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LIA announces new competition, Social Influencers, chaired by Phil Ranta

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced a new competition, chaired by Phil Ranta, to validate the importance of the Social Influencer

1 day ago

Markstry heads north - and GOtv loves it
Markstry heads north - and GOtv loves it

Briefed by Ireland/Davenport to shoot two ads for GOtv - one each for the Kenyan and Nigerian markets - Markstry headed for Nairobi and its notorious traffic

Issued by Spitfire Films 1 day ago

UK Advertising Expenditure 2016
UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

UK has a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn

1 day ago

Screengrabs from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: Don't hide away from reality... and know the difference between thunder and lightning

The best advertising is always based on a fundamental understanding of human nature - what the people in the marketing business call “basic human truth”. If you can tap into that, you don't have to waste any time explaining or repeating - everybody gets it first time around

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

Amber Finlay
Amber Finlay heads up jury for LIA The New category

Amber Finlay, global brand ambassador at Converse will be the jury president of the LIA's The New category

1 day ago

Image from the first day of D&AD 2017.
All the winners: First day of D&AD 2017

The first set of D&AD Pencil winners have been announced, with three SA entries making the grade in the first eight categories

1 day ago

Sprout earns its Premier Google Partner badge
Sprout earns its Premier Google Partner badge

South African digital media buying agency Sprout Performance Partners is now a Premier Google Partner; a specialist agency that has been trained and certified by Google to best manage online advertising

Issued by Sprout 1 day ago

IAB SA/PwC online adspend study - Have you been left out?
IAB SA/PwC online adspend study - Have you been left out?

PwC and the IAB have performed a domestic digital advertising expenditure analysis for the past three years, with various market participants both from the online and mobile publishing and agency sector contributing

Issued by IAB South Africa 2 days ago

Raymond So, AFAA chairman
AFAA to promote Ad Stars annual creative festival in Korea

The Asian Federation of Advertising Associations says its members will play a bigger role in promoting Ad Stars, a creative festival held annually in Korea

2 days ago

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In 10 years, magazine sales have halved

What does this mean? Well, lots of things, but it's certainly not the catastrophe many would have you believe

By Chris Brewer 2 days ago

Lindemann and Latief of MediamarkSA.
Mediamark makes sure you're upskilled and in the know

The Radisson Blu La Vendome in Sea Point was buzzing on Thursday, 23 March 2017 with marketers and agency creatives excited for the launch of Mediamark's In the Know Now

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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Five reasons why a professional business sign makes bottom-line sense

A professional business sign can either be and asset, making you stand out in a competitive marketplace or a liability

By Chans Weber 3 days ago

Mpange Chapeshamano
#Newsmaker: Mpange Chapeshamano makes an Avatar comeback

Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

King James Group’s chief creative officer Alistair King
King James Group drinks in their global win

King James Group's chief creative officer Alistair King says the time when independent local agencies couldn't really expect to work in international brands because of how multinationals tied up the brands at a global level are over

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2017

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Two weeks left to express your opinion on replacing Amps

Marketers and agencies have to express their interest in replacing Amps before 3 May 2017

21 Apr 2017

Clio Awards announce 2017 jury, includes Fran Luckin
Clio Awards announce 2017 jury, includes Fran Luckin

Clio Awards have selected the jury for the 2017 awards but are still calling for more creative nominations

21 Apr 2017

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Grow your storytelling, grow your brand

In prehistoric times, great stories were told sitting around a campfire. In the glow of the flames storytellers would share exciting tales to impart information, to teach, to encourage and to entertain. Storytelling is an evolutionary mechanism crucial to human communication and central to our success

By Parusha Partab 20 Apr 2017

Red Cherry Interactive reveals Spot On competition winner
Red Cherry Interactive reveals Spot On competition winner

Congratulations to Lisa Vorster from Initiative Media, Red Cherry Interactive's Spot On competition winner, who has won R5,000!

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 20 Apr 2017

The Newsroom rolls out self-service ad platform for South Africa
The Newsroom rolls out self-service ad platform for South Africa

The Newsroom, one of South Africa's leading native ad platforms, has opened the self-service option for any small or medium business looking to advertise, on a pay-per-click basis

Issued by The Newsroom 20 Apr 2017

Four questions: Camilla Clerke on being a Cannes Lions judge in Mobile
Four questions: Camilla Clerke on being a Cannes Lions judge in Mobile

Hellocomputer's creative director, Camilla Clerke, has been asked to attend the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity as a judge in the Mobile category. She answers four questions about her coming task

Issued by Hellocomputer 20 Apr 2017

Faris Yakob, author of ‘Paid attention: Innovative advertising for a digital world’.
The ‘New' category at LIA reshapes itself

Almost a decade ago, the London International Awards (LIAs) collaborated with Faris Yakob, author of Paid attention: Innovative advertising for a digital world, to conceptualise the New category to recognise work that sat outside traditional media definitions

20 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week
Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017

20 Apr 2017

Andrew Allison, head of IAB SA Regulatory Affairs Council 
 (IAB SA) and Elizabeth de Stadler, consumer rights expert.
ASA in crisis - seeks industry support at AGM next week

The crisis surrounding the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has deepened since it was placed in business rescue last year and its supporters are calling on the industry to attend the AGM and ‘Save the ASA' event on Tuesday 25 April 2017 at the SAB ‘World Of Beer' 15 President Street Newtown Johannesburg

19 Apr 2017

Toyota demonstrates how taking care preserves functionality, looks - beautifully
Toyota demonstrates how taking care preserves functionality, looks - beautifully

A new campaign from FCB Joburg for Toyota Customer Services is demonstrating how taking care of your Toyota throughout its life cycle will preserve its functionality and its appearance

Issued by FCB Africa 19 Apr 2017

New York Festivals World's Best Advertising Awards announces 2017 finalists
New York Festivals World's Best Advertising Awards announces 2017 finalists

The New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2017 finalists from entries submitted from 57 countries

19 Apr 2017

#OrchidsandOnions: The power of a still image trumps lazy copywriting every time
#OrchidsandOnions: The power of a still image trumps lazy copywriting every time

I was having an interesting discussion last week with someone who is in the image processing business and he was lamenting the fact that there is so much video around these days - in all areas of life, not just in the marketing sector - that it is becoming like wallpaper and in danger of losing its impact

By Brendan Seery 18 Apr 2017

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Real-time advertising can catapult newspapers to greater revenues

Publications can improve advertising revenues if they take advantage of real-time print adverts and that will help not only their ailing fortunes but the ailing fortunes of publishing printers, too

By Vaughan Patterson 18 Apr 2017

Donald Gunn
Good Report 2016 Best Campaign promoting good causes goes to Nivea Doll

The Good Report, a collaboration between ACT Responsible and The Gunn Report, identifies the campaigns, agencies, networks and advertisers that use creative campaigns to promote sustainability and social responsibility

18 Apr 2017

Celebrating 10 years of creative excellence and successful brand-building
Celebrating 10 years of creative excellence and successful brand-building

While celebrating a landmark 10 years in business, The Marketing Kraal is making plans to enter the next phase with a bang

Issued by The Marketing Kraal 18 Apr 2017

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