Heineken launches world's first AI football commentator

Heineken has launched 'Banternator', the world's first artificially intelligent football commentator, during the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Final. Creative agency, M&C Saatchi Abel, was briefed by the brand to find a new way for football fans to celebrate match night in an innovative way. The...

7 Jul 2016

Great Browdini' offers advice via live Twitter today

'The Great Browdini' character, part of a campaign developed by ODD, to launch the new Benefit Brow product range, is requesting people to share their brow selfies or questions on Twitter by tagging @BenefitUK #BenefitBrows today, 30 June 2016. The Great Browdini will respond to every tweet...

30 Jun 2016

Mediamark campaign achieved 10% engagement with its #MMRansom campaign

Multimedia sales house Mediamark was responsible for 'crime' scenes across Johannesburg and Cape Town last week. Holding target markets ransom, media agencies had to find fun and creative ways to unlock the information held on a 'thumb' USB stick and using the #MMRansom hashtag on social media...

15 Jun 2016

Debonairs to feature on Rank TV and Brandmarks

To inspire on-the-go consumers with a hunger for pizza, a new Debonairs campaign will hit the road over the next year, with the creative changing every three months It will be rolled out using Primedia Outdoor's Rank TV and Brandmarks. Located at major South African taxi ranks, Rank TV is a...

8 Apr 2016

A 'Glad' solution to food wastage

Food wastage is a global problem. Every day hundreds of tons of food is thrown away and it's not only food that has gone bad, but leftovers that are still good. Therefore, Glad and DDB South Africa created a new campaign, titled "Instaglad," that builds awareness of this problem and demonstrates how...

23 Mar 2016

Clothing label, advertising device has free launch in Johannesburg

On 2 April 2016, at Q.ba Cocktail Lounge at Stoneridge Centre in the east of Johannesburg, Bonele Lusithi will launch a brand extension to his house record label, Addicted Souls Music, with a clothing line. Model and entrepreneur Samuel Gumbie will host the event. The highlight of the night is...

17 Mar 2016

Celebs try out fibre to the home at MWeb show house

As part of its campaign to encourage South Africans to adopt Fibre to the home (FTTH) for world class internet connection, MWeb created a 'show' house in Johannesburg kitted out with everything from Smart TVs, virtual reality goggles and roaming Star Wars robots, to Grumpy Cat and Emoji art. The...

9 Mar 2016

New Fanta campaign

Fanta has launched a campaign on its social media pages inviting fans to let everyone know what their favourite #FantaTastesLike. The brand will then select its favourite post and put out a challenge to selected bloggers and vloggers who will interpret the post and turn it into a video. The...

28 Oct 2015

Isilumko Activate uses group strength to expand into Africa

Isilumko Activate, a wholly owned subsidiary of EOH, has expanded its service offering into Africa through the EOH experience. EOH has a presence in 32 African countries and Isilumko Activate will be able to tap into this experience. Expanding on this, Lauren Durant, Director of Isilumko Activate...

15 Oct 2015

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...

28 Aug 2015

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...

27 Aug 2015

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...

11 Aug 2015

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...

6 Aug 2015

Thousands join Samsung for selfie record-breaking event

Samsung recently tried to break the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in one day (24 hours) and, with the help of its Galaxy A5 and A3, it got 12,803 selfies. The attempt took place in Johannesburg and Cape Town, following its launch of the two Galaxy A series smartphones in South...

10 Feb 2015

Liefmans runs Valentine promo in Western Cape

During February, the month of love, the Belgian Beer Company is bringing Liefmans beer to key trade and on-consumption venues in the Cape, taking advantage of the brand's red colour and summer-love brand positioning and promoting Fruitesse as a romantic, fun summery beverage that can be enjoyed with...

5 Feb 2015

Jodi Picoult promotes her latest bestseller in South Africa

Jodi Picoult has set her latest bestseller in South Africa and visited the country recently to promote her new book, 'Leaving Time'. "One of the biggest reasons I chose South Africa as a setting, is because I love this country and its people so much. In fact I am sure I am the one author who...

29 Jan 2015

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.

9 Dec 2014

Southern Comfort offers prize, radio ad for #OwnYourAwesome

In November 2014, Southern Comfort is asking fans to share how they own their awesomeness for the chance to win a national radio ad. The lucky winner will be able to share his or her story with South Africa over the airwaves, plus R30,000 to keep doing whatever his or her thing is. The brand,...

11 Nov 2014

South African Tourism's Google+ page tops 150,000 followers

South African Tourism's Google+ page, Love South Africa, managed by Flow Communications, is one of the fastest growing South African pages on Google+ with 150,000 followers. South African Tourism decided to celebrate reaching the 150,000 mark by popping the cork on some bubbly, with the help of...

3 Nov 2014

Blue Weekend promotion this weekend offers one million Megs free

Samsung Electronics South Africa has created an exciting new initiative, called the Insane Samsung Blue Weekend promotion, in order to make its premium TVs accessible to everyone in the South African market. Consumers that buy a new Samsung Smart TV from 10-12 October 2014, receive one million Megs...

8 Oct 2014

New TLC on-air promo features South African fans

TLC Entertainment will be launching new on-air programming campaign, featuring some of its most successful and talked about programming. OMG TLC will run on weekdays from 9:50-11:40pm starting Monday 6 October 2014 and will feature a mixture of new and popular TLC Entertainment series.

25 Sep 2014

Enter the Europcar Walk the Talk Twitter Competition

It's that time of the year again when we put on our walking shoes and participate in the Discovery 702 Walk-the-Talk and 2014 marks a historic milestone for South Africa - 20 years of freedom and democracy in the country. To celebrate our achievements, we need to remember how we got here. So, show...

23 Jul 2014

Parisian trip for Appletiser "Crown is Yours' winner

Tania Bloemhoef from Vredenburg, Western Cape won the recent 'The Crown Is Yours' competition, by entering the unique code she found under the tab pull of her Appletiser can. The couple enjoyed four days in Paris, experiencing the royal treatment offered by the competition. "The brand is all about...

27 May 2014

Eat24 plans to delete its Facebook page

According to their latest blog post, Eat24 is planning on deleting its Facebook page of over 70,000 fans at 11:59pm tonight, Monday 31 March. Read the blog post "A Breakup Letter to Facebook from Eat24" to find out more about their decision....

31 Mar 2014

Times Media promotes advertising to agencies with special offer

Times Media began its 'Most' campaign last week, visiting agencies across the country to promote its offer structured to allow more advertisers to enjoy full-page placements within half-page budgets. Its latest promotional campaign to maximise ROI for print advertisers strongly aligns with the...

25 Mar 2014

Samsung, Getty Images launch partnership

To help people across the globe share their stories through the unique power of photography, Samsung and Getty Images have announced a partnership. As part of this agenda, the agreement will see a commitment to the creation of bespoke content, starting with the launch of the 'Samsung Collection',...

17 Mar 2014

Enjoy a free McDonalds Egg McMuffin on National Breakfast Day

It's National Breakfast Day and McDonalds is offering you 1 of 1000 Egg McMuffins, free, from now to 1030 today, or while stocks last. So get a move on, but before you rush off, check the list of participating restaurants so you're not disappointed....

17 Mar 2014

Three Ships launches Facebook competition
Three Ships launches Facebook competition

Three Ships has begun a build-up on Facebook offering consumers information, facts and insights into the Three Ships brand, the James Sedgwick's Distillery where the whiskies are crafted and Three Ships 5 Year Old Premium Select. This is to prepare them for the 5-minute competition on Facebook on...

5 Mar 2014

Cannes Lions rewards MetropolitanRepublic with entry into hall of fame

The new book, 'Game Changers: The Evolution of the Advertising Industry' includes MetropolitanRepublic's Wimpy Braille advert as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity's celebration of 60 years of advertising creativity and excellence. By sending out just 15 braille burgers,...

4 Mar 2014

BBM adds AccuWeather channel

One of the world's leading multi-media global weather provider, AccuWeather is working with BlackBerry to provide weather content for BBM users everywhere. It has launched its own premiere BBM channel to coincide with the recent expansion of BBM, which is now available on iPhone and Android as well...

28 Feb 2014

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