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

Davenport joins Havas SA as CCO

by MarkLives. John Davenport has joined Havas South Africa as its new chief creative officer. 

By Invitation Only: Tips from the trenches of advertising

by John Davenport. Extreme advertising 101. Here’s some advice from someone who’s been in advertising a while.

Media Design: Top 5 international mag covers 2018
by Shane de Lange. Many points from my last two columns — 2018 in review and Top 5 South African covers of 2018 — are mirrored in this week’s selection of the best international covers of 2018.

Inside Look: Studio Warburton’s Agency Leaders 2017 poster design
by MarkLives. Hylton and Chantelle Warburton of Studio Warburton, the designers of the 2017 Agency Leaders' Most Admired posters, give us a quick lowdown on the creation process.

Gestalt: Customers — key to unlocking an exciting new time in marketing
by Leeya Hendricks. It’s an exciting time to be in marketing, with various other disciplines enabling this area of the business, influencing its future direction and enhancing its impact.

#BigQ2019: Digital means adland must adopt disruptor’s mindset
by Prakash Patel. My expectations for 2019 centre on transformation — transformation of our industry, our skills, our approach, our consumers, our services and, of course, digital transformation.

Infobesity & visual tsunamis — Boniswa Pezisa
The myth of being time poor — Lani Carstens
What do decreasing brand budgets mean for adland? — Brenda Khumalo
Is advertising screwed? — Jarred Cinman

On the Radar

African Bank appoints agency
Local creatives help clean up their 'hood
indaHash now in Nigeria

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