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    Tshimologong and BCX launch digital innovation programme

    Does your business have disruptive potential? Wits University’s, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, has announced the launch of the BCX Innovation Programme and are inviting technology start-ups to apply. Tanye ver Loren van Themaat, Tshimologong Incubator and Accelerator Manager, says the programme is part of BCX and Telkom Innovation Programme, and is an exciting opportunity to […]

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    Tshimologong and ACSA partner for security design challenge

    Are you a maths genius, mad scientist, engineering wizard, IT wonderchild or tech boffin? ACSA needs your skills!  The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) and Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, have partnered to launch a security access management hackathon. Aimed at streamlining the company’s security access, The ACSA Access Management Challenge, hopes to […]

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    Kantar Consulting launches as the world’s leading specialist ‘growth’ consultancy

    Kantar, WPP’s data investment management division, has merged its four founding brands – Kantar Added Value, Kantar Futures, Kantar Vermeer and Kantar Retail – to form Kantar Consulting, a specialist sales and marketing consultancy designed to ‘switch on growth’ for brand owners and retailers. Each of the four founder brands is a world leader in […]

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    #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL LAUNCHES IN CAPE TOWN

    The #cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL is a new initiative of The Netherlands Consulate General which aims to celebrate and examine the power of design to tackle current socio-economic and environmental challenges within an African context. In collaboration with The Craft and Design Institute and Future Cape Town , the first edition of the initiative will be hosted […]

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    Space for One More

      How long is infinity? Let’s take a minute to discuss the concept of infinity. What does infinity mean to you? Is it the length of time it takes for that special person to reply to your text message? Is it how long it takes for you to complete the last 30kms of your holiday […]

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    ROOTS research reveals the most popular SA garage forecourts and top forecourt purchases

    Soft drinks, airtime and top-up groceries are the three most popular items currently bought at South African garage forecourts, according to ROOTS 2016 – the country’s largest quantitative urban survey. ROOTS 2016 research is made available by BMi Research to marketers, brand owners and distributors, including garage forecourt owners, who are looking for strategic insights […]

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    Make 2018 the year you find your purpose!

    Vega, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), will host a National Open Day on Saturday, 20 January 2017. Vega invites parents, scholars and prospective students to attend its very first open day for the year, taking place at Vega campuses nationwide on the 20th of January 2018, giving prospective students and […]

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    Wag the Dog launches a series of handbooks

    Wag The Dog Publishers is launching a series of handbooks aimed to address the ongoing challenge faced by retailers of training and retaining staff. First in the series is Your Hardware Handbook.  The spiral bound easy-to-use booklet will include valuable information on products and information to boost staff confidence and knowledge. Your Hardware Handbook will […]

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    Primedia Outdoor harvests their two new food gardens in Gauteng and KZN communities

    After the successful implementation of two food gardens in conjunction with Primedia Outdoor and NGO Food & Trees for Africa, Siyamnaka Youth Centre in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal and Balebogeng Higher Primary School in Mamelodi were able to reap the rewards of their hard work. The food gardens were established in March and June 2017 respectively, and […]

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    Dear H&M, we need to talk

    Anne Dolinschek, Head of Consumer PR, Conversations Group @AnneDoli @Conversations_G  My wardrobe has generally loved H&M. Their clothing is trendy, relatively affordable and easy to wear. The retailer made a couple of faux pas over the last couple of years, but their last one broke the camel’s back. Please fam, it’s 2018! How are they […]

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    Engen and DSV Bybox hit the 20 000 mark

    Engen partnered with logistics group DSV Global Transport and Logistics (previously UTi Distribution) in 2014 and over the past three years the partnership has gained significant traction, having recently broken the 20 000 parcel barrier. There are currently 65 DSV Intelligent Bybox lockers at Engen service stations across South Africa.According to Seelan Naidoo, Engen’s General […]

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    What marketers are looking for in 2018 – IAS masterclass

    The Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) will hold its first masterclass of the year on Tuesday 23rd January 2018, entitled ‘What Marketers are looking for in 2018’. The masterclass will feature leading industry panellists. These include: Masterclass will cover the following: Panel Discussion Expected outcome and views for the next 12 months and […]

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    Caxton Factories: Providing efficient printing solutions

    Caxton Local Media is the largest printer of newspapers in South Africa, with 10 strategically located cold-set factories across the country. Jaco Koekemoer, Managing Director of Caxton Local Media and Coldset Printing at Caxton Group, explains how the first-world technology and national footprint of their factories create a highly-cost effective, seamless printing and distribution solution […]

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    Toyota South Africa, FCB Africa ‘Renew Vows’

    Toyota South Africa and FCB Africa have ‘renewed their vows’ meaning that one of the longest-standing relationships in the local advertising & marketing industry will continue uninterrupted. FCB Africa, then Lindsay Smithers, was awarded Toyota SA’s advertising & marketing business in 1961 and helped launch the first Toyota vehicle in South Africa, the Toyopet Stout, […]

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    In times of economic uncertainty, it pays to carefully consider the commitment you’re make with a cellphone contract

    Junk status. Downgrades. Inflation. Recession. Fuel price hikes. These are terms South Africans are exposed to on a daily basis. The reality is that there’s a great deal of uncertainty about the economy, which means that consumers need to consider their financial wellbeing. Of course, reducing your debt and other financial commitments is an important […]

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    Sunlight Washing Powder brings relief for drought-stricken communities in Cape Town this festive season

    The City of Cape Town has been battling the worst drought in over 100 years. While government departments have given the city cash boosts of millions of rands and several projects are in the pipeline to find alternative ways to source water, as well as strengthen the infrastructure and water network, the struggle continues.Apart from […]

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    What a Township Consumer Wants for Christmas

     South African manufacturers are missing out on millions of rands in potential sales because they don’t fully understand township retail market dynamics especially at Christmas, Selpal, owner of South Africa’s biggest online platform for spaza shop owners, says. “For example buying in bulk is a reality during the festive season, as families are on holiday […]

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    25 interns successfully complete FCB graduate programme

    FCB Africa’s Graduate Programme, a year-long mentorship and work experience immersion at the group agencies FCB Cape Town, Hellocomputer Cape Town, Hellocomputer Joburg, FCB Joburg and 1886, successfully capped 25 interns during the last weeks of 2017. Of these 25, 19 participated in the Joburg Programme and five in that run from the Cape Town […]

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    Woolworths Food’s continued innovation places it at the top of the Ask Afrika, Orange Index

    As this year’s winner of the Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards, Woolworths Food has proven itself as a brand that can consistently reinvent itself to keep pace with local and international consumer trends. Now in its 16th year, the Orange Index has become an important benchmark to measure the highest levels of service delivery among […]

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    New Popimedia initiative set to SHIFT mindsets

    Local ad-tech company and Facebook marketing partner Popimedia today announced the launch of SHIFT, a practical programme of workshops for senior marketing professionals designed to shift thinking around design, marketing and business in the digital age. SHIFT will replace Popimedia’s Ad-Tech Academy, the company’s pioneering free learning academy that, over the course of two years, […]

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    Tribeca PR promotes Nicola Honey to account manager

    Nicola Honey has been promoted to an account manager at award-winning agency, Tribeca Public Relations. Starting at Tribeca as a senior account executive in April 2016, Nicola has been instrumental in achieving significant results for her clients. With a background in corporate communications and a love for consumer technology PR, Nicola now manages the Epson […]

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    What are activations without ROI?

    Peter KohlÖffel of ProActive™ unpacks the importance of measuring activations, in terms of return on investment across all elements – growth in sales, growth in customer base, brand assimilation, brand affiliation and response to call to action. Let me begin by stating a fact: If your activations agency has never provided a report that measures […]

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    No matter the reading platform – quality content is key to advertising success

    In on-going, large sample studies over the past two years, London based research company Lumen has conclusively proved that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales. Lumen is an attention technology company that uses eye […]

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    Making local (even more) lekker: good for everyone

    By Bobby Amm, Executive Officer, the Commercial Producers Association  There are about 44.4 million black people in South Africa, 6 million of whom are middle class (a figure that has tripled in the last 12 years). Black high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) have also increased by 179% since 2007, while white HNWIs have declined by 42%. Why […]

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    What makes Sundays so special for advertisers.

    Sunday is the ideal day for people to kick back and relax, or do whatever it is that they love best and Ads24’s Sunday titles – Rapport, City Press, Son op Sondag and Sunday Sun – are the perfect accompaniment for a serene Sunday, which also makes them the perfect platform for advertisers. “The Sunday […]

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    Man Up, Slow Down

    To draw attention to the national 16 Days of Activism campaign, FCB Cape Town has developed another hard-hitting ad for the Western Cape Government’s Safely Home initiative. 16 Days of Activism challenges violence and abuse against women and children. Often missed, aggressive driving is itself a form of abuse against those travelling with the driver. The new ad […]

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    Hellocomputer appointments puts spotlight on commitment to transformation, empowerment

    Recent appointments announced by Hellocomputer have again put the spotlight on the FCB Africa group agencies’ commitment to transformation and empowerment. Hellocomputer Joburg Managing Director, Joey Khuvutlu, announced  that four senior management positions have been filled by talented women, two from within the digital agency. Bongi Mvuyana joins Hellocomputer Joburg as Head of Strategy from […]

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    The need for authentic data in the Transit Environment

    Shamy Naidu, Executive: Transit Ads™ outlines the need for authentic data within the realm of out of home advertising, especially when it comes to the transit environment. Over the past few years we’ve been witness to an enormous growth within the transit environment in South Africa. Public Transport nodes and facilities have been upgraded, extended […]

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    #AddPringles – An influencer campaign

    With the aim of generating awareness and sales of three all new Pringles flavours; Mexican StyleBBQ, Peri-Peri Chicken and Smokey BBQ, TILT agency teamed up with Pringles in September 2018 to generate a campaign that would ensure they key objectives were met. In order to effectively drive awareness and generate consumer interaction around the new […]

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    What really gets a magazine noticed on the shelf?

    In today’s fast-paced, time-poor world, it’s heartening to know that a magazine’s coverlines trump the cover image when it comes to purchasing choice. Research recently conducted by Caxton Magazines shows that more than half of magazine buyers cite coverlines as their top criteria in choosing which magazine to buy, followed by cover image, then price […]

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    Play the Smart Water Saving Game and help drought stricken Western Cape

    Washing powder technology combines with digital technology to make ordinary citizens pro-active water savers Specialist mobile and digital marketing enabler, Digitata Insights, has partnered with, Laundry brand Sunlight on a water saving awareness campaign that will result in the practical outcome of the delivery of 120 000 litres of potable water to the drought stricken […]

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    Firestone sets the Summer scene in SA

    Firestone has launched the Firestone Kombi Karaoke campaign (#FirestoneKK) in South Africa. The Firestone team is hitting the road across several provinces to entertain guests at music, food and experiential festivals during the busy summer season with the assistance of local agencies Artifact Advertising and Media Serve.#FirestoneKK consists of two Kombis: one old school fully […]

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    Tribeca scores a hat trick with Hollard Daredevil Run

    Hollard, the ballsy brand behind the Hollard Daredevil Run has appointed Tribeca Public Relations as its public relations partner for the third consecutive year. Tribeca, which won a PRISA Prism Gold award for its work on the 2016 Run, has again been tasked to encourage South African men of all ages to sign up to […]

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    Joe Public ranks Top Agency by Client Opinion for Integrated Services.

    Scopen, is a leading global consulting firm specialising in the communications industry with a deep research base, whose goal is to support the continuous improvement of the industry. An analysis of the research conducted by the firm in its second instalment of 2017, provided information gathered from 217 hour-long in-person interviews with chief marketing officers […]

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    Will the real Influences please stand up?

    By Bradley Elliott, director at digital creative consultancy Platinum Seed. A growing army of YouTube stars is finding instant fame and wealth thanks to millions of subscribers to their pages. Personalities such as video-gamer PewDiePie, with 54.1 million subscribers and Germán Garmendia, Latin America’s biggest star on the video-sharing site with over 31.2 million subscribers, […]

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    Hidetoshi Kaneko is appointed as new Managing Director of Panasonic South Africa

    Hidetoshi “Hide” Kaneko has recently been appointed as the Managing Director of Panasonic South Africa. As the former Vice President for Panasonic Corporation of North America, located in New Jersey, USA, this appointment draws on his considerable experience in logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, sales, marketing, after service and retail. It is this breadth and […]

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    FCB Cape Town recognised at 2017 Care Awards

    FCB Cape Town has been recognised once again for its innovative CANSA Testimonials campaign, this time by an international audience at the 2017 Care Awards. The Care Awards – established in partnership between the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) and ACT Responsible – champion social responsibility and sustainable development, and celebrate purpose-driven creative work […]

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    theSALT, adding influencer driven marketing to traditional advertising

    theSALT literally drives influencer marketing! This includes word of mouth conversations, social media engagements, networking outreach, creating real brand engagement and increasing bottom line results. What started out as a humble vehicle branding business has become one of the top go-to media owners specialising in 360° influencer marketing. theSALT is just one of the many […]

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    Summer Beats Christmas In SA

    In December, many big brands worldwide launch Christmas campaigns. In South Africa, the focus is on summer, and Cell C – the cellular service provider that allows you to connect your way – has turned up the heat with a high energy 60-second TVC that’s so hot, it should come with a health warning. Targeting […]

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    New Talent Manager for Promise Group

    Integrated through-the-line agency Promise Group continues to strengthen its management team with the appointment of Naomi Hoogeweegen as its new Talent Manager with effect 1 December 2017. This follows the recognition of the importance of the HR function as a strategic business partner within the organisation as we continue to grow our business says, Managing […]

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    Eight would-be Survivors live on a billboard for three days in media first

    Multimedia outdoor campaign scores thousands of entries for Survivor SA 2018 Strategic content and production agency 10th Street helped attract three million people across South Africa for M-Net’s Survivor SA Facebook Live billboard campaign. The campaign, a partnership with Retroviral Digital Communications, JCDecaux and Reel Robot, also attracted 2000 new followers to the Survivor SA […]

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    So interactive – ten years on

    In its 10th year of creative digital landscaping, South Africa’s small digital agency, So Interactive, is still doing big things – and the big boys are taking notice. Hailing from its online fame as Ocean Basket’s longstanding digital partner since 2008, it seems the firecracker SME in yellow is clinching attention from influential brands and […]

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    Ster-Kinekor Theatres cements another successful partnership

      Watching a movie at Ster-Kinekor is an experience like no other, and sometimes you enjoy a movie so much that you wish your friends could join you on this mesmerising journey. Together with your friends, you can benefit from Ster-Kinekor Theatre’s benefit partnerships which amplify your buying power. The SK Club Standard Bank Card […]

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    The strategy and measurement of online video

    By Darren Kerr, Executive Producer and Director at 10th Street In the early 2000s, a range of technologies came onto the consumer market offering the ability to operate a computer using just the eyes. Targeted at the severely disabled, the hands-free computing systems allow them to place the mouse pointer anywhere on the screen simply […]

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    The SpaceStation – First African publisher to offer programmatic page takeovers

    The SpaceStation is the first publisher in Africa to offer page takeovers and transitional ads (between the page ads) programmatically. “We approached DoubleClick a few months ago to discuss how we can make our page takeovers available programmatically; and when they began testing Programmatic Guaranteed with Custom Creatives, The SpaceStation became one of their selected […]

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    Sunu creates African superhero themed follow-up to Absolut’s Cannes Gold-winning One Source campaign

    Egg Films’ Sunu directed Africa On Fire, NativeVML’s follow-up to the Cannes Gold-winning Absolut One Source campaign. Africa On Fire has already been featured on leading international trade publication Shots. Shot in Ghana, the four-minute film portrays creative revolutionaries as the superheroes they are – with their art form as their superpower. South African rappers […]

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    Why FMCG brands should target consumers with small format OOH

    By Howard Lonstein, Marketing Manager, Outdoor Network. When it comes to marketing FMCG products, one would presume that virtually every consumer is a target, and that the brand communication is going to reach those targets across the entire demographic spectrum. The default platforms for most brands are broadcast, TV, print, large format Out-of-Home (OOH) and […]

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    Blacksmith Collective forges relationship with Tribeca Public Relations

    Blacksmith Collective has appointed Tribeca Public Relations as its PR and communications partner, after a successful initial project made the company realise the potential that an ongoing relationship with the Tribeca team could achieve. Blacksmith Collective is an innovative production collective specialising in content creation and creative problem solving. Founded by creative entrepreneurs Diogo Mendonça […]

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    Secrets of a successful agency

    Attracting new business is an ongoing pursuit for successful communication agencies around the globe, and the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) is unveiling secrets to success from a local and international perspective. For six consecutive weeks from Wednesday 24 January 2018, the IAS will run its “winning new business” course for agencies – […]

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    Routed co-founder appointed as ISPA director

    Malcolm Siegel, co-founder of Routed, South Africa’s only neutral cloud infrastructure provider, has been appointed to the board of The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA). He previously served as an ISPA member since 2011, in a role within the INX working group management committee. Siegel says he looks forward to a more direct involvement within […]

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    Tshemba Foundation teams up with Stratitude to provide new horizons for medical volunteers

    An innovative local foundation is marrying the appeal of luxury accommodation and an African bush experience, with the opportunity to make a difference, to attract a different kind of visitor; one that will roll up their sleeves and work in under-resourced rural hospitals and clinics. The Tshemba Foundation has a mission: to improve access to […]

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    Stratitude scoops silver at Gold Pack Awards

    At a glittering ceremony at the Inanda Club in Sandton, integrated agency Stratitude took home a silver award in the food category at the IPSA Gold Pack Awards 2017, for their Beyers Chocolates slabs. The inaugural Gold Pack Awards took place in 1973, today it is the premier event in the South African packaging industry. […]

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    Respublica appoints Relativ Media

    Respublica Student Living, South Africa’s leading student accommodation provider, has appointed out of home specialists Relativ Media to connect brands with the 7,500 students living in its purpose-built residences across Gauteng. Relativ Media’s solution will bring relevant, non-invasive brand advertising to all Respublica students, ensuring the hottest products are top of mind to this captive […]

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    Street Network’s largest three-month campaign drives Opel brand promise

    Following the announcement that General Motors was withdrawing the Opel brand from its production facility in Port Elizabeth, the vehicle manufacturer embarked on a communication campaign to reassure consumers of its commitment to the brand and that it still offered services in the country. General Motors, utilised Street Network’s extensive base of Bus Shelters to […]

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    Flock Online Event Management App Debuts In 25th Country

    Flock, the customisable, flexible and cost-effective online event management app, has debuted in its 25th country to date – Nigeria – just weeks after adding country number 24 – Mauritius – to its global footprint. Assisting Flock achieve this milestone was Pottershand Activations and Oracle, a company which has partnered with Flock on the international […]

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    OMC to announce updated Roadside Outdoor Audience Data

    The Out of Home Measurement Council (OMC) will be announcing its much anticipated measurement update of the Roadside Outdoor Audience Data, popularly known as ROAD. The announcement will take place over three events in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg over the next week. A panel of Out of Home (OOH) specialists will provide an overview […]

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    The MediaShop wins big at #FMAdfocus2017

    The MediaShop win two prestigious 2017 Financial Mail Adfocus Awards namely Network Media Agency of the Year and the inaugural Transformation Award. “We’re extremely proud of winning the Network Media Agency of the year and the first industry Transformation award as it’s particularly close to our hearts. It affirms that we’re doing the right things, […]

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    Brand safety and fake news – what’s the deal?

    The digital era, while providing an exciting and innovative means of communicating and engaging with targeted audiences, has also brought with it a new wave of fear for brands and brand safety. To mitigate these risks SPARK Media suggests that advertisers work with companies that deal directly with reputable publishers. “Brands and advertisers are beginning […]

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    Brand Union Africa set to change the professional branding industry across Africa

    Brand Union Africa is bringing Doug De Villiers, currently CEO of Brand Science, and his team into Brand Union to form a dynamic new market offer. Doug – who will assume the Vice-Chairmanship of the business – is one of Africa’s leading brand professionals who previously helped build Interbrand Africa into one of the continent’s pre-eminent […]

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    Absa looks to boost card usage over cash with a campaign from FCB

    Absa intends boosting card usage over cash with a new campaign from FCB Joburg that utilises television, radio, out-of-home, digital, social and internal communications. ‘Swiiish’, which features a protagonist who enters the lives of people paying with cash to question that foolhardiness at various points-of-sale, takes its strategic direction from the platform ‘Anything cash can […]

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    Marketers need to rely on tech advances to maintain consumer relationships

    Ad-tech solution integrates customer data with automated social media ad targeting, revolutionising client relationships.  Digitisation has provided marketers with a wealth of data. When effectively correlated and sequenced, marketers can gain deep insight into almost any aspect of their customers… from shopping habits, to their position on the customer journey, through to being able to […]

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    SCOPEN shows you kept your Promise

    The results of SCOPEN 2017 show Promise to be the most improved agency with regard to market perception, moving up 25 positions since Scopen 2016. On top of that, five Promise staff members – namely, Verushen Reddy, Nic Kostouros, Marc Watson, Yolandi Buys and James Moffatt – are considered by the industry to be outstanding […]

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    Clockwork Media wins Financial Mail AdFocus PR Agency of the Year

      Johannesburg based marketing and communications agency, Clockwork Media, capped off a highly successful year last night, winning PR Agency of the Year at the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards 2017. Speaking at the event, just minutes after taking to the stage to accept the trophy, Clockwork Media Executive Director, Nic Simmonds, had this to say: […]

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    SCOPEN 2017: Another gem in the King James crown

    AGENCY SCOPE 2017 – the second annual report by Spanish-based independent research company SCOPEN and the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) – has just placed another gem in the crown of one of South Africa’s favourite and most successful agencies, King James. Together, Alistair King and James Barty were dubbed the most admired […]

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    Cathay Pacific Group to roll out inflight Wi-Fi across its wide-body fleet from mid-2018

    With broadband connectivity, customers will now have more than the cabin to roam when the seat belt sign is turned off. The Cathay Pacific Group has announced that they will be introducing high-speed Wi-Fi to its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 fleets from mid-2018, in response to its customers’ growing demand for inflight connectivity. This […]

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    Entrepreneurs key to addressing South Africa’s desperate jobs crisis

    South Africans must embrace the entrepreneurial culture because the old days of jobs waiting for them after graduation are long gone. The country’s economic future depends instead on the quality of its entrepreneurs, in whose hands most future jobs – and income generation – will lie. That was the warning sounded by Unathi Njokweni-Magida, Engen’s […]

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    SCOPEN 2017: Demographica hits top spot in several key areas

    If reaching top positions in both account management and the professionalism of its team is notable, Demographica topped that achievement by ranking number one in several other sectors of the SCOPEN 2017 research results too. Says Johanna McDowell, CEO of the IAS, which partnered with Spanish-based independent research company SCOPEN to produce AGENCY SCOPE 2017: […]

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    Vega launches new Media Management short course in partnership with AMASA

    Vega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), is launching a Media Management in Brand Building short course, available at its Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses from 2018 onwards. The short course has been developed by the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA), a body focused on attracting and retaining bright […]

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    The Art of Fusion from So Interactive

    The perpetual challenge: How do you break through the clutter in a casual dining space? When So Interactive was briefed by its client Ocean Basket to take their new Mediterrasian sushi range to the next level using innovative media, all the stops were pulled out to produce an inventive new benchmark of ‘amazing’. Ocean Basket’s extended […]

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    Sundays are where South Africans get more bang for their buck

    The Sunday newspaper is a weekly ritual for many people. They read it alone, as a couple or as a family. Sunday is when people are relaxed and, with their minds at ease, they can catch up on the news and absorb information effortlessly. Whether it’s at a coffee shop, restaurant or in the comfort […]

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    SCOPEN 2017 and the courage of House of Brave

    AGENCY SCOPE 2017, the second annual report by Spanish-based independent research company SCOPEN and the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS), gives agencies first-hand feedback about marketer’s requirements, based on 217 hour-long, in-person interviews with Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) from 193 leading South African companies. Among the top five was House of Brave and […]

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    Manny Nichas appointed to grow Fournews’ global brand footprint

    Following 22 years of creating and overseeing South Africa’s favourite franchise brands, Fournews, has announced the appointment of Manny Nichas as Executive Manager – Brand Growth and New Business, effective immediately. Nichas will expand the brand growth into the global market while ensuring that their local brands, News Café, Moyo, Brooklyn Brothers, Calistos and Senhor […]

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    M&C Saatchi Abel drives another challenger brand to the top

    M&C Saatchi Abel has joined forces with tyre fitment specialists BestDrive, creating an ad that is sure to make this challenger brand top of mind. This is not the first time the agency has created a campaign that turns a challenger into a champion, as evidenced by its work with brands like Hollard, Heineken and […]

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    Condriac launches streaming platform CondriacLive

    Live streaming is without a doubt the hottest trend of 2017, and Condriac’s in-house initiative, Condriac Live, aspires to be at the forefront of eSports and live streaming entertainment in South Africa. Streaming has taken over the world in the last few months, with most smartphone apps now having the capability to go ‘live’ and […]

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    Huggies® supports World Prematurity Day

    November is annual World Prematurity Day. Premature birth is the leading cause of death worldwide in children under the age of five.  Babies born too early are more susceptible to long-term health problems that affect the brain, the lungs, hearing or vision. In South Africa, 15% of all births, which equates to one in seven […]

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    Digitata Insights partners with Ntare Insights in Rwanda

    Pan-African mobile intelligence and digital media provider, Digitata Insights has extended its footprint on the continent by appointing management consulting firm Ntare Insights as its preferred partner in Rwanda. The two companies wasted no time in establishing their presence in the market, successfully implementing a local mobile awareness campaign for Coke Studio in the country. […]

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    Rev up your brand presence with Autodealer

    In a highly-competitive automotive industry, Autodealer is your one-stop-shop for ‘all things cars’. It offers an all-encompassing, motoring product offering that covers print, online and social media channels. It’s extensive reach through Caxton’s local newspapers means that there isn’t another motoring supplement that comes close to its localised print footprint.  Established over a decade ago, […]

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    You should probably take me seriously

    Penquin‘s social media manager, Nicole Glover, dives into some misunderstandings about social media teams and 6 FAQs you should know the answers to. Until very recently, many have seen social media platforms as a place for bored students and office workers to procrastinate, a place where parents post way too many pictures of their kids, […]

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    SAB offers small business free advertising space on billboard

    Local entrepreneurs are being given a unique platform during Global Entrepreneurship Month to showcase and promote, at no cost to them, their businesses on an electronic street billboard constructed by the South African Breweries (SAB).  SAB is offering small and medium businesses (SMME’s) free advertising on the billboard beginning 10 November until early December 2017. […]

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    Movember and the Rise of the Metro Male

    Movember is so much more than just ‘the only time it’s socially acceptable for men to sport sleazy upper-lip hair’. It’s about raising awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. Interestingly enough, SPARK Media’s research has found that South African men are indeed becoming increasingly focused on their […]

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    Simplicity to the power of three

    By Glen Meier,  Strategic Director, Boomtown A lot has changed since Henry Ford said: ‘you can have any colour as long as its black.’ Today consumers are spoilt for choice. The question is: is the increasing number of options stimulating purchase, or causing purchase-paralysis? Product choice, marketing messages and media competing for our attention inundate […]

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    Transit Ads™ implements OOH campaign for SPAR Money Transfers

    To promote its Instant Money transfer service offering to a wide-ranging target audience, SPAR has implemented an out of home campaign with Transit Ads™. Says John Goncalves of Transit Ads™, “SPAR has partnered with Transit Ads™ on a variety of marketing projects in the past, and now they’ve partnered with us to ensure that millions […]

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    Wunderman SSA appoints Kagiso Musi

    Wunderman Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) welcomes Kagiso Musi as the digital agency’s chief client officer (CCO) and managing director (MD) of Fluid, the WPP agency established to service the Telkom account. An astute marketing and communications executive with over 16 years of operational and management experience in various influential leadership roles, Musi boasts a remarkable business […]

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    Cannes Lions announces revamped 2018 Festival

    Cannes Lions has today launched the 2018 Festival of Creativity, with important changes to the delegate experience and awards structure. A streamlined 65th edition of the Festival which will run for five days More than 650 delegate passes given away free as part of new Young Lions initiative New opportunities to celebrate the work throughout […]

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    News24 puts ANC TG Zweli Mkhize in the hot seat

    News24 Frontline will be in conversation with ANC Presidential hopeful and Treasurer-General, Dr Zweli Mkhize.  Dr Mkhize will be interviewed live, via real-time video stream, by News24 editor Adriaan Basson and News24 politics editor Mahlatse Mahlase. The race to follow President Jacob Zuma as leader of the ruling party is heating up and South Africans are following the […]

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    Krispy Kreme South Africa takes home Impact award

    The highly anticipated Krispy Kreme Global Partner Summit was held this year in Orlando, Florida from the 28th of August to the 31st of August. Each year Krispy Kreme franchisees from all over the globe are invited to attend the global conference. The conference highlights the success of franchises worldwide and gives franchisees a taste […]

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    Promise top 5 in SA for client satisfaction

    Promise has been voted by clients as a foremost agency in South Africa for client satisfaction. Promise is also the only agency to maintain its position in the top 5 after the debut SCOPEN Agency Scope survey. The extensive findings of the latest SCOPEN Agency Scope Review have also revealed numerous first positions for the […]

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    10th Street wins big at its first Assegai show

    Strategic content and production agency 10th Street won Gold and Leader awards at the 2017 Assegai Integrated Awards last week, in its first time entering the prestigious show. The accolades, organised by the Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA), are a mark of excellence in integrated marketing. Rather than giving honours for extravagant productions […]

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    CPA survey results deconstructed

    Reflections on the local commercial production industry By Bobby Amm, Executive Officer, the Commercial Producers Association  With South Africa’s unstable commercial production industry, and our currently strained economy, the topic of sustainability has been receiving a lot more attention. This has come sharply into focus via the CPA’s annual survey, which has revealed some noteworthy […]

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    Another one in the bag for Jacaranda FM at ASSEGAI Awards 2017

    It was another big night for Jacaranda FM and Halo agency at the Assegai awards, adding seven more awards to their string of recent wins for the #MoreMusicYouLove campaign. This included the highest allocade of the evening, namely; the Nkosi award. Representing Jacaranda FM on the night was Marketing Manager of Jacaranda FM, Minisha Patel, who’s […]

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    South African entrepreneurs launch AIRBASE: connecting individuals to workspaces at the touch of a button

    Office space on-demand, allowing users to work away from work  Today sees the launch by three South African entrepreneurs of AIRBASE, an app-based platform that seamlessly connects people to places to work, collaborate and network. AIRBASE was showcased for the first time to a closed entrepreneurial audience at a recent Property Point industry event in […]

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    Employers shooting themselves in the foot over gender gap

    Despite off-centre media focus and issues like race topping the employment equity agenda in business, gender equality continues to gain traction in the market and demands attention. This is according to Nicol Myburgh, Head of Human Resources at CRS Technologies, a leading provider of HR and HCM solutions and services, who adds that the Employment […]

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    Grow with empathy

    I’ve gathered my thoughts on the second theme that emerged for me from the #INBOUND17 conference. This theme seemed to carry itself throughout the conference and spoke around businesses, culture and brands, and so it made me start thinking about brands that do this well in the South African market. Now I am sure you […]

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    Outdoor Network expands its network with new solar-powered Lanseria site

    As a growing airport that is strategically important to Gauteng, Lanseria International Airport provides an ideal location to showcase premium-quality brands to an ever-increasing number of passengers (and a large number of VIPs).  The airport recently introduced a SLOW lounge for its more discerning upper LSM passengers and is currently in the process of constructing […]

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    Dan Mace starts something for Hunter’s

    Egg Films’ Dan Mace directed 140BBDO’s new Start Refreshed Hunter’s ad, a celebration of the doers rather than the dreamers. “The script really resonated with me because as a young director, I’m still starting something,” says Dan, who hasn’t had time to dream since hitting the ground running at Egg in May. “I treated this one like […]

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    MullenLowe SA extends its PR tentacle

    MullenLowe South Africa, with its characteristic ‘Challenger Octopus’ marque, has  strengthened its full-service offering in South Africa by adding an insightful and flexible public relations tentacle to its hyperbundled approach. The creatively led agency announces its formal partnership with long standing boutique public relations agency Twiga Communications, founded by Franco D’Onofrio and Veruska De Vita. […]

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    Make Ads24 a part of your perfect Sunday

    The perfect Sunday can mean many things to many people. It could be a braai with family and friends; an opportunity to explore the countryside in a 4X4; a new mountain bike trail to blaze; a race to run; or simply an opportunity to relax on the sofa with cappuccino and your favourite Sunday paper. […]

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    Promise 1st in SA for dedication to BEE

      Promise has been voted by clients as the leading agency in South Africa for commitment to Black Economic Empowerment and Transformation. The extensive findings of the latest SCOPEN Agency Scope review have revealed numerous first positions for the agency as measured by the country’s leading marketers. In total more than 219 CMO’s were interviewed […]

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    TRANSIT.TV creates exposure for Daily Kick App

      As part of its launch, the new, ground-breaking Daily Kick app has partnered with Transit.TV™. The Daily Kick app brings its users stories from Daily Sun, Soccer Laduma, Kickoff and thousands of other local and international news and sports sites. Users can choose their interests and the best breaking news and sports will come […]

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    Boomtown’s creative for Bronx Woman’s spring/summer 2017 campaign launches

    Building on its autumn/winter campaign for Bronx Woman, Boomtown’s creative for the popular footwear brand’s spring/summer collection has gone live. Building on the It’s so me! concept seen last season, the creative is more vibrant and will be seen in stores nationwide, in print, online and through the public relations communications. Briefed to grow the […]

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    Vega invests R3 million in the next generation of industry decision makers

    Building an inclusive creative industry starts with a good education, ensuring young people are empowered to hold their own in the working world and sustain successful careers in the future. Vega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), supports transformation in South Africa’s brand communication fields with bursary programmes and annual events, […]

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    Black Friday is coming! Get your brands front and centre

    Retailers are gearing up for what is arguably the biggest retail sales day of the year, Black Friday, on the 24th November. What can brands do to win their share of mind amongst consumers? Marc du Plessis, Joint CEO of SPARK Media advises. Traditionally an American shopping holiday, Black Friday has grown in popularity amongst […]

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    Homegrown App-Based Eventing Platform A Reality In 2018

    A homegrown eventing platform harnessing the power of app technology will become a reality in South Africa when it launches early in 2018. Currently in Beta testing, the Flock Eventing Platform is an app that event attendees – be they regular or ad hoc – download to their smartphones or tablets and which houses all […]

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    Ads24 offers customers creative tailor-made packages

    With a wide range and reach of publications across the mass market, Ads24 has proven itself time and again for providing innovative 360 platforms that allow its clients to get their message across effectively, providing great return on investment through tailored campaigns across digital and print. An example of a campaign, where 360 degree integration […]

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    Why I studied a business degree at a ‘creative school’

     The future of business is by no means a straight line, with companies now expanding their recruitment criteria to include candidates with creative backgrounds and skill sets. As a result, young people entering the job market are beginning to take a more comprehensive, unconventional approach to their studies to become ‘all-rounders’ in their chosen field. […]

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    Rugby goes rural with Land Rover

    Land Rover’s Hope Crosses Any Terrain headed to Belvue Primary School in Belhar, Western Cape, for a very special rugby activation. The Land Rover Brand Ambassadors from DHL Western Province brought joy and inspiration to the 1 100 learners. Amid roars and squeals of delight, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Scarra […]

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    McCain South Africa unveils new kitchen at Kwa-Thema Primary School

    McCain South Africa recently donated R220 000 towards building a brand-new kitchen and storeroom at the Kwa-Thema Primary School in Springs. McCain South Africa wanted to help the school to continue doing the work that they are doing by helping to feed over 1185 children each day. Kwa- Thema Primary School was established in 1953 […]

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    Beautiful Smiles all round for 13 Gauteng children

    With the festive spirit beginning to make its presence felt, 13 deserving children will receive the gift of a lifetime this November – a chance to look a little more like their friends and enjoy a more comfortable life. A series of surgical operations will be undertaken as part of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic […]

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    Ignore The Differences At Your Peril: Millennials Versus Afrilennials

    Marketers who ignore the differences between Millennials and Afrilennials are taking a great risk with their brands and communication strategies, but those who appreciate the subtle nuances between the two ‘generations’ and use this understanding to finetune their brands’ relationship with consumers should experience growth in terms of sales and brand value. This is the […]

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    2017: SME employment pressure rising

    NSBC releases findings of the 2017 National Small Business Survey  According to the National Development plan, the SME community is expected to provide 90% of new employment opportunities by 2030. This makes SMEs the driving force behind South Africa’s economy, placing even greater pressure and expectation on a sector that already lacks support and funding. […]

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    Engen and Edcon partner up for rewards

    Engen has launched an exciting new partnership with Edcon’s Thank U loyalty programme. According to Engen’s Head of Retail, Seelan Naidoo the partnership is another way that Engen is putting customers first. “By partnering with one of the most popular rewards programmes in the country, this initiative will offer Engen and Edcon customers additional value […]

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    Authentically branded

        Who am I, what makes me unique? What makes them so special? What makes me happy? I just want to be happy…? These were some of the questions I faced daily while growing up, as I’m sure many of you did too. It’s that internal struggle of wanting to be who you are […]

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    Twizza partners with Boomtown

        Boomtown has begun work on a number of projects for Queenstown-based Twizza, a beverage manufacturer specialising in high-quality carbonated soft drinks for the South African market. Both based in the Eastern Cape, and with a presence across South Africa, Boomtown has carried out extensive in-field research for the popular soft drink, and from […]

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    Spotong Magazine launches the ‘Gentleman in Business’ event

    Spotong is South Africa’s number one township trade magazine and continually strives to empower, educate and inform traders across the country. With this in mind, the magazine will be launching the ‘Gentlemen in Business’ event, hot on the heels of their highly successful ‘Women in Business’ celebration that occurred in August, as it does annually. […]

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    Full-time direct selling attracting more males

    Traditionally more women than men were attracted to direct selling to supplement or earn an income, but more South African men are now exploring direct selling opportunities. According to the Direct Selling Association of South Africa’s latest figures the number of active male sellers has increased by 51% in 2016. The research shows that of […]

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    AccelerateHer calls on Ekurhuleni-based, black women entrepreneurs

    Applications now open for SA’s most impactful fully-funded business accelerator Seed Academy in partnership with WDB is calling on young, black female-owned businesses to fast track their success through AccelerateHer – a three-month business accelerator sponsored by Shell Downstream South Africa. AccelerateHer provides women entrepreneurs with an intensive programme including developmental workshops, high impact business development […]

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    Preparing students for the complex world of ‘adulting’

    Ask almost any young graduate about the experience of taking their first big steps into the real world after completing their studies, and they will probably tell you that they were “never ready”. Along with paying rent and learning how to do a tax return, starting a new career can be challenging, and entering the […]

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    ProActive™ Campaign drives positive engagement for Halls

    Being in the right place at the right time forms the cornerstone for the kind of experiential marketing strategy that ensures campaign success. This was an integral part of a campaign recently implemented by ProActive™ for Halls. Strategized by Saatchi and Saatchi, the creative concept pushed the brand message “Own the Moment”, with a focus […]

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    Provantage Media Group’s Airport Ads® Launches Visionet™ at Lanseria

    Digital Out of Home (DOOH) is becoming increasingly popular within airport environments – according to Airport World magazine, it now accounts for between 20% and 40% of sales at large international airports[i]. The global trend towards making use of this highly effective advertising medium points to its relevance and immediacy – and luxury brands are […]

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    My Advertising Doesn’t Resonate With African Women

      Just over 75% of marketers of the African continent don’t believe that brands on the continent are marketing effectively to African women, and 70% of these marketers say their own marketing efforts don’t strongly resonating with that target market. In other words, marketers believe that 75% of budget spent on communicating with and marketing […]

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    Herbalife and Yamaha Distributors South Africa unveil bLU cRU partnership

    This year Herbalife South Africa partnered with Yamaha Distributors South Africa (YDSA) as joint title sponsors of their endurance off-road, factory-supported, motorcycle racing team, the Herbalife bLU cRU Yamaha Racing Team. Yamaha created the bLU cRU Yamaha Team in 2017 to provide a stepping stone for the next generation of off-road motorbike endurance racers who […]

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    Beautiful News South Africa year in review

    On 31 October 2017, Beautiful News, a unique content marketing platfrom, will have achieved its altruistic target of sharing 365 uplifting short films in one year about the positive South African experience. The project reached over 500 million across all platforms over the first three quarters alone.  Beautiful News South Africa is an unprecedented content marketing platform created by Ginkgo Agency, […]

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    Jupiter CT Take Home A Gold At The MMA EMEA Smarties Aards

    The BURGER KING SA #Swhopper campaign firm favourite for judge. Recognising the importance of creativity in the mobile marketing industry, the MMA EMEA Smarties Awards were held in Istanbul, Turkey, 26 October 2017.   The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town was awarded a Gold in the Promotion category for its #SWHOPPER campaign for BURGER KING® South Africa. BURGER KING® SA asked […]

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    How junk status will affect your marketing

    Marketers across South Africa are all asking how junk status will affect your marketing expenses. Here’s some tips to help you stretch your budget for maximum ROI. If you’re tearing your hair out, looking for ways to cope with budget cuts, and downsizing your marketing budget, you’ve come to the right place. Whenever the economy […]

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    LOLA MullenLowe, Madrid creates BURGER KING® scary video for Halloween

    Clowns are the third most sought after Halloween costume of 2017. With this in mind, BURGER KING® has created Scary Clown Night. This Halloween, the BURGER KING® restaurant on Heerengracht Street in Cape Town will be full of frightening clowns eating flame grilled WHOPPER® sandwiches and Halloween will never be the same. To participate in […]

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    IAS Masterclass – Digital Landscape

      Digital Landscape Overview – South Africa and Globally If a fully integrated digital agency with creative, strategic and production capabilities is what marketers are looking for in South Africa,* how should a marketer be certain to find what they need in the current, complex digital agency environment?  Join us as we demystify the digital […]

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    Budgeting for Great Video

    According to media agency Zenith statistics, global consumers spend an average of 47 minutes a day watching videos online, 29 minutes of which is on mobile devices.  It is becoming more likely that a viewer will see an award-winning or viral video for the first time on a phone or computer screen before seeing it […]

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    New Showmax ad captures how we all share a love of stories

    Star Films’ Jonathan Parkinson directed the heart-warming new Showmax ad about a grandfather trying to connect with his granddaughter, written by Showmax’s creative team.  The ad has charmed South Africa’s normally cynical Twittersphere: when media personality Anele Mdoda tweeted that it was “so cute,” her followers responded with their own stories of how the ad […]

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    Longevity Appoints Digital Director

    Johannesburg, 23rd October 2017: Effective immediately, Jacques Cilliers is the new Digital Director of Longevity, responsible for all content published on www.longevitylive.com as well as on its social media channels. Cilliers is also tasked with leading the brand’s strategy, focused on developing content offerings that speak to Longevity’s goals for 2018. Longevity is a multi-media […]

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    Logitech presses play with Tribeca PR

    Logitech, a global leader in gaming, music, video and computing technology, has appointed Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) as its public relations partner in South Africa. Tribeca will assist the brand with the positioning of its consumer products, primarily focusing on Logitech and Logitech G. Tribeca will provide strategic support to increase awareness of and drive […]

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    Peter Langschmidt wins best presentation at PDRF Madrid

     At this year’s PDRF (Publishing & Data Research Forum) in Madrid, the PRC’s (Publisher Research Council) Peter Langschmidt took top honours for South Africa when his presentation, entitled “The Reading Revolution. React, Reposition, Recalibrate” was judged to be the symposium’s best presentation out of all those submitted from around the world.  The Publishing and Data […]

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    School’s out! What now?

    Vega announces its national open day – 28 October 2017 Vega campuses nationwide invite parents, scholars, and prospective students to attend their final open day for the year which will take place on the 28th of October 2017. The Vega open day will allow prospective students and parents a first-hand glimpse into a day in […]

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    Hellocomputer Cape Town Bolsters Integrated Offering, Appoints New Creative Heads

    In a move that will strengthen the integrated offering from FCB Africa’s agencies in the Western Cape, Hellocomputer has appointed a new Chief Creative Officer and Associate Creative Director. Mike Barnwell, currently Executive Creative Director at FCB Cape Town becomes Chief Creative Officer for both FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer while new arrival, Nthabiseng Lethoko, […]

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    W24 survey shows 1 in 5 women have been sexually abused as the #metoo trend sweeps social media

    W24, South Africa’s biggest website for women recently conducted their sixth and biggest Female Nation Survey ever, with just under 16 000 South African women polled, and the findings are compelling. While more than half of the total female respondents surveyed chose to identify with the statement: ‘I am a positive person’, 41% admitted to […]

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    Transit Ads outlines new taxi branding regulations

    Shamy Naidu, Executive of out of home transit environment specialist Transit Ads™ outlines the new taxi advertising regulations as recently gazetted by the South African Department of Transport. On the 18th of August 2017, the Department of Transport gazetted the new taxi branding and advertising regulations. The new regulations affect how brands and media owners […]

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    24.com welcomes a new W24 editor

    W24, SA’s biggest lifestyle website for women, has a new editor – Zanele Kumalo. Prior to W24 Zanele was editor of the fashion weekly magazine Grazia. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Zanele as W24 editor, she has been working with the W24 brand for a while and we have already learned to love her […]

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    Health is strong at New Media

    New Media Publishing has strengthened and expanded its Health and Sports Division by welcoming Thomas Okes on board as Brand Editor on the Mediclinic account. Thomas, previously Managing Editor on Men’s Health, grows our expert editorial team that produces a range of health and sport content on all platforms, including digital, social media, print and […]

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    How to build a digitally-led strategy

    Traditional media and business models are fast making way for digital platforms as users spend increasing amounts of time online and consume more on-demand content. While mainstream television continues to enjoy the lion’s share of marketing budgets in South Africa, digital’s slice is fast growing larger than other channels. Paul Coetzer, Strategic Director at Platinum […]

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    Eurolab appoints Tribeca Public Relations

    Eurolab has appointed Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) as its public relations partner, tasking the award-winning agency to position the company as market leaders in oncology through its unique whole-of-cancer approach. Eurolab is the largest generic oncology company in South Africa, with a strategic growth plan that deliver innovations in all aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatments, […]

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    PANDORA Jewellery charms golfers with Golf Ads

    PANDORA Jewellery has implemented a four-month campaign with Golf Ads™, targeting an upper-income level audience that is captive and in a relaxed frame of mind and thus open to messaging and call to action. The golf environment is ideal for advertising jewellery, particularly high quality, hand-finished jewellery as it allows the brand to reach and […]

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    Football brings Italy together in Brent Harris’ new advert

    Egg Films’ Brent Harris directed For The Love Of Sport, Sky Sports’ epic new football ad, produced by Jon Ronbeck with Mapi Brambilla and Paolo Zaninello from AKITA Film in Italy. When Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi goes down injured, the ad captures the way an entire country joins together to get him back in play. Look out […]

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    Outdoor Network growth results in new appointments nationally

    Leading billboard and street furniture media owner Outdoor Network has recently bolstered its staff complement to keep delivering world class service levels to its existing and new client base. Since the merger with Provantage Media Group was announced in 2016, there have been a significant number of changes within the Outdoor Network business, including the […]

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    SlikourOnLife and TRANSIT.TV™ partnership a leading opportunity for young talent

    Transit Ads is proud to announce the launch of an exciting content driven TRANSIT.TV™  partnership with leading entertainment digital platform SlikourOnLife. The site, currently one of the top 1 000 websites in South Africa, shares information on urban culture and music. It features videos and interviews to give substance to the music and musicians who […]

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    Comair plea to support Gift of the Givers

    Comair, together with its airline brands kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) is helping to fund fuel to transport fodder for farm animals that are starving because the drought in the Northern, Eastern, Southern Cape and Karoo. “We understand that while air transport plays a central role in global, social and economic development, it […]

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    The Stylista – delivering results for fashionistas and brands

    The Stylista is the social media space for fashion, beauty and lifestyle in South Africa, where users and brands are connecting and sharing. It’s the brainchild and creation of fashion industry aficionado, Tami Ruschin, and it’s delivering strong value for all the participants on the platforms. Explains Ruschin, MD of The Stylista, “I was working […]

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    Non-transparent commercial production affects all stakeholders

    By Bobby Amm, Executive Officer, the Commercial Producers Association  The issue of transparency has been a prickly subject in commercial production for a while now, with the US Department of Justice launching an investigation into agency bid-rigging in 2016. But transparency in commercial production remains a local issue as well. The suspects in the US […]

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    Hear first-hand what it takes to develop TV series

    On Saturday, 4 November 2017, animators and storytellers across Africa will be able to hear first-hand what it takes to develop TV series for worldwide distribution. During an Animate Africa webinar streamed on YouTube Live, Triggerfish Animation Studios will share insights from two years of developing TV series through The Story Lab, that had the […]

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    Consumers think about your brands all the time right? No.

    Senior Marketing Scientist, Professor Justin Cohen of the Ehrenburg Bass Institute (EBI) recently addressed guests of SPARK Media in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on the topic of Mental Availability – what it is and why it matters? “Let’s get honest, consumers don’t spend time thinking about brands,” says Gill Randall, Joint CEO of SPARK […]

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    Reboost Energy Drink gets on the Taxi

    Transit Ads™ has implemented a geographically targeted campaign for Reboost Energy Drink that sees the brand reaching its target market via two highly visible and impactful platforms –  taxi branding and TRANSIT.TV™. “Taxi branding and TRANSIT.TV™ work seamlessly to ensure target audience reach and engagement. Commuters are targeted when they are experiencing high dwell time […]

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    Gerard Addison, intern to Art Director

    Beginning in 2013 as an intern as part of the Boomtown Bayeza programme, Gerard Addison has quickly proven his creative prowess as has risen up the agency ranks, and today has been appointed as Art Director. The role will see Addison concept and create client campaigns for the agency, and directing the visual elements. “My […]

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    South African Fashion Week & ZAlebs Partner Up

    What is hot in South Africa? Please ask ZAlebs, one of the most popular websites for the young, the fashionable and the cool in the nation. With a focus on lifestyle and celebrity news, fashion, music and events, it is only logical ZAlebs is now one of the official partners for SAFW in the promotion […]

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    Andrew Cooper joins Relativ Media

    After 21 years at Primedia Broadcasting, Andrew Cooper has joined the Relativ Media team to broaden his experience in the media and advertising field. “I learnt a great deal during my tenure at Primedia, climbing through the sales ranks, building relationships with agencies and clients alike and I’m looking forward to growing those skills and […]

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    KlevaKidz puts paraffin safety first

    The annual Engen KlevaKidz campaign which engages with and educates learners about the importance of paraffin safety launched in the Western Cape on October 13th and runs until the end of the month.  Over the course of three weeks, Engen KlevaKidz will travel to 30 primary schools in the Khayelitsha and Strand area. Engen KlevaKidz takes […]

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    kulula.com helps the NSPCA to reach more animals

    The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and kulula.com have joined forces to facilitate the transporting of the NSPCA’s Inspectors nationally to attend to the welfare needs of animals in need of the NSPCA’s intervention for the next 12 months. This partnership began during the fires in Knysna and the Eastern Cape Fires June, when kulula.com […]

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    Dove: It shouldn’t have happened

    by Monalisa Zwambila, CEO and founder of Riverbed Who first raised the outcry when Dove’s by now notorious campaign, featuring a black woman who removes her t-shirt to reveal a more ‘clean’ white woman, broke? In case you’re wondering, it was a makeup artist called Naomi Blake who, yes, is black. Of course, Naomi turned […]

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    Put your brand in advertising’s front seat

    Want to achieve maximum coverage while showing your full range? Dubbed “front-seat advertising”, Caxton’s local newspaper innovation the PowerWrap, is an effective marketing solution with proven results – perfect for brands who want the exclusivity of foremost hands-on interaction with consumers. Local press is flourishing with 6.6 million copies delivered to homes and businesses across […]

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    IAS Agencies Masterclass

              FREE FOR SUBSCRIBING AGENCIES  PWC Entertainment and Media Outlook – 2017 – 2021 AdForum World Summit Feedback – Paris – Autumn PreviewSCOPEN agencyScope South Africa 2017 Highlights Date:                                    Tuesday 14 November 2017 Time:                                    14:00 pm – 17:00 pm (Registration at 13.30 pm) Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks will […]

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    Freedthinkers appoints Tribeca Public Relations

    Freedthinkers, a strategic consultancy founded by Mike Freedman and Pippa Kapelus, has appointed Tribeca Public Relations to manage the communications of its three core competencies: In-depth market research; purpose-driven brand strategies and place-making expertise. Within each of these areas, Freedman and Kapelus design processes that assist brands, organisations, districts, towns, municipalities as well as provincial […]

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    ProActive™ Shoppa Shows continue to drive sales for MTN

    ProActive™ recently implemented another highly successful MTN Shoppa Show campaign, this time in Limpopo, North West and Gauteng provinces. The over-arching objectives of the MTN Shoppa Shows are to continue to increase brand awareness and to familiarise and educate consumers about products offered by the cell phone network. All of which have not only been […]

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    Jacaranda FM and Halo Advertising win AMASA’s Roger Garlick Grand Prix for #MoreMusicYouLove

    After being shortlisted in five categories at the 2017 edition of the AMASA (the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa) Awards for the #MoreMusicYouLove brand positioning campaign, Jacaranda FM and Halo Agency walked away with four awards including the coveted Roger Garlick Grand Prix for Media Innovation. The team took two Gold awards for […]

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    Ads24 scoops award for its successful Food For Thought campaign

    Ads24 has scooped yet another accolade in what has been an award-full year, this time at the 2017 Amasa Awards, a gala dinner held at The Hilton in Sandton, Johannesburg. Amasa (the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa) hosts its annual awards to celebrate high quality “all-rounder’ media campaigns that are based on sound […]

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    M&C Saatchi Abel launches Hollard TVC

    Purchasing a car is certainly a reason to celebrate – but so, too, is paying off that car. Hollard gives this landmark occasion its due in a new ad campaign that highlights how exciting it is to own a car outright, and informs consumers in this fortunate position about Car Lite, a flexible insurance policy […]

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    The 2017 AMASA Awards winners announced

    This year’s glamorous AMASA awards ceremony held at The Hilton in Sandton on Thursday evening, 12th of October, was attended by some of the industries top media and advertising members to celebrate the best in media innovation from 2016-2017. Now in its fourth year, the awards celebrate innovative ‘all round’ media campaigns in the media […]

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    Procurement process has now become an integral part of business growth for marketers and agencies alike

    By Johanna McDowell, the founder and managing director of the Independent Agency Search & Selection (IAS) Company Many agencies or marketing executives working on major accounts in the advertising, marketing and communications industry are now having to deal with more and more procurement processes within South Africa’s major corporations – a reality which has become […]

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    New Media wins Gold in New York

    New Media was awarded gold for VISI, the agency’s own design and décor title at the prestigious Folio’s 2017 Eddie & Ozzie Awards Luncheon in New York City on Wednesday. Issue 88 won the Eddie in the category Consumer – Full Issue – Shelter/Home/Garden and Issue 89 received honourable mention in the same category. “The […]

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    News24 Edge app wins global media award

    At Tuesday’s WAN-IFRA’s World Digital Media Awards in Berlin, the News24 Edge app was named as the World Award Winner in the category Best News Mobile Services. The World Digital Media Awards recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their offering to meet the major changes in how people […]

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    Tribeca Public Relations welcomes Shernese de Freitas

    Shernese de Freitas has joined Tribeca Public Relations as an Account Executive, supporting the team that works on the agency’s Vega and Cathay Pacific accounts. Shernese joined the public relations industry in 2015, having completed her internship at the SLOVO Centre of Excellence, and joins the company from her previous role as a public relations […]

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    Brand Survival in a Junk Economy

    The Brand Council of South Africa has announced its annual conference to take place in November this year, which will centre around the theme, “Brand Survival in a Junk Economy”. This year saw the downgrade of South Africa’s credit rating to Junk Status, which is already starting to have a dramatic effect on our economy […]

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    October is Transport Month

    In celebration of Transport Month this October, Engen Petroleum is taking their annual Driver Wellness programme to Gauteng, offering free health screenings for truck drivers at two Engen Truck Stops. As part of Engen’s Driver Wellness Initiative, all truck drivers are invited to receive voluntary health screenings at: Engen Market Gateway, Majorie Street, City Deep […]

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    kulula.com and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital launch a radio station for children by children

    South Africa’s champion low-cost carrier kulula.com has partnered with the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town by donating funds to launch a first-of-its-kind radio station by children for children in Africa, RX Radio. The donation of R150 000 made to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will contribute to the launch […]

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    Why Mass Market scores best in brand communication

    Soccer Laduma, Die Son and Daily Sun have proved themselves time and again as being able to effectively communicate with, and hold the interest of, kasi consumers   ̶ a culturally rich, diverse, trend-savvy market that holds enormous spending power in South Africa. Collectively, Daily Sun, Die Son and Soccer Laduma are seen by 8.9-million readers […]

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    Harness the power of local newspaper inserts this festive season!

    With the retail frenzy of Black Friday and the festive season fast approaching, Caxton Local Media Group and SPARK Media are gearing up for an influx of newspaper insertion demand, as more and more advertisers recognise the power of inserts as a powerful marketing tool. Local newspapers are the preferred medium for retailers and businesses […]

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    Golf Ads proves successful for Carfind.co.za

    Carfind.co.za has recently renewed its contract with golf media specialist – Golf Ads™. The return on investment that the brand experiences through its Golf Ads™ campaigns has proved to be extremely successful, and the brand will continue to reap the rewards from advertising in the golf environment for another six months. The Carfind.co.za messaging is […]

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    Penquin, Spitfire and Suzuki SA win big at Next Generation Awards

      Spitfire Inbound, Penquin and Suzuki SA are delighted after being announced as the gold winners in the ‘Best Revenue Marketing Campaign/Event’ and ‘Best Marketing Automation Campaign’ categories at the recent New Generation Awards which identifies winners at the forefront of South Africa’s future communications, media and digital technologies.  “We went head to head against […]

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    How to make it as a creative entrepreneur in South Africa

    “South Africa’s budding creative industry is brimming with potential and opportunity, but starting a venture in this relatively new and often unpredictable space can be challenging”, says Fiona Peake – national communications manager at Vega, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). “South Africa’s creative economy is worth a whopping R90 […]

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    Golf Ads™ builds awareness for Kingfisher Lodge

    Golf Ads™ has recently implemented a campaign for Kingfisher Lodge, a hotel and conference facility in Mount Edgecombe, KwaZulu-Natal. Targeting golfers on the golf course as well as all other consumers who regularly frequent the Mount Edgecombe Golf Course, the campaign is meeting the objective of keeping the lodge top of mind amongst this affluent […]

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    AMASA Awards Announce 2017 Shortlist

    After much deliberation, the 2017 AMASA Awards judges are thrilled to announce the shortlisted candidates for the 2017 AMASA Awards (Advertising and Media Association of South Africa). “The awards committee would like to extend our gratitude and congratulations to all the 127 candidates who entered this year, the standard of entries were some of the […]

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    Jupiter CT take home a New Generation Awards gold

    Social & Digital Media Awards declare Jupiter KING Recognising the importance of creativity in the social and digital media space, the New Generation Awards, acknowledged key players in the industry on 28 September 2017, at a Gala event in Johannesburg.   On the night, The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town was ‘served’ a Gold in the Online Competition Award for its #SWHOPPER campaign […]

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    What makes an icon?

    What do a controversial singer, a boxer and an archbishop have in common? The answer is not the punch line to a comedy skit but the fact that all three are highly revered as South African icons. Brenda Fassie rose from modest beginnings to stardom and was adored for giving voice to a marginalised community. […]

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    From start-up to 700% growth in just a year

    Happy birthday to Hubble, a company that in under a year has achieved phenomenal growth nationally and internationally, and was quickly appointed Uber’s preferred in-vehicle entertainment partner. “Excuse the pun, but it’s been an amazing ride,” says David Taitz, Sales and Commercial Director at Hubble. “In just one year, we as a company have grown […]

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    Park Inn by Radisson partners with Skript for new breakfast campaign

    The new Park Inn by Radisson’s breakfast is giving hotel guests every reason to smile. Following the launch of the hotel’s new breakfast offering, Park Inn by Radisson is running an exciting, colourful social media campaign #MyParkInnBreakfast during the month of October. Motivated by special breakfast moments, the #MyParkInnBreakfast campaign celebrates the Park Inn by […]

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    Wits University appoints a CEO for the Tshimologong Precinct

    Wits University has announced the appointment of Lesley Donna Williams as the CEO of the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Habib, says: “Through Tshimologong, Wits is enabling the development of a new generation of digital technology experts, innovators and entrepreneurs. The Precinct is providing space for our country’s most creative young minds […]

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    Digital marketing agency Spitfire wins international Inbound Marketing award

      It’s no secret that consumers are doing everything they can to avoid as many ads as possible. This ad avoidance, while hampering the traditional advertising efforts of marketers, has led to a relatively new tactic – Inbound Marketing.  Recognising exceptional success in this area, Hubspot has named Spitfire Inbound Marketing with the grand prize […]

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    Media Maven Phil Molefe inducted into the SABA hall of fame

    Executive Director of immedia and broadcasting stalwart, Mr Phil Molefe, was inducted to the Hall of Fame of the Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) in Windhoek, Namibia on Thursday, 28th September, 2017. This follows the week-long General Assembly of broadcasters from the SADC countries, including commercial private stations and business associates. A renowned journalist and […]

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    Artifact wins

      Artifact Advertising walked away with three gold, one silver and a bronze award at the 2017 New Generation Awards in Montecasino, Johannesburg, for its client the Lufthansa Group. Founded in 2012, the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards honours South African creative agency teams for their innovative use of social and digital media, […]

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    Seed Academy making strides in the development of female entrepreneurs

      WDB Seed Fund continues to creatively address funding scarcity At a time when South Africa faces a number of significant economic challenges from slow growth to high unemployment, creating suitable funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses has never been more important. “The question of funding is not just about entrepreneurs getting the support […]

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    Video production boosted in growing CBR stable

    CBR Marketing Solutions has boosted its already comprehensive stable of digital offerings with the launch of a new video production department, CBR Productions, headed by young and dynamic film duo, Chace Geyer and Devin Risely. Says MD of CBR Marketing Solutions Craig Munitz, “Video production has been one of the services we’ve offered to clients […]

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    New Afropolitan magazine editor, Kojo Baffoe, waxes lyrical about being at the helm of his first Afropolitan issue.

    Kojo Baffoe is a media specialist, lifestyle trend-setter, content architect, radio DJ, and now the editor of the Afropolitan magazine. Here he talks about his new position and his outlook on and for the brand. “The Afropolitan is not just a magazine, it’s a brand that exists beyond printed pages,” says Baffoe. “It is a […]

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    Save the children pioneers digital engagements tool in Africa

    Johannesburg – Leading children’s rights organisation, Save the Children South Africa, is setting out to raise the bar in digital engagement in South Africa. To achieve its ambitious goals, the organisation has partnered with Sprout Performance and iKineo to enhance its supporter engagement process. The charity is hoping that a variety of tactics, such as […]

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    Judges announced for AMASA Awards 2017

    All entries are in for this year’s AMASA Awards and we are absolutely delighted with the exceptionally high standard of this year’s entries. AMASA Awards celebrate successful innovative ‘all round’ media campaigns focused on work that observes innovation, executions, trends and strategy within the media and advertising industry between 1 July 2016 and 30 June […]

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    Primedia Outdoor plants a legacy with Food & Trees for Africa

    This September, Primedia Outdoor and NGO Food & Trees for Africa celebrate their sixth Arbour Month in an ongoing partnership that seeks to promote environmental sustainability and food security across South Africa. Since the partnership began in 2011, more than 6 500 fruit and indigenous trees have been planted across the country, resulting in a […]

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    Engen remains SA’s Number One

    For a record breaking seventh consecutive year, consumers have backed Engen as their favourite petrol station in the country, reaffirming the company’s uncontested brand leadership and market strength in the South African petroleum industry. The accolade was attributed to Engen in the Sunday Times Top Brands* survey, which recognises those brands that have earned top […]

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    The Jupiter Drawing Room CT restructures

    New approach sees clients engaging directly with senior creatives and strategists. There’s no doubt that the state of the industry is tough now, and The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town has been looking for some time at new business models that are highly efficient, nimbler and cut out bureaucratic processes. With the loss of Windhoek […]

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    Brand Union Appoints Tanya Munetsi as Account Director

    Brand Union welcomes Tanya Munetsi who started this month as Account Director in the Johannesburg agency. Described as an optimist who is enthusiastic, thrives under pressure, and embraces change, she promises to be a dynamic addition to the largest global brand agency in South Africa. Tanya boasts an impressive education. She attained a Diploma of […]

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    First Choice: Walking the Daisies 2017 headline sponsor

    Inspiring people to #move4goodness is part of a campaign created for First Choice by Boomtown to encourage people to live a better, more healthy life. And the partnership with Walking the Daisies ties in perfectly with the campaign. “#move4goodness is all about getting people to upload videos of themselves dancing,” remarks Jess Massyn who manages […]

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    The power of personal branding

    Who you are is up to you The 30 second elevator pitch, your next social media update, your LinkedIn profile, and the answer to the question ‘tell me about yourself’ are all opportunities to make a great first impression. According to Donna Rachelson, founder of Branding & Marketing YOU, they are also ideal occasions to […]

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    IAS Announces Mergers and Acquisition Consulting Division

    After a 12 month “soft launch” and many requests for a merger and acquisition process, the Independent Agency Search & Selection company (IAS) has announced its new division –  IAS M&A. “With our extensive knowledge of the local and international marketing communications industry we are very well placed to provide this service in South Africa and […]

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    Koo Govender appointed Chairperson at AMF

    The Advertising Media Forum (AMF) has announced that Koo Govender has been appointed as the industry body’s Chairperson for 2017/18. Board members comprise senior representatives from media groups around the country, each accountable for their own portfolio. “I’m extremely humbled to be appointed in this role, especially taking into consideration the very exciting, albeit challenging […]

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    Breaking through creative boundaries and newspaper columns

    In advertising, the way to reach the consumer with the greatest impact is to use creativity to break through the clutter or to be disruptive. These terms are most often associated with out-of-home (OOH) and digital platforms respectively; however, the techniques are just as relevant and equally effective when used in print. The recent Budget […]

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    Partnerships that work to benefit the youth of South Africa

    e4 and National Skills Fund partner unlock the potential of technology graduates through extensive internship program Internships provide a vital link between academic learning and professional employment, and with strategic partnerships, these internships can be effective for business and the youth. With this in mind, e4 partnered with the EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative and […]

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    Finally Home: A 6 000kms Journey On Foot For Aluwani

    Ten years ago, FCB Joburg MD Thabang Skwambane was so moved by the plight of one small Limpopo child that he founded Aluwani to care for a community of 63 orphaned and vulnerable children, cycling unsupported from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for the organisation. Skip ahead to 2017, one million days […]

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    Establishment Survey full year results unpacked

    On 3 October 2017, the two Peters, Peter Langschmidt and Peter Storrar from the Publisher Research Council (PRC) and Kantar TNS respectively will be presenting the Establishment Survey’s (ES) full year results, which for the first time includes household expenditure.  The ES is a multi-purpose, multi-media survey providing context for all media platforms and all […]

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    Marketers rejoice as tourists flock through Cape Town Int. Airport

    Who doesn’t love Cape Town, best-known for its iconic Table Mountain? Voted the second-best city in the world to visit in 2017[1] by Lonely Planet, and Best City in The Telegraph’s 2015-2016 Telegraph Travel Awards for the fourth consecutive year[2], the Mother City continues to wow leisure and business travellers, both locally and internationally. Although […]

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    From Printism to Print-o-vation

    Fact – local papers are thriving. Community newspapers have not followed the same declining trend that is affecting other print media. To buck the decline, newspapers must find inventive ways to retain and attract advertisers. And advertisers want innovation. “Historically, creative opportunities in print have been limited,” says SPARK Media’s Strategic Marketing Services Director, Justine […]

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    OMO Auto flips the gender script with progressive TV Ad

    OMO Auto washing detergent has caught the imagination of South Africans with a pioneering television commercial that challenges traditional gender roles while emphasising the efficiency of their new product. Conceptualized and executed in conjunction with team Unilever at Ogilvy & Mather, the light-hearted TV ad shows a boy hard at play around the house – […]

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    Partnering with an entrepreneurial Black-Owned Agency

    25 years ago, there very few – if any – black owned and run agencies.  Probably the only one at that time was Herdbuoys.  They represented the start of a new era in South Africa where black advertising professionals were taken far more seriously than in previous times. Today in 2017 the Independent Agency Search […]

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    Leading Dutch eLearning specialist launches South African business

    aNewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company has announced the opening of its Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies.  Announced at the recently held E-learning Insights 2017 conference in Johannesburg and Cape Town, aNewSpring co-owner, Rene Persoon, said that it was the ideal platform to unveil plans to launch aNewSpring Africa. “We have been […]

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    Reaching decision makers with your message using data activation

    There are some marketing messages that are perfectly suited to influencing the thinking and purchases of high-powered decision makers. But how can marketing and sales teams make sure that those messages reach the right people? Amorphous Stride’s recently launched BusinessDirectors.Network has access to 133 000 Business directors and is designed to do just that.   […]

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    South Africa’s ZAlebs announces new leadership and continuing growth

    ZAlebs Is Proud To Announce The Appointment Of Managing Director Mauro Black As The Fastest-Growing Site In The Country Enters Its Next Phase Of Growth Effective immediately, Mauro Black is the new Managing Director of ZAlebs, responsible for not only its continued growth in South Africa but also heading up the company as it seeks […]

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    Multiple reading occasions halves print’s CPT

    Peter Langschmidt, consultant to the PRC (Publisher Research Council), investigates how print’s OTS (Opportunity to See) of around two per reader effectively halves the medium’s Cost per Thousand (CPT).  Print is the only medium where rate cards are based on one OTS (Opportunity to See) per reader, however new research consistently proves that the same […]

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    Ken Varejes talks tenacity and growing businesses

    Ken Varejes, Group CEO of media innovation hub Nfinity, says that many business owners reach a point in their life cycle where growth stagnates and they’re not sure how to progress.   Tenacity is defined in the dictionary as “persistent determination”. This aptly describes the central ethos of the businesses that Ken has taken a vested […]

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    Coca-Cola back in the Mass Market

    Coca-Cola has been reestablishing its OOH presence in the metro township and rural arena on an impressive scale this year. A national holding has been built up and promotes the brand’s iconic nature to strengthen Coca-Cola’s connection with South Africa’s LSM B & C consumers. This article takes a closer look at what Coca-Cola has […]

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    Tribeca PR welcomes Tyashnee Gounden as an account manager

    Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) has welcomed Tyashnee Gounden to the team as an account manager, working on a client portfolio that includes Saab Grintek Defence, Junior Achievement South Africa, and various upcoming project campaigns. Tyashnee’s experience includes working on local and international financial, business, travel, exhibition, medical, consumer and lifestyle brands including MMI Holdings, Momentum […]

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    Outdoor Network’s new LED digital billboard captivates Pretoria

    Garstfontein Road, Tshwane, is the latest recipient of one of Outdoor Network’s state-of-the art 3×6 LED digital rotating billboards. Positioned at the heart of one of the business centres of the city of Tshwane, it is just a stone’s throw from newly renovated Menlyn Mall, which is one of the largest malls in Africa and […]

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    Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa launches With Iconic Brand Identity

    The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has opened with a powerful brand identity to represent Africa’s newest cultural icon. Having been appointed the museum’s pro bono advertising agency, M&C Saatchi Abel developed the logo and brand identity to reflect the iconic status and symbolic importance of Zeitz MOCAA both for the continent and internationally. […]

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    Engen launches innovative Pharmacy Concept in Kenya

    Engen launched its first pharmacy in Kenya earlier this month at its highly-successful Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, in partnership with Payless Pharmacy. Selling over-the-counter and prescription medication, the pharmacy is yet another source of convenience for consumers to choose Engen. “This is a real value-added service to our valued customers in the Hurlingham area, entrenching […]

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    Big Wins for Cinemark at The Most Awards 2017

    Cinemark secured third place as Media Owner of the Year at the 9th annual MOST Awards. That’s not all, Cinemark also bagged first place in the Cinema category, making it three wins for three consecutive years. The MOST Awards is a celebration of excellence in the media sector. The winners were announced at a prestigious […]

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    Vega upgrades its Johannesburg campus

    The Vega school located in Bordeaux has recently expanded and upgraded their campus facilities. Vega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), has invested in upgrading classrooms, learning centres and communal spaces throughout the year, incorporating various design factors that aid effective learning. “The tertiary classroom environment should be a space conducive […]

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    MMAP Wins at MOST Awards 2017- The Champion of the SMME’s

    MMAP, has been announced the winner of the Media Sales Consultants at the MOST Awards 2017, for the second year running. The annual MOST Awards, now in its ninth year, took place last night (14 September 2017) at The Wanderers Club, Illovo in Johannesburg. While the crowd of media industry leaders certainly enjoyed the opportunity […]