Tony Granger, Y&R's SA-born global CCO.
#BrandManagerMonth: Resisting the usual with Y&R's Tony Granger

Tony Granger, South African born and bred global CCO of Y&R Advertising, was in the country earlier this month for a creative conference with all of the Y&R Africa creative heads. Here, he shares how the network resists the usual by focusing on local relevance while collaborating globally in real time.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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2017: The year of taking your business from Gen X to Gen CX

On the day of love, Tuesday, 14 February, BrandLove fittingly held the much-loved Cape Town version of its CX trends update for 2017 at 360 Business Parks in Paarden Eiland.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Raphaely and Foulkes.
Breaking through brand clutter with Nomu

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's new with Nomu, the original SA food and lifestyle concept inspiring creative kitchens across the land, from director Paul Raphaely.

By Leigh Andrews 24 Mar 2017

KwaZulu-Natal goes big at the movies
KwaZulu-Natal goes big at the movies

The largest movie screen in KwaZulu-Natal, featuring ultra high-definition (UHD) digital projection has opened at the Xtreme at Nu Metro Ballito Junction, as part of its new 8-screen cinema complex.

24 Mar 2017

Kyle Lewis's epic Nasty C music video featured on Apple Music internationally
Kyle Lewis's epic Nasty C music video featured on Apple Music internationally

Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis directed Bad Hair, Nasty C's epic 14-minute music video that topped the Apple Music video charts in South Africa for the week of its release.

Issued by Arcade Content 24 Mar 2017

Jade Kirkel
#BrandManagerMonth: How Sorbet's Jade Kirkel sells a feeling

Brand manager of Sorbet Group and daughter of founder Ian Fuhr, Jade Kirkel believes that the key to managing a brand is to realise that “every person in the company is essentially a brand manager and has a fundamentally important role and responsibility in embodying the brand at all times”. Her role is to give Sorbet employees the tools, know-how and drive, as well as create an environment in which they can do this well.

By Jessica Tennant 24 Mar 2017

Ogilvy: Agency of the Year at the IAB Bookmark Awards 2017.
#Bookmarks2017: Digital download with... Ogilvy

Local digirati shone at the recent IAB Bookmark Awards 2017. Here's some feedback from Ogilvy SA CCO Pete Case and Ogilvy Johannesburg ECD, Matthew Barnes.

By Leigh Andrews 23 Mar 2017

Get ready, set, go!
Daredevils take male cancer fight to the streets in Speedos

It's that time of year again, when men don purple Speedos and storm the streets in aid of male cancer awareness. Warwick Bloom, marketing communications manager at Hollard and Lucy Balona, head of marketing and communication at Cansa, run us through what to expect from the 2017 Hollard Daredevil Run.

By Leigh Andrews 23 Mar 2017

Insel joins Dentsu Aegis Network
Insel joins Dentsu Aegis Network

ACCRA, Ghana - Multiple award winning creative agency, Insel Communications has announced its new affiliation with leading global advertising network Dentsu Aegis Network Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 22 Mar 2017

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In search of the agency model of the future

From the get go, one thing we can be certain of is that, like today, we will have multiple agency models going forward – some of which will not be agency-driven.

By John Little 22 Mar 2017

The MediaShop moves offices
The MediaShop moves offices

The MediaShop's Johannesburg office moved premises Wednesday, 22 March after 20 years at its previous location in Morningside. The new address is Building B, The Main Straight Office Park, corner of Main and Portman Roads in Bryanston.

22 Mar 2017

Oreo Dunk Challenge launches in South Africa
Oreo Dunk Challenge launches in South Africa

The Oreo Dunk Challenge has launched in South Africa, offering one South African the chance to win a VIP Dunking Experience for two worth R150,000, including a chance to meet and dunk with either Christina Aguilera in Los Angeles or Neymar da Silva Santos Junior in Barcelona.

22 Mar 2017

Should Kia Picanto tow onto Lamborghini?
Should Kia Picanto tow onto Lamborghini?

Q: Social listening simplified and amplified: How often does it happen that a brand gets to observe what people are actually saying about their brand?

By Bogosi Motshegwa 22 Mar 2017