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ATKV MD comments on its sponsorship of the Pendoring Advertising Awards
ATKV MD comments on its sponsorship of the Pendoring Advertising Awards

Here, Japie Gouws, MD of the ATKV comments on the Afrikaans language and culture association's platinum sponsorship of this year's Pendoring Advertising Awards...

By Japie Gouws 5 hours ago

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#In2SummitSA: The African era of communications

The Holmes Report's 2017 In2 Innovation Summit took place at The Maslow in Sandton on 29 March. Opening the event, Tim Sutton, chairman, EMEA and Asia-Pacific at Weber Shandwick, facilitated a panel discussion on ‘The African Era'...

By Jessica Tennant 22 hours ago

Suzanne Venter
Suzanne Venter of Rapport wins Taco Kuiper Award for Life Esidimeni story

Suzanne Venter's expose in Rapport of how more than 94 mentally ill patients died after being moved to unregistered facilities has won the 12th Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism...

1 day ago

Rand Show 2017 will inspire writers at new Authors' Day
Rand Show 2017 will inspire writers at new Authors' Day

Are you an aspiring author? Are you hungry for tips and advice on how to get published? Then join four local authors at Authors' Day, the Rand Show's new half-day literary event...

Issued by Rand Show 3 days ago

Nedbank is working to turn transformation challenges into opportunities for all South Africans
Nedbank is working to turn transformation challenges into opportunities for all South Africans

Thulani Sibeko will present a case study at the 2017 Oliver Top Empowerment Conference, taking place in Johannesburg from 29-30 March, unpacking how Nedbank is taking on the important journey of transformation in SA...

Issued by Topco Media 3 days ago

Rose Anderson
Inside the NYF Radio Program Awards with Rose Anderson

A Q&A with Rose Anderson, VP and executive director of New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards on how the World's Best Radio Programs competition has transformed over the past few years, the return on investment for entering, and how technology has changed radio and its impact on content...

3 days ago

Angus Kneale to chair Film Craft executive jury at NYF International Advertising Awards
Angus Kneale to chair Film Craft executive jury at NYF International Advertising Awards

The New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® has announced the inaugural Film Craft executive jury and that Angus Kneale, chief creative officer of The Mill will head the panel of ten film industry experts...

24 Mar 2017

Caxton Awards announces winners for 2016
Caxton Awards announces winners for 2016

Hosted at the Globe Theatre at Silverstar Casino on 16 March, with prize money totalling R285,000, the Caxton Awards celebrated the achievements of local and community newspaper's editorial, sales, advertising, management and support staff.

24 Mar 2017

Get ready, set, go!
Daredevils take male cancer fight to the streets in Speedos

Warwick Bloom, marketing communications manager at Hollard and Lucy Balona, head of marketing and communication at Cansa, run us through what to expect from the 2017 Hollard Daredevil Run...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Mar 2017

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Liberty Radio Awards announces nominees for 2017

The Liberty Radio Awards has announced this year's finalists. The winners of each category will be announced at the Awards Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre next month...

23 Mar 2017

Today's human resources is breaking new ground
Today's human resources is breaking new ground

HR is fast becoming one of the most influential corporate spheres, from constructing corporate brand identities and aligning strategic organisational goals to ensuring the implementation of government legislation...

Issued by Topco Media 23 Mar 2017

Entries for 2017 Facebook Awards now open
Entries for 2017 Facebook Awards now open

Entries for the 2017 Facebook Awards are now open and this year it's all about the work that moved people – the work that made the community laugh, cry, love, wow and buy...

22 Mar 2017

2017 D&AD Festival creative identity launched
2017 D&AD Festival creative identity launched

The new D&AD Festival visual identity, designed by The Beautiful Meme, has been released in animations with tangible textures, explosions of activity and a flurry of shape shifting...

20 Mar 2017

Three ways to action BEE and boost your business performance
Three ways to action BEE and boost your business performance

This year, the need for radical transformation has been highlighted by government, in order to address the country's vision for an inclusive economy and non-racial, non-sexist society...

Issued by Topco Media 17 Mar 2017

Lindie Engelbrecht.
SME summit unpacks business challenges

The inaugural Business Day TV SME Summit, held in partnership with Credit Guarantee and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in Sandton last week, exposed the myriad challenges facing South Africa's SMEs...

17 Mar 2017

Woman of Stature's women of the year announced
Woman of Stature's women of the year announced

The 2017 Woman of Stature (WOS) Woman of the Year Awards were announced on 11 March at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, where 28 of South Africa's prominent women competed for one of nine awards...

17 Mar 2017

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Creatives invited to pitch ideas for Tiger Tail's brand identity

Creatives wishing to participate in the 48-hour #CreativeHack2017 in Cape Town have until the end of today, 17 March to register. They will pitch to industry greats such as John Sanei and Alistair King...

17 Mar 2017

#PRISMAwards2017: It's a celebration
#PRISMAwards2017: It's a celebration

A PRISM Award is about the wow factor; not business as usual. This year the Awards, which recognise the public relations (PR) industry and its work, celebrate its 20th year. The aim is to get 300 entries – a far cry from the five in its inaugural year...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

Sun Met celebrated with Mumm hits an all-time high
Sun Met celebrated with Mumm hits an all-time high

Openfield, the PR agency appointed by Sun International for the inaugural Sun Met, has announced that R44m worth of branded media coverage was generated through PR and media efforts...

Issued by Openfield 16 Mar 2017

Innovation, simplified - Rocket Creative's web relaunch
Innovation, simplified - Rocket Creative's web relaunch

An ever-expanding product range exhibits that a business is flourishing. However, it also presents a significant challenge as to how a business conveys its product information...

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 15 Mar 2017

Shortlist for World Media Awards 2017 announced
Shortlist for World Media Awards 2017 announced

The World Media Awards, which celebrate the effectiveness of cross-platform, cross-border, content-driven advertising, has announced the shortlist for 2017, decided on by an international team of 30 jurors...

15 Mar 2017

Jury presidents selected for 2017 London International Awards
Jury presidents selected for 2017 London International Awards

London International Awards (LIA) has announced the names of the first jury presidents for the 2017 awards, who will preside over their respective juries in Las Vegas...

14 Mar 2017

Free entrance for delegates to network with KZN's top venues and event service providers
Free entrance for delegates to network with KZN's top venues and event service providers

Event Organiser's Network (EON), South Africa's biggest event organiser network, is returning to Durban for their second annual KZN Conference and Event Showcase at Greyville Convention Centre on 23 March...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 13 Mar 2017

New jury members for NYF International Advertising Awards includes South African
New jury members for NYF International Advertising Awards includes South African

The New York Festivals International Advertising Awards has announced further executive jury members...

13 Mar 2017

Southern Guild presents collectible design pieces at Christie's London
Southern Guild presents collectible design pieces at Christie's London

For the second time, the Southern Guild will present collectible design pieces at Christie's in London. It has increased the collection to 25 lots for the First Open, South Kensington, Post-War and Contemporary Art auction...

13 Mar 2017

Jury selected for New York Festivals International Radio Programme Awards
Jury selected for New York Festivals International Radio Programme Awards

The selected jury for the 2017 New York Festivals International Radio Programme Awards includes South African, Tim Zunckel of Tim Zunckel Connect...

13 Mar 2017

Hawes and Kedia
#ScanDisplayatEuroShop: Final insights from a houseboat

Team Scan Display SA recently spent time on a houseboat on the Rhine river during the 2017 EuroShop global retail trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany...

10 Mar 2017

Mann Made Media announces BBBEE ownership deal with the Maharashi Institute
Mann Made Media announces BBBEE ownership deal with the Maharashi Institute

The Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg has acquired 51% of Mann Made Africa, in a 100% black women-owned empowerment vehicle, a youth employment fund targeted 100% on unemployed black South African women...

Issued by Mann Made Media 10 Mar 2017

Creative with Conflict workshops offers new perspective on resolution
Creative with Conflict workshops offers new perspective on resolution

In response to rising tension, both locally and globally, CCDI Creative will offer one day Creative with Conflict workshops on 23 March, 18 May and 15 June 2017...

10 Mar 2017

Inaugural Warc Awards announce Brand Purpose Jury
Inaugural Warc Awards announce Brand Purpose Jury

Warc has announced the jury lineup of the Brand Purpose category of the inaugural Warc Awards, a new, free to enter global competition in search of next-generation marketing effectiveness...

10 Mar 2017

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