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BASA celebrates 20 years of partnerships, people and connectivity
BASA celebrates 20 years of partnerships, people and connectivity

2017 sees Business and Arts South Africa celebrate 20 years of arts business partnerships, with an invigorated focus on growth, research, connectivity and celebration...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 9 hours ago

McCafé honours Best Actress and Best Actor in a Feature Film at SAFTAs11
McCafé honours Best Actress and Best Actor in a Feature Film at SAFTAs11

McCafé, the lifestyle coffee brand by McDonald's South Africa, congratulates all the winners of this year's SAFTAs, especially the people who won in the categories that they are sponsoring...

Issued by Pacinamix 20 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

Somizi announced as face of McCafé Couch Sessions
Somizi announced as face of McCafé Couch Sessions

McCafé has announced that the ever-fabulous, flamboyant, larger-than-life Somizi Mhlongo, better known to his fans as SomGaGa, is the face of McCafé Couch Sessions for SAFTAs11...

Issued by Pacinamix 10 Mar 2017

Wedding Inspirations sponsors the fashion show at The Wedding Expo
Wedding Inspirations sponsors the fashion show at The Wedding Expo

In a first for the magazine, South African Wedding Inspirations is sponsoring the fashion show at the upcoming Wedding Expo at the Ticketpro Dome on 11 and 12 March...

Issued by The Wedding Group 9 Mar 2017

Jaguar Land Rover East Rand sponsorship sets wheels in motion for prestigious Top 500 Awards
Jaguar Land Rover East Rand sponsorship sets wheels in motion for prestigious Top 500 Awards

Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover's East Rand dealership has come on board as Registration Sponsor for this year's inaugural Top 500 Awards - an auspicious gathering of South Africa's economic elite...

Issued by Topco Media 3 Mar 2017

McCafé congratulates SAFTAs11 nominees
McCafé congratulates SAFTAs11 nominees

McCafé, the lifestyle coffee product offering by McDonald's South Africa, is a proud headline sponsor of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) that will be hosted in Sun City on 18 March...

Issued by Pacinamix 1 Mar 2017

Thought leadership programme Gurus premieres on CNBC Africa
Thought leadership programme Gurus premieres on CNBC Africa

CNBC Africa will premiere Gurus, a series of high-impact interviews with premier league business thought leaders, filmed in South Africa on Thursday 2 March 2017 at 9.15pm.

24 Feb 2017

Sponsorship win-win: Nashua's Rugby Skills Project brings innovation to schools and SA rugby
Sponsorship win-win: Nashua's Rugby Skills Project brings innovation to schools and SA rugby

Sponsorship works well when the big creative idea connects with the audience emotionally and it develops relationships with customers...

Issued by Brand inc 23 Feb 2017

Sponsorship - seven key requirements
Sponsorship - seven key requirements

Sponsorship is generally misunderstood, from both the side of the sponsor as well as the rights holder. Most sponsors expect it to produce instant ROMI or even ROI...

By Emy Casaletti-Bwalya, Issued by Optimize Enhancing Effectiveness 21 Feb 2017

McCafe gears behind the South African Film and Television Awards
McCafe gears behind the South African Film and Television Awards

McCafe, the lifestyle coffee product offering by McDonald's South Africa, has announced its headline sponsorship of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) that will be hosted in Sun City on 18 March 2017...

Issued by Pacinamix 20 Feb 2017

Ster-Kinekor sponsors SAFTAs Young Achiever Award
Ster-Kinekor sponsors SAFTAs Young Achiever Award

Ster-Kinekor has announced its sponsorship of the Youth Achiever Award category at the 11th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs)...

17 Feb 2017

Cape Cobras catch a cab
Cape Cobras catch a cab

Cape Cobras took to the streets on Valentine's Day in branded metered cabs to launch the new #SwipeBlue campaign, with radio partners Heart FM...

16 Feb 2017

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Turner International invests in Bigballs Media

Turner International's new Digital Ventures & Innovation Group has taken an equity investment in Bigballs Media (BBM), parent company of one of the world's fastest-growing digital video platforms for football content, Copa90...

13 Feb 2017

M&Ms, John Lewis, Brooke Bond Red Label, US Army win Golds at Warc Media Awards
M&Ms, John Lewis, Brooke Bond Red Label, US Army win Golds at Warc Media Awards

Warc has announced the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the global Warc Media Awards: Effective Use of Partnerships & Sponsorships category...

6 Feb 2017

Luntu Ntloko joins Playmakers from FIFA
Luntu Ntloko joins Playmakers from FIFA

Luntu Ntloko, the partnership manager at FIFA who is responsible for managing the adidas account, will be returning to South Africa to join the four-time Discovery Sport Industry Agency of the Year winners, Playmakers...

Issued by Playmakers 25 Jan 2017

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Red Heart Rum to sponsor Zando Cape Town 10s

Red Heart Rum has signed up as a sponsor of the Zando Cape Town 10s rugby games, with naming rights. The event will be hosted at the Hamilton Rugby Club on 3-4 February 2017 and will see a number of rugby legends, celebs and media personalities in action throughout the weekend...

20 Jan 2017

Bonitas is with you 'for the long run'
Bonitas is with you 'for the long run'

Bonitas Medical Fund, a major sponsor of the Comrades Marathon for the past decade, recently announced that it has renewed its contract for an additional four years...

Issued by Bonitas 19 Jan 2017

Samsung to sponsor Ultra South Africa 2017
Samsung to sponsor Ultra South Africa 2017

Samsung Electronics South Africa is to sponsor the Ultra South Africa Music Festival 2017, taking place on 24 February 2017 in Cape Town and 25 February in Johannesburg...

10 Jan 2017

Grey Health Group, Havas Health to sponsor the Young Globals
Grey Health Group, Havas Health to sponsor the Young Globals

Both Grey Health Group and Havas Health will support the Young Globals student competition & internship programme as official corporate sponsors and mentor emerging young creatives by providing internship opportunities to this year's winning teams...

19 Dec 2016

PSL and Brand inc design up a storm
PSL and Brand inc design up a storm

Over the past six months, Brand inc has partnered with the PSL to create top-end design for their major competitions...

Issued by Brand inc 14 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

John Little
#AdFocus2016: Why The Hardy Boys and client SA Home Loans won 'Partnership of the Year'

With a relationship stretching back to April 2008, agency The Hardy Boys and client SA Home Loans walked away with the title Partnership of the Year at the 2016 FM AdFocus Awards. John Little, regional managing partner at category sponsor Observatory International for EMEA, shares how agency and client alike benefit from collaboration and a shared challenger mentality...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Dec 2016

Torch Awards welcomes David&Goliath as 2017 Agency Sponsor
Torch Awards welcomes David&Goliath as 2017 Agency Sponsor

David&Goliath (D&G) will join forces with the Torch Awards as the 2017 Torch Awards Agency Sponsor and help champion the next generation of young creatives to shine the spotlight on the 2017 Grand-Winning entry...

30 Nov 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
JP Pietersen signs with Anyoption - Your company needs a brand ambassador too!

No matter where you turn you will see some of the biggest stars in sports endorsing brands and in return, those brands sponsor the player, the team, the league or sometimes even the sport itself...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 24 Nov 2016

Applications open: IMPACT enterprise development programme 2017
Applications open: IMPACT enterprise development programme 2017

As part of their ongoing transformational plans, Worx Group is now accepting applications for their 2017 IMPACT enterprise development programme...

Issued by Worx Group 11 Nov 2016

The Observatory International sponsors 'Partnership of the Year' award at AdFocus Awards
The Observatory International sponsors 'Partnership of the Year' award at AdFocus Awards

The Observatory International will sponsor the 'Partnership of the Year' award at the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards 2016...

4 Nov 2016

Sanlam sponsors SA team in Adventure Racing World Championships
Sanlam sponsors SA team in Adventure Racing World Championships

Sanlam is the title sponsor of South Africa's adventure racing team Painted Wolf, now known as Team Sanlam Painted Wolf...

4 Nov 2016

SABC sponsors Promax/BDA Africa 2016
SABC sponsors Promax/BDA Africa 2016

As one of the inaugural sponsors of Promax/BDA Africa conference in 2006, the SABC has strengthened its commitment each year to the event...

1 Nov 2016

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