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Incredible Connection uses Wim Vorster to create documentary advertisement

A documentary advertisement, set in Mala Mala Game Reserve and shot renowned wildlife photographer Wim Vorster, portrays the practicality of using photography to capture the beauty of nature. Shot for Incredible Connection, it highlights the 'best of the best' amateur and professional photographic...

Okuhle Media takes homes Western Cape entrepreneurship award

Women-owned TV production and Media Company, Okuhle Media was this week recognised as the Western Cape's most deserving entrepreneurs in the Established business category of the Premiers Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday, 20 November 2014 at the Cape...

Facebook launches Groups App

Facebook has launched a new app from Creative Labs, Facebook Groups. This enables the 700 million people who use Facebook Groups every month to stay in touch with family, collaborate on projects, plan trips and offer support to friends. It is available in all countries on iOS and Android from 19...

Reminder to enter SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015

Interested artists and creatives in the fields of visual arts, theatre, dance, cinema, literature, music, creative economy and skills development have until Sunday 23 November 2014 to enter their proposals for the SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015. Support in the form of the official endorsement of a...

Vuma grows highest radio audience growth according to RAMS

According to the October 2014 RAMS, issued by the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF), Vuma 103FM showed the highest percentage audience growth (77%) of all 38 commercial radio stations in South Africa. Its October 2014 RAMS (330,000) indicates an audience increase of 144,000 since...

Two new channels for StarSat

StarSat has announced two new channels to its bouquet. These are the Da Vinci Learning (channel 308), an edutainment rich channel that includes award winning educational series and documentaries. The other is a 24-hour kids' channel, targeted at boys and girls aged 4 to 9. Pop (channel 302) has a...

Facebook creates personalised video cards to Say Thanks

Facebook has launched Say Thanks, an experience that lets people create personalised video cards for their friends on Facebook. To create a video simply choose a friend and that is it- a video is ready for one to share. One will also have the ability to select a different theme and edit photos and...

SABC's Tshabalala loses court battle; 'Useless' Cell C banner vandalised

NEWSWATCH: IOL reports that SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala has lost her court battle against MPs in her bid to halt a parliamentary inquiry into whether she lied about her qualifications. IOL also reports that the large Cell C banner put up by a disgruntled customer along Beyers Naude drive in...

IPRA World Congress 2015 opens website

The 2015 International Public Relations Association (IPRA) World Congress, in association with the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA), has launched its 2015 Congress website, which contains registration procedures, information about the Congress, programmes, speakers, key events and...

Rams Mabote of Kingmaker Consulting wins international award

The JT Foxx Organisation in the US last week honoured PR and public affairs strategist, Rams Mabote, owner of Kingmaker Consulting, as one of its best entrepreneurs. He was one of five awardees from five different countries. He was recognised for his innovation in introducing a new concept of PR...

Southern Comfort offers prize, radio ad for #OwnYourAwesome

In November 2014, Southern Comfort is asking fans to share how they own their awesomeness for the chance to win a national radio ad. The lucky winner will be able to share his or her story with South Africa over the airwaves, plus R30,000 to keep doing whatever his or her thing is. The brand,...

Brand South Africa signs up with APO

Brand South Africa has signed up with African Press Organisation (APO) for media relations services across Africa and beyond, to implement its strategy. The scope of work includes press release distribution services and media monitoring in Africa, social media analytics, op-ed publications,...

Angle Orange receives Shopper Design Science accreditation

Angle Orange is officially Shopper Design Science Accredited having completed all phases of Shopper Design Science Workshops by Jason Frichol. Read the full press release and more about the workshop here.

Y&R winning team get prizes

The handover of iPad prizes to the winning team for the Antalis' 'Creative Use of Paper' award at the recent Loerie Awards took place at the Y&R offices in Johannesburg last week. Caroline Coughlan, marketing manager, Antalis, handed out the iPads to Andre Vrdoljak, copywriter/Art director and...

Huisgenoot wants South African love stories for movie

To celebrate its century of publishing in 2016, Huisgenoot wants to produce a 'Huisgenoot movie, which will feature a true-life romantic love story from one of its readers. With the help of kykNET, the latest edition provides detailed guidelines for writing a typical romantic comedy script....

Diarise February for KDay 2015 in Cape Town

The next KDay musical festival will be held on 28 February 2015 at the Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town. Sponsored by KFM and MTN, acts so far include Micasa, Prime Circle, DJ Kent, Beatenberg, Elvis Blue, Goodluck, Jimmy Nevis, Lloyd Cele, Matthew Mole, with more to come. Tickets are priced from...

True cancer baldness featured on mine! magazine

Recently launched mine! magazine, celebrates the beauty and courage of a breast cancer patient Tania Hess on its latest cover. This is in line with its policy, which celebrates real women not celebrities or photo-shopped pictures. For more information, go to www.minemag.co.za....

Mxit offers Ebola app to West Africa
Mxit offers Ebola app to West Africa

In an effort to combat the Ebola epidemic currently devastating communities in West African countries, BBC World Service and Mxit have teamed up to provide critical information to inhabitants of these regions via a newly launched Ebola Info app. The free app is available across 8,000 mobile devices,...

MGM channel rebrands to AMC across sub-Saharan Africa

From 1 December 2014, the MGM channel will be rebranded as the AMC channel across sub-Saharan Africa as part of a global rollout of AMC, one of the most popular and award winning brands in television. Alongside the English language linear TV channel, it will offer AMC VOD, and "TV Everywhere"...

Minions movie spins-off Despicable Me story

The spin-off to the Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, Minions (Before Gru) movie will be released in 2015 by United International Pictures (UIP). Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the '60s that still permeates culture today, the movie is produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy and...

Nedbank Golf Challenge adds Ricoh SA as sponsor

Ricoh SA has become an official brand sponsor and office automation equipment supplier for the Nedbank Golf Challenge 2014 that takes place at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City from 4-7 December. The company will sponsor all 18 holes with the brand being displayed at all 18 tee boxes,...

Kim Herscovitz head of Shopper & Retail Marketing at ACDOCOSA

ACDOCOSA, a subsidiary of Astley Dye & Chemical Co in the UK, has appointed Kim Herscovitz as its head of Shopper & Retail Marketing. This is in line with its investment and repositioning as the first shopper-centric consumer packaged goods (CPG) brand-custodian distributor in Africa. Currently...

New TV studio in Cape Town offers continuous fibre link to Johannesburg

Located in Mowbray, MagnaTude Studios & Post in Cape Town is a new studio that forms part of the Okuhle Media Group and is privately funded. Fully HD and kitted with some of the best equipment in its class, this is a medium sized facility (270 sqm) with a permanent fibre link to Johannesburg.

Hotel & Restaurant magazine to relaunch at Hostex 2015

The new-look Hotel & Restaurant magazine will be launched in March 2015 at Hostex, following a joint venture between RamsayMedia (now owned by Caxton) and Wag the Dog publishers, a niche business-to-business magazine and online publisher. The 79-year-old magazine will see a revitalisation of the...

SA excels at helping poor

South Africa leads in using taxes and transfer payments to help the extremely poor, a World Bank report shows. "No other country of the 12 in the survey used its fiscal policy as effectively to reduce poverty," World Bank economist Catriona Purfield told The Times. The other countries surveyed...

South African to head up ICCA

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) elected Nina Freysen-Pretorius, owner of South African-based The Conference Company, as its new president. ICCA represents the main specialists in organising, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events and...

South African Tourism's Google+ page tops 150,000 followers

South African Tourism's Google+ page, Love South Africa, managed by Flow Communications, is one of the fastest growing South African pages on Google+ with 150,000 followers. South African Tourism decided to celebrate reaching the 150,000 mark by popping the cork on some bubbly, with the help of...

FCB's Camdeboo Giant Flag phenomenon celebrates 45 years of Toyota Hilux

FCB Joburg has broken new ground for Toyota South Africa with a new television commercial to celebrate 45 years of Toyota Hilux in South Africa. The TVC showcases the tough new Toyota Hilux Legend 45, launched to mark the anniversary and pays homage to every Hilux made since the first in 1969 by...

Decorex SA celebrating 22 years of Plascon sponsorship

Plascon will again sponsor Decorex 2015, marking 22 years of sponsorship. Together with Caesarstone as the co-headline sponsor, Plascon products and annual colour forecasts will be at all 2015 exhibitions - Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Exhibition dates are Durban from 19-22 March, Cape Town...

Hot 91.9fm ready to heat up the airwaves

Hot 91.9fm will launch at 6am on Monday 17 November 2014 with 'Joburg's Hottest Breakfast', with a celebrity lineup featuring Darren Scott, Jeremy Mansfield, Andi Leve and John Walland. The newly licensed community radio station, based in North Riding, Johannesburg, has been planning this for some...

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