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SOUTH AFRICA

César Vacchiano
The final frontier of the independent agency

The success of South African agencies in Cannes recently is a reflection of the big talent in the country. Taking this talent and the size of the agencies into account and adding the knowledge and professionalism of South African agencies, it would be logical for the country to be a hub for the rest of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants
Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants

There's a growing opportunity for South African digital businesses to harness the power of print to build their credibility, says Vaughan Patterson...

By Vaughan Patterson 4 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Is it time for your brand to evolve?
Is it time for your brand to evolve?

All brands eventually need to evolve as the world changes, but to different degrees and at different paces. How do you know your brand is ready?

By Jessica Edgson 3 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

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

SOUTH AFRICA

(c) Vitaliy Vodolazskyy -
Information overload fuels 'fake news': study

PARIS - "Fake news" has become a troubling phenomenon, allegedly used to manipulate voters and fuel a rise in global populism. In one case, it inspired a man to shoot up a Washington pizzeria...

27 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris
South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris...

22 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

#CannesLions2017: Outdoor shortlist
#CannesLions2017: Outdoor shortlist

The Cannes Lions Outdoor shortlist has been released, with SA seeing entries from two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017...

19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

#CannesLions2017: Glass shortlist
#CannesLions2017: Glass shortlist

The Cannes Lions Glass shortlist has been released, with SA seeing an entry make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017...

19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

#CannesLions2017: PR Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2017: PR Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions PR shortlist has been released, with SA seeing an entry make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017...

19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

The Grand Prix for Good-winning work.
#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France...

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Cannes Lions' Healthcare agency of the year: Area23, New York.
#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies, where Y&R SA did SA proud...

17 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlists have been released, with SA seeing entries from two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017...

17 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Michael Lees-Rolfe, creative director at FoxP2 and Cannes promo & activation juror.
#CannesLions: Advertising, all grown up

Cannes Lions kicked off this weekend, and we have ten SA jurors across the various categories. I spoke to Michael Lees-Rolfe, creative director at FoxP2 and Cannes promo & activation juror, about the areas he predicts SA agencies' work will excel in this year, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Fran Luckin - Grey Africa CCO and Cannes Lions 2017 Print and Publishing jury president.
#CannesLions: Shoulder-to-shoulder with advertising's finest

Cannes Lions kicked off this weekend, and we have ten SA jurors across the various categories. I spoke to Fran Luckin, CCO of Grey Africa and Cannes print and publishing jury president, about the areas she predicts SA agencies' work will excel in this year, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Xeopoulos with Native's first gold lions from Cannes Lions in 2016.
#CannesLions: The gold standard in creative excellence

Jason Xenopoulos, CEO and CCO at Native VML, speaks about his role as jury member for the Cannes Entertainment Lions, how he's set to take Africa's creative revolution to the Cannes stage, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Susan Credle, CCO at FCB Global.
“Show up and stop bashing yourself!” Industry reflections with Susan Credle

I chatted to FCB Global's CCO Susan Credle post-One Show Creative Week about the creative industry in general as a preview for Cannes Lions 2017...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Kyle Findlay, director of data science at the Kantar Global Innovations Team.
#CannesLions: Mapping the importance of multi-channel marketing

With Cannes Lions just a few days away I chatted to South African Kyle Findlay, director of data science at the Kantar Global Innovations Team about his silver essay win at Admap, which will be celebrated during the international festival of creativity.,,

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches
France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators...

18 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Jury president, Susan Lyne, president and managing partner at BBG Ventures.
Juries, speakers ready for Lions Innovation

Lions Innovation, which runs from 19 to 20 June in Cannes as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has announced its Innovation Lions and Creative Data Lions jury members and some speakers...

11 Apr 2017

FRANCE

Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters
Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters

France's advertising regulator has ordered fashion house Saint Laurent to remove posters of extremely thin models in "degrading" poses...

9 Mar 2017

FRANCE

Fury over 'degrading' Saint Laurent ad campaign
Fury over 'degrading' Saint Laurent ad campaign

A new publicity campaign featuring painfully thin models in "degrading" poses for the French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent sparked outrage on Monday...

7 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook launches startup programme in Paris campus
Facebook launches startup programme in Paris campus

Facebook launched its first ever startup support programme in Paris Tuesday, in a massive tech incubator funded by a French telecoms billionaire...

18 Jan 2017

FRANCE

French social networks atwitter over asteroid hoax
French social networks atwitter over asteroid hoax

PARIS - Twitter and Facebook lit up this weekend when pranksters reported that an asteroid was hurtling toward France, prompting a humourless denial on the website of a national radio station...

17 Feb 2016

FRANCE

Cannes 2016 could top 2015 highlights
Cannes 2016 could top 2015 highlights

Launched in 1954, Cannes Lions has met its goal - to provide everything needed to successfully campaign for creativity including the connections, the education, the benchmark and the inspiration...

7 Dec 2015

FRANCE

Cannes Young Lions festival more accessible
Cannes Young Lions festival more accessible

Modifications to Cannes Young Lions will see the 2016 Festival bigger and better than before, with an added incentive for South African creatives to enter for a once in a lifetime experience...

3 Dec 2015

FRANCE

Facebook sets up safety check for Paris friends
Facebook sets up safety check for Paris friends

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook launched a check-in feature to let people know that friends in Paris were safe after a series of bombings and shootings in the French capital killed at least 120 people on Friday...

16 Nov 2015

FRANCE

Charlie Hebdo moves into new high-security offices
Charlie Hebdo moves into new high-security offices

PARIS, FRANCE: Nine months after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in which some of France's most celebrated cartoonist were massacred, the satirical magazine began moving Tuesday into new high-security offices in southern Paris, sources said...

30 Sep 2015

FRANCE

Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA
Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

PARIS, FRANCE: Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden joined Twitter Tuesday, picking up more than a quarter of a million followers on the social network in just over two hours...

30 Sep 2015

FRANCE

Charlie Hebdo coverage wins World Young Reader Prize
Charlie Hebdo coverage wins World Young Reader Prize

In its collective efforts to help young people understand the Charlie Hebdo attacks and its implications, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced that the French news media has been awarded the top award in the World Young Reader Prize 'Teaching Freedom' category.

21 Jul 2015

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