Trish Taylor to leave Kagiso Media Group

After 20 years, Trish Taylor will leave Kagiso Media group in mid October. Taylor served two years as CEO of Urban Brew Studios and 12 years at East Coast Radio. Richard Tsai will be the acting CEO after Taylor's departure.

1 day ago

SABC Education SA Innovation Summit in full swing

The SABC Education SA Innovation Summit 2016 commenced yesterday, 21 September, and will run until 24 September. The opening day's speakers included Sherry Lassiter, head at the Fablab Foundation MIT in the United States, who spoke about the benefit of Fabrication Laboratories, and Puleng...

2 days ago

New look for Clorets chewing gum

Clorets have revealed a fresh new look and design on all chewing gum packs, along with a TV commercial about an ambitious young man's search for success. Kerisha Govender, category brand manager Gum SA, says: "We are very excited to reveal our new look and packaging and we hope that the TVC...

3 days ago

Today R2K demand government to lower data and airtime costs

At 10.30am today, Right2Know will appear before the Parliamentary committee on telecommunications to make demands of the government to lower the cost of data and airtime. Rallying with South Africans around the slogan #DataMustFall, R2K claims that the high costs set by major telecoms companies...

3 days ago

LIA 2016 entries close on 16 September

This year's London International Awards (LIA) entrants may submit their work up until 11.59 on Friday 16 September. New entrants may register and enter their work via this link. Those who have already entered may still submit their latest work. All work submitted must be broadcast, published or...

14 Sep 2016

Thaler wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Clio Awards

Linda Kaplan Thaler, advertising writer as well as an author and television personality, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Clio Awards. Thaler was chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler. She was also CEO and chief creative officer of the Kaplan Thaler Group. She has won multiple...

13 Sep 2016

GardenTalk's frequency blooms

GardenTalk, the official A5-size in-house magazine of GardenShop, will increase its frequency from three to five editions per year. The revamped print publication is in line with GardenShop's recent rebrand and refreshed website identity.

12 Sep 2016

Heavy Chef presents Justin Spratt head of business dev at Uber in Africa

Heavy Chef presents Justin Spratt, head of business development at Uber in Africa on 'Global tech trends that will influence Africa in the next decade'. He will looking at global trends such as Bitcoin, Microservices, Machine Learning, AR and VR and unpacking ways in which they will influence our...

9 Sep 2016

GardenShop refreshes website

The GardenShop, a garden retailer, nursery and lifestyle centre is embracing change and embarking on a rebrand by refreshing its website identity. Each feature of the website's user experience ? the look and feel, functionality and the interface ? also reflects the essence of the brand and enables...

8 Sep 2016

Programme changes at KFM

There are programme changes at KFM, as Carl Wastie moves in to the new 1-4pm slot and the Ryan O'Connor's Breakfast Show is extended by an hour, until 10am. Daytime changes include a Voicenote-driven hour, making office listeners an integral part of the programming and Ian Bredenkamp moves to the...

7 Sep 2016

Creative LIAisons in Las Vegas has 50 spots open

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced that for the first time, attendees can purchase a seat for LIA's innovative three-day seminar in Las Vegas, Creative LIAisons from 11-13 October 2016. It has 50 seats available on a first-come basis at $2,500, excluding airfare and hotel costs....

7 Sep 2016

Empire becomes an innovations agency

Empire, started by Lusanda (Lucy) Worsley, as a female-driven experiential agency has restructured into an innovations agency to empower and enable growth of African creatives across the continent, and globally, by means of a sharing economy and a broader service offering.

6 Sep 2016

Sound studio ad receives 7,400 views in a week

Sound Surgeon Studios founder, Morné Marais thought of a unique way to demonstrate some of his skills and when writer/director Yolande Botha of the Brave Cartel turned the idea into a two-minute offbeat commercial with the help of a small crew, it received over 7,400 views on social media in a week....

5 Sep 2016

Entries for Assegai Awards close this week

There is still time left to enter the Assegai Awards, which close for entries this week. The categories are, Section A: Media; Section B: Multi channel / Country Campaigns; Section C: Relationship Marketing Awards; Section D: Craft Awards; Section E: Special Direct Awards and Section F: Individual...

5 Sep 2016

Shopper marketing flies high for Geometry Global SA at Loeries

One of the top outtakes of Loeries 2016 is that marketing creativity is no longer merely the domain of traditional agencies, with Geometry Global SA taking home two Golds in design for the Iziko Slave Calendar, as well as a Silver and a Bronze for The Spike Detector drinks coaster, which also took...

1 Sep 2016

Latest issue of IMM queries over-supply of malls

One of the questions examined by a cover story in the August-September 2016 issue of the IMM Journal of Strategic Marketing is how long can we keep building new shopping malls and expanding existing ones? The story analyses the country's strong mall-based consumer culture. Also in the issue is...

1 Sep 2016

Samsung promotion offers Maldives trip

Samsung Electronics South Africa is launching its 'Kick Start Your Summer' competition today, 1 September 2016. Scheduled to run until 30 September 2016, the initiative will see 15 lucky winners win the trip to the islands of the Maldives. "Entering the competition is quite easy," says Michael...

1 Sep 2016

Naspers awards announced, OLX scores high

This year's Phil Weber award, Naspers' highest accolade for performance, went to chief executive of its online classifieds segment, Martin Scheepbouwer. In just four years, he has turned a loose collection of assets into the global operating business of OLX, active in 45 countries and serving over...

29 Aug 2016

SA Innovation Summit offers entrepreneurial speakers

The SA Innovation Summit will be held from 21-24 September 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg. It is aimed at people managing policies or funding innovation projects, managing incubators and accelerators. Delegates will be inspired by working closely with Swiss innovators and...

29 Aug 2016

Uber, Nike+ Run Club help new runners unlock potential this weekend

On Saturday 27 August 2016, from 8am-1pm, Nike+ Run Club Pacer on Demand will offer personalised training sessions to runners, in conjunction with Uber in Johannesburg. Participants may enter the Uber promo code RUNJOBURG in order to reveal the NRC PACER view and request pacers on demand. If...

26 Aug 2016

MTN back for Most Media Owner Africa Award sponsorship

The annual Most Media Owner Africa Award will again be sponsored by MTN, as the industry celebrates the Awards on 8 September 2016 at the Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. "The media agency space is the lifeblood of the telecommunications industry. MTN is proud to be associated with a...

26 Aug 2016

New sponsor for Most Media Owner Digital Award

Omnicom Media Group South Africa is sponsoring the Most Media Owner Digital Award for the first time. The eighth annual Most Awards ceremony is being held on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. "We regard Omnicom's participation in the awards as significant....

24 Aug 2016

Mimecast sponsors Talk Radio 702 show Technobyte

Mimecast has announced that it will be sponsoring Talk Radio 702 radio show, Technobyte, after months of collaboration between the two brands. Brandon Bekker, MD at Mimecast South Africa says, "The sponsorship makes sense, as we see that cybercrime impacts individuals and businesses alike and...

24 Aug 2016

New lifestyle show features Nandi Madida, Ayanda Thabethe as presenters

Bet A-List, the new weekly lifestyle and entertainment magazine show from BET will feature Nandi Madida and Ayanda Thabethe as the new presenters on Thursday nights on DStv channel 129, from Thursday 8 September at 6.35pm. Monde Twala, Viacom's VP, BET, Youth & Music for Africa, says, "They are...

23 Aug 2016

Media production planning, scheduling Masterclass

Innovative Ideas Training Academy will host a Media Production Planning and Scheduling Masterclass on 22-23 September 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg. Click here to download the Masterclass PDF and email Thembelihle Vundla at...

19 Aug 2016

New TVC for King Price

King Price launches its new product, business insurance, through a new TV commercial, in a creative collaboration between Xfacta and Team Best. The TVC aligns itself with business owners in a way that says, "We get you, because we are you." Click here to view....

18 Aug 2016

Four weeks to Assegai entry deadline

Entries for the Assegai Awards close on Friday 9 September. To nominate your work in any of the categories open for entry, go to and email any queries to az.oc.sdrawaiagessa@ofnibRev('brev-b5260b9f-e38b-4113-a5c7-e34339026386',...

18 Aug 2016

WeChat turns TV into e-commerce channel

Utilising technology from WeChat, television viewers can scan a QR code from a television advert and have five products from Futurelife delivered free to their home from 9 September to 9 October on DSTV channels. WeChat will also be giving customers R50 cash back to their wallet, once the...

17 Aug 2016

Phat Joe to host daily Drive Time Show on East Coast Radio

From 15 August 2016, Phat Joe joined East Coast Radio to host the daily Drive Time Show on air from 3-6pm, Monday to Friday. As part the channel's latest line-up, Damon Beard will be in a new time slot, hosting his show from 9am to noon.

16 Aug 2016

Five new brand ambassadors for Samsung

Five new celebrity brand ambassadors have joined Samsung South Africa. They are Olympic swimmer Cameron van der Burgh, actor and TV presenter Maps Maponyane, celebrity chef Reuben Riffel, renowned Afrikaans singer and actor Bobby van Jaarsveld and former Miss South Africa and businesswoman Jo-Ann...

12 Aug 2016

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