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

EXCLUSIVE: M&N Brands launches content hub, acquires youth mag

by Herman Manson. M&N Brands has launched M&N Entertainment to house its media investments, the first of which is

EXCLUSIVE: New Odd Number ECD; Sitole now CCO
by Herman Manson. The Odd Number has appointed Terry Mckenna as its new ECD.

Media Design: Top 5 South African mag covers for 2018
by Shane de Lange. My top five local covers for 2018 takes the cultural baton from the sentiments listed in my "2018 in review" column.

By Invitation Only: #VWDriveDry — shock tactics to drive change or just shocking?
by Emma King. Has the #VWDriveDry campaign achieved anything more substantial than talkability?

Salary Survey 2019: Who earns what in adland & marketing in South Africa
by MarkLives. Recruitment agency, Ad Talent, has released its 2019 salary survey for the comms industry in South Africa.

#BigQ2019: The year of questions & interrogation of creative output
by Khuthala Gala Holten. It’ll be important to be hyperaware of the big shifts while not abandoning the traditional approaches that continue to work well.
• Adland undergoing massive change — Shaune Jordaan
• Leveraging social listening & video content — Ankush Manchanda
Big data — rethink or die — Joey Khuvutlu
How much change will there really be? — Johanna McDowell

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