Subscribe to industry newsletters

GLOBAL

Image credit: Lisbon International Advertising Festival.
2019 Lisbon International Advertising Festival gets global grand jury

The grand jury of the 2019 Lisbon International Advertising Festival has been announced...

2 days ago

GLOBAL

Shaun Vorster is the vice president of business programming at World Expo 2020. Image supplied.
#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G value

We speak to VP of business programming for World Expo 2020 (one of the biggest event on the planet), South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and across the rest of Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

GLOBAL

Kantar CEO, Eric Salama. Image supplied.
Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

GLOBAL

Image credit: Bram Van Oost on Unsplash.
Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

By Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Image from: .
Advertising: Making it mean something

After Cannes, I found it difficult to write anything. It felt like everything had been said. It had been dissected in a million different ways...

By Damon Stapleton 24 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

Spotify's Scott Marsden, global head of media, performance and lifecycle marketing. Image supplied.
Best Use of Data jury announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced the jury lineup for the Best Use of Data category for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

10 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Spotlight on the 5050 by 2020 initiative and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's insights at the Women Deliver conference.
#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this year
Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this year

An average of 800 hours will be spent using mobile internet this year - that's equivalent to 33 days without sleep or pause, according to Zenith's Media Consumption Forecasts...

5 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

Image supplied.
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

SOUTH AFRICA

This year's SA Cannes Lions' judges...
#CannesLions2019: Accuracy of SA judges' predictions, revealed!

Before the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicked off last week, I caught up with six of this year's 7 SA judges for their predictions of the creative work that would roar as winners. Let's see who best saw into the future...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

The fruit of your coins
Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

New report reveals customers want security, service and localised experiences
New report reveals customers want security, service and localised experiences

According to a new CMO Council's report, Reshaping Global Engagement Operations, today's customer is seeking security, service and localised experiences based on local language and culture...

25 Jun 2019

FRANCE

Anchor and correspondent for CNN International, Julia Chatterley.
#CannesLions2019: CNN's Julia Chatterley on talking pride, Out of the Shadows

Ann Nurock interviews anchor and correspondent for CNN International, Julia Chatterley at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, about the documentary Out of the Shadows...

By Ann Nurock 25 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

RTE Broadcaster of the Year, Tom McGuire, head of RTÉ Radio. Image supplied.
2019 NYF Radio Awards: Winners announced!

The New York Festivals Radio Awards has announced its 2019 winners...

25 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee on their Young Lions experience [WATCH]
#CannesLions2019: Amri Botha and Carina Coetzee on their Young Lions experience [WATCH]

Our roving reporter Ann Nurock chats to art director Amri Botha and copywriter Carina Coetzee of 99c, winners of Cinemark's Young Lions competition about the experience, their takeaways and favourite work...

24 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Mariska Oosthuizen on finding your purpose [WATCH]
#CannesLions2019: Mariska Oosthuizen on finding your purpose [WATCH]

Our roving reporter Ann Nurock chats to Mariska Oosthuizen, head of brand at Sanlam about her first Cannes Lions experience...

24 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Neo Mashigo on solving real world problems [WATCH]
#CannesLions2019: Neo Mashigo on solving real world problems [WATCH]

Our roving reporter Ann Nurock chats to Neo Mashigo, CCO at M&C Saatchi, CCO on his experience in Cannes, judging the print category and winning the Standard Bank account last week...

24 Jun 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

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!
#CannesLions2019: All the SA winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's how SA fared overall...

21 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Cannes Lions Grands Prix awards.
#CannesLions2019: All the Grand Prix winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's a quick overview of the week's biggest winners...

21 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Grand Prix-winning work from the final night of Cannes LIons 2019...
#CannesLions2019: Film, Good and Titanium Lions winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity concluded on 21 June, with the 2019 Film Lions, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions, Glass Lions, Titanium Lions as well as the associated Young Lions winners announced during the final Cannes Lions award ceremony...

21 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Shukri Toefy on the African ad industry in the context of Cannes [WATCH]
#CannesLions2019: Shukri Toefy on the African ad industry in the context of Cannes [WATCH]

Our roving reporter Ann Nurock chats to CEO of Fort, Shukri Toefy, the only South African speaker at Cannes this year, about the African ad industry in a global context.

21 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Lucía Ongay on starting the Gerety Awards to elevate female voices [WATCH]
#CannesLions2019: Lucía Ongay on starting the Gerety Awards to elevate female voices [WATCH]

Our roving reporter Ann Nurock talks to co-founder of the Gerety Awards, Lucía Ongay, at Cannes Lions, who shares why she thinks there's a need for a new type of creative award show that elevates new female voices...

21 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Radio Lions winners!
#CannesLions2019: Radio Lions winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June with the 2019 Radio & Audio Lions announced during the Communication award ceremony, with SA once again roaring with metal!

20 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The Mobile, Innovation and Impact (Creative Effectiveness) Cannes Lions 2019 Grand Prix winners...
#CannesLions2019: Mobile, Innovation & Impact Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June, with the 2019 Mobile, Innovation and Creative Effectiveness winners announced during the Communication, Innovation and Impact award ceremonies...

20 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Cannes Lions 2019 Experience Grand Prix winners - 'Microsoft XBox: Changing the Game' under Brand Experience & Activations; Doconomy's 'Do Black - The Carbon Limit Credit Card' under Creative eCommerce...
#CannesLions2019: Experience Lions winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June with the 2019 Cannes Brand Experience & Activation and Creative e-Commerce winners announced during the Experience track award ceremony...

20 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: John Legend partners with Pampers to address changing table inequality [WATCH]
#CannesLions2019: John Legend partners with Pampers to address changing table inequality [WATCH]

Our correspondent Mikhaila Hunter filmed John Legend speaking at the The Goals House at Cannes Lions about his partnership with Pampers and their effort in addressing changing table inequality...

20 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

Show more