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#OrchidsandOnions: Absa ad is on the money

An Onion to the painfully slow SA Post Office for its lightning-fast branded vehicle. I won't post it, because I doubt whether it would get there...

By Brendan Seery 15 hours ago

Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era
Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era

Ease of access to social media and editing tools have made it easier than ever to spread stories and images that have people shaking their heads, thinking "That can't be real... can it? I must share!" Here are five steps to take to up your media literacy, so that the results of your own news-sharing are more reliable...

By Leigh Andrews 17 hours ago

Don't panic. Generation Alpha will still want free chicken-wings
Don't panic. Generation Alpha will still want free chicken-wings

From baby boomers to baby busters, from millennials to Generation Z to Generation Alpha. Underneath that manicured beard, behind that selfie-obsessed Instagram feed, people are still people...

By Andrew Whitehouse, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 15 hours ago

Transit Ads awarded rights to Johannesburg's Rea Vaya
Transit Ads awarded rights to Johannesburg's Rea Vaya

Transit Ads, one of South Africa's largest transit media companies, has been awarded the exclusive advertising rights to the Rea Vaya Rapid Transit System (BRT) 1B in Johannesburg, along specific routes...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 16 hours ago

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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...

17 hours ago

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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...

19 hours ago

Coca-Cola and Playmakers win Roger Garlick Award at the 2018 AMASA Awards
Coca-Cola and Playmakers win Roger Garlick Award at the 2018 AMASA Awards

Coca-Cola and their agency partner, Playmakers, walked away with the coveted Roger Garlick Award for Media Innovation for the Coca-Cola #CokeScoreChallenge campaign at the prestigious AMASA Awards...

Issued by Playmakers 12 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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Attend Keith Rose's memorial services

Information has been released on memorial services to be held in both Cape Town and Johannesburg for Keith Rose next week...

11 Oct 2018

Only advertise on trusted publisher websites!
Only advertise on trusted publisher websites!

A large media company recently published an exposé on fake news websites and advertisers that mistakenly landed up advertising on these platforms...

Issued by SPARK Media 11 Oct 2018

Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 & Q2 2018
Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 & Q2 2018

The brands in the latest ranking reflect "a day in the life" of our consumers, they are all very relevant and easy to relate to...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 11 Oct 2018

#AmasaAwards2018: ALL THE WINNERS!
#AmasaAwards2018: ALL THE WINNERS!

The winners are out! At the Amasa Awards gala event held at the Hilton Sandton last night, sports management consultancy Playmakers was named the inaugural Agency of the Year and overall Roger Garlick Award winner!

11 Oct 2018

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

#NewBiz: SACAA appoints Artifact SA as communications partner
#NewBiz: SACAA appoints Artifact SA as communications partner

The SACAA, mandated with promoting, regulating, developing, enforcing and improving aviation safety and security in South Africa, has appointed Artifact SA as its communications partner...

10 Oct 2018

Ford appoints BBDO as global creative lead
Ford appoints BBDO as global creative lead

NEWSWATCH: The automotive giant has appointed BBDO as its new lead creative agency, after 75 years with WPP, effective 1 November...

9 Oct 2018

Creating brands that influence an intersectionally inclusive world
Creating brands that influence an intersectionally inclusive world

Local brands, marketers and creators need to get better at designing campaigns and content that reflects intersectional narratives and imagery that include LGBTQI+ communities, people with albinism and the disabled...

By Rebone Masemola 9 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

iDidTht.com Craft Awards September 2018: MTN does it again
iDidTht.com Craft Awards September 2018: MTN does it again

IDidTht's September SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Bridget Johnson, consulting ECD at Wick, who selected MTN's 'The Steve Tshwete Story' by Zee Ntuli from Darling Films for Best of Reel...

8 Oct 2018

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Pendoring Awards announces 2018 finalists

The 2018 Pendoring Awards finalists have been announced...

8 Oct 2018

Red & Yellow gathers top agencies in South Africa for a day of visionary learning
Red & Yellow gathers top agencies in South Africa for a day of visionary learning

Red & Yellow, in partnership with IAB SA, will be hosting the Red & Yellow Digital Agency Showcase day on 25 October, on their beautiful Cape Town campus...

Issued by Red & Yellow 8 Oct 2018

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Get ready for the new Advertising Regulatory Board...

NEWSWATCH: Some fear the demise of SA's Advertising Standards Authority will lead to a drop in advertising quality, but self-regulation will remain a core focus for the new Advertising Regulatory Board, set to start swinging stronger than before...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

ECR Drive duo named hosts of prestigious industry awards
ECR Drive duo named hosts of prestigious industry awards

East Coast Drive presenters, Bongani Mtolo and Mags Westerhof have been selected to host the significant AMASA Awards...

Issued by East Coast Radio 8 Oct 2018

Primedia Outdoor wins Huawei's P20 mall advertising campaign contract
Primedia Outdoor wins Huawei's P20 mall advertising campaign contract

Primedia Outdoor, a leading outdoor media provider, has been awarded a one-year contract to deliver a memorable and high-impact promotion for Huawei's newest smartphone, P20...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 5 Oct 2018

Grid repositions Loeries. Behind the scenes
Grid repositions Loeries. Behind the scenes

With a longstanding relationship between Grid and The Loeries having been forged over many years, Grid was approached to relook The Loeries brand...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 5 Oct 2018

'The Cube: Part Two' campaign continues call for entries for ADC Awards
'The Cube: Part Two' campaign continues call for entries for ADC Awards

The campaign was developed by brand experience design firm Collins and each episode is brought to life by one of six talented animation and illustration studios from around the world...

4 Oct 2018

All the D&AD Impact Awards winners
All the D&AD Impact Awards winners

NEW YORK: Leading figures from the worlds of business, advertising, design and philanthropy gathered at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York City to celebrate the winners of the third annual D&AD Impact Awards...

3 Oct 2018

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How to get the most out of your pitch process

You're holding a pitch for new agency partners. This won't have been a decision taken lightly; running the pitch will be time-consuming, distracting and there's always the niggling concern that you won't find better in a new agency partner...

By Vicky Gillan 3 Oct 2018

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Eripio issues Notice of Liquidation to ASA

A Notice of Liquidation has been issued against the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa by Eripio, but the members of the ASA are determined that this will not mean the end of self-regulation of advertising content...

2 Oct 2018

Rose in the VIP lounge at Loeries 2014 after he won the Hall of Fame award. Image © Terry Levin of Bizcommunity.
RIP Keith Rose

The director behind some of South Africa's most iconic TV ads has passed away...

2 Oct 2018

Hennessy inspires African audiences to 'Never Stop. Never Settle.' with breakthrough campaign
Hennessy inspires African audiences to 'Never Stop. Never Settle.' with breakthrough campaign

Hennessy Very Special has launched the second instalment of its distinctive brand campaign - Never Stop. Never Settle - by focusing on pioneers who are making the creativity of Africa shine...

Issued by McCann Johannesburg 2 Oct 2018

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