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#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up
#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up

Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing
#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing

Instead of asking how marketing is going to change in 10 years' time, David Duarte, CEO of Treeshake, believes it's a far more valuable question to ask how marketing is going to stay the same. In his words, 'What are the timeless truths of the marketing industry?'

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: 6 questions to ask if you want more from your store
#SeamlessSA: 6 questions to ask if you want more from your store

Product of the Year South Africa's CEO Preetesh Sewraj shares think points on using design and insights to get more out of your physical stores...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Mar 2019

Marketing Achievement Awards usher in the future of marketing
Marketing Achievement Awards usher in the future of marketing

Director of the Marketing Achievement Awards, Anne Kirkpatrick tells us how the idea came about through a conversation she had with Nando's CEO Geoff Whyte and how this programme fits neatly between other industry-specific programmes...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Mar 2019

Young creatives from left - Cedric Nzaka, Nandi Dlepu, Morena Sefatsa and Yanga Yaya at the 2019 Design Indaba.
Top 5 key take-outs from Design Indaba 2019

Monare Matema, associate brand architect at DNA Brand Architects, shares key take-outs from the 2019 Design Indaba conference...

By Monare Matema 6 Mar 2019

Stefania Johnson, advertising legend and former ECD and shareholder of FCB SA; Katherine Pichulik, founder and designer of Pichulik; Pride Maunatlala, head of marketing at TFG; and Jackie Burger, founder of Salon 58 and former editor-in-chief at Elle SA. © .
#SheSays: How to step out of your comfort zone to pursue a greater ambition

SheSays brought together a powerhouse panel of industry trailblazers to speak about career boldness and how they had to step out of their comfort zones to pursue greater ambition...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Mar 2019

Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu in conversation with Terry Levin and Louise Marsland. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Human myth vs AI machine

One of the most exciting aspects of this year's Design Indaba was a sense of camaraderie between designers of all disciplines from font to film...

By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2019

Design Indaba CEO and founder Ravi Naidoo with David Droga, founder and creative chairman, Droga5. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Droga: Make advertising that people give a shit about

Three days of Design Indaba inspiration culminated in headline act David Droga, whose career in advertising traverses Saatchi & Saatchi in London, Publicis, NYC, to starting his own New York-based agency, Droga5 in 2006...

By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2019

David Droga on stage at Design Indaba. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: "Find the emotional connection in a pure, authentic way" - David Droga

Ann Nurock interviews David Droga, the most awarded creative at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the youngest person ever inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame...

By Ann Nurock 4 Mar 2019

CEO of Fjord, Olof Schybergson.
#DesignIndaba2019: Olof Schybergson on embracing frustration and hope

Internationally recognised domain expert, thought leader and CEO of Fjord, Olof Schybergson opened day 3 of Design Indaba with the statement that "design is not a new thing, it has been around for a while, helping to shape society and culture..."

By Angie White 1 Mar 2019

Moon Ribas, a Spanish avant-garde artist with Neil Harbisson, a cyborg artist. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: What you might need to know

Things are getting real down at the 24th Design Indaba conference currently running at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town as a brave new guard of designers share their journeys and stories about new parameters in design...

By Terry Levin 1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: From algorithms to Al Gore
#DesignIndaba2019: From algorithms to Al Gore

In a world where many assume a font is accessed via a dropdown menu, it is a privilege to be exposed to real fontographers - those responsible for the actual creation of typefaces...

By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2019

Typeface designers María Ramos and Noel Pretorius.
#DesignIndaba2019: Conference kicks off with NM type feat Andile Vellem

The first speakers for the day consisted of a collaboration between NM type (a collaborative type foundry between typeface designers Noel Pretorius and María Ramos) and performance artist Andile Vellem...

By Angie White 27 Feb 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: A bouquet of innovation
#DesignIndaba2019: A bouquet of innovation

Day 1 of the 24th Design Indaba 2019 conference kicked off with the buzzing of excitement and activity at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town...

By Angie White 27 Feb 2019

Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups
Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups

The inaugural Womxn in Food - FOOD XX Awards and Symposium took place at Jetty 5 at the V&A Waterfront on the 12 February 2019...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Feb 2019

From l-r: Michelle Beh, MD The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, Basil Fortuin, digital publisher for 24.com, Media 24, Adhil Patel, global director at Kantar TNS, Kelly Driscoll, Sanlam Digital Group digital marketing and social media manager, Karin du Chenne, CEO South Africa, Insights Kantar TNS and Lotang Mokoena, a strategist from VML. © .
IAB Insight Series: These are the trends transforming the digital economy

The IAB Insight Series held its second event on The Future of Work, where a panel of experts in the field shared insights on trends transforming the digital economy...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Feb 2019

The 7 don'ts of event catering
The 7 don'ts of event catering

Event planners and managers from Johannesburg and beyond quake in their Nike's when certain things are suggested in the catering arena. Be it a brand activation, product launch or year-end function, some concepts and food you steer clear of when feeding large groups of hungry people...

By Kelly McGillivray 12 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

Kelly McGillivray, squad leader, theSQUAD Creative Event Management.
#BizTrends2019: 19 Event trends for 2019

Generally speaking event trends for 2019 are on two separate trajectories: mindfulness and technology. The most successful experiences will find ways to merge the two...

By Kelly McGillivray 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

#Newsmaker: Behind the keyboard w/ Mninawa Ntloko, SAB Sports Columnist of the Year
#Newsmaker: Behind the keyboard w/ Mninawa Ntloko, SAB Sports Columnist of the Year

Tiso Blackstar digital sports editor, Mninawa Ntloko, was named Sports Columnist of the Year at the SAB Sports Media Awards last month, for his weekly Business Day column Finding the net...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Dec 2018

Packed venue as Heavy Chef announced their top 5 most exciting startups in South Africa.
Heavy Chef names top 5 most exciting startups for 2018

Heavy Chef has named its top five most exciting startups for 2018 and asked each one how they plan to change the world...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Dec 2018

#StartJLM: The roadmap to the fully autonomous vehicle
#StartJLM: The roadmap to the fully autonomous vehicle

As part of Start JLM 2018, Nimrod Dor, director APAC & Africa: Mobileye Aftermarket Division, provided an overview about Mobileye and its roadmap towards the autonomous vehicle...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2018

Panel moderator: Annette Muller. Speakers: Larissa Elliott, a freelance art director/creative director, Vicki Buys, the MD Ogilvy Cape Town, Matt Ross, executive creative director for King James Group, Tabitha King head of talent at King James Group and Nondu Petlele, content director for VML (not in the picture).
SheSays: How to get to the top of the talent pool

Part 2 of the SheSays event coverage where top ad agencies shared what they look for when hiring and how you can get to the top of the talent pool in 2019...

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Nov 2018

All the winners. © Tiso Blackstar.
#FMAdFocus2018: It's the most wonderful time of the year

Ogilvy was crowned AdFocus Agency of the Year at The AdFocus Awards 2018. The agency also took home Large Agency of the Year and Mariana O'Kelly, its creative director, was named Industry Leader of the Year...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Nov 2018

Image credit: danciaba via .
Hiring the right ambassadors for your event

Formula One's decision to dispense its 'grid girls' reflects the need for marketers and event professionals to develop new approaches and strategies when it comes to using ambassadors to represent brands...

By Jane Stevenson 26 Nov 2018

#NewCampaign: All you people, this ad's for you
#NewCampaign: All you people, this ad's for you

Nando's' new ad highlights the ways in which South Africans typically stereotype one another and the inherent hypocrisy that comes with that, with uniquely local scenes of people pigeonholing one another...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Nov 2018

Young artist, Ennock Mlangeni is the winner of the 2018 Bic Art Master talent search.
Ennock Mlangeni wins 2018 Bic Art Master competition

Young artist, Ennock Mlangeni from the Free State has won the R30,000 first prize as winner of the 2018 Bic Art Master talent search...

By Juanita Pienaar 22 Nov 2018

"Build, move fast and break things" - Waze co-founder Uri Levine
"Build, move fast and break things" - Waze co-founder Uri Levine

Uri Levine, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Waze, spoke about disrupting inefficient markets and improving under-functioning services by focusing on solving big problems, at a breakfast event hosted by BusinessLive...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2018

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