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Assegai Awards 2020 open for entries

The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) has announced that the 2020 Assegai Awards entries are now open. The awards celebrate those whose integrated marketing campaigns deliver exceptional results and honour breakthrough strategy, creative brilliance, and outstanding results in all...

28 May 2020

Sunday Times Gen Next Conference, Interactive Showcase, Awards postponed

The Sunday Times Gen Next has announced it has postponed its Conference, Interactive Showcase and Awards event to 21 August due to South Africa being on lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country. The event was initially scheduled to take place on 4 June. "While we are...

31 Mar 2020

2020 Effie Awards SA moved to October

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has postponed the 2020 Effie Awards South Africa summit and gala event October due to the spread of the novel coronavirus in South Africa and recent announcements from the government. The summit and gala event will now take place on 7 and 8...

31 Mar 2020

Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards entries are open

Entries for the Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards are open until 17 February 2020. A total of 11 awards will be decided this year, with two new categories included. The awards showcase supplier development best practice and are essential for celebrating the efforts of large South...

20 Jan 2020

IAS agency masterclass moves to GIBS campus

The IAS is moving its agency masterclass to the Gordon Institute of Business Science campus in Illovo, Johannesburg after more than a decade of having it at the Institute of Directors. Founder and CEO of the IAS, Johanna McDowell, spoke on the decision to move, saying: Our masterclass...

15 Jan 2020

SoulCycle announces Melanie Whelan's resignation as CEO

Melanie Whelan will no longer serve as the CEO of SoulCycle. The New York City-based fitness company announced Whelan's resignation; the company gave no reason for the abrupt change in leadership. SoulCycle CFO Sunder Reddy will serve as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is found. Whelan...

27 Nov 2019

Americaneagle.com opens office in London

In an effort to service its global clients, Americaneagle.com has opened an office in the United Kingdom. Located in the central business district of Moorgate in London, the new office joins the company's current European offices located in Zurich, Switzerland and Sofia, Bulgaria. Some of the...

18 Nov 2019

Angela Zepeda is Hyundai Motor America's new CMO

Adweek reports that Hyundai Motor America has filled its vacant CMO role. Former Innocean USA SVP and MD Angela Zepeda will replace Dean Evans as the car manufacturer's marketing chief. In her new role, she will oversee all of the brand's marketing and advertising efforts in the US. Before...

22 Oct 2019

Dean Evans leaves Hyundai to pursue other "career opportunities"

Adweek reports that Hyundai Motor America CMO Dean Evans has announced that he will be resigning in pursuit of other "career opportunities". Evans joined the car manufacturer's marketing team in 2015. Hyundai's chief operating officer Brian Smith, a former Toyota executive, will lead the...

21 Oct 2019

Giusy Buonfantino to leave Kimberly-Clark in November

Adweek reports that Giusy Buonfantino will vacate her role as Kimberly-Clark CMO from 1 November 2019. The announcement was made by Kimberly-Clark chief growth officer Alison Lewis in an internal memo - which was obtained by Adweek; the announcement has been confirmed by a Kimberly-Clark...

21 Oct 2019

Epica Awards extends submission deadline to 21 October

The Epica Awards has extended the deadline for submissions. Entrants now have an additional two weeks - until 21 October - to complete their submissions. From November 18 to 21, Epica's jury of editors and journalists will meet in Amsterdam to choose the winners, including candidates for the new...

9 Oct 2019

Promax Africa Awards announces deadline extension

The entry deadline for the 2019 Promax Africa Awards has been extended to 30 August 2019. The awards acknowledge distinction in entertainment marketing. The winners of this year's awards will be announced at The Maslow Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg on 7 November 2019. For more information, head...

26 Aug 2019

Point teams up with Iconic Media

The Iconic Media Group and Point have teamed up to create a unique and fully integrated package for its clients across Africa the Middle East, and the UK. With this partnership, both parties are now able to develop, conceptualise, and create a final product that can be implemented at any point...

11 Jul 2019

Johnson & Johnson to lose long-stayed chief marketing officer

Johnson & Johnson and its chief marketing officer, Alison Lewis, will soon cut ties. Lewis spent nearly six years in the role of chief marketing officer. The company has yet to find a suitable replacement.

24 Jun 2019

Rogerwilco opens international office in the UK

Performance marketing agency Rogerwilco recently unveiled its new office in the United Kingdom. The UK office is aimed at better serving its portfolio of international clients, which currently make up 20% of its billings. Despite this new office, all production will, however, remain in South...

23 May 2019

High Street Auctions acknowledged at NAA for Mandela Charity Auction

High Street Auctions has placed second in the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Marketing Competition's Auction Marketing Campaign of the Year category for its Mandela Charity Auction that took place in November 2018. The company also took first place in the charity auction section of the...

15 May 2019

Sony embarks on new PlayStation promotion strategy

Following its six-month review process, Sony has decided on a new global overarching strategy to promote its PlayStation brand. This includes appointing adam&eveDDB, part of Omnicom's DDB network, as its global creative agency of record. The reasoning behind the agency review and strategic...

14 May 2019

Publicis Groupe to acquire Epsilon for $4,4bn

AdWeek reports that Publicis Groupe is set to complete the largest deal in its 93-year history when it acquires data intelligence company Epsilon for an estimated $4,4bn. Publicis reportedly beat out a rival bid from Goldman Sachs and global private equity firm Advent International. The...

15 Apr 2019

Raja Rajamannar scoops WFA Global Marketer of the Year award

The chief marketing and communications officer of Mastercard, Raja Rajamannar, has been named the WFA Global Marketer of the Year for 2018. Rajamannar won following a combined vote by a jury and the industry at large, with each accounting for 50% of the final score. He was one of six global...

5 Mar 2019

CMO Council launches Insight Center for marketers

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council has set in motion a new subscription service for marketers seeking real-time global knowledge and intelligence in a portal. The Insight Center service is available to CMO Council Premium Members as part of their enhanced membership. Furthermore, the...

6 Nov 2018

Warc Awards 2019 open for entries

The Warc Awards 2019 is officially open for entries and the deadline to enter is 19 February 2019. The awards are free to enter and are open to submissions from any country and communications discipline. The jury chairs for the awards are Namita Mediratta, Christine Xu, China Fernando Machado,...

30 Oct 2018

Adland honours legendary British marketer Howard Mann

Campaign reports that Adland has paid tribute to the late Howard Mann, who was the worldwide boss of McCain Foods and a high-profile British marketer during the 1980s and 1990s. Mann, who was in his early 70s, passed away at his home after a heart attack. Read more on this story here....

4 Oct 2018

Brand et al wins global award for its AVBob Poetry Project

Brand et al's AVBob Poetry Project has won an award at the M&M Global Awards in the Best Global Campaign for Financial and Utility Services category. The M&M Global Awards took place at the Troxy Theatre in London on 20 September 2018.

28 Sep 2018

Brand SA's brand forum to focus on sports, creative industries

Brand South Africa will host the 2018 Nation Brand Forum at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in Sandton, Johannesburg on 11 October 2018. The forum, now in its third year, aims to promote a cohesive approach when marketing South Africa internationally. The theme for this year is...

25 Sep 2018

Marketing Association of SA to host masterclass sessions at Leaderex

The Marketing Association of South Africa (Masa) will host two masterclass sessions at Leaderex on 4 September 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The sessions, which are aimed at a senior level audience, are designed to challenge conventional thinking about marketing in a...

30 Aug 2018

AB InBev streamlines management structure, geographic zones

Moneyweb reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (AB InBev) has simplified its global management structure and reduced its nine geographic zones to six. The Belguim-based multinational beverage and brewing holdings company reported lower-than-expected profit growth in the second quarter of the year...

26 Jul 2018

BCMA to host event on branded content

The Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA) will host an presentation on branded content at Vega on 24 July 2018. The presentation will feature four speakers who will share their insights on the subject. The lineup includes MTN COO Enzo Scarcello, Soul City Institute CEO Lebo Ramafoko, PHD...

20 Jul 2018

Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference to focus on innovation

The third annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference will be held at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 17 October 2018. A lineup of local and international speakers will share their insight on this year's theme of innovation and attendees will learn first-hand how to use this...

18 Jul 2018

DCMN make DC Analytics available for free

DCMN has made DC Analytics available for use without payment, which gives the opporutnity for brands in South Africa to track the performance of its TV advertising campaigns. The technology was first only used internally for DCMN clients but is now available for anyone to use. DC Analytics...

5 Jul 2018

Unilever, WPP set up new team model in Singapore

Unilever and WPP have teamed with Unilever Foundry and its startup community to create an on-site collaboration in Singapore. This new team model, with expertise from various WPP agencies, is expected to provide innovative solutions for Unilever's numerous brands. The new approach draws on...

24 May 2018

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