#Newsmaker: And the new CEO of the IAB SA is... Paula Hulley
#Newsmaker: And the new CEO of the IAB SA is... Paula Hulley

The IAB SA today announced that Paula Hulley is succeeding former CEO Josephine Buys.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

An annus horribilis for WPP
An annus horribilis for WPP

Last Saturday saw the resignation of advertising titan, Sir Martin Sorrell who's been labelled as "the world's most famous adman". Sorrell, chief executive of WPP stepped down from the helm with immediate effect amidst allegations of 'financial impropriety' and 'personal misconduct'.

By Sam Swaine 2 days ago

Philip Thomas, Ascential Events CEO and chairman-elect of Cannes Lions.
CMO Growth Council launched by Cannes Lions and ANA

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in partnership with the Association of National Advertisers' (ANA) CMO Masters Circle, announced the launch of the CMO Growth Council.

2 days ago

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#OrchidsandOnions: Country roads, take me home... to the ad which makes me want to take a road trip

One of my greatest pleasures is a road trip. Getting up before sunrise, packing, with the aroma of the bacon-and-egg sarmies wafting through the car, almost as heady as the anticipation in the air. And this country, South Africa, has provided me, and my family, with some amazing memories.

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

Claudia Willvonseder, chair of the Brand Purpose category and chief marketing officer, Ikea.
Effective Use of Brand Purpose shortlist for Warc Awards 2018 announced

The Warc Awards released the shortlist for the Effective Use of Brand Purpose category - a search for marketing initiatives that have successfully embraced a brand purpose and achieved commercial success as well as a benefit for a wider community...

2 days ago

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Cannes Lions 2018 festival programme released

Details of the 2018 schedule for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (18-22 June) has finally been announced.

2 days ago

Sarah Utermark, country director of the MMA SA and Digitas Liquorice’s CEO and founder, Miles Murphy.
SA agencies take top spots in MMA EMEA Smarties Business Impact Index

South Africa has taken top honours in the MMA Smarties EMEA Business Impact Index (BII). Digital agencies - Digitas Liquorice, Yonder Media, Gloo@Ogilvy and Gorilla - have taken the top four spots in the inaugural MMA EMEA Smarties Business Impact Index (BII).

3 days ago

#Newsmaker: Tracey Edwards is Ogilvy Joburg's new chief delivery officer
#Newsmaker: Tracey Edwards is Ogilvy Joburg's new chief delivery officer

Tracey Edwards was appointed at Ogilvy Johannesburg at the beginning of the year, and had been 'double hatting' as acting MD until Elouise Kelly started earlier this month.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Ogilvy: Be culturally relevant
Ogilvy: Be culturally relevant

Jack Daniel's is the world's most popular brand tattoo, followed by Harley-Davidson. Why? Because they are culturally relevant.

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Apr 2018

#Newsmaker: Elouise Kelly, Ogilvy Joburg's new MD
#Newsmaker: Elouise Kelly, Ogilvy Joburg's new MD

Following last week's announcement of Elouise Kelly's appointment as the new MD of Ogilvy Johannesburg, we found out why she's honoured to take on the role and drive the 'One Ogilvy' and 'Next Chapter' initiatives, which are in turn driving the evolution of the agency for Ogilvy South Africa.

By Jessica Tennant 13 Apr 2018

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Avatar starts new agency exclusively for client

Avatar announced today that it is starting a new agency, called Kanbar, solely responsible for its newly won Skyy Vodka account and 100% owned by M&N Brands.

13 Apr 2018

Jock-strapped
Jock-strapped

I remember listening to commercial radio as a youngster in London, super friendly DJ's playing top 40 hits, announcing, back announcing, time checking and wishing a pleasant morning, before "going to pay the bills."

By nick feinberg 13 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Print and Outdoor finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Print and Outdoor finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'print and outdoor' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with two SA agencies making the grade.

13 Apr 2018