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Remastering Miriam Makeba for Bain's whisky TVC
A Bain's Whisky TVC recently launched, blending rare authentic historical footage, contemporary live action, and AI technology in creating the 're-mastered' Miriam Makeba singing her famous Pata Pata song. 5 Sep 2022 Read more

And the Oscars makes 3
A total of the major accolades received by My Octopus Teacher - a film that has been garnering acclaim worldwide. 28 Apr 2021 Read more

Greatstock contributor takes top honours at 2020 Jackson Wild Media Awards
Congratulations to contributor Craig Foster, as My Octopus Teacher continues to garner widespread acclaim, winning the 2020 Wild Media Grand Teton Award at Jackson Wild - Nature films' equivalent to the Oscars. 19 Oct 2020 Read more

Great(stock) anthology gets global recognition at Cannes
The widely acclaimed 'Anthology of (Great)stock Poetry' campaign by local visual services provider, Greatstock, was recently shortlisted for two awards at Cannes. It was the only South African campaign to be shortlisted in the Direct Mail and Copywriting categories. 26 Jun 2019 Read more

Great(stock) poetry wins again
Greatstock, leading local provider of visual content services, has scooped another coveted creative accolade for its Anthology of Great(stock) Poetry direct marketing campaign. It was awarded third prize for Out of Home marketing in the annual Creative Circle Awards. 2 Apr 2019 Read more

Great (stock) Poetry wins two Golds at Loeries
Leading local stock image company, Greatstock, struck Gold twice at this year's Loerie Awards, with a bold campaign by Joe Public. The premise was as simple as it was subversive: what if you could promote an image company, without using any imagery at all? The Anthology of Great (stock) Poetry was borne. 28 Aug 2018 Read more

Navigating the new advertising landscape
With millions of people walking around with their heads down looking at their screens and fast-forwarding through ad breaks on TV, it's no surprise there's a major shift from traditional to digital advertising. 5 Oct 2016 Read more

Saluting weird stock images
Greatstock has launched a competition asking agencies to submit the oddest, most out-of-place and weirdly specific stock images, as a comedic relief to the stock struggle. 20 May 2016 Read more

Greatstock and Publicis Machine team up for the bigger picture
It takes a team to mastermind - and execute - a unique TV commercial. Visual solutions provider, Greatstock, recently joined forces with Publicis Machine to create a commercial for financial services group, PSG. The ad, 'The Power of Bigger Picture Thinkers', weaves together the incredible story of legendary race car driver Sir Stirling Moss, to highlight the importance of planning ahead. 6 Apr 2016 Read more

Innovative Greatstock content hubs cut production spend
Content is king in today's high-octane, info-rich world. And for brands to stay relevant and save money, it's vital they maintain an archive of their valuable brand material that they can access, use and reuse with a dash of speed. This requires a proven system, which is easily and accurately searchable, and specifically designed for media assets like stills and footage. 24 Feb 2016 Read more

Greatstock and TBWA Hunt Lascaris Durban collaborate for inspired recruitment
When TBWA Hunt Lascaris Durban went on the hunt for a new art director, they began the search directly in the space where they knew top art directors would be found - searching for visual inspiration on 5 Jun 2015 Read more

There won't be snow in South Africa this Christmas time - and we like it that way
There's a strange incongruity when it comes to the dominant imagery used over the Christmas season in South Africa. Even our own street pole decorations and the majority of available Christmas paraphernalia include images of snowflakes, reindeer and the perfunctory snowman. 12 Dec 2014 Read more

Africa - more than a photo opportunity
The way Africa is depicted in mainstream media is constantly criticised - and for good reason. Far too often, the varied and diverse lives of people on this vast continent are simplified to the point of being represented as a single story or image that matches existing preconceptions. 5 Dec 2014 Read more

Cash in your camera - how to get paid for your pictures
In the modern era of digital photography - with camera functionality on almost every phone - anyone now has the ability to capture newsworthy and sought-after imagery and have it picked up by global media. 1 Dec 2014 Read more

Rights and clearances - How to cut through the red tape for use of those special shots
Clearances are a vital part of the creative production process involving special third-party elements such as stock footage - ensuring that a piece of work can be used without infringing on the rights of others. Knowing where to find that special shot of a sporting, celebrity or famous figure and then negotiating the necessary rights, can be a daunting task. But with the help of international stock footage company, Greatstock, obtaining clearances from rights holders for the commercial use of their images and footage, is stress-free. 21 Nov 2014 Read more

Greatstock future-proofs film heritage for the digital age
With a proven usable lifespan of over 100 years, the medium of film provides a vivid record of life through the ages. It is thus the only medium that can assure longevity of your visual assets in a constantly changing landscape. The Film Store division of Greatstock, SA's leading provider of visual solutions, is currently the only facility in the country offering expert film storage services. 9 Oct 2014 Read more

Greatstock masters content management - so you don't have to
Amid the data explosion, it is becoming increasingly difficult for brands, creative agencies and large organisations alike to keep track of all of their collateral. South Africa's leading source of highly relevant images and rich media, Greatstock, directly addresses this challenge, providing its solutions to many leading South African brands. 18 Sep 2014 Read more

Greatstock changes the face of stock imagery with new website
Greatstock, South Africa's leading provider of highly relevant images and rich media, has unveiled its completely revamped website, designed especially to make discovering unique local content that much easier for users. 26 Aug 2014 Read more

Greatstock helps to get SAA TVC's in Motion
Greatstock Motion recently assisted Agency Havas Worldwide (Johannesburg) and Prodco Velocity with memorable clips for the latest SAA TVC's. Two separate versions were completed - a 00:45 for South Africa, and a 00:60 destined for pan-African flighting. 28 May 2014 Read more

StockFood South Africa launches its new website
StockFood, one of the world's leading food media agencies, is announcing a complete website re-launch for the South African market. Two years of intense research and engineering have gone into the usability, design and technical development of - a website that sets new standards among the food photo agencies. Instant filter options and an intuitive navigation structure allow image buyers in South Africa to get results faster, more comfortably and more precisely than ever before. 6 Mar 2014 Read more

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