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Still trying to read the label from inside the bottle?
Still trying to read the label from inside the bottle?

Ndumiso Ndlela writes that it is easy to get stuck inside the bottle and get to a point where the label is barely visible to read. And this becomes a comfort zone that becomes harder and harder to leave

By Ndumiso Ndlela 27 minutes ago

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Social media South Africa 2018, are we ready?

Jainita Khatri recently attended Arthur Goldstuck's presentation on the SA Social Media Landscape 2018 and writes about some of the points that stood out

By Jainita Khatri 22 hours ago

Consumers in South Africa trust content and brands, but for how long?
Consumers in South Africa trust content and brands, but for how long?

Highly connected but increasingly suspicious: global study reveals ‘consumer trust divide' for brands online

Issued by Kantar TNS 23 hours ago

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner

3 days ago

Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report today, 12 October

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted

12 Oct 2017

Why social media sentiment matters, according to UK mobile study
Why social media sentiment matters, according to UK mobile study

Three UK has topped a sentiment analysis of UK mobile networks conducted by opinion mining company BrandsEye

12 Oct 2017

Visser, Nicolson and Scott.
#BODCT: Creating engaging experiences and going viral

Business of Design 2017 targeted the ultimate 21st century business dream - creating an engaging brand experience with Studio H and Thingking, with The Kiffness sharing how he goes viral on social media - not quite as easy as 1,2,3,4

By Leigh Andrews 12 Oct 2017

Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation
Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation

The recent social media storm over Dove's latest advertising campaign bears testimony to the increasing power of social media platforms and how brands are being held accountable for their every move

By Madelain Roscher 11 Oct 2017

‘White like me' advert grounds Dove
‘White like me' advert grounds Dove

Body wash advertisement is a complete wash-out, but brand specialist says apologetic company is likely to survive unscathed amid calls to boycott the product

By Jeremy Maggs 10 Oct 2017

Arc Interactive goes for gold at the New Generation Awards
Arc Interactive goes for gold at the New Generation Awards

Arc Interactive secured its first award wins at the New Generation Awards for Best App Developed By An Agency (Dis-Chem) as well as Most Innovative Social Media Campaign by a small agency (HIVSA)

Issued by Arc Interactive 10 Oct 2017

Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept
Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept

NEWSWATCH: Dove comes out unclean after apologising for its latest advertising campaign that depicted a black woman turning white after using its shower cream

By Jessica Tennant 9 Oct 2017

Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa
Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

9 Oct 2017

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Facebook 'context' button is latest effort to fight fake news

WASHINGTON - Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new button to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move by the leading social network to curb misinformation

6 Oct 2017

Rui Alves
#NewCampaign: TBWA, Joburg Ballet launch series of little ballets inspired by big social stories

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and the Joburg Ballet recently launched a campaign to grow its existing audience and ensure a sustainable and ongoing reconsideration of ballet as a relevant art form amongst the youth

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

Four ways the blockchain is relevant
Four ways the blockchain is relevant

Blockchain is unravelling a new world of possibilities for businesses, particularly in the world of digital marketing

By Mariam Nishanian 6 Oct 2017

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New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards 2017 winners

All the winners of the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards that was held on Thursday, 28 September at Monte Casino

5 Oct 2017

The Solutions Lab retains Gold for its online strategy at New Gen Awards
The Solutions Lab retains Gold for its online strategy at New Gen Awards

The Solutions Lab by Nashua walked away with the Gold for Online Strategy of the Year for the second year running at the prestigious New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards held in Johannesburg on 28 September

Issued by Brand inc 5 Oct 2017

It's not you against “the blacks,” it's just us!
It's not you against “the blacks,” it's just us!

When it comes to social engineering, why are we still obsessed only about that which makes us different? Why are we not equally obsessed about praising that which also makes us one?

By Tess Sulaman 5 Oct 2017

MediaCom SA adds four New Generation Awards to its trophy showcase
MediaCom SA adds four New Generation Awards to its trophy showcase

At the New Generation Awards, held last week at Monte Casino, MediaCom SA's insight-based, creative digital campaigns delivered the tangible results that the judges were looking for

Issued by MediaCom 4 Oct 2017

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part three

In the final chapter of this three-part series on media monitoring, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury shares insight into some of the biggest campaigns she's witnessed as well as some of the trends emerging in PR

By Angie White 4 Oct 2017

Connect Joe Public tops the tables at New Gen Awards 2017
Connect Joe Public tops the tables at New Gen Awards 2017

The New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards ceremony saw Connect Joe Public, Joe Public United's digital agency, walk away with five Golds, four Silvers and one Bronze

Issued by Joe Public United 3 Oct 2017

Open up the industry - more millenials need a chance
Open up the industry - more millenials need a chance

We need to have broader conversations around how we can open up the industry to make it more inclusive

By Khangelani Dziba 3 Oct 2017

A model walks the runway during the St. Sava Fundraising Fashion Show at Domenico Vacca Club New York on April 24, 2017 in New York City. Photo:
Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

Making a difference where it counts
Making a difference where it counts

Decimal Agency recently got involved with a charity organisation called Trojans Neurological Trust - or TNT for short - and helped them out with a new website and some social media management

Issued by Decimal Agency 2 Oct 2017

Facebook is testing custom audiences based on store visits
Facebook is testing custom audiences based on store visits

Facebook could be testing to create custom audiences for retailers targeting people who've been into their store. These are the types of audiences that could possibly be created

Issued by CharlesSmithAssociates/Sha-Izwe Communications 29 Sep 2017

Where are South Africans celebrating Heritage Day?
Where are South Africans celebrating Heritage Day?

Cape Town came out in spirit to celebrate Heritage Day, with more social posts about Heritage Day than the Johannesburg and Durban regions. Considering that Johannesburg has a higher population density than Cape Town, this is particularly interesting

By Livia Lupini, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 29 Sep 2017

Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook
Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook

Deutsche Welle launches its Africa programming as Live Radio on Facebook

28 Sep 2017

Twitter is doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters
Twitter is doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters

Twitter's 140-character limit may soon be a thing of the past. The microblogging network announced plans to extend its arbitrary but now-familiar 140-character limit to 280 characters

By Andy Walker 27 Sep 2017

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