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Advertising rate card information covers South Africa’s marketing, advertising and media industries. The independent industry news site, launched in 2008, assists marketers, brands and agencies to better understand the world of advertising and advertising agencies.

Our 6000+ industry readers receive an in-depth newsletter every week directly in their inboxes — without the need to click through to a website. Editions consist of feature articles, written by journalists, focusing on issues affecting marketers and agencies, as well as interviews with movers and shakers in marketing, branding, media or advertising; opinion pieces; and an easy-to-read digest of industry appointments and promotions, account wins, latest brand campaigns and other relevant news.

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  • Company News Service/
  • Newsletter
  • Sponsorships
  • MarkLives’ advertising & editorial policy

Target audience: South African advertising, marketing and design professionals including marketing directors and managers and company CEOs.

Why support Marklives?

MarkLives remains South Africa’s only journalism-driven online platform for industry news, opinion, analysis, case studies, profiles and marketing innovations. We offer a fresh, independent and investigative view of southern Africa’s changing communication landscape.

We have established a must-read news site for senior marketing professionals, media editors and publishers as well as senior advertising executives. The site has gained influence through breaking industry news and in-depth features. As other publishers divest from content we’ve gone the other way. Your support pays for our journalism. It allows us to tell the stories of the broader marketing and advertising industry.

Demographic overview: Premium Business Profile/Company News Service

Ramify for ad agencies, which launched in 2016, connects marketers to agencies, and agencies to service providers, suppliers and brands. Currently we list over 632 agencies, 213 industry suppliers and four consumer brands, 80 of which are Premium. Its press office functionality allows you to publish content to your profile and to MarkLives and its audience.

Ramify for brand & marketing departments

Recently we introduced a new listing category for marketing departments wishing for broader industry visibility and more-active participation in discussions through the online dissemination of brand case studies, marketing news and top-line thinking.

What is the company news room service?

A company news room allows you to promote current accounts wins, campaign launches, promotions and other company news in your profile. Headlines are featured in the MarkLives email newsletter, the Ramifybiz Twitter account and Facebook page — putting your news headlines in front of an niche audience of marketing and advertising personnel across South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. This option is only available to paid-for Premium profiles.

What do I get for going Premium?

Your free profile is upgraded with access to premium features, including:

  • Boosted search visibility (think Google — RELEVANT paid-for profiles appear first in alphabetical order, followed by non-paid-for search results).
  • The ability to add a showcase portfolio, saving potential clients time in finding and accessing your portfolio of work.
  • A company news room for highlighting your current accounts wins, promotions, campaign launches and other company news.
  • Exposure through the publication of and links to your news room content via the MarkLives newsletter, Facebook (Ramify) and X/Twitter (@Ramifybiz).
  • All paid for content are clearly marked as being served via Ramify to ensure MarkLives’ impeccable editorial integrity remains intact.

25 free MarkLives Premium subscriptions switched to a weekly, subscriber-based publication towards the end of 2020. All Ramify Premium clients will receive 25 free MarkLives Premium subscriptions to the service for the duration of their contract. Total value: R15 000 per annum.

  • Add key agency staff and/or clients onto our list through a dashboard we are building for all clients. Addresses added via this dash will receive an op-in email offering the subsidised subscription.
  • Each edition of the newsletter sent to your contact list will contain messaging identifying the subscription sponsor as your agency.

Where do I create a profile on Ramify?

The cost

The once-off fee is R13 755 (incl VAT) for a 12 month contract, payable as a single sum at the start of your contract.

Contact us

Email us for our full rate card and details at:


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    Sponsorship slots

    Limited sponsorship opportunities are available on (12 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.

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    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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