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All the winners: First day of D&AD 2017

The first set of D&AD Pencil winners have been announced, with three SA entries making the grade in the first eight categories...

22 hours ago

Pick n Pay Super Animals return with South African slant

Pick n Pay launches a new Super Animals collection focused specifically on South African animals...

1 day ago

Media freedom award winners announced

Ethiopia's Eskinder Nega is named IPI Press Freedom Hero; and the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee is honoured as Free Media Pioneer...

4 hours ago

Repainting the local sponsorship picture with Kansai Plascon

Kansai Plascon, better known as Plascon to most, sponsored a duo for the Absa Cape Epic. Their corporate and digital communication specialist Zurita Moore explains why and how this ties into the brand's new positioning: ‘designed for life'...

By Leigh Andrews 23 hours ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Don't hide away from reality... and know the difference between thunder and lightning

The best advertising is always based on a fundamental understanding of human nature - what the people in the marketing business call “basic human truth”. If you can tap into that, you don't have to waste any time explaining or repeating - everybody gets it first time around...

By Brendan Seery 21 hours ago

Markstry heads north - and GOtv loves it

Briefed by Ireland/Davenport to shoot two ads for GOtv - one each for the Kenyan and Nigerian markets - Markstry headed for Nairobi and its notorious traffic...

Issued by Spitfire Films 2 hours ago

Announcement: Senior appointment at Independent Media

The executive chairman of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings and Independent Media, Dr Iqbal Survé, has announced the appointment of Howard Plaatjes as chief operations officer for Independent Media...

Issued by Independent Media 1 hour ago

Marketing Indaba keeps marketers on track

It is time for marketers to take some time out to regroup, rethink, gather and learn at the annual Marketing Indaba in Cape Town and Johannesburg...

Issued by CADEK Media 2 hours ago

African Property Skyline magazine launched

API Events has launched African Property Skyline magazine. The publication covers real estate investment and development on the continent...

1 hour ago

UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

UK has a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn...

3 hours ago

Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools addressed literacy rights of rural children

The Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools team celebrated World Book Day by addressing the literacy rights of rural children...

2 hours ago

Slave Route Challenge 2017 hydrated by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages

Runners and walkers in the 2017 Slave Route Challenge will be hydrated along the half marathon, 10km and 5km routes by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB)...

1 hour ago

LIA announces new competition, Social Influencers, chaired by Phil Ranta

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced a new competition, chaired by Phil Ranta, to validate the importance of the Social Influencer...

57 minutes ago

Quick, easy and free online registration to Markex 2017 now open!

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organiser of Africa's premier promotional product event, Markex 2017, has announced that visitor registration for the show is now officially open...

Issued by Madex 23 hours ago

Local app launch wins at Liberty Radio Awards

Algoa FM proved its results-driven creative ability, by scooping top honours at the Liberty Radio Awards for its launch campaign of the Algoa FM app...

Issued by Algoa FM 23 hours ago

Amber Finlay heads up jury for LIA The New category

Amber Finlay, global brand ambassador at Converse will be the jury president of the LIA's The New category...

22 hours ago

Sprout earns its Premier Google Partner badge

South African digital media buying agency Sprout Performance Partners is now a Premier Google Partner; a specialist agency that has been trained and certified by Google to best manage online advertising...

Issued by Sprout 23 hours ago

International recognition for two Wits University academics

Time magazine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences have recognised the scholarship of two Wits University academics - Professor Glenda Gray and Professor Achille Mbembe...

1 day ago

Delivering on African Excellence 2017

Engage Joe Public, the PR and communications offering of Joe Public United, entered the 2017 African Excellence Awards and succeeded in winning two awards this past week...

Issued by Joe Public United 1 day ago

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

1 day ago

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Africa news

Africa needs export diversification

Will headline GDP growth translate into qualitative development across the continent..?

4 hours ago

African startups can thrive in informal markets

African tech startups can thrive by finding solutions that work for informal markets, yet most are continuing to ignore the opportunities in this space...

By Tom Jackson 5 hours ago

Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

Innovate Ventures re-runs successful tech accelerator for Somali startups, to support and invest in the next wave of tech start-ups in Somaliland and Somalia...

5 hours ago

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International

AFAA to promote Ad Stars annual creative festival in Korea

The Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) has announced that its members will play a greater role in promoting the annual creative festival, Ad Stars, held in Busan, Korea.

1 day ago

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