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The Brave Group is an assembly of specialist marketing and communication companies that work independently or as a group to guide clients towards more interesting, braver solutions to business challenges.

Jacquin Botha, creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer.
Q&A w/ Jacquin Botha: Stay curious. Stay hungry. Stay winning!

Jacquin Botha is a man who wears many hats (literally and figuratively), including that of creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer. Here he chats to us about his journey thus far, the state of the advertising industry, what makes award-winning work and what is next for him looking forward...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 hours ago

Dan Mace in action, in his Not Normal studio. Image © Mace
How Dan Mace embraced his otherness to enhance his true creativity

SA-born filmmaker now based in New York, Dan Mace, was the speaker at Creative Mornings Cape Town's first event of the year, where he spoke through all things surreal, and how to put your otherness to your creative advantage...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Feb 2019

Controversial trends and tough questions to be asked at the 2019 Nedbank IMC Conference as marketing gets nak*d
Controversial trends and tough questions to be asked at the 2019 Nedbank IMC Conference as marketing gets nak*d

The 2019 Nedbank IMC Conference's agenda will be jam-packed with powerhouse players in the marketing and advertising world who will be sharing their views on trends driving the space in 2019...

Issued by IMC Conference 4 hours ago

Roundtable participants discussing industry issues in Cape Town last week.
Can broadcast media disrupt traditional buying structures to accommodate startup businesses?

Can performance-based pricing models be the future of offline advertising in South Africa? This is one of the industry issues that were discussed in a roundtable discussion in Cape Town last week...

By Irina Herf 1 day ago

The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers
The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers

Authenticity is a key component in influencer marketing. But studies show that brands often shy away from terms like 'sponsored' and '#ad' on paid partnership posts, for fear of having a negative impact on consumer perception...

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 1 day ago

D&AD announces judging criteria for D&AD Awards 2019
D&AD announces judging criteria for D&AD Awards 2019

This year's D&AD judging criteria has been designed to spotlight and highlight creative excellence according to discipline as the first deadline for entries approaches (20 February)...

1 day ago

New year, new wins, new brutally simple solutions
New year, new wins, new brutally simple solutions

The always ambitious M&C Saatchi Abel has begun 2019 with a bang by adding several big name brands - including the likes of Tafel Radler and Continental Tyres - to its ever-expanding client list...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 1 day ago

To compare or not to compare
To compare or not to compare

Belinda Kayton, media strategist at The MediaShop says that comparative advertising isn't rude, it could be brilliant!...

By Belinda Kayton 15 Feb 2019

Outstream video: Five-second waiting period, for who?
Outstream video: Five-second waiting period, for who?

Instant access to information at our fingertips gives you the power to make decisions faster, better and more efficiently. However, one of the most daunting tasks is waiting for those five seconds before you can watch that video you want to watch...

By Riaan Sunny 15 Feb 2019

Chris Moerdyk
PR and ad agencies don't understand their clients

One of the greatest disconnects in the world of marketing is the lack of understanding by PR and advertising agencies of their clients...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 15 Feb 2019

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South African entry wins best foreign film at The One Club's One Screen Film Festival

Bheki The Mbhaco Maker by FCB Africa, Johannesburg for South African Tourism was announced as the winner in the Foreign Film category at last night's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival...

14 Feb 2019

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Stealing from the Super Bowl

What can we as South Africans learn from this carnival of capitalist creativity?...

By Lucas van Vuuren 14 Feb 2019

Amstel shows off its timeless beer through the ages
Amstel shows off its timeless beer through the ages

This year sees Amstel Lager launch a new campaign that puts its bold quality taste in the limelight. A taste that remains unchanged since the very first bottle landed on our shores...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 14 Feb 2019

Indoor LED marketing displays
Indoor LED marketing displays

Decreasing costs, better quality hardware and changes in customer expectations are driving change in the retail environment. Also, marketers want more! More flexibility, and more client engagement...

Issued by One Digital Media 13 Feb 2019

Havas South Africa appoints Human Resources and Transformation Director
Havas South Africa appoints Human Resources and Transformation Director

Havas' new Human Resources and Transformation Director, Sameeha Muthen, will be based in Johannesburg, working across the Havas Village, leading with people management, talent development and transformation...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 13 Feb 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: SA boykie's Super Bowl ad shines

But Tops at Spar's 'Sip of the Nation' social media campaign, which played on the State of the Nation address on Thursday night, was stretching it too much...

By Brendan Seery 12 Feb 2019

Assessing marketing for business relevance
Assessing marketing for business relevance

Two different Forrester reports published in 2018 ring the alarm bells for branding, communications and traditional advertising agencies...

By Jonathan Houston, Issued by HKLM 12 Feb 2019

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#NewBiz: Distell appoints WPP

Distell has appointed WPP's Team Liquid, a global holding company, to manage the full spectrum of its marketing communications for the company's portfolio of brands...

12 Feb 2019

Is your idea award-worthy?
Is your idea award-worthy?

As submissions open for Cannes Lions 2019, DAN SA catches up with Mike Middleton, multiaward-winning brand strategist and futurist, about what makes award-worthy work. (Plus, a few words from Koo Govender on awards entries.)...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 12 Feb 2019

Ticket sales have opened for the 2019 Bookmark Awards
Ticket sales have opened for the 2019 Bookmark Awards

IAB SA has announced that ticket sales are now open for 11th Annual Bookmark Awards that will be held at The Forum, Bryanston on 28 March 2019...

12 Feb 2019

Bayeza: Breaking boundaries
Bayeza: Breaking boundaries

The Boomtown Bayeza internship programme achieved a 100% employment rate for its 2018 graduates, and it's looking to recruit talent for 2019...

Issued by Boomtown 11 Feb 2019

Location targeting case study
Location targeting case study

Vicinity Media is always innovating in the location space, in this case study we investigate delivering different messages to consumer's based on how far they were from the clients physical store...

Issued by Vicinity Media 11 Feb 2019

Strategy: The debate rages on
Strategy: The debate rages on

Just over a week ago an article was published: The Secrets No Advertising Strategist Will Tell You, which caused a flurry of conversation amongst the strategy team at VML SA. Jess Barrett, strategic lead at VML has written an article in response...

By Jessica Barrett 11 Feb 2019

Confirmed Gerety Awards jurors: Nunu Ntshingila, regional director of Facebook Africa; Susan Credle, global CCO of FCB; Merlee Cruz-Jayme, "Chairmom" and CCO of Dentsu Jayme Syfu; as well as Rosie Arnold, former CCO of AMV BBDO.
#FairnessFirst: Readdressing advertising gender equality behind-the-scenes, with the Gerety Awards

The global Gerety Awards have launched, signalling a marked shift in award shows themselves redefining their role, especially as much of the advertising industry is aiming to redefine itself in these tricky times...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Feb 2019

Coca-Cola responds to "vagina" can incident
Coca-Cola responds to "vagina" can incident

#NEWSWATCH: As a result of one of its cans with the XiTsonga word: "Xitombo" (vagina) printed on it having gone viral on social media last week, Coca-Cola has announced that it will be terminating its nationwide Share a Coke activation at the end of February...

8 Feb 2019

3 reasons why influencer marketing sucks right now
3 reasons why influencer marketing sucks right now

The term 'influencer marketing' has never been sexier than now, but many agencies are not getting it right. Welcome to the world of micro influencers...

By Marc Kornberger 8 Feb 2019

The Super Bowl - the story you didn't know
The Super Bowl - the story you didn't know

Richard Lord, media and operations director for newly created Media Agency - Meta Media - discusses the recent Super Bowl and includes the #StoryBehindTheStory...

By Richard Lord 8 Feb 2019

Amasa Workshop 2019 promises to be the best ever
Amasa Workshop 2019 promises to be the best ever

The Amasa Workshop, which has been presented to sold-out audiences since 2016, promises to deliver the best-ever programme in 2019 - and bookings are now open!..

Issued by Amasa 8 Feb 2019

#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign
#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign

Ackermans' latest Valentine's Day campaign, 'I Am Me' (#IAmMe) was conceptualised and produced in partnership with the retailer's lead creative agency 99c and is calling on South African women to celebrate their true selves and each other...

7 Feb 2019

#Newsmaker: Jared Kushner appointed CD at Digitas Liquorice
#Newsmaker: Jared Kushner appointed CD at Digitas Liquorice

Jared Kushner has been appointed creative director at Digitas Liquorice Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2019

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