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Keeping it 100
Keeping it 100

Chess (Amy Allais + Justice Mukheli) have made their official debut as a directing duo with a moody spot for BAT, educating consumers about the illicit cigarette trade.

Issued by Ola! Films 8 hours ago

Facebook reaches 29% usage in South Africa, 97% by brands
Facebook reaches 29% usage in South Africa, 97% by brands

The SA Social Media Landscape 2018 study, conducted by brand intelligence organisation Ornico and high-tech market research consultancy World Wide Worx, notes that social media use has intensified among South Africans during the past year, with Facebook now being used by 29% of the population.

10 hours ago

One Club 2017 Creative Hall of Fame ceremony. Image supplied.
Creative Hall of Fame adds five more legends

The One Club for Creativity has inducted five advertising and design legends into its Creative Hall of Fame, originated in 1961 with Leo Burnett as the first inductee.

10 hours ago

Pendoring judges. Images supplied.
Finalists ready for Pendoring reveal

The Pendoring finalists once again reflect the richness of South Africa's cultural and language diversity, as 27 South African advertising agencies have produced 98 finalists in all of South Africa's indigenous languages (excluding English).

10 hours ago

Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry
Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry

‘World News Publishers Outlook 2017, the new report from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), examines what are the world top media executives' priorities in profitable news media businesses around the world.

10 hours ago

A new wave of young creatives powered by Spitfire Films, Produce Audio and Aces Post
A new wave of young creatives powered by Spitfire Films, Produce Audio and Aces Post

Liesl Karpinski and the Spitfire Films team are excited to announce the launch of Node Content.TV, a brand-new content division powered by Spitfire Films, Produce Sound and Aces Post.

Issued by Spitfire Films 13 hours ago

Bayeza: Turning interns into future leaders
Bayeza: Turning interns into future leaders

Young black talent taken under the Boomtown creative wing

Issued by Boomtown 13 hours ago

Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two
Taking a closer look at media monitoring, AVE and regulation - Part two

In part two of this three-part series based on the media monitoring industry, ROI Africa's Tonya Khoury explains the algorithms she uses, live sentiment tracking and big content.

By Angie White 14 hours ago

Consumers can pick new Liqui-Fruit campaign's theme song
Consumers can pick new Liqui-Fruit campaign's theme song

Two local emerging bands have produced songs that encompasses what it means to Feel Fully Alive, as part of Liqui-Fruit's new campaign. Consumers will have the chance to vote for their favourite, with the winning song becoming the soundtrack to the Liqui-Fruit TV ad.

14 hours ago

Homegrown video wins hearts of South Africans everywhere
Homegrown video wins hearts of South Africans everywhere

A truly South African story of deep and lasting friendship - that cuts across time, space and difference - has been watched by nearly half a million South Africans since its release this month, and has inspired an outpouring of hope-filled comments.

Issued by Rooftop Productions 14 hours ago

Roll on, Volksie bus; but did KMPG do the right thing for its reputation?
Roll on, Volksie bus; but did KMPG do the right thing for its reputation?

My colleague Seelan was about to head off to Sun City this past weekend and take the Jeep Renegade we have as a test car ... until he discovered how little room there is in the car.

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

(c) Sergey Rasulov -
Are TV audiences declining?

At first it's hard, if not impossible, to get a grip on TV audiences. It will remain difficult until the industry has some real and solid research to confirm whether it's one way or the other.

By Chris Brewer 3 days ago

Esther Mahlangu cuts the ribbon to officially open the mural to the public
SA's art and culture takes to the streets in New York

In a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will see South Africa's unique art and culture taking to the streets of New York City, South African Tourism's US office is taking an innovative approach to grow the SA's arts, culture, and heritage offering by encouraging New Yorkers and visitors to the city to travel to South Africa.

3 days ago