SONA pre-event social media analysis

Every year social media eagerly anticipates the annual state of the nation address, delivered by the president. Social media analytics specialists, youKnow Digital, have complied a pre-event report on what to expect in the 2016 state of the nation address. According to youKnow, 2015 saw the...

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Ultimate Media turns five

Leading radio specialist agency, Ultimate Media turns five. Founders John Walls, Pippa Cohen, Shelley Viljoen and Simon Parkinson have collectively spent over 100 years working in the radio industry before starting off Ultimate Media, five years ago. Employing 18 skilled staff, all with radio...

8 Feb 2016

Magna Carta opens Zimbabwe office

Originating in South Africa, reputation management firm, Magna Carta, has now opened an office in Zimbabwe. Some of the company's objectives are to provide advice regarding digital communication, investor relations and crisis management to local and international companies. Magna Carta now...

5 Feb 2016

New website for House and Leisure

The online home of House and Leisure has been revamped to provide a crisp, monochromatic interface for its readers. Senior digital content producer Bryony Whitehead says the website is a direct reflection of the brand's style and iconic taste. Online readers of houseandleisure.co.za can expect...

5 Feb 2016

GOtv launched in SA

M-Net has just unveiled its new digital terrestrial television service for South Africa, called GOtv. GOtv will use digital network towers throughout South Africa, much like cellphone companies are currently doing. Customers will need to check if they fall within the coverage areas and will also...

3 Feb 2016

Tickets for Design Indaba Simulcast Cape Town open

With the intention of making the Design Indaba Conference more accessible, it will be broadcast at the Artscape in Cape Town and other venues in South Africa and Namibia. Find Design Indaba Conference and Simulcast rates here....

3 Feb 2016

Reachmail develops customer retention guide

Recognising the expense of acquiring new customers, Reachmail has introduced a guide to help companies retain existing customers. The list provides tips on how companies can keep subscribers active and engaged. View the guide here: How To Re-Engage a Dormant Subscriber List....

3 Feb 2016

Castle Milk Stout and its agencies win Content Marketing Award

Castle Milk Stout, along with its agencies Corporate Image and MetropolitanRepublic, won the Content Marketing Award at the African Excellence Awards for the Castle Milk Stout Unplugged Talent Search. Launching in 2014, Unplugged involved a national search for a talented, unsigned vocalist. The...

2 Feb 2016

Entries open for Loeries 2016

Applicants are invited to send in entries for Loeries 2016. In order to unite the Loeries' regions of Africa and the Middle East, photographs of everyone in the industry will make up the campaign. Join the campaign by emailing:...

1 Feb 2016

Kalinda nominated for International African Woman of the Year Award

Managing director and co-founder of Africommunications Group, Mimi Kalinda, has been nominated as one of eight finalists for the International African Woman of the Year Award. This category forms part of the Women4Africa Awards 2016 conducted in the United Kingdom. Kalinda's career history...

1 Feb 2016

Climbing price of a tweet

We've seen tweets about money - lots of them and lots of it of late, particularly Gareth Cliff's just-won 'freedom of speech' court case, where the figure of R25m was bandied about. The social media spin has led Colin Cullis of Cape Talk to question whether a tweet could be worth millions,...

29 Jan 2016

CES 2016 roundup of tech trends

Havas' team of experts join Rori DuBoff, global head of strategy, Havas Media Group, EVP and WIRED's head of product and business development, Mark McClusky, talk us through the evolution of products that were on show at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. They take a look at how virtual and augmented reality,...

29 Jan 2016

Hard-hitting doccie makes TV debut on [ED]

Mogale a local documentary that uncovers the social decay of Mogale City (Krugersdorp), will premiere on [ED] on Monday, 1 February 2016. The 48 minute never before screened on television documentary highlights the rapid increase in drug abuse, building hijacking, prostitution, trafficking and...

29 Jan 2016

Design Indaba Conference still open for bookings

It's just under four weeks until the Design Indaba Conference 2016. This year's conference will be held from 17-19 February 2016 at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. It will also be broadcast live to additional venues in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Potchefstroom, Port Elizabeth and for the...

27 Jan 2016

Max du Preez leaves Independent Media group - again

The Mail & Guardian Online reports that veteran journalist, Max du Preez will no longer associate himself with the Independent Media group. In a letter to executive editor, Karima Brown, he expressed his discomfort with his association with the group and how he will no longer write columns for their...

25 Jan 2016

Editor of Business Day resigns

Songezo Zibi has resigned as editor of Business Day. Zibi is due to leave his post at the end of February, but will remain a columnist for Business Day and Sunday Times. A new editor for Business Day is yet to be announced. .kInstance h1 i{font-size: 48px !important;}...

22 Jan 2016

Mediamark partners with Digitata Insights

Mediamark has become African sales representative for MeMe Mobile, Digitata Limited's African customer engagement and advertising platform. This USSD based mobile advertising platform targets subscribers with mobile marketing messages based on their location, certain demographic data, time of...

19 Jan 2016

SA agency launches in London

Infestation, a Cape Town based agency, has extended its design and branding services to the United Kingdom. Wayne Harrison, client service director and strategist, who has over 20 years of combined creative and strategic account management experience, will represent the company in London.

19 Jan 2016

CEO of Lowe South Africa steps down

Julian Ribeiro has stepped down as chief executive officer of Lowe & Partners SA. Ribeiro's role as CEO involved consolidating the two Lowe agencies in Cape Town and Johannesburg. During Ribeiro's leadership in 2015, the agency won multiple projects and four new clients, culminating in two...

19 Jan 2016

Facebook introduces Mentions for Android

Facebook has announced the addition of Mentions for Android users. It has been testing Mentions for Android with a handful of public figures around the world and is looking forward to seeing how Mentions helps public figures on Android connect more deeply with their fans on Facebook. Since it...

13 Jan 2016

Glow TV available through new satellite channel

The eastern-inspired programme, Glow TV, will be available via an additional satellite bouquet, StarSat (on channel 570). It is already available via MultiChoice's DStv platform (channel 167) and OpenView HD (channel 108). Urban Brew Studios manage Glow TV. Channel manager, Naz Khan says, "We're...

12 Jan 2016

AMASA Workshop still open for bookings

Places are still open for the 2016 AMASA Workshop being held on 18-21 February 2016 at Riverstone Lodge, Muldersdrift. The workshop will be made up of two days of intensive learning around the details of media planning, strategy and a snapshot view of the media landscape. Delegates will then be...

8 Jan 2016

Tamaria Motsepe to leave YFM

YFM marketing manager Tamaria Motsepe today announced her resignation from the commercial radio station. Motsepe who has been part of the popular youth station for many years, and has championed several successful radio brand campaigns, and been instrumental in building some of the biggest names in...

6 Jan 2016

Illegal billboard removal adds up to R50k

NEWSWATCH: The Bedfordview Edenvale News reports that a billboard illegally erected in 2009 has finally been removed. The company responsible for the 20-metre wide gantry on Bedfordview's Van Buuren Road failed to adhere to a court order and will be liable to pay the costs for the removal, as...

28 Dec 2015

Magzter opens offices in South Africa

Magzter, a digital magazine store and newsstand with more than 27 million users globally, announced that it has opened offices in South Africa. With more than 400 magazines from South Africa and more than 5000 English titles around the globe, the company is looking forward to growing its presence in...

17 Dec 2015

Krishna Govender appointed director of academia at AAA School of Advertising

From 1 January 2016, Krishna Govender will be the new director of academia at the AAA School of Advertising. He was formerly the global dean at Regenesys Business School. He has held leadership positions at numerous institutions, including the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the Kigali School of...

17 Dec 2015

kykNET, ShowMax expand footprint to five new countries on three continents

South Africans living abroad have a new way to get a taste of home as kykNET expands its footprint, using the ShowMax video on demand platform to supply content to Afrikaans speakers in selected countries in UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand via the ShowMax platform. With around 13,000...

14 Dec 2015

SABC's Motsoeneng cleared to stay

NEWSWATCH: An internal disciplinary hearing at the SABC, which concluded this weekend, has cleared its COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng of all charges... BDLive clarifies that: " The broadcaster had charged Mr Motsoeneng with gross dishonesty, gross misconduct and abuse of power." According to...

14 Dec 2015

Viacom International Media Networks extends BET Buzz contract

Viacom International Media Networks' BET Africa television organisation has extended the local contract with VideoSwarm to produce BET Buzz, a local daily magazine show. The material is recorded in the morning at the company's Johannesburg and Cape Town studios and on location - then edited and...

11 Dec 2015

SA/Indian partnership offers mobile technology and software development

Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS), a Cape Town-based Microsoft Partner software development company, has announced its partnership with Indian-based enterprise mobility company, Winjit Technologies. Through this new partnership, KRS immediately increases its mobile solution capabilities and capacity....

10 Dec 2015

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