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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

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

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

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

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

#CannesLions2019: Mobile shortlist
#CannesLions2019: Mobile shortlist

The Cannes Lions Mobile shortlist has been released...

19 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019 Entertainment Grands Prix winners: Top row is Final Cut and Droga5 New York's New York Times journalism's Resolve (Myanmar), Rigor (Taxes), Courage (Mexican Spyware), Perseverance (Immigration) and Fearlessness (Isis) campaign. Bottom left is Digital Craft Grand Prix winner Virtue's work for Carlings' Digital Collection, 'Address the Future'. Bottom right is Industry Craft Grand Prix work for Momentum New York and Canada's Nike 'Just Do It: HQ at the Church'.
#CannesLions2019: Craft winners!

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 18 June, with the 2019 Cannes Film Craft, Digital Craft and Industry Craft Lions announced during the Craft award track ceremony...

18 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Social & Influencer shortlist
#CannesLions2019: Social & Influencer shortlist

The Cannes Lions Social & Influencer shortlist has been released...

18 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Creative Data shortlist
#CannesLions2019: Creative Data shortlist

The Cannes Lions Creative Data shortlist has been released...

18 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Entertainment Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2019: Entertainment Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Entertainment Lions shortlist has been released, with SA seeing three entries make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2019...

17 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#CannesLions2019: Digital Craft shortlist
#CannesLions2019: Digital Craft shortlist

The Cannes Lions Digital Craft Lions shortlist has been released, with a single SA entry making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2019...

17 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon's bottomless appetite
Amazon's bottomless appetite

Amazon is shrinking time and eating up the planet...

By François Lévêque 3 Jun 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

SOUTH AFRICA

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI
L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI

French beauty giant L'Oréal has launched a digital skin diagnostic based on people's selfies...

21 Feb 2019

AFRICA

French President Emmanuel Macron.
French President Macron announces $76m Africa startup fund

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the launch of a €65 million ($76.14 million) fund dedicated to providing access to small ticket funding for African startups, as part of the unveiling of a 'Digital Africa' initiative...

By Gabriella Mulligan 31 May 2018

GLOBAL

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Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos...

18 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Juan Pablo Gonzalez © –
#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable...

25 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

César Vacchiano
The final frontier of the independent agency

The success of South African agencies in Cannes recently is a reflection of the big talent in the country. Taking this talent and the size of the agencies into account and adding the knowledge and professionalism of South African agencies, it would be logical for the country to be a hub for the rest of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

FRANCE

WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'
WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'

CANNES, FRANCE: WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat today announced the establishment of Truffle Pig, a joint content marketing venture combining the best of global agency, newsroom and social media talent...

23 Jun 2015

FRANCE

Facebook opens new artificial intelligence lab in Paris
Facebook opens new artificial intelligence lab in Paris

PARIS, FRANCE: Facebook on Tuesday announced the opening of a new artificial intelligence lab in Paris to expand a push to make its online social network smarter and more profitable...

3 Jun 2015

FRANCE

SIM maker Gemalto confirms possible spy attacks
SIM maker Gemalto confirms possible spy attacks

PARIS, FRANCE: European SIM maker Gemalto said yesterday it had suffered hacking attacks that may have been conducted by US and British intelligence agencies...

26 Feb 2015

FRANCE

French ad group Publicis buys Sapient in $3.7bn deal
French ad group Publicis buys Sapient in $3.7bn deal

PARIS, FRANCE: French advertising agency Publicis said on Monday it had bought US digital marketing specialists Sapient in a $3.7bn (€2.95bn) deal.

5 Nov 2014

FRANCE

'Twisted rope' of charged particles precede solar storms
'Twisted rope' of charged particles precede solar storms

PARIS, FRANCE: A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists have found.

23 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Apple's new SIM hurts Gemalto in France
Apple's new SIM hurts Gemalto in France

PARIS, FRANCE: Shares in French digital security company Gemalto slumped as investors expressed concerns that Apple's plan to integrate SIM cards directly into the new iPads could threaten part of Gemalto's business.

22 Oct 2014

FRANCE

France lets users Tweet money to others
France lets users Tweet money to others

PARIS, FRANCE: Money is now only a tweet away for French people, after a bank in the country launched a novel way to transfer money using the social networking platform.

15 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Facebook members in court for speed trap tip-offs
Facebook members in court for speed trap tip-offs

RODEZ, FRANCE: Members of a Facebook group that tipped off motorists about speed traps in southern France slammed the "hypocritical" nature of the case against them as their trial opened this week.

10 Sep 2014

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