AFP to assist European Commission in identifying, tackling fake news

AFP has been included in the High-Level Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation that will assist the European Commission in identifying and tackling fake news. AFP will be represented by its deputy global editor-in-chief and social networks editor Grégoire Lemarchand. The task force...

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New York Festivals Awards is now open for entries

New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards has opened the call for entries and has introduced more categories. The new categories include best digital documentary, best digital special event, best original music, miniseries, best-extended news coverage, best drama feature, best music...

11 Jan 2018

Pay TV subcribers in Africa to grow by 75%

Screen Africa reports that there will be a 75% increase in pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million. Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts, however, expects that subscriber growth will overtake revenue progress. The forecast suggests that pay TV revenues...

11 Jan 2018

Fine joins the GlobalHealthPR global network

Independent healthcare communications consultancy Fine has joined GlobalHealthPR's global network. Fine will help strengthen GlobalHealthPR's strategic presence in South Africa and across Africa, helping to address increased client demand for deep insights and seamless execution across the diverse...

10 Jan 2018

WPP obtains Bomtempo, Anahory & Ralha

WPP has acquired Bomtempo, Anahory & Ralha (Bar). Bar will join operations with Ogilvy & Mather Portugal. The combined business trading will be recognised as Bar Ogilvy and will be managed by the founders of Bar. The acquisition enforces WPP's strategy of investing in important markets and...

10 Jan 2018

The One Club For Creativity reveals its social influencer marketing jury

The One Club For Creativity has unveiled its social influencer marketing jury for the 2018 One Show Awards. The theme for the 2018 One Show is 'Be Famous Famous' and its deadline for entries is 31 January 2018. Click here to enter and click here to meet the jury....

9 Jan 2018

Folio opens the call for nominations for 2018 Top Women in Media Awards

Folio has announced the opening of nominations for the 2018 Top Women in Media Awards. The awards acknowledge women in the media industry that have stood out, taken risks, or have been visionaries for their company, team, or market. The early entry deadline for nominations is 15 February 2018...

8 Jan 2018

Trace channels now accessible on Black

Trace and Cell C have collaborated to introduce its channels to Black; a media entertainment platform created by Cell C. The channels Trace Africa, Trace at Gospel and Trace Sports Star are now available on Black. Black offers local and international video-on-demand content and live TV...

22 Dec 2017

Four cities confirmed for 2018 Portfolio Night 14

The One Club for Creativity has announced that the 2018 Portfolio Night 14 will be held in four global cities. Portfolio Night 14 is a worldwide advertising portfolio review held on a single night. Arnold Worldwide will host the event in Boston, Whyness Worldwide will host in Mumbai, CP+B will...

21 Dec 2017

Design Brief posters to be exhibited at Creative Week 2018

The One Club For Creativity has partnered with PartnersGlobal, Together, and the United Nations (UN) to showcase the best posters from the Young Ones Design Brief at the UN during Creative Week 2018. In addition to this, one of the selected posters will be mass produced and placed in an...

20 Dec 2017

Global Media Awards' entries close January 2018

The INMA Global Media Awards' entry deadline is 26 January 2017, leaving 37 days left for possible candidates to enter. The awards recognise excellence in energising brands, creating new products, growing audiences, developing customer insights, growing advertising revenue, and instilling...

20 Dec 2017

MTN adds GIFs to Bright Side campaign

MTN has added a selection of Graphics Interchange Formats (GIFs) to its offering as part of its Bright Summer campaign. The GIFs were created from characters featured in MTN's recent Drop the Mic TV commercial. The Bright Side GIFs can be added to all sorts of conversations on social media...

19 Dec 2017

Adobe names WPP Partner of the Year

Adobe has named WPP as its 2017 Global Digital Experience Cloud Solution Partner of the Year. The announcement was made at Adobe's annual sales conference, which was held in Las Vegas recently. Over 2,500 WPP Adobe experts worldwide collaborate with Adobe on a range of shared strategic clients,...

19 Dec 2017

Uber, BBM launch on-demand service

Creative Media Works and Uber have entered a partnership to launch the Uber ride-on-demand service within BBM Messenger. Global users will have access to this new service, including Indonesia, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. BBM Messenger users - on both Android and iOS...

18 Dec 2017

WIN Summit to start 2018 World News Media Congress

The World News Media Congress will start with the second Women in News (WIN) Summit. The World News Media Congress will be held in Portugal from 6-8 June 2018. The WIN is expected to focus on the way women are redefining the face and composition of leadership in the media industry and unlocking...

18 Dec 2017

Anant Singh, Videovision set sights on Christiaan Barnard biopic

Anant Singh and Videovision Entertainment have secured the film rights to Heartbreaker: Christiaan Barnard and the First Heart Transplant; James-Brent Styan's new Chris Barnard biography. Styan examines the impact of the historic heart transplant on Barnard's personal life and the South African...

18 Dec 2017

MobiMedia launches a mobile TV platform

Ole! Media Group's mobile content arm MobiMedia has launched Jika TV, a mobile television platform. Jika TV features 20 channels that cover topics such as sports news and round-ups, health and fitness, food, inspirational and religious content as well as children's content, which includes learning...

18 Dec 2017

MMA, SOS support SABC strike

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) has expressed its support of the strike action taken by the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) at the South African Broadcasting Corporation...

18 Dec 2017

#IamConstitution campaign wins gold award

The #IamConstitution campaign won the Gold Award in the education, training and skills development category of the Stars of Africa Awards. The campaign, which was developed by the Ichikowitz Family Foundation in partnership with the Paramount Group, was launched in 2016 and is a nationwide...

14 Dec 2017

Cartier to sponsor L'Ormarins Racing Festival

Cartier is to sponsor the 2018 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Racing Festival for a third consecutive year. It is the only sponsorship on the African continent and it will join up with other sponsors such as BMW, Glorious Goodwood, Drakenstein Stud, Anthonij Rupert Wyne, and the Franschhoek Motor...

11 Dec 2017

CPJ to release imprisoned journalists census

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release its yearly census of imprisoned journalists on 13 December 2017. The CPJ's report will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The census lists journalists imprisoned as of midnight on 1...

11 Dec 2017

CPJ to release imprisoned journalists census

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release its yearly census of imprisoned journalists on 13 December 2017. The CPJ's report will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The census lists journalists imprisoned as of midnight on 1...

11 Dec 2017

You could speak at Cannes Lions

Cannes Lions is calling for speaker submissions as anyone may now apply to speak on the Cannes Lions stages. Cannes Lions wants unusual, original, and unique thinking for next year's content sessions and it could be you. If you're interested, submit a proposal by 15 December 2017....

11 Dec 2017

Football365 named Online Media of the Year

Football365 was named Online Media of the Year at the 2017 Football Supporters' Federation Awards, which was held in London earlier this week. The Football Supporters' Federation is the democratic organisation representing the rights of fans and articulating the views of football supporters. ...

11 Dec 2017

Okosi emphasises public-private partnerships at CGMS 2017

The 2017 Children's Global Media Summit (CGMS 2017) was curated by the BBC and held in Manchester in the UK from 5-7 December 2017. This year, the CGMS 2017 focused on education, empowerment, entertainment, innovation and freedom. During his address, executive VP and MD at Viacom International...

11 Dec 2017

IAS asks for black-owned agencies' credentials

The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) is calling for the credentials of Black-owned and managed agencies across various disciplines and who have a revenue of less than R10 million per annum. The IAS is conducting the practice on behalf of a large South African company that wishes...

8 Dec 2017

Ster-Kinekor, Standard Bank launch new benefit

Ster-Kinekor has partnered with Standard Bank to launch the SK Club Standard Bank Card 4FOR3. The benefit is an exclusive discount on the purchase of four regular priced tickets for SK Club members who also have a Standard Bank Gold or higher credit card and who have activated the benefit on their...

8 Dec 2017

Media24 to launch local Business Insider

Media24 will launch the South African version of global business digital news brand Business Insider in February 2018. Business Insider's local team of journalists will closely track business innovation in SA and reveal the personalities behind the country's companies and brands.

7 Dec 2017

Google, Amazon quarrel gets heated

Amazon and Google's tit for tat relationship has taken to new heights after Google announced on 6 December 2017 that it will be restricting YouTube access on Amazon products. Google decided to implement the restriction since Amazon does not sell Google's products. The restriction means that...

7 Dec 2017

ECR asks for toy donations

East Coast Radio has asked for more donations for its Toy Story campaign. East Coast Radio and Game have already received 3,000 toy donations and 750 of these have been handed out to children at 17 government hospitals across KwaZulu-Natal. Toys may be donated to the campaign at any Game store...

6 Dec 2017

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