Uncategorized / 19.07.2021

The IAB Bookmark Awards will be celebrating 13 years of this digital excellence, giving recognition to pioneering agencies, brands and publishers, and Selae Thobakgale will lead the announcement of South African digital marketing's industry benchmarks alongside the 2021 Bookmarks Round Table of industry executives come 29 July. We find out from the media and advertising titan what we can expect at the 2021 IAB Bookmark Awards. Congratulations on being announced as host of the upcoming IAB Bookmark Awards. How do you feel about this? It is such an honour to be selected as the host. The unique proposition is my love and involvement...

Uncategorized / 16.07.2021

Ster-Kinekor, the official Cannes Lions representative in South Africa, along with Bizcommunity, online media partner to Ster-Kinekor and Creative Circle, invite you to Cannes Trend Talks 2021 presented by Ann Nurock. Save the date and book now:22 July 2021 | 2pm | R150 per ticketSecure your ticket at moc.rokenikrets@sklatdnertsennac Presented by Ann Nurock in association with: Film Lions juror: Brett MorrisMedia Lions juror: Tanya SchreuderEntertainment Lions for Sport juror: Bryan HabanaPrint and Publishing Lions juror: Nkgabiseng MotauRadio and Audio Lions juror: Lufuno MavhunguIndustry Craft Lions: Steph van Niekerk ...

Uncategorized / 12.07.2021

Avatar Agency Group has announced that it worked alongside Corruption Watch in the launch of South Africa's first interactive open data tool, Veza. The tool aims to safeguard transparency in policing in the country. The tool also aims to place the power to hold the South African Police Service (SAPS) accountable in the hands of the public.  Veza is a colloquial term for 'reveal' or 'expose'. The tool aims to equip a wide range of people — from researchers, journalists, activists and communities to the public at large — with the knowledge and insight to demand better and more accountable policing. Kavisha...

Uncategorized / 09.07.2021

Nkgabiseng Motau, CCO and founding partner at Think Creative Africa, was once again selected to be part of the jury for Cannes Lions 2021 A giant in the industry, she holds creativity from the South African perspective close to her heart. Motau has been a recurring judge for Loeries, Pendorings, Creative Circle and Cannes Young Lions. She was a Jury Member for the 2020 D&AD Awards and is a member of the ABInbev Braintrust. Here, we find out more about her day-to-day work and what her life looks like behind the scenes...

Uncategorized / 05.07.2021

Hackneyed as it may sound, ‘to be young, gifted and black’ fits snugly by way of defining Tebogo Ditshego, a phenomenal young achiever whose rise can only be described with another cliché – meteoric. He is chief executive officer of Ditshego Media, which he founded in 2011. Three years later, he was listed as one of Forbes Magazine's top 30 African Entrepreneurs under the age of 30. The accolades have never stopped coming. Last year he was appointed by Gauteng Premier David Makhura to be the Chairperson of the Gauteng Premier's Service Excellence Awards. The latest feather in his cap is his appointment...

Uncategorized / 02.07.2021

SAVE THE DATE 14-24 October 2021 – Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival announces theme, dates and new curator for 2021’s hybrid event: #BuildCozYouHaveTo The annual celebration of tech-powered African creativity is hitting reset with a phygital format and social sculptor dillion s. phiri is in the curator’s seat. Tshimologong Innovation Precinct and Wits School of Arts are proud to announce the 8th annual Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2021 by the newly appointed curator dillion s. phiri. Fak’ugesi Festival 2021 will continue to bring industry, researchers and creators together to celebrate how technology enables creativity while zooming in on the ways this relationship shapes our lives. From...

Uncategorized / 28.06.2021

Mediology has appointed industry heavyweight, Boniswa Pezisa as executive director. This appointment coincides with the agency's celebration of 15 years in business and continued commitment to creative media thinking. One of Mediology’s key differentiators is its diverse team, which hold a combination of experience and broad perspectives across various markets, industries, and disciplines. Pezisa strengthens the team, with her enviable career, which includes, holding positions as the Group CEO for Net#work BBDO, chairperson for both the Loeries and ACA (Association for Communication & Advertising), and more recently, being inducted into the Loeries Hall of Fame. Congrats on being appointed as executive director...

Uncategorized / 25.06.2021

Digital communication has become the first choice for brands and those who fail to recognise this will miss out. It is also cost-effective and, if done right, can do more for a brand's reach than other channels Much like every other industry, public relations has had to change. Since the onset of Covid, the industry has been forced to shift and rethink its approach from "hard sell" communication to a softer and more considered approach. And that change has not always been easy, says Sylvester Chauke, founder of DNA Brand Architects, which became the first black-owned agency to win the prestigious Best...

Uncategorized / 21.06.2021

"As a young, Black female, I believe it's not only important to service clients but also to open up the digital floor to much needed conversations so that the campaigns we work on bring about real change," Says Nombulelo Malinga, founder and director of Zizi Digital, which specialises in social media marketing and offers 360 digital consulting service. As such, Zizi Digital have launched the #Zizi4Youth campaign and competition where one youth owned startup in South Africa could win R5000 in cash to help them in their entrepreneurship endeavors.  Nombulelo Malinga shares more about Zizi Digital. Can you tell us more about Zizi...