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The final frontier of the independent agency

The success of South African agencies in Cannes recently is a reflection of the big talent in the country. Taking this talent and the size of the agencies into account and adding the knowledge and professionalism of South African agencies, it would be logical for the country to be a hub for the rest of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Aug 2017

#CannesLions: The 2017 SA experience and unmissable key learnings

SA attendees at Cannes Lions 2017 share their experience of the ultimate Festival of Creativity and tips to create work with a better shot of taking home a Lion next year: Make sure it's cause-related, has a clear brief and purpose, is risky, and doesn't mistake the tech for the idea

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: “Great ideas can come from anywhere” - Ryan McManus

Native VML played an impressive role in putting a spotlight on African creativity at the global Cannes Lions 2017 Festival of Creativity. ECD Ryan McManus shares his highlights

By Leigh Andrews 18 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: "Africa is the birthplace of creativity" - Melanie Campbell

We've heard from the advertisers, producers and other behind-the-scenes creatives responsible for SA's success at Cannes Lions 2017 - now it's time to hear the marketers' voice. First up is Melanie Campbell, head of marketing at Pernod Ricard SA

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: “A great idea always stands out” - Adam Howard

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Adam Howard, owner of Howard Audio, shares his views from behind the scenes

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: Look who's talking about Cannes Lions (infographic)

Social intelligence company, Synthesio has pulled some interesting social data around the Cannes Lions Awards

7 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: “Intimidating, out-of-this-world work” - 7Films

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Nina van Rensburg and SJ Myeza-Mhlambi of 7Films who attended this year's Festival, share their views from behind the scenes

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: “This is who we really are” - Sunu Gonera

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Sunu Gonera of Egg Films shares his views from behind the scenes

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: “An all-you-can-eat buffet of inspiration”

SA's Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition winners Carina Coetzee and Amri Botha, copywriter and post-production editor at 99C respectively, report back on the importance of harnessing the power of advertising to do good and warn future attendees not to forget the sunscreen

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2017

Howard Audio scoops a Cannes Gold Lion!

Howard Audio's name is on another international award - and this time it's a Cannes Gold Lion, for the online campaign, "Pre-Joy", for Cadbury, through agency Ogilvy JHB

Issued by Howard Audio 5 Jul 2017

Publicis Machine takes Bronze at Cannes for Biral Spiral radio advert

Leading South African integrated communications agency Publicis Machine scooped Bronze at the Cannes Lions awards in the Radio category this year for its Biral Spiral advert, "Gym Boy"

Issued by Publicis Machine 5 Jul 2017

FCB Cape Town pats Mother City agencies on back for Cannes performance

FCB Cape Town, one of the most respected agencies in the Mother City, has praised its contemporaries in the coastal town for their impressive performance at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Issued by FCB Africa 5 Jul 2017

Cannes 2017: A temperature check and a future-casting exercise

Cannes is not just gongs, gutter bars and gallons of rosé wine. It's the industry's annual temperature check, the optimum chance to get a bird's-eye view of what we do, what's working, what's not, and how (not to mention if) we keep ourselves relevant

By Eoin Welsh, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 4 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: “Simplicity is often the most difficult and overlooked craft” - Louis Enslin

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Louis Enslin - owner, composer and engineer at Produce Sound - shares his views from behind the scenes

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jul 2017

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