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Jodie Stranger, CEO UK group and president: global clients EMEA at Starcom, Publicis Media.
World Media Awards are open for entries

The World Media Awards 2018 (WMAs) have opened for entries, offering eight categories that will celebrate the best in cross platform, cross border, content-driven advertising

8 Nov 2017

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CNN to lead Pangaea Alliance

Pangaea is transitioning to a new lead partner and introducing tech and data capabilities to offer advertisers more opportunities to connect programmatically with a premium audience of over 200m monthly users

6 Nov 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

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D&AD launch call for entries and unveils global jury presidents

The 56th annual D&AD Awards are now open for entry, with two brand new categories announced to celebrate the very best work in an ever-evolving creative landscape

2 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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First speaker for Design Indaba Festival 2018 announced

British designer, Morag Myerscough is the first speaker announced for the Design Indaba Festival 2018

1 Nov 2017

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Shortlisted entries for 2017 Women in Marketing Awards announced

Women in Marketing (WIM) has announced the shortlisted entries for the 7th annual Women in Marketing Awards

23 Oct 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

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Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted

12 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Why social media sentiment matters, according to UK mobile study
Why social media sentiment matters, according to UK mobile study

Three UK has topped a sentiment analysis of UK mobile networks conducted by opinion mining company BrandsEye

12 Oct 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Pay back the money Bell Pottinger
Pay back the money Bell Pottinger

As the Bell Pottinger scandal dies down, the public relations industry in South Africa is reeling to pick up the pieces

By Regine le Roux 27 Sep 2017

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Pentawards 2017 - best of global packaging
Pentawards 2017 - best of global packaging

The world's best product packaging was displayed at the Pentawards 2017 in Barcelona this past week

27 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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