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Most media freelancers earn less than R10k

The Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA) has released new insights into the South African freelance landscape through its 2017–2018 SA Media Freelance Industry and Rates Report. The 2017/2018 survey was completed between 16 February and 16 March 2018 by almost 400 respondents comprising both SAFREA members and non-members. SA’s freelance media sector at a glance: […]

Creative Circle opens to freelancers, startup agencies

In a move to accommodate up-and-coming creatives, the Creative Circle has introduced a new membership for freelancers and startup agencies, as well as adding two exco seats for them. The Creative Circle promotes creativity in advertising in South Africa. This was announced by Xolisa Dyeshana, current Creative Circle chair and chief creative officer at Joe […]

Editorial: A decade of MarkLives

by Herman Manson. Ten years ago today, MarkLives debuted on the South African web — the continuation of more than a decade’s worth of work in the marketing and advertising trade news world.

The Gate Keeper: Chapter 23 (The fixer arrives)

by Andrew Miller TBW Smith Jones Wallace Broadbent and Ndimande is an agency in crisis. Their ‘basket of boutique services’ strategy has bombed. Only a massive new project can keep the doors open – all eyes are now on the corporate tent at Mangaung. Far in the background, an emergency replacement executive PA with decades of experience makes important decisions. Interns rise, board members take unexpected steps and things begin to change…

Past mistakes are buried, and the consultant discovers a huge pile of colourful bed sheets at the executive reception area…