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.

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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

MailOnline appoints AddSuite as partner for sub-Saharan Africa

At the IAB Digital Summit, on 3 March 2016, MailOnline officially appointed Ole! Media Group's AddSuite as its exclusive in-market channel partner for sub-Saharan Africa, to maximise digital advertising opportunities. AddSuite will be the exclusive representative of MailOnline in South Africa and...

3 Mar 2016

New kids on the block

New Era Agency, a specialist staffing solutions agency, has joined Group Africa Marketing. The agency was formed after business partners Preshni Naidoo and Jared Chellen realised that there was a gap in the market for providing specialist staffing solutions for brand activations, promotions,...

26 Feb 2016

New online AVE methodology

Professional Evaluation and Research (PEAR) has introduced a new online advertising value equivalency (AVE) methodology which now includes reach and credibility. Previously, AVE methodology focused primarily on banner advertising rates. The new methodology means that the AVE value received...

16 Feb 2016

No Orchids and Onions this week

Due to threats of legal action by Jenni Newman PR towards Brendan Seery for his latest Orchids and Onions column, it will not be running on Biz this week.

16 Feb 2016

Tie for the most-admired ad industry body in SA

Both the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) and Creative Circle have been recognised as the most-admired ad industry body in South Africa. The ACA is the official representative body of South Africa's communications profession which organises the annual APEX Awards. The...

15 Feb 2016

Castle Milk Stout and its agencies win Content Marketing Award

Castle Milk Stout, along with its agencies Corporate Image and MetropolitanRepublic, won the Content Marketing Award at the African Excellence Awards for the Castle Milk Stout Unplugged Talent Search. Launching in 2014, Unplugged involved a national search for a talented, unsigned vocalist. The...

2 Feb 2016

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