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BREAKING: M&C Saatchi Group, Avatar part ways

by Herman Manson. M&C Saatchi Group and Avatar South Africa have officially "parted ways", a joint statement has confirmed.

TBWA pulls Trump/Verwoerd campaign, hands back Loerie
by Herman Manson. TBWA\Hunt Lascaris has issued a statement acknowledging it inadvertently misquoted Verwoerd and Trump, in a Gold Loeries award-winning radio ad produced for the Apartheid Museum.

EXCLUSIVE: Rob McLennan exits King James II, Jenner takes the helm
by Herman Manson. Rob McLennan, who won't be leaving advertising, plans on pursuing a number of passion projects of his own. .

#AgencyFocus: TMI’s T and I — transparency and integration
by Carey Finn. TMI Media believes both transparency and integration are key to its success — as well as that of its clients.

Book Extract: Growing Greatness — Pepe Marais tells us his story
MarkLives is running five extracts from Pepe Marais's first book, "Growing Greatness — A Journey Towards Personal and Business Mastery", over the next few weeks. Here's the first.

#Loeries2018: The chillest and K-word
by Herman Manson. Ah, Durban, the chillest place in South Africa and, once again, the destination for (mostly) South African advertising creatives looking for some awards-bling and a good time. But it was also about getting down to business.

Regular Reads

Media Design (formerly Cover Stories): Counterpoint, Mariano Pascual, Punk, The New Yorker
Market Research Wrap: Ignoring risk, advertisers embrace online video
SA TV Ratings: DStv — primetime top 30 for Jul 2018

On the Radar

New Net#work BBDO MD
New marketing director for Heineken SA
#Loeries2018: We pick our favourite winners
Media Mall opens for business
Tiso Blackstar launches data-free news app

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