Liquorice wins at the African Cristal Festival

Digital agency and DigitasLBi company, Liquorice won seven awards across various categories at the African Cristal Festival.

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LIA 2016 entries close on 16 September

This year's London International Awards (LIA) entrants may submit their work up until 11.59 on Friday 16 September. New entrants may register and enter their work via this link. Those who have already entered may still submit their latest work. All work submitted must be broadcast, published or...

14 Sep 2016

Thaler wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Clio Awards

Linda Kaplan Thaler, advertising writer as well as an author and television personality, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Clio Awards. Thaler was chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler. She was also CEO and chief creative officer of the Kaplan Thaler Group. She has won multiple...

13 Sep 2016

Shopper marketing flies high for Geometry Global SA at Loeries

One of the top outtakes of Loeries 2016 is that marketing creativity is no longer merely the domain of traditional agencies, with Geometry Global SA taking home two Golds in design for the Iziko Slave Calendar, as well as a Silver and a Bronze for The Spike Detector drinks coaster, which also took...

1 Sep 2016

New UK ad created by Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters has created a new TVC for Sunny, the short-term loans provider, as part of its 'Life Support' campaign. The TV ad, called 'Feather Boiler' features the brand's laidback Californian brand character 'Sonny with an O' coming to the rescue of a man whose boiler breaks down. The...

20 Jul 2016

M&C Saatchi buys South African ad agency

UK-based advertising powerhouse, M&C Saatchi have acquired Cape Town advertising agency Domino, now to be renamed Dalmatian. According to BDLive, Domino was founded by Clinton Bridgeford, Bruce Norris, Leon Potgieter, and Gabrielle Weinstein five years ago and has worked for high-end brands such...

21 Jun 2016 appoints Times Media for advertising sales

The website, a platform emerging from the festival held annually in Cape Town, has appointed Times Media to manage its website's advertising sales. The website is derived from the longstanding print magazine, a winner of 12 international and six national awards....

9 Jun 2016

Hill+Knowlton Strategies wins EMEA Agency of the Year award

Communications agency, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, has been named EMEA Agency of the Year at the SABRE Awards in Berlin. Hill+Knowlton Strategies had been nominated for the EMEA Agency of the Year alongside Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, Ogilvy PR and Weber Shandwick. Service innovation and...

2 Jun 2016

Reminder to enter 2016 New Stars AD competition

The next New Stars AD competition will take place in Busan Korea, from 24-27 August 2016, as part of the 9th annual Ad Stars festival, which is Asia's fastest growing advertising awards show. Creative professionals, aged under 30, must enter the competition before 31 May 2016. It costs KRW 1,000,000...

25 Apr 2016

Cannes Lions entry deadline extended

Creatives now have 11 days left to enter their powerful, innovative and award-winning work into the 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival Creativity 201 as the deadline has been extended further to 21 April. Cannes Lions takes place between 18 and 25 June and will see the top creative minds...

13 Apr 2016

Final week for Cannes entries

The final extension for entries to the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is Thursday 7 April 2016. All work submitted after the original 24 March deadline is subject to a €105 late fee. For more information, go to The festival takes place in Cannes from...

7 Apr 2016

Ellie Kemper and Michael Ian Black to host The One Show

The One Club has announced that comedian-actors Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer) will host the 43rd Annual One Show Awards, the most prestigious international awards show honoring the best in advertising, design and marketing communications. ...

31 Mar 2016

Advertising device to launch on 2 April - aimed at FM market

Jabu is an advertising tool that plays videos in a loop and transmits audio on videos via FM, making it easy to reach a diverse audience. The cheaper and more convenient advertising device will launch in Johannesburg on 2 April 2016. It uses an operating system that is modified to boot up a...

24 Mar 2016

AMF appoints 2016 board

The AMF has elected its Board for 2016, which will comprise of the following representatives for each Agency Group: Omnicom Group - Gordon Patterson, Aegis Network - Celia Collins, IPG - Chris Botha, Independent Cape Town Agencies - Karen Phelan, Publicis Group - Janet Watermeyer, Group M - Michelle...

15 Mar 2016

WeTheBrave encounters resistance to its advertisements

The first large scale South African sexual health campaign to specifically address gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) has encountered resistance to its advertisements. Although reports that ad networks in South Africa have banned the advertisements are false, there has been opposition...

10 Mar 2016

MailOnline appoints AddSuite as partner for sub-Saharan Africa

At the IAB Digital Summit, on 3 March 2016, MailOnline officially appointed Ole! Media Group's AddSuite as its exclusive in-market channel partner for sub-Saharan Africa, to maximise digital advertising opportunities. AddSuite will be the exclusive representative of MailOnline in South Africa and...

3 Mar 2016

New kids on the block

New Era Agency, a specialist staffing solutions agency, has joined Group Africa Marketing. The agency was formed after business partners Preshni Naidoo and Jared Chellen realised that there was a gap in the market for providing specialist staffing solutions for brand activations, promotions,...

26 Feb 2016

New online AVE methodology

Professional Evaluation and Research (PEAR) has introduced a new online advertising value equivalency (AVE) methodology which now includes reach and credibility. Previously, AVE methodology focused primarily on banner advertising rates. The new methodology means that the AVE value received...

16 Feb 2016

No Orchids and Onions this week

Due to threats of legal action by Jenni Newman PR towards Brendan Seery for his latest Orchids and Onions column, it will not be running on Biz this week.

16 Feb 2016

Tie for the most-admired ad industry body in SA

Both the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) and Creative Circle have been recognised as the most-admired ad industry body in South Africa. The ACA is the official representative body of South Africa's communications profession which organises the annual APEX Awards. The...

15 Feb 2016

Castle Milk Stout and its agencies win Content Marketing Award

Castle Milk Stout, along with its agencies Corporate Image and MetropolitanRepublic, won the Content Marketing Award at the African Excellence Awards for the Castle Milk Stout Unplugged Talent Search. Launching in 2014, Unplugged involved a national search for a talented, unsigned vocalist. The...

2 Feb 2016

SA agency launches in London

Infestation, a Cape Town based agency, has extended its design and branding services to the United Kingdom. Wayne Harrison, client service director and strategist, who has over 20 years of combined creative and strategic account management experience, will represent the company in London.

19 Jan 2016

CEO of Lowe South Africa steps down

Julian Ribeiro has stepped down as chief executive officer of Lowe & Partners SA. Ribeiro's role as CEO involved consolidating the two Lowe agencies in Cape Town and Johannesburg. During Ribeiro's leadership in 2015, the agency won multiple projects and four new clients, culminating in two...

19 Jan 2016

AMASA Workshop still open for bookings

Places are still open for the 2016 AMASA Workshop being held on 18-21 February 2016 at Riverstone Lodge, Muldersdrift. The workshop will be made up of two days of intensive learning around the details of media planning, strategy and a snapshot view of the media landscape. Delegates will then be...

8 Jan 2016

Krishna Govender appointed director of academia at AAA School of Advertising

From 1 January 2016, Krishna Govender will be the new director of academia at the AAA School of Advertising. He was formerly the global dean at Regenesys Business School. He has held leadership positions at numerous institutions, including the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the Kigali School of...

17 Dec 2015

Holiday Swap KZN honoured at Drum Content Awards in London

Holiday Swap KZN has won the award for the 'Most Native Ad Format' at the Drum Content Awards in the UK, beating off strong competition from campaigns by Philips and Mercedes Benz amongst others. The Drum Content Awards, new for 2015, honour the best in modern marketing, with this award recognising...

26 Nov 2015

Third quarter deadline for One Show looms

The third quarter deadline for The One Show is 30 November 2015. It introduced a Public Relations category this year, as a nod to the growing importance of earned media. In addition, separate categories have been created to recognise for-profit corporations and brands that create public service...

20 Nov 2015

Vote for 20 best commercials of the 21st century

The Gunn Report, producers of the '100 Best Commercials of the 20th Century', has launched its '20 Best Commercials of the 21st Century So Far' website, calling for voters to select the best 10 from a pre-selected list of 30 commercials. The voting deadline is Friday 20 November 2015. The reel of...

10 Nov 2015

Rock my Soul ad from Chicken Licken defeats King Fu master

Net#work BBDO teamed up with Pete Pohorsky of Plank Films to create a television commercial for Chicken Licken's soul-satisfying Rock My Soul Meal. The new ad is shot in Thailand and parodies the theatrical and ever-popular Kung Fu genre. Net#work Creative team Safaraaz Sindhi and Heidi Kasselman...

3 Nov 2015

Deadline for One Show

The deadline for the third quarter One Show entries is 30 November 2015. Winning a prestigious Gold Pencil is not easy, but the One Show organisers have done their best to make the process simple. Entering early has great benefits, so enter now before the deadline. To view the first and second...

28 Oct 2015

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