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Grand Prix at the end of rainbow for The MediaShop
Grand Prix at the end of rainbow for The MediaShop

The MediaShop has been awarded the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) Roger Garlick Grand Prix Award for the Coke Rainbow campaign. It also won Gold for the campaign in the Best Experiential /Event category. The Awards took place last night at Summer Place, in Johannesburg.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Oct 2014 10:41

[Antifragility] Just another manic New Media Monday
[Antifragility] Just another manic New Media Monday

The second instalment of New Media Mondays on (ahem) Monday, 13 October at Priest Post Production in Woodstock, was centred on antifragility, a newish concept coined by Nassim Taleb.

By Jessica Taylor 15 Oct 2014 14:30

SABC head set to face committee
SABC head set to face committee

Parliament dominates the political landscape this week, with a series of committee meetings scheduled from today to Friday to discuss the auditor-general's findings in the annual reports of national government departments.

14 Oct 2014 09:40

Anton Harber
Nakasa does not deserve to be shoved into any box

Nat Nakasa would have been bemused. He would be pleased to be brought back to home soil at last, almost 50 years after he died in New York. But I imagine he would have been bewildered by some of the things said in recent weeks about him and what he represents in our country's journalistic and cultural history.

By Anton Harber 10 Oct 2014 07:44

Juanita Vorster
Why one press release won't make you famous

Fame and fortune have been used in the same sentence for centuries. And when it comes right down to the bone, the publicity generation component of PR is all about creating fortune through fame.

By Juanita Vorster 8 Oct 2014 14:33

Get your tickets for the first ever AMASA Awards with Roger Garlick Grand Prix - AMASA
Get your tickets for the first ever AMASA Awards with Roger Garlick Grand Prix

On 16 October, for the first time in its 40 year history, AMASA (Advertising and Media Association of South Africa) is hosting its own AMASA Awards ceremony. The AMASA Awards will celebrate 'all-rounder' media campaigns; ones which are based on sound insights, underpinned by great ideas, followed through with perfectly executed strategy to achieve outstanding and measurable results - all the while celebrating innovation!

Issued by AMASA 8 Oct 2014 09:54

Kagiso Media Limited appoints Omar Essack as Group Deputy CEO - Kagiso Media
Kagiso Media Limited appoints Omar Essack as Group Deputy CEO

Kagiso Media Limited has announced the promotion of Omar Essack, the group's current executive director and CEO of broadcasting, to the position of Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer. Essack will take on this new role with immediate effect, reporting to the Group CEO, Mark Harris.

Issued by Kagiso Media 2 Oct 2014 11:43

Maggs adds veteran power to POWER 98.7's talk offering
Maggs adds veteran power to POWER 98.7's talk offering

Veteran TV and radio broadcaster Jeremy Maggs has joined Gauteng's commercial talk radio station POWER 98.7...

1 Oct 2014 10:02

Marion Scher
Adopt a journalist day/week/month/year...

We have all sorts of days from National Coffee Day (definitely one of my favourites) to Braai Day and even No-bra day - not going there...

By Marion Scher 1 Oct 2014 07:38

Fear of our dark depths keeps Farlam in shadows
Fear of our dark depths keeps Farlam in shadows

News editing is the art of deciding what is important and what is less important. Faced with a barrage of potential stories, events, people and issues to cover and huge competition for audience attention, editors ultimately have to determine which are worthy of the limited attention and resources at their command.

By Anton Harber 26 Sep 2014 07:19

Matthew Arnold
Five digital myths around performance media

Digital media has been around for over 20 years, but with the rapid pace at which platforms, technology and opportunities move, you will be hard pressed to find a marketer who knows everything about digital media. It's easy to get lost in the layers of terminology and technical complexity that digital media offers.

By Matthew Arnold 25 Sep 2014 08:04

Craig Utermark
Getting the most out of programmatic media buying

Programmatic media marketing is one of the most effective and exciting means for clients to get the most value for their marketing buck - provided their agencies take a client-centred approach.

By Craig Utermark 23 Sep 2014 15:00

South African Media ratings from Ask Afrika's Icon Brands survey
South African Media ratings from Ask Afrika's Icon Brands survey

Ask Afrika has ranked South Africa's iconic media across channels and the following were selected as favourites across the board in its Icon Brands Survey; Metro FM (radio), SABC 1 (television), Sunday Times (Newspapers), Google (internet), and Facebook (social media).

23 Sep 2014 10:25