"ABC Analyses Q1 2018: How the SA press is faring" - MarkLives

And other top advertising, media and marketing news, analysis and opinion on the website this week, including…

The Odd Number wins Wimpy

by Herman Manson. The Odd Number has been appointed as lead agency for Wimpy following a five-way pitch that included the incumbent agency FCB Africa. 

Smollan buys into Elevator
by Herman Manson. The experiential and activation agency has sold a majority (50.1%) stake to the retail solutions company.

Avatar CT wins H&M
by Herman Manson. Avatar's Cape Town agency has won the integrated agency business for global fashion retailer, H&M, in South Africa.

ABC Analysis Q1 2018: The biggest-circulating consumer mags in SA
ABC Analysis Q1 2018: The biggest-circulating newspapers in SA
by Herman Manson. The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa has released consumer-magazine and newspaper circulation statistics for the period January–March 2018 (ABC Q1 2018).

#AgencyFocus: Digital is not a commodity — Platinum Seed
by Carey Finn. The Cape Town-based UX provider is focused on the role of digital in business growth.

Q&A: Odette van der Haar on leaving the ACA for JWT
by Herman Manson. We caught up with Odette van der Haar to find out more about her career move.

Regular Reads:

Cover Stories:

Anxy, Luxe Noir, The Great Discontent, Vogue PT & Wet
The Carnation, MAD, Bon Appétit, Newsweek & Raygun

Shelf Life:

Talking ecommerce with Teljoy • Twitter indexes Kiswahili
 Hendrick’s Gin ad by Tulips and Chimneys • Freshstop food lines

SA TV Ratings:

SA TV Ratings: DStv — primetime top 30 for Apr 2018
SA TV Ratings: SABC 3 — primetime top 20 for Apr, Mar 2018

On the Radar:

Wunderman SA names new MD
 Wunderman SA appoints chief strategic officer
Riverbed appoints ECD
Ninety9cents wins new business
BMW, MINI appoint exp agency
We're a new kind of digital agency — Hoorah
 #Campaigns: Allan Gray launches heartwarming ad campaign
 Seven SA judges for Cannes Lions
Cinemark announces SA's Young Lions to compete at Cannes
 One Show: All the South African winners
 The One Club’s 2018 ADC winners announced
 Loeries deadline extended
 New deputy editor for Bona
 Sowetan launches new sports section
 Little trust in agencies, finds CMS survey

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