Facebook and Google lead mobile ad gains

2014-03-20 09:14

The market for mobile device advertising doubled in 2013 and is on pace for strong gains this year, led by Facebook and Google.

Samsung's marketing splurge questioned

2013-11-28 19:06

Samsung is expected to spend around $14bn on advertising and marketing this year, but reports say the company doesn't always get value for money.

10 sexually awkward vintage ads for men

2013-10-01 08:37

Remember the good old days when advertisers could go balls to the wall with their advertising campaigns?

Media stars shine at MOST Awards

2013-09-04 20:45

The fifth MOST Awards honoured excellence and achievement among SA's media agency and media owner sales staff.


1D reveals new fragrance ad

2013-08-26 11:55

One Direction launched their new perfume Our Moment this weekend, so check out the add which has the boys throwing flowers, tasting fruit and smelling things.

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Funny Durex ad makes all men wince

2013-08-05 13:39

Watch as this ad exposes the secret agony many dads experience.

Officials ban Coke ad, say its misleading

2013-07-18 22:13

Authorities in the UK have banned a Coca-Cola television ad because they say it can mislead viewers about how easy it is to burn off the calories in a Coke.

Sanral ad spend gets 200% bump

2013-07-04 21:31

The SA National Roads Agency Limited's spending on advertising has increased 200% in the past two years, says Transport Minister Ben Martins.


The new Nando's 'Sharing Meal' ad takes its cue from the iconic Old Spice 'I'm on a horse' ad.

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Lion ad: Acsa insists balance needed

2013-05-27 16:36

The Airports Company of SA accepts that its decision to remove Avaaz's anti-lion bone trade campaign posters from OR Tambo International Airport affected its freedom of expression, a court has heard.


Watch Nando's latest ad which takes aim at hungry members of parliament who would rather not have pizza or curry for lunch.

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ASA dismisses sex-related complaints

2013-03-01 16:18

The Advertising Standards Authority of SA has dismissed two separate complaints about advertisements related to sex.

Master manipulators

2013-02-11 07:30

Ads have impacts – and not always good ones, says Mandi Smallhorne.

New Age expenses were for ads - premier

2013-01-30 19:46

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says money used for a The New Age breakfast briefing was intended for advertising.

Presidency 'surprised' by FNB campaign

2013-01-23 15:47

The presidency has expressed disappointment and surprise over First National Bank's "You Can Help Campaign", saying frivolous adverts which display "hatred" of government won't help the country.

ANC bodies round on FNB over 'disrespect'

2013-01-21 22:24

The FNB "You Can Help Campaign" is an attack on the ruling party and its leadership, the ANC says, with its youth wing calling it "treacherous", and the women's league demanding an apology.

Car show girls told to cover up

2013-01-08 12:28

Automaker's showing off their latest models at the 2013 Brussels motor show have been told to refrain from using scantily dressed show girls to promote their wares.

Advertisers benefit from print, digital

2012-09-13 13:13

Advertisers are benefiting from both print and digital marketing, which allows them to target audiences more effectively, says an industry expert.

Smoking challenge stubbed out

2012-08-07 18:32

The Constitutional Court has turned down a legal challenge against a ban on smoking advertisements, says the National Council Against Smoking.

Hefty bill for info bill ad campaign

2012-05-18 22:10

The government has spent just under R2.7m on its advertising campaign for the protection of state information bill.

Bank adverts found to be misleading

2012-04-27 15:30

Both Standard Bank and First National Bank have been found guilty of misleading advertising, according to a report.

DA: Motshekga doesn't understand

2012-04-04 22:23

The ANC Chief Whip's support for the Protection of State Information Bill advert shows a misunderstanding of the role of Parliament and the separation of powers, says the DA.

Ad error puts Cape Town in France

2012-03-26 19:10

An advertising agency has been left red-faced when it was discovered that a billboard poster advertising cheap travel to the north coast of France, actually pictured a Cape Town beach.

Red Bull drops Jesus ad

2012-03-14 15:11

Energy-drink maker Red Bull says it has dropped an advertisement after an outcry from Christians for its portrayal of Jesus Christ walking on water.

Jesus ad doesn’t fly with Catholics

2012-03-13 22:26

The Red Bull "Jesus walks on water" campaign should be cancelled, says the SA Catholic Bishops' Conference, adding that Catholics should "fast" from consuming Red Bull until Easter.


ASA upholds weight loss complaint

2014-02-27 16:10

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint over a weight loss product that claims to have been recommended by doctors.

Conquering the advertising world

2013-10-14 11:47

Advertising guru Sheila McGillivray, CEO of One Lady and a Tribe, tells more about the industry and what it takes for entrepreneurs to succeed.

Apple unseats Coca-Cola as 'best brand'

2013-09-30 18:59

Coca-Cola has lost its crown as the world's best brand, a closely watched survey shows.

7 super smart and effective marketing campaigns

2013-08-27 12:13

With so much competition in the entertainment industry, marketers have to come up with ingenious ways of promoting their product.

Bill banning alcohol ads to cabinet

2013-08-23 22:54

A committee says a draft bill banning alcohol advertising will be submitted to cabinet soon after input from various sectors.

Merger to create $35.1bn ad firm giant

2013-07-30 09:37

Publicis and Omnicom plan to merge to create the world's biggest advertising group worth $35.1bn, to bring firepower for coping with big technology changes.

Surge in growth for online mobile ads

2013-07-10 09:27

Global spending on mobile internet ads has surged 82.8% to $8.9bn in 2012, an industry survey shows.

Old Spice responds to Nando's spoof ad

2013-06-20 11:24

Old Spice has fought parody with parody, issuing a tongue-in-cheek response to Nando's most recent TV ad spoofing the men's fragrance's iconic "I'm on a horse" ad.

Judgment reserved in lion ad case

2013-05-27 17:51

Judgment has been reserved in global civil action group Avaaz's application to get the Airports Company of SA to reinstate an advertising campaign against the trade in lion bones.

Dove Sketches most-watched online ad

2013-05-20 22:04

Unilever has claimed bragging rights to the most-watched internet commercial of all time - a three-minute study of women's self-perception that stars a forensic artist.

Spur tops best ad of 2012

2013-03-11 15:38

Spur's "Sign Writing" ad has scooped the best liked commercial award for 2012, with eight out of the top 20 ads being in the food industry.

We can't predict paper layout - OUTsurance

2013-02-19 18:21

OUTsurance says it could not have foreseen that a front-page advertisement in The Star, featuring a legless man, would appear below a story of murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Govt insists no New Age advertising bias

2013-01-31 22:24

Government is not biased to The New Age newspaper in its adverting spending, the presidency says.

ANC, FNB bigwigs to thrash it out over ad furore

2013-01-24 22:26

The ANC will meet with First National Bank about its controversial "You Can Help Campaign", which has come under fire from the party and its youth and women's leagues for being disrespectful.

ANC shows its intolerance - FXI

2013-01-22 22:53

The ANC's criticism of FNB's "You Can Help Campaign" videos shows intolerance, the Freedom of Expression Institute says.

Mixed reaction to FNB campaign

2013-01-21 20:14

There has been mixed reaction from political parties First National Bank's "You Can Help Campaign".

Zuma ad implied endorsement - SABC

2012-11-27 22:42

A fish and chips commercial which depicts a cartoon President Jacob Zuma and his family having dinner was not aired because it implied presidential endorsement of the product, the SABC says.

SA's digital spend to rise 21%

2012-09-10 13:19

SA’s entertainment and media firms have reached the “end of the digital beginning”‚ with digital activities now becoming the “new normal”, shows a PwC report.

Pre-teens to face online ad deluge?

2012-06-05 10:02

Your pre-teen kids may soon have access to Facebook, but at a cost.

Holford complies with ASA order

2012-05-17 13:40

The Patrick Holford supplement range is to rename one of their products following a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Control over ads not new, Manyi says

2012-04-16 22:33

The centralisation of government departments' advertising is not new, Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi says.

DA info bill complaint 'absurd'

2012-04-04 20:31

The DA's complaint about the state security department's protection of state information bill advert is "absurd and ridiculous", says ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga.

SA bishops: Give up Red Bull for Lent

2012-03-15 10:02

South Africa's Roman Catholic bishops have urged Christians not to drink Red Bull in traditional fasting for Lent following an outcry over an advertisement by the energy-drink maker.


Watch the controversial Red Bull Jesus advert pulled from local television.

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