Chris Garbutt started his advertising career in SA and is now global chief creative director of TBWA group.
"The world needs creativity now, more than ever" - Chris Garbutt

With the successes of the global #CannesLions2018 celebrated and the local creative gaze now firmly focused on the Loeries in Durban in a month's time, I caught up with Chris Garbutt of TBWA Global for his views on why it's an exciting time to be a creative, how SA creativity punches above its weight and insights into what it takes for brands in the 21st century to get ahead...

By Leigh Andrews 1 minute ago


The annual Apex events were held at the Sandton Convention Centre today, 16 July, where the Association for Communication and Advertising hosted its 'NeXt Level of Thinking Masterclass' and the Apex Awards...

13 hours ago

Preparing for Black Friday - 8 lessons learnt from 2017

If 2017 is anything to go by, Black Friday is quickly becoming one of the busiest South African shopping days and, like the US, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season...

By Graham van der Merwe 1 hour ago

#NewBiz: Hoorah acquires Tenzing Agency

Hoorah ramps up its e-commerce capabilities with the acquisition of Durban-based design and development agency, Tenzing...

21 hours ago

Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names

As major brands like Absa register, use and promote .africa (dotAfrica) domain names, the effect on commerce, education, health and other sectors could be profound...

23 hours ago

SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017...

22 hours ago

Google's Gboard lets you type messages in Morse code

You can type in Morse code through Android's Gboard keyboard...

By Andy Walker 23 hours ago

Wimbledon Champions are reimagined in botanical splendour

McCann//Craft, 1stAveMachine, and ENVY Advertising create enchanting film for The Championships 2018...

Issued by McCann Johannesburg 23 minutes ago

Secrets of a successful digital marketing strategy

If your company strategy is not complemented by a coordinated digital marketing strategy it is unlikely to generate the results you are looking for...

By Roy Morrison 31 minutes ago

Health hacks to new packs

The brief was simple - inject new vitality into Citro-Soda packs by modernising, improving shelf standout and counteracting me-too competitors encroaching on the brand's visual assets...

Issued by Just Design 23 hours ago

The ultimate intro to event gamification

There's no getting around it: gaming is everywhere. From entire communities playing in virtual worlds online, to everyone from grandmothers to toddlers navigating mobile games in their spare moments...

Issued by Worx Group 23 hours ago

AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

1 day ago

#Mandela100: What NPOs wish corporates knew before Mandela Day

In a recent poll of over 200 NPOs, we asked them what their biggest challenge was when it came to working with corporates...

By Joanne van der Walt 1 day ago

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Female representation and the media - who controls the narrative?

You have the opportunity to choose from eight (four in the morning and four in the afternoon) Loeries MasterClasses on Thursday, 16 August, and learn from leading brand communicators...

Issued by Loeries 1 day ago

TBWA and Facebook team up for regional creative agency programme

TBWA is entering into a regional programme with Facebook that will be rolled out in Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Central and Eastern Europe...

Issued by TBWA 1 day ago

HDI Africa Conference

At the tail end of June, HDI Youth Marketeers hosted an African Conference, attended by various members of the HDI collective, to dig deep into understanding the culture of the African youth...

Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 1 day ago

Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse celebrates Mandela 100 with tribute playlist on Deezer

South African musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse has compiled a special tribute playlist for Nelson Mandela's centenary birthday on music service Deezer...

1 day ago

Soweto Sex Expo to be held at Ubuntu Kraal Conference Centre in September

The Soweto Sex and Wellness Expo will be held at the Ubuntu Kraal Conference Centre in Orlando West, Soweto from 8-9 September 2018...

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'Click and mortar' success for local store marketers

Without true location targeting you're not local store marketing...

Issued by Vicinity Media 11 Jul 2018

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