Marketing Association of SA officially launches

After eight months of planning, the Interim Board of the recently formed Marketing Association of South Africa (MASA) will hold its inaugural general meeting in Johannesburg early in March 2007 to report back to the industry and solicit support for a new permanent board.

2 Feb 2007

Paarl Gravure wins international printing award
Paarl Gravure wins international printing award

Paarl Gravure, one of South Africa's largest magazine printers, recently scooped an international printing award and a commendation in the annual European Rotogravure Association's (ERA) Publication Gravure Award 2006 - a first for SA printers. In addition, it has also received a local award for service excellence from the JD Group.

16 Nov 2006

Thinking pink won't lure the prosumer

When South African women came together to celebrate National Women's Day recently, they looked back on seven decades of struggle for equality. Strange then, that marketers would have us believe South African women will purchase an item, such as a razor, because it is pink.

14 Aug 2005

Grapevine turns 10!

Grapevine Communications is celebrating ten successful years in the business! From a one-woman, standard PR operation, Grapevine has been transformed into a media relations business with blue chip clients.

Issued by Grapevine Communications 28 Jul 2005

Louise Marsland
A South African media icon turns 25

Which of us in the media will ever forget newscaster, Chris Gibbons, intoning... "this is breaking news..." on 702 Radio in the 1980s and 1990s. As a young journalist at The Star newspaper in the late 80s, the newsroom would come to a halt at lunchtime as we listened to 702's main midday news to find out whether there was any breaking news.

By Louise Marsland 27 Jun 2005

Staying C-onnected

Cell C customers can now stay connected in 138 countries after the company extended its international roaming partnerships to 287 telecommunications operators worldwide this week. Launched in November 2001, the country's third cellular network operator has aggressively signed up a number of roaming partners in the world in a short period of time.

14 Jun 2005

Future business demands authentic leadership

In this the final article in the three-part series on leadership, director of storytelling, Keith Coats, looks at the emerging new economy which holds the key to understanding just what that 'something' is, that will keep companies ahead of the pack in this new era.

By Keith Coats 26 May 2005

Herdbuoys eKapa's Weet-Bix campaign

Cape Town agency, Herdbuoys eKapa launched a national TV campaign for Weet-Bix in February that showcases the home-grown brand's versatility and popularity amongst a younger generation of "rainbow" kids.

6 Mar 2005

The search is on for a movie critic

Every once in a while dream opportunities come around. How's this one - win a chance to be the movie critic on a national radio station? Ster-Kinekor and Metro FM are looking for a hot new movie critic for the station. Only one person can get the job - a 6-month on air contract with Metro FM and behind the scenes access to the movie industry. But anyone can apply.

11 Nov 2004

Saatchi & Saatchi strike a chord with blood donors

Saatchi & Saatchi has provided the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) with a compelling advertisement, sure to hit a nerve with all current and potential blood donors.

30 Jun 2004

ICOM independent network looking to enter South Africa

ICOM, one of the world's leading independent networks of advertising and marketing communications agencies, has set its sights on South Africa and is inviting independent agencies seeking international resources to apply for membership.

16 Jun 2004

Heat is turned on

It's official - the South African launch editor of heat, Europe's hottest celebrity weekly title, is Melinda Shaw. Shaw will be working with UCM's (Uppercase Media, the company behind FHM) editorial director Brendan Cooper, who will also continue as editor of FHM.

18 Nov 2003

Convenience comes tops for consumers

A recent international research survey conducted by MasterCard has revealed that consumer's attitudes and knowledge regarding online bill payment services is increasing.

1 Apr 2003

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