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London International Awards introduce Regional of the Year Awards in MEA
London International Awards introduce Regional of the Year Awards in MEA

LIA has introduced Regional of the Year Awards to honour the best in each region, which will be an incentive for top companies in South Africa

11 Jul 2017

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One Club Young Guns 15 jury selected

The One Club for Creativity has announced the jury members for the Young Guns (YG) 15 programme

22 Jun 2017

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Michael Lees-Rolfe, creative director at FoxP2 and Cannes promo & activation juror.
#CannesLions: Advertising, all grown up

Cannes Lions kicked off this weekend, and we have ten SA jurors across the various categories. I spoke to Michael Lees-Rolfe, creative director at FoxP2 and Cannes promo & activation juror, about the areas he predicts SA agencies' work will excel in this year, and more

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jun 2017

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Fran Luckin - Grey Africa CCO and Cannes Lions 2017 Print and Publishing jury president.
#CannesLions: Shoulder-to-shoulder with advertising's finest

Cannes Lions kicked off this weekend, and we have ten SA jurors across the various categories. I spoke to Fran Luckin, CCO of Grey Africa and Cannes print and publishing jury president, about the areas she predicts SA agencies' work will excel in this year, and more

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jun 2017

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Xeopoulos with Native's first gold lions from Cannes Lions in 2016.
#CannesLions: The gold standard in creative excellence

Jason Xenopoulos, CEO and CCO at Native VML, speaks about his role as jury member for the Cannes Entertainment Lions, how he's set to take Africa's creative revolution to the Cannes stage, and more

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jun 2017

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Consumers prepared to abandon brands appearing alongside objectionable content

A CMO Council survey in the US, Canada and UK reveals that 48% of consumers will punish brands they love for not using trusted media platforms

13 Jun 2017

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Susan Credle, CCO at FCB Global.
“Show up and stop bashing yourself!” Industry reflections with Susan Credle

I chatted to FCB Global's CCO Susan Credle post-One Show Creative Week about the creative industry in general as a preview for Cannes Lions 2017

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jun 2017

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World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising Global awards open for entries

The 2017 Global Awards for the World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising is open for entries with a new judging system and expanded categories

7 Jun 2017

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Native Advertising Awards 2017 open for entries

The Native Advertising Awards 2017 call for entries is now open to all media companies, brands, organisations, companies, agencies and studios engaged in producing native advertising, from any country in the world

5 Jun 2017

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#Loeries2017: Jury president jabber with Pum Lefebure
#Loeries2017: Jury president jabber with Pum Lefebure

I chatted to the four recently revealed international jury presidents for the Loeries. Next up is Pum Lefebure, co-founder and chief creative officer of Design Army in Washington, DC

By Leigh Andrews 2 Jun 2017

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Clockwise, left to right: Julie Rezek, president of HackerAgency in North America; Josephine Pan, managing director at FCB Shanghai; Suhana Gordhan, creative director at FCB Joburg; Swati Bhattacharya, chief creative officer at FCB Ulka; and Joanna Monteiro, chief creative officer at FCB Brazil.
Here are the women - FCB's female dynamos tell it like it is

There's no denying the creative industry needs a diversity shake-up across all aspects: gender, race, culture and age. Here, five of FCB's leaders from across the globe share their views on the fact that a truly diverse agency is what will be a truly clever agency - if not today, then tomorrow

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2017

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Executive judge, Suthisak Sucharittanonta, chairman and chief creative officer of BBDO Bangkok
Entries for 2017 Ad Stars close 15 June

Ad Stars 2017 offers a $10,000 prize for ‘Grand Prix of the Year' winners and agencies and production companies should submit entries now before the cut-off date on Thursday, 15 June 2017

1 Jun 2017

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#OneShow2017: Reflections with Xolisa Dyeshana

I chatted to SA's own Xolisa Dyeshana, CCO at Joe Public and member of the One Club's international board of directors, post-Creative Week for his One Show reflections

By Leigh Andrews 26 May 2017

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South Africa wins at Inma Global Media Awards
South Africa wins at Inma Global Media Awards

40 Inma Global Media Awards winners were unveiled at the annual awards ceremony in New York this week and South Africa's Independent Media was amongst the winners

25 May 2017

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Top winner at New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Top winner at New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

‘Meet Graham', from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne's Public Service Announcement for client Transport Accident Commission Victoria was awarded the 2017 ‘Best of Show Award' at the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards

24 May 2017

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US heads country ranking in annual D&AD rankings
US heads country ranking in annual D&AD rankings

For the first time the US came out in front in terms of D&AD country rankings, with the UK and Australia taking the next consecutive spots

24 May 2017

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LIA updates - regional ‘Of the Year' awards now launched
LIA updates - regional ‘Of the Year' awards now launched

LIA has introduced regional ‘Of the Year' awards, in addition to its global ‘Of the Year' awards and regions include, Oceana (Australia and New Zealand), Asia, Europe, Middle East/Africa, North America and South America

24 May 2017

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LIA announces Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury

Michael Ritchie, MD and executive producer at Revolver/Will O'Rourke will head up the LIA Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury

22 May 2017

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Lions Innovation programme roars to the edge

Lions Innovation has released its programme of live tech demonstrations, immersive performances and the latest innovations in voice tech, bots, AI, IoT, AR and mixed realities

19 May 2017

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Vivendi sponsors Lions Entertainment, as programme is announced
Vivendi sponsors Lions Entertainment, as programme is announced

Vivendi has been announced as Lions Entertainment main sponsor, while the full Lions Entertainment programme is also announced

18 May 2017

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See It Be It has 15 female future creatives in 2017

The Cannes Lions' ‘See It Be It programme' has named 15 female future creative leaders who will attend as special guests of the festival

17 May 2017

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Winners, Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee with Lynne Wylie from Cinemark
SA winners of Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition announced

Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee from advertising agency, ninety9cents were announced as the SA winners of Ster-Kinekor Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition

By Juanita Pienaar 15 May 2017

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#OneShow2017: Enhancing SA's young creative yield

Today we find out from the One Show's SA Young Ones' student judges' about SA's significant creative talent and why we need to simplify to amplify and better promote design as a career possibility

By Leigh Andrews 12 May 2017

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Research indicates agencies not happy with briefing process

A recent study by World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) determined that the brief creation process still needs improvement

12 May 2017

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#OneShow2017: First night's winners!
#OneShow2017: First night's winners!

Winners of the first seven categories of the 44th One Show Awards have been announced at Cipriani Wall Street, with SA responsible for seven bronze pencils and 17 merit awards

11 May 2017

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Fighting sexism: ‘I love giving blow jobs to sandwiches’, says this model in the #WomenNotObjects campaign in the US. The Loeries aim to encourage local advertisers to celebrate work that acknowledges our humanity.
Ad awards prioritise humanity

Body language. Advertising in its simplest form is a brand's flirtation with a person. The way a brand makes a human feel will determine the relationship that follows between brand and consumer

By Suhana Gordhan 11 May 2017

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Opportunity to win all expenses paid trip to Cannes

The Michael Konig Young Journalist Bursary competition will enable a young journalist to attend the Cannes Lions, as a special guest, with travel and accommodation covered

11 May 2017

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Haviland and Van der Nest.
#OneShow2017: Dream come true for SA's Young Ones Portfolio winners

It was a really exciting night for South Africa at The One Show Young Ones Awards, where for the first time ever, South Africa took home three awards

By Ann Nurock 10 May 2017

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Michael Farmer of Farmer & Co, author of Madison Avenue Manslaughter.
#OneShow2017: Michael Farmer on fixing the problems in ad agencies

I chatted to Michael Farmer of Farmer & Co, author of the bestseller Madison Avenue Manslaughter and numerous articles on the state of the advertising industry, at the One Club's One Show Educators' Summit, part of their Creative Week

By Ann Nurock 9 May 2017

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#OneShow2017: Judging the Young Ones

You know who's on the Young Ones' judging panel and you know which student portfolios won accolades at the One Show last night. Now find out how judging worked, what the SA contingent was looking for from the global entries and their initial thoughts on the winning portfolios and work

By Leigh Andrews 9 May 2017

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