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Epica Awards Creative Circle debates: "Will responsibility kill creativity?"

Clients, agencies and journalists will be asking, "Will responsibility kill creativity?" at the Epica Awards Creative Circle that will be taking place in Amsterdam on 15 November at the KIT Royal Tropical Institute...

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Global Ad Trends report focussing on OTT compiled by Warc
Global Ad Trends report focussing on OTT compiled by Warc

Consumer and advertiser investment in over-the-top (OTT), the delivery of premium video content via the internet, is rising rapidly worldwide, with spend set to reach a projected $129.3bn by 2023...

25 Oct 2018

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Three South African judges in Midas Awards 2018 executive jury

The Midas Awards has announced the 2018 executive jury that includes three South Africans...

16 Oct 2018

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McCann Johannesburg amongst finalists announced for 2018 Global Awards

New York Festivals 2018 Global Awards, honouring the world's best wellness and healthcare advertising, announced its 2018 finalists, featuring South Africa's McCann Johannesburg...

16 Oct 2018

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Briefs launched for D&AD's New Blood Awards 2019

D&AD has released the briefs for New Blood Awards 2019 and has also launched Make and Break, a WPP-sponsored podcast series which aims to bring insight from the New Blood Academy to the wider world...

12 Oct 2018

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LIA shortlists for Ambient, Design, Medical
LIA shortlists for Ambient, Design, Medical

London International Awards (LIA) has announced the shortlists for Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard and Verbal Identity. In addition to this, LIA has also revealed the shortlists for Design and Package Design and for the Medical competition...

10 Oct 2018

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2018 Grand Clios revealed

The 2018 Clio Awards revealed its Grand Clio winners on Wednesday, 3 October...

9 Oct 2018

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#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement
#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement

Standard Bank has firmed up South Africa's commitment to UN Women's #HeForShe movement. Here's why it's so impactful, especially in Africa, and how you can go beyond clicktivism and get involved, too...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

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The rise of the internet class

Lately, I have been followed. The man who is following me has good hair and dead eyes. It would seem wherever I go on the internet, he pops up. He is young, very young, but is constantly telling me that he has the wisdom and the secret stuff that can help me...

By Damon Stapleton 26 Sep 2018

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Warc releases Effective Innovation Report 2018

Warc has released the Effective Innovation Report 2018, highlighting key trends of the world's most original marketing thinking...

20 Sep 2018

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#BehindtheSelfie with... Damon Stapleton
#BehindtheSelfie with... Damon Stapleton

This week, we got behind the selfie with SA export Damon Stapleton, now chief creative officer at DDB New Zealand...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Sep 2018

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Winners announced for Wan-Ifra Print Innovation Awards 2018
Winners announced for Wan-Ifra Print Innovation Awards 2018

Wan-Ifra has announced the winners of its first Print Innovation Awards. The prize for innovations of newspapers and magazines will be presented on the first exhibition day of the Ifra World Publishing Expo on 9 October 2018, in Berlin...

18 Sep 2018

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The role of memory and media in converting consumers for brand growth

At Spark Media's annual event, a top marketing scientist from the Australia-based Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, Dr Virginia Beal got attendees thinking and rethinking the role of memory in reaching consumers. While there's no one-size-fits-all approach, you'll do well to factor in light media buyers and light media users...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Sep 2018

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#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism
#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism

What do Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Caster Semenya have in common? Despite each facing controversy in their sporting careers, they're all stars in Nike's inspirational 30th-anniversary campaign, filled with fiery new words to live by...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2018

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D&AD Impact Awards 2018 reveals shortlisted work
D&AD Impact Awards 2018 reveals shortlisted work

D&AD Impact has unveiled the list of 116 pieces of work that have been shortlisted at the third annual D&AD Impact Awards...

12 Sep 2018

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#NewBiz: 2Sales acquired by Wunderman

WPP's wholly-owned global digital agency, Wunderman, has acquired 2Sales International SA, an e-commerce consulting agency...

6 Sep 2018

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Fabien Teichner selected for One Club's 'Next Creative Leaders' jury

Fabien Teichner, joint chief creative officer of Serviceplan France, will take part in the jury of The One Club and 3% Movement's new initiative: 'Next Creative Leaders'...

29 Aug 2018

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Ad Stars 2018 winners announced

Ad Stars has unveiled this year's winners, which were chosen from 20,342 entries from 57 countries at a gala awards ceremony on Saturday, 25 August in Busan, Korea...

27 Aug 2018

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What do you want creativity to do?
What do you want creativity to do?

"What can creativity do?" Last week, I was asked this simple question. I have been asked this four-word puzzle a few times in my career. It is a strange question...

By Damon Stapleton 22 Aug 2018

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#NewBiz: WPP's GroupM network wins $1.4bn Mars global media business
#NewBiz: WPP's GroupM network wins $1.4bn Mars global media business

After a large-scale review earlier this year, Mars has consolidated all of its media planning and buying duties with WPP's GroupM network...

10 Aug 2018

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2019 One Show awards calling for entries
2019 One Show awards calling for entries

The One Club has announced the call for entries for the 2019 One Show awards by launching a teaser "Win Pencil, Draw Respect" campaign...

10 Aug 2018

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Ad Stars announces judges for 2018 Awards

Ad Stars have announced 34 judges from around the world, including Liam Wielopolski, chief creative officer, DDB South Africa...

8 Aug 2018

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NYF Television & Film Awards announces new categories and call for entries

New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition is open for entries and has announced new categories...

26 Jul 2018

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The One Club and the 3% Movement call for entries for Next Creative Leaders
The One Club and the 3% Movement call for entries for Next Creative Leaders

The One Club for Creativity and the 3% Movement opens global call for entries for their joint Next Creative Leaders programme...

24 Jul 2018

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190 countries agree to proposal to stop funding hate against migrants

190 UN states have approved the final text of a new international agreement that outlines a range of measures for tackling xenophobia...

23 Jul 2018

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Vumile Mavumengwana on the power of creative work that resonates universally

Having dusted off the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity cobwebs, VM DSGN's designer and creative director Vumile Mavumengwana talks us through his experience on this year's design awarding jury and what it's really like being a South African in Cannes...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jul 2018

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LIA's 2018 Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard, Verbal Identity jury announced

London International Awards has announced the Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard, Verbal Identity jury and that Jeremy Craigen, global chief creative officer of Innocean Worldwide, will preside over it...

17 Jul 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Not-so-secretly supporting Pride Month with Russia's #thehiddenflag

The Fifa World Cup settled the global gaze on Russia for the past few weeks. While July 2018 has been a time of football celebration, it's also Pride Month. So while 'gay propaganda' is still banned in Russia, that doesn't mean there's been a lack of rainbow support - where there's will, there's a way...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jul 2018

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D&AD New Blood Award winners announced for 2018

D&AD has revealed the winners of the 2018 New Blood Awards at a ceremony in London, with a total of 194 Pencils awarded...

12 Jul 2018

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Lisbon Ad Festival: Digital, Outdoor and PR grand juries announced
Lisbon Ad Festival: Digital, Outdoor and PR grand juries announced

The Lisbon International Advertising Festival has announced three more categories and the respective jury panels that will evaluate the work submitted...

11 Jul 2018

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