Africa’s future lies in code
Innovation

Africa’s future lies in code

40% of Africa’s population is younger than 15 years of age. Having a young population in the digital age is a remarkably valuable position for…

Three Youtube stars you should follow
Creativity

Three Youtube stars you should follow

Ordinary people sharing their lives and opinions on YouTube is a growing phenomenon and one the media industry is starting to pay serious attention to….

Should we fear artificial intelligence?
Opinion

Should we fear artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence has been around for some time. Back in the 1980’s chess computers used a form of artificial intelligence to comfortably beat many of…

Great brands solve problems
Branding

Great brands solve problems

Capitalism is essentially an efficient system of problem solving. Companies utilise financial and intellectual capital to make a society better and as a reward for…

What determines success in life?
Opinion

What determines success in life?

What determines whether you will succeed at a task or not? Is it talent or intelligence? Or perhaps something far less measurable, is the key?…

Taste America, drink a Starbucks
Advertising

Taste America, drink a Starbucks

Starbucks is finally making its way to South Africa and if history is to repeat itself, the queues of people scrambling to get their grubby…

Why do people love The Minions?
Creativity

Why do people love The Minions?

The Minions movie opened in the US this past weekend taking in $115m, second only in animation terms, to Shrek. They can be found in…

The high price of owning things
Opinion

The high price of owning things

Owning things is really a rather odd idea. Things not only cost money, but once your own them you then need to spend more money…

How will you measure the success of your life?
Innovation

How will you measure the success of your life?

How will you measure the success of your life? The reason successful companies fail is because the invest in things that provide the most immediate…

5 Rugby World Cup 2015 ads to get you ready
Advertising

5 Rugby World Cup 2015 ads to get you ready

The Rugby World Cup 2015 is just over 100 days away and we have 5 of the best build up ads to get you in…

Inequality: Change begins with you
Opinion

Inequality: Change begins with you

It’s no secret that one of our great interests in life is the understanding of inequality. For many, the whole notion of income and wealthy…

Dogs help us see things differently
Advertising

Dogs help us see things differently

Stories involving loyal dogs and their ageing masters are always dangerous ground if you have a fragile emotional trigger. This ad done by DDB Argentina…

The pressure to be Beautiful and Happy
Advertising

The pressure to be Beautiful and Happy

Life is series of contrasting emotions and moments. Joy can be found in the radical fluctuations between great happiness and sadness; beauty and starkness. So…

Elon Musk announces the future of energy
Innovation

Elon Musk announces the future of energy

The future of energy is here. Tesla’s Elon Musk announced that they will be marketing and manufacturing the Power Wall – a home-use battery modelled…

Patagonia presents: The Fisherman’s Son
Business

Patagonia presents: The Fisherman’s Son

Patagonia have built their brand through the telling of inspiring stories that not only make you want to buy the brand, but also change the…

How do you see the unseen
Creativity

How do you see the unseen

New things are those that have never been seen before they are seen by the people that see them first. Having the ability to see…

Our Top 5 democratic South African ads
Advertising

Our Top 5 democratic South African ads

In celebration of South Africa’s 21 years of freedom and democracy, it is perhaps relevant to look back at the iconic satirical South African ads…

How to make a viral video
Creativity

How to make a viral video

How do you make a video go viral? This is the simple question that everybody in marketing asks themselves and their ad agencies everyday. Truth…

Sanlam taps Ali vs Foreman
Advertising

Sanlam taps Ali vs Foreman

Sanlam Investments have done a very smart move by channelling the legendary story of Ali vs Foreman otherwise known as The Rumble in the Jungle…

Natalie Portman for Dior
Advertising

Natalie Portman for Dior

Natalie Portman may be the star in the latest TVC for Dior, but do you recognise the backing track for this film? If you guessed…

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