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

WPP to open campus for 12 of its agencies in Prague

WPP will collate 1,500 members of its staff from 12 of its agencies at a newly established campus in Prague. The Bubenská 1, which formerly housed the Prague Electricity Company, will be renovated in line with conservation requirements and in keeping with its cultural importance as a protected,...

2 Aug 2018

Young Lisbon Briefing is now open

The 2018 Young Lisbon Briefing is available on the Lisbon International Advertising Festival's website. The category is aimed at young creatives between the ages of 18 and 30 from around the world. The submission process is entirely free and online. Submissions are open until 9 September 2018....

1 Aug 2018

LIA announces Design and Package Design Jury

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced that Isabelle Lidström will lead the 2018 Design and Package Design jury. The other members of the jury include Claude Auchu, Daniela Garza, Pum Lefebure, Alasdair Lennox, Tony Liu, Bobby Martin, Manabu Mizuno, Katie Taylor, and Mike...

31 Jul 2018

D&AD's Shift London programme deadline extended

The deadline for D&AD's Shift London programme has been moved to 10 August 2018. Shift has been offering free night classes for emerging creatives without further education to get into the industry. From the Shift 2017 programme, 84% of 'Shifters' have entered into paid creative employment...

27 Jul 2018

Lisbon Awards Group to hold Lisbon Ad Academy

The Lisbon Awards Group has introduced the Lisbon Ad Academy to individuals who want to expand their creative horizons. An extension of the Lisbon International Advertising Festival, the academy is aimed at sharing knowledge of the advertising world. The academy will be held on 16-17 September...

26 Jul 2018

CNN, Turkish Airlines to produce Quest's World of Wonder

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) and Turkish Airlines have entered a sponsorship partnership to produce Quest's World of Wonder. Presented by Richard Quest, the 30-minute show produced by CNN Vision will showcase the airline as a leading global player flying to more countries and international...

26 Jul 2018

Google CEO reveals Google Translate's money-making potential

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently revealed during Google's second-quarter earnings conference call that Google Translate has the potential to create massive revenue via ads. The CEO revealed this by explaining that there is a high amount of people likely using the translation app when they are...

24 Jul 2018

Publicis shares drop as sales plummet

The Financial Times reports that advertising group Publicis recorded a 9% drop in the value of its shares. The group is currently reviewing its health subsidiary because it reported an unexpected drop in sales in the second quarter of the year. Investors have expressed concern as the growing...

23 Jul 2018

Ad Age names BSSP as Small Agency of the Year for 2018

Ad Age has awarded BSSP the Small Agency of the Year for 2018 title at Ad Age's Small Agency Conference & Awards programme held in Marina del Rey, California, on 18 July 2018. BSSP was chosen by Ad Age editors from hundreds of entries from around the country and the world. Expertise in data...

19 Jul 2018

Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard and Verbal Identity jury is announced

The London International Awards has announced the names for the Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard and Verbal Identity jury, with Jeremy Craigen to preside over the jury. The jury includes Nils Andersson, Karen Howe, Armin Jochum, Marcos Medeiros, Tom Murphy, Helen Pak, Ali Rez, Jason Romeyko, Joe...

19 Jul 2018

Corinna Falusi joins Immortal Awards jury

Corinna Falusi has joined the jury for the Immortal Awards. The other members of the jury are Ant White, Anuraag Trikha, Bruno Bertelli, Chaka Sobhani, Kay Hsu, Joanna Monteiro, and Kerstin Emhoff. The Immortal Awards is open to all members of Little Black Book and the entry deadline is 3...

19 Jul 2018

For F's sake: ASA reckons 'fricking' is okay for radio ads

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has ruled that the word 'fricking' is less offensive to young children than the word 'effing' in the context of radio advertising, specifically the radio commercial for second-hand car trader We Buy Cars. The ASA formerly held that...

13 Jul 2018

Lisbon Award Group adds another fest to region

The Lisbon Award Group has introduced the Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival to its group of festivals based in Lisbon, Portugal. The new festival's main objective is to award the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, beyond the creative factor. The group's other festivals...

9 Jul 2018

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