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Professor Francis Petersen appointed new Chairperson of Cape Town Design NPC

Following the sudden death of the late Professor Russel Botman, chairperson of Cape Town Design NPC, the Board has appointed Professor Francis Petersen as its new Chairperson. Professor Petersen is the Dean of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Cape Town and is a registered...

National anthem played on Ligwalagwala FM

To encourage South Africans, particularly the youth, to learn the words of the national anthem, Ligwalagwala FM starts the weekday 6am to 6pm shows with the song. When asked what motivated this initiative, Rio Mabunda, Ligwalagwala FM station manager, said, "The recent developments in the...

Vuma 103FM reach increases into Gauteng

Times Media Group (TMG) has introduced an innovative new radio broadcast model for two of Vuma FM's most popular shows, The V Connection and Kwasa Breakfast. As from Saturday 26 July, Grant Shakaone will present The V-Connection from Times Media's new broadcasting studios in Rosebank, and newly...

Mobile apps allow for cost-effective research to help measure ROI

Following the success of ovatoyou's mobile study of SA bloggers, Amanda Reekie, founding director of ovatoyou and ImagineNATION Alliance, speaks to PR-Net on Tuesday, August 19 about how the PR industry can use affordable mobile research platforms to test shifts in sentiment and reputation and, more...

Rado Star Prize South Africa 2014 closes for entries in August

A reminder to design students and non-professional designers living in South Africa and looking to start their career in design in South Africa that entries to the Rado Star Prize South Africa 2014 closes for entries on 31 August 2014. The company is running the competition in South Africa for the...

Hollard responds to Mini's "drive it like it's stolen" billboard campaign

Remember how the Mini billboard from earlier this month was rebuked for promoting the stealing of cars, speeding and reckless driving. Well, Hollard created a virtual billboard in response to this crisis. The billboard went live this week on their Facebook and Twitter profiles with a payoff line:...

WeChat launches YouTube, global blog, Chatterbox

WeChat has announced the launch of Chatterbox, a global blog for everything fun and new about the app. The blog takes users inside its world, revealing product updates, senior executive insights, knowledgeable industry news and its marketing activities from across the globe. The company has also...

SA Home Owner celebrates quarter of a century

The August edition of SA Home Owner celebrates quarter of a century with a bumper 284-page issue. Featuring one of the magazine's popular Kitchen & Bathroom supplements, it is giving back to its readers, offering them the opportunity to win prizes to the value of over R275,000 in celebration of its...

Enter the Europcar Walk the Talk Twitter Competition

It's that time of the year again when we put on our walking shoes and participate in the Discovery 702 Walk-the-Talk and 2014 marks a historic milestone for South Africa - 20 years of freedom and democracy in the country. To celebrate our achievements, we need to remember how we got here. So, show...

Brandyourcar.com links OOH, social media

Brandyourcar.com has demonstrated how to link out of home (OOH) transit media to brand ambassadors with a strong social media influence, for advertiser Liqui-Fruit. Drivers aged between 22 and 28 that are outgoing and socially (virtually) well connected were preselected by the company and only...

New sports channel from StarSat

This past weekend, StarSat launched its new sports channel, StarTimes Sport 2 on channel 241. To accommodate the new channel and other future channels, sports channels will now be located between channels 241-251. In addition, Fox International Channels (FIC) will rebrand the Setanta Africa and...

Pens Behaving Badly hits online shelves

Sunday Times Books has published 'Pens Behaving Badly', a selection of the best of Paige Nick's comedic Sunday Times columns and the wacky responses from readers. Nick is an award-winning copywriter, columnist and author of two novels, 'A Million Miles from Normal' and 'This Way Up'. It is available...

Shifting Afrikaans programmes is illegal: FF Plus

The SABC's decision to move Afrikaans programmes from SABC2 to SABC3 was illegal, the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) said on Tuesday, reports Sowetan LIVE. "The FF Plus views the decision with regards to Afrikaans as illegal as the Afrikaans community did not have any say in an administrative decision...

Look beyond Motsoeneng in SABC controversy

Aubrey Matshiqi, writing in BD Live asks "What is the controversy over the Hlaudi Motsoeneng imbroglio really about? It follows a decision by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to confirm the appointment of Motsoeneng as the chief operations officer of the SABC. The minister's decision was the...

Advertising maven Mike Abel speaks to PR-Net

PR-Net, the peer network for the communications industry, hosts M&C Saatchi Abel's Managing Partner Mike Abel on Tuesday, July 29 at 5:30pm at the newly relocated Gold Restaurant, in Green Point. Abel took Ogilvy South Africa to a leadership position before connecting with M&C Saatchi. He will...

YouTube On the Go

The use of mobile to view videos on YouTube has increased more than 30% since 2011. But what good is YouTube on mobile devices if the viewer can't even view the videos? The team at YouTubeDownload explores these issues, and some quick fixes, in their newest infographic, "YouTube On The Go."...

New StarSat channel enables movie catch-up

StarSat has launched its Fox Movies +2 on channel number 136 that is a time shift channel that enables subscribers to catch up on movies they may have missed on the Fox Movies channel. When a movie is broadcast on Fox Movies channel 135, it is available two hours later on Fox Movies +2. For more...

White Paper - Paper characteristics for digital printing

New technological developments in electrophotographic printing are placing stringent demands on paper performance. With higher run speeds and higher image quality expectations, paper manufacturers are challenged to produce papers with the appropriate characteristics at acceptable price points....

Perfect Solutions finalist in Maverick Awards

Perfect Solutions was one of the finalists of the inaugural Under 35 Maverick Awards, which showcases a new generation of young and innovative entrepreneurs who make valuable contributions to the South African economy The company was represented at the event by MD, Darren Barnes, who has headed...

Pepsi builds on 2014 football campaign

Earlier in the year Pepsi kicked off its global campaign with the announcement of the 2014 superstar football squad. As part of the campaign, it recently launched limited edition 'collectible cans', featuring the Pepsi global athletes such as Robin van Persie, David Luiz, Sergio Ramos, Sergio...

Madonsela to launch new probe at SABC

According to BD Live, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela "has decided to launch a new investigation into the appointment of SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng". The new probe will include examining if he has the right qualifications to hold the position. For more information Madonsela to...

MOST sheep go outdoors

The logo for the 2014 MOST Awards, a newly designed sheep created by the cartoonist and creative, Steve Limbrick, are popping their heads up everywhere, on digital screens at the side of the road, online and in magazines. The sheep are under the spotlight on Continental Outdoor Media's eight...

The Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel to pop down until 7 August

The court for the Oscar Pistorius criminal trial has adjourned, and as a result The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel (DStv Channel 199) will pop down until 7 August 2014. The channel will continue to broadcast live interviews and analysis of the trial with repeat programming...

Effective Measure awarded online audience measurement tender

Following a tender procedure, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) of South Africa (formerly known as the DMMA), has selected Effective Measure (EM) as the country's online audience measurement supplier. Under the four-year contract, the company will supply the IAB South Africa with a web and...

New Nando's #toogoodtoshare campaign launches online, Mxit

As part of its #toogoodtoshare campaign, launching its garlic roll, Nando's has created an online competition asking its customers to select something they would rather do than share their garlic roll. In return, they stand the chance to win something made for sharing, from movie tickets to gaming...

Stuff drops models, focuses on technology

Stuff breaks away from its traditional theme of using models on its covers, in line with international trends. "The lad-mag era of women-in-bikinis being an essential part of publishing a previously male-focussed tech mag are over," said editor and publisher, Toby Shapshak. "This out-dated...

"New Car for R699" campaign falls flat

The Satinsky Group has pulled the plug on the "New car from R699 per month" campaign, leaving an estimated 17,000 people stranded with monthly repayments to the bank. The campaign involved clients who agreed to advertising on a new car, provided by the group, in return for payment. Angry clients...

Rolling out merchant apps, new wave of mCommerce

In May 2014, ahead of the media launch for Standard Bank's new mCommerce app, SnapScan, Litha Communications was appointed to roll out the app to 5000 SMME merchants across South Africa. With five teams of 132 marketers, the company visited all hotspot shopping centres in South Africa, using an...

Internal launch ignites staff in 'Born to Run' competition

To encourage staff to live up to Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa's new brand promise, 'Born to Run', the BTL agency Ignite setup an internal competition for the staff to win limited edition Nike 'Born to Run' sneakers by being the fastest to respond to customers' emails. The race turned the...

Tickets for Most Awards now open

Ticket sales for the Most Awards, being held on 4 September 2014 at the Linder Auditorium, Parktown Johannesburg, are now open. Tickets are R300 each for 1-3 tickets, R450 each for groups of 4-10, and R400 for groups of more than 10. This year's theme is retro-box office and guests will be...

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