Icasa to hold additional hearings on community radio, television regulations

The public may share their insights on the draft regulations for community radio and television services in South Africa as the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will be holding public hearings at its Sandton offices in Johannesburg on 23 July 2018. The communications...

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BCMA to host event on branded content

The Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA) will host an presentation on branded content at Vega on 24 July 2018. The presentation will feature four speakers who will share their insights on the subject. The lineup includes MTN COO Enzo Scarcello, Soul City Institute CEO Lebo Ramafoko, PHD...

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MSC partners with YouTuber for social media masterclass

MSC Cruises has partnered with YouTube vlogger and influencer Luciano Spinelli to educate families on how to capture the best holiday snaps and videos through a content masterclass across its fleet. Spinelli will present a series of videos, in which will share tips on creating polished Instagram...

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Stratcom Branding unveils Sisonke Design Sprint initiative on Mandela Day

Stratcom Branding launched the Sisonke Design Sprint initiative this past Mandela Day on 18 July 2018. Sisonke Design Sprint means 'we're together' or 'coming together'. The initiative aims to take the design of black entrepreneurs' companies and branded packaging to an award-winning level by...

21 hours ago

Ad Age names BSSP as Small Agency of the Year for 2018

Ad Age has awarded BSSP the Small Agency of the Year for 2018 title at Ad Age's Small Agency Conference & Awards programme held in Marina del Rey, California, on 18 July 2018. BSSP was chosen by Ad Age editors from hundreds of entries from around the country and the world. Expertise in data...

22 hours ago

CTIFMF, Snake Nation, YomYomF is calling on talented South African filmmakers

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) in partnership with Snake Nation and YomYomF are introducing the Interpretations inter-continental Film Competition in South Africa. Filmmakers are to submit a short film of no more than three minutes all using the same four-line...

23 hours ago

CTIFMF announces market programme

The 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will take place from 9-19 October at venues at various locations at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The programmes for the event are Works in Progress (WIP), Engage, and Adapt. WIP aims to elevate the bar for African content in...

23 hours ago

Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard and Verbal Identity jury is announced

The London International Awards has announced the names for the Ambient, Print, Poster, Billboard and Verbal Identity jury, with Jeremy Craigen to preside over the jury. The jury includes Nils Andersson, Karen Howe, Armin Jochum, Marcos Medeiros, Tom Murphy, Helen Pak, Ali Rez, Jason Romeyko, Joe...

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Corinna Falusi joins Immortal Awards jury

Corinna Falusi has joined the jury for the Immortal Awards. The other members of the jury are Ant White, Anuraag Trikha, Bruno Bertelli, Chaka Sobhani, Kay Hsu, Joanna Monteiro, and Kerstin Emhoff. The Immortal Awards is open to all members of Little Black Book and the entry deadline is 3...

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Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference to focus on innovation

The third annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference will be held at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 17 October 2018. A lineup of local and international speakers will share their insight on this year's theme of innovation and attendees will learn first-hand how to use this...

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Elon Musk's social media spiral

Tesla product engineer and SpaceX co-founder Elon Musk has been criticised for sharing a distasteful comment on one of the Thailand rescue mission volunteers on social media. Using US President Donald Trump's social media platform of choice, Musk referred to Vern Unsworth, a British diver who worked...

2 days ago

Ivan Booth shares PR knowledge in new book

Ivan Booth has collated his 21 years of experience in the public relations arena in a book titled The Publicist's Playbook. The veteran PR consultant has spread his expertise over 29 chapters, which are aimed at providing prospective publicists and current PR professionals with insightful...

2 days ago

Vila Kasi Holdings fails to pay employees

Radio station 702 reports that approximately 90 employees from an alleged fake TV channel owned by Vila Kasi Holdings have not received their salaries for June. News anchor for 702, Fahraaz Patel, reports that a number of people hired at the TV station are from Afro Worldview, which is formerly...

13 Jul 2018

For F's sake: ASA reckons 'fricking' is okay for radio ads

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has ruled that the word 'fricking' is less offensive to young children than the word 'effing' in the context of radio advertising, specifically the radio commercial for second-hand car trader We Buy Cars. The ASA formerly held that...

13 Jul 2018

Kelly Clarkson to star in Uglydolls film

Singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson will voice act the character of Moxy in the upcoming film Uglydolls and will also perform original songs for the feature. Clarkson joins Pitbull as another voice actor for the film. In the film, Clarkson's character Moxy and her UglyDolls friends confront...

11 Jul 2018

The Economist publishes first-ever Instagram novel

A Fipp contributor reports that The Economist published a graphic novel on Instagram called 'Data Detectives'. The novel was published on 15 June 2018 and was posted in two parts. Part one's post consisted of seven images and part two's post consisted of 10 images. How will the Data...

10 Jul 2018

Last chance to enter New Generation Social & Digital Media awards

The 2018 New Generation Social & Digital Media awards' final deadline is 20 July 2018. The awards are open to individuals, corporates, and agencies. Click here to enter and login to view the 2018 categories.

10 Jul 2018

Bridgestone continues as title sponsor for World Solar Challenge

Bridgestone will be the title sponsor the 2019 World Solar Challenge, marking its sixth year as the event's title sponsor. The manufacturing company aims to promote the development of environmental technologies in its involvement in the event. The Bridgestone 2019 World Solar Challenge will be...

9 Jul 2018

K-Way is the new title sponsor for SkyRun

K-Way has hopped on board as the title sponsor for SkyRun. The event is now known as K-Way SkyRun. The event will take place on 17 and 18 November 2018.

9 Jul 2018

Lisbon Award Group adds another fest to region

The Lisbon Award Group has introduced the Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival to its group of festivals based in Lisbon, Portugal. The new festival's main objective is to award the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, beyond the creative factor. The group's other festivals...

9 Jul 2018

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct unveils new digital content hub

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), has created a new digital content hub that is an incubator of audio-visual content. The three-year EUR 950,000 (R14,500,000) grant from AFD will...

9 Jul 2018

Zer, GroupM fuse expertise to provide digital marketing, agile solutions

Turkish conglomerate Koç Group Company's Zer has combined its industrial and technological expertise with GroupM's global communications services to launch a new digital media agency. Ingage is set to service the growing demand for digital marketing and offer clients agile solutions. The joint...

5 Jul 2018

DCMN make DC Analytics available for free

DCMN has made DC Analytics available for use without payment, which gives the opporutnity for brands in South Africa to track the performance of its TV advertising campaigns. The technology was first only used internally for DCMN clients but is now available for anyone to use. DC Analytics...

5 Jul 2018

Icasa to address discussion document inquiry's with public hearings

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will hold public hearings in acknowledgement of a discussion document on digital broadcasting services in South Africa. The discussion document on digital sound broadcasting services was published on 29 March 2018. The public...

4 Jul 2018

Facebook launches Facebook Local for easier decision-making

Facebook has unveiled Facebook Local; a reboot of the Facebook Events app which is essentially a combination of Yelp, FourSquare, and the previous version of the Events app. Facebook Local brings together 70 million business listings and reviews with your friends' check-ins, to help you discover...

4 Jul 2018

Now Media introduces conferencing from home

Let's Go publisher Now Media will be hosting the first-ever online expo in South Africa on 3 July 2018. The Now Media Show is the first in a series of specialist shows aimed at geographically spread people with a common niche interest. The show is primarily aimed at travel marketers and features...

3 Jul 2018

Mandela Children's Fund to receive funds from pop-up channel

MultiChoice will be donating all funds collected from DStv's Mandela 100 Tribute Channel to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. The Mandela 100 Tribute channel will be available to all DStv customers across Africa and will run for five days starting on 18 July 2018 at 7pm.

3 Jul 2018

Flex your story writing skills with this competition

The FunDza Literacy Trust is calling on youth aged between 13 and 25 years old to enter its Inspirational Icons, Everyday Heroes writing competition. The literacy programme created the competition to celebrate the lives of Albertina Sisulu and Nelson Mandela. The competition encourages young...

3 Jul 2018

CXA Awards to only happen in 2019

The Customer Experience Africa Awards will only take place again in 2019, as it is planned to take place every two years and not annually. The decision was made in an effort to allow prospective entrants more time to implement and execute customer experience initiatives prior to entry...

3 Jul 2018

Sanef expresses sympathy for Afro Voice journalists

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has condemned the sudden closure of Mzwanele Manyi's Afro Voice due to the impact it has on the journalists who worked for the newspaper. The non-profit organisation (NPO) notes that the shut down has left many, particularly young black...

3 Jul 2018

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