AdReview Marketing Awards 2015 deadline extension.

The AdReview Marketing Awards 2015 entry deadline has been extended to Monday, 17 August 2015, for all categories. Please note, that the 2015 year runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The results will be published on September 15, 2015. AdReview is a comprehensive resource document for advertising and marketing decision-makers and this […]

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Ask Afrika’s brand survey reveals that basics are best.

There is no shortage of Brand Surveys in South Africa reports Samantha Koenderman. They all recognise the top brands but few seem to agree on what those top brands are. The latest, The Ask Afrika Icon Brands™ survey, presented its survey findings on Tuesday, 28th July at The Venue at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. Perhaps one […]

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Lowe’s renaissance continues

Lowe & Partners notched up a stunning victory at the Apex Awards on July 20, topping the points table and winning a Grand Prix to underscore the  renaissance taking place at that agency. The Lowe group, which includes OIL, also outscored the powerful Ogilvy line-up of O&M Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Gloo. The APEX […]

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TBWA back on top

A dominating performance at the Cannes Lions festival by TBWA Hunt Lascaris lifted the still-great Johannesburg agency back to the top of the South African Creative Advertising Leaderboard, a slender eight AdReview points ahead of Ogilvy Johannesburg. Before Cannes, it was lying fifth, writes Tony Koenderman. In a generally bad year for South Africa, Hunts […]

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The AdReview Marketing Awards 2015 entries are open.

The entries for the 2015 AdReview Marketing Awards are open and this year we are doing things a little differently. After 15 years as a leading industry commentator and awards show that rewards advertising agencies for excellence, the focus has shifted to the business of marketing. This is now a service offered to marketers, and […]

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No Cannes do

South African visits to the winners’ podium at the Cannes advertising festival were rare events this year, writes Tony Koenderman, as our ad industry suffered one of its worst years in nearly two decades. Points earned on the AdReview system (see Creative Tables) were down 45% on 2014, which in turn was a third lower […]

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The stuff you want to know.

The smoke has cleared at Cannes and what are we left with? Several hundred pronking winners, a few controversies and heaps of articles from people saying that they suspected all along that Cannes is actually a sham. But they’ll go again next year. This week, Samantha Koenderman’s pick of the most interesting articles from around […]

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Cannes awards 2 Grand Prix in Film.

The final Cannes Awards evening took place on Saturday evening where, among other winners, 101 Film awards were presented. Most notable, was the awarding of with 2 Grand Prix – The Martin Agency in Richmond won for Geico’s, “Unskippable: Family Long Form 01″ and F/NAZCA Saatchi & Saatchi São Paulo won for Leica Institutional, “Leica […]

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South Africa wins big in Cannes Radio category.

  Nothing was going to kill the radio star earlier this week at Cannes. Certainly not for South Africa. When the radio winners were announced, our homeboys walked off with an impressive 16 wins, including our first Golds. We had 27 finalists so, all in all, not a bad conversion rate. The winners are: Ogilvy & […]

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