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Ireland/Davenport adds a splash of colour to its client portfolio with Plascon - Ireland/Davenport
Ireland/Davenport adds a splash of colour to its client portfolio with Plascon

The Ireland/Davenport team is adding a splash of 'blue chip' colour to its portfolio after recently winning the Plascon account. The account is an exciting addition to the ever increasing list of leading South African brands the agency has acquired recently.

Issued by Ireland/Davenport 4 Mar 2015 09:37

[Behind the Selfie] with... David Alves
[Behind the Selfie] with... David Alves

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with David Alves, Head of Digital at Net#work BBDO...

4 Mar 2015 09:17

Dani Hynes of Egg Films embraces the spirit of Ubuntu that NIVEA 'Care is Beautiful' embraces - Egg Films
Dani Hynes of Egg Films embraces the spirit of Ubuntu that NIVEA 'Care is Beautiful' embraces

After an incredibly busy stint, that saw Dani complete five ads back to back in a few months, her last project was a real heart and soul campaign which involved the community, whilst also helping to improve their lives. This aptly demonstrates what the NIVEA Care is Beautiful initiative is all about. Dani worked closely alongside the creatives Stuart Stobbs and Toni Hughes, from 1886, an FCB South Africa group company that brought this to life. The commercial and three documentary pieces were created all directed by Dani Hynes and produced by her team at Egg Films.

Issued by Egg Films 3 Mar 2015 12:21

Open Debate on publishing vs content in Cape Town
Open Debate on publishing vs content in Cape Town

The second AMASA event will take place on 4 March 2015 in Cape Town and features Zani Botes and Daryn Smith in an open debate on content marketing, including what the relationship is between content marketing and publishing, where does publishing finish and content marketing begin and other hot topics for journalists and content marketers alike.

3 Mar 2015 09:06

[Orchids & Onions] VW's honesty shows the cliché game is all but up!
[Orchids & Onions] VW's honesty shows the cliché game is all but up!

Years ago, when my day job included carrying a machine gun and jumping out of helicopters, I remember sitting with some mates in the base barrack room, listening to Forces' Favourites on the radio.

By Brendan Seery 2 Mar 2015 15:44

Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts
Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is in the firing line over 'irregular' adverts placed in The New Age, reports City Press...

2 Mar 2015 08:35

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 124: A packed show about an event, a women's academy and research
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 124: A packed show about an event, a women's academy and research

On Thursday, 26 February 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) has packed the hour long show with four guests. We were joined via Skype by Koo Govender, VWV Group Chief Executive Officer, following the launch and graduation of 25 students from the Phakama Women's Academy.

27 Feb 2015 12:57

Stepping away from a Mac to #MakeChange - The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town
Stepping away from a Mac to #MakeChange

Jupiter's simple approach has massive impact

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 27 Feb 2015 11:28

Promise achieves Level 2 BBBEE rating - Promise Brand Specialists
Promise achieves Level 2 BBBEE rating

Promise has invested a great deal of time and capital into the implementation of best BEE practice.

Issued by Promise Brand Specialists 27 Feb 2015 10:35

Digital agency demand increases, but SA needs to meet international best practice
Digital agency demand increases, but SA needs to meet international best practice

This year's inaugural IAB Digital Summit highlighted the rapid advances made by digital agencies in South Africa, but underlined that they need to conform more to international standards and industry best practices. A first of its kind in SA, the summit recognised maintenance standards and excellence in digital work.

27 Feb 2015 08:55

Publicis Groupe Epic Communications
Publicis Groupe Epic Communications

PARIS, FRANCE / JOHANNESBURG-CAPE TOWN, SA: Publicis Groupe has announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, one of SA's leading independent integrated strategic communications agencies...

26 Feb 2015 13:15

Facebook hits two million active advertisers
Facebook hits two million active advertisers

Facebook has announced that it has now reached more than two million active advertisers, up from 1.5 million roughly half a year ago and 1 million a year-and-a-half ago. In addition, it is announcing a new Ads Manager app to help businesses manage their ad campaigns on the go, through their mobile devices.

26 Feb 2015 08:53

Encouraging South Africans to enter Cannes Lions Health Awards
Encouraging South Africans to enter Cannes Lions Health Awards

Winning a Lions Health award is a prestigious honour and, with the global pharmaceuticals market worth US $300bn a year, it is one that South African creatives should be tapping into.

26 Feb 2015 08:29