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Media to encourage sobriety over Easter weekend

As the Easter weekend approaches, with its high road traffic, brandhouse is calling on South Africa's media to encourage responsible drinking by reporting actively on both misuse and responsible use of alcohol. Published stories and programmes, highlighting the role of alcohol in society (both...

Official launch of JoburgToday.tv

Following a nine-month beta phase, Johannesburg now has a dedicated online content channel, JoburgToday.tv, developed and produced by BrandTV Media Network, part of the STME group of companies. It was officially launched at a private function held in Johannesburg last week. During the beta phase,...

Forbes Africa closes Sbusiso Leope trademark issue

Forbes Africa has reported that the pending issue of trademark infringement and misrepresentation between Forbes Africa and Sbusiso Leope, over the false Forbes Africa cover, has attained closure, and has been resolved amicably. "The image of Leope with the beverage MoFaya on the Forbes Africa...

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award goes to Zeenat Moorad

South Africa's premier financial journalism award, the 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Awards, attracted 15 top class entrants from around South Africa. Business Day senior retail and consumer markets correspondent, Zeenat Moorad, has won it. Her winning article, entitled 'Check Mate' was...

Province Lighting/Automation/Switching expands

Province Lighting/Automation/Switching, specialised SABS-approved, commercial, industrial, retail and architectural lighting solutions, has expanded and recently opened up two new outlets in Johannesburg and Windhoek, Namibia. The Johannesburg outlet focuses on the commercial, industrial and...

Telmar clients get free digital media-planning tool

Telmar clients can now receive a new, free internet planner on the Telmar dashboard, which uses Effective Measure's demographic data, which has been weighted back to AMPS internet audience through a meticulous process. This is made possible through the collaboration of IAB SA, Effective Measure and...

Shirley Eadie steps down as CEO of Pondering Panda

Shirley Eadie has stepped down from her position as CEO of consumer insights company Pondering Panda due to personal reasons, after three and a half years with the company. She will be replaced by the company's Head of Research, Diane Gantz, who will take over as CEO in May. Incoming CEO, Diane...

New website for PSG simplifies user experience

Publicis Machine has designed a new website for PSG, an independent financial services group, which needed a consolidation of multiple websites with a user-focused approach, following the restructuring of its business. The 'what-we-offer' matrix, a dominant feature on the home page of the website,...

Promoting happy pets in Montego's new TV ad

Family, love, quality and happy pets are all very important values of the Montego Pet Nutrition brand and their exciting new TV advert celebrates each of those facets with the help of an irresistible, smiling Border collie named Epic. Filmed in the heart of the Karoo at the Montego Pet Nutrition...

Lipton's summer campaign successful

The Lipton's 'Taste the Brightside' national campaign, which ran for 18-weeks, wrapping up at the end of January 2015, has proved successful. The campaign targeted 18 to 25-year-old 'possibility embracers' and used multiple platforms for an integrated approach, including radio, digital, in-store...

New biannual glossy from Sunday Times

The Sunday Times will be publishing a glossy fashion and beauty magazine, The Edit, biannually. The autumn/winter '15 edition of the magazine was launched on 15 March 2015 and highlights include an exclusive with the No 1 international supermodel, Joan Small, a feature on SA fashion icon, Marianne...

Brand South Africa showcases competitiveness by hosting international journalists

Brand South Africa will host journalists from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, China and the United Kingdom from Tuesday 17 - Friday 20 March 2015 in Johannesburg during which media will be exposed to South Africa's competitive advantages in a variety of areas. The visiting journalists will be hosted by...

New custom app developer opens

Founding member, Craig Maclachlan, who has years of experience in developing in-house apps for the financial industry, has launched Floop, a custom mobile app development company. He feels that it is an opportune time to start this business because organisations need to establish a mobile app...

Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 deadline for entries extended

The deadline for entries for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 has been extended from Wednesday 18 March, to 1400 on Friday 20 March. The Awards, sponsored by Standard Bank, are open to all South African daily and weekly newspapers and online publications. This year the Awards...

Final programme for Indie Book Fair

The programme for the Indie Book Fair taking place in Johannesburg on 20 and 21 March, has been released. The event is a celebration of independent writing, publishing and distributing. Cost for entry is R10 per person, and children under 12 enter for free. If you are interested in having an...

Book Samsung repairs online

Samsung South Africa has launched the Cyber Service Centre, enabling customers to pre-book the repair of their mobile devices at a service centre and time that is convenient to them. The website is designed to make navigation as easy as possible. Menus have been clearly marked and the service...

New campaign for Boschendal

Centred around Boschendal's status as one of South Africa's first wine producing estates, its new positioning and marketing campaign aims to convey the brand's timelessness in a way that will resonate with a new generation of consumers, 'Every Generation Finds Greatness'. Taking its lead from the...

Instant brand success with Instagram

AdWeek reports that brands are now posting more to Instagram than Facebook, and that the photo app is "marketers' new fave". This should come as no surprise, as consumers are becoming increasingly visual and it's been proven time and again that pictures really are more effective than reams of...

SMS a little hope to support outreach on HIV/AIDS, TB

HOPE Cape Town, located at the Medical School of the University of Stellenbosch, is a non-profit organisation providing outreach, education and counselling at community level, focusing on HIV/AIDS and TB in the Western Cape. It has launched a national SMS donation campaign, calling on the public to...

Haffajee to address 10th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

The 10th Annual Women's Leadership Conference will take place at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank, on 19-20 March 2015. Keynote speaker Ferial Haffajee, Editor-in-Chief of City Press and all-round 'shaker-upper', will open this year's conference. Haffajee will focus on "The Media - what challenges does...

FCB Paris ready to float away

FCB Paris wants to conquer new territories, beginning with space, when it sends its first creative up, with more than 36,000 balloons. After some scientific calculations, FCB Paris found it needed 36,895 balloons to send its lightest creative (Baptiste - 52 kg) into space. The idea is simple....

Salvation Army ad campaign goes viral

A new Salvation Army ad, created by advertising agency Ireland Davenport and run in the Cape Times on Friday 6 March 2015, has sparked a social media following. The advert, which used "the dress" to highlight abuse against women, triggered massive interest - almost all of it positive - on social...

Peruvian ambassador honours IPRA President for 2015

At a ceremony in London attended by peers and the IPRA Board, Minister Daniel Roca on behalf of Ambassador to the Court of St James's Julio Muñoz-Deacon participated in the inauguration of IPRA's new President for 2015, Dr Amybel Sánchez de Walther. In her speech of acceptance, Dr Sanchez...

CLIO Healthcare Awards open for entries

NEW YORK CITY, US: The CLIO Healthcare Awards are open for entries. The CLIO Healthcare Awards is an extension of The CLIO Awards, one of the world's most recognised awards competitions for advertising, design and communications. Over the last several years, healthcare has become one of the most...

Rand Daily Mail News Wire launching end of March

A new news wire, which will be sold externally under the brand Rand Daily Mail News Wire or RDM News Wire, will deliver by-the-minute coverage of breaking news from seven bureaus as well as from hubs covering parliament, sport, local government, business and the courts. The company's print newsrooms...

SADAG looking for Press Assistant for awareness campaigns

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is looking for a press assistant or intern who can assist with organisation's extensive media campaign managed annually across its website, (600,000 hits per month), a newsletter that goes out to over 23,000 people nationwide and an active...

Have your say on MTN Radio Awards

Listeners can have a say in the MTN Radio Awards entries in the 'My Station' category. By sending a SMS vote with the code of their favourite station, listeners show their love for the station and could win a prize of two return air tickets to the US on Delta Air Lines with three nights'...

Eskom has issued a load-shedding alert

Eskom has announced South Africans could be in for another bout of load shedding. It made the announcement this morning.

Monday deadline for 2015 Young Ones competition

One of the most acclaimed international advertising, interactive and design student competitions, the One Show Young Ones Competition offers students across the globe the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and a coveted One Show Pencil. Celebrated each year at Creative Week, the Young Ones...

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