SA attendees at Cannes Lions 2017 share their experience of the ultimate Festival of Creativity and tips to create work with a better shot of taking home a Lion next year: Make sure it has a clear brief and purpose, is innovative, and doesn't mistake the tech for the idea.
Leigh Andrews 7 hours ago
UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, has launched an African Young Entrepreneurs Fund worth US$10 million. In addition, Ma, planned to roll out a partnership with African universities to teach internet technology, artificial intelligence and e-commerce.
10 hours ago
Often the most strikingly visible part of our environment, advertising can enliven a city and add something vital to one's early-morning commute. While not every ad can light up an urban precinct like the immersive displays Samsung used in New York's Times Square to debut its S8 and S8+, or thrill onlookers like Toyota's 100-foot-tall billboard for its RAV4 Hybrid, creative excellence remains a must in the industry. It's curious, however, that best business practice is so often adopted by South African creatives - why do we not adopt internationally recognised design principles, given that we follow textbook guidelines for radio, print and TV? The tried-and-tested formulae of OOH, the world's oldest broadcast media, are just not widely adopted and applied.
From artificial intelligence to rising data intelligence and brand safety, the IAB South Africa council heads have alerted the industry to the latest digital marketing trends for this year.
2 days ago
SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock.
21 Jul 2017
A video created by FCB Cape Town for the Western Cape Government's Department of Transport and Public Works' Safely Home campaign has gone viral and ignited social media platforms around the world. It has over 30 million views on the Daily Mail Online site alone. It has also been picked up and shared by traffic law enforcement agencies in the UK, America and Australia.
FCB Africa 20 Jul 2017
Exchange-based dynamic allocation (EBDA) is Google's brand-new solution to all the issues around header bidding. This new product means that regardless of what platform the bid comes from, it is awarded solely based on price, which is a game changer for publishers. This product has been highly anticipated in the international market, and we have been working with Google for a while to test and launch this in sub-Saharan Africa. This solution is a server to server integration, so nothing gets done in the website source code or on the website - all the heavy lifting gets done by the technology companies and clients can plug in index exchange.
The increase of agency mergers in Cape Town - the White House and Johannesburg's AM-C formed DDB SA, the 3D Agency and IMA came together as Blueprint, and Young & Rubicam acquiredTholet Sievers to form Y&R Tholet - has played a big role in the renaissance of Cape advertising which began last year.
27 Jun 2001
Forget the idea that 50% of your advertising is wasted, as Lord Leverhulme, founder of the Lever Brothers grocery empire, was wont to lament. The reality is probably closer to 80%, at least when it comes to advertising that leads to sales.
27 Jun 2001
[Marketing Mix, April 2001] The promotions, advertising and communications fraternity is under increasing scrutiny by clients to justify costs and quantify performance. The communications industry needs to respond to these heightened demands by focusing corporate efforts on developing long-term brand-building partnerships with clients.
Grapevine Communications 14 Apr 2001