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Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Google, whose mantra used to be ‘Don't be evil' (until it dropped it for the motto ‘Do the right thing'), is almost omnipresent in our lives these days. We use it for all sorts of online searches, whether it's trying to access arcane information or find our way from A to B.

By Stuart Pallister 1 day ago

Impact BBDO MEA, Regional Agency Group of the Year at Loeries 2017.
#Loeries2017: ALL THE WINNERS!

The full list of winners for the 39th Annual Loerie Awards, which concluded on 20 August 2017 at the Durban ICC, have been announced. Congratulations to all!

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#Loeries2017: Be stupid, fail harder and give it all away, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright
#Loeries2017: Be stupid, fail harder and give it all away, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright

The son of a Pentecostal pastor, Keith Cartwright grew up in church and according to him it was a very, very strict religion and it forced him to keep a schedule. Six days a week, 2 hours a day and 8 hours on a Sunday, he had to be in church. This schedule taught Cartwright a lot of discipline. It taught him to sit still and it taught him to pay attention. Besides all the religious and moral lessons that he learned, there were other disciplines that crafted his mind and gave him focus. In the second part of this coverage, he lists three; be stupid, fail harder and give it all away.

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 18 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: All the finalists by agency, school and brand!
#Loeries2017: All the finalists by agency, school and brand!

All the finalists for this year's Loeries Awards have been announced. Here are the total entry numbers per agency, school and brand

18 Aug 2017

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought

Thursday, 17 August marked the second annual Loeries Masterclasses featuring industry leaders and experts speaking on a range of topics targeting various audiences within the creative industry.

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

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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. The other winners of the evening included the Gauteng Office of the Premier and Spree.co.za/Media24.

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Aug 2017

(L-R) Joana Filipe Simplício, legal consultant; Silvia Fernandes, head of department (Chefe de departamento in Portuguese), UTIP; Martin Bachmann, group head active management, Quantum Global Group.
Angolan beverage plant gets approval

LUANDA, Angola - A new Angolan beverage plant has been approved for development. Grupo Sun Ocean Lda is a project in Angola's beverage sector with capacity to produce, package and distribute juice, water and wine with significant capacity to contribute to positive economic and social impacts in Angola.

15 Aug 2017

#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson
#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson

Welcome to Loeries Creative Week Durban! With #WomensMonth also in full swing, I caught up with regional judge Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co in Namibia. She shares that a more inclusive world won't happen by itself.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Aug 2017

Nollywood blockbuster puts spotlight on SA tourism gems
Nollywood blockbuster puts spotlight on SA tourism gems

Through an innovative partnership showcasing South Africa's diverse leisure tourism attractions, the South African launch of Nollywood action comedy 10 Days in Sun City recently took place at Sun City where the movie was filmed. Directed by South African-based Nigerian director Adze Ugah, the movie is the highest-earning film in Nigeria this year and topped the country's box office for two weeks after its release in June. The movie will be released in 20 cinemas across SA on 25 August 2017.

15 Aug 2017

Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa
Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa

In line with its strategy to grow its presence in Africa, Vuma Reputation Management, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, has signed memorandums of understanding (MOU) with four leading African communications agencies, boosting its footprint across the continent.

15 Aug 2017

99c appoints managing director for Lusaka
99c appoints managing director for Lusaka

Ninety9cents (99c) has appointed Natasha Omokhodion-Banda as the Managing Director of the Lusaka office. Omokhodion-Banda will be responsible for heading up the agency's operations, and ultimately, growing the agency into broader Africa.

Issued by Ninety9cents 15 Aug 2017