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Marketing & Media
The future is DOOH: The renaissance of the OOH industry

The global advertising industry is currently experiencing a renaissance in the out of home (OOH) media arena and while Covid-19 may not be the sole instigator, it has certainly been the accelerator...

By Lizelle Mc Connell and Remi du Preez, Issued by Tractor Outdoor 1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
The Sharks and East Coast Radio join hands to rebuild communities in KZN

The Sharks recently launched #handsofhope campaign that seeks to rebuild our province following the civil unrest, continues to gain momentum, and we are thrilled to welcome KZN's number 1 hit music station, East Coast Radio, to the rebuild team for phase 2 of this upliftment project...

Issued by East Coast Radio 1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
Momentum returns with #SheOwnsHerSuccess campaign

This Women's Month, Momentum has launched its third iteration of the annual Momentum #SheOwnsHerSuccess campaign...

1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
Women's Day bursary competition

Female education = female empowerment. MediaHeads 360 wants to change the world...

Issued by MediaHeads 360 1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
DMASA introduces individual membership

The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa's (DMASA) has now introduced an individual membership category to cater for a growing segment of direct and integrated marketing professionals....

Issued by DMASA 1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
HelloFCB+ and Fuelcontent landed 6 Pixels for 3 clients at the IAB Bookmark Awards

Agencies within the Nahana Communications Group, HelloFCB+ and Fuelcontent, received six Pixels for three clients at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards...

Issued by Nahana Communications Group 1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
Emojam partners with YouTube

Emojam has detailed its partnership with YouTube, and shares more about what the platform has to offer...

3 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
IEC Township Wall Media campaign by Keys Communications

In the wake of the pandemic, kickstarting a touchless world of engaging the majority by checking if they are registered for elections via quick response (QR) code on township wall media placed across all nine provinces is ideal and just the responsible thing to do...

Issued by Keys Communications 2 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
FCB launches new campaign for Coca-Cola that connects Africa's youth through music

Coca-Cola has always been about music and connecting people through the power of refreshment. This time around, the brand is taking the music out of the booth and putting it in your hands. Literally...

Issued by Nahana Communications Group 2 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
Female leaders supporting women/girls in innovation this August 2021

If you and your organisation/team/department/colleagues or school/varsity learners are looking for a 15-20-minute burst of online inspiration, encouragement or insight into the world of innovation 4IR - our women-led management team would love the opportunity to #connect #collaborate and #celebrate with you as these are our core organisational values...

Issued by Innovate Durban 2 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
Don't reinvent your VOC programme, just use the data you gather effectively

Operationalising VOC data is invaluable to creating organisational impact and ROI...

Issued by Smoke Customer Intelligence 2 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
1G brings you Women With Purpose

1G will bring the women of Mzansi a first-of-its-kind TV special; a four-part roundtable talk show covering some of the pertinent issues facing the women of today...

Issued by Urban Brew Studios 1 hour ago;

Marketing & Media
Socioeconomic measures (SEMs) enable marketers to grasp realities for South Africans

While the uptick may be slow to tick over, when it picks up momentum, it unfurls like the Protea seed after the wildfire. How do you prepare today for a full new bloom?...

Issued by Ebony+Ivory 1 hour ago;

Marketing & Media
Oliver's in-house digital agency model pays off with double growth in the last year

Oliver South Africa's in-house digital agency model has paid off big time both locally and regionally with the agency showing double revenue growth, a substantial increase in gross profit and operating profit, and a doubling of its headcount in the last year despite the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Oliver 1 hour ago;

Marketing & Media
HaveYouHeard creates new TV show for Scottish Leader

Whisky brand Scottish Leader is launching a TV show exploring how people see the world differently; called Madness Method, the show will be hosted by musician and reality TV star Moonchild Sanelly...

Issued by HaveYouHeard 54 minutes ago;

Logistics & Transport
Parties agree to arbitration to resolve Cape taxi violence

Parties involved in the conflict by the taxi industry in Cape Town have agreed to arbitration after the initial mediation process collapsed.

1 day ago;

Education
"How do we start a movement to save the planet and stop climate change?" asked at Henley Africa Dean's dialogue

"How do we start a movement to save the planet and stop climate change?" This was the question that Henley Business School Africa dean and director Jon Foster-Pedley posed at the inaugural Henley Earth Dean's dialogue...

Issued by Henley Business School 1 day ago;

Education
HP learning companion notebooks empower youth for tomorrow's success

As Africa positions itself to emerge from the pandemic, young people will increasingly need to adjust to new ways of studying, working, creating, and - importantly - connecting. HP 's range of HP 15 Notebooks are the ideal learning companions...

Issued by HP 3 hours ago;

Education
Primary schools resume full-time classes

After more than a year of attending school on a rotational basis to curb the spread of Covid-19, all primary school learners are back in class on a full-time basis...

23 hours ago;

Legal
Stats SA issues scam warning

Statistics South Africa has warned the public of imposters pretending to be fieldworkers from Stats SA...

3 hours ago;

Finance
Rentoza: Leveraging the agility of a fintech to radically scale a new business

To facilitate its current business model and future growth, Rentoza chose to align with ProfitShare Partners for alternative funding...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 11 minutes ago;

Finance
Making a difference in her community

If you care about your community, working in the public sector can give you a deep sense of satisfaction. This was the experience for Annalene Marais...

Issued by SAICA 1 day ago;

Energy & Mining
Homegrown battery manufacturer secures R20m investment

I-G3N, the only Black empowered female-owned SME to successfully develop lithium-ion batteries specifically for the African continent, has successfully raised R20m from Edge Growth and the ASISA ESD initiative...

Issued by Edge Growth 1 day ago;

Retail
South Africa Fast Food Industry Report H1 2021

Meltwater tracked media mentions on South Africa's fast food industry to compile this in-depth media analysis...

Issued by Meltwater 1 day ago;

Retail
SA factory activity shrinks on unrest, Covid-19 restrictions - PMI

South African private sector activity fell at its fastest rate in 10 months in July as output tumbled in the wake of civil unrest in some parts of the country and tighter coronavirus lockdown restrictions...

By Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo 4 hours ago;

Retail
Voice assistant transaction values to hit $19,4bn by 2023

E-commerce transaction values via voice assistants will reach $19,4bn by 2023, rising over 320% from just $4,6bn in 2021, according to Juniper Research...

20 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
Marketing. The Movie, livestreams to critical acclaim, wows Africa's marketers

The Nedbank IMC 2021, themed Marketing. The Movie and billed as "Thriller. Action. Drama. Always a Love Story", surpassed expectations on Thursday, 29 July 2021 when it streamed a sterling array of marketing stars to more than 1300 delegates from 14 countries...

Issued by IMC Conference 1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
Nestlé Cremora remakes iconic 'it's not inside, it's on top' ad

Nestlé Cremora, a local favourite coffee and tea creamer, remains an unforgettable brand, more so in light of its strong heritage with South African consumers...

1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
#OrchidsandOnions: Changing perceptions

Haval: Advert makes mockery of 'Jap crap' opinions of yesteryear; Embarrassing tweet lauds Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel 'at work...

By Brendan Seery 23 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
The evolution of vlogging - how technology has influenced content creation

More and more people are capturing, editing, and sharing video content online and on social media using their smartphones, which has created a growing interest...

By Takakiyo Fujita 1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
ADNA launches in Cape Town

Creative intelligence group, ADNA (Audience DNA) is expanding into Africa with their new regional headquarters in Cape Town...

1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
Marketer-agency relationships are lasting longer than before

The 4th edition of Scopen Agency Scope UK 2021/22 has been released; a research study that highlights key trends in the UK's communication, marketing, procurement and advertising industry...

1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
Net#work BBDO wins Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona

Net#work BBDO has slowly been chipping away at new account wins as the agency forges forward, most recently adding the Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona brands...

1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
#WomensMonth: Paying attention to the individual

We speak to Koo Govender, CEO of Dentsu, to find out more about her opinion on women in the workplace and representation in media...

By Emily Stander 1 day ago;

Marketing & Media
#BehindtheMask: Atiyya Karodia, strategy director at VMLY&R

This week, we spoke with Atiyya Karodia, strategy director at VMLY&R...

By Emily Stander 4 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
Zetu Damane, Thibedi Meso join through-the-line advertising agency Think Creative Africa

Award-winning through-the-line agency Think Creative Africa welcomes Zetu Damane and Thibedi Meso as chief strategy officer and executive creative director, respectively...

Issued by Think Creative Africa 6 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
Charting your way to the top: How to strategise your career trajectory post-pandemic

Young professionals need to be very clear about their talent trajectory and the skills companies are looking for, because the competition for plum positions is fiercer than ever, an expert says...

Issued by Vega School 6 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
17th annual Sunday Times GenNext Awards finalists announced

The finalists across six celebrity, sport, and entertainment categories of the 17th annual Sunday Times GenNext survey have been revealed...

4 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
#WomensMonth: Tendaiishe Chitima shares her passion for the creative arts

Popularly known as Anesu on Netflix's Zimbabwean Cook Off film, Tendaiishe Chitima is a multitalented star who looks to take the world by storm...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 hours ago;

Marketing & Media
BRC announces next Infinite Dial study

The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRC) has announced the details of the next interaction of Infinite Dial...

46 minutes ago;

Marketing & Media
Caltex announces rebrand to Astron Energy

Caltex has announced the details of its rebrand to Astron Energy...

12 minutes ago;

Entrepreneurship
'Small Business Spotlight' initiative launched

Small businesses in South Africa should tap into existing business community, partner and supplier networks to help keep their heads above water in these tough times...

1 day ago;

Entrepreneurship
#StartupStory: Neighbourgood, the coliving and coworking community

Born out of the pandemic, in July 2020, Neighbourgood was created with the intention to change the landscape of property in South Africa....

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 hours ago;

Entrepreneurship
Mastercard and PayFast launch campaign to boost small businesses

Mastercard has partnered with online payment gateway PayFast to encourage South Africans to shop online at local businesses...

22 minutes ago;

Automotive
Driven: The Audi A5 Sportback

The Audi A5 Sportback now features a new athletic look and a cutting-edge MMI touch operating concept...

By Naresh Maharaj 22 hours ago;

Automotive
Fuel saving tips for the upcoming price hike

South Africans are facing one of their largest increases in fuel prices yet. Here are tips to save fuel as the increase comes into effect.

22 hours ago;

ICT
WhatsApp rolls out 'View Once' feature for photos and videos

View Once allows photos and videos to disappear from a chat after they've been opened...

4 hours ago;

ICT
Apple Pay enabled for FNB customers

The first 1,000 FNB customers to add their Virtual Card via the FNB app and make a purchase using Apple Pay will receive 2,500 eBucks...

23 hours ago;

ICT
Diversity in cybersecurity: It matters

Diversity is more than gender. It is race, culture, ability and country...

1 day ago;

ICT
SAP Africa appoints Tracy Bolton as its new COO

SAP Africa has appointed Tracy Bolton as its new chief operating officer for the Africa region...

23 hours ago;

ICT
Telegram added to Telkom's FreeMe bundles

The telecommunications company will not get rid of WhatsApp, it has simply added Telegram to the FreeMe value...

22 hours ago;

ICT
Telkom announces a new CEO

Telkom has announced the successor for CEO Sipho Maseko...

23 minutes ago;

Tourism & Travel
How hospitality companies abroad are using tech to survive the pandemic

The closing of hotels has been used as a key preventative measure to stop the spread; this has opened a huge gap for the ICT Industry to showcase its expertise by improving hotels operations...

By Marilyn White Radebe 2 hours ago;

Tourism & Travel
WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards are still open for entry

Tourism stakeholders across Africa have just one month to get their entries in for the WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021, which for the first time has introduced regional awards, including Africa, India, Latin America and the rest of world...

3 hours ago;

Tourism & Travel
Africa's second Radisson Red hotel opens in Joburg

The hotel, just a few minutes walk from the Gautrain station and the high-end retail and shopping precinct, which includes Rosebank Mall, features 222 standard rooms and suites...

1 day ago;

Education
National Science Week kicks off

The National Science Week kicked off on Monday and will run until 7 August with an entirely virtual programme featuring a variety of exciting science content...

1 day ago;

Property
How a land reform agency could break South Africa's land redistribution deadlock

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has conceded that the country's land reform programme is taking too long to address the challenge of...

By Johann Kirsten and Wandile Sihlobo 3 hours ago;

Property
Real estate a very viable option for women making post-pandemic career changes for more flexibility

Although the overall long-term economic impact of Covid-19 has yet to be fully realised, growing evidence suggests that women have been impacted particularly hard...

By Yael Geffen 1 day ago;

Legal
Regulation of payment services for card transactions in South Africa

The SARB has issued Directive 1 of 2020 under the NPS Act concerning issuing and acquiring domestic card transactions...

By Ashlin Perumall and Chantel van Zyl 21 hours ago;

Legal
"This is hate speech" - ConCourt rules

The Constitutional Court has handed down judgment in the case of Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission and Another [2021]...

By Dakalo Singo 2 hours ago;

Construction & Engineering
RIP Cyril Vuyani Gamede

The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has announced the passing of its CEO, Cyril Vuyani Gamede, who died at the age of 58 on 1 August...

1 day ago;

Construction & Engineering
Lonsa acquires majority stake in fibre cement manufacturer Everite

Lonsa Group Limited (Lonsa) has acquired majority and controlling shareholding in Everite for approximately R600m. Everite is an industrial manufacturer of a range...

1 day ago;

Agriculture
Another fuel hike negative for agriculture as we head into the new crop season

The cost of imported agriculture inputs such as fertiliser, pesticides, and herbicides will also increase especially given the recent constraints with the availability of ingredients to produce certain fertilisers and the higher cost of shipping..

By Paul Makube 1 day ago;

Agriculture
Nestlé's first net zero carbon emissions dairy farm on track to reach targets

"Producing quality milk is crucial to increase the nutritional value of our products without compromising on taste and health. It is for this reason that we invested innovative and environmentally-friendly practices to improve care and nutrition for the cows on the farm..."

55 minutes ago;

Finance
Sars to implement tax relief measures

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will implement tax relief measures in response to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and recent civil unrest...

1 day ago;

Finance
#WomensMonth: Standard Bank's Simone Cooper asks, "How does your business grow?"

Simone Cooper, head of Business Clients, South Africa in Standard Bank's Business and Commercial Clients division, loves engaging with businesses and understanding how they have achieved and grown as they have...

5 hours ago;

Finance
Pension-backed lending: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Finance minister, Tito Mboweni, has expressed a desire to allow South Africans to make a withdrawal from their pension funds to provide relief for those whose finances are under pressure...

By Victor Bucarizza 22 hours ago;

CSI & Sustainability
Africa's strategic priorities to recover better

Africa is cognisant of the multifaceted and multidimensional domestic and global opportunities it must harness and the challenges it must overcome to strengthen...

By Cristina Duarte 1 day ago;

CSI & Sustainability
Exxaro helps fight GBV with R3,5m contribution to GBVF Response Fund

Exxaro has pledged R3,5m to the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Response Fund in an effort to address GBV and femicide in South Africa...

23 hours ago;

CSI & Sustainability
Nedbank pledges over R6,4m to help communities recover from unrest

Nedbank has pledged more than R6,4m to support clean-up campaigns, humanitarian relief and infrastructure rebuilding efforts due to last month's civil unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal...

4 hours ago;

CSI & Sustainability
Nesta Challenges launches CA$14,5m Afri-Plastics Challenge

Nesta Challenges has launched the Afri-Plastics Challenge to help address the issue of marine plastic waste in developing countries...

1 day ago;

CSI & Sustainability
#WomensMonth: 'Know your value and own it' - Leandri Erasmus, Interwaste

A supervisor at Interwaste, involved in the processing of hazardous and strictly confidential waste streams earmarked for safe destruction, Leandri Erasmus is passionate about ensuring the safe and ethical disposal of waste...

By Sindy Peters 2 hours ago;

Retail
Democratising payments: Why platform tech is a game-changer

The real power of platforms is demonstrated when delivering services equitably, easily and at scale. In the rapidly evolving world of payments, platforms are game-changers...

1 day ago;

Retail
#BizTrends2021: Trend check - looking back and facing forward

As D2C hots up, more trends are emerging around retailer investment opportunities, consumer behaviour and supporting brands with a bigger purpose. Smollan's chief growth and innovation officer shares more...

By Michael Smollan 1 day ago;

Retail
#CupsforVacs: Wimpy offers free coffee to those who vaccinate

South African restaurant chain Wimpy has launched its #CupsforVacs campaign, giving free coffee to those who vaccinate against Covid-19...

4 hours ago;

Retail
Women can, and should, occupy more space in FMCG

The ground is ripe for women in manufacturing to take charge and drive localisation by playing a meaningful role in the fast-moving consumer goods sector...

21 hours ago;

Healthcare
Covid-19 herd immunity? It's not going to happen, so what next?

Any notion that Covid-19 was going to last for just a few months was very much misplaced in 2020. Especially after it was recognised that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was largely spread through the airborne route...

By Shabir A Madhi 5 hours ago;

Healthcare
#WomensMonth: It'll take more than 60 years to bridge the gender gap

When I started, I was one of very few women in leadership roles in our company. It was extremely difficult to think about role modelling when there were no women to look up to...

By Catherine Estrampes 1 day ago;

Lifestyle
Comic-Con Cape Town to host pop culture pop-up activities for one day only

Comic Con Cape Town will host a series of pop culture pop-up activities at different locations around the city for one day only on 2 October 2021...

23 hours ago;

Lifestyle
Top 10 Miss South Africa 2021 finalists announced

The 2021 top 10 Miss South Africa finalists have been announced, the winner will be crowned on Saturday, 16 October, at Grand West Arena in Cape Town...

4 hours ago;

Lifestyle
2020 Food XX Women in Food Award winners announced

The winners of the 2020 Food XX Women in Food Awards were announced earlier this morning via Instagram on the Studio H page. The announcement will be followed by live Instagram discussions for the rest of the month...

1 day ago;

Lifestyle
2021 Durban International Film Fest announces award-winners

The winners of the 2021 Durban International Film Festival were announced at the closing of the festival on Saturday, 31 July, ahead of the screening of its closing documentary film, Threshold by Brazilian director Coraci Ruiz...

1 day ago;

Lifestyle
#MusicExchange: Anna Wolf releases EP "Romance Was Born"

Anna Wolf is ready to claim her space as a complex, compelling, globally relevant artist with her new EP release, "Romance Was Born"...

By Martin Myers 1 hour ago;








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