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Tapping into the socially conscious consumer
Tapping into the socially conscious consumer

According to BBMG, more than a third of the global population are 'aspirationals', who believe they have a responsibility to consumer brands that are good for the environment and society...

29 Jun 2015 15:22

Somewhere over the rainbow...
Somewhere over the rainbow...

The kaleidoscope of colour that greeted the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality on Friday, was significant for many reasons, not least, as a case study for brands following key news events...

By Louise Marsland 29 Jun 2015 14:05

Mastering innovation for growth
Mastering innovation for growth

Innovation. It's a buzzword on everyone's lips; a strategic priority of many organisations; and what many consider the ultimate driver to unlocking growth. Those who get it right - the Apples, FNBs and Googles of the world - make it look easy...

By Nicole Shapiro 29 Jun 2015 14:00

Communication perception and how it takes place
Communication perception and how it takes place

There are a number of steps that our minds go through between, say, an advertising message and the purchase of a product...

By Chris Brewer 29 Jun 2015 14:00

Recasting the radio model, without interruptions
Recasting the radio model, without interruptions

People's pet hates about radio are relatively simple to understand. It's either a certain DJ's voice that grates their nerves, the intrusive advertising that chops off the tails of their favourite song, or the rather repetitive playlists. Recast, from Labs.fm, is set to revolutionise this - here's how...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jun 2015 14:00

Beauty is back: designer Sagmeister on Italy as muse
Beauty is back: designer Sagmeister on Italy as muse

ROME - Award-winning graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, famed for his work with the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and Aerosmith, says the concept of beauty in design is back...

29 Jun 2015 12:30

Germany, Australia and Russia top of the Young Lions Film competition
Germany, Australia and Russia top of the Young Lions Film competition

Tor Myhren, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Grey, has announced the winners of the Young Lions Film Competition...

29 Jun 2015 12:27

UK, Dominican Republic and Turkey comes out top of the Young Lions Marketers' competition
UK, Dominican Republic and Turkey comes out top of the Young Lions Marketers' competition

The winners of the Young Marketers Competition have been announced...

29 Jun 2015 12:15

Shield and Vaseline partner for the Rugby World Cup
Shield and Vaseline partner for the Rugby World Cup

Deodorant brand Shield and skincare brand Vaseline have announced a partnership through which they will become the exclusive personal care suppliers of the Rugby World Cup 2015...

29 Jun 2015 12:00

Dlamini and Galgut take Sunday Times book prizes
Dlamini and Galgut take Sunday Times book prizes

Authors Jacob Dlamini and Damon Galgut were announced as the winners of this year's Sunday Times Literary Awards at a gala ceremony at Summer Place in Sandton on 27 June.

29 Jun 2015 09:34

SADC vows to meet 2016 DTT deadline
SADC vows to meet 2016 DTT deadline

WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries that are still using the analogue broadcasting signal are committed to migrate to digital broadcasting by June 2016...

By Nthambeleni Gabara 29 Jun 2015 09:05

Pepe Marais of Joe Public on lighting up the "grey" Promo & Activation category
Pepe Marais of Joe Public on lighting up the "grey" Promo & Activation category

Pepe Marais, Chief Creative Officer of Joe Public, was part of this year's Promo & Activation judging panel at Cannes Lions, where Joe Public was the only South African agency to strike it lucky by bringing home a Bronze Lion for its 'Vote SA' Cinemark experience app...

By Ann Nurock 29 Jun 2015 08:12

Geometry Global on the rising importance of the human touch in brand communication
Geometry Global on the rising importance of the human touch in brand communication

Geometry is making waves in the global brand communication scene. Their shopper market insights in particular are fascinating as they light the way for greater penetration on the continent and China's market domination...

By Ann Nurock 29 Jun 2015 07:50

Insights from the Festival of Media Global 2015
Insights from the Festival of Media Global 2015

The Festival of Media Global 2015 took place in Rome and was awash with the cream of the media crop, media network CEOs, TV conglomerate heads and procurement and media managers from large brands the world around...

By John Beale 29 Jun 2015 06:09

All the Cannes Lions special awards...
All the Cannes Lions special awards...

At the final Cannes Lions awards ceremony last night, special awards were also handed out to Creative Marketer of the Year, Agency of the Year and Network of the Year...

28 Jun 2015 08:24

All the 2015 Cannes Lions Film winners
All the 2015 Cannes Lions Film winners

The full list of winners for the Cannes Lions Film category has been announced, with three South African agencies bringing home wins... (video)

27 Jun 2015 22:00

All the 2015 Cannes Lions Film Craft winners
All the 2015 Cannes Lions Film Craft winners

The full list of winners for the Cannes Lions Film Craft category has been announced... (video)

27 Jun 2015 22:00

All the 2015 Cannes Lions Branded Content & Entertainment winners
All the 2015 Cannes Lions Branded Content & Entertainment winners

The full list of winners for the Cannes Lions Branded Content & Entertainment category has been announced, with one South African agency bringing home a win... (video)

27 Jun 2015 22:00

All the 2015 Cannes Lions Titanium & Integrated winners
All the 2015 Cannes Lions Titanium & Integrated winners

The full list of winners for the Cannes Lions Titanium & Integrated category has been announced... (video)

27 Jun 2015 22:00

Pedigree launches Project Juno campaign
Pedigree launches Project Juno campaign

To highlight the plight of abandoned dogs, Pedigree has launched a campaign called Project Juno...

27 Jun 2015 07:55

All the 2015 Cannes Lions Innovation winners
All the 2015 Cannes Lions Innovation winners

The full list of winners for the Cannes Lions Innovation category has been announced, following two days immersed in inspirational data, tech and ideas....

26 Jun 2015 22:00

All the 2015 Cannes Lions Creative Data winners
All the 2015 Cannes Lions Creative Data winners

The full list of winners for the Cannes Lions' inaugural Creative Data category has been announced...

26 Jun 2015 22:00

Nothing fishy about Cannes Lions' Product Design Grand Prix winner, 'Lucky Iron Fish'
Nothing fishy about Cannes Lions' Product Design Grand Prix winner, 'Lucky Iron Fish'

Cannes Lions organisers have issued an official statement on the validity of this year's Product Design Grand Prix Winner, "Lucky Iron Fish" from Geometry Global Dubai and Memac Ogilvy MENA...

26 Jun 2015 20:37

Rolf Akermann
Beware... Winter is coming!

As a matter of fact, winter has been coming (as in the case of "The Game of Thrones") for decades. Consumers have been demanding more clarity as to what the contents/ingredients/nutritional values are of the products they buy...

By Rolf Akermann 26 Jun 2015 14:28

[Loeries 2015] Agency expectations with... TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris
[Loeries 2015] Agency expectations with... TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris

In our feature running until Loeries Creative Week in Durban this August (yes, August, not September and Durban, not Cape Town!), we find out what TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris Chief Creative Officer Peter Khoury expects...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Jun 2015 14:00

Welcome back to mass media via social media
Welcome back to mass media via social media

In the early 90s I sat in the Communication Science class and in the late 90s I sat in the Advertising specialisation class. Both in these instances it was drummed into my mind that 'mass media is dead, long live niche media!...

By Musa Msane 26 Jun 2015 13:45

When does a blogger become an influencer?
When does a blogger become an influencer?

Blogging on a significant scale, certainly in South Africa, is relatively new, generally poorly understood, ignored by many and definitely underrated in terms of its actual and potential influence in the world of mass communication.

By Kerry Botha 26 Jun 2015 13:33

[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump
[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump

What did we laugh at before internet cats and other memes? For a fun month-end, school holidays Friday, here's what went viral this week: no cats, but there is sex and Donald Trump, although not in the same room...

By Louise Marsland 26 Jun 2015 11:34

The full Cannes Lions Branded Content & Entertainment shortlist
The full Cannes Lions Branded Content & Entertainment shortlist

The full Cannes Lions Branded Content & Entertainment shortlist has been released, with two finalists from one South African agency! The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony tomorrow evening...

26 Jun 2015 11:12

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