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#AgencyFocus: A bold leap of faith and fear
by Sabrina Forbes. Faith & Fear is a business started by two women whom you’ve probably never heard of but have worked on almost any brand you can think of.

Human moving on from Loeries
by MarkLives. Andrew Human is leaving The Loeries at the end of March 2020.

Only Connect Podcast: How to win in the attention economy • Ep 5
by Bradley Elliott. We speak to advertising veteran, Danni Dixon, who now heads up marketing at Investec South Africa, in this fifth Only Connect podcast episode.

The Suit: Why most job descriptions for suits are rubbish
by Jason Harrison. “YOU are the strategist,” responded the strategist when I asked him who’d be doing the strategy for the launch of a challenger brand. “But I’m just an account manager,” I stammered.

Fair Exchange: Experienced vs newer models — both have merit
by Erna George. Experience is not a predetermination for success. Are you adapting your experiences and extending your learning?

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#BigQDiversity: Gender equity in SA advertising
by MarkLives  Nino Naidoo of Duke is the next key female executive to give us her assessment of the state of adland.

Q5: Marcus Sorour on the changing face of corporate comms [interview]
by Carey Finn. This South African living in London talks evolving skillsets, the role of social platforms, and media relations in the age of the influencer.

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

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