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Havas Worldwide Johannesburg wins Autopax account

Havas Worldwide Johannesburg has recently been chosen for Autopax's new campaign to promote the cashless purchase of tickets for their City to City bus line. In addition to generating a completely cash-free environment, the campaign is also aiming at increasing usage of the City to City services.

Issued by Havas Worldwide Johannesburg 16 Nov 2012 10:19

Morrisjones creates risky ad for rubybox that gets tongues wagging

Described as "inappropriate, awkward and awesome" the new YouTube ad for rubybox is already an internet sensation.

Issued by Mojo Mother Russia 16 Nov 2012 10:15

Function over form with Blue Moon's Head of Design

Craig Belnick, Head of the formidable Design department at Blue Moon, is known for his grace under pressure and top design work. Find out more about the man behind the cool façade...

Issued by Blue Moon Corporate Communications 16 Nov 2012 09:59

Lessons from Marge Simpson and casinos

In an episode of season 5 of The Simpsons cartoon, the townsfolk of Springfield decided to legalise gambling in order to boost the town's flagging coffers. Marge, the mom, develops a gambling addiction after putting a loose coin in a slot machine. She becomes permanently glued to the machines, feeding in coins in a zombie-like fashion and consequently neglecting her family, who proceed to stir up all sorts of unconstrained mayhem.

By John Laurence 16 Nov 2012 09:48

Loerie top tens for Platypus in production, post production and editing

In the official Loerie Awards rankings, Platypus Productions featured in a remarkable three separate categories, coming third as a post production company, sixth as an editing company, and seventh in the film production company category.

Issued by Platypus 16 Nov 2012 09:29

Tickets available for 2012 Student Village Makoya Youth Awards

The 2012 Student Village Makoya Youth Awards, based on national research conducted among tertiary education students at South African universities, will be revealed on Tuesday 20 November 2012 at the Johannesburg Country Club in Woodmead.

16 Nov 2012 09:29

Plascon renews sponsorship of Decorex SA for the 20th year

Decorex SA is proud to announce that for the 20th consecutive year, Plascon will once again be the headline sponsor of Decorex SA in 2013. This renewed partnership confirms the synergy between two of South Africa's best known, trusted and well-loved décor brands.

Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 16 Nov 2012 09:07

All the 2012 Assegai Awards winners

The winners for the 2012 Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards was announced at Sax Arena in Centurion yesterday, Thursday, 15 November 2012. The event recognises excellence in direct and interactive marketing.

16 Nov 2012 09:03

Corporates support Movember campaign

Kia Motors SA has launched its first Movember campaign, with the help of moustachioed local icon, ex-Bok coach, Peter de Villiers or 'Coach Mo', as he is now referred to. As part of the Movember movement, has dedicated a month to men, with Men24, where Mo-supporters can load their pics onto Mo Stars.

16 Nov 2012 08:19

New website for Tropika

Tropika has launched a new website that has a social media structure, which contains embedded YouTube, Facebook, Twitter widgets and includes automatically generated celebrity news feeds so the content is always kept up-to-date and fresh.

16 Nov 2012 08:05

Elle hosts blog style party next week

Elle magazine hosts a blog style party at 7pm on Tuesday 20 November 2012 at the Museum of African Design in the Maboneng Precinct, downtown Johannesburg, where seven of the freshest fashion bloggers will blog it out live for the prize of joining the magazine team as its style blogger.

16 Nov 2012 07:16

Cloud maps from Nokia, 94.7 mobile maps from mapIT

Mobile maps are moving forward, as Nokia announces 'Here', a location cloud to deliver maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. Locally, mapIT together with Primedia and Altech Netstar has announced the launch of the online interactive map, route maps, race profiles and mobisite for the 2012 Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge.

16 Nov 2012 07:00

Camp-out for Openness with Right2Know

The Right2Know Campaign will be Camping Out for Openness, outside Parliament, day and night, from today, Monday, 19 November to demand that MPs act to defend our democracy. The organisation calls on all freedom-loving South Africans to join it.

15 Nov 2012 13:27 dismayed over unacceptable comments by Communication Advisor Roy Kruger

Free-to-air broadcaster,, is dismayed by comments made by Communications Minister Dina Pule's technical advisor, Roy Kruger, about the broadcaster's commitment to DTT. Kruger's reckless remarks were directed at's lawsuit against the Minister's appointment of Sentech to manage conditional access to set-top boxes.

Issued by 15 Nov 2012 12:15

Time to produce proof for print

Here's a challenge to the print industry and its award bodies: if the medium is to grow again, print needs to take a leaf out of digital's book and prove its ROI. And industry awards need to reward this.

By Sumien Brink 15 Nov 2012 11:54

Sober Up - Keeping your mind and body alert!

Sober Up is Biogreen Technologies' first in-house product. This innovative, exciting product, promoting human health and general well-being in SA, assists with the reduction of alcohol from the body, relieving hangovers and digestion.

Issued by Sober Up 15 Nov 2012 11:43

Tonight's Biz Takeouts show cancelled

Tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, streamed live every Thursday from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio, has unfortunately been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. [twitterfall]

15 Nov 2012 11:25

TSiBA Eden gets a perfect 10

Ten TSiBA Eden students were recently interviewed for an amazing training programme venture between Unilever and Smollans. Each and every one of the students made it onto the programme.

Issued by TSiBA Education 15 Nov 2012 11:22

34 Mo-Sistas and Clover Mmmilk support Movember

Clover, one of South Africa's leading dairy suppliers and 34Woman, a division of AdReview's Specialist Agency of the Year, 34, developed a campaign to drive consideration and purchase of Clover's vanilla-flavoured Mmmilk, all whilst supporting a cause that resonates with the whole family.

Issued by 34 15 Nov 2012 10:50

A launch in technicolour

The Rain Productions Aurorae range of LED furniture has finally arrived and received rave reviews at its launch on 13 November 2012.

Issued by Rain Productions 15 Nov 2012 10:30

Boomtown wins silver in the CLIO Healthcare awards

Boomtown Strategy Brand Agency secured a silver at the 2012 CLIO Healthcare awards in New York for its direct mail campaign for Africa Health Placements, an organisation that places doctors from the US and Europe in public service roles across Africa.

Issued by Boomtown 15 Nov 2012 10:15

Crowdsourcing ways to drive traffic, two companies team up

Hiring Bounty, which makes use of crowdsourcing as a recruitment tool, and Idea Bounty, which solves business problems by tapping into the creativity of the masses, are working together to find the best and most creative idea to drive traffic to the recruitment site.

15 Nov 2012 10:13

Oasys scoops international contract

The China Sourcing Fair will again be hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre from 28 to 30 November. This is the last leg of the 2012 global road show following major successes in Hong Kong, Dubai, Miami, Sao Paulo and Mumbai. Oasys Innovations was contracted for the third successive year to build the show.

Issued by GL events Oasys 15 Nov 2012 09:53

Managing clients' expectations

There are a significant number of misconceptions as to what exactly a PR strategy entails and how it adds value to business. This presents a considerable challenge for practitioners in the PR space, particularly with regards to the management of client expectations.

By Lucinda Boddy 15 Nov 2012 09:46

Don't lose the plot, focus on the customer in the digital age

Web 2.0 and spectacular innovations in mobile technologies have opened-up a world of opportunities for companies and their brands to interact with a diversity of customers, regardless of where in the world they may be.

Issued by NATIVE VML 15 Nov 2012 09:16

Green billboard generates millions of blog visits, tweets and likes

MediaVest, in collaboration with NU Venture, Tractor Outdoor and Draftfcb, conceptualised a vertical wall garden in 2011 as a billboard for Emirates airlines. Grown on a traditional billboard, it was constructed solely from wood and vegetation.

15 Nov 2012 09:13

Pay attention to mobile as email marketing channel

Email is still one of the most important and widely-used communication channels that marketers have at their disposal, but the way that many organisations use it is still surprisingly unrefined. Nowhere is this clearer than in the lack of attention many marketers pay to the mobile device as a channel for email marketing.

By Richard Mullins 15 Nov 2012 08:30

Southern Comfort goes local for new TVC

Southern Comfort's latest TVC takes its positioning of 'Here's to the Unexpected' up several notches, giving it a fast-paced, contemporary and unexpected twist in its first locally produced commercial. It has begun airing on all SABC channels, and DStv this week.

15 Nov 2012 07:53

Prepaid TV proves successful

Following its launch in mid-August 2012, the TopTV Prepaid payment voucher is proving to be quite popular. To date, it has sold close on 70,000 vouchers on consignment to various distribution partners and has been activating more than 500 prepaid vouchers daily in recent weeks.

15 Nov 2012 07:32

Student exhibition at the Open Window next week

On Thursday, 22 November 2012, a student exhibition will take place at the Open Window School of Visual Communication in Irene, Centurion at 7pm. Pepe Marais, a founding partner of Joe Public, will open the event. The exhibition runs until 2pm on 1 December 2012.

15 Nov 2012 07:26

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