The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) is the official representative body of South Africa's communications profession. Originally created to improve the credibility of the business, the association now represents the country's most creative and successful agencies. Internationally, our professionals are ranked amongst the world's leaders in creativity and media innovation. An inspiring number of South Africans are at the helm of some of the world's communication giants.
TBWA\ South Africa is part of the global TBWA\ network. Bound together by an ambitious goal to be one of the most creative companies in the world, TBWA\ has grown into a team of over 11,000 people operating in 100 countries. Having begun life as Hunt Lascaris in 1983, TBWA\ South Africa has become one of the leading communications and marketing services groups in Africa. And with the world, and our Group, growing ever more complex, it is important to have common ground.
Icograda is the world body for professional communication design. It is a non-profit, non-partisan, member-based network of independent organisations and stakeholders working within the multidisciplinary scope of communication design and expanded media. Founded in 1963, Icograda actively promotes the value of design practice, thinking, education, research and policy, representing more than 200 organisations in 67 countries and regions globally.
The Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) is the peak national organisation for professional graphic designers. It was founded in 1988 to facilitate the advancement of the graphic design profession in Australia.
Our goal is the establishment of fair and productive working relationships between graphic designers and their clients. We do this by providing designers with the tools and information to take control of their professional lives. We also work on increasing awareness of the value and importance of graphic design in business, education and culture.
- Design Council
As an enterprising charity, our work places design at the heart of creating value by stimulating innovation in business and public services, improving our built environment and tackling complex social issues.
We inspire new design thinking, encourage public debate and inform government policy to improve everyday life and help meet tomorrow's challenges today.
In 2006, we set out to put control into the hands of countless creative professionals suffering from inefficiency, disorganization, and careers at the mercy of bureaucracy.
Behance is the leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work. The creative world updates their work in one place to broadcast it widely and efficiently. Companies explore the work and access talent on a global scale.
99U is Behance's research and education arm. Taking its name from Thomas Edison's famous quote that "Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration," the 99U includes a Webby award-winning web magazine, an annual conference, and the best-selling book Making Ideas Happen. Through articles, tips, videos, and events, we educate creative professionals on best practices for moving beyond idea generation into idea execution.
Today, BEDA boasts 42 members from 24 member states in Europe. Members can be design promotion centers and other publicly funded organisations that promote design nationally or regionally as well as professional and trade associations for designers from across Europe. Those professional associations represent some 400,000 designers from across Europe in every discipline of work from industrial design and interiors to digital design and branding. BEDA is a not-for-profit organisation funded in its entirity by its members. It is run by a board of directors elected by its membership every two years. It also elects a President and Vice President every two years. BEDA is headquartered in Brussels.