Submit your Liberty Journalism Awards nominations

Nomination submissions for the 2017 Liberty Journalism Awards are now open. Submissions can be made here, and are open until 3 March 2017. The Liberty Journalism Awards are held to acknowledge exceptional South African journalism, particularly on the subject of business and finance....

2 days ago

Liquorice announces fifth office opening

Digital innovations for brands company, Liquorice has announced the opening of their office in the Cape Winelands. This marks the agency's fifth office in South Africa and is co-located with its client, Distell. Currently, Liquorice works with 26 Distell brands and recently won the Distell...

3 days ago

Trump upset by Buzzfeed, CNN reports on Russia dossier

US president-elect, Donald Trump criticised Buzzfeed and CNN after the media outlets reported on the content of the dossier containing details about his relations with Russia. While CNN reported on a two-page synopsis of the dossier, Buzzfeed published it in its entirety. Read more on this story...

12 Jan 2017

Bill Gates says SA soapie makes him hopeful about Africa

TimesLive reports that Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates included South African soap opera Rhythm City in his five reasons that he's hopeful about Africa blog post. Gates believes that the soapie indicates how far the country has come since the end of apartheid. The soapie which started in 2007...

11 Jan 2017

Holiday cards from Facebook

Facebook's Holiday Card creator, which enables users to choose from a range of custom designed cards, is now available and can be easily shared with friends and family. The creator features card design options ranging from a holiday cactus to a sugar cookie snowman. Users can also create...

22 Dec 2016

Thomson launches 'Moments' campaign

Thomson, a major UK travel company, has launched a campaign, 'Moments', ahead of its rebrand to TUI in late 2017. The campaign, created by RKCR/Y&R, comprises of TV, radio, print, digital, VOD, broadcast idents, social and in-store. The campaign represents a shift from Thomson's previous...

20 Dec 2016

WPP receives subpoenas from US justice department

British advertising company, WPP confirmed that it had received subpoenas from the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division regarding the unit's ongoing investigation into video production and post-production practices in the advertising sector. Three of WPP's subsidiaries, Interpublic,...

20 Dec 2016

Sprout Performance Partners is now a Premier Google Partner

Digital media buying agency, Sprout Performance Partners has been named a Premier Google Partner after being trained and certified to best manage online advertising by Google. To be certified, a company has to create and complete a Partners company profile, pass the AdWords certification in Google...

19 Dec 2016

21st Century Fox reaches agreement with Sky

21st Century Fox, which belongs to media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has reached an agreement to acquire British subscription broadcaster, Sky for £11.7 billion. The British culture minister, Karen Bradley, now has more than a week to refer the matter to the regulator Ofcom which will then evaluate the...

19 Dec 2016

One Show launches VR shower as deadline reminder

To remind the creative community the deadline for entries is fast approaching, the One Show launched the 'One Shower' - a VR 360 shower meant to help creatives come up with brilliant ideas. This year, the One Show's call for entry highlights all the benefits afforded to One Show winners with a...

15 Dec 2016

Referral SaaSquatch Inc. wants to reach new audience with Veronica Jones

Referral marketing provider, Referral SaaSquatch Inc. recently launched The Adventures of Veronica Jones: Growth Marketing Detective, its standalone Medium publication. The publication was developed to reach an entirely new audience through the Medium social media platform. The publication is...

15 Dec 2016

Eleanor Moore leaves the bandstand

After hosting 702's The Bandstand for the past 11 and a half years, Eleanor Moore will be leaving the station. Moore started as a screener at the station in 1996 and eventually took over the Saturday night spot when John Berks resigned. The station is still finalising the Saturday night schedule...

14 Dec 2016

Studio Universal takes advertising to commuters

Transit Ads™ has launched an ad campaign for the DStv channel Studio Universal specifically aimed at taxi commuters. Seventy-four taxis have been branded with advertising that showcases Studio Universal and the films it broadcasts. In addition, television advertisements are also being...

13 Dec 2016

The Walking Dead to continue in February 2017

FOX has announced that the second half of The Walking Dead season seven will air on Fox Africa from 13 February at 19.00 GMT and 21.00 CAT after its premiere on AMC in the United States of America. The series is to return to more than 200 FOX channel markets within 24 hours of its initial release in...

13 Dec 2016

Kavonic Hone to accept bitcoin

Kavonic Hone has become the first South African advertising agency to accept payment in the form of bitcoin. Clients will be able to compensate the agency for its advertising and design services with crypto-currency. Bitcoin are available for purchase on three platforms in South Africa, namely,...

13 Dec 2016

SABC TV holding competition for licence holders

The SABC will hold a competition for its audiences who contribute to its operations by paying their annual TV licence fees. One person will win a new Kia Picanto and an all-expense paid trip to the epic Last Dance Music Festival in Richards Bay on 31 December 2016 if he or she is a valid TV licence...

12 Dec 2016

Refreshed website for Brand South Africa

Brand South Africa has launched its redesigned website, which has a clean and contemporary design and enriched content that centres around the organisation's mandate to position South Africa as a globally competitive nation brand. It aims to create a user-friendly browsing experience for its...

9 Dec 2016

The Star readers say Cosmopolitan is the best women's magazine

Associated Magazines' Cosmopolitan has been selected as the 2016 Best Women's Magazine in The Star Readers' Choice Awards. The awards held by Independent News & Media's The Star newspaper uses an online survey for the newspaper's readers to select their favourite brands and products. Other...

7 Dec 2016

Deep Heat South Africa honours everyday urban athletes

Deep Heat South has announced the launch of its new website that will honour every kind of athlete who inspires everyone to #KeepGoing. The Deep Heat website will post monthly urban athlete stories of regular Joe's who have taken a step in the right direction to get healthy and fit. They will...

6 Dec 2016

Brand refresh for Sunday World

The weekend tabloid, Sunday World has undergone a facelift, its first major revamp since the title launched in March 1999. The masthead, fonts, colours and layout design of the print publication have all been updated to reflect the vibrancy of the title and its content.

5 Dec 2016

Publicis Machine launches new TVC titled Neighbourhood

The Glenlivet's advertising agency Publicis Machine's recently launched Neighbourhood, a TVC narrating the story of a young man who chooses an original path and in doing so sets the standard that others follow. The effectiveness of the ad lies in its emphasis on the local consumer in addition to its...

1 Dec 2016

PRC names Nielsen to conduct PAMS

The Publisher Research Council or PRC has named Nielsen as its research partner for the 2017 PAMS reading currency. This follows a six-month tender process which was facilitated by the external consulting group, Yardstick. Nielsen will be using a household flooding technique which will double...

30 Nov 2016

Clicks, Shell South Africa announce loyalty programme

A new affinity partnership with Clicks and Shell South Africa allows consumers to fill up and earn points every time they swipe their Clicks ClubCard at participating Shell stations nationwide. Consumers earn one point for every one litre of petrol or diesel. The more litres they purchase, the...

29 Nov 2016

Maponya Mall gets DStv celebs this weekend

From 25 to 27 November 2016, Sowetans can look forward to rubbing shoulders with some great TV stars at Maponya Mall, as #MultiChoiceLive brings DStv celebs to Soweto. This weekend, MultiChoice experience, #MultiChoiceLive, a travelling pop-up exhibition that leads visitors through an immersive...

25 Nov 2016

Radio station 702 podcasts build awareness towards World Aids Day

This year, in the build-up to 1 December, Worlds Aids Day, 702 in conjunction with acclaimed American storytelling NPO The Moth, will be releasing a series of pertinent stories as podcasts. The stories are sourced from 'Beneath the Armour: A Moth Storytelling Showcase', a live event featuring...

24 Nov 2016

All-new Star Wars animated series starts on Disney XD

An all-new animated television series set in a galaxy far, far away will debut on Disney XD (DStv channel 304), this week. Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures will present a whole new set of protagonists and antagonists along with established Star Wars characters as they embark on exciting quests....

22 Nov 2016

Ideaing.com's e-commerce website launches

Ideaing.com has launched the first smart device editorial and e-commerce website. A range of devices may be found in the following categories: smart home, smart body, smart entertainment and smart travel. Having initially partnered with 16 smart device product lines at launch, the company aims...

21 Nov 2016

WhatsApp adds video calling

WhatsApp is adding WhatsApp video calling to enable its more than one billion users to make video calls across Android, iPhone and Windows devices. It wants to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best...

16 Nov 2016

Engen promotion to find new star for Scandal

Engen has launched its 'Claim Your Fame' promotion, giving its QuickShop customers a chance to win a featured role on Scandal, the eTV soapie. The competition is open to all persons over the age of 18 and entries close on 31 December 2016 at 23.59. The winner will be announced in January 2017 and...

16 Nov 2016

FoxP2 prepares to launch new campaign

Advertising agency, FoxP2 is set to unveil its new campaign for asset management company, Stanlib. The campaign will introduce a new look and feel for the brand and will highlight Stanlib's unique multi-specialist approach, with diverse teams in each asset class.

15 Nov 2016

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