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What does the shuffling of the big guys mean for smaller agencies?
What does the shuffling of the big guys mean for smaller agencies?

The big players in the industry are making some major moves. But does this mean better opportunities for the smaller agencies?...

By Andrew Macfarlane 1 day ago

The Cannes Lions Design Lions jury 2018. Image supplied by Mavumengwana.
Vumile Mavumengwana on the power of creative work that resonates universally

Having dusted off the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity cobwebs, VM DSGN's designer and creative director Vumile Mavumengwana talks us through his experience on this year's design awarding jury and what it's really like being a South African in Cannes...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Vizeum CPT appoints a new Managing Director
Vizeum CPT appoints a new Managing Director

Vizeum SA has announced the appointment of Anne van Rensburg who takes on the leadership of Vizeum Cape Town as Managing Director...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 1 day ago

Ogilvy SA effective campaigns recognised in Apex triumph
Ogilvy SA effective campaigns recognised in Apex triumph

Ogilvy emerged from the recent Apex Awards with an unrivalled five awards, underlining the agency's position as an industry leader in effective communication...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 1 day ago

Elevator and Malibu Rum? #Becausesummer
Elevator and Malibu Rum? #Becausesummer

After a highly competitive five-way pitch, Elevator has jointly been awarded the Malibu Rum TTL account. Part of the pitch win includes overseeing the launch of the global Malibu Games platform in SA...

Issued by Elevator 1 day ago

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Enough plankton, and you sir, have a whale

It has been a couple of weeks of belief and varying degrees of success...

By Damon Stapleton 3 days ago

Gainsford, practicing his pacing to beat the chill.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Kirk Gainsford

This week, we go behind the selfie with Kirk Gainsford, chief creative officer at MullenLowe South Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Robin Adams joins Egg Films
Robin Adams joins Egg Films

Commercials director Robin Adams has joined the nest at Egg Films, where he's teamed up with producer Kerry Hosford and already finished his first successful flight...

Issued by Egg Films 3 days ago

Like the beer? Buy the brewery
Like the beer? Buy the brewery

Garagista is renowned for some fairly out-there advertising for their craft beers, so of course, selling the brewery had to be something out of the ordinary too...

Issued by Duke Advertising 3 days ago

M&C Saatchi Abel and 10x Investments #StopDaylightRobbery and grab an Apex Award
M&C Saatchi Abel and 10x Investments #StopDaylightRobbery and grab an Apex Award

M&C Saatchi Abel, together with 10x Investments, have been awarded in the Change category at the 2018 Apex Awards...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 3 days ago

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#OrchidsandOnions: KFC makes a meal of it but Maroon 5's Three Little Words give me ad indigestion

One of the things to be thankful for about the FIFA Football World Cup 2018 (Trade Mark registered) is that it was not held here... if only for the fact we wouldn't have to put up with God-awful Budweiser beer...

By Brendan Seery 17 Jul 2018

2018 Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard, Verbal Identity jury. Images supplied.
LIA's 2018 Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard, Verbal Identity jury announced

London International Awards has announced the Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard, Verbal Identity jury and that Jeremy Craigen, global chief creative officer of Innocean Worldwide, will preside over it...

17 Jul 2018

Chris Garbutt started his advertising career in SA and is now global chief creative director of TBWA group.
"The world needs creativity now, more than ever" - Chris Garbutt

I caught up with Chris Garbutt of TBWA Global this Mandela Day for his views on the South African advertising industry, from the 'rainbow nation advertising' he experienced under Madiba's rule to the 'hackvertising' of today...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jul 2018

Wimbledon Champions are reimagined in botanical splendour
Wimbledon Champions are reimagined in botanical splendour

Wimbledon's new campaign takes a detour from the cheering crowds and strawberries and cream to focus on a quieter but no less iconic aspect of its experience: the gardens.

Issued by McCann Johannesburg 17 Jul 2018

#Apex2018: ALL THE WINNERS
#Apex2018: ALL THE WINNERS

The annual Apex events were held at the Sandton Convention Centre today, 16 July, where the Association for Communication and Advertising hosted its 'NeXt Level of Thinking Masterclass' and the Apex Awards...

16 Jul 2018

#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Female representation and the media - who controls the narrative?
#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Female representation and the media - who controls the narrative?

You have the opportunity to choose from eight (four in the morning and four in the afternoon) Loeries MasterClasses on Thursday, 16 August, and learn from leading brand communicators...

Issued by Loeries 16 Jul 2018

The Hidden Flag
#FairnessFirst: Not-so-secretly supporting Pride Month with Russia's #thehiddenflag

The Fifa World Cup settled the global gaze on Russia for the past few weeks. While July 2018 has been a time of football celebration, it's also Pride Month. So while 'gay propaganda' is still banned in Russia, that doesn't mean there's been a lack of rainbow support - where there's will, there's a way...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jul 2018

MediaCom, PHD and Mindshare feature in M&M Global Awards 2018 shortlist
MediaCom, PHD and Mindshare feature in M&M Global Awards 2018 shortlist

For the second consecutive year MediaCom is the frontrunner for the M&M Global Awards shortlist with 33 shortlisted entries. PHD follows on the global networks list with 20 shortlisted entries and Mindshare with 18...

13 Jul 2018

B/S/H/ feels at home with Decimal
B/S/H/ feels at home with Decimal

Decimal has extended their agreement to be the lead agency for BSH in South Africa, a leader in the home appliance industry...

Issued by Decimal Agency 13 Jul 2018

Local artist Chris Slabber wins big at international A' Design Award and Competition
Local artist Chris Slabber wins big at international A' Design Award and Competition

Commercial artist Chris Slabber recently won Platinum for his work on the 'Doom Insects' campaign and was named Designer of the Year at the A' Design Award and Competition in Como, Italy...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jul 2018

FCB Joburg's TVC for Toyota's new SUV a 'total rush'
FCB Joburg's TVC for Toyota's new SUV a 'total rush'

FCB Joburg's television commercial launching Toyota South Africa's new compact SUV is a "total rush", pun intended...

Issued by FCB Africa 13 Jul 2018

Mandi Fine, chief executive officer of F/NE. Image supplied.
F/NE South Africa will host Global Awards' live judging session

New York Festivals Global Awards has announced the 2018 Global Awards live judging session in South Africa, hosted by F/NE...

13 Jul 2018

McCann Health cans global CCO Jeremy Perrott
McCann Health cans global CCO Jeremy Perrott

#Newswatch: Following an investigation subsequent to a complaint concerning the use of "offensive and inappropriate" language, McCann Health's global CCO Jeremy Perrott has been fired for violation of the agency's Code of Conduct...

13 Jul 2018

New Blood Festival. Image supplied.
D&AD New Blood Award winners announced for 2018

D&AD has revealed the winners of the 2018 New Blood Awards at a ceremony in London, with a total of 194 Pencils awarded...

12 Jul 2018

Takezito. Street strategy
Takezito. Street strategy

Batandwa Alperstein, also known as Takezito, is a multi-talented, award-winning creative and the latest addition to the Ola! Films stable...

Issued by Ola! Films 12 Jul 2018

Ex-Ogilvy worldwide COO Tham Khai Meng |
Ogilvy fires global CCO Tham Khai Meng

#Newswatch: Ogilvy terminated worldwide CCO and co-chairman Tham Khai Meng's longtime employment (since 1999) with immediate effect today in response to employee complaints regarding his behaviour and a breach of the agency's values and code of conduct...

12 Jul 2018

Dove global women.
#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

New appointments at Ogilvy
New appointments at Ogilvy

Ogilvy has announced three new senior appointments that deepen the client-centric approach at the recently re-founded agency...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 12 Jul 2018

iDidTht.com Craft Awards June 2018: "It makes me shiver to see where we are going as a country" - Stuart Stobbs
iDidTht.com Craft Awards June 2018: "It makes me shiver to see where we are going as a country" - Stuart Stobbs

IDidTht's June SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Stuart Stobbs, CCO at 1886 Advertising, who selected Fausto Becatti from Bioscope Films and Adam Howard from Howard Audio for Best of Reel...

12 Jul 2018

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