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Foschini launches “The Future is Female” creators campaign

Today women all over the African continent are finding new ways of solving challenges facing women. These creators have a world view that whatever they have battled with in the past, they have the power to change

Issued by The Foschini Group 2 days ago

Delivering a true omnichannel experience: what you need to know

With so many buzz words thrown around, omnichannel amongst them, it seems that retailers have completely lost sight on what a shopping experience is about

By Lynette Hundermark 12 hours ago

She Leads Africa launches accelerator for beauty startups

She Leads Africa has opened applications for its Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator, a 10-week entrepreneurship development programme

By Tom Jackson 12 hours ago

Highlights for 2017 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is back in Johannesburg from 6 to 16 September 2017 to celebrate technology, creativity, collaboration and innovation from across the African continent.

11 hours ago

Users livid at Vodacom blip

Bongani Mthombeni was trying to apply for a bursary to study, but couldn't because he ran out of airtime after his Vodacom data disappeared

By KGAUGELO MASWENENG and KATHARINE CHILD 8 hours ago

Ogilvy celebrates seventh consecutive Loeries Grand Prix

Ogilvy South Africa took home 24 statues from the 2017 Loeries held in Durban at the weekend, including its seventh Grand Prix in a row

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 11 hours ago

Kyle Lewis takes home nine Loeries

Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis took home nine Loerie Awards on the weekend: Gold, four Silvers, three Bronzes and a Craft

Issued by Arcade Content 10 hours ago

The digital trends driving the future of marketing

With growth and increased revenue taking centre stage as top priorities, generating demonstrable, bottom-line benefits for clients has never been more important

By Tom Manners 14 hours ago

Grey South Africa wins Gold, Silver and Bronze at Loeries 2017

This weekend Grey Africa proved that you don't have to be a big agency to win at the Loeries, as they took home Gold, Silver and Bronze awards

Issued by Grey 11 hours ago

MMA SA Smarties judges announcement

The MMA SA team has announced the judging panel for this year's Smarties Awards being held later this year. Judging is underway and the shortlist will be announced soon after judging day

Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 12 hours ago

Why PPC, CPC, CPI, SEO, etc., doesn't matter

Amod Munga reckons if you're going to spend money on advertising or marketing, you should skew your budget towards work that moves people's hearts and it will move their hands to their wallets as well

By Amod Munga 11 hours ago

Unsubscribed - how effective is your communication strategy?

Brands need to keep engaging with their lists by checking in to see if subscribers are still engaged with them. It may just keep them from unsubscribing

By Mike Taberner 10 hours ago

Tips to sell products in controversial markets

Creating services or products in industries that are highly regulated or controversial is obviously difficult. However, with proper planning it can be done in a proper way

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 hours ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Don't take this ad with a pinch of salt...

When a household name brand gets back in a TV ad for the first time in 20 years, you've got to sit up and take notice.

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

Appeals panel rules Huffington Post blog post did not amount to hate speech

Former Huffington Post SA editor-in-chief Verashni Pillay has been successful in her appeal against a hate speech ruling by the press ombudsman

1 day ago

A Loeries party to end all parties

The Spitfire Films Production Company from Joburg closed off the Loeries Creative Week with a bash of note, an Alice in La La Land themed event that had delegates begging for more!..

Issued by Spitfire Films 1 day ago

Digital is a revolution, not a media type

Being in the advertising industry, digital is often referred to as a media type: "Let's complement our above-the-line media with digital.” I can't help but chuckle a little inside every time I hear this phrase

By Elaine Loeb, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 1 day ago

Engen Pitch & Polish programme back in cities, towns across SA

Engen Pitch & Polish is in pursuit of South African entrepreneurs, brave enough to pitch, fail, take feedback, and stand up again

1 day ago

Aquafresh keeps it fresh and celebrates freshness with Mafikizolo

Iconic oral care brand Aquafresh has partnered up with one of South Africa's most loved, award-winning music duo, Mafikizolo, to celebrate the release of Aquafresh's Extreme Clean Lasting Fresh toothpaste

Issued by Aquafresh South Africa 1 day ago

Five strategies to establish a strong brand identity for your business

The saying, “First impressions are everything,” particularly applies to your brand identity that is representing your business

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

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Africa news

AI-powered language tool LangBot wins Seedstars Ethiopia

LangBot, a gamified and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered language teaching chatbot, has been named the winner of the Ethiopian leg of global early-stage startups competition Seedstars World

By Tom Jackson 15 hours ago

New USAID trade hub for Botswana

USAID opens new Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub in Botswana

15 hours ago

Zimbabwe turns the spotlight on customer experience

Customer experience and service delivery symposium on the cards for Zimbabwe

16 hours ago

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International

First shortlist out for Clio Awards

The first shortlists for the Clio Awards have been announced in the Film, Print, Print Technique, Out of Home, Direct, Events/Experiential, Branded Entertainment, Branded Content, Digital/Mobile, Social Media, Digital/Mobile Technique, Innovation, Integrated Campaign, Brand Partnerships & Collaborations and Student categories.

1 day ago

Email marketing: The key to successful small business

So much has been said and written about the effectiveness of email marketing and how small business owners can leverage this tool to grow their businesses. In fact, there is plethora of stories out there of successful entrepreneurs who literally used only email marketing to grow and scale their business.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Google, whose mantra used to be ‘Don't be evil' (until it dropped it for the motto ‘Do the right thing'), is almost omnipresent in our lives these days. We use it for all sorts of online searches, whether it's trying to access arcane information or find our way from A to B.

By Stuart Pallister 2 days ago

#Loeries2017: Be stupid, fail harder and give it all away, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright

The son of a Pentecostal pastor, Keith Cartwright grew up in church and according to him it was a very, very strict religion and it forced him to keep a schedule. Six days a week, 2 hours a day and 8 hours on a Sunday, he had to be in church. This schedule taught Cartwright a lot of discipline. It taught him to sit still and it taught him to pay attention. Besides all the religious and moral lessons that he learned, there were other disciplines that crafted his mind and gave him focus. In the second part of this coverage, he lists three; be stupid, fail harder and give it all away.

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought

Thursday, 17 August marked the second annual Loeries Masterclasses featuring industry leaders and experts speaking on a range of topics targeting various audiences within the creative industry.

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

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