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#Loeries2017: KFC's sad radio ads win a Grand Prix, not quite the saddest thing of all
#Loeries2017: KFC's sad radio ads win a Grand Prix, not quite the saddest thing of all

Ogilvy Johannesburg did particularly well at the Loeries this year, as runner up (in second place) to the Agency of the Year with 17 awards, the highlight being a Grand Prix in the Radio Station Commercials category for its KFC Double Down Sad Man Meal campaign

By Jessica Tennant 5 Sep 2017

#Loeries2017: TBWA\Raad on winning a Grand Prix in the ‘mother of all categories'
#Loeries2017: TBWA\Raad on winning a Grand Prix in the ‘mother of all categories'

TBWA\Raad, The Disruption Company, not only took home a Grand Prix for Nissan's Camelpower integrated campaign at this year's Loerie Awards, but also two silvers and one bronze

By Jessica Tennant 25 Aug 2017

Dani Richa and Gau Narayanan
#Loeries2017: Strategy and creativity have to work together says Grand Prix winners, BBDO

Impact BBDO's Dani Richa and Net#work BBDO's Gau Narayanan shares combined insights into BBDO's Loeries 2017 experience

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: Be stupid, fail harder and give it all away, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright
#Loeries2017: Be stupid, fail harder and give it all away, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright

BSSP's Keith Cartwright shares five disciplines at the Dstv Seminar of Creativity that has crafted his mind and gave him focus. Here we look at the last three

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: Doubt yourself and steal, if you want to be great, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright
#Loeries2017: Doubt yourself and steal, if you want to be great, says BSSP's Keith Cartwright

BSSP's Keith Cartwright shares five disciplines at the Dstv Seminar of Creativity that has crafted his mind and gave him focus. Here we look at the first two

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Aug 2017

#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 19 Aug 2017

Pum Lefebure
Photo by Gallo Images/Alistair Nicoll
#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 19 Aug 2017

Weera Saad
Gallo Images
#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 18 Aug 2017

#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 18 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

#Loeries2017: The Business of Comedy
#Loeries2017: The Business of Comedy

An interview with Donovan Goliath, founder of entertainment company Goliath and Goliath and two years running Loeries Creative Voice, on running a creative business and turning comedic ideas into monetary gains

By Jessica Tennant 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

#Loeries2017: What the hell happened to women in leadership? Facebook's Nunu Ntshingila comments...
#Loeries2017: What the hell happened to women in leadership? Facebook's Nunu Ntshingila comments...

Something Facebook Africa's regional director, Nunu Ntshingila finds interesting having spent much time in advertising is that despite there being no shortage of women in the industry, there don't seem to be nearly enough in leadership roles

By Jessica Tennant 10 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: Open Chair starts a movement amongst women in advertising
#Loeries2017: Open Chair starts a movement amongst women in advertising

On the eve of Women's Day, women in advertising gathered to start a conversation that will hopefully inspire generations to come

By Jessica Tennant 10 Aug 2017

The Loeries' big picture at Cannes Lions
The Loeries' big picture at Cannes Lions

We posted a selection of unusual pics to our social media feeds during Cannes Lions earlier this year. While it was a bit of fun; a way to not take oneself too seriously, it also served as a good way to show off all the amazing creative people in our industry

By Andrew Human 4 Aug 2017

Fighting sexism: ‘I love giving blow jobs to sandwiches’, says this model in the #WomenNotObjects campaign in the US. The Loeries aim to encourage local advertisers to celebrate work that acknowledges our humanity.
Ad awards prioritise humanity

Body language. Advertising in its simplest form is a brand's flirtation with a person. The way a brand makes a human feel will determine the relationship that follows between brand and consumer

By Suhana Gordhan 11 May 2017

#InnovationMonth: GWK building rockets, winning awards and innovating for agriculture
#InnovationMonth: GWK building rockets, winning awards and innovating for agriculture

"The objective of the campaign is to highlight the innovation, imagination, and passion that are intrinsic to being a farmer." - Neil de Klerk

By Cari Coetzee 19 Sep 2016

Gooding-Kobus with WE SA's GM, James Wilson
PR in the boardroom - pipedream or reality?

As they exited the lift, the alarm and pitch in their voices made me think there was a medical emergency, or that a woman had gone into labour in the foyer of our hotel. "Our lives are over if we don't get this right. We're dead, dude," barks ad man one. "That's right," intercepts ad man two, "We're about to miss the print deadline." And so began my Loeries Creative Week at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban

By Sarah Gooding-Kobus 29 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: Year of the chicken
#Loeries2016: Year of the chicken

I was privileged to judge the Communication Design category at Loeries 2016. I have to say that it was a most energising and inspiring two days

By Bronwen Rautenbach 29 Aug 2016

Josephine Buys
Celebrating women at the Loeries

There was a strong line-up of talented and accomplished female speakers at the DStv Seminar of Creativity and women featured prominently in the Loeries judges and award-winners

By Josephine Buys, Issued by IAB South Africa 25 Aug 2016

Wilson at the PRISA Conference
Of doers and criticisers

"You get two types of people in the workplace, those that get stuck in and 'do' and those that sit on the sidelines, observe and then critique what has been done"

By James Wilson 25 Aug 2016

Bridget Harpur
#Loeries2016: The power of partnerships in brand building

I spent some time with Bridget Harpur, brand manager of brand marketing for Volkswagen SA during Loeries® Creative Week™ Durban to discuss the importance of trust and partnerships in building great brands

By Ann Nurock 24 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: Thanking creativity!
#Loeries2016: Thanking creativity!

The second night of the Loeries Awards provided accolades for the big categories such as TV and Radio, with FoxP2, Ogilvy & Mather and Network BBDO featuring strongly

By Beverley Klein 21 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: Ntshingila inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame
#Loeries2016: Ntshingila inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame

Nunu Ntshingila, head of Facebook Africa, has just notched up another success on her career belt, with the announcement at the Loerie Awards that she's being inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame

By Ann Nurock 21 Aug 2016

From left: Nicci Botha, Bizcommunity group editor; Bev Klein, Bizcommunity marketing and media editor; Laura Jordan-Bambach, creative partner Mr President, London UK; Susan Credle, global chief creative officer, FCB, NY; Pasqua Heard, Bizcommunity editorial assistant; Lauren Hartzenberg, Bizcommunity group editor. Image credit © Terry Levin
#WomensMonth: A celebration of women at the 2016 Loeries

As South Africans rejoice the 800m victory of home girl Caster Semenya at the Rio Olympics last night, 20 August 2016, a bunch of trailblazing women have been celebrated at Loeries Creative Week Durban

By Terry Levin 21 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: The theory of stress wood
#Loeries2016: The theory of stress wood

Besides imparting a whole lot of knowledge on the advertising, Jimmy Smith also gave a botany lesson that probably would serve as good advice when venturing into your own business

By Nicci Botha 21 Aug 2016

Suhana Gordhan - ©Gallo Images
#Loeries2016: Transformation at the forefront of the industry

The first night of the Loeries 2016 Awards took place at the Durban ICC on 20 August. Although a rainy evening, the creative and excited atmosphere quickly heated things up.

By Beverley Klein 21 Aug 2016

Credle in action at the seminar. © Photo by Alistair Nicoll/2016 Loerie Awards on Gallo Images.
The state of advertising 2016, madames and Madmen

The Loeries Creative Week currently well underway in Durban, South Africa, is giving local and global industry opinion leaders the chance to network and share their views on best practice and the state of the industry

By Terry Levin 20 Aug 2016

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