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

SA agency launches in London

Infestation, a Cape Town based agency, has extended its design and branding services to the United Kingdom. Wayne Harrison, client service director and strategist, who has over 20 years of combined creative and strategic account management experience, will represent the company in London.

19 Jan 2016

CEO of Lowe South Africa steps down

Julian Ribeiro has stepped down as chief executive officer of Lowe & Partners SA. Ribeiro's role as CEO involved consolidating the two Lowe agencies in Cape Town and Johannesburg. During Ribeiro's leadership in 2015, the agency won multiple projects and four new clients, culminating in two...

19 Jan 2016

AMASA Workshop still open for bookings

Places are still open for the 2016 AMASA Workshop being held on 18-21 February 2016 at Riverstone Lodge, Muldersdrift. The workshop will be made up of two days of intensive learning around the details of media planning, strategy and a snapshot view of the media landscape. Delegates will then be...

8 Jan 2016

Krishna Govender appointed director of academia at AAA School of Advertising

From 1 January 2016, Krishna Govender will be the new director of academia at the AAA School of Advertising. He was formerly the global dean at Regenesys Business School. He has held leadership positions at numerous institutions, including the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the Kigali School of...

17 Dec 2015

Holiday Swap KZN honoured at Drum Content Awards in London

Holiday Swap KZN has won the award for the 'Most Native Ad Format' at the Drum Content Awards in the UK, beating off strong competition from campaigns by Philips and Mercedes Benz amongst others. The Drum Content Awards, new for 2015, honour the best in modern marketing, with this award recognising...

26 Nov 2015

Third quarter deadline for One Show looms

The third quarter deadline for The One Show is 30 November 2015. It introduced a Public Relations category this year, as a nod to the growing importance of earned media. In addition, separate categories have been created to recognise for-profit corporations and brands that create public service...

20 Nov 2015

Vote for 20 best commercials of the 21st century

The Gunn Report, producers of the '100 Best Commercials of the 20th Century', has launched its '20 Best Commercials of the 21st Century So Far' website, calling for voters to select the best 10 from a pre-selected list of 30 commercials. The voting deadline is Friday 20 November 2015. The reel of...

10 Nov 2015

Rock my Soul ad from Chicken Licken defeats King Fu master

Net#work BBDO teamed up with Pete Pohorsky of Plank Films to create a television commercial for Chicken Licken's soul-satisfying Rock My Soul Meal. The new ad is shot in Thailand and parodies the theatrical and ever-popular Kung Fu genre. Net#work Creative team Safaraaz Sindhi and Heidi Kasselman...

3 Nov 2015

Deadline for One Show

The deadline for the third quarter One Show entries is 30 November 2015. Winning a prestigious Gold Pencil is not easy, but the One Show organisers have done their best to make the process simple. Entering early has great benefits, so enter now before the deadline. To view the first and second...

28 Oct 2015

Bookings for AdFocus still open

The annual AdFocus, co-edited by Financial Mail's David Furlonger and Jeremy Maggs, takes the best bits out of both The Annual and AdFocus books, producing one of the most comprehensive brand communications review of the industry. Published at the end of November, the book has grown to 200+...

6 Oct 2015

New ad campaign for Old Mutual humanises fund investment

Old Mutual's recently launched marketing campaign aims to create an emotional link with consumers by bringing to life the fund managers' personal investment in their own funds. With the key message 'Invest where our fund managers invest', it highlights that its fund managers 'eat their own cooking'...

18 Sep 2015

Danny Kleinman directs Sony 'Made for Bond' advertising campaign

Ahead of the release of the motion picture Spectre on 26 October 2015, Sony has unveiled its 'Made for Bond' advertising campaign, which stars Naomie Harris as Moneypenny. She stars in a 60-second campaign film, as she fights to deliver Bond's must-have Xperia mobile phone British director Danny...

17 Sep 2015

There is 'no better feeling than being right' with HoneyKome and Sportingbet SA

Licensed online 'sportsbook', Sportingbet South Africa, appointed digital agency HoneyKome, a subsidiary of the Ole! Media Group, to create a national TV campaign featuring three new television commercials that express the concept of 'there is no better feeling than being right.' Written and...

16 Sep 2015

Gumtree launches Vicinity Offers

Gumtree is the first South African platform to introduce a precision targeting product, Vicinity Offers, for online advertisers. The product, enabled by technology partner Vicinity Media, will allow advertisers to laser-focus their digital adverts, based on a browser's interest and search behavior,...

25 Aug 2015

Entries for LIA close this week

Entries to the 2015 LIA Awards closes this Friday, 31 July 2015. Work submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1 July 2014 and 31 July 2015. All companies and/or individuals involved in the creative process are eligible to enter. If...

28 Jul 2015

AMASA weekend workshop postponed until 2016

To differentiate between the AMASA/AAA School Certificate (structured at NQF Level 7 equivalent), which runs from July-November every year, and the AMASA weekend workshop, which is structured as an introductory gateway course into the media industry (NQF 5), the weekend workshop is postponed until...

23 Jul 2015

Get your APEX 2015 gala tickets!

Tickets are still available for the 2015 APEX awards gala event that is taking place on 20 July 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The annual event attracts more than 400 captains of industry from the advertising and communications sector, commercial business, industry stakeholders, key...

9 Jul 2015

Nike gets all-star athlete cast for new campaign

Nike's "Find your Fast" campaign challenges everyone to run their fastest mile. The campaign features top athletes like Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant, Wayne Rooney, Rafael Nadal and more. Six Nike Master Trainers are joining forces this summer to launch a 12-week fitness challenge for the Nike+...

8 Jul 2015

Creative wins Greg & Lucky ad competition

Greg & Lucky called on listeners to submit the ultimate advert and during their show. The winner was Claudio dos Anjos Barreiro who won a R100,000 bursary to study at the Vega School of Brand Leadership, after submitting his work. The runner up, Galya Raff won an HP Stream 7 Tablet and an HP...

7 Jul 2015

Co-founder of Vega called up to Loeries judging panel

Greg Tregoning, a co-founder of Vega School of Brand Leadership (Vega), a division of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), has been invited to be a judge at the 2015 Loeries. He follows in the footsteps of fellow Vega co-founder, Dr Carla Enslin, and the school's Senior Copywriting...

29 Jun 2015

Creatives: Create a Greg & Lucky ad and win a Vega bursary!

Greg and Lucky need you! We're looking for Joburg's most creative brain to create the ultimate Greg & Lucky ad. Whether it's audio, print, animation or video, just make it really awesome! And if Greg and Lucky like what you do, you'll win a R100,000 bursary at The Vega School of Brand Leadership....

24 Jun 2015

Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke bids farewell to O&M SA

Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke has decided to step down as Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa's chairman, after spending more than 15 years at the agency. Recognised as one of the highest-ranking woman in advertising, she has navigated the agency through the fast-paced communications landscape and...

23 Jun 2015

Times Creative Ad Challenge places 27 ads, worth R2.5m

This year's Times Creative Ad Challenge saw load shedding and Xenophobia as the top trending topics for submissions, with 27 ads being awarded placement value of over R2.5m. Ogilvy Cape Town walked away as the agency with most submissions, most placements and winner of the best ad, as chosen by the...

12 Jun 2015

Karl Ahari gets a date with Dot

Celebrating the merger of Takealot.com and Kalahari, a new TVC features popular Kalahari.com character Karl Ahari in a lonely state, searching for love on a dating app. A blue light emanates from his mobile phone capturing his attention. A very dapper Karl sits in a restaurant, anxiously awaiting...

10 Jun 2015

Cheapflights.co.za flights first ad campaign

Cheapflights.co.za, which launched its website in November 2014, has released its first advertising campaign in South Africa. Poking gentle fun at South African stereotypes, it highlights that cheap flights can be found for all South Africans to get to their high school reunion, their best friend's...

4 Jun 2015

Takealot lets you upgrade your homestead for less with 'cheaper than Nkandla' fire pool

Takealot.com is now officially SA's largest etailer, and is using its name to poke fun at the recent Nkandla report with its latest ad. In it, the etailer says it's easy for anyone to upgrade their home cost-effectively - think along the lines of a blow-up fire pool. The best part? They say: "If...

2 Jun 2015

IAB's new media innovation portfolio headed up by Mike Carter

The IAB has established a new media innovation portfolio. Under the leadership of Mike Carter, Special Projects Director at MaxAxion, the new portfolio will initially focus on addressing the industry's knowledge gaps when it comes to programmatic media and the complexities of online advertising.

29 May 2015

Vega student wins Portfolio Night in South Africa

Young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers joined their peers from 13 countries and across 24 cities on Wednesday 20 May 2015 to take part in the South African segment of Portfolio Night at the Johannesburg and Cape Town Vega School of Brand Leadership (Vega) campuses. Vega...

27 May 2015

SouthernX adds new technology layer

SouthernX has announced that it will be adding a new technology layer to its current tech stack. This will allow advertisers to target specific users demographically, rather than simply buying impressions from publishers. Essentially, advertisers will be able to show their ads only to their...

20 May 2015

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