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Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week - the pinnacle of Creative Week in Cape Town and the 'Cannes of Africa', where great advertising is rewarded. As judging takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see.

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

Finalists announced for the Student, Digital and Ubuntu Loerie Awards 2014
Finalists announced for the Student, Digital and Ubuntu Loerie Awards 2014

Finalists for the Student; Digital and Ubuntu Award categories have been announced for the Loerie Awards 2014, taking place at the CTICC in Cape Town on 20-21 September.

16 Sep 2014 13:34

Please let there be kittens...
Please let there be kittens...

My calendar highlights every year are firstly, Design Indaba - the uber-inspiration station which sets the tone for the working year; and secondly, The Loerie Awards, which heralds summer, self-tan, highlights, fabulous shoes, great advertising of course - and also the busiest time of the year in the media, marketing and advertising industry!

By Louise Marsland 16 Sep 2014 13:05

Meet Loeries' judge Daniel Padiachy
Meet Loeries' judge Daniel Padiachy

Adding the Nando's twist, McDonald's South Africa Senior Marketing Director, Daniel Padiachy, will be one of the key judges on the 2014 Loerie Awards Judging Panel.

16 Sep 2014 11:36

Facebook celebrates SA creativity with support of the Loeries 2014
Facebook celebrates SA creativity with support of the Loeries 2014

In line with its goals of promoting positive engagement between brands and consumers in high-growth markets and helping people in Africa to connect with each other, Facebook has a strategic partnership with the Loeries Creative Week 2014.

16 Sep 2014 10:28

Women dominate in Profile Awards for science and technology journalism
Women dominate in Profile Awards for science and technology journalism

Women dominated the top five positions in the 14th Profile Awards for science and technology journalism, announced at Wits University on Thursday 11 September 2014.

15 Sep 2014 11:26

The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet
The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet

Thanks to the plethora of media channels now available to consumers, the Loeries too has evolved from being the industry-specific event of its Sun City heyday, to an open market for brands to window shop for creativity and innovation when engaging customers.

By Staff Reporter 15 Sep 2014 09:04

Cloud and Big Data drive AfricaCom 2014
Cloud and Big Data drive AfricaCom 2014

AfricaCom 2014, being held on 11-13 November 2014 at the CTICC, has two key streams on its agenda - 'Cloud' and 'Big Data'.

13 Sep 2014 09:21

ididthatad announces Loeries Prediction Panel
ididthatad announces Loeries Prediction Panel

The official ididthatad.com Loeries Prediction Panel, who are putting their fortune-telling abilities to the ultimate test by forecasting this year's Big Bird Winners, include King James CCO Alistair King, M&C Saatchi Abel ECD Gordon Ray, Ireland/Davenport ECD John Davenport, Gloo Strategy Director Theo Erasmus, HelloComputer ECD Kerry Friend and Velocity director Rob Malpage.

12 Sep 2014 08:41

SA Business Conference to focus on design thinking
SA Business Conference to focus on design thinking

The annual UCT GSB Conference on 'Business of Social and Environmental Innovation', being held on 23-24 October 2014, will focus on design thinking - the process of creating new and innovative ideas to solve problems that can provide answers to complex social, economic and organisational issues.

11 Sep 2014 14:10

Social Media Week offers compelling reasons to attend
Social Media Week offers compelling reasons to attend

Social Media Week (SMW) is a leading news and publishing platform and worldwide event that takes place in close to 20 cities each year. It will debut in Johannesburg, together with 19 other cities, including Sydney, Berlin and Rotterdam 22-26 September 2014.

11 Sep 2014 09:58

Vacancy: Host - Loeries 2014
Vacancy: Host - Loeries 2014

A deep sadness fills me as I write this Dear Jonathan to the advertising industry, announcing my withdrawal as host of the Loerie Awards 2014 in Cape Town. (video)

By Dylan Balkind 11 Sep 2014 06:24

R25,000 Startup Challenge at Social Media Week
R25,000 Startup Challenge at Social Media Week

Ventureburn, Ford and Social Media Week Johannesburg are offering R25,000 in prize money at the Startup Challenge, where five local startups can present their business ideas to a panel of expert judges, who will preside in the company of a live audience.

10 Sep 2014 09:51