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<i>ZIFF</i> recognises African women filmmakers

ZIFF recognises African women filmmakers

Media
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) has announced a new special jury award category open specifically to women documentary filmmakers, from Africa. The Adiaha Award for Best African Female Documentary Filmmaker will be offered for the first time at the 20th edition of ZIFF, taking place from Saturday, 8 July to Sunday, 16 July.
 
The Zanzibar International Film Festival
African Film
Women in Film

Online gaming and how brands are getting involved

Online gaming and how brands are getting involved

Marketing
More gamers are playing sports online and brands are getting involved, so says Margie Knap, senior strategist at The MediaShop.
 
Margie Knap
The MediaShop
Esport
Online Gaming
Egaming

Robyn de Villiers to speak at CIPRI Maggie Nally Lecture

Robyn de Villiers to speak at CIPRI Maggie Nally Lecture

Publicity
Robyn de Villiers, chairman and CEO Burson-Marsteller Africa, will be delivering this year’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture in the Palace of Westminster, in London on Thursday, 4 May.
 
Robyn de Villiers
CIPRI Maggie Nally Lecture
CIPRI

Plotting the future of advertising with Mercedes-Benz and Net#work BBDO

Plotting the future of advertising with Mercedes-Benz and Net#work BBDO

Marketing
As a brand, Mercedes-Benz pushes the advertising and marketing envelope. In 2013, it launched a comic book at the Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). In 2016, it brought out a Facebook Messenger chatbot. For the past 18 months, it has also been delving in to Virtual Reality (VR).
 
Mercedes-Benz
Net#work BBDO
Virtual Reality
Advertising

<i>The Sunday Times Generation Next</i> survey adds new categories

The Sunday Times Generation Next survey adds new categories

Media
The annual Sunday Times Generation Next Youth survey, in association with HDI Youth Marketeers, is now in its thirteenth year and set to experience some changes as it enters adolescence. The changes include the addition of eight new categories to reward consumer brands that have found favour with South African youths aged 8 to 22 years.
 
The Sunday Times Generation Next
HDI Youth Marketeers
Times Media

SAFACT working to thwart online piracy in South Africa

SAFACT working to thwart online piracy in South Africa

Media
The illegal downloading of films, music and other media has long been a global problem and South Africa is no exception. However, progress is being made locally in combating online piracy with the Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT) leading the charge. media update asked managing director Jacques Allers about who they are and what they do.
 
SAFACT
piracy
copyright theft
illegal downloads
Jacques Allers
MPAA

Busabout launches competition to find brand ambassadors

Busabout launches competition to find brand ambassadors

Social
Busabout is looking for a dynamic duo that has a combined wanderlust for travel and the desire to produce visual content to showcase this online and on social media platforms. Busabout is hiring a team of dynamic travellers to embark on a trip to Europe with all expenses paid.
 
Busabout
Brand ambassadors
Social Media

Slikour to host <i>Dope Brands and a Room</i> conference

Slikour to host Dope Brands and a Room conference

Marketing
Dope Brands and a Room is a new conference and workshop designed to bring urban culture together with big brands and the advertising and marketing industry, to talk to each other and find common purpose. The conference is the brainchild of Siya Metane, known in the music industry and urban lifestyle market as Slik or Slikour.
 
Slikour
Dope Brands and a Room
SlikourOnLife
Brands Doing Dope Sh*t
South African MArketing

South African Guild of Motoring Journalists honours <I>Motor Sportsman of the Year</I>

South African Guild of Motoring Journalists honours Motor Sportsman of the Year

Media
The Moto 3 World Champion of 2016, Brad Binder, claimed the top prize at the Bridgestone SA / South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) Motor Sportsman of the Year event, held at Kyalami Country Club on Wednesday, 22 February. Several others were recognised for outstanding performances in various categories in an event that celebrated South African motorsport.
 
SAGMJ
Guild of Motoring Journalists
Motor sportsman
Brad Binder
Bridgestone

PRISA conference is 'Leading through innovative communication'

PRISA conference is 'Leading through innovative communication'

Publicity
The PRISA National Conference, 'Leading through innovative communication', is set out to convene futurists, business leaders, and communication professionals to discuss key issues surrounding innovation, communication, and leadership. The conference will be held on Thursday, 4 May and Friday, 5 May at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Gauteng.
 
PRISA
PRISA National Conference
Public Relations
Communication
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