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EXCLUSIVE: Distell appoints Publicis Groupe as well

by MarkLives. Publicis Groupe has been appointed to the second tranche of Distell brands.

#BrandFocus: The power of OneDayOnly deals
by Sabrina Forbes. “I didn’t wake up wanting to buy a R5 000 camera. But there I was, trying to buy it. This is powerful stuff,” says Maurits Vermeulen, describing his first encounter with a daily deals platform in the Netherlands that inspired him and Chris Oberhofer to create OneDayOnly.

Young, Gifted & Killing It: Nkululeko “Legend” Manqele
by Veli Ngubane. Pietermaritzburg-born Legend Manqele shares his entrepreneurial journey with us, from senior sales rep for a clothing store to founder and CEO of The BarLeader Group.

Winners: Bookmarks 2019
by MarkLives. Daily Maverick’s Pauli van Wyk was crowned with the inaugural title of Best Online Journalist, and Mortimer Harvey and the Road Accident Fund received the Pixel for Purpose for its #Always Remember campaign — both Special Honours Black Pixels.

An Accountant in Adland: Who should be brave? [S1 E2]
by Siwe Thusi. “Brave” has come up lot in the professional conversation circles I’ve found myself in. I think it’s even my rent-a-word for the year. So, just who is being ‘brave’ so early in 2019? And who should be brave?

Regular Reads:

- Media Design: COLORS, Design 360°, Kagenna, Urban Omnibus
- SA TV Ratings: DStv — primetime top 30 for Feb 2019
- Market Research Wrap: Mini wireless earbuds driving growth

On the Radar:

Senior changes at M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town
- Mark1 appoints head of search
- Cannes Young Lions Film registration opens

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