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Vizeum SA wins Financial Mail Adfocus Network Media Agency of the YearVizeum South Africa walked away with the coveted Financial Mail Adfocus Network Media Agency of the Year at the annual event held at The Venue, Melrose Arch, in Johannesburg. The agency's annual billings were significantly increased over the judging period with several account wins making the agency the obvious winner in a closely competitive race. Further to the Vizeum win, Dentsu Aegis Network Sub Saharan Africa walked away with the coveted FM Adfocus African Impact Award. 14 Dec 2018 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network SSA scoops FM Adfocus African Impact AwardWe are thrilled to announce that Dentsu Aegis Network sub-Saharan Africa walked away with the coveted FM Adfocus African Impact Award, at the annual event held at The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg last night. To further amplify this win, Vizeum South Africa took the coveted Media Agency of the Year Award. 29 Nov 2018 Read more

FoxP2 wins Epica GoldFoxP2 is proud to announce that they have won Gold in the media category at the prestigious 2018 Epica Awards for their "Life Beyond the Logo" campaign. 26 Nov 2018 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network South Africa pledges R104,000 to the Hot 91.9 Teddy-thonOn Friday, 16 November 2018, at the Checkers Court in Sandton City, Dentsu Aegis South Africa together with Carat, Vizeum and Posterscope pledged a total of R104,000 to the Hot 91.9 Teddy-thon. 20 Nov 2018 Read more

Creative director sat down to write an article and you'll never believe what happened nextAccording to a recent study of most clickable headlines in social media, the headline above has the highest chance of getting noticed. And if you're wondering about my pic below, I took some creative guidance from one of the most viewed images on Instagram ever, courtesy of Kendall Jenner. 20 Nov 2018 Read more

John Brown SA content director scoops prestigious international awardJohn Brown Media South Africa is thrilled to announce that Fresh Living editor and head of content for John Brown SA, Justine Drake, has won the coveted Content Director of the Year award from The Content Council at the Pearl Awards, in New York. John Brown SA has also been nominated for the category Most Effective: Retail, Fashion and Beauty for Pick n Pay's Fresh content and Best B2B Print Experience, Wisdom, for Old Mutual Corporate. 7 Nov 2018 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network claims 3 Golds at the AMASA AwardsWe are proud to announce that Dentsu Aegis won three Golds and received a highly commended recognition at the AMASA Awards on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. The awards ceremony exists to celebrate excellence in media strategy, innovation and creative media ideas that yield client results. Red Star claimed two Golds, Vizeum walked away with one Gold and Dentsu Aegis together with Loxyion Conexyion & Greater Than won the Highly Commended award. 17 Oct 2018 Read more

Don't panic. Generation Alpha will still want free chicken-wingsYou have a product or service to sell. You might be the brand manager, the brand owner, the advertising agency, or the graphic designer. But after some strategic work, the brief lands on your desk. Highlighted in bright yellow is the target market. It's aimed at millennials. Good grief. Now what? They don't see the world like my generation did. They're different. They're so weird. They socialise virtually and know how to text and drive at the same time! They're can't be human. Panic sets in. 16 Oct 2018 Read more

Fresh Living continues to buck the magazine trend with a proven ROIOver two million engaged, loyal readers; proven sales uplift and significant ROI for advertisers... Too good to be true, you might ask? 13 Sep 2018 Read more

I influence you, therefore, I am!Much talk has surrounded the power of influencers in campaigns in 2016 and 2017, something that I don't see slowing down in 2018. Large numbers of loyal followers eagerly waiting for the next tweet, post, tip or rant. Recently, however, the industry has been looking a little deeper into the science behind this growing channel. 31 Aug 2018 Read more

Posterscope OOH conversationsOn Wednesday, 25 July, Posterscope South Africa hosted their annual out-of-home (OOH) media conference at the Exclusive Books Social Kitchen and Bar in Johannesburg, Gauteng. 7 Aug 2018 Read more

How data can be used to connect brands with their audienceBrands are beginning to view engagement as one of the most important metric on social media. They're realising that the more they encourage their audience to interact with them, the more likely it is to lead to sales as well as brand loyalty. As brands focus on increasing customer engagement, they also need to know their audience beyond demographics. As such, audience insight should be at the core of every marketing strategy. 31 Jul 2018 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network Kenya unlocks the power of consumer insights with CCSMedia and communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network Kenya is set to launch a comprehensive research tool that will provide clients with unique, in-depth insight into consumer behaviour and their relationship with media. 24 Jul 2018 Read more

Vizeum CPT appoints a new Managing DirectorVizeum SA is excited to announce the appointment of Anne van Rensburg. Starting on 2 July 2018, Anne's new role will involve taking on the leadership of Vizeum Cape Town as Managing Director. Anne will assist Kelvin Storie (Group Managing Director Vizeum) in the growth of Vizeum Cape Town and further strengthening the leadership team across the Vizeum SA portfolio. 20 Jul 2018 Read more

Vizeum SA strengthens its leadership team!Sthanda Manciya and Marvin Kgasoane have joined Vizeum as the new business unit heads for Vizeum South Africa. They will be responsible for managing core clients. They equally boast over 20 years of media experience having worked with clients such as Unilever, DSTV, MTN, McDonald's and the Brandhouse. Sthanda and Marvin will be reporting directly to Kelvin Storie (Group Managing Director for Vizeum SA). Marvin and Sthanda hold a National Diploma in Advertising and a BA in Communications Science degree respectively. 13 Jun 2018 Read more

Heineken at the forefront of innovation with two media firsts in sub-Saharan AfricaHeineken®, an international premium brand globally known for their innovative and disruptive approach to marketing and media, introduced two media innovation firsts in sub-Saharan Africa. 8 Jun 2018 Read more

Donald MokgaleAn outlook on the state of OOH, digital OOH development and trends in 2018. 23 May 2018 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network, bringing another first to Africa - The Story Lab Content SummitThe Story Lab is a global investor, producer and distributor of premium entertainment content, headquartered in London with offices in over 16 markets, including South Africa. 15 May 2018 Read more

Shaneel Singh appointed Chief Strategy Officer for iProspect CPTiProspect CPT is excited to announce the appointment of Shaneel Singh to Chief Strategy Officer. Shaneel holds a Bachelor's Degree with a quadruple major in Marketing, Media, English and Performance studies, as well as an Honours Post Graduate Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences. Shaneel has worked in all tiers of the digital advertising ecosystem from bidding on ad networks, through to programmatic and training new staff on digital platforms. He will be reporting to Jaco Lintvelt (Managing Director AMNET SSA & iProspect South Africa). 10 May 2018 Read more

Google Trends 101: How you should use it!Google is used by nearly everyone, every day, on numerous occasions. As Google has become part of our daily existence to find out information, directions and so much more, the data that Google accumulates is directly related to public opinion and interests. Essentially Google has become an extension of our own human behaviour. As Google collects all this data and search query information, being able to view this data can be exceptionally valuable from a marketing and research perspective. That is where Google Trends comes into its own. 20 Apr 2018 Read more

iProspect SA continues to grow with the appointment of Jared PillaiiProspect is delighted to announce an addition to their family. Jared Pillai joined the team on 3 April as chief strategy officer for iProspect JHB. 13 Apr 2018 Read more

Where are my millennials at?An in-depth look at millennials in Johannesburg. An analysis of their social media behaviour to understand what they are talking about and more importantly where these conversations are taking place. 3 Apr 2018 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network Mozambique opens doors to revolutionise the marketDentsu Aegis Network Mozambique announced on 1 March the official inauguration of its office in Maputo, Mozambique. This opening follows on from the multinational's expansion plan for the African continent and a joint venture with the group The Number Seven, a holding company that holds, among other companies, the advertising agency Ogilvy Moçambique, which has been in the local market for more than 21 years, the digital content production studio WAAU, a participation in the renowned sound studio Ekaya, and Sunshine the international Brand Design agency in Cape Town, Lisbon, Nairobi and Geneva. 28 Mar 2018 Read more

Posterscope SA welcomes the appointment of Donald Mokgale and Livia BrownPosterscope is pleased to announce the appointment of Donald Mokgale, former sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) development director for Posterscope with 11 years of media and advertising experience. As of 1 March 2018, Donald has been appointed general manager for Posterscope SA and reports to Koo Govender (CEO for DAN SA) and Dawn Rowlands (CEO for DAN sub-Saharan Africa). 13 Mar 2018 Read more

Barclays Africa Group Limited appoints Dentsu Aegis Network across 10 sub-Saharan Africa marketsDentsu Aegis Network has emerged as the winner in the Barclays Africa Group Limited's (BAGL) media agency review and will be taking over media planning and buying duties across 10 sub-Saharan African (SSA) markets including Absa and the Barclays Africa network. 5 Mar 2018 Read more

Moments of natural refreshment with StrongbowIn the hustle and bustle of the busy city life, it is easy for commuters to get lost in the chaos and forget to appreciate the small things. Majority of commuters use public transport where their experience of the city is clouded by noise, heat, traffic and clutter. Strongbow, in collaboration with Red Star, M&C Saatchi Abel and Sonic State, combined their expertise to refresh nature and bring some life to a frequently tiring daily commute and improve this experience by offering commuters a #NatureRemix. 20 Feb 2018 Read more

FoxP2 mutates with Dentsu Aegis Network, home of the global creative network of the futureDentsu Aegis Network and FoxP2 have announced the finalisation of the acquisition. 13 Feb 2018 Read more

John Brown South Africa scoops double gold at international Pearl AwardsJohn Brown Media South Africa has won the gold award for Best Print Magazine Editorial (B2B) at The Content Council's international Pearl Awards ceremony in New York with MiNDSPACE. The magazine, produced for Old Mutual Corporate, also walked away with silver in the Best Print Magazine Design (b2b) category and was selected as one of the judges' three favourites. 15 Dec 2017 Read more

So you're graduating. Congratulations! But, now what?If you've got what it takes and have your sight set on the world of media and advertising, through a six-month paid internship programme, then you're in the right place! At Dentsu Aegis Network you will get the opportunity to explore the various fundamentals of media, such as strategy and planning, client service, creative, and digital and much more. We do it all, we push the boundaries and, on top of it all, we love a sneaky midweek party! 16 Nov 2017 Read more

Designing for voiceWe all have, at some point in the past few years, used the phrase, "Siri, what's the weather like today?" or "OK, Google, I need the fastest route to work this morning." The ability to use your voice to get search results is, without a doubt, growing at a rapid pace, and for good reason - it's fast, convenient and just plain fun. It takes us back to the original and natural way we communicate as humans, through sound. 14 Nov 2017 Read more

So Gen Z is moving into the workplace - What now?The world's attention has been held captive by the omnipresent millennial generation with their 'quit my job and pursue my dreams' mentality. What we haven't noticed is the younger sibling at the table, wise from watching. Gen Z, otherwise known as iGen, have extremely different ideas of what they want their lives to look like. Having been born anywhere from 1996s/early 2000s to present the oldest Gen Zers are anywhere from 17 to 21 years old. 10 Oct 2017 Read more

Carat SA together with Carat Asia Pacific won three Tangram Awards @ Spikes AsiaCarat South Africa, in collaboration with Carat Asia Pacific Singapore, won three awards at the Tangrams @Spikes Asia Festival, for their Opel Adam on Tinder campaign. 4 Oct 2017 Read more

Beware - location-based advertising is already in KenyaThe digital advertising industry in Kenya has often been accused of being fixated on the future, discussing hypothetical solutions that aren't yet available locally. The most elusive of these marketing solutions is location-based mobile marketing. Location-based advertising hinges around the fact that wherever we go these days we always carry a mobile with us. And most of us quite happily share our location data with the various apps we use. The sales impact connected with a clever location-based mobile ad is every marketer's dirty fantasy. 3 Oct 2017 Read more

The Coca-Cola Company appoints Carat across the WIMA regionCarat Sub-Saharan Africa is thrilled to announce that after a rigorous pitch process, The Coca-Cola Company has selected the agency to lead the media planning, strategy and buying for the brand. 2 Oct 2017 Read more

Where are South Africans celebrating Heritage Day?Cape Town came out in spirit to celebrate Heritage Day, with more social posts about Heritage Day than the Johannesburg and Durban regions. Considering that Johannesburg has a higher population density than Cape Town (12,272,238 Gauteng population vs 5,822,769 Western Cape, according to Census 2011 Data), this is particularly interesting and shows that Capetownian's are an active, social bunch. 29 Sep 2017 Read more

Vizeum SA walks away with two Most AwardsWe are proud to announce that Vizeum South Africa took two Most Awards at the 9th Most Awards ceremony, which took place on 15 September at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. Kelvin Storie, Group Managing Director for Vizeum South Africa took the highly regarded Rising Star Award, which is bestowed to individuals in recognition of their commitment to the media industry. Kelvin joined Vizeum back in 2007, as a start-up and has been a crucial part of the business for the last 10 years. He was appointed Group Managing Director in March 2016, and this award is a testament to his ability to drive the success of the business going forward. 19 Sep 2017 Read more

The role of digital marketing in a millennial's worldRaised in a digital, media-saturated world, millennials are digital natives who have grown adept at communication and the rapidly progressive nature of the digital landscape. Previously, the more advertisements you threw at the younger generation, the earlier you got them to purchase your brand. Now, reaching out to the younger generation requires a different line of thought. Yet, more than a few brands are in the dark when it comes to defining and creating positive online interactions that resonate with the millennial crowd, because traditional marketing methods simply no longer work. 31 Aug 2017 Read more

Digital is a revolution, not a media typeBeing in the advertising industry, digital is often referred to as a media type: "Let's complement our above-the-line media with digital.” I can't help but chuckle a little inside every time I hear this phrase. The whole concept of above-the-line, below-the-line and through-the-line is a little grey to me; consumers don't compartmentalise their decision-making journey and neither should we as marketers. That is an article on its own; Google's Micro-Moments is a good read but that aside, let us get into the point at hand. 22 Aug 2017 Read more

Mom in mediaIt was really a daunting thought of coming back to the world of media, after spending a year away from the industry upon having my first baby. After all, a year away from media is like dog years, multiplied by seven. So much can change in a relatively short space of time. I gave all of my time and attention to my little one and blocked out, for the most part, social media and any advertising or media-related conversation, other than having the radio constantly playing during the day in an effort to not over-stimulate my baby with what was on television. How was I going to assimilate back into the media world again? How was I going to catch up with all the changes? How would I cope with a full work day under a fair amount of sleep deprivation (my boy wasn't, and still isn't sleeping through the night)? After spending every single minute of every day with him for the past 365 days, how would this affect me emotionally? Was I going to be bursting into tears at my desk, or in meetings because I miss him so much? These are all very scary thoughts that kept me up at night, for about a month before returning to work. 15 Aug 2017 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Impact Africa LimitedKIGALI, Rwanda - Dentsu Aegis Network, one of the leading global media and digital marketing communications networks, has extended its footprint in Africa with the signing of Impact Africa Limited (iAfrica), a leading marketing and public relations agency, as its affiliate full-service agency in Rwanda. 19 Jul 2017 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Mojo New Media LimitedLUSAKA, Zambia - One of the leading global advertising networks, Dentsu Aegis Network has strengthened its footprint in Africa with the signing of Mojo New Media Limited (Mojo), a leading advertising agency in Zambia, as its affiliate creative agency in the market. 17 Jul 2017 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network announces Crimson Room Communications officially rebrands as MKTGRebrand signifies MKTG's first official outpost in sub-Saharan Africa 7 Jul 2017 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network South Africa strengthens its digital leadership teamDentsu Aegis Network, one of the leading global media and digital marketing communications networks expands its digital team in South Africa. They announced the appointment of Sadiqah Levy, who will work across both teams at Amnet, Dentsu Aegis Networks, programmatic and real time bidding specialist and iProspect, their digital performance marketing agency. 7 Jul 2017 Read more

The reformed art of client service in digitalThe reality is that we used to live in a world where clients just wanted digital, they were not sure what it was, but everyone had it, so they wanted it too. Today, we sit in a very different space, where our clients know the landscape of digital advertising and the benefits thereof, so we, as digital agencies, need to be able to constantly adapt the way in which we work. 5 Jul 2017 Read more

Commanding the spotlight... Video on commandThe increase in consumers opting for VOD is slowly changing viewing habits in SA and making it more challenging for marketers to reach their audiences in numbers. 23 Jun 2017 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network signs affiliation agreement with Urban Afrika Media LimitedDentsu Aegis Network, one of the leading global media and digital marketing communications networks, has extended its footprint in Africa with the signing of Urban Afrika Media Limited, a leading brand and marketing communications agency, as its affiliate full-service agency in Zimbabwe. 22 Jun 2017 Read more

New innovation firsts for BMW SAWith the growing consumer trend of using more than one screen while watching television, Vizeum has brought TV sync technology to South Africa. The new product, which is a local market first, allows brands to synchronise adverts across television, mobile and tablet screens. 26 May 2017 Read more

Jaco Lintvelt to take the reins at iProspect South AfricaiProspect South Africa, the digital performance agency for Dentsu Aegis Network, has announced the promotion of Jaco Lintvelt, as the managing director for iProspect starting from 16 May. 23 May 2017 Read more

Google Data Studio - real-time reporting made affordable and easy to configureIn 2016, when Google announced that they were releasing their Data Studio reporting solution to brands for free, there was suddenly a flurry of conversation around data, visualisation and real time reporting methods. Humans are visual creatures with at least 65% of people being “visual learners” according to Index of Learning Styles (ILS) Doctor, Richard Felder. It therefore makes sense that digestible visuals are generally more easily understood than rows and rows of raw data. 3 May 2017 Read more

Google Search Console: tips and tricks for digital specialistsWhenever I interview a candidate for an SEO position, I have to ask; when last did you use Google Search Console? I would like to hear “Yesterday”, but at the very least during that week. For an SEO Specialist, Search Console (SC), formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools, plays an important role in our everyday lives. 19 Apr 2017 Read more

Insel joins Dentsu Aegis NetworkACCRA, Ghana - Multiple award winning creative agency, Insel Communications has announced its new affiliation with leading global advertising network Dentsu Aegis Network Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). 22 Mar 2017 Read more

Dentsu Aegis Network partners with an affiliate in SenegalOne of the leading global advertising networks, Dentsu Aegis Network Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) has announced the addition of People Input, one of the leading digital agencies in French-speaking Africa, to its affiliate agency network in the west and central Africa region. 7 Mar 2017 Read more

Will radio become an audiovisual channel in the future?The world around us is constantly changing and evolving as new technology becomes available and mainstream. The extent to which our world is changing now more than ever, was recently made abundantly clear at the 2017 CES Conference, held in Las Vegas this year. New technologies on show included augmented and virtual reality, wearable tech and connected homes. 28 Feb 2017 Read more

Posterscope's Future Defining Themes of OOH ConferenceOut of Home (OOH) is in the midst of a revolution that is changing how it is planned, bought and its interaction with people. Mixing all of these ingredients together moves OOH into an unseen and largely untested realm. Posterscope's international and local experts explore how many of our pre-existing rules, recommendations and benchmarks will be re-examined in 2017. 17 Jan 2017 Read more

Now this is what I call advertisingDentsu Aegis Network Tanzania recently flighted a billboard for their Ndovu brand strategy with an extremely clever play on words, creating not only a lasting impression in the minds of consumers but creating a brand story for Ndovu, special malt beer. 25 Oct 2016 Read more

Themba Nobanda appointed as Client Service Director for Dentsu Aegis Network Sub-Saharan AfricaDentsu Aegis Network is proud to announce the appointment of Themba Nobanda, as Client Service Director for Dentsu Aegis Network Sub-Saharan Africa. He commenced his position on 6 October. 25 Oct 2016 Read more

Graham DeneysA seismic shift is taking place in our industry and adjustments are being made as the tremors grow louder and more frequent. Those at the forefront are mobilising to ensure that when the full quake comes they will be 100% ready. Others aren't even sure that anything's happening at all. 20 Oct 2016 Read more

Snapchat - The Millennial market whispererIt is time we bid farewell to the social media landscape as we know it. Snapchat is revolutionising the environment in leaps and bounds. The golden nugget insight on which all of Snapchat's success has been built, stems solely on the complex understanding of the market - Millennials - and the ever-changing society around them. 7 Oct 2016 Read more

Amplifi takes top honour at The MOST AwardsCongratulations to Amplifi, Dentsu Aegis Network's specialist trading and investment arm - they were awarded the top accolade in Specialist Media Agency of the Year Category 2016 at the prestigious MOST Awards last week. This is a remarkable result as this division of the business only launched less than a year ago, which is a true testament to their success. 26 Sep 2016 Read more

Graham DeneysI have been doing a lot of thinking since I first had the opportunity to immerse myself into the world of VR courtesy of Google Cardboard. I sat on a swivel chair in a dark office in London, spinning back and forth as aliens descended over a desert landscape. I was suddenly interrupted by a tap on the shoulder that jerked me back to reality "phone for you" I was almost upset that someone had pulled me out of this alternate dimension. How could somebody actually want me to attend to something in real-life when I was actually far away in a foreign land defending my space-craft? 17 Aug 2016 Read more

Vizeum South Africa welcomes Cape Town media director appointmentHaving recently announced the key management changes to the Vizeum South Africa office, it is with great excitement to announce the appointment of Eben Gewers to the Vizeum team, coming on board as Media Director Cape Town from 6 July. 13 Jul 2016 Read more

Get the latest tech trends from the experts @ #DANTT2016As the world becomes more digital (and we at Dentsu Aegis Network, become a 100% digital business by 2020), data management and innovation will be the most important areas to develop. Data capability has to be much more than a new service line or siloed specialisation; advanced data capability will underpin and reinforce everything we do. This is not just a trend as it has become embedded within every factor within the marketing communications sector globally. 15 Jun 2016 Read more

Vizeum South Africa key management changesVizeum ended 2015 on a high, being named Financial Annual Adfocus Media Agency of the year. During 2015 it also passed the R1bn billings mark for the first time, had its fifth consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth and won a number of awards for media innovation. It is this momentum, together with Vizeum's belief in empowering its staff, that has allowed for growth opportunities within the existing management team and its staff. 3 Jun 2016 Read more

#DANDTKenya headline panelists - Larry Madowo and Mark NendoWith digital being called the "4th Industrial Revolution" it has been placed at the forefront of the marketing agenda. It's on every blog, website, podcast, radio station and magazine. If you are not aware of us being hit by the Digital Disruption, we have an extensive knowledge of what this means for marketers and the media industry in Kenya. 18 May 2016 Read more

Winning in the digital economyGet in on the action @ #DANDTKenya 17 May 2016 Read more

Bruce Burgess appointed Group Managing Director for Posterscope SSAThe efforts and energy delivered in repositioning the business, implementing exacting standards and driving the heightened relevance of Out-of-Home as a key consideration, the media mix paid off at the end of 2015 with Posterscope being recognised as a winner at 'The Most Awards' ceremony. The team were acknowledged for the best understanding of the OOH sector, enabled through ongoing internal research, their openness to great ideas, giving exceptional feedback and fostering great industry and client relationships. 4 May 2016 Read more

Koo Govender appointed CEO for Dentsu Aegis Network South AfricaKoo Govender, former VWV group CEO and M-Net Director of Marketing and Communications, has been appointed as CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network for South Africa and will be reporting unto Dawn Rowlands, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Sub-Saharan Africa. 17 Mar 2016 Read more

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