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Key findings from Warc's 2019 Future of Strategy report

Warc has released its 2019 Future of Strategy report on the changing role of strategy within the marketing landscape...

28 Aug 2019

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PR and marketing: Worlds that merge to unite

Today, the world of PR, marketing and advertising are connected in more than one way - all of which are complex and granular...

By Linda Hassall 26 Aug 2019

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Global cinema advertising is second-fastest growing ad medium of 2019

Early forecasts by marketing intelligence service Warc places global cinema advertising behind the internet as the second-largest growing ad medium in 2019...

22 Aug 2019

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Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Damon Stapleton on stepping up in new position, selecting creatives of the future

Former ECD of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Damon Stapleton made his move to New Zealand eight years ago but he's stayed at the top of our radar with his excellent award-winning work and insightful industry commentary on his blog, Damon's Brain. Here's more on his impressive recent promotion and his advice to anyone looking to make a similar career leap across the ocean...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Advertising: Making it mean something

After Cannes, I found it difficult to write anything. It felt like everything had been said. It had been dissected in a million different ways...

By Damon Stapleton 24 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

What if nothing is changing?

There is an advertising urban myth about a company needing to sell more baby powder. Basically, all the brightest and the best would come into a room each day and try and brainstorm how they could sell more baby powder...

By Damon Stapleton 17 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Talent is never a single malt

Talent. It's one of those words. Like the word, creativity. Everybody nods and agrees that you need it. These days, everybody, says they need talent desperately. What is also perhaps true, is that the changing structure of our business, from consultants to in-house agencies and everything in between means all sorts of people are perhaps figuring out what this word actually means for the first time...

By Damon Stapleton 26 Jun 2019

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New report reveals customers want security, service and localised experiences

According to a new CMO Council's report, Reshaping Global Engagement Operations, today's customer is seeking security, service and localised experiences based on local language and culture...

25 Jun 2019

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The rise of the internet class

Lately, I have been followed. The man who is following me has good hair and dead eyes. It would seem wherever I go on the internet, he pops up. He is young, very young, but is constantly telling me that he has the wisdom and the secret stuff that can help me...

By Damon Stapleton 26 Sep 2018

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#BehindtheSelfie with... Damon Stapleton

This week, we got behind the selfie with SA export Damon Stapleton, now chief creative officer at DDB New Zealand...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Sep 2018

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A priest and a psychic walk into a New York bar...

This is one of my favourite pictures of New York. It shows the density of the place. As I am taking a picture of the graffiti, in that split second of focusing, a yellow cab and a man on a motorised wheelchair drifted into frame...

By Damon Stapleton 9 May 2018

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The human pattern

Saturday night. My wife, Minky, had informed me we were going to a cabaret with some friends. The cabaret was called The Sound of Falling Stars...

By Damon Stapleton 4 Oct 2017

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The preachers and the busker

A couple of days ago I was walking down a windy Queen Street, the main street in Auckland. It is a street every port city has...

By Damon Stapleton 27 Sep 2017

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