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CMO Summit at Leaderex: How AI is changing the way we work

Artificial Intelligence and other technologies are changing the way organisations work. To be successful in this new way of work, requires more than just implementing new technologies.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

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The significant shift from aspirational to inspirational brands

The latest UCT Marketing Institute research study into South Africa's most influential consumer base - the affluent 'Upper Middle Class', is one of the most important for marketers in the last few years as it shows dramatic shifts in consumption habits and consumer values.

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 16, 2018. A recent thawing of relations between the two countries did not lead to improved conditions for the media in Eritrea. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
10 most censored countries

Repressive governments use sophisticated digital censorship and surveillance alongside more traditional methods to silence independent media.

3 days ago

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How to be brave, brands

At the beginning of this year, trend forecaster WGSN released its 2019 report on brands and marketing. Touching on everything from the power of collaboration to meaningful content and the importance of authenticity - it also highlighted the rise of 'brave brands'.

By Lynette Botha 3 days ago

All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners
All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners

Winners of the 2019 African Digital Media Awards have been announced in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards took place on the first day of the two-day Digital Media Africa conference hosted by WAN-IFRA.

3 days ago

#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront
#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront

Model and activist living and working in New York City, Georgie Badiel-Liberty was in Cape Town this weekend to participate in the Doha Debate on water scarcity, which took place at the Cape Town International Centre on Tuesday, 10 September.

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

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Who killed the copywriter? The death of the English language in advertising

The answer, definitely and resoundingly, is "the art director". But is this true? Is it because of the whole "a picture speaks a thousand words" malarkey?

By Manqoba Zondi 12 Sep 2019

#BREAKINGNEWS: Andrew Human to leave the Loeries
Andrew Human to leave the Loeries

CEO of the Loeries, Andrew Human, will be leaving the organisation after 15 years at the helm, during which time the Loeries was transformed into a globally recognised festival and the highest accolade for the advertising and brand communication industry across Africa and the Middle East.

Issued by Loeries 11 Sep 2019

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Forging an era of collaboration between Nigeria and South Africa

With a South African mother and Nigerian father, I am in the fortunate position of being exposed to the best of both countries and cultures. As such, I can clearly envision the benefits of the two nations coming together and working towards shared common goals.

By Nonye Mpho Omotola 11 Sep 2019

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ANA News to scale back SA operations

The African News Agency News (ANA News) has announced it will be downsizing in South Africa due to declining revenues and increasing costs and competition in the content curation business. This could include staff cuts.

9 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

Non-profit H&M Foundation has opened entries for the fifth edition of its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet and our living conditions by helping ground-breaking ideas move from tissue-sketch to market.

9 Sep 2019

Rocketseed partnerships grow to bring email branding to Africa
Rocketseed partnerships grow to bring email branding to Africa

Rocketseed is expanding its roots into Africa with a host of new companies joining our successful partnership programme.

Issued by Rocketseed 9 Sep 2019

Trending images relating to the #AmINext hashtag and the much-shared pic of the protest march outside Parliament on 5 September 2019: .
#FairnessFirst: Stepping up to keep SA's females safe

Local media - social media in particular - has covered the general sense of unrest and discomfort in the country this week, following the most recent spate of femicide cases that spurred the nation to say #Enoughisenough and ask #AmInext? In addition to marches, a number of platforms have been voicing their support.

By Leigh Andrews 9 Sep 2019