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Senior changes at M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town

Gordon Ray, founding partner and executive creative director of M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town, is now creative partner, with Jake Bester taking over as ECD. Comments Neo Mashigo, M&C Saatchi Abel Group chief creative officer, “Gordon has played a huge role over the past nine years, growing the business and, in the process, producing iconic, […]

Ad of the Week: Nando’s serves up the good news

by Oresti Patricios (@orestaki) From Nkandla to load-shedding, from chaos in parliament to ISIS, the bad news seems to be coming at us hard and fast. Thankfully, there’s a flame-grilled chicken brand with a good sense of humour that’s campaigning hard to get us to laugh.

Publicis Groupe buys MACHINE, launches Publicis Machine

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Publicis Groupe has acquired independent agency Machine and is merging it with Publicis Worldwide South Africa to establish Publicis Machine. Publicis Groupe is currently reinvigorating its South African and African business through a number of acquisitions.

Design Annotator: Young South Africa, motion photography and Show & Tell #2

by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) For Design Annotator today, we’ve chosen: Young South Africa featuring Sibs Shongwe-La Mer; Bizarre AfrikaBurn motion photos by Lukas Renlund; Show & Tell creative talks; 10 creatives inspired by the city; Jo Anke Gallery’s Hlengiwe Vilakati; illustrator and standup comedian Donovan Goliath; artist blankets for Mr Price Home; and a call to enter the Nokia Asha A-List Competition.

Shelf Life: From designer coffee cups to porn stars

Louise Marsland (@Louise_Marsland)’s weekly pick of recent product, packaging and design launches: a designer paper activation from Shift Joe Public; a stunning pop-up promotion from Machine; Lego gets down on a porn star that plays with its brand name; and media brand GQ launches another brand engagement site.