Reddy with team Grid, celebrating their Grand Prix at Loeries 2017.
#Loeries2018: "Bringing it back to the bird," with Nathan Reddy of Grid Worldwide

Soon after the Loeries' 40-year logo and branding refresh was announced I caught up with Nathan Reddy of specialist brand agency Grid Worldwide. He explains the importance of the 'reduce to amplify' movement and how this mindset guided the Loeries' brand refresh.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Jarred Cinman, chief creative officer for VML, EMEA will be taking over as CEO of VML South Africa.
Native VML's new journey: The 3,000

With the official announcement of the integration of Y&R and Native VML comes a number of changes in Native VML's management. Jason Xenopoulos is stepping into a global role as chief vision officer for VML globally and chief creative officer for VML, EMEA, Jarred Cinman will be taking over as CEO of VML South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Feb 2018

The Give Art Life book by Cullinan for client Absa L'Atelier.
"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award wins

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Feb 2018

11 valuable lessons from 11 wonder women in digital
11 valuable lessons from 11 wonder women in digital

When the Wonder Woman movie was released, I didn't expect much of it, but I was delightfully surprised by the portrayal of this superhero. It gave me a valuable perspective on the importance of inner strength. There were also some valuable leadership lessons we could all take to heart.

By Carmen Murray 14 Feb 2018

Godllywood Self Help asks women which voices you are listening to?
Godllywood Self Help asks women which voices you are listening to?

The year's first meeting of Godllywood Self Help explored what thoughts and beliefs influence behaviour and decision making, asking women: which voices have you been listening to?

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 14 Feb 2018

Magazines ABC Q4 2017: Customs the biggest loser
Magazines ABC Q4 2017: Customs the biggest loser

Significant declines in Custom magazines and to a lesser extent in Consumer publications saw the overall decline in magazines edge to just over eight percent (8.1%) over Q3 and a 16.6% decline over the prior year. This is according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) 4th quarter 2017 results.

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2018

Newspapers ABC Q4 2017: Losses across the board
Newspapers ABC Q4 2017: Losses across the board

In the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) 4th quarter 2017 release, Press saw a 2.1% decline over Q3, and 5.1% decline over the prior year. Losses were across the board, including Free Newspapers. In total there are 9,054,649 newspapers of which Weeklies make up 7,784,907.

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2018

Creative Circle chairman and chief creative officer at Joe Public, Xolisa Dyeshana.
Creative Circle membership will now include freelancers and start-up agencies

The Creative Circle has decided to transform its membership to include freelancers and start-up agencies.

14 Feb 2018

Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'
Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, one of the world's largest advertisers, threatened on Monday to snub digital platforms that fail to protect children or help "create division" in society.

13 Feb 2018

How retailers and shopping centres can take advantage of the newly launched WhatsApp business app
How retailers and shopping centres can take advantage of the newly launched WhatsApp business app

Customers want the extra attention... and frankly, they deserve it...

Issued by Lemok Group 13 Feb 2018

FoxP2 mutates with Dentsu Aegis Network, home of the global creative network of the future
FoxP2 mutates with Dentsu Aegis Network, home of the global creative network of the future

Dentsu Aegis Network and FoxP2 have announced the finalisation of the acquisition.

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 13 Feb 2018

Cape Town, New York kicks off with tourism co-marketing campaign
Cape Town, New York kicks off with tourism co-marketing campaign

The co-marketing agreement between Cape Town Tourism and NYC & Company which sees the two destination marketing agencies pool their resources to market each other's destinations is going live in February 2018. With special airfare offers and more, Cape Town is set to receive more New Yorkers.

13 Feb 2018

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers
Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report on the state of global youth entrepreneurs (under 25) in 2016, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin also known as 'Spillly' (with three Ls), author of What the Freelance (WTF).

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018