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Qualifications in digital marketing add more than knowledge

According to the London School of Marketing, there are four benefits in acquiring a digital marketing designation in a fast moving, competitive field. Complementing a comprehensive range of blogs, whitepapers and case studies designed to support students pursuing sought-after marketing...

CNN Marketplace Africa raises a glass

On Friday 28 November at 11.45pm, 'CNN Marketplace Africa' visits the grain-rich Western Cape and takes a closer look at the South African spirits industry. It meets some of the producers of premium alcohol in South Africa and takes a closer look at the intricacies of producing world-class products....

'2014 Envy Award' goes to Coca-Cola, FCB Joburg for #RainbowNation

The #RainbowNation activation run during Freedom month has again earned Coca-Cola and FCB Joburg another award - the '2014 Envy Award', handed out this week by Financial Mail's AdFocus. The Envy Award is given to that agency that has others muttering under their breath, 'I wish I'd done that'. This...

Late Nite News gets Emmy nomination

Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola (LNN) received an International Emmy nomination in the category of Best Comedy on 24 November 2014 at the 42nd International Emmy Awards, hosted in New York. This is the second time the series has been nominated for an award, having received its first nomination in...

Support Brand Inspiration Museum, buy heritage posters

{{Image}}Following the Visual Brand Exhibition at GIBS during Brand Week, where more than 120 exhibits were brought together by Brands & Branding, The Brand Museum Project and a variety of contributors from the advertising and branding communities, limited edition prints of selected work are being...

Comments for draft RFSAP remain open until next year

ICASA has extended the submission date on the draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan (RFSAP) until 28 January 2015. It was published on 14 November 2014. It seeks to specify the technical conditions on the use of the frequency bands and is aimed at soliciting views from stakeholders on the...

Polo gets top returns on tight video budget

Working on a tight budget of about R50,000 per video, OgilvyOne Worldwide Cape Town produced six videos over six weeks for the Volkswagen Polo Vivo, armed only with an iPhone, a cast of agency people and a great set of animators. Launched on YouTube and as rich media banners, the 'Anything is...

Food & Home Entertaining adds AR

The December issue of Food & Home Entertaining has published its first augmented reality (AR) issue. Using the free LAYAR App, available on Google Play and through the iTunes store, readers can learn how to make the festive fare inside, meet the editorial team and win their share of over R30,000...

Time to enter YoungGuns 2014

If you are under 30 and creative, there is still time to enter YoungGuns 2014, which recognises the 'tomorrow' of the communications industry and who and what to watch out for. YGA celebrates the future, not the past. It celebrates potential of individuals and companies. If you want to be one of the...

Mobile Asia Expo relaunches as Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Mobile Asia Expo has been relaunched as Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai taking place on 15-17 July 2015. It will offer attendees insights into the latest industry developments and trends, a front row seat to new device launches and cutting-edge technology showcases, exclusive networking...

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...

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