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Hot 91.9fm has opened a press office on!

Since its launch on the 17th of November 2014, Hot 91.9 FM has managed to propel itself, with lightning speed, straight into the obvious radio gap that existed in Gauteng.

Winners announced for Wan-Ifra's African Digital Media Awards

This year the majority of the Africa digital media winners at Wan-Ifra's Digital Media Awards were from South Africa and Kenya...

12 hours ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Rhodé Marshall

This week, we go behind the selfie with Rhodé Marshall, #Trending co-editor at City Press...

By Leigh Andrews 10 hours ago

Record number of journalists imprisoned globally

A record number of journalists remain imprisoned throughout the world for their work, the annual census by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds. In Africa, Egypt and Eritrea top the list...

11 hours ago

Google announce top South African searches for 2017

Google has announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa...

10 hours ago

Own space on the biggest multi-industry B2B news site in Africa?

Location, location, location - a real estate term used to describe the benefits of a property investment is as relevant in the online media space...

Issued by 10 hours ago

"Like chicken soup for a dead man. It can't hurt"

I have been a creative for 25 years. It is all I have ever done to make a living. First as a photographer, and then as a creative in advertising. So, after a quarter of a century, I thought this would be a good time to write to my younger creative self about what I believe are the rules for successful creative living...

By Damon Stapleton 10 hours ago

Digitata Insights partners Sunlight on water saving awareness campaign

Digitata Insights and Sunlight have together embarked on a water saving awareness campaign with the aim of...

12 hours ago Craft Awards November 2017: Carling's 'No Excuse' hits the nail on the head

IDidTht's November SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Jenny Glover, ECD at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris, who selected Carling Black Label's 'No Excuse' by Kim Geldenhuys from 0307 (Direction Craft), Gordon Midgely from Deliverance Post (Editing Craft), and Marc Algranti from Pulse Music (Music Craft) for Best of Reel...

10 hours ago

Netflix users watched 1 billion hours of content a week in 2017

Netflix doesn't like giving out numbers - we still don't know exactly how many South Africans are on the platform, for example. But the company has revealed that in 2017, users around the world were watching over 140-million hours of content a day...

By Julia Breakey 13 hours ago

BASA expands Creative Futures Business Engagement into Ethiopia

Business and Arts South Africa is significantly expanding its African partnership initiative with the implementation of Creative Futures programme's Business Engagement in Ethiopia...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 12 hours ago

Disruption philosophy and what makes it meaningful

TBWA\Hunt Lascaris CEO Karabo Denalane explains how shunning the norm - by challenging a brand's conventions to create new ways to communicate an idea - opens up new levels of creativity...

Issued by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris 11 hours ago

Championing the passenger and Xceeding Xpectations

Between now and 11 January 2018 Eagle Liner and Intercity Xpress will be gifting every passenger who purchases a bus ticket on either bus liner with a cool reward...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 10 hours ago

Naspers makes cutting its stock's discount a priority

Naspers was taking measures to reduce its stock's significant discount to fair value, largely the result of capital outflows from SA, CEO Bob van Dijk told investors in New York on Tuesday...

By Nick Hedley 9 hours ago

25 interns successfully complete FCB Graduate Programme

FCB Africa's Graduate Programme, a year-long mentorship and work experience immersion at the group agencies FCB Cape Town, Hellocomputer Cape Town, Hellocomputer Joburg, FCB Joburg and 1886, successfully capped 25 interns during the last weeks of 2017...

Issued by FCB Africa 6 hours ago

KwaZulu-Natalians raise hundreds of thousands for Toy Story

The people of KwaZulu-Natal have pledged R749,631 in an amazing display of generosity during this year's Toy Story Corporate Challenge Day, at Gateway Theatre of Shopping...

Issued by East Coast Radio 10 hours ago

TLC Marketing Worldwide gives some TLC to the Diepsloot Community Loving and Care Centre

TLC Marketing Worldwide has finally fulfilled its dream of making over the Diepsloot Community Loving and Care Centre in order to improve the learning environment of the young children at the Early Childhood Centre Development (ECD)...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 8 hours ago

Sarah Baartman District Municipality appoints Boomtown for tourism brief

Following a tender process, Boomtown has been appointed to review and implement the Sarah Baartman District Municipality's tourism marketing strategy over 32 months...

Issued by Boomtown 10 hours ago

Change your perceptions

We often see exactly what we expect to see, yet profound experiences can change the way we see the world. Perceptions tend to depend upon an individual's assumptions. We construct our own reality on a daily basis...

Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 10 hours ago

South African National Blood Service tries the Oasis Digital Network

Oasis Digital Networks was given an opportunity to run a trial campaign for SANBS and WPBTS in December on its footprint...

Issued by Oasis Digital Networks 12 hours ago

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Africa news

M&N Brands: Building an SA-owned ad network, for Africans, by Africans

Earlier this week, it was announced that M&N Brands has acquired Mela Events. Here, M&N Brands Group CEO Zibusiso Mkhwanazi and Mela Events' owners, Tiziana Tucci and Enelra Booth, let us in on what the acquisition foretells of M&N Brands' pan-African future...

By Leigh Andrews 8 hours ago

Positive reaction to Mail & Guardian acquisition by MDIF

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that it has been acquired by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Former publisher Trevor Ncube has also left the company...

1 day ago

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Piyush and Prasoon Pandey honoured with the Lion of St Mark

Brothers Piyush and Prasoon Pandey will be honoured by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, with the Lion of St Mark award at the 2018 Festival.

14 hours ago

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

While conducting on-going, large sample studies over the past two years, London based research company Lumen has proved that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales.

1 day ago

AME Awards announce grand jury and extend deadline

New York Festivals' AME Awards has announced its 2018 grand jury. Since 1994, the AME Awards jury has honoured campaigns world-wide that successfully demonstrate ground-breaking solutions to challenging marketing problems that achieve measurable results.

1 day ago

Six SA judges selected for NYF's grand jury

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury, which includes six South African judges.

7 Dec 2017

6 tips for effectively managing M&A communications

Recently, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi merged with the First Gulf Bank to create First Abu Dhabi Bank, the largest financial institution in the UAE with assets totalling $186bn. This not only represents a significant achievement for all parties involved, but it could also herald further merger and acquisition activity across the UAE - bringing both significant opportunities as well as challenges to the businesses involved.

By Shane Dolan 7 Dec 2017

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