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 […]
Retail advertising was under the spotlight at the Financial Mail and Ornico AdForum. A series of print, radio and television adverts were critiqued by a panel consisting of Havas CEO Lynn Madeley, Joe Public’s Xolisa Dyeshana, TBWA’s Sean Donovan and Ornico’s Mongezi Mtati.
Recent retail TV advertising, says Mtati, shows a slight shift from the traditionally price-sensitive model of communicating savings to now creating a narrative with visually appealing work. “Checkers, for instance, has been talking about its Gordon Ramsay food range for parents and children.”
Why is Braai Day increasingly edging out Heritage Day in SA media, and what’s behind the blazing commercial phenomenon that is causing upset with a large sector of consumers on social media? Brand Intelligence™ firm, Ornico, analysed ads associated with Heritage Day to discover who’s lighting Braai Day’s commercial fire.