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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Creative Circle Digital Ad Results Q2

DIGITAL COMMENTS – NICHOLAS WITTENBERG – OGILVY INTERACTIVE I don’t quite share Mr Alves (Chairperson CC Awards)comment that the advertising industry is not experiencing a boom of any kind right now which is clearly reflected in the overall standard and quantity of entries - I believe digital had the most entry submissions since the formation of the Read more…

Social media trends 2011/2012

Google, gadgets, exclusive, reclusive and addiction. Death, Birth and Facebook •Myspace is on its last legs or rather it has been for years now. It’s just about time for it to teeter to its death after it’s 15 minutes of social world domination. Not even a complete makeover could stop its descent into obscurity. Attempting Read more…

John Brown Media bolsters Edgars Club Magazine team with industry leaders

John Brown Media continues to attract some of the most respected publishing figures in the industry, with the first issue of the new look monthly Edgars Club magazine due to launch in September 2011. Spearheaded by Justine Stafford as Group Editor; Annelee Joubert, Lebogang Malatse, Stacey Hendrikse, Vanessa McCullough, Delicia Krause, Moyra Beeming, Estelle Dietrich Read more…

Mining Weekly wins digital publishing award

Creamer Media publication Mining Weekly has come out tops in the business category of the inaugural Digital Media Publishing Awards. Its miningweekly.com website was judged to have the best content offering of South Africa’s business-news websites. Editor of miningweekly.com Martin Creamer is heartened by the award, commenting that “it is testament to the value that Read more…

HelloComputer gathers the lion’s share of digital category finalists Loeries 2011

HelloComputer, currently ranked as South Africa’s number one independent creative digital agency, has reaped twenty finalists across digital categories in the 2011 Loerie Awards. The agency leads the finalist count. “I am elated that our application and craft has been recognized. We have an extraordinarily talented team at HelloComputer who are dedicated to serving our Read more…

Quirk has six finalist entries in the Loeries

The Loerie Awards 2011 promises to be bigger and better than ever with a prestigious ceremony in Cape Town this September. Quirk has definitely made its mark in this year’s proceedings with six finalist entries across a range of award categories. Quirk’s Loeries finalists are: Capitec Bank: Email marketing Capitec Bank: Website Savanna Lemon Lovin’: Read more…

Habari Media to launch Facebook Deals in SA

Habari Media, the official sales partner for Facebook in Africa, will be launching the highly anticipated Facebook Deals in August this year, offering local businesses the opportunity to reward customers when they check in on Facebook. Facebook Deals is an expansion of Facebook Places, the mobile phone add-on which allows users to check-in to places Read more…

DStv launches BoxOffice – video-on-demand in SA

DStv premium subscribers using PVRs will, from now on, be able to view the latest blockbusters via a video-on-demand (VOD) service, BoxOffice, that MultiChoice South Africa launched amid much fanfare yesterday, Thursday, 21 July 2010, in Johannesburg. One movie will cost R25 to rent and subscribers can pre-load this amount into their existing accounts or Read more…

365 Digital gets new CEO

365 Digital, a division of Primedia Online, has appointed a new CEO, Tanja Lategan, who takes over from Nikki Cockcroft. Lategan brings almost ten years of digital industry experience to the role, having been with the company since 2008 and recently serving as commercial director of Primedia Online. Tanja Lategan She served Touchline Media for Read more…

Quirk Cape Town welcomes new Managing Director

James McKay was recently appointed Managing Director for Quirk’s flagship Cape Town agency. Before joining Quirk, James was the Client Service Director at JWT Cape Town where he was in charge of several executive director functions. He started his career at Ogilvy Cape Town working on brands such as MWEB, Old Mutual and BP. He Read more…

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