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Top 10 ads of the year revealed
Top 10 ads of the year revealedArticle has released its annual Ad of the Year countdown for 2015, with Santam's One of a Kind campaign by ad agency King James Group announced as 2015's best South African ad...

10 Dec 2015

Now on YouTube: Media Career Guide episode with Bizcommunity
Now on YouTube: Media Career Guide episode with BizcommunityArticle

Now available for viewing on small screens everywhere, via Bizcommunity's YouTube channel, is the Media Career Guide TV interview with our editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, which flighted on SABC1 during February 2013. [video]

Issued by 8 Mar 2013

[2013 trends] Pdf of 2013 Biz Trends Report now available
[2013 trends] Pdf of 2013 Biz Trends Report now availableArticle

Finally, what you've all been waiting for!'s 2013 Biz Trends Report is now available for downloading in pdf format - and this year we've improved the quality for a better tablet experience!

Issued by 13 Feb 2013

What is the essence of Bizcommunity? #happybiz11
What is the essence of Bizcommunity? #happybiz11Article

This month, Bizcommunity turns 11 and, to celebrate in Johannesburg, we're doing something a little different. We're asking you - our community of readers, contributors and clients - to share what Bizcommunity means to you, and including your words in an unusual birthday gift, a unique painting designed to capture the essence of what Bizcommunity is all about.

Issued by 1 Aug 2012

Walnut Grove reopens with new décor, menuArticle

The well-loved, family owned Walnut Grove in Sandton City has reopened with new décor, menu and new brand. Opened in 1975 by Yianni Drakopoulos, the tradition continues with the addition of Elle Ruschioni and Fotis Drakopoulos, his daughter and son.

19 Jul 2012

Now doesn't this converted old Parkhurst house look all cosy for winter?
[Photos from the ed-at-large] Jacobs Coffee pop-up store warms JohannesburgGallery

The Jacobs Board Game Cafe in Johannesburg, which launched on 24 May 2012, is a temporary pop-up store situated in Parkhurst off 4th Avenue. The objective is to provide a warm atmosphere and a trendy spot for people to connect with each other over a cup of coffee and board games.

6 Jun 2012

[Design Indaba 2012] Q&A with MBOISA, expo winners
[Design Indaba 2012] Q&A with MBOISA, expo winnersArticle

This year, the big winners at the Design Indaba Expo were jeweller Kirsten Goss, whose Lily Pad Ring is the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2012; graphic designer and Creative Stand winner Mike van Heerden; and Andy Cartwright of Andy Cartwright Homeware, who walked off with the inaugural Innovation Award. finds out what these wins mean and how the expo was for them, as well as their plans for the future.

Simone Puterman: editor-at-large 8 Mar 2012

[Design Indaba 2012] That personal touch at the expo
[Design Indaba 2012] That personal touch at the expoArticle

Studying at the AAA School of Advertising has given me the opportunity to go to the Design Indaba Expo for the last three years. Each year I am blown away by the creativity and innovation that moves through the veins of Cape Town, its surrounding areas and the rest of South Africa. What was most interesting about this year's event was that it had a much more "personal" feel to it.

Jordan Scott 6 Mar 2012

[2012 trends] In case the world doesn't end...
[2012 trends] In case the world doesn't end...Article

While the theme song for the Year 2012 will undoubtedly be ''It's the end of the world as we know it..." by R.E.M., and we'll be bored with all the End-of-the-World theme parties and raves and launches by March already... in case the world doesn't end, these are some essential trends and things you need to know for the year to come [with additional editing and contributions from moi - managing ed].

Louise Marsland: @Louise_Marsland 31 Jan 2012

[2012 trends] Will someone (Eskom, maybe) please pull the plug?
[2012 trends] Will someone (Eskom, maybe) please pull the plug?Article

That was my first reaction when Bizcommunity's editor Simone Puterman requested an article predicting 12 trends for 2012. A "trend" is defined as "a general tendency, movement, or direction". In my honest opinion, what most people will be purporting as trend is merely (if you analyse it properly), new and improved technology and ideas.

Sue Disler 31 Jan 2012

Nando's Last Dictator Standing campaign adds humour to festive season
Nando's Last Dictator Standing campaign adds humour to festive seasonArticle

Kaya FM was used as the initial launch platform for Nando's Last Dictator Standing campaign which went live yesterday morning, Thursday, 24 November 2011, with the TVC on the radio station's website. The ad was also seeded virally to various media and bloggers later in the day before national airing on TV in the evening. [video]

25 Nov 2011

Biz feels the love
Biz feels the loveArticle

Activity on has soared on the back of last week's redesign and with the range of features, including self-promotional tools, now available to you, our readers. The revamp was announced directly to our +145 000-strong combined subscriber base and then more publicly via our various newsletters and portals (there's more than just Marketing & Media | South Africa, you know).

Simone Puterman: editor-at-large 31 May 2011

New logo for
New logo for News24.comArticle

Surprise surprise! has a new logo, revealed earlier this morning, Thursday, 14 October 2010. The logo redesign is not restricted just to News24 but extends to all the logos, and the phasing in of all the logos should be finished by the end of next week.

Simone Puterman: editor-at-large 14 Oct 2010

Ross returns as Tribal DDB SA ECD
Ross returns as Tribal DDB SA ECDArticle

It seems local ad agencies are finally getting with the digital programme, plus luring more expats back. Matt Ross has returned to become executive creative director of Tribal DDB South Africa, which launched two months ago with Michael Udell, another former expat, as MD. Ross - a recent Cannes Cyber Gold Lion and Clio Gold winner - joins from Tribal DDB London, where he used to work together with Udell.

Simone Puterman: editor-at-large 15 Jul 2010

Juanita Williams to leave IOL for Zoopy
Juanita Williams to leave IOL for ZoopyArticle

After 11 years at Independent Online (IOL), acting deputy portal manager Juanita Williams will be taking up the newly created role of news editor at South Africa's award-winning social media community Zoopy, effective 1 August 2010.

Simone Puterman: editor-at-large 5 Jul 2010

Bafana Bafana supporters climbing on a bus.
Tweeting up a storm at Bafana Bafana United We Shall Stand paradeGallery's managing editor Simone Puterman (@SimoneBiz) was in the thick of things at the United We Stand parade for Bafana Bafana in Sandton last week, tweeting up a storm in between Vodacom network outages.

14 Jun 2010

AdVantage Admag awards announced
AdVantage Admag awards announcedArticle

Tony Koenderman received the AdVantage Lifetime Achiever Award for 2009 at a vibrant lunchtime AdMag awards function held at Moyo Zoo Lake, Johannesburg, last week to honour publishers and editors across the consumer magazine industry. Huisgenoot was awarded Magazine of the Year.

18 May 2010

All the 2009 AdVantage AdMag winners
All the 2009 AdVantage AdMag winnersArticle

"I am deeply humbled by this honour and will treasure this day for the rest of my life," veteran journalist Tony Koenderman told the audience after being honoured as a Lifetime Achiever at the 2009 AdVantage AdMag Awards at Moyo Zoo Lake in Johannesburg, yesterday, Thursday, 13 May 2010.

Simone Puterman: editor-at-large 14 May 2010

Strategic appointments at
Strategic appointments at Bizcommunity.comArticle

In order to maximise skills and talent in preparation for new developments at, the management and staff complement in editorial, support and sales has been restructured.

Issued by 18 Mar 2010

Putter a "great champion" of the industry - Gary Leih
Putter a "great champion" of the industry - Gary LeihArticle

Former Ogilvy UK chairman and long-time friend Gary Leih paid an emotional tribute to the late Robyn Putter, calling him a "great champion" of the industry and showering him with praise for his "sterling contribution" to the industry's transformation.

3 Mar 2010

Media launch of Markex World of Events 2010
Media launch of Markex World of Events 2010Gallery

The media launch of Markex World of Events 2010 was a veritable feast, with executive chef of the Sandton Sun Garth Shnier pulling out all the stops to create a menu of true distinction.

15 Feb 2010's most popular articles, galleries, polls of 2009Article

Here they are,'s most popular articles, those that drew the most comment, our most visited galleries - and the polls that got you voting. So? Do you agree with the numbers - or do you have your favourites (and not-so-favourites)?

14 Dec 2009

Gold winner and Sappi award for best creative use of paper for Humanoid corporate identity by The Motel.
New talent shines at 2009 LoeriesArticle

It is refreshing and daunting to see the volume and standards of work coming out of new and not-so-new design and advertising studios and collectives in South Africa. [multimedia]

Terry Levin 28 Sep 2009

Terry Levin
SA ad industry's summer collectionArticle

The first of the two-night 2009 Loerie Awards festival, held on Friday, 25 September 2009, at Cape Town's Good Hope Centre, saw finalists vie with each other to outshine their peers in the Brand Identity & Collateral Design awards categories. [multimedia]

Terry Levin 28 Sep 2009

Loeries a howling success - literally
Loeries a howling success - literallyArticle

The 31st annual Loerie Awards - the first ever to be held in Cape Town, 24-27 September 2009 - were the best ever in the long history of this prestigious event. [multimedia]

Chris Moerdyk 27 Sep 2009

Updated Loeries Creative Circle agency rankings
Updated Loeries Creative Circle agency rankingsArticle

Using the new Creative Circle ranking system, in the individual agency rankings over both nights at the 2009 Loeries, FoxP2 comes out first, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg second and Ogilvy Johannesburg third. In the agency group rankings, Net#work BBDO is top, followed by Ogilvy and then by FoxP2.

26 Sep 2009

Saturday night 2009 Loeries winners
Saturday night 2009 Loeries winnersArticle

There were two Grands Prix announced tonight, Saturday, 26 September 2009, at the 31st Annual Loerie Awards held for the very first time in Cape Town: Ogilvy Johannesburg for Channel O's Experiential Mixed-Media Campaign ‘Young, Gifted & Black', and Net#work BBDO Johannesburg for Virgin Atlantic's Radio Commercial Campaign ‘Ferret, Dancer, Dog, Child' - which also received South Africa's first Cannes Lions Radio Grand Prix in June this year. [multimedia]

26 Sep 2009

Loeries honours Cell C's Camerer
Loeries honours Cell C's CamererArticle

Simon Camerer, executive head: marketing of Cell C, was honoured with the Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award, on the opening night of the The Loerie Awards 2009 ceremonies, being held for the very first time in Cape Town at Good Hope Centre.

26 Sep 2009

Loeries Lifetime Achievement award for Nkomo
Loeries Lifetime Achievement award for NkomoArticle

At his 25th consecutive Loeries award on Friday night, 25 September 2009, Cape Town, Nkwenkwe Nkomo, group chairman at Draftfcb, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his ongoing commitment and outstanding contribution to the brand communications industry over the course of a career spanning 26 years. Previous recognition includes the 2000 AdFocus Achiever of the Year, the 2004 AdReview Lifetime Achiever Award and the 2005 AdFocus Lifetime Achiever Award.

25 Sep 2009

Friday night Loeries Creative Circle agency rankingsArticle

The new Creative Circle ranking system has been implemented at the 2009 Loerie Awards to rate each agency based on the number of statues won.

25 Sep 2009

Friday night 2009 Loeries winners
Friday night 2009 Loeries winnersArticle

Two Grands Prix marked the opening of the 31st Annual Loerie Awards Festival tonight, Friday, 25 September 2009, held for the very first time in Cape Town at the Good Hope Centre: FoxP2 for its Achitecture and Interior Design entry, ‘FoxP2 Offices' and TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg's Advertising Poster Campaign, ‘Cheaper Than Money', for The Zimbabwean - which also received a Cannes Lions Outdoor Grand Prix in June this year.

25 Sep 2009

Confectionery wonderland at Loeries Mayor's Party
Confectionery wonderland at Loeries Mayor's PartyArticle

A live mermaid on a bed of oysters, salmon and braai buffets, served by rainbow-wigged hostesses and fantasy confectionery beyond your dreams welcomed guests to the Mayor's Party which last night, 24 September 2009, officially launched the 2009 Loerie Awards in Cape Town.

Terry Levin 25 Sep 2009

Long Street littered with monster Egos
Long Street littered with monster EgosArticle

Long Street, renowned as party central in Cape Town's CBD, is now playing host to a horde of colourful monster-like Egos. They're here for the weekend as part of The Loerie Awards 2009 festivities. While the weather may not be playing along with the excitement hanging in the air, the ad industry has arrived in full force with registration beginning early yesterday morning, Thursday, 24 September 2009.

Sindy Peters 25 Sep 2009

New tech news site from FM's McLeod
New tech news site from FM's McLeodArticle

Duncan McLeod, former associate editor of the Financial Mail, is launching a technology news site in opposition to existing services., which goes live tomorrow, Tuesday, 1 September 2009, will feature breaking news, in-depth analysis and opinion from top columnists.

31 Aug 2009

District 9 premiere comes to Joburg
District 9 premiere comes to JoburgGallery

The movie's affiche says ‘no humans allowed here' and ‘you are not welcome here'.

20 Aug 2009

Standard Bank 'moving forward', launches staff social network
Standard Bank 'moving forward', launches staff social networkArticle

Standard Bank is no longer "Inspired. Motivated. Involved" but "Moving Forward" with its first integrated global and in-country advertising campaign to support the group's growth in emerging markets, it announced yesterday afternoon, Thursday, 16 July 2009. The bank has also developed an internal social network site, BlueConnection, to enables employees worldwide to connect with each other using features common to Twitter and Facebook. [multimedia]

Simone Puterman 16 Jul 2009

DDB SA takes AdReview Ad Agency of the Year
DDB SA takes AdReview Ad Agency of the YearArticle

DDB South Africa has continued its winning streak - the latest accolade it has walked off with is Ad Agency of the Year, announced at the seventh annual AdReview Awards last night, Thursday, 23 April 2009, in Kyalami, Johannesburg.

23 Apr 2009

Elections 2009: media, social media coverage of voting and results
Elections 2009: media, social media coverage of voting and resultsArticle

ELECTIONS 2009: These reports from newspapers, radio and TV around the country bring you the latest news on the election results, plus comment from candidates and views from voters. The official Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) site has been up and down, and some mainstream media sites are also taking strain but it's Twitter Search that is's digital medium of choice for keeping on top of things!

Simone Puterman & Rod Baker 23 Apr 2009

Cadbury SA goes gorillas
Cadbury SA goes gorillasArticle

Cadbury South Africa has relaunched its flagship brand - Cadbury Dairy Milk - with the award-winning international Gorilla television ad by Fallon London. In a “road-block”, Gorilla screened across all major South African TV channels at 7.58pm yesterday, Sunday, 5 April 2009., as well as hitting the big screen at cinemas from the same date. [multimedia]

Simone Puterman 6 Apr 2009

DBB SA out of Jupiter's orbit
DBB SA out of Jupiter's orbitArticle

A consequence of the 49% acquisition of The Jupiter Drawing Room (South Africa) & Partners by WPP, announced late last week, is that Jupiter shareholders will be releasing their shareholding equity in DDB SA. "DDB SA has enjoyed its short association with The Jupiter Drawing Room,” DDB SA CEO Glen Lomas told on Friday, 30 January 2009. “We mutually benefited from the working relationship on a number of levels.”

Simone Puterman 2 Feb 2009

Seeing SA through the eyes of US bloggers
Seeing SA through the eyes of US bloggersArticle

Hosted by the International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa, the We Blog the World South Africa - Blogging South Africa Tour 2008 - is currently underway. As SA blogger Matthew Buckland writes, “the idea [is] to show some key US bloggers what our country is made of: the good, the bad and the complex.”

Simone Puterman 3 Dec 2008

Simone Puterman
First SA blog survey resultsArticle

The results of Speak Up!, a survey of South Africa's blogger community by, conducted by imagineNATION Alliance, are in, giving a clearer picture of this group of ‘vocal locals' who publish their thoughts and opinions online, regularly read and post comments on other blogs, and meet other bloggers offline.

Simone Puterman 2 Dec 2008

Louise Marsland
Google aims to stop ‘agency fraud'Article

Myth and misunderstanding is leading to digital mayhem in the industry, whereby agencies are being accused by digital behemoth Google of committing fraud or, at the very least, irresponsible accounting with their clients cash online. As a result, Google announced today, Friday, 14 November 2008, that it would be ‘Google certifying' five key agencies leading this space in 2009.

Louise Marsland 14 Nov 2008

“All” the inaugural Bookmarks winners
“All” the inaugural Bookmarks winnersArticle

The inaugural Online Publishing Association's Bookmark Awards last night, Thursday, 13 November 2008, were not without controversy, as some of goodie bag CDs - supposedly the 2008 showreel of the winners - instead contained what appears to be confidential Primedia 365 internal communications. Several hours later, has managed to track down the actual official list of the winners...

Simone Puterman 14 Nov 2008

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