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Episode 158: The BookMarks Awards 2016 advice and hospitality industry marketing.

Date: 26 Nov 2015
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New deadline for TV digitalisation

Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have agreed on a deadline to switch off the analogue television transmissions to digital platforms...

By Phillimon Mhlanga 17 Jul 2015 10:44

Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation

Currently Zimbabwe is gearing itself up for two significant developments in the broadcasting industry - the announcement of the successful local commercial licence applicants and digital migration...

By Koliwe Nyoni Majama 18 May 2015 08:41

Winning advertising creative - you get what you brief

A brand manager's dream: Produce a TV advert showcasing the benefits of a product whilst bringing a tear to the consumer's eye and galvanising them to rush out to purchase it.

By Dina Saffer-Myers 18 Mar 2014 15:51

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25

African Film Development Foundation calls for country represetatives

The African Film Development Foundation, established in May 2012 in response to the need to promote ventures by Africans in the film industry and support stakeholders and organisations that make the films, seeks country representatives.

21 Jan 2013 10:31

Zimpapers Talk Radio begins trial run

Zimpapers' Talk Radio station has started conducting a trial run by playing pre-recorded music and promos on its FM band.

7 Jun 2012 15:01

VIMN Africa announces pay-tv deal for BET

Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) has announced that the general entertainment network BET is set to expand its African TV footprint following the signing of a new distribution deal that will see BET distributed on the My TV pay-TV platform.

5 Jun 2012 15:41

Talk show for the City of Kings

Bulawayo-based Amakhosi Television Studios at Amakhosi Cultural Centre will next month start filming six episodes of the city's first television talk show. The talk show, called "City Life", will be produced and directed by Cont Mhlanga.

30 May 2012 11:24

Zambezi News set for TV

After a successful run at the recent Harare International Festival of the Arts, a comedy titled 'Zambezi News' by Magamba Cultural Activists Network will go on the small screen in July 2012.

By Tinashe Sibanda 21 May 2012 13:04

Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised

The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.

15 Mar 2011 13:19

Writers festival hosts 21 prominent writers

The 14th Time of the Writer international writers festival will be held from 14-19 March 2011, hosting 21 prominent writers from a dozen different countries in Durban, South Africa for a week of literary dialogue and exchange of ideas.

28 Feb 2011 08:15

Zimbabweans make appeal on film

JOHANNESBURG: Citizens of Zimbabwe have issued an urgent appeal to the South African leaders to alleviate their misery. Their anguished voices have been caught on film by a three-member team from CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, which visited Zimbabwe over the Christmas period.

12 Jan 2009 09:53

Generator sales soar on worries of major blackouts

Two countrywide blackouts this week sent Zimbabwean businesses scurrying for back-up power supplies on worries of major power supply interruptions this year from the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), the country's power utility. Generator retailers reported soaring generator sales.

By Dumisani Ndlela 24 Jan 2008 07:31

No middle ground for crops between drought and deluge for Zimbabwe's farmers

After six years of drought, the forecast was that Zimbabwe was set for good rains and a decent harvest this season - and then came the deluge.

17 Jan 2008 07:37

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