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Pepsi builds on 2014 football campaign

Earlier in the year Pepsi kicked off its global campaign with the announcement of the 2014 superstar football squad. As part of the campaign, it recently launched limited edition 'collectible cans', featuring the Pepsi global athletes such as Robin van Persie, David Luiz, Sergio Ramos, Sergio...

Annual trend forecast from Dave Nemeth in July

The annual trend forecast for 2015/2016, entitled 'Creative Disruption', will be presented by one of the country's leading design & retail trend forecasters, Dave Nemeth at Gallagher Convention Centre on 10 July 2014 at 9am. Nemeth writes for leading publications and is often interviewed on both...

Bongiwe Nocanda to edit Jet Club magazine

Bongiwe Nocanda is the new editor of Jet Club magazine. She previously held positions in the top publishing firms of Media 24, Highbury Safika and most currently as a publishing director at Viva Media. "I'm very excited about having the opportunity to deliver empowering content to such a broad base...

Spur acquires Hussar Grill for $33m
Spur acquires Hussar Grill for $33m

Ventures Africa reports that Spur has acquired Hussar Grill, a steakhouse chain based in the Western Cape, for R35 million (US$3.3m). According to the report, the cash deal's effective date is 1 January 2014. For more: Ventures Africa: Spur acquires Hussar Grill for $3.3m......

Garmin campaign enters shopping malls

A campaign that positions Garmin as more than just a car navigation tool but also a sports, marine and outdoor activity accompaniment is running at strategic shopping malls through Primall Media. The campaign, which runs until the end of January 2014, is in selected strategic mall advertising...

Leading British, European and US brands look to expand to SA

Having successfully launched Ted Baker, one of Britain's top mid-tier designer fashion brands in the market last year, Brand Capital has now secured a deal to launch Radley+ Co, the successful British handbags and accessories brand, in time for the Christmas season in Stuttafords in South Africa....

Greater Than launches gift card range for Foschini group

PR and communications specialists, Greater Than has partnered with its client TFG (The Foschini Group) to launch its new range of designer gift cards (themed for males, females and romance) available in stores nationwide. "Last year we ran a gift card design competition targeting tertiary...

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

Newspaper launches loyalty programme

Media24 Sunday newspaper City Press launched its ViP Card, which will give holders access to a host of lifestyle offers, exclusive events around the country, and discounts and special offers on products and services, in its 20 November 2011 issue and at the annual Eat Out DStv Food Network Awards in...

[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows
[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows

In case you're wondering what's been happening with the Bizcommunity/Chai FM Media & Marketing radio show this month of October 2011, since Chai FM is a Jewish community radio station and this is the month of various Jewish high holy days (Rosh Hashanah/New Year, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement and...

ABF AGM gets wine sponsorship
ABF AGM gets wine sponsorship

The recent Advertising Benevolent Fund's AGM held at Cinemart received wine sponsorship for guests and prizes from SaleWine.co.za. "We are always grateful for sponsorship, as this means that whatever money we raise for the AGM can be directly used for our validation cases," says the ABF's Sharlene...

The Arch - circulation increases
The Arch - circulation increases

click to enlargeQuantum Publishers, publishers of The Arch magazine, distributed and hand delivered free of charge to the tenants of Melrose Arch as well as to households in A++ areas within a five kilometre radius of the precinct, has announced that its circulation has grown from a 20 000 to a...

New specialised cabling company opens in PE

TNW Group, which incorporates its data, security and electrical companies, that distribute networking, cabling, CCTV and electrical equipment, has opened an office in Port Elizabeth to service the Eastern Cape. It has appointed Wayne Muckheiber as MD of TNW Group Eastern Cape. For more information...

Containerising Amway
Containerising Amway

click to enlargeAmway products will shortly be available in townships in branded containers designed by JP Beukes, owner and founder of award-winning, interior architectural practice Onepointzero. The first one has opened in KwaMashu (KwaZulu-Natal) and more of these 'spaza' shops will be located...

This Sunday on Media@SAfm

This Sunday, 21 November 2010, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include: SABC acting group CEO Rob Nicholson, on the SABC's turnaround strategy; Alistair Roper and Andy Scott on discuss Nedbank's 30 year involvement with the Nedbank Golf...

ASA rulings for week 45

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has issued the following rulings for week 45, 8-12 November 2010: Natures Choice Products/ Mc Cain Foods (directorate cannot consider objections at this time, no grounds supplied); Johnson 24 Hour Moisture Body Wash/ Unilever (partially...

HICA announces best travel reporter

At the Hospitality Investment Conference Africa (HICA) yesterday, Monday 1 November 2010, Antoinette Slabbert, senior in-depth reporter at Sake 24, was announced as southern Africa's travel and tourism reporter of the year for her coverage on a number of issues affecting the hospitality industry in...

Sunday's Media@SAfm lineup

This Sunday, 24 October 2010, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide will include Gary Naidoo, managing editor of The New Age, answering questions on the resignation of several editorial team members; Spars rebranding/repositioning under the spotlight;...

Lineup for this Sunday's Media@safm show

This Sunday, 10 October 2010, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107FM nationwide, will include a replay of Loeries-winning radio and TV ads; Eye On Liezl van der Westhuizen, ex-Idols now SABC3 breakfast show Expresso co-host; measuring the brand promise vs brand...

Edgars Club Magazine's first lingerie display
Edgars Club Magazine's first lingerie display

click to enlargeEdgars Club magazine's first lingerie supplement, featuring the season's underwear from girlie glam to sultry lace, will be on sale with the October 2010 issue. Published by New Media Publishing and edited by fashion director Robynne Kahn, the 24-page, A5 supplement features...

JD Group appoints The MediaShop

The MediaShop has been appointed to handle the media strategy, planning and buying for the JD Group Traditional Retail Division, effective 16 September 2010. Comments Chris Botha, joint MD of The MediaShop Sandton, "When we started working with the JD Group in 2007, we handled one piece of business...

CNA Readathon gets celebrity boost
CNA Readathon gets celebrity boost

As part of the CNA Readathon 2010 campaign, Hlubi Mboya, South African actress and Kenny Maistry, radio personality and Metro FM Breakfast DJ, joined in by reading books from the READ recommended book list and journal writing at Maponya Mall CNA, Soweto, to pupils from the Albert Street and...

New office show at Sandton
New office show at Sandton

The Office on Show, a new exhibition that will cover all aspects of the office - for the corporate, SME, entrepreneur or home-based professional - will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 27-29 October 2010. It offers a comprehensive range of products and delegates can meet in...

Pop in to Markex opening day
Pop in to Markex opening day

Markex World of Events starts today, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, showcasing all aspects of marketing, branding, promotions and events. It is open from 10am to 6pm until Thursday 26 August. This year it has an exclusive 'trade only' section, giving buyers and...

Programme for Sunday's Media@SAfm show

This Sunday, 15 August 2010, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107FM nationwide, will include chatting to Lars Reichelt, the real CEO of Cell C, about the company's rebranding and the controversy around Trevor Noah's YOUtube skit; Derek Carstens, brand director of FNB...

2010 finalists for Most Influential Women

The finalists in the Most Influential Women in Business and Government (MIW) include women from the marketing and media world, such as Karen Ashwin, Terry Volkwyn, Nicola Nel, Coco Cachalia, Colleen Naudé, Debora Patta, Devi Sankaree Govender and Tammy-Anne Fortuin. Download the full list of...

Youngest female professional golfer signs with Puma
Youngest female professional golfer signs with Puma

click to enlargeCARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA: Cobra-Puma Golf has become Alexis "Lexi" Thompson's official equipment, footwear and apparel sponsor, making her its first athlete signed under both the Cobra and Puma Golf brands, which joined forces earlier this year. At 15, she is the youngest female golfer...

Free Nando's for Mexico - if they lose
Free Nando's for Mexico - if they lose

click to enlargeNando's is offering the Mexican football team and their supporters a free lunch if they lose the opening game against South Africa this Friday, 11 June 2010. The cheeky restaurant chain is running adverts this week that address the Mexican team, saying that "Most foreigners think...

Toy store launches own brand of batteries
Toy store launches own brand of batteries

click to enlargeToys R Us has partnered with battery manufacturer GP to launch its own brand of batteries. The range of batteries is ultra alkaline and comes in sizes AA, AAA, C and D. "We did extensive research and are pleased to be offering our customers our own brand of quality batteries at an...

Deliciously theatrical at Decorex
Deliciously theatrical at Decorex

click to enlargeThe South African Chefs' Association (SACA) will host the first ever Delicious Theatre, which will be the main feature within District Delicious, at this year's Johannesburg and Durban Decorex exhibitions. With its mission to promote the art and science of cookery to all South...

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