Mike Byrne joins executive jury of Lisbon Ad Festival

The Lisbon International Advertising Festival has announced Mike Byrne as the last member of its executive jury. Byrne is a founding partner and global creative officer of Anomaly. The festival takes place on 20 September 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

3 days ago

Smollan acquires majority stake in Elevator

Retail solutions company Smollan plans to increase its retail marketing service capabilities following its acquisition of a majority stake in below-the-line agency Elevator. Through the acquisition, Smollan will have access to Elevator's experiential, activation, digital and employee engagement...

16 May 2018

Lauren Shantall rebrands to Scout PR & Social Media

Lauren Shantall Integrated Communications has rebranded to Scout PR & Social Media due to company growth. The company has expanded since its inception and now employs 15 people. It has also expanded its business interests and client base, hence the rebranding.

16 May 2018

Effective Measure rebrands, introduces new platform

Audience measurement platform Effective Measure has rebranded itself to Narratiive and has introduced a new audience measurement and media planning platform for advertisers and publishers. The new platform provides real-time audience modelling and direct integrations into leading programmatic...

15 May 2018

NEWF 2018 registration is now open

The Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF) has opened the registration for its annual congress. The event will be held at the Durban Botanic Gardens from 16-18 July 2018. NEWF intends to create a path to conservation through film by providing a platform for delegates to engage, network,...

10 May 2018

Sowetan to offer eight pages of sport in Friday editions

The Sowetan will introduce Dipapadi, a new sport-focused weekly supplement. The special section will comprise of eight pages, which will primarily focus on local and international football, boxing, and racing. It's also expected to offer readers features and in-depth interviews, including...

10 May 2018

Totalsports to sponsor 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change

Totalsports will sponsor the 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change by donating R120,000 to assist Ocal Global projects as well as sponsoring a kit for a 12-person team. The 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change begins on 10 May 2018 in Centurion and ends on 20 May 2018 in Cape Town.

9 May 2018

Loeries late entrants have two more weeks to submit

The entry deadline for Loeries 2018 has been extended to 31 May 2018. A 10% late fee will be applied to all entries received after the original deadline of 15 May 2018.

9 May 2018

Mastercard discusses digital transformation impact on brand strategy

Mastercard recently hosted its first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) forum with a panel discussion titled 'I Don't Want Your Ads; Marketing in an Ad-Blocking World'. The forum was hosted by Mastercard's CMO Raja Rajamannar and was focused on the evolving role of marketing in connecting brands to a...

4 May 2018

The corner of Alice Lane and 5th Street gets a digital screen

Relativ Media has unveiled a fully HD Polaroid digital screen on the corner of Alice Lane and 5th Street in Sandton, Johannesburg. The digital screen is elevated to maximise the line of sight for passengers and motorists and is aimed at targeting the upper LSM and SEM sectors. The new digital...

3 May 2018

2018 Most Awards adds monetary incentive for voting

Voting for the 2018 Most Awards has been opened to the public until 2 July 2018. The Most Awards aim to motivate media owners and media agencies to improve their businesses through service performance. Media agency employees are invited to rate the performance of the media owner sales teams with...

3 May 2018

Young Lions winner could win trip to Cannes

Getty Images will offer one of the winners of the Young Lions competition a trip to Cannes Lions. The competition is in celebration of Getty Images' 21 years as the official content provider and sponsor of the Young Lions competitions. The winner and their entry will also be featured on the...

3 May 2018

Ridley Scott to curate the New Directors' Showcase at Cannes Lions

Film and commercial director Ridley Scott has been tasked with curating the New Directors' Showcase at the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival. The Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase is aimed at supporting emerging directors and spotlighting the very best in creative talent. Scott will work with...

3 May 2018

Weg introduces new Afrikaans online course

Weg has introduced an online photography course, which is only available in Afrikaans. The course is aimed at amateur photographers who want to learn the basic principles of photography and how to operate their camera. The course covers six modules, which includes subjects like composition,...

2 May 2018

Plastics SA channels The Blue Planet II to highlight marine pollution

Plastics SA's new radio and television adverts aim to shed light on marine pollution with a focus on plastic polluted in the ocean. The advertising campaign takes inspiration from Sir David Attenborough's The Blue Planet II. The adverts will broadcast on various DStv channels and selected...

2 May 2018

Meltwater expands monitoring capability with Sysomos acquisition

Meltwater has completed its acquisition of social analytics and engagement company Sysomos. This brings Meltwater's acquisition tally for last 18 months to seven. Sysomos's technology will allow organisations to analyse social media, news, and other human-generated content in one platform as...

2 May 2018

2018 Clio Entertainment Awards submissions are open

Entries for the 2018 Clio Entertainment Awards are now open. In partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, the Clio awards acknowledge creative communications for the entertainment business. Pieces that first appeared in public between 1 June 2017 and 31 August 2018 are eligible for entry into this...

2 May 2018

WPP acquires Southeast Asian joint venture agencies

WPP now has complete ownership of Y&R and Wunderman joint venture agencies in Southeast Asia and Taiwan as well as Dentsu Sudler & Hennessey in Japan following a share swap transaction with Dentsu Inc. The acquisition includes Y&R in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; Wunderman in Taiwan...

2 May 2018

AFP's Shah Marai killed in explosion

Shah Marai has been killed in an explosion he was covering in Kabul, Afghanistan on 30 April 2018. Marai worked for AFP since 1996.

30 Apr 2018

Hectic Nine-9 introduces Hectic on 3

Hectic Nine-9 is extending its brand by introducing Hectic on 3; a new show aimed at South African tweens aged eight to 12 years old. Each episode of Hectic on 3 will explore three themes: play, create and inspire. The show will be presented by Boitumelo Moloto. The show launches 30 April 2018...

30 Apr 2018

Lenny Filipova is the new face for Bata

Bata has made Lenny Filipova the new face for its brand. The announcement was made during Bata Fashion Weekend in Italy on 28 April 2018. Filipova will perform at various Bata events and take an active part in the global campaign Me & Comfortable With It for one year.

30 Apr 2018

R2K announces Freedom week

The Right 2 Know campaign has marked 27 April - 3 May as Freedom Week. The campaign's Freedom week programme includes 11 events hosted by activists and organisations in the R2K network in recognition of the struggles and victories of people across South Africa. See list of events here....

26 Apr 2018

Spree App selected as App of the Day

A team of editors at Apple has chosen the Spree App as App of the Day. App of the Day is given by a team of editors from Apple who pick an iOS app and game to showcase daily.

26 Apr 2018

The Citizen journalist Yadhana Jadoo passes away

The Citizen reports that its journalist and news editor Yadhana Jadoo passed away while she was attending a training course for young African journalists in Cairo, Egypt on 25 April 2018. The cause of death is yet to be confirmed. Read more here....

26 Apr 2018

Bonang Matheba is Miss SA's new host

Bonang Matheba will host the 2018 Miss South Africa pageant. The 2018 edition of the pageant marks the 60th anniversary of the Diamond Jubilee Spectacular. The pageant takes place on May 27 2018 at Sun International's new flagship Time Square Sun Arena in Pretoria.

26 Apr 2018

Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry deadline extended

The 2018 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry deadline has been extended to 11 May 2018. The extension follows the judging panel roadshow to the various media houses. Fee entry is R160 and a reduced amount will be considered if a freelancer motivates why he or she should pay a reduced...

25 Apr 2018

Rob Abraham steps in as Kagiso Media's interim CEO

Kagiso Media has appointed Rob Abraham as its interim CEO following the departure of group CEO Mark Harris. Harris resigned from his role to pursue new opportunities. Abraham has come out of from retirement to fulfill his role and was previously CEO of Bytes Technology Group.

24 Apr 2018

ANN7, The New Age get rebranded

The Citizen reports that Mzwanele Manyi's Afrotone Media Holdings news channel ANN7 has been renamed to Afro Worldview and its newspaper The New Age has been changed to Afro Voice. The change comes after an announcement that a vendor financing deal had been settled between the Gupta family and...

24 Apr 2018

Emma Wilkie to attend Lisbon International Advertising Festival

Gunn Report MD Emma Wilkie will be attending the 2018 Lisbon International Advertising Festival in Portugal on 20 September 2018. Wilkie is expected to deliver a speech on the importance of creative awards for the advertising market and will also touch on the work developed by Gunn Report. The...

23 Apr 2018

Ruda Landman's new book focuses on change

Ruda Landman released her new book, Tell me your story, at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Ilze Salzwedel facilitated a conversation between Landman and Gogo Dineo Ndlanz at the launch of the book in Hyde Park. Landman's book reports on the changes of the people she interviewed for...

20 Apr 2018

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