WPP, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis, MDC Partners cleared of investigation

Adweek reports that WPP, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis, and MDC Partners - who are the five agencies that have been subpoenaed by the Department of Justice part as part of an investigation into video production and postproduction practices that began in 2016 - claims to have received information confirming...

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Tito Mboweni shares context to war tweets against media

Finance minister Tito Mboweni and a South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) delegation recently met in Pretoria to discuss the minister's recent social media posts that threatened war against the media. At the meeting, Sanef reiterated its concerns around increased physical threats to...

1 day ago

OSISA offers media management scholarships at Rhodes

Eight postgraduate students may be granted scholarships to study media management at Rhodes University's Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership in 2019. The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has opened applications for Southern African women media leaders who have...

1 day ago

BHG reaches level one B-BBEE contributor status

The Department of Trade and Industry has awarded Blackstar Holding Group (BHG) level one B-BBEE contributor status. BHG's level one B-BBEE contributor status applies to a number of its brands including Tiso Blackstar Group's media division and its broadcast and content divisions as well as The...

1 day ago

2019 Nedbank IMC Conference to award first IMC Bursaries

The 2019 Nedbank IMC Conference will be awarding the first IMC Bursaries, which are courtesy of MSC Education Holdings. The bursaries are two national diplomas in marketing management with a duration of two years. The IMC Conference is also making over R200,000 in entrance value available to...

1 day ago

2019 Apex Awards is open for entries

The 2019 Apex Awards is officially open for entries. An Apex Award is an award for communications campaign performance excellence. Click here to enter.

2 days ago

Attention men, polish your sex knowledge with MH Little Black Book

Men's Health has released the MH Little Black Book that covers all elements of the male sex life. It contains positions to try in the bedroom, relationship advice, the latest sex toys, and workout moves to improve performance and stamina. MH Little Black Book is available at all major...

2 days ago

King James Group sponsors SheSays event in Cape Town

The King James Group SA is sponsoring a SheSays event that will be held in Cape Town, making it the first advertising agency in South Africa to formally get behind the SheSays movement. The event, which is titled 'Do you have the edge?', will take place at Workshop 17 at the V&A Waterfront on 15...

2 days ago

Sanef disapproves of Tito Mboweni's threats against journalists

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has condemned finance minister Tito Mboweni's social media posts that threatened war against editors. Check out the posts below: Wars start in different ways. Spears and shields, gun powder, bullets, and now through media: printed and...

2 days ago

Digital Retail Forum 2019 to focus on emerging technologies

The Digital Retail Forum 2019 (DRF2019) will focus on how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new e-commerce models, and mobility are disrupting the retail sector. The event is themed 'harnessing digital technology for next-level...

8 Nov 2018

Radio presenter Ian Ward diagnosed with terminal cancer

Former Goodhope FM and Heart FM radio presenter Ian Ward has been diagnosed with non-small cell stage 3B lung cancer. Ward was diagnosed with colon cancer five years ago and went into remission after chemotherapy. He was diagnosed with lung cancer after a bronchoscopy. Ward founded One FM...

8 Nov 2018

Advertising Association, Warc reveals UK advertising report

The Advertising Association and Warc have released the Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report for Q2 and H1 2018. The report is a measure of advertising activity in the UK. The UK's ad spend rose 6.4% year-on-year to reach £5.6bn in Q2 2018 - the 20th consecutive quarter of market...

8 Nov 2018

Liberty Radio Awards entries are officially open

Entries for the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards will run from 5 November 2018-25 January 2019. The annual awards programme aims to distinguish excellence in radio. The awards acknowledge this excellence in the four main broadcast pillars of radio as well as online radio: campus, community, commercial,...

7 Nov 2018

Red Bull Amaphiko Academy applications are now open

The 2019 edition of the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy will be held in Durban from 16-26 May 2019. Started in 2014, the academy aims to equip grassroots social entrepreneurs who make a positive difference in their communities and who work to resolve social issues of national relevance. It enables...

6 Nov 2018

Women's Health launches Inside The WH Kitchen cookbook

Women's Health launched the first cookbook from its health food editor Amy Hopkins. The cookbook, which was launched on 5 November 2018, features 49 recipes and is a collection of Hopkins' favourite healthy recipes that she created for Women's Health over the past few years. Inside The WH...

6 Nov 2018

CMO Council launches Insight Center for marketers

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council has set in motion a new subscription service for marketers seeking real-time global knowledge and intelligence in a portal. The Insight Center service is available to CMO Council Premium Members as part of their enhanced membership. Furthermore, the...

6 Nov 2018

OFM journos awarded at regional Vodacom Journalist of the Year

Two members of OFM's news desk - Josca Human and Olebogeng Motse - were recently acknowledged for their work at the Vodacom Journalist of the Year regional awards. Human was awarded in the breaking news/live reporting category for her coverage of the derailed Shosoloza Meyl between Henneman and...

5 Nov 2018

Sage Publishing invests in Pro-Truth Pledge with grant

Sage Publishing has supplied a grant to support the Pro-Truth Pledge, which is a project dedicated to promoting truthful behaviour and fighting misinformation by combining behavioural science with crowdsourcing. The company's commitment to social science research caused it to extend sponsorship...

5 Nov 2018

Folio unveils its 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees

Folio has revealed its 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees, which is a group of media professionals that are selected to represent the best and brightest minds in magazines and digital media today. The 2018 class of honorees includes Troy Young, Susan Goldberg, Kari Hodes, Jeffrey Litvack, Tom Harty, Gail...

5 Nov 2018

Jan Harlan to present masterclasses at RapidLion film fest

The fourth RapidLion South African International Film Festival is to host German-born film producer Jan Harlan for its fourth instalment. Harlan is to host three masterclass sessions at the festival. The RapidLion festival will take place at the Market Theatre from 1-10 March 2019. The film...

5 Nov 2018

OFM calls for local talented artists to enter its competition

OFM and musician Jacobus Silwer are giving local singers, songwriters, and composers the chance to take the next step in their careers with the All the way from Bloem competition. The competition is open to solo artists, groups and choirs. Entries are judged on originality, melody, lyrics,...

5 Nov 2018

USN Face of Fitness finalists each get a cover

The three finalists in Fitness magazine's cover model search competition, USN Face of Fitness, have each garnered their own cover. By publishing all three finalists - Logan Leigh Rix, Yvette Ferreira, and Farai Gomwe - Fitness magazine editor and publisher Tanja Schmitz believes that the competition...

2 Nov 2018

What's big on social media this week?

Acumen Media unveiled its seven-day analysis of the week's top trending stories on social media. Home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba dominated the conversation with a recorded 35.1% after he was embroiled in a sex-tape scandal. #Gigaba takes centre stage with huge coverage, @ThisIsAcumen analysed...

2 Nov 2018

SABC, MICT Seta start internship programme

The SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) and MICT Seta (Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority) will open its 2018/19 internship programme as the learners who participated in its 2016/17 learnership programmes graduate. Funded by MICT...

2 Nov 2018

Warc launches new site for brand owners

Warc has launched Warc for Advertisers, a new site designed to assist brand owners in delivering more effective marketing. The site will provide brand owners with a category-focused Warc homepage, a new category campaign data tool, access to new evidence reports, and direct connection to Warc's...

1 Nov 2018

Witness the fourth part of ADC's 'The Cube' campaign by Frances Haszard, Collins

The One Club for Creativity has launched the fourth part of its 'The Cube' campaign to support the call for the ADC 98th Annual Awards. The campaign was developed by Collins and animated by Frances Haszard. Check it out below: ...

1 Nov 2018

ADC 98th Annual Awards calls for entries

The One Club for Creativity's ADC 98th Annual Awards is calling for entries. The ADC 98th Annual Awards celebrates global excellence in craft, design, and innovation. Entries are accepted here and the deadline for entry is 31 January 2019.

1 Nov 2018

Entrepreneur magazine calls it quits on printing

Entrepreneur Media SA has decided to cease printing its Entrepreneur magazine and has opted to take the digital route going forward. The magazine's January 2019 edition will be its final print issue. In line with this new strategy, Entrepreneur Media SA will be launching Entrepreneur.com in...

1 Nov 2018

Mediclinic asks for free images from photographers, backlash ensues

According to a report by Business Insider, Mediclinic is facing backlash after it asked photographers to capture images of its new hospital in Stellenbosch for a competition. The photographers were told that they will not be paid for their images. The alleged competition has led to accusations of...

31 Oct 2018

Warc Awards 2019 open for entries

The Warc Awards 2019 is officially open for entries and the deadline to enter is 19 February 2019. The awards are free to enter and are open to submissions from any country and communications discipline. The jury chairs for the awards are Namita Mediratta, Christine Xu, China Fernando Machado,...

30 Oct 2018

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