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#StartupStory: Getting to the core of Algorithm Agency
#StartupStory: Getting to the core of Algorithm Agency

In today's world, almost everything we interact with online has an algorithm at its core. Algorithm Agency takes its name from the core principle that drives all search marketing...

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 hours ago

Why every brand should focus on organic social media marketing
Why every brand should focus on organic social media marketing

Brian Mechem lists reasons why B2B brands should implement organic social media marketing...

By Brian Mechem 15 Mar 2019

#Newsmaker: Keval Ramraj takes on the world of whisky
#Newsmaker: Keval Ramraj takes on the world of whisky

Keval Ramraj was recently appointed as brand manager for single malts at Pernod Ricard SA. His career in marketing started with an internship at the Durban office where he worked his way up the ranks, and he's determined to take The Glenlivet brand to the country's number one spot...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2019

#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

#Newsmaker: "I will always be a print girl" - Brand Cartel's Cilla Thompson
#Newsmaker: "I will always be a print girl" - Brand Cartel's Cilla Thompson

Brand Cartel's newly appointed Cilla Thompson tells us what it's like to be the oldest in the team and that all the office is missing is literally a pool and a flamingo. Oh and that she's rubbed shoulders with David Beckham and Antonio Banderas on shoot...

By Jessica Tennant 13 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

Account-based marketing
Account-based marketing

In a post-modern world, team structures should be built around ABM capabilities, effectively breaking down siloed ways of working...

By Maxine Ohayon 8 Mar 2019

The trend of trends
The trend of trends

What is the point of talking about trends? Do they assist our decision-making or are they a badge that we wear to help us feel like we're in the know?

By Jacques du Bruyn 8 Mar 2019

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IAB Insight Series: 6 principles of future focus in the digital economy

The IAB Insight Series held the last edition of its Q1 instalment, namely 'The Future of Work', this time focusing on transformation in the digital economy and the principles of future focus...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Mar 2019

The future of brand communication in a self-actualised economy of 2050
The future of brand communication in a self-actualised economy of 2050

Chumisa Ndlazi, a marketing and communications practitioner for CSIR shares her thoughts on the role of brand communication in the future...

By Chumisa Ndlazi 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

Bridget Johnson
#Newsmaker: Bridget Johnson, Riverbed's new ECD

Bridget Johnson, Riverbed's newly appointed ECD, tells us what she brings to the agency, besides cake on Fridays...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Mar 2019

Ros Goldin, an independent analyst and ex-marketing director for Cricket South Africa.
Adapt or die for the modern sports fan

Over the past decade, sports audiences have changed dramatically, making relevance key for a successful sports sponsorship...

By Danette Breitenbach 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

#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"
#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"

A new campaign by Libresse, called #BloodNormal, aims to encourage positive cultural change around euphemisms and end period shaming by showing realistic depictions of periods...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2019

Profile of a modern agency strategist
Profile of a modern agency strategist

Devin Ross from Arc discusses how the strategist role can reinvent itself going forward, to add real value to clients and to be a cog in the process of creating great and effective creative work...

By Devin Ross 22 Feb 2019

Employee benefit marketing: How to ensure your staff know and use their benefits
Employee benefit marketing: How to ensure your staff know and use their benefits

With the current state of the job market and the pressure on offering competitive remuneration, companies should make employee benefit marketing a priority to attract and retain the best employees...

By Sylvia Schutte 20 Feb 2019

Marketing SA Inc
Marketing SA Inc

Forget marketing South Africa to foreign investors. The campaign promoting SA Inc needs to begin with the marketing of the country to South Africans...

By Howard Feldman 20 Feb 2019

Jacquin Botha, creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer.
Q&A w/ Jacquin Botha: Stay curious. Stay hungry. Stay winning!

Jacquin Botha is a man who wears many hats (literally and figuratively), including that of creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer. Here he chats to us about his journey thus far, the state of the advertising industry, what makes award-winning work and what is next for him looking forward...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Feb 2019

Chris Moerdyk
PR and ad agencies don't understand their clients

One of the greatest disconnects in the world of marketing is the lack of understanding by PR and advertising agencies of their clients...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 15 Feb 2019

Forget macro, micro or nano, 2019 is the year of 'internal-influence'
Forget macro, micro or nano, 2019 is the year of 'internal-influence'

The socialverse has been inundated with one Fyre meme after the other and thanks to the Hulu and Netflix - albeit through the skewed FuckJerry lens - exposés, there has been an amplified discussion about the pros and cons of the influencer marketing space...

By Mike Sharman 13 Feb 2019

3 reasons why influencer marketing sucks right now
3 reasons why influencer marketing sucks right now

The term 'influencer marketing' has never been sexier than now, but many agencies are not getting it right. Welcome to the world of micro influencers...

By Marc Kornberger 8 Feb 2019

#Newsmaker: Jared Kushner appointed CD at Digitas Liquorice
#Newsmaker: Jared Kushner appointed CD at Digitas Liquorice

Jared Kushner has been appointed creative director at Digitas Liquorice Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2019

Mindful marketing: A New Year's resolution that will help you achieve results faster
Mindful marketing: A New Year's resolution that will help you achieve results faster

For years, Sylvia quoted best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell's theory that it takes 10,000 hours to master a craft. Whether it's to improve as an athlete, a musician or to be a better leader, it's about the time you put in to master that skill. But then there are people who improve faster than others, so it clearly can't just be about putting in the 10,000 hours...

By Sylvia Schutte 5 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

Rethinking the relevance of big data
Rethinking the relevance of big data

With consumers manipulating the way they come across on social media as well as online channels, marketing campaigns using data to reach them can go awry and mess with your CX strategy...

By Wynand Smit 1 Feb 2019

Mutton dressed as lamb - Digital and the media agency
Mutton dressed as lamb - Digital and the media agency

Will the agencies that are at the cutting edge of digital media and data win this race? The answer to this is Yes and No, unfortunately! Yes, in the long term, No potentially in the short term...

By Quinton Jones 31 Jan 2019

Are your emails building brand trust?
Are your emails building brand trust?

Would you let your employees send out personal letters on the company letterhead? Would you send out company letters on unbranded documents? Have you thought about the risks of allowing employees to send out emails without the correct company branding?...

By Paula Sartini 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 9 Africa Trends for 2019
#BizTrends2019: 9 Africa Trends for 2019

Bizcommunity.Africa has curated our business-to-business outlook for Africa for this year...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jan 2019

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