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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

SOUTH AFRICA

Do you trust the news? Image credit: Studiostoks © –
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

UNITED KINGDOM

LIA 2015 announce Radio & Audio shortlist
LIA 2015 announce Radio & Audio shortlist

London International Awards (LIA) has announced the shortlist for Radio & Audio, with a total of 143 entries making it through. Winners will be announced on 10 November...

19 Oct 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

LIA event features Eardrum founder, Ralph van Dijk
LIA event features Eardrum founder, Ralph van Dijk

On the London International Awards 2015 Creative LIAisons programme, is Eardrum founder, Ralph van Dijk, joining Matt Eastwood, Pum Lefebure and keynote speaker Daymond John.

23 Jul 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing Assange
WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing Assange

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks launched a website on Friday to condemn the costs to Britain of policing the group's founder Julian Assange...

9 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD opens call for entries for 53rd annual Professional Awards
D&AD opens call for entries for 53rd annual Professional Awards

LONDON, UK: Entries for the 53rd D&AD Professional Awards have opened with a number of new sub-category additions in response to the evolving creative landscape.

18 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Media freedom requires commitment to truth
Media freedom requires commitment to truth

Freedom of expression has been placed at the top of the international media's agenda by events in Egypt and the UK during the past 10 days...

By Pallo Jordan 5 Jul 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Grey London leads the way at D&AD Awards 2014
Grey London leads the way at D&AD Awards 2014

LONDON, UK: The UK looks set to take home the title of most awarded country at the 2014 D&AD Awards, with 136 In Books and 43 Nominations*, totalling at 179 Awarded entries for the year. Across the Atlantic, the United States is in second place in the country rankings with 118 (82 In Book and 36 Nominations).

2 Apr 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Pearson buys language firm in Brazil
Pearson buys language firm in Brazil

LONDON, UK / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: British publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times newspaper, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Grupo Multi, a leading adult English language training firm in Brazil.

4 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

It's time to get your D&AD annual
It's time to get your D&AD annual

LONDON, UK: Here comes the 2013 edition of the much sought-after annual from D&AD featuring the year's best creative work.

3 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Ogilvy & Mather: LIA 2013 Network Of The Year
Ogilvy & Mather: LIA 2013 Network Of The Year

LONDON, UK: LIA has announced that Ogilvy & Mather is the 2013 Network of the Year, being awarded a total of 126 awards, including one Grand LIA, 28 Gold Statues, 40 Silver Statues and 57 Bronze Statues. The network also secured 42 Finalists at LIA 2013.

19 Nov 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

London International Awards - deadline looming
London International Awards - deadline looming

LONDON, UK: The London International Awards are closing soon - you have just five days left to enter!

11 Jul 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

M&M Global Awards entry deadline extended
M&M Global Awards entry deadline extended

LONDON, UK: The organisers have announced that "with many nominations already received and with great interest in this year's Awards, the entry deadline has been extended to the 10 June". That means there is still time to become a winner, get your entries in now!

27 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

London International Awards: Enter now
London International Awards: Enter now

LONDON, UK: The London International Awards has issued a call to enter the 2013 awards.

20 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD calls for entries for the 2013 Student Awards
D&AD calls for entries for the 2013 Student Awards

LONDON, UK: D&AD is providing ambitious creative students with the ultimate platform to launch their careers in design or advertising. The annual D&AD Student Awards are now open for entry, offering a range of real briefs set by clients from some of the world's top brands.

12 Dec 2012

PORTUGAL

Jury line-up announced for 25th Eurobest
Jury line-up announced for 25th Eurobest

LISBON, PORTUGAL / LONDON, UK: Eurobest, Europe's leading annual awards and Festival for creative communications, has announced an exceptional line-up of 94 industry professionals who will come together in Lisbon to judge the 25th awards.

7 Nov 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

BBC Radio settles India dispute
BBC Radio settles India dispute

LONDON, UK: BBC Radio's Test Match Special programme will broadcast live from venues during England's forthcoming tour of India.

5 Nov 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards 2013: Entries open
D&AD Awards 2013: Entries open

LONDON, UK: So what's new? Well to start, we're launching with the announcement of this year's judges. Yep, all 195 judges from 25 countries.

2 Nov 2012

PORTUGAL

Eurobest celebrates 25 years with world-class jury presidents
Eurobest celebrates 25 years with world-class jury presidents

LISBON, PORTUGAL / LONDON, UK: Organisers of the European Festival of Creativity, Eurobest, have today announced the impressive line-up of distinguished jury presidents, who, along with Sir John Hegarty, will lead ten juries in the award's 25th year.

5 Oct 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD announces the All Time Pencil Winners, President's Awards and (one) Black Pencil
D&AD announces the All Time Pencil Winners, President's Awards and (one) Black Pencil

LONDON, UK: Last night, 18 September 2012, D&AD staged a huge party and awards ceremony to celebrate its 50th birthday. At the event, the top ranked agencies, studios and people of the last 50 years of D&AD were recognised with a one-off Award. The 2012 Black Pencil and President's Awards were also announced. The event is a celebration of the most influential names of the last 50 years of commercial creativity.

19 Sep 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Elisabeth Murdoch calls for morality in media

LONDON, UK: Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of Australian-born tycoon Rupert, urged the media to concentrate on morals as well as profit during a speech to television executives in Scotland on Thursday.

27 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Eurobest opens for entries
Eurobest opens for entries

LONDON, US: Eurobest, reputed to be the leading event and largest gathering of Europe's creative advertising and communications industry, is now open for entries. Taking place in Lisbon from 28-30 November, entries will be judged by top industry professionals including an unbeatable line-up of jury presidents from across Eurobest's 25-year history. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, the culmination of the 2012 European festival of creativity.

24 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Apple and Amazon dominate online space for Brown Goods
Apple and Amazon dominate online space for Brown Goods

LONDON, UK: Amazon UK was the most visible brown goods advertiser online whilst Apple remained the most visible website for brown goods-related searches, reveals the latest research from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight.

10 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Little time left to enter LIA 2012

LONDON, UK: The LIA Entry System is closing on Friday, 10 August and this is your final chance to enter the 27th Annual London International Awards.

8 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

BBC: Another year of strong growth in sales, profits
BBC: Another year of strong growth in sales, profits

LONDON, UK: BBC Worldwide will today publish its Annual Review for 2011/12 showing an 8% rise in headline profit to £155m (2010/11: £144m). Profit before tax of £104m (2010/11: £92m excluding gains on disposals) is up 13% on a like for like basis. The company grew headline sales by 5% to £1085m in the 12 months to 31 March 2012 (2010/11: £1030m). These figures exclude the BBC Magazine titles sold and licensed in the year.

18 Jul 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Two special rapporteurs call for accountability in crimes against journalists

LONDON, UK: ARTICLE 19 welcomes the unusual event of two reports concentrating on the same issue being presented at the twentieth session of the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday 19 June 2012.

21 Jun 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

London International Awards 2012: Deadline extended
London International Awards 2012: Deadline extended

LONDON, UK: The London International Awards 2012 deadline for entries has been extended to 29 June 2012.

14 Jun 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

talkSPORT secures Barclays Premier League global audio rights

LONDON, UK: talkSPORT has announced that it has agreed to a deal with the Premier League for an exclusive package of international audio broadcasting rights for the next four football seasons (2012/13 - 2015/16). The deal provides a platform for broadcast and digital expansion around the world.

18 Apr 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD announcements due soon
D&AD announcements due soon

LONDON, UK: Next week, D&AD is issuing a series of announcements to mark the 50th Anniversary of one of the world's most coveted prizes for creative excellence.

12 Apr 2012

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