SOUTH AFRICA

Festival-goers can now shop and ship to Amazon lockers at Coachella
Festival-goers can now shop and ship to Amazon lockers at Coachella

Visitors to the USA's popular Coachella festival in April will now be able to shop festival essentials from Amazon to be delivered to an Amazon locker located inside the event...

14 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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South African entry wins best foreign film at The One Club's One Screen Film Festival

Bheki The Mbhaco Maker by FCB Africa, Johannesburg for South African Tourism was announced as the winner in the Foreign Film category at last night's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival...

14 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Toys 'R' Us reincarnated as Tru Kids
Toys 'R' Us reincarnated as Tru Kids

Less than a year after Toys 'R' Us liquidated its assets and shut the doors to hundreds of toy stores and Babies 'R' Us stores in the U.S., the company has reemerged under a new brand...

13 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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The lessons SA should take from 2019's Super Bowl ads

Arguably advertising's biggest moment, the Super Bowl acts as an inspiration to agencies and brands globally and has the potential to set trends. And with all the hype around the declining TV audiences, it's a testament to its power...

By Andrew MacKenzie 7 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Fran Luckin, chief creative officer, Grey Africa, South Africa. © .
Fran Luckin announced as one of 2019 NYF Advertising Awards executive jury members

Grey Africa's Fran Luckin has been announced as one of the executive jury members of the 2019 New York Festivals Advertising Awards...

6 Feb 2019

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Wesgro represents Cape Town, Western Cape at NY Times Travel Show

From 25-27 January 2019, Wesgro CEO Tim Harris and Wesgro head of leisure tourism, Inge Dykman will join over 560 exhibitors representing 170 destinations at this years' New York Times Travel Show...

24 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Artist’s name: Babak Sarbaz (pseudonym)
Title: Clergies’ Revolution
Dimensions: 100 x 75 cm
Editor’s note: This submission is a graphic manipulation of an image of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran in 1979
Borders and Boundaries competition announces winner

CALIFORNIA, United States - On 23 January 2019, United for Iran, a Bay-Area NGO working to promote civil liberties and civil society in Iran, announced the completion and winner of Borders and Boundaries, a visual art competition of Iranian artists focused on censorship and freedom of expression in Iran...

24 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

New York Festivals announces inaugural executive jury president
New York Festivals announces inaugural executive jury president

NEW YORK, United States - New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced Matt Eastwood, global chief creative officer of McCann Health as the 2019 executive jury president. This marks the first president in the nine-year history of NYF's executive jury...

23 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook caught skewing the review score of its Portal device on Amazon
Facebook caught skewing the review score of its Portal device on Amazon

Facebook employees have been spotted giving the company's Portal video calling devices five-star ratings on Amazon...

By Shereesa Moodley 22 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing
Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing

Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak is to become the first company in the food and beverage carton industry to offer full-colour digital printing on its carton packages...

17 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Brave previews new advertising model, rewarding users for watching online ads
Brave previews new advertising model, rewarding users for watching online ads

#NEWSWATCH: Blockchain-based ad blocking web browser Brave is previewing a new advertising model (called Brave Ads) that rewards its users for watching "privacy-respecting" ads...

16 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Why the wall?
Why the wall?

Chris Botha, group managing director of Park Advertising discusses why Wall Breakers will be the real change-makers in 2019...

By Chris Botha 16 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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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...

16 Jan 2019

GLOBAL

Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores
Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Acclaimed South African born stage director, Liesl Tommy.
South African stage director set to direct Aretha Franklin biopic

Acclaimed South African born stage director, Liesl Tommy, is set to direct Respect, a feature film based on the life of music icon Aretha Franklin...

11 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Google brings Home Alone back to life with new ad
Google brings Home Alone back to life with new ad

Google has released an ad for its Google Assistant titled Home Alone Again, featuring the original star of the classic Christmas movie Home Alone...

By Shereesa Moodley 24 Dec 2018

UNITED STATES

A guide to incorporate social media marketing into your holiday strategy (Infographic)
A guide to incorporate social media marketing into your holiday strategy (Infographic)

Social media marketing is one of the most effective ways to reach buyers during the holiday shopping season. This infographic shows a move-by-move, a ho-ho-holiday social media marketing strategy that will get eyes on your product and clicks to your page...

20 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Prada shelves 'blackface' figurines decried as racist
Prada shelves 'blackface' figurines decried as racist

Luxury fashion label Prada has been lambasted for selling monkey-like figurines with overly large red lips in a style reminiscent of racist caricatures of black people...

19 Dec 2018

UNITED STATES

YouTube's influencer marketing phenomenon (Infographic)
YouTube's influencer marketing phenomenon (Infographic)

In 2018, the number of channels earning six figures per year on YouTube grew by more than 40% year over year! To try and learn more about this, Shorr Packaging conducted an analysis of more than 1,500 YouTube user channels to learn more about the growing impact of YouTube influencer marketing...

By Matt Zajechowsk 19 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mastercard, Next Retail Concepts present an immersive way to shop online
Mastercard, Next Retail Concepts present an immersive way to shop online

A new e-commerce experience from Mastercard and Next Retail Concepts lets shoppers browse and buy just like they are in a physical store - across any browser...

7 Dec 2018

GLOBAL

Unilever CMO Keith Weed © .
Unilever CMO Keith Weed to retire in 2019

NEWSWATCH: Unilever CMO Keith Weed will retire from the role next year, after 35 years at the company...

6 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans
How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans

Sears did more than pioneer the mail-order catalogue over a century ago. It helped make America a more inclusive place at a time when Jim Crow was rampant...

By Einav Rabinovitch-Fox 3 Dec 2018

UNITED STATES

Alicia Keys, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, Swati Dlamini-Mandela, among attendees. Image supplied.
MTV Staying Alive Foundation celebrating 20 years

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary with an inspirational gala at Guastavino's in New York City...

30 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Howard University. © .
The best of times and the worst of times for journalism

Jennifer Thomas, an award-winning, veteran American broadcast journalist, was invited by the United States Embassy (South Africa) to address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of fake news late last month...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Diageo sells 19 non-core brands, including Seagram's and Goldschläger
Diageo sells 19 non-core brands, including Seagram's and Goldschläger

Alcoholic beverages giant Diageo is selling 19 of its non-priority brands, positioned in the lower-end segment of the US drinks market, to US firm Sazerac for $550m...

13 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Giant Films' Sam Coleman and A Guardian
#Newsmaker: Giant Films' Sam Coleman and A Guardian

Giant Films in collaboration with an international team of creatives recently completed an anti-poaching, 90-second film for Over and Above Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Nov 2018

UNITED STATES

'The Cube: Part Three' campaign is launched as ADC Awards call for entries continues
'The Cube: Part Three' campaign is launched as ADC Awards call for entries continues

The campaign was developed by brand experience design firm Collins and each episode is brought to life by one of six talented animation and illustration studios from around the world...

19 Oct 2018

AFRICA

Spotify launches Afro Hub
Spotify launches Afro Hub

As part of Spotify's newest Global Cultures initiative, designed to promote and bring to the surface culturally diverse music, Spotify today announced the launch of Afro Hub...

5 Oct 2018

UNITED STATES

'The Cube: Part Two' campaign continues call for entries for ADC Awards
'The Cube: Part Two' campaign continues call for entries for ADC Awards

The campaign was developed by brand experience design firm Collins and each episode is brought to life by one of six talented animation and illustration studios from around the world...

4 Oct 2018

UNITED STATES

All the D&AD Impact Awards winners
All the D&AD Impact Awards winners

NEW YORK: Leading figures from the worlds of business, advertising, design and philanthropy gathered at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York City to celebrate the winners of the third annual D&AD Impact Awards...

3 Oct 2018

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