Ad of the Week: Absa, rewriting the future

by Oresti Patricios. T+W’s “The Girl Who Rewrote Her Future” TVC is an inspiring story from Absa and Afrika Tikkun.

eBay intensifies Gumtree SA investment

by Herman Manson (@marklives) Claire Cobbledick has moved out of the adland bubble and on to client side. Formerly the MD at storied Cape Town agency The Jupiter Drawing Room, she now reports to eBay as head of marketing for its Gumtree SA classifieds brand. This has resulted in a shift in her understanding of client/agency relationships.

Shelf Life: For art — blood, sweat and tears

Louise Marsland’s (@Louise_Marsland) pick of new product, packaging and design launches:

An extraordinary campaign and product created with real bodily fluids; Magnum ice cream feeds your personality; Yum Yum Peanut Butter goes on a 3D ride; and Primedia has even taken over the changing rooms in store.

SA wins Design, Press & Radio Lions, takes first gold #canneslions

The Design, Press, Radio and Cyber Lions category winners have been announced at the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Design Annotator: New Creative Spaces and Illustration Work

Design Annotator with Uno de Waal is a new column featuring the top design work from South Africa’s biggest online creative showcase, Between 10 and 5, curated by Publisher Uno de Waal @Unodewaal.

Some great new creative work spaces and places to chill out have popped up. It’s inspiring to know that not everyone subscribes to boring, grey office spaces. We look at Durban based illustrator Wesley van Eeden in contrast his work with that of Andrés Pallavicini. Finally, be sure to check out more info from Portfolio Night – something that I hope will definitely become a fixture on the creative calendar.

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