Burson-Marsteller selected as PR communications agency for AfricaCom 2016

Burson-Marsteller has been selected as the PR communications agency for AfricaCom, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14-18 November 2016. The relationship will be managed by its Johannesburg office, with support from its Cape Town team and its extensive African...

3 days ago

New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards close for entries next week

Entries for the 2016 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards close on Tuesday 26 July 2016. The competition is open to winning campaigns or an individual who goes beyond just doing his or her job and deserves an award. New entrants are welcomed. Entries can be submitted manually via the Excel...

3 days ago

SABC censorship interdicted

On Wednesday 20 July, the High Court in Pretoria interdicted the SABC from enforcing its decision on censorship. The Helen Suzman Foundation approached the High Court calling for the interdict. This news emerges after recent developments in the SABC's refusal to broadcast violent protests earlier...

20 Jul 2016

New UK ad created by Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters has created a new TVC for Sunny, the short-term loans provider, as part of its 'Life Support' campaign. The TV ad, called 'Feather Boiler' features the brand's laidback Californian brand character 'Sonny with an O' coming to the rescue of a man whose boiler breaks down. The...

20 Jul 2016

Growing support for 'Friends of SABC journalists' fund

A crowdsourced campaign has been launched on Generosity.com to raise funds for the SABC journalists who lost their jobs for standing up for media freedom. Called 'Friends of SABC journalists', the campaign has raised more than R240,000 in less than 12 hours. Click here for more and to support the...

20 Jul 2016

Vox Telecom's Braintree partners with Linkfresh

The consulting and integration division within Vox Telecom, Braintree, has confirmed its partnership with Linkfresh, a packaged business management system for the fresh food sector and a Microsoft Dynamics certified add-on package. The application has been specifically designed for companies who...

19 Jul 2016

Ruth Golembo passes away

Ruth Golembo, a PR expert for Meropa, passed away unexpectedly in Cape Town on Thursday, 14 July 2016.

15 Jul 2016

Emojis helping marketers to communicate

Emojis have become a part of everyday human language and on 17 July it's World Emoji Day. In 2015, 92% of the online population was using emojis, and 70% said emojis helped them to express their feelings more effectively. But emojis aren't just for consumers. Marketers are tapping into this new way...

15 Jul 2016

Still time to enter London International Awards

The London International Awards (LIA) has extended the entry deadline to 29 July 2016 and has added features to save entrants time when entering multiple categories. It has also added a feature that allows entrants to copy their credits between media. Work submitted must be broadcast, published or...

14 Jul 2016

Developing editorial angles: A second workshop for PR juniors

The need to assist PR juniors with better developing PR angles for their key-client messages is greater than imagined following a sold-out session in June. PR-Net founder, Brian Berkman, a consultant with more than 20 years experience as pubic relations consultant and working journalist, presents...

13 Jul 2016

Jam Media offers free PR workshop as part of Mandela Month

This year, as part of its Madiba Month celebration, Jam Media will share knowledge and skills in PR, marketing and social media with ten SMEs in a free workshop on Monday 18 July from 8am to 10am in Cape Town. The free workshop will give participants the opportunity to network with other smallish...

13 Jul 2016

Spark Media adds Spark Africa as a new business unit

Spark Africa, which represents 18 newspapers across Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, is to be incorporated as an additional business unit into Spark Media. "The move was a natural progression to integrate this division into our 360° print and digital offerings," says...

13 Jul 2016

Jockey launches initiative to uplift, empower Durban's hawkers

In partnership with the Texcon Hawkers Forum and Business Support KwaZulu Natal, underwear brand, Jockey has implemented a programme that will see hawkers undertake a New Venture Creation learnership programme for one year in Durban. At an event recently hosted at the Garden Court South Beach,...

12 Jul 2016

Cartier Women's Initiative Awards open for entries

The tenth Cartier Women's Initiative Awards is open for entries from entrepreneurs until 10am (CET) 31 August 2016. This is an entrepreneurship competition for start-ups led by women and organised by Cartier, in partnership with McKinsey and INSEAD business school. It aims to support creative,...

12 Jul 2016

Subscription TV stays in tough financial times

MyBroadband reports on the findings from a recent Old Mutual study of 1,000 working South African households on what they'd cut back on when times are tight. While luxury items are usually the first to go, most respondents said they would rather cut back on essentials like food before cancelling...

12 Jul 2016

#SABC8 receive Nat Nakasa award

This weekend, eight SABC journalists, known as the #SABC8 on social media, received the Nat Nakasa award for "fearless and brave journalism", as they challenged key changes made within the SABC, including the refusal to display protests on television....

11 Jul 2016

The dos and don'ts of creating eye-catching emails

Every company dreams of having free SMTP email services that consistently deliver attention-grabbing emails to their customers. But many spend big bucks to get results only to be disappointed when they review analytics later. The key to getting it right is in understanding what people find engaging,...

11 Jul 2016

Eusebius McKaiser joins, Jenny Crwys-Williams leaves 702 and Cape Talk

From the end of July 2016, Eusebius McKaiser will host the 9am to noon slot on Radio 702 and Cape Talk from Mondays to Thursdays, as Redi Tlhabi goes on maternity leave until mid January 2017. The Friday Stand-In will continue with a different, prominent person hosting the show each week. Jenny...

11 Jul 2016

Association of African Exhibition Organisers, Event Greening Forum in partnership

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) has announced its partnership with the Event Greening Forum (EVF), which will advance sustainability causes in the industry and afford members a unique opportunity to render services in a healthy and environmentally friendly manner. It creates...

11 Jul 2016

WeChat partners with Stuff to offer Incredible Connection product deals

A partnership between WeChat, Stuff magazine and Incredible Connection offers readers product deals delivered to their doorstep by enabling e-commerce via smartphones, a first for Africa. To make a purchase, readers need to download WeChat and set up a WeChat Wallet. Once they have done so, and...

8 Jul 2016

Heineken launches world's first AI football commentator

Heineken has launched 'Banternator', the world's first artificially intelligent football commentator, during the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Final. Creative agency, M&C Saatchi Abel, was briefed by the brand to find a new way for football fans to celebrate match night in an innovative way. The...

7 Jul 2016

SABC 3 launches Top Chef South Africa

A local version of the American reality TV series, Top Chef, will launch locally on SABC 3 on Tuesday 12 July at 8pm. Produced by Urban Brew Studios, Top Chef South Africa will be hosted by Top Billing presenter, Lorna Maseko. Head judge on Top Chef South Africa will be Neill Anthony, a TV...

7 Jul 2016

MOST Shepherd Award opens for nominations

The Shepherd Award acknowledges an individual who has contributed a great deal to the betterment of the sector. Past winners of the MOST Shepherd Award, Paul Middleton and Gordon Patterson, have shown consistent commitment to the advertising, marketing and media sector. Creative contributions,...

7 Jul 2016

marcusbrewster named Most Innovative PR Agency: South Africa at M&A Awards

marcusbrewster has been named Most Innovative PR Agency: South Africa at the global M&A Awards in London. A recent Forrester Research study found that 82% of companies believe there is a strong connection between creativity and business results. According to the report, companies that foster...

6 Jul 2016

Developing PR Angles repeated at end of July

For those who missed the first presentation by PR-Net founder, Brian Berkman, on developing editorial angles, the workshop will be repeated on 28 July 2016 from 2-4pm at Richard's Supper Stage and Bistro in Sea Point. Delegates will learn to find the hook or angle to entice editorial coverage....

6 Jul 2016

OLX launches mobile OTP verification

In a move to make trading as secure as it can possibly be, OLX has just become the first online trading site in South Africa to launch mobile 'one time pin' (OTP) verification for people opting to sell their goods and the first online classifieds service to encrypt all traffic to and from the site....

5 Jul 2016

Headlines celebrates 20 years

Headlines, a PR agency with an initial focus on the IT industry, has existed for twenty years. Founder and director, Simone Lipshitz, has moved the agency beyond IT to incorporate various industry verticals.

4 Jul 2016

Great Browdini' offers advice via live Twitter today

'The Great Browdini' character, part of a campaign developed by ODD, to launch the new Benefit Brow product range, is requesting people to share their brow selfies or questions on Twitter by tagging @BenefitUK #BenefitBrows today, 30 June 2016. The Great Browdini will respond to every tweet...

30 Jun 2016

Second Cape Town meeting to discuss PR fees

Finding billing common ground among peers in the public relations industry is set to become a little easier with a second PR-Net meeting around the topic, to be held on Thursday, 28 July at 11am at Richard's Supper Stage in Sea Point at a fee of R200. "This 90-minute session, aimed at business...

29 Jun 2016

MOST Awards voting extended to 8 July

Voting for the 8th annual MOST Awards has been extended until Friday 8 July. To access the online survey go to www.themediaonline.co.za and look for the "Click here to Vote" banner on the side of the homepage. The overall goal of the MOST Awards is to motivate media owners and media agencies to...

28 Jun 2016

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