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#BizTrends2019: The rise of live communications and branded everything

When you study the world's most iconic work from recent times, you see patterns that may give you a direction of where everything is headed - at least in the short term. However, the world is extremely complex currently, and nothing is clearly defined, especially in the long term...

By Peter Khoury 1 hour ago

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Net#work BBDO has six entries on shortlist for One Show 2019 Awards

Johannesburg's Net#work BBDO has six entries, all for "Return to Chapman's Peak" on behalf of client Mercedes Benz, on the early deadline shortlist for The One Show 2019 global awards...

1 hour ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Two Onions for Woolworths

And two Onions for the tacky Vodacom/Showmax ad - at least Toyota's latest TV ad for its Hilux team deserves a plump Orchid...

By Brendan Seery 20 hours ago

The authenticity of advertising in Africa

Darren Kirby, managing director of Technique Media asks the question: "In an age of post-demographic consumerism whereby brands see themselves grappling with shrinking market share, is Africa rising to the challenges ahead?"...

Issued by Technique Media 21 hours ago

Gillette's 'We Believe' ad receives mixed feedback

NEWSWATCH: Gillette has released a #MeToo-inspired ad called 'We Believe' that plays on its 30-year old tagline, 'Best a Man Can Get' to help put an end to 'toxic masculinity'...

21 hours ago

On the humanisation of black stories in 2019

As a consumer of local content in 2019, I am ready to see bodies of work that focus on the humanisation of black characters with well-rounded lives that are not solely centred around tried and tested concepts of tragedy, trauma and beating the odds...

By Rebone Masemola 22 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)

Amidst two extremes -- audience apathy on one end and backlash against perceived social washing on the other -- the ad industry has emerged fresh-faced and focused: Ready to prove that we're thoughtful, attentive partners who listen when our audience speaks, able to hold a conversation that doesn't always place ourselves and our interests at the very centre of it...

By Auryn Hiscock and Mikhaila Hunter 1 day ago

#FairnessFirst: Making workplace inclusion everybody's business

Microsoft has made inclusion every employee's responsibility in much the same manner as one eats the proverbial 'business elephant' - one bite at a time. Here's how your company can follow suit through encouraging accountability through heightened awareness, curiosity and courage...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

RIP Lester Wunderman

Lester Wunderman, who cofounded Wunderman, Ricotta & Kline in New York City in 1958 and retired after 50 years in ad land, has passed away at the age of 98...

3 days ago

Grey takes us back to a Life before Uber

Reminiscing about your wild and free nights spent partying it up is awesome. Remembering that your mom was there outside the club to pick you up at exactly 11:30pm because you didn't have a ride? Not so awesome...

Issued by Grey 11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategy

Some of the smartest brands will take advantage of growing trends to reach out to customers and interact more effectively with their audiences...

By Mongezi Mtati 11 Jan 2019

Google Chrome will start blocking harmful ads globally from July

Google Chrome will block harmful ads worldwide from July 2019, following the new standards determined by the Coalition for Better Ads...

By Shereesa Moodley 10 Jan 2019

Five Africans selected for ADC Awards jury

Five creative leaders from Africa, which includes four South Africans, have been selected to serve as judges for the global ADC 98th Annual Awards...

10 Jan 2019

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