Effie Index ranks WPP as top communications services group

The 2018 Effie Index has ranked WPP as the most effective communications services group; this marks the seventh consecutive year that WPP has received the accolade. The Effie Index recognises companies that create the most effective marketing communications ideas from around the world - in terms...

9 hours ago

67 designs for Madiba

In celebration of former President Nelson Mandela's centennial, Colourworks and Designers Ink will hold a designathon, which will conclude in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 18 July 2018. The aim of the event is to design 67 logos for 67 small businesses. The design process will begin on 27 June...

9 hours ago

Print Innovation Awards to be held at IFRA World Publishing Expo

The World Printers Forum will present the Print Innovation Awards on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin, Germany on 9 October 2018. The awards aim to recognise innovative print ads as well as print products worldwide and is open to newspaper and magazine publishers...

10 hours ago

Bridge Fund Managers adds IoDSA Golf Day to its sponsorship list

Bridge Fund Managers will sponsor the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) Golf Day, which takes place at The Country Club Johannesburg, Woodmead on 15 October 2018. Bridge Fund Managers is also the presenting sponsor of the aQuellé Tour Durban and sponsor the Bridge Fund Managers...

10 hours ago

Cannes Lions developers new digital platform

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has developed a new digital resource, The Work. The digital platform offers ways to search over 200,000 global pieces of creative work, curated playlists, and spotlights on the work of individual brands and agencies. It also contains user...

10 hours ago

Adult Swim Games to grow with Big Pixel acquisition

In an effort to increase its investment in gaming and create more multi-platform content, Adult Swim has acquired the UK-based game developer Big Pixel Studios. Big Pixel developed the Pocket Mortys game, which is based on the characters from Adult Swim's comedy animated series, Rick and Morty....

11 hours ago

Icasa backs WWRF as its hosts first 5G Huddle in Southern Hemisphere

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has indicated that it will back the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) when it hosts the fifth annual 5G Huddle in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. The 5G Huddle will be held at the Garden Court, Marine Parade in Durban...

11 hours ago

Unilever, WPP set up new team model in Singapore

Unilever and WPP have teamed with Unilever Foundry and its startup community to create an on-site collaboration in Singapore. This new team model, with expertise from various WPP agencies, is expected to provide innovative solutions for Unilever's numerous brands. The new approach draws on...

12 hours ago

NWU honours student awarded very first Burke Scholarship

Khethokuhle Ayanda Mthethwa has been awarded the very first Burke Scholarship. Mthethwa obtained a BA in communication at North-West University's (NWU) Vanderbijlpark campus before relocating to Potchefstroom campus to study towards a BA honours in journalism and media studies. The Burke...

12 hours ago

Foodie bloggers named Laager Rooibos brand ambassadors

Bloggers Lebo and Tebo Ndala have been named Laager Rooibos's new brand ambassadors. The Ndala sisters are qualified chefs and food specialists who have appeared in television cooking shows and magazine features. They also run their own food blog With Love From The Twins, in which they share...

12 hours ago

Get filming! 2018 CTIFMF entries are now open

Submissions for the 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) are now open. Local and international filmmakers may submit their films in the following categories: feature films, documentary, animation, and short films. Only films completed not more than 18 months prior to...

2 days ago

Good Mourning wins the SundanceTV Shorts Competition

Cape Town-based filmmaker Ian Morgan was awarded the Jury Prize in the first SundanceTV Shorts Competition for his film Good Mourning. The Jury Prize - which was presided over by Mike Plante of Sundance Institute - was judged on creativity, entertainment value, original storytelling, and production...

2 days ago

DJ Fresh fills in for Tumi Morake on #WTFTUMI

Metro's DJ Fresh will be replacing Tumi Morake on #WTFTUMI while she is away on her Tumi or Not Tumi one-woman show in Australia. During the first #TheFreshBreakfastInvasion, which aired on SABC3 last night, the Metro FM breakfast show host interviewed South African personality Somizi Mhlongo...

2 days ago

Braille Films, Massif join forces

Massif has entered a partnership with indie film production company Braille Films. Braille Films will be powered by Massif using the Massif director base with the production expertise of Peter Carr and Prenneven Govender at the helm. Braille Films is owned and operated by Prenneven Govender.

2 days ago

New Urban Architects and Urban Designers receive CNU award

New Urban Architects and Urban Designers received the Congress of New Urbanism (CNU) Charter Student Merit Award for its book Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities. CNU's annual Charter Awards recognise outstanding achievements in architectural, landscape, and urban design and planning worldwide....

3 days ago

Etihad's Atlas wins two Communicator Awards

Etihad Airways' in-flight magazine Atlas won two awards at the 24th Annual Communicator Awards. The magazine came out on top in the Design Features - Photography and Design Features - Overall Design categories. The Communicator Awards recognise creative excellence and innovation in global...

3 days ago

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.

17 May 2018

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

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