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Piyush and Prasoon Pandey honoured with the Lion of St Mark
Piyush and Prasoon Pandey honoured with the Lion of St Mark

Cannes Lions honours brothers Piyush and Prasoon Pandey with the Lion of St Mark, the award for outstanding contribution to the creative industry...

2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

'Weather-sensitive' products: adjusting price and promotions to increase sales
'Weather-sensitive' products: adjusting price and promotions to increase sales

It stands to reason that the weather can affect the sales of certain products. More rainfall generally means that consumers purchase less sunscreen...

By Xavier Rousset, Octavio Escobar and Régis Chenavaz 1 Dec 2017

AFRICA

France's President Emmanuel Macron will stress that he wants a partnership of equals with Africa, based on education and entrepreneurship |
Macron to urge entrepreneurship on first African tour

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron will tour Africa this week to try to boost France's flagging influence on the continent and convince young people eyeing Europe's shores they have a future at home...

28 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Net#work BBDO campaign, Vagina Varsity.
Winners announced for 2017 Epica Awards

South Africa won Bronze at the 2017 Epica Awards for the Net#work BBDO campaign, Vagina Varsity, in the Online Campaigns - Health, Beauty and Fashion category...

17 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Cannes Lions launches revamped 2018 Festival of Creativity!
Cannes Lions launches revamped 2018 Festival of Creativity!

Cannes Lions has launched the 2018 Festival of Creativity, with important changes to the delegate experience and awards structure...

14 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores
WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

PARIS - Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city's famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, WeChat...

9 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

A model walks the runway during the St. Sava Fundraising Fashion Show at Domenico Vacca Club New York on April 24, 2017 in New York City. Photo:
Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Alexander Schill, global chief creative officer, Serviceplan.
Alexander Schill, jury president of Outdoor and Radio & Audio at Eurobest

Alexander Schill, global chief creative officer, Serviceplan is jury president of Outdoor and Radio & Audio for the Eurobest 2017 lineup...

12 Sep 2017

FRANCE

French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models
French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models

A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged Wednesday to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows...

6 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

A screengrab from the video interview.
Google Australia's ‘Hot Heads' video interview with Damon Stapleton

Google Australia's creative development team hosted Damon Stapleton, chief creative officer at DDB New Zealand in a special "take away" addition of Hot Heads from Cannes...

6 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

L'Oreal drops trans model over controversial comments
L'Oreal drops trans model over controversial comments

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal confirmed it had dropped a British transgender model over comments the company deemed "at odds with our values,"...

4 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Juan Pablo Gonzalez © –
#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable...

25 Aug 2017

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

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