The One Club makes Mentor & Creative programme free

The One Club for Creativity is transforming its Mentor & Creative programme into a free and ongoing global online initiative for Fall 2020. The Mentor & Creative programme is a wide-ranging initiative that aims to reach a diverse mix of young creatives. Registration for Fall closes 25 September...

15 Sep 2020

Erica Awards announce deadline for entries

The Epica Awards has announced that the closing date for entries for this year's awards is 15 October. This is due to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and to attract the more great creative work for the jury. The shortlist will be announced on 1 December and the awards ceremony and...

11 Sep 2020

Wan-Ifra Women in News name 2020 Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for Africa

Wan-Ifra Women in News has named Mary Mbewe as the 2020 WIN Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for Africa. Mbewe, who is currently the executive editor of the Daily Nation in Zambia, has over 30 years' experience in the media industry and has invested herself in training and developing of...

11 Sep 2020

MMA SA 2020 Smarties Awards open for entries

The MMA SA 2020 Smarties Awards are now open for entries. The awards will honour the creativity and innovation that brands demonstrated in 2020 and will see all Smarties entries fully sponsored and, therefore, free to enter. All entrants are encouraged to nominate and refer the campaigns that...

10 Sep 2020

Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards will stream online this year

The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards gala dinner this year will be replaced by a winners announcement that will stream online. The swtich to online is in support of social-distancing initiatives. The winners - including the winners of the second BCX Digital Innovation Awards - will be...

8 Sep 2020

Epica 2020 Awards announce new deadline for entries

The Epica Awards has announced that agencies will now have until October 15 to enter their work for the 2020 edition of the awards due to the coronavirus pandemic The jury will vote online and the awards shortlist will be revealed on 1 December. The awards ceremony will be held virtually on 17...

4 Sep 2020

WPP rebrands Platform 5 to AKQA

WPP will be launching AKQA into the South African market through the rebranding of Platform 5, a division of performance marketing agency TMARC. Patform 5 was started in 2016 and today employs 55 employees.

3 Sep 2020

Marketing Indaba to be held virtually

The 10th annual Marketing Indaba will be held virtually on 26 and 27 August. The Indaba offers a wide range of topics grouped under session themes such as marketing strategies and trends, audience and target market development, as well as promotions and customer relations. This year's Indaba...

21 Aug 2020

Matric learner wins first Sarie Nuwe Gesig competition

Jonadrie van Aardt, a matric learner at Jan van Riebeeck High School, has won the first Sarie Nuwe Gesig (New Face) competition. This is the 10th edition of the competition where readers pick a South African woman for Sarie magazine's cover and it featured an extra category for a new face, the...

17 Aug 2020

Ogilvy launches new influencer marketing tool in SA

Ogilvy has launched a global influencer marketing tool in South Africa called InfluenceO. The tool was launched on 12 August with a webinar that was joined by some of South Africa's most well-known influencer personalities. The tool houses over a billion influencers across 60,000 categories. It...

13 Aug 2020

IAS relaunches Agency Credentials Award

The IAS, in conjunction with the Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (Dmasa), is relaunching the IAS Agency Credentials Award. The aim of the award is to recognise an agency's credentials set within the various agency discipline types in South Africa.

12 Aug 2020

One Club changes Here Are All The Black People conference name

The One Club for Creativity has rebranded its annual Here Are All The Black People multicultural conference to its original name: Where Are All The Black People. The move was prompted by this year's rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

12 Aug 2020

Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards entries open

Entries for the 19th edition of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards (VJOYs) are now open. This year's awards, themed "RE: Imagine, Invent, Build", will see media veterans such as Ryland Fisher, Mapi Mhlangu, Elna Rossouw and Jermaine Craig on the awards' panel of judges. Entrants can enter...

6 Aug 2020

Local chef Zola Nene teaches Gordon Ramsay about isiZulu cooking

The second season of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted will start with Gordon Ramsay cooking in South Africa and Zola Nene accompanying him on his culinary adventure in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Nene and Ramsay cook up a culinary feast for a local isiZulu chief. Their creations include braai'd fish, ushatini...

5 Aug 2020

2021 TV & Film Awards opens for entries

New York Festivals' 2021 TV & Film Awards competition is open for entries. The 2021 TV & Film Awards has the following new categories: Best Social Justice Report, Social Justice Reporting, Social Justice Sports Coverage, Social Justice Documentary, Social Justice Entertainment Programs, Social...

30 Jul 2020

The Gerety Awards judging begins

Judging for The Gerety Awards is set to begin soon and the shortlist will be announced 21 September, followed by live streaming of jury debates from across the globe. The winners will be announced on 19 October, followed by live grand jury debates on the same day.

27 Jul 2020

Google funds 25 South African publications

The Google News Initiative Journalism Emergency Relief Fund (JERF) has announced it is funding 25 South African publications to help ease financial hardship as a result of the economic and advertising downturn.    The fund was launched in April and seeks to provide $39.5 million to publishers in...

24 Jul 2020

Good Things Guy expands his online offering

South Africa's Good Things Guy, Brent Lindeque, has added to his online offering with the launch of Good Things Live, a live streamed show hosted on the Skyroomlive.com platform.   The show provides both entertainment and inspiration to all South Africans by profiling South Africans in the...

24 Jul 2020

BBC News in Africa reaches over 130 million people weekly

BB News' audience reach in Africa has reached 132 million people a week across 12 language services and 30 TV programmes. Programmes such as Sport Africa, Africa Eye (investigative journalism), What's New (for young African audiences), Smart Money and Money Daily and Life Clinic have attracted new...

24 Jul 2020

Spotify creative director launches free ad school Black creatives

Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons has launched One School, a free 16-week portfolio programme exclusively for Black creatives, reports Adweek. Davis-Lyons said he started the school to break some barriers that often prevent Black talent from breaking into the advertising world. Read...

21 Jul 2020

New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards deadline extended

The deadline for the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards has been extended to close of business on 31 July 2020. Agencies, corporates and individuals within marketing, media, communications and the influencer sectors are invited to submit their entries. This year's awards ceremony will be...

20 Jul 2020

Isikhova Media launches new magazine

Publishing company Isikhova Media has launched a consumer-retail jewellery magazine, JZA - Your Jewellery Magazine. The magazine, endorsed by the Jewellery Council of South Africa (JCSA), will be published seasonally and the first issue will be distributed in November.

20 Jul 2020

Entries open for Epica Awards 2020

Entries for the 2020 edition of the Epica Awards are now open. Entrants who enter between 1 July and 31 August will receive a €100 discount. The deadline for entries is 31 October, with the possibility of an extension should it be decided to hold the awards ceremony online. The date of the...

20 Jul 2020

FirstRand donates R500,000 to SANEF Media Relief Fund

FirstRand has donated half a million rand to help journalists financially impacted by Coronavirus through the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) Media Relief Fund. The donation, made up of contributions from FirstRand and its operating businesses - FNB, RMB, WesBank, and Ashburton...

9 Jul 2020

Inma reveals the 30 Under 30 Awards

Inma has launched the 30 Under 30 Awards to shine a light on outstanding achievement by young professionals in news media. The awards are part of Inma's recently announced Young Professionals Initiative. They are seeking 30 rising stars under the age of 30 with: Early career...

8 Jul 2020

A+E Networks Africa expands digital reach with two new digital brands

On 15 June, A+E Networks Africa launched two new digital brands, Crime+Investigation Play and Lifetime Play, on over-the-top (OTT) video service Viu. Crime+Investigation Play will feature documentaries, factual entertainment and true crime series for the South African audience, with shows such as...

8 Jul 2020

New Media unveils new Food24 website

New Media, the owner of Food24 and Eat Out, has unveiled a new website for Food24 developed by its in-house development agency, Swipe iX. The site has an improved user experience with a search functionality that makes recipe selection from Food24's catalogue easier. The recipe discovery feature...

7 Jul 2020

Young Nigerian filmmaker virtually directs short film

Chidinma Igbokweuche, also known as Didi Stories Production, and her team of young filmmakers virtually created a short film titled Chaos. Chaos is an experiment birthed from the desire of these young filmmakers to find new and innovative ways to create during the Covid-19 pandemic...

29 Jun 2020

Final deadline for Gerety Awards entries nears

The final deadline for the 2020 Gerety Awards entries is midnight on Friday, 17 July. The Gerety Awards called for entries with a campaign that saw purple moustaches sent to key female leaders in the advertising industry, asking them to pose for a picture with the question: 'What does a woman have...

29 Jun 2020

IAS to attend the AdForum Summit 2020

The Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) is set to attend the 2020 AdForum Worldwide summit scheduled to take place virtually between 29 June and 6 July 2020. The summit will discuss a series of industry-related issues, challenges, and trends in the international advertising and...

19 Jun 2020

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