Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry
Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

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.

1 day ago

Ireland Davenport responds to ACA's statement on its suspension of its membership
Ireland Davenport responds to ACA's statement on its suspension of its membership

Ireland Davenport (ID) has taken note of a statement sent out by the industry regulator, the Association of Communications and Advertising (ACA), confirming its decision to suspend our ACA membership for a period of twelve months following ID's participation in a pitch to secure the Telkom account.

Issued by Ireland/Davenport 2 days ago

Abey Mokgwatsane, new managing executive for brand and communications at Vodacom
Abey Mokgwatsane on what's next after Ogilvy SA

Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa announced on Friday, 7 July 2017 that chief executive officer Abey Mokgwatsane resigned and that he will be leaving the company at the end of September to join Vodacom as its new managing executive for brand and communications.

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

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#Newsmaker: Reimagining an education brand in Red & Yellow

Heléne Lindsay recently joined the “disparate, quirky bunch” at Red & Yellow, where she's taking on the customer side of things.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

The new normal
The new normal

My ramblings about ego must be getting really quite curious, but as I do my best to understand the importance of ego in advertising and as long as you all continue to email me with your opinion and thoughts, I'm going to continue to share my findings with you. This is becoming a conversation of agency practice and personal exploration.

By Dale Ferreira 18 Jul 2017

The M&C Saatchi Group SA announces two key digital appointments
The M&C Saatchi Group SA announces two key digital appointments

The M&C Saatchi Group in South Africa has appointed Dallas du Toit as Creative Partner: Digital. His primary task will be to continue to grow a world-class digital capability within the SA Group by partnering with Founding Partner and Executive Creative Director (CPT) Gordon Ray as well as Neo Mashigo, Creative Partner: Group

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 18 Jul 2017

Cheers! Native VML ECD McManus with Pernod Ricard SA marketing director, Charl Bassil in Cannes.
#CannesLions2017: “Great ideas can come from anywhere” - Ryan McManus

Native VML played an impressive role in putting a spotlight on African creativity at the global Cannes Lions 2017 Festival of Creativity. ECD Ryan McManus shares his highlights.

By Leigh Andrews 18 Jul 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: Share generously... but not with the idiot on the moon orbiting Planet Out of Touch

According to the latest TV ad for Mugg & Bean, every day we share five billion things online. There is no indication of who this “we” is. If it is South Africans, then we each share an average of 100 bits of information a day. That sounds way too high.

By Brendan Seery 18 Jul 2017

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not in the picture), the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, walk at dusk after attending their campaign rally at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi, Kenya, July 7, 2017. 
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Kenya's social media election: attack ads and data mining

NAIROBI, Kenya: A strikingly toxic campaign ad was unleashed online in Kenya just weeks before national elections - a potentially explosive move in a country where politics and ethnicity are closely aligned.

17 Jul 2017

Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Mojo New Media Limited
Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Mojo New Media Limited

LUSAKA, Zambia - One of the leading global advertising networks, Dentsu Aegis Network has strengthened its footprint in Africa with the signing of Mojo New Media Limited (Mojo), a leading advertising agency in Zambia, as its affiliate creative agency in the market.

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 17 Jul 2017

Odette van der Haar
ACA suspends member agencies

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has exercised its rights in accordance with its MOI and the process laid down in the ACA's Internal Enquiry Framework, after it found its member agencies DDB South Africa, Ireland-Davenport and Wunderman guilty of transgressing its Code of Conduct governing tenders and pitches.

17 Jul 2017

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Beware of knee-jerk reactions

So Prisa (the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa) is calling for regulation of the PR industry following the Bell Pottinger fiasco.

By Chris Brewer 17 Jul 2017

New ACA board members elected
ACA announces new board

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) held its 70th AGM on Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at the AAA School of Advertising campus in Johannesburg, electing its new board of directors for 2017/2018.

17 Jul 2017