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Uniting a Nation through song
Uniting a Nation through song

Our national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika, was named best national anthem in the world by The Economist. It won this award because of its inclusivity and ability to bring people together...

Issued by Media24 4 hours ago

IAB SA launches insight series, in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson Hotel Group
IAB SA launches insight series, in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson Hotel Group

The IAB SA has launched an exciting new series of strategically aligned events for the digital industry. Held in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson Hotel Group, the series will give the industry smart, actionable and meaningful insights...

Issued by IAB SA 5 hours ago

I am woman hear me roar!
I am woman, hear me roar!

On December 14th 2018, Khanyi Dhlomo made headlines after announcing that she'd be closing down Ndalo Media. The industry gave a collective shudder and my mind started reeling. How could this be?...

By Chipo Mujuru 1 day ago

Roundtable participants discussing industry issues in Cape Town last week.
Can broadcast media disrupt traditional buying structures to accommodate startup businesses?

Can performance-based pricing models be the future of offline advertising in South Africa? This is one of the industry issues that were discussed in a roundtable discussion in Cape Town last week...

By Irina Herf 1 day ago

RadioHeads' name change activates, captivates and amplifies
RadioHeads' name change activates, captivates and amplifies

Specialist radio marketing agency, RadioHeads today announced it will be changing its name to MediaHeads 360 to reflect the company's integrated communication approach...

Issued by MediaHeads 360 1 day ago

Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues
Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's Total Magazine circulation was disappointing for both the quarter and year as percentage decline for both are higher than the other quarters in 2018...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2019

Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industry
Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industry

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) last quarter (quarter 4) for 2018 ended on a disappointing note for the newspaper industry, with total newspaper circulation declining 1.6% on the previous quarter...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2019

#WorldRadioDay: John Maytham on radio's role in 2019
#WorldRadioDay: John Maytham on radio's role in 2019

On 13 February - World Radio Day - media veteran John Maytham shared memories, insights and impersonations from his radio career in a full-to-the-rafters lunchtime lecture held at Red & Yellow School...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Feb 2019

ABC Quarter 4 2018 multi-platform data release
ABC Quarter 4 2018 multi-platform data release

Total Newspaper circulation declined by 1.6% the previous quarter, and by 3.3% on the prior year...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 13 Feb 2019

Reducing fake news during elections in Africa
Reducing fake news during elections in Africa

Facebook shares eight ways that it is preparing for elections across Africa, working to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent...

By Akua Gyekye 13 Feb 2019

SADC media competition launches
SADC media competition launches

Media are urged to enter the SADC media awards competition aimed at recognising excellence in journalism in print, photography, radio and television...

13 Feb 2019

This may or may not be Williams' best angle…
#BehindtheSelfie with... Leigh-Anne Williams

Fitting for World Radio Day, this week we go behind the selfie with Leigh-Anne Williams, presenter on Good Hope FM's 'Lunch with Leigh-Anne' as well as SABC3's Expresso...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Feb 2019

#NewBiz: Kagiso Media acquires Jacaranda FM, Mediamark
#NewBiz: Kagiso Media acquires Jacaranda FM, Mediamark

Kagiso Media will soon hold 100% of shares in Jacaranda FM and Mediamark, the remaining of which are currently held by Lagardère Active Radio International (Lari)...

13 Feb 2019

Veteran journalist and editor Brendan Boyle. © Twitter.
RIP Brendan Boyle

Veteran journalist and editor Brendan Boyle has died...

12 Feb 2019

Electronic Communications Amendment Bill withdrawn
Electronic Communications Amendment Bill withdrawn

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has decided to withdraw the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill to enable further consultations and to align it with the drive towards the fourth industrial revolution...

12 Feb 2019

Get leads and marketing results in weeks, not months
Get leads and marketing results in weeks, not months

Speed is the new currency in marketing. To deliver on fast, affordable and effective lead generation campaigns for technology clients, Digital Kungfu is pioneering an Agile marketing approach...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 11 Feb 2019

A new way of listening: Primedia Broadcasting - first South African media company to tap into Amazon Alexa
A new way of listening: Primedia Broadcasting - first South African media company to tap into Amazon Alexa

Primedia Broadcasting, the operating company for four of South Africa's premier radio stations, 702, 947, CapeTalk and Kfm, is the first South African broadcast media company to effectively use the Amazon Alexa as part of bringing the future of radio to listeners...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 8 Feb 2019

Amasa Workshop 2019 promises to be the best ever
Amasa Workshop 2019 promises to be the best ever

The Amasa Workshop, which has been presented to sold-out audiences since 2016, promises to deliver the best-ever programme in 2019 - and bookings are now open!..

Issued by Amasa 8 Feb 2019

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, APO founder & chairman, addresses journalism students in Senegal.
APO founder talks about his meteoric media journey

The African media industry can help shape economic development across the continent...

8 Feb 2019

Previous BBC Komla Dumor Award winners (L-R): Didi Akinyelure (2016), Nancy Kacungira (2015) and Waihiga Mwaura (2018).
Search for next African broadcast journalism star

Applications for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award are open until 23.59GMT, 26 March 2019...

8 Feb 2019

#inspo that'll ignite your creative fire (and keep it burning)
#inspo that'll ignite your creative fire (and keep it burning)

New year, new creative energy... but how to keep it alive once the holiday glow wears off and deadlines and the daily grind set back in?...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 7 Feb 2019

New edition of global advertising law book now available
New edition of global advertising law book now available

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released the second edition of Advertising Law: A Global Legal Perspective - providing an overview of the laws governing advertising and marketing in more than 65 countries...

7 Feb 2019

#Newsmaker: Kagiso Musi joins new agency Meta Media as MD
#Newsmaker: Kagiso Musi joins new agency Meta Media as MD

Having recently completed her MBA, Kagiso Musi has been appointed managing director of newly formed media agency Meta Media, sister agency to The MediaShop, both housed within new holding company, Park Advertising...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Feb 2019

Lionel Reina, chief executive officer, APO Group.
APO announces expansion plans for 2019

Media relations expert APO Group experiences record growth in Africa and the Middle East and plans continued expansion for 2019...

6 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

That magic media potion called innovation
That magic media potion called innovation

In the move to automation and commoditisation of media, creativity and innovation are often lost along the way. It's not cost effective! How do we measure it? How much work is that? Will I have to do it? Very often it's rolled out and spoken about when times are getting tough?-?"...we need to innovate!"...

By Quinton Jones 4 Feb 2019

SABC's retrenchment plan put on ice
SABC's retrenchment plan put on ice

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it has put on hold its retrenchment plan...

4 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2019

Mutton dressed as lamb - Digital and the media agency
Mutton dressed as lamb - Digital and the media agency

Will the agencies that are at the cutting edge of digital media and data win this race? The answer to this is Yes and No, unfortunately! Yes, in the long term, No potentially in the short term...

By Quinton Jones 31 Jan 2019

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