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The South African government is on Ello
The South African government is on Ello

Ello is the coolest party on the internet. Hailed by fans as the anti-Facebook, the creators describe it as a "simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers".

By Sulaiman Philip 22 Oct 2014 08:45

Three candidates on shortlist to take over top job at SABC
Three candidates on shortlist to take over top job at SABC

Three candidates have been shortlisted to fill the vacancy for CEO of the SABC. The appointment of a permanent CEO will be crucial for the stabilisation of the public broadcaster.

By Bekezela Phakathi 22 Oct 2014 08:28

Wits Journalism releases second State of the Newsroom report
Wits Journalism releases second State of the Newsroom report

At a Media Freedom Day celebration and Black Wednesday commemoration, co-hosted with the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) on 17 October 2014, Wits Journalism released its second State of the Newsroom report.

21 Oct 2014 09:26

The Mediashop's 'Coke Rainbow' claims Roger Garlick Grand Prix at the inaugural AMASA Awards ceremony - AMASA
The Mediashop's 'Coke Rainbow' claims Roger Garlick Grand Prix at the inaugural AMASA Awards ceremony

AMASA (the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa) was honoured to host industry guests at the maiden AMASA Awards ceremony on Thursday, 16th of October, at the elegant Summer Place venue in Johannesburg.The MediaShop's magical 'Coke Rainbow' campaign took home the top honour of the Roger Garlick Grand Prix for its innovative media execution. Other well performing agencies included Gloo, which won two highly commended certificates and two gold awards as well as PHD which won a highly commended and gold award in different categories.

Issued by AMASA 20 Oct 2014 14:32

Galliova Awards announces 2014 finalists
Galliova Awards announces 2014 finalists

The finalists in the 2014 Galliova Food and Health Writers' Awards have been announced across the two main categories and three affiliated awards. These are Galliova Food Writer of the Year (magazines), Galliova Food Writer of the Year (newspapers and weekly titles), Up-and-coming Food Writer of the Year Award, the Galliova Egg Champion for the writer who uses the most eggs in creative ways along with visually appealing egg-related visuals and the Galliova Health Writer of the Year.

20 Oct 2014 11:58

State seeks to build closer ties with media
State seeks to build closer ties with media

President Jacob Zuma says government will establish a platform for members of the media and government to share ideas on a range of issues.

20 Oct 2014 08:28

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

Latest SAARF research: AMPS June 2014
Latest SAARF research: AMPS June 2014

On behalf of the media, marketing and advertising industries, the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) produces the bi-annual All Media and Products Survey (AMPS), providing data on media consumption, demographics, and products, brands and services.

16 Oct 2014 14:37

Combined AdFocus and The Annual Awards take place in November
Combined AdFocus and The Annual Awards take place in November

A new event, The Annual AdFocus Awards, will take place at RoomFive in Rivonia on 26 November 2014. This event is the combination of the Financial Mail's AdFocus Award and the Jeremy Maggs' The Annual awards.

16 Oct 2014 10:46

[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

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 109: The BlackBerry Experience with Nader Henein
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 109: The BlackBerry Experience with Nader Henein

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, tomorrow, Thursday, 16 October, from 9am-10am as show host Warren Harding chats to Nader Henein, Regional Director: Product Security, BlackBerry. [twitterfall]

15 Oct 2014 10:26

Presentation on men and women's media habits
Presentation on men and women's media habits

The Consumer Connection System (CCS), a Dentsu Aegis Network research tool, tells users how many people consume a specific media channel, what role that channel plays in their daily lives, how they use it, how it influences their perceptions and what messages they are receptive to at specific times of their day.

15 Oct 2014 09:53

African Investigative Journalism Conference at Wits in November
African Investigative Journalism Conference at Wits in November

'Power Reporting', the African Investigative Journalism Conference is taking place at Wits University from 3-5 November 2014.

15 Oct 2014 09:11