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Ads24 distributes 'The Beat' to media agencies countrywide

Ads24 launched its trade communication, The Beat newspaper, distributing it door to door to media agencies countrywide. The first issue focussed on the mass market, revealing insights into the Kasi consumer and providing advertisers with an understanding of how to target this valuable market....

LIA extends entry deadline to 17 August

The London International Awards has extended its deadline to Monday 17 August. LIA's unique eligibility period includes work released from 1 April 2015 through 31 July 2015. This offers you the chance to enter work that has not yet been entered into other major festivals. LIA offers the...

Newsclip adds social monitoring

Newsclip has announced that its Gate5 delivery platform now includes social monitoring. This new offering gives clients immediate access to their keyword-matching Twitter stream, allowing them to either analyse conversations on Gate5 or engage with them directly on Twitter. In addition, an...

Nicki Minaj on three August Cosmo covers

In celebration of Women's Month, Cosmo has three separate covers celebrating Grammy Award-winning rapper and international music superstar, Nicki Minaj. "We saw the shoot and there was no way we could choose one cover," says editor Cathy Lund. The three covers show Nicki in a blue star-spangled...

Reward good small business service with 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards

The 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards with Sage One are underway, offering more than R1 million in prizes for the winners and runners-up in the Western Cape and Gauteng. The annual Awards seek out small businesses with big dreams and enormous potential, recognising their achievements and providing...

Entries for LIA close this week

Entries to the 2015 LIA Awards closes this Friday, 31 July 2015. Work submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1 July 2014 and 31 July 2015. All companies and/or individuals involved in the creative process are eligible to enter. If...

New campaign to bring back South African gentlemen

Oude Meester has announced a new partnership with 'The Good Sir', a movement that aims to help young men master the art of being a modern gentleman. 'The Good Sir' is the brainchild of urban fashion and lifestyle entrepreneurs, Theo Ngobeni and Zano Sithetho, who believe that there is a new...

New digital platform offers cash back for recommendations

FriendTips is a new social platform that launched in South Africa this week and will provide cash back to anyone who successfully recommends concerts and events, concepts, products and services to their friends. Those influencers, aware of exciting events and products can purchase tickets through...

The Redzone to move to Financial Mail

The Redzone, edited by Jeremy Maggs, will be moving to the Financial Mail in August. It is part of the Future Group, which was acquired by Times Media last year. The Redzone will be incorporated into the media and advertising section on the Financial Mail.

AMASA weekend workshop postponed until 2016

To differentiate between the AMASA/AAA School Certificate (structured at NQF Level 7 equivalent), which runs from July-November every year, and the AMASA weekend workshop, which is structured as an introductory gateway course into the media industry (NQF 5), the weekend workshop is postponed until...

SA Innovation Summit adds Market on the Edge

Market on the Edge is an exciting new addition to the Innovation Summit, which caters to the whole family, with free entrance to children under 12 years. Born from a passion for innovation and inspiration, Market on the Edge promises to be a sensory sensation for the whole family - an indoor market...

The Noordwes Gazette changes its name

The local Ads24 title The Noordwes Gazette has changed its name to the Midweek Potchefstroom Herald. The reason was for it to be more local and reflect the focus of the editorial content which is local news for Potchefstroom. Noordwes Gazette suggests the news would be about the entire province and...

Ask Africa Icon Brands winners announced next week

The 2015/2016 Ask Africa Icon Brands winners will be announced on 28 July 2015 at The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. The ceremony will honour 28 brands that understand the South African consumer, products that are top of their category and brands that have the potential to gain icon status in...

SA journalists encouraged to enter survey on role of journalists

Reputation Matters, part of the ECCO International Communication Network, is conducting a survey amongst South African journalists in order to determine how journalists will be financed in the future and contribute towards finding a sustainable solution to this problem. This is part of an...

Posterscope to audit OOH across SA

Posterscope, and their specialist partners Outdoor Auditors are currently in the field auditing billboards across South Africa. The biannual, national audit is extensive and covers 25+ fields of data for every billboard in the country. Over the course of the month over 10,000 billboards will be...

EWN brings news stories to WhatsApp

EWN is using the broadcast list functionality on WhatsApp to send out the EWN morning brief and the EWN round-up of the day's stories in the afternoon to a database of subscribers. The broadcast list allows subscribers to engage with EWN, but does not reveal the identity of any other members of...

Get your APEX 2015 gala tickets!

Tickets are still available for the 2015 APEX awards gala event that is taking place on 20 July 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The annual event attracts more than 400 captains of industry from the advertising and communications sector, commercial business, industry stakeholders, key...

Urban Brew Studios acquired by Kagiso Media

Kagiso Media has secured 100% ownership of Urban Brew Studios, one of the largest production studios in South Africa, an independent that supplies content and channels for the broadcast and entertainment industry.

Nike gets all-star athlete cast for new campaign

Nike's "Find your Fast" campaign challenges everyone to run their fastest mile. The campaign features top athletes like Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant, Wayne Rooney, Rafael Nadal and more. Six Nike Master Trainers are joining forces this summer to launch a 12-week fitness challenge for the Nike+...

Black Twitter: Real and reported on, live from the US

NEWSWATCH: Some think it's a joke, others take offense at the mere mention. The LA Times takes 'Black Twitter' so seriously it's just added a reporter to cover the topic. As always, the real brief is more complicated than the headlines that comment on the implied demographic issues - the Los...

Creative wins Greg & Lucky ad competition

Greg & Lucky called on listeners to submit the ultimate advert and during their show. The winner was Claudio dos Anjos Barreiro who won a R100,000 bursary to study at the Vega School of Brand Leadership, after submitting his work. The runner up, Galya Raff won an HP Stream 7 Tablet and an HP...

July trend report looks into ground-breaking innovations

NATIVE VML's latest Trends Report takes a look at innovations in marketing, storytelling and digital culture locally and abroad. On the retail front, many brands and retailers are still adjusting to the way people consume content on their phones. With Google already looking at advancing smaller...

Apple Music, tech giant's streaming service, goes live

NEW YORK, USA: Apple Music, the tech giant's new streaming service, went live on Tuesday as the company behind iTunes looks to dominate the fast-growing sector. Apple Service began with the launch of Beats 1, an international radio station that will feature shows by high-profile artists, and...

Co-founder of Vega called up to Loeries judging panel

Greg Tregoning, a co-founder of Vega School of Brand Leadership (Vega), a division of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), has been invited to be a judge at the 2015 Loeries. He follows in the footsteps of fellow Vega co-founder, Dr Carla Enslin, and the school's Senior Copywriting...

The Johannesburg Times launches in SA

A newspaper called The Johannesburg Times has been launched in SA and is dedicated to telling the stories that influence our economy, media, commerce and progress. The Johannesburg Times aims to be a source of news on a variety of categories and pose the questions that will contribute to the...

Scene Xtreme cinema to open at Clearwater Mall

Nu Metro Cinemas has confirmed that their third Scene Xtreme cinema will be open to public at Clearwater Mall in Johannesburg from Thursday, 2 July 2015. The first "Xtreme" attraction was launched at Nu Metro The Glen late last year, along with Nu Metro Menlyn in Pretoria - which were the first...

Grant's Whisky launch #IOU campaign

Grant's Whisky launched a new TV campaign entitled '#IOU Africa'. Aligned with the Grant's #IOU campaign, the TV spot challenges the notion of individual success and reflects the reality that none of us have made it this far in life on our own but sometimes we find it hard to express gratitude to...

Creatives: Create a Greg & Lucky ad and win a Vega bursary!

Greg and Lucky need you! We're looking for Joburg's most creative brain to create the ultimate Greg & Lucky ad. Whether it's audio, print, animation or video, just make it really awesome! And if Greg and Lucky like what you do, you'll win a R100,000 bursary at The Vega School of Brand Leadership....

Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke bids farewell to O&M SA

Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke has decided to step down as Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa's chairman, after spending more than 15 years at the agency. Recognised as one of the highest-ranking woman in advertising, she has navigated the agency through the fast-paced communications landscape and...

Continental Media ready to grow following acquisition

Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) and JCDecaux have completed their acquisition of one of Africa's leading outdoor advertising firm, Continental Outdoor Media, which operates across 14 African countries. RBH acquired a 30% stake and JCDecaux 70%. They will actively participate in Continental's further...

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