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April issue of Getaway celebrates 25 years

The April 2014 issues marks the 25th anniversary of Getaway and to celebrate, it has announced some exciting new features and focuses. Most noticeable is the publication's fresh new design. Supported by clean headlines and a more spacious layout, each story takes on a character of its own, much...

Revamped website for Pernod Ricard South Africa

Native has designed a new website for Pernod Ricard South Africa, with improvements to increase brand awareness and as a tool to communicate company and brand messages. The new site will provide browsers with a lot more information about the company as a whole, encompassing its tagline: Authentic...

Sunday Times features relaunched Lifestyle supplement

This Sunday, 6 April 2014, the Sunday Times relaunches its Lifestyle Supplement with a sassier, more provocative take on South African culture. Award-winning journalist, Carlos Amato, promises to inject new life as editor of the re-vamped supplement, which is published weekly with the Sunday...

Vega next stop for Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition

The next stop for the free Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition is the Vega school of brand leadership in Johannesburg from 14-17 April 2014. It will display innovative campaigns for winning brands and businesses across an array of disciplines, which include brand identity, architecture & interior...

New look for commuter publication

The Metrorail's weekly commuter newspaper, MyLine, has had a refresh from communications agency Mikateko Media. Distributed to 80,000 Metrorail commuters across Cape Town and its surrounds, the publication sheds its tabloid newspaper identity for a contemporary, magazine look and feel. "The new...

Naspers Centre Design competition closes 28 February

There is just one day to go before entries close for Design24, an official World Design Capital 2014 project that calls for concept proposals to reimagine the Naspers Centre on Cape Town's foreshore. The competition is open to all South Africans, whether they're designers or not. Total prize money...

New 2014 Ads24 rate card out this week

Ads24 has released its new rate card, valid from 1 April 2014. It has kept the Red and Green rate options - Red being the actual rate card and Green for low volume days for advertisers with smaller budgets. The rate card will be available for download from 21 February 2014 on the Ads24 widget, Ads24...

Visi magazine unveiled as part of WDC2014

Its official, World Design Capital 2014 project sees Visi magazine offer four different covers for readers to collect with its Feb/Mar 2014 edition, currently on the shelves. It is the astonishing 'Wild Design' issue, with clash-tastic covers, based on the hand-cut felt works of young Capetonian...

New bottle, label design for Johnnie Walker Red Label

Moving away from the iconic square bottle shape of Johnnie Walker Red Label, designed by Alexander Walker in 1860 to allow for safer shipping, the bottle has received its first redesign in a decade. Slicker, sharper, more masculine finishes of the new bottle's chamfered corners bring it in line with...

Ads24 replaces printed rate cards with InfoLab

Ads24 has introduced a new tool, InfoLab, to replace the old printed rate cards that are no longer available. It is a browser based widget solution, accessed directly in browser windows from PCs, laptops or tablets. It offers a number of benefits to registered users, who can search by publication or...

Business Partners to fund Triggerfish films

Business Partners Venture Fund will fund the development of the first two of five films from the Cape Town animation studios, Triggerfish, following its success with Adventures in Zambezia (Sony International Acquisitions) and Khumba (Millennium Entertainment). Two of the films announced to go...

Charity art sale

1000Drawings is an empowerment project that culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner-city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause. At the Night of a 1000Drawings, being held on 7 November 2013 at Sci-Bono in Newtown, Johannesburg, buyers will be spoilt for choice with doodles,...

New website for Investec Asset Management

A new website for Investec Asset Management, designed in partnership with UK-based design consultancy The Partners and Box UK, has been launched to better serve the South African rooted investment company and its global client base. The focus was on making the key user journeys quick, easy and...

Oreo 3-D, 3-step billboard in Mauritius

Continental Outdoor Media has erected a series of innovative billboards with a pop out of a glass of milk and a chocolate Oreo biscuit to instruct the highway users in Mauritius on how to twist, lick and dunk the biscuit. The fun 3-step instruction provides some light entertainment and a desire...

Creative experiment #1: A great logo takes time

Twelve designers took up the challenge at Actuate, local award winning internal marketing and communications agency, when they hosted a Logo Jam in July. An invitation was sent out to would-be clients who, for R10*, got to brief in a logo and return one hour later to view the final...

Logo Jam at Actuate this weekend

Actuate will be hosting a Logo Jam on Saturday 27 July between 08h30 and 12h00 at the Actuate Offices,106, Parktown Quarter, Parktown North. Enjoy an hour long session with a top graphic designer who will create a bespoke logo for you, your company, your small business, your neighbour, your cat...a...

Leave your tribute to AdVantage magazine

On Tuesday, 2 July 2013, AdVantage Magazine announced that after 20 years of covering the South African media, marketing and advertising industry, final edition had been sent to the printers. We at Bizcommunity invite you to honour this iconic industry print title - and our now former media partner...

Less than two weeks left to enter Your Street South Africa

Entries for Your Street South Africa close on 17 May 2013. With successful projects already on the streets of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Eindhoven, Your Street is asking South Africans to look at the streets they live, work or play on. Anyone anywhere can submit their ideas and become a catalyst...

Loeries Early Bird deadline closes next week

The Loeries Early Bird deadline closes next week on 15 April 2013, allowing entrants 10% discount. This early bird special is also eligible for the new Effective Creativity Award, which has been introduced to recognise the link between innovation and business success. The eligibility period for...

Redesigned website urges South Africans to Arrive Alive

Last week saw the launch of the redesigned website for Arrive Alive, as programmer Charl Wilson and graphic designer Pierre Steenkamp celebrated a decade in road safety online and reviewed its awareness campaign - go to www.arrivealive.co.za....

Bookings open for Design Indaba Simulcast

Tickets sales for the Design Indaba Young Designers Simulcast (YDS) in Cape Town are now open. Design Indaba opens at the CTICC on 27 February 2013. In broadening the creative scope, the organisers are committed to making the conference accessible to more people. The YDS is a live simulcast of the...

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

Ocean Basket launches new logo, menu

Ocean Basket has recently introduced a new logo and a new menu that reflects the new design. While the new logo seems captured in motion, the new menu also reflects a fresh design. In addition to all the all-time favourites, there is now Da Light Side and the favourite sushi menu. For more, go to...

Anvil Awards deadline extended

The entry deadline for the Anvil Awards (Annies), which recognise South African graphic design, web design, branding, illustration and photography, has been extended to 31 May 2012. For more, go to www.theanvilawards.co.za. .

Vega students get D&AD nominations

This year, two Vega students received D&AD nominations. Matthew Oldfield from Vega Cape Town was selected 'Best of Year' for his 'Little White Lies' illustration of Ryan Gosling in drive. His lecturer is Carmen Schaefer. Batya Raff from Vega Johannesburg received a nomination for the Whiskey...

SA makes NYF International Advertising Awards shortlist

The Jupiter Drawing Room (Utopia) has ensured South Africa a spot in the 2012 NYF International Advertising Awards shortlist for its BirdLife SOS Festival poster campaign (Save Our Seabirds) in the environmental issues category. Apart from being awarded In-Book status last week at the 50th D&AD...

South African designer wins Type Directors Club award

An invitational poster for iTV-Asia's 'Print vs Digital' congress in Shanghai, China, has won Joost Hulsbosch's BHAGdesign in Cape Town a major award in the Type Directors Club. The work will be included in the annual of the Type Directors Club, Typography 33. Of nearly 3800 entries, from 35...

Correction: ADC awards, Chelsea Flower show sponsorship

Bizcommunity.com regrets any confusion caused by these errors: There was only one South African Bronze ADC Cube winner: Dream Real had been used by ADC as a test case when compiling an early version of the winners' spreadsheet and should have been deleted by ADC before the spreadsheet was finalised....

Imagination Lab student increases experience

Chumani Mtshontshi, one of 10 Imagination Lab students, placed by a Creative Circle initiative last year for a three-month paid internship, ended up being hired permanently by his agency, Net#work BBDO Johannesburg. This year, he and art director Emma-Jane Harbour entered the South African leg of...

Grand Design Live back in May

In its third year, Grand Designs Live will be staged at Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg from 25-27 May 2012. In partnership with DSTV, this interactive, contemporary home show will have over 300 exhibitors across seven different sections, covering interiors, gardens, kitchens, bathrooms, home...

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