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How to squeeze every millilitre of value from your brand budget
How to squeeze every millilitre of value from your brand budget

Ashish Williams and Nick Lawson from MediaCom explain how...

Issued by MediaCom 2 hours ago

Advertising in the competitive telecommunications, broadband and connectivity landscape
Advertising in the competitive telecommunications, broadband and connectivity landscape

On 31 May, Ornico and Financial Mail will host the next AdForum event, where a panel of advertising industry experts will analyse recently flighted print, television and radio advertising in the telecommunications and broadband sectors...

Issued by Ornico 3 hours ago

Robyn Campbell and Mark Tomlinson of HelloFCB+.
#DigitalAgencyShowcase: Emphasis on the silent 'plus' at HelloFCB+

Rob Stokes, chairman of Red and Yellow School, got their second #digitalagencyshowcase underway by calling Mark Tomlinson and Robyn Campbell of HelloFCB+ to the podium, to explain the process of combining Hellocomputer and FCB Cape Town as HelloFCB+, and why the 'plus' is silent but so important...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

The dilemma of leadership in the advertising and media industry
The dilemma of leadership in the advertising and media industry

How are leaders in our industry chosen? Often, the position goes to someone who is 'likeable' and a natural 'people's person'. Oh, and often very good at their job. But is that the real qualities that we need in a leader? I don't think so...

By Chris Botha 16 May 2019

Registration for Mediatech Africa 2019 - now open
Registration for Mediatech Africa 2019 - now open

Registration for Mediatech Africa 2019 is now open and delegates can sign up at no cost by completing the online registration form before 12 July...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 16 May 2019

SABC radio building 'no-go zone' after massive diesel leak
SABC radio building 'no-go zone' after massive diesel leak

The SABC's Radio Park building in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, was evacuated yesterday morning following a massive diesel leak...

16 May 2019

New Wan-Ifra report tackling disinformation around the world
New Wan-Ifra report tackling disinformation around the world

Wan-Ifra has released a new report that looks at the global map of remedies adopted by governments whose objective is to combat the disinformation crisis, though with extremely diverse intent and effects...

15 May 2019

Big, bigger, biggest #ROOTS2019
Big, bigger, biggest #ROOTS2019

Constructed, layer by layer, brick by brick, the all new ROOTS 2019 will be unveiled to the marketing, advertising and media industries this coming June...

Issued by Spark Media 14 May 2019

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Imagine a world without data?

Why local insights and research associations like PAMRO are important...

By Joaquim Bretcha Boix 13 May 2019

Cobus Heyl is Burn Media Group’s new chief products officer.
Cobus Heyl announced as director, chief product officer of Burn Media

The Burn Media Group - which publishes Ventureburn and its sister site Memeburn - has announced Cobus Heyl as the company's new chief product officer...

13 May 2019

Quarter 1 2019 multi-platform data release
Quarter 1 2019 multi-platform data release

Newspaper circulation declined by 1.4% compared to the previous quarter, and by 5% on the prior year, while daily newspaper circulation declined by 2.6% on the previous quarter, but increased by 10.5% on the prior year...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 10 May 2019

Newspapers ABC Q1 2019: Marginal declines
Newspapers ABC Q1 2019: Marginal declines

In the first quarter of 2019, the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa shows a decline for all categories of newspapers on the prior year and the previous quarter, except for the local newspapers category...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2019

Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continues
Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continues

The magazine category offered no surprises in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) first quarter (Q1) of 2019, with declining circulations of the past few years continuing...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2019

Editor from South Sudan is 2019 Africa Laureate
Editor from South Sudan is 2019 Africa Laureate

WAN-IFRA announces 2019 Laureates of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award...

9 May 2019

Digital label press installations surpass conventional sales for first time
Digital label press installations surpass conventional sales for first time

Digitisation is no longer an option, but an imperative...

Issued by Konica Minolta South Africa 9 May 2019

Content, at your service
Content, at your service

Brands are seeing a global shift from selling products to selling services, but where does content fit in to the "Life as a Service" model, asks Jordan Leschinsky, group digital editor at John Brown Media South Africa...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 9 May 2019

Lightning Speed: The new currency of B2B lead generation for tech
Lightning Speed: The new currency of B2B lead generation for tech

How Digital Kungfu generated a top-of-funnel pipeline for Africa's leading cloud distributor with an estimated value of $1m in three weeks...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 7 May 2019

Donald Mokgale to lead Carat Johannesburg
Donald Mokgale to lead Carat Johannesburg

Donald Mokgale has been appointed as MD of Carat Johannesburg, effective from 1 May 2019...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 7 May 2019

BusinessTech - The largest business publication in South Africa
BusinessTech - The largest business publication in South Africa

BusinessTech topped the IAB SA's Business Publication Rankings in April 2019, thanks to its rapid growth over the past year...

Issued by BusinessTech 7 May 2019

MyBroadband - The biggest technology website in South Africa
MyBroadband - The biggest technology website in South Africa

MyBroadband continues to dominate the South African technology news market, with over two million unique browsers in April 2019...

Issued by MyBroadband 7 May 2019

Local communities have taken advantage of campaign trail visits by leaders such as President Cyril Ramaphosa | Epa/Kim Ludbrook
Local radio is plugging gaps in South Africa's mainstream media coverage

Beyond the choreographed photo opportunities and big rallies, there is a local dimension to South Africa's election campaign that is going largely unnoticed by the national media. As a result, important insights into political dynamics are being missed...

By Franz Krüger 7 May 2019

Screen grab from ADC 98th Annual Awards' Black Cube for Best of Show winner, “The Truth Is Worth It,” on behalf of The New York Times, awarded to Final Cut New York and Furlined Santa Monica with Droga5 New York.
#OneShow2019: All the ADC 2019 winners!

The colours of the 711 winners of the 98th global ADC Annual Awards were revealed on the first evening of the One Club for Creativity's Creative Week, held on 6 May 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York, with a Merit Award coming home to SA, for Grid Worldwide's #HopeJoanna...

7 May 2019

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Explaining the explainer video: how to write a good video script

Explainer videos. Also known as whiteboard animations, illustrated stories, and fast-draw videos. They're either the best thing ever for your product, service or brand, helping you to unpack what you do quickly and compellingly. Or they're an expensive piece of website filler that few visitors watch, and almost no one views all the way to the end...

By Tiffany Markman 6 May 2019

Being playful pays
Being playful pays

There's nothing new about gaming, but in this age of expanding connectivity, what's next on the fun frontier? Sikota Bones, Media Director at DAN Zambia, explores...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 6 May 2019

DStv rolls out news channel Newzroom Afrika
DStv rolls out news channel Newzroom Afrika

NewzRoom Afrika is a 24-hour news channel is owned by media personalities Thabile Ngwato and Thokozani Nkosi...

3 May 2019

Pendulum is swinging towards creeping restrictions across Africa
Pendulum is swinging towards creeping restrictions across Africa

Freedom is weakening across Africa and more worrying is the considerable willingness to accept government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security...

By Peter Penar and Carolyn Logan 3 May 2019

How South Africa ranks in the press freedom stakes
How South Africa ranks in the press freedom stakes

It's pleasing that the latest World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters without Borders rates the state of press freedom in South Africa as "satisfactory". Satisfactory is the second best category after "good"...

By Glenda Daniels 3 May 2019

Image via : A woman is reflected next to a poster outside a community hall hosting a night vigil for kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, on January 18, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Community members, friends, family and colleagues of photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed held a night vigil at the Lenasia South Civic Centre. Mohamed was abducted in Syria on 10 January while working with the aid mission Gift of the Givers. (Photo by Gallo Images / Dino Lloyd)
South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, kidnapped in January 2017, is shown alive in new video

A video sent to the NGO Gift of the Givers shows South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, abducted in Syria in early 2017, to be alive. In the video, dated 13 April, Mohamed said he fears for his life and begs for help from a number of people and organisations...

By Jonah Dylan 2 May 2019

UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn
UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn

UK advertising spend rose 6.3% year-on-year to reach £23.6bn in 2018, marking the ninth consecutive year of market growth and highest annual total since monitoring began in 1982...

30 Apr 2019

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