Industry News / 13.11.2018

One of my favourite accounts I’ve ever worked on was for the SABC during the World Cup. Feel it! It is here! — Groovin Nchabeleng Groovin Nchabeleng is an award-winning South African advertising and marketing guru with over 25 years industry experience. He is the current executive chairman of the Blueprint Group, a 100% black-owned advertising agency that has been in existence for over 18 years. Groovin is former CEO and shareholder of Leo Burnett South Africa/MMS Group, a division of Publicis Worldwide, the third largest communications group in the world with 65 000 employees in more than 83 countries. With more than R1 billion in...

Industry News / 13.11.2018

Written by  Mimi Gauteng based digital marketing agency Stilt Media are making waves as one of the few completely black women owned and led agencies in the current South African marketing and advertising landscape. The agency is already disrupting the typical client/agency relationship by using technology and data to add real value and return on investment to clients’ bottom lines. Founded in 2015, Stilt Media headed up by Marketing Director Mimi Mphaphuli and Managing Director Tina Manyanya. Both women come from impressive leadership and management backgrounds, with Manyanya having headed up her own department at Publicis Media and Mphaphuli having lead a department at Ogilvy. The...

Industry News / 09.11.2018

I worked the 9 to 5 job for a big financial institution, but I've always wanted to own my own business. — Tebogo Motshwene, founder of Brandhead Tebogo Motshwene is the founder of Brandhead, an experiential marketing agency that focuses on the black consumer market. We're trying to be different in the brand marketing space. We tap into the research about the black consumer market space. — Tebogo Motshwene, founder of Brandhead Brandhead offers market research and insights and brand activations, explains the 37-year-old. Motshwene says Brandhead was born from his frustration with generalisations and false assumptions made by marketing companies about black (and township) consumers. Motshwene was born in Soweto...

Industry News / 09.11.2018

FJT president Piet Rampedi said setting aside a 50 percent share in the government s advertising budget would enhance the viability of black-owned enterprises in line with the revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BB-BEE) Codes of Good Practice. Rampedi said the government could not continue to pump money into companies that did not want to transform. “These companies see no obligation to transform. Spreading the cake will achieve long-term transformation in the industry. We are not asking for hand-outs,” said Rampedi. FJT represents journalists and entrepreneurs owning small media companies. Earlier this year the FJT met the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) to...

Industry News / 08.11.2018

By Buyi Mafoko  While transformation is undoubtedly a key priority for every South African business leader today, focusing on it is not enough to achieve robust and sustainable growth. Particularly given the tough local market conditions, with South Africa having now entered a technical recession, you have to be business ready to succeed in both the short and long term. Indeed, there are multiple factors now at play, in addition to the transformation agenda, which savvy business leaders must take into account. There is the constant pressure of digital disruption, the steady slew of new competitors entering every industry, and an exceedingly pressurized macro economic...

Industry News / 07.11.2018

by MarkLives (@marklives) The marketing and advertising industries are transforming. So why are so many black professionals disgruntled with the rate of progress? And is the quality of most of the work specifically directed at a black audiences still sub-par? We emailed a panel of key industry executives for their take. First up is Ivan Moroke of Co-Currency. Ivan Moroke The career of Ivan Moroke (@ivanmoroke) has shaped and has been shaped by brands, from running his family shebeen in Atteridgeville (many, many years ago) to starting a marketing consultancy, Co-Currency, 18 months ago. Consciously and unconsciously, his passion for what he does is rooted...

Industry News / 07.11.2018

Posted By: TMO Reporter on: November 01, 2018 The IAB SA has invited the advertising industry to submit their feedback on the Advertising Code of Practice Social Media guidelines. This addition to the Advertising code promises to give the industry a clear code of conduct regarding the use of paid social media to advertise products and services. “The fundamental objective of the code is to protect the consumer by encouraging brands to exercise ethical constraints on all paid social media communications. As always, we as an industry body felt passionate about working on this as an industry collective. I encourage all our members to carefully...

Industry News / 06.11.2018

by Veli Ngubane (@TheNduna) We struck gold this year, and we didn’t have to dig too deep to find the shining nuggets in our industry. Just scratch the surface, and there they are: young and gifted creatives who’re killing it! as copy- and scriptwriters, creative, art and film directors, executive producers and more. As we discovered when we interviewed them during the year, they’re adding lustre and rich diversity to our industry. We look back on their stories. January: Nganga Dlanga Now copywriter at Avatar Inspired by his talented older brother, Khaya, Nganga Dlanga (@babydlanga) is clearly gifted and killing it! in the creative industry...

Industry News / 06.11.2018

by Lufuno Makungo (@LMwonder) While I cringe at the title of this article, it’s a fair question. It’s like asking if there’s a viable market for Chinese advertising agencies in China. But the question is relevant here, given our political history and the current economic structure. The most-transformed sector in the county is the public sector, simply because we have the political power. Broad and interlinked, not narrow In talking transformation, we often narrow it down to only one thing — when the issues are broad and interlinked. In advertising, lack of transformation refers to the white-dominated industry but we fail to breakdown...