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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.

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.

Will the ink dry up?

The Cannes Festival of Creativity is a highlight on the global advertising calendar. It is a week filled with the most exciting debates, seminars and presentations. A week of networking, of immersion in hundreds of inspiring shortlisted ads and, when the awards are announced, it is a week of celebration.

Hobnobbing, shoulder-rubbing and hanging out in Cannes

Fortunately, whichever way the dice land during the rest of the week, the festival has a bit more to offer than just a bunch of winners and losers.

A world of engagement

Is there a place for niche magazines in a world where media planners have to be accountable and justify their placement choices through robust data and experience?

Cell C gets cheeky with ‘Screwy’ spot from 1886

Just weeks after declaring its intention to aggressively chase market share with the launch of South Africa’s first-ever contract buy-out offer, mobile services provider, Cell C, is flighting a cheeky TVC that asks South Africans if they feel they’re being taken advantage off.

Peermont appoints Demographica as its direct marketing agency

Bespoke direct marketing advertising agency Demographica has been appointed as the preferred direct marketing agency for Peermont Hotels, Resorts and Casinos after a run of successful projects over the past 12 months.

FCB SA makes Millward Brown Top 20, again

FCB South Africa has two TVCs on Millward Brown’s annual Top 20 Best Liked Ads for 2014 maintaining its track record of a presence on the list year-in and year-out.

Celebrating a lifetime of Defender on the African continent

The Land Rover Defender story is a rich tapestry of adventures that have come to pass on the African continent over the last 67 years, starting with the Series I in 1948.

Africa is Absolut; Kyle Lewis is Absolut

Arcade Content’s Kyle Lewis directed ‘Africa Is Absolut’, Absolut Vodka’s promo for the MTV Africa Music Video Awards, taking place in Durban in July 2015.

Brandhouse head of shopper marketing joins 34

34 have appointed Kristel van der Vliet as its head of strategy. She brings with her past experience in management consultancy both overseas and locally.

Cell C launches SA’s first contract buy-out offer with TVC from 1886

Mobile services provider, Cell C, has declared its intention to aggressively chase market share with the launch of South Africa’s first-ever contract buy-out offer.

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