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Jury presidents for Loeries 2018 announced

Four of the world's top creative leaders will guide over 160 judges in the process of selecting the best of brand communication from across Africa and the Middle East...

17 May 2018

Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing of Burger King. © .
#OneShow2018: SA EXCLUSIVE with Burger King!

In an exclusive interview, Ann Nurock talks to Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing for Burger King. Winner of the coveted Penta Pencil and Client of the Year at the recent One Show awards...

By Ann Nurock 16 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth are living in a time of renaissance
#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth are living in a time of renaissance

Global business is sitting up and taking notice of Africa in its new capacity of 'influencer', rather than just 'consumer'...

By Natasha Omokhodion-Banda 15 May 2018

Duke's YPO Africa campaign drives membership on African continent
Duke's YPO Africa campaign drives membership on African continent

YPO is the premier leadership organisation for chief executives in the world. With over 25,000 members in over 130 countries across all industries and businesses, it is a global network that creates powerful connections to foster business and personal growth...

Issued by Duke Advertising 14 May 2018

Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club for Creativity.
#OneShow2018: Better representation across the board

As The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week 2018 gets underway, I sit down with CEO Kevin Swanepoel for a catch-up on their developments over the past year...

By Ann Nurock 8 May 2018

PF Jones/SABC1.
Favourite African adverts - Wes Phelan

South African creative director Wes Phelan recently picked his favourite African advert for Africa.film, a new site showcasing Africa's best videos...

8 May 2018

How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy
How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy

Recent research has highlighted that the abundance of food cues - smells, sounds, advertising - in our environment is one of the main causes of overconsumption...

By Alex Johnstone 7 May 2018

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya.
Celebrating African storytelling and craft

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya, and a Ciclope Africa judge, talks about what Africa can bring to the international stage...

By Louise Marsland 26 Apr 2018

LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition
LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition

In partnership with Gorilla Doctors, LIA has initiated a global competition that is open to all creatives between the ages of 21 - 30 years...

23 Apr 2018

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'...

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

20 Apr 2018

Philip Thomas, Ascential Events CEO and chairman-elect of Cannes Lions.
CMO Growth Council launched by Cannes Lions and ANA

The new CMO Growth Council will frame the future growth agenda for brands on the global stage...

17 Apr 2018

Classifieds app raises funding to expand in Africa
Classifieds app raises funding to expand in Africa

CoinAfrique, the most downloaded classifieds app in French-speaking Africa, aims to exceed 10 million monthly users by 2022...

13 Apr 2018

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners
All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners

Ciclope Africa: The continent's talent was on show at the first ever African regional leg of flagship craft festival...

11 Apr 2018

SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda
SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda

Criticism of Rwandan President Paul Kagame is believed to be the reason behind the disappearance of South African advertising professional, Leon Orsmond...

29 Mar 2018

Zeitz MOCAA Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.
Ciclope Africa deadline extended

The deadline has been extended for international festival of craft awards, Ciclope Africa, held in Africa for the first time ever...

19 Mar 2018

Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool
Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool

Facebook recently rolled out a new ad-optimisation programme called Trip Consideration. The new tool is only applicable to travel-related companies and offers an opportunity to turn travel intention into conversion...

14 Mar 2018

Gordon Ray and Jacques Burger of M&C Saatchi Abel.
M&C Saatchi Abel on the power of creativity to change the world

M&C Saatchi Abel's founding partner and ECD Gordon Ray shares the power of work "rich with local insight and executed with heart," while founding partner and chief executive Jacques Burger explains how M&C Saatchi Abel is motoring ahead in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

Mike Archer, creative director, Adwork, Lagos, Nigeria.
How to increase ad spend in Nigeria

There's plenty of money in Nigeria, but will it be enough to woo back brands, asks a creative director in Lagos...?

By Mike Archer 23 Feb 2018

The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it
The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it

Digital marketing services have exploded over the past decade. You may be embracing the change, attempting to evade it, or perhaps you're just exhausted by it, but the next tranche of advancements may bring some relief...

By Adam Howatson 19 Feb 2018

Federico de Nardis,CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa.
New CEO for Group M Sub-Saharan Africa

Federico de Nardis has been named CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa...

16 Feb 2018

Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'
Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, one of the world's largest advertisers, threatened on Monday to snub digital platforms that fail to protect children or help "create division" in society...

13 Feb 2018

Absolut creative collaboration.
Change the way the internet sees African creativity

The Absolut African Art Intervention is continuing in its mission to change how the world views African creativity...

6 Feb 2018

Superunion launches as next-generation brand agency
Superunion launches as next-generation brand agency

23 January 2018 saw the launch of Superunion, a next-generation global brand agency, offering clients access to a wider, more connected range of strategic and creative services...

Issued by Superunion 24 Jan 2018

It's true what they say; prevention is better than cure
It's true what they say; prevention is better than cure

In the wake of the H&M debacle, Thandukwazi Gcabashe comments on the critical role PR plays in making sure marketing campaigns have gone through a reputational lens before being launched...

By Thandukwazi Gcabashe 24 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The agencies of the future will be agile
#BizTrends2018: The agencies of the future will be agile

New agency models, with creativity at the core, but more agile and flexible and inclusive of a variety of talent, will ensure a creative renaissance...

By Karabo Denalane 22 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Sex, data and advertising
#BizTrends2018: Sex, data and advertising

Forget about Harry and Meghan, the match of the century is advertising and research, with data playing cupid...

By Natalie Otte, Ilse Dinner 8 Jan 2018

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