2017 FM AdFocus Award finalists revealed!
2017 FM AdFocus Award finalists revealed!

The 2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards finalists have been revealed, with 21 agencies making the cut across six agency categories and a further eight finalists from two media agency categories so far.

1 day ago

Fearless, or just pigheaded?
Fearless, or just pigheaded?

Did you know that DHA, an important omega-3 fatty acid, is found concentrated in mammalian brains? I ate one. Yes, I did. Pig brain! I still shudder at the thought, and I am pretty sure that my vegan friends will have my head for it. Yet, I did it. Why? Because actions speak louder than words, and when confronted with your own perception of bravery, you can only step up and face the proverbial music.

By Charlene Oliver, Issued by Grey 1 day ago

Angelika Kempe
#InnovationMonth: How to really save money on production costs

Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps Value, shares what to look out for when assessing production cost estimates, as well as the impact of the ANA's recent report that advertising agencies and their holding companies are less-than transparent regarding production costs and the risk associated with it.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

One Club 2017 Creative Hall of Fame ceremony. Image supplied.
Creative Hall of Fame adds five more legends

The One Club for Creativity has inducted five advertising and design legends into its Creative Hall of Fame, originated in 1961 with Leo Burnett as the first inductee.

2 days ago

Pendoring judges. Images supplied.
Finalists ready for Pendoring reveal

The Pendoring finalists once again reflect the richness of South Africa's cultural and language diversity, as 27 South African advertising agencies have produced 98 finalists in all of South Africa's indigenous languages (excluding English).

2 days ago

Bayeza: Turning interns into future leaders
Bayeza: Turning interns into future leaders

Young black talent taken under the Boomtown creative wing

Issued by Boomtown 2 days ago

Consumers can pick new Liqui-Fruit campaign's theme song
Consumers can pick new Liqui-Fruit campaign's theme song

Two local emerging bands have produced songs that encompasses what it means to Feel Fully Alive, as part of Liqui-Fruit's new campaign. Consumers will have the chance to vote for their favourite, with the winning song becoming the soundtrack to the Liqui-Fruit TV ad.

2 days ago

Homegrown video wins hearts of South Africans everywhere
Homegrown video wins hearts of South Africans everywhere

A truly South African story of deep and lasting friendship - that cuts across time, space and difference - has been watched by nearly half a million South Africans since its release this month, and has inspired an outpouring of hope-filled comments.

Issued by Rooftop Productions 2 days ago

Roll on, Volksie bus; but did KMPG do the right thing for its reputation?
Roll on, Volksie bus; but did KMPG do the right thing for its reputation?

My colleague Seelan was about to head off to Sun City this past weekend and take the Jeep Renegade we have as a test car ... until he discovered how little room there is in the car.

By Brendan Seery 3 days ago

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Ideas: They are not for everyone

Narratives that don't make sense. If you have been in advertising for more than 10 minutes, you will have seen this before.

By Damon Stapleton 3 days ago

Ireland Davenport achieves Level 1 BEE rating after roping in black partners
Ireland Davenport achieves Level 1 BEE rating after roping in black partners

After concluding a series of black economic empowerment (BEE) transactions that have led to an influx of top black professionals into its leadership ranks, leading South African advertising agency Ireland Davenport has scored its highest BEE rating since its inception 12 years ago.

Issued by Ireland Davenport 19 Sep 2017

Ads24 snaps up best-of-the-best accolades at 2017's MOST Awards
Ads24 snaps up best-of-the-best accolades at 2017's MOST Awards

Ads24 snapped up two hefty accolades at this year's MOST Awards, proving that they are among the best-of-the-best in the industry. The company won the Media Owner of The Year in the Newspaper category and came second in the overall Media Owner of The Year Award.

Issued by Ads24 18 Sep 2017

If it's not about the work, then what's it about?
If it's not about the work, then what's it about?

After spending my first 10 years in advertising working in account management, I moved into the people and HR space as Partner: Talent for the M&C Saatchi Abel group of companies in 2014.

By Wouter Lombard, Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 18 Sep 2017