"FCB Joburg loses part of Absa B2C account • Bidvest Bank appoints lead agency • Sanlam’s new internal comms partner" - MarkLives

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

On the Radar:

-EXCLUSIVE: Sanlam appoints internal comms partner
-Bidvest Bank appoints lead agency
-Two more ECDS for FCB Joburg
-Senior appointments at Indy
-Beiles bids farewell to ABC
Apple Music's SA list of top 10 streamed songs in 2019
-Design Indaba announces 2020 dates as it celebrates 25 years
-Loeries 2019 official rankings
-PRISM Awards 2020 entries open
2019 Hollard Sport Industry Awards winners


• Beat the game that's been playing you #Mzansipoli
• From ImPerfection to I’m Perfection with Edgars Beauty


• Clicks ClubCard, Engen team up
• Checkers piloting 60min delivery service
• New environmentally friendly labels for SAB brands


FCB Joburg loses part of Absa B2C account
by MarkLives. It has been confirmed that FCB Joburg has lost the Absa Retail & Business Banking account.

Extracts: Dawn Rowlands on the need for mentoring women in business
by MarkLives. iProspect's Hear Her Voice SSA sheds light on the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs within emerging markets in Africa. Here is an extract from the report's introduction.

Press Pass: Spotong — talking to township traders
by Carey Finn. Sean Press, CEO of Contact Media & Communications, the publishers of quarterly trade title, Spotong, shares insights into the niche filled by the trade title.

#BrandFocus: Mutually assured caring & creativity with AvBob
by Sabrina Forbes. After 101 years, AvBob Mutual Assurance Society has become a household name in South Africa.

#SPOTLIGHT: There’s an alcoholic in the boardroom
by Anon. My sobriety date is 6 December 2016. I’ve been in the ad game for almost 12 years. Our paths may have met; it’s just that I might have been too drunk to remember.

Brands & Branding: Key transformations & emergence of brand ecosystems
by Dr Carla Enslin. The transformations identified here present fundamental outcomes and key performance variables towards the useful development of a customised brand-business metric.

Q5: Meet Ntombikayise Banda, the fundi behind FundaBotix [interview]

by Carey Finn. Ntombikayise Banda is striving to make science, tech, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects more accessible to South African learners. We caught up with Banda to find out what’s potting with her platform, FundaBotix.

Press Pass: Could membership programmes save the news media?
by Carey Finn. They already are, says Daily Maverick's Styli Charalambous. The online daily has seen its own membership initiative go from strength to strength over the past year.


FieldNotes: When brands are brave enough
by Marguerite Coetzee. What the 2019 Rugby World Cup may teach us about social transformation.

Only Connect Podcast: Meet the multi-talented Khaya Dlanga • Ep 7
by Bradley Elliott. I’ve steered clear of interviewing advertising figureheads but Khaya Dlanga, rain chief marketing officer, is an exception.

An Accountant in Adland: ‘Showing up’ in a new era [S2 E2]
by SiweThusi. From the streets to the ether, the toyi-toying is now the sounds of ping notifications flooding in from hashtags in tweets and posts.

Watched: Top 10 TV shows deciphered — Oct 2019
by Richard Lord. Here are the top 10 TV shows in South Africa for October 2019. The first thing that becomes obvious, whether looking at either market segment, is that the tops shows are all dominated by local content.

The Suit: Are you a great suit or an average one?
by Jason Harrison. As the late, great Bob Rightford used to say, “I’m really not interested in how hard you tried; I’m only interested in if you did what needed to be done.”

SA TV Ratings:
-e.tv — primetime top 20 for Oct 2019

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