Nestlé SA launches Choose Wellness, Choose Nestlé campaign

Nestlé South Africa recently launched their new campaign, Choose Wellness, Choose Nestlé, which aims to empower customers to be more conscientious about their health and wellness. Nestlé is set to unpack and introduce elements of wellness within three core areas - Eat Smarter, Move More, Live Better...

7 Mar 2017

Entries for Assegai Awards close this week

There is still time left to enter the Assegai Awards, which close for entries this week. The categories are, Section A: Media; Section B: Multi channel / Country Campaigns; Section C: Relationship Marketing Awards; Section D: Craft Awards; Section E: Special Direct Awards and Section F: Individual...

5 Sep 2016

Enter the Assegai Awards 2016

The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) has announced that the Assegai Awards are open for entry. These Awards celebrate the strategists, designers and communicators whose work can change consumers' and businesses perceptions and actions. The online entry for the Assegai...

5 Aug 2016

The dos and don'ts of creating eye-catching emails

Every company dreams of having free SMTP email services that consistently deliver attention-grabbing emails to their customers. But many spend big bucks to get results only to be disappointed when they review analytics later. The key to getting it right is in understanding what people find engaging,...

11 Jul 2016

South African company acquires US email marketing company

South African company, Striata, has acquired Mass Transmit Inc, a US based provider of email marketing tools, services and expertise for an undisclosed sum. Striata, now a global communications solutions provider, has acquired its proprietary technologies include Email Transmit, a professional...

16 Apr 2015

Entry date for Assegai Awards extended

The entry date for 2014 Assegai Awards is extended to Tuesday 23 September 2014. The Assegai Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday 6 November at the Museum of African Design, Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. For more information, go to

15 Sep 2014

SMS marketing most effective form of direct marketing [Infographic]

Direct marketing channels are where buyers and sellers can transact business (and communications) without ever meeting face-to-face or touching and feeling the merchandise. Did you know that SMS Marketing is one of the most effective forms of direct marketing?...

8 May 2014

Vega next stop for Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition

The next stop for the free Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition is the Vega school of brand leadership in Johannesburg from 14-17 April 2014. It will display innovative campaigns for winning brands and businesses across an array of disciplines, which include brand identity, architecture & interior...

20 Mar 2014

Leave your tribute to AdVantage magazine

On Tuesday, 2 July 2013, AdVantage Magazine announced that after 20 years of covering the South African media, marketing and advertising industry, final edition had been sent to the printers. We at Bizcommunity invite you to honour this iconic industry print title - and our now former media partner...

3 Jul 2013

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

11 Feb 2013

Dates set for IAS Masterclasses

The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) has released the dates of its three 2012 Masterclasses to be held in Johannesburg and Cape Town, which will provide ad and marketing agencies with cutting-edge info and training on industry-related topics. The first, "Improving your...

7 Feb 2012

Reminder to book for Joburg Apex workshop

A reminder that seats are limited for the Johannesburg leg of the 2012 Apex Awards workshops on Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 2pm-4pm, at TBWA (in the auditorium). Entrants are encouraged to attend the free workshop to learn more about the entry process, how to compile a winning entry and to hear...

28 Nov 2011

New email, SMS messaging platform from Prefix Tech
New email, SMS messaging platform from Prefix Tech

A new version of the email and SMS messaging platform, pMailer, is available now. Version 5 offers a better user interface with simpler menu navigation and easier access to functionalities, particularly contact information. Another key benefit is free plug-ins that integrate it with client websites,...

22 Nov 2011

Last call for ACA board nominations

Members are urged submit their board member nominations to the ACA by no later than tomorrow, 15 November 2011. The election of the 2012 board of directors will take place at the 64th AGM on 22 November 2011 at 3pm. For more, contact the ACA on +27 (0)11 781 2772 or...

14 Nov 2011

[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows
[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows

In case you're wondering what's been happening with the Bizcommunity/Chai FM Media & Marketing radio show this month of October 2011, since Chai FM is a Jewish community radio station and this is the month of various Jewish high holy days (Rosh Hashanah/New Year, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement and...

5 Oct 2011

Direct marketing company improves BEE status

Rocketseed has scored 25 points or more for management control, preferential procurement, enterprise and socio-economic development, which has contributed to its move from Level 2 to Level 1 in BEE status and value-adding supplier in its recent rating. It adds this to its inclusion in the Impumelelo...

26 Sep 2011

Loeries Travelling Exhibition off to North West
Loeries Travelling Exhibition off to North West

The Loeries Travelling Exhibition sponsored by Adobe will visit North-West University, 25 August -2 September 2011, for its fifth consecutive year and will be hosted by the Potchefstroom Campus' Graphic Design Subject group. The exclusive exhibition will display work across all areas of brand...

15 Aug 2011

Loerie entries close at month end
Loerie entries close at month end

Entries for all categories of the Loerie Awards close on Tuesday 31 May 2011. Entries from Africa and the Middle East are eligible in the categories television, radio and print, communication design, architecture, interior design, direct marketing, PR communication, non-broadcast video, live events,...

27 May 2011

Loeries entry deadline extended to 31 May
Loeries entry deadline extended to 31 May

The entry deadline for The 33rd Annual Loerie Awards has been extended until Tuesday, 31 May 2011, with a 5% late fee for entries submitted after the original deadline of Friday 13 May. No further extensions will be given. New categories this year include Tactical Print, PR Communication,...

10 May 2011

Cannes Lions screenings at a cinema near you
Cannes Lions screenings at a cinema near you

Screenings of the 2010 Cannes Lions Silver, Gold and Grand Prix ad reel in the Film category for all media, creative agencies and the public are scheduled for 10am on 20, 21 and 22 October 2010 at selected Ster Kinekor cinemas in Cavendish in Cape Town, Gateway in Durban and Sandton City in...

13 Oct 2010

Lineup for this Sunday's Media@safm show

This Sunday, 10 October 2010, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107FM nationwide, will include a replay of Loeries-winning radio and TV ads; Eye On Liezl van der Westhuizen, ex-Idols now SABC3 breakfast show Expresso co-host; measuring the brand promise vs brand...

8 Oct 2010

Reminder to book Pendoring tickets
Reminder to book Pendoring tickets

Tickets are still available for the 16th Annual Pendoring Awards at Vodaworld in Midrand on Friday, 29 October 2010. This celebration of South African creativity includes a feast of Afrikaans and SA advertising; top entertainment (Emo Adams, Jack Parow, Wicus van der Merwe and The 3 Busketeers); a...

5 Oct 2010

Rand Water brochure in international competition
Rand Water brochure in international competition

click to enlargeThe International Water Association (IWA) Marketing and Communications Award for 2010 has announced Rand Water's Water Wise Education Team is a winner of the School Information Programme category of and received a Highly Recommended certificate for its Open the Door to Water Wise...

17 Sep 2010

Capital Media show sound business productivity

On Tuesday, 31 August 2010, the annual SA Productivity Awards (KZN) shortlisted Pietermaritzburg's Capital Media Group (CMG) - publishers of Public Eye, Maritzburg Sun and Edendale Eyethu, owners of marketing and ad agency MediaCom SA and direct distribution business Capital Distribution - as...

3 Sep 2010

Enter world cup ads in Pendoring
Enter world cup ads in Pendoring

Ad agencies are encouraged to enter 2010 FIFA World Cup print, radio and TV ads for the Truly South African category for Pendoring awards which close for entries on 23 August 2010. Penalties apply to late entries. Go to for entry details and rules....

29 Jul 2010

Apex Awards - not an empty seat in the house
Apex Awards - not an empty seat in the house

click to enlargeThe Apex Gala awards evening, scheduled for Thursday, 27 May 2010, at Vodaworld in Midrand, Johannesburg, is sold out - the industry is obviously keen to see who will walk away with the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the three categories, Launch, Change and Sustain [and I'm...

21 May 2010

Union advantages topic at monthly SAFREA meeting

The Gauteng Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) meeting for May 2010 will take place on Wednesday 5 May at Primi Piatti, The Zone@Rosebank, Johannesburg, 5pm-8pm. Exco chair Clive Lotter will speak on the benefits of UASA (union) membership for Safreans and why they should join....

3 May 2010

Cannes entry deadline extended
Cannes entry deadline extended

As the official local representative of Cannes Lions, Cinemark is encouraging all agencies to take advantage of the extension of the entry deadline to 23 April 2010. Entries can follow a simple online procedure through the Cannes website, with South African entry fees starting at £300 via credit...

19 Apr 2010

View third quarter finalists from One Show

The third quarter finalists for the 2010 One Show Interactive awards have been announced and now move directly into contention for the pencils being awarded on 14 May 2010. All finalists are featured at the One Show Interactive Entry Showcase and are available for download as a PDF on the site....

25 Feb 2010

D&AD extends deadline yet again
D&AD extends deadline yet again

click to enlargeD&AD has extended its entry deadline yet again! Entries will be be accepted for the D&AD Awards 2010 until midnight GMT, Friday, 5 February 2010. Use the online contact form if you need any more awards info or help entering. Enter at

4 Feb 2010

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