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The Design Indaba releases Design Dialogues ebook

The Design Indaba has released an ebook called Design Dialogues. It contains 22 intimate, candid and fascinating conversations with some of the world's top creative minds. Some of the leading minds featured are the late Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Mokoena Makeka, Stefan Sagmeister, Peter...

VIDI to offer local content

VIDI has signed deals with the SABC and local producers to provide award-winning content. Available from SABC from the beginning of February is the drama 'High Rollers', the sitcom 'My Perfect Family, the children's series URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika and African Sky Stories. The video on...

House and Leisure launches renovators' magazine

House and Leisure, has launched a renovators' magazine, HL Before & After, that features the six finalists of the magazine's inaugural House and Leisure RenoInnoVation Award, which readers can vote for and stand a chance to win prizes. In addition, the magazine contains renovation ideas for specific...

Champions of Creativity begins with Geoff Whyte

Geoff Whyte, CEO of Nando's Southern Africa is the first Champion of Creativity from the Creative Circle. This initiative aims to shine a light on local marketers that believe as passionately as the Creative Circle does in the power of creativity and have used their creative marketing to provide a...

Google maps South Africa indoors

Want to find your way around OR Tambo or the V&A Waterfront? The new Google 'indoor' maps have added over 30 South African organisations, allowing users to get details on airports, shopping malls, casinos and more. Google is encouraging building owners to upload their indoor maps on to its site. The...

Jodi Picoult promotes her latest bestseller in South Africa

Jodi Picoult has set her latest bestseller in South Africa and visited the country recently to promote her new book, 'Leaving Time'. "One of the biggest reasons I chose South Africa as a setting, is because I love this country and its people so much. In fact I am sure I am the one author who...

Creative Circle judges announced

The November/December Creative Circle Awards will be held at FCB Johannesburg on the 29 January. The judging panel: Brett Morris (Chairperson) - CEO, FCB JHB Andre Vrdoljak - Creative Director, Y&R South Africa Claudi Potter - Group Head, Joe Public Francois Boshoff - Executive Creative...

Lynette Oelschig new CEO of Red & Yellow

The marketing, advertising and communications school, Red & Yellow, has appointed marketing and communications veteran Lynette Oelschig to head up the school and drive its growth strategy. The previous MD, Diane Charton will be moving into a full-time lecturing role at the school to fulfil her...

Cape Town author signs Hollywood book deal

Cape Town author Lauren Beukes will be working with a top Hollywood movie producer after signing a deal to have her bestseller, Broken Monsters, turned into a television series. She said she met Scot Aversano, acclaimed producer of Safe House and his team in Los Angeles while she was on a tour....

StarSat to broadcast World Rally Championships for next two years

StarSat launched its two-year exclusive contract to broadcast the World Rally Championships by broadcasting the legendary Monte Carlo Rally live from today, 23 January until Sunday 25 January 2015. The World Rally Championships exclusive deal delivers:• 90 hours a season of WRC content in...

Wa Azania clinches US book-publishing deal

Youth activist Malaika wa Azania's book, Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation, is making waves in the United States. South African publisher Jacana Media said the book's international publishing rights had been sold to New York's Seven Stories Press. The book is based on...

Welcome to the DeskStand

The DeskStand is a healthy alternative to sitting and working. An adaptable, wooden standing desk that improves your posture, keeps you focused and is great for your back. Standing while working can also help you lose weight, up to 200 calories a day. The DeskStand is associated with leading a...

Smirnoff continues free cab service through its Explore the Night app

Smirnoff Ice Double Black with Guarana is continuing its #ExploreTheNight campaign until the weekend of 6-7 February 2015, offering consumers the opportunity to explore the night and the many possibilities it holds. Fans wishing to be sitting pretty in a free cab - exploring the night and its...

Filter through TheCoffeeMag's news to see what's brewing...
Filter through TheCoffeeMag's news to see what's brewing...

TheCoffeeMag caters exclusively to the coffee lifestyle by offering 100% coffee-related news across its magazine, website, mobisite, apps and highly viewed videos like this one. In addition, they've been acclaimed Internationally at the World Barista Champs in Rimini Italy, have built a...

White paper features insights on shifts and trends in digital advertising

For the past three years, the CMO Council has partnered with Nielsen to survey brands, agencies and media publishers to learn more about how - and where - they're spending advertising dollars. This year's resulting white paper - titled "The State of Digital Brand Advertising"- takes a detailed look...

International awards for SAA

Top US travel magazine Business Traveler has awarded South African Airways the "Best Airline in Africa" and "Best Business Class to Africa" awards. Readers of the US based magazine are world-class experts in the business of travel who know quality when they experience it and they selected South...

Midas Awards recognise King James Group's excellence

The King James Group scooped six Gold, five Silver and five Midas certificates for clients Sanlam, Santam and Allan Gray at the 2014 Midas Awards, the only international award show that specialises in recognising excellence in the financial services sector. The awards won ranged from individual...

New editor for Women's Health South Africa

Effective 1 January 2015, Danielle Weakley has been appointed as the new editor for Women's Health South Africa. She follows in the footsteps of launch editor Kate Wilson. Weakley successfully launched Media 24's first international weekly fashion brand, Grazia, in South Africa three years ago....

FCB pitches a tent with a view

FCB Cape Town created this witty campaign to showcase the ever-changing views a K-Way Panorama tent offers campers. Published in the December issue of Seeff Property's luxury magazine as well as with South Africa Airways' in-flight magazine, Sawubona, the ads were developed for client Cape Union...

StarSat to broadcast Turkish Airlines Friendship Cup live

StarSat has obtained exclusive production and broadcasting rights for the Turkish Airlines Friendship Cup between German Bundesliga giants VfL Wolfsburg and local club Ajax Cape Town on 14 January 2015, live from Cape Town Stadium at 7pm on StarTimes Sport 2, channel 241. StarSat will be the...

AccuWeather helping to power AT&T Drive

AccuWeather for AT&T Drive provides localised current conditions, hourly, and five-day forecasts with Superior Accuracy to motorists on the go. The AccuWeather app warns about inclement conditions affecting their route, helps drivers plan and time their trips, and ultimately makes for better and...

Revealed: Difference between global brands' product innovation and marketing innovation

The London School of Marketing has released an article explaining the essential difference between product innovation and marketing innovation, taking examples from leading global brands. Simply put, product innovation refers to companies introducing new products or services to the market....

VIDI extends to all services

View VIDI, which was launched in September 2014 offering a monthly subscription option to a library of movies and award-winning TV series, can now be viewed on any device, including tablets and smartphones without an app. However, if subscribers prefer going via the app route, that option is now...

DEKAT has new books editor plus more space for books

DEKAT magazine will offer a bigger platform for creative writing, writer profiles, news on books, and reviews by established critics in its special books section in each issue in 2015, in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Gerard Scholtz, DEKATv's anchor in the Cape and a member of the...

Radio 2000 encourages listeners to vote for Top 100 of past 20 years

Radio 2000 is running a competition encouraging listeners to enter the Top 100 Most Memorable songs of the past 20 years, which will be hosted on 31 December 2014. Five listeners will win their share of R50,000 if they successfully pick the top five songs. They will have to add their memory to the...

Win with Grolsch Summer competition

Fans of Grolsch draught can submit a picture of themselves enjoying a Grolsch in one of its premium venues around the country or hosting friends at home with the new 12-pack and post it to GrolschSummer photos on the Facebook wall or tweet Grolsch using the hashtag #GrolschSummer. The brand is...

Blackstar proposes takeover of TMG

Investment company Blackstar, which currently owns 32.5% of Times Media Group (TMG) shares, has announced its intention to acquire the remaining 67.5%. TMG would then become a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstar. TMG has appointed an independent board to consider the offer. Blackstar and Times...

Bell's launches new packaging
Bell's launches new packaging

Bell's Whisky has recently launched a new pack for the brand. The new design has an iconic bell-shaped neck, an updated label that includes gold foiling around the logo as well as prominent angular facets that create a more masculine posture and deliver a contemporary and premium feel. In...

Striking window display for Cartier

As part of the launch of Cartier's fragrance, La Panthére, Primedia Unlimited's in-store advertising specialist Fashion Media created two widow displays at Edgars Sandton and Melrose Arch and made use of its sensormatic covers at all entrances to ensure high visibility.

Markex offers more marketing zing

The 2015 Markex show, taking place from 9-11 June 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, offers 200 exhibitors to its marketing, promotions and event production audience of over 10,000. "Whether you're in stand design, décor, printing, digital media or corporate gifts, a...

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