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#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Female representation and the media - who controls the narrative?
#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Female representation and the media - who controls the narrative?

You have the opportunity to choose from eight (four in the morning and four in the afternoon) Loeries MasterClasses on Thursday, 16 August, and learn from leading brand communicators...

8 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: Not-so-secretly supporting Pride Month with Russia's #thehiddenflag
#FairnessFirst: Not-so-secretly supporting Pride Month with Russia's #thehiddenflag

The Fifa World Cup settled the global gaze on Russia for the past few weeks. While July 2018 has been a time of football celebration, it's also Pride Month. So while 'gay propaganda' is still banned in Russia, that doesn't mean there's been a lack of rainbow support - where there's will, there's a way...

By Leigh Andrews 12 hours ago

The Killers top the Top 20 downloads in SA

The top 20 of streams and downloads had been announced by simfy Africa, described as South Africa's first legal music streaming service. This diverse play list includes some of the hottest new releases of the year, all featured onsite on the day of international release and South African favourites.

11 Dec 2012

Jet Financial Services Calendar 2013

Edcon Discount Division's flagship clothing retail chain, Jet, has published a 2013 Jet Financial Services calendar to complement the new look Jet Insurance Matters Supplement 2012 sent out earlier this month.

Issued by The Publishing Partnership 11 Dec 2012

Trans Agulhas Challenge has charity entrants

The Trans Agulhas Challenge, described as one of the world's toughest inflatable boat races, see two Capetonians David Kalis and Phillip Buffiet entering to create awareness for The City Mission, a charity focusing on the plight of impoverished communities in the Western Cape.

11 Dec 2012

Rolex hits high speed at Formula 1
Rolex hits high speed at Formula 1

Rolex has announced it will become a major long-term partner of Formula 1 from 2013, as Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece, keeping up its tradition of fast cars and high-end brands. In this capacity, it will give the time in different locations during each Grand Prix. The logo will also be positioned around the circuit and at several corners during Formula 1 races and its presence will develop over the coming seasons.

11 Dec 2012

Mortimer Harvey celebrates 21st
Mortimer Harvey celebrates 21st

Mortimer Harvey's recent 21st birthday celebration at its home in Paulshof provided great excitement and cause for celebration as the agency welcomed clients and long standing friends, past, present and future to raise a glass to a truly independent South African success in the advertising and communication arena.

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 11 Dec 2012

Know what makes your brand succeed - or not
Know what makes your brand succeed - or not

In a Forbes article of 5 November, it is reported that recent consumer reviews in the US and Europe found that the number of people who claim they will buy the next device from Apple, has dropped to levels lower that in 2009. A lack of recent innovation in new products is cited as the main reason for this.

By Thomas Oosthuizen 11 Dec 2012

e.tv welcomes the new year with an innovative refreshed brand identity
e.tv welcomes the new year with an innovative refreshed brand identity

In commemoration of fourteen years as South Africa's first and only free-to-air commercial TV station, e.tv will unveil a re-imaged brand identity that will come into effect from Tuesday, 1 January 2013.

Issued by e.tv 11 Dec 2012

Social enterprise: more than just liking, following or connecting with your company

As we engage in a century where everyone is not only a global citizen, but a valuable "Brand in Waiting," we begin to understand that the Internet Revolution is in fact the Industrial Revolution of our time.

Issued by icandi CQ 11 Dec 2012

Bruno Bossi chases the heat for Hunter's
Bruno Bossi chases the heat for Hunter's

Egg Films' Bruno Bossi recently travelled to Namibia to direct the latest Hunter's commercial, Chase the Heat. Conceived by 140 BBDO's creative team of Ross Nieuwenhuizen, Michael Pearson and Ivan Johnson, the commercial takes the Hunter's campaign further, faster.

Issued by Egg Films 11 Dec 2012

Rose Setshoge
Who murdered effective human billboards?

If your human billboard (HB) campaign lacks creativity, interactivity, research and most importantly strategy, then don't spend a cent of your marketing budget on this medium as in addition you'll waste effort, time and contribute to the population of killers. I'm not talking about handing out leaflets or waving and smiling interactivity but HBs should have some basic brand knowledge such as benefits, target market, few if not all key selling points in addition to interpersonal skills.

By Rose Setshoge 11 Dec 2012

Political interference at the SABC? Surely not
Political interference at the SABC? Surely not

NEWSWATCH: An anonymous letter addressed to the SABC board and acting head of news Jimi Matthews alleges there is political interference in the organisation, reports Mail & Guardian. Meanwhile, it seems ANC members have taken to social media to comment on issues, and sometimes trash those they don't like, reports Times Live, while Politics Web reports on the Star having to apologise for a Zille headline, and Andrew Donaldson has a maths lesson for you; no cheating, and have those calculators ready.

By Rod Baker 11 Dec 2012

Hacker halts three SA websites

A hacker has claimed responsibility for disrupting SA's Department of Social Development's website and hacking those of the National Planning Commission and the National Population Unit.

11 Dec 2012

Jacaranda FM blooms in Midrand
Jacaranda FM blooms in Midrand

Jacaranda FM has moved to its new studio in Midrand, facing the N1 between New Road and Olifantsfontein, after 13 years in Centurion.

10 Dec 2012

Afrozaar's Baobab team spreading the word for sustainable app ecosystems
Afrozaar's Baobab team spreading the word for sustainable app ecosystems

Following the launch of their Baobab Suite (MBaaS) digital content distribution platform and app development framework for newspapers wanting to go digital, the Afrozaar.com team has not stopped promoting the need for a focus on mobile app sustainability.

Issued by Afrozaar 10 Dec 2012

Happiness at work leads to increased productivity and confidence
Happiness at work leads to increased productivity and confidence

It is not surprising happiness at work is linked to increased productivity, a significant decrease in sick leave and increased confidence. The December 2012 issue of Destiny magazine featured the findings following six years of extensive global research from the iOpener Institute for People and Performance (IPP).

Issued by Ndalo Media 10 Dec 2012

Half of ANC supporters worried about leadership issues
Half of ANC supporters worried about leadership issues

More than half (53%) of adult South Africans and 52% of ANC supporters agree that the future of the ANC is uncertain because of the leadership issues within the party. Only two in every ten ANC supporters (19%) disagreed.

Issued by Ipsos 10 Dec 2012

Fresh new look for SA's frozen favourite, I&J
Fresh new look for SA's frozen favourite, I&J

I&J recently revealed their all-new packaging upgrade, which is already appearing in stores countrywide. When the times called for a major packaging upgrade, they approached brand design specialist agency, Just Design.

Issued by Just Design 10 Dec 2012

A great year for Moving Tactics

Moving Tactics started the year with the Cape Town division moving into a new office space, and has experienced exciting internal growth and success in accumulating a few high-profile and extremely sought-after clients.

Issued by Moving Tactics 10 Dec 2012

Digital - an end to the traditional creative team?
Digital - an end to the traditional creative team?

The traditional creative team of Art Director and Copywriter, which has ruled advertising since television emerged as the dominant medium in the 1950s, is about to get the heave-ho.

Issued by Gloo 10 Dec 2012

How high-end liquor brands can leverage the power of digital
How high-end liquor brands can leverage the power of digital

High-end liquor such as whiskeys, cognac and premium brandy are associated with images of wealth and sophistication, but are often enjoyed by a wide array of people from all walks of life. By tapping into digital marketing these brands can expect to further cement and grow brand awareness while boosting sales considerably.

Issued by Digital Fire 10 Dec 2012

New Android app for SA's schools
New Android app for SA's schools

Local company Future Mobile Technology (FMT) has developed an Android application, Netsurfer Scholar that will give users online access to material they need for school.

10 Dec 2012

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 48: Youth-based communication solutions
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 48: Youth-based communication solutions

To find out more about character-based entertainment products, youth-orientated content and communications solutions with Strika Entertainment, listen to last week's podcast of the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, which airs every Thursday at 5-6pm streamed live via 2oceansVibe Radio. [twitterfall]

10 Dec 2012

Attila Bernariusz
Timing is everything in integrated campaigns

With advertising and marketing budgets under growing pressure, South African brands are looking for ways to optimise their spending and drive maximum value out of every rand. One way marketers are looking to improve return on investment, is by taking a more integrated approach to managing campaigns across multiple media and channels.

By Attila Bernariusz 10 Dec 2012

Don't cry for the Old Bag
Don't cry for the Old Bag

She's dead, and we are not sad. For far too long the ever-present portfolio bag has been stultifying creative endeavour and boring prospective employers with its flat, black, uniform format - even extending its death grip to digital platforms.

By Carmen Schaefer and Dr Carla Enslin 10 Dec 2012

Media Awards 2012: Never a dull moment
Media Awards 2012: Never a dull moment

The looming Mangaung conference meant that ANC politics was THE big story of 2012 while the news hounds were kept very, very busy covering tumultuous events such as the numerous service-delivery and wage protests throughout the country and the Marikana massacre.

By Gill Moodie 10 Dec 2012

Dialogues on CSI unpack reputational drivers

Kaelo Engage, producers of Kaelo - Stories of Hope, South Africa's multimedia CSI communications platform, hosted Kaelo CSI Dialogues, held recently at Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia. The event discussed the need to integrate corporate social investment (CSI) activity into the broader strategy, thereby positively influencing a company's reputation.

9 Dec 2012

Tourism Radio in Paris
Tourism Radio in Paris

Tourism Radio, a Cape Town based enterprise, was invited to take part in the premier internet and blogging expo in the world, Le Web in Paris, France.

9 Dec 2012

Prepare art for 2013 Absa L'Atelier art competition
Prepare art for 2013 Absa L'Atelier art competition

Young emerging artists, between the ages of 21 and 35, should start preparing their work for the March opening of the 2013 Absa L'Atelier art competition.

9 Dec 2012

Boost website performance and retain customers
Boost website performance and retain customers

Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.

9 Dec 2012

Riding the mobile wave

WASHINGTON, US: "The mobile wave is going to sweep through and obliterate billions of jobs and millions of small businesses and that's going to be viewed with trepidation by politicians, unions and businessmen, all three, because they're going to see their world disrupted. But at the same time, it opens up the possibility for three or four billion people in the underclass to get a PhD."

9 Dec 2012

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