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Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by Africa.com of iAfrica.com is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent...

17 Jul 2018

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Google's Gboard lets you type messages in Morse code

You can type in Morse code through Android's Gboard keyboard...

By Andy Walker 16 Jul 2018

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#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

Tumi Morake, Riaad Moosa to represent SA in Netflix world comedy special
Tumi Morake, Riaad Moosa to represent SA in Netflix world comedy special

South African comedians Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa will represent the country in Netflix and Just For Laughs' new stand-up comedy series, slated for 2019, which will feature 47 comedians from around the world.

12 Jul 2018

Investing in youth entrepreneurship
Investing in youth entrepreneurship

Youth for Africa and SDGs (YAS!), a Pan-African entrepreneurship ecosystem catalyser launches...

4 Jul 2018

Food24 migrates to New Media
Food24 migrates to New Media

Food24, one of South Africa's biggest online food platforms, will migrate to New Media on 1 October 2018 to become part of the agency's growing food focus...

Issued by New Media 3 Jul 2018

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#YouthMonth: Do's and don'ts to consider for lifelong learning

"The most valuable asset you'll ever have is your mind and what you put into it." - Brian Tracy. Lifelong learning is just that - constantly investing in your mind and therefore, your life. This #YouthMonth, I share my take on the importance of lifelong learning and why it's critical to future success...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna
#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna

Knysna Tourism's #SpiritofKnysna campaign pays homage to Knysna's scenic beauty, people and unique spirit, demonstrating the destinations resilience to rise above the trauma of the past year...

20 Jun 2018

Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 being streamed live
Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 being streamed live

Kwesé TV to bring the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 live, via streaming and its free television model...

18 Jun 2018

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Robbie Williams (and his World Cup middle finger) spikes Google Search traffic

If you were expecting Will Smith to open the 2018 World Cup in Russia this evening, don't worry, we were, too...

By Andy Walker 15 Jun 2018

South Africa's Lisa MacLeod elected as first female vice president of Wan-Ifra
South Africa's Lisa MacLeod elected as first female vice president of Wan-Ifra

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group, South Africa has been elected vice president of Wan-Ifra...

12 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax
#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax

Cosmopolitan South Africa has launched a petition to end tampon tax, calling all women to campaign against period poverty in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

Burn Media's founder, Matthew Buckland.
Burn Media to embark on aggressive growth after deal to go solo - Buckland

The Burn Media Group, a media stable with publications that include Ventureburn and Memeburn, has broken away from M&C Saatchi Abel's digital agency Creative Spark and has embarked upon a new "aggressive" growth curve, says Burn Media's founder Matthew Buckland...

By Stephen Timm 7 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Tips to avoid working overtime, enhance your creative flow

Young workers often struggle with work-life balance. You're looking to prove yourself as you're literally the new kid on the block at work, but that doesn't have to result in endless overtime - even in the creative industries...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2018

#NewBiz: MultiChoice appoints The Media Shop
#NewBiz: MultiChoice appoints The Media Shop

MultiChoice has appointed The Media Shop as its new media agency, to manage its media buying, planning and strategy, as well as other media-related services...

5 Jun 2018

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How to simplify social media storytelling for your business

Mark Sham of Suits & Sneakers fame recently explained what you need to know about how social media has changed the world as we know it and how your brand can be better at social media storytelling...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2018

Industry disruption
Industry disruption

This piece will focus on some of the industries that have been affected by the evolution of the internet and some that have not yet...

By Brett Terespolsky, Issued by Sprout 29 May 2018

Finalists announced for Sikuvile Awards
Finalists announced for Sikuvile Awards

The finalists in 13 of the 17 categories in the Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2018 have been decided...

28 May 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cornucopia of competition

Malta's media landscape is surreal - a cornucopia of competition completely disproportionate to the archipelago's 460,000 population size...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 18 May 2018

Be a brand - get social
Be a brand - get social

Top brands worldwide have all had to come to terms with the fact that social media has turned the world of customer experience on its head...

Issued by MediaCom 16 May 2018

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Ads24 to host second Food for Thought

Ads24 launched its annual Food for Thought event last year and will be hosting the next one later this month...

By Jessica Tennant 15 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day
#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day

Lukanyo Mnyanda recently returned to South Africa from Bloomberg in Edinburgh to join Business Day (where he worked as economics editor after graduating) this time as editor, succeeding Tim Cohen...

By Jessica Tennant 10 May 2018

#NewCampaign: Gimme #HopeJoanna
#NewCampaign: Gimme #HopeJoanna

Grid Worldwide launched its #HopeJoanna campaign on Freedom Day (Friday, 27 April) highlighting the highs and lows of the past 30 years in an effort to convey a message of hope and a sense of optimism to all South Africans...

By Jessica Tennant 9 May 2018

The winning Business Insider and Fin24 combination gives advertisers access to 4.5 million targeted users
The winning Business Insider and Fin24 combination gives advertisers access to 4.5 million targeted users

Fin24 and Business Insider have taken the first and second spots (respectively) within the financial sector in South Africa according to Effective Measure's released April 2018 results...

Issued by The SpaceStation 8 May 2018

How artificial intelligence can detect - and create - fake news
How artificial intelligence can detect - and create - fake news

When Zuckerberg told congress Facebook would use AI to detect fake news, he wasn't particularly specific about what that meant...

By Anjana Susarla 4 May 2018

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism
#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

By Guy Berger 3 May 2018

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Wan-Ifra Asian Digital Media Awards: Winners announced

Malaysia makes a clean sweep of Newspaper Breaking News Article category and India takes top three spots in Best in Newspaper Marketing at Wan-Ifra's Digital Media Awards...

2 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Adrian Ephraim, Irvine Partners' director of strategy
#Newsmaker: Adrian Ephraim, Irvine Partners' director of strategy

Earlier this month, Adrian Ephraim joined public relations and integrated marketing agency Irvine Partners as director of strategy. This comes after Jeanine Cameron's appointment as MD in 2016.

By Jessica Tennant 26 Apr 2018

Meltwater acquires leading social analytics company Sysomos
Meltwater acquires leading social analytics company Sysomos

The acquisition expands Meltwater's ability to incorporate online news and data with social media analytics in one robust platform...

Issued by Meltwater 26 Apr 2018

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