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Publicis Groupe acquires MACHINE
Publicis Groupe acquires MACHINE

Publicis Groupe has announced that it has acquired South African integrated advertising agency MACHINE. The agency will merge with Publicis South Africa, the new entity being rebranded as Publicis Machine. (video)

17 Sep 2014 10:46

Rolf Akermann
Is SA's positioning of "Inspiring New Ways" right?

As a proudly SA person, I am very concerned regarding the image of SA world wide. As a marketing strategist I am even more concerned.

By Rolf Akermann 17 Sep 2014 08:30

DTI to put R1m into helping black filmmakers
DTI to put R1m into helping black filmmakers

A new incentive has been launched to support emerging black filmmakers that will nurture them to take-up big productions that will assist in the creation of jobs.

17 Sep 2014 07:24

Marion Scher
What is the media's role in South Africa today?

Am I going to give you a quick answer? No. You see it depends on who you ask.

By Marion Scher 17 Sep 2014 06:32

Nozibele Zondi
Looking back: 20 years of African language radio

I grew up in the Eastern Cape in the 80s, we used to listen to Radio Xhosa, (now called Umhlobo Wenene) and it was the only radio station we knew. Very few houses in the village had television sets and they were only operated by using old car batteries.

By Nozibele Zondi 16 Sep 2014 08:52

The world's funniest joke - its implications for brands
The world's funniest joke - its implications for brands

The "world's funniest joke" was exhaustively researched by Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire. The reason for the research was to discover the joke that had the widest appeal amongst different cultures, demographics and countries. The project to find this joke was called the LaughLab, and encompassed 40,000 jokes and 1.5 million ratings. [1]

By Sid Peimer 15 Sep 2014 14:00

The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet
The Loeries - where brands and creativity meet

Thanks to the plethora of media channels now available to consumers, the Loeries too has evolved from being the industry-specific event of its Sun City heyday, to an open market for brands to window shop for creativity and innovation when engaging customers.

By Staff Reporter 15 Sep 2014 09:04

Louise Marsland
The meme that took a bite out of Apple

Have you heard the one about 'scarf guy'? Or were you too busy posting some of the 1,400 tweets per hour at the start of the #OscarTrial judgment, Thursday?

By Louise Marsland 15 Sep 2014 08:40

[NewsMaker] James Burton
[NewsMaker] James Burton

James Burton is the CEO of Hero, an integrated marketing communications agency which is a group of companies that includes sub brands: Hero AV, Black Spade Racing,, Medialoop and The Broccoli Project. The business has just undergone a repurposing, with Doug Lockhart becoming executive creative director and Warren van Rensburg appointed at Hero Cape Town as the new creative director.

By Louise Marsland 11 Sep 2014 14:20

Making the MOST of education in the media industry
Making the MOST of education in the media industry

One of the pertinent issues in the media industry is the quality of media education. To address this Wag the Dog Publishers included two questions in its sixth annual MOST Awards survey.

11 Sep 2014 13:32

Vacancy: Host - Loeries 2014
Vacancy: Host - Loeries 2014

A deep sadness fills me as I write this Dear Jonathan to the advertising industry, announcing my withdrawal as host of the Loerie Awards 2014 in Cape Town. (video)

By Dylan Balkind 11 Sep 2014 06:24

Mbongeleni Hlomuka
Customisation - for the big boys it's the best thing since sliced bread

Why should I be stuck with what the chef decided...? I can't wait to build my own burger on home ground...

By Mbongeleni Hlomuka 11 Sep 2014 06:07

Career moves - an employee's perspective - NATIVE VML
Career moves - an employee's perspective

Research tells us Millennials will have between 15 and 20 jobs during the course of their working lives. When faced with the option of moving what factors should one ideally take into account?

By Ernst Lass, Issued by NATIVE VML 10 Sep 2014 10:26