Annual Local Media Excellence Awards selects judges

Today, 28 April 2016, the final judging for the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) Annual Local Media Excellence Awards will take place. The five judges are Mandi Botha, Cliff Buchler, Marlene Malan, Zolani Sinxo and Fanie Groenewald (convener). "Preliminary judging was done by Kennedy Mudzuli,...

3 days ago

Reminder to enter 2016 New Stars AD competition

The next New Stars AD competition will take place in Busan Korea, from 24-27 August 2016, as part of the 9th annual Ad Stars festival, which is Asia's fastest growing advertising awards show. Creative professionals, aged under 30, must enter the competition before 31 May 2016. It costs KRW 1,000,000...

25 Apr 2016

Entries for Sikuvile Journalism Awards close on Friday

Entries to the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2016 close this Friday, 22 April. The Awards are hosted by Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA), an umbrella body incorporating print and digital media, but this year the Awards are also opened to non-PDMSA members. The event is...

20 Apr 2016

Newly named agency Matriarch offers dedicates cause related marketing division

Matriarch, formerly known as Hotstuff Marketing, has launched a new digital division, as part of its rebranding exercise and a newly formalised and dedicated cause related marketing division. Cause related marketing or cause marketing is not a new concept and marketers and agencies based in...

19 Apr 2016

New digital advertising consortium includes South Africa's most influential publishers

A new digital advertising consortium, AdJoin Africa publisher co-operative, includes South Africa's most influential publishers, including Rubicon Project, MaxAxion and Kagiso Media, has been launched. It represents the ideal solution for local campaigns and global buyers looking to reach the...

18 Apr 2016

Geoff Cohen to head up new venture, Delv

Geoff Cohen and digital disruption agency &innovation, have joined forces with the Ole! Media Group to form a new venture, Delv, which will provide highly targeted advertising opportunities by harnessing the power of big data. Having identified that it required a data model and strategy, Ole!...

18 Apr 2016

AAA School graduates class of 2015, offers testing for prospective students

The AAA School of Advertising (AAA) and the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), have welcomed the entry of 159 new graduates to the profession at a celebratory graduation event. CEO of the ACA, Odette van der Haar, expressed satisfaction at the high level of transformation...

15 Apr 2016

Cannes Lions entry deadline extended

Creatives now have 11 days left to enter their powerful, innovative and award-winning work into the 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival Creativity 201 as the deadline has been extended further to 21 April. Cannes Lions takes place between 18 and 25 June and will see the top creative minds...

13 Apr 2016

Frewin, McCall & Joel Mervis entries open

Entries for the 2016 Frewin, McCall and Joel Mervis Awards are open with entries closing on 29 April 2016. The Awards, hosted by Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA), recognise newspaper excellence in advertising, printing and production, layout and typography as well as the balanced use...

11 Apr 2016

Moneyweb adds Radio2000 to line-up

Effective 4 April 2016, Moneyweb has extended its airtime on RSG Geldsake to a full hour, kicking off at 6pm. The show will continue to be hosted by Andries Van Zyl and backed up by Moneyweb editor Ryk van Niekerk and the Ingé Lamprecht. In addition to this, it added a new one-hour show on...

8 Apr 2016

Debonairs to feature on Rank TV and Brandmarks

To inspire on-the-go consumers with a hunger for pizza, a new Debonairs campaign will hit the road over the next year, with the creative changing every three months It will be rolled out using Primedia Outdoor's Rank TV and Brandmarks. Located at major South African taxi ranks, Rank TV is a...

8 Apr 2016

Digital drive for 2016/17 Hunter's campaign

Hunter's and its brand ambassador of nine years, Thapelo Mokoena, are on the look out for Mokoena's replacement, to serve as a face the its new multi-channel campaign. Quirk and BBDO decided on a digital 'Idols format' competition using the #BeTheChina hashtag, @HuntersCider tag and short video...

8 Apr 2016

Bringing neuromarketing to the C-Suite

It's time for executives to step out of the boardroom and take control of what's happening in their in-house design studios and external communication agencies. With sources like the Harvard Business Review stating that late 2015 was the time to step back from the hustle of social media and go back...

7 Apr 2016

New money-making 'Medium' for publishers

At a digital conference hosted by Ad Age, Medium CEO announced that the online publishing network has unveiled a membership option as well as a Promoted Stories tool. Both are intended to allow publishers making use of the platform to host commercial brand content and make money. Click here for...

7 Apr 2016

WE Communications purchase majority of Buchan

The Australian communications agency Buchan, a WE+ partner since 2008, has sold a majority stake in its business to WE Communications. It will be renamed WE Buchan and continue to be an integral and significant part of the group's, bolstering offerings in the APAC region and around the globe....

7 Apr 2016

Final week for Cannes entries

The final extension for entries to the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is Thursday 7 April 2016. All work submitted after the original 24 March deadline is subject to a €105 late fee. For more information, go to www.canneslions.com. The festival takes place in Cannes from...

7 Apr 2016

New station manager for 702

Following a ten-year stint at the helm of Gauteng talk station Pheladi Gwangwa, has resigned and will leave the station at the end of May 2016, to be replaced by Thabisile Mbete, currently Primedia Broadcasting's group content editor. Listenership has grown from just over 200,000 to 979,000 during...

6 Apr 2016

Next CCDI Creative Exchange this week

The next CCDI Creative Exchange will take place on Thursday 7 April 2016 at The Glass Box, Harrington and Barrack Streets, Cape Town from 4.30-5.30pm. The speakers are Brent Peters and Clint White of Neon Grey Creative Marketing; Gareth Pearson and Michael Tymbios of First Thursday; Emile Jansen of...

5 Apr 2016

New independent centre for investigative journalism launches

Following six years as the Mail & Guardian's Centre for Investigative Journalism, amaBhungane relaunches today to become a southern African independent centre for investigative journalism. This means the centre will distribute stories more widely through a selection of print and online titles,...

1 Apr 2016

Caxton awards its top performers

Caxton Publishers & Printers recognises its editorial, sales, advertising, management and support staff at its annual Caxton Excellence Awards. This year, 1500 entries were submitted by staff for consideration with a total prize value of R280,000. Best Free Newspaper (more than 24 pages) went to...

1 Apr 2016

Joshin Raghubar selected as Yale University World Fellow

Joshin Raghubar, the founder and chairman of iKineo, leading South African customer engagement agency has been selected as one of only 16 people globally to join Yale University's international leadership development programme. Raghubar will travel to Yale later this year for an intensive four-month...

1 Apr 2016

Ellie Kemper and Michael Ian Black to host The One Show

The One Club has announced that comedian-actors Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer) will host the 43rd Annual One Show Awards, the most prestigious international awards show honoring the best in advertising, design and marketing communications. ...

31 Mar 2016

Rapid Blue receives investment from BBC Worldwide

Demonstrating its desire to expand in the region and meet the growing demand for high-end, compelling and relevant local content for the African market, in addition to taking African content to the world, BBC Worldwide has invested in South African production company Rapid Blue. Based in South...

31 Mar 2016

SponsorSA.com launches website to engage rights holders, sponsors, suppliers

To assist property rights holders, investors and suppliers in the sponsorship industry, SponsorSA.com has launched its website, providing a one-stop shop for information on South African sponsorship opportunities. Some sponsorship properties have priced themselves way out of the market for those...

30 Mar 2016

Al-Jazeera says to cut around 500 jobs

DOHA - Broadcaster Al-Jazeera said on Sunday that it is to shed around 500 jobs, most of them at its Qatar headquarters, as part of a "workforce optimisation initiative." Al-Jazeera said in a statement that after a management review it was "expected that around 500 positions worldwide will be...

29 Mar 2016

Advertising device to launch on 2 April - aimed at FM market

Jabu is an advertising tool that plays videos in a loop and transmits audio on videos via FM, making it easy to reach a diverse audience. The cheaper and more convenient advertising device will launch in Johannesburg on 2 April 2016. It uses an operating system that is modified to boot up a...

24 Mar 2016

'I'm Bored' app now available on Apple

The event and service platform 'I'm Bored' is now available on iOS operating systems on Apple products, allowing users to join the fun and be up to date with what is happening in their neighbourhood when it comes to family friendly events and services. 'I'm Bored' was launched in 2014 as a result...

24 Mar 2016

Is low freelance pay killing journalism?

The Southern African Freelancers Association (SAFREA) have released a post stating that low editorial rates are "threatening to kill journalism". There is no doubt that media has taken a turn towards digital and social media, but the basis of good investigative journalism is still warranted....

24 Mar 2016

Exhibition Management Services acquired by dmg events

dmg events, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail & General Trust, an international portfolio of digital, information, media and events businesses, has acquired Exhibition Management Services (EMS), an established Pan African exhibition organiser. EMS adds five shows to its existing...

23 Mar 2016

A 'Glad' solution to food wastage

Food wastage is a global problem. Every day hundreds of tons of food is thrown away and it's not only food that has gone bad, but leftovers that are still good. Therefore, Glad and DDB South Africa created a new campaign, titled "Instaglad," that builds awareness of this problem and demonstrates how...

23 Mar 2016

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