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All the Stuff magazine Gadget and App Awards winners!

Stuff magazine has once again acknowledged the best gadget and apps at its annual Gadget and App Awards...

15 hours ago

The true value of Twitter for brands that want to be effective

Why do brands need Twitter if there are hundreds of channels that already clutter our days? Shae Leigh explores the reasons why Twitter is still very relevant...

By Shae Leigh 12 hours ago

Growing affinity among SA shoppers for specialist retailers

A new report by IRI shows that South African shoppers are diversifying their grocery purchases among a growing number of channels...

10 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2018: Video interview with Ravi Naidoo

In this video interview, Ann Nurock sits down with Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo to unpack the true purpose of Design Indaba, beyond creating an immersive experience for showcasing amazing creativity...

10 hours ago

The Creative Circle names Ogilvy as Agency of the Year and Group of the Year

Ogilvy South Africa were presented with seven awards at the 2018 Creative Circle Annual Awards last week...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 11 hours ago

As if you needed another reason (we've got 100) to study at Vega

Vega, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), will host a National Open Day on Saturday, 24 March...

Issued by Vega School 10 hours ago

Naspers to sell up to 190-million of its Tencent shares

Naspers proposes to raise about R125bn by selling some of its Tencent shares, it said on Thursday...

By Robert Laing 6 hours ago

Caxton Excellence Awards acknowledges local talent

Competition between the various Caxton Local Media's editorial, sales, advertising, management and support staff was stiff at the prestigious Caxton Excellence Awards...

Issued by SPARK Media 11 hours ago

SA's 2017 Avo Ambassadors announced

South Africa's 2017 Avo Ambassadors were announced at the Add an Avo breakfast to launch the new season...

9 hours ago

Australian media firms fail in Rebel Wilson bid

SYDNEY, Australia - Six Australian media companies seeking to join the battle against a record Aus$4.5 million (US$3.5 million) defamation payout to Hollywood star Rebel Wilson had their case knocked back on Thursday...

5 hours ago

#OneShow2018: Lisa Smith's judging pick of the day

Lisa Smith explains why she is thoroughly impressed by the "Optical Odyssey" series of posters by Dentsu Tokyo for Japanese eyewear company Jins in this #OneShow2018 judging pick of the day...

12 hours ago

SAFREA condemns assault of journalist outside Parliament

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) is alarmed at the way Netwerk24 photojournalist Adrian de Kock was treated at the hands of EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu outside Parliament on 20 March...

Issued by SAFREA 11 hours ago

YouTube follows Amazon into movie theaters

LOS ANGELES, California - YouTube has announced it is making a movie in-house to be released in theaters, in a development seen as a step towards the model of new-media innovator Amazon.

5 hours ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Jason Stott

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Jason Stott, head of creative at Parrot Products...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#OneShow2018: Sonal Dabral's judging pick of the day

Sonal Dabral explains why he is thoroughly impressed by the "Anti-Manifesto," campaign for Jeep Wrangler in this #OneShow2018 judging pick of the day...

1 day ago

Nando's and Sunday Times partner to #rightmyname on Human Rights Day

Earlier this month Nando's announced that the brand had partnered exclusively with Sunday Times to promote its recent #rightmyname campaign...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago

#OrchidsandOnions: "Cityproof" Nissan Qashqai hits the urban edgy spot, but latest Castle Lager ad has no fizz, bru (brew?)...

I've always had a soft spot for Nissan: I learned to drive in a Datsun (that was originally the main brand and corporate name for Nissan) and I own a rare Datsun sports car. But other than those cars, I've never felt that attracted to Nissan's modern day products, interesting and quality cars though they are...

By Brendan Seery 2 days ago

The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi is coming to Showmax

The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi (DStv channel 122) on Monday, 7 May, at 21h00 CAT, will be available as an extended uncensored version to Showmax subscribers...

Issued by Showmax 2 days ago

How Vicinity Media built SA's premium publisher network in under three years

Vicinity has created a new tier of advertising which sits alongside premium and above remnant...

By Charles Talbot, Issued by Vicinity Media 2 days ago

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Africa news

442 tech hubs active in Africa - GSMA

There are 442 spaces actively supporting tech startups across Africa, according to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator...

By Gabriella Mulligan 9 hours ago

Bill Gates to visit Nigeria

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is to visit Nigeria...

9 hours ago

A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit...

By Collins Mwai 13 hours ago

Things are looking up in Nigeria and Ghana

The macro outlook for the economies of Nigeria and Ghana is improving...

By Yvonne Mhango 1 day ago

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Philip Thomas announced as new chairman of Cannes Lions

Philip Thomas, CEO of Ascential Events, has been announced as the new chairman of Cannes Lions by Ascential plc., the parent company of Cannes Lions. Thomas will take on the additional role when Terry Savage leaves that position after this year's Festival in June. Previous to his current role running Ascential's Events division, he was CEO of Cannes Lions and its associated festivals for ten years.

10 hours ago

#OneShow2018: Neo Mashigo's judging pick of the day

The One Show and Art Directors' Club's judging is taking place on location on Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic from 11-24 March 2018. In order to keep the rest of the world intrigued and informed, they'll be sharing selected judges' picks of the day throughout the judging process.

2 days ago

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