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Rachel Irvine shares the highs and lows as Irvine Partners celebrates its 10th birthday
Rachel Irvine shares the highs and lows as Irvine Partners celebrates its 10th birthday

At a time when many PR agencies have retrenched, or worse, closed, Cape Town-based Irvine Partners is celebrating its 10th birthday...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Katherina Tudball
#Loeries2020: Conceptual thinking is at the heart of everything

On day one of Loeries Creative Week, Katherina Tudball, creative director at Superunion London and this year's Loeries international jury president for design, shared an interesting talk around the theme of visceral creativity...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Newsmaker: Qondisa Ngwenya, Wunderman Thompson's Prism Sport + Entertainment MD
Newsmaker: Qondisa Ngwenya, Wunderman Thompson's Prism Sport + Entertainment MD

Wunderman Thompson recently launched a new offering in South Africa, marking the expansion of London-based Prism Sport + Entertainment into the South African market, and Qondisa Ngwenya is heading up the unit...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

#Newsmaker: Fara Naomi Macias, new head of marketing at GC Aesthetics
#Newsmaker: Fara Naomi Macias, new head of marketing at GC Aesthetics

With her experience in the aesthetic business in the last eight years Fara Naomi Macias has been able to deliver tremendous results by launching the GCA brand in Mexico in 2014 with distributor Grupo Venta Internacional. Here, Macias shares with us more about her career journey and what it took to get to where she is today...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Sep 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity
Amazon's Paul Misener on the link between innovation and diversity

Amazon veteran Paul Misener shared insight into how the e-commerce giant approaches innovation and the profound role a diverse workforce plays in this process...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2020

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A moment of reckoning for business

As the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts lives and damages economies, society is looking to big business for leadership and solutions. So far, however, the private sector has not lived up to expectations, Edelman's most recent Trust Barometer data shows...

By Jordan Rittenberry 21 May 2020

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Disney is removing 'Fox' from the production company's future branding

After buying 21st Century Fox in a $71bn deal last year, Disney is reportedly removing the word "Fox" from the production company's future branding...

By Shereesa Moodley 20 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

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PR and marketing: Worlds that merge to unite

Today, the world of PR, marketing and advertising are connected in more than one way - all of which are complex and granular...

By Linda Hassall 26 Aug 2019

GLOBAL

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#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G value

We speak to VP of business programming for World Expo 2020 (one of the biggest event on the planet), South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and across the rest of Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Aug 2019

GLOBAL

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Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

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Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

By Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

UNITED KINGDOM

5 quick and simple ways to increase B2B leads via Twitter
5 quick and simple ways to increase B2B leads via Twitter

Utilised to its best ability, Twitter can be a powerful way of generating leads and driving traffic to your website...

By Keith Tully 22 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Memoirs of a media veteran
Memoirs of a media veteran

My PR journey began bang-on 20-years ago, I'm unsure if the scales tip at 'experienced' or 'plain old'...

By Sam Swaine 24 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

An annus horribilis for WPP
An annus horribilis for WPP

Last Saturday saw the resignation of advertising titan, Sir Martin Sorrell who's been labelled as "the world's most famous adman." Sam Swaine gives some more insight into why this is truly an annus horribilis for WPP...

By Sam Swaine 17 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Mad Men days are over

Last week WPP sent a memo out to all staff changing tack on their work drinking policies. Sam Swaine reckons the party is coming to a close and the industry is finally shaking off the Mad Men stigma...

By Sam Swaine 11 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Darrin Thomas, Manager, Marketing and Communications Africa, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Marketing Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the status quo with flair, passion and love

"I love that we, at Virgin Atlantic, are always taking calculated risks - we're always pushing the boundaries, but with the customer's best interests always in mind."

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Es Devlin announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018
Es Devlin announced as speaker at Design Indaba 2018

British stage designer, Es Devlin, famous for creating kinetic stage sculptures for artists like U2, Kanye West and Beyoncé, has been announced as one of the speakers at the 2018 Design Indaba...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The modern marketer is a connected one
The modern marketer is a connected one

In the 1970s, people were served about 300 ads a day. Today it's about 5,000 ads a day. It's a product-polluted world with smart consumers, where it's no longer about differentiation, but about multiple and meaningful connections, says Carmen Murray, founder of Boo-Yah!...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Feb 2018

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Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling
#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants
Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants

There's a growing opportunity for South African digital businesses to harness the power of print to build their credibility, says Vaughan Patterson...

By Vaughan Patterson 4 Aug 2017

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VR content should be engaging, relevant and appropriate

As virtual reality (VR) experiences become more prevalent and impressive, are we using VR for VR's sake?...

By David Limbert 1 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London
Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London

The annual EMEA Adobe Summit in London is a huge calendar event for us at Cognifide, as part of the WPP Adobe Alliance...

By Kirsty Barkhuizen 6 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies
WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications...

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

GLOBAL

Michael Farmer of Farmer & Co, author of Madison Avenue Manslaughter.
#OneShow2017: Michael Farmer on fixing the problems in ad agencies

I chatted to Michael Farmer of Farmer & Co, author of the bestseller Madison Avenue Manslaughter and numerous articles on the state of the advertising industry, at the One Club's One Show Educators' Summit, part of their Creative Week...

By Ann Nurock 9 May 2017

GLOBAL

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Judging D&AD: The hustle and strive

Where do you find inspiration? As it happens, I found it on a windswept balcony overlooking Shoreditch...

By Damon Stapleton 3 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 29 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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What is happening to Western democracy, and is it all the media's fault?

It is a massive understatement to say that it is an interesting time for Western democracy...

By Jim Egan 12 Jan 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Four ways a virtual office can benefit your startup
Four ways a virtual office can benefit your startup

There are many reasons why you should consider a virtual office for your startup, and the cost involved is not the only aspect to think about...

By Boris Dzhingarov 11 Jun 2015

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