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#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?
#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?

When you design for mobile, consider what you're building for, and more importantly, who you're building for. The small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa
#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa

Starting an online business in South Africa can be a tricky minefield. Luckily, Insaka E-Commerce Academy CEO Warrick Kernes let us in on his six top steps to start an online business...

By Maroefah Smith 2 days ago

Finalists announced for 2019 New York Festivals AME Awards
Finalists announced for 2019 New York Festivals AME Awards

New York Festivals AME Awards has announced the finalists for the 2019 competition...

2 days ago

#OneShow2019: Fran Luckin's judging pick of the day
#OneShow2019: Fran Luckin's judging pick of the day

"Terse, spare storytelling, very economical but very powerful" is how Fran Luckin, CCO of Grey Johannesburg and ADC 98th Annual Awards Advertising judge describes "The Truth Is Worth it", making it her ADC Awards pick of the day...

2 days ago

Mike Joubert of the Billybo Group, in action on the eCommerce Africa 2019 stage.
#ECO19: Unpack why your brand story matters before you start telling it

In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the 'driving demand' track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community
#SeamlessSA: Ink Eze's 5 actionable tips to grow an online community

Nigerian entrepreneur Ink Eze knows how to grow an online community: her wedding community Bella Naija Weddings has over three million followers on Instagram...

By Maroefah Smith 19 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up
#SeamlessSA: Physical retail needs to step up

Traditional brick and mortar retailers still have a future despite the boom in online retail, but they have to be open to change...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Mar 2019

Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination
Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination

Africa is open for business. With average annual growth for sub-Saharan Africa forecast at 8% until 2023, the continent is looking increasingly attractive as a trade and export destination...

15 Mar 2019

CEO of HDI Youth Consultancy, Bongani Chinkanda.
#NedbankIMC2019: Brands not being effective when marketing to a youth economy worth over R111bn

Bongani Chinkanda says businesses and brands have to immerse themselves in youth culture and then create products that are relevant if they want to effectively market to the youth...

15 Mar 2019

#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing
#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing

Instead of asking how marketing is going to change in 10 years' time, David Duarte, CEO of Treeshake, believes it's a far more valuable question to ask how marketing is going to stay the same. In his words, 'What are the timeless truths of the marketing industry?'

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2019

YPO member James Barty - also ACA chairperson and CEO of King James Group.
#YPOEdge: James Barty on brand humanity and doing good business, beyond ticking the 'CSI box'

Leigh Andrews speaks to King James founder and YPO member James Barty about what he gains from his involvement in YPO and how all businesses can make a better impact...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: 6 questions to ask if you want more from your store
#SeamlessSA: 6 questions to ask if you want more from your store

Product of the Year South Africa's CEO Preetesh Sewraj shares think points on using design and insights to get more out of your physical stores...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Mar 2019

2019 Media Strategy Report released
2019 Media Strategy Report released

Warc has released its 2019 Media Strategy Report, highlighting key trends and themes for an effective media strategy...

13 Mar 2019

#WTMA19: Travel Forward Summit to boost digital travel market
#WTMA19: Travel Forward Summit to boost digital travel market

Travel technology assumes a prominent role at this year's WTM Africa with a dedicated one-day event - the Travel Forward conference in partnership with e-Tourism Africa Summit on Friday, 12 April...

13 Mar 2019

AMA journalism competition winner announced
AMA journalism competition winner announced

Malagasy wins the 2019 African Media Agency journalist competition...

12 Mar 2019

Award winners at the 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Awards. © GABHISATV.
Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2019 winners announced

The continent's most influential women in business, sports, science, entertainment and leadership received recognition at the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa Awards inaugural gala dinner held at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Friday, 8 March...

12 Mar 2019

Cal Fussman at the CTICC ahead of his YPO talk. Image via his .
#YPOEdge: Cal Fussman on the compelling social impact of storytelling on the long game

Last week, YPO hosted the world's largest gathering of CEOs right here in Cape Town, on 6 and 7 March 2019, for its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. I spoke to master storyteller Cal Fussman about lessons he's learned from interviewing the likes of Simon Sinek...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Mar 2019

How Cape Town's YPO 2019 brings meaning to a 'Life of Re' for creative CEOs
How Cape Town's YPO 2019 brings meaning to a 'Life of Re' for creative CEOs

YPO hosted the world's largest gathering of CEOs right here in Cape Town on 6 and 7 March 2019, for its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. Here's how the C-Suite in general and media creative specifically can take the theme to heart and make a difference through positive change in society beyond the bottom line...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Mar 2019

DHL renews partnership with eCommerce Africa
DHL renews partnership with eCommerce Africa

DHL Express in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has announced that the company will once again be lead sponsor for the 2019 DHL eCommerce Africa Conference and Exhibition...

6 Mar 2019

6 South African entries shortlisted for 2019 Inma Global Media Awards
6 South African entries shortlisted for 2019 Inma Global Media Awards

The International News Media Association (Inma) has announced finalists in the 2019 Global Media Awards competition, featuring six South African entries...

6 Mar 2019

Design Indaba CEO and founder Ravi Naidoo with David Droga, founder and creative chairman, Droga5. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Droga: Make advertising that people give a shit about

Three days of Design Indaba inspiration culminated in headline act David Droga, whose career in advertising traverses Saatchi & Saatchi in London, Publicis, NYC, to starting his own New York-based agency, Droga5 in 2006...

By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2019

Three SA agencies amongst winners announced for 2018 Midas Awards
Three SA agencies amongst winners announced for 2018 Midas Awards

King James was honoured with 11 Golds and 1 Silver Ingot, Mortimer Harvey received 7 Silver Ingots and 5 Finalist Certificates and FCB Africa scoops 1 Gold, 11 Silver Ingots and 4 Finalist Certificates...

1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: From algorithms to Al Gore
#DesignIndaba2019: From algorithms to Al Gore

In a world where many assume a font is accessed via a dropdown menu, it is a privilege to be exposed to real fontographers - those responsible for the actual creation of typefaces...

By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2019

Dealz Dubai.
VR and gaming showcased for Africa

DEAL 2019 in Dubai to unleash robots, drones, virtual reality concepts aimed at African markets...

28 Feb 2019

From l-r: Michelle Beh, MD The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, Basil Fortuin, digital publisher for 24.com, Media 24, Adhil Patel, global director at Kantar TNS, Kelly Driscoll, Sanlam Digital Group digital marketing and social media manager, Karin du Chenne, CEO South Africa, Insights Kantar TNS and Lotang Mokoena, a strategist from VML. © .
IAB Insight Series: These are the trends transforming the digital economy

The IAB Insight Series held its second event on The Future of Work, where a panel of experts in the field shared insights on trends transforming the digital economy...

By Juanita Pienaar 25 Feb 2019

South African Sponsorship Association has been launched
South African Sponsorship Association has been launched

The South African Sponsorship Association (SASA) has been launched...

25 Feb 2019

Annual Africa Shared Value Summit to be held in Nairobi
Annual Africa Shared Value Summit to be held in Nairobi

This year's Africa Shared Value Summit will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, 23-24 May 2019, at the Radisson Blu Hotel...

25 Feb 2019

The 7 don'ts of event catering
The 7 don'ts of event catering

Event planners and managers from Johannesburg and beyond quake in their Nike's when certain things are suggested in the catering arena. Be it a brand activation, product launch or year-end function, some concepts and food you steer clear of when feeding large groups of hungry people...

By Kelly McGillivray 12 Feb 2019

Fran Luckin, chief creative officer, Grey Africa, South Africa. © .
Fran Luckin announced as one of 2019 NYF Advertising Awards executive jury members

Grey Africa's Fran Luckin has been announced as one of the executive jury members of the 2019 New York Festivals Advertising Awards...

6 Feb 2019

Entry for 2019 Loeries now open!
Entry for 2019 Loeries now open!

The Loeries has announced that entry is now open for the 2019 Awards and has called for agencies, studios, brands and designers to tell better stories - stories that upend stereotypes, tear down racial divides, and embrace cultural differences...

6 Feb 2019

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