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An SA win at D&AD New Blood Awards
An SA win at D&AD New Blood Awards

D&AD has announced the winners of their 2019 New Blood Awards at a ceremony held in London, with Bernice Puleng Mosala of Vega School in Johannesburg winning a Yellow Pencil for her Rexona #MoveAgainstAnxiety campaign...

12 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Monique Claassen, director of media and digital insights at Millward Brown and Jane Ostler, global head of media, presenting at Kantar's Cape Town 'Roadmap to Media Effectiveness' event.
Context conquers platform: Connecting with the new-world consumer

Ahead of Kantar's 'best liked ads of 2018' reveal, two sessions were hosted in Cape Town and Johannesburg on the art and science of media success, with a special focus on finding the right mix of channels and creative to #GetMediaRight...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2019

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Ad Stars reveals 2019 shortlist with a SA finalist

Ad Stars has announced this year's finalists, including the King James Group from South Africa, who is in the running to win a Grand Prix, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Crystal trophy at the 2019 Ad Stars Awards on Saturday 24 August...

5 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

Global Ad Trends report reveals slowdown in social ad growth
Global Ad Trends report reveals slowdown in social ad growth

Warc's Global Ad Trends report has found that advertising revenues among key social and messaging companies have halved over the last year as consumer trust becomes a growing issue...

2 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

This year’s jury president is Fiona Rogers, chief operating officer of Magnum Photos. Image source: .
Epica Awards announces new website and ad campaign

The Epica Awards has announced a new advertising campaign from Hecho Studios Amsterdam and revealed its brand new website, designed by Lithuanian studio and former Epica winners Godspeed Branding...

24 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

Jury for Global Young Guns 17 announced
Jury for Global Young Guns 17 announced

The One Club for Creativity has announced the jury for the Young Guns 17 program, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger...

20 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

Hannah McCoy, Benjamin Sundwall won for "ScreenHealth" and Sarah McKinnon won for "False sense of connectivity" © .
Young Globals student winners announced

The New York Festivals Global Awards has announced its 2019 Young Globals Student Competition and Internship award winners...

4 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

Global Ad Trends report reveals internet ad formats account for majority of media spend
Global Ad Trends report reveals internet ad formats account for majority of media spend

The report reveals that internet ad formats already account for the majority of media spend in eight markets, including the US, UK and China...

31 May 2019

GLOBAL

Wina announces shortlist for 2019
Wina announces shortlist for 2019

Wina announced its shortlist for the 2019 competition with South African creative advertising agency, Kilmer & Cruise featuring in four categories...

31 May 2019

GLOBAL

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2019 AME Report released

The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2019 AME Report, a ranking of the world's most successful agencies, and advertisers according to their achievements in the AME Awards...

23 May 2019

GLOBAL

D&AD Awards announces its full shortlist
D&AD Awards announces its full shortlist

The D&AD Awards has announced its full shortlist with 25 shortlisted pieces for SA, putting us at 12th for country ranking based on finalists...

20 May 2019

GLOBAL

D&AD Awards announces its first shortlist
D&AD Awards announces its first shortlist

The D&AD Awards has announced its first shortlist with 144 entries being shortlisted after stage one of D&AD judging...

20 May 2019

GLOBAL

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Entries open for Global Young Guns 17

The One Club for Creativity is calling for entries for Young Guns 17, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger...

17 May 2019

GLOBAL

The executive jury 2019 unwinding at the River Cafe, New York, after a week long exercise of judging and voting for the best entries. © .
Winners announced for 2019 NYF Advertising Awards!

New York Festivals Advertising Awards has announced its 2019 winners...

15 May 2019

UNITED KINGDOM

UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn
UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn

UK advertising spend rose 6.3% year-on-year to reach £23.6bn in 2018, marking the ninth consecutive year of market growth and highest annual total since monitoring began in 1982...

30 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#NewBiz: Serviceplan, Hakuhodo and Unlimited form global strategic alliance
#NewBiz: Serviceplan, Hakuhodo and Unlimited form global strategic alliance

Serviceplan, Hakuhodo und Unlimited have signed a strategic alliance to provide clients and prospects with a global presence based on local insights and regional expertise in the fields of creativity, media, data and technology...

15 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience
Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience

Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and open display in shops in the UK encouraged tobacco companies to make the pack the hero. So they opposed plain packaging and claimed there was no evidence...

By Nathan Critchlow and Danielle Mitchell 4 Jan 2019

UNITED KINGDOM

UK advertising spend in Q1 2018 rose 5.9% to reach £5.7bn
UK advertising spend in Q1 2018 rose 5.9% to reach £5.7bn

UK advertising spend in Q1 2018 rose 5.9% year-on-year to reach £5.7bn - the 19th consecutive quarter of market growth, according to the Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report data...

31 Jul 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

#FairnessFirst: Golden 'Fearless Girl' says yes, she McCann!
#FairnessFirst: Golden 'Fearless Girl' says yes, she McCann!

There's much to be said for dressing up as your role models and picturing yourself in their shoes. Here's why you can officially call British advertising graduate Jade Delaney 'Fearless Girl' after she painted herself gold, planted herself in front of the agency responsible for the Wall Street statue and went on to work there...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2018

GLOBAL

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

UNITED KINGDOM

Marcia Goddard, chief creative officer at McCann Health NJ.
Marcia Goddard announced as LIA 2018 Medical jury president

Marcia Goddard, chief creative officer at McCann Health NJ has been named the 2018 jury president for the Medical jury...

10 Jul 2018

GLOBAL

LIA 2018 Health and Wellness judges: Jeanie Caggiano, Karalyn Ciucci, Sacha Lai-Svirk, Tim Jones, Oliver Caporn, Todd Henwood, Ricardo Sciammarella Pereira, Jonathan Isaacs, Bernardo Romero. © LIA.
LIA announces Health and Wellness jury

The London International Awards has announced its Health and Wellness jury with Tim Jones as the 2018 jury president...

2 Jul 2018

GLOBAL

Three Black Pencils awarded at 2018 D&AD Awards!
Three Black Pencils awarded at 2018 D&AD Awards!

Three Black Pencils, the highest accolade in the creative industry, were awarded at the 56th D&AD Awards, with the ceremony held at The Old Truman Brewery in London on 26 April 2018. SA was responsible for six wood Pencils...

26 Apr 2018

UNITED KINGDOM

Stephen Woodford, chief executive at the Advertising Association.
UK adspend hits record £22.2bn in 2017

UK advertising expenditure recorded its eighth consecutive year of market growth in 2017 which, puts the industry on course for a decade of continuous expansion...

26 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

An annus horribilis for WPP
An annus horribilis for WPP

Last Saturday saw the resignation of advertising titan, Sir Martin Sorrell who's been labelled as "the world's most famous adman." Sam Swaine gives some more insight into why this is truly an annus horribilis for WPP...

By Sam Swaine 17 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

Claudia Willvonseder, chair of the Brand Purpose category and chief marketing officer, Ikea.
Effective Use of Brand Purpose shortlist for Warc Awards 2018 announced

The Warc Awards released the shortlist for the Effective Use of Brand Purpose category - a search for marketing initiatives that have successfully embraced a brand purpose and achieved commercial success as well as a benefit for a wider community...

17 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Jock-strapped
Jock-strapped

Nick Feinberg writes that radio programmers who are comfortable with listenership figures while perpetuating and defaulting to the fading abyss of cliché jockism will go the same route as their minions...

By nick feinberg 13 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mad Men's Roger Sterling (John Slattery) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm). © AMC.
Mad Men days are over

Last week WPP sent a memo out to all staff changing tack on their work drinking policies. Sam Swaine reckons the party is coming to a close and the industry is finally shaking off the Mad Men stigma...

By Sam Swaine 11 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

David Tiltman, head of content at Warc.
Digital transparency, key challenge for brands in 2018 - Warc Toolkit

Digital transparency will be a key challenge for brands in the year ahead concludes Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, in its 2018 Toolkit...

9 Jan 2018

SWEDEN

H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation
H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation

Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz on Monday apologised and removed an advertisement of a black child after the company was accused of being racist...

9 Jan 2018

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