The South African National Editors' Forum launches fourth round of Media Relief Fund

The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) has announced the launch of the fourth round of its Media Relief Fund to assist journalists who have lost their jobs and/or their income as a direct result of the Covid-19. Affected journalists are encouraged to submit their applications with all...

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Gerety Awards extends deadline and introduces new category

The Gerety Awards has extended its deadline to 30 April 2021 and has also revealed a new category for humour. The humour category will celebrate the best in advertising humour. The Gerety shortlist will be announced in the first week of June. For more information visit the Gerety Awards' website....

6 Apr 2021

2021 lsu Elihle Awards open for entries

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) has announced that applications for the 2021 lsu Elihle Awards are officially open. Journalists within the African continent have until 30 April to submit their entries for these awards. The awards encourage journalists to highlight issues that are faced by children...

6 Apr 2021

Giant Films tops Ciclope Africa finalist list

Ciclope Africa 2021 announced its Brand Content Category and Special Category finalists with Giant Films topping the company list with 12 Brand Content finalists followed by 11 Romance finalists. The awards will be hosted in Johannesburg on 15 April, with winners in each category advancing onto the...

1 Apr 2021

MediaPath Compliance takes business to Africa

MediaPath Compliance, a company specialising in financial compliance auditing and delivering transparency throughout the marketing supply chain, has opened its doors to Sub-Saharan Africa market, with its offices based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The office in South Africa will be headed by...

1 Apr 2021

DStv launches pop-up channel for Easter

DStv has announced a selection of exciting Easter offerings in the upcoming holidays, including a pop-up channel called Hope TV on DStv channel 346. The channel will serve inspiring Easter-oriented content with extended worship sessions, messages from big names and quality kids' programmes. Other...

31 Mar 2021

The Danny Painter Show celebrates a milestone and joins Jacpod platform

The Jo and Danny Show has rebranded as The Danny Painter Show for its second season. The first season gained popularity and received more than 140,000 views, drawing audiences from the United States and the United Kingdom. The Danny Painter Show will be hosted by Danny Painter and has found a new...

30 Mar 2021

Old Mutual wins international branding award

Old Mutual scored two international achievements this week when it became the only South African company to win an award in the prestigious 2020/21 World Branding Awards competition and took its place alongside the world's top 450 brands. The achievement was announced at the Kensington Palace...

25 Mar 2021

ICASA to host workshop on management of cell extenders in SA

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is inviting licensees, electronic communications manufacturers and other relevant stakeholders to a virtual workshop to discuss ways to manage the type-approval and installation of cell extenders in the country. The workshop aims to...

24 Mar 2021

DMASA Insights Conference to take place on 25 March

The Direct Marketing Association of South Arica (DMASA) is set to host the Insights Conference virtually on 25 March. The theme this year's event is Resilience and Reinnovation, which speaks to marketing in the new Coronavirus-impacted reality. Conexance president and co-founder, Didier Farge,...

19 Mar 2021

The Broadcast Research Council to publish interim radio data

The Broadcast Research Council (BRC) is set to release the interim radio data, surveyed by Ask Afrika by the end of March through third party providers, Telmar and Nielsen. Both Telmar and Nielsen have been engaged ahead of the release and have received the questionnaire, prelim data and data map....

18 Mar 2021

Gerety Talks puts spotlight on South African creativity

The Gerety Talks series, featuring Neo Segola (chief creative officer at Draftline), Nadia Mohamed (marketing director at Mondelez International, Africa) and Sanché van Rensburg (executive creative director at Avatar), will put South African creativity in the spotlight. The series puts some of...

15 Mar 2021

Digital Lab Africa opens call for applications

The fifth edition of Digital Lab Africa (DLA) has called on African creatives to apply for its mentorship and incubation programme which has now switched fully to an online format. Artists, producers, designers, collectives, students or entrepreneurs from both creative and cultural industries from...

10 Mar 2021

2021 Gerety Awards deadline set for 2 April

Agencies, production companies and brands globally have until 2 April to submit their entries for the 2021 Gerety Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding work in communications and marketing. The Gerety Awards shortlist will be announced the second week of June along with jury panels from...

9 Mar 2021

2021 MediaTech Africa event postponed

Reed Exhibitions Africa and Sun Circle Group have announced that the MediaTech Africa 2021 event has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown restrictions. The event was scheduled for 14 to 16 July 2021 at The Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. The new event date is yet to be...

8 Mar 2021

Coming 2 America release celebration gets started in South Africa

Coming to America will release in cinemas nationwide in South Africa and globally on Amazon Prime Video in March. As part of the celebration of the cinema release of the film, fans are encouraged to strike a royal pose on the Zamundan thrones which will appear in prominent locations across the...

5 Mar 2021

Primedia's Melissa McNally appointed to BRC board

Primedia Broadcasting's consulting specialist for research, Melissa McNally, has been appointed to the board of the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRC). The BRC is a non-profit industry body which operates as an independent entity to commission and oversee the delivery of broadcast...

1 Mar 2021

The Gerety Awards 2021 announces entry deadline

The Gerety Awards 2021 has announced its entry deadline to 2 April. The awards together with Women Empowered Global (WEG) have also organised a global summit with free access pass with prior registration here....

1 Mar 2021

Alfie Jay elected to the board of the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa

Alfie Jay, Algoa FM managing director, has been appointed to the board of the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRC). BRC is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide objective, transparent data which caters to the audience measurement needs of the radio, television, marketing and...

23 Feb 2021

Young Lions Competitions go virtual

Cannes Lions has confirmed that all the 2021 global Young Lions Competitions will be held virtually. Exact timelines for the competition will be announced soon.

19 Feb 2021

The Warc Awards for Effectiveness 2021 opens entries, names juries

The Warc Awards for Effectiveness 2021, in association with Lions is accepting entries awarding the best marketing campaigns that deliver business results. The deadline for entries is 1 April 2021. The awards will focus on six categories judged by a six jury panel. For each category the juries...

16 Feb 2021

Entries for Cannes Lions 2021 now open

The Cannes Lions Awards 2021 are now open for entries. Each week a new series of content will be released showcasing exciting and diverse work from recent years - The moment that moved the world. For more information visit the Cannes Lions' website....

16 Feb 2021

Icasa appoints new Complaints and Compliance Committee members

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has appointed five new members of the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) whose appointment came as a result of the end of the term of the former members in December 2020. The members are Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa, Mr...

12 Feb 2021

Mindshare achieves 51% black ownership

Mindshare South Africa, a brand agency with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban has attained 51% black ownership and will continue to invest in further local initiatives that will contribute towards its shared empowerment and transformational goals.

12 Feb 2021

Facebook rolls out new feature to combat abuse of local journalists

Local journalists and news media professionals can now voluntarily register for Facebook's new security feature specifically tailored to protect their Facebook and linked Instagram profiles from harassment, hacking and online abuse and harm, the social media network has announced. Facebook is...

12 Feb 2021

Jacaranda FM launches free airtime advertising to restaurant industry

The Scenic Drive team at Jacaranda FM has taken the initiative to help restaurants get back on their feet by offering free airtime to suffering restaurants. The Scenic Drive presenter Rian van Heerden invites all restaurants from across the country to join the "Scenic Special" by creating a...

10 Feb 2021

Ad Stars 2021 Awards accepting entries

Ad Stars 2021 Awards is accepting entries free-of-charge, the deadline for is 15 May 2021. The top two Grand Prix of the Year will be awarded US$10,000 each. Ad Stars is also inviting applications from industry leaders interested in being jurors and speakers to submit their applications and the...

10 Feb 2021

WPP acquires DTI Digital

WPP has announced its acquisition of a Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company, DTI Digital. The acquisition will see WPP expand its presence in commerce and technology industries and strengthen its capabilities in supporting its clients' end-to-end digital transformation...

10 Feb 2021

2020 Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism entries open

2020 Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism is now accepting entries. The awards recognise the best financial journalism in print, audio, TV and online media. The closing date to submit entries is 28 February 2021. To apply click here....

9 Feb 2021

BRC unable to provide radio data for Q2, Q3 and Q4 of 2020

Due to the impact of the global pandemic and the introduction of level 5 lockdown in South Africa, the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa was not able to provide radio data for Q2, Q3 and Q4 of 2020. Shifts in routes led to big changes in media which translated to more radio listenership and...

5 Feb 2021

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