Brand South Africa's new chief marketing officer, Linda Sangaret, has a host of international experience with South African Tourism, in business and as a diplomat, that she hopes to put to good use in building the brand reputation...
'Accidental entrepreneur' Ravi Naidoo lets us in on why Design Indaba has turned the usual design philosophy of 'less is more' on its head: 'More is more' means this year's conference attendees will get more inspiration, more immersive experiences and more examples to reboot your creativity...
LONDON: The juries for the 2009 Film and Press Lions, in the 56th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, were announced yesterday, Thursday, 2 April 2009. Two South Africans will be jurists: The Jupiter Drawing Room's Ross Chowles for Film and Net#work BBDO's Graeme Jenner for Press.
According to the latest edition of the Sunday Times, South Africa is heading for a jobs bloodbath, as local economists are predicting severe losses of employment in 2009, especially in the automotive and mining sectors. In light of these dire predictions, what are the prospects of 2010 turning around the fortunes of SA Inc and providing a much needed boost for consumer and investor confidence, both at home and abroad?
Giant Films' Ian Gabriel followed up new campaigns for Castrol with Ogilvy Cape Town, and American Express with Ogilvy One London, with three fun-in-the-sun 7Up spots for BBDO Paris with the crack South American creative team Mario Gomez and Diego Forero out of BBDO Colombia.
MIPTV, CANNES, FRANCE: The eight winners of Content 360, the international digital and multiplatform content competition which took place at MIPTV in Cannes, France, were announced yesterday, Wednesday, 1 April 2009.
More voices, more information, more communication platforms, democracy is benefitting. These are the words of Lumko Mtimde, the chief executive of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) as he announced the going on air of Inanda FM last week.
Already an established international judge, the UK's Jim Sutherland, co-founder of Hat-trick Design, will be coming to South Africa to chair the Communication Design jury of the Loeries. And he is looking forward to seeing how the Loeries compare to other competitions he's judged before.
Property prices are tricky. Share portfolios are not to be trusted. Starting a business right now is not for the fainthearted. The one thing you can rely on today is your steady paycheck. Provided you look after and nurture your job.
In a bid to stem the abuse of consumers by lenders and ensure compliance with the National Credit Act (NCA), the National Credit Regulator (NCR) has conducted 10 joint onsite investigations with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the North West Consumer Affairs offices in Rustenburg, which led to the arrest of three lenders who contravened the Act.
With millions of South Africans seeking employment, small business is positioned to be one of the ways to reduce unemployment in South Africa and both the private and public sector is looking to developing a culture of small business in the country. While franchising is seen as a key business driver in this sector, the industry is not without challenges.
The Greek Government, in conjunction with the Premier of Thessalonika and the World Council of Hellenes abroad, has named Katy Katopodis of Primedia Broadcasting as one of seven top Greek women living abroad.
Niche market industrial publishing company Rival Industrial has purchased African-focused blogging platform Bundublog effective 1 April, 2009. Bundublog is a South African-based free blogging community with approximately 130 active blogs featuring bloggers across Africa in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Nigeria.
Nic Dawes, currently Mail & Guardian associate deputy editor, will replace outgoing editor-in-chief Ferial Haffajee from 1 June 2009, M&G Media announced today, Thursday 2 April. Dawes will be supported in this role by Rapule Tabane, who is to be promoted to the new post of deputy editor-in-chief.
The latest AMPS figures show that Jet Club, the magazine distributed by Jet Stores, has the highest national reach at 11.2%. Despite challenging market conditions Jet Club mag has maintained its readership of 3.5 million.
Ernest Pillay, known as “Smoke”, has left his position as Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) programming specialist in the SABC's PBS division, in order to “pursue other business interests”, it was announced yesterday, Wednesday, 1 April 2009.
There's a new mountain biking magazine on the trail: Tread went on sale for the first time on Tuesday, 31 March 2009. While the publication adds to an already crowded South African cycling marketplace, the publishers are confident that they are targeting a niche market.
The executive creative director of Draftfcb, Francois de Villiers, has been honoured by the South African Academy of Science & Arts. He is the first person from the advertising industry to be so recognised.
After several unexpected changes to Motsweding FM's lineup in March 2009, the station announced yesterday, Wednesday 1 April that a new weekend lineup will take effect from Saturday 4 April and a new weekday one from Monday 6 April.
The Media Development and Diversity Agency congratulates Mbali Dhlomo, a KwaZulu-Natal-based Editor and Founder of Genuine Magazine and Intuthuko newspaper, on her nomination as the Fellow from South Africa for the 2009 Eisenhower Fellowships' multi-national programme.
AUSTRALIA: Despite the worldwide recession, advertising revenue in the Australian newspaper industry has held firm, unlike its UK and US counterparts, according to figures released today, Wednesday, 1 April 2009, by The Newspaper Works, Australia's newspaper body.
Radio Pulpit has won the Kenneth Copeland Award for Community Involvement at the 2009 Association for Christian Broadcaster (ACB)'s conference held in March 2009. The ACB is a network of organisations that have a vision of reaching people with the gospel and are willing to share their resources and expertise.
From this year, Gold, Silver and Bronze Integrated Lions will be awarded for the first time, replacing the Integrated Lion trophy in the 56th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The deadlines across all 11 entry sections have also been extended until Thursday, 9 April 2009.
News24.com's Elections 2009 website launched a mobisite today, Wednesday, 1 April 2009, offering South Africans the opportunity to stay up-to-date on election-related news, photos and videos via their cellphones.
The Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition will be hosted at the DV8 Saatchi & Saatchi office in Windhoek, Namibia, from 4 - 13 April 2009. The expo, which showcases 2008 winners, is making its way around southern Africa, visiting educational institutions, agencies and festivals along the way.
When last did you have an audience of 2.348 million without losing your personal touch? Virgin Active recently secured exactly this type of audience when it teamed up with the hugely popular Jacaranda 94.2 Street Busters.