"EXCLUSIVE: Merger results in Duke Group • Khumalo leaves Collective ID • Rangaka, Barnes now joint CCOs" - MarkLives

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

On the Radar:

Brenda Khumalo leaves Collective ID
Rangaka, Barnes now joint CCOs
Fidelity Services Group appoints creative agency
Call to enter 2019 AMASA Awards


EXCLUSIVE: Duke, Mark1, Positive Dialogue team up for scale
by Herman Manson. Five years after launching Duke, CEO Wayne Naidoo, has announced the launch of the Duke Group.

Advertising Week Africa launching in Oct 2019
by Carey Finn. Close to 4000 delegates are expected to gather in Johannesburg for the inaugural event.

Young, Gifted & Killing It: Nomaswazi Phumo
by Veli Ngubane. The Soweto-born and -raised strategist shares with us her routine for solving some complex brand problems through her kickass strategy.

By Invitation Only: The independent state of PR — breaking, evolving, inventing
by Keri-Ann Stanton. Would my African PR peers feel the same as the independents in South Africa when it comes to the PR agency of the future?

By Invitation Only: Freelancing pitfalls & how to avoid them
by Marisa Louw. The decline in SA’s economy has resulted in a rise of freelancers and consultants across all industries. But you don’t simply become a freelancer.

Regular Reads:

#Campaigns: Gun Safe Cities campaign shows cultural divide
by MarkLives. We feature insight into the "Gun Safe Cities Live Activation" campaign by Havas Johannesburg which launched in July 2019.

Q5: That South African guy in Kiwi adland, Gary Steele [interview]
by Carey Finn. The SA-born acclaimed adman speaks to us about his new role as DDB New Zealand ECD, and what things are like down there.

- SA TV Ratings: SABC 3 — primetime top 20 for May 2019

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