According to Forbes, Dr Phil rakes in the cash

Channel 24 reports that, according to the latest Forbes highest-paid TV star list, daytime talk show host Dr Phil McGraw is the highest paid TV personality with a reported income of $79m. Forbes magazine indicated that the makeup of these stars' annual earnings may also include income from...

2 days ago

Ryan Seacrest to return as host of American Idol

EWN reports that Ryan Seacrest is set to return to his previous role as the talent competition show's host. The news was confirmed on Live with Kelly and Ryan Thursday morning by talk show host Kelly Ripa. Seacrest has been American Idol's host for its previous 15 seasons. Read more here....

2 days ago

Even further deadline extension for 2017 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards

Deadlines for the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been extended even further. All entries for this year's awards must now be submitted by close of business on Wednesday, 26 July 2017. Check out the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards website for more information on...

2 days ago

BBC pay list causes stir

Mail Online reports that BBC has released a list of its top 100 paid on-screen stars. The list has caused BBC staff to become furious when finding out how much they earn in comparison to their colleagues. High-profile female broadcasters have expressed their disgust about the emerging gender pay...

19 Jul 2017

Liquor sector estimates Liquor Amendment Bill will cause billions in lost revenue

Roleplayers in the alcohol industry expressed disappointment at the Department of Trade and Industry's failure to consider the potential loss of revenue as a result of the proposed amendments to the Liquor Act. The proposed Liquor Amendment Bill introduces several severe restrictions on the sale and...

19 Jul 2017

Sanef condemns BLF's attack on Micah Reddy

The South African National Editors' Forum has condemned the recent harassment of a journalist. Micah Reddy, a journalist at the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, was verbally assaulted and harassed by members of the Black First Land First movement along with its leader, Andile...

19 Jul 2017

BBM and Planet Sport launches Football365

BBM Messenger and Planet Sport Publishing has launched Football365 in the instant messenger's discover menu. Football fans are now able to access and share pre-match and in-game updates to cheer with friends or taunt rivals within BBM. Football365 is a mobile-first, social-first ethos with...

19 Jul 2017

Game of Thrones sets record premiere

Channel 24 reports Game of Thrones' seventh season has set a record premiere of 10.1 million viewers. The record has overshadowed previous record-holder episodes. The numbers are a representation of viewers who watched the episode as it first aired and others who have streamed and viewed via...

19 Jul 2017

#Move4Goodness with First Choice on Facebook Live from 10am

This Mandela Day, First Choice will be utilising Facebook Live to #Move4Goodness for 67 minutes. From 10:00-11:07 today, the brand will be live streaming a selection of dances, backed by a playlist, crowdsourced by its fans in an effort to raise R120,000 worth of nutritious dairy products to be...

18 Jul 2017

Isuzu renews Blue Bulls sponsorship

Isuzu has renewed its sponsorship with the Vodacom Blue Bulls. The renewal continues the ongoing partnership between the two brands. Isuzu's successful partnership with the rugby union demonstrates the car company's recent announcement of its intention to strengthen its presence in South Africa...

17 Jul 2017

Servest announces a Clicks contract award

Clicks has awarded facilities management company Servest a contract to clean an additional 40 stores in the Western Cape. The award means that Servest will provide cleaning services to each Clicks store. Servest has successfully partnered with Clicks for the last two years.

17 Jul 2017

NetBooster announces partnership with Limbik

Global NetBooster Group has announced a partnership with South African agency Limbik Responding Creative. Group's extensive digital services and expertise will be available on the Africa continent.

14 Jul 2017

Ster-Kinekor, DIFF partner in Wavescape Film Festival screening

Ster-Kinekor and the Durban International Film Festival have entered a partnership that will see a free-to-attend public outdoor screening of four films at the Bay of Plenty on 16 July 2017. Ster-Kinekor has collaborated with National Film and Video Foundation and this year's Youth Achiever Award...

13 Jul 2017

WPP to acquire German creative agency group

WPP is to acquire German independent creative agency group, Thjnk AG. Thjnk AG will remain an independent brand within the WPP group. Established in Hamburg in 2012, thjnk AG is an agency group that specialises in advertising, design, and corporate publishing. Over the past five years, thjnk AG...

13 Jul 2017

Media Mark sets to sponsor the Media Agency Legend Award once again at the MOST awards

Media Mark has in the past sponsored the Media Agency Legend Award for the MOST awards for many years and will continue to do so for the next awards. Its decision to sponsor again is part of Media Mark's initiative 'In the KNOW NOW', which is an initiative that facilitates the growth and...

13 Jul 2017

Come Dine with Me South Africa to return in 2018

Come Dine with Me South Africa will be making its return on BBC Lifestyle in 2018 following a three-year hiatus. BBC Worldwide has commissioned ITV Studios Global Entertainment along with Rapid Blue South Africa to produce the third instalment of 12-episode series. Episodes will be filmed in the...

13 Jul 2017

DMASA opens entries for 2017 Assegai Awards

The Direct Marketing Association of Southern Africa has announced that the entries for the 2017 Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards are now open. The DMASA has streamlined the submissions process by simplifying the entry forms and providing a short and straightforward online process. Entry fees...

13 Jul 2017

Radio 2000 to spend Mandela Day at Joubert Park

Radio 2000 will be broadcasting live from Joubert Park on Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July 2017, between 9am and 12pm. The station will be spending its 67 minutes celebrating Madiba's legacy by feeding and donating blankets to 500 homeless people in the Johannesburg CBD. The homeless people will, in...

13 Jul 2017

Nfinity partners with AdColony

Nfinity has entered a partnership with the mobile advertising company, AdColony. AdColony is led by Andrew Kramer in South Africa and provides in-app mobile video advertising; providing consumers, in African markets particularly, access to HD ad experiences across 1,000 mobile apps.

13 Jul 2017

Die Pos, The Beat join Spark Media

Spark Media has added two local community newspapers to its list of media offerings; Die Pos and The Beat. Both of these publications focus on hyper-local content, creative advertising, and upliftment among the less-privileged communities in the form of various charity initiatives in Limpopo....

13 Jul 2017

Public hearings are to be held by ICASA

In respect of a process to review the regulatory framework governing the community broadcasting sector, ICASA has planned to hold public meetings. The meetings aim to give stakeholders who have given in submissions in relation to the process of review an opportunity to orally support their...

12 Jul 2017

Primedia welcomes high court ruling on Black First Land First

Primedia Broadcasting welcomed the Johannesburg High Court ruling that hinders members of Black First Land First from intimidating, harassing, assaulting, threatening, and coming to the homes of journalists. The court also ruled that the organisation make a public statement, condemning such...

7 Jul 2017

Deadline extension for 2017 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards

The deadline for entries for this year's New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards has been extended; all entries must now be completed and submitted by 21 July 2017. For more information, check our the FAQ page on the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards website....

6 Jul 2017

CDC named best trade marketing specialist at Sub-Saharan Enterprise Awards

The Coega Development Corporation received the Best International Trade Marketing Specialist - South Africa award at the 2017 Sub-Saharan Enterprise Awards. The awards were hosted by the MEA Markets and recognised the efforts of companies that have successfully expanded into a number of different...

6 Jul 2017

SABC involved in special projects for Mandela Month

This July, the South African Broadcasting Corporation will be celebrating Nelson Mandela's legacy in the theme of ‘do your bit of good in honour of Madiba'. As part of its programme for Mandela Month, Lesedi FM and SABC 2 will be unveiling the newly upgraded Diepdale Secondary School's science...

5 Jul 2017

Rise FM introduces new breakfast show team

As from Monday, 3 July 2017, Rise FM will be introducing its new breakfast show team to its listeners. Mpumi Mbethe, who co-hosted the award-winning breakfast show on Ligwalagwala FM, will team up with Rise FM's presenter, Cheese, between 6am to 9am every weekday.

29 Jun 2017

Radio 2000 changes up its Sunday mid-morning schedule

As of 2 July, Radio 2000 will be making changes to its Sunday mid-morning schedule, which will see The Jukebox (Sundays, 9am to 12pm) with Shawny B moved to Sunday, 9pm to 12am, and 9212 with Tsheko moved to Sunday's mid-morning timeslot.

29 Jun 2017

Effective Measure's A Guide To Programmatic Advertising For Publishers e-book now available

Audience management company, Effective Measure has written an e-book titled A Guide To Programmatic Advertising For Publishers, which details what programmatic advertising is, how it evolved, what it looks like behind the scenes and why publishers should adopt it. Download eBook....

26 Jun 2017

Google honours Oskar Fishinger's 117th birthday with interactive doodle

In honour of German-American artist, musician and filmmaker Oskar Fishinger's 117th birthday, Google has released an interactive doodle in celebration of his work with animated art, set to music. The doodle allows users to click through and create their own visual art in Fischinger's style, by...

22 Jun 2017

GALA releases new book, Sweepstakes & Contests: A Global Legal Perspective

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released its new book, Sweepstakes & Contests: A Global Legal Perspective, which provides a summary of laws governing sweepstakes and contest in more than 50 countries worldwide. Each chapter, organised by country, outlines how sweepstakes and contests...

15 Jun 2017

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