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#OneShow2017: John Mescall's judging pick of the day

“A lot of advertising tries to manufacture emotion, you watch it and think ‘oh I should be feeling sad now, or uplifted', but in this one, you actually do.” That's how John Mescall, global ECD at McCann New York and One Show film juror describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

17 hours ago

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AdForum rates Nederburg TVC in top five globally

AdForum's selection panel, including its creative teams in the US and France, has featured Nederburg's global TVC as one of its top five alcohol advertisements globally.

23 hours ago

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[Orchids & Onions] Ensure you don't end up like a headless chicken... or spoil your grammar

Thank goodness that in the 22 years we've lived in our house, we've never had a burst geyser and its resulting flood.

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

Tony Granger, Y&R's SA-born global CCO.
#BrandManagerMonth: Resisting the usual with Y&R's Tony Granger

Tony Granger, South African born and bred global CCO of Y&R Advertising, was in the country earlier this month for a creative conference with all of the Y&R Africa creative heads. Here, he shares how the network resists the usual by focusing on local relevance while collaborating globally in real time.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

FoxP2 creates SPCA adoption campaign
FoxP2 creates SPCA adoption campaign

The Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA has launched a new SPCA adoption campaign, with the tagline: 'You can't choose your family, but you can choose your dog'. Created by FoxP2 Cape Town and directed by Anton Visser, the core objective is to drive adoptions along with changing attitudes and behaviours around animals that will ultimately assist SPCAs nationwide in reducing strays, unwanted litters and euthanasia.

1 day ago

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#ADC2017: Karolina Galacz's judging pick of the day

“We very often tackle gender inequality in a serious way, but this is so fun, so funny that it works in a new way.” That's how deputy creative director at Y&R Budapest and ADC advertising juror Karolina Galacz describes the entry that was a delight for her to watch.

2 days ago

Too many agencies go over budget
Too many agencies go over budget

A recent Magnetic Agency Survey indicates that 45% of agencies cite lack of process as the most common reason for exceeding job budgets. Other reasons include over-servicing clients and having insufficient briefs in place. This means that almost half of the agencies surveyed feel they could have stayed within budget had there been better processes and project scope boundaries.

2 days ago

#BrandManagerMonth: Building a whiskey brand that's #3xBetter
#BrandManagerMonth: Building a whiskey brand that's #3xBetter

The export numbers for Irish whiskey are predicted to double to 12 million cases by 2020, with Africa seen as a key growth market for the category. Preparing to steal a larger share of this market is Tullamore D.E.W, the only triple distilled, triple blended and triple matured Irish whiskey.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software
Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google's money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software "programmed" ad placement, analysts said on Thursday.

3 days ago

Despite sounding zen, living in our own bubbles or echo chambers isn't ideal. Image © Nikki Zalewski –
The view from in here: A lesson from 2016

I was in Cannes last year when Brexit happened. In a matter of hours, the lazily hedonistic mood of the festivities transformed into an all-pervasive haze of stunned denial.

By Fran Luckin 24 Mar 2017

Angus Kneale to chair Film Craft executive jury at NYF International Advertising Awards
Angus Kneale to chair Film Craft executive jury at NYF International Advertising Awards

The New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® has announced the inaugural Film Craft executive jury and that Angus Kneale, chief creative officer of The Mill will head the panel of ten film industry experts.

24 Mar 2017

Facebook introduces new shopping ad format to showcase products
Facebook introduces new shopping ad format to showcase products

Marketers want better ways to visually inspire mobile shoppers to purchase, and so Facebook is introducing a new ad format called 'collection'.

23 Mar 2017

BAT feels return of ASA's power
BAT feels return of ASA's power

Despite news reports, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is alive and kicking, with no hint of it going anywhere, as it asserts its power in the British American Tobacco (BAT) case.

By Andrew Papadopoulos 23 Mar 2017