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Salvation Army ad campaign goes viral

A new Salvation Army ad, created by advertising agency Ireland Davenport and run in the Cape Times on Friday 6 March 2015, has sparked a social media following. The advert, which used "the dress" to highlight abuse against women, triggered massive interest - almost all of it positive - on social...

CLIO Healthcare Awards open for entries

NEW YORK CITY, US: The CLIO Healthcare Awards are open for entries. The CLIO Healthcare Awards is an extension of The CLIO Awards, one of the world's most recognised awards competitions for advertising, design and communications. Over the last several years, healthcare has become one of the most...

Monday deadline for 2015 Young Ones competition

One of the most acclaimed international advertising, interactive and design student competitions, the One Show Young Ones Competition offers students across the globe the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and a coveted One Show Pencil. Celebrated each year at Creative Week, the Young Ones...

Nando's pays tribute to fire-fighters
Nando's pays tribute to fire-fighters

click to enlargeAs a world-renowned purveyor of all things hot - and well known for its spicy adverts - fast-food chain Nando's has taken a slightly more serious tack and paid tribute - albeit with chicken leg firmly in cheek, as always - to fire-fighters in the Cape. This week the fire-fighters...

ATTENTION: DATE CHANGE - AMASA Open Debate moved to 11 March 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances the organisers have had to move the AMASA Open Debate to the 11th March. Zani Botes and Daryn Smith will engage in an open debate on content marketing, including what the relationship is between content marketing and publishing, where does publishing finish and...

SA's most admired-ad agency announced on MarkLives.com

Results from the annual national MarkLives.com poll among ad agency leaders were announced on Monday, 16 February 2015, and saw Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town as the most-admired ad agency in South Africa in 2014 as well as being the most digitally integrated agency, Chris Gotz as most-admired creative...

South African joins jury at two international awards shows

Graham Lang, Y&R South Africa's Chief Creative Officer has been invited to join the jury at two international awards shows; The One Show and The New York Festivals. He will join the Cross-Platform Jury at the 2015 One Show, as well as serve on the 2015 New York Festivals Executive Jury. Only eleven...

New Coke TVC features Bobby, looking for love

The new Coca-Cola summer TVC features Bobby the Border Collie, who starred in the popular 'Share a Coke' campaign, on his quest for love. He navigates through the city, passing by many interesting people and South Africa's coolest teens. In his mouth, he carries a mysterious can, which eventually...

Champions of Creativity begins with Geoff Whyte

Geoff Whyte, CEO of Nando's Southern Africa is the first Champion of Creativity from the Creative Circle. This initiative aims to shine a light on local marketers that believe as passionately as the Creative Circle does in the power of creativity and have used their creative marketing to provide a...

Creative Circle judges announced

The November/December Creative Circle Awards will be held at FCB Johannesburg on the 29 January. The judging panel: Brett Morris (Chairperson) - CEO, FCB JHB Andre Vrdoljak - Creative Director, Y&R South Africa Claudi Potter - Group Head, Joe Public Francois Boshoff - Executive Creative...

Midas Awards recognise King James Group's excellence

The King James Group scooped six Gold, five Silver and five Midas certificates for clients Sanlam, Santam and Allan Gray at the 2014 Midas Awards, the only international award show that specialises in recognising excellence in the financial services sector. The awards won ranged from individual...

FCB pitches a tent with a view

FCB Cape Town created this witty campaign to showcase the ever-changing views a K-Way Panorama tent offers campers. Published in the December issue of Seeff Property's luxury magazine as well as with South Africa Airways' in-flight magazine, Sawubona, the ads were developed for client Cape Union...

Nespray campaign leverages off Massiv Media's commuter advertising

Leveraging off its extended array of advertising platforms, from 4G TV, outdoor and mobilisation, Massiv Media's commuter advertising has proved successful for Nestlé's Nespray milk powder brand. The campaign was specifically targeted at LSM 5-7 mothers who have children between the ages 5 to 14...

'2014 Envy Award' goes to Coca-Cola, FCB Joburg for #RainbowNation

The #RainbowNation activation run during Freedom month has again earned Coca-Cola and FCB Joburg another award - the '2014 Envy Award', handed out this week by Financial Mail's AdFocus. The Envy Award is given to that agency that has others muttering under their breath, 'I wish I'd done that'. This...

Polo gets top returns on tight video budget

Working on a tight budget of about R50,000 per video, OgilvyOne Worldwide Cape Town produced six videos over six weeks for the Volkswagen Polo Vivo, armed only with an iPhone, a cast of agency people and a great set of animators. Launched on YouTube and as rich media banners, the 'Anything is...

SABC's Tshabalala loses court battle; 'Useless' Cell C banner vandalised

NEWSWATCH: IOL reports that SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala has lost her court battle against MPs in her bid to halt a parliamentary inquiry into whether she lied about her qualifications. IOL also reports that the large Cell C banner put up by a disgruntled customer along Beyers Naude drive in...

FCB's Camdeboo Giant Flag phenomenon celebrates 45 years of Toyota Hilux

FCB Joburg has broken new ground for Toyota South Africa with a new television commercial to celebrate 45 years of Toyota Hilux in South Africa. The TVC showcases the tough new Toyota Hilux Legend 45, launched to mark the anniversary and pays homage to every Hilux made since the first in 1969 by...

Johanna McDowell represents SA at Ad Forum Summit in New York

Johanna McDowell, MD of the Independent Agency Search and Selection company (IAS) is the only South African representative at the Ad Forum Worldwide Summit being held in New York this week. The Summit is a unique and highly focused event for the leading agency search consultants drawn from markets...

Migrate Magazine call for advertisers

The official magazine for the Loeries, Migrate Magazine, has issued a call for advertisers for its 20th edition. The magazine is a source of inspiration to all creative minds involved in brand communication, advertising, design, architecture & interior design and experiential media. The Loeries...

Entry date for Assegai Awards extended

The entry date for 2014 Assegai Awards is extended to Tuesday 23 September 2014. The Assegai Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday 6 November at the Museum of African Design, Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. For more information, go to www.assegaiawards.co.za....

Learning from Cannes Lions breakfast features SA judges

The 'Learning from Cannes Lions' breakfast, featuring South African Cannes Lions judges, Brett Morris (Outdoor), Marina O'Kelley (Radio) and Kirk Gainsford (Film), will take place on 2 October at 8:30am at Ster-Kinekor Cedar Square in Johannesburg and livestreamed to Ster-Kinekor Cavendish in Cape...

TLC running campaign for Idols

The new TLC campaign urges Idols X fans to #makeyourexcuse to stay home on a Sunday night to watch Idols South Africa's 10th season, on Mzansi Magic and M-Net. "TLC offers mass reach when it comes to generating awareness and engaging consumers. This campaign - packed full of fun excuses for...

New TVC from Ocean Basket
New TVC from Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket has released a new TVC, 'Living up to Mediterranean Expectations' to launch its new Mediterranean Feast in August 2014. View the TVC at www.oceanbasket.com....

New Nando's poster responds to Generations cast being fired
New Nando's poster responds to Generations cast being fired

Nando's is well known for its cheeky and irreverent marketing, and it once again proved it with this swift tactical response to the firing of the Generations cast. Social media was agog with the news earlier this week that the Generations cast had been fired, and by lunch-time that day Nando's had...

Karvol campaign uses TLC to connect with young mothers

Karvol is using TLC to increase awareness of its product during winter months using A4 frame advertising platforms in TLC's LSM A malls and Netcare consumer environments aimed at women aged 24-39 in the LSM 6-10 bracket with young children. The creative illustrates a baby boy as a pilot 'for Karvol...

"New Car for R699" campaign falls flat

The Satinsky Group has pulled the plug on the "New car from R699 per month" campaign, leaving an estimated 17,000 people stranded with monthly repayments to the bank. The campaign involved clients who agreed to advertising on a new car, provided by the group, in return for payment. Angry clients...

Still time to enter Loeries - deadline 31 July

You still have until 31 July to prove just how successful your work was. The Loeries Effective Creativity Award, now in its second year, is the first award in our region to formally recognise the value that creativity adds to business results. Because Loerie entries can flight right up to the...

SABC blocks City Press ads

According to a Mail & Guardian report, the SABC has cancelled a series of adverts the newspaper wanted broadcast in terms of a barter agreement with the national broadcaster. The ads apparently refer to the Marikana massacre and the EFF. For more go to SABC refuses to broadcast City Press ads -...

Tickets sales for 2014 APEX Awards Gala open

Ticket sales are now open for the 2014 APEX awards gala event, taking place on Tuesday 10 June 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Proceeds from the APEX awards contribute towards bursaries for deserving students of the AAA School of Advertising. The awards event is hosted by ACA with key...

Omnicon-Publicis cancel merger

The $35 billion merger set to take place between Omnicom and Publicis Groupe to create the world's largest advertising agency, has collapsed due to issues within the companies. Problems arose from the "complex tax structure" and "divergent cultures" created by the proposed merger, as well as choice...

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