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Times Media launches property & lifestyle section in Port Elizabeth

Times Media, having successfully launched its property & lifestyle supplement Neighbourhood, in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, will now launch it in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 5 September 2015. Approximately 60% of its content will be specific to the Port Elizabeth region and the balance will highlight...

Bicycle donors go back to schools for maintenance, schoolbook deliveries

After donating 1,100 bicycles to learners from 20 rural schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Eastern Cape in April and May respectively - Volkswagen South Africa together with its partners Qhubeka and World Vision South Africa returned to a Kwa-Zulu Natal school to conduct bike maintenance, a road...

Shout's track aims to raise funds for libraries

BBDO South Africa has teamed up with Shout SA to launch a track aimed at raising funds for libraries. The agency conceptualised and produced the Smile music video, which features a host of top local musicians, celebrities and influencers lending their talents to the new track. Together with...

Enter the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards 2015

The third New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards are open for entry until 25 September. There's a new category this year: Best Social Media Reach from an Event, set to recognise events that have shown mass engagement through social media (increased views, followers, shares, tweets, reposts,...

Samsung partners with Mobile 1

Demonstrating its commitment to its Samsung Enterprise Alliance Programme (SEAP) and the development of local business, Samsung South Africa has entered into a partnership with Mobile 1, an enterprise mobility and IT asset management solutions provider. This alliance will see Mobile 1's mobile...

Orms and Homeology team up to spark your creativity

Print company Orms Print Room & Framing have teamed up with award-winning DIY bloggers, Germarie Bruwer and Margaux Tait, of Homeology, to inspire people to get creative with printing and framing. The collaboration was sparked in an effort to inspire people to get creative, through a series of...

Digital marketing training offered

Inside Man is offering digital marketing workshops over the next few months. 1. LinkedIn for Business Workshop Once you have completed this workshop, you will have an optimised personal profile that represents who you are. You will understand how to use LinkedIn to develop business through...

Jungle Beat game reaches #1 on South African App Store

After launching on Monday 24 August 2015, the Jungle Beat game reached #1 on South African App Store. Produced by Sunrise Productions, creators of the award-winning non-verbal children's animated series, the launch coincided with the new third season of the show, which had its world première on the...

Home makeover competition offered by OLX and Top Billing's Aidan Bennetts

Three people can win a home makeover, to the combined value of R80,000, as part of a new competition offered by OLX and Top Billing's Aidan Bennetts. Bennetts will transform the room of one's choice, whether it be the lounge, kitchen, or bedroom. The winner's room will get a complete makeover and...

Enter the Folio Marketing Awards 2015

Don't miss your opportunity to shine by entering your best marketing initiatives of the past year and your brightest marketers in the 2015 Folio: Marketing Awards. With 30+ categories, The Folio: Marketing Awards are open to all marketing efforts in all magazine media channels, in all sectors,...

Assegai Awards adds four new categories

There is only one month left to submit your entries. Four new award categories have been added:Targeted SMS, MMS Mass SMS, MMS Target Email Marketing Mass Email Marketing All the details are on the website www.assegaiawards.co.za or mail...

Advertising without the product

How do you advertise a product when the product is not yet available in the country? This was the brief posed to Johannesburg digital communications and content marketing agency, Retroviral. For the first time in South Africa, the coveted Ford Mustang will be available for purchase at the start...

Gumtree launches Vicinity Offers

Gumtree is the first South African platform to introduce a precision targeting product, Vicinity Offers, for online advertisers. The product, enabled by technology partner Vicinity Media, will allow advertisers to laser-focus their digital adverts, based on a browser's interest and search behavior,...

Charmont Media Global to publish Rolling Inspiration magazine

Rolling Inspiration, a lifestyle publication for people with mobility impairments, will now be published by Charmont Media Global. The magazine is the official mouthpiece of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA). Charleen Clarke, editor at Charmont Media Global, says, "It is already a...

State of proposal management around the world

Qorus Software is running a global survey in order to better understand the state of proposal management in 2015. The aim is to gather information from everyone involved in creating bids, proposals and pitches, or from those responding to RFPs and tender requests. Submissions will be entered into...

Hisense to sponsor to Cape Town TV sports shows

Hisense has come on board as technical sponsor for two shows that are broadcast on Cape Town TV. This announcement between Hisense and the sports shows, Cape Rugby TV and Sports Federation TV, further enhancs the company's commitment to the Western Cape. Both shows will receive the latest...

Amplicon signs partnership with UK-based Captive Minds

To solidify its focus on consumer-centric content, strategy and research, Amplicon signed a partnership with UK-based strategic content agency, Captive Minds, effective immediately. The partnership was formed with the intent of increasing the reach for both agencies to service global clients...

New printer at Graffiti is greener, more effective

Graffiti has acquired the first EFI Vutek GS525OLXr printer in South Africa. The inherent environmental benefits of the printer will also improve the carbon footprint, as the company strives to run a cleaner, greener operation. The new printer has 10 colours, including white channels. They are...

Highway Africa extends deadline for submissions to Making All Voices Count (MAVC)

The deadline to make submissions of pitching ideas has been extended to 19 August 2015 for the #HA2015 #CityJournalism conference, Making All Voices Count (MAVC). It will host a panel discussion on 'Citizen Participation in an Era of Technology Innovation. The panel discussion will highlight new...

Sport15 - Create your own game

Global stars Gareth Bale, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, James Rodriguez and Leo Messi, as well as NBA star Ricky Rubio, take a leading role in the latest chapter of Sport15 that launched on 6 August 2015. 'Create Your Own Game' is an inspiring 90-second film that challenges those who defy the norm and...

Four radio stations offer live coverage of Netball World Cup

This year's Netball World Cup, starting on 7 August in Sydney, Australia will be broadcast on Radio 2000, Lesedi FM, Umhlobo Wenene and Ikwekwezi FM with live commentary and RSG and SAFM will cover the matches by way of reports. Bessie Tugwana, the SABC's Group Executive: Sport stated, "As a...

African supermodel to support Trace Foundation

The non-profit organisation, the Trace foundation, has partnered with African supermodel Joëlle Kayembe to provide sustainable youth development programmes to empower South Africa's youth. Its most current project involves 21 year olds Masego Mlangeni and Gugu Masilela from Tembisa, Johannesburg,...

NBA game highlighted in mall campaign

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is playing its first game in South Africa and, as part of the marketing campaign around 'Team World vs Team Africa', TLC was called on to increase awareness of this inaugural event. "We're thrilled to be involved in marketing this event," says TLC's...

Leadership's August issue salutes women

Leadership magazine has just brought out a bumper edition for Women's Month. "We are proud of the high calibre content that providing insight and intelligence on a range of business and other topics, as well as interviews with leaders who are defining the world around us," says editor, David...

Ads24 distributes 'The Beat' to media agencies countrywide

Ads24 launched its trade communication, The Beat newspaper, distributing it door to door to media agencies countrywide. The first issue focussed on the mass market, revealing insights into the Kasi consumer and providing advertisers with an understanding of how to target this valuable market....

LIA extends entry deadline to 17 August

The London International Awards has extended its deadline to Monday 17 August. LIA's unique eligibility period includes work released from 1 April 2015 through 31 July 2015. This offers you the chance to enter work that has not yet been entered into other major festivals. LIA offers the...

Newsclip adds social monitoring

Newsclip has announced that its Gate5 delivery platform now includes social monitoring. This new offering gives clients immediate access to their keyword-matching Twitter stream, allowing them to either analyse conversations on Gate5 or engage with them directly on Twitter. In addition, an...

Nicki Minaj on three August Cosmo covers

In celebration of Women's Month, Cosmo has three separate covers celebrating Grammy Award-winning rapper and international music superstar, Nicki Minaj. "We saw the shoot and there was no way we could choose one cover," says editor Cathy Lund. The three covers show Nicki in a blue star-spangled...

Reward good small business service with 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards

The 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards with Sage One are underway, offering more than R1 million in prizes for the winners and runners-up in the Western Cape and Gauteng. The annual Awards seek out small businesses with big dreams and enormous potential, recognising their achievements and providing...

Entries for LIA close this week

Entries to the 2015 LIA Awards closes this Friday, 31 July 2015. Work submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1 July 2014 and 31 July 2015. All companies and/or individuals involved in the creative process are eligible to enter. If...

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