Trufm's 2018 tru Talent Awards

Trufm travelled to Mdantsane, Bhisho, Fort Beaufort, Queenstown, Bizana, Mthatha, East London, Port Elizabeth, and Maclear to hold auditions in music, dance, and radio presenting. The top two in each category from each town participated in a workshop that took place on 5 - 6 May 2018 at the SABC...

7 hours ago

Here's how to keep track of content during the world cup

CrowdTangle, which was acquired by Facebook last year, has two available resources to help you keep track of content in real time during the world cup. Click on the CrowdTangle Leaderboard and the CrowdTangle Live Display to check it out. The leaderboard looks at mentions of world cup...

9 hours ago

The 2018 Health & Wellness jury president for LIA

Tim Jones has been chosen as the jury president for Health & Wellness in the London International Awards (LIA). Jones will be on the hunt for ideas that shake up the healthcare industry and reward clients brave enough to choose something different. Click here to enter for LIA....

9 hours ago

White sqautter camps in Google search results raises eyebrows

Huffpost reports that social media users are questioning why Google Images show images of white squatter camps when searching for 'squatter camps in South Africa'. The search results stand in stark contrast to the millions of black South Africans who live in such conditions. Click here to read...

9 hours ago

North West FM submits an application for transfer to Icasa

North West FM has submitted an application transfer of ownership and control of the Individual Commercial Sound Broadcasting Service licence to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). The application seeks approval from Icasa to transfer ownership and control North West...

9 hours ago

EWN editor-in-chief Katy Katopodis resigns, starts own media co.

After 21 years at Primedia Broadcasting, Eyewitness News (EWN) editor-in-chief Katy Katopodis will be leaving the broadcaster at the end of July to work for her own media company. Katopodis comments: "After more than two decades with Primedia, the timing is now perfectly right to explore new and...

3 days ago

SA's Paul Botes awarded CAP prize at PhotoBasel

The Mail & Guardian reports that the PhotoBasel International Art Fair in Switzerland awarded its photo editor Paul Botes with the Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize. Botes received the prize for Marikana - The Aftermath, in which he, along with freelance journalist Niren Tolsi, looks into...

14 Jun 2018

Exposure Marketing are the victors of the inaugural Expo Games

Exposure Marketing won the very first SA Expo Games challenge for the exhibition industry. The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) and the Exhibition Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) partnered with TicketPro Dome and the Johannesburg Expo Centre to present the inaugural Global...

14 Jun 2018

Jewish Literary Festival 2018 to celebrate words, literature

The Jewish Literary Festival 2018 programme is set to explore an assortment of literary insights and commentaries that impact Jewish culture and history. It will also provide storytelling for the younger sector of the audience. Entrepreneur Howard Feldman will present a discussion on the 'Fear...

14 Jun 2018

Die Burger Eastern Cape will only print on Fridays

Commencing on 20 July 2018, Media24 will only publish Die Burger's Eastern Cape edition in print format on Fridays. The rest of the week, the full edition will be available as e-publications on Netwerk24, the digital platform of Media24's Afrikaans publications.

14 Jun 2018

SABC unveils new World Cup ad

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has unveiled its television ad campaign for the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia. The gist of the ad is social cohesion as anyone, regardless of background, may access the programming of the football tournament. SABC audiences may enjoy the matches...

14 Jun 2018

Cara-Lee Ruditzky is leaving Fairlady

Fairlady's fashion editor Cara-Lee Ruditzky is leaving her position to pursue her own brand ByCara. Ruditzky felt she wasn't able to juggle both brands with ByCara demanding more attention. "We are thrilled for her and wish her all the best. We will not be replacing her, but using freelance...

13 Jun 2018

WPP's Mark Read releases memo amidst Martin Sorrell allegations

Adweek reports that WPP's co-chief operating officer Mark Read sent out a memo to all WPP employees during allegations against the company's former CEO Martin Sorrell. The memo does not directly address the specific claims against Sorrell, but does state that 'all WPP working environments must be...

13 Jun 2018

Gold Quill Award acknowledges Sappi's safety initiative

The International Association of Business Communications granted Sappi Southern Africa with the Gold Quill Award in Montreal, Canada. The Gold Quill Awards programme acknowledges business communication excellence globally and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the...

12 Jun 2018

Wan-Ifra, six media organisations criticise Facebook's new ad policy

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has expressed concern regarding Facebook's latest advertising policy. The policy labels news as political advocacy and includes such content in its political ad archive. According to Wan-Ifra, along with six media organisations...

12 Jun 2018

Cannes Lions: 'Stories in 6' to look into 6-second ads

Great Guns director Jonty Toosey will present a specialist film craft workshop, 'Stories in 6', on six-second ads at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Data-analysts indicate that 77% of advertisers will produce six-second ads in the next two years. He will be...

12 Jun 2018

Local restaurant creates dynamic Spotify playlist

RocoMamas has created a playlist on Spotify, making it the first South African brand to do so. RocoMamas' founder, Brian Altriche, says the restaurant frequently receives requests on social media to create a playlist. South African indie and alternative rock bands can share their original...

12 Jun 2018

Lia Awards deadline is extended

The deadline for the London International Awards (Lia) has been extended to 2 July 2018. Entries submitted must be broadcasted, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1 July 2017 and 31 July 2018. Click here to enter....

12 Jun 2018

Entries for Design Indaba 2019 programme are now open

Design Indaba is calling for all emerging creatives to enter for its 2019 programme. Design Indaba is looking for 40 finalists to exhibit their work at Design Indaba Festival in Cape Town. A selection of finalists will also be chosen to exhibit in Johannesburg at the Design Indaba Simulcast...

12 Jun 2018

Nearly 90 SA representatives to attend international film festival

A South African group of nearly 90 people is on their way to France to take part in the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (Mifa). The delegate has a significant representation from the Western Cape. Certain members of the delegation are supported, and all are accompanied by...

11 Jun 2018

Jacaranda FM creates brand new podcast hub

Jacaranda FM has launched JacPod; a brand new podcast hub which features a selection of content from South African celebrities. JacPod covers music, sport, celebrities, marketing, and business and is available through the Jacaranda FM website. New podcast episodes will be available weekly.

11 Jun 2018

SA horror film makes it to international stage

South African psychological horror film The Tokoloshe will be screened at four global horror film festivals. It will make its world premiere at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) in Bucheon, South Korea. The film is directed by Jerome Pikwane, who co-wrote it with South...

11 Jun 2018

Sanef strongly disapproves of sexist remarks at Wan-Ifra

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed disapproval of the sexist remarks and harassment that took place during the recently held Wan-Ifra World News Congress in Portugal. The gathering was marred by a number of highly inappropriate sexist remarks and harassments,...

11 Jun 2018

Robert Marawa to host first-of-its-kind simulcast radio sports show

Sportscaster Robert Marawa will be returning to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to host a first-of-its-kind simulcast radio sports show on Metro FM and Radio 2000 between 6pm and 8pm from Monday to Friday. The announcement was made at an internal event at Auckland Park, which...

8 Jun 2018

5 must-see Cannes Lions presentations

The 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity kicks off in the French Riviera on 18 June 2018. This year's lineup is jampacked with topic debates, power hours, game shows, and interactive sessions. To simplify things, here are five must-see celebrated members of the television and...

7 Jun 2018

Nelson Mandela Bay hosts the #ECMeetUp

The #ECMeetUp 2018 Bloggers and Influencers Conference took place on 2 June 2018 at the Fairview Race Course in Nelson Mandela Bay. The EC MeetUp team in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and Herald Live welcomed guest speakers, bloggers, and social media influencers at the...

7 Jun 2018

Ad Stars adds new member to executive jury

Ad Stars 2018 has added Ari Halper, chief creative officer at FCB New York, to its executive jury. The other executive judges are Anna Qvennerstedt, Wooh Hoh, Toby Talbot, and Joji Jacob.

7 Jun 2018

Israeli embassy pulls a Regina George on Iranian leader

The Independent reports that the Israeli embassy in the United States used a gif from the film Mean Girls to respond to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter. The post was widely shared on social media; it was retweeted more than 9,000 times and liked more than 27,000 times...

6 Jun 2018

157 new emojis to choose from

Business Insider South Africa reports that the Unicode Consortium will be rolling out several new emojis this week. According to the report, Unicode's emoji 11.0 update will include the red-headed sector of society aka 'gingers', cupcakes, superheroes, bagels, toilet paper, kangaroos, and...

6 Jun 2018

What's Sir David Attenborough doing at Cannes Lions?

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Sir David Attenborough will unveil The Lion's Share to the world at the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The Lion's Share is a blend of advertising and conservation, presented with Game of Thrones star Nikolaj...

6 Jun 2018

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