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On the Radar:

Collective ID names new MD
Havas SA appoints chief strategy officer
New Jacaranda FM marketing manager
firstEquity appoints digital agency news in brand refresh
People mag revamps, reduces frequency
#Events: Nedbank IMC 2020 ticket sales open


BREAKING: Another Top 5 bank out to pitch 
by Herman Manson. This is the third major bank to go out to pitch over the course of the last year.

McDonald’s South Africa appoints new lead agency
by Herman Manson. The fast-food retailer has appointed Pacinamix as its new above-the-line lead agency.

Press Pass: Money is news media's biggest challenge — Khadija Patel
by Carey Finn. The editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian believes that it is up to journalists to secure the future of democracy. 

By Invitation Only: Is “goodvertising” here for good?
by Jeff Harvey. “Woke” ads are all the rage at creative award shows but, in an industry that celebrates originality, has this trend run its course?

Only Connect Podcast: Is the CMO extinct? Rob Paddock • Ep 4
by Bradley Elliott. We talk to the Valenture Institute CEO about how some big guns have decided to rid themselves of their CMOs. What does this mean for CMOs in SA? Is the role really extinct, or is it evolving?

Regular Reads:

#Campaigns: Uncovering money secrets with Nedbank
by MarkLives. We feature insight into the ongoing #NedbankMoneySecrets campaign by Joe Public, Riverbed, The Mediashop, The Odd Number, Liquorice and Greg Gray of Romance Films.

Q5: Young, female and an ECD — Camilla Clerke [interview]
by Carey Finn. The executive creative director of recently formed HelloFCB+ sat down to talk shop.

- SA TV Ratings: SA TV Ratings: — primetime top 20 for Jun 2019

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