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  • Boomtown looking for optimistic graduates

    Independent strategic brand agency, Boomtown, has reached a significant milestone for its BAYEZA Graduate Internship Programme by marking its ten-year anniversary since the inception of the career-changing programme.  Striving for the fine balance between empowering the youth and producing quality advertising creative to progress into the future, the graduate programme, ‘BAYEZA’ – meaning “they are […]

  • Woolworths follows the “Leave One Take One” reusable shopping bag initiative

    It was just over one month ago when Brent Lindeque, South Africa’s Good Things Guy, approached retailer SPAR to pioneer the ‘Leave One Take One’ reusable shopping bag initiative which has now been implemented in over 60 stores nationwide. Now, retailer Woolworths has joined the trend, launching its ‘Bring a Bag, Take a Bag’ version. […]

  • What’s the difference between an Influencer and a Content Creator?

    by Riezkah Allan, Media Strategist at The MediaShop Kitana wins, flawless victory… this memorable Mortal Kombat sound clip is a compilation that TikTok created for users to share their content, whether the user just had their nails done or had a make-up transformation, videos with this compilation yielded millions of views. Similarly, with the TikTok […]

  • An Agency as a Brand Owner – Good or Bad?

    HaveYouHeard, founded 14 years ago as a word-of-mouth marketing specialist, has grown organically to become a full-service integrated communications agency and the engine room for a group of innovative, specialist creative communications businesses. Most recently, it has taken the remarkable step of creating in_Things, a product and service company that exists to identify and define […]

  • Effie Awards 2022 Finalists announced

    Effie South Africa is pleased to announce 30 finalists in the 2022 Effie Awards South Africa programme. Finalists were announced and celebrated at the Effie finalist’s party held at Hill on Empire’s rooftop venue. The event was hosted by Effie South Africa and The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), organiser of the Effie programme […]

  • Ultimate Braai Master back for Season 8

    Heritage month is the perfect time to announce that the ever-popular Ultimate Braai Master will be back on screen with Season 8 from 5th February 2023. Season 8 will again feature well-known celebrity judges; the inimitable Peter Goffe-Wood, ultimate tip master Benny Masekwameng, and a yet-to-be-revealed, exciting new host. Season 7 delivered an audience of […]

  • in_Broadcasting leads the not-so-silent digital media revolution in South Africa

    Just 12 months ago, veteran DJ and digital broadcasting entrepreneur, Jon Savage, told South Africa’s media industry that it needed to revolutionise if it was to survive the digital wave. And, he stressed, the key to potential revenue models for the industry was to make a paradigm shift when it came to the definition of […]

  • Greenwashing advertising sometimes misses the mark

    Marketers and brand managers do love to stay on trend when it comes to the latest advertising developments, but sometimes to the detriment of their own brands. The MediaShop’s Dashni Vilakazi, Managing Director of the Johannesburg office, takes a look at the latest Greenwashing trend.   “Greenwashing is essentially promoting products and services that are […]

  • Sports agencies are dead, long live the sports agencies

    Digital’s revolution of media, marketing and entertainment didn’t just rewrite the rulebook in terms of value, impact and ROI, it forced change and the development of a new skills set on brand owners, marketers and their agencies. And, while some have the luxury of time to make fundamental shifts to the way they work while […]

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