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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

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

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

FRANCE

Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising
Science of brain signals opens new era for advertising

PARIS, FRANCE: Companies in the near future will reportedly be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music and films before they are released by monitoring the brain signals of a select...

4 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Global trends in Print and Digital readership measurement
Global trends in Print and Digital readership measurement

NICE, FRANCE: Ask Afrika shares insights from the recent International Print and Digital Research Forum Symposium in Nice, France.

13 Dec 2013

FRANCE

World advertising growth revised lower: Publicis

PARIS, FRANCE: The global advertising market will grow by a less than expected 3.5% this year, French ad giant Publicis said yesterday, marking down last December's forecast of 4.1% growth for the second time.

19 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Increase in IT spending predicted in 2013 for EMEA CIOs
Increase in IT spending predicted in 2013 for EMEA CIOs

PARIS, FRANCE / BERLIN, GERMANY / WARSAW, POLAND / LONDON, UK / UAE: Research commissioned by Riverbed reveals that 71% of CIOs are increasing investment in IT.

20 Mar 2013

UNITED STATES

comScore releases the '2013 Mobile Future in Focus' report
comScore releases the '2013 Mobile Future in Focus' report

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, has released the 2013 Mobile Future in Focus report.

27 Feb 2013

FRANCE

What shaped TV in 2012 and what you need to know for 2013
What shaped TV in 2012 and what you need to know for 2013

CANNES, FRANCE: The TV experience is now extending well beyond the main screen as broadcasters explore innovative ways for their audience to engage with content and brands - on-air and offline. Download an exclusive white paper by VAST MEDIA, which highlights some of the most innovative examples of digital TV brand extension.

24 Dec 2012

FRANCE

Boost website performance and retain customers
Boost website performance and retain customers

Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.

9 Dec 2012

FRANCE

World Press Trends: Newspaper audience up, but digital revenues...
World Press Trends: Newspaper audience up, but digital revenues...

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: More people read newspapers than ever before, thanks to the many ways they now can be read, but publishers have not yet found ways to match that growth with revenues from digital platforms, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) said Monday in its annual update of World Press Trends.

3 Sep 2012

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets
Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

1 in 8 European smartphone owners conducted a retail transaction on their device
1 in 8 European smartphone owners conducted a retail transaction on their device

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens service.

2 Aug 2012

FRANCE

RECMA publishes Global Billings Rankings '2011' report
RECMA publishes Global Billings Rankings '2011' report

PARIS, FRANCE: RECMA has announced the publication of the 13th edition of its Global Billings Rankings '2011' report.

20 Jul 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites
European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each.

6 Jul 2012

GERMANY

GfK: Germans are worrying less
GfK: Germans are worrying less

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: Alongside France, Germany remains the top nation of worriers in Europe, but the worry lines are considerably less deep this year. This is the finding of the current "Challenges of Europe" study carried out by the GfK Verein, which each year asks European citizens about issues that require urgent resolution in their countries.

20 Jun 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

EU5 map usage via smartphone growing 7x faster than classic web
EU5 map usage via smartphone growing 7x faster than classic web

LONDON, UK: - comScore, Inc has released an overview of mobile and computer usage of Maps across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens and comScore MMX services.

4 Jun 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

European smartphone users accessing news up 74%
European smartphone users accessing news up 74%

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of mobile news access across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens service.

26 Mar 2012

FRANCE

January 2012 French online video ranking
January 2012 French online video ranking

PARIS, FRANCE: comScore Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released data from the comScore Video Metrix service, that 39.5 million French Internet users watched nearly 6.2 billion videos of online video content in January 2012.

12 Mar 2012

FRANCE

First Data Journalism Awards: €45 000 in prizes
First Data Journalism Awards: €45 000 in prizes

PARIS, FRANCE: The Global Editors Network (GEN) has announced the launch of the annual Data Journalism Awards (DJA), the international competition recognising outstanding work in the growing field of data journalism. The GEN initiative is supported by Google and is organised in collaboration with the European Journalism Centre (EJC).

29 Feb 2012

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe
Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

UNITED STATES

Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011
Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors
Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went online in November 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

25 Jan 2012

UNITED STATES

More than 200 billion online videos viewed globally in October
More than 200 billion online videos viewed globally in October

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released inaugural data on worldwide online video viewing from the comScore Video Metrix service.

15 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Internet usage in European markets
Internet usage in European markets

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing 376.6 million unique visitors went online in October 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

12 Dec 2011

GERMANY

Mixed results within technical consumer goods markets in Western Europe
Mixed results within technical consumer goods markets in Western Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The overall market for technical consumer goods in Western Europe recorded a sales volume of €44.4bn in the third quarter of 2011. This is a decrease of 4.1% compared to last year's figures. The individual countries are developing very differently. These are the findings of GfK TEMAX Western Europe.

2 Dec 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Leading telecoms operators outperform broader economy 2011
Leading telecoms operators outperform broader economy 2011

LONDON, UK: The 40 leading telecoms operating groups out-performed the global economy by 5.0 ppt (percentage points), according to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media. Based on data taken from the recently published World Telecoms Financial Benchmarks (WTFB) service, the largest operators, as measured by consolidated total revenues, increased revenues for the second quarter of 2011 by 6.8% year-on-year to reach US$327.6 billion*.

1 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Loyalty to smartphone brand increases with greater use of digital content
Loyalty to smartphone brand increases with greater use of digital content

LONDON, UK: Nearly one in five consumers, who own both an iPad and an iPhone, say switching smartphone is more difficult than changing bank accounts. A simple, integrated user experience is driving consumers' brand loyalty to their smartphone and they are less likely to switch brands the more applications and services they use on the device, new research from GfK finds.

30 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

EU5: Mobile social networking audience up 44%
EU5: Mobile social networking audience up 44%

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of mobile social media usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) from the comScore MobiLens service.

22 Nov 2011

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