LONDON, UK: Fernanda Romano the latest luminary to step into the D&AD hot seat. (Video)
28 Jan 2014 08:08
NEW YORK CITY, US: The Midas Awards World's Best Financial Advertising has announced the 2013 award winners - and so often, South Africa was well represented among the winners.
20 Dec 2013 06:52
NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.
19 Dec 2013 09:47
LONDON, UK / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: British publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times newspaper, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Grupo Multi, a leading adult English language training firm in Brazil.
4 Dec 2013 13:16
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: Google-owned Motorola Mobility on Wednesday unveiled the Moto G, aimed at the half-billion consumers around the world, many in emerging markets, who want a smartphone without a high price tag.
15 Nov 2013 09:44
BRAZIL: Brazil-based US reporter Glenn Greenwald said on Wednesday, 9 October 2013, he would publish documents from intelligence leaker Edward Snowden focused on France and Spain.
10 Oct 2013 13:14
LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.
22 Apr 2013 11:05
NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.
16 Jan 2013 08:49
LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: The way in which we keep up with the news has changed greatly over the past decade. How many of us still buy a daily newspaper? Many of us opt to get our news from a variety of online sources.
By Ilse du Plessis 16 Jan 2013 06:29
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
21 Dec 2012 08:23
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: While the appeal of standard beer for consumers in Brazil is far from flat - with local beer brands now accounting for 19 out of every 20 beers sold in Brazil - new research from Mintel reveals that the premium end of the market may be instigating a change in taste for Brazilian consumers. Indeed, while volumes of standard beer decreased by 2% year on year to 2011, volumes of strong and premium beer grew an impressive 18%.
3 Dec 2012 08:03
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: An arrest order has been issued against Google Brazil's president over his refusal to remove YouTube videos that "slander" a mayoral candidate, judicial authorities have said.
27 Sep 2012 11:06
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: With sales of exclusive products, online games and contests about who has the greatest number of fans on social networks, Brazilian soccer clubs are battling it out on the Web to reap the bonanza of online marketing.
26 Sep 2012 08:28
NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.
21 Aug 2012 11:16
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.
26 Jul 2012 07:57
RIO DE JANEIRO / SAO PAULO / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Pierre Ausseill has been appointed to head the three AFP bureaus in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia) following on from Michel Leclercq, effective 23 July 2012.
19 Jul 2012 11:45
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: AFP's Portuguese-language HD video service, which launched in January 2012, fast gained leadership in the Brazilian online market. Two new agreements have now been signed with broadcast clients: ESPN has purchased coverage of Euro 2012 and of the London Olympics, while TV Século 21, one of Brazil's leading Catholic television networks, will receive our entire production of videos edited and voiced in Portuguese.
26 Jun 2012 09:53
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.
1 Jun 2012 10:44
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the latest insights on the display advertising market in Brazil from its comScore Ad Metrix service, which showed that 190.5 billion display ads were delivered to Brazil's Internet population during the first quarter of 2012.
21 May 2012 08:28
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Even in media, sometimes an old idea is worth revisiting. Budweiser's latest campaign in Brazil is actually a collection of old ideas. Securing a high-profile musician to front a campaign has been a standard advertising tool for many years, but when the combination fits, it works perfectly.
17 May 2012 13:21
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Ad Dynamo announced its entry into Brazil yesterday. "Brazil represents an enormous growth market in both online and mobile advertising, and we're very pleased to be launching here with a relevant and established player such as Realmedia," says Sean Riley, CEO of Ad Dynamo.
26 Apr 2012 10:17
NEW YORK, US: The 55th New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, announced this year's winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony on Tuesday, 17 April at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Geoffrey Mason, senior production specialist for ESPN, was awarded the NYF Television & Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.
19 Apr 2012 08:02
CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-23 June, has announced the members of a further four juries: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Lions. South Africa is represented on the Design jury (Shelley-Ann Atkinson, Grid Worldwide Branding & Design) and on the Film jury (Catherine Ireland, Amplified).
30 Mar 2012 07:54
KIEV, UKRAINE / PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The speaker line-up for the 64th World Newspaper Congress and 19th World Editors Forum could hardly be more international, with speakers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America on the podium when the global summit meetings of the world's press is held in Kiev, Ukraine, next September. Among the speakers is Trevor Ncube, deputy executive chairman, Mail & Guardian, South Africa.
20 Mar 2012 08:37
DUBAI, UAE: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) presented its 7th annual Middle East conference with a look at media transformation in the region and issued a call for proposals for innovative projects to support the independent press.
5 Mar 2012 08:12
NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.
8 Feb 2012 12:14
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL: comScore, Inc has announced the launch of comScore Ad Metrix in Brazil.
8 Feb 2012 12:05
MOSCOW, RUSSIA / JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Kaspersky Lab has announced the publication of its spam report for December 2011. The last month of the year was predictably quiet - compared to November the share of spam in email traffic fell 4.4% and averaged 76.2% for the month.
27 Jan 2012 08:04
LONDON, UK: Creatives and agencies hopeful of winning a Yellow or Black Pencil this year are being reminded that they only have two weeks left to enter the annual D&AD Awards. Entries close on 1 February 2012.
20 Jan 2012 08:04
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data showing that Facebook assumed the top position in the Brazilian social networking market following a year of exceptional growth. In December 2011, Facebook.com attracted 36.1 million visitors - representing an increase of 192% in the past 12 months - to surpass Orkut as the leading social networking destination in the market.
19 Jan 2012 11:16
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