Pepe Marais, of Joe Public United. Picture: Michel Bega.
The amazing story behind Joe Public, Africa's number one ad agency

When Pepe Marais was saved by a surfer two decades ago, no one could have guessed they'd start a business together...

By Brendan Seery 9 Nov 2018

Team VML South Africa, presenting at the Red & Yellow School's #DigitalAgencyShowcase. Image via VML SA .
#FairnessFirst: Meet the future of advertising

The session by VML was my favourite of the first-ever Digital Agency Showcase, because not only was the panel the most representative of the day, but agency leader Jared Cinman also led the way in letting the 'future of the industry' talk for itself...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Nov 2018

2018 LIA Awards: South Africa wins 16 statues!
2018 LIA Awards: South Africa wins 16 statues!

Ogilvy South Africa was named Regional Network of the Year for the Middle East & Africa and Ogilvy Cape Town was named Regional Agency of the Year for the Middle East & Africa at the 2018 LIA Awards...

5 Nov 2018

Jason Harrison of M&C Saatchi Abel presenting at the Red & Yellow School's #DigitalAgencyShowcase. Image via Mike Abel .
#DigitalAgencyShowcase: Finding your toothpick and top hat in a world of sameness

M&C Saatchi Abel was one of the IAB Bookmark Awards' top six-ranked digital agencies presenting at the Digital Agency Showcase at Red & Yellow School. Founding partner Jason Harrison explained why Miley Cyrus is more influential than Stephen Hawking...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Nov 2018

2019 D&AD Awards open for entries
2019 D&AD Awards open for entries

The 2019 D&AD Awards are now open for entry, with eleven categories reimagined to highlight the best of the modern creative industries...

2 Nov 2018

Marco Prestini from Italy is one of the Young Guns 16. © .
Young Guns 16 winners announced

YG16 awards ceremony honours 30 winners originally from 12 countries as top creatives age 30 and under...

2 Nov 2018

Brad Reilly of Network BBDO's presentation at the Red & Yellow School's #DigitalAgencyShowcase. Image via Shae Leigh of Red & Yellow School .
#DigitalAgencyShowcase: How non-digital agencies win at digital

Network BBDO is one of the IAB Bookmark Awards' top six-ranked digital agencies of the year, and so presented at last week's Digital Agency Showcase at Red & Yellow School. ECD Brad Reilly showed some non-digital work and others in the automotive space. Remember Raj and Raj 2?

By Leigh Andrews 1 Nov 2018

Image provided by Loeries Africa Middle East.
The Loeries 2018 Official Rankings are out!

The Loeries has released its annual Official Rankings which provide a comprehensive overview of the performance across the advertising and brand communications industry throughout Africa and the Middle East...

1 Nov 2018

Mark Tomlinson of Hellocomputer, presenting at the Red & Yellow School's #DigitalAgencyShowcase. Image via Red & Yellow School .
#DigitalAgencyShowcase: Being more human, doing digital work

In introducing Hellocomputer as one of the IAB Bookmark Awards' top six-ranked digital agencies presenting at last week's Digital Agency Showcase at Red & Yellow School, group MD Mark Tomlinson placed emphasis on being more human in these digital times...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Oct 2018

#NewBiz: Future Tech Media acquires AdZouk
#NewBiz: Future Tech Media acquires AdZouk

Future Tech Media today announced the acquisition of AdZouk, a programmatic supply side network that works with advertisers and publishers across the MENA region, effective from November 2018...

31 Oct 2018

Evan Milton of Ogilvy SA, presenting at the Red & Yellow School's #DigitalAgencyShowcase. Image via Red & Yellow School .
#DigitalAgencyShowcase: Tips to transition from traditional to digital agency

Evan Milton of Ogilvy SA kicked off last week's Digital Agency Showcase with insights into what it means to be an advertising agency in these digital, connected times and shared the power of co-authoring brave work with brands...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Oct 2018

A comparison of Google and Facebook ads auction platform (Infographic)
A comparison of Google and Facebook ads auction platform (Infographic)

This infographic takes a comparative look at Google and Facebook ads auction platform...

By Ted Chong 29 Oct 2018

Rollersigns takes market by storm with all-new advertising possibilities
Rollersigns takes market by storm with all-new advertising possibilities

Online advertising and viral campaigns may be top of the marketing mix list these days, but Rollersigns is bringing sexy back to traditional displays...

Issued by Marin's Southern Africa 29 Oct 2018

The story substance
The story substance

Why the world wants a story and not a sale...

By Wayne Flemming 27 Oct 2018

Brands can, and should, ensure that their ads don't appear on fake news sites
Brands can, and should, ensure that their ads don't appear on fake news sites

A brand's ad appearing on a fake news website can do massive damage to its reputation and, ultimately, its bottom line...

By Neil Pursey 26 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

#ShopperInsights: Zero moment of truth - future of marketing
#ShopperInsights: Zero moment of truth - future of marketing

There is a single moment where Google clearly showed the future of marketing. The 'Zero Moment of Truth' was introduced to us in the one and only Google presentation that I had the good fortune to attend...

By Alistair Duff 19 Oct 2018

Turner Africa appoints sales agency in Nigeria
Turner Africa appoints sales agency in Nigeria

Turner Africa has appointed Greenworld Communications as its media sales representative for key TV channels in Nigeria...

17 Oct 2018

Lagos, Nigeria. © leonardo viti via
Ogilvy Nigeria open for business

Ogilvy opens up a Nigeria office in the run up to its 70th anniversary...

17 Oct 2018

Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era
Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era

Ease of access to social media and editing tools have made it easier than ever to spread stories and images that have people shaking their heads, thinking "That can't be real... can it? I must share!" Here are five steps to take to up your media literacy, so that the results of your own news-sharing are more reliable...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2018

Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 & Q2 2018
Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 & Q2 2018

The brands in the latest ranking reflect "a day in the life" of our consumers, they are all very relevant and easy to relate to...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 11 Oct 2018

Matlou Tsotetsi, director, Brand Communication, presenting the certificate of AFRIMA Host Country to Ghana Minister Catherine Afeku, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture.
Ghana to host 5th AFRIMA

The 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will be hosted by Ghana in 2018 from 21-24 November 2018...

10 Oct 2018

Ford appoints BBDO as global creative lead
Ford appoints BBDO as global creative lead

NEWSWATCH: The automotive giant has appointed BBDO as its new lead creative agency, after 75 years with WPP, effective 1 November...

9 Oct 2018

Creating brands that influence an intersectionally inclusive world
Creating brands that influence an intersectionally inclusive world

Local brands, marketers and creators need to get better at designing campaigns and content that reflects intersectional narratives and imagery that include LGBTQI+ communities, people with albinism and the disabled...

By Rebone Masemola 9 Oct 2018

iDidTht.com Craft Awards September 2018: MTN does it again
iDidTht.com Craft Awards September 2018: MTN does it again

IDidTht's September SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Bridget Johnson, consulting ECD at Wick, who selected MTN's 'The Steve Tshwete Story' by Zee Ntuli from Darling Films for Best of Reel...

8 Oct 2018

'The Cube: Part Two' campaign continues call for entries for ADC Awards
'The Cube: Part Two' campaign continues call for entries for ADC Awards

The campaign was developed by brand experience design firm Collins and each episode is brought to life by one of six talented animation and illustration studios from around the world...

4 Oct 2018

All the D&AD Impact Awards winners
All the D&AD Impact Awards winners

NEW YORK: Leading figures from the worlds of business, advertising, design and philanthropy gathered at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York City to celebrate the winners of the third annual D&AD Impact Awards...

3 Oct 2018

Rose in the VIP lounge at Loeries 2014 after he won the Hall of Fame award. Image © Terry Levin of Bizcommunity.
RIP Keith Rose

The director behind some of South Africa's most iconic TV ads has passed away...

2 Oct 2018

The One Club launches online video campaign to promote One Show call for entries
The One Club launches online video campaign to promote One Show call for entries

NEW YORK: The One Club for Creativity today debuted an online video campaign by Toronto agency Zulu Alpha Kilo to promote the call for entries for the 2019 iteration of the One Show awards...

1 Oct 2018

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