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Nataniƫl, Mandoza do #SizzleSizzle for new TVC

A new TVC for Checkers and Shoprite 2014 Championship Boerewors features Afrikaans performer and food celebrity Nataniƫl and kwaito music star Mandoza. The brainchild of Cape creative shop, Mad Advertising, which has been agency custodians of the Championship Boerewors brand since 2001, the...

Fergus Sampson resigns from Media 24, Davidson as acting head

Fergus Sampson, chief executive of Media24 News division, has resigned and leaves the organisation at the end of October 2014. Ishmet Davidson, head of local and southern newspapers, will step in as acting head. For the past two years, he has been at the helm of Media24's News division. Sampson...

Angle Orange Shopper Design Science Workshops phase 2

Today Angle Orange completes phase 2 of Shopper Design Science Workshops by Jason Frichol, The Science behind understanding shopper psychology and delivering design and messaging that drives additional exposures leading to additional impressions and greater sales for brands and retailers...

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes most liked sportsman on Facebook

Cristiano Ronaldo, forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and captain of the Portugal national team is the most liked man and athlete/sportsman footballer on Facebook, as he hits 100 million likes. To celebrate this milestone, Ronaldo shared a video on his page thanking his fans and said. To view, go...

New app for admin of cycling performance centres

Retech South Africa has created an internal application that allows key Cadence Cycling Performance Centres staff members, in its different branches, to do administrative work from a tablet or a smartphone. Staff members will be able to keep register of all the clients and their attendance, know...

The Loeries Special Feature to air on Vuzu Amp this Friday

DStv's new channel, Vuzu Amp (Channel 114) will be airing the first of a two part series called 'Looking for the Loerie with Denise' this Friday, 17 October 2014 at 7pm. Looking for the Loerie with Denise chronicles VUZU's bright young star as she embarks on an epic journey to Loeries Creative...

VIDI incorporates The Learning Channel

VIDI has announced that the Learning Channel, which offers excellent resources for school-goers of all ages, is now available as part of its monthly subscription option. Coming out of the educational series that aired on SABC television, the channel also offers free downloadable workbooks for matric...

Samsung recognised as a Top Employer

At the recent Top Employers annual Certification dinner, Samsung attained the prestigious Top Employer 2015 Certification, which recognises top employers through a stringent certification process evaluating internal HR policies and procedures. The Top Employers endorsement is awarded to...

Johanna McDowell represents SA at Ad Forum Summit in New York

Johanna McDowell, MD of the Independent Agency Search and Selection company (IAS) is the only South African representative at the Ad Forum Worldwide Summit being held in New York this week. The Summit is a unique and highly focused event for the leading agency search consultants drawn from markets...

MWeb Wi-Fi campaign on the move with branded cabs

As part of its free Wi-Fi OOH marketing campaign, MWeb and Posterscope partnered with New Wave Outdoor Media to use 17 branded cabs in the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, from July until the end of September 2014. "Transit but more specifically taxi/cab media is a successful way to create impact...

The Riverbed agency acquires Chillibush Communications

The Riverbed agency's acquisition of a 70% stake in Chillibush Communications, a through-the-line agency, will transform it into a black-female-owned creative agency and will further provide the group with a presence in the market, combining its PR and activations with advertising and below the line...

Joburgers top live music streamers

According to stats from one of South Africa's biggest live music streaming portals, SkyRoomLive, the majority of South Africa's music streamers (58%) are based in Johannesburg, followed by Cape Town (26%) and Polokwane (12%), with the device of choice being a Blackberry Curve 9320, Apple iPhone and...

Blue Weekend promotion this weekend offers one million Megs free

Samsung Electronics South Africa has created an exciting new initiative, called the Insane Samsung Blue Weekend promotion, in order to make its premium TVs accessible to everyone in the South African market. Consumers that buy a new Samsung Smart TV from 10-12 October 2014, receive one million Megs...

Forbes Africa celebrates third anniversary

As Forbes Africa celebrates its third anniversary in October, the magazine was ranked the top read monthly publication among Africa's richest by the EMS Affluent Survey in Africa, from IPSOS in August 2014. Featured on the cover of the October edition is multimillionaire hotel magnate, Sol Kerzner,...

Another trial to captivate TV audiences

Media intelligence providers in Southern Africa, ROi Africa will offer real-time media coverage statistics and analysis on the upcoming Dewani murder trial in Cape Town. Regular statistics, updates and Twitter feeds will keep all up-to-date with the insights into this controversial trial. As with...

SAARF Bursary for quantitative media research

The newly awarded South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) bursary to Dorothy Pearl Mogane, for study towards gaining her Masters Degree in Research Psychology at the University of Pretoria, sets the example for creating more quantitative researchers. SAARF offers bursary opportunities...

Brian Ndevu joins trufm

Brian Ndevu has joinged trufm as part of the station's lunchtime show; The Real Deal (Mon - Fri 12:30pm - 3pm). Brian will be co-hosting the show with AJ Blie who has been with the station since its inception.The Real Deal is a lifestyle show which tackles issues such as service delivery...

New Engen TVC brings brand to life

The new Engen TVC follows a man on a road trip, from the arid plains of the Tankwa Karoo through the fynbos of the Cape to the Atlantic Ocean, backed by emotive soundtrack, written and performed by Theo Crous and Arno Carstens, with lyrics by Aaron Harris. FCB Cape Town used the client's philosophy,...

Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story out now

The non-fiction true crime book, 'Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story', written by authors Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman, launches today, 3 October 2014. Published by Pan Macmillan, it is available in hardback nationally in stores at R245.

Reminder to book for WDC Design Policy Conference in October

The WDC Design Policy Conference, the fourth in a series of six Signature Events that are part of the yearlong WDC 2014 programme, will take place on 17-18 October 2014 at the Cape Town Stadium. The conference is an event to celebrate and recognise socially-inclusive design in the city. Delegates...

New video clip channel for StarSat

StarSat launched the QYou channel, available on its Super Package on channel 165 yesterday, 1 October 2014. This is the first 24/7 channel to showcase some of the world's best high quality short form video clips from around the world, usually viewed via the Internet. With 12 hours of fresh video...

SANEF presents Media Freedom Day

The SA National Editors Forum (SANEF) and Wits Journalism will run a Media Freedom Day celebration/Black Wednesday commemoration, under the theme 'Enhancing Media Freedom in Africa'. It will also launch the State of the Newsroom, SA 2014. The event will be held on 17 October 2014 at the Media24...

New TVC for Painblok

AIR Films has produced a 20-second commercial for Y&R South Africa's client Painblok emphasising the nature of headaches by harnessing the power of symbolism to communicate its intrinsic qualities. The TVC opens with an office worker determinedly sitting at his desk, struggling to concentrate...

Farm Film and Rob Payton launch WeShootFood

Rob Payton, a Cape Town based Food with Performance director has teamed up with Farm Film in a new venture. Rob's global experience in shooting food and the Farm's international track record are a superb recipe for success. The idea is a simple one: We do what the sign above the shop says. Allow...

Last minute cancellation of Rory Sutherland at Digital Edge Live

A last minute cancellation of an Air France flight to Johannesburg, has unfortunately stranded Rory Sutherland, one of the key note speakers at today's Nedbank Digital Edge Live event. Loki Magerman, The Digital Edge Live spokesperson, confirmed that as soon as the team was notified of the...

Riverbed Technology expands security, adds Microsoft Azure capabilities

Riverbed Technology has announced that it has expanded security, adding Microsoft Azure capabilities to its SteelApp Traffic Manager, a virtual application delivery controller (ADC). As companies evolve toward the hybrid enterprise model, with private assets on-premises and public services in the...

Top ceramicist to talk at CCDI meeting

Craft producers and designers are invited to attend the free monthly sector meeting of the Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) on Wednesday 1 October. Ceramist Andile Dyalvane will discuss the multiple collaborative projects he has been involved in for the past six years - from working with fellow...

Migrate Magazine call for advertisers

The official magazine for the Loeries, Migrate Magazine, has issued a call for advertisers for its 20th edition. The magazine is a source of inspiration to all creative minds involved in brand communication, advertising, design, architecture & interior design and experiential media. The Loeries...

Braai Map features SA's ultimate outdoor braai spots

Drive South Africa has launched an interactive map with the best outdoor braai spots in South Africa. Discover Mzansi's magical braai spots by clicking on one of the 80+ pins featured on the map across South Africa. Each pin provides information about the braai spots such as: Location and...

Trafrica is mobile advertising representative for Gumtree

Gumtree has appointed Trafrica as its mobile advertising partner to promote the online classifieds website, described as the largest in South Africa. Trafrica has a core focus on premium mobile media planning and buying. "As we can see from the latest Effective Measures results, Gumtree draws close...

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