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Tim Harris from Wesgro and Drakenstein Councillor, Conrad Poole, signing the agreement. Image supplied.
Drakenstein Municipality signs agreement to promote film and media sector

Drakenstein Municipality has signed an agreement with Wesgro - Cape Town and the Western Cape's Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency - tasking it with promoting film, media and gaming opportunities in the municipality...

1 day ago

#UnStoppable women to share their secrets at this year's FNB Business Women's Breakfast
#UnStoppable women to share their secrets at this year's FNB Business Women's Breakfast

What do a television presenter who is also a businesswoman, an entrepreneur, a social media lawyer and a doctor turned self-made businesswoman have in common?..

Issued by East Coast Radio 1 day ago

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Enough plankton, and you sir, have a whale

It has been a couple of weeks of belief and varying degrees of success...

By Damon Stapleton 3 days ago

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by Africa.com of iAfrica.com is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent...

17 Jul 2018

Media24 and HuffPost plan to mutually end commercial partnership
Media24 and HuffPost plan to mutually end commercial partnership

Media24 and HuffPost have announced plans to mutually end its South African licence...

17 Jul 2018

MediaCom, PHD and Mindshare feature in M&M Global Awards 2018 shortlist
MediaCom, PHD and Mindshare feature in M&M Global Awards 2018 shortlist

For the second consecutive year MediaCom is the frontrunner for the M&M Global Awards shortlist with 33 shortlisted entries. PHD follows on the global networks list with 20 shortlisted entries and Mindshare with 18...

13 Jul 2018

Dove global women.
#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

South Africa co-hosts BRICS Media Forum
South Africa co-hosts BRICS Media Forum

South Africa will co-host the third BRICS Media Forum in Cape Town on 18 and 19 July, with 120 delegates from key media houses in the five-country alliance and from Africa attending...

Issued by Independent Media 11 Jul 2018

Ke Yona (it's time) for #Ads24diski18!
Ke Yona (it's time) for #Ads24diski18!

As excitement builds for the World Cup semi-finals, Ads24 kicked off its own series of high-energy football-styled activations last week to showcase the reach of its popular mass market titles...

Issued by Ads24 11 Jul 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Philippa Dods
#BehindtheSelfie with... Philippa Dods

This week we go behind the selfie with Philippa Dods. She's full-time marketing coordinator at Meltwater IMA (India, Middle East and Africa) and a core member at Future Females after office-hours...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2018

Diversity matters... and four other learnings from the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival
Diversity matters... and four other learnings from the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival

As the dust settles on the 65th Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, it's time to reflect on the key trends and learnings that emerged from adland's biggest annual gathering...

Issued by MediaCom 10 Jul 2018

Does your location-based mobile partner know the location of your ads?
Does your location-based mobile partner know the location of your ads?

The digital media industry's latest obsessions are brand safety and viewability - two closely linked topics born out of the controversial practice of programmatic advertising...

Issued by Vicinity Media 10 Jul 2018

Scopen's Cesar Vacchiano (president and global CEO) and Johanna McDowell (Scopen Africa partner and CEO of the IAS).
Scopen Agency Scope 2017/2018: Ten agencies to watch and follow

Scopen Agency Scope has announced its "10 agencies to watch and follow" in South Africa as a result of the study conducted late in 2017 and with results presented early this year...

5 Jul 2018

Investing in youth entrepreneurship
Investing in youth entrepreneurship

Youth for Africa and SDGs (YAS!), a Pan-African entrepreneurship ecosystem catalyser launches...

4 Jul 2018

The importance of media training
The importance of media training

Keshia Patchiappen states five reasons for why media training is essential when facing journalists in the firing line...

By Keshia Patchiappen 4 Jul 2018

Food24 migrates to New Media
Food24 migrates to New Media

Food24, one of South Africa's biggest online food platforms, will migrate to New Media on 1 October 2018 to become part of the agency's growing food focus...

Issued by New Media 3 Jul 2018

Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa
Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa

The most influential people of African descent that are changing the conversation on Africa globally to that of an 'Africa Rising', have been named in Los Angeles...

3 Jul 2018

The Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) bestowed honorary life membership of the FCJ on Joe Thloloe, chairperson of the judging panel of the FCJ Excellence Awards. Here Thloloe receives a gift from Hugo Redelinghuys (executive director of the FCJ) to mark the occasion.
FCJ Excellence Awards 2017: Winners announced!

The winners of the 2017 FCJ Excellence Awards were announced at a glamorous event on Friday, 29 June at the Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion...

3 Jul 2018

Food for Thought: Ads24's event of bite-sized insight for leading minds
Food for Thought: Ads24's event of bite-sized insight for leading minds

Ads24 hosted its second "Food for Thought" in Johannesburg recently for a dynamic morning of insight, debate networking and bite-sized nuggets of intellectual fodder...

Issued by Ads24 2 Jul 2018

#NewBiz: Pernod Ricard SA appoints PHD Media SA
#NewBiz: Pernod Ricard SA appoints PHD Media SA

PHD SA, a subsidiary of the Omnicom Media Group, has been appointed by Pernod Ricard South Africa to oversee its media strategy and buying...

2 Jul 2018

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Media literally under fire in Capital Gazette shooting

Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon...

29 Jun 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The spin doctor of Malta
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The spin doctor of Malta

Abroad, when politicians sponsor the football teams in their districts or dish out hampers and bottles of wine during electoral campaigns, they call it vote-buying. In Malta, these politicians are described as 'benefactors'...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 29 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra
#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group was recently elected VP of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra)...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jun 2018

Laurent Aliphat, head of media, Renault.
Effective Channel Integration jury announced for Warc Media Awards 2018

Warc has named the judging panel of the Effective Channel Integration category for its Media Awards 2018...

27 Jun 2018

David Goldblatt passes away
David Goldblatt passes away

#Newswatch: The Goodman Gallery today confirmed the passing of veteran photographer David Goldblatt, well known for documenting the South Africa's developments throughout Apartheid...

25 Jun 2018

Left image: Alan Paton Award for non-fiction: Bongani Siqoko, Bongani Ngqulunga and Olivia-Jay Pretorius. Right image: Barry Ronge Fiction Prize L-R Bongani Siqoko, Harry Kalmer and Olivia-Jay Pretorius.
Winners of 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

The Sunday Times Literary Awards winners were announced at a gala dinner held at The Venue, Melrose Arch, on Saturday 23 June...

25 Jun 2018

Bongani Chinkanda
Marketing to the next generation at the speed of culture

Bongani Chinkanda, CEO of HDI Youth Marketeers, the agency that conducts the research for the Sunday Times Generation Next study, released last week, provided an overview at the conference, which took place on Thursday, 14 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

Jason Xenopoulos |
#CannesLions2018: The Art of Branded Entertainment according to VML's Xenopoulos

As part of the 2017 Cannes Lions Branded Entertainment jury, Jason Xenopoulos, VML global chief vision officer and EMEA CCO, collaborated with the jury to write a book called The Art of Branded Entertainment, which was launched just one year later at Cannes Lions 2018 on Tuesday, 19 June...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

Tony Chambers
Epica announces jury president, new grands prix, categories, ad campaign

The 32nd Epica Awards today announced brand and content director of Wallpaper* magazine, Tony Chambers as jury president, two new grand prix in resposibility and alternative media, and the competition's new advertising campaign by Wieden & Kennedy in Amsterdam...

22 Jun 2018

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