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#Loeries2021: Grand Prix winner Havas Creative Middle East's 'Liquid Billboard' for Adidas
#Loeries2021: Grand Prix winner Havas Creative Middle East's 'Liquid Billboard' for Adidas

As part of our Loeries post-event coverage, we interviewed some of this year's Grand Prix winners. First up, our interview with Havas Creative Middle East on their Liquid Billboard for Adidas...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2021

Creativity. The truth is not enough
Creativity. The truth is not enough

The Oscars used to be about look how good we are at making movies. Now, it's just look at how good we are. I recently read this line in a story in The New York Times...

Damon StapletonBy Damon Stapleton 18 Nov 2021

B2B marketers shouldn't look at SMEs as a single amorphous audience
B2B marketers shouldn't look at SMEs as a single amorphous audience

Every time we engage with CMO clients, we are told that marketing to an SME is much more like marketing to a consumer, than a business...

Warren MossBy Warren Moss 18 Nov 2021

Very futuristic: Hyundai's new MPV Bus - a Staria is born
Very futuristic: Hyundai's new MPV Bus - a Staria is born

It's bold, a head-turner and at first impression, you would think it's out of a science fiction movie...

Naresh MaharajBy Naresh Maharaj 18 Nov 2021

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Lessons from TV

Over the years we have learned a lot from TV...

Colin RamparsadhBy Colin Ramparsadh 17 Nov 2021

Cannes Lions Festival to return in real life in June 2022
Cannes Lions Festival to return in real life in June 2022

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has confirmed that it will return to a real-life, in-person format in June 2022...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 17 Nov 2021

Influencers are just human billboards*
Influencers are just human billboards*

Billboards have no emotions or connection to brands or brand messages, they simply carry the message, until the next message comes along. Nothing more and nothing less...

Bogosi MotshegwaBy Bogosi Motshegwa 17 Nov 2021

6 entrepreneurial lessons, learned the hard way
6 entrepreneurial lessons, learned the hard way

Ask South African consumers who King Price is, and chances are that most will be able to tell you. But have you ever heard of Brandbunny.com? No? How about Salvage City, or 13th Floor Logistics? 30Thirty Carriers?

Gideon GallowayBy Gideon Galloway 17 Nov 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Flexing abs about ads
#OrchidsandOnions: Flexing abs about ads

Illegal: show me a disc or move your unwanted trailer, please; Even Twitter gets a grumpy Onion for its Jane Fonda moves...

Brendan SeeryBy Brendan Seery 16 Nov 2021

Apple's privacy requirements hurt local advertisers
Apple's privacy requirements hurt local advertisers

Balancing the consumer's right to privacy with the ability of businesses to accurately target consumers with relevant information and advertising is getting more complicated...

Niamh NicLiamBy Niamh NicLiam 16 Nov 2021

Carl Willoughby comments on TBWA and Toasted Samish's Pendoring Umpetha win
Carl Willoughby comments on TBWA and Toasted Samish's Pendoring Umpetha win

Here, Carl Willoughby, executive creative director at TBWA \ Hunt Lascaris, this year's overall Pendoring Umpetha winner and second-ranked agency, translates the meaning behind their work on their winning campaign for Nissan South Africa...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 16 Nov 2021

Bigger, higher and longer. The Peugeot Landtrek - here for the long haul!
Bigger, higher and longer. The Peugeot Landtrek - here for the long haul!

Peugeot has thrown their hat into the South African one-tonne bakkie segment and early indications point to the Landtrek being well received by Mzansi. But why is that?

Naresh MaharajBy Naresh Maharaj 16 Nov 2021

Moments between photographs: Part 1
Moments between photographs: Part 1

Combine the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced abrupt change to the status quo, the polarising narratives of traditional and digital media and a growing distrust in leadership...

Edward HerridgeBy Edward Herridge 16 Nov 2021

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Tips to hosting a safe year-end function to boost employee morale

With the festive season fast approaching, organisations may be contemplating whether or not to throw a year-end function for staff...

Lyndy van den BarselaarBy Lyndy van den Barselaar 15 Nov 2021

Lessons from the US iBuyer bubble burst for SA's property market
Lessons from the US iBuyer bubble burst for SA's property market

The US housing market suffered a seismic shock recently when leading property listings portal Zillow announced its exit of its iBuying...

Gil SperlingBy Gil Sperling 15 Nov 2021

How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season
How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season

The future of retail will continue to be centered around the competition for consumer loyalty in an all-digital world, writes Robbie Kearns of Salesforce...

Robbie KearnsBy Robbie Kearns 15 Nov 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: The French Dispatch
#OnTheBigScreen: The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch is many things - a bounty of stories within stories within memories within frameworks that converges into one organic whole, a cabinet of cinematic wonders of all shapes and sizes in constant dynamic motion, a love letter to the...

Daniel DercksenBy Daniel Dercksen 12 Nov 2021

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The post-Covid world of sales has changed, have you?

The world has changed drastically in the last two years, and understanding the sales landscape represents a huge challenge...

Dylan BowenBy Dylan Bowen 12 Nov 2021

The refreshed Fiat 500: As cool as you like
The refreshed Fiat 500: As cool as you like

The Fiat 500 was first introduced in 1957 and it became an instant hit worldwide. It has now been completely refreshed with new trim levels...

Naresh MaharajBy Naresh Maharaj 12 Nov 2021

Travel trends for 2022: The rise of revenge travel, bleisure trips, and workations
Travel trends for 2022: The rise of revenge travel, bleisure trips, and workations

The pandemic caused everyone to lose out on the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest for well over a year, whether that meant having to put much-anticipated adventures on hold or not being able to spend time...

Oz DesaiBy Oz Desai 12 Nov 2021

Denis Villeneuve's Dune: A visual feast deserving of the big screen
Denis Villeneuve's Dune: A visual feast deserving of the big screen

Denis Villeneuve's take on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, Dune might be the reason to return to your local cinema...

Charles SibotoBy Charles Siboto 12 Nov 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Razor PR named Global Best New Agency at 2021 Global Sabre Awards
EXCLUSIVE: Razor PR named Global Best New Agency at 2021 Global Sabre Awards

Razor PR, M&C Saatchi Group South Africa's public relations and reputation management agency recently won "Global Best New Agency" at PRovoke's Global SABRE Awards...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2021

National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism and upskilling citizenry
National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism and upskilling citizenry

How long a nation can survive without national mobilisation of entrepreneurialism? How long can it ignore the opportunity losses of the nation for not having upskilled and reskilled citizenry?

Naseem JavedBy Naseem Javed 12 Nov 2021

MTBPS: Building confidence and stimulating growth is key
MTBPS: Building confidence and stimulating growth is key

Highlighting all the key issues and emphasising the action to be taken in the months and year ahead, the new minister of finance...

Dr Andrew GoldingBy Dr Andrew Golding 12 Nov 2021

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Food justice must be realised for people to be truly free

Since the right to food is directly linked to the right to life and the right to dignity, an exclusion of these rights is simply unjust, and a curtailment of people's freedom, writes FoodForward SA's Andy du Plessis...

Andy du PlessisBy Andy du Plessis 11 Nov 2021

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Simplifying HR and payroll compliance with cloud solutions

Many HR and payroll teams are finding it hard to keep ahead of admin in a time when labour legislation and tax regulation are becoming more complex...

Yolandi EsterhuizenBy Yolandi Esterhuizen 11 Nov 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leandre Kark, brand marketing lead for Virgin Active SA
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leandre Kark, brand marketing lead for Virgin Active SA

Leandre Kark shares her journey that led to her being the brand marketing lead for Virgin Active South Africa...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 11 Nov 2021

The new Toyota Corolla Cross: Crossing more than boundaries
The new Toyota Corolla Cross: Crossing more than boundaries

The Toyota Corolla. An iconic car indeed. Practically every family has owned a Corolla. That's because the Corolla has a rich and diverse history...

Naresh MaharajBy Naresh Maharaj 11 Nov 2021

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