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The real face of Mzansi families

The importance of family for marketers and brand managers is undisputed. They are our bread and butter; from the life policy that leaves a lasting legacy for loved ones to the frozen vegetables we want on their dinner tables.

Principal and MD of the ACA’s AAA School of Advertising to retire

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) announced the retirement of industry stalwart, author and respected academic Dr. Ludi Koekemoer – Principal and MD of the ACA’s AAA School of Advertising – effective from the 31st August 2015.

Alistair Duff joins Y&R SA as head of strategy

In an agency where insight, idea and impact is core to its culture and creative product, Y&R South Africa is thrilled to have renowned ad-man, Alistair Duff, join the team as head of strategy, responsible for agency clients nationally.

‘Save for Change’ changes the game for banking advertising

The universal theme of why and how people earn, save and spend money is beautifully illustrated in ABSA’s new music video “Save for Change.”

2015 APEX gala event tickets are almost sold out!

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has announced that tickets are on sale for the 2015 APEX awards gala event that is taking place on 20 July 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Promise sees results

Despite tough macro-economic conditions, Promise has achieved 24% growth in revenue across the group over the past financial year. This includes an astonishing 80% increase from the digital division, Promise Digital.

Growing by design for Shift Joe Public

A new appointment in the leadership of Shift Joe Public signals more growth for the strategically lead design agency. Terri-Leigh Blomeyer, joined the creative talents at Shift Joe Public as the agency’s managing director in March this year.

Posterscope out of home research: National July audit currently underway

Specialist Out-of-Home (OOH) Communications Agency, Posterscope, and its specialist partners Outdoor Auditors are currently in the field auditing billboards across South Africa.

Cannes, a growing ground for Joe Public

This year saw a strong Joe Public delegation attending Cannes, along with attendees from clients Clover and Nedbank.

Three out of three for Labstore South Africa

Labstore South Africa, the shopper-marketing business unit of Y&R South Africa, recently won a highly coveted trio of brands in the General Mills stable: Häagen-Dazs, Old El Paso and Nature Valley original granola bars.

Y&R climbs creative league ranking post-Cannes

Following this year’s Cannes International Festival of Creativity, Y&R South Africa has achieved its best-ever ranking in the Creative Circle Ranking for Group Agencies in South Africa.

Time is running out for Pendoring entries

There are only 28 days left to enter the Pendoring Advertising Awards! If you dream of the R100 000 Prestige prize and how a Pendoring award can give your career a real boost, don’t delay and get your entry ready.

The Friday Street Club appointed by Edward Snell

The Friday Street Club has been brought on board by Edward Snell as the PR agency of record in South Africa for the Remy Martin brand and the Remy-Cointreau niche brand portfolio (consisting of The Botanist gin, Mount Gay rum and Bruichladdich whisky).

2015 Pendoring judging panel appointed

The judges for this year’s Pendoring Advertising Awards have been appointed and represent some of the top creatives in the country, as well as some of the best and most awarded agencies in South Africa.


The festival of creativity is a wonderful blend of work, fun, endless goose bumps and bubbly and we got to experience it. All of it, for the very first time. Travel through memory lane with us as we revisit some of our best Cannes moments through pictures and Q&A.

How I feel about Cannes Lions 2015

Attending the Cannes Lions is an emotional rollercoaster. Advertising and marketing executives from around the world gather to honour the best work from around the world. The rollercoaster ascent starts much earlier than the festival though, as agencies begin the heart-wrenching process of selecting the work that they think will be worthy of the significant entry fee.

Arcade Content wins Branded Content Bronze at Cannes Lions

‘One Rand Man,’ directed by Arcade Content’s Rob Smith, won a Bronze in the Branded Content category at Cannes Lions this weekend

APEX awards 2015 judging process takes shape

The 2015 APEX awards Jury is hard at work to find the best of breed in the business of advertising and communications!

Goodbye and good light: Reflector protector increases pedestrian visibility in townships

In South Africa’s townships, pedestrians are often knocked over or killed at night while walking home from bars and taverns in poorly lit areas.

Mortimer Harvey Africa Middle East wins digital account in Egypt for the Sofitel Winter Palace and the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

Mortimer Harvey Africa Middle East has been appointed as digital agency in Egypt for the Sofitel Winter Palace in Luxor and the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract in Aswan.

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