#vaxthenation kids in the spotlight at the Global Citizen Festival

Getting children vaccinated is a pressing issue facing the children of South Africa today. Nedbank, together with Joe Public United and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, has been running #vaxthenation, a campaign that highlights this issue by combining two of Nelson Mandela’s iconic speeches, rewritten from the perspective of the future of South Africa –…

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Spur’s latest commercial on overcoming adversity set to inspire

Spur Steak Ranches, Ninety9cents (99c) and 7Films have collaborated to produce a truly South African story of how working as a unit in the face of adversity can make the impossible, possible. The ‘Together Anything is Possible’ campaign tells the emotional story of Team Spur’s Mountain Biker Alan Hatherly’s incredible true-life account of how he – with the support of…

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71 graduates complete work experience with FCB Africa

A group of 71 advertising and marketing graduates recently completed their mandatory month-long work experience module at the FCB Africa Group’s campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town.  Hailing from various tertiary institutions in Gauteng, and as far-flung as the North West, Limpopo, Free State, Eastern Cape and Lesotho, the graduates had the opportunity to observe,…

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Are we moving fast enough?

The race between agencies and culture in the connected age As we approach the fourth decade of the ‘job bag’, it’s no surprise that the advertising industry is being disrupted, but are agencies doing enough to keep up? To find out, Keke Mahlelebe, Senior Strategist at M&C Saatchi Abel attended RISE – the largest tech…

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Insights from an award-winning business

2018 was an eventful year for M&C Saatchi Abel, with the integrated, creative advertising agency winning several awards amongst which were six Creative Circle Ad of The Month awards, an Apex award, 10 Loeries (including a Grand Prix for the Nando’s #RightMyName campaign) and an Epica award. In addition, the company’s Founding Partner and CEO,…

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Walk With Us – a story about a 6 000km journey on foot & $2/day budget

Tom David and Warren Handley, who walked 6 000kms on foot from Kilimanjaro to Johannesburg while living on just $2 a day, have published a book about the epic journey. Available at Exclusive Books as well as from Katie.Andrews@fcb.co.za and on www.facebook.com/WalkWithUs2017/?ref=br_rs, it is the honest, gripping account of climbing the highest mountain in Africa before…

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Debonairs Pizza loses its head

If you were asked to compile a list of engaging digital initiatives from brands that typically live in the traditional media space, chances are you’d add ‘Headless Deliveryman’ created for Debonairs Pizza by FCB Joburg to celebrate Halloween to that list. Brainchild of FCB Joburg’s Creative Director Mbeu ‘Snooze’ Kambuwa, Art Director Nicola Bower, Copywriter…

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