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VIDI extends to all services

View VIDI, which was launched in September 2014 offering a monthly subscription option to a library of movies and award-winning TV series, can now be viewed on any device, including tablets and smartphones without an app. However, if subscribers prefer going via the app route, that option is now...

DEKAT has new books editor plus more space for books

DEKAT magazine will offer a bigger platform for creative writing, writer profiles, news on books, and reviews by established critics in its special books section in each issue in 2015, in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Gerard Scholtz, DEKATv's anchor in the Cape and a member of the...

Radio 2000 encourages listeners to vote for Top 100 of past 20 years

Radio 2000 is running a competition encouraging listeners to enter the Top 100 Most Memorable songs of the past 20 years, which will be hosted on 31 December 2014. Five listeners will win their share of R50,000 if they successfully pick the top five songs. They will have to add their memory to the...

Win with Grolsch Summer competition

Fans of Grolsch draught can submit a picture of themselves enjoying a Grolsch in one of its premium venues around the country or hosting friends at home with the new 12-pack and post it to GrolschSummer photos on the Facebook wall or tweet Grolsch using the hashtag #GrolschSummer. The brand is...

Blackstar proposes takeover of TMG

Investment company Blackstar, which currently owns 32.5% of Times Media Group (TMG) shares, has announced its intention to acquire the remaining 67.5%. TMG would then become a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstar. TMG has appointed an independent board to consider the offer. Blackstar and Times...

Bell's launches new packaging
Bell's launches new packaging

Bell's Whisky has recently launched a new pack for the brand. The new design has an iconic bell-shaped neck, an updated label that includes gold foiling around the logo as well as prominent angular facets that create a more masculine posture and deliver a contemporary and premium feel. In...

Striking window display for Cartier

As part of the launch of Cartier's fragrance, La Panthére, Primedia Unlimited's in-store advertising specialist Fashion Media created two widow displays at Edgars Sandton and Melrose Arch and made use of its sensormatic covers at all entrances to ensure high visibility.

Markex offers more marketing zing

The 2015 Markex show, taking place from 9-11 June 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, offers 200 exhibitors to its marketing, promotions and event production audience of over 10,000. "Whether you're in stand design, décor, printing, digital media or corporate gifts, a...

iStories celebrates McDonald's employees

Celebrating its employees' inspiring stories, McDonald's South Africa has introduced 2014 iStories, for those who have made strides in their careers. "Entrenching the values at every level of the organisation is of great significance to our growth. Our employees are a reflection of our values and...

Nando's launches #nanfies

Nando's is encouraging its patrons to move from selfies to #nanfies, using the brand's unique decor and meals as a background for self-portraits and be in line to win meal vouchers. Customers can snap pictures of them enjoying themselves, post it on Facebook or Twitter, tag #nanfie and they are in.

Nespresso adds to festive mall atmosphere

Primall Media has launched a festive season campaign for Nespresso at Menlyn, Gateway, V&A Waterfront, Sandton City, Brooklyn, Canal Walk and Tygervalley malls. Cleverly positioned brand messages, situated around the main retail outlets and stores are designed to make consumers aware of the benefits...

StarSat subscribers can enjoy two new music channels

StarSat has added StarTimes SA Music on channel 321 and StarTimes Soul on channel 322 for Smart Package subscribers. Star Times SA Music features popular and rising South African artists and StarTimes Soul channel will include a mix of international and local soul music.

'State of the Broadcasting Industry Report' out now

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), with research contributor PwC, has released its first 'State of the Broadcasting Industry Report', having surveyed 55 NAB members, which included public, commercial and community radio and television broadcasters, as well as signal distributors. The...

Third edition in FoodWeekly Cookbook series ready for festive season

{{Image}}The Sunday Times has released the third edition in the FoodWeekly Cookbook series in time for the festive season. The new collection is a packed compilation of the most requested, tried and tested of Hilary Biller's delicious easy-to-prepare recipes. Featuring a fresh new design, the...

Leady Lady does well at the box-office, beating rom-com records

Leading Lady, a South African romcom created by writer, director and producer, Henk Pretorius and producer, Llewelynn Greeff, earned R1.368m at the South African box office this weekend, pushing the film to the third most popular film during a competitive week. According to Ster-Kinekor, its...

Altron brings home Silver for South Africa

At the 44th Creativity International Awards, recently held in New York, Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) new corporate brand design, submitted by consultancy Interbrand Sampson De Villiers, received a Silver accolade in the 'Logo & Trademark' category and was the only South African...

Nespray campaign leverages off Massiv Media's commuter advertising

Leveraging off its extended array of advertising platforms, from 4G TV, outdoor and mobilisation, Massiv Media's commuter advertising has proved successful for Nestlé's Nespray milk powder brand. The campaign was specifically targeted at LSM 5-7 mothers who have children between the ages 5 to 14...

South African company wins international printing award

At the 2014 European Rotogravure Association Publication Gravure Awards, held in Salzburg Austria, Paarl Media Cape received the international printing award for the Clicks Health and Baby catalogue and commendation for the HomeChoice. The awards are organised by the European Rotogravure Association...

TML now second largest online advertising network

According to Effective Measure October 2014 report, Times Media LIVE (TML), the digital publishing division of Times Media Group (TMG), has recorded more than 250% year-on-year growth to become the country's second largest online advertising network, as reported by Effective Measure. TML now reaches...

SouthernX launches pilot system of RTB with Space Junction, Junk Mail

SouthernX has announced its entry into the real time bidding (RTB) space within South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, with a specific focus on optimising the yield on sold inventory for publishers. The organisation is a recently launched coalition of publishers that forms a local ad exchange within a...

Springleap expansion - new offices, personnel

Springleap, a crowdsourcing platform that connects brands and agencies with a community of 22,000 creatives has opened offices in Johannesburg and New York. Its co-founders, Eran Eyal and Evan Walther, have appointed Trevor Wolfe as the MD and head of commercialisation to oversee the international...

MGM channel rebrands to AMC today

Today, 1 December 2014, the StarSat channel MGM rebrands to AMC and becomes part of AMC Networks, which acquired MGM. Not to be confused with Africa Movie Channel (AMC) on channel 185, it remains on channel 115. AMC will debut two new original series, Game of Arms and The Divide, in Africa in the...

Qualifications in digital marketing add more than knowledge

According to the London School of Marketing, there are four benefits in acquiring a digital marketing designation in a fast moving, competitive field. Complementing a comprehensive range of blogs, whitepapers and case studies designed to support students pursuing sought-after marketing...

CNN Marketplace Africa raises a glass

On Friday 28 November at 11.45pm, 'CNN Marketplace Africa' visits the grain-rich Western Cape and takes a closer look at the South African spirits industry. It meets some of the producers of premium alcohol in South Africa and takes a closer look at the intricacies of producing world-class products....

'2014 Envy Award' goes to Coca-Cola, FCB Joburg for #RainbowNation

The #RainbowNation activation run during Freedom month has again earned Coca-Cola and FCB Joburg another award - the '2014 Envy Award', handed out this week by Financial Mail's AdFocus. The Envy Award is given to that agency that has others muttering under their breath, 'I wish I'd done that'. This...

Late Nite News gets Emmy nomination

Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola (LNN) received an International Emmy nomination in the category of Best Comedy on 24 November 2014 at the 42nd International Emmy Awards, hosted in New York. This is the second time the series has been nominated for an award, having received its first nomination in...

Support Brand Inspiration Museum, buy heritage posters

{{Image}}Following the Visual Brand Exhibition at GIBS during Brand Week, where more than 120 exhibits were brought together by Brands & Branding, The Brand Museum Project and a variety of contributors from the advertising and branding communities, limited edition prints of selected work are being...

Comments for draft RFSAP remain open until next year

ICASA has extended the submission date on the draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan (RFSAP) until 28 January 2015. It was published on 14 November 2014. It seeks to specify the technical conditions on the use of the frequency bands and is aimed at soliciting views from stakeholders on the...

Polo gets top returns on tight video budget

Working on a tight budget of about R50,000 per video, OgilvyOne Worldwide Cape Town produced six videos over six weeks for the Volkswagen Polo Vivo, armed only with an iPhone, a cast of agency people and a great set of animators. Launched on YouTube and as rich media banners, the 'Anything is...

Food & Home Entertaining adds AR

The December issue of Food & Home Entertaining has published its first augmented reality (AR) issue. Using the free LAYAR App, available on Google Play and through the iTunes store, readers can learn how to make the festive fare inside, meet the editorial team and win their share of over R30,000...

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