February 2018

Internet penetration in South Africa

We Are Social reported that South Africa added 2 million Internet users in 2017, growing to 30.81 million and placing our Internet penetration at 54%.


The most-watched TV shows in South Africa

The BRCSA has released its television audience measurements for January 2018.


Publicis creates new agency after winning global Mercedes-Benz brief

Publicis has been appointed as the global network and digital agency for Mercedes-Benz following a six-month pitch against incumbent BBDO, part of Omnicom Group.

The Drum

New DStv channel launched

DStv launched a new channel on 14 February, titled Moja Love. The channel will be available on DStv channel 157 for Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, and Family customers.


Y&R brand falls away in SA as VML takes over

The Y&R brand will exit the South African market as the last office of the agency, in Johannesburg, is being integrated into VML South Africa.