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'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers
'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers

'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee...

By Lila Westreich 1 day ago

David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award
David Adjaye, Cai Guo-Qiang to receive 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award

Architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and artist Cai Guo-Qiang have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Isamu Noguchi Award by The Noguchi Museum...

21 Feb 2020

WTM Africa continues commitment to advance sustainable travel in 2020
WTM Africa continues commitment to advance sustainable travel in 2020

WTM Africa 2020 is tackling travel sustainability at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognising game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry...

20 Feb 2020

Burger King’s Fernando Machado
#CannesLions2020: First speakers and sessions announced

The organisers of Cannes Lions 2020 have announced the first speakers and sessions at the Festival...

20 Feb 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Doug De Villiers, leader of Deloitte Africa's advertising portfolio
#BehindtheSelfie with... Doug De Villiers, leader of Deloitte Africa's advertising portfolio

This week, we go behind the selfie with professor Doug De Villiers, Deloitte Consulting's Africa advertising, marketing and commerce leader, as well as #NedbankIMC2020 speaker...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Feb 2020

Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders
Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders

Catherine Oshotse, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria, has the internet to thank for her growing business...

By Yun Shi 18 Feb 2020

Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched
Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched

Vogue Talents is supporting emerging designers along with the African Fashion Foundation by launching a new scouting project dedicated to African creatives...

18 Feb 2020

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti
Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti

The eighth instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair recently ran at the CTICC. We got in touch with Investec Cape Town Art Fair art fair director Laura Vincenti to find out what goes into putting on an event of this scale, cultivating a Pan-African dialogue and art trends for the year ahead...

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020

SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad
SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad

South African fintech and customer engagement business, 2Engage, is pursuing international growth opportunities...

12 Feb 2020

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New research: Face-to-face meetings most effective for business success

The new study, conducted by Talk2 Media & Events, surveyed over 200 buyers and exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific region looking at industry challenges and the most valued attributes...

10 Feb 2020

Standard Bank Gallery to showcase 54 unique artworks from the continent
Standard Bank Gallery to showcase 54 unique artworks from the continent

Lumières d'Afriques will open at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg on 21 February 2020. The group exhibition will showcase the work of 54 artists from across the African continent...

10 Feb 2020

The One Club names BBDO's Hahn, Chobani's Maschmeyer to Board of Directors
The One Club names BBDO's Hahn, Chobani's Maschmeyer to Board of Directors

The One Club for Creativity today announced the appointment of Greg Hahn, creative vice chairman, BBDO Worldwide and CCO, BBDO NY, and Leland Maschmeyer, CCO, Chobani to its National Board of Directors...

5 Feb 2020

Innervation acquires loyalty business from Tritech Media
Innervation acquires loyalty business from Tritech Media

Innervation Pan African Payment Solutions has acquired African loyalty business, The Loyalty Box, from Tritech Media for an undisclosed amount...

4 Feb 2020

NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day
NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day

In 1970, a The New York Times ad helped spark an environmental revolution with a call to action that saw 20 million Americans join national efforts to tackle environmental degradation...

3 Feb 2020

Mango's standalone fashion stores have returned to SA
Mango's standalone fashion stores have returned to SA

Global fashion brand Mango has opened a 205m² retail space in Sandton City, Johannesburg. The opening marks the reintroduction of free-standing Mango stores into the country...

31 Jan 2020

Bringing brand visions and stories to life through colour
Bringing brand visions and stories to life through colour

Following Pantone's announcement of Classic Blue as its 'Color of the Year' for 2020, FedEx Office has collaborated with the institute to help businesses leverage colour through its colour matching and printing technologies, using the Pantone Matching System...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jan 2020

Sports sponsorship market to record strongest growth [report]
Sports sponsorship market to record strongest growth [report]

Global sports sponsorship market to record strongest growth in a decade, with spend reaching $48bn in 2020...

28 Jan 2020

Bic reveals the winners of the Art Master Africa Competition
Bic reveals the winners of the Art Master Africa Competition

Fatiou Aboudou was announced as the winner of the 2019 Bic Art Master Africa Competition. Aboudou was selected for the 'Black Lion' portrait - which depicts a half-man, half-lion...

28 Jan 2020

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Marketers anticipate greater privacy regulation in 2020 [report]

Ahead of International Data Privacy Day, privacy-first marketing is the focus of the policy chapter of Warc's Marketer's Toolkit 2020...

27 Jan 2020

2020 competition to design emergency operations centre in Africa launched
2020 competition to design emergency operations centre in Africa launched

The Balouo Salo non-profit organisation has launched the 2020 edition of the Kaira Looro Competition which aims to design an emergency operations centre for the resolution of humanitarian emergencies in Africa...

27 Jan 2020

Inaugural Storytellers Gala to celebrate 100 years of radio
Inaugural Storytellers Gala to celebrate 100 years of radio

New York Festivals Radio Awards will host its inaugural Storytellers Gala on Tuesday, 21 April, celebrating 100 years of radio...

24 Jan 2020

#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand
#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand

Amazon makes history as the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed $200bn value mark and retains title of world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year...

22 Jan 2020

Grand Prix winning campaign; Fox Cricket.
Effective Use of Tech winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of eight winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, two Silvers and three Bronzes - have been awarded in the Effective Use of Tech category...

22 Jan 2020

Katrin Robertson, CEO of BlowUp media.
Head judge announced for World Out of Home Organisation Awards

Nominations are now open for The World Out of Home Organisation Awards and the organisation has announced that Katrin Robertson, CEO of BlowUp media will head the Organisation's panel of judges for its 2020 Awards...

21 Jan 2020

NYF Advertising Awards announces Financial Category executive jury for 2020
NYF Advertising Awards announces Financial Category executive jury for 2020

The New York Festivals Advertising Awards has announced the inaugural 2020 Financial Category executive jury (formerly Midas), including SA's Tom and Dana Cullinan...

21 Jan 2020

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Disney is removing 'Fox' from the production company's future branding

After buying 21st Century Fox in a $71bn deal last year, Disney is reportedly removing the word "Fox" from the production company's future branding...

By Shereesa Moodley 20 Jan 2020

Sarah Owen, senior editor, WGSN. Image supplied.
Conscious consumerism to have significant impact on marketing strategies in 2020

Warc has revealed that 84% of respondents to Warc's Marketers Toolkit survey said conscious consumerism and sustainability would have a significant or some impact on marketing strategies in 2020...

20 Jan 2020

First-deadline shortlist for The One Show 2020 Awards announced
First-deadline shortlist for The One Show 2020 Awards announced

The One Show has released it's first-deadline shortlist for the 2020 Awards with McCann NY and BBDO NY leading the way...

16 Jan 2020

Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood' campaign, Babyshop. Image supplied.
Effective Channel Integration winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

The winners for the Effective Channel Integration category of Warc's Media Awards 2019 have been announced and the Grand Prix has been awarded to FP7 McCann Dubai for 'Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood''...

15 Jan 2020

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