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CONFIRMED: Mercedes-Benz moves SA account from BBDO to Publicis

by Herman Manson. The local market is one of about 40 markets affected by a global decision following a one-year review and selection process.

ADreach will defend its rights against City of Joburg
by Herman Manson. In a final letter of demand, the City of Joburg is insisting that Adreach remove all advertising from street poles across the city.

#AgencyLeaders: Most-rated brand, pitch consultant & trade org
by Herman Manson. We asked ad execs to nominate the brand they would most want to work on; which pitch consultant they would recommend; and the industry body they rate the most highly.

Dissident Spin Doctor: Masterclass PR lessons from our new president
by Emma King. Our new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has shown that he’s a master of a good PR stunt.

#WaterWise: CT agencies focused on changing behaviour — part 3
by MarkLives. Hero is next on our panel, giving us its take on the business impact of Cape Town's water crisis, and its contribution towards avoiding it. 

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All the 2017 Creative Circle Annual Award winners
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GE Africa appoints BTL agency
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