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Episode 192: Zero Negative Energy launch with Adidas.

Date: 20 Oct 2016
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Leigh Ogilvie's ABSA MegaU 'Free' commercial gets seven nominations at the 2016 Midas Awards

ABSA MegaU 'Free' has been nominated seven times at the 2016 Midas Awards. Congratulations to Leigh Ogilvie and The Jupiter Drawing Room (Johannesburg)...

Issued by Velocity Films 2 days ago

Programmatic advertising: the marriage of creativity with technology

South African advertisers need to get on board with creating relevant messages for mobile users, lest they get left behind, as the days of desktop only advertising are over...

By Pasqua Heard 3 days ago

Fawlty Towers and the art of prediction

The legendary comedian John Cleese is being interviewed on the radio. He is explaining how arguably the most successful television series, Fawlty Towers, was liked by very few when it began in 1975. In fact, when the Daily Mirror reviewed the show the headline read "Long John Short on Jokes..."

By Damon Stapleton 30 Nov 2016

The best car adverts of 2016

Ad agencies who have the pleasure of working with automotive companies know that cars are the ultimate tool for lifestyle branding. Here are three favourite car adverts for 2016...

Issued by 30 Nov 2016

[Orchids & Onions] Tipping a hat to the 'Nightshift'

OK, I'll admit MTN already got its foot in the door with me right at the beginning of its new TV ad: I'm a Commodores fan and I think Nightshift (their tribute to soul legend Marvin Gaye - also one of my favourites) is one of the best tracks they produced...

By Brendan Seery 29 Nov 2016

M&C Saatchi Abel CT takes Santa 'jolling' in a fun and festive Jozi

The silly season is almost upon us, and consumers are no doubt bracing themselves for the usual onslaught of jingly, festive season advertising...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 29 Nov 2016

Student of the Year: Carina Bonse wins AdFocus

Fondly nicknamed "The Wizard" for her seemingly magical ability to push her work further than anyone else, final year Red & Yeller Carina Bonse has proven that she really is capable of extraordinary creative magic...

Issued by Red & Yellow 29 Nov 2016

The state of native advertising in SA - participation vs interruption

The power of mass marketing is so entrenched in our psyches that it has a real power over us, and we are only vaguely aware of that. This vague awareness has brought about a shift, where we want to be the curators of our own stories again...

By Alex Spagnoletti, Issued by The Newsroom 29 Nov 2016

Students' app receives ANDYs Reset award, internship

At the recent Advertising Club of New York's International ANDY Awards, an entry from two students so impressed the integrated jury that it decided to distinguish it as a Reset Winner...

28 Nov 2016

Red Cherry helps Plusssz cut through the clutter with Spot On brand

A good example of Red Cherry's Spot On brand at work is on Activo Health's recent TV campaign for Plusssz, one of the leading products in its multivitamin and supplement range...

Issued by Red Cherry Media 28 Nov 2016

#Newsmaker: Shamendran Naidu - Executive at Transit Ads

Shamendran Naidu has been appointed as executive at Transit Ads. He has been part of the Provantage Media Group since 2009, and has plans to take the outdoor advertising space to the next level...

By Beverley Klein 28 Nov 2016

The power of a mirror

Just like a mirror, media can influence the way we see ourselves and affect our interpretation of others...

By Nomalanga Mphuthi 25 Nov 2016

FCB celebrates AdFocus wins

It was a 'good night out' for FCB Africa and its agencies at the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards held on 23 November...

Issued by FCB Africa 25 Nov 2016

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