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South African, Lauren van Aswegen is currently freelancing as an ACD/art director in New York.
SA's Lauren van Aswegen revealed as a 2019 Next Creative Leaders winner

Lauren van Aswegen, originally from Johannesburg and currently a freelance ACD/art director in New York, is among the 11 winners for this year's Next Creative Leaders...

8 Nov 2019

GLOBAL

Image credit: D&AD Impact Awards.
See who won at the 2019 D&AD Impact Awards

The winners of the fourth annual D&AD Impact Awards were recently announced in New York...

7 Nov 2019

GLOBAL

The 2019 Care Awards jury. Image credit: Act Responsible.
Act Responsible announces 2019 Care Awards jury

The 2019 Care Awards jury has been announced. The jury will review the 2018 and 2019 entries celebrating excellence in promoting care for people and the environment...

23 Sep 2019

GLOBAL

Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, chairperson of the Summit and PVBLIC Foundation, and Kevin Swanepoel, The One Club CEO.
The One Club announces Sustainable Development Pencil at SDG Media Summit 2019

At the recent SDG Media Summit 2019, The One Club for Creativity announced the introduction of The One Show Sustainable Development Pencil...

23 Sep 2019

UNITED STATES

Kasia Karolak has been appointed The One Club's new gender equality program manager. Image supplied.
The One Club appoints a gender equality program manager

The One Club for Creativity has promoted Kasia Karolak into a newly-created role to lead its gender equality programming and has also announced inaugural gender equality conference ...

12 Aug 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Xolisa Dyeshana at the One Club for Creativity boot camps in SA. All images provided. © Kontent Park.
#CSIMonth: How creative boot camps add a fresh dynamic to the SA advertising landscape

It's no secret that it's hard to make your break in advertising, especially in SA, where a large part of the population was formerly excluded from participating in the industry altogether. That's where the One Club for Creativity's diversity boot camps come in...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Screen grab from Nike's 'Never Stop Winning' ad.
#FairnessFirst: Nike just does it again - this time standing strong for equal pay

Nike's recent run of 'Dream Crazy' ads have won more than just global recognition for their strong push towards inclusion and equality - they're also proving that brands really do make more consumer impact when they put consumer's causes first and foremost...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Spotlight on the 5050 by 2020 initiative and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's insights at the Women Deliver conference.
#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

RWANDA

Zipline drone distribution centre, Rwanda.
#DesignIndaba2019: Bringing 'Wakanda' to life with life-saving drones

How an American and Rwandan partnership brought the mythical 'Wakanda' to life by harnessing drone technology to deliver life-saving medical supplies...

By Louise Marsland 1 Mar 2019

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

#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

GLOBAL

The One Club and MullenLowe launch Fight Gunfire With Fire, inspired by student activism
The One Club and MullenLowe launch Fight Gunfire With Fire, inspired by student activism

MullenLowe CCO Mark Wenneker and The One Club CEO Kevin Swanepoel team with programme founding partners Susan Hoffman at Wieden+Kennedy and Ida Woldemichael at Everytown for Gun Safety along with Psyop, Exile and others to transform student creative work into public campaigns...

1 Jun 2018

UNITED STATES

Vote with Your Tote project. Image supplied.
NYC artists design totes highlighting the importance of reducing plastic waste

NYC bodega owners and artists have launched a project to design totes highlighting the importance of reducing plastic waste and to send a message to the governor that New York needs a bag fee - not just a bag ban...

2 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Aleksandra Gosiewski
#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

Original image © Besjunior –
#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

AFRICA

The 2017 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners
Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded...

20 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

(c) Marcel de Grijs -
Facebook adds tool for helping in times of crisis

A new 'Community Help' feature provides a forum at the leading social network where assistance can be offered to victims of floods, earthquakes, fires or other kinds of natural or accidental tragedy, according to Facebook vice president of social good Naomi Gleit...

9 Feb 2017

UNITED STATES

New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune
New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday he is a dad and pledged to give away his fortune to make the world a "better place" for baby daughter Maxima and others...

2 Dec 2015

UNITED STATES

IBM offers analytics platform for Ebola fight
IBM offers analytics platform for Ebola fight

WASHINGTON, US: IBM has announced it will offer its analytics platform and other technology for use in African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

28 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Non-profit groups look to Google Glass
Non-profit groups look to Google Glass

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Five nonprofit groups got word on Wednesday that Google will help them fulfill visions of using the technology titan's Internet-linked Glass eyeware to do good.

10 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

IMA Interactive Media Awards: Deadline looming
IMA Interactive Media Awards: Deadline looming

NEW YORK CITY: The IMA Interactive Media Awards deadline is looming - in fact, it's today, Monday, 30 June.

25 Jun 2014

UNITED STATES

NYF International Advertising Awards: Forsman & Bodenfors Sweden Best in Show for 'The Epic Split'
NYF International Advertising Awards: Forsman & Bodenfors Sweden Best in Show for 'The Epic Split'

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals International Advertising Awards, honouring the World's Best Advertising, announced its 2014 award-winners this week at the New York Show gala held at the iconic New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

9 May 2014

UNITED STATES

New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments
New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals World's Best Advertising competition has announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury.

27 Jan 2014

UNITED STATES

DISCOP launches DISCOPRO for TV producers

LOS ANGELES, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: The Los Angeles and Johannesburg-based DISCOP Organisation announced the launch of DISCOPRO.

9 Sep 2013

AFRICA

Promoting maternal health through film screening
Promoting maternal health through film screening

Africa.com reports that a film screening and filmmaker dialogue series focusing on maternal health will be held by the African Women's Development Fund USA (AWDF USA) to build momentum for its Mother Africa Campaign.

29 Aug 2013

UNITED STATES

The Global Awards: 2012 award winners
The Global Awards: 2012 award winners

NEW YORK, US: The Global Awards, for the "World's Best Healthcare Advertising," announced its 2012 award winners on Thursday 6 December at two international Global Awards presentations. The ceremonies took place in New York City, USA, and Sydney, Australia. South African agencies received 1 Global Award and 4 Finalist Certificates.

10 Dec 2012

UNITED STATES

The Tech Awards to honour global innovators who use technology to benefit humanity

SAN JOSE, US: Each year, nearly four million newborn babies never live past their first days - all for lack of warmth.

4 Oct 2012

UNITED STATES

South Africa's YoungGuns excel
South Africa's YoungGuns excel

NEW YORK, US: The organisers say that 2011 was YoungGuns biggest year since the event started out recognising young talent in 2000, and once again, in an international competition against the world's best, South Africa showed it has what it takes to compete successfully.

13 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

Nike auctions off mythical Mags for Parkinson's foundation
Nike auctions off mythical Mags for Parkinson's foundation

BEAVERTON, US: Nike has announced that 1500 pairs of the mythical 2011 Nike Mag shoes will be auctioned on eBay, nikemag.eBay.com, with all net proceeds going directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

12 Sep 2011

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