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

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

DesignIndaba.com appoints Times Media for advertising sales

The DesignIndaba.com website, a platform emerging from the festival held annually in Cape Town, has appointed Times Media to manage its website's advertising sales. The DesignIndaba.com 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 www.canneslions.com. 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

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