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#Newsmaker: In Touch Media's newly appointed Lyn Jones on OOH

Lyn Jones was recently appointed regional manager for out of home media company, In Touch Media. She believes the OOH landscape is "evolving into a strategic and imperative medium to have within the media mix” and is particularly looking forward to

By Jessica Tennant 7 hours ago

FCB Joburg celebrates another SA first at the One Show
FCB Joburg celebrates another SA first at the One Show

FCB Joburg is celebrating another South African first and its radio advertising prowess with its ‘War of Words - Anniversary Forgotten' commercial for NetFlorist

Issued by FCB Africa 9 hours ago

Ross Chowles.
#OneShow2017: Reflections with Ross Chowles

One of the biggest drawcards to this year's One Show Creative week was the Educators' summit workshop sessions. Our very own Ross Chowles presented one of these. I chatted to him post-Creative Week for his One Show reflections

By Leigh Andrews 11 hours ago

Michael Ritchie, MD/Executive Producer: Revolver/Will O'Rourke ©
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

11 hours ago

Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)
Gen X: From rebellious, slacker youth generation to trailblazers of profound social change (part 1)

Christian Kurz, senior vice president, global insights for Viacom International Media Networks unpacks the media company's latest global study and some game-changing insights on Generation X

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#NewCampaign: Surf's School of Shine
#NewCampaign: Surf's School of Shine

Surf Washing Power and Liquorice have just launched a digital billboard activation showcasing the CVs of real-life women to help them launch their careers

3 days ago

Apex Awards jury announced
Apex Awards jury announced

The annual Apex Awards, hosted by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), has announced its jury for the 2017 awards

3 days ago

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Allan Gray lets go of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town

NEWSWATCH: Allan Gray has let go of ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, effective 31 July, and is in the process of appointing a new agency to manage the account

3 days ago

Top international creatives to head Loeries judging panels
Top international creatives to head Loeries judging panels

Four global creative leaders are heading for South Africa in August for the annual Loeries Creative Week in Durban. The four will head up key jury panels as well as speak at the DStv Seminar of Creativity

Issued by Loeries 3 days ago

Engen puts a little F1 in your tank - literally
Engen puts a little F1 in your tank - literally

Engen Primax Unleaded, which has the same fuel technology and engineering that has powered the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One team to three world championships, is now available at Engen forecourts in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia

Issued by FCB Africa 3 days ago

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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

3 days ago

Toyota Hilux parks itself in the premium space with Kipling-inspired commercial
Toyota Hilux parks itself in the premium space with Kipling-inspired commercial

Toyota South Africa is positioning the much-loved Toyota Hilux as a truly premium vehicle with a new commercial that celebrates its more aspirational qualities, while holding on to the marque's authentic, South African charm

Issued by FCB Africa 18 May 2017

Advertising vs adtech - is there a difference?
Advertising vs adtech - is there a difference?

Digital has been a buzzword in the advertising fraternity for some time now. A fair portion of ad spend is being attributed to digital advertising, but is it being channelled in the right direction to get the best return on investment?..

Issued by Ads24 18 May 2017

Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2016
Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2016

Kantar Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates SA's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the best liked by the South African audience

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 18 May 2017

Engage Joe Public MD, Keri-Ann Stanton
#Prisms2017 winners: Engage Joe Public

The 2017 Prism Awards took place at a ceremony at The Park House of Events on 6 May 2017 and I chatted to some of the gold winners

By Juanita Pienaar 18 May 2017

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

The Most Eligible Bachelor” campaign from Ogilvy Africa for OL Pejeta Conservancy.
Agencies shine at African Cristal Festival 2017

Agencies shine at African Cristal Festival 2017, held over the weekend, with Ogilvy Africa named Best Agency on the continent

17 May 2017

Loeries Africa Middle East extends deadline for entries
Loeries Africa Middle East extends deadline for entries

The deadline to enter the Loeries has been extended to 31 May, giving marketers and agencies an extra two weeks to be part of Africa and the Middle East's biggest creative awards

Issued by Loeries 17 May 2017

The See It Be It 2017 group with Sarah Watson and Awards Director Simon Cook ©
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

Dan Mace of Egg Films.
The producers' wrap: Dan Mace of Egg Films

I spoke to some of the people responsible for SA's recent One Show-winning work, behind the scenes. First up is Dan Mace of Egg Films.

By Leigh Andrews 17 May 2017

Ninety9cents' young talent to represent South Africa at Cannes Lions
Ninety9cents' young talent to represent South Africa at Cannes Lions

Two of Ninety9cents' employees, Amri Botha (post production editor) and Carina Coetzee (copywriter), were awarded top prize in the South African leg of the Cinemark 48-hour Cannes Young Lions competition

Issued by Ninety9Cents 17 May 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: Songs in the key of family life... another Volkswagen hit

My aunt used to say, years ago when my children were small, that I would wish I could “just put a brick on top of them to stop them growing”meaning that your kids become adults in the blink of an eye - and then you wish you had paid more attention when they were cute

16 May 2017

FCB Cape Town puts pen to paper for Exclusive Books
FCB Cape Town puts pen to paper for Exclusive Books

FCB Cape Town was inspired by classic writers such as Virginia Woolf and Franz Kafka to ‘put pen to paper' in its latest campaign for Exclusive Books

Issued by FCB Africa 16 May 2017

A conscious move towards greatness
A conscious move towards greatness

Joe Public United has been selected as a finalist in this year's inaugural Conscious Companies Awards, which celebrates the journey of human evolution and business leaders and focuses on business values

Issued by Joe Public United 16 May 2017

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From pre-roll quickies to extended video views with WebAfrica

You may have already encountered WebAfrica's extended pre-roll YouTube ad. In total, it's 2 minutes 47 seconds of, well, skipping, but not in the way you usually associate ‘skipping' with ‘YouTube ads'

By Leigh Andrews 16 May 2017

Marketers need to deliver creative that makes a lasting impression and focus less on functional messages
Marketers need to deliver creative that makes a lasting impression and focus less on functional messages

Kantar Millward Brown research has found that just 15% of ads deliver messages that people can quickly absorb

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 16 May 2017

Dan Mace joins Egg Films
Dan Mace joins Egg Films

Dan Mace, last year's CFP-e/Shots Young Directors Awards winner from Africa, has joined Egg Films and hit the ground running, going straight into a YouTube campaign with producer Vjorn du Toit

Issued by Egg Films 16 May 2017

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

All for one: The idea of the multi-cultural friend group used to be a staple of rainbowist advertising.
Can we talk about race and advertising?

What's it like as a person of colour working in the ad industry? Ad industry freelancer Nas Hoosen unpacks the dilemma

By Nas Hoosen 15 May 2017

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