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Guerilla turns on incredible with Philips
Guerilla turns on incredible with Philips

Philips depends on innovation to survive in a highly competitive market, both as a company and a brand. When it comes to the latter, Philips South Africa looks to Johannesburg-based boutique agency, Guerilla Tactic, for bespoke creative solutions.

Issued by Guerilla Tactic Media 5 May 2015 12:12

Winners of Cinemark Young Lions Competition capture 'Say no to Xenophobia'
Winners of Cinemark Young Lions Competition capture 'Say no to Xenophobia'

The winners of the Cinemark Young Lions Competition for 2015 are Hanro Havenga and Saf Sandhi from Network BBDO, who will represent the country at the international festival as part of their prize. Second place went to Bianca Kotzen and Tamsin Manby from Havas with Dylan Rohleder and Mpumelelo Ngweu from J. Walter Thompson Cape Town taking third place.

5 May 2015 07:33

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[Orchids & Onions] Courage and humour rev the engine for consumers

One of the trickiest things for a brand to do is to change its offering radically and then market it. Ask Coca-Cola about the New Coke fiasco in the 1980s, when the marketing colossus realised that sometimes you shouldn't change something that ain't broke...

By Brendan Seery 5 May 2015 06:00

The Feb/March 2015 Creative Circle Awards judging panel
All the Feb/March 2015 Creative Circle Awards winners

The Feb/March Creative Circle Awards were held at NativeVML in Johannesburg late last week - read the full list of winners below...

4 May 2015 14:59

Advertise and get noticed online - Trudon
Advertise and get noticed online

Digital marketing is a great way to grow your business.

By Johann Barnard, Issued by Trudon 4 May 2015 10:51

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 129: A jam-packed show with Skype, Coca-Cola and more
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 129: A jam-packed show with Skype, Coca-Cola and more

On Thursday, 30 April 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) was joined on air by four companies and five guests for an episode jam-packed with info, fun and agency news.

4 May 2015 10:26

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Getting into the advertising business

Advertising is not a nine to five job - at least, it's not if you want to be highly successful and reap the rich rewards that go with taking the boardroom hot seat...

By Chris Brewer 4 May 2015 07:44

[TrendTalk] Great ads in play
[TrendTalk] Great ads in play

This has been such an interesting year for advertising already as branded content, social advertising and storytelling take the lead in branding, resulting in new advertising concepts and ideas. This is my round up of some of the most interesting ads featured this past month, globally.

By Louise Marsland 4 May 2015 06:54

My favourite work from the team: The Marmite blogger pack, which scooped numerous Loeries. Click here for more.
What keeps Publicis Machine's cogs meshing smoothly

Prepare for a year of industry game-changers, says Tom Fels, Group MD of Publicis Machine. Key among Fels' predicted changes: the end of the stand-alone digital agency...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Apr 2015 12:14

Ireland/Davenport appointed creative agency for Budget Car Rental - Ireland/Davenport
Ireland/Davenport appointed creative agency for Budget Car Rental

Ireland/Davenport has recently secured Budget Car Rental as a client, following the acquisition by Avis of the Budget Car Rental brand in southern Africa.

Issued by Ireland/Davenport 30 Apr 2015 11:42

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 129: A jam-packed show with Skype, Coca-Cola and more
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 129: A jam-packed show with Skype, Coca-Cola and more

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, Thursday, 30 April 2015, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding chats to Derek Miller, Managing Director of TLC Marketing Worldwide (@tlcmarketingrsa), a global marketing agency with a unique fusion of experienced marketers and innovative deal makers whose skills combine to create, manage and deliver magical marketing campaigns, to help achieve their clients' business goals.

29 Apr 2015 10:29

Promise turns 10 - Promise Brand Specialists
Promise turns 10

Promise was born in 2005 out of the desire of the founding partners, James Moffatt (CEO) and Marc Watson (ECD), to create an independent agency they could call their own.

Issued by Promise Brand Specialists 29 Apr 2015 09:39

A screenshot from the Prudential ad
[Orchids & Onions] Simple ad has power to change minds

It certainly wasn't planned that way, but the launch of the new TV ad for Prudential came at an appropriate time this week as the country was continuing to reel from the wave of brutal xenophobia...

By Brendan Seery 29 Apr 2015 06:00