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#LoeriesRanking with... Black Bean Productions

What better way to creatively ease into the working year than with a reminder of some of last year's top contenders at the Loeries? We continue the local insights with Black Bean Productions.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

The Brave Cartel's Yolande Botha writes and directs first-ever Massmart TVC
The Brave Cartel's Yolande Botha writes and directs first-ever Massmart TVC

The brief came from design studio 9Point: create a commercial for retail giant Massmart to say thank you to their staff for all the hard work they do.

Issued by The Brave Cartel 2 days ago

Putting money where the mouth is - sugar, public health and the advertising industry
Putting money where the mouth is - sugar, public health and the advertising industry

Changing behaviour is difficult - particularly amidst million-dollar advertising onslaughts. So fiscal policies for health should involve raising the price of a product to deter its use, or decreasing the price of a product to stimulate use, and income transfers to vulnerable populations to increase affordability of health products and/or services.

By Deborah Minors 2 days ago

IAB SA announces Bookmarks 2018 jury president, chairs
IAB SA announces Bookmarks 2018 jury president, chairs

The IAB SA today announced M&C Saatchi Abel chairman Jerry Mpufane as jury president as well as the jury chairs for the 10th annual Bookmark Awards taking place 1 March in Johannesburg.

3 days ago

Picture taken at Yayoi Kusama exhibition © – .
Maybe we should try 'fun' this year

Last year was a very serious year. People were very serious. They were serious about where advertising is going.

By Damon Stapleton 3 days ago

Marketers are missing opportunities to boost brand effectiveness by 57% by not getting their multichannel campaigns right
Marketers are missing opportunities to boost brand effectiveness by 57% by not getting their multichannel campaigns right

"AdReaction: The Art of Integration" reveals key learnings to help marketers design integrated and customised campaigns and avoid the pitfalls of fragmentation

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 3 days ago

Nic Simmonds
Take a shot and keep up, or die

Its goal to become the best advertising and communications agency in Africa in the next five years may sound crazy, but considering the last five years, Nic Simmonds, Clockwork Media's executive director, believes they have a shot.

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Screengrab from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: Lesbians at the dinner table? Who cares? We're more worried about our taxpayer cash being squandered

I just wonder if South Africans are not more liberal and "let and let live" than a lot of people - and advertising agencies - give them credit for.

By Brendan Seery 3 days ago

Image credit: Jessica Levitt via Times Live
EFF storms H&M at Mall of Africa yet again

Just as many South Africans were recovering from the drama caused by the Economic Freedom Fighters over the weekend, the red berets yet again stormed one of the biggest malls in the country, Mall of Africa in Midrand north of Johannesburg.

By Neo Goba 16 Jan 2018

IAS business director Nikkie Munsie.
Helping agencies understand 2018's marketing challenges

Next Tuesday afternoon, the IAS kicks off the year with a masterclass set to share insights into what marketers are looking for in 2018. Nikki Munsie, business director at the IAS, lets us in on what to expect.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jan 2018

(c) Stefan Holm -
H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes

STOCKHOLM - A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.

15 Jan 2018

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Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said.

15 Jan 2018

Malema must pay for damages incurred by H&M stores: DA
Malema must pay for damages incurred by H&M stores: DA

The Economic Freedom Fighters must be held accountable for all the damages incurred as a result of vandalism at a number of H&M stores, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

15 Jan 2018