"FCB Africa rebrands • #BrandFocus: SK Theatres • Snr industry appointments • #BigQ: Sibu Mabena on African narratives" - MarkLives

And other top advertising, media and marketing news, analysis and opinion on the website for this week and last, including…

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EXCLUSIVE: Aromat, Knorrox appoint new agency
Ogilvy SA makes senior appointments
Clockwork appoints technical director
Riverbed's new "Makoti" campaign for Harvestime
All the Pendoring 2019 winners
2019 MMA SA Smarties winners


FCB Africa rebrands as Nahana Communications
by MarkLives. FCB Africa is rebranding to Nahana Communications Group. "Nahana" means to "think" or "imagine" in Sesotho.

#BrandFocus: Ster-Kinekor Theatres says it's better at the movies
by Sabrina Forbes. According to Motheo Matsau, the new Ster-Kinekor Theatres deputy CEO, movies, unlike any other content, are a special occasion.

Q5: Anne Githuku-Shongwe on a future sans stereotypes [interview]
by Carey Finn. This acclaimed speaker and social entrepreneur shares a few notes on women’s leadership, stereotypes and social innovation.

Press Pass: Local is lekker for JOOX
by Carey Finn. Milton Smith, Tencent Africa COO, explains how the music-streaming service is focusing on hyperlocal content to gain more share in SA’s fast-growing market.

#BigQNarratives: It’s time for the new kids on the block
by MarkLives. Sibu Mabena is our fourth panellist to tackle: "Are SA ad agencies and brands embracing an authentically African narrative and aesthetic or do they continue to imitate US and European work?"


Clicks ’n Tricks: Performance doesn’t pay off for Adidas
by Charlie Stewart. Simon Peel, Adidas global media director, made a startling but refreshing confession during a talk at the EffWeek conference in mid-October 2019.

By Invitation Only: Unlocking the holy grail — data, transparency & value
by David Alves. What's happened in the pursuit of the holy grail of data is that costs for manufacturers and suppliers have spiraled.

The Martini Shot: The state of SA commercial production 2018/19
by Bobby Amm. The CPA recently released the results of its annual survey that aims to measure the size and scope of the commercial production sector in SA over May 2018–April 2019.

SA TV Ratings: — primetime top 20 for Sep 2019
SABC 1 — primetime top 20 for Sep 2019

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