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25 interns successfully complete FCB Graduate Programme

FCB Africa's Graduate Programme, a year-long mentorship and work experience immersion at the group agencies FCB Cape Town, Hellocomputer Cape Town, Hellocomputer Joburg, FCB Joburg and 1886, successfully capped 25 interns during the last weeks of 2017

Issued by FCB Africa 14 hours ago

"Like chicken soup for a dead man. It can't hurt"

I have been a creative for 25 years. It is all I have ever done to make a living. First as a photographer, and then as a creative in advertising. So, after a quarter of a century, I thought this would be a good time to write to my younger creative self about what I believe are the rules for successful creative living

By Damon Stapleton 18 hours ago Craft Awards November 2017: Carling's 'No Excuse' hits the nail on the head

IDidTht's November SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Jenny Glover, ECD at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris, who selected Carling Black Label's 'No Excuse' by Kim Geldenhuys from 0307 (Direction Craft), Gordon Midgely from Deliverance Post (Editing Craft), and Marc Algranti from Pulse Music (Music Craft) for Best of Reel

18 hours ago

Disruption philosophy and what makes it meaningful

TBWA\Hunt Lascaris CEO Karabo Denalane explains how shunning the norm - by challenging a brand's conventions to create new ways to communicate an idea - opens up new levels of creativity

Issued by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris 18 hours ago

South African National Blood Service tries the Oasis Digital Network

Oasis Digital Networks was given an opportunity to run a trial campaign for SANBS and WPBTS in December on its footprint

Issued by Oasis Digital Networks 20 hours ago

Piyush and Prasoon Pandey honoured with the Lion of St Mark

Cannes Lions honours brothers Piyush and Prasoon Pandey with the Lion of St Mark, the award for outstanding contribution to the creative industry

22 hours ago

Decimal Agency: new home, new opportunities

At the beginning of November 2017 Decimal Agency took up residence in its new home. Though only a stone's throw away from the old crib, this new space offers more room for the company to stretch its creativity and grow the team

Issued by Decimal Agency 1 day ago

Jet's new brand ad shows that their clothes speak for themselves

In Jet's latest brand TV commercial, Joe Public crafted a concept that shows how the clothes take centre stage as they "speak" to create a romantic tale

Issued by Joe Public United 1 day ago

Taking TV into the real world in 2018 with commercial partnerships

In this era of multi-channel marketing, success is no longer measured by the advert, but rather the full viewer package. Debbie Brady, commercial director for Discovery Networks Africa, lets us in on the importance of commercial partnerships to generate revenue and increase brand awareness

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Coca-Cola moves with the health-conscious times... and abuse takes to the road

Perhaps it's because we are sliding into the silly season, but I really have not seen anything this week which has irked me enough to hand out an Onion. And, I'd rather not devalue my critical currency, the Onion, by handing it out just because you expect me to be bitchy

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

Making local (even more) lekker: good for everyone

Why and how to protect the local film and advertising industry

By Bobby Amm, Issued by CPA 1 day ago

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

Research company, Lumen proves that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales

1 day ago

AME Awards announce grand jury and extend deadline

New York Festivals' AME Awards for the World's Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness has announced the 2018 grand jury

1 day ago

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Six SA judges selected for NYF's grand jury

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury, which includes six South African judges.

7 Dec 2017

6 tips for effectively managing M&A communications

Recently, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi merged with the First Gulf Bank to create First Abu Dhabi Bank, the largest financial institution in the UAE with assets totalling $186bn. This not only represents a significant achievement for all parties involved, but it could also herald further merger and acquisition activity across the UAE - bringing both significant opportunities as well as challenges to the businesses involved.

By Shane Dolan 7 Dec 2017

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