D&AD deadline extension midnight Friday 29 January
D&AD deadline extension midnight Friday 29 January

click to enlargeThe D&AD Awards 2010 deadline has been extended: all entries need to be completed and paid for online by midnight GMT on Friday, 29 January 2010. Since additional resources are required to process late entries, a 10% surcharge will apply to any submissions made after this date. Entry...

29 Jan 2010

Level 1 BEE rating for direct marketing agency

Direct marketing specialist agency Computer Facilities has been rated as a Level 1 contributor to BEE. It has a 135% procurement recognition level, as verified by the National Empowerment Rating Agency, a member of ABVA, and an employee trust, Kgatelo Pele Trust, holds 49% share of the business....

10 Sep 2009

Collect-a-Can connects via Facebook, Twitter

In a bid to reach the young and tech-savvy market, Collect-a-Can has decided to use social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. It is hoped this will help the organisation tap into an even wider audience, while allowing the public the opportunity to interact actively with it online. The youth...

11 Jun 2009

Have you submitted your Loeries entry?

The Loeries Awards deadline for entries is 31 May 2009, so there's still time for you to pit your best work against that of your competitors - if you get a move on. The following link provides full details on how to submit your entry....

25 May 2009

Sony campaign to support “Leverage”

Sony Entertainment Television (SET) has kicked off the channel's most comprehensive series launch campaign to date in support of the South African premiere of the channel's new 13-part drama series Leverage, beginning on Thursday, 26 March 2009, at 8.30pm. SET is kicking off the campaign with the...

26 Mar 2009

Post Office honours President with stamp
Post Office honours President with stamp

click to enlargeNEWSWATCH: The South African Post Office (SAPO) has issued a Presidential stamp to commemorate the dedication made by President Kgalema Motlanthe in the public service, reports BuaNews. It features a photograph of Motlanthe with the country's coat of arms behind him, and was designed...

20 Mar 2009

Cannes Lions deadline extended

The deadline for submitting material for the 2009 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival has been extended to 27 March 2009. The new deadline applies to all 11 entry sections including, Film, Press, Outdoor, Direct, Media, Cyber, Promo, Radio, Titanium and Integrated, Design and PR Lions....

12 Mar 2009

Guerilla Marketing becomes Gullan&Gullan

Specialist agency Guerrilla Marketing recently relaunched as Gullan&Gullan Advertising. According to MD Michael Gullan, the previous branding was restricting current and potential clients' perceptions of its skills and specialisations. “We have established PR and interactive divisions,” he says,...

20 Feb 2009

Pete Case appointed to Dubai Lynx jury

Pete Case, executive creative director at Gloo Digital, will be joining other international creative leaders from the Middle East and North Africa region as members of the Direct, Sales Promotion & Interactive Jury for the second Dubai International Advertising Festival in 2009. Comments Case, “I'm...

19 Feb 2009

Vikesh Roopchand appointed DMA director

Vikesh Roopchand, Primedia @Home's GM of business development, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) of South Africa. "We are extremely proud of his accomplishment," commented Melvin Chagonda, CEO of Primedia@Home.

18 Feb 2009

Magazine marketer strikes out on her own

Tammy Lederle, former group marketing manager of Associated Magazines titles Cosmopolitan, House and Leisure, Marie Claire and O, The Oprah Magazine, has launched her own experiential marketing firm. Focusing on results-driven planning, cross-marketing and strategy to experiential event...

13 Feb 2009

Cannes 2009 Direct, Promo jury presidents announced

LONDON: David Sable, vice chairman and COO of Wunderman, will lead the 2009 Cannes Direct Lions Jury; and William Rosen, chief creative officer - North America of Arc Worldwide, will head this year's Promo Lions jury, organisers of the Cannes Lions advertising festival announced earlier this week....

23 Jan 2009

Live blogging from US blogger tour of SA

We Blog the World South Africa - a tour of South Africa by prominent US bloggers who are being hosted by the International Marketing Council of South Africa as part of "a very exciting experiment" - kicked off this past weekend in Johannesburg. Bizcommunity.com's man on the spot is SA Rocks blogger...

1 Dec 2008

Inaugural One Show Entertainment winners

CALIFORNIA: The One Club's first annual One Show Entertainment Awards ceremony has come and gone, with MTV, Frixenet, HBO, Nike, NIN and Unilever the brands that received multiple awards in this 'first-of-its-kind' competition that honours creativity that goes beyond standard product placement. Held...

22 Oct 2008

Inaugural One Show Entertainment finalists announced

US: The first-ever finalists for the inaugural One Show Entertainment Awards, which honours creativity in branded entertainment that goes beyond typical product placement and recognises this rapidly-growing segment in advertising, were announced yesterday, Monday, 15 September 2008. Finalists will...

16 Sep 2008

Look out for our special Loeries newsletter

So much happened at this year's 30th anniversary of The Loerie Awards, we've decided once again to put out a special edition newsletter, so keep your eyeballs peeled for it. In the meantime, don't forget to check out our Loeries special section which gathers together all our coverage, from editorial...

28 Jul 2008

Headspace, 5TH Dimension merge

5TH Dimension and Headspace have merged, creating a full service below-the-line marketing agency with expertise in direct and below-the-line marketing and promotions. The merged entity will trade under the established 5th Dimension brand as a new-age communications company that is passionate about...

24 Jul 2008

Page-a-day diaries for more industry sectors

Following on the success of its 2008 Media Diary, Primedia@Home has added three new corporate page-a-day diaries to its 2009 lineup, targeting the finance, IT and operations sectors. The diaries are targeted at the upper quartile of management of companies within each sector and can be...

13 Jun 2008

Post office wins National Business of the Year

The South African Post Office was announced as the National Business of the Year for 2008 at the National Business Awards in Johannesburg earlier this week. According to the panel of judges, the post office has taken giant steps towards achieving its vision: to be recognised amongst the leading...

30 May 2008

Loeries entry deadline extended

The deadline for submitting entries to this year's Loeries has been extended until Saturday, 31 May 2008. Entries can be submitted online at www.theloerieawards.co.za, which includes entry guidelines, category descriptions, and preparation instructions....

13 May 2008

Silver Echo for primaplus
Silver Echo for primaplus

click to enlargeCape Town-based specialist direct marketing agency primaplus also recently scooped a Silver Echo Award for its MWeb Business Voice Box at the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) International Echo Awards held in Chicago. Only three South African agencies won Echoes. This win follows...

19 Nov 2007

Bizcommunity.com Cape Town on the move

Our Cape Town-based Bizcommunity.com head office finally moved into its new premises in Cape Town yesterday, Thursday, 1 November 2007. The new physical address is 24 On Main, Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town. The entrance is on Rose Street, off Main Road. The new contact numbers are: tel +27 (0)21 680...

2 Nov 2007

Deadline looms for Assegai entries

The closing date for entries to this year's Direct Marketing Association Assegai Awards, sponsored by the South African Post Office, is Friday 12 October 2007 and late entries will not be considered. Agencies, corporates, educational institutions and SMEs may submit entries on www.dmasa.org, which...

1 Oct 2007

Direct marketing legislation update

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) of South Africa has been invited by the South African Law Commission to advise on various aspects of the current draft of the Protection of Personal Information Bill. The draft will then be considered by the SA Law Commission's privacy bill drafting committee...

13 Jun 2007

International speaker for direct marketing event

Arcadia Home Shopping, in conjuction with the South African Post Office, is hosting a direct marketing one-day seminar at the Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, on 7 March 2007. The keynote speaker is Andy Owen, an international copywriter and keynote speaker at international direct marketing conferences,...

13 Feb 2007

Special general meeting for Direct Marketing Association

The Direct Marketing Association is holding a special general meeting at the FNB Learning Centre, Johannesburg, on 16 November 2006 instead of an AGM, as it is unable to present audited financial statements (financial year end is February 2007). RSVP before 10 November at...

30 Oct 2006

'Direct mail offers best ROI' - survey

A survey of market professionals conducted by Advertising Age has revealed that direct mail was the most favoured strategy to increase ROI, while the Internet came in second. A majority of respondents said current ROI measurement tools are inadequate, and 33% of CEOs surveyed said proving ROI should...

29 Oct 2003

US DMA releases new viral marketing guidelines

The American Direct Marketing Association has released new rules for online referral, or viral marketing. The new guidelines call on viral marketers to disclose or make available the referring consumer's identity at no cost. Marketers must also inform referring consumers of the intended use of the...

26 Oct 2003

US 'do not call' list banned by judge

Since late June, consumers in the United States have registered more than 50 million phone numbers on the Federal Trade Commission's anti-telemarketing list, www.Donotcall.gov. The American Teleservices Association has taken the FTC to court because such a list would effectively cripple the...

28 Sep 2003

Special MFSA offer on USA conference

The Marketing Federation of SA (MFSA) has negotiated huge discounts on attendance at the leading direct and relationship marketing Conference in the United States, taking place 11-15 October in Orlando, Florida. Whereas the normal conference price is $1795, the MFSA has negotiated an SA rate of ONLY...

18 Sep 2003

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