Heroes & Zeros: Andy Rice’s best (Yellow Pages) & worst (Volvo) ads of the week

Andy Rice (@ricecommaandy) talks about his best (Yellow Pages) and worst (Volvo) adverts of the week with Jenny Crwys-Williams (@jcwLIFE) during The Ad Feature on Talk Radio 702 (@Radio702). Find out why these brands feature in this week’s Heroes & Zeros webisode.

#AdoftheYear: South Africa’s 10 Best Ads of 2013 (Part 1)

by Oresti Patricios (@orestaki) It’s been a good year for advertising and brands, and it’s been hard to single out the single ad that I would nominate as “Ad of the Year”. In fact, using the very scientific method of reviewing all my Ads of the Week, I’ve decided on a “Top 10” countdown of the best of the Best Ads of 2013. Here are the first five, with no apologies, and no prizes.

Design Annotator: Sunglasses, Arcade Machines and Creative Women

This past week has seen two very popular, heated discussions on 10and5. The first being the CLEAR Claw Machine by Cow Africa. Some of readers seem to feel fatigued by the number of Arduino/Kinect projects that have popped up, but we find that it’s an interesting medium that has entered advertising and will continue to feature the best work we see from that field, just as we’ll do the same for the TV ads. Which brings me to our second most discussed piece of work – a TV ad for Yellow Pages. The funny piece produced by 360eight and Velocity Films proves that the traditional 30 second spot is still a credible force in creating word of mouth.

In our illustration features we’ve started our 2013 series on Creative Women. Be sure to read about Kim Longhurst and her amazing work that she produces from Durban. We also chat to artist Paul Senyol about his process and way of working.

Finally – if you are a Capetonian visiting Johannesburg or a local Joburger looking for creative co-working space, your prayers have been answered. We’ve rounded up the 5 best co-working spaces in Johannesburg for creatives. No more sitting in coffee shops trying to concentrate. Read through our best collection below and be sure to follow 10and5 on Facebook or Twitter if you’d like more regular updates.

“Do no evil” Google fails own mantra

Google’s famous company mantra “Do No Evil” is being called into question in a complaint filed at the Competition Commission by a South African digital marketing agency called Entelligence.

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