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Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue
Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue

To many, arenas are the place to go to see your favourite band or sporting team play. However, increasingly arenas are becoming the 'hidden gem' of the business events world...

3 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Could crypto incentives help fight Facebook's fake news epidemic?
Could crypto incentives help fight Facebook's fake news epidemic?

There's a paradox at the heart of modern journalism and news production: consumers like the convenience of social media as a delivery device for news, but the prevalence of fake news has made it harder for readers to trust and verify their sources...

By Bruce Silcoff 1 day ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Five key learnings from SXSW 2019
Five key learnings from SXSW 2019

Founders of Brandtruth//DGTL Integrated Content Practice, Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam discusses five key learnings from the SXSW talks they attended, from A$AP Rocky and Trevor Noah to Brené Brown and Gwyneth Paltrow...

By Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 18 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#AdForumSummit2019: Key learnings
#AdForumSummit2019: Key learnings

Johanna McDowell shares key learnings from the AdForum Worldwide Summit in Los Angeles, where she and other top players in the advertising industry visited various agencies and experienced how they are shaping the future...

By Johanna McDowell 17 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Macy's new creative in-store retail concept, Story
Macy's new creative in-store retail concept, Story

Macy's new Instagram-friendly retail concept shop, Story, has launched in 36 stores across the United States. The narrative-driven space opened with 'Colour' as its inaugural theme...

12 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"
Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"

Beyoncé Knowles has signed a partnership with Adidas, which will see the singer become a creative partner to the company, developing new apparel and footwear across the performance and lifestyle categories...

8 Apr 2019

UNITED STATES

#OneShow2019: Matthias Storath's judging pick of the day
#OneShow2019: Matthias Storath's judging pick of the day

Matthias Storath, CCO of Heimet in Berlin and The One Show 2019 Integrated judge, praises Wieden+Kennedy's "Dream Crazy" campaign, created for the 30th anniversary of Nike's masterful "Just Do It" tagline...

8 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

One SA finalist for One Club's ADC
One SA finalist for One Club's ADC

The New York Times Magazine and McCann New York lead the way with 20 finalists' entries each in the global ADC 98th Annual Awards with Grid Worldwide/Johannesburg the only finalist from South Africa, as announced by The One Club for Creativity...

5 Apr 2019

UNITED STATES

#OneShow2019: David Rolfe's judging pick of the day
#OneShow2019: David Rolfe's judging pick of the day

David Rolfe, EVP and director of integrated productions at BBDO New York and ADC 98th Annual Awards Motion and Film Craft judge was very impressed with "Unlock", the Dougal Wilson-directed spot for Apple...

5 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#OneShow2019: Jenny Ehlers's judging pick of the day
#OneShow2019: Jenny Ehlers's judging pick of the day

It didn't take long for King James Cape Town ECD and ADC 98th Annual Awards Interactive judge Jenny Ehlers to fall in love with Puma's "The World's Fastest Annual Report", created by Publicis Pixelpark of Erlangen and Hamburg...

4 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#OneShow2019: Fran Luckin's judging pick of the day
#OneShow2019: Fran Luckin's judging pick of the day

"Terse, spare storytelling, very economical but very powerful" is how Fran Luckin, CCO of Grey Johannesburg and ADC 98th Annual Awards Advertising judge describes "The Truth Is Worth it", making it her ADC Awards pick of the day...

22 Mar 2019

UNITED STATES

Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel at Hudson Yards opens to public
Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel at Hudson Yards opens to public

"It's not a building, it's not a sculpture, it's not an artwork, and yet it has scale and relevance to all of those typologies..," said Stuart Wood, a senior designer at Heatherwick Studio, the design firm behind temporarily named Vessel...

19 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-inspired clothing in the wake of Leaving Neverland
Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-inspired clothing in the wake of Leaving Neverland

Louis Vuitton is pulling Michael Jackson-inspired items from its autumn/winter 2019 menswear collection, as controversy mounts following the release of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland...

18 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?
Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomenon. An iconic figure, recognised by millions of children and adults worldwide...

By Gemma Witcomb 11 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon's Project Zero lets brands remove fake product listings
Amazon's Project Zero lets brands remove fake product listings

Through a new initiative called Project Zero, Amazon wants to empower brands to help stop the spread of counterfeit products on the marketplace...

5 Mar 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

SOUTH AFRICA

Samsung rolls out experiential stores in the U.S.
Samsung rolls out experiential stores in the U.S.

Samsung has opened three physical Experience Stores in major U.S. cities, where customers can to test out products, address repairs and receive one-on-one assistance...

25 Feb 2019

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

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