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AccuWeather makes advertising mobile, Michelin signs up
AccuWeather makes advertising mobile, Michelin signs up

Michelin Wiper Blades is one of the premier clients to use AccuWeather's first-to-market exclusive and contextually relevant mobile integration suite to reach consumers on the go...

2 days ago

Global law firm, Hogan Lovells appoints Boomtown
Global law firm, Hogan Lovells appoints Boomtown

Following a formal pitch process, branding agency Boomtown has been appointed to develop and execute an integrated profile raising campaign for Hogan Lovells in Africa...

Issued by Boomtown 2 days ago

BestDrive campaign takes a good-natured stab at cunning tyre dealerships
BestDrive campaign takes a good-natured stab at cunning tyre dealerships

When it comes to motorcar maintenance and repairs, consumers are understandably wary of being misled by unscrupulous tyre dealerships and mechanics...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 2 days ago

Lead generation: Red Cherry Interactive is Spot On in every way
Lead generation: Red Cherry Interactive is Spot On in every way

To prove just how effective their Spot On brand is, Red Cherry is putting their money where their mouth is. Watch their video and tell them which brand has a new look, and you could win R5,000!...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 3 days ago

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#BehindtheSelfie with… Alan Bell

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Alan Bell, in his new role as partner and managing director at M&C Saatchi Abel Johannesburg...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Feb 2017

The Newsroom launches Amplify - helping brands use the value of their earned media
The Newsroom launches Amplify - helping brands use the value of their earned media

The Newsroom, a global digital experience delivery platform, has announced the launch of NWS Amplify in South Africa, a product that allows brands and advertisers to extend the readership of their earned media...

Issued by The Newsroom 15 Feb 2017

M&C Saatchi Group makes key leadership appointments following solid growth
M&C Saatchi Group makes key leadership appointments following solid growth

On the back of an impressive year of growth for many of its newly acquired agencies, the M&C Saatchi Group (South Africa/Africa) has promoted Jerry Mpufane, Group Managing Director (Gauteng), to Chairperson of the M&C Saatchi Johannesburg Group of Companies...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 15 Feb 2017

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[Orchids & Onions]: Head out on the highway… looking for adventure and classic ads

In the ad world, the Super Bowl weekend in America – the biggest annual sporting event in that country – is a huge deal. Brands spend tens of millions of dollars making the commercials, which will be flighted during the hours-long Super bowl spectacular. They then pay even more multiple millions to buy the air time...

By Brendan Seery 14 Feb 2017

Growth to the power of two
Growth to the power of two

2017 sets a new benchmark at Joe Public as the agency positions itself to take their creative product, and in doing so the growth of their clients' brands, to the next level...

Issued by Joe Public United 14 Feb 2017

Unlock the MAC Sector B-BBEE Code with skills development
Unlock the MAC Sector B-BBEE Code with skills development

1 March marks the one-year anniversary of the Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (MAC) Sector B-BEE Code updates...

Issued by Red & Yellow 14 Feb 2017

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Are marketer-agency relationships losing that loving feeling?

February is the month of love, with Valentine's Day providing countless marketing communications opportunities to express those ‘loving feelings' – an appropriate time to reflect on the state of marketer–agency relationships...

By John Little 14 Feb 2017

J. Walter Thompson's Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship enters its third year
J. Walter Thompson's Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship enters its third year

JWT's Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship is an international opportunity that addresses the lack of female creative leadership in the ad industry by empowering female college students...

Issued by JWT 13 Feb 2017

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Brandnew Creative Agency launches internship programme

Brandnew Creative Agency, based in Salt River, Cape Town, has launched its 'Brandnewbies' internship programme, comprising seven internship positions from March to August 2017...

13 Feb 2017

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Facebook increases transparency, buying options for advertisers, video ads

As a partner to over 4m advertisers across a wide range of organisations and objectives, Facebook has announced updates to increase transparency for advertisers and increased choice in buying options for video ads on Facebook, Instagram and across Audience Network...

13 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Net#work BBDO and Sinister Studio create wonder with virtual reality
#DesignMonth: Net#work BBDO and Sinister Studio create wonder with virtual reality

Inspired by the imagination of children, Net#work BBDO and visual effects and animation agency Sinister Studio applied technology to advertising to create a virtual reality (VR) campaign for Mercedes-Benz South Africa...

By Pasqua Heard 13 Feb 2017

Ogilvy Cape Town gets Tracker in strong start to 2017
Ogilvy Cape Town gets Tracker in strong start to 2017

Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town has been appointed lead agency for Tracker South Africa after a competitive pitch against two other agencies...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 10 Feb 2017

Nando's SA invites local bigwigs to put all beef aside on Reconciliation Day
Nando's SA invites local bigwigs to put all beef aside on Reconciliation Day

Nando's SA, the casual dining restaurant chain that has become well known for its quirky and culturally topical advertising campaigns, couldn't pass up on the opportunity to add some spice to Reconciliation Day...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 10 Feb 2017

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Twitter woes deepen as growth sputters, loss widens

WASHINGTON - Twitter shares plunged on Thursday as the social network reported sluggish revenue and user growth, with its finances sputtering despite the global prominence given the platform by President Donald Trump's extensive use of it...

10 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: 140 BBDO launches third issue of I Get Paid for This zine
#DesignMonth: 140 BBDO launches third issue of I Get Paid for This zine

140 BBDO launched the third issue of its zine, I Get Paid for This at First Thursdays on 2 February to an overwhelming response...

10 Feb 2017

Havas JHB reach top three in Creative Circle December TV award
Havas JHB reach top three in Creative Circle December TV award

Havas Johannesburg has pulled off a unique achievement, placing third in the Creative Circle's December TV category, with a campaign that cost precisely nothing...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 10 Feb 2017

Not 'super-bowled' over - A stage this big deserves better
Not 'super-bowled' over - A stage this big deserves better

For me, watching the Super Bowl ads is a bit like being an Arsenal fan (which, for better or worse, I am). I start out with positive thoughts of excitement, only to end up underwhelmed...

By Eoin Welsh, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 9 Feb 2017

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Marketers will be required to implement stringent measures to effectively manage media costs

A major cause for concern is brewing in the South African media, advertising and communication industry. A trend that was recently blown wide open in the United States by the American Association of Advertisers (ANA) is also taking place on our shores on a seemingly widespread scale...

By Johanna McDowell 8 Feb 2017

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The great comfort of bad Super Bowl ads

Quick, name your top 10 Super Bowl ads from this year. I know, it's a struggle. I am asking you to remember 10 out of a 100 or so ads whose sole purpose is to be memorable...

By Damon Stapleton 8 Feb 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with… Verusha Maharaj
#BehindtheSelfie with… Verusha Maharaj

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Verusha Maharaj, newly promoted GM – Africa at The Creative Counsel...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2017

Grey Africa's Fran Luckin is the first South African female jury president at Cannes Lions 2017
Grey Africa's Fran Luckin is the first South African female jury president at Cannes Lions 2017

Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer of Grey Advertising Africa, has been named President of the Print and Publishing Jury at 2017's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity...

Issued by Grey 8 Feb 2017

Giving a voice to two billion people to save their habitat
Giving a voice to two billion people to save their habitat

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with M&C Saatchi Abel, has launched an emotive video shot in the heart of Africa to draw attention to the plight of the world's disappearing dryland forests and the two billion people who depend on them...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 8 Feb 2017

Havas Johannesburg and Universal Music Sub-Saharan Africa pay tribute to musical legend
Havas Johannesburg and Universal Music Sub-Saharan Africa pay tribute to musical legend

Havas Johannesburg and Universal Music Sub-Saharan Africa have created a moving tribute to South African jazz legend Thandi Klaasen, who passed away earlier this month...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 8 Feb 2017

Adstream acquires Dubsats' Adsend
Adstream acquires Dubsats' Adsend

Adstream has announced that Dubsats' print media delivery service, Adsend, will now be part of the Adstream product suite...

Issued by Media Host 8 Feb 2017

B2B private digital advertising marketplace launched
B2B private digital advertising marketplace launched

BPA Worldwide has announced the first B2B private digital advertising marketplace for its members in the second quarter of 2017...

8 Feb 2017

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