Loeries Durban adds two more global thought leaders

Two more global thought leaders in the brand communication industry will be joining the DStv Seminar of Creativity on Friday 19 August 2016, during Loeries Creative Week Durban. They are Sarah Personette, VP of Facebook's Global Business Marketing team and Debra Mallowah, VP of Personal Care for...

3 days ago

M&C Saatchi buys South African ad agency

UK-based advertising powerhouse, M&C Saatchi have acquired Cape Town advertising agency Domino, now to be renamed Dalmatian. According to BDLive, Domino was founded by Clinton Bridgeford, Bruce Norris, Leon Potgieter, and Gabrielle Weinstein five years ago and has worked for high-end brands such...

3 days ago

Still time to enter Fairlady Women of the Future Awards

The closing date for entries into the Fairlady Women of the Future Awards has been extended to 24 June 2016. There are two categories - the Fairlady Woman of the Future 2016 and the Fairlady Rising Star 2016. Entry forms and terms and conditions are available here....

20 Jun 2016

Mad World Advertising redesigns SA Ubuntu Foundation logo

The South African Ubuntu Foundation appointed Mad World Advertising to update its existing logo, as a mark of its continued growth and evolution. The logo communicates the spirit of Ubuntu, combining elements of unity and togetherness. Kevin Chaplin, CEO of the SA Ubuntu Foundation says, "The new...

20 Jun 2016

Mediamark campaign achieved 10% engagement with its #MMRansom campaign

Multimedia sales house Mediamark was responsible for 'crime' scenes across Johannesburg and Cape Town last week. Holding target markets ransom, media agencies had to find fun and creative ways to unlock the information held on a 'thumb' USB stick and using the #MMRansom hashtag on social media...

15 Jun 2016

Smollan acquires majority share in Student Village

Retail solutions company, Smollan, has recently acquired majority share in the youth marketing and graduate development company, Student Village. The two businesses will collaborate to deliver solutions to brand owners looking to activate their brands in the South African youth market and...

15 Jun 2016

Most Awards adds sponsor

Kaya FM is a sponsor of the Full Service Media Agency Award at the upcoming Most Awards. "Human beings are driven by feelings, emotions and the quest to achieve greatness. Our purpose is to connect with this human truth and recognise and reward those that succeed in the same vein," says Greg...

14 Jun 2016

Four female SA judges to head to Cannes Lions

Suhana Gordhan, Emma Carpenter, Fran Luckin and Jenny Glover will be four of 387 judges at the 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. They come together as senior creative professionals who are recognised for their achievements, valued for their vision, admired for their passion...

13 Jun 2016

The SA boys take on Design, Film, Media, Print and Promo & Activation Lions

Nathan Reddy, Rob McLennan, Marc Taback, Jonathan Beggs and Eoin Welsh will be judging the Design, Film, Media, Print and Promo & Activation Lions respectively, coming together with the cream of the crop from around the world - because creativity matters for business, for change and for good. They...

10 Jun 2016

New website for MSG Group Sales

MSG Group Sales, which currently represents POWER98.7 and Capricorn FM commercial radio stations, has launched its website. The specialist radio solutions company offers advisory and campaign management solutions to clients' marketing and communications projects. MSG Group Sales has also been...

10 Jun 2016

DesignIndaba.com appoints Times Media for advertising sales

The DesignIndaba.com website, a platform emerging from the festival held annually in Cape Town, has appointed Times Media to manage its website's advertising sales. The DesignIndaba.com website is derived from the longstanding print magazine, a winner of 12 international and six national awards....

9 Jun 2016

Entries to 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year competition close next week

Entries to the Entrepreneur of the Year competition, sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners, close on 16 June 2016. Now in its 28th year, the competition seeks to elevate the level of entrepreneurship in the country by recognising and honouring courageous entrepreneurs. Not only will...

8 Jun 2016

Joburg Day in Gauteng and KDay in the Cape back through Huawei

947 and KFM have collaborated with Huawei to bring back the stations' popular music festivals: Joburg Day in Gauteng and KDay in the Cape. Both festivals will deliver a local line-up. 947 will be launching Joburg Day first and will call on fans to share which acts they want on the line-up and the...

6 Jun 2016

Call for entries to The annual Folio: Eddie and Ozzie awards

The annual Folio: Eddie and Ozzie awards, which reward uncompromising journalism and gorgeous design from all facets of the digital media and magazine industry, are accepting entries. To enter publications, click this link. Log onto the web-based entry system, select the category you wish to...

3 Jun 2016

Hill+Knowlton Strategies wins EMEA Agency of the Year award

Communications agency, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, has been named EMEA Agency of the Year at the SABRE Awards in Berlin. Hill+Knowlton Strategies had been nominated for the EMEA Agency of the Year alongside Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, Ogilvy PR and Weber Shandwick. Service innovation and...

2 Jun 2016

New DStv campaign features Gabriel Macht

DStv Premium has launched its new commercial, 'What do You See', featuring its brand ambassador, Gabriel Macht, star of the TV series Suits. The TVC is about how great entertainment, sports and series shapes you into who you are. In the third chapter of these commercials, DStv Premium brings its...

2 Jun 2016

Get your mobile fix with i2

With new mobile models being unveiled every year, most of us can't keep up or are stuck with a contract phone for what can seem like an eternity. But now it's easier than ever to get your very own iPhone thanks to i2, South Africa's online retailer for Pre-Loved iPhones. For more information or...

1 Jun 2016

#Loeries2016 entry extension

Due to an overwhelming number of last-minute requests for more time to submit entries and material, the Loeries' entry deadline has been extended to this Friday, 3 June. That means all media must be uploaded and finalised, with physical material delivered to the Loeries' office within five days...

31 May 2016

#Loeries2016 Junior and Student two-day tickets available

The Loeries' Juniors' and Students' tickets are now available for booking. The two-day tickets allow delegated to join the rest of the industry in Durban for Loeries® Creative Week™ from the Saturday, departing Monday morning after a weekend packed with networking, industry connecting,...

30 May 2016

Cherryserve.com selected for Ignitor and Standard  Bank Accelerator Programme

Cherryserve.com, South Africa's service marketplace, has been selected for the Ignitor Accelerator Programme for startup businesses. The programme, sponsored by Standard Bank, is designed to help startup businesses access mentors and networks, learn from the world's top companies and rapidly grow...

20 May 2016

Take a leap with TEDxTableMountain

TEDxTableMountain, in partnership with Carat South Africa, will be hosting the next talk, Dynamic Leaps, on Wednesday 25 May 2016 at the Artscape Theatre, Cape Town from 5pm to 9.30pm. Tickets are R190 per person and are available via Quicket....

20 May 2016

Vuma Reputation Management, Swiss-based Branding-Institute CMR AG enter into partnership

Vuma Reputation Management and the Swiss-based Branding-Institute CMR AG have entered into a partnership, which means that African companies are able to benefit from Vuma's access to best-practice knowledge from some of the world's most respected brand management practitioners in the fields of...

20 May 2016

OMC launches Outdoor Industry Audience Research

The Out of Home Measurement Council announces the long awaited launch of the Outdoor Industry Audience Research. A panel of experts will provide an overview of this ground-breaking research and an introduction to the Quantum software. The first launch took on 18 May 2016 at the Square Boutique...

19 May 2016

Mike Laws forms new mobile marketing start-up, Imaginatrix

Mike Laws, former Vodacom Digital Media director has launched a new mobile marketing start-up, Imaginatrix, a specialist consultancy dedicated to the design and implementation of commercialised mobile marketing solutions. Since the launch of Imaginatrix earlier this year, the firm is already...

19 May 2016

New consultancy to advise on journey marketing

Geometry Global has launched Geometry Global Intelligence across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, South Africa and UAE, after having successfully been trialled in the UK. This is a bespoke strategic consultancy, designed to advise and support...

19 May 2016

SABC local content policy here to stay

The decision to introduce a 90% local content quota at the SABC is here to stay and will not be scrapped after three months as previously suggested. Speaking at The New Age Business Breakfast in Sandton, SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said there had been a...

19 May 2016

Isoflow wins Dribbble Silver Bucket award

Dribbble, an online community for displaying user-made artwork of web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers and other creative types, has awarded its international Silver Bucket Award to Isoflow in Cape Town, as the most active Dribbble community,...

18 May 2016

IAS adds to A-List of black owned businesses

The Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) A-list of black owned and black women owned companies and suppliers in the marketing and communication industry has now grown to over 50 agencies, since inception. The A-list is part of a solution for marketers operating in South Africa...

18 May 2016

RMS Media joins newly launched Local Planet

Media agency RMS Media is a founder shareholder of Local Planet, a global media agency network. As the world's first and only privately owned media agency network, Local Planet's difference is that it understands that business is personal and clients get the owners of agencies personally invested...

18 May 2016

EWN pioneers in Facebook Instant articles

EWN is leading the adoption of Facebook Instant Articles in South Africa, joining international users such as the New York Times and BuzzFeed. Facebook launched Instant Articles early in May, allowing users to view articles instantly via their Facebook apps and improved the user experience, as...

17 May 2016

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