“Manson’s MarkLives website is the most authoritative voice on marketing and advertising in South Africa.” – Grubstreet

Target audience: South African advertising, marketing and design professionals including Marketing Directors and managers and company CEOs

Company News offices
Purchase a Company News office on for only R10 500 a year. That’s less than R875 a month to reach a desirable audience of between 14-16 000 marketing, media and advertising decision makers.

What will you get?

  • A Company News Office which will include a space on which to publish your news, contact details, a company profile and a link back to your website


  • Your news will appear on the front page of MarkLives as a text headline that links through to your news story under the Company News Room section.
  • Receive a listing on our Companies page



  • New news office stories will appear in our email weekly newsletter
  • 36 news releases for free, then R300 per release

Current Company News Office Clients includes: Red September, Y&R South Africa, Draftfcb Group, Daily Maverick, John Brown, New Media, Quirk, Prezence, Design Indaba, The Jupiter Drawing Room, Machine & more.

Contact us for details.

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Sponsorship slots
Limited sponsorship opportunities are available on (10 in total). Sponsor logos will be added to the masthead and all sponsors will receive banner exposure on the right hand column of through a rotating ad schedule.  All sponsorships are signed for a period of twelve months. Contact us for our rate card (see form below – please include a phone number). Note: Sold out but email us for other opportunities or to be added to the sponsorship waiting list.

Contact us for details using the contact form below.

Column sponsors

Columns available for sponsorship: Shelf Life by Louise Marsland. Build an engaged association with what promises to become the authoritative weekly column on product packaging in South Africa.

Purpose: To showcase new and innovative packaging design, i.e., on new products, relaunches & brand extensions.
Tone & Voice: Strong and opinionated with serious facts, i.e. technical specs interspersed with lighter commentary, i.e., packaging fail section. People also love to know about new products and relaunches.
Focus: FMCG market + media, marketing, advertising industry

Contact us for details using the contact form below.

MarkLives, advertising & editorial policy believes in independent reportage that lifts coverage of the advertising sector specifically, but also the broader marketing and communication fields, to the level of professionalism deserved by its discerning readers and where it adds value to the industry as a whole. covers industry players and personalities without expecting compensation in the form of advertising for doing so. You are not our wallet. You are our passion.

That does not mean the industry in general or any sponsor in particular can expect uncritical or superficial reporting. covers the marketing, media and advertising field fearlessly, without compromise, truthfully and even-handedly. Sometimes you won’t like what we write. But when we offer praise it will mean something, it will be real, and everybody will know that. Like your clients.

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Sponsor Endorsements

“Marklives is not only one of a dwindling number of media outlets in South Africa that supports our industry, but more importantly, it’s one of the few that has a real credibility and intelligent journalism, rather than just a  cut and paste of churned out press releases. Since we’ve been on board as a partner, we found it’s grown as an one of the leading outlets to share (and break!) industry news, and a vital point of call for us in continuing to grow our brand profile and keep an eye on what’s happening.”
— Emma King
Head of PR, The Jupiter Drawing Room

“MACHINE launched at a similar time to Marklives, and while we have watched the growth of Marklives, I attribute much of MACHINE’s brand growth and success to the association we have enjoyed with Herman and the site. The growing audience and the quality content and debate it creates, means that our business is closely linked to the cutting edge of our industry. We intend to keep our tie with Marklives for a very long time!”
– Adrian Hewlett
CEO, Machine

Reach us via the contact form on the Contact Us page.