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Top company and news stories 30 April 2018

  • 2018 D&AD Awards' colours revealed, including SA's six Wood Pencils
  • Winners of the 2018 Webby Awards have also been announced
  • Unilever CEO Paul Polman will receive the Cannes LionHeart Award
  • Louise Marsland explores Euromonitor's Africa Rising megatrend
  • Marsland talks African storytelling and craft with Mbithi Masya
  • Jessica Tennant explains the iLizwe Lam online safety programme
  • Tennant gets the SA creative's perspective on SXSW
  • Meet #Newsmakers Adrian Ephraim and Reatile Tekateka
  • I chat to Matthew Buckland on reigniting Burn Media
  • In #FairnessFirst, I unpack National Geographic's 'Race' issue
  • Go #BehindtheSelfie with Franco D'Onofrio of Twiga Communications
  • Robin Fredericks reports back from #WTMA18 with an inside look at the Google Trekker Project; Natalia Rosa of Big Ambitions' talk on how small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively; and Cape Town Tourism CEO Enver Duminy's insights into destination marketing's digital relevance

    Leigh Andrews
    Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media SA

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    Three Black Pencils awarded at 2018 D&AD Awards!
    Three Black Pencils, the highest accolade in the creative industry, were awarded at the 56th D&AD Awards, with the ceremony held at The Old Truman Brewery in London on 26 April 2018. SA was responsible for six wood
    Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced
    Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced
    The winners of the 22nd Annual Webby Awards have been
    Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever © .
    Paul Polman to receive Cannes LionHeart Award
    Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, will receive the award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of
    National Geographic's April 2018 cover.
    #FairnessFirst: National Geographic's 'Race' issue

    Leigh Andrews

    National Geographic has tackled the issue of its own 'racist reporting' over its 130-year history in its April 2018 issue, dedicated to the topic of
    One Show Awards
    The One Club for Creativity's Portfolio Night 14
    Twenty cities around the world will participate in The One Club for Creativity's Portfolio Night 14, the largest one-night advertising portfolio review that will take place on 23 May... read
    #HopeJoanna instilling 'hope' to the people who need it most - everyone in South Africa

    Issued By Grid Worldwide

    #HopeJoanna is a social movement that taps into and reflects the renewed sense of hope and optimism amongst South Africans... read
    UK adspend hits record £22.2bn in 2017
    UK advertising expenditure recorded its eighth consecutive year of market growth in 2017 which, puts the industry on course for a decade of continuous expansion... read
    Lenny Filipova is the new face for Bata
    Account win for Berge Farrell

    Issued By Berge Farrell

    Berge Farrell has won Unilever's star performer - Aromat - in a competitive pitch for the packaging upgrade... read
    MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-off
    Celebrated South African fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo, creator of the MaXhosa by Laduma brand, is taking legal action against Spanish fashion retailer Zara over an alleged case of copyright infringement... read
    Responsiveness, the only way to go for future-fit brands

    James Maposa

    It's hard for brands to rely on their legacy because modern-day consumers are more open to trying new things. They have access to more information and this has led them to being more empowered and taking on more risks like trying new products... read
    Events & Conferencing
    Creating more inclusive events

    Issued By Worx Group

    In the past, planning an event usually meant structuring it around the message that your team was hoping to get across, while focusing on aspects like brand personality and business objectives... read
    Call for applications: Google Deep Learning Indaba
    Applications are now open for the second Deep Learning Indaba which aims to strengthen the foundations of African machine learning and to increase the participation of African researchers in the field... read
    #Newsmaker: Adrian Ephraim, Irvine Partners' director of strategy

    Jessica Tennant

    Earlier this month, Adrian Ephraim joined public relations and integrated marketing agency Irvine Partners as director of strategy. This comes after Jeanine Cameron's appointment as MD in 2016. read
    Media resources launched for Rugby Africa Gold Cup
    A new logo has been released and a special press section has been developed as a resource for the media, as it gets closer to Rugby Africa Gold Cup kick off... read
    The Citizen journalist Yadhana Jadoo passes away
    Media Freedom
    R2K announces Freedom week
    Spree App selected as App of the Day
    Icasa publishes findings document to review community broadcasting services sector
    Icasa has published a findings document to review the community broadcasting services sector, which has culminated into the draft regulations for the review... read
    Marketing leaders say level of media spend will be linked to reporting accuracy
    CMO Council Member Study reveals many will boost spend in online video advertising and voice willingness to pay premiums for guaranteed views and deep customer insights... read
    Hectic Nine-9 introduces Hectic on 3
    Bonang Matheba is Miss SA's new host
    Celebrating African storytelling and craft

    Louise Marsland

    Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya, and a Ciclope Africa judge, talks about what Africa can bring to the international stage... read
    Guardian Media Group and D&AD creates global festival of creativity
    Guardian Media Group and D&AD have partnered to establish a new global festival... read
    AfricArena World Tour to select startups in top African tech cities
    The Cape Town-based AfricArena event, to be held in partnership with Wesgro and Silicon Cape, will be hosting a "World Tour" in May to select startups to pitch at the event in November... read
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    New PM unit wants to fix 'fragmentation' in social marketing
    Why making users pay for Facebook would be bad news for the social media giant, and investors...
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    "This time, [Snap has] to show off the product, not the marketing."
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