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Brands that tackle food waste can woo consumers

As the 30th driest country in the world, with 62% of our available water being used for irrigation, South Africa cannot afford to waste food at the levels it has historically. Like Europeans and Americans, South Africans are beginning to wake up to the consequences of food waste.

Shifting the Brand Design category at the Loeries

Shift Joe Public, communications design agency, walked away with four Golds, two Silvers and a Craft Certificate at The Loerie Awards 2014.

More than gold at the end of Coca-Cola’s rainbow

There was more than gold at the end of the rainbow for Coca-Cola South Africa and its marketing communication agency, FCB Joburg, at the 2014 Loerie Awards this weekend (Saturday September 20 andSunday September 21, 2014).

Entries for the Assegai Awards close at midnight tomorrow

Entries to the Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards Close at Midnight tomorrow Tuesday the 23rd September.

AAA School graduates go on to clean up at Loeries

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Alumni of the School have won 11 of the 14 Loeries Young Creative Awards handed out in previous years. No wonder the AAA School claims that it is the birthplace of brilliant.

Seven days to get your entries into the Assegai Awards

There’s still time to submit your best direct marketing campaigns! The deadline for the 15th annual DMASA Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards has been extended to Tuesday 23 September 2014. With just seven days to go until entries close, now is the time to display all your creative solutions, their foundations firmly in sound business principles, which generated measurable results.

NetFlorist & Harold back to the small screen

Harold, the witty and slightly irreverent ‘voice’ of NetFlorist, will return to the small screen in a series of new commercials for the country’s leading flower and gifting service.

Zooming in on the South African Millennial

Cosmopolitan South Africa recently revealed the results of their #CosmoMillennials survey during events in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Partnering with Joan Snyder Kuhl, a New York-based Millennial expert and consultant, the survey of 3 400 respondents elicited over 34 000 open-ended responses with the aim to better understand the South African Millennial.

Deadline for the 2014 Assegai Awards extended

There’s still time to submit your best direct marketing campaigns! The deadline for the 15th annual DMASA Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards has been extended to Tuesday 23 September 2014. The awards dinner will be held on Thursday 6 November at The Museum of African Design, Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg.

The ACA and AAA School launch

In response to the many people who want to know more about the industry and want to be part of it, the Association for Communication and Advertising of South Africa, in association with the AAA School of Advertising, has developed a website called

Announcement on MetropolitanRepublic Cape Town branch

In a refocusing of its business interests following client demand and resultant opportunities, integrated creative advertising agency MetropolitanRepublic has decided to close its Cape Town branch and open additional branches in new markets on the African continent.

‘Getdonzey’ – It’s Wimpy’s Big Burger Deal

It’s time for South Africa to ‘getdonzey’ with Wimpy’s Big Burger Deal, as coaxed by a light-hearted television commercial created specifically to drive the burger promotion by FCB Joburg.

Nando’s serves up red-hot social commentary

Nando’s, the proudly South African restaurant chain famous for its original flame-grilled peri-peri chicken, has lit a fire with its latest cheeky and controversial TV advertisement viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube in less than four days.

Two weeks left to enter the Assegai Awards

The DMASA Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards are as unique as the campaigns they celebrate. Entries for the Awards will close on Monday 15 September – be a part of the action in 2014 – enter now! You still have two weeks to put your entries together.

Mortimer Harvey celebrates Xmas in July with cheer to the less fortunate

Mortimer Harvey turned up the heat last month when they invited clients to celebrate Xmas in July. Midway through a cold winter seemed the perfect time for staff and clients to have some fun while also bringingsome winter warmth to the less fortunate.

FCB wins Top Brand Agency of the Year Award

FCB South Africa has confirmed – again – its status as the country’s leading brand builder and its client, Coca-Cola South Africa, was named South Africa’s Favourite Brand in the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2014.

When Words Fail, Music Speaks

Tapping into the insight that, no matter the situation, there is probably a song that expresses your feelings better than you would, FCB Cape Town developed this television commercial for Musica.

So what was really new at Cannes this year?

Human truths don’t change, but everything else has. Josie Fisher, MD of MetropolitanRepublic Cape Town, reflects on Cannes 2014

MetropolitanRepublic and MTN Uganda win at Digital Impact Awards Africa

MetropolitanRepublic and mobile telecommunications provider MTN Uganda took several awards at the inaugural Digital Impact Awards Africa, held in Kampala, Uganda, on Thursday August 21 2014.

DMASA Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards 2014 open for entry

The long wait is finally over and the DMASA Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards are now open for entry! Organised by the Direct Marketing Association of Southern Africa and sponsored by the South African Post Office, the Assegai Awards are South Africa’s premier interactive and direct (data driven) marketing awards.

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