Top company and news stories 11 December 2017 - 11 Dec 2017

[Leigh Andrews]

Leigh Andrews Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media SA read more

Top company and news stories 4 December 2017 - 4 Dec 2017

[Leigh Andrews]

Top company and news stories 27 November 2017 - 27 Nov 2017

[Jessica Tennant]

Top company and news stories 20 November 2017 - 20 Nov 2017

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Highlights from the ABCs, Assegais and AfricaCom - 13 Nov 2017

[Leigh Andrews]

Highlights from the ABCs, Assegais and AfricaCom

Last week's top headlines:
  • I reported on my favourite moments from the Adams & Adams #Crammer17, which provided the latest insights into intellectual property based on fascinating case studies.
  • Jessica Tennant covered the Johannesburg leg of the Liberty Radio Awards' latest roadshow. Entries are open for the 8th rendition of the Awards so click through for all the important dates and entry criteria.
  • Adding to our #EntrepreneurMonth coverage, I listed Trevor Stuurman's talk at WGSN's Futures Cape Town last week as an inspiration based on his motivation to celebrate African culture rather than censoring it.
  • Keeping things continent-focused, our team attended AfricaCom 2017, the world's largest Africa-focused technology event. read more

What’s keeping BBDO up at night? - 6 Nov 2017

[Leigh Andrews]

What's keeping BBDO up at night?

Last week's top headlines:
Local is lekker, especially when local work is recognised internationally - 30 Oct 2017

[Leigh Andrews]

Local is lekker, especially when local work is recognised internationally

We have some exciting company news this week! Our very own editor-in-chief: Marketing & Media SA, Leigh Andrews is in the running for the Women in Marketing (WIM) Journalist of the Year Award. She's the first and only South African to be shortlisted for the Awards, so we are incredibly proud! Last week's top headlines:
  • The 2017 Pendoring Awards took place on Friday night, rewarding work with local insights that showcase the richness and versatility of our mother tongues. read more

Celebrating entrepreneurship, journalistic excellence and woke creative strategy - 23 Oct 2017

[Leigh Andrews] As we near the end of October it's time to gear up for the final big industry award shows. The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017 took place last week and we'll be covering the 2017 Pendoring Awards, which focus on promoting and rewarding outstanding Afrikaans advertising this Friday. #ICYMI: Top industry headlines and insights

We also continue our celebration of African entrepreneurship at its best in our #EntrepreneurMonth special section. read more

New agencies form, online consumer trust divides - 16 Oct 2017

[Leigh Andrews] Top headlines this week:

  • Japan's media face the occupational hazard of 'death by overwork', with a ‘100-hour-a-month' overtime cap now in the works.
  • Juanita Pienaar finds out how the Demographica-Stein IAS partnership ushers in new growth in the African B2B market.
  • I also report back on one of my favourite sessions from Business of Design: Rob Stokes, chairman of Red & Yellow, explained the longevity of creative thinking and its use in not letting robots take your job with the rise of AI. Click here and here for other #BODCT overviews.
  • Kantar TNS' latest Connected Life research taps into the ‘consumer trust divide' for brands online globally, with insight into the SA consumer.
In case you missed it...
  • Research and insights abound this week, with Jessica Tennant reporting on the launch of Crimson Hexagon and YouKnow's social analytics-based consumer trends report.
  • On celebrating its 13th year, agency Ireland/Davenport shook things up by changing its name to Collective ID.
  • The King James Group has also brought together its digital agencies in Johannesburg and Cape Town to create a combined entity under the banner of King James Digital.
  • And Danette Breitenbach covered the #AmasaAwards2017, where Halo Advertising scooped the Roger Garlick Grand Prix for client Jacaranda's 'More music you love' campaign.
A busy week, as always. read more

Lang’s leaving and Vodafone rebrands globally - 9 Oct 2017

[Leigh Andrews] It's been a bumper week for industry news. First up, I got the scoop on Graham Lang leaving the SA creative industry in good hands when he leaves SA for Canada come end-November. read more

Honouring that enterprising entrepreneurial spirit - 2 Oct 2017

[Leigh Andrews] Welcome to October, where we will celebrate African entrepreneurship at its best. Click through to our #EntrepreneurMonth special section for updates throughout the month. #ICYMI: News making headlines this week

Also click through to our annual Focus on Youth Marketing trend report, curated by Louise Marsland and published last week. read more

Media outlook and consumer spend insights - 26 Sep 2017

[Leigh Andrews] We hope your shortened work week is off to a good start. It's certainly been a busy one for us, with last week's release of PWC's entertainment and media outlook 2017 to 2021. read more

Digital dominates - 18 Sep 2017

[Jessica Tennant] Last week Kantar Millward Brown announced South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 and Q2 2017. In number one spot for quarter one is ‘The Best Things Come in Glass' for client Consol Glass by agency Grey Advertising, and taking first place in quarter two is ‘Tougher-er my Son' for Toyota Hilux by FCB Joburg. read more

Bell Pottinger expelled, on sale - 11 Sep 2017

[Jessica Tennant] Shortly after the announcement of Bell Pottinger UK CEO James Henderson's resignation, the PR firm has since been expelled from the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) for at least five years. The regulator showed no mercy, imposing the harshest sanction in the industry's history. read more

SA speaks out on social media about Bell Pottinger, new YouTube logo - 4 Sep 2017

[Leigh Andrews] South Africans' eyes have been on the news that Bell Pottinger UK CEO James Henderson has stepped down this weekend, yet retains his stake in the company. Interesting timing as the UK's PRCA is set to hand down an announcement on its sanction of Bell Pottinger later this week. read more

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