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Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards announces judges for 2019

Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards are looking for South Africa's Women of the Future and has announced the judges for the 2019 competition...

2 days ago

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

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#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

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

Media Inflation Watch 2018 Jan-Dec results released
Media Inflation Watch 2018 Jan-Dec results released

Media Manager Online has released its latest version of Inflation Watch for the full year of 2018. The study covers advertising rates and performance trends and an MIW Index, which is essentially a Cost Per Thousand calculation...

30 Apr 2019

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Reporting on China in Africa is too binary

The accuracy of reporting on China's involvement in Africa can be "deeply misleading". What needs to be done to fix it...

By Yu-Shan Wu 30 Apr 2019

Cape Town's New Agency is ready for a new age
Cape Town's New Agency is ready for a new age

Certain that there was a better way of working, with both partners and clients, John Standley and James Bisset have spent the last year working on a new agency model...

Issued by New Agency 29 Apr 2019

When brands get social media engagement right
When brands get social media engagement right

Social media has become an increasingly valuable component for consideration with a lot of PR strategies over the years. It's exciting to see how various brands are using social media to convey their brand personality...

By Sheila Afari 26 Apr 2019

Of this picture, Van Wyk says: "I don’t believe in heroes. I do, however, believe in exceptional people. In 2012 I met adv. Thuli Madonsela, then Public Protector, for the first time."
#Bookmarks2019: Pauli Van Wyk on why you don't just walk into a job as "investigative journalist"

Pauli van Wyk, the IAB SA's Bookmarks Awards 2019's inaugural Best Online Journalist Black Pixel-winner, talks us through what it takes to succeed as an investigative journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2019

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Marianne Thamm on the crucial role of whistleblowers and investigative journalists in defeating corruption

On Wednesday, 10 April 2019 I snatched up the rare opportunity to spend most of my lunch hour with Marianne Thamm, the incredibly smart, candid natural storyteller who has witnessed the harshest violence as an investigative journalist, as well as the hope, resilience and fortitude of South Africa. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Apr 2019

Holly Meadows, editor of Cosmopolitan SA. Image supplied.
Q&A w/ Holly Meadows, Bookmarks' Best Marketer 2019

Holly Meadows, editor of Cosmopolitan SA walked away with the award for 'Best Marketer' at the 11th annual Bookmark Awards hosted at The Forum in Bryanston last month...

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

How VISI magazine made it to 100 issues and is continuing to survive and thrive
How VISI magazine made it to 100 issues and is continuing to survive and thrive

VISI magazine is celebrating 20 years and 100 issues, something of a publishing triumph amid cutbacks and global declines in circulation....

By Amelia Brown, Issued by New Media 4 Apr 2019

Anthony Molyneaux, multimedia journalist for Tiso Blackstar Group.
#Bookmarks2019: Raising awareness without stepping over into sensationalism

Anthony Molyneaux, multimedia journalist at Tiso Blackstar Group, was awarded Online News Video Gold at IAB SA's Bookmarks Awards 2019 for his nine-minute reconstruction video, which mapped out the final hours of murdered Stellenbosch student, Hannah Cornelius and the 11-hour rampage that left four victims in its wake. Here, he explains the success of longer-form video and strong storytelling in a snappy digital world...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2019

The real reason millennials venture into freelancing
The real reason millennials venture into freelancing

If you ever wondered when the right time to promote yourself as a freelancer would be... the time is now!

By Ra-ees Moerat 3 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

Different SA time zones, because loadshedding? The best of April Fool's Day 2019
Different SA time zones, because loadshedding? The best of April Fool's Day 2019

It's that day of the year again where we take the news with a pinch of salt. See our favourite 'we know it's not true just because it was published today' headline below...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Apr 2019

An idea of what you'll find in the #ShowUs image library.
#FairnessFirst: Stock images that finally reflect real women in Africa

Professional African women have been underrepresented on the internet until now. This international women's month, Dove, Getty Images and Girlgaze launched the project #ShowUs stock image library, aimed at shattering beauty stereotypes, while Ellipsis and Picha collaborated to create their #MelaninModern stock images of professional African women. Here's why media and advertising alike need to get in on the action...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Apr 2019

Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies
Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies

Democracy and social progress die without science and fact-based knowledge. Science and facts are the foundational basis for rational and logical disputation and the possibility of reaching some truths. Fake news, on the other hand, is a calculated assault on democratic freedoms...

By Tawana Kupe 25 Mar 2019

Ads24's Kuier community: Friends, who read together, stay together
Ads24's Kuier community: Friends, who read together, stay together

The literal translation of the word kuier is "to visit", but the actual meaning carries far more weight and is a versatile Afrikaans word...

Issued by Ads24 14 Mar 2019

#Newsmaker: "I will always be a print girl" - Brand Cartel's Cilla Thompson
#Newsmaker: "I will always be a print girl" - Brand Cartel's Cilla Thompson

Brand Cartel's newly appointed Cilla Thompson tells us what it's like to be the oldest in the team and that all the office is missing is literally a pool and a flamingo. Oh and that she's rubbed shoulders with David Beckham and Antonio Banderas on shoot...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Mar 2019

Award winners at the 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Awards. © GABHISATV.
Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2019 winners announced

The continent's most influential women in business, sports, science, entertainment and leadership received recognition at the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa Awards inaugural gala dinner held at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Friday, 8 March...

12 Mar 2019

Print advertising in the top 10 of consumer touchpoints
Print advertising in the top 10 of consumer touchpoints

In the latest research commissioned by the Publisher Research Council (PRC), print advertising cracks the top 10 in the automotive category, placing second, clipped only by television, in the 'paid for' touchpoints...

5 Mar 2019

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How metrics are changing editorial decisions in African newsrooms

Newsrooms in Africa, like their counterparts around the world, are embracing new media tools like analytics or editorial metrics to aid in the editorial decision-making process...

By Dr Admire Mare and Dumisani Moyo 20 Feb 2019

Justine Drake's recipe for award-winning content
Justine Drake's recipe for award-winning content

Fresh from New York City with a Pearl Award under her arm (The Content Council's Content Director of the Year award, no less), John Brown Media South Africa's head of content and editor of Fresh Living magazine, Justine Drake, shares her five-ingredient recipe for creating successful content...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 20 Feb 2019

Pippa Green is the new Press Ombud. © .
Pippa Green appointed as the new Press Ombud

The South African Press Council has appointed Pippa Green, a renowned and seasoned journalist and writer as the new Press Ombud...

19 Feb 2019

VISI 100th issue hits the stands
VISI 100th issue hits the stands

South Africa's preeminent design, architecture and interiors magazine, VISI, is celebrating 100 issues...

Issued by New Media 19 Feb 2019

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

#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting
#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting

One of the basic tenets of journalism is to tell the true story. But everyone's version of the story is shaded by personal background - and what if your background doesn't match that of the subject? It shouldn't make a difference, but it does. Here's why UK publishers are now hiring diversity executives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Feb 2019

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