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2.2 wins Gilbeys Ghana account after three-way pitch
2.2 wins Gilbeys Ghana account after three-way pitch

BTL agency 2.2, part of the FoxP2 Group, has won the Gilbey's Ghana account after a fiercely contested three-way pitch that saw 2.2 pitted against the incumbent London-based agency as well as a local Ghanaian team.

17 Sep 2014 13:16

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 106: Spree partners with NEXT UK and Lauren Fleiser chats about Trutrepreneur
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 106: Spree partners with NEXT UK and Lauren Fleiser chats about Trutrepreneur

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, Thursday, 18 September from 9am-10am as show host Warren Harding chats to General Manager of Spree, Louna Lohann and Lauren Fleiser about Trutrepreneur. [twitterfall]

17 Sep 2014 11:48

Interview with Tom Fels on Publicis MACHINE merger
Interview with Tom Fels on Publicis MACHINE merger

Publicis Groupe has made another South African acquisition by buying MACHINE, and merging it with Publicis Worldwide South Africa to launch Publicis Machine. We had a chat with MACHINE Group MD, Tom Fels recently to find out more about the merger and its impact on the agencies, clients and industry. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Sep 2014 11:00

Publicis Groupe acquires MACHINE
Publicis Groupe acquires MACHINE

Publicis Groupe has announced that it has acquired South African integrated advertising agency MACHINE. The agency will merge with Publicis South Africa, the new entity being rebranded as Publicis Machine. (video)

17 Sep 2014 10:46

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week - the pinnacle of Creative Week in Cape Town and the 'Cannes of Africa', where great advertising is rewarded. As judging takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see.

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

Kaymu mobile app launched
Kaymu mobile app launched

Kaymu's new mobile app, designed to make online shopping in Africa even more convenient, will reportedly offer a wider product assortment, fast and intuitive navigation, and easier buyer and seller account management.

17 Sep 2014 07:51

Please let there be kittens...
Please let there be kittens...

My calendar highlights every year are firstly, Design Indaba - the uber-inspiration station which sets the tone for the working year; and secondly, The Loerie Awards, which heralds summer, self-tan, highlights, fabulous shoes, great advertising of course - and also the busiest time of the year in the media, marketing and advertising industry!

By Louise Marsland 16 Sep 2014 13:05

AABLA East African nominees announced
AABLA East African nominees announced

The annual CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards Presented By Johnnie Walker Blue Label (AABLA), recognising the pioneers and game-changers in Africa's business landscape, has selected the East African nominees. The first round of the AABLA will take place in Nairobi on 20 September 2014.

16 Sep 2014 11:50

Loeries Creative Week Cape Town - Let the judging begin
Loeries Creative Week Cape Town - Let the judging begin

The day has at last arrived - judging at the 36th Annual Loeries started this morning. Brands and agencies who are waiting in anticipation will finally know if they're in the running to get an elusive Loerie in the hand.

Issued by The Loeries 15 Sep 2014 12:35

Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream - UCT Graduate School of Business
Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream

The 2014 African Investing for Impact Barometer was released on 9 September in Cape Town. Its message: investing for impact is on the rise in both South Africa and Nigeria. The financial industry is already abuzz with talk about the trend, and the Barometer is here to clarify what the talk really means.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Sep 2014 11:00

Thompson Reuters, CNBC Africa announce strategic partnership
Thompson Reuters, CNBC Africa announce strategic partnership

Thomson Reuters, which provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has partnered with CNBC Africa to provide the broadcaster's various platforms across Africa with the latest financial data and analytical tools.

15 Sep 2014 10:34

The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet
The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet

Thanks to the plethora of media channels now available to consumers, the Loeries too has evolved from being the industry-specific event of its Sun City heyday, to an open market for brands to window shop for creativity and innovation when engaging customers.

By Staff Reporter 15 Sep 2014 09:04

Louise Marsland
The meme that took a bite out of Apple

Have you heard the one about 'scarf guy'? Or were you too busy posting some of the 1,400 tweets per hour at the start of the #OscarTrial judgment, Thursday?

By Louise Marsland 15 Sep 2014 08:40