When Stephen King said you must "Kill your darlings", he was not suggesting that one of his famous psychopathic characters must kill a loved one, but rather giving writing advice. Quoting William Faulkner, who said that, "In writing, you must kill your darlings", King advises that writers should never be too precious or become overly sentimental when it comes to their work - if it needs to be cut, it needs to be cut. And the same is true for the marketing industry.
Tom Manners 11 Jan 2018
Africa has a population of over 1 billion people, 70% of which are youthful, aspirational and passionate about their continent. The proposition 'Africans for Africans by Africans' has become a dominant force with young people in Africa. It is about change and holding businesses, governments and institutions accountable and so ultimately driving transformation.
Nonye Mpho Omotola 10 Jan 2018
The recent advances in data analytics and machine learning will see a huge shift in how we use data in 2018.
Paula Raubenheimer 8 Jan 2018
The world of advertising and creativity has come under great scrutiny in recent years. The rise of consumer activism has caused ordinary people throughout the world to question the integrity of brands as well as corporations at large.
Amanda Dlamini 8 Jan 2018
When the yachts contesting the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) left Cape Town on Sunday, 10 December bound for Melbourne, Australia. Matt Preschern, EVP and chief marketing officer of HCL Technologies, the technology partner of the VOR in Cape Town, who features on the Forbes list of the 50 most influential CMOs, shared the five most important trends he sees in marketing today.
Matt Preschern 8 Jan 2018
The large analyst houses do not have an enviable task making predictions given the monumental speed of change in the tech space. At the end of 2016, Gartner predicted that by 2020, 100 million consumers will be shopping in augmented reality. Six months later, the company went on to say that by 2019, augmented, virtual and mixed realities (AR, VR and MR) would be evaluated and adopted in 20% of large enterprises across the globe.
Johan Walters 8 Jan 2018
Kenyan gender advocate Vivian Onano is one of the key speakers at the Liberty VUKA Knowledge Summit. In this Q&A, we find out what her entrepreneurship lessons are for women and young people in the workplace.
26 Oct 2017
Ogilvy Africa recently hosted a successful media workshop that saw 25 senior media planners coming together from Angola, Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique, the DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa.
29 Sep 2004
A favourite of celebs - the plush Johannesburg arts, culture and entertainment centre, Kilimanjaro, is wholly South African-owned, with Zimbabwean business tycoon Mutumwa Mawere, having no stake in the company's ownership. So says Chairman of the Kilimanjaro Board of Directors, Shepherd Mahowa.
7 Jun 2004
Zimbabwe's only independent daily newspaper, The Daily News, and its sister publication, The Daily News on Sunday, will lay off the bulk of their staff by the end of the week.
24 Feb 2004
The Nelson Mandela Institute has published a new study on media laws in four southern African countries. "SADC Media Law: A Handbook for Media Practitioners" gives an overview of media laws and journalistic practices in Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
13 Jan 2004
The Zimbabwe government is planning to introduce new measures to police all broadcast and Internet based information circulation in a bid to control the flow of information in the country.
MISA 17 Dec 2003
The International Federation of Journalists today called for a worldwide campaign among journalists' groups to defend the Daily News in Zimbabwe after a weekend in which police closed down the independent daily for a second time and the paper's director was arrested at his home.
28 Oct 2003