"Press Pass: Viu • AdForum Summit London • Burger King’s new agency • YGK: Tshepo Tumahole" - 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:

Burger King switches agencies
New deputy MD for Digitas Liquorice

 Creative Circle: Aug, Jul & Jun 2019 winners
 Dentsu Aegis to support female-founded startups


Press Pass: Streaming service Viu targets SA with freemium model
by Carey Finn. Viu country manager South Africa, Ryan Solovei, shares insights into the company’s local operations.

Young, Gifted & Killing It: Tshepo Tumahole
by Veli Ngubane. This award-winning copywriter’s career kicked off after winning a copywriting bursary he’d heard about on YFM and being given a break by Ahmed Tilly.

Frank: Why your daughter should be the next performance consultant
by Mimi Nicklin. So, here it is: working motherhood in the ad industry is tough. Really tough. But not in the way the media makes out it to be.

AdForum Worldwide Summit London:

Day 3: VCCP, MullenLowe & Anomaly
Day 2: "Media is an art, not an algorithm" — Sir Hegarty
Day 1 Par 1: Clients taking back control of data, processes
Day 2 Part 1: Gender balance a focus

by Johanna McDowell. There was a controversial start to the AdForum Worldwide Summit London, 22-25 September 2019, where comments from the media and participants focused on the huge bias towards male leadership.

Regular Reads:

#BigQDiversity: “I choose to celebrate women”
by MarkLives. Masego Motsogi of Grid Worldwide is the last female executive to give us her assessment of the state of adland.

#BigQDiversity: That inner circle? Incredibly hard to crack
by MarkLives. Keri-Ann Stanton of Avatar is the next key female executive to give us her assessment of the state of adland.

Q5: How to hack a brand, with Sarel Delport [interview]
by Carey Finn. Sarel Delport, ECD of Autonomous Republic and part of the brains behind the recently launched Hack-A-Brand online store, unpacks the concept of “hacking a brand” for us.

Q5: Exploring new realities, with Lebo Lekoma & Jade Duckitt [interview]
by Carey Finn. Animation studio Sea Monster’s commercial head and creative director talk about the potential of AR, VR, gaming and more for local brands.

SA TV Ratings:
SABC 3 — primetime top 20 for Aug, Jul 2019 

 SABC 2 — primetime top 20 for Aug, Jul 2019

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