MDC Partners may be acquired by Accenture

Adweek reports that Accenture is among a small group of bidders seeking to acquire MDC Partners and its 50-plus ad properties across the world. According to a source, Accenture is one of three finalists bidding for the acquirement. This same source also mentioned that the deadline for bids was...

3 days ago

Fepe opens nominations for 2019 awards

Nominations for the 2019 Fepe International Annual Awards are now open. The awards will be presented at the outdoor advertising association's annual congress, which will be held in Dubai from 1-3 May 2019. The nominations may be made by any Fepe Member or recognised national OOH association. The...

29 Nov 2018

Sky Messaging scoops 2018 Aviation Safety Award

The Civil Aviation Industry Awards, which was hosted by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), has awarded Sky Messaging the 2018 Aviation Safety Award. Other than winning the 2018 Aviation Safety Award, Sky Messaging was also nominated as finalists in the categories Aviation...

28 Nov 2018

Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival announces jury

Burger King CMO Fernando Machado will preside over the jury for the Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival. The jury will select the works that will constitute the shortlist and the score that will, in turn, define each category's prizes; Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Grand...

22 Nov 2018

Second entry deadline for One Show around the corner

The second entry deadline for the One Show is 30 November 2018. All entries received by this date will be judged separately in a preliminary round from the January final deadline submissions. Click here to enter....

21 Nov 2018

Lisbon Effectiveness and Lisbon Tech Festival open for submissions

Submissions are currently open for the Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival and Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival. The Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival and the Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival are spin-offs of the Lisbon...

19 Nov 2018

Advertising Association, Warc reveals UK advertising report

The Advertising Association and Warc have released the Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report for Q2 and H1 2018. The report is a measure of advertising activity in the UK. The UK's ad spend rose 6.4% year-on-year to reach £5.6bn in Q2 2018 - the 20th consecutive quarter of market...

8 Nov 2018

Warc launches new site for brand owners

Warc has launched Warc for Advertisers, a new site designed to assist brand owners in delivering more effective marketing. The site will provide brand owners with a category-focused Warc homepage, a new category campaign data tool, access to new evidence reports, and direct connection to Warc's...

1 Nov 2018

Here are 2018's Of-the-Year awards finalists

The Of-the-Year awards have announced the finalists for its 2018 edition. The agency finalists: Aspect, AV Squad, Bond, Ignition, Mocean, Trailer Park, Inc. Studio finalists: 20th Century Fox, A24, Fox Searchlight, Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Game publisher...

23 Oct 2018

Lisbon Awards Group introduces tech spin-off

The Portuguese group of festivals, the Lisbon Awards Group, has introduced a technology-focussed spin-off of its International Advertising Festival. The Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival will be primarily concentrated on digital, innovation, and technology. Registrations are now...

22 Oct 2018

Heala calls on Coca-Cola to stop advertising at schools

The Healthy Living Alliance (Heala) held a protest outside Coca-Cola Africa's offices in Rosebank. Heala is calling on the beverage company to honour its pledge to stop advertising its products to children and remove all billboards and mass advertising targeted at children immediately. In...

17 Oct 2018

US advertising firms to rethink workplace policies amid 'Me Too' movement

ENCA reports that advertising firms in the US are rethinking workplace policies for victims and bystanders of sexual harassment in the workplace. This is to effectively uphold the 'Me Too' movement a year after its inception. Other than rethinking policies, the firms are considering teaching...

8 Oct 2018

New York Festivals 2019 Advertising Awards is now open for entries

The New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is now accepting entries for its 2019 competition. New York Festivals Advertising Awards 2019 has new categories and the unveiling of the NYF Advisory Board, a panel comprised of agency leaders from around the world. ...

2 Oct 2018

Clan names on beer cans are not disrespectful, rules ASA

Business Insider reports that the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has determined the use of clan names on Castle Milk Stout beer cans not disrespectful. The ruling comes after a consumer complaint was lodged to ASA by Yoliswa Matu. The complaint states that using 'sacred'...

18 Sep 2018

New York Festivals 2019 AME Awards is now open for entry

The New York Festivals 2019 AME Awards for the World's Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness is open for entries. AME launches this year with updates that include a consolidation and restructuring of current categories, new categories, and an enhanced entry process guideline. The entry...

18 Sep 2018

Lisbon International Festival reveals 2018 shortlist

The Lisbon International Advertising Festival's grand jury has completed the first step of the judging process, which has created the shortlist for the festival. The next and final round of the voting process will be done by the professionals of the executive jury in Lisbon, Portugal from 17-18...

14 Sep 2018

Here is LIA's 2018 Radio & Audio jury

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced Merlee Jayme as its jury president for its 2018 Radio & Audio. The jury is comprised of Tom Eymundson, Jill Kershaw, Larissa Kirschner, Luis Messianu, Bob Monachino, Chris Smith, and Chris Wrigglesworth.

11 Sep 2018

Tru-Cape wants consumers to #staytruetotrucape and go on a #trucapequest

Tru-Cape Fruit launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to find its apples and pears in stores. Given the effects of the drought, the South African horticulture sector is currently experiencing a more than 20% drop in apple and pear production year-on-year. This, in turn, impacts...

30 Aug 2018

Mike Byrne replaces Ajaz Ahmed as Lisbon Advertising Festival's jury president

Mike Byrne, who is the founding partner and global chief officer of Anomaly, has replaced Ajaz Ahmed as the executive jury president for the Lisbon Advertising Festival. Ahmed is not able to join the festival due to personal reasons.

28 Aug 2018

Financial Mail AdFocus Awards submission deadline extended

Those interested in the 2018 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards have until midnight on 31 August 2018 to submit. To enter, register on adfocus.co.za. Please note you need to re-register this year even if you registered and entered last year. Remember that you need to register before downloading the...

23 Aug 2018

Attention art directors and copywriters, the Creative Challenge is open for entries

The Creative Challenge, which is now hosted by The Financial Mail and formerly by The Times, is officially open for entries. Art directors and copywriters stand a chance to have their work published in the publication. The Financial Mail's editor, Rob Rose, will be selecting the best ads for...

23 Aug 2018

Net#work BBDO restructures its leadership

Net#work BBDO has announced its new leadership structure. Trace TV Southern Africa regional head - and former SABC executive - Leo Manne has been appointed MD, joining the recently stepped up CEO Boniswa Pezisa and CCO Brad Reilly. With founding partner and former creative chief, Mike Schalit moving...

23 Aug 2018

A trading platform that is set to 'revolutionise the OOH industry'

Ads2Trade is an automated, web-based, outdoor media aggregator and trading platform that will launch in South Africa. It promises to revolutionise the estimated R5bn local Out of Home (OOH) advertising industry. Ads2Trade will allow media buyers to create an audience-optimised advertising...

21 Aug 2018

Cinemark introduces hologram advertising to South Africa

Movie theatre company Cinemark has launched hologram advertising to Ster-Kinekor cinemas. It was launched with the first fully automated theatre in Africa, Ster-Kinekor Sandton. Cinemark introduced hologram advertising to influence customer behaviour with a focus on keeping up with the latest...

21 Aug 2018

Calling all financial advertisers! Midas Awards entries are open

Entries for the 2018 Midas Awards are now open. The awards recognise excellence in financial advertising and marketing on a global scale. The jury selection for the 2018 Midas Awards executive and grand juries has also begun. Jury participants include client and agency leaders from the creative...

17 Aug 2018

LIA's Gorilla Doctors competition deadline is fast approaching

The entry deadline for the London International Awards (LIA) Gorilla Doctors competition, which was started by CBS News correspondent Lara Logan, is 15 August 2018. All entries received will be judged on site during the London International Awards judging and Creative LIAisons programme in Las...

10 Aug 2018

2018 Global Awards announces jury chairs

Global Awards has announced Kathy Delaney as its 2018 Health & Wellness Executive Jury chair and June Laffey as its 2018 Pharma (Rx) executive jury chair. All entries for the 2018 Global Awards will be judged by the competition's two-tiered jury process, the online grand jury and global live...

10 Aug 2018

Lisbon Health International Advertising Festival announces 2018 shortlist

The Lisbon Health International Advertising Festival (LHIAF) has announced the shortlist for its 2018 edition. The winners will be announced during the LHIAF event on 20 September 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Click here to view the shortlist....

7 Aug 2018

LIA reveals the 2018 Integration Jury

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced the members for the 2018 Integration Jury. Mark Tutssel is to preside over the jury. The other members of the jury include Sarah Barclay, Paul Chan, Nerea Cierco, Nancy Crimi-Lamanna, Steve Jackson, Vicki Maguire, Mark McDonald, Mónica Moro, Rob...

6 Aug 2018

Former Adweek creative director Alex Bogusky makes advertising comeback

Adweek reports that co-founder of Crispin Porter + Bogusky and its former creative director, Alex Bogusky, is returning to the advertising world after an eight-year hiatus. A Crispin Porter + Bogusky spokesperson confirmed that Bogusky will take on the title of chief creative engineer at MDC...

3 Aug 2018

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