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Boomerang pet survey highlights role of pets within families
Boomerang pet survey highlights role of pets within families

A new study conducted by Boomerang highlights the starring roles that animals play within families, on and off-screen...

20 Jul 2017

GLOBAL

South African emoji fans at Mandela Square in Sandton
The Emoji Movie fans set Guinness World Records title celebrating World Emoji Day

Emoji fans from all over the world set a Guinness World Records title, while celebrating the fourth annual World Emoji Day...

17 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism
Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

LONDON - US social media giant Facebook launched a campaign in Britain on Friday to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa May after four terror attacks in three months...

26 Jun 2017

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Consumers prepared to abandon brands appearing alongside objectionable content

A CMO Council survey in the US, Canada and UK reveals that 48% of consumers will punish brands they love for not using trusted media platforms...

13 Jun 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Guptas' PR got R8m job from govt
Guptas' PR got R8m job from govt

LONDON, UK: UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger has received at least one South African government tender, valued at more than R8m.

13 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Four realities facing brands today
Four realities facing brands today

We Communications' inaugural ‘Brands in Motion' study uncovers four realities that allow brands to embrace motion...

9 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London
Five key talking points from the 2017 EMEA Adobe Summit in London

The annual EMEA Adobe Summit in London is a huge calendar event for us at Cognifide, as part of the WPP Adobe Alliance...

By Kirsty Barkhuizen 6 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

LIA updates - regional ‘Of the Year' awards now launched
LIA updates - regional ‘Of the Year' awards now launched

LIA has introduced regional ‘Of the Year' awards, in addition to its global ‘Of the Year' awards and regions include, Oceana (Australia and New Zealand), Asia, Europe, Middle East/Africa, North America and South America...

24 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies
WE Communications launches global network of independent, specialist agencies

This week marked the launch of The Plus Network, founded by WE Communications...

By Jessica Tennant 12 May 2017

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Michael Farmer of Farmer & Co, author of Madison Avenue Manslaughter.
#OneShow2017: Michael Farmer on fixing the problems in ad agencies

I chatted to Michael Farmer of Farmer & Co, author of the bestseller Madison Avenue Manslaughter and numerous articles on the state of the advertising industry, at the One Club's One Show Educators' Summit, part of their Creative Week...

By Ann Nurock 9 May 2017

GLOBAL

Team DDB South Africa with their D&AD Pencil.
SA's D&AD 2017 winners: DDB

With the D&AD 2017 winners revealed, I chatted to SA's lucky lot. Lawrence Katz, creative director at DDB, talks about the colour and content of their D&AD pencil box...

By Leigh Andrews 5 May 2017

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FCB Africa’s joint-CCO, Jonathan Deeb.
SA's D&AD 2017 winners: FCB

With the D&AD 2017 winners revealed, I chatted to SA's lucky lot. FCB Africa's joint-CCO, Jonathan Deeb, talks about the colour and content of their D&AD pencil box...

By Leigh Andrews 5 May 2017

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Customers likely to share positive experiences as much as bad experiences

Research done by Yonder Digital Group found that UK consumers are as likely to share a good experience as a bad one...

4 May 2017

GLOBAL

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Judging D&AD: The hustle and strive

Where do you find inspiration? As it happens, I found it on a windswept balcony overlooking Shoreditch...

By Damon Stapleton 3 May 2017

GLOBAL

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations
Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

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Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies...

28 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

D&AD Pencils
All the SA Pencil winners: D&AD 2017

All the winners of D&AD 2017 Pencils have been announced and we have the colours of the 13 South African entries that made the grade...

28 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

26,000 pieces of work were entered into this year's D&AD Awards.
All the winners: Second day of D&AD 2017

The second set of D&AD Pencil winners have been announced, with an additional 10 South African entries making the grade in the final categories...

26 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

Phil Ranta
LIA announces new competition, Social Influencers, chaired by Phil Ranta

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced a new competition, chaired by Phil Ranta, to validate the importance of the Social Influencer...

26 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

UK Advertising Expenditure 2016
UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

UK has a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn...

26 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

Amber Finlay
Amber Finlay heads up jury for LIA The New category

Amber Finlay, global brand ambassador at Converse will be the jury president of the LIA's The New category...

25 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WGSN press event in Cape Town
Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

25 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

Faris Yakob, author of ‘Paid attention: Innovative advertising for a digital world’.
The ‘New' category at LIA reshapes itself

Almost a decade ago, the London International Awards (LIAs) collaborated with Faris Yakob, author of Paid attention: Innovative advertising for a digital world, to conceptualise the New category to recognise work that sat outside traditional media definitions...

20 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Ajay, left, and Atul Gupta. Picture: Martin Rhodes,
Bell Pottinger walks away from the Guptas

UK-based public relations firm Bell Pottinger announced on Wednesday that it was cutting ties with Gupta-owned Oakbay, saying its ability to be an effective advocate for the company had been compromised...

By Natasha Marrian and Genevieve Quintal 18 Apr 2017

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Daily Mail pays Melania Trump damages over escort claim

Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologised to US First Lady Melania Trump and agreed to pay her damages over an article that included allegations that she worked as an escort in the 1990s. ..

18 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#OneShow2017: Nadja Lossgott's judging pick of the day
#OneShow2017: Nadja Lossgott's judging pick of the day

“It's just a giant pram and adults get to test drive the pram that they're buying for their child”. That's the entry that was a delight for Nadja Lossgott to watch. She is creative partner at AMV BBDO in London and One Show Print & Outdoor juror...

3 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 29 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Google tools up to fix ads in wrong places

LONDON, UK: Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extremist content, said on Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control...

22 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Pearson plunges on profit warning and Penguin sale
Pearson plunges on profit warning and Penguin sale

Shares in UK publisher Pearson plunged up to 28 percent on Wednesday after it issued a profit warning and said it would sell holdings in Penguin Random House, a joint venture with German media company Bertelsmann...

19 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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What is happening to Western democracy, and is it all the media's fault?

It is a massive understatement to say that it is an interesting time for Western democracy...

By Jim Egan 12 Jan 2017

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