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#FairnessFirst: Refreshing the legalities of ethical reporting on children
#FairnessFirst: Refreshing the legalities of ethical reporting on children

With #YouthMonth just around the corner, what better time to put the focus on how to more ethically report on violence against children? Here's my first report back from Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 7 hours ago

#IABSummit19: Gareth Lloyd to speak on going beyond the click
#IABSummit19: Gareth Lloyd to speak on going beyond the click

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed speaker Gareth Lloyd, head of Research and Analytics at 24.com, a division of Media24, to find out what to expect from his talk on 'going beyond the click' and what this year's theme of the 'new now' means to him...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

How stereo was first sold to a sceptical public
How stereo was first sold to a sceptical public

When we hear the word "stereo" today, we might simply think of a sound system, as in "turn on the stereo". But stereo actually is a specific technology, like video streaming or the latest espresso maker...

By Jonathan Schroeder and Janet Borgerson 1 hour ago

Design-thinking as a strategic advantage
Design-thinking as a strategic advantage

Technology has brought a lot of new ways of marketing. That is why it is paramount to think about designing differently without losing the essence...

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 3 hours ago

Francois Van Coke opens songwriting, production house in Cape Town
Francois Van Coke opens songwriting, production house in Cape Town

Afrikaans rocker Francois Van Coke has unveiled a songwriting and production house in Cape Town...

4 hours ago

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First Africa Media Index published on Africa's media markets

Launch of a study that provides insights on trends and knowledge of the African media sector and how it affects investment, governance, local business and economies...

2 days ago

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10 things your corporate event planner should know how to do, but probably doesn't

When it comes to hiring an event planner for your corporate event, one takes it for granted that certain things are included in their mix of talents on offer, because 'they are the experts' and it's why you've hired them...

By Zoe van der Vyver 2 days ago

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Smart email and avoiding the spam filter

What does it take to create an effective email marketing campaign that is not only read but also engaged with? Mailers must convey a message and create an experience that entices the user to take the desired action...

By Desiree Gullan 3 days ago

Why I deleted my Facebook account and what marketers can learn
Why I deleted my Facebook account and what marketers can learn

Marketers can learn a lot from Facebook's social failure when it comes to retaining an audience...

By Jennilee Peremore-Oliver 3 days ago

#Loeries2019: Google SA's head of Creative Agencies on the new YouTube category
#Loeries2019: Google SA's head of Creative Agencies on the new YouTube category

The Loeries and YouTube recently introduced the YouTube Advertising category within Digital Communication...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Mobile body-scanning startup wins LVMH Innovation Award
Mobile body-scanning startup wins LVMH Innovation Award

3DLook, a US-based startup specialising in mobile body-scanning technologies for apparel retail and other industries, is the winner of the LVMH Innovation Award...

3 days ago

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First Beninese film festival dedicated to women

Entries open for the Cotonou International Women's Film Festival in Benin...

3 days ago

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Behind the walled gardens

We often turn towards Facebook and Google when advertising in South Africa because of the size of their audiences. However, could we be sacrificing reach for context?

By Andrew Dabbs 3 days ago

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5 tips to turn your LinkedIn company page into a lead generation page

LinkedIn can be a true game-changer for B2B (business to business) companies. Built for business networking, LinkedIn works exceptionally well for B2B lead generation, making it one of the top tactics for B2B marketing...

By Ronelle Bester 3 days ago

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Zimbabwe to launch 24 new TV channels

The Zimbabwean government is about to launch 24 television channels, where licences will be open to everyone to apply for...

3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Mobiz, the startup changing how SA corporates talk to customers
#AfricaMonth: Mobiz, the startup changing how SA corporates talk to customers

Mobiz is an innovative South African startup combining the ubiquity of SMS with the visual power of the web...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

D&AD Awards 2019: ALL winners announced!
D&AD Awards 2019: ALL winners announced!

The 57th D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony took place last night (23 May) in London, where six Black Pencils - the highest accolade in the creative industry - were awarded. We list the South African companies that were honoured on the night and walked away with a total of 15 Pencils...

3 days ago

Prime time: are you using yours effectively?
Prime time: are you using yours effectively?

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business...

By Jane Stevenson 23 May 2019

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IDG appoints Turn Left Media as Africa representative

IDG exclusively appoints Turn Left Media in Sub-Saharan Africa...

23 May 2019

SA meeting, events industry exceeds global standards, say experts
SA meeting, events industry exceeds global standards, say experts

"As we considered the global trend to integrate technology into show experiences - to use technology to create a best in class visitor experience - we noted that the innovations presented were already in play locally..."

23 May 2019

2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed
2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed

Distell Group was named Overall Winner at the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, which recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa...

23 May 2019

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2019 AME Report released

The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2019 AME Report, a ranking of the world's most successful agencies, and advertisers according to their achievements in the AME Awards...

23 May 2019

#IABSummit19: Dudu Mkhwanazi to speak on the connected city
#IABSummit19: Dudu Mkhwanazi to speak on the connected city

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed speaker Dudu Mkhwanazi, CEO of Project Isizwe, to find out what to expect from her talk on 'the connected city' and what this year's theme of the 'new now' means to her...

By Jessica Tennant 23 May 2019

FlySafair's R5 Sale: What a day it was!
FlySafair's R5 Sale: What a day it was!

On 7 May in South Africa, on the eve of 2019 general elections, while the rest of the world joined The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in welcoming the Royal Baby to the world, the low-cost airline, FlySafair, held its annual R5 Sale...

By Khuthalani Khumalo 22 May 2019

L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferers
L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferers

L'Oréal and Alibaba Group have joined forces to launch an AI-powered mobile app designed to diagnose acne, to be made available on Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao mobile app next month...

22 May 2019

Why storytelling is so crucial in marketing
Why storytelling is so crucial in marketing

Intrusive, selfish, and egocentric marketing tactics no longer work in the way they used to. Clients see through gimmicks and turn their back away from companies that push unwanted products and services on them. So, what can the creative business owner do to replace this outdated form of marketing?...

By Chanelle Segerius-Bruce 22 May 2019

DJ and comedian, Khathu Litshani.
Q&A w/ Khathu Litshani: Being multiskilled is crucial in the entertainment industry

Having worked in the entertainment industry for over seven years Khathu Litshani has been called producer, brand influencer, MC, event organiser and businessman and is now working on Kooking with Khathu, in collaboration with Viva Nation TV...

By Juanita Pienaar 22 May 2019

The Ikea effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification
The Ikea effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification

There are some anecdotes just so good that almost every story about a particular economic principle begins the same. So too this article begins with cake mix...

By Gary Mortimer, Frank Mathmann and Louise Grimmer 22 May 2019

Debunking 5 myths around CX
Debunking 5 myths around CX

Nathalie Schooling, founder and CEO of nlighten debunks a couple of myths around CX...

By Nathalie Schooling 22 May 2019

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