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ATKV MD comments on its sponsorship of the Pendoring Advertising Awards

Here, Japie Gouws, MD of the ATKV comments on the Afrikaans language and culture association's platinum sponsorship of this year's Pendoring Advertising Awards...

By Japie Gouws 10 hours ago

#In2SummitSA: The African era of communications

The Holmes Report's 2017 In2 Innovation Summit took place at The Maslow in Sandton on 29 March. Opening the event, Tim Sutton, chairman, EMEA and Asia-Pacific at Weber Shandwick, facilitated a panel discussion on ‘The African Era'...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Suzanne Venter of Rapport wins Taco Kuiper Award for Life Esidimeni story

Suzanne Venter's expose in Rapport of how more than 94 mentally ill patients died after being moved to unregistered facilities has won the 12th Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism...

1 day ago

Rand Show 2017 will inspire writers at new Authors' Day

Are you an aspiring author? Are you hungry for tips and advice on how to get published? Then join four local authors at Authors' Day, the Rand Show's new half-day literary event...

Issued by Rand Show 3 days ago

Nedbank is working to turn transformation challenges into opportunities for all South Africans

Thulani Sibeko will present a case study at the 2017 Oliver Top Empowerment Conference, taking place in Johannesburg from 29-30 March, unpacking how Nedbank is taking on the important journey of transformation in SA...

Issued by Topco Media 3 days ago

Inside the NYF Radio Program Awards with Rose Anderson

A Q&A with Rose Anderson, VP and executive director of New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards on how the World's Best Radio Programs competition has transformed over the past few years, the return on investment for entering, and how technology has changed radio and its impact on content...

3 days ago

Angus Kneale to chair Film Craft executive jury at NYF International Advertising Awards

The New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® has announced the inaugural Film Craft executive jury and that Angus Kneale, chief creative officer of The Mill will head the panel of ten film industry experts...

24 Mar 2017

Caxton Awards announces winners for 2016

Hosted at the Globe Theatre at Silverstar Casino on 16 March, with prize money totalling R285,000, the Caxton Awards celebrated the achievements of local and community newspaper's editorial, sales, advertising, management and support staff.

24 Mar 2017

Daredevils take male cancer fight to the streets in Speedos

Warwick Bloom, marketing communications manager at Hollard and Lucy Balona, head of marketing and communication at Cansa, run us through what to expect from the 2017 Hollard Daredevil Run...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Mar 2017

Liberty Radio Awards announces nominees for 2017

The Liberty Radio Awards has announced this year's finalists. The winners of each category will be announced at the Awards Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre next month...

23 Mar 2017

Today's human resources is breaking new ground

HR is fast becoming one of the most influential corporate spheres, from constructing corporate brand identities and aligning strategic organisational goals to ensuring the implementation of government legislation...

Issued by Topco Media 23 Mar 2017

Entries for 2017 Facebook Awards now open

Entries for the 2017 Facebook Awards are now open and this year it's all about the work that moved people – the work that made the community laugh, cry, love, wow and buy...

22 Mar 2017

2017 D&AD Festival creative identity launched

The new D&AD Festival visual identity, designed by The Beautiful Meme, has been released in animations with tangible textures, explosions of activity and a flurry of shape shifting...

20 Mar 2017

Three ways to action BEE and boost your business performance

This year, the need for radical transformation has been highlighted by government, in order to address the country's vision for an inclusive economy and non-racial, non-sexist society...

Issued by Topco Media 17 Mar 2017

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International

#OneShow2017: Bruno Bertelli's judging pick of the day

“For the third year they've come up with incredible pieces, each better than the previous one...” That's how Bruno Bertelli, global CCO at Publicis Milan and One Show film juror, describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

7 hours ago

Diversity dialogue with FCB Global CEO Carter Murray

FCB's leaders from across the globe were recently in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference, held at the Belmond Mount Nelson at the end of February. Key among these was FCB Global CEO Carter Murray.

By Leigh Andrews 10 hours ago

#OneShow2017: John Mescall's judging pick of the day

“A lot of advertising tries to manufacture emotion, you watch it and think ‘oh I should be feeling sad or uplifted now', but in this one, you actually do.” That's how John Mescall, global ECD at McCann New York and One Show film juror describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

1 day ago

Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 1 day ago

Bertelsmann bets on digital media, global expansion

German media and publishing group Bertelsmann on Tuesday presented ambitious objectives for 2020, as its bets on digital and international expansion paid off with a second one-billion-euro annual profit in 2016.

1 day ago

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