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Volcano wins Ad Age International Agency Award

Johannesburg-based full-service advertising agency, Volcano, has been awarded Silver in the Ad Age International Small Agency of the Year Awards, held this week in Austin, Texas - the first African agency to take home this prestigious award. The Volcano Group saw a substantial increase of 18.4% in its revenue and has acquired a considerable number of new accounts over the past year.

Issued by Volcano 28 Jul 2014 11:55

Ursula McAlpine appointed Havas Worldwide Group MD

Ursula McAlpine, MD of global advertising agency Havas Worldwide Johannesburg, has been promoted to the position of Group MD. This position will assume the responsibility for the Havas Worldwide Johannesburg, Havas Worldwide Digital Johannesburg and Havas Shopper Marketing businesses.

Issued by Havas Worldwide 28 Jul 2014 11:39

Grey Africa behind Cartrack's new TVC

Cartrack are standing behind their exceptional recovery rate by offering clients up to R150,000 in the unlikely event that they are unable to recover their stolen or hijacked vehicle. As the only vehicle recovery company in South Africa willing to put their 'money where their mouth is', they required a breakthrough TVC to communicate their unique offering to the South African market. Thanks to some incredible creative direction and award-winning post-production, the new Cartrack TVC, conceptualised and created by the team at Grey Africa, allows the viewer to witness a car literally disappearing - right in front of their eyes.

Issued by Grey 25 Jul 2014 13:02

Lowe South Africa welcomes Julian Ribeiro as CEO

Julian Ribeiro has been appointed to the role of CEO of Lowe South Africa, where he will lead the Cape Town and Johannesburg offices. Ribeiro will report to Jeremy Hine, President, Lowe and Partners, EMEA.

Issued by Lowe + Partners SA 25 Jul 2014 11:52

JWT Cape Town on the move

As JWT celebrates its 150th anniversary this year around the globe, JWT Cape Town has one more reason to commemorate 2014 as a special year in the agency's history. Since 1928 JWT has been supporting clients' brands and businesses in South Africa, and recently, the Cape Town team moved into a brand new home in the bustling Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre in De Waterkant, Greenpoint.

Issued by JWT 24 Jul 2014 10:53

Businesses that survive in the advertising, marketing and design industry

The advertising, marketing and design industry is one of the most difficult collective groups of industries in which to survive, due to its ever-evolving nature.

Issued by FusionDesign 23 Jul 2014 13:40

Zwelethu Radebe directs the new Vital Foundation commercial in honour of Mandela Day

FCB SMG and Director Zwelethu Radebe of Velocity Afrika are proud to preserve the legacy of Nelson Mandela in the new Vital Foundation campaign against women and child abuse.

Issued by Velocity Afrika 23 Jul 2014 11:37

Joe Public grows in Africa

Communications group Joe Public is excited to announce its partnership with integrated communications agencies Cosse (Nigeria and Ghana) and HWMiT (Zimbabwe).

Issued by Joe Public 17 Jul 2014 13:31

The Mouse That Roared wins account number two!

Hot on the heels of winning the SMD business, The Mouse That Roared is delighted to announce it has picked up the Ricoh business in an eight-way pitch.

Issued by The Mouse that Roared 8 Jul 2014 10:02

Pollen Creative welcomes another creative force to our ever-blossoming team

As Pollen explodes even further into the content market and begins to take the international market by storm; with drama, animation and some hip new factual series' all set for global distribution on this year's agenda; it's time to welcome some new blood into the fold. And with that, we're very proud to announce our newest family member Rory Mark.

Issued by Hummingbird Group 8 Jul 2014 10:00

June15 Brand Movement to partner SEDA

Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) has appointed June15 Brand Movement as its lead agency for brand positioning, PR and multimedia advertising requirements.

Issued by June15 Brand Movement 7 Jul 2014 09:50

Cream of the crop judges for Pendoring Awards 2014

With entries for the Pendoring Awards 2014 closing in less than a month, on 21 July, the judging panel for the awards has been finalised and comprises, as always, the cream of the crop from South Africa's creative industry.

Issued by Pendoring 4 Jul 2014 11:22

MetropolitanRepublic bolsters its creative force

MetropolitanRepublic is once again welcoming new citizens to the agency: this time, it's hotshot creative duo Tim Beckerling and Sean Harrison, who join as creative directors.

Issued by MetropolitanRepublic 3 Jul 2014 10:48

Afrikaans advertising: an important link in the Afrikaans ecosystem

A television commercial, print or radio advertisement is more than just a pretty picture. It should speak to its target market, and addressing a community in its home language is one of the most fundamental ways of doing this.

Issued by Pendoring 30 Jun 2014 11:57

Pendoring Awards counting down to 21 July deadline

The Pendoring Awards, now in its nineteenth year, is counting down the 26 days left before entries close for the 2014 awards.

Issued by Pendoring 26 Jun 2014 11:09

Malo 8 celebrates five busy years as a commercials director

Frieze Films' Malo 8 is celebrating five years as a commercials director. During this time, he's shot over 70 ads for all the top agencies, including repeat work with some of the biggest brands in South Africa, from Coca-Cola to MTN.

Issued by Frieze Films 25 Jun 2014 12:16

AMASA calls for media agencies or media owner ALP partners

The primary focus of AMASA (Advertising Media Association of South Africa) is the education of people with an interest in the media, marketing and advertising industry, with a view to improving knowledge and skill in media decision-making techniques and their use. This year AMASA is allocating ALP (AMASA Learnership Programme) positions to 10 gifted graduates who wish to embed their careers in the media and advertising world and is seeking top agency partners.

Issued by AMASA 25 Jun 2014 11:26

JWT launches global scholarship to support aspiring female creatives

The Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship, named after the pioneering female copywriter, awards five individual $10,000 annual scholarships for five-year program

Issued by JWT 24 Jun 2014 11:30

Silver Cannes Lion Health award for SA's Boomtown

One of two agencies to take home a win from the first Lion Health awards in Cannes

Issued by Boomtown 23 Jun 2014 12:09

Gold at end of rainbow for Coca-Cola RainbowNation

Coca-Cola South Africa's #RainbowNation Celebration of Freedom Day has won the recognition and admiration of the world's marketing and advertising fraternities to bring home four accolades from the leading awards of the international stage.

Issued by FCB South Africa 23 Jun 2014 10:58

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