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  • An update on the Attention Economy

    Isla Prentis, Intelligence Lead at Tirisano Consulting, a division within The MediaShop Let’s rewind to the beginning of last year. We were living in a world of increasing information and distractions. A world where we hadn’t even really heard of Covid-19. So much has changed since then, but when it comes to attention, the fight […]

  • If I huff and I puff…will the big bad wolf blow your house down?

    Dashni Vilakazi, Managing Director at The MediaShop Johannesburg encourages companies to take a hard look at their own accountability and corporate culture. There are many factors that could be protecting your house from coming down and not achieving real business results. I would venture that accountability and corporate culture would be two of these. Whether […]

  • Park Advertising invests in community radio across the country

    The riots and looting that took place earlier this month affected so many businesses and livelihoods, but it also showed South Africa’s true colours of empathy, unity and resilience. Amongst the victims of destruction were four community radio stations brought to their knees. Alex FM in Alexandra, MAMS Radio in Mamelodi, West Side FM in […]

  • Brandswell awarded Tourism KwaZulu-Natal contract

    Brandswell, a member of the Matrix Communications Group (Matrix Group), has been awarded a three-year contract to manage marketing services including media planning and buying for Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN). Brandswell has more than 15 years’ experience in conceptualising and implementing integrated marketing campaigns. They have worked with both global and local companies, including Unilever, Coca-Cola, […]

  • Park Advertising introduces Lucid Media

    Performance Media across Search, Social and Programmatic platforms is the single fastest growing area of digital media in South Africa. Combine that with the detailed analysis of campaign management, tagging and ad operations, and it becomes apparent that these highly specialist functions require a highly specialised unit. This is according to the Group Managing Director […]

  • The growth and decline of ad spend during the pandemic

    By Muhle Hlabano, Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop We all know that 2020 was a disruptive year due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Varying Lockdown Levels resulted in a contracted SA economy, a significant drop in advertising spend and several sectors completely shut down, not unlike what we’re experiencing now during adjusted Level 4. […]

  • RAPT Creative launches Jameson #TasteInMusic Campaign

    Following the success of its Month of Comedy campaign earlier this year, RAPT Creative has successfully launched and implemented another digital activation campaign for its client, Jameson, as part of the brand’s efforts to ensure it stays top of mind with consumers. The agency, which played an instrumental role in helping clients who historically relied […]

  • The state of social media in South Africa

    Richard Lord, Media & Operations Director at media agency Meta Media, says that 2020 proved to be a tumultuous year for advertising. Overnight, budgets were cut, strategies were changed, priorities re-looked, but some platforms fared better than others. TV benefited from a captive, stay at home audience with more time on their hands. Newspapers and […]

  • ACA announces incoming Board of Directors for 2021/2022 fiscal

    The new Board of Directors of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) for the 2021/2022 fiscal was announced at the association’s 74th Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 30th June 2021. The incoming Board is as follows:  Wayne Naidoo: Chair Duke Advertising Chief Executive Officer  Karabo Songo: Exco The Brave Group Group Chief Executive […]

  • In the times of tragedy, look for the helpers

    This week’s mass lootings, riots and violence has rocked South Africans from all works of life both here at home and abroad. But despite the heartache of loss of life, income and employment, South Africans can always be counted on to come together in times of tragedy. “South Africans are one of the most resilient […]


  • Award-Winning FCB is back in a new campaign for CANSA
    Award-Winning FCB is back in a new campaign for CANSA
    Currently airing in South Africa, “Back to Normal” features Jabu’s left testicle and Darryl’s right testicle.
  • Toyota Hilux Kipling-Inspired Commercial
    Toyota Hilux Kipling-Inspired Commercial
  • Taste Never Goes Out Of Style
    Taste Never Goes Out Of Style
    Weylandts has launched its new advertising campaign for 2017
  • Put a little F1 in your Tank
    Put a little F1 in your Tank
    The fast-paced and impactful TVC, conceptualised by FCB Cape Town
  • TBWA Hunt Lascaris's new Nissan advert
    TBWA Hunt Lascaris's new Nissan advert
    TBWA Hunt Lascaris brings Nissan’s latest ICC Champions Trophy ad to life


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