Telkom has announced that its CEO and executive director Sipho Maseko will step down on 30 June 2022. The telecoms company said the process to appoint a successor is well underway and a designated group CEO will be announced in the not too distant future.
It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in South Africa in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined. This, without question, says something about the versatility of the product. It says even more about the state of the state. When you are shown up by canola, you might want to revisit your strategy.ByHoward Feldman
Performance Media across Search, Social and Programmatic platforms is the single fastest growing area of digital media in South Africa. Combine that with the detailed analysis of campaign management, tagging and ad operations, and it becomes apparent that these highly specialist functions require a highly specialised unit.
The Transnet Port Terminals website has been hacked, implying that all companies under Transnet have been affected. All Transnet websites were down at the time when reporting was done for this SA Trucker article. The publication cited sources who requested to remain anonymous because they are not allowed to speak to the media.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa's small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business owner setting out on the road to recovery, the last thing you probably want is more details of the toll the pandemic has taken on small enterprises. Far more useful would be some good, solid tips on how to build back better after any business setbacks.ByAmeen Hassen
The winners of the Warc Awards for Effectiveness has been announced. The awards is a new international campaign in association with Lions.
Seven grand prix, nine golds, 15 silvers, 18 bronzes and 12 special awards for work that excelled in key areas have been awarded. Campaigns for both global and local brands have won, with KFC Australia picking up four awards for three different campaigns. The winners are from 17 different markets with New Zealand winning the most with 11 awards. The UK and US follow with eight awards each; Canada and the UAE have each won six awards.
Paul Coxhill, managing director at Warc, said, "The wide range of winners of these first Warc Awards for Effectiveness have set a new benchmark for effectiveness. Having been judged using the Warc/Lions Creative Effectiveness Ladder as a universal framework to measure effective marketing, this exceptional collection of work will inspire and lead the way for our industry's future success. We thank our juries and congratulate all the winners."
Key highlights for categories
1. Brand purpose
Ten awards: One grand prix, one gold, three silver, three bronze, two special awards. Winning countries: Australia, Canada, Egypt, Malaysia, UK, USA
The grand prix was awarded to Havas New York for Finish: Skip the Rinse. The dishwasher brand grew sales and market share in the US with this multichannel campaign to launch its Skip the Rinse movement encouraging Americans to save water.
Six awards: One grand prix, one gold, one silver, one bronze, two special awards Winning countries: Finland, Japan, Malaysia, Sweden, UK, US
The grand prix was awarded to Havas International London for Maersk: Setting a New Course for Growth. The shipping giant used digital and TV executions to reposition itself as a complete end-to-end logistics and services provider to the C-Suite in Denmark.
3. Collaboration and culture
Seventeen awards: Two grand prix, two gold, four silver, six bronze, three special awards Winning countries: Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, UAE, UK, USA
Wieden+Kennedy New York won the grand prix for McDonald's: The Travis Scott Meal. The quick-service restaurant teamed up with an inspirational icon to build the brand and drive traffic with young consumers in the US.
A second grand prix for good was awarded to FP7 McCann Dubai for Donner Sang Compter (DSC): Blood Unity. The NGO turned tradition on its head to encourage blood donation and save lives in Lebanon.
4. Customer experience
Eleven awards: One grand prix, one gold, two silver, four bronze, three special awards Winning countries: Australia, Belgium, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, USA
The grand prix was given to Grey Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, for Tesco: Unforgettable Bag. The supermarket greatly reduced single-use plastic bag usage in Malaysia with a behaviour-changing campaign that rewarded customers.
5. Instant impact
Ten awards: One grand prix, three gold, two silver, three bronze, one special award Winning countries: Australia, Canada, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, UAE
The grand prix went to FP7 McCann, Dubai, for Home Centre: A Dad's Job. The home furniture retailer tackled the taboo topic of single mothers to create impact with its Father's Day campaign in the UAE.
6. Sustained growth
Seven awards: One grand prix, one gold, three silver, one bronze, one special award Winning countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, UK
The grand prix was awarded to McCann Manchester for Aldi Stores: 2010-2019 - How Taking an Alternative Path Took Aldi from Shame to Pride. The German discount supermarket ran a ten-year, multi-channel campaign in the UK to improve perceptions, grow sales and share, and become a top-five grocery retailer
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