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LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition
LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition

In partnership with Gorilla Doctors, LIA has initiated a global competition that is open to all creatives between the ages of 21 - 30 years...

2 days ago

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'...

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

20 Apr 2018

CoinAfrique app makes its mark in francophone Africa
CoinAfrique app makes its mark in francophone Africa

Tech startup, CoinAfrique, which claims to be the most downloaded classifieds app in francophone Africa, has garnered €2.5m from several investors in its first round of venture capital financing...

19 Apr 2018

An annus horribilis for WPP
An annus horribilis for WPP

Last Saturday saw the resignation of advertising titan, Sir Martin Sorrell who's been labelled as "the world's most famous adman." Sam Swaine gives some more insight into why this is truly an annus horribilis for WPP...

By Sam Swaine 17 Apr 2018

Philip Thomas, Ascential Events CEO and chairman-elect of Cannes Lions.
CMO Growth Council launched by Cannes Lions and ANA

The new CMO Growth Council will frame the future growth agenda for brands on the global stage...

17 Apr 2018

Classifieds app raises funding to expand in Africa
Classifieds app raises funding to expand in Africa

CoinAfrique, the most downloaded classifieds app in French-speaking Africa, aims to exceed 10 million monthly users by 2022...

13 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Mobile finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Mobile finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'mobile' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with three SA agencies and 1 African entry, featuring a South African production company, making the grade...

13 Apr 2018

Faithie © –
Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Public Relations finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Public Relations finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'public relations' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with one African entry making the grade...

12 Apr 2018

All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners
All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners

Ciclope Africa: The continent's talent was on show at the first ever African regional leg of flagship craft festival...

11 Apr 2018

Advertising Week looking to expand to Africa
Advertising Week looking to expand to Africa

NEWSWATCH: Following Advertising Week's announcement last year of its expansion into new territories, the annual American-based festival is planning to host an event in South Africa next year...

9 Apr 2018

SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda
SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda

Criticism of Rwandan President Paul Kagame is believed to be the reason behind the disappearance of South African advertising professional, Leon Orsmond...

29 Mar 2018

Dentsu Aegis Network Mozambique opens doors to revolutionise the market
Dentsu Aegis Network Mozambique opens doors to revolutionise the market

Dentsu Aegis Network Mozambique has announced the official inauguration of its office in Maputo, Mozambique...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 28 Mar 2018

'Frozen' billboard for Castle Lite Draught.
'Frozen' Castle Lite billboard in Tanzania sends chills

Eye-catching frozen billboard for Castle Lite Draught brand in Tanzania...

23 Mar 2018

Philip Thomas is the new chairman of Cannes Lions.
Philip Thomas announced as new chairman of Cannes Lions

Philip Thomas, CEO of Ascential Events, has been announced as the new chairman of Cannes Lions...

22 Mar 2018

Happiness campaign from APA Insurance
Happiness campaign from APA Insurance

APA Insurance in Kenya aims to spread happiness with its new advertising campaign...

20 Mar 2018

Zeitz MOCAA Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.
Ciclope Africa deadline extended

The deadline has been extended for international festival of craft awards, Ciclope Africa, held in Africa for the first time ever...

19 Mar 2018

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Columinate on non-conscious insights as the measure of tomorrow

On Friday, 9 March, I attended the Columinate research presentation on the measure of tomorrow, where I learned that up to 90% of consumers' decision-making is non-conscious. Here's further proof why your brand needs to tap into consumers' non-conscious decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Mar 2018

Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2017
Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2017

The last two quarters of the year see humorous South African stories engaging the audience's attention, with telcos and food competing for the lion's share of attention...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 15 Mar 2018

#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers
#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers

Marc du Plessis, joint CEO of Spark Media and head of the Publisher Council of the IAB, gave a keynote address at Future Ad Africa in Johannesburg yesterday on the subject of brand safety, trust and supporting the independent press...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2018

Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool
Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool

Facebook recently rolled out a new ad-optimisation programme called Trip Consideration. The new tool is only applicable to travel-related companies and offers an opportunity to turn travel intention into conversion...

14 Mar 2018

Gordon Ray and Jacques Burger of M&C Saatchi Abel.
M&C Saatchi Abel on the power of creativity to change the world

M&C Saatchi Abel's founding partner and ECD Gordon Ray shares the power of work "rich with local insight and executed with heart," while founding partner and chief executive Jacques Burger explains how M&C Saatchi Abel is motoring ahead in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Mar 2018

Loeries Africa Middle East partners with AB InBev Africa on creative networking function in Nigeria
Loeries Africa Middle East partners with AB InBev Africa on creative networking function in Nigeria

The Loeries, in partnership with AB InBev Africa, will host a networking function for creatives in Lagos on Thursday, 8 March 2018...

Issued by Loeries 5 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

The IAB SA's Bookmarks 2018 took place on 1 March at the Kyalami Theatre on the Track.
#BOOKMARKS2018: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

The winners of the 10th annual Bookmark Awards were announced at the conclusion of the 2018 IAB Digital Summit, both held at The Theatre on the Track, Kyalami, on 1 March 2018...

1 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

Andrew Robertson, president and chief executive, BBDO Worldwide.
Warc 100's top campaigns, agencies and brands for effectiveness

The 2018 Warc 100, an annual global index of the world's top marketing campaigns and companies based on their business impact has been released...

26 Feb 2018

Mike Archer, creative director, Adwork, Lagos, Nigeria.
How to increase ad spend in Nigeria

There's plenty of money in Nigeria, but will it be enough to woo back brands, asks a creative director in Lagos...?

By Mike Archer 23 Feb 2018

The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it
The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it

Digital marketing services have exploded over the past decade. You may be embracing the change, attempting to evade it, or perhaps you're just exhausted by it, but the next tranche of advancements may bring some relief...

By Adam Howatson 19 Feb 2018

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