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Fairlady Bride now available

The annual issue of Fairlady Bride is now available at CNA, Checkers, Exclusive Books, Pick n Pay and Spar. This year, the publishers have teamed up with Just Say Yes, a new online brand, to run a Couple of the Year competition, with prizes to the value of R74,500. The content ranges from the best...

Entry date for Assegai Awards extended

The entry date for 2014 Assegai Awards is extended to Tuesday 23 September 2014. The Assegai Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday 6 November at the Museum of African Design, Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. For more information, go to www.assegaiawards.co.za....

SABC... One interview, two Zuma wives...trouble

According to Mail & Guardian, two of Zuma's wives turned up for the same interview at the SABC... and that's when it started... War of Zuma wives at SABC studios.... It could have been worse - just suppose they had all turned up... Still at the SABC, according to Channel24, a naughty...

Learning from Cannes Lions breakfast features SA judges

The 'Learning from Cannes Lions' breakfast, featuring South African Cannes Lions judges, Brett Morris (Outdoor), Marina O'Kelley (Radio) and Kirk Gainsford (Film), will take place on 2 October at 8:30am at Ster-Kinekor Cedar Square in Johannesburg and livestreamed to Ster-Kinekor Cavendish in Cape...

TLC running campaign for Idols

The new TLC campaign urges Idols X fans to #makeyourexcuse to stay home on a Sunday night to watch Idols South Africa's 10th season, on Mzansi Magic and M-Net. "TLC offers mass reach when it comes to generating awareness and engaging consumers. This campaign - packed full of fun excuses for...

SABC: Did Tshabalala lie about her qualifications?

According to a Mail & Guardian report, parliament's oversight committee on communication has said that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has failed to provide proof of her qualifications to the committee, which has now set up an inquiry that is expected to begin on 16 September. Mail & Guardian...

Native VML takes Pernod Ricard SA into social media

Following the launch of its updated website, Pernod Ricard South Africa has partnered with Native VML in order to further increase brand awareness and communicate company and brand messages through social media. This will develop some interesting content that will take followers on a journey of...

Entries closing for the SAB Environmental Media Awards 2014

The South African Breweries (SAB) would like to remind entrants and potential entrants that entries for the SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2014 will close at 5pm, this Friday, 5 September. Entrants should submit work produced between 1 September 2013 and 31 August...

eTV audience gets memento of Kasi Tours

Audiences at e.tv's Kasi Tours get a personal photograph with their favourite e.tv star through Glamcam, which has been incorporated into the activations as a platform offering viewers an opportunity to interact with the brand. This year, the e.tv Kasi Tour, together with Glamcam, will be...

Zapiro Democrazy Exhibition

Selected from his most recent book, Democrazy (published by Jacana), Zapiro (aka Jonathan Shapiro) will exhibit 40 of his graphics at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town from 29 September 2014. The exhibition describes - with fearless determination and precise clarity - a South Africa that, he writes, "was...

Swahili channel opens on StarSat

StarSat satellite Pay-TV platform has launched a Swahili entertainment channel, (channel 450), targeted at Swahili speaking people who live in South Africa and want to watch East African content. Its line-up of drama movies, music, comedy, celebrity news, events, art shows, Swahili cultural wedding...

Power 98.7 and Capricorn FM move from Mediamark

MSG Afrika Group has established a media sales house, MSG Group Sales, which will become the new sales house for Power 98.7 and Capricorn FM, with effect from 1 September 2014. Msizi Mazibuko, currently head of marketing at Power 98.7, will lead MSG Group Sales. She was previously Business Unit...

New FCB Cape Town TVC for Musica

Capitalising on 'when words fail, music speaks'; FCB Cape Town has created a new TVC for Musica. Musica tasked the agency with creating an ad that would break through the loud, and often brash, clutter normally associated with retail advertising. According to executive creative director, Mike...

TLC washroom advertising ideal for Kotex rebrand

Kotex has used Primedia Unlimited's indoor advertising specialists, TLC to display its rebranded look and feel to young women in a one on one, private environment. "The campaign, which has been entitled 'the makeover project' has been specifically targeted at young women," says Cara Leigh Woods,...

Modest SMS still good for marketing purposes

The use of the SMS may be slowing down, but it will not disappear in South Africa. Jacques Swanepoel, MD of Cellfind, a consultancy firm, said that the SMS remained a valuable business tool. "Text-based mobile marketing is still the most effective and affordable way that allows corporates to stay...

Tickets still available for MOST Awards

There are still tickets left for the 2014 MOST Awards, at the Linder Auditorium on 4 September and the organisers wish to exceed last year's total of 800 tickets. To buy tickets, call Crystal +27 (0) 11 447 7241 or email document.write('' + bRev('az.oc.puosenots;46#&latsyrc') +...

Getaway Show comes to Gauteng this week
Getaway Show comes to Gauteng this week

The Gauteng Getaway Show, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, opens at the Coca-Cola Dome from 29-31 August 2014, with over 400 travel, outdoor and adventure brands under one roof. As in previous years, the stands will offer up the latest in interactive exhibits and experiential technology - from...

Generations: Cast underpaid?

According to Generations producer, Friedrich Stark, reports Mail & Guardian, the show's actors' salaries average R55,000 a month. In their press statement, the fired actors' said, "We live in a country that is notorious for artists living and dying in a state of poverty, tragically, never managing...

New TVC from Ocean Basket
New TVC from Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket has released a new TVC, 'Living up to Mediterranean Expectations' to launch its new Mediterranean Feast in August 2014. View the TVC at www.oceanbasket.com....

New Nando's poster responds to Generations cast being fired
New Nando's poster responds to Generations cast being fired

Nando's is well known for its cheeky and irreverent marketing, and it once again proved it with this swift tactical response to the firing of the Generations cast. Social media was agog with the news earlier this week that the Generations cast had been fired, and by lunch-time that day Nando's had...

A saga in three chapters - update

Press Ombudsman Johan Retief has issued a provisional ruling in the complaint by Ranjeni Munusamy against the Sunday Times and their investigative reporter, Mzilikazi wa Afrika. See A saga in three chapters - updated.

Amanda Reekie of ovatoyou and ImagineNATION Alliance to speak at PR-Net

Following the success of ovatoyou's mobile study of SA bloggers, Amanda Reekie, founding director of ovatoyou and ImagineNATION Alliance, speaks to PR-Net on Tuesday, 19 August about how the PR industry can use affordable mobile research platforms to test shifts in sentiment and reputation and, more...

brandhouse at Soweto Whisky Live Showroom

At the annual FNB Whisky Live Showroom in Soweto from 15-17 August 2014, the brandhouse whisky portfolio will offer 17 brands. Brandon Weaver, marketing manager on reserve spirits, says, "This year we decided to showcase 17 brands and we are hoping that guests will walk away with more whisky...

Celebs participate in 'Slipper Day' initiative

As part of Reach for a Dreams' "Slipper Day" initiative, Wimpy visited the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, delivering meals and slippers to the children's wards at both hospitals and Reach for a Dream added to the fun and excitement, by...

Karvol campaign uses TLC to connect with young mothers

Karvol is using TLC to increase awareness of its product during winter months using A4 frame advertising platforms in TLC's LSM A malls and Netcare consumer environments aimed at women aged 24-39 in the LSM 6-10 bracket with young children. The creative illustrates a baby boy as a pilot 'for Karvol...

MOST tickets still available

Tickets for this year's MOST awards, scheduled for 4 September at the Linder Auditorium, Parktown Johannesburg, are still available. Tickets are priced at R300 each for 1 to 3 tickets (to encourage smaller companies and individuals to attend), R450 each for groups of 4 to 10 and R400 for groups of...

Effective Measures releases new South African mobile report

Effective Measures has released new South African Mobile Report, which uncover the market share of leading smartphone providers in South Africa including Blackberry, Samsung, Nokia, Apple, Sony Ericsson, HTC and more. It adds the purchase intentions of smartphone owners to move to a new brand of...

Pornography on TV battle to start

A legal battle over the decision to allow three pornographic channels to be broadcast on television is likely to go all the way to the Constitutional Court‚ a legal expert said last week. The Justice Alliance of South Africa is challenging the Independent Communications Authority of South...

Report: Hlaudi to sue Thuli

NEWSWATCH: According to iafrica.com, quoting Beeld, SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is apparently planning to sue Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for crimen injuria. Why? Because, according to the Beeld report, Motsoeneng claims the case against him is "politically motivated and that Madonsela's report...

Oscar Pistorius trial recommences
Oscar Pistorius trial recommences

With the reopening of the courts, the Oscar Pistorius trial is back on air on DStv, Channel 199 since yesterday, 7 August 2014. The channel will broadcast for two days only, after which it will close until judgement is given....

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