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The South African computer manufacturer Mecer recently released a new advert, celebrating three decades of producing local products.  But the ad – which features a three-letter local swearword – has not gone down well. In fact, at least one person is saying it may be the worst commercial ever released in South Africa.   The South African computer manufacturer Mecer recently released an advert celebrating thirty years of producing local products. It features a crew of singing and dancing people (presumably employees) in a factory, celebrating local manufacturing and everything South African, from the Springboks to Nelson Mandela. At one point, the lead......

Advertising is the lifehood of capitalism and, in South Africa, the majority of brands aim at black consumers. But in the latter part of 2018, there were many complaints from this demographic about the way stereotypes, gimmicks and humour were used. To get an insight on the state of advertising in the country, the Mail & Guardian spoke to black creatives about what caused the misrepresentations. Tebogo Malope prefers the title of storyteller to those of director, writer or cinematographer. Some of his most recent directing work includes music videos, such as Kwetsa’s Spirit, Nakhane’s Clairvoyant, the Telkom television campaign......

After an extensive search, Nedbank has appointed the successful agencies selected to work on its through-the-line, sponsorship and digital marketing communication strategies, effective 2019. Award-winning brand and communication group Joe Public has retained the bank’s through-the-line account, with Levergy managing the sponsorship account and Digitas Liquorice the digital creative account. These agencies have strong to BBBEE credentials, their diversity aligns to Nedbank’s procurement strategy and they’ve proven to have the correct culture fit to meet the bank’s business objectives. “The diversity of these agencies will enable us to entrench the Nedbank narrative, expand our client reach through effective and targeted......

The way most brands engage with black consumers is wrong, says a top PR man, who argues that agencies should invest more time in getting to understand their market and audience and less time in getting to know their clients.       A prominent public relations practitioner has hit out at the brand communications industry, claiming few agencies really understand black people. In a frank discussion with the FM, Bonnke Shipalana, CEO of The Communications Firm, says: “The majority of South Africans were born in an era where their voices were restrained by the apartheid system. Unfortunately, after 24......

So I wrote to Tiger Brands and they replied. See below. To whom it may concern I recently saw your latest promo online where a consumer won R1000 because she produced an Ace Maize Meal packet to an “Ace Maize Meal agent”. Great! No problem as we all like winning, cash as they say is king. What I find offensive is how that consumer, a lady, someone’s mother, was made to dance (like in most commercials targeted at black consumers), like a brainless idiot. Is this how Tiger Brands sees its black consumers? What happened to “customer is king, in......

Introducing the first AMAREVIEWS feature. A platform about in depth Creative Interrogations, Strategy, Insights, the Behind the scenes of the behind the scenes. We will be discussing, debating, agreeing, disagreeing and most importantly, having fun talking about our labour of love in the industry of Creative Advertising and Black Demographic Movement. Here’s a sneak peak of the trailer, full video coming soon…send us your comments tell us what you think. You can read more on the this link  ...

ISSUED BY: FCB AFRICA FCB Africa is celebrating several recent B-BBEE milestones that, once again, highlight that the group is one of only a handful in the industry that doesn’t pay lip-service to the word “broad” in the phrase “broad-based black economic empowerment”. As one of South Africa’s largest marketing and communications agency groups, FCB Africa’s B-BBEE initiatives have, since the outset, acknowledged the need for diversity and flexibility. The most recent milestone on its ongoing transformation journey was when its broad-based shareholder (The Maharishi Institute) was able to fully pay off its loan well ahead of projections, thanks to FCB......

Posted By: TMO Reporter A billboard with the wording, ‘100% Black Owned Advertising Agency. Some things are better at 100%”, using an image of a cup of black coffee, is not racist, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled. The BWD Advertising billboard, on a footbridge spanning across the M1 South approximately one kilometre north of the Marlboro Drive off-ramp in Johannesburg, was the subject of a complaint lodged by a member of the public in February. After a two-month investigation, the ASA directorate said transformation processes, such as B-BBEE, were the result of government policy, and were aimed at improving the overall wealth......

by MarkLives (@marklives)  Avatar has been awarded the Caltex above-the-line account. The business will be shared between its Johannesburg and Cape Town agencies. This is the second major account win announced by the agency this year, following hot on the heels of the the integrated agency business win for global fashion retailer, H&M, in South Africa. “Our journey with Caltex started two years ago, when we were appointed as their digital agency, to now being appointed as the brand’s full-service agency,” says Mthunzi Plaatjie, Cape Town managing director. “It was a tough three-way pitch but our team’s experience, creative excellence and integrated approach won it......

by Herman Manson (@marklives)    The Nedbank advertising account has gone out to pitch. “In adherence with principles of good governance, we can confirm that a number of Nedbank accounts\services are out to pitch, including creative, both ATL and BTL,” confirms Khensani Nobanda, Nedbank group executive, marketing and corporate affairs. “As the process is currently underway, we are not in a position to provide further detail due to confidentiality issues; however, further information will be provided in due course. We have enlisted the services of an independent service provider to rollout the process from a governance perspective. The process is......

By:  LUYOLO MKENTANE JOHANNESBURG – A creative and dynamic duo have teamed up to tap into the multi-billion rand promotions industry in South Africa and create much-needed employment for young unemployed youths. Childhood friends Tshepiso Malefane, 27, and Tshepo Ngwenya, 29, who grew up together in dusty streets of the sprawling Soshanguve township in Pretoria, are co-founders and directors of promotions firm Creative Brands Studio.   They established the company in 2014 and stress that since its inception it has grown from strength to strength.   Malefane holds a business management qualification from the Tshwane South College, a short course in......

One of my favourite accounts I’ve ever worked on was for the SABC during the World Cup. Feel it! It is here! — Groovin Nchabeleng Groovin Nchabeleng is an award-winning South African advertising and marketing guru with over 25 years industry experience. He is the current executive chairman of the Blueprint Group, a 100% black-owned advertising agency that has been in existence for over 18 years. Groovin is former CEO and shareholder of Leo Burnett South Africa/MMS Group, a division of Publicis Worldwide, the third largest communications group in the world with 65 000 employees in more than 83 countries. With......

Written by  Mimi Gauteng based digital marketing agency Stilt Media are making waves as one of the few completely black women owned and led agencies in the current South African marketing and advertising landscape. The agency is already disrupting the typical client/agency relationship by using technology and data to add real value and return on investment to clients’ bottom lines. Founded in 2015, Stilt Media headed up by Marketing Director Mimi Mphaphuli and Managing Director Tina Manyanya. Both women come from impressive leadership and management backgrounds, with Manyanya having headed up her own department at Publicis Media and Mphaphuli having lead a department......

I worked the 9 to 5 job for a big financial institution, but I’ve always wanted to own my own business. — Tebogo Motshwene, founder of Brandhead Tebogo Motshwene is the founder of Brandhead, an experiential marketing agency that focuses on the black consumer market. We’re trying to be different in the brand marketing space. We tap into the research about the black consumer market space. — Tebogo Motshwene, founder of Brandhead Brandhead offers market research and insights and brand activations, explains the 37-year-old. Motshwene says Brandhead was born from his frustration with generalisations and false assumptions made by marketing companies about black (and......

FJT president Piet Rampedi said setting aside a 50 percent share in the government s advertising budget would enhance the viability of black-owned enterprises in line with the revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BB-BEE) Codes of Good Practice. Rampedi said the government could not continue to pump money into companies that did not want to transform. “These companies see no obligation to transform. Spreading the cake will achieve long-term transformation in the industry. We are not asking for hand-outs,” said Rampedi. FJT represents journalists and entrepreneurs owning small media companies. Earlier this year the FJT met the Government Communication and......

By: CNBC Africa Advertising industry veteran and businessman Peter Vundla is the guest on Talking Books with CNBC Africa’s Jill de Villiers. He shares memories of his eventful life and explains how he became his own boss when he founded the first black-owned advertising agency Herdbouys in 1991.  ...

By Buyi Mafoko  While transformation is undoubtedly a key priority for every South African business leader today, focusing on it is not enough to achieve robust and sustainable growth. Particularly given the tough local market conditions, with South Africa having now entered a technical recession, you have to be business ready to succeed in both the short and long term. Indeed, there are multiple factors now at play, in addition to the transformation agenda, which savvy business leaders must take into account. There is the constant pressure of digital disruption, the steady slew of new competitors entering every industry, and an......

by MarkLives (@marklives) The marketing and advertising industries are transforming. So why are so many black professionals disgruntled with the rate of progress? And is the quality of most of the work specifically directed at a black audiences still sub-par? We emailed a panel of key industry executives for their take. First up is Ivan Moroke of Co-Currency. Ivan Moroke The career of Ivan Moroke (@ivanmoroke) has shaped and has been shaped by brands, from running his family shebeen in Atteridgeville (many, many years ago) to starting a marketing consultancy, Co-Currency, 18 months ago. Consciously and unconsciously, his passion for what he does......

Posted By: TMO Reporter on: November 01, 2018 The IAB SA has invited the advertising industry to submit their feedback on the Advertising Code of Practice Social Media guidelines. This addition to the Advertising code promises to give the industry a clear code of conduct regarding the use of paid social media to advertise products and services. “The fundamental objective of the code is to protect the consumer by encouraging brands to exercise ethical constraints on all paid social media communications. As always, we as an industry body felt passionate about working on this as an industry collective. I encourage all our members......

by Veli Ngubane (@TheNduna) We struck gold this year, and we didn’t have to dig too deep to find the shining nuggets in our industry. Just scratch the surface, and there they are: young and gifted creatives who’re killing it! as copy- and scriptwriters, creative, art and film directors, executive producers and more. As we discovered when we interviewed them during the year, they’re adding lustre and rich diversity to our industry. We look back on their stories. January: Nganga Dlanga Now copywriter at Avatar Inspired by his talented older brother, Khaya, Nganga Dlanga (@babydlanga) is clearly gifted and killing it! in......

by Lufuno Makungo (@LMwonder) While I cringe at the title of this article, it’s a fair question. It’s like asking if there’s a viable market for Chinese advertising agencies in China. But the question is relevant here, given our political history and the current economic structure. The most-transformed sector in the county is the public sector, simply because we have the political power. Broad and interlinked, not narrow In talking transformation, we often narrow it down to only one thing — when the issues are broad and interlinked. In advertising, lack of transformation refers to the white-dominated industry but we fail......

by Veli Ngubane (@TheNduna) The creative space has witnessed YouTube’s meteoric rise as a platform for creative content. It has grown as a tool that content creatives such as Sibu Mpanza (@Sibu_MpanzaSA) have used and made a successful career out of. In this interview, he shares his dreams of shooting a documentary, how he has made money from YouTube and why he sleeps with a notepad and pen next to his bed. Sibu Mpanza Veli Ngubane: Tell us more about yourself: where did you grow up and what did you want to be when you were growing up? Sibu Mpanza: I was born in Mpumalanga,......

BY PHATHU LUVHENGO  Luyanda Peter always wanted to start his own business and be his own boss, but was uncertain about which sector would best suit him After spending almost two decades in the corporate sector, this entrepreneur founded an advertising agency and is planning to expand it throughout Africa. Established in 2015 and already operating in Botswana and South Africa, Harambee Communications is a 100% black-owned and managed integrated communications agency, with a special focus on activations, events, promotions and sponsorships. “I only worked in the corporate sector for 17 years,” he said. Peter started his career at SAB (Now......

BY: PABALLO MOLAHLEHI Back when rose-tinted glasses were considered chic, I was thoroughly optimistic about working in the ad industry. This passion grew stronger in varsity, having caught a glamorised glimpse of life in that space. From the fast-paced nature of the ad beast, to the ad folk’s inclination to excessive drinking (I’ll find any excuse to drink, to be honest), while being able to significantly influence pop culture – it was clear that this world was where I belonged. Or so I thought. Nothing could have prepared me for the disillusionment I’d be confronted with upon realising that the same......

BY: LEIGH ANDREWS It’s a touchy subject for some, but completely necessary to explore: Here’s how Fort Review is amplifying the need to truly hear the black voices in advertising and stop being creative Jekyll and Hydes. Makongoza behind the decks at the Fort Review second edition VIP launch event, at Rockets’ rooftop in Bryanston on 16 February. It’s no secret that the SA ad industry is in drastic need of transformation. It’s not necessarily that there aren’t enough black voices in the industry, more that those voices are not being heard, and those truths are not being well told. That’s......

Posted By: Michael Bratt Ahead of a talk that he is giving at the Loeries Creative Week, Google Africa chief marketing officer Mzamo Masito spoke to The Media Online. The chat centred on creativity and its role in both advertising and marketing and the world as a whole. “I love creativity that rhymes with functional design, that is beautiful but is also useful. This is when it helps answer and solve a few questions,” says Masito. He punts creativity that assists in two ways. Firstly, creativity that is used to create solutions to ending the world’s problems, including poverty, racism, prejudice and ignorance.......

BY: SORIA HAY The Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) proposed amendments to its Codes of Good Practice on broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) focus on ownership and skills development. Soria Hay, head of corporate finance at Bravura Proposed amendments include, for example, stricter requirements for the enhancement status of small and emerging black-owned businesses yet a surprising enhancement status for black-owned generic entities. There is an innovative new skills development indicator which will incentivise businesses to increase their BEE levels while supporting long-term economic growth possibilities. Unexpectedly, no amendments are proposed for broad-based schemes despite criticism levelled at these by......

by Carey Finn (@carey_finn) Johannesburg-based full-service communications agency, Riverbed, has set high targets for 2018, in a bid to take the business to what CEO Monalisa Sibongile Zwambila calls “the next level”. Emerging from what was a challenging year for many in the industry, Riverbed is leveraging new wins and hires to bolster both its creativity and position in the market. Monalisa Zwambila Advertising added on “We started very much as an activation and PR agency, and then we added on our advertising competency,” she says. “What we really want to be in a position to do is make a difference in terms of......

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Today, we reveal which agency creative leaders were most admired by their peers in Jozi during 2017! This is part of this week’s announcement of the 2017 MarkLives Agency Leaders’ Most Admired Poll results for Johannesburg. Next week will be the national results; last week we revealed the Cape Town results. Monday: Most-admired ad agency bosses in Jozi Tuesday: Most-admired creative leaders in Jozi Wednesday: One to watch in Jozi Thursday: Most-admired agencies in Jozi Friday: Most digitally integrated in Jozi Monday 5 March: Contribution to agency diversity and transformation (Jozi) Every year since 2012, MarkLives has been polling South Africa’s top agency......

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Iconic South African ad agency The Jupiter Drawing Room (Johannesburg) has been closed down, The Lionheart Brand Holding Company, owners of The Jupiter Drawing Room brand, has confirmed. The agency is no longer trading and the shutdown happened over the course of 3–4 months earlier this year. It no longer employs any staff. Two former senior managers at the agency, Gugu Madlala and Sizwe Kumalo, have contracted with Jupiter Joburg’s remaining client roster through their agency, Black Powder (as in gun powder). Madlala explains that he and Kumalo had initially joined Jupiter Joburg to help drive new business opportunities and to explore......

by Carey Finn (@carey_finn) The Mother City may traditionally have not been seen as welcoming to black-owned and operated agencies, but Avatar Cape Town hasn’t let that hold it back. Though not yet two years old, the agency has secured several significant accounts and seen strong growth. “Business has been great” “Since the day we opened our offices in October 2016, business has been great,” says managing director Mthunzi Plaatjie, who estimates that it’s won advertising accounts worth close to R85m in billings (total client marketing spend) over the past 12 months. He is hoping this figure could soon surpass the R100m mark.......

After two years of actively searching for the right partner to add value and grow the business, Artifact Advertising South Africa has completed a new partnership, with Philasande Sokhela. The ad agency is now a BBBEE level 4 agency (under the new MAC codes), with several divisions offering specialities where needed, including digital (Level 4 SME), promotions (100% black-owned), integrated (51% black-owned) and print (51% black-owned). “We are immensely proud and positive about our new shareholding, especially since it is a completely transparent partnership, bringing new ideas to the business and offering increased value to our customers,” says Andy Taoushiani,......

ISSUED BY: PROVANTAGE MEDIA GROUP Leading out-of-home company Provantage Media Group is proud to announce that they have just been awarded a Level 1 B-BBEE rating by Grant Thornton – the highest BEE rating achievable. This makes Provantage one of the largest OOH media companies to have achieved a Level 1 rating and one of a small group of enterprise organisations within the Marketing and Communication sector to qualify as being truly empowered within the context of South African legislation. In addition to the level 1 B-BBEE rating, Provantage recently completed an equity transaction, which has resulted in the company......

Posted By: TMO Reporter DStv Media Sales is offering 25% bonus airtime for every rand of airtime bought by qualifying small agencies. DStv Media Sales will schedule the bonus airtime in available inventory. The move comes after the company admitted to price-fixing and fixing trading conditions in contravention of the Competition Act in May. In terms of the consent agreement filed with the Competition Tribunal, DStv Media Sales has agreed to an accumulative remedy of R180 million, the Competition Commission said in a statement. “They agreed to pay an administrative penalty amounting to R22 262 599. The company will also......

Posted By: Michael Bratt  Using eye tracking technology to gather concrete data about how people interact with adverts, Mike Follett and his company, Lumen Research, have unearthed some startling feedback into that important relationship. Follett was speaking at SPARK Media’s recent workshop, which also included an address by Dr Virginia Beal from the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute of Marketing in Australia. “Rather than have an opinion of what was working, as everyone has an opinion, I thought it would be more useful if there was data around how people engage with advertising,” Follett explained. The attention technology company uses eye tracking to work out the......

DNA Brand Architects has added luxury vehicle brand Volvo Cars South Africa to its list of clients. DNA Brand Architects won the Volvo Cars South Africa account after a multi-agency pitch where members of South Africa’s advertising industry were competing to secure the business. Volvo Cars South Africa says choosing to work with DNA Brand Architects was a clear-cut decision and it is proud to welcome the team on board. “The process towards awarding this business was very thorough and meticulous. But what we were looking for was a creative agency that would be able to do things differently, and......

I was recently asked for an opinion on why black-owned agencies are so often excluded from lucrative requests for Proposals(RFPs). My response was fairly cryptic but the conversation made me realise that there will be some value in capturing some of these issues in an article to help buyers understand the specific issues that black-owned and operated agencies are typically challenged with. I would like to convey some of my own thoughts, as well as that of Lufuno Makungo. However, I do believe that this is a topic that should be explored in more depth, so I will keep on sharing updates......

BY: JOHANNA MCDOWELL 25 years ago, there were very few – if any – black owned and run agencies. Probably the only one at that time was Herdbuoys. They represented the start of a new era in South Africa where black advertising professionals were taken far more seriously than in previous times. Today in 2017 the Independent Agency Search & Selection company has identified more than 100 black owned entrepreneurial agencies across the full spectrum of 13 marketing communications disciplines. This is in addition to those agencies that have transformed in the past few years through BEE and various black ownership......

BY: REBONE MASEMOLA For those of you coming late to the party, according to Wikipedia Black Twitter is “a cultural identity on the twitter social network focused on issues of interest to the black community”, and the movement began trending in the United States around 2009. People to the likes of Feminista Jones described it as a “collective of active, primarily African American twitter users who have created a virtual community” that allows them to bring about and discuss a wide range of socio-political issues with some humour. Through the movement they are able to give each other moral support and......

The Creative Counsel (TCC) has launched an incubator programme to support black businesses in the marketing and advertising industry. In the first phase of the project, TCC will take five startup businesses under its wing, which will be supported and mentored by the agency’s management team. “We have opened applications for black startups in media, marketing, digital, mobile and activations. We have no interest in taking any equity in the businesses but are passionate about supporting them with the infrastructure and administrative and accounting processes to succeed,” says TCC’s group co-CEO Ran Neu-Ner. “We believe successful black-owned businesses are the......

Marketing agency value management company, AdOps’s Angelika Kempe is teaming up with Nolundi Magqaza, a senior procurement consultant in an initiative to connect 100% black-owned advertising, communications and marketing agencies with corporate clients. Senior procurement consultant, Nolundi Magqaza and founder of AdOps, Angelika Kempe. Fresh and innovative agencies Through the 100% initiative, the pair aim to build a list of 100 black economic empowerment agencies spanning a range of disciplines by the end of September. The aim is to raise the profile of the many talented emerging agencies in South Africa among the country’s major brands and put the agencies in......

by MarkLives (@marklives) What are the expectations for the marketing and advertising industry in 2018? We emailed a panel of key industry executives for their take on the macro environment, budgets, changes in messaging, movement in the industry and any consumer and communication trends they’ll be looking out for. Mpange Chapeshamano, MD of Avatar Joburg, and Mthunzi Plaatjie, MD of Avatar Cape Town, respond. Mpange Chapeshamano & Mthunzi Plaatjie Previously managing director of Africa Red Advertising, reporting to the CEO of Ogilvy South Africa and overseeing of the network of agencies in 18 markets in Africa, Mpange Chapeshamano(Twitter/Instagram) has come from a heavy client-service background .......

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Monalisa Zwambila owns and manages what is probably South Africa’s largest independent, black-woman-owned advertising agency. Over the last decade, R\VERBED (Riverbed) has emerged as a medium-sized agency with revenue well above R50m and 40 employees, placing the agency in league with similar-sized agencies, such as Grey Africa, Saatchi & Saatchi and Net#work BBDO.  Year-on-year revenue growth in 2015 stood at 26%, 13% in 2016 and is projected to hit 35% in 2017, pushing it into to the R70m–R100m revenue tier. Zwambila studied accounting but her passion had always been music. She was a member of jazz band Basadi and music allowed her to......

Ad agency Black has undergone a strategic rebrand and repositioning as Black Africa Group — a creative business partner focused upon creating brand value and exponential growth. The agency is entering its 11th year as an independent agency, employees 35 people and has offices in Johannesburg, Port Louis (Mauritius), Nairobi (Kenya) and Kampala (Uganda). It enjoys Level 1 BEE status, revenue sits between R30–R40m and clients include Absa, Barclays Africa, Life HealthCare, Bonitas, the JSE, MultiChoice, Kenya Airways and a host of other brands. Executive director, Veejay Archary, launched Black, Brand Strategy & Design out of the design component of Herdbuoys McCann-Erickson,......

Agencies need practice in order to optimise their sales pitch to potential clients and this opportunity was offered to eight black-owned agencies last month. Agencies were deliberately selected for their BEE structures (preferably 100 % black-owned), along with their variety of services. Attendees On the day, the following agencies were in attendance: BWD Advertising: full-service advertising Purple Room: PR The Plum Factory: social and digital eNitiate: social and digital Glasshouse Communication Management: PR and corporate governance [note: Glasshouse is a subsidiary of Mazole Holdings] Avatar PR: PR and publicity Harambee: activations South Africa and Africa DAVID: full-service advertising From marketers......

By Jeremy Maggs The way most brands engage with black consumers is wrong, says a top PR man, who argues that agencies should invest more time in getting to understand their market and audience and less time in getting to know their clients Bonnke Shipalana. Picture: Thobeka Zazi Ndabula   A prominent public relations practitioner has hit out at the brand communications industry, claiming few agencies really understand black people. In a frank discussion with the FM, Bonnke Shipalana, CEO of The Communications Firm, says: “The majority of South Africans were born in an era where their voices were restrained by......

  The marketing and advertising industries are transforming. So why are so many black professionals disgruntled with the rate of progress? And is the quality of most of the work specifically directed at a black audiences still sub-par? We emailed a panel of key industry executives for their take. Next up is Ahmed Tilly of FCB Africa. Ahmed Tilly Ahmed Tilly (@AhmedTilly) has been in the business of ideas for just over 20 years. Recently appointed joint CCO at FCB Africa, he was runner-up Most Admired Creative Leader in South Africa and joint Most Admired Creative Leader in Jozi in 2016, according to our MarkLives Agency Leaders’ Most Admired poll. Tilly,......

By Herman Manson   M&C Saatchi Group and Avatar South Africa have officially “parted ways”, a joint statement by the two groups has confirmed. “Zibusiso Mkhwanazi (Founder M&N Brands, the holding company for Avatar) and Jerry Mpufane, Chairman of M&C SAATCHI Group (Johannesburg) have confirmed that the two companies will amicably part and go their separate ways,” the statement reads. “M&N Brands has embarked on a path to build a Pan-African network, thus realizing a long-held dream.  M&C SAATCHI Group already operates a very successful African network of its own, servicing clients in more than 20 markets on the continent.......

By James De Villiers A scene from the advertisement Wimpy allegedly copied from McDonald’s (Screenshot, YouTube) After McDonald’s accused Wimpy South Africa of plagiarism, Wimpy fired its advertising agency The Odd Number.  Three people who previously worked on the McDonald’s advertising account, joined The Odd Number earlier this year. They are accused of reproducing a McDonald’s advert for Wimpy. The advert, The National Breakfast, aired across South Africa in July. McDonald’s withdrew its version of the advert before it aired.    Wimpy South Africa is “terminating its relationship” with advertising agency The Odd Number over allegations of plagiarism, advertising publication Marklives reported on Friday.......

Issued By Primedia Outdoor In continuous efforts to expand innovative product offerings in sub-Saharan Africa, Primedia Outdoor has announced Radio-to-Road initiative in Zambia, an integrated multi-channel solution that enables audio and visual channel synchronicity allowing clients to create high-impact campaigns. To build memorable content that is appealing and engaging, Primedia Outdoor has partnered with the local Zambian commercial radio station, Hot FM, to bring ad campaigns to life. The number-one news and entertainment broadcaster has an average listenership of three million people who tune in every day covering mainly the centre of commerce, Lusaka and the Copperbelt province. Coupled with......