Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design entries are now open

Entries for the 2019 Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design are officially open until 28 June 2019. The award is open to designers, agencies, companies and brand creators. In line with the motto "In search of good design and creativity", the jury will award the Red Dot award to convincing...

2 days ago

Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards open for entries

The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards is now open for entries until 3 May 2019. All types of content and designs are eligible for entry: digital, print, content marketing, social media, podcasts, apps, and more. Click here to view the categories and here to enter....

2 days ago

MediaShop welcomes 10 interns across SA

As part of its internship programme, The MediaShop welcomed 10 advertising newbies at its offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The agency has been running the internship programme for a number of years and tries to employ all of them on a permanent basis once they have completed the...

3 days ago

Pretoria FM gets new satellite studio at Loftus

Pretoria FM along with Slender Wonder unveiled its new satellite studio at Loftus Park in Pretoria. Situated next to the Loftus Versfeld rugby stadium, the new development includes a retail centre, offices and a hotel. The Slender Wonder Pretoria FM studio gives listeners and passer-bys the...

3 days ago

Fepe announces speakers for 60th congress

Fepe has announced the speakers for its 60th-anniversary congress, which will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel Dubai Festival City from 1-3 May 2019. The speakers are Christof Baron, Heather Andrew, Peter Pynta, Jean-Christophe Conti, Rick Robinson, Gabriel Cedrone, and Jean-Emmanuel De...

3 days ago

Icasa invites interested stakeholders, media to press briefing

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is inviting stakeholders and the media to the press briefing that officially announces its decision on applications for individual commercial free to air television broadcasting services and the related spectrum licence. The press...

3 days ago

What's trending on social media?

According to the latest report by Acumen Media, these are the biggest stories on social media this week: #Nene's testimony yesterday and #TomMoyane wanting to cross-examine #PravinGordhan made #StateCaptureInquiry the biggest story this week. #Loadshedding started to trend again after Eskom...

15 Mar 2019

Dazn Group names new entity to handle global media partnerships

Dazn Group, formerly known as Perform Group, has made Dazn Media the new entity responsible for its global media partnerships. As part of the initiative, Dazn Media has launched an innovative off-platform network called Dazn+, aggregating the reach from owned media platforms. Dazn Media will...

13 Mar 2019

YouTube Music is now available in Mzansi

YouTube Music is now available in South Africa. This new music streaming service offers music videos, official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers as well as hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube. While fans may enjoy the new ad-supported version of YouTube Music for...

13 Mar 2019

WPP creates super Seattle office with Wunderman, Possible and Cole & Weber

Following its recent merger of J. Walter Thompson and Wunderman, WPP has combined the Seattle offices of Wunderman, Possible and Cole & Weber to form Wunderman Thompson Seattle. The three companies are set to share an office in Possible's former global headquarters from 29 March 2019. Wunderman...

13 Mar 2019

Jeff Goodby, Rich Silverstein honoured with prestigious award

Adweek reports that Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein has been honoured with this year's Lion of St. Mark by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The annual award that recognises creative achievement and service to the industry and has included the likes of Sir John Hegarty,...

12 Mar 2019

Effective teaching, learning through school radio stations

Go Radio has created a complete radio package in a box that is aimed directly at schools to get set up and run their own online radio station. The creation is School Radio on the Go and was recently launched at Cannons Creek Independent School. The concept hopes to help change the way we are...

12 Mar 2019

MediaHeads 360 launches bursary programme

MediaHeads 360 is giving young people working in the media industry the opportunity to upskill. Its newly established bursary programme is to open to individuals who are currently employed in the media industry. The bursaries are valued at R10,000 each. The bursary recipients may further their...

11 Mar 2019

Bonang Matheba is apartment hunting in New York

Bonang Matheba is currently apartment hunting in New York as she is in the process of shooting a new reality TV series in the city. The series, Bonang - Coming to America, is being produced by Red Button Films, CSA global and Bonang Matheba Entertainment. "I'm excited to explore my personal...

11 Mar 2019

Gerety Awards pays tribute to its namesake

To launch its call for entries, the Gerety Awards released a film with a tribute to Frances Gerety - the copywriter famously known for the "A diamond is forever" slogan. She now lends her name to the award that provides a global platform for talent and supports initiatives championing...

8 Mar 2019

Twitter launches #SheInspiresMe campaign

In honour of International Women's Day, Twitter has launched the #SheInspiresMe campaign. The campaign is aimed at spotlighting inspiring women. The campaign champions women who are not only on top of their game, but who are also increasing the visibility of women across sports, entertainment,...

8 Mar 2019

Google to launch 18 Womenwill chapters in sub-Saharan Africa

Google is set to introduce 18 new Womenwill chapters across sub-Saharan Africa including South Africa. Womenwill is a Google initiative to create economic opportunity for women by helping them utilise technology to build skills, get inspired and connect with each other through training, events and...

8 Mar 2019

Lina Franzon, Johanna Johansson launch Ad-women.com

Ad-women.com, the ad industry's female-centric global search engine, was officially unveiled ahead of International Women's Day. Founded by TBWA Stockholm copywriter Lina Franzon and Volt in Stockholm art director Johanna Johansson, the network registered 300 women based around the world so far -...

8 Mar 2019

Deutsche Welle introduces DW Women on Facebook

German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has launched a new social new offering centred around women, DW Women, on International Women's Day. The Facebook site will provide a broad variety of content related to women's rights and empowerment. Its aim is to lend a voice to victims of...

8 Mar 2019

Battle Royal(ties): Steaming services to challenge royalty rate increase

The battle over royalties between songwriters and music streaming services rages on. Following the songwriters' victory - the Copyright Royalty Board granted them a 15.1% share of streaming revenues over the next five years, a raise from the previous rate of 10.5% - the streaming services will now...

8 Mar 2019

This week on social media

Acumen Media has collated the week's biggest news stories on South African social media. Most South Africans had been fixated on the abuse story involving gqom queen Babes Wodumo - it reached over 70% of the coverage in the top 10. President Cyril Ramaphosa's Q&A made an impact along with the...

8 Mar 2019

Taxify rebrands to 'Bolt'

Taxify, the ride-hailing platform, has rebranded with a name change and logo. This update brings the brand identity in line with the company's broader vision of transportation that has already expanded from ride-hailing with cars to motorbikes and scooter sharing. "Our new name 'Bolt' stands for...

8 Mar 2019

Entries for categories of The One Show 2019, ADC Awards still open

The deadline for certain entries into The One Show 2019 and the ADC 98th Annual Awards will close on 8 March 2019. These categories are slated to be judged last and require no physical elements. The One Show 2019 •Branded entertainment •Green pencil •Health, wellness and...

8 Mar 2019

Google explores Google Images advertising

Memeburn has reported that Google will start advertising through its Images portal. According to Google, at least 50% of online shoppers indicated that product images, increasing looked for on Google Images, inspired them to purchase. The 'visual ad' function will allow users to click on and buy...

8 Mar 2019

Sanef calls on Julius Malema, EFF leadership to apologise to Karima Brown

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) condemned the Economic Freedom Fighters' attack on journalist Karima Brown. In what Sanef has cited as a clear example of the attack on media freedom, EFF leader Julius Malema released Brown's cellphone number after which his supporters started...

6 Mar 2019

Discount of 20% for Lisbon Health International Advertising Festival

The Lisbon Awards Group has announced the second early crow discount of 20% on the Lisbon Health International Advertising Festival. Subscriptions will be open until 22 March 2019. For more information on the festival, click here....

6 Mar 2019

Publicis merges Blue 449, Spark Foundry

According to Adweek, Publicis Groupe's media division has announced that Blue 449 and Spark Foundry have united to create a single entity. The two agencies include such major brands as Mondelez, Campbell's, Marriott and Southwest Airlines, among many others, on its client rosters. Read more on...

6 Mar 2019

Increase ROI with a radio influencer

Ultimate Media has conducted an A/B case study which showed that adding a radio presenter as an influencer to a campaign will show an increase in Return on Investment (ROI) across a number of different metrics. Same client, same concept, same schedules, same format across the two campaigns. The...

5 Mar 2019

Raja Rajamannar scoops WFA Global Marketer of the Year award

The chief marketing and communications officer of Mastercard, Raja Rajamannar, has been named the WFA Global Marketer of the Year for 2018. Rajamannar won following a combined vote by a jury and the industry at large, with each accounting for 50% of the final score. He was one of six global...

5 Mar 2019

Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival's jury is announced

The Lisbon Awards Group has announced the jury for the first Lisbon Tech International Advertising Festival. Here are the members of the jury: Nick Coronges (president of the jury) Alistair Malescia Ana Marroquin Andre Pasquali André Pedroso Cam Blackley Caroline Dean Eco Moliterno Eva...

5 Mar 2019

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