The world of branded content explained

The BCMA (Branded Content Marketing Association) will be hosting an event on the 24th July at Vega to explore the often misunderstood but highly effective world of branded content.   Chairman of the BCMA South African chapter and Managing Director at Launch Factory Spero Patricios says: “The BCMA is a global body representing branded content practitioners, […]

The value of a quality online advertising environment

SPARK Media has always touted the value that advertisers get by advertising in quality online environments. A new study overseas proves that these quality online environments are actually 42% more cost effective. “This recent study conducted by GroupM UK and Newsworks is what many publishers have been waiting for and what we’ve always said,” says […]

It’s inter-high at SPARK Media’s Sport’s Day

It’s that time of year again – SPARK Media’s annual Sports Day! This year SPARK Media takes participants back to school and more specifically, to that inter-high sports day to unleash their inner jock, cheerleader or nerd. As in the previous years, SPARK Media have again catered to both the sporty and the brainy and […]

Edith Petersen Retires After 35 Years At Caxton

Edith is a well known and highly respected legend in the media buying industry. With her career spanning countless years, Caxton would like to bid her a fond farewell. Edith joined the Argus Group back in the 70s before joining Caxton in 1983 where she efficiently ran the insert bookings division – an impressive feat […]

ALL4Women steps it up with exciting new packages

All4Women, one of South Africa’s most popular online women’s magazines, is excited to launch their three new specially-tailored, results-driven client packages for 2018. All4Women prides itself on the uniquely curated content created by editors who are well in tune with their audience, covering topics from food and home to parenting and relationships. As of March […]

Freedom Day – Infographic

Freedom Day – Infographic  

Caxton: Not just informing, but uplifting communities

Caxton’s local newspapers keep their surrounding communities informed about the latest happenings in the area. But their community investment goes so much further than news. Caxton and each of its newspapers aim to improve and uplift their communities, not only through the investment of financial resources, but by getting actively involved in service organisations and […]

The successful print campaign that set a CEO strutting out in a Speedo

It all began with a challenge at a Tekkie Town conference last year to reach an exceptional target for December 2017 – an “absolutely impossible to reach” target that had the CEO betting that he would walk in a Speedo from one Tekkie Town building to the other if it was reached. Unfortunately for Tekkie […]

What will ROOTS 2019 reveal about your customers?

Conducted by SPARK Media every three years, ROOTS is South Africa’s largest urban, community-level quantitative survey. With fieldwork for the 2019 survey already started from mid-March, there is much anticipation around what the latest findings from the updated questionnaire will reveal, particularly around digital trends, when the data is released in early 2019.  Started in […]

SPARK Media offers support to Black-owned small media agencies

SPARK Media, a division of Caxton & CTP Publishers and Printers, is offering small, black-owned advertising agencies an opportunity like no other. This offer emanates from an agreement between the Competition Commission of South Africa and Caxton and is scheduled to run until February 2021. See Competition Commission settlement details at http://sparkmedia.co.za/caxton-responds-media-reports-fined-competition-commission/ Qualifying small agencies […]