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Duke's fake news campaign for Heart and Stroke Foundation more than just hot air
Duke's fake news campaign for Heart and Stroke Foundation more than just hot air

When tasked by the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa with generating awareness around the danger of tobacco and vaping products, Duke, together with the HSFSA, chose specifically to focus on e-cigarettes or vaporisers (vapes)...

Issued by Duke Advertising 1 day ago

Fresh new ad campaign for Doctors Without Borders lets actions speak through clever wordplay
Fresh new ad campaign for Doctors Without Borders lets actions speak through clever wordplay

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has embarked on a campaign to remind South Africans of their work, focused on HIV and TB, and medical emergencies such as sexual and gender-based violence...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 1 day ago

Radio essential part of communication mix
Radio essential part of communication mix

Increasing clutter and advertising noise is making radio a more important element in the communication mix than ever before, according to New Zealand marketing specialist Roy Hawker...

Issued by Algoa FM 2 days ago

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#OrchidsandOnions: Awareness campaign tackles SA's problem of underage drinking

But an Onion goes to a Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson for an ill-conceived tweet...

By Brendan Seery 3 days ago

HelloFCB+ creates endowment fund to honour Simon Nicholson, support skills development initiatives
HelloFCB+ creates endowment fund to honour Simon Nicholson, support skills development initiatives

HelloFCB+ has created an endowment fund to celebrate the life of one of its employees, Simon Nicholson, who passed away in 2018...

Issued by FCB Africa 3 days ago

Advertising Week Africa postpones mega-event
Advertising Week Africa postpones mega-event

Advertising Week Africa will now take place in the first half of 2020, with a new date to be confirmed...

16 Sep 2019

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Nike wins Emmy for Colin Kaepernick ad

Nike has won the Emmy for Outstanding Commercial at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards...

16 Sep 2019

Lucan, Maianga Cape Verde shortlisted for 2019 Lisbon Ad Fest
Lucan, Maianga Cape Verde shortlisted for 2019 Lisbon Ad Fest

The Lisbon Awards Group has announced the Lisbon Health International Advertising Festival and Lisbon International Advertising Festival shortlists...

16 Sep 2019

Sarika Modi, MD of Triple Eight Agency, at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
#FairnessFirst: Triple Eight on not just surviving but thriving as an all-female agency

Not only is Triple Eight Africa's fastest-growing all-female marketing agency, they were also the 'overall winners for investing in young women' at the recent Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Here's the essence of the socially conscious marketing, PR and digital agency's success...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Sep 2019

FCB Joburg creates new TVC for Easy Waves
FCB Joburg creates new TVC for Easy Waves

FCB Joburg has created a campaign with an above-the-line focus for the Easy Waves Moroccan Oil haircare range that gives semi-natural women freedom to style their hair healthily and with ease...

Issued by FCB Africa 13 Sep 2019

The Anthem Project wins Best Native Advertising Campaign
The Anthem Project wins Best Native Advertising Campaign

The Anthem Project in partnership with News24 and OUTsurance won the award for Best Native Advertising Campaign at the prestigious World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) 2019 African Digital Media Awards...

Issued by The SpaceStation 13 Sep 2019

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The significant shift from aspirational to inspirational brands

The Top Million research report into South Africa's top million households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - looks at what drives this 'Upper Middle Class'; what they are spending on; where they have cut back; and how marketers can reach this group...?

By Louise Marsland 13 Sep 2019

Lascaris set to expand Matriarch footprint in JHB
Lascaris set to expand Matriarch footprint in JHB

On the back of being awarded a three-year Standard Bank contract as an official activation agency of choice - Matriarch is continuing its phenomenal growth trajectory with a primary focus on expanding its footprint in Gauteng...

Issued by Matriarch 13 Sep 2019

For the culture or from the culture?
For the culture or from the culture?

Every marketer's dream is to be able to influence pop culture or ride the wave and turn it into a thriving social campaign...

By Jabulani Sigege, Issued by Irvine Partners 13 Sep 2019

Dentsu Aegis Network honoured at Most Awards
Dentsu Aegis Network honoured at Most Awards

The Most Awards is one of the most prominent awards in SA with nominations and winners voted in by their peers and colleagues in the industry. The Media Agency Legend Award was awarded to Dawn Rowlands, CEO for Dentsu Aegis Network SSA...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 13 Sep 2019

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Relationship management: Don't draw the 'divorce card' too quickly

Understanding client-agency relationships is just the tip of the iceberg, it's managing them that is the recipe for success, writes Johanna McDowell...

By Johanna McDowell 13 Sep 2019

Image credit: Joyce McCown on Unsplash.
How to be brave, brands

WGSN's 2019 report on brands and marketing touched on everything from the power of collaboration to meaningful content and the importance of authenticity - it also highlighted the rise of 'brave brands'...

By Lynette Botha 13 Sep 2019

Ads24 scoops multiple MOST Awards
Ads24 scoops multiple MOST Awards

Ads24 dominated headlines at this year's MOST Awards racking up accolades across the media owner, newspaper and marketing services categories...

Issued by Ads24 12 Sep 2019

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N'ku'cooked or UN'Nku'cooked? What went wrong with the Pick n Pay ad?

Social media was aflame and grilled this week about an ad campaign from Pick n Pay promoting their new chicken range...

By Terry Levin 12 Sep 2019

Nirvik Singh promoted to global COO role at Grey Group
Nirvik Singh promoted to global COO role at Grey Group

Michael Houston, Worldwide CEO of Grey Group, has announced the appointment of Nirvik Singh as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Grey Group, a new global position...

Issued by Grey 12 Sep 2019

Riverbed's new Aware.org campaign draws attention to the real drinking age in South Africa
Riverbed's new Aware.org campaign draws attention to the real drinking age in South Africa

We know that underage drinking is a problem, but we're quick to dismiss it as an issue only in other communities or a result of youthful curiosity or peer pressure...

Issued by Riverbed 12 Sep 2019

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The SA consumers with the power to make or break brands

The Top Million research report into South Africa's Upper Middle Class households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - was released by the UCT Marketing Institute and ad agency M&C Saatchi Abel, in both Johannesburg and Cape Town this week...

By Louise Marsland 12 Sep 2019

Marketing the future: Unlocking the human element in a digital world
Marketing the future: Unlocking the human element in a digital world

A data science expert, mind science practitioner and advertising strategist walk into a bar... When that trio actually comprises Shavani Naidoo of Primedia, Anne Thistleton of Light Consultancy and 'everyone's favourite ad commentator' Andy Rice, it must be the bar at IMM Graduate School's second annual 'marketing the future' event...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Sep 2019

Image credit: Jason Leung on Unsplash.
Who killed the copywriter? The death of the English language in advertising

The answer, definitely and resoundingly, is "the art director". But is this true?

By Manqoba Zondi 12 Sep 2019

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Hoorah Digital rebrand: The Midas touch

A brand's creative is what brings your brand personality to life every time it is seen or heard. Yet 97% of media that goes out does not have unique creative for the target segment. Hoorah Digital has partnered with a New York-based based tech company to overcome this problem...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Sep 2019

Nando's has hilarious response to Pick n Pay's new 'iNkukhu' advert
Nando's has hilarious response to Pick n Pay's new 'iNkukhu' advert

Nando's brings the burn when they respond to Pick n Pay's new 'iNkukhu' ad on Twitter...

11 Sep 2019

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Phineas Gage is a strange story we should all know

13 September 1848 was not a good day for Phineas Gage. Until that day, the handsome 25-year-old had worked his way up to the position of foreman. By all accounts, he was very good at his job. Shrewd and capable. Somebody you could depend on to get the job done. But, unfortunately, on that day, none of these fine qualities would help him...

By Damon Stapleton 11 Sep 2019

McFadyen captions this: "Our Saturday morning ritual, croissants and starting the day in Green Point Park."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ryan McFadyen

This week, we go behind the selfie with Ryan McFadyen, co-founder and head of strategy at HaveYouHeard...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Sep 2019

Digital media duo breaks away to launch RebelRebel
Digital media duo breaks away to launch RebelRebel

A new specialist digital media owner launching in the South African market looks to drive innovation through providing industry-leading tools to brands and agencies in the space...

Issued by RebelRebel 11 Sep 2019

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