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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

Debra Mallowah, VP personal care at Unilever, Nairobi.
#Loeries2016: #Unstereotype advertising: good for people, good for brands

The DStv Seminar of Creativity is a highlight of the Loeries Creative Week for many, jam-packed with innovation-boosting talks by industry leaders

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Aug 2016

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MMA Smarties Awards: Rewarding creativity in mobile & winners list

The MMA SA (Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa) Smarties Awards 2016 took place at the beautiful Sky Bar at the Maharani Elangeni Hotel (list of winners)

By Beverley Klein 19 Aug 2016

Sarah Personette, VP global business marketing, Facebook. Source: Gallo Images.
#Loeries2016: Creating thumb-stopping creative in the mobile revolution

If you had any doubt about the mobile revolution, you should know this: research shows that the next billion people are going to come online through mobile

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: Of ownership and multiculturalism
#Loeries2016: Of ownership and multiculturalism

The dreadlocked founder of Amusement Park, Jimmy Smith, believes ownership and working with people who are different from you create magic

By Nicci Botha 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: Africa to lead the mobile creative revolution
#Loeries2016: Africa to lead the mobile creative revolution

This year's DStv Seminar of Creativity started off with an inspirational bang, delivered in the form of Sarah Personette, VP global business marketing at Facebook

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: "Question bravely, answer boldly"
#Loeries2016: "Question bravely, answer boldly"

One of the creative leaders speaking at the DStv Seminar of Creativity was Laura Jordan-Bambach, the creative partner at Mr President in London

By Beverley Klein 19 Aug 2016

#Loeries2016: The channels of communication have changed
#Loeries2016: The channels of communication have changed

The annual PRISA Conference dives into trends, insights, research and all subjects related to the PR industry. The second day of the 2016 version of the conference, on Thursday 18 August, saw some interesting topics emerge

By Beverley Klein 18 Aug 2016

[Loeries 2015] Unilever's Justin Apsey on purpose-driven marketing
Unilever's Justin Apsey on purpose-driven marketing

Ann Nurock spoke to Justin Apsey, Vice President of Brand Building Home & Surface Care at Unilever during the Loeries Creative Week Durban. Unilever won one gold, three silver and seven bronze at the awards on Saturday and Sunday night

By Ann Nurock 21 Aug 2015

[Loeries 2015] Cell C on breakthrough creative work
Cell C on breakthrough creative work

There was a lot of controversy around Cell C's latest advertising campaign, Dog, and during Loeries Creative Week Durban, Ann Nurock spoke to Cell C's Executive Head: Marketing, Doug Mattheus

By Ann Nurock 20 Aug 2015

[Loeries 2015] Sydney Mbhele on the impact of creativity in business
Sydney Mbhele on the impact of creativity in business

During Loeries Creative Week Durban, Ann Nurock spoke to Sydney Mbhele, Divisional Executive: Group Marketing at Nedbank about how agencies need to really understand business

By Ann Nurock 19 Aug 2015

[Loeries 2015] Sanlam on marketing in a corporate environment
Sanlam on marketing in a corporate environment

Ann Nurock spoke to Mariska Oosthuizen, Head of Brand and Sonja Sanders, Head of Marketing at Sanlam, during Loeries Creative Week Durban 2015, on how creativity must be commercial

By Ann Nurock 18 Aug 2015

Jason Xenopoulos
It's not about advertising... It's about people

The weather isn't the only similarity between Loeries Durban and Cannes Lions - another is the quality of this year's speakers at the Creative Seminar

By Jason Xenopoulos, Issued by The Loeries 17 Aug 2015

[Loeries 2015] Unilever's Stan Sthanunathan on creativity in the marketing industry
Unilever's Stan Sthanunathan on creativity in the marketing industry

Ann Nurock, our media correspondent, is at Loeries Creative Week in Durban. She had a chance to speak to Stan Sthanunathan, senior vice president - consumer & market insights at Unilever

By Ann Nurock 15 Aug 2015

Loeries Awards 2015: The Durban twist
Loeries Awards 2015: The Durban twist

From as far back as the wall-to-wall carpet days in Sun City, each host location for the Loeries has brought its own flavour to the event. Durban is promising to do the same this year

By Tseliso Rangaka 6 Aug 2015

Forever is a long time
Forever is a long time

Years ago, a vehicle manufacturer ran a campaign where women could test drive their vehicle. I responded and booked a test drive - not a positive experience for me

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Apr 2015

'Doing good, is good business'
'Doing good, is good business'

Brands that do work that does 'good', will also do well in today's marketplace. This was the core message from Loeries 2014 - not only from the great talks, but it was also reflected in the work that won the top accolades

By Louise Marsland 22 Sep 2014

Loeries 2014: "F*ck the formula" because there is no formula
Loeries 2014: "F*ck the formula" because there is no formula

With an impressive CV read out to attendees by outgoing Loeries chairman Xolisa Dyeshana, Patrick Baron, ECD of McCann Melbourne took to the stage at the DStv Seminar of Creativity on Friday, September 2014, dubbing his talk "F*ck the formula" (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2014

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