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Record growth of $771bn in 2021 for global advertising market

The global ad market has largely weathered the impact of Covid-19 so far, with a meteoric 23.8% rise to a total of $771bn this year...

7 hours ago

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Wan-Ifra 2021 announces Digital Media Awards Worldwide

The 2021 Digital Media Awards Worldwide winners have been announced by The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers...

1 day ago

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Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh dies age 41

The visionary designer lost his private battle with cancer and passed away on Sunday, 28 November at the age of 41...

3 days ago

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More shoppers panic buying ahead of festive season - report

New Oracle study finds 66% of consumers are worried that supply chain disruptions will ruin their holiday shopping plans...

25 Nov 2021

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Dreamworks Trolls, UN launch campaign for healthier eating and sustainable living

As part of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the Trolls encourage fans to become food heroes...

22 Nov 2021

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How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season
How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season

The future of retail will continue to be centered around the competition for consumer loyalty in an all-digital world, writes Robbie Kearns of Salesforce...

Robbie KearnsBy Robbie Kearns 15 Nov 2021

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How creative industries could boost the economies of small islands crippled by Covid
How creative industries could boost the economies of small islands crippled by Covid

Idyllic destinations have been seen a calamitous drop in income since the pandemic...

By Peter Rudge 9 Nov 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

UK advertising spend to exceed £29bn this year
UK advertising spend to exceed £29bn this year

The latest Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report forecasts UK ad spend will grow by 24.8% this year to reach a total of £29.3bn...

3 Nov 2021

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Eight African artists join #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022
Eight African artists join #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022

YouTube has announced a roster of 54 artists, songwriters and producers selected to join the #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022. Among the acts from Australia, Brazil, Canada, USA and the UK are eight African artists based in Nigeria, South...

22 Oct 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

D&AD announce briefs for 2022 New Blood Awards
D&AD announce briefs for 2022 New Blood Awards

D&AD has unveiled the briefs for the 2022 New Blood Awards, inviting emerging creatives to respond to briefs set by some of the world's leading brands...

20 Oct 2021

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Smart TV voice assistant transactions to hit nearly $500m in 2023

Spend through voice assistant-enabled smart TVs will reach nearly $500m in 2023, up sharply from the $126m expected in 2021, according to a report from Juniper Research...

14 Oct 2021

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Ex-Cannes Lions chairman Terry Savage appointed as LIA's new chairperson
Ex-Cannes Lions chairman Terry Savage appointed as LIA's new chairperson

London International Awards (LIA) has announced the appointment of Terry Savage as its new chairperson...

14 Oct 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Ursula van Niekerk to lead Leagas Delaney Johannesburg
#Newsmaker: Ursula van Niekerk to lead Leagas Delaney Johannesburg

Ursula Van Niekerk recently joined Leagas Delaney as MD of its newly established Johannesburg office...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 8 Oct 2021

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Pernod Ricard to acquire retailer The Whisky Exchange
Pernod Ricard to acquire retailer The Whisky Exchange

Pernod Ricard is eyeing e-commerce growth and has signed an agreement to acquire UK-based whisky and luxury spirits omnichannel retailer The Whisky Exchange...

22 Sep 2021

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How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses
How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses

In the last two decades, several creative directors have come and gone from their prestigious posts at heritage fashion houses...

By Marie-Agnes Parmentier 14 Sep 2021

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Total number of mobile phone users hit nearly 5.3 billion
Total number of mobile phone users hit nearly 5.3 billion

The number of people using mobile phones hit nearly 5.3 billion in July or 67% of the world's population...

2 Sep 2021

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Why livestreamers should sell their products with a poker face - not a smile
Why livestreamers should sell their products with a poker face - not a smile

Smiling or exhibiting other positive emotional displays while selling a product over live video - known as livestreaming - makes people less likely to buy it...

By Michel Ballings and Neeraj Bharadwaj 30 Aug 2021

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Adidas to sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group for €2,1bn

Authentic Brands Group has a portfolio of more than 30 brands and a history of buying up struggling brands such as Juicy Couture, Forever 21 and Barneys New York...

13 Aug 2021

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Food & Drink 2021 rankings: Coca-Cola and Nestlé continue to dominate

The majority of the subsectors included in the report have recorded cumulative brand value losses this year, as the sector negotiates the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic...

11 Aug 2021

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Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers
Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers

Honoured with a one-of-a-kind doll made in their likeness, the six experts in the fields are being highlighted for making a positive impact in their communities...

5 Aug 2021

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Voice assistant transaction values to hit $19,4bn by 2023

E-commerce transaction values via voice assistants will reach $19,4bn by 2023, rising over 320% from just $4,6bn in 2021, according to Juniper Research...

3 Aug 2021

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Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion
Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore...

28 Jul 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Ad Stars reveals shortlist of finalists
Ad Stars reveals shortlist of finalists

Ad Stars has revealed the shortlist of finalists from multiple categories and countries for the Ad Stars Awards 2021...

16 Jul 2021

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5 Africans selected to serve on Next Creative Leaders 2021 jury
5 Africans selected to serve on Next Creative Leaders 2021 jury

The One Club and 3% Movement have shared information about judges, entry and prizes for the Next Creative Leaders awards and five of these judges are from Africa....

16 Jul 2021

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New York Festivals Advertising Awards winners announced
New York Festivals Advertising Awards winners announced

New York Festivals Advertising Awards has revealed who won the NYF Best of Show Award and more...

15 Jul 2021

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2021 CMO Pencil jury
Jury to select winner of CMO Pencil Award

The One Club has detailed the jury of leading brand-side marketers who will meet virtually to select the winner of the prestigious CMO Pencil Award...

15 Jul 2021

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Warc details Advertising Trends report 2021/2022

Warc has detailed the findings of their Global Advertising Trends report for 2021/2022...

13 Jul 2021

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Young Guns Colorful finalists
COLORFUL finalists get free entry to Young Guns 19

The One Club has announced the finalists of the COLORFUL programme, a prelude to the Young Guns 19 competition...

7 Jul 2021

GLOBAL

Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Census extended
Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Census extended

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) recently launched a global census of the marketing and advertising industry. The deadline to take part has been extended to 31 July 2021...

2 Jul 2021

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Global shopper confidence surging as consumers return to stores - study

Shoppers are beginning to return to physical stores in significant numbers as pandemic measures lift around the world, according to new global research by Mood Media...

30 Jun 2021

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