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War in Zululand: Newspapers in advertising battle
War in Zululand: Newspapers in advertising battle

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

Alliance Media dominates in Burundi - Alliance Media
Alliance Media dominates in Burundi

Alliance Media Burundi has recently completed the installation of various new billboard structures in the East African country. The structures are all fully imported large format advertising devices whose advertising has been taken up by the country's leading brands.

Issued by Alliance Media 12 Dec 2012 09:11

Estelle Nagel
Marketing lessons from the Red Bull Flugtag

Seeing as how the PR industry is partially fuelled by caffeine and sugar (at least at my office) I was extremely pleased at being offered a behind the scenes look at the Red Bull Flugtag held in Cape Town this past weekend. It was an object lesson in how to leverage your event to the max.

By Estelle Nagel 12 Dec 2012 08:34

Rolf Akermann
What's this ad doing here?

We have all been stunned by seeing an advertisement in an environment that we do not think is right for the brand. I was shocked when seeing a canned food brand (I'll not mention the name as I'll have the agency, media planner and client on my back in a tick) advertised on the DStv Super Sport 2 channel at 4pm during a cricket match on Sunday, 9 December. As a big brand, I am familiar with it and could not fathom why the client / agency would be advertising during a cricket on a DStv channel.

By Rolf Akermann 12 Dec 2012 08:03

Chris Moerdyk
The SABC is alive with the sound of telephones

The thought occurred to me the other day when I was reading about the pathos of the national broadcaster canning a programme because the ANC wasn't invited, that good old aunty SABC is partially alive to the sound of cell phones and landlines.

By Chris Moerdyk 12 Dec 2012 07:28

SABC trying to be impartial?
SABC trying to be impartial?

NEWSWATCH: IOL reports that editorial control of all talk shows that deal with politics and governance have been subordinated to news and current affairs, apparently to "ensure SABC policies on objectivity, accuracy, fairness, impartiality and balance are adhered to". Meanwhile, the Metro FM show on Mangaung has been aired - with all parties present, reports Mail & Guardian. Not all the listeners were totally won over, it seems.

By Rod Baker 12 Dec 2012 07:21

Corruption Watch sponsoring Mdu Comics in anti-corruption animation
Corruption Watch sponsoring Mdu Comics in anti-corruption animation

Corruption Watch will be joining forces with the popular and outspoken young animator Mdu Ntuli, creator of the Izikhokho Show and the animator of the controversial Fish and Chips commercial, recently banned by the SABC, to urge South Africans to speak up and report on corruption.

12 Dec 2012 05:34

Howard Music back from William Kentridge world tour... - Howard Music
Howard Music back from William Kentridge world tour...

Adam Howard has just returned to South Africa from Rome and Greece as Musical Director for William Kentridge's world tour of "Refuse the Hour."

Issued by Howard Music 11 Dec 2012 11:12

Hamster called Squeaks the winner in Hellocomputer's first Hack-a-Thon - FCB South Africa
Hamster called Squeaks the winner in Hellocomputer's first Hack-a-Thon

One stormy Saturday morning last month (November), around 25 creative types and whiz-kid coders assembled in the basement of Draftfcb Johannesburg for the first-ever Hellocomputer Hack-a-Thon.

Issued by FCB South Africa 11 Dec 2012 10:44

Protea Primary, facing closure, gets Christmas gifts
Protea Primary, facing closure, gets Christmas gifts

The Protea Primary in Bonteheuwel, Western Cape, will close after 50 years of teaching, as part of the centres affected by the Western Cape Education Department's decision governing small and poorly performing schools. To cheer up the children and staff, RamsayMedia delivered Christmas hats, party packs and presents.

11 Dec 2012 10:42

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 10:37

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 10:32

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 10:26

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 10:21

Mortimer Harvey celebrates 21st - Mortimer Harvey
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 09:47

Thomas Oosthuizen
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 09:29

e.tv welcomes the new year with an innovative refreshed brand identity - e.tv
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 09:05

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 08:56

Bruno Bossi chases the heat for Hunter's - Egg Films
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 08:41

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 07:41

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 07:15

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 06:29

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 12:05

Afrozaar's Baobab team spreading the word for sustainable app ecosystems - Afrozaar
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 11:18

Happiness at work leads to increased productivity and confidence - Ndalo Media
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 11:03

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 10:58

Fresh new look for SA's frozen favourite, I&J - JustDesign
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 JustDesign 10 Dec 2012 10:49

The lean startup movement and the connected economy

The rate of change is ever increasing. Consumers are adopting new technology faster than ever before and their behaviour and expectations are changing.Businesses have to respond. And there are two trends emerging that will help companies do just that - the Lean Startup movement and the connected economy.

By Angus Robinson, Issued by NATIVE VML 10 Dec 2012 10:41

Renewed focus on exhibitors gains Rand Show the GJBC's endorsement - The 2014 Rand Show
Renewed focus on exhibitors gains Rand Show the GJBC's endorsement

For the third year in a row since the Rand Show's relaunch and repositioning in 2010, the Greater Johannesburg Business Chamber has given its full endorsement to South Africa's biggest consumer exhibition.

Issued by The 2014 Rand Show 10 Dec 2012 10:31

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 10:19

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