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Interview with Tom Fels on Publicis MACHINE merger
Interview with Tom Fels on Publicis MACHINE merger

Publicis Groupe has made another South African acquisition by buying MACHINE, and merging it with Publicis Worldwide South Africa to launch Publicis Machine. We had a chat with MACHINE Group MD, Tom Fels recently to find out more about the merger and its impact on the agencies, clients and industry. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Sep 2014 11:00

Publicis Groupe acquires MACHINE
Publicis Groupe acquires MACHINE

Publicis Groupe has announced that it has acquired South African integrated advertising agency MACHINE. The agency will merge with Publicis South Africa, the new entity being rebranded as Publicis Machine. (video)

17 Sep 2014 10:46

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

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

Loeries Creative Week Cape Town - Let the judging begin
Loeries Creative Week Cape Town - Let the judging begin

The day has at last arrived - judging at the 36th Annual Loeries started this morning. Brands and agencies who are waiting in anticipation will finally know if they're in the running to get an elusive Loerie in the hand.

Issued by The Loeries 15 Sep 2014 12:35

Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream - UCT Graduate School of Business
Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream

The 2014 African Investing for Impact Barometer was released on 9 September in Cape Town. Its message: investing for impact is on the rise in both South Africa and Nigeria. The financial industry is already abuzz with talk about the trend, and the Barometer is here to clarify what the talk really means.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Sep 2014 11:00

Mortimer Harvey expands into Africa, Middle East, offering full go-to-market services - Mortimer Harvey
Mortimer Harvey expands into Africa, Middle East, offering full go-to-market services

Mortimer Harvey, a Johannesburg-based, full-service, integrated communications agency, has announced its expansion into Africa and the Middle East with the launch of Mortimer Harvey Africa Middle East and the opening of a regional office in Cairo, Egypt.

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 15 Sep 2014 09:43

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

Louise Marsland
The meme that took a bite out of Apple

Have you heard the one about 'scarf guy'? Or were you too busy posting some of the 1,400 tweets per hour at the start of the #OscarTrial judgment, Thursday?

By Louise Marsland 15 Sep 2014 08:40

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

Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe
Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe

Poultry group Country Bird Holdings (CBH) has finally got its first KFC outlet up and running in Zimbabwe.

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2014 14:29

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe to tax mobile phones
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe to tax mobile phones

Zimbabwe's finance minister on Thursday announced a raft of tax hikes, including on mobile phones, in a bid to boost dwindling government revenue as economic growth stalls.

12 Sep 2014 12:26

Nine ways women are changing African markets
Nine ways women are changing African markets

The African female consumer has long been mischaracterised and overlooked by marketers across the continent. But now, with women continuing to emerge as powerful decision-makers and consumers - they are changing the face of the African market.

12 Sep 2014 10:22