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It's easier to keep up than to catch up

Why fix something that isn't broken, right? Wrong! Outdated business practice will put any organisation at a disadvantage to those competitors who choose to keep up with new and innovative practices and technology

By Daniel Bruwer, Issued by Honeybee 2 days ago

Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020

The relationship brands have with their customers is set to undergo a technological revolution causing the number of human-to-human interactions to fall

38 minutes ago

IAB SA Bookmark Awards 2017 judges announced

The judges for next year's IAB SA Bookmark Awards have been announced, led by jury president John Dixon. The 2017 judges features more diverse industry players than ever before

21 hours ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Tony de Barros

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Tony de Barros, sales and marketing director for Lamelle Research Laboratories, which started in his garage and is now one of the leading skincare companies in SA

By Leigh Andrews 21 hours ago

How to do impossible things

It has been an interesting week. The world may run out of Guinness. As I write this Ireland have just beaten the All Blacks 40 - 29 in Chicago. It is the first time they have done this in 111 years. To continue the surreal sporting theme, Andy Murray, has become the number 1 tennis player in the world

By Damon Stapleton 21 hours ago

Time names Trump its 2016 'Person of the Year'

Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its "Person of the Year" for 2016 for his stunning upset election victory that rewrote the rules of politics, delivering him to the helm of a divided America

1 hour ago

New ad underlines dangers of drinking, pedestrian deaths

Y&R South Africa's Cape Town office recently produced another hard-hitting film for Western Cape government, titled 'Ubuthakathi' meaning 'sorcery'

1 hour ago

#DriveDry, #ThisIsMyStory trended in first place on Twitter after campaign launch

The launch of the new Diageo 2017 Drive Dry campaign trended in first place on Twitter after the campaign launch. The company is using South African storytellers to deliver emotional lessons on the effects of drunken driving

1 hour ago

Joint research on size of film, media industry in Cape Town

Research is to be conducted to determine the size and structure of the film and media industry in in Cape Town and the Western Cape

1 hour ago

Meet the new additions to the TLC Marketing Worldwide team

TLC Marketing has announced two new additions to their growing Africa office: Nazmeen Tayob joins the agency as Operations Director and Calvin Myles joins as Customer Services Manager

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 21 hours ago

South African consumer mood swings up again

There's a 'new normal' permeating the South African psyche and that's the fact, that nothing is normal anymore! As a result, the latest Consumer Confidence Index figures from Nielsen reflect another huge swing, this time upwards

Issued by Nielsen 22 hours ago

Wimpy challenges South Africa to #SummerLikeAChamp

Tasked by Wimpy to devise a summer campaign featuring its lip-smacking, tastebud-thrilling, hunger-busting Champ Burger Combo, FCB Joburg looked to an overworked, grey-suited businessman for inspiration

Issued by FCB Africa 22 hours ago

Almost 400 firms pledge to protect mobile consumers in South Africa

Formed to represent and self-regulate the then fledgling wireless content and applications industry, WASPA continues to ensure proper consumer protection in an ever-changing technological landscape

23 hours ago

Top ten predictions from Ericsson headed up by AI

Ericsson Consumer Lab has produced its sixth edition of its annual trend report The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2017 and beyond

22 hours ago

Affiliate.co.za helps raise awareness of children's rights

Affiliate.co.za has partnered with children's rights organisation Save the Children South Africa in support of their compelling campaign to address the critical issue of violence against children in South Africa

Issued by Affiliate Network South Africa 23 hours ago

Spotlight on IIoT/Industry 4.0 at Africa Automation Fair 2017

Organised by leading global exhibition company Reed Exhibitions, Africa Automation Fair 2017 will collaborate everything automation with everything IIoT/Industry 4.0, by inviting companies to showcase their innovative products and solutions

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 22 hours ago

Cointreau launches Cointreau Creative Crew campaign in South Africa, offers R100,000 bursary

Cointreau has introduced its philanthropic programme, the Cointreau Creative Crew, to South Africa. This programme encourages creatives in various fields to #DreamDareCreate and bring their creative projects to life

22 hours ago

Brewster signs Ermenegildo Zegna, Top Billing covers London store opening

As an introduction of its newest client, luxury menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna, award-winning publicist Marcus Brewster has facilitated Top Billing presenter Nico Panagio and crew's visit to London to attend the opening of Zegna's global flagship store in New Bond Street

23 hours ago

Business 2020: It's not about you, it's about them

If 2016 taught us anything it is that it is essential to fully understand who your customers - or target audiences - are. The shock Brexit and USA election outcomes are both cases in point

By Julia Ahlfeldt 1 day ago

SMEs need marketing skills, brand building to succeed

Many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) fail to action even the simplest marketing initiatives effectively, often to the detriment of the business' success

1 day ago

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Africa news

How to do impossible things

It has been an interesting week. The world may run out of Guinness. As I write this Ireland have just beaten the All Blacks 40 - 29 in Chicago. It is the first time they have done this in 111 years. To continue the surreal sporting theme, Andy Murray, has become the number 1 tennis player in the world

By Damon Stapleton 21 hours ago

Top ten predictions from Ericsson headed up by AI

Ericsson Consumer Lab has produced its sixth edition of its annual trend report The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2017 and beyond

22 hours ago

APO launches press clipping service targeting African media

APO, the African Press Organization, has announced that it will offer a press clippings service for 300 influential Africa newspapers, magazines and trade publications

23 hours ago

Time for B2B marketers to get serious about social media

Marketers working in the business-to-business space need to get serious about social media, says Innocomm

23 hours ago

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International

German state TV won't broadcast 2018-24 Games

BERLIN: Germany's public broadcasters will not screen the Olympic Games live for the first time after they balked at the huge rights deal demanded by US giant Discovery

29 Nov 2016

Nielsen Admosphere signs 4-year contract with ATO in Czech Republic

Nielsen Admosphere is to conduct a robust project of cross-platform audience measurement for the Czech Association of TV Organizations (ATO) from 2018-2022

22 Nov 2016

Expanding BBC to launch news service for North Koreans

LONDON: The BBC will launch a radio and online news service for audiences in North Korea as it seeks to expand its global reach to 500 million people by 2022, the British broadcaster said Wednesday

17 Nov 2016

Social media interrupted in Turkey after crackdown

Internet users in Turkey were on Friday experiencing severe difficulties accessing social media after the country was plunged into new turbulence by the detention of its main pro-Kurdish leaders, correspondents and a watchdog said

7 Nov 2016

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