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CEO of Etiket Brand Design, Janhendrik Oosthuizen.
Incubator initiative uses B-BBEE budgets to train young creatives

Companies, needing to utilise their B-BBEE budgets meaningfully, can access young creatives from Sum of 21 Academy, who will provide ‘creative hours' against this budget.

1 hour ago

Fran Pollaro, executive director, Global Awards.
Global Awards announces 2017 executive and grand juries

New York Festivals Global Awards has announced the 2017 executive and grand juries. They are from the world's foremost healthcare advertising agencies and representative of creative leadership talent from 15 countries on six continents...

3 hours ago

Svetlana Yashina ©
Why PPC, CPC, CPI, SEO, etc., doesn't matter

Amod Munga reckons if you're going to spend money on advertising or marketing, you should skew your budget towards work that moves people's hearts and it will move their hands to their wallets as well...

By Amod Munga 22 hours ago

Grey South Africa wins Gold, Silver and Bronze at Loeries 2017
Grey South Africa wins Gold, Silver and Bronze at Loeries 2017

This weekend Grey Africa proved that you don't have to be a big agency to win at the Loeries, as they took home Gold, Silver and Bronze awards...

Issued by Grey 22 hours ago

Ogilvy celebrates seventh consecutive Loeries Grand Prix
Ogilvy celebrates seventh consecutive Loeries Grand Prix

Ogilvy South Africa took home 24 statues from the 2017 Loeries held in Durban at the weekend, including its seventh Grand Prix in a row...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 23 hours ago

A Loeries party to end all parties
A Loeries party to end all parties

The Spitfire Films Production Company from Joburg closed off the Loeries Creative Week with a bash of note, an Alice in La La Land themed event that had delegates begging for more!..

Issued by Spitfire Films 1 day ago

Digital is a revolution, not a media type
Digital is a revolution, not a media type

Being in the advertising industry, digital is often referred to as a media type: "Let's complement our above-the-line media with digital.” I can't help but chuckle a little inside every time I hear this phrase...

By Elaine Loeb, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 1 day ago

Namibian agency Weathermen & Co wins MTC, FNB
Namibian agency Weathermen & Co wins MTC, FNB

Namibian ad agency Weathermen & Co Advertising, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List Group and The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, has won a five-way pitch for the ad account of mobile telecommunications provider, Mobile Telecommunications Limited...

Issued by Weathermen & Co 2 days ago

Nathan Reddy, photographed in line with Grid's brand refresh by Liezl Zwarts of Lamppost.
#Loeries2017: Hall of Fame inductee Nathan Reddy on Grid's culture refresh disruption and curation

In this off-the-cuff interview Reddy shares his views on the formidable work coming from the Middle East and why his 23-year-old daughter is his source of inspiration...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#Loeries2017: Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 goes to KFC's Mike Middleton
#Loeries2017: Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award 2017 goes to KFC's Mike Middleton

Mike Middleton, KFC Africa CMO, is the well-deserved recipient of this year's Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award for his contribution to the marketing and advertising industry over the duration of his career...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Aug 2017

Pum Lefebure
Photo by Gallo Images/Alistair Nicoll
#Loeries2017: Design Army's Pum Lefebure on how to master the art of seduction

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and CCO of Design Army, based in Washington DC was the last speaker of the day at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, where she explained how marketing is a lot like dating, and how similarly falling in love with a brand goes from flirting to romance to seduction...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Aug 2017

Conversion Science team scoops the 2017 EMEA Mobile Ads Certification Challenge Award
Conversion Science team scoops the 2017 EMEA Mobile Ads Certification Challenge Award

Conversion Science is one of the recipients of the 2017 EMEA Mobile Ad Award. The South African-based PPC and SEM digital agency team achieved an average of 90% for the exam...

Issued by Conversion Science 18 Aug 2017

Weera Saad
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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2017

Sprout wins Google Bonanza
Sprout wins Google Bonanza

Sprout Performance Media Partners is celebrating after it recently won the Google Bonanza for its efforts in increasing its ad extension adoption rates...

Issued by Sprout 18 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch
#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch

The launch of Net#work BBDO's Creative#Director (#CD) coffee table book is set to take place at the culmination of Loeries' Student Portfolio Day directly after the DStv Seminar at a special cocktail evening later today around 17h00 on the ICC Balcony...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: All the Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Print, Outdoor and Out of home (OOH) categories. The print communication category includes newspaper advertising, sponsored by The Times, while the outdoor and out of home (OOH) category is sponsored by JCDecaux...

17 Aug 2017

Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought
Loeries2017: Building the new creative economy at the speed of thought

An interview with Fort CEO Shukri Toefy, where he shares insights into the changing value chain of the new creative economy...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

FCB Cape Town creates dramatic new #SafelyHome commercial
FCB Cape Town creates dramatic new #SafelyHome commercial

Safely Home, the Western Cape Government's Department of Transport & Public Works' road safety campaign, has released a new hard-hitting TV commercial created by FCB Cape Town and Egg Films...

Issued by FCB Africa 17 Aug 2017

Publicis Machine creates Stones Pool Table BOT - a clever idea and brilliant business solution
Publicis Machine creates Stones Pool Table BOT - a clever idea and brilliant business solution

For too long, advertising agencies have been stuck in an advertising silo, working as a supplier on what can be a long, complicated, and costly chain. Briefs are handed over, ideas are exchanged, advertising campaigns are produced...

Issued by Publicis Machine 17 Aug 2017

Allon Raiz
#Loeries2017: Why small agencies fail (masterclass)

An interview with Allon Raiz, founder and CEO of Raizcorp to find out what one could expect to learn from his masterclass on ‘Why small agencies fail'...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: How to be future-fit for cyber challenges
#Loeries2017: How to be future-fit for cyber challenges

An interview with Johanna McDowell, founder and CEO of IAS on the changing agency/client relationship...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

Lorraine Landon
#Loeries2017: A deep dive into YouTube and video advertising (masterclass)

An interview with Lorraine Landon, head of agencies at Google South Africa to find out what one could expect to learn from the Google masterclasses on ‘YouTube: all you need to know for campaign success' and ‘video advertising: what works best when'...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017

Make a bad decision from time to time
Make a bad decision from time to time

Why creative success requires bravery and intuition...

By Adam Weber, Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 16 Aug 2017

Women in Marketing Awards 2016. ©
Women in Marketing Awards open to South African candidates

South African women in marketing can enter the international Women in Marketing Awards, which has identified a global need to celebrate women in marketing, advertising and communications...

16 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: All the Integrated Campaign finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Integrated Campaign finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Integrated Campaign category, which is sponsored by AB In-Bev...

16 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: All the Digital & Interactive Communication finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Digital & Interactive Communication finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Digital & Interactive Communication category, which is sponsored by Google...

16 Aug 2017

#Loeries2017: All the Communication Design finalists!
#Loeries2017: All the Communication Design finalists!

Finalists have been announced in the Loeries' Communication Design category...

16 Aug 2017

#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson
#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson

In this exclusive Loeries-slash-women's-month interview, Loeries 2017 regional judge Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co in Namibia, shares that a more inclusive world won't happen by itself...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Aug 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: How sour milk founded a sweet business empire... and how to Gupta a well-known saying

One of the greeting card platitudes that annoys me is the one that says: “You can be anything you want to be...”

By Brendan Seery 15 Aug 2017

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