Burson-Marsteller Africa CEO to deliver 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture

Burson-Marsteller Africa chairperson and CEO, Robyn de Villiers will deliver the 2017 Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture in the Palace of Westminster in London. De Villiers's address will focus on his experience in Africa's communication...

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Trek Bicycles SA appoints Artifact Advertising as retail marketing partner

Trek Bicycles SA, for the first time in 2017, has representation in South Africa and has appointed Artifact Advertising as its new retail marketing partner. Trek Bicycles SA are recognised for their commitment to the innovation of mountain, road and hybrid bicycles.

1 day ago

Tears in the Rain wins award at Sci-Fi Underground FilmFest

Local sci-fi short film, Tears in the Rain received the Best Acting Award at the Sci-Fi Underground FilmFest in Munich, Germany. The film was recognised for the performances of actors, Sean Cameron Michael and Russel Savadier. Christopher Grant Harvey's film is a stylistic homage to Ridley...

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Community radio stations support Story Powered Schools project

Radio stations broadcasting to rural areas in the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal will be producing children's stories in both home languages and English as part of their regular programming as of March 2017. These radio stations include Inkonjane FM, Good News Community Radio, Ugu Youth Radio, Radio...

2 days ago

Mediamark launches skills development, knowledge-sharing initiative

In the KNOW NOW is Mediamark's new skills development and knowledge-sharing initiative aimed at ensuring that marketers and media-planning professionals are kept up to date with industry trends while also providing young media practitioners with additional skills. In the KNOW NOW consists of...

2 days ago

Best Venue Award for Sandton Convention Centre

The Sandton Convention Centre has been announced as 'Best Venue' EXSA-llence award winner in the annual Exhibition Industry Awards, which took place on 26 January at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg. With an ‘Out of Africa' theme, the awards ceremony saw guests arrive in traditional attire, safari...

2 days ago

Top Gear back with new series

Top Gear will be returning to BBC Brit in March will lead presenters, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid. They will be joined by co-presenters, Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan and of course ‘The Stig' for a seven-part series. The new series will see presenters journey across Kazakhstan,...

3 days ago

Ogilvy & Mather acquires digital communicator Eightytwenty

Ogilvy & Mather, a wholly-owned subsidiary of advertising and public relations company, WPP, has acquired digital partnership in Ireland with Irish digital communication industry leader Eightytwenty Customer Experience Limited. The new acquisition will create new capabilities for digital...

3 days ago

Cape Cobras #SwipeBlue this Valentine's Day

The Cape Cobras, in association with their radio partners, Heart FM, took to the streets on Valentine's Day in branded metered cabs to launch their new one-day cup campaign, #SwipeBlue. Tickets were handed out to city dwellers for the first home game by outdoor advertisers, New Wave Outdoor...

3 days ago

Brightwater Commons welcomes production house, Urban Brew Studios

Urban Brew Studios, a division of Kagiso Media and one of the largest production studios in South Africa, will be opening up shop at the Brightwater Commons Shopping Centre in Randburg, Johannesburg. The Moolman Group has been tasked with turning 10,000 square metres of the shopping complex into...

3 days ago

March is Big Cat Month on Nat Geo Wild

This March, Nat Geo Wild will be celebrating felines in Big Cat Month. The channel will be broadcasting a lineup dedicated to showcasing cats including Battle for the Pride, Soul of the Cat, Ultimate Rivals: Cat v. Dog, Storm Cats and Return of the Lion. Big Cat Month also forms part of the...

3 days ago

GHFM holds special on-air Valentine's promotion

Good Hope FM held a special on-air promotion celebrating love in February. Listeners could submit entries to have their Valentine romanced by Good Hope FM DJs and serenaded by popular Cape Town musicians including The Black Ties, G and T and Chad Saaiman.

3 days ago

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi launches stop-motion series, ahead of D&AD Next Awards

As the deadline for D&AD Next Awards entries approaches, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi launched a new stop-motion animation series as the centrepiece of the 2017 Every Pixel Counts campaign. The campaign looks at the work of previous Next Award winners and their creative process. The animations were...

3 days ago

Follow Prohyas and Vambre and their Mighty Magiswords on CN

An all-new Cartoon Network Studios comedy series, created by Kyle A. Carrozza (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), Mighty Magiswords starts on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) in March 2017. The series follows warrior siblings, Prohyas and Vambre as they venture on heroic quests using...

17 Feb 2017

Levi's new spot available online in SA

The new Levi's Live in Levi's campaign spot, Sea of Blue is now available to watch online in South Africa. The campaign was launched in the USA during the 59th annual Grammy Awards, earlier this week. The campaign spot was created in collaboration with FCB West and is the brand's fourth Live in...

16 Feb 2017

Entries for the Liberty Radio Awards now closed

The entries for the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards are now closed. After receiving more than 1570 awards submissions from 110 radio stations across South Africa, the awards in its seventh year, has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with by adding continuous value and merit to the industry....

16 Feb 2017

Finalists ready for 2017 Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

From 1,900 applicants, across 120 countries, Cartier, in partnership with INSEAD Business School and McKinsey & Company, has selected the 18 finalists for the 2017 Cartier Women's Initiative Awards. The finalists have distinguished themselves by the impact they are making in ensuring food...

15 Feb 2017

SABC removes 7de Laan repeat omnibus from Sunday programming

Channel24 reports that the SABC has removed the weekly repeat omnibus of its Afrikaans soapie, 7de Laan from SABC2's Sunday afternoon programming. This comes after its move to broadcast the soapie at an earlier timeslot on weekdays. The SABC has replaced the repeat omnibus with a new music show,...

14 Feb 2017

DSTV introduces hearing-impaired subtitles to Sky News, channel 402

Sky News, also known as DStv's channel 402, will be the first news channel in South Africa to introduce Hearing Impaired (HI) subtitles to its deaf and hard hearing viewers. DStv has been offering HI subtitles since 2006 and has since digitised their Tape Aids library for the blind, as well as...

13 Feb 2017

BBDO compiles its past videos for a report

BBDO has compiled a video report indicating how clients can utilise the media format, particularly on mobile platforms. The report is a summary is based on an analysis of more than 4,500 video assets that BBDO produced over the past year for its clients. It focuses on four key ways in which...

10 Feb 2017

NWU to host Brand SA Play your Part initiative

Brand South Africa's Play Your Part programme will be making its way to the Potchefstroom campus of the North West University. The programme is aimed at encouraging members of the community to participate in active citizenship. The interactive Play Your Part cube connects citizens to social...

10 Feb 2017

Netflix docu-series follows designers in the creative process

Netflix will be releasing Abstract: The Art of Design, an original documentary series which follows well-known designers in their creative process. The documentary series will feature graphic designer Paula Scher, illustrator Christoph Niemann and photographer Platon. The series is set to...

10 Feb 2017

Native VML's Jason Xenopoulos nominated as Creative Pool influencer

Native VML's CEO, Jason Xenopoulos has been nominated as an influencer of the year by Creative Pool. Take a look at some of the other nominees here.

10 Feb 2017

Brand South Africa commemorates rugby legend, Joost van der Westerhuizen

Joost van der Westerhuizen, the former Springbok scrumhalf, passed away on 6 February 2017 at the age of 45. He had been battling motor neuron disease (MND) for nearly six years. Brand South Africa's CEO, Dr Kingsley Makhubela, paid tribute to Joost by saying: “Joost van der Westhuizen will be...

10 Feb 2017

One Club for Creativity to hold global portfolio night in May

The One Club for Creativity announced that its global Portfolio Night 14 will be held on 24 May 2017. The non-profit organisation acknowledges excellence in advertising and design. Portfolio Night is a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment that takes place in dozens of cities...

9 Feb 2017

LIA 2017 adds health and pharma category

The LIA will be including a health and pharma category in the 2017 awards. The competition will include various forms of media including print, poster, radio, digital TV/cinema/online film, etc. McCann Health global chief creative officer, Jeremy Perrott will be this year's jury president. The...

9 Feb 2017

Heineken SA committed to encouraging responsible drinking

A day before the opening of Parliament in Cape Town, Heineken South Africa held a media networking session on increasing responsible alcohol consumption and road safety awareness. The session was attended by government communicators and journalists. Heineken SA has launched a corporate and brand...

9 Feb 2017

IAS helps Autism SA find pro bono advertising, communication assistance

With its mandate to lead Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) awareness, education, therapy and advocacy throughout the country, Autism South Africa itself has 'special needs' when it comes to finding agencies to undertake its advertising and communication. Claudia Ceresa, research developer and...

8 Feb 2017

Morgan Freeman stars in new Turkish Airlines campaign

Turkish Airlines, winner of the Skytrax 'Best Airline in Europe', premiered its new commercial starring Oscar winner Morgan Freedom. Directed by Matthias Zentner and shot in Los Angeles, the commercial will be aired across four continents. The commercial will be broadcasted in every destination...

7 Feb 2017

Mall of Africa distribute Z-Cards to shoppers

Mall of Africa distributed a pocket-sized Z-Card with floor plans and a full store directory to consumers over the festive period. The Z-Card was distributed to make sure that consumers would not get lost in the 130,000m2 shopping centre. Mall of Africa chose PocketMedia® Solutions's Z-Card...

7 Feb 2017

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