This year, 100 South African kids born with cleft palate and cleft lips will receive the gift of a smile for Christmas when Operation Smile, a non-profit organisation that helps children and young adults with correctable facial deformities, will perform 100 life-changing operations.
14 Dec 2012 06:12
NEWSWATCH: An editorial in Times Live poses the question as to whether the SABC is a public or state broadcaster, while Khadija Patel, writing in the Daily Maverick reckons the ANC needs to do some serious work on its media relations. Finally, after about five years of waiting, the final regulations on digital terrestrial television migration will be published today, reports Mail & Guardian.
By Rod Baker 14 Dec 2012 06:01
It seems like just yesterday that the most overused word in the media planner's vocabulary suddenly appeared: convergence. I remember thinking how cool it was, and wondering how come the penny took so long to drop. Convergence was inevitable. Technology was flying and a single gadget that truly ran your life was surely on the cards somewhere in the not too distant future. Well, it has arrived.
By Harry Herber 14 Dec 2012 05:29
NEWSWATCH: According to a Mail & Guardian report, quoting the Times, an SABC interview featuring the cartoonist Zapiro was canned at the last minute.
By Rod Baker 13 Dec 2012 13:26
A group of Grade 11 learners at Sinenjongo High School, Joe Slovo Park in Cape Town is leading the charge for free cellphone access to Wikipedia in South Africa. The learners have sent a letter to the four mobile network operators, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and 8ta, urging them to give their customers free mobile access to Wikipedia.
13 Dec 2012 12:36
MACHINE, an award-winning integrated below-the-line agency, recently acquired the digital accounts for Appletiser, Citroen and Tiger Brand Beverages, as well as the full through-the-line accounts for ADDIS and Habitat for Humanity.
Issued by MACHINE 13 Dec 2012 12:03
The great thing about a brave client is that they can scare you with their demands. I mean the clients that are driven by the commercial imperative to inform and inspire. The clients that want something that is both strategically smart and creatively unique. These are the clients that make my job so much harder, and my work that much better.
By Nick Warren, Issued by Mann Made Media 13 Dec 2012 11:53
Two African originals - Amarula Cream and Alek Wek - have been united by Draftfcb Cape Town in a beautifully shot and elegantly edited television ad breaking ahead of the summer festive season.
Issued by Draftfcb (South Africa) 13 Dec 2012 11:34
Working in conjunction with The Game Ranger's Association of Africa (GRAA), Currin't Events managed The Rhino Conservation Awards which were established to recognise those people who dedicate themselves in the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa.
Issued by Currin't Events 13 Dec 2012 11:09
Another year has come and gone, and what a wild ride it was. We, at CoreXalance would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude and thanks for your support during 2012.
Issued by CoreXalance 13 Dec 2012 10:51
Fresh Eye Film Productions has had a great year with interesting and challenging projects. Great creative work has come their way with the reel expanding, showing Cindy's capabilities and strengths.
Issued by Fresh Eye Film Productions 13 Dec 2012 10:41
Content 2013 will take place on 25 and 26 February 2013 at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. The new early bird closing date is 14 January.
Issued by MANGO-OMC 13 Dec 2012 10:11
Liqui-Fruit will be the official juice sponsor of the 2013 Absa Cape Epic from 17-24 March 2013 in the Western Cape and has simultaneously announced its title sponsorship of the Liqui-Fruit Cape Times Vineyard races, which take place on the final day of the Absa Cape Epic at Lourensford Wine Estate.
13 Dec 2012 10:09
On 6 December 2012, the Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the Market Photo Workshop (MPW) co-hosted a panel discussion themed "Photography as a Media Format" as part of celebrating the graduates of the 2012 MPW Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (PDP) program.
Issued by MDDA 13 Dec 2012 09:50
On Saturday 15 December 2012 at a gala dinner, the top 13 finalists will take to the stage at Villa Toscana at Montecasino to compete for the title of the Face of JetSet Watches 2012 and her share of the R2.2 million prize package.
13 Dec 2012 09:47
Graffiti has started spreading the Christmas cheer by sponsoring the branding of this year's 94.7 Highveld Stereo Truck of Love. The vehicle branding and transit media specialist wrapped the Isuzu FTR 8-ton vehicle to resemble a giant crimson Christmas gift, complete with decorative bow.
Issued by Graffiti 13 Dec 2012 09:37
So, the City of Joburg plans to spend - some might say, squander - as much as R10m on an image enhancement campaign. Some "image consultants" have quoted the city as much R55m for the job - which is probably more a telling indicator of just how bad its brand is than a real cost measurement.
By Llewellyn Kriel 13 Dec 2012 08:50
The Wireless Access Providers' Association (WAPA) feels that the introduction of Lite-Licensing, which is currently being trialled and employed by progressive institutions internationally, as an alternative wireless spectrum management approach, could benefit South Africa.
13 Dec 2012 08:39
NEWSWATCH: The tighter controls over talk shows introduced at the SABC this week have the alarm bells ringing, reports BDlive, and proof of how bad news travels is the fact that news that local SA news channel eNCA had to apologise for using an old clip dealing with comments on Nelson Mandela, has been picked up the Times of India. Mail & Guardian reports countries - the US and China to name but two - are at odds over laws governing the internet, and IOL reports on how a UK study finds that playing violent video games can make people more aggressive.
By Rod Baker 13 Dec 2012 08:28
Manufacturing production in SA bounced back in October‚ increasing by 2.5% year-on-year (y/y) after a revised 1.7% (1.1%) year-on-year decrease in September‚ data released by Statistics SA on Tuesday (11 December) showed
13 Dec 2012 07:42
Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI), supported by the PET Recycling Company (PETCO), inaugurated a School Recycling competition in 2012, which has 120 primary schools in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal regions collect 67 tons of waste for recycling in the 4-month campaign.
12 Dec 2012 13:30
Picture Tree director, JH Beetge, recently completed the latest TV and cinema commercial for Cell C and the "The Power to..." campaign. This brand manifesto has flighted in cinemas and will do so on television soon.
Issued by Picture Tree 12 Dec 2012 13:05
The Community Individual Development Trust (CIDT), pioneers of the free university education movement in South Africa, has acquired a 26% shareholding in Mortimer Harvey. The agency will also have a key role in the CIDT's Maharishi Institute with the establishment of the Mortimer Harvey Design Incubator as an integral part of the Institute's curriculum.
Issued by Mortimer Harvey 12 Dec 2012 12:35
The Census 2011 results were made available on Tuesday, 30 October 2012, and, as predicted, have already enjoyed their fair share of controversy.
Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 12 Dec 2012 12:17
A life-long investment in the health of both HIV positive and negative patients is the key to managing the disease and living a full life irrespective of one's status. This is the message confirmed by doctors and health caregivers who met with international hematology and hemotherapy specialist, Dr Albertina Vieira, who was in South Africa for World Aids Day 2012.
Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 12 Dec 2012 10:51
Edcon Discount Division's flagship clothing retail chain, Jet Stores, offers Jet Club members more than just fashion advice. Jet's complimentary financial services information booklet, being distributed to Jet Club members at the end of November, aims to provide customers with fiscal know-how too.
Issued by The Publishing Partnership 12 Dec 2012 10:21
In preparation for the ANC elective conference in Mangaung this December, The Breakfast Club on OFM wrote The Mangaung Style as a replacement to Gangnam Style.
Issued by OFM Radio 12 Dec 2012 10:06
The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has sanctioned Zululand Fever, a title owned by Natal Witness Printing and Publishing Company, a Media 24 operation. The complaint was laid by rival publication, the Zululand Observer.
By Glenda Nevill 12 Dec 2012 09:44
How do you determine if a logo is up to the standard required? How effective is a great logo on a brand? What are the physiognomies of a great logo?
Issued by Wrappa Branding and Design 12 Dec 2012 09:41
Vehicle branding and transit media specialist, Graffiti, has given the Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment cab fleet yet another fresh new look by rebranding the 43 Nissan Livina and Grand Livina vehicles with their third creative execution.
Issued by Graffiti 12 Dec 2012 09:19
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