"New Publicis Africa MD • #AgencyFocus: Red Cherry • Black River FC appoints ECD" - 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:

Black River FC appoints ECD
Leroy Merlin in R1bn SA expansion
Management moves at Kagiso Media’s Radio division
Living and Loving ceases standalone print title
&Innovation rebrands to DYDX
eNCA’s Ben Said dies in drowning accident


Publicis Africa appoints new MD
by MarkLives. Odette van der Haar will be joining the agency as managing director, effective 1 September 2019.

#AgencyFocus: Red Cherry Interactive goes full service
by Sabrina Forbes. Red Cherry Interactive has worked with some of the biggest brands in the industry.

By Invitation Only: The myth of originality
by Yatish Narsi. Awards-judging this year has left me with new questions and debates to chew on.

Back2Basics: B2B connection marketing — getting engaged
by Mark Eardley. In this new era of marketing, it’s surely high time we added some suitably groovy terminology to its lexicon: “connection marketing” (ConMar).

By Invitation Only: The trust factor
by Luca Gallarelli. As agencies, we’re in the relationships game. When that complex web is most effective, it can generate incredible work. But at the core of this relationship is trust.

Regular Reads:

Q5: Keeping brands fresh, with Michelle van Schalkwyk-Haley
by Carey Finn. The head of brand for Pick n Pay shares insights into moving beyond functional advertising.

#BigQDiversity: Another diversity article
by MarkLives. Khanyi Mpumlwana of FCB Joburg is first up to tackle our Big Q: How are South African creative agencies faring in ensuring gender equity in the workplace?

- SA TV Ratings: DStv — primetime top 30 for Jul 2019

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