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Europcar launches new travel app

Europcar has launched a new travel app, Road Tripper, as a Facebook travel application. It is designed to get South Africans to share their favourite travel routes as well as tips and suggestions on the best places to visit.

19 Nov 2012 08:22

Black & white ad underlines colourful taste of Cornetto

When Sweet Spot Content received the brief from agency Lowe and Partners, it was challenged to create a 'different' world that would emulate the experience of eating and enjoying a Cornetto Black and White ice cream. (video)

19 Nov 2012 08:08

IRP global reporting grants open to non-US media professionals

The International Reporting Project (IRP) has announced that applications are now being accepted for two new kinds of global reporting grants in 2013. For the first time in its history, each of these two new fellowship programs will be open to non-US media professionals as well as to US citizens.

19 Nov 2012 07:52

Winners of Sunday Times Top 100 Companies

The winners of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies awards were announced at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg late last week, with the top award going to Capitec Bank Holdings, as the Top Company of the Year. Capitec won in 2010 and was ranked second last year.

19 Nov 2012 07:39

You are a unique individual - just like everyone else

In a passage borrowed from Columbia Business School professor, Sheen Inyengar's book, The Art of Choosing, she makes her point that although everyone believes they are unique, we are actually more alike than we think. Barnum Effect statements like this are often used by mentalists, fortune tellers and clairvoyants to make "accurate" predictions about their subjects. And I've seen them used in marketing research.

By John Laurence 18 Nov 2012 10:04

Times Media details restructuring progress

Times Media's profit from operations before exceptional items grew by 18% to R86m for the six months ended September 2012‚ it said in a voluntary trading update on Friday.

17 Nov 2012 12:04

SAARF RAMS figures for October 2012

The latest RAMS figures (October 2012) has been released and the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) says that overall, radio has maintained the stability seen in previous releases.

17 Nov 2012 07:14

Emerald Resort & Casino to host new OFM broadcasting studio

Emerald Resort & Casino will offer live broadcasts of OFM, from December 2012, as the new broadcasting studio goes live onsite.

16 Nov 2012 12:16

The importance of building shared values

In a highly-connected world where social media savvy-consumers expect greater transparency from the companies whose brands they use, the absence of shared values is becoming an imposing threat to companies' triple bottom lines*.

By Ben Wagner 16 Nov 2012 12:11

New Media continues winning streak

New Media has continued their award-winning streak of 2012 at the PICAs, scooping top honours in the Visual Production of the Year category for Plascon Spaces, hauling in nine Highly Commended accolades for their consumer and customer titles.

Issued by New Media 16 Nov 2012 11:19

CNBC Africa reaches 500,000 viewers in SA

CNBC Africa has been on a high for the past month as the channel's South African viewership peaked at 600,000 viewers in the first week of October, according to data from Multichoice's DStv-I - past seven day viewership.

16 Nov 2012 11:14

Where are women voices in talk radio?

Having been a fan of talk radio for a number of years, what worries me is a lack of women voices - not as presenters, but as contributors to programmes. This is not healthy in a democracy such as ours, which guarantees the freedom of expression

By Talifhani Munzhedzi 16 Nov 2012 10:57

Targeted, measurable online advertising now a reality in South Africa

Increasing use of the Internet, led primarily by the explosion in the availability of mobile handsets, is being accompanied by a revolution in the use of the worldwide web by marketers looking for targeted, measurable results for their marketing investments.

Issued by JustPlay 16 Nov 2012 10:48

The 2012 South African eCommerce Award Winners

The seventh annual South African eCommerce Awards sheds some light on how far eCommerce in South Africa has come. Websites are in tune with the increasing demands of this growing industry and are raising their standards year on year.

Issued by Jump Shopping 16 Nov 2012 10:45

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 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

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