DA's new campaign video is pastiche of a Childish Gambino music video

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has looked stateside for inspiration for its latest General Elections campaign video. "This is the Real South Africa", a pastiche of Childish Gambino's "This is America" music video, aims to get South Africans to hold onto the ideals of the Rainbow Nation by voting for...

1 day ago

WPP furthers global co-location strategy with new campus

WPP has opened a new campus in Amsterdam, The Netherlands as a continuation of its global co-location strategy. The previously derelict Rivierstaete building, which was refurbished by WPP's architectural and design consultancy BDG, has been transformed into a 19,000m2 modern working environment...

4 Apr 2019

Gerety Awards extends registration deadline

The Gerety Awards, which recognises talent within the advertising industry, has extended its registration deadline to 19 April 2019. All types of media can be entered into any of the Gerety Awards' nine categories. To enter, click here....

2 Apr 2019

Fourth Lisbon Advertising Festival open for entries

The fourth edition of the Lisbon Advertising Festival is officially open for entries. A discounted 30% on early bird tickets is available. The festival takes place on 20 September 2019. To enter, click here.

26 Mar 2019

7 more days left for Gerety Awards submissions

Entries for the 2019 Gerety Awards will close on 1 April 2019. Ten executive judging sessions held around the world that will create the shortlist. The same media is judged together in the Cut/category into which it was entered. A numerical voting system is then used and winners will be...

25 Mar 2019

Entries for Wan-Ifra's Print Innovation Awards now open

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has opened entries for the second annual Print Innovation Awards. The competition celebrates the most innovative print ads as well as newspaper and magazine publishers' products worldwide. The awards will be presented in Berlin on...

25 Mar 2019

30th M&M Global Awards entries now open

Submissions may be entered for the 30th M&M Global Awards. The awards recognise the best in media and marketing worldwide. The awards are open to agencies, media owners and advertisers for their strategy, execution and delivery. Twenty-seven categories have been crafted to shine a light on the...

22 Mar 2019

John Norman joins Havas as chief creative officer

AdWeek reports that John Norman is Havas' new chief creative officer in Chicago. He will oversee a creative department with a client roster that includes Hefty, Reynolds, Orbitz, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Cracker Barrel and Moen. Norman replaces Havas North America co-chairman and CCO Jason Peterson,...

22 Mar 2019

Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design entries are now open

Entries for the 2019 Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design are officially open until 28 June 2019. The award is open to designers, agencies, companies and brand creators. In line with the motto "In search of good design and creativity", the jury will award the Red Dot award to convincing...

19 Mar 2019

WPP creates super Seattle office with Wunderman, Possible and Cole & Weber

Following its recent merger of J. Walter Thompson and Wunderman, WPP has combined the Seattle offices of Wunderman, Possible and Cole & Weber to form Wunderman Thompson Seattle. The three companies are set to share an office in Possible's former global headquarters from 29 March 2019. Wunderman...

13 Mar 2019

Gerety Awards pays tribute to its namesake

To launch its call for entries, the Gerety Awards released a film with a tribute to Frances Gerety - the copywriter famously known for the "A diamond is forever" slogan. She now lends her name to the award that provides a global platform for talent and supports initiatives championing...

8 Mar 2019

Lina Franzon, Johanna Johansson launch Ad-women.com

Ad-women.com, the ad industry's female-centric global search engine, was officially unveiled ahead of International Women's Day. Founded by TBWA Stockholm copywriter Lina Franzon and Volt in Stockholm art director Johanna Johansson, the network registered 300 women based around the world so far -...

8 Mar 2019

Google explores Google Images advertising

Memeburn has reported that Google will start advertising through its Images portal. According to Google, at least 50% of online shoppers indicated that product images, increasing looked for on Google Images, inspired them to purchase. The 'visual ad' function will allow users to click on and buy...

8 Mar 2019

Discount of 20% for Lisbon Health International Advertising Festival

The Lisbon Awards Group has announced the second early crow discount of 20% on the Lisbon Health International Advertising Festival. Subscriptions will be open until 22 March 2019. For more information on the festival, click here....

6 Mar 2019

Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival's jury is announced

The Lisbon Awards Group has announced the jury for the first Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival. Here are the members of the jury: Nick Coronges (president of the jury) Alistair Malescia Ana Marroquin Andre Pasquali André Pedroso Cam Blackley Caroline Dean Eco Moliterno Eva...

5 Mar 2019

PepsiCo shifts Gatorade digital work to TBWA\Chiat\Day

AdWeek reports that PepsiCo has tasked TBWA\Chiat\Day with the digital work on its Gatorade brand. Despite the move, PepsiCo has indicated that Chiat will continue to be its creative AOR (agency of record) in addition to taking on select digital marketing efforts for the brand. Recently, PepsiCo...

21 Feb 2019

Advertising legend Lee Clow retires

Adweek reports that Lee Clow has retired after 50 years in the advertising business, 30 of which he spent turning Apple into a case study on the effectiveness of creative marketing. The legendary creative was behind campaigns such as "Think Different", the Energizer bunny and the Taco Bell...

15 Feb 2019

Adweek Fastest Growing Agencies Awards now open for entries

Adweek's Fastest Growing Agencies Awards is accepting entries. The awards honour organisations large and small from all over the world whose industry presence is on the rise. View the categories and enter here. The early-bird deadline for entries is 11 March 2019....

15 Feb 2019

McCann Worldgroup retrenches workers at Detroit offices

AdWeek reports that IPG's McCann Worldgroup has retrenched an unspecified amount of employees from its Detroit offices. This follows the mass layoffs at General Motors. The company has not issued a Warn (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notice, which is required by law for plant...

13 Feb 2019

Ad Stars Awards 2019 calls for entries

The 12th Ad Star Awards is inviting entries free of charge. The three-day festival will be held in Busan, South Korea from 22-24 August 2019. Dentsu Asia Pacific's Ted Lim and Joanna Monteiro of FCB Brazil are on board as its first 2019 Executive Judges. Click here to enter. The deadline is 15...

12 Feb 2019

Apple transforms Ariana Grande and more to memojis at Grammys

At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, Apple aired videos of Ariana Grande's 7 Rings, Khalid's Talk, and Florida Georgia Line's Simple in meme and emoji form, aptly referred to as ''memojis". Check out the videos below: ...

11 Feb 2019

Super Clio announces winner for 2019

The Bud Light x HBO "Joust" advert is the 2019 Super Clio winner. The ad was created by the Droga5 and Wieden+Kennedy agency. ...

5 Feb 2019

Goodby Silverstein & Partners appoints South African creative duo

Goodby Silverstein & Partners has appointed South African creative duo Matt Edwards and Wes Phelan as creative directors, to work on the agency's recently-won BMW account. The creative duo left Johannes Leonardo, where they oversaw creative on the global Adidas Originals account, to found agency...

29 Jan 2019

Gunn Report rebrands to Warc Rankings

The Gunn Report is in the process of being rebranded to Warc Rankings and additional changes are being introduced to ensure the continued independent status of its media ranking. This follows Warc's acquisition by global information company, Ascential. Gunn Report will consist of the Warc...

28 Jan 2019

UK advertising for Q3 2018 sees 21st consecutive quarter of market growth

According to the Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, the United Kingdom (UK) advertising delivered a 21st consecutive quarter of market growth and the industry's strongest third quarter of the year since 2015. The UK ad-spend rose 5.1% year-on-year to reach £5.6bn in Q3 2018. The...

28 Jan 2019

WPP withdraws from legal battle for U.S Army advertising business

Adweek reports that WPP's Possible officially withdrew its bid protest against the US government from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, meaning it will no longer contest the decision to award the account to Team DDB in November. The withdrawal means that agency fight for the U.S. Army's...

24 Jan 2019

P&G looks within for 2019/2020 media model

In line with its efforts to improve its profit margins by cutting costs, American multinational Procter & Gamble (P&G) has decided to look within for its 2019/2020 media model. Instead of a formal review process, P&G has embarked on internal bids among three parties - media shops Hearts & Science...

17 Jan 2019

Amazon looks to samples to spur purchases

According to Axios, Amazon has been using users' purchasing history to send them tailormade samples. Though it is unclear how long the programme has been running, The Verge reckons that it forms part of the e-commerce company's overall advertising strategy. The samples are part of a partnership...

9 Jan 2019

Famous Dulux advert dog passes away

According to a report by Northglen News, Dulux's marketing ambassador Oscar - who is a dog - has passed away. Oscar was ill for the past year and died at the age of nine. He was one of the Joy dogs and rose to fame after appearing in Dulux advertisements. He starred in many TV adverts and...

7 Jan 2019

MDC Partners may be acquired by Accenture

Adweek reports that Accenture is among a small group of bidders seeking to acquire MDC Partners and its 50-plus ad properties across the world. According to a source, Accenture is one of three finalists bidding for the acquirement. This same source also mentioned that the deadline for bids was...

6 Dec 2018

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