August is Women’s Month in South Africa and celebrates the Women’s March of 1956 where an estimated 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings to protest the introduction of the Apartheid pass laws. Today, the month also serves as a time to reflect on whether the nation empowers women, protects them from harm and builds […]
Taking stock of financial services advertising was the focus of the Financial Mail AdForum, which took place at the Vega School in Johannesburg, in association with Ornico. The financial services advertising currently being flighted is very rational and fails to resonate, agreed the panel at the latest Financial Mail AdForum.
The financial services sector has shifted advertising focus from price sensitivity to paying attention to the human element. Nedbank’s TV commercial, which follows a bank note, Standard Bank’s ‘What’s your next’ and Capitec’s uses of its mobile app are just a few examples of messaging that tries to resonate on a human level.
Pepe Marais, chief creative officer of Joe Public United, co-founder and chairman of One School at a Time answers some Open Africa questions on business, the creative industry and building a Pan African creative agency.