Microsoft to rebrand, expand news distribution

Microsoft is set to rebrand and expand its news distribution. Microsoft News will also rename its mobile apps and its news distribution service that powers MSN as Microsoft News. The rebranded Microsoft News will be incorporated into more Microsoft products, including Skype and its Xbox video...

6 hours ago

Want to build your own fashion brand?

The African Development Bank (AfDB), together with the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department has developed an event that intends to equip creative entrepreneurs operating in the textile, apparel, and accessories sector with the tools and knowledge to build a fashion brand from idea to...

13 hours ago

Lisbon Awards Group creates its very own app

The Lisbon Awards Group has created its own app that provides information on all the festivals and events of the group. The app was developed by Bliss Applications, a company that is part of the WYGroup. The app is currently in a test version but is still available for Android and iOS...

13 hours ago

Brand IQ is now an OMC member

The Out of Home Measurement Council (OMC) has welcomed its fifth member, Brand IQ. This membership comes as OMC increases its efforts to produce transparent and representative OOH research to marketers and agencies for brands to sell meaningful opportunities to clients. OMC continues to drive...

1 day ago

10th Most Awards gets four more sponsors

Four media brands have come on board as sponsors for the 10th Most Awards, which will be held at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg on 13 September 2018. TransAfrica Radio will sponsor the Media Agency Africa Award and provide 100% African sounds in the Chill Zone; Hitch Digital is the...

2 days ago

Can Do! competition offering R100,000 worth of business resources

Six young entrepreneurs have the chance to win R100,000 worth of business resources from Can Do!, the consumer-facing brand for Nampak Bevcan. Can Do! offered young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 - 35 who have an existing business and a resilient attitude to enter the competition. Six...

2 days ago

JCDecaux launches new planning, trading platform

JCDecaux has launched VIOOH; a global independent automated planning and trading platform designed to accelerate the growth of out-of-home advertising and connect the industry to the programmatic digital ecosystem. The capital of VIOOH - pronounced View - is currently owned 93.5% by JCDecaux and...

2 days ago

IRU media award is now open for entries

IRU's media award that recognises significant contributions from the media to the transport sector is currently open for entries. Journalists from across the globe are eligible for the award and the winner will be offered free registration to the IRU World Congress in Muscat, Oman. Articles or...

2 days ago

Facebook's first print magazine - Grow

Facebook has launched its very first magazine, Grow. It is described as 'a quarterly magazine for business leaders' and was first spotted in business class lounges at Heathrow and a few more exclusive spots in and around London in early June 2018. The first issue is labelled 'Issue One' and...

3 days ago

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...

18 Jun 2018

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...

18 Jun 2018

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....

18 Jun 2018

White squatter 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...

18 Jun 2018

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...

18 Jun 2018

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...

15 Jun 2018

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

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