Havas Southern Africa appoints Chief Strategy Officer
Havas Southern Africa appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Havas is proud to announce the appointment of Mandy Leontakianakis as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Leontakianakis will be based in the Johannesburg office, leading strategy at Havas Johannesburg and across the group, including Havas Boondoggle in Cape Town.

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 2 days ago

Bianca Joynt and Miles Murphy from Liquorice at the National Business Awards.
Liquorice wins Digital Company of the Year Award at National Business Awards

Liquorice, a DigitasLBi company, took top honours at last night's prestigious 15th National Business Awards in Johannesburg, being named Digital Company of the Year, beating out Microsoft, GetSmarter and Superbalist among others.

2 days ago

SA's SJ Myeza presented with Young Guns 15 Creative Choice Award!
SA's SJ Myeza presented with Young Guns 15 Creative Choice Award!

In addition to celebrating the full class of 32 winners at the ceremony that was held on Thursday, 16 November 2017, in New York, The One Club for Creativity revealed two additional special awards recognising the best of the best of young creatives age 30 and under.

2 days ago

So you're graduating. Congratulations! But, now what?
So you're graduating. Congratulations! But, now what?

If you've got what it takes and have your sight set on the world of media and advertising, through a six-month paid internship programme, then you're in the right place! At Dentsu Aegis Network you will get the opportunity to explore the various fundamentals of media, such as strategy and planning, client service, creative, and digital and much more. We do it all, we push the boundaries and, on top of it all, we love a sneaky midweek party!

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 3 days ago

Getting your digital advertising right
Getting your digital advertising right

"The days of giving digital a pass, are over. It's time to grow up. It's time for action." These are the words of Proctor & Gamble's chief brand officer, Marc Pritchard. This is ironic because P&G were one of the first major global brands to spend up to 35% of its massive marketing budget on digital in 2013. Just 4 years later the company is retracing its steps, cutting $140m in digital ad spend because of brand safety concerns and ineffective ads.

By Omar Essack 3 days ago

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JWT creates "Be Famous Famous" campaign for One Show 2018 call for entries

The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for the 2018 One Show awards, and kicked off yesterday, Wednesday, 15 November 2017, with the humorous "Be Famous Famous" campaign developed by J. Walter Thompson New York.

3 days ago

Wunderman SSA appoints Kagiso Musi
Wunderman SSA appoints Kagiso Musi

Wunderman Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) welcomes Kagiso Musi as the digital agency's chief client officer (CCO) and managing director (MD) of Fluid, the WPP agency established to service the Telkom account.

Issued by Wunderman 15 Nov 2017

OLX appoints Black River FC and Techsys
OLX appoints Black River FC and Techsys

Black River FC and Techsys have been awarded the OLX South Africa account.

Issued by OLX 14 Nov 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: Nedbank's brave new advertising contrasts with Eskom's insult to its consumers

Nedbank has been doing some very appealing advertising of late, and the bank and its agency, Joe Public, have already got a few Orchids from me.

By Brendan Seery 14 Nov 2017

Advertising agency, The Odd Number is at the top of this year’s Pendoring ranking - image credit: .
#Pendoring2017: Official ranking of the winners and finalists!

With a total of 64 points, the Johannesburg based advertising agency The Odd Number, winner of the 2017 Pendoring Umpetha Award, has emerged at the top of this year's Pendoring ranking. In second place is Joe Public with 58 points, followed by 7Films with 40 points. The agencies Black Khaki and Ogilvy Mather Johannesburg are in joint fourth place with 34 points, and Abnormal Group in fifth position with 26 points.

14 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Karabo Denalane on advertising in such a time as this
#Newsmaker: Karabo Denalane on advertising in such a time as this

A year and a half since being appointed CEO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Karabo Denalane explains why "there's never been a better time to be in the industry."

By Jessica Tennant 14 Nov 2017

Cannes Lions launches revamped 2018 Festival of Creativity!
Cannes Lions launches revamped 2018 Festival of Creativity!

Cannes Lions has launched the 2018 Festival of Creativity, with important changes to the delegate experience and awards structure.

14 Nov 2017

#MeettheMarketer: Are business consultancies the ad agencies of the future?
#MeettheMarketer: Are business consultancies the ad agencies of the future?

Anatoly Roytman, managing director of Accenture Interactive and Global lead for EALA (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America), believes that Accenture Interactive is building the "agency of the future". We asked him to elaborate as our #MeettheMarketer this month on Bizcommunity.africa.

By Louise Marsland 13 Nov 2017