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Namibian agency Weathermen & Co wins MTC, FNB
Namibian agency Weathermen & Co wins MTC, FNB

Namibian ad agency Weathermen & Co Advertising, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List Group and The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, has won a five-way pitch for the ad account of mobile telecommunications provider, Mobile Telecommunications Limited

Issued by Weathermen & Co 10 hours ago

#Loeries2017: Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 goes to KFC's Mike Middleton
#Loeries2017: Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 goes to KFC's Mike Middleton

Mike Middleton, KFC Africa CMO, is the well-deserved recipient of this year's Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award for his contribution to the marketing and advertising industry over the duration of his career

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Pum Lefebure
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#Loeries2017: Design Army's Pum Lefebure on how to master the art of seduction

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and CCO of Design Army, based in Washington DC was the last speaker of the day at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, where she explained how marketing is a lot like dating, and how similarly falling in love with a brand goes from flirting to romance to seduction

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Conversion Science team scoops the 2017 EMEA Mobile Ads Certification Challenge Award
Conversion Science team scoops the 2017 EMEA Mobile Ads Certification Challenge Award

Conversion Science is one of the recipients of the 2017 EMEA Mobile Ad Award. The South African-based PPC and SEM digital agency team achieved an average of 90% for the exam

Issued by Conversion Science 3 days ago

Weera Saad
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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Sprout wins Google Bonanza
Sprout wins Google Bonanza

Sprout Performance Media Partners is celebrating after it recently won the Google Bonanza for its efforts in increasing its ad extension adoption rates

Issued by Sprout 3 days ago

#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch
#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch

The launch of Net#work BBDO's Creative#Director (#CD) coffee table book is set to take place at the culmination of Loeries' Student Portfolio Day directly after the DStv Seminar at a special cocktail evening later today around 17h00 on the ICC Balcony

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#Loeries2017: All the Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) categories. The print communication category includes newspaper advertising, sponsored by The Times, while the outdoor and out of home (OOH) category is sponsored by JCDecaux

17 Aug 2017

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought

An interview with Fort CEO Shukri Toefy, where he shares insights into the changing value chain of the new creative economy

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

FCB Cape Town creates dramatic new #SafelyHome commercial
FCB Cape Town creates dramatic new #SafelyHome commercial

Safely Home, the Western Cape Government's Department of Transport & Public Works' road safety campaign, has released a new hard-hitting TV commercial created by FCB Cape Town and Egg Films

Issued by FCB Africa 17 Aug 2017

Publicis Machine creates Stones Pool Table BOT - a clever idea and brilliant business solution
Publicis Machine creates Stones Pool Table BOT - a clever idea and brilliant business solution

For too long, advertising agencies have been stuck in an advertising silo, working as a supplier on what can be a long, complicated, and costly chain. Briefs are handed over, ideas are exchanged, advertising campaigns are produced

Issued by Publicis Machine 17 Aug 2017

Allon Raiz
#Loeries2017: Why small agencies fail (masterclass)

An interview with Allon Raiz, founder and CEO of Raizcorp to find out what one could expect to learn from his masterclass on ‘Why small agencies fail'

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: How to be future-fit for cyber challenges
#Loeries2017: How to be future-fit for cyber challenges

An interview with Johanna McDowell, founder and CEO of IAS on the changing agency/client relationship

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

Lorraine Landon
#Loeries2017: A deep dive into YouTube and video advertising (masterclass)

An interview with Lorraine Landon, head of agencies at Google South Africa to find out what one could expect to learn from the Google masterclasses on ‘YouTube: all you need to know for campaign success' and ‘video advertising: what works best when'

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

Make a bad decision from time to time
Make a bad decision from time to time

Why creative success requires bravery and intuition

By Adam Weber, Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 16 Aug 2017

Women in Marketing Awards 2016. ©
Women in Marketing Awards open to South African candidates

South African women in marketing can enter the international Women in Marketing Awards, which has identified a global need to celebrate women in marketing, advertising and communications

16 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: All the Integrated Campaign finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Integrated Campaign finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Integrated Campaign category, which is sponsored by AB In-Bev

16 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: All the Digital & Interactive Communication finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Digital & Interactive Communication finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Digital & Interactive Communication category, which is sponsored by Google

16 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: All the Communication Design finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Communication Design finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Communication Design category

16 Aug 2017

#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson
#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson

In this exclusive Loeries-slash-women's-month interview, Loeries 2017 regional judge Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co in Namibia, shares that a more inclusive world won't happen by itself

By Leigh Andrews 15 Aug 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: How sour milk founded a sweet business empire... and how to Gupta a well-known saying

One of the greeting card platitudes that annoys me is the one that says: “You can be anything you want to be”

By Brendan Seery 15 Aug 2017

99c appoints managing director for Lusaka
99c appoints managing director for Lusaka

Natasha Omokhodion-Banda, 99c's newly appointed MD of the Lusaka office, will be responsible for heading up the agency's operations, and ultimately, growing the agency into broader Africa

Issued by Ninety9cents 15 Aug 2017

Revlon selects WPP's Grey and MediaCom as global agencies of record
Revlon selects WPP's Grey and MediaCom as global agencies of record

Revlon recently announced the appointment of Grey as its global creative agency of record and MediaCom as its global media agency of record

Issued by Grey 15 Aug 2017

London International Awards speakers. Images supplied.
Speakers selected for London International Awards

London International Awards has announced the lineup of speakers for the sixth annual Creative LIAisons programme, taking place in Las Vegas from 4-7 October 2017

15 Aug 2017

César Vacchiano
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

Tanja Lategan, Creative Spark's new MD
Tanja Lategan appointed as Creative Spark's new MD

Creative Spark has announced the appointment of new managing director, Tanja Lategan (former Primedia Online CEO), who will steer the digital agency through its next phase of growth and ramp up the company's integrated marketing offering

14 Aug 2017

Virseker backs Pendoring all the way
Virseker backs Pendoring all the way

Proudly Afrikaans insurance brand Virseker has underlined its passion for the language with the announcement of its co-sponsorship of the 2017 Pendoring Advertising Awards

Issued by Pendoring 11 Aug 2017

Restriction on liquor advertising - Is the industry ready for the 'liquor amendment bill' outcome?
Restriction on liquor advertising - Is the industry ready for the 'liquor amendment bill' outcome?

Join AMASA Joburg as they host the South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (SALBA) to get an update on the "liquor amendment bill"

Issued by AMASA 11 Aug 2017

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Newspaper woes send Murdoch's News Corp into red

NEW YORK - US media group News Corp on Thursday reported a loss in the past quarter, hit by declines in advertising and writedowns at its global newspapers

11 Aug 2017

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