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On the Radar:

Fundudzi Media buys Sunday World
New Ogilvy PR head
 RCL Foods awards digital biz
 Stiebel Eltron appoints SA marketing agency

Cannes Lions:

#CannesLions: South Africa wins Gold in Radio & Audio
#CannesLions: South Africa wins Silver in Film
 #CannesLions: South Africa wins in Entertainment


Standard Bank taps M&C Saatchi Abel for TTL, Ogilvy SA for brand
by MarkLives. After ending a relationship spanning 26 years with TBWA\Hunt Lascaris, Standard Bank has appointed its four new agencies for through-the-line, brand, consumer public relations and corporate reputation management.

Standard Bank win a boon for M&C Saatchi Abel
by Carey Finn. Securing the country’s 23rd largest advertiser by spend is cause for celebration. Mike Abel, M&C Saatchi Abel chief executive partner, says that the win’s impact would be “dramatically positive”, given the significance of the account.

EXCLUSIVE: Avatar appoints chief digital officer
by MarkLives. Avatar South Africa has announced the appointment of Dr Ewoudt Cloete as its chief digital officer.

#AgencyFocus: Helping SMEs manage digital lead generation
by Sabrina Forbes. Brett Perlstein, SearchKings Africa founder and CEO, believes the future of SME success lies in effective digital advertising.

Q5: Trends & tenacity, with Tessa Conrad [interview]
by Carey Finn. The global director of operations for TBWA\Worldwide talks innovation, the future of work, and how SA businesses can leapfrog into the next decade.

Regular Reads:

SA TV Ratings: DStv — primetime top 30 for May 2019

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