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SATI Seminar focuses on professionalising your practice

The South African Translator's Institute will be hosting a seminar on 22 May at the Council Chambers, University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Campus. The seminar will look into many aspects of one's professional life and the first session will be followed by others looking at professional risk, at...

SchoolMedia website gets a new look

Khethi Ngwenya, owner and Managing Director of SchoolMedia, an in school media placement and advertising company has announced a newly launched website at www.schoolmedia.co.za. The new site has easy to use drop down menus with updated information about our products and services. Ngwenya says,...

VMA Group expands into Africa

VMA Group, a global recruitment and training specialist for corporate and marketing communications, has opened office in Johannesburg, South Africa, marking its 8th global practice and first in Africa having established itself as a market leader in recruitment and training for marketing...

Ton Vosloo steps down as Naspers chair

Naspers's non-executive chair, Ton Vosloo, as well as independent non-executive directors Boetie van Zyl and Yuanhe Ma, retired from the board on Friday, 17 April. After a year's sabbatical, Koos Bekker rejoins the board as non-executive chair. Vosloo served on the Naspers board from March 1983....

Justin Wright to judge three international competitions

Justin Wright, group creative director of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris\Johannesburg, is to judge three international competitions in New York, London and Cannes from May to June 2015. He will judge design work at the New York Festival international advertising awards, direct marketing categories at the D&AD...

New campaign from Nedbank builds on 'Make Things Happen'

Nedbank has launched a new campaign from March-June 2015, 'Make Things That Really Matter Happen', which forms part of South Africa's premier knockout tournament Nedbank Cup, also known for its uniqueness in enabling lower league teams a chance to take their shot at soccer glory against the top...

Digital radio station updates runners, cyclists and lovers of fine wine weekly

The newly launched Old Mutual digital radio station keeps runners, cyclists and lovers of fine wine updated weekly through an app to access exclusive podcasts and web series on-demand. Created by Radio convergence agency Ultimate Media, it extends the company's sponsorship of such events as the Old...

Lifestyle supplement, Business Class, to close

Times Media is closing the glossy men's lifestyle supplement, Business Class, to allow more focus on its other products in that space, Business Day's Wanted and Sunday Times's newly launched fashion-focused, The Edit. Times Media GM of Marketing, Susan Russell, said that Business Class was "a...

HealthEngage Centres offer sponsors higher engagement

Health.24.com launched HealthEngage Centres, which offer companies a unique and engaged in-content sponsorship, that interact with users who are looking for specific medical information about a relevant solution, product or service. The results have outperformed traditional advertising. Since the...

AddSuite becomes Google AdSense Certified Partner

AddSuite has become a Google AdSense Certified Partner, the first in Africa. As a Google AdSense Certified Partner, it has been granted access to one of the strongest global sources of advertiser demand, which makes excellent money sense for publishers operating across Africa. Partners are only...

South African company acquires US email marketing company

South African company, Striata, has acquired Mass Transmit Inc, a US based provider of email marketing tools, services and expertise for an undisclosed sum. Striata, now a global communications solutions provider, has acquired its proprietary technologies include Email Transmit, a professional...

Registration for 2015 Cinemark Young Lions competition closes soon

Registration to enter the 2015 Cinemark Young Lions competition closes on 21 April 2015. At that stage, all those who have registered for the competition will be emailed the brief and have 48 hours to produce their entries. Two young South Africans will be travelling to Cannes Lions Advertising...

Shazam - it's Greg & Lucky

From Sunday 10 May 2015, 947's Greg and Lucky will host the Shazam Chart from 4-6pm each Sunday. Using the data of popular song identification phone app Shazam, the pair will present the hottest tunes in South Africa with a mix of pop culture and celebrity guests. The show is an extension of Greg...

Ndoni Khanyile joins Al Jazeera's show, earthrise

South African Ndoni Khanyile is joining the award-winning team on earthrise, Al Jazeera's inspirational environment show, following her successful debut last year on the channel as the presenter of Innovate Africa. Before joining Al Jazeera, Khanyile hosted ENCA's premier technology show, Tech...

Two new Disney Africa websites for families, with Discovery Vitality

Disney Africa, in collaboration with Discovery Vitality has launched two new family health sites - Disney Baby Africa and Disney Healthy Living.co.za. Disney Baby Africa offers expecting and new parents information, resources, inspiring ideas and more covering pregnancy, birth and the early years...

A fine line between playtime and playtime

The following print ad and poster was created in partnership with client Lovers+. Lovers+ is a South African condom brand with the positioning "It's playtime." To really bring the pay off line to life, communications agency Joe Public illustrates the fine line between the type of playtime...

Brand refresh for Stanley

Modernising one of the most recognisable brands in the world, Stanley branded products from Stanley Black & Decker now has a refreshed identity, encapsulating the strength and endurance of the brand, communicating 'Performance in Action' for tools that won't let one down. The new brand identity...

The Google Footprint project - List your business

The Google Footprint project is currently taking place in South Africa, with local partner Direct Channel Holdings collecting the business information. It'll be happening in Johannesburg from March to July 2015 and in Cape Town and Bloemfontein in April and May 2015. If you're a business owner,...

GALA releases international advertising law book

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance ("GALA") announced that it has just released Advertising Law: A Global Legal Perspective. The book provides an overview of the laws governing advertising and marketing in 56 countries, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The book - which is more than 800 pages long -...

IAB SA wants to partner with PR company

The IAB SA is looking to partner with a digitally savvy and well-connected PR agency interested in forming a mutually beneficial relationship and ongoing association with the IAB. Interested parties can obtain the RFP from the IAB SA via email at...

#GOTYOURBACK campaign launches to support BlitzBoks

SwarmVideo, a division of the Ole! Media Group, has released a video supporting the Blitzboks, who are potentially one tournament away from Sevens World Series victory. If they finish top in the season's final tournament on 4-5 April in Tokyo, they could be crowned World Sevens Series champions....

IMAX extends to Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth

IMAX has signed an agreement with Ster-Kinekor to install two additional IMAX theatres, following the success of the current IMAX Experience at three Ster-Kinekor locations - Gateway in Durban, The Grove Mall in Pretoria and the recently opened Cape Gate in Cape Town. One of the theatres will be...

Media to encourage sobriety over Easter weekend

As the Easter weekend approaches, with its high road traffic, brandhouse is calling on South Africa's media to encourage responsible drinking by reporting actively on both misuse and responsible use of alcohol. Published stories and programmes, highlighting the role of alcohol in society (both...

Official launch of JoburgToday.tv

Following a nine-month beta phase, Johannesburg now has a dedicated online content channel, JoburgToday.tv, developed and produced by BrandTV Media Network, part of the STME group of companies. It was officially launched at a private function held in Johannesburg last week. During the beta phase,...

Forbes Africa closes Sbusiso Leope trademark issue

Forbes Africa has reported that the pending issue of trademark infringement and misrepresentation between Forbes Africa and Sbusiso Leope, over the false Forbes Africa cover, has attained closure, and has been resolved amicably. "The image of Leope with the beverage MoFaya on the Forbes Africa...

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award goes to Zeenat Moorad

South Africa's premier financial journalism award, the 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Awards, attracted 15 top class entrants from around South Africa. Business Day senior retail and consumer markets correspondent, Zeenat Moorad, has won it. Her winning article, entitled 'Check Mate' was...

Province Lighting/Automation/Switching expands

Province Lighting/Automation/Switching, specialised SABS-approved, commercial, industrial, retail and architectural lighting solutions, has expanded and recently opened up two new outlets in Johannesburg and Windhoek, Namibia. The Johannesburg outlet focuses on the commercial, industrial and...

Telmar clients get free digital media-planning tool

Telmar clients can now receive a new, free internet planner on the Telmar dashboard, which uses Effective Measure's demographic data, which has been weighted back to AMPS internet audience through a meticulous process. This is made possible through the collaboration of IAB SA, Effective Measure and...

Shirley Eadie steps down as CEO of Pondering Panda

Shirley Eadie has stepped down from her position as CEO of consumer insights company Pondering Panda due to personal reasons, after three and a half years with the company. She will be replaced by the company's Head of Research, Diane Gantz, who will take over as CEO in May. Incoming CEO, Diane...

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