As yesterday, Monday, 13 February 2012, was World Radio Day, the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), called on South Africans to celebrate radio broadcast, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios.
14 Feb 2012 09:45
Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide has announced the rollout of Social@Ogilvy, a unit that promises to deliver social media solutions to Ogilvy clients, and which will operate across numerous marketing disciplines such as advertising, direct marketing and public relations.
By Herman Manson: @marklives 14 Feb 2012 09:32
The minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor has awarded 60 new Research Chairs under the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI), a flagship initiative of government to attract and retain excellence in research and innovation in the South African science system.
14 Feb 2012 09:18
On 13 February South Africans joined the world in celebrating radio broadcasting, improving international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encouraging decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios.
Issued by MDDA 13 Feb 2012 14:22
We've all heard the horror stories concerning the neighbours from hell and the havoc that they can cause, but according to a survey conducted by Columinate on behalf of Private Property, most South Africans have a good relationship with those who virtually live on their doorstep.
Ryan Gandalf van Jaarsveld discusses the merits of video when attempting to achieve viral reach on the mobile platform.
Striata supports a variety of charities in South Africa, including many that focus on the well being of children. This includes Noah, Childline, Starfish, Refilwe, Freed Thinkers, Valued Citizens and Thursday Club
Issued by Striata SA 13 Feb 2012 12:42
"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter," says Amadou Mahtar Ba, Africa Media Initiative (AMI) CEO. Indeed, a bold and tough decision.
By Thabani Khumalo 13 Feb 2012 12:15
In Gauteng, two National Council of Provinces (NCOP) public hearings on the Protection of Information Bill ('Secrecy Bill') are scheduled for Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 9am-4pm: one in Mamelodi in the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality at the International Assemblies of God, the other in Sharpeville: in the Sedibeng District Municipality at the Rhoda Yende Hall.
13 Feb 2012 11:33
Is your organisation's content inconsistent, badly written, or just plain wrong? Using our experience in content strategy, plain language and simplified communications, Simplified can help your organisation to get to grips with the issues, and develop concrete strategies to get your content back on track.
Issued by Simplified 13 Feb 2012 11:15
Rob McLennan, executive creative director for Net#work BBDO, will chair the Radio Lions jury at the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He will also form part of the global line-up of judges for the 50th D&AD Awards.
13 Feb 2012 10:22
Good communication is priceless. When something is communicated badly, there is a cost to be borne. On Friday our currency bore that cost. It dropped 2% simply because of one announcement, that turned out to be about a shiny new design for our currency. A good idea communicated badly is as good as dead.
By Stephen Grootes: @StephenGrootes 13 Feb 2012 09:51
In tracking the online conversations following the president's 2012 State of the Nation Address (SONA), BrandsEye picked up 4542 online mentions of Gareth's Cliff's State of the Nation Undress game (#SOTNundress).
13 Feb 2012 09:21
An initiative of Media Monitoring Africa, "We The People" is focused on educating South Africans about the constitution, in ways that ordinary people can relate to. It aims to have one million South Africans tell the world why they love their constitution.
13 Feb 2012 09:07
BREAKING NEWS: FoxP2, King James, Prima Plus and trigger/isobar have been appointed as the next team of agencies for South African mobile operator Cell C, it was announced Friday afternoon, 10 February 2012. The appointed agencies will begin work from the beginning of March.
10 Feb 2012 13:37
When you see the finished object - the advertising campaign, the packaging, the new flavour, the shiny social media campaign, it's tempting to think that these things are relatively simple and straightforward to plan and execute. But those of us "in the know" know. It's a long hard slog.
By Sharon Keith 10 Feb 2012 12:42
There is no doubt that South Africa's advertising industry is already present on the world stage. But are those leading the industry doing everything possible to prepare for the future and to ensure a continued and well-established presence on that world stage? Who will step up to the plate to represent SA on the same global stage that will connect the worldwide creative community on Portfolio Night 10 on 23 May 2012?
By Brianna Graves 10 Feb 2012 12:26
The government did not perform according to a "green light standard" in any of the policy areas measured recently, according to the latest poll by market research company, Ipsos. This indicates that 2012 will have to be a year of "delivery" before the important ANC party conference at the end of the year in Mangaung.
Issued by Ipsos 10 Feb 2012 11:51
Volunteerism is an increasingly potent way for South African businesses and individuals to support the country's arts community - and is rapidly becoming a key feature of Business and Arts South Africa's ongoing work.
Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 10 Feb 2012 11:44
The shortlist of the 10 most beautiful objects in South Africa over the past year has been selected by line-up of design journalists and cultural commentators for Design Indaba's 2012 Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) award.
10 Feb 2012 07:17
Three companies have announced new tools for mobile marketing. MicroStrategy has a suite of tools that allow marketers to use their Facebook apps to mine and use customer data anyway they like. Mobius, from Eurocom, is a communication platform that aggregates all digital media within a campaign and NXT\ has launched its revamped NXT\SMS.com bulk SMS portal.
10 Feb 2012 06:53
Kaya FM has installed virtual equipment in its outside broadcast unit, reportedly making it a first for South African radio. Bob Mabena, host of 180withBob and veteran talk-show host John Perlman will use the complete system in the OB unit when they broadcast the opening of Parliament from Cape Town this week.
10 Feb 2012 06:18
SAARF will be hosting the 8th SAARF Media Research Symposium on Wednesday 22 February 2012, at The Fairway Hotel & Golf Resort, Randburg. Five international experts in the field of media audience and product/brand research will be sharing the latest thinking on the digital future and how audience measurement is evolving to face changing needs in this new media landscape.
9 Feb 2012 12:54
The release date for the South African film, A Million Colours, has been confirmed as Thursday, 26 April 2012 at Nu Metro, Ster-Kinekor and selected independent cinemas countrywide.
9 Feb 2012 12:20
In a joint statement it was announced that branding and design agencies Interbrand Sampson and Black Brand Strategy and Design have decided to demerge.
Issued by Interbrand Sampson De Villiers 9 Feb 2012 12:16