Emma Wilkie to attend Lisbon International Advertising Festival

Gunn Report MD Emma Wilkie will be attending the 2018 Lisbon International Advertising Festival in Portugal on 20 September 2018. Wilkie is expected to deliver a speech on the importance of creative awards for the advertising market and will also touch on the work developed by Gunn Report. The...

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WPP chief executive steps down

BBC News reports that head of WPP, Sir Martin Sorrell, has stepped down from his position after an internal investigation into claims of personal misconduct. Sorrell was in charge of WPP for 33 years and said that stepping down was in the best interests of the business. The internal...

16 Apr 2018

IAS plans to pair procurement, black-owned agencies through 'dating' programme

The first of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company's (IAS) Business Speed Dating Programmes will take place in Johannesburg on 7 June 2018. The programme is aimed at pairing procurement professionals and black-owned agencies, in an effort to offer procurement executives the opportunity...

12 Apr 2018

Coffee Creative Studio nominated for Sports Industry Award

The Sports Industry Awards 2018 has nominated Coffee Creative Studio for the Young Agency of the Year award. Coffee Creative Studio is the only Durban-based agency among the top four nominees. The Sports Industry Awards is considered the most prestigious commercial sports awards in South Africa.

4 Apr 2018

Matt Eastwood resigns, JWT leaves global chief creative role vacant

Adweek reports that J. Walter Thompson Co. (JWT) is eliminating its worldwide chief creative officer role after Matt Eastwood, who has held that position since July 2014, resigned. JWT Worldwide CEO Tamara Ingram indicated that it was structural decision to leave the position vacant. JWT...

19 Mar 2018

Ad Stars Awards 2018 entries are now open

The 11th Ad Stars Awards is calling for agencies, creatives, production companies, students, and advertising enthusiasts from all over the globe to submit their entries before 15 May 2018. Entries are open for the following 17 categories: film, print, outdoor, radio/audio, design, interactive,...

16 Mar 2018

Caxton to pay Competition Commission's admin penalty

Caxton has announced that it will not contest the Competition Commission ruling on its commission system and will pay the administrative penalty set out. Caxton also indicated that it would also contribute a sum towards a bursary and development fund for previously disadvantaged persons in the media...

20 Feb 2018

Jennifer Lopez is the new Guess Girl

Guess has obtained Jennifer Lopez as its new Guess Girl. Lopez is part of a campaign that is art directed by Paul Marciano and shot by fashion photographer Tatiana Gerusova. The new Guess Girl's campaign images portrays a similarity to early classic Guess campaigns.

2 Feb 2018

ASA conducting code review

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa has requested the marketing sector to submit proposed changes to the Code of Advertising Practice. The 2018 Code Review submissions will be assessed for legality, submitted to a Code Review Committee, and approved at the ASA's AGM in June. ...

29 Jan 2018

WPP obtains Bomtempo, Anahory & Ralha

WPP has acquired Bomtempo, Anahory & Ralha (Bar). Bar will join operations with Ogilvy & Mather Portugal. The combined business trading will be recognised as Bar Ogilvy and will be managed by the founders of Bar. The acquisition enforces WPP's strategy of investing in important markets and...

10 Jan 2018

Adobe names WPP Partner of the Year

Adobe has named WPP as its 2017 Global Digital Experience Cloud Solution Partner of the Year. The announcement was made at Adobe's annual sales conference, which was held in Las Vegas recently. Over 2,500 WPP Adobe experts worldwide collaborate with Adobe on a range of shared strategic clients,...

19 Dec 2017

IAS asks for black-owned agencies' credentials

The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) is calling for the credentials of Black-owned and managed agencies across various disciplines and who have a revenue of less than R10 million per annum. The IAS is conducting the practice on behalf of a large South African company that wishes...

8 Dec 2017

2018 Young Ones to 'turn passion to profession'

The 2018 Young Ones Student Awards has partnered with the Walt Disney Company to provide the winner of the Young Ones Portfolio Award the opportunity to 'turn passion to profession'. The winner of the award will be given the opportunity to interview for a six-month paid internship in LA at Yellow...

4 Dec 2017

Primedia Outdoor donates to the Smile Foundation

Primedia Outdoor has donated R350,000 worth of outdoor advertising to the Smile Foundation. The donation will assist the foundation in providing reconstructive surgery to underprivileged South African children. Smile Foundation will launch an educational OOH campaign on Rank TV to reach out to...

23 Nov 2017

Mediamark goes digital with audio advertising

Mediamark has partnered with Triton Digital to provide digital in-stream audio advertising solutions to its clients. Mediamark is the media sales representative for Kagiso Media stations, which include Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio. Clients' inventory will be available for direct purchase or...

7 Nov 2017

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards entries open

Entries for the 2018 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards are now open. Established 60 years ago, the awards aim to recognise global creative excellence in advertising and marketing communications. New York Festivals has introduced a new fee structure for entry pricing; one fee...

2 Nov 2017

Colenso, Clemenger Grand Prix of the Year winners

AD Stars has awarded Colenso BBDO in Auckland and Clemenger BBBO in Melbourne its 2017 Grand Prix of the Year winners. Colenso BBDO won the award for its programme that encourages empty nesters to find suitable replacements with adopted dogs. Clemenger BBDO won the award for a car accident...

28 Aug 2017

Liquor sector estimates Liquor Amendment Bill will cause billions in lost revenue

Roleplayers in the alcohol industry expressed disappointment at the Department of Trade and Industry's failure to consider the potential loss of revenue as a result of the proposed amendments to the Liquor Act. The proposed Liquor Amendment Bill introduces several severe restrictions on the sale and...

19 Jul 2017

Nfinity partners with AdColony

Nfinity has entered a partnership with the mobile advertising company, AdColony. AdColony is led by Andrew Kramer in South Africa and provides in-app mobile video advertising; providing consumers, in African markets particularly, access to HD ad experiences across 1,000 mobile apps.

13 Jul 2017

Effective Measure's A Guide To Programmatic Advertising For Publishers e-book now available

Audience management company, Effective Measure has written an e-book titled A Guide To Programmatic Advertising For Publishers, which details what programmatic advertising is, how it evolved, what it looks like behind the scenes and why publishers should adopt it. Download eBook....

26 Jun 2017

GALA releases new book, Sweepstakes & Contests: A Global Legal Perspective

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released its new book, Sweepstakes & Contests: A Global Legal Perspective, which provides a summary of laws governing sweepstakes and contest in more than 50 countries worldwide. Each chapter, organised by country, outlines how sweepstakes and contests...

15 Jun 2017

#NativeAdAwards 2017 entries now open

The 2017 Native Advertising Awards entries are now open, with the entries closing on 17 July 2017, 12pm CEST. Presented by the Native Advertising Institute, the NAA acknowledges and rewards the best native advertising in the world. To find out more, click here to enter....

2 Jun 2017

Y&R SA and Labstore SA now call Sandton home

Y&R South Africa along with its shopper marketing business unit, Labstore South Africa have found a new home in Rivonia, Sandton following its office relocation from Bryanston. Labstore is set to continue its working partnership with Y&R and Native VML.

10 May 2017

GALA video series highlights advancements in global advertising law

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released a new series of videos highlighting new advancements in global advertising law. Each of the videos is presented by a leading advertising lawyer, in a specific country, on the recent developments in advertising law in their jurisdiction. The...

2 May 2017

New research shows digital advertising industry growth could be at risk

Kanta Media has released Dimension - a research warning into consumer and industry attitudes for the advertising industry. It suggests that if the advertising industry does not find a way to measure performance and consistency accurately, Proctor & Gamble's threat to pull ad spend, will be deemed...

24 Apr 2017

IAS to represent SA at 2017 Ad Forum Worldwide Summit

For the ninth year in a row, the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company will be representing South Africa at the AdForum Worldwide Summit. The 2017 AdForum Worldwide Summit will be held in New York from 24 April - 28 April and is set to cover issues, challenges, and trends facing the global...

18 Apr 2017

Young Lions film entrants will have 48 hours to submit 60-second ads

The South African representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Cinemark is sponsoring the local film category of the 2017 Young Lions competition. Entrants will be given 48 hours to complete and a deliver a 60-second advert with a corporate social responsibility angle....

18 Apr 2017

Grey London commemorates 100-year-old origin story

To honour its 100-year-old origin story, Grey London launched its self-branding campaign, in recognition of its founders, Lawrence Valenstein and Arthur Fatt. The London office will now continue business under the name Valenstein & Fatt, for a period of three months, with a change in its office...

29 Mar 2017

Bruketa&Žinic to become Bruketa&Zinic&Grey, following Grey acquisition

WPP's operating company, Grey will acquire a majority share in the Croatian full-service creative agency, Bruketa&Žinic. Once the acquisition is finalised, Bruketa&Žinic will amalgamate with Grey Zagreb, a WPP operating company and Grey Worldwide, to create Bruketa&Zinic&Grey.

20 Mar 2017

99c adds media strategy, planning and buying to its offering

Ninety9cents (99c) has added media strategy, planning and buying to its service offering. 99c is an integrated advertising agency with offices in Cape Town Johannesburg and Zambia. Vonda Meekin Wilcox will be leading the new product offering and will be working closely with all internal...

2 Mar 2017

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