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#InnovationMonth: How to really save money on production costs

Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps Value, shares what to look out for when assessing production cost estimates, as well as the impact of the ANA's recent report that advertising agencies and their holding companies are less-than transparent regarding production costs and the risk associated with it...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Sep 2017

New York Festivals ready for AME entries

The deadline to enter the 2018 New York Festivals AME Awards for the World's Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness is 30 November 2017...

18 Sep 2017

Windhoek Beer partners with M&C Saatchi Abel JHB to drive new chapter of growth

Following a competitive, five-way pitch process for the iconic Windhoek Beer brand, M&C Saatchi Abel Johannesburg has been appointed as the lead agency to drive the brand's growth...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 15 Sep 2017

Adlab Zambia becomes Adlab McCann

Adlab Zambia, one of the leading local advertising agencies, has become an affiliate of McCann, a leading global creative agency that has built brands such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft and General Motors...

Issued by McCann Worldgroup 15 Sep 2017

The anatomy of a creative concept

The human body does not live in isolation. It is a well-oiled machine, consisting of intense streams of information relayed between muscles, veins, and nerves. Here Peter Crafford takes us through the anatomy of a creative concept...

By Peter Barnard 15 Sep 2017

Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 and Q2 2017

In South Africa's best liked ads we see storytelling emerging as the central protagonist, with wonderful local nuances and emotion used to cement the memory and brand association...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 14 Sep 2017

On a scale of Coca-Cola to Pepsi: How to make your brand pop on social media

In a world where everyone is constantly scrolling down their screen, it's easy for brands' content to get lost in the clutter of posts on the timeline. Here's how to make content pop!...

By Babalwa Nyembezi 13 Sep 2017

Influence of procurement departments on marketers

Agencies working - or hoping to work - on major corporate accounts in the advertising, marketing and communications industry can no longer ignore or misunderstand procurement departments and their importance in winning both government and corporate clients...

By Johanna McDowell 13 Sep 2017

In defence of the advertising generalist

Bizcommunity Africa columnist, Garikai Nhongo, on how to become an advertising generalist...

By Garikai Nhongo 12 Sep 2017

#Loeries2017: Stoked about camelpower

Fitting for #InnovationMonth, I chatted to Charbel Aouad, executive producer and cofounder at Dubai's Stoked, the production company behind an integrated campaign Loeries Gold and this year's integrated Grand Prix for turning horsepower into camelpower...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Sep 2017

#Pamro2017: Why most quantitative research is inefficient and wasteful

Mike Broom elaborates on why he says most quantitative research and advertising spend is wasteful and inefficient at #Pamro2017...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Sep 2017

Five fast stats about social media

Video killed the radio star, it was alleged in 1981 by pop group The Buggles in the song of the same name. But has social media caused the death of newspapers, magazines, and television?...

By Iza Grek 6 Sep 2017

#Loeries2017: Graham Lang on Y&R's collaborative year of firsts

In addition to Y&R Dubai bringing home their first-ever Grand Prix, Y&R South Africa and the Y&R Mena network stood out as true stars of this year's Loeries...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Sep 2017

#MediaAlert! Windhoek Beer and Jupiter part ways

The Windhoek Beer account is out to pitch after parting ways with advertising agency, The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town...

31 Aug 2017

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International

QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company, which forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry, aims to offer quality consumer products and elevate standards of living by encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship.

22 Sep 2017

Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design

Although trading rhino horn has been illegal in China since 1993, this prohibited activity remains widespread in the country. Forty students from China's Tongji University in Shanghai have spent the last few months contributing to the fight against rhino poaching in Africa.

22 Sep 2017

Creative Hall of Fame adds five more legends

The One Club for Creativity has inducted five advertising and design legends into its Creative Hall of Fame, originated in 1961 with Leo Burnett as the first inductee.

21 Sep 2017

Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy, as only 7% of sales leaders and 9% of chief marketing executives view themselves as the owner of the customer experience, leaving this vital revenue-directing opportunity area without oversight and collective direction.

19 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking and ornate descriptions of food that are telling of her authentic passion for the subject.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

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