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#Loeries2017: Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 goes to KFC's Mike Middleton
#Loeries2017: Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 goes to KFC's Mike Middleton

Mike Middleton, KFC Africa CMO, is the well-deserved recipient of this year's Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award for his contribution to the marketing and advertising industry over the duration of his career

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Pum Lefebure
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#Loeries2017: Design Army's Pum Lefebure on how to master the art of seduction

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and CCO of Design Army, based in Washington DC was the last speaker of the day at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, where she explained how marketing is a lot like dating, and how similarly falling in love with a brand goes from flirting to romance to seduction

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Weera Saad
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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

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#SBTopWomen Awards: A celebration of women

It's not often you attend an awards event where the recipient of the Lifetime Award breaks out into song

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Passionate for science

Science is an indication of a country's wealth, and the best indicator of a country's GDP and productivity is its scientific productivity. The investment of a country into science creates a healthy country and a healthy country is a wealthy country

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Rory Moore, innovation pioneer, Accenture. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Mastering digital to soar over the gender gap

The Fourth Industrial Revolution could allow women to leapfrog the gender gap to create a future that is truly equal and inclusive. This is because this new world will require different talents and skills; ones that are inherent to women

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch
#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch

The launch of Net#work BBDO's Creative#Director (#CD) coffee table book is set to take place at the culmination of Loeries' Student Portfolio Day directly after the DStv Seminar at a special cocktail evening later today around 17h00 on the ICC Balcony

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Dr Judy Dlamini, executive chairperson, Mbekani Group; Phuti Mahanyele, CEO, Sigma Capital; and Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council.
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference]: Gender equality by 2030

For gender equality to be achieved by 2030, women will have to overcome many challenges

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

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[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Standing together for liberation

“The power of women is that if you empower one, others will follow. If we work together, we will rise and lift others with us. This is the responsibility that the 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 gave us”

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought (masterclass)
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought (masterclass)

An interview with Fort CEO Shukri Toefy on his Loeries masterclass, where he shared insights into the changing value chain of the new creative economy

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#Loeries2017: The Business of Comedy (masterclass)
#Loeries2017: The Business of Comedy (masterclass)

An interview with Donovan Goliath, founder of entertainment company Goliath and Goliath and two years running Loeries Creative Voice, to find out what one could expect to learn from his masterclass, about running a creative business and turning comedic ideas into monetary gains

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Allon Raiz
#Loeries2017: Why small agencies fail (masterclass)

An interview with Allon Raiz, founder and CEO of Raizcorp to find out what one could expect to learn from his masterclass on ‘Why small agencies fail'

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#Loeries2017: How to be future-fit for cyber challenges (masterclass)
#Loeries2017: How to be future-fit for cyber challenges (masterclass)

An interview with Johanna McDowell, founder and CEO of IAS on what one will learn from her masterclass on the changing agency/client relationship

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Lorraine Landon
#Loeries2017: A deep dive into YouTube and video advertising (masterclass)

An interview with Lorraine Landon, head of agencies at Google South Africa to find out what one could expect to learn from the Google masterclasses on ‘YouTube: all you need to know for campaign success' and ‘video advertising: what works best when'

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

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MultiChoice dominates first-ever CXA Awards

MultiChoice won four out of the six awards awarded at the first-ever CXA Awards held at the Century City Convention Centre in Cape Town last night

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Aug 2017

The CXA Awards - What it means for South African consumers
The CXA Awards - What it means for South African consumers

Chantel Botha chaired the CXA judging panel for the 2017 awards and acknowledges the companies and individuals who put themselves out there to be considered for the prestigious award

By Chantel Botha 14 Aug 2017

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Let's motivate future innovators

Graphic design lecturer, Jacqueline Beling shares how she feels about the challenges facing women in the design industry today, why the integration of creativity and design to the Stem subjects is so important and how the youth can benefit from the Steam Symposium

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: What the hell happened to women in leadership? Facebook's Nunu Ntshingila comments...
#Loeries2017: What the hell happened to women in leadership? Facebook's Nunu Ntshingila comments...

Something Facebook Africa's regional director, Nunu Ntshingila finds interesting having spent much time in advertising is that despite there being no shortage of women in the industry, there don't seem to be nearly enough in leadership roles

By Jessica Tennant 10 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: Open Chair starts a movement amongst women in advertising
#Loeries2017: Open Chair starts a movement amongst women in advertising

On the eve of Women's Day, women in advertising gathered to start a conversation that will hopefully inspire generations to come

By Jessica Tennant 10 Aug 2017

Kristóf Fenyvesi
Steam, an economic policy and not a methodology

Open Design's Steam Symposium speaker, Kristóf Fenyvesi elaborates on why the integration of art and design to traditional Stem subjects (maths, science and technology) is so important, why South African youth can benefit from the Steam Symposium and his vision for the future of 'Steam education'.

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Aug 2017

Richard Perez, founding director of d-school.
Practice creativity with confidence

Open Design's Steam Symposium speaker, Richard Perez unpacks the “design thinking” concept and shares his vision for the future of Steam education

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Aug 2017

What can't be measured can't be managed
What can't be measured can't be managed

Lauren Durant, Isilumko Activate Executive, talks about how to review the success of experiential campaigns

By Lauren Durant, Issued by Isilumko Activate 28 Jul 2017

Beneficiaries of 2017 5 for Change fundraiser ©
#CSIMonth: 5 For Change black-tie gala raises over R240k

5 For Change's annual black-tie fundraiser raised more than R240k treating guests to a five-star experience while also raising awareness about five inspiring social enterprises which are changing the way Cape Town gives back

By Juanita Pienaar 21 Jul 2017

A Millennial fly on the wall
A Millennial fly on the wall

Data. A powerful tool when packaged well, but also potentially a means to put your audience to sleep. Being born with a fairly right-sided brain of creativity and wonder, I thought I would do myself a favour by getting out of my comfort zone and learn how to present data better

By Warwick Skerritt 13 Jul 2017

#Apex2017: Living online
#Apex2017: Living online

We don't go online, we live online. This is the key differentiator between our world today and five years ago. How do we as marketers and advertisers interpret this world and be successful?

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jul 2017

#Apex2017: Has connectiveness killed the big idea?
#Apex2017: Has connectiveness killed the big idea?

In the context of the massive shift in digital the world is undergoing; the big idea is dead. There is a new way of work and it is lean and agile. It is about learning, tweaking and testing. It is about building a personal relationship with every customer

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jul 2017

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#Apex2017: SMMEs, ignore them at your peril

Seven years ago, the Apex Awards launched its bursary programme. Since then it has funded 60 bursaries. This year proceeds have enabled it to increase that number to 72, which is an additional 12 bursaries

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jul 2017

#Apex2017: Things fall apart, the centre will not hold
#Apex2017: Things fall apart, the centre will not hold

The world has become unpredictable, unstable and the traditional ways of doing business are not holding up in this new world

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jul 2017

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#Apex2017: All that glitters and only one gold

While boasting a record number of entries and finalists, the Apex Awards once again proved just how high its standard is with no Grand Prix awarded and only one gold Apex given out at last night's 2017 Apex Awards

By Danette Breitenbach 7 Jul 2017

Madineyah Isaacs
#CreativeMorningsCT: "Block out all the outside noise, the naysayers, the dream-killers"

For its June talk, CreativeMornings Cape Town invited personal mastery and leadership coach Madineyah Isaacs to share her journey with local creatives on the month's global theme, ‘Survival'

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Jul 2017

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