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#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling
#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

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PR firm Bell Pottinger puts UK arm into administration

LONDON - The UK arm of public relations firm Bell Pottinger entered administration on Tuesday after being 'heavily financially impacted' by the fallout from an alleged racially charged ad campaign in South Africa

13 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

Original photo of the Gupta brothers by Gallo Images, republished with permission from Daily Maverick.
Take that, Bell Pottinger: Guptas' PR firm given UK's harshest industry smackdown

Monday's reveal of the results of an independent review commissioned by Bell Pottinger into its work on the Gupta account was quickly overshadowed by the announcement that the PR industry regulator has handed down the harshest possible sanction to the firm

By Rebecca Davis 5 Sep 2017

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UK PR firm Bell Pottinger has been kicked out of its industry regulatory body
UK PR firm Bell Pottinger has been kicked out of its industry regulatory body

In a unanimous decision by a British PR regulatory body, the controversial UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger has been struck a fatal blow

By Kyle Cowan 5 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

L'Oreal drops trans model over controversial comments
L'Oreal drops trans model over controversial comments

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal confirmed it had dropped a British transgender model over comments the company deemed "at odds with our values,"

4 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants
Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants

There's a growing opportunity for South African digital businesses to harness the power of print to build their credibility, says Vaughan Patterson

By Vaughan Patterson 4 Aug 2017

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VR content should be engaging, relevant and appropriate

As virtual reality (VR) experiences become more prevalent and impressive, are we using VR for VR's sake?

By David Limbert 1 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Boomerang pet survey highlights role of pets within families
Boomerang pet survey highlights role of pets within families

A new study conducted by Boomerang highlights the starring roles that animals play within families, on and off-screen

20 Jul 2017

GLOBAL

South African emoji fans at Mandela Square in Sandton
The Emoji Movie fans set Guinness World Records title celebrating World Emoji Day

Emoji fans from all over the world set a Guinness World Records title, while celebrating the fourth annual World Emoji Day

17 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism
Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

LONDON - US social media giant Facebook launched a campaign in Britain on Friday to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa May after four terror attacks in three months

26 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

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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

UNITED KINGDOM

Guptas' PR got R8m job from govt
Guptas' PR got R8m job from govt

LONDON, UK: UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger has received at least one South African government tender, valued at more than R8m.

13 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Four realities facing brands today
Four realities facing brands today

We Communications' inaugural ‘Brands in Motion' study uncovers four realities that allow brands to embrace motion

9 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London
Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London

The annual EMEA Adobe Summit in London is a huge calendar event for us at Cognifide, as part of the WPP Adobe Alliance

By Kirsty Barkhuizen 6 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

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

SOUTH AFRICA

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies
WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

Team DDB South Africa with their D&AD Pencil.
SA's D&AD 2017 winners: DDB

With the D&AD 2017 winners revealed, I chatted to SA's lucky lot. Lawrence Katz, creative director at DDB, talks about the colour and content of their D&AD pencil box

By Leigh Andrews 5 May 2017

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FCB Africa’s joint-CCO, Jonathan Deeb.
SA's D&AD 2017 winners: FCB

With the D&AD 2017 winners revealed, I chatted to SA's lucky lot. FCB Africa's joint-CCO, Jonathan Deeb, talks about the colour and content of their D&AD pencil box

By Leigh Andrews 5 May 2017

GLOBAL

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Customers likely to share positive experiences as much as bad experiences

Research done by Yonder Digital Group found that UK consumers are as likely to share a good experience as a bad one

4 May 2017

GLOBAL

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Judging D&AD: The hustle and strive

Where do you find inspiration? As it happens, I found it on a windswept balcony overlooking Shoreditch

By Damon Stapleton 3 May 2017

GLOBAL

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations
Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

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Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies

28 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

D&AD Pencils
All the SA Pencil winners: D&AD 2017

All the winners of D&AD 2017 Pencils have been announced and we have the colours of the 13 South African entries that made the grade

28 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

26,000 pieces of work were entered into this year's D&AD Awards.
All the winners: Second day of D&AD 2017

The second set of D&AD Pencil winners have been announced, with an additional 10 South African entries making the grade in the final categories

26 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

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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

26 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

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

26 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

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

25 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WGSN press event in Cape Town
Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018

25 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

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

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