Three Presents For Your Least Favourite Friends

We all have ‘friends’ we don’t like. The ones we didn’t choose. In all honesty, we don’t really know how they ended up in our group, but they are there now and it’s their birthday… again. Having to buy a gift for someone you low-level loathe can feel like you have a monkey on your shoulder. If that’s the case, you’re looking at it the wrong way. It’s not a bad thing; it’s a fantastic opportunity. Let’s be real, it opens up the door to be honest about your feelings towards them.

5 reasons why Ads24’s Mass Market is the top team to back your brand

By tapping into Ads24’s Mass Market ̶ Soccer Laduma, Daily Sun, Die Son and Kick Off ̶ media buyers, advertisers and marketers are connecting with a culturally rich, diverse, trend-savvy and future forward market that also holds enormous spending power in South Africa.

Art comes to life as 2017 Absa L’Atelier winners announced Kenya’s Maral Bolouri and SA’s Banele Khoza take top awards

African art was literally brought to life when several seemingly normal artworks lining the entrance of the Absa Gallery came alive with subtle human movement as guests entered the venue at this year’s prestigious Absa L’Atelier art awards. The ceremony that followed reflected the idea of giving art a platform to thrive, as the 2017 L’Atelier winners were announced. Maral Bolouri of Kenya took top honours and was awarded the main prize, and Banele Khoza of South Africa walked away with the Gerard Sekoto Award.

Ads24 snaps up best-of-the-best accolades at 2017’s MOST Awards

Ads24 snapped up two hefty accolades at this year’s MOST Awards, proving that they are among the best-of-the-best in the industry. The company won the Media Owner of The Year in the newspaper category and came second in the overall The Media Owner of The Year Award.

Promise Group wins prestigious PPS account

“It was a pitch we went into knowing that the client’s cornerstone of strength is its ability to strategise successfully to give its members the best risk cover and ownership opportunities, so we knew Professional Provident Society (PPS) was looking for strategic excellence first and foremost.”

Vega and MMT issue annual design challenge

South African students apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world design challenges as they create bespoke lighting solutions to brief

 

The 2017 edition of the MMT by Design competition is well underway, with students at Vega, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), preparing to showcase their final entries to the public. The competition has challenged students to delve deep into their creativity and design a functional and sustainable piece. 

Highlights from the 18th PAMRO Conference #PAMRO2017

The 18th annual Pan African Media Research Organisation’s (PAMRO) Conference which took place in Cape Town last week, was an overwhelming success that saw more than 150 advertising, communications and media professionals from 22 countries on the continent and abroad gather to debate, network and reflect on the past year’s challenges and achievements.

African Animation Network & Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau debut FupiToons Festival, AAN Recruitments & Call for Content!

-FUPI: Swahili, adjective; meaning: "SHORT"

The African Animation Network (AAN) has partnered with Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau to debut an African animation short film festival called FupiToons Festival which will run parallel to DISCOP Johannesburg 2017.

DSG takes home three top honours in BPESA BPO CCMG 2017 Awards

Digital Solutions Group (DSG), a market leader in on-demand integrated Customer Experience management, received three prestigious accolades at the 2017 BPESA BPO CCMG awards ceremony, hosted at Monte Casino on the 26th of August, including; 1st Place in Best Technology Innovation, 1st Place for Best Use of Social Media in a Contact Center Environment and 2nd Place in Best Outsourced Contact Center (of medium size: 51-249 seats).

Absa’s latest Prosper film celebrates the legacy of South Africa’s inspiring women

Take a moment to think about all your achievements – the personal accomplishments that fill you with pride, regardless of their size.

Now think about all the things that got you here. The lessons you had to learn to get to this point, and the people who helped you take on your goals with an open mind and ready heart.

Chances are, many of your triumphs on this journey have been powered and encouraged by the women in your life. A mother, aunt, sister, teacher, or friend. These are the women who came before you – full of strength, intelligence, and most importantly, hope.

ABSA are proud to release their latest Prosper film, celebrating women and encouraging every viewer to celebrate the women in their lives too.

Andre Westerveld, Regional Director of Elanco Animal Health.

(Opinion)

The increase in questionable labeling claims to differentiate products has become an issue of concern for academics, regulators and consumers around the world. A walk through the aisles of a local supermarket will reveal some interesting marketing claims made on product packaging – some valid, some spurious at best.