#CannesLions2017: All the South African winners!
#CannesLions2017: All the South African winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 24 June 2017, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's how SA fared overall...

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#CannesLions2017: Titanium Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Titanium Lions award ceremony on its final night, 24 June 2017.

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#CannesLions2017: Radio shortlist
#CannesLions2017: Radio shortlist

The Cannes Lions Radio shortlist has been released, with many SA campaigns making the cut!

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South African designers showcase their wares in Paris
South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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King James the Second wins Allan Gray account
King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

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Outsurance's Father's Day debacle is a wake-up call for business to understand social issues

A few Mother's Days ago Bic insulted women, then there was Helen Zille, Rivers Church, Spur Steakranches, Chris Hart and Penny Sparrow. The list of social media disasters goes on and on. It is almost inevitable that your company will experience the wrath of social media some time in the future. Probably in the next year to 18 months. Worldwide surveys have established that only 30% of companies have a crisis plan in place.

By Walter Pike 21 Jun 2017

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

#NEWSWATCH: In an effort to cut costs and shift spend towards its new professional assistant platform, Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows, trade shows and any other paid promotional efforts for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival.

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

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Clare Bowen from Radiocentre sees radio differently

Clare Bowen, head of creative development at Radiocentre, a trade body for commercial radio in the UK, presented a two-hour workshop for radio writers and creatives on making radio that wows, followed by a presentation on radio effectiveness for media strategists and marketers, based on its 'See Radio Differently' campaign, on Monday, 12 June at Primedia Place in Sandton.

By Jessica Tennant 20 Jun 2017

Local search optimisation boosts organic search results
Local search optimisation boosts organic search results

It's fast becoming common knowledge that a local search strategy is a must-have for any multi-location business looking to maximise real-world foot traffic through their online presence.

Issued by Business Positioning Systems 20 Jun 2017

ParkFind - the solution to Cape Town's parking woes
ParkFind - the solution to Cape Town's parking woes

Ask any office worker, company representative, business person or housewife what the most annoying thing about driving in Cape Town is and they'll tell you: it's the difficulty of finding a good parking spot in Cape Town! As this busy cosmopolitan city grows in stature and size, parking space is at a premium, wherever you go. Our client, Street Parking Solutions, is a Cape Town-based company that manages parking marshals in and around the city's busy central districts. They provide parking management solutions to on-street and off-street parking sectors, using a combined approach that involves people, technology and effective processes. When they needed unique and effective assistance with solving some of Cape Town's parking woes, they approached us for a mobile solution.

Issued by 4i 20 Jun 2017

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Learnings from Facebook in Dublin

Popimedia was invited to take part in a social media manager's boot camp in Dublin during the first week of June.

By Lisa Steingold 19 Jun 2017

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Black Coffee sugar-free on SABC u-turn

Black Coffee has expressed disappointment over the return of "old American music" on radio stations since the SABC's u-turn on the 90% local content quota.

19 Jun 2017