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Colour psychology in marketing: why '50 shades of grey' just won't cut it
Colour psychology in marketing: why '50 shades of grey' just won't cut it

You are getting sleepy… Ok, probably not, but depending on the design elements that surround the text you're reading right now, you may be feeling any range of unconscious emotions, from calm and trusting to agitated and excitable

By Marc de la Querra 7 hours ago

Ann Nurock
Optimising business relationships with Radar

Ann Nurock, who normally does the interviewing for us as roving reporter at local and international creative award shows like Cannes Lions, One Show and the Loeries, is also Africa partner for Relationship Audits and Management or RAM's Radar. Here, Nurock shares more about her day job and how Radar clarifies agencies' understanding of their relationships with clients

By Leigh Andrews 8 hours ago

Primi introduces interactive mobile game
Primi introduces interactive mobile game

Primi has introduced an interactive mobile device game making use of an innovative one-click engagement platform. Collaborating with Smirnoff

8 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Graeme Stiles, director at Algorithm Agency
#Newsmaker: Graeme Stiles, director at Algorithm Agency

Graeme Stiles' interest in performance marketing has led him to start an agency that specialises in SEO, paid media and data

By Jessica Tennant 8 hours ago

South Africa's Product of the Year winners revealed
South Africa's Product of the Year winners revealed

South Africa's best products, recognised through a market-leading independent consumer survey, were announced at the Product of the Year gala event

9 hours ago

Ornico revives Natal Bank Building in CBD for new head office
Ornico revives Natal Bank Building in CBD for new head office

Ornico, a brand and media intelligence company, will move into and operate from the newly restored historic site of the Natal Bank Building, which is situated at 90 Albertina Sisulu Street in Johannesburg

10 hours ago

#eComConfex: A crash course in cross-border e-commerce
#eComConfex: A crash course in cross-border e-commerce

As the CEO of the continent's largest online shopping platform, Nigeria-born Chris Folayan knows a thing or two about creating online experiences

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 hours ago

Q&A with Hubble CEO on Uber's new entertainment device
Q&A with Hubble CEO on Uber's new entertainment device

Following the announcement of Uber's new interactive entertainment service, provided by Hubble (previously Taxi Media Group), CEO Justin Duveen shares the impact its having on the driver, the rider and the advertiser, and how it's innovating in the out of home (OOH) space

By Jessica Tennant 11 hours ago

Breaking the news
Breaking the news

If Iqbal Survé is stripping the profitable arms out of Independent Media, it could be detrimental to shareholders — including government pensioners

By Ann Crotty 11 hours ago

VR space offers potential for marketers
VR space offers potential for marketers

Virtual Reality (VR) has extended from VR games to interior designers using it to plan spaces and as medical treatments for autism and amputees. It made its debut in 2014 with no more than 2,000 users

11 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging into a career in design
#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging into a career in design

The annual Emerging Creatives Programme is presented by Design Indaba and the Department of Arts and Culture to nurture new creative talent and help overcome barriers to entry for those starting out

12 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: What is a bank doing at a design conference?
#DesignIndaba2017: What is a bank doing at a design conference?

The world needs more design-centric companies, run by design-minded people, to create products and processes with human wants, needs and behaviours in mind

12 hours ago

A scene from the most recent Design Indaba simulcast.
#DesignIndaba2017: Simulcast in stereo

There's an excited buzz in the air as inboxes ping with confirmation tickets to next week's Design Indaba extravaganza. Here's what you can look forward to if your ticket grants you access to one of the simulcast sessions…

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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How far are we from a cashless society in South Africa?

Globally, cash, as a means of transaction, has been on the decline for decades

By Bronwyn Williams 3 days ago

(c) Panithan Fakseemuang -
Social media tips for businesses

Jared Koning, CSO at Fatality, shares ten social media tips for businesses

By Jared Koning 3 days ago

Mark Ritson at CRA Conference October 2016
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Radio and digital: a one-night-stand or a meaningful relationship?

There's a certain twilight zone feel about life these days. All of our absolutes are no longer absolute

By John Walls 3 days ago

Sunday Times Generation Next survey adds eight new categories
Sunday Times Generation Next survey adds eight new categories

The 13th Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey has added eight new categories to its consumer brands - Coolest yoghurt, Coolest mode of transport, Coolest ice cream, Coolest stationery brand, Coolest stationery store, Coolest spread or sauce, and Coolest footwear store

3 days ago

Thought leadership programme Gurus premieres on CNBC Africa
Thought leadership programme Gurus premieres on CNBC Africa

CNBC Africa will premiere Gurus, a series of high-impact interviews with premier league business thought leaders, filmed in South Africa on Thursday 2 March 2017 at 9.15pm.

3 days ago

New line-up at Power 98.7
New line-up at Power 98.7

From 1 March 2017, Gauteng-based commercial talk radio station, Power 98.7 will refresh its line-up

3 days ago

Millennials' confidence drops against world instability
Millennials' confidence drops against world instability

According to Deloitte's sixth annual Millennial Survey, respondents indicate they are less likely to leave the security of their jobs, more concerned about uncertainty arising from conflict and not optimistic about the directions their countries are going

3 days ago

Conference creates dialogue between urban culture, big brands
Conference creates dialogue between urban culture, big brands

The conference, Dope Brands and a Room, designed to bring urban culture together with big brands and the advertising and marketing industry will be held on 30 March 2017

3 days ago

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Why your content strategy has nothing to do with you

My house has been on the market for four months. In this time, not one person has come to view it, not even when it was on show. Not even a nosy neighbour. It's almost as bad as if no one comes to your birthday party

By Tarryn Giebelmann 23 Feb 2017

Some of team Monkeybiz - Carlyle's in the Pippi Longstocking braids.
#DesignMonth: The mysterious Monkeybiz of design

On a cold, drizzly morning, the first CreativeMornings event of the year took place at Friends of Design on Bree Street, Cape Town. Roughly 60 early birds braved the welcome rain and attended the session before their work day began…

By Leigh Andrews 23 Feb 2017

Phil Molefe gives details of SABC's ANN7 funding
Phil Molefe gives details of SABC's ANN7 funding

The SABC's relationship with ANN7, the Gupta-owned TV station, has come under intense scrutiny in Parliament, with evidence surfacing that the cash-strapped public broadcaster paid up to R1m for an episode of the TNA/Morning Live breakfast shows

By Bekezela Phakathi 23 Feb 2017

New BBDO CEO finds Scopen research valuable
New BBDO CEO finds Scopen research valuable

The Spanish-based independent research company Scopen and the IAS partnered in a 2016 study that highlighted 15 key trends in the South African communication, marketing, procurement and advertising industries

23 Feb 2017

Custom media the way of the future
Custom media the way of the future

Content that is of value and authentic will continue to grow as readers demand it, and it is custom media that is delivering this

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Feb 2017

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Mobile weather platform unveiled for emerging markets

A weather app, designed for developing countries to assist users in predicting severe weather events or disasters, has been launched…

23 Feb 2017

Leave The Couch blog wins three SA Blog Awards, including Overall Best Blog
Leave The Couch blog wins three SA Blog Awards, including Overall Best Blog

Leave The Couch blog won the Overall category at the 2016 South African Blog Awards, as well as Best Lifestyle Blog and Best Sport Blog

23 Feb 2017

Online gaming offers new markets to brands
Online gaming offers new markets to brands

As more gamers play sports online, major brands, such as Gillette, are capitalising on this multi-million dollar industry

23 Feb 2017

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