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Global viewpoint from South Africa

Global viewpoint from South Africa

On 8 April, South Africans took to the voting polls to celebrate 20 years since this country's first free and fair elections. A lot has changed in that time. A lot hasn't. But what about the advertising industry?

 
 
Tech viewpoint on funding start-ups

Tech viewpoint on funding start-ups

Two years ago, my agency, London Advertising, was offered a loan facility of £4 million to buy a social media shop to grow our in-house "digital" capability. Being adverse to debt, my business partner and I thought we should do something a tad more c...

 
 
Finding the space between ecstasy and horror

Finding the space between ecstasy and horror

Walter Campbell, a creative director at TBWA\London, co-wrote Under The Skin with Jonathan Glazer (who also directed it). The two had worked together before, including on Guinness 'surfer'. The film is based on a cult novel by Michel Faber and stars ...

 
 
Training talent the K-pop way

Training talent the K-pop way

Adland has much to learn from the Korean pop music industry when it comes to turning its best people into multi-faceted, rounded talent. By Josette James.

 
 
With all that baggage, Miller should've flown Ryanair

With all that baggage, Miller should've flown Ryanair

Having been hailed for her "understanding" of advertising on her appointment as the Culture Secretary in 2012, Maria Miller's protracted departure from the post last week showed two other less-welcome qualities that critics often associate with the i...

 
 
Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

On 17 March at 7.53am, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on its website about an earthquake striking near the city: "A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake aftershock was reported Monday morning four miles from Westwood, according to the US Geological Su...

 
 
Why does ad industry lack minorities?

Why does ad industry lack minorities?

In sharp contrast to the supercharged pace of change in Britain s ethnic make-up, progress in boosting the number of staff from ethnic minorities in UK agencies has been snail-like. Even though those numbers are gradually edging towards the national ...

 
 
Power of newsbrands reinforced at Shift 2014

Power of newsbrands reinforced at Shift 2014

Brands continue to invest in the 'rich spectrum' offered by press, the Newsworks conference confirms. By Arif Durrani.

 
 
ITV and Twitter unite to usher in social TV era

ITV and Twitter unite to usher in social TV era

Media owners hope to woo brands by bringing ITV footage to Twitter through its Amplify service, David Benady writes.

 
 
Sorrell sparks a rare talk about the benefits of a more diverse workforce

Sorrell sparks a rare talk about the benefits of a more diverse workforce

Something unexpected happened at Newsworks' Shift event last week. And it was not the news that John Lewis spends twice as much on press ads than it does on TV.

 
 

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