Park in Sandton, Johannesburg...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 18 Apr 2019

Key takeouts from Global Education Skills Forum (GESF) 2019
Key takeouts from Global Education Skills Forum (GESF) 2019

Dorcas Dube, from Symphonia and Media Booth shares key takeouts from the Global Education Skills Forum in Dubai, which took place from 22 - 24 March 2019...

By Dorcas Dube 18 Apr 2019

Boomtown launches the Maluti Mountain Cement brand in Lesotho
Boomtown launches the Maluti Mountain Cement brand in Lesotho

Following its appointment to Maluti Mountain Cement in 2018, Boomtown has successfully rolled out the launch campaign for the Lesotho-based challenger brand...

Issued by Boomtown 18 Apr 2019

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#IABSummit19: The new now

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed IAB SA CEO Paula Hulley to find out what to expect from this year's theme and insights...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Apr 2019

Event design: What you need to know
Event design: What you need to know

Think about the most impressive event you've ever attended. What made it so memorable?...

Issued by Worx Group 18 Apr 2019

Make your pronouns personal
Make your pronouns personal

How should pronouns be used in marketing communications and why is the (strategic) use of them so important when it comes to persuading consumers to feel and act in certain ways?...

By Leigh Crymble 18 Apr 2019

Lisbon International Advertising Festival announces executive jury
Lisbon International Advertising Festival announces executive jury

The Lisbon International Advertising Festival has announced the executive jury panel who will vote for the best works submitted at the festival...

18 Apr 2019

TBWA's Tessa Conrad on how SA rates in the global arena of innovation and disruption
TBWA's Tessa Conrad on how SA rates in the global arena of innovation and disruption

Canadian-born Tessa Conrad, global director of operations at TBWA\Worldwide's headquarters in New York, recently visited TBWA\South Africa's Johannesburg office where she did a series of presentations and assisted the local team in producing a module for DLearn...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Apr 2019

Five key learnings from SXSW 2019
Five key learnings from SXSW 2019

Founders of Brandtruth//DGTL Integrated Content Practice, Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam discusses five key learnings from the SXSW talks they attended, from A$AP Rocky and Trevor Noah to Brené Brown and Gwyneth Paltrow...

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 18 Apr 2019

No booze in our hot cross buns, says Checkers
No booze in our hot cross buns, says Checkers

Checkers hot cross buns have garnered extra attention on social media following the release of a video in which a false-positive breathalyser reading was recorded...

18 Apr 2019

Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOs
Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOs

Epoq Legal SA has launched a real-time, online legal document drafting tool called JusDraft, designed for South African non-profit organisations...

18 Apr 2019

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Google launches news innovation challenge for African media

Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge expands to Africa...

17 Apr 2019

Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding
Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding

Daniel Dercksen chats to producer, director and writer Jayan Moodley about Kandasamys: The Wedding, which will be released in South African cinemas on 18 April 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Apr 2019

Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original
Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original

Netflix has inked a deal to team up with South Africa's Triggerfish Animation Studios and UK distributor CAKE on an African animated action-comedy series...

17 Apr 2019

A complex, multi-layered video ecosystem is taking shape in SA as consumers flock online
A complex, multi-layered video ecosystem is taking shape in SA as consumers flock online

YouTube dominates the free online video segment in South Africa, with nearly nine out of 10 connected, urban consumers regularly accessing free video on YouTube and just under half watching YouTube videos every day...

Issued by GfK South Africa 17 Apr 2019

Using e-commerce data to build successful pricing strategies
Using e-commerce data to build successful pricing strategies

Euromonitor International's new report looks at how building an effective pricing strategy is critical to the successful sales and marketing of any product...

17 Apr 2019

#ROOTS2019 is coming!
#ROOTS2019 is coming!

The building blocks of #ROOTS2019 are all coming together! The individual pieces are being expertly constructed to deliver South Africa's largest urban community quantitative survey...

Issued by Spark Media 17 Apr 2019

Future Fit Networking Events presents the #WokeFit Event at Joe Public United
Future Fit Networking Events presents the #WokeFit Event at Joe Public United

The very first Future Fit Networking Events launched at Joe Public United on 20 February and it was a tremendous success with over 100 people...

Issued by Boo-Yah! 17 Apr 2019

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Yes, but what about Pablo Escobar's hippos?

I will get to the hippos later but first, pornography. I know, that sentence surprised me too...

By Damon Stapleton 17 Apr 2019

Visitors moved by SA designs at Milan Design Week 2019
Visitors moved by SA designs at Milan Design Week 2019

Over 100,000 visitors were treated to an outstanding display of South African design at the recent Milan Design Week, held from 9-14 April 2019...

17 Apr 2019

#AdForumSummit2019: Key learnings
#AdForumSummit2019: Key learnings

Johanna McDowell shares key learnings from the AdForum Worldwide Summit in Los Angeles, where she and other top players in the advertising industry visited various agencies and experienced how they are shaping the future...

By Johanna McDowell 17 Apr 2019

Caption: Albrecht captions this: "Low selfie-esteem? All good! Filter up..."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Renate Albrecht

This week, we go behind the selfie with Renate Albrecht, media director and mob mother at Brand Cartel...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Apr 2019

Carmen Murray, founder of Boo-Yah!
#Bookmarks2019: The importance of digital is to be of service to humans first

Boo-Yah! founder Carmen Murray walked away with the award for the 'Best Individual Contribution to Digital' at this year's Bookmarks and explains why she believes that the importance of digital is to be of service to humans first...

By Juanita Pienaar 17 Apr 2019

The press release is dead; long live the press release
The press release is dead; long live the press release

"Before you think the press release is dead, the truth is that because of the ever-growing information bubble and news jumping at you like 'pop-up' ads, there is a need for brands to create their own narrative like never before."...

By Gerhard Hope 17 Apr 2019

The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it
The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it

Price is the most delicate element of the marketing mix, and much thought goes into setting prices to nudge us towards spending more...

By Gary Mortimer 17 Apr 2019

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MMA SA announces 2019 board, strategic partners

The Mobile Marketing Association South Africa (MMA SA) has announced the 14 new board members and strategic partners who will lead the delivery of the MMA SA's future development...

17 Apr 2019

Uzwelo, Jes Foord Foundation launch campaign to support rape survivors
Uzwelo, Jes Foord Foundation launch campaign to support rape survivors

Uzwelo Bags and The Jes Foord Foundation have joined hands to help support rape survivors...

17 Apr 2019

Howard Audio turns a full Creative Circle
Howard Audio turns a full Creative Circle

Howard Audio saw two projects they worked on last year make the winners list at this year's Creative Circle Awards in both the Film and Radio categories...

Issued by Howard Audio 16 Apr 2019

Hot 91.9fm takes Station of the Year for the third consecutive year!
Hot 91.9fm takes Station of the Year for the third consecutive year!

It was a definite case of David downing Goliath at the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards as Hot 91.9FM ran riot, scooping up a massive 12 awards out of 24 nominations including the prestigious Station of The Year...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 16 Apr 2019

Are customer and employee engagement one and the same?
Are customer and employee engagement one and the same?

Customers and employees become one and the same if smart, strategic internal communication is the tool you use to drive loyalty, engage employees and build a customer service culture. And here's why...

Issued by icandi CQ 16 Apr 2019

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