Kellman, Levin partner to launch new influencer marketing agency
Kellman, Levin partner to launch new influencer marketing agency

Arye Kellman from Tbo Touch's Touch HD and Jason Levin from Elevation Holdings have partnered to start a new agency that will use influencer marketing (social media content, influencers, celebrities and trendsetters, but also 'traditional' media and experiential marketing) to build real connections with digitally-driven audiences and mavens...

2 days ago

Terence Neale becomes first SA director to win Cannes Lions Grand Prix
Terence Neale becomes first SA director to win Cannes Lions Grand Prix

Egg Films' director Terence Neale is the first South African director ever to win a Grand Prix at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's most prestigious advertising awards.

Issued by Egg Films 3 days ago

Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space
Facebook Africa's new forward-looking office space

JOHANNESBURG: Nunu Ntshingila, the regional director of Facebook Africa, recently gave some members of the media a tour of its new office at Culross on Main in Bryanston, which not only represents Facebook's vision for openness and connectivity but its connectedness with its staff who are very much seen as humans with a social life beyond the workplace.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account
King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

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Outsurance's Father's Day debacle is a wake-up call for business to understand social issues

A few Mother's Days ago Bic insulted women, then there was Helen Zille, Rivers Church, Spur Steakranches, Chris Hart and Penny Sparrow. The list of social media disasters goes on and on. It is almost inevitable that your company will experience the wrath of social media some time in the future. Probably in the next year to 18 months. Worldwide surveys have established that only 30% of companies have a crisis plan in place.

By Walter Pike 21 Jun 2017

M&C Saatchi PLC acquires Levergy
M&C Saatchi PLC acquires Levergy

Agency to join M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment Global Network

Issued by Levergy 21 Jun 2017

Are you confusing success and achievement?
Are you confusing success and achievement?

I have just returned from an inspiring and thought provoking trip to New York, where the M&C Saatchi global network of 29 offices met for three days.

By Jason Harrison, Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 20 Jun 2017

Y&R SA's 'Indian', 'Kenyan', 'Englishman' and 'Kenyan 2' campaign for Mandevu Beard Care Beard Balm.
#CannesLions2017: Print & Publishing Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Print & Publishing award ceremony on 19 June 2017, resulting in a single SA agency bringing home a campaign win.

19 Jun 2017

Frog, snake, bat and bird - by Y&R SA for Johannesburg Zoo.
#CannesLions2017: Outdoor Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Lions Outdoor award ceremony on 19 June 2017, with a single SA agency shining bright.

19 Jun 2017

A screenshot of the Outsurance Father’s Day ad.
Outsurance responds to its ‘racist' Father's Day ad, blames junior employee

NEWSWATCH: Outsurance's Father's Day advert was ill-conceived by a 'young' staff member and branded as 'racist' for featuring predominantly white fathers, “with numerous Twitter users lambasting the insurer and threatening to cancel their policies” (see Twitter feed below), arguing that the campaign wasn't representative of South Africa's demographics, reports Kyle Venktess from Fin24.

19 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Sue Napier returns to advertising, her happy place
#Newsmaker: Sue Napier returns to advertising, her happy place

The Hardy Boys (THB) has its lucky hands on Sue Napier, who also believes a little bit of luck has had a role to play in her achievements to date. This combined with her upbringing and the people and experiences that have helped shape who she is today, and having a supportive family that motivate her to do the hard yards.

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jun 2017

The Grand Prix for Good-winning work.
#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France.

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments. Flexpay provides a secure system that manages the purchase process.

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017