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Verashni Pillay resigns from The Huffington Post SA with immediate effect

24.com has accepted the resignation of Verashni Pillay as editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post SA.

2 days ago

King James Group’s chief creative officer Alistair King
King James Group drinks in their global win

King James Group's chief creative officer Alistair King says the time when independent local agencies couldn't really expect to work in international brands because of how multinationals tied up the brands at a global level are over.

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2017

The Newsroom rolls out self-service ad platform for South Africa
The Newsroom rolls out self-service ad platform for South Africa

The Newsroom, South Africa's leading native ad platform, opens up the self-service option for any small or medium business looking to advertise, on a pay-per-click basis.

Issued by The Newsroom 20 Apr 2017

Bob Mabena joins MSG Afrika Broadcasting
Bob Mabena joins MSG Afrika Broadcasting

Black-owned and -operated media company MSG Afrika Group has announced the appointment of renowned radio practitioner Bob Mabena as their group head of programming of their subsidiary MSG Afrika Broadcasting with effect from 1 May 2017.

Issued by MSG Afrika Broadcasting 18 Apr 2017

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RIP Tony Koenderman

Tony Koenderman's family have announced that he passed away on the evening of Sunday, 9 April from complications that arose after an operation for a broken leg and an extended stay in ICU.

13 Apr 2017

Posting, sharing and liking could get you into legal hot water
Posting, sharing and liking could get you into legal hot water

Social media users often share or like funny memes, embarrassing videos and stinging remarks about people without considering the consequences. Even seemingly innocent reposts and comments could increase a social media user's risk of being held liable for defamation.

12 Apr 2017

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Retailers shift away from Africa expansion

Africa is falling off the immediate radar of local retailers after the region posted its slowest growth rate in two decades in 2016, and with the outlook for 2017 looking as unpromising, most companies are changing their focus from expansion to improving customer experience.

By Colleen Goko 12 Apr 2017

Naspers invests an additional R960m in Takealot
Naspers invests an additional R960m in Takealot

Takealot Online (Pty) Ltd today announced a R960m investment from Naspers, highlighting the media group's continued commitment to the online retailer and its confidence in the potential of South Africa's e-commerce sector, and following investments from Tiger Global and Naspers in 2015.

11 Apr 2017

Kaya FM 95.9 new line-up change
Kaya FM 95.9 new line-up change

The Kaya daytime line-up has been largely established, with Bob Mabena and Mo-G having been at the station for the last five years.

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 11 Apr 2017

Meet SA's Cannes Lions 2017 judges!
Meet SA's Cannes Lions 2017 judges!

This year, nine South African creatives will serve on Cannes Lions' judging panels.

6 Apr 2017

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In black and white: PR firm making headlines for all the wrong reasons

NEWSWATCH: PR firms aim for good headlines for their clients, not ones where their own reputation is brought to question. That's exactly why we're seeing British firm Bell Pottinger gaining media mentions lately.

5 Apr 2017

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A view of independent agencies in South Africa

Nowadays, as we are gradually coming out of a global recession and economic crisis in which communication agencies have been greatly affected, all agencies of all disciplines have continued to compete ferociously for local clients.

By César Vacchiano 4 Apr 2017

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NanoDrop video fools around with Paris Hilton

The SodaStream NanoDrop campaign on 1 April, featured humorous video content starring Paris Hilton, who appeared to debut the latest invention from her ‘Paris Hilton Institute of Plastic Pollution Solutions' (Phipps) - NanoDrop ‘a highly condensed sparkling water.'

3 Apr 2017