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

Publicis Machine launches new TVC titled Neighbourhood

The Glenlivet's advertising agency Publicis Machine's recently launched Neighbourhood, a TVC narrating the story of a young man who chooses an original path and in doing so sets the standard that others follow. The effectiveness of the ad lies in its emphasis on the local consumer in addition to its...

1 Dec 2016

FoxP2 prepares to launch new campaign

Advertising agency, FoxP2 is set to unveil its new campaign for asset management company, Stanlib. The campaign will introduce a new look and feel for the brand and will highlight Stanlib's unique multi-specialist approach, with diverse teams in each asset class.

15 Nov 2016

Spark Media launches programmatic advertising

Spark Media has officially launched its programmatic advertising offering, entitled Spark Ignition, a private market place (PMP) tool that incorporates premium South African websites that are part of, or affiliated to, the Caxton CTP group of publishers. It has access to inventory that is...

15 Nov 2016

Y&R SA's Creative Circle Awards triple win

Y&R South Africa was named the winner in the film category at the Creative Circle Awards in July, August and September 2016. The agency's Investec campaign Burning Ambition was named the winner in July, while its work on the Surf Shack, Chasing The Dragon and True Stories, campaign won in August...

10 Nov 2016

New creative director for Havas Johannesburg

Havas Johannesburg has appointed Tumi Sethebe as its creative director. His list of awards include four Loeries, three Pendorings, one Cannes and one London International Award. Disturbed by how the industry functions in its conventional processes, this advertising professional looks to pay it...

2 Nov 2016

Fox P2 adds portfolio offering

Advertising agency, FoxP2, based in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, has added Fox P2 Design to its portfolio of offerings. Fox P2 Design previously worked on South African brand, Coronation, reworking their logo and marketing strategies in both digital and print media. They also have a client...

27 Oct 2016

Hamilton gets inked in new Epson film

Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas F1 driver, Lewis Hamilton is featured in Epson's new film, Lewis Gets Inked. The film showcases the benefits of Epson's new Ink Tank System printer. It is available to watch on Epson's YouTube channel, and Epson's website.

21 Oct 2016

LIA shortlists Digital and Verbal Identity

The London International Awards (LIA) shortlisted 76 entries for the Digital category and 28 for Verbal Identity. Chairing the Digital Jury this year was Martin Cedergren, executive creative director and founding partner of M&C Saatchi Stockholm. Joining Cedergren on the jury were Samuel...

17 Oct 2016

LIA shortlists Radio & Audio

The London International Awards (LIA) have shortlisted 86 entries for the Radio & Audio category. Click here to view the shortlist. The jury members included Tom Eymundson, Larissa Kirschner, Mariana O'Kelly, Chuck Rachford, Chris Smith and Ralph van Dijk as well as jury president, Paul Wauters....

14 Oct 2016

LIA shortlists Branded Entertainment, Production and Music Video

The London International Awards (LIA) have shortlisted 52 entries into the Branded Entertainment category. A total of 114 entries have been shortlisted in Production & Post-Production and 15 entries have been shortlisted in the Music Video category. The winners will be announced on 2 November 2016....

12 Oct 2016

ASA joins Twitter

The Advertising Standards Authority has recently activated a Twitter account to share news and updates on adjudications. ASA will update followers on rulings via the twitter handle @ASA_Rulings.

12 Oct 2016

Pendoring ready for celebration

The 21st Pendoring awards evening will be held at the Vodacom World, Midrand on Friday 28 October 2016, celebrating the best of South Africa's indigenous language advertising. "We are proud that in its 21st year, Pendoring has once again moved the goal posts by judging all indigenous language...

7 Oct 2016

McCann gets level one B-BBEE accreditation

Fifty-one percent black-owned advertising agency, McCann Johannesburg has achieved a level one broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) accreditation. The agency forms part of the global advertising leader, Interpublic Group of Companies. An investment partnership between IPG and Identity...

7 Oct 2016

The One Club and Art Directors Club merge

Creative communications and design organisations, The One Club and Art Directors Club (ADC), have agreed to merge, forming The One Club for Creativity. The new entity will serve as the umbrella organisation for The One Show, ADC Annual Awards, Young Guns and their respective Halls of Fame,...

7 Oct 2016

2016 Clio Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2016 Clio Awards, the annual programme that rewards excellence in advertising, design and communication, have been announced. View the list of finalists here. The winners will be announced at the Clio Key Arts Awards ceremony on 20 October....

4 Oct 2016

Liquorice wins at the African Cristal Festival

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

26 Sep 2016

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