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Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

16 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

9 Sep 2019

SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize
SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize

South African talent Thebe Magugu, 26, is the winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Magugu is the first designer from Africa to scoop the coveted award...

5 Sep 2019

The Loeries' Game and Dion Wired 'What do CMOs really want' masterclass panel. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: What do CMOs really want from their agency?

One of the biggest changes to the advertising landscape in recent years? Bringing creatives in-house. But does it work to do so? The robust and honest discussion led by Joanne Joseph at the Loeries Masterclasses explained what this means for members of the industry working together in the future, and what both sides really want...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories
#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories

One of the first Loeries Masterclasses for the day was hosted by Brand SA. Sithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand SA, opened the floor for speakers stating that the session was about building the South African brand, and how all stakeholders can (and should) be involved...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2019

Kabelo Binns is group MD of FCB Wired and Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
Why 9:41 am means something

How confident are you of your brand and product? Could you only put the logo on the box without the brand name...?

By Kabelo Binns 20 Aug 2019

Five 3D printing myths
Five 3D printing myths

The first conviction for 3D printing a firearm was recently reported in London, not long after 3D printed masks were used to trick face recognition. Should we be afraid?

By Ahmad Beltagui, Achilleas Sesis and Nikolaos Stylos 16 Aug 2019

SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies
SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies

Celebrated South African artist, designer and businesswoman Carrol Boyes passed away Wednesday night at the age of 65...

15 Aug 2019

Yash Deb, managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya and this year's Loeries integrated campaign, film & radio, and radio craft juror.
#Loeries2019: "Strength of a creative campaign lies in how rapidly others can build on it" - Yash Deb

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Integrated campaign, Film & Radio, and Radio Craft juror Yash Deb, also managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Jul 2019

GXN envisions mobile 3D printing robots as future of construction
GXN envisions mobile 3D printing robots as future of construction

GXN Innovation, the independent research company of renowned Danish architecture firm 3XN, has envisioned mobile 3D printing robots...

26 Jul 2019

SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winners
SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winners

South African entrants Maq and Playboy Deodorants are among the top 10 winning brands in the 2019 Nielsen Design Impact Awards, which recognise successful package redesigns in the global CPG space...

26 Jul 2019

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Google announces specific enhancements for Nigerian programmes

Google announces new products, features and other programmes, at the third 'Google for Nigeria'...

25 Jul 2019

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Advertising: Making it mean something

After Cannes, I found it difficult to write anything. It felt like everything had been said. It had been dissected in a million different ways...

By Damon Stapleton 24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up
African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up

African brands like MaXhosa by Laduma, Pichulik and AAKS are on show in the U.S. as part of The Lion King pop-up concept shop at Bloomingdale's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jul 2019

Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of waste
Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of waste

"Design" has been one of the big words of the twentieth century. To say that an object has been designed implies a level of specialness...

By Tom Lee, Alexandra Crosby, Clare Cooper, Jesse Adams Stein and Katherine Scardifield 17 Jul 2019

Image credit: Mein Deal on Unsplash.
How to use design thinking to build the next Amazon

Anyone aspiring to build the next Amazon needs to adopt a similar approach to Jeff Bezos's insistence on an empty chair...

By Anne-marie le Roux 15 Jul 2019

Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process
Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process

Sustainable design, sustainable living and our impact on the Earth's fragile resources should be a concern for all humanity...

By Bouwer Serfontein 3 Jul 2019

This year’s jury president is Fiona Rogers, chief operating officer of Magnum Photos. Image source: .
Epica Awards announces new website and ad campaign

The Epica Awards has announced a new advertising campaign from Hecho Studios Amsterdam and revealed its brand new website, designed by Lithuanian studio and former Epica winners Godspeed Branding...

24 Jun 2019

How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales
How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales

As much as people love social media, there is a dark side to it too - one involving counterfeit goods and billions of Rands of lost revenue for companies and governments the world over...

7 Jun 2019

The APO-Getty strategic partnership was acknowledged with a photo of Lee Martin, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Development at Getty Images, and Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group, displayed on the NASDAQ Tower in New York's Time Square. The NASDAQ Tower is considered the most visible LED video display in Times Square and is one of the most valuable advertising spaces in the world.
APO partners with Getty Images to raise profile of Africa's story

Getty Images and APO Group announce strategic partnership to provide innovative and integrated text, photo and video services to companies operating in Africa and the Middle East...

4 Jun 2019

From left to right Michael Kennedy, James Hedley and James Tagg.
#AfricaMonth: Quicket striving to become first pan-African ticketing company

Quicket founders, James Tagg and James Hedley elaborate on the company's aggressive growth trajectory, especially throughout Africa, on what it is that sets them apart and on their future plans...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 Jun 2019

Wina announces shortlist for 2019
Wina announces shortlist for 2019

Wina announced its shortlist for the 2019 competition with South African creative advertising agency, Kilmer & Cruise featuring in four categories...

31 May 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 2
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 2

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 2...

By Johan Walters 31 May 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 1...

By Johan Walters 30 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business

Africa has been a rich source of artistic inspiration for many parts of the world for centuries, but what's changing now is that Afrocentric culture is being spearheaded by the sons and daughters of the African continent...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2019

Design-thinking as a strategic advantage
Design-thinking as a strategic advantage

Technology has brought a lot of new ways of marketing. That is why it is paramount to think about designing differently without losing the essence...

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 27 May 2019

L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferers
L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferers

L'Oréal and Alibaba Group have joined forces to launch an AI-powered mobile app designed to diagnose acne, to be made available on Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao mobile app next month...

22 May 2019

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme is focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands...

21 May 2019

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