"Publicis Machine repositions • Shaka Sisulu buys Retroviral" - MarkLives

And other top advertising, media and marketing news, analysis and opinion on the website this week, including…

#AgencyFocus: Publicis Machine repositions, embraces pop culture

by Carey Finn. The ad agency has restructured itself through an initiative called The Machinery, with a view to embedding brands more deeply into pop culture.

#CannesLions: The 40-year-old Cannes Virgins report
by Jeff Harvey & Glenn Jeffery. We two 40-year old Cannes Lions virgins from Grey SA have teamed up with MarkLives to provide a wide-eyed, slightly sweaty and not-entirely innocent take on Cannes Lions 2018.

#CannesLions: SA makes it onto Glass & Pharma shortlists
by MarkLives. Of the shortlists released on Monday, 18 June 2018, South Africa has made it onto Glass Lions and Pharma.

Shaka Sisulu acquires majority stake in Retroviral
by Herman Manson. Mike Sharman, Retroviral co-founder, CEO and chief creative strategist, retains 49% ownership.

Young, Gifted & Killing It: Sibu Mpanza
by Veli Ngubane. In this interview, Sibu Mpanza shares his dreams of shooting a documentary, how he's made money from YouTube and why he sleeps with a notepad and pen next to his bed.

Regular Reads:

Cover Stories: Blast, Keen On, i Newspaper, Nataal & Vanity Fair
Shelf Life: Three Ships TVC • NuMe’s Not So Naughty • 80th Burger King
SA TV Ratings: DStv — primetime top 30 for May 2018

On the Radar:

• Harbour House Group appoints OOH agency
NMPi, DQ&A buy US digital creative shop, Joystick
CTIFMF invites top African film festival directors
Katy Katopodis leaving EWN
• Die Burger Oos-Kaap changes frequency
• CTIFMF invites top African film festival directors
• ACA sells AAA School of Advertising
• #Campaigns: Sanlam’s Born Today (filmed in a day)
• #Bestread on MarkLives: 4–10 Jun 2018

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