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Facebook news feed changes - What now for brands?

Facebook's new newsfeed can mean trouble for brands. Here's what to do to win in the post-news feed update framework...

By Joseph Neusu 19 hours ago

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Warc report shows global adspend growth to accelerate to +4.7%

Global adspend growth to accelerate to +4.7% in 2018, reaching a total of $572bn...

21 hours ago

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#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Amplifying the female voice

The first work week of 2018 for many was also one where we heard the global female voice loud and clear on social media, with 'celebration emojis' for everything from Iceland's equal pay law to #HereWeAre, #TimesUp and #Oprah2020...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jan 2018

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Grand Prix winner, Channel 4's coverage of the 2016 Rio Paralympics through the 'Media that can!' campaign.
Warc announce Effective Channel Integration winners

Warc has announced the winners of the Effective Channel Integration category of its Media Awards 2017, a global competition recognising comms planning which has made a positive impact on business results...

10 Jan 2018

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David Tiltman, head of content at Warc.
Digital transparency, key challenge for brands in 2018 - Warc Toolkit

Digital transparency will be a key challenge for brands in the year ahead concludes Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, in its 2018 Toolkit...

9 Jan 2018

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Regional grand jury on judging the AME Awards
Regional grand jury on judging the AME Awards

With an eye towards judging this year's competition, the AME Awards's regional grand jury members weigh in on judging the Awards...

9 Jan 2018

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Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse
Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse

Twitter announced Friday it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are "controversial," citing a need to promote a "public conversation" on political issues...

8 Jan 2018

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Themes for Inma World Congress of News Media announced

Themes for the Inma World Congress of News Media, taking place from 3-5 June 2018 in Washington, have been announced...

5 Jan 2018

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Sports competition added to 2018 NYF Advertising Awards roster

New York Festivals added a new competition to its Advertising Awards competition roster: sports...

4 Jan 2018

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How brands can gain access to the $10tn informal economy

A CMO roundtable article features marketing perspectives on the challenges to executing omnichannel experiences...

29 Dec 2017

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Aerosol, dispensing, beauty packaging leaders to gather at ADF&PCD in March
Aerosol, dispensing, beauty packaging leaders to gather at ADF&PCD in March

Unilever, Beiersdorf, Coty, SC Johnson, Henkel, and Edgewell are some of the major brands set to attend Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design Shanghai 2018...

28 Dec 2017

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OSF reflects on 15 global celebrated news stories in 2017

Drawn from a selection of 15 global and regional journalism awards, a report curated by the Open Society Foundations Program's (OSF) Independent Journalism Programme provides an inspiring selection of storytelling, investigative techniques, collaborative enterprises and fearless reporting against all odds...

25 Dec 2017

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Fewer journalists die in line of duty

This year, 81 journalists lost their lives around the globe " a drop from 120 last year, the International Press Institute said...

21 Dec 2017

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Facebook lets people know when their pictures pop up

Facebook on Tuesday added a way for people to know when their pictures are posted anywhere on the leading social network.

21 Dec 2017

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YouTube seals deal with top music label amid streaming moves

YouTube said on Tuesday that it had sealed a licensing agreement with the world's largest music label conglomerate Universal as the video behemoth explores creating a new streaming service...

21 Dec 2017

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The One Show adds new, separate discipline

The One Club for Creativity announced the addition of Health, Wellness and Pharmaceutical as a separate and distinct discipline for The One Show 2018...

21 Dec 2017

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Mick Blore, chief creative officer South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa, McCann Worldgroup.
South African amongst executive jury announced for NYF Advertising Awards

New York Festivals (NYF) International Advertising Awards has announced the first 21 members of the 2018 executive jury, which includes South African, Mick Blore...

20 Dec 2017

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Journalist, Mratt Kyaw Thu wins 2017 AFP Kate Webb Prize

Reporter Mratt Kyaw Thu has won the 2017 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for his coverage of ethnic strife in his native Myanmar...

20 Dec 2017

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Facebook moves to make more video ad money

Facebook on Thursday moved to bolster its appeal and money-making potential as an online platform for viewing video similar to YouTube.

18 Dec 2017

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Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

If wine brands want to signify their differences and tell a story, be it real or fictional, about their product, they do so primarily through label design...

By Franck Celhay 14 Dec 2017

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From left to right (top): Fumihito Katamura, Charlotte Strick, Anita Kunz. Middle: Debbi Vandeven, Valetin Spiess, Sagi Haviv. Bottom: Jean François Porchez, Greg Hahn, Bruce Duckworth.
Jury chairs for ADC 97th Annual Awards announced

The One Club for Creativity has announced nine creative leaders who will serve as jury chairs for the prestigious ADC 97th Annual Awards...

14 Dec 2017

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Piyush and Prasoon Pandey honoured with the Lion of St Mark
Piyush and Prasoon Pandey honoured with the Lion of St Mark

Cannes Lions honours brothers Piyush and Prasoon Pandey with the Lion of St Mark, the award for outstanding contribution to the creative industry...

13 Dec 2017

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AME Awards announce grand jury and extend deadline
AME Awards announce grand jury and extend deadline

New York Festivals' AME Awards for the World's Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness has announced the 2018 grand jury...

12 Dec 2017

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Top row (from left to right): Sabine Heckman, Safaraaz Sindhi, Tumi Sethebe. Bottom: Brent Singer, Alistair Morgan and Dylan Davies.
Six SA judges selected for NYF's grand jury

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury...

7 Dec 2017

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Report shows native advertising rises in importance
Report shows native advertising rises in importance

According to a new report, the importance of native advertising continues to rise in the revenue mix even as labelling is inconsistent for many media companies...

7 Dec 2017

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From left to right (first row): Neo Mashigo, Jenny Ehlers, Mariana O’Kelly, Pepe Marais. Second row: Jenny Glover, Francois Du Preez and Juliet Honey.
Seven SA judges selected for 2018 One Show!

The One Club for Creativity has announced the global creative leaders selected to serve as judges for The One Show 2018 of which seven is from South Africa...

7 Dec 2017

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Defective product risk is an increasing peril for companies
Defective product risk is an increasing peril for companies

Tougher regulation, global supply chains, materials from fewer suppliers and consumer awareness are contributing to a rise in recalls, says Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) report...

5 Dec 2017

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#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites
#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites

Much-loved TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson fronts Emirates' latest advertising campaign for its game-changing first-class private suites...

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

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