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Ashley Bacon takes the baton at fast-growing M&C Saatchi Africa

M&C Saatchi Africa opened its doors in February 2013 under the leadership of Rick de Kock. At the end of March, Rick will depart M&C Saatchi Africa to join Barclays as head of marketing and communications Africa division.

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 24 Apr 2014 13:57

Contextualise yourself

The current reality of the ad industry is that of Charles Darwin's quote - 'It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.'

By Dylan Laubscher 24 Apr 2014 09:03

New AMASA committee ready for ALP applications

The newly appointed AMASA (Advertising Media Association of South Africa) board, committee and chair of the Johannesburg Chapter have announced that they are ready for applications for the ten places available on the AMASA Learnership Programme (ALP) for careers in the media and advertising world.

23 Apr 2014 10:56

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 87: How mobile technology can boost sales for retailers

Join Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) every Thursday from 9am-10am from the 2oceansVibe Radio. This week we chat to GLOO (@GLOOniverse) founder and CEO, Pete Case, as well as Duncan Wares, Executive Creative Director of full-service agency Hg80 (@_Hg80). [twitterfall]

23 Apr 2014 10:28

Reviewing Facebook's capitalisation strategy

Facebook's persistent appetite for acquisitions was clearly not sated by the $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp in February, with the company spending a further $2 billion on virtual reality company Oculus late in March 2014.

23 Apr 2014 10:13

IAB SA Bookmark Awards moved to February 2015

The Bookmarks Awards are to be relaunched as the IAB Summit & Bookmarks Awards and will be held in February 2015. Its winners will be entered into the annual international IAB Mixx awards in New York in September 2015.

23 Apr 2014 08:41

Closing the divide between social and media

Social community management and paid media campaign management are often treated as two separate entities. Many clients use different agencies for each; a social agency to manage their communities and to develop social content plans, and then a media agency to plan and buy digital media.

By Matthew Arnold 22 Apr 2014 14:07

Coca-Cola creates rainbows to celebrate

20 years of our #RainbowNation

Issued by FCB South Africa 22 Apr 2014 13:15

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg raises awareness for gambling addiction

To bring life to the potential negative effects of severe gambling addiction, the Havas WW Johannesburg team created stunning art pieces out of dice. These pieces are aimed at illustrating the way life can be for those living with this addiction.

Issued by Havas Worldwide Johannesburg 22 Apr 2014 12:35

Lowe Cape Town wins Creative Circle Ad of the Month

Lowe Cape Town has won the Creative Circle Ad of the Month in the Print category for Independent Newspapers/Cape Times - titled "Guantanamo and Biko".

Issued by Lowe + Partners SA 22 Apr 2014 11:17

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 86: The power of brands in the changed mass communication landscape

Last week on the Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show we chatted to Y&R Cape Town (@YoungRubicamSA) Strategic Planner, DK Badenhorst about a recent article written about the power of brands in the changed mass communication landscape. We find out how mass communication is affecting brands and how brands are affecting consumer's lives.

22 Apr 2014 10:09

ABF Annual General Meeting a success

The ABF's 44th AGM was successfully held on the 7th April at Draft FCB's offices in Sandton. The Executive Committee conducted all affairs within a short space of time, with the publicly released annual report reflecting a more promising year ahead.

Issued by Advertising Benevolent Fund 17 Apr 2014 14:11

Promotions and new appointments at Mortimer Harvey

Mortimer Harvey has promoted two staff members, appointed eight new staff members and accepted two graduates from the Maharishi Institute into the agency's Learnership Programme.

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 17 Apr 2014 08:45