Truworths Mother's Day advert - Image via Truworths
Dear Truworths, this is what mothers really want

A controversial Mother's Day ad has moms defining 'motherhood' for the advertising industry and telling us what they really want... Apart from wanting the tired old stereotypes of womanhood and motherhood to disappear, what mothers don't want is sexy black lace lingerie.

By Louise Marsland 12 hours ago

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The amazing Obz waitress tip campaign

Every now and then, I come across a campaign that makes me sit up and take notice. A campaign that prompts me to say "wow" and then ask: why did it work? And, yes, wonder how we could replicate that kind of success for our clients.

By Sarah Britten 2 days ago

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AMPS is now officially dead

(Long live the Establishment Survey).

By Chris Brewer 3 days ago

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Creative Circle releases 2015 agency rankings

The Creative Circle has released its official 2015 agency rankings for group and individual. The results are as follows...

28 Apr 2016

Nigel Pierce, Dan Corder and Sherlin Barends.
New Good Hope FM line-up from May

Good Hope FM has announced a new line-up from Monday, 2 May 2016. In response to its listeners' earlier travelling routines, the 'Breakfast Show' will kick off an hour earlier at 5am and will be presented by Good Hope FM personality, Nigel Pierce, until 8am.

28 Apr 2016

Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2015 - Millward Brown
Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2015

Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials.

Issued by Millward Brown 28 Apr 2016

Biedalak and Jankowiak © Bryan Brown
English teaching film from Poland beats Game of Thrones at NYF

Olive Green, a film-based course of English, designed by the SuperMemo World publishing house from Poznan in Poland, was awarded a Gold World Medal at the New York Festivals World's Best TV and Film. Competing in the Entertainment category, it triumphed over a production based on Game of Thrones by HBO Home Entertainment.

28 Apr 2016

Lang, Deeb, Schlumpf and Rangaka
[Creative Circle 2016] Cream of the creative crop 2

CDs and CCOs from four of the top-achieving agencies at the recent Creative Circle Ad of the Year Awards share what it took to shine for the tough judging panel and share some industry love for local work they love at the moment.

By Leigh Andrews 20 Apr 2016

A scene from day one's D&AD judging
Colouring in some D&AD wins for SA!

South Africa has cracked the top 5 ranking countries list after day 1 of D&AD judging, with a total of 8 pencils and Ogilvy & Mather JHB the top ranked agency, bringing home 5 of those pencils!

19 Apr 2016

Bonang Matheba wins the hearts of South Africans - Topco Media
Bonang Matheba wins the hearts of South Africans

The 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards once again brought together the elite of South Africa in what was an evening of recognition and celebration of the individuals at the forefront of transformation in South Africa. Some of the guests included Minister Naledi Pandor, Ashraf Garda, Minnie Dlamini and many more.

Issued by Topco Media 18 Apr 2016

Chargeads introduces programmatic journalism to South Africa - Chargeads
Chargeads introduces programmatic journalism to South Africa

Chargeads announces the launch of The Newsroom, the world's first programmatic journalism platform designed to enrich the content journey of millions of users around the web. The Newsroom allows publishers to build an unified view of the data, display, editorial and content recommendations inventory across all properties and devices.

Issued by Chargeads 14 Apr 2016

Screengrab from the ad
[Orchids & Onions] Kiss of death ad may be wake-up call drivers need

There has already been a lot of debate in the Twitterverse and elsewhere in cyberspace about this ad, with some saying it is stunningly effective while critics accuse it of being too shocking.

By Brendan Seery 12 Apr 2016