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What on-site freelancers bring to the party

Freelancers might not be part of the family, but like well-paid mercenaries they'll keep their heads down to deliver work of the highest standard to ensure they're called back to freelance another (half) day

By JS Smit 7 Sep 2017

Are African companies prepared to respond to crisis?
Are African companies prepared to respond to crisis?

How a business responds when things go wrong can mean the difference between a swift resolution and making the problem a whole lot worse

By Nicole Suter 7 Sep 2017

#Loeries2017: “Good creative is still king” - 7Films
#Loeries2017: “Good creative is still king” - 7Films

Nina van Rensburg, producer at 7Films, explains the importance of work that saves lives or creates awareness, now recognised at the Loeries through the SANBS Public Service Award

By Leigh Andrews 7 Sep 2017

Motsoeneng lawyer claims client didn't fire the SABC 8
Motsoeneng lawyer claims client didn't fire the SABC 8

SABC former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is not responsible for the costs incurred by the corporation in firing of eight of its journalists last year, according to his lawyer

7 Sep 2017

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Successful web marketing, wherever you're based

Though we might fall into pre-web thinking from time to time, you've got to learn about and embrace the web tactics of today to realise that there's nothing holding you back but you

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Sep 2017

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SABC radio stations celebrate Heritage Month

SABC radio stations have lined up numerous of activities in celebration of Heritage Month, which celebrates the nation's diversity and calls on South Africans to unite despite their cultural differences

7 Sep 2017

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Students showcase final entries in annual design challenge

This year's Mike Made This (MMT) competition has kicked off at Vega with the second and third year students going head to head as they battle it out using creativity and design to be crowned the 2017 MMT by Design winner.

7 Sep 2017

SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers
SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers

TerraPay secures regulatory approval from Sarb to launch cross-border money transfers

7 Sep 2017

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Top five South African nominees for first Dance Music Awards

South African fans took to the internet to vote for their favourites after the first annual official Dance Music Awards South Africa was announced this past July

7 Sep 2017

Strike a rock
Strike a rock

Ogilvy & Mather and Ola Films' Chris Saunders have upped the ante with this awe-inspiring Women's Day tribute for DStv, that draws its audience in with its poignant message

By Cassandra Nunan, Issued by Ola! Films 6 Sep 2017

French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models
French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models

A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged Wednesday to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows

6 Sep 2017

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Google Australia's ‘Hot Heads' video interview with Damon Stapleton

Google Australia's creative development team hosted Damon Stapleton, chief creative officer at DDB New Zealand in a special "take away" addition of Hot Heads from Cannes

6 Sep 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with... Peter KohlÖffel
#BehindtheSelfie with... Peter KohlÖffel

This #InnovationMonth, we go behind the selfie with Peter KohlÖffel, national sales manager at Provantage Media group's activations division, ProActive

By Leigh Andrews 6 Sep 2017

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How to achieve true inter-agency collaboration

For every familiar digital marketing problem, there is a familiar answer: collaboration

By Kirsty Barkhuizen 6 Sep 2017

An abbreviated year
An abbreviated year

This year has seen Litha Communications supply PR and events management services to multiple organisations in both the private and public sector

Issued by Litha Communications 6 Sep 2017

The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)
The truth about cats and dogs (in the film industry)

The cliché that filming with animals is a challenge came sharply into focus at the end of July, with the passing of the new Performing Animals Protection Amendment Act 4 of 2016 (PAPA)

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 6 Sep 2017

For whom the Bell Pottinger tolls
For whom the Bell Pottinger tolls

The current, catastrophic unravelling of this once prestigious and revered PR firm - including the recommendation by Lord Tim Bell - retired co-founder - that the entire board resign and shares be sold to new owners - is more than simply a corporate horror show to observe

By Giles Shepherd, Issued by Brand Alive 6 Sep 2017

One to watch
One to watch

“The way traditional ad agencies are currently working is no longer a viable business model. Not for the agencies, and not for their clients,” says Jonathan Lang, Chief Creative Officer for ONE Agency

Issued by ONE Agency 6 Sep 2017

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#Pamro2017: Why most quantitative research is inefficient and wasteful

Mike Broom elaborates on why he says most quantitative research and advertising spend is wasteful and inefficient at #Pamro2017

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Sep 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: A bird's eye view of money - and digital Big Brother's view of you...

If you want to impress someone, or at least have a good chance they'll remember you or your product, then a piece of advice often offered is “Go big, or go home”

By Brendan Seery 6 Sep 2017

Launching your brand into Africa
Launching your brand into Africa

Prior investigation of potential markets in Africa is invaluable in preventing massive mistakes

6 Sep 2017

Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55bn
Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55bn

NEW DELHI - Broadcast giant Star India has won global media rights for the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, the most popular sports event in the cricket-mad country of 1.25 billion, with a record $2.55 billion bid

6 Sep 2017

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Five fast stats about social media

Video killed the radio star, it was alleged in 1981 by pop group The Buggles in the song of the same name. But has social media caused the death of newspapers, magazines, and television?

By Iza Grek 6 Sep 2017

Names suggested for SABC board sent to Parliament
Names suggested for SABC board sent to Parliament

The beleaguered SABC is a step closer to having a permanent board after Parliament's communications portfolio committee drew up a final list of the 12-member board on Tuesday, following much deliberation

By Bekezela Phakathi 6 Sep 2017

Ad industry pushes the boat out to salute the NSRI
Ad industry pushes the boat out to salute the NSRI

The advertising industry has created a stirring tribute to the volunteers of the NSRI to mark the 50th anniversary of the organisation

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 5 Sep 2017

How to be a breakthrough brand - Key lessons and insights
How to be a breakthrough brand - Key lessons and insights

Discover what it takes for your brand to truly break through in today's crowded market. Join forward-thinking brands and marketers at this innovative seminar on 10 October!

Issued by Knowledge Resources 5 Sep 2017

B2B marketing for really busy business owners
B2B marketing for really busy business owners

Chasing sales targets, managing customers and employees and planning your business's next strategic move leave little time to devise and implement a smart digital marketing strategy. The irony? It's the one thing that'll assist you with all your day-to-day challenges

By Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 5 Sep 2017

#Loeries2017: Why young creative Thabang ‘TipiDang' Manyelo is a “masala tin of flavour”
#Loeries2017: Why young creative Thabang ‘TipiDang' Manyelo is a “masala tin of flavour”

The second part of this year's Loeries young creative award winning duo, Thabang ‘TipiDang' Manyelo shares his plans to 'Netflix the ad industry' and why winning this much-longed-for award is just the starter's gun, not the finish line

By Leigh Andrews 5 Sep 2017

The Truth About Digital: SEO with Maon Seidel from NP Digital
The Truth About Digital: SEO with Maon Seidel from NP Digital

“The Truth About Digital” is a series of pieces designed to debunk and demystify modern business' biggest bugbear: the ability to understand and integrate digital into traditional marketing

Issued by NP Digital 5 Sep 2017

#SAFilmReel August 2017: Ahmed Tilly commends Peter Pohorsky for '21st Birthday Speech'
#SAFilmReel August 2017: Ahmed Tilly commends Peter Pohorsky for '21st Birthday Speech'

IDidTht's August SA Film Reel was judged by Ahmed Tilly, CCO at FCB Joburg, who selected News24 Edge ‘21st Birthday Speech' directed by Peter Pohorsky at Plank Films for Best of Reel for Direction and Writing Craft

5 Sep 2017

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