Reminder to enter 9th Maputo International Advertising Festival
Reminder to enter 9th Maputo International Advertising Festival

The 9th Maputo International Advertising Festival is set to take place from 26-29 May 2014. Pieces that were created and can be proved to have been displayed between 1-30 April 2013 will be accepted. Works may be submitted to the competition, through payment of the respective fee, between 1-15 May...

16 Apr 2014

Luvi Ogilvy celebrates 20th birthday
Luvi Ogilvy celebrates 20th birthday

Friday, 16 November 2012, a birthday party with more than 300 guests marked the 20th birthday of Luvi Ogilvy Réunion. Marketing manager, Steven Potet said "It was a great evening. We had 'red' people queuing up outside the road at Saint Gilles city, surprised to see a well-known bar on Reunion...

20 Nov 2012

Looking for African women leaders

The Kuwa Ajabu Foundation ("be extraordinary") is a non-profit organisation which empowers and builds sustainable capacity in the form of job creation for young, unemployed people across Africa. Affiliate partners include the UN, Women In Finance, Menprow and the fully black-owned Blue Rain...

8 Apr 2011

Still time to enter Loeries
Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

21 May 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

AMEP is coming soon...
AMEP is coming soon...

The 3rd Maputo International Advertising Festival will take place from 26 - 29 May 2008. Pieces that were created and can be proved to have been displayed between 1 April 2007 and 30 April 2008 shall be accepted. Works may be submitted to the competition, on payment of the respective fee, between 1...

10 Apr 2008

Press, Outdoor and Film Lions entries extension

Last week’s deadline of 9 March 2007 for the Cannes Press, Outdoor and Film competitions has been extended until Friday, 30 March. This will allow entrants extra time to prepare their entries and also to enter new work that has been completed recently or may be running later than expected. The...

14 Mar 2007

Dove ad fails to appeal

Dove’s new television ad in America, which is indicative of two current advertising trends - debuting during the Academy Awards telecast and consumer-generated advertising - lacks appeal, according to daily web magazine For more, click here.

13 Mar 2007

Anti piracy campaign wins again
Anti piracy campaign wins again

click to enlargeTBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg’s Tsotsi Anti Piracy Campaign took first place in the Creative Circle “Ad of the Year” outdoor category earlier this week. The campaign has previously taken gold at both The Loeries Awards and Cannes, and its PR campaign has won many awards, including...

9 Mar 2007

Sanlam sponsors Pendoring yet again

Sanlam has once again joined the likes of the ATKV, Vodacom, Media24 and Rapport as a main sponsor of this year’s Pendoring Advertising competition and project, which focuses on the advancement of excellent Afrikaans advertising. Says Dawid Brand, Pendoring co-ordinator, “An investment in Pendoring...

6 Mar 2007

Julian Watt to judge at Clios, Cannes

Not only will Net#work BBDO’s executive creative director Julian Watt be jetting to Miami in the US in May 2007 to judge at the Clios, a month later he will be judging the print work at Cannes in Frances. “Judging globally is good for perspective,” says Watt. “South Africa must grow its reputation...

13 Feb 2007

Lesson learnt by FNB

IOL reports that according to Paul Harris, CEO of FirstRand, “‘the most important thing is that you have (to have) an objective… But if you’re not going to achieve that objective, then your campaign is flawed.’” Harris was speaking in relation to the aborted FNB anti-crime advertising campaign. For...

13 Feb 2007

Lawyers take out anti-crime ad

Earlier this week, Pretoria-based Van Huyssteens attorneys took out an ad in Beeld voicing its grievances against crime and were planning an English version in Thursday’s Pretoria News, reports IOL. The Beeld ad was addressed to Government and referred to FNB’s ad campaign budget, as well as to the...

9 Feb 2007

Outrage over Lebo ad

An Arrive Alive billboard campaign featuring Lebo Mathosa apparently does not have permission from her family, reports The Citizen. The billboards have been spotted in Rosebank, Woodmead and on the N17 in Johannesburg. For more, click here....

7 Feb 2007

FCB campaign receives international recognition

A mixed media campaign for a SABC Radio Winter sales drive last year, created by FCB Impact 361 Johannesburg, a division of FCB South Africa, will be receiving a second place certificate for outstanding creativity at the 36th International Mobius Advertising Awards Competition in California, USA,...

18 Jan 2007

Advertising de-cluttering taking off at airports
Advertising de-cluttering taking off at airports

click to enlargeIn line with international strategies toward the improvement of airport design, and the enhancement of the customer experience, ACSA and Clear Channel Outdoor have embarked on an advertising de-cluttering programme at all ACSA domestic and international airports. As part of this...

16 Jan 2007

FCB MD Morley resigns

Godfrey Morley, FCB South Africa's Group MD, is leaving the group to take up an 'offer that he could not refuse'. A successor is expected to be announced shortly.

16 Jan 2007

Ogilvy arrives in Woodstock
Ogilvy arrives in Woodstock

click to enlargeOgilvy Cape Town has officially moved into its new premises in Woodstock at 41 Sir Lowry Road with all 215 staff members. The cutting-edge interiors include floating meeting spaces which are joined by 'Hogwart's-style' staircases connecting the building's five levels in the void...

10 Jan 2007

Music video or brand ad?
Music video or brand ad?

click to enlarge "Our new Crosse and Blackwell ad really is a mini movie," says Nestle Food Business Unit head Yasser Abdul-Malak. "With a unique South African flavor, we capture the richness of color and culture. To be able to secure a soundtrack like Mowbray Kaap - this pulls everything together...

11 Dec 2006

Internet advertising to overtake outdoor

LONDON: reports that forecaster Zenith Optimedia, a unit of Publicis Groupe SA, is predicting that in 2007 the Internet "will for the first time take a greater share of global advertising revenue than outdoor advertising... [and] will overtake radio globally by 2009". For more, click...

6 Dec 2006

Handfield-Jones takes on Arrive Alive

Rob Handfield-Jones, editor of Caxton's AutoDealer, recently won the consumer complaint that he lodged with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of SA against a Department of Transport radio commercial for the Arrive Alive campaign, which was aired on Radio 702 until 1 December 2006. The...

3 Dec 2006

Move to Woodstock symbolic of regeneration
Move to Woodstock symbolic of regeneration

click to enlargeAfter 22 years in Roeland Street, Ogilvy Cape Town is set to move into innovative and custom-built office space at The District on Sir Lowry Road in Woodstock in December 2006. The Gandhi phrase "Be the change you seek in others" is the rationale behind Ogilvy's R70-million financial...

3 Dec 2006

Grey Worldwide withdraws from lottery pitch

Grey Worldwide SA has withdrawn from the National Lottery pitch shortlist due to corporate governance, as well as deadlines on three other pitches - Absa, Sasol and Cadbury. "Our chairman also chairs the Gidani consortium, and we feel it would be a breach of corporate governance and not in keeping...

30 Nov 2006

The trouble with toothpaste

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa recently upheld a competitor complaint lodged by GlaxoSmithKline against Colgate toothpaste. The ASA found that Colgate's advertising did not sufficiently clarify that its "2x Better Cavity Protection" is only when compared to non-fluoride...

21 Nov 2006

ASA rules on driver's licence scam

In a recent ruling, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa partially ruled against a company offering 20-year international licences through street pole advertising. In essence, the complainant submitted that the ad is misleading as an international license is only valid for one...

20 Nov 2006

SA judge for international direct marketing awards

Proximity#TTP creative director Stuart Stobbs, a 2005 Caples winner for Virgin Atlantic, has been selected to judge the 2006 John Caples International Awards being held in New York next week. Named after John Caples, a direct response pioneer, the awards recognises excellence in the direct marketing...

13 Nov 2006

Retraction apologies to The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town for the incorrect impression generated by the headline carried in, 9 November 2006, which read: "Jupiter loses Foschini to morrisjones". This was incorrect as Jupiter in fact no longer held the Foschini account, having...

13 Nov 2006

ASA gets new CEO

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa announced the appointment of its new CEO, Thembi Msibi, earlier this week. "I'm excited about the new challenges presented by an organisation like the ASA," says Msibi, who took up her position on 1 November 2006. Msibi holds an LLB (Honours)...

8 Nov 2006

Saatchi declines MTN tender

Saatchi & Saatchi has declined the offer to tender for the MTN Group's marketing advertising account in South Africa because of a potential conflict with multinational client Orange. The Saatchi & Saatchi Africa Network holds this account across 13 countries on the continent.

23 Oct 2006

ASA warns of Swiss scam

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa is advising the SA hospitality industry to be very careful of signing offers for free advertising. A Swiss company called Nova Channel appears to be scamming South Africa hotels and accommodation services with an offer to place a listing in...

17 Oct 2006

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