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#FairnessFirst: The impact of Covid-19 on the industry
#FairnessFirst: The impact of Covid-19 on the industry

It goes without saying that the marketing and media industry has been impacted by the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

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FMCG brands better placed to weather Covid-19 storm - Global Advertising Trends report

According to the latest Global Advertising Trends report which focuses on FMCG and Covid-19, FMCG brands are better placed to weather the storm than other sectors...

1 day ago

Tseliso Rangaka, FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer's group chief creative officer.
#Newsmaker: Tseliso Rangaka goes full circle

Jessica Tennant interviews Tseliso Rangaka on his return to FCB Joburg, the agency where he started his career 21 years ago...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

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How brands should respond to declining sales

It is now a sad reality that the disruption which the coronavirus is creating is on the increase in Nigeria and, as should be expected, this is certainly creating some ripples and racking of nerves across the advertising industry...

By Austin Efienamokwu 3 days ago

Tractor is pleased to announce that it has appointed Lizelle McConnell to the position of Head of Sales
Tractor is pleased to announce that it has appointed Lizelle McConnell to the position of Head of Sales

Lizelle is no stranger to the OOH industry, with her in depth experience in the industry which includes servicing some of the biggest media agencies and clients across Johannesburg and Cape Town, she has been pivotal to the growth of Tractor Outdoor...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 27 Mar 2020

Creating brave ideas to tackle Covid-19 challenges
Creating brave ideas to tackle Covid-19 challenges

The Loeries and Constitution Hill - the venue for this year's Loeries Creative Week, taking place in September - have launched an innovative campaign to elicit creative solutions to deal with challenges around the Coronavirus - or Covid-19 - pandemic...

Issued by Loeries 27 Mar 2020

Agency Scope Insights: Independent creative agencies to watch
Agency Scope Insights: Independent creative agencies to watch

Following the Agency Scope study conducted late in 2019 and with results presented early this year, Scopen has announced its independent creative agencies to watch and follow in South Africa...

By Johanna McDowell 26 Mar 2020

Digital marketing during a pandemic
Digital marketing during a pandemic

The past week has seen widespread panic and mass stockpiling, with doomsday predictions running rampant. South African businesses are nervous...

By Neil Clarence, Issued by Vicinity Media 26 Mar 2020

Everyone's talking about it. Even Kentucky
Everyone's talking about it. Even Kentucky

Locals still call Chicken Licken's biggest competitor 'Kentucky'. So, they decided to get the home of this competitor talking too, by putting up an EasyBucks billboard in the last place you'd expect: Kentucky, USA...

Issued by Joe Public United 26 Mar 2020

Grey Africa welcomes Khanya Sijaji as new creative director
Grey Africa welcomes Khanya Sijaji as new creative director

On behalf of WPP Liquid, the team at Grey Africa is excited to announce the appointment of Khanya Sijaji as the new creative director at WPP's agency for Distell, Team Liquid...

Issued by Grey 26 Mar 2020

Red & Yellow's new education event goes digital and for free
Red & Yellow's new education event goes digital and for free

The world is facing a pandemic and everyone's had to adapt. As such, Red & Yellow's Gearing Schools for The Unpredictable Future will be streamed, online, for all to "attend". The event will take place on 8 April, 3.30 - 5.45pm...

Issued by Red & Yellow 25 Mar 2020

To be human. Don't worry there's a happy ending
To be human. Don't worry there's a happy ending

Opinion | Damon Stapleton's take on what it means to be human...

By Damon Stapleton 25 Mar 2020

Audi ad transcends brands
Audi ad transcends brands

I am not going to call this column "advertising in the time of coronavirus" because I will personally try to drown in hand sanitiser the next person who uses the by now cliched phrase stolen from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera...

By Brendan Seery 25 Mar 2020

#AfricanAdShowcase: Rewrite the rules and build a safe society
#AfricanAdShowcase: Rewrite the rules and build a safe society

HeForShe and Standard Bank's 'Rewrite The Rules' commercial by VMLY&R South Africa navigates the topics of gender-based-violence, equality and women's safety in a creative way while adding context.

25 Mar 2020

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Why Covid-19 is driving creativity

As the old showbiz saying goes, "the show must go on" and for certain artists, brands, awards, and organisations, it certainly has. Here are some insanely creative highlights that are inspiring Monare Matema from DNA Brand Architects to keep the show going...

By Monare Matema 23 Mar 2020

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The role of creativity post-Covid-19

There will never be a greater opportunity to lead the world forward, and not from a political front but a creative front. It's not just our job, it's our existential duty...

By Rohan Reddy 20 Mar 2020

24.com wins Black Pixel for Best Digital Publisher at the IAB Bookmarks
24.com wins Black Pixel for Best Digital Publisher at the IAB Bookmarks

24.com, the digital publishing business of Media24, was named joint best digital publisher at the IAB Bookmark Awards on Thursday...

Issued by The SpaceStation 20 Mar 2020

#Bookmarks2020: Shining, shimmering and splendid
#Bookmarks2020: Shining, shimmering and splendid

In response to the coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak, the IAB SA took this year's Bookmark Awards outside, presenting in digital format via Instagram Stories...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Mar 2020

#Bookmarks2020: Winners announced!
#Bookmarks2020: Winners announced!

The winners for the 2020 Bookmark Awards have been announced! This year, the 12th annual Bookmarks celebration was hosted via the IAB SA's digital channels and local press network...

19 Mar 2020

Nando's latest ad campaign takes a cheap, sanitised shot at a rival
Nando's latest ad campaign takes a cheap, sanitised shot at a rival

The restaurant chain has transformed a public service announcement into a shot at a close rival, and it's a pretty impressive piece of marketing....

By Andy Walker 19 Mar 2020

#CannesLions2020: Postponed until October
#CannesLions2020: Postponed until October

NEWSWATCH: Cannes Lions organisers announced today, 18 March that the annual advertising festival will not take place in June due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event has been postponed to 26-30 October...

18 Mar 2020

Johannie van As, senior copywriter and director, She Says Cape Town, media consultant and author Vanessa Raphaely, creative director of Nick & Barry Karin Barry, founder and CEO of RushTush Rushda Moosajee, head of marketing and communications at Zeitz Mocaa Annicia Manyaapelo, partner and head of strategy at M&C Saatchi Abel Makosha (MK) Maja-Rasethaba and Anelde Greeff, co-director of She Says Cape Town. Image credit: Estee de Villiers.
#SheSays: How to reinvent and find your purpose

Reinvention can take on many forms - some more understated and organic, others more dramatic and intentioned - as the panellists shared at the first SheSays Cape Town event of 2020...

By Amelia Brown 18 Mar 2020

Is the boy-child suffering at the hands of patriarchy in advertising?
Is the boy-child suffering at the hands of patriarchy in advertising?

Katlego 'Flocart' Ditlhokwe, senior strategist at Brave Group, shares his analysis on the representation of the boy-child in advertising...

By Katlego 'Flocart' Ditlhokwe, Issued by The Brave Group 18 Mar 2020

Social Places releases AI early-warning system for Coronavirus sentiment and online reviews
Social Places releases AI early-warning system for Coronavirus sentiment and online reviews

Leading MarTech company Social Places has expedited the functionality of their artificial intelligence feature to go live with the "Red Flagging" of any urgent topics including: disease, Coronavirus, COVID-19, hygiene, racisms, theft, assault, drugs as well as other important keywords that could have brand damaging implications for South African companies...

Issued by Social Places 18 Mar 2020

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The short to medium-term impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the SA media environment

Chris Botha from Park Advertising Group has compiled 25 points that he believes will impact media habits over the next few weeks and months...

By Chris Botha 18 Mar 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: There's no quitting for Ryobi
#OrchidsandOnions: There's no quitting for Ryobi

It's interesting to ponder the images or the word associations a brand can conjure up in your mind. If those associations are positive - Toyotas don't break, for example - then that's because of two things: intrinsic brand quality and excellent marketing communication...

By Brendan Seery 17 Mar 2020

Solutions for events in the time of COVID-19
Solutions for events in the time of COVID-19

The world faces an unprecedented challenge in terms of combatting and defeating COVID-19. Creative solutions for those who operate within the marketing space are necessary...

By Angelique Shekleton, Issued by Multi-Media 17 Mar 2020

The rise of coronavirus, influencer marketing, and business continuity
The rise of coronavirus, influencer marketing, and business continuity

While it's not completely business as usual in light of the coronavirus, R-Squared's operations aren't affected, and measures for business continuity have been taken in order to not disturb existing campaigns and projects, ensuring the highest levels of quality...

Issued by R-Squared SA 17 Mar 2020

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Warc Rankings announces Effective 100

The Warc Effective 100, an annual ranking of the world's most awarded campaigns and companies for marketing effectiveness has been released...

17 Mar 2020

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