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Egg Films' and One Show awardee creates nostalgic new TVC for Cadbury
Egg Films' and One Show awardee creates nostalgic new TVC for Cadbury

Hot on the heels on a spate of accolades for his short film 'Vuka', including a merit certificate from the prestigious One Show, Egg Films' Zwelethu Radebe has drawn on memories of his childhood to create a new TVC for Cadbury that will tug on South Africa's heart strings...

Issued by Egg Films 3 days ago

Scenes from Mama K’s Super 4.
#AfricaMonth: Anyone from anywhere can be a superhero

The likes of Black Panther have turned the concept of Wakanda from a dream to reality for superhero fans across the continent, but that's only the starting point of African creativity. Malenga Mulendema has taken this further in Mama K's Team 4, Netflix' first original African animated series...

By Leigh Andrews 16 May 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

FirstPencil does a flip
FirstPencil does a flip

The Hardy Boys Durban and Varsity College gave FirstPencil the opportunity to flip the world upside down and that's exactly what they did...

Issued by FirstPencil 9 May 2019

Hunter captions this: “1. March, 2018.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Mikhaila Hunter

This week we go behind the selfie with Mikhaila Hunter, manager: strategic relationships and marketing at Fort...

By Leigh Andrews 8 May 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
All the winners from Digital Lab Africa Pitch

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

Season two of Fox's espionage thriller, Deep State, to premiere on 15 May 2019
Season two of Fox's espionage thriller, Deep State, to premiere on 15 May 2019

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa has announced that Deep State season two will air globally in 2019...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 2 May 2019

David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa. Photo credit for Waiswa: Osborne Macharia.
#OneShow2019: David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa's online judging panel insights

The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week is just around the corner, taking place in New York City from 6 to 10 May 2019. To kick off our #AfricaMonth coverage, David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa share their experiences as online jurors on this year's Art Director's Club (ADC)'s illustration and photography panels respectively...

By Leigh Andrews 2 May 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer at Joe Public United.
How Joe Public taps into the zeitgeist of AI in advertising for Africa

Are you ready for the artificial intelligence revolution in advertising, like Ciclope Africa Festival's agency of the year Joe Public? Here, chief creative officer Xolisa Dyeshana explains the importance of showcasing real South Africans at the forefront of global playing fields, against the backdrop of their grand prix-winning Chicken Licken work, Sbu 2.0...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Apr 2019

Zandi Tisani and Nando's don't want you to feel left out
Zandi Tisani and Nando's don't want you to feel left out

You know that feeling. We all do. Walking into a place and instantly suspecting that you don't belong...

Issued by Arcade Content 25 Apr 2019

South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON
South African and Nigerian animators win at Animation du Monde ICON

South African and Nigerian animators; Cate Wood Hunter, Sean Steinberg, Sean Braam and Moshood Shades Ridwan, were selected in the Animation du Monde preliminary round at the recent ICON Comic & Games Convention...

25 Apr 2019

Licensed under Creative Commons. Source: Wegmann.
Pan-African animation pitching competition

Animation du Monde 2020 returns to DISCOP Abidjan in Ivory Coast - entries now open...

25 Apr 2019

Carina Coetzee and Amri Botha of 99C, winners of Cinemark's Cannes Young Lions competition 2019.
#CannesLions2019: 99c's young female creative duo does it again!

99c advertising and communication agency's copywriter Carina Coetzee and art director Amri Botha will once again represent South Africa at the Cannes Lions international Festival of Creativity this year, as their video commercial as briefed by Unicef about violence in schools won Cinemark's Cannes Young Lions 2019 competition...

25 Apr 2019

99c sponsors second annual Ciclope Africa Festival
99c sponsors second annual Ciclope Africa Festival

Ninety9Cents (99c) is proud to once again have sponsored Ciclope Africa, as it made its return to South Africa. This year's festival was held at the Goodluck Bar in Johannesburg...

Issued by Ninety9cents 23 Apr 2019

SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival
SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival

South African film, Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War, has been awarded the sought-after 'Best of Festival' award as well as 'Best Independent or Feature Film' at the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF).

23 Apr 2019

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Vote for your favourite African creative

Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition...

18 Apr 2019

Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original
Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original

Netflix has inked a deal to team up with South Africa's Triggerfish Animation Studios and UK distributor CAKE on an African animated action-comedy series...

17 Apr 2019

Howard Audio turns a full Creative Circle
Howard Audio turns a full Creative Circle

Howard Audio saw two projects they worked on last year make the winners list at this year's Creative Circle Awards in both the Film and Radio categories...

Issued by Howard Audio 16 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour
#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour

Eyewitness News recently won a Bookmarks' Gold for its Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa three-part podcast series...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Apr 2019

Drone technology advances: An aerial view of where things stand in 2019
Drone technology advances: An aerial view of where things stand in 2019

Drone technology has made considerable advances since the last Mediatech Africa in 2017. According to Mediatech trade show director, Simon Robinson, drone technology is a powerful tool for many sectors...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

#FairnessFirst: Beyond tokenism, how more diversity in film = more money at the box office
#FairnessFirst: Beyond tokenism, how more diversity in film = more money at the box office

With talk of 'diversity fatigue' and tokenism on the rise, it's time to take a new stand - this time for inclusivity. Those behind-the-scenes at the box office are adding their voices to the call as the likes of Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians prove the power of being more representative on film...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Apr 2019

Anthony Molyneaux, multimedia journalist for Tiso Blackstar Group.
#Bookmarks2019: Raising awareness without stepping over into sensationalism

Anthony Molyneaux, multimedia journalist at Tiso Blackstar Group, was awarded Online News Video Gold at IAB SA's Bookmarks Awards 2019 for his nine-minute reconstruction video, which mapped out the final hours of murdered Stellenbosch student, Hannah Cornelius and the 11-hour rampage that left four victims in its wake. Here, he explains the success of longer-form video and strong storytelling in a snappy digital world...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2019

Great(stock) poetry wins again
Great(stock) poetry wins again

Greatstock has scooped another creative accolade for its Anthology of Great(stock) Poetry direct marketing campaign. It was awarded third prize for Out of Home marketing in the annual Creative Circle Awards...

Issued by Greatstock 2 Apr 2019

The Cape Town International Animation Festival: Springboard for success!
The Cape Town International Animation Festival: Springboard for success!

The 8th Cape Town International Animation Festival, presented by Animation SA, took place from 8-10 March 2019 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town...

Issued by False Bay College 2 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

An idea of what you'll find in the #ShowUs image library.
#FairnessFirst: Stock images that finally reflect real women in Africa

Professional African women have been underrepresented on the internet until now. This international women's month, Dove, Getty Images and Girlgaze launched the project #ShowUs stock image library, aimed at shattering beauty stereotypes, while Ellipsis and Picha collaborated to create their #MelaninModern stock images of professional African women. Here's why media and advertising alike need to get in on the action...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Apr 2019

#StartupStory: Meet new creative production co. Osu
#StartupStory: Meet new creative production co. Osu

Executive producer Simoné Bosman recently founded creative production company, Osu, lending her son's name of Japanese origin which means to push, persevere or strive.

By Jessica Tennant 29 Mar 2019

Everything in life has changed...
Everything in life has changed...

In one marathon day we worked with 14 kids, seven adults, a dog and a cat (because why not?). It's all still a bit of a blur, but the pictures came out real pretty...

Issued by FirstPencil 27 Mar 2019

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