WPP obtains Bomtempo, Anahory & Ralha

WPP has acquired Bomtempo, Anahory & Ralha (Bar). Bar will join operations with Ogilvy & Mather Portugal. The combined business trading will be recognised as Bar Ogilvy and will be managed by the founders of Bar. The acquisition enforces WPP's strategy of investing in important markets and...

10 Jan 2018

Adobe names WPP Partner of the Year

Adobe has named WPP as its 2017 Global Digital Experience Cloud Solution Partner of the Year. The announcement was made at Adobe's annual sales conference, which was held in Las Vegas recently. Over 2,500 WPP Adobe experts worldwide collaborate with Adobe on a range of shared strategic clients,...

19 Dec 2017

IAS asks for black-owned agencies' credentials

The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) is calling for the credentials of Black-owned and managed agencies across various disciplines and who have a revenue of less than R10 million per annum. The IAS is conducting the practice on behalf of a large South African company that wishes...

8 Dec 2017

2018 Young Ones to 'turn passion to profession'

The 2018 Young Ones Student Awards has partnered with the Walt Disney Company to provide the winner of the Young Ones Portfolio Award the opportunity to 'turn passion to profession'. The winner of the award will be given the opportunity to interview for a six-month paid internship in LA at Yellow...

4 Dec 2017

Primedia Outdoor donates to the Smile Foundation

Primedia Outdoor has donated R350,000 worth of outdoor advertising to the Smile Foundation. The donation will assist the foundation in providing reconstructive surgery to underprivileged South African children. Smile Foundation will launch an educational OOH campaign on Rank TV to reach out to...

23 Nov 2017

Mediamark goes digital with audio advertising

Mediamark has partnered with Triton Digital to provide digital in-stream audio advertising solutions to its clients. Mediamark is the media sales representative for Kagiso Media stations, which include Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio. Clients' inventory will be available for direct purchase or...

7 Nov 2017

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards entries open

Entries for the 2018 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards are now open. Established 60 years ago, the awards aim to recognise global creative excellence in advertising and marketing communications. New York Festivals has introduced a new fee structure for entry pricing; one fee...

2 Nov 2017

Colenso, Clemenger Grand Prix of the Year winners

AD Stars has awarded Colenso BBDO in Auckland and Clemenger BBBO in Melbourne its 2017 Grand Prix of the Year winners. Colenso BBDO won the award for its programme that encourages empty nesters to find suitable replacements with adopted dogs. Clemenger BBDO won the award for a car accident...

28 Aug 2017

Liquor sector estimates Liquor Amendment Bill will cause billions in lost revenue

Roleplayers in the alcohol industry expressed disappointment at the Department of Trade and Industry's failure to consider the potential loss of revenue as a result of the proposed amendments to the Liquor Act. The proposed Liquor Amendment Bill introduces several severe restrictions on the sale and...

19 Jul 2017

Nfinity partners with AdColony

Nfinity has entered a partnership with the mobile advertising company, AdColony. AdColony is led by Andrew Kramer in South Africa and provides in-app mobile video advertising; providing consumers, in African markets particularly, access to HD ad experiences across 1,000 mobile apps.

13 Jul 2017

Effective Measure's A Guide To Programmatic Advertising For Publishers e-book now available

Audience management company, Effective Measure has written an e-book titled A Guide To Programmatic Advertising For Publishers, which details what programmatic advertising is, how it evolved, what it looks like behind the scenes and why publishers should adopt it. Download eBook....

26 Jun 2017

GALA releases new book, Sweepstakes & Contests: A Global Legal Perspective

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released its new book, Sweepstakes & Contests: A Global Legal Perspective, which provides a summary of laws governing sweepstakes and contest in more than 50 countries worldwide. Each chapter, organised by country, outlines how sweepstakes and contests...

15 Jun 2017

#NativeAdAwards 2017 entries now open

The 2017 Native Advertising Awards entries are now open, with the entries closing on 17 July 2017, 12pm CEST. Presented by the Native Advertising Institute, the NAA acknowledges and rewards the best native advertising in the world. To find out more, click here to enter....

2 Jun 2017

Y&R SA and Labstore SA now call Sandton home

Y&R South Africa along with its shopper marketing business unit, Labstore South Africa have found a new home in Rivonia, Sandton following its office relocation from Bryanston. Labstore is set to continue its working partnership with Y&R and Native VML.

10 May 2017

GALA video series highlights advancements in global advertising law

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released a new series of videos highlighting new advancements in global advertising law. Each of the videos is presented by a leading advertising lawyer, in a specific country, on the recent developments in advertising law in their jurisdiction. The...

2 May 2017

New research shows digital advertising industry growth could be at risk

Kanta Media has released Dimension - a research warning into consumer and industry attitudes for the advertising industry. It suggests that if the advertising industry does not find a way to measure performance and consistency accurately, Proctor & Gamble's threat to pull ad spend, will be deemed...

24 Apr 2017

IAS to represent SA at 2017 Ad Forum Worldwide Summit

For the ninth year in a row, the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company will be representing South Africa at the AdForum Worldwide Summit. The 2017 AdForum Worldwide Summit will be held in New York from 24 April - 28 April and is set to cover issues, challenges, and trends facing the global...

18 Apr 2017

Young Lions film entrants will have 48 hours to submit 60-second ads

The South African representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Cinemark is sponsoring the local film category of the 2017 Young Lions competition. Entrants will be given 48 hours to complete and a deliver a 60-second advert with a corporate social responsibility angle....

18 Apr 2017

Grey London commemorates 100-year-old origin story

To honour its 100-year-old origin story, Grey London launched its self-branding campaign, in recognition of its founders, Lawrence Valenstein and Arthur Fatt. The London office will now continue business under the name Valenstein & Fatt, for a period of three months, with a change in its office...

29 Mar 2017

Bruketa&Žinic to become Bruketa&Zinic&Grey, following Grey acquisition

WPP's operating company, Grey will acquire a majority share in the Croatian full-service creative agency, Bruketa&Žinic. Once the acquisition is finalised, Bruketa&Žinic will amalgamate with Grey Zagreb, a WPP operating company and Grey Worldwide, to create Bruketa&Zinic&Grey.

20 Mar 2017

99c adds media strategy, planning and buying to its offering

Ninety9cents (99c) has added media strategy, planning and buying to its service offering. 99c is an integrated advertising agency with offices in Cape Town Johannesburg and Zambia. Vonda Meekin Wilcox will be leading the new product offering and will be working closely with all internal...

2 Mar 2017

VML places fifth on the 2017 Ad Age Agency A-list

Native VML parent company, VML was included in the 2017 Ad Age Agency A-list for a second consecutive time. The global marketing agency was placed at fifth spot, moving up four placed from ninth position in 2016. The Advertising Age Agency A-List recognises advertising and marketing agencies for...

27 Feb 2017

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi launches stop-motion series, ahead of D&AD Next Awards

As the deadline for D&AD Next Awards entries approaches, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi launched a new stop-motion animation series as the centrepiece of the 2017 Every Pixel Counts campaign. The campaign looks at the work of previous Next Award winners and their creative process. The animations were...

20 Feb 2017

Levi's new spot available online in SA

The new Levi's Live in Levi's campaign spot, Sea of Blue is now available to watch online in South Africa. The campaign was launched in the USA during the 59th annual Grammy Awards, earlier this week. The campaign spot was created in collaboration with FCB West and is the brand's fourth Live in...

16 Feb 2017

One Club for Creativity to hold global portfolio night in May

The One Club for Creativity announced that its global Portfolio Night 14 will be held on 24 May 2017. The non-profit organisation acknowledges excellence in advertising and design. Portfolio Night is a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment that takes place in dozens of cities...

9 Feb 2017

LIA 2017 adds health and pharma category

The LIA will be including a health and pharma category in the 2017 awards. The competition will include various forms of media including print, poster, radio, digital TV/cinema/online film, etc. McCann Health global chief creative officer, Jeremy Perrott will be this year's jury president. The...

9 Feb 2017

Windhoek Beer launches new ‘Don't Compromise' campaign

Windhoek Beer has launched a new integrated campaign titled ‘Don't Compromise', it's based on historical events. The integrated campaign extends to its digital platforms and includes trade activations that reinforce the message, through a BTL innovative activation called ‘The Pure Beer Detector'....

7 Feb 2017

Thomson launches 'Moments' campaign

Thomson, a major UK travel company, has launched a campaign, 'Moments', ahead of its rebrand to TUI in late 2017. The campaign, created by RKCR/Y&R, comprises of TV, radio, print, digital, VOD, broadcast idents, social and in-store. The campaign represents a shift from Thomson's previous...

20 Dec 2016

WPP receives subpoenas from US justice department

British advertising company, WPP confirmed that it had received subpoenas from the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division regarding the unit's ongoing investigation into video production and post-production practices in the advertising sector. Three of WPP's subsidiaries, Interpublic,...

20 Dec 2016

Kavonic Hone to accept bitcoin

Kavonic Hone has become the first South African advertising agency to accept payment in the form of bitcoin. Clients will be able to compensate the agency for its advertising and design services with crypto-currency. Bitcoin are available for purchase on three platforms in South Africa, namely,...

13 Dec 2016

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